5 Harmful Chemicals To Avoid In Hair Salons
FACT: 1 in every 5 Hair Stylists will suffer a health issue directly related to their job. Studies have shown Hair Stylists have increased risks of bladder and breast cancers, as well as higher reported cases of respiratory and skin health issues, so it’s no secret that Hairdressing is known as one of the most toxic and dangerous career paths.
Compound exposure to toxic chemicals in the salon, like ammonia, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrance (phthalates, benzene, etc), hair color pigments (PPD), and PEGs have adverse effects on the health of skin, hair and body. Armed with this knowledge, we must take the appropriate steps to reduce the exposure to harmful chemicals for both Hair Stylists and their clients.