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PPD (paraphenylenediamine or p-phenylenediamine) is an ingredient used in permanent dyes. PPD is a chemical product that has caused large number of allergies in many countries. The use of PPD as a hair dye is widespread, due to its coverage and results. Permanent dye cases include a bottle with the developer or oxidizer and a tube with a substance containing the PPD.
The PPD is commonly found in textile dyes, dark coloured cosmetics, photocopier or printing inks, oils, greases and gasoline.
No. PPD is not banned in any country in Europe. But its use is regulated. The PPD is allowed as an ingredient in hair dyes by the European Cosmetic Directive. This means that using the PPD is allowed in the 27 member countries of the European Union.
A mild skin reaction caused by the use of dye with PPD usually affects the upper eyelids or the rims of the ears. In more severe cases, some redness and swelling of the scalp and face may be experienced (eyelids may become completely closed and dermatitis can be pervasive). Professionals such as hairdressers may suffer from hand dermatitis. Allergy testing will usually reveal any hypersensitivity to PPD.
PPD is widely used in permanent dyes and is in many of the tones, especially dark ones. However, permanent dyes may contain other similar ingredients. The dye package label must state "contains phenylenediamines" when it contains PPD or "contains phenylenediamines (toluenediamines)" when it contains an equivalent ingredient. The PPD must appear in the ingredient list as paraphenylenediamine.
No. All permanent dyes contain chemical ingredients and oxidation dyes.
The mixture should be prepared immediately before applying the dye, to prevent it losing its effectiveness. Remember to break the top of the developer bottle before applying the mixture.
You must use appropriate gloves to avoid staining your nails and skin. All ColourSafe dyes include a set of gloves.
Easy: just use a colouring that fits in with your hair colour or use the same dye colour you used last time. Carefully follow the instructions in the leaflet regarding how to apply the product and how long to leave it on.