I’ve been doing a lot of reading of actual books since my Lenten blog fast. One of the books I have (re)read is Toxic Overload. This re-read was spurred on by an article on hair dyes and bladder cancer I recently came across. I can’t find a link to the study online, but here is a good synopsis from the USC website. (USC’s Keck School of Medicine participated in the research.) Here are the thoughts from The American Cancer Society on the same study.
The study is old (2001) and I haven’t searched for opposing or more recent thoughts on it because (1) those often come from industry groups who benefit from more lenient interpretations of outcomes (2) I still remember the class I took in law school on expert witnesses and how you can manipulate statistics to say anything, and (3) I am not interested in swaying anyone from one side to the other. What interests me in terms of health and spirit will not be the same as what interests the next person and the lengths I will go to remove toxins from our home environment are not the same as the next person. In other words, to each is own. I believe we are all adults capable of making up our minds on what is good for us and our families.
More importantly, how incredibly cute is that product shot? I can already picture myself dispensing that powder and mixing it up, all the while feeling very scientific while doing so. I spent waaaaaay too much time on the Morrocco Method website last night and decided that I need one of everything. For starters, I really want to try their all natural hair color made from henna. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who colors her hair every month thanks to a head full of premature gray. Full, as in most of the front of my head is white is left uncolored. I’m interested in trying something more natural, and this just might be the ticket. I asked my stylist if she would be willing to apply it for me, but she wasn’t buying what I was selling. I understand, of course, but I am a wee bit nervous about doing it myself.
Have any of you tried coloring your hair with this or other all natural products? How did it go? I’m going to call the company for more information on how to apply it. Does it stain? Can it touch the scalp or face? There is an image of me with a solid black scalp and a polka-dotted face that I can’t seem to shake.