Hair Dye Products 

Some individuals may have sensitivities to ingredients found in hair and beard dye products, particularly P-Phenylenediamine (PPD), which is present in almost all hair dye products on the market today. 

Although allergies to hair dye products only affect a minority of the population, it is required to perform an allergy test before each use to rule out allergies or onset of sensitivities to hair dye ingredients. If you are allergic and have not correctly done a patch test, it can lead to severe reactions such as irritation, burning, redness, swelling, hospitalisation, anaphylaxis, etc. 

If you have previously used hair dye products such as Just For Men or any other hair dye product (including ours) without a reaction, it does not mean that you will not react in the future. Some individuals develop allergies later in life or do not show symptoms when first using hair dye products. We, therefore, instruct that you do an allergy patch test before each use as per our instructions provided in the leaflet we send with each order. 

If you have previously had an allergic reaction to any hair dye product (our product or other brands like Just For Men, L'Oreal, etc.), then do not use hair dye products. The majority of hair dye products on the market contain P-Phenylenediamine and other ingredients that can cause allergies. You may be able to find some allergy-free products on the market that do not use P-Phenylenediamine like some henna-based dyes; however, you should always consult with the manufacturers before using any product. 

If you have already purchased our hair dye and believe you may be allergic, you can return the product to us under our 60-day money-back guarantee. For information on how to return a product, please check our returns policy page. 

For more information on hair dye reactions, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hair-dye-reactions/ 

https://www.allergyuk.org/resources/reactions-to-hair-dye-factsheet/  

Patch Test for Hair Dye Products

You can request a free patch test with any product from our website. To order a patch test, please enter 'FREEPATCHTEST' in the order notes when making an order. This offer is limited to just one per customer account. 

We provide a leaflet with each order containing the full instructions on how to perform a patch test with warnings and instructions for use. Read all provided instructions, warnings, and guidance, and follow the instructions carefully to minimise risk. You must wait for the recommended time after a patch test before using the hair dye as allergies may not show immediately. 

Please also note that doing a patch test will not guarantee you will avoid a reaction. However, a patch test can significantly reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. 

What to do if I have an allergic reaction to hair dye products

If you or someone you are with is having a severe reaction to hair dye products (usually P-Phenylenediamine), contact emergency services (999 if in the UK) for an ambulance immediately. 

For non-severe reactions, we recommend contacting a health professional such as your GP or dial 111 (if in the UK) for medical advice. Your health professional may prescribe a steroid cream (topical corticosteroid) or antihistamine. You may be able to get some steroid creams or antihistamines from your local pharmacy. 

For mild irritation, wash your hair and scalp thoroughly with mild shampoo to remove the dye and apply an emollient (moisturising treatment) such as petroleum jelly to the affected area. 

Allergic reactions to non-dye cosmetic products

The chances of having a reaction or sensitivities to our non-dye products are extremely small. Please ensure you read all instructions and warnings on each product.

Please note that some products like our beard oil contain fragrances. If you suspect you may be allergic to fragrances, then do not use products containing fragrances. We publish all ingredients on our product pages under the product details tab.   

How to contact us for more information about allergies

If you have any questions about allergies to cosmetics and PPD, or if you had an allergic reaction, you can contact us by email at connect@londonhairarchitects.co.uk or by clicking the help button at the bottom right of this screen. 

Last updated 06th May 2022