When your hair is thinning or falling out, you make changes to your routine to keep your locks as healthy as possible for as long as possible. But for us women who color our hair (and when your hair is gray that’s a tough habit to break!) it can be stressful knowing we are putting harsh chemicals and toxins on our already-fragile tresses.
Did you know that according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two in five women dye their hair. That is 40% of all women!
Traditional hair dyes contain chemicals like Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia, Phenylenediamine, and Resorcinol and a bunch of other ingredients that will make your mind spin. There is also suggested research that hair dyes may lead to cancer. (It should also be noted that the FDA doesn’t regulate hair dye ingredients.) How can you keep your highlights or hide that gray but not harm your body? Natural hair dye to the rescue!
Natural hair dye is derived from vegetables and plants as opposed to lab-made ingredients. Natural hair dye is also safe for the human body (scalp included), non-toxic and safe for the environment. Even more reasons to switch to natural hair dye, right?
What makes up a natural hair dye? Typical ingredients are henna, walnut hulls, castor beans, and other plant-based materials. Henna is the main ingredient in natural hair dye because it can well, dye – think of a henna tattoo. And again, using plant-based hair dye doesn’t have harsh chemicals that have negative results on your body or the environment.
Would you try out natural hair dye?