Recently, there have been media reports of women who have experienced serious allergic reactions to hair dye.

It's important to be aware of this risk, and know what to do. Reactions to hair dye are avoidableif you follow some simple safety advice.

This page offers advice to anyone whouses permanentor semi-permanent hair dye, especially the darker-coloured dyes.

It explains:

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016