If you want to color your hair, but have concerns about the safety of commercial hair dyes there are alternatives. The safety of commercial hair coloring products is not known. Some ingredients are thought to produce health risks. If you want a safer alternative to these possibly dangerous products, consider making your own home made hair dye.
There are many common household ingredients that can be used to create homemade hair dye solutions. You probably have some of them in your pantry right now. The ingredients you use will depend on the color you want to achieve. You can find recipes for a variety of home color products on the internet.
If your goal is to cover grey hairs, try making a mixture of rosemary and sage. Mix the ingredients in water and allow them to simmer for about a half hour. Once it has simmered, remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to steep for a few hours. Apply to the hair and let it dry completely. Then wash and rinse your hair with your normal shampoo. When it has dried, you will see the results. If you want the hair darker, make another mixture and repeat the process.
Another way to cover grey is to use walnut husks. This ingredient works best for brown hair. Mix and simmer on the stove for a half hour. Allow the mixture to steep for an hour or so until cool. Apply the color to the hair and allow it to dry. Then rinse the color from the hair.
If you want to be a red head, consider using kool aid for your homemade hair dye. This gives a very vibrant shade of red, depending on how it is done. Mix the powder with a little water and apply to the hair. Allow the mixture to sit on the hair. The timing will depend on how bright you want the color. You can reapply this mixture if you want the red to be a darker shade.
Don't forget to do a patch test first before making your own homemade hair dye to ensure you don't have an alergic reaction.