Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | 05:41 WIB

Coloring Our Hair Causes Cancer?

Coloring our hair can increase the risk of cancer.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Many people often hide gray hair as we grow older. However, recent study found that coloring your hair may increase the risk of cancer. The study found a 14 percent increase in chances of developing cancer in women who frequently dye their hair.

The findings suggest that exposure to chemicals in hair dye can raise breast cancer risk. Researchers suggest that women should color their hair less frequently and switch to products with natural ingredients.

Women are advised to only dye their hair at a maximum freguency of five times a year. As suggested in this study, it is also better to use natural ingredients such as beet, henna and rosehip.

As quoted by Blodsky on Monday (10/16/2017), the Cancer Council of New South Wales – an International Agency for Research on Cancer – classifies that skin exposure to dyes has the possibility of contacting with carcinogen, which is likely to be a cancer-causing substance.

Although more research is needed to confirm these results, it is surely better safe than sorry.