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Hair Dye Is Flying Off Store Shelves

Americans are stocking up on hair dye, according to a new report by NPR. The article lists some of Nielsen's data about what Americans were buying the week ending March 21. Sales for hair dye increased by almost 20 percent from last year. This spike is not unexpected. As of March 30, at least 29 states, 79 counties, 14 cities and one territory have issued orders to stay at home, instructing nonessential businesses to close up shop until further notice. This includes salons and spas. Consumers planning to color their hair at home should take care to read the ingredients. In December, researchers at the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, found chemicals commonly used in hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.  Read more....



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