There is a new hair trend that will have your hair glowing in the dark! But is it safe? YouTube videos show kids as young as 8-years-old trying this DIY glowing hair trend by cracking open glow sticks and putting the liquid onto their hair.
But what is really inside those glow sticks? ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says, "Apparently there's severe concentrations of hydrogen peroxide," which causes concern for dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee who adds, "Certainly that could burn your skin in high concentrations." The Doctors are also concerned about potential allergic reactions that kids might have to applying the liquid directly to their skin. The small glow in the dark tubes are also filled with the potential carcinogen phthalates,
So is it worth cracking open a glow stick just to get glowing hair? Dr. Travis recommends using glow-in-the-dark products that are already on the market and are approved for use in your hair. Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow allows The Doctors to try some of the products on his hair. Check out the results.