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Trends in use of hair dye: a cross-sectional study.

Patel D, Narayana S, Krishnaswamy B - Int J Trichology (2013)

Bottom Line: Nearly 96% expressed hair dyeing was unsafe during pregnancy, lactation and in children.Hair dyeing was started at very early age.Majority used semi-permanent dyes even though they perceived natural dyes were safe.

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Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of the following study was to assess the knowledge, practice, perception and adverse reactions among hair dye users.

Settings and design: A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients, their attenders and staff of SDUMC.

Materials and methods: A questionnaire (28) pertaining to use of hair dyes and reactions to them was administered randomly.

Statistical analysis: The demographic data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation, quantitative data expressed as percentages.

Results: A total of 263 volunteers responded of which 52.5% and 47.5% were females and males respectively with mean age of 32.40 ± 6.01 years. The participants started using hair dye at an age of 27 (±3.63) years. Synthetic dyes were used by 91%. Frequency of use in a year was 2-5 times in 51%. Instruction of the package insert was followed by 63.5%. Skin test was never performed in 34% prior to their use. Nearly 96% expressed hair dyeing was unsafe during pregnancy, lactation and in children. Adverse reactions were reported by 42%, with headache (63%) and itching (38%) being the most common.

Conclusion: Hair dyeing was started at very early age. Majority used semi-permanent dyes even though they perceived natural dyes were safe. They continued dyeing despite adverse reactions, which indicates cosmetic importance.

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Types of hair dyes
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Mentions: The mean age at which the participants started using hair dyes was around 27 ± 3.63 years among both genders. Around 48% used hair dye frequently (more than 5 times a year). 65% used hair dye to mask grey hair compared to 13% who felt it was fashionable. Figure 1 shows types of dyes used. 64% of the participants preferred to color their hair black while 16% brown and 20% other exotic colors. However 33% preferred to dye their hair at a saloon/parlor compared with 32% at home. Majority (63.5%) of the participants followed the instruction given on the package box. 90% of the volunteers never performed a skin test prior to the use compared to 10% who did skin test at times. 54 out of 94 volunteers had done hair dyeing during pregnancy.


Trends in use of hair dye: a cross-sectional study.

Patel D, Narayana S, Krishnaswamy B - Int J Trichology (2013)

Types of hair dyes
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3927172&req=5

Figure 1: Types of hair dyes
Mentions: The mean age at which the participants started using hair dyes was around 27 ± 3.63 years among both genders. Around 48% used hair dye frequently (more than 5 times a year). 65% used hair dye to mask grey hair compared to 13% who felt it was fashionable. Figure 1 shows types of dyes used. 64% of the participants preferred to color their hair black while 16% brown and 20% other exotic colors. However 33% preferred to dye their hair at a saloon/parlor compared with 32% at home. Majority (63.5%) of the participants followed the instruction given on the package box. 90% of the volunteers never performed a skin test prior to the use compared to 10% who did skin test at times. 54 out of 94 volunteers had done hair dyeing during pregnancy.

Bottom Line: Nearly 96% expressed hair dyeing was unsafe during pregnancy, lactation and in children.Hair dyeing was started at very early age.Majority used semi-permanent dyes even though they perceived natural dyes were safe.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of the following study was to assess the knowledge, practice, perception and adverse reactions among hair dye users.

Settings and design: A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients, their attenders and staff of SDUMC.

Materials and methods: A questionnaire (28) pertaining to use of hair dyes and reactions to them was administered randomly.

Statistical analysis: The demographic data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation, quantitative data expressed as percentages.

Results: A total of 263 volunteers responded of which 52.5% and 47.5% were females and males respectively with mean age of 32.40 ± 6.01 years. The participants started using hair dye at an age of 27 (±3.63) years. Synthetic dyes were used by 91%. Frequency of use in a year was 2-5 times in 51%. Instruction of the package insert was followed by 63.5%. Skin test was never performed in 34% prior to their use. Nearly 96% expressed hair dyeing was unsafe during pregnancy, lactation and in children. Adverse reactions were reported by 42%, with headache (63%) and itching (38%) being the most common.

Conclusion: Hair dyeing was started at very early age. Majority used semi-permanent dyes even though they perceived natural dyes were safe. They continued dyeing despite adverse reactions, which indicates cosmetic importance.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus