What hair dyes have PPD?


Updated: 16th October 2019

The FDA stated, “So-called “black henna” may contain the “coal tarcolor p-phenylenediamine, also known as PPD. This ingredient may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The only legal use of PPD in cosmetics is as a hair dye. It is not approved for direct application to the skin.”

Similarly, you may ask, what are the symptoms of allergic reaction to hair dye?

Allergic reaction
  • itchy skin or a raised, red skin rash.
  • swollen eyes, lips, hands and feet – the eyelids can swell so much that the eyes close.
  • feeling lightheaded or faint.
  • swelling of the mouth, throat or tongue, which can cause breathing and swallowing difficulties.
  • wheezing.
  • tummy pain, nausea and vomiting.

What does PPD stand for in hair color?

It may also been found in textile or fur dyes, dark coloured cosmetics, temporary tattoos, photographic developer and lithography plates, photocopying printing inks, black rubber, oils, greases gasoline. Allergy to paraphenylenediamine. Ppd) is a chemical substance that widely used as permanent hair dye.

Is Madison Reed PPD free?

PPD, aka p-phenylenediamine, is a permanent hair dye that is rated 7 out 10 in the Skin Deep database, and is associated with allergic reactions. Yes – there is no PPD in the Madison Reed hair dye, but then there is toluene-2, 5-diamine sulfate (aka PTDS).
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