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Dita Von Teese's Hair Dye Secret

June 22, 2011 Reviewed by admin 3 Comments

In an article with T Magazine, Dita Von Teese talked about something she knows best: beauty. The sultry performer with soft fair skin and dominant dark tresses can be considered something out of the ordinary in this day and age. Von Teese has pinup model of the 1940’s written all over her and yet has found a place in today’s rapidly changing glamor world. While sitting with the writer, Von Teese covered all things beauty, from her favorite beauty icon of all time (Betty Garble) to her recent bout with rosacea. Nothing seemed completely out of the ordinary until the writer asked how Von Teese would darken her eyebrows.

I don’t know what’s more surprising, that Dita Von Teese isn’t a natural brunette or the fact that she uses Just For Men to dye her eyebrows.

Suddenly it made sense; her brows never lighten thanks to her Just for Men treatments, which would leave few arguing that she isn’t a natural blonde. The simple 5 minute hair dye means that she’ll always have that signature dark look, but is Just for Men the ideal product for her - or anyone who wants to darken their eyebrows, for that matter?

On the Just for Men FAQ page, the following was asked:

Q: Why should I use Just For Men® instead of women's haircolor?

A: Ironically enough, despite Just For Men clearly trying to sell that they are better than women’s hair coloring companies, they clearly state in the end that the product is for men. The question still looms, is using this dye for ones eyebrows a good idea or bad.

For starters, there are a host of ingredients that have been linked to cancer in this product, including P-Phenylenediamine, Resorcinol, and M-Phenylenediamine. On top of that there are ingredients that may cause irritation (Aminomethyl Propanol, P-Phenylenediamine, and Oleyl Alcohol) when in contact with the skin. Bringing them near an area as sensitive as your eye would be a terrible idea and Just For Men agrees. On the packaging the company states:

“This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows - to do so may cause blindness.”

Unfortunately Dita Von Teese seems to still be living in the 1940s since she hasn’t woken up and realized that many products these days contain potentially harmful ingredients. The only thing more unfortunate about Von Teese using this method is that others will probably follow her lead thanks to exposure from the interview and try this hair dye option on their eyebrows. Please read the packaging of hair dyes, especially if you plan on doing a sensitive area in the eye region. Looking good isn't worth the price of slowly damaging your health.

Just For Men Real Black


Water, Ethoxydiglycol, C11-15 Pareth-3, Vegetable Fatty Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Sulfite, Erythorbic Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-22, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Vera Extract, Chamomile Extract, P-Phenylenediamine, M-Aminophenol, Resorcinol, 1-Naphthol, 4-Chlororesorcinol, M-Phenylenediamine, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone. Color Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide.

  • September 28, 2011

    by Jemma

    Personally,I don't like it. I would dye it a dark brow, but not black. Black washes your face out so it looks even more pale.

  • June 28, 2011

    by Opaedas

    I'm sure that the smoking and painkillers would have more of an impact than hair dye... after all, there are not record deaths from hairdye exposure every year, nor surgen generals warning on the package. Only statements touting the obvious to not ingest it or put it directly in you eyeballs.... c'mon... really??

  • June 22, 2011

    by Hollis

    After the death of style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from lymphoma at the relatively young age of 65, the public learned that she had been clobbered by (a) a secret smoking habit, (b) a closet addiction to painkillers, and (c) the long-term use of a highly toxic black hair dye. Could she have maintained the same look with, say, the long-term use of double process henna? We'll never know, and neither will she. But now WE know, and can face up to the consequences of this product category. Caveat emptor!

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