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hair dyes

Last updated: 13th June 2006
Question ID: #1958
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13th June 2006

assalamualaikum w.wb.
respected mufti,
please could you inform me regarding which brands of hair dyes are permissible for use by muslim women. i understand that the dye must stain the hair and not simply coat it in order for the wudhu/ghusl to be correct. i have searched for this answer on several sites but none actually state which brands are actually permissible. jazakallahukhair.

Ulamaa ID 03
Answer last updated on:
18th June 2006
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

I am reliably informed that there are hair dyes which contain ingredients preventing the water from reaching the hair roots i.e. effecting its permeability. In short if there is anything that *prevents* water from reaching the hair or the roots of the hair then Ghusl is not complete and one would not be in a state of purity.

Which Brands are Halaal?
That is an extensive and engaging assignment. To petition relevant data from cosmetic companies is difficult enough. If you relay the ingredients, then I can forward a ruling based on this Insha-Allah Ta'ala.

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