2. Hair Dye Regulations
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hair dyes, which they classify under cosmetics. However, even with stringent regulations, there are limits to what the FDA can and cannot do.
The FDA only looks at hair dyes as a whole and does not approve each chemical that goes into the products. However, if one is found to be harmful, then the FDA can regulate the products and perhaps remove them.
1. Using Hair Dyes Safely
To use hair dyes safely, be sure to follow all the directions on the product’s label. Keep the dye out of the eyes and away from the mouth when using. Never use hair dye on your eyebrows or eyelashes.
Always patch test a section of hair to determine if there is any irritation or if you are allergic. Limit your exposure to hair dye by wearing gloves when using it. Also, only leave the dye on for the specified amount of time and then thoroughly rinse.
Do not mix different types of hair dye together, or it could cause a chemical reaction.