It’s no secret that coloring your hair is damaging, not to mention the toxic chemicals in most formulas — ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates, and parabens. Because most all natual hair dyes don’t damage your hair to the extent that chemical dyes do, you can re-apply more often and keep your color fresh. We explored the different options to natural dye your hair.
You can make your own
semi-permanent hair dye using natural ingredients from your kitchen like tea, beets, rosemary, sage, tomato juice, coffee, and more! These types of dyes are good for enhancing or getting a similar variation to your natural color.
Henna is one of the most popular types of natural dye. It’s great for those who want to enhance their color or add a gloss of red, brown, or black hues. It forms a coating on the hair shaft instead of penetrating, which leaves your hair feeling thicker after use. The downside to henna, is that it can get quite messy. Protect your skin, and be sure to cover surfaces to avoid staining. The color will last about 4-6 weeks, but you can re-apply and build as much as you want.
At Home Box Color
There are a myriad of options for your typical at home box color. Regular at home dye uses chemicals like ammonia and peroxide. These chemicals can damage your hair and cause breakage. All natural dyes not only don’t include toxic chemicals, but most are also healthy for your hair.
In the Salon
It is possible to get salon quality color with natural and organic hair dye. A number of salons offer chemical free color. This is a good option if you are looking to drastically change your color and want salon results.
Have you ever tried any of these or other types chemical free hair dyes? Did they work? Share your experience with us.