News that PPD has been banned in hair dyes has been on the agenda lately.
Hair dyeing has long been used to hide gray and white hair, especially among the elderly population. However, as hair dyeing has become popular among young people, allergic reactions have also increased. 2nd President of the Turkish National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Association, Prof. Dr. According to Füsun Kalpaklıoğlu, allergic reactions to a substance called PPD have become a serious problem. For this reason, countries such as Germany, France and Sweden have banned PPD in hair dyes.
This Ingredient in Hair Dye Has the Potential to Cause Allergies
PPD (para-phenylenediamine) is a compound commonly used in permanent hair dyes. However, this substance has the potential to cause allergies. In Turkey, the use of PPD in hair dyes is still allowed according to European Union legislation, but certain restrictions have been imposed. Füsun Kalpaklıoğlu states that PPD is allowed to be present only in %6 of hair dyes and if oxidizing solution is added, this ratio is limited to %3. Allergy to PPD is more common, especially in women and individuals over 50 years of age. It can cause a skin reaction called contact dermatitis. It manifests itself with symptoms such as itching and redness. Alternatively, newer hair dyes have been developed to replace PPD. Hair dyes with this new formula may be a good alternative for patients with allergic reactions. Hair dyeing can cause some adverse effects when using products containing PPD, so it is important for users to be careful and observe skin reactions. (BSHA – Science and Health News Agency)