Hair dye receives a lot of attention because of their ingredient lists. There’s plenty of information that many mainstream hair dye products contain dangerous ingredients that can harm our health. I’m all for the fact that everyone can freely choose whatever beauty products he or she wants to use, but some things just confuse me. Like, take parabens for example – I can’t believe that after so many years of research about threats they can pose, they still are widely used preservatives. Though speaking about hair dye, it’s not parabens that raise the biggest concern, it’s an ingredient called ammonia. Ammonia is a substance that is used in hair dye to break through the hair cuticle to deposit color. Ammonia naturally occurs in the environment, so we are often exposed to it. However, a problem begins when we get exposed to high levels of ammonia. It’s a corrosive substance so it can cause numerous problems such as skin irritation, respiratory irritation, and other risks. There are thousands of articles, including this toxicological profile for ammonia, you can read about the dangers of this ammonia. So what should I do, you might wonder after reading this. Well, to protect yourself you can choose one of these following options:
• YOU COULD STOP COLORING YOUR HAIR
I can see you rolling your eyes and thinking „yeah, right..“. However, I quit coloring my hair about 5 years ago, and still can’t understand why I didn’t do it sooner. I went through quite a journey with my hair color: from black to red to blonde to medium brown, and despite the fact that I liked it, my hair didn’t enjoy the changes as much as I did. After a while, I decided to give it a temporary break from coloring that turned into a 5-year long virgin hair period. Imagine how awesome this is for a person who’s too lazy to color the hair at home or keep up with hairdresser appointments (I’m talking about me).
• YOU COULD CHOOSE HERBAL HAIR DYE
I’m speaking about henna and indigo. If you want to dye the hair by using only completely natural ingredients, this is the only way to go. Henna and indigo are plants, which are dried and powdered, that stain the hair. Many people who dye their hair with these plants swear that the hair became stronger, healthier, and shinier. Still, there are a few downsides of using herbal dye as it is not always predictable. You have to know what you’re doing because it can cast a color you didn’t want in the first place. The dye is pretty permanent, and although it fades with time, it can be a gamble. Also, I often read people complaining that color by the herbal dye is uneven, but I can’t confirm those claims as I’ve never tried it myself.
• YOU COULD CHOOSE SAFER PERMANENT HAIR DYE
If you don’t want to stop coloring the hair, there are safer alternatives to mainstream hair dye. One of the brands that have inspired this post is NATURIGIN – a vegan and cruelty-free company with a broad range of permanent hair dye created with certified organic ingredients.
Naturigin stays away from all the harsh and possibly irritating ingredients such as ammonia, parabens, PTD, DEA, propylene glycol, and SLS. All colors contain natural, hair-caring extracts and oils such as aloe extract, shea butter, grape seed oil, citrus extracts, and more. Naturigin offers 19 different colors varying from black to platinum blonde. The dye covers gray hair, too. For those who dye the hair at home, here’s a helpful step-by-step video for the best results.
You can find Naturigin products online at Lucky Vitamin, Naturigin, Walmart, and any other stockist near you.
What brand of hair dye do you use? Would you like to try Naturigin?
I just stopped coloring my hair completely in Feb. of this year. Oh what a thing to do as we as women are so bombarded with marketing that grey hair = bad. After decades of coloring my hair I have been surprised that I did not grow out all grey hair. By my calculations it will take 18 months to grow out all of the colored hair even with my newly short hair cut. Hopefully sooner (aren’t we all so impatient!) I can already report that the condition of my hair is so much better in the areas that have… Read more »
The modern lifestyle eating habit using too much chemical in make-up is proven to be harmful. Herbal and natural product are always better option as they doesn’t have any side effect on your health.
I would definitely try the medium blonde deep red, it just sounds funny from another country when our coloring system the same is called different!
I’ve always wanted to try balayage and I wonder if I could use Medium Copper Blonde and another color to achieve that look.
On the rare occasion that I dye my hair, I use henna from Lush. It’s completely natural and works very well at making my naturally red hair even redder.
I’d like to try their Medium Copper Blonde!
Hi..great article about organic dyes for generating organic hair care.really in need of this organic dyes..thanks
oh! Black or medium blonde deep red all look good!