Hair color and cancer
I know there was some talk about hair color possibly causing cancer in the early-mid-90's. I remember my 6th grade teacher saying that going darker was the problem, that lightening was ok. I never heard anything else about it until recently when my mom said that she wasn't going to color as much because she'd heard on the news or somewhere that they now weren't sure if there is a link or not, but that you should watch coloring too often. I have to color because my hair is dark brown and I've had some gray hairs growing in since I was 24. it's really obvious on my hair. I sometimes just touch up with a rinse-out dye, but that can be a pain to deal with. What do you think about the hair color/cancer link? Have you heard anything about this? I don't understand why dying hair darker would be more likely to cause cancer - must be certain dyes. I buy a dark brown dye that matches my natural color (or actually it's a touch darker as it fades a little after a few days). I just has me a little worried since I color my hair once a month. Maybe I should switch to a semi-perm color, but I want something that offers good gray coverage and stays put for at least a few weeks.