Choosing a Natural Hair Dye - What You Need to Know
Natural hair dye contains all natural ingredients. They don’t contain the harsh chemicals found in most traditional hair coloring products.
When choosing a natural product, you will need to choose carefully. Some are not all natural, but contain herbal ingredients along with the chemicals found in other products. You will have to learn to read the labels when choosing products for your hair.
Most salon products contain harsh chemicals and petroleum based ingredients. There are a select few that are natural. These contain ninety seven to ninety nine percent natural ingredients. They still give great color results for your hair without the chemicals.
Most of these are semi permanent, but a few offer a permanent change with more drastic results. These do contain a small amount of oxidative dye. Otherwise, the change could not be permanent. You may have to shop around to find a salon in your area that uses these products. One good line of salon based products is made by Aveda. Ask about this at your salon.
Natural dyes are often sold in health food stores and some beauty supply stores. These are intended for home use. Most of these are semi permanent color products. The results can be inconsistent, so you will need to read labels. Do some research or ask or salon owners about the products to find one that will work well for your hair type.
Another benefit of natural hair dyes is they don’t damage the hair as much as most permanent hair coloring products will.
The harsh chemicals in traditional hair dyes are very drying to the hair. Natural products contain herbs and oils that will condition the hair. When you use these, you are coloring and conditioning your hair at the same time.
Read the label and look for ingredients such as botanicals, henna, indigo and natural oils.
Stay away from products with chemical ingredients or a lot of ingredients that you can’t pronounce.
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