Hair Dye Ingredients In Question

Henna and hair dye may be in trouble, as the European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) has released their views on the two.

The SCCP published a report on hair dye ingredient quinolinium labeling it as unsafe until more data was provided. The committee also ruled that additional mutagenicity data on henna, a hair dye ingredient, was needed in order to assess its safety.

 A technical report on oxidative hair dye chemistry and human exposure by Colipa was also reviewed. The SCCP objected to the study, mentioning that more ingredient combinations should be included.

-As Reported By The ICMD Digest, April 2006

More in Regional