Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns ‘natural’ hair dyes are not always risk free

  • Consumer Council finds 16 out of 26 at-home hair dyes contain potential allergens that can cause scalp irritation, swelling and even difficulty breathing in severe cases
  • Others also contained lead and mercury, while two that professed to be ‘ammonia free’ actually had the chemical

Topic |   Consumer protection in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that out of 26 hair dyes sampled, 16 contained potential allergens. Photo: Shutterstock
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