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New study on hair dyes and breast cancer

A study in The International Journal of Cancer showed findings of increased risk of breast cancer in black women using  Permanent dye ( was associated with 45% higher breast cancer risk), and 7% higher risk in white women. Nonprofessional application of semipermanent dye to others was associated with breast cancer risk. This to me suggests that … Continue reading

Studies / Toxic Ingredients

More Scientific Proof of Damage of Non Ammonia Permanent Haircolors

A recent scientific study published in the January 2014 Issue of Cosmetic Science Review indicates that monoethanolamine( the “ammonia substitute” in non ammonia permanent hair colors)is 85% MORE DAMAGING than ammonia. The study was measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) on the cysteic acid level measurement with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photomicrographs to visualize … Continue reading

Studies / Toxic Ingredients

Ethanolamines are toxic to sea life

A recent study by The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University Venice , in Venice Italy revealed that monoethanolamine, triethanolamine , and diethanolamine(MEA,TEA,and DEA)have the potential to be toxic to sea life depending on the concentrations of exposure. I wonder how this relates to nonammonia haircolors with ethanolamines being dumped down someone’s drain..especially salon … Continue reading

Toxic Ingredients

Do Your Homework

It’s interesting how some companies disguise ingredients, or don’t list them at all. Recently I noticed a company advertising organic propanediol to replace propylene glycol. This is a propylene glycol derivative, derived from the element CARBON and according to The National Cancer Institute as well as other studies, this chemical may cause broad systemic toxicity … Continue reading

Toxic Ingredients

Metal exposure in the body from water, food, air and cosmetics

The European Directive was established in 2002. This piece of legislation established a guideline for determining which cosmetics were not allowed to be sold in the EU based on toxic levels of ingredients. This list seems to be updated on occasion adding new chemicals and the quantity of these chemicals allowable in cosmetics, based on … Continue reading