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Hair 12 years 5 months ago #1

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I apologise in advance for sounding like a lightweight!
but does anyone know of any hair colour and makeup that is safe for people with mcs. I am tired of looking so naff and confidence is going through the floor.
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Re:Hair 12 years 5 months ago #2

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Hi Viv,

I don't really have much experience in this area but a few brands I've heard are MCS are Henna Plus and Herbal Hair Color. Henna Plus in particular has won numerous awards for being completely synthetic chemical free. How effective they are I don't know.

I'm 28 and have a noticeable amount of grey already. Premature greying doesn't run in the family so I can only put it down to my ill health. Abnormal hormone levels and nutritional deficiencies such as copper, essential fatty acids and the amino acid cysteine are particular problems related to hair health I have learned.

My solution is to shave it off but I appreciate this probably isn't an option for you girls ;)

Hope you find something that is safe and works well. Let us know.

If you are going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill
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Re:Hair 11 years 10 months ago #3

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I know exactly what you are going through. I was unfortunate enough to develope MCS after a chemical exposure.
The problem is, I was also due to get my highlights touched up, but because of MCS cannot risk chemical hair dyes. I'm currently growing out my bleached hair, and look increasingly like some hippy mad woman. How ever, once I get a decent hair cut, I'm going to try some chemical free hair dye I found while trawling the internet.
Logona chemical free hair dye, available on line from
It appears to be reasonably priced and if it works well, I might get my hairdresser to try some fancy colouring techniques with it.

As far as make up is concerned, I haven't had a problem with the actual make up (although I've never been one for foundation), but the cleanser to take it off. So I now use 'Spiezia' organic facial cleanser which works well.

I hope this helps
Helen<br /><br />Post edited by: Helen64, at: 2008/09/10 09:27
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Re:Hair 11 years 9 months ago #4

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I understand your situation! I am a cosmetologist who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis while attending cosmetology school. I started a least-toxic salon (www.purehues.com) offering color services using a non-ammonia hair color on one day a week and henna coloring all the rest of the days. After several bad relapses I realized that I needed to offer only henna coloring services. Henna coloring is good if you are coloring your hair a solid color. It is very good for covering gray hair. Henna coloring tends to add more red undertones to your hair. Also, you can not lighten henna colored hair very well. Here are a few of my favorite henna color products that you can purchase at Whole Foods or Sprouts and do yourself and save money:

Gray Hair - Light Mountain NATURAL (Color the Gray) hair color & conditioner

No Gray in Hair - Light Mountain NATURAL hair color & conditioner

SURYA henna CREAM hair coloring & hair treatment cream (if you have blonde hair with less than 50% gray, use the light blonde or ash blonde)

If you want some highlights in your hair, here are a few suggestions:

If you hair is a light brown or blonde and you want more highlights or to lighten your hair, try using lemon juice and sitting in the sun. Here are a couple web links you can go to for further information:


Lighten With Lemons
Lemon juice + the sun = highlights! This is great for blondes who wanna lighten and brighten up. Just add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to 3/4 cup of water, put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on your hair - but NOT on your scalp. Then kick back with some mags, some music and a lot of sunscreen, waiting for the sun to create summery highlights.

Cuppa Chamomile
Listen up brunette babes, cuz here's a natural way to bring golden highlights to your hair! All ya have to do is boil a pot of chamomile tea and let it cool. Rinse your freshly washed and conditioned hair in the brew and relax in the sun. If you want to go lighter, then do it everyday for a week.

Olive Oil
Not only is olive oil a great hair conditioner, but it's also a great hair lightener. Just comb it through and let the sun do the rest of the work for you. It may take a few washes to get it all out afterwards, but your hair will be nicely moisturized and beautifully sun-kissed.

As far as skincare, after seeing how toxins affected my health with Multiple Sclerosis and trying so many different supposedly organic, least toxic products (those that smelled bad and cost so much) I decided to take matters into my own hands. I developed a skincare collection (www.oenskincare.com) that contains 80% or more organic ingredients and is available in scented or unscented. All scents used are essential oils. All ingredients are listed on the website and nothing is hidden. It is what it is. You can buy samples to try to make sure the product is safe for you.

This is a new business for me and I am trying to get the word out there. I know how hard it was for me to try and find products out there that wouldn't jepordize my health.

All products are paraben free, never contains animal ingredients or participates in animal testing, and delivers visable long lasting results while providing essential nutrients that contribute to better functioning and appearance of your body and are made in the USA. Check them out at www.oenskincare.com.

I hope I have helped you in these two areas. The cosmetic and skincare industry doesn't want to change because it would cost them more and change their comfortable world upside down. So, I am offering what they won't because I know from personal experience the difference it makes in my health. You can dialogue with me more at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Post edited by: yayaba08, at: 2008/10/14 18:46<br /><br />Post edited by: yayaba08, at: 2008/10/14 18:48
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Re:Hair 11 years 9 months ago #5

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<br /><br />Post edited by: yayaba08, at: 2008/10/14 18:42
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