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Is a hair dye shortage on its way?
Make the most of colourful hair while you can

Product shortages have been a regular feature on news channels these past weeks, caused by Covid and Brexit, and ensuing supply and delivery issues. According to the Mirror, the latest supply shortage warning includes hair dye.

You see, a key chemical used in hair dye and other items such as shampoo, fake tan, make up, fragrance and skincare creams is ethoxydiglycol. In hair dye, the ethoxydiglycol chemical is there to help the colour absorb into hair.

The cost of this key ingredient has apparently spiked from £12.10 to £103 per kg coupled with minimum order quantities being increased by manufacturers from 24kg to 1,000kg. As a result of these pricing and ordering changes, many suppliers are now supposedly out of stock.

The knock-on effect is that consumers can expect to see less hair box dyes on the supermarket and chemist shelves over the coming weeks. It may impact the supply of dyes to hairdressing salons over time too.

On the subject of box dyes, why not take a look at our last blog titled ‘Box hair dye dangers’?

And, keep checking in on our blog for all the essential updates regarding hair products, hairstyle trends, celebrity hair gossip, hair damage stories and popular hairdressing treatments. We’ve got all of your indispensable hair news and inspiration – all in one place.

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