10 Effective Home Remedies to Treat Hair Dye Allergies

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 03, 2015

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Hair dyes have chemical constituents that may trigger allergic reactions on the scalp in some people. Learn how to naturally treat and reduce symptoms of such allergies.
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    The Dye-ing itch

    Hair dyes can give your hair the perfect colour and look you want and also save you from the embarrassment of showing those premature grey strands. However, some people may develop allergic reactions to hair dyes. That is why most brands recommend that you first try their products on a patch of skin or hair to test for an allergic reaction. If your skin reacts to the dye, here are some home remedies to try and get rid of it. Image Source: www.marketinsights.sg

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    Lemon Juice

    Lemon juice is known for its antiseptic and astringent properties. But, did you know it can be used to treat hair dye allergies? Lemon juice along with yogurt is also effective in treating scalp allergies. Image Source: www.medimanage.com

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    Jojoba Oil

    Jojoba oil is used as a moisturizer for dry or damaged hair as it is effective in treating scalp redness, itchiness, inflammation caused by hair dye allergy. Take a few drops of warm jojoba oil and apply it to your scalp before going to bed to treat scalp problems. Image Source: www.glbrain.com


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    Baking Soda

    Baking soda works wonders in treating allergies and itchiness of the scalp. Prepare a paste of baking soda by mixing water in it. Apply the paste on itchy spots and let it dry. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Image Source: www.berkeleywellness.com

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    Chamomile Tea

    For a really long time, chamomile has been used for medicinal purposes due to its healing properties. It can also be used to treat scalp irritation. All you need to do is add few cubes of ice in a cup of chamomile tea to make a good rinse for the hair and scalp. Wash your hair twice a day with this tea to alleviate skin inflammation and itching caused to the hair dye. Image Source: callmyfamilydoctor.com

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    Tea Tree Oil

    If you have an itchy scalp, tea tree oil may be the remedy you have been looking for.  For hundreds of years tea tree oil has been used as an alternative for treating scalp problems due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties. It can alleviate skin itchiness, redness and inflammation. Image Source: www.healthyskinsolutions.com

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    Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera has been used to treat scalp problems since ancient times. It is an anti-pruritic that relieves itchiness and inflammation. It contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that cleanse and treat the scalp. Apply aloe vera gel onto the scalp using your fingers and spread it evenly. To get best results, use a mild shampoo to wash off the dirt and oil from hair. Image Source: oniinternational.com

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    Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is packed with many benefits for your skin and hair. Coconut oil is an excellent remedy for itchy scalp. It keeps scalp moisturized and treats dryness. Massage the oil onto your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with shampoo. Image Source:www.daybreakmill.com


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    Witch Hazel

    Witch Hazel, a herb well-known for its astringent properties, provides relief from allergic reaction caused by  hair dye. Apply some witch hazel extracts on your scalp to reduce symptoms of allergy. Image Source: indianapublicmedia.org

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar makes it a wonderful remedy for treating allergic reactions. Image Source: truedemocracyparty.net

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    Sesame Seed Oil

    Another remedy effective in treating scalp itchiness and inflammation is sesame seed oil. Warm the oil a little before applying it onto the scalp. Within a few days, the allergy due to hair dye will go away. Image Source: www.eatseed.com

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