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Ditch the Chemicals — 7 Ways to Color Your Hair Naturally

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published at : https://www.annmariegianni.com/ditch-the-chemicals-7-ways-to-color-your-hair-naturally/

According to one survey from the U.K., women change their hairstyles about 150 times over the course of a lifetime. However many times you make the change, it’s likely that coloring is a part of the process.

It’s not required, of course. These days, white hair is in vogue, with celebrities like Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Meryl Streep all embracing their natural silver.

Still, about 65 percent of women alter their natural hair color, about a 7 percent increase from the 1950s. We like playing with color. It makes us feel good…until we open the bottle and smell all the fumes.

Traditional hair dyes are full of potentially harmful chemicals that at high exposures, have been linked with skin and respiratory irritation, a suppressed immune system, and even cancer.

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Is there a way to cover the gray—or just enjoy a nice color—without exposing ourselves to these toxic chemicals?

the concern about regular hair dyes

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic in animals. Though manufacturers have improved beauty products to eliminate some of the more dangerous chemicals that were used in the 1970s, most still contain less-than-savory ingredients.

CHEMICALS FOUND IN HAIR DYES:

  • Quaternium-15, which can release formaldehyde, a known carcinogen
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), which may be hormone disruptors
  • Phenylenediamine (PPD), which is a skin and respiratory irritant and has been classified in the European Union as toxic and dangerous to the environment

The NCI notes that some studies have found that hairdressers and barbers are at an increased risk of bladder cancer, potentially because of coloring chemicals. Other studies have found personal use of chemical dyes could potentially increase the risk of leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but results have been mixed.

WE AREN'T RISKING IT.

When we review the research, we can see that we don’t have enough studies yet to know how coloring our hair maybe 6-10 times a year really affects our health. Most likely—unless we’re hairdressers who deal with high exposures or we color more frequently than usual—the effects will be negligible. Still, it’s not comforting to imagine all those chemicals seeping into our scalps from dyed hair (not to mention the toll that the creation and disposal of these chemicals takes on the environment).

Fortunately, there are other natural hair color alternatives.

coloring your hair naturally

You natural beauty deserves natural products and it turns out we can use a lot of natural ingredients for hair care—some of which we can find in our kitchens—to create new hair color. It depends on what color you’re looking for, how intense you want it, and how much time you want to spend.

Keep in mind that natural color products are not the same as chemical color products. They don’t usually last as long, you won’t be able to completely change your natural color, and the color may be slightly different than you imagined. (Of course, that often happens in the salon, too!)

It may take some time and experimentation to get the color you’re looking for, but meanwhile you’ll actually be doing something good for your hair.

A FEW HELPFUL BEAUTY TIPS:

First, if you’re not sure you’re brave enough to try the following home remedies on your entire head of hair, save some from your next trim or cut off a few locks and test a small amount of natural dye first.

Next, always rinse out your color with apple cider vinegar to help the color last longer. Try rinsing with a vinegar/water solution, or mix one-tablespoon apple cider vinegar with about a cup of water in a spray bottle and apply after coloring hair—don’t rinse.
 

Dye Techniques

  1. Rinse hair and leave it moist.
  2. Prepare the herbal hair dye by mixing the dye powder with 4 parts of warm water, i.e 50 gm sachet to mix with about 200 cc of warm water.
  3. Stir the mixture until it forms a easily applicable paste (not too thick as to make it difficult to apply or too watery that it starts streaming down the face!!)
  4. Massage the paste into the root of the hair and also apply it to the whole length of the hair (by massaging it into the root we are also nourishing the hair as the herbs are beneficial to the hair follicles.)
  5. When the hair is fully covered with the paste, put on the shower cap. This is to ensure that the moisture due to evaporation from the scalp are trapped, thus enhancing the dye efficiency.
  6. After a minimum of 1 hour preferably 2 or 3 hours, rinse the dyed hair
  7. If you do not mind the "green" smell of the herbs, rinse without shampooing but if you must use only mild shampoo.
  8. The hair will look great and peaks after 24 to 48 hours.

The Ingredients

Soft Black Colour
1. Henna (LAWSONIA INERMIS) 25%
2. Amla (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) 10%
3. Shikakai (ACACIA CONCINNA) 10%
4. Brahmi (CENTELLA ASIATICA) 10%
5. Manjishta (RUBIA CORDIFOLIA N/A
6. Indigo (INDIGO FERA TINCTORIA) 15%
7. Baheda (BELLIRIC MYROBALAN) N/A
8. Harad (TERMINALIA CHEBULA) 12%
9. Reetha (SAPINDUS TRIFOLIATUS) 8%
10. Bhring Raj (ECLIPTA ALBA) 10%

Dark Brown Colour
1. Henna (LAWSONIA INERMIS) 25%
2. Amla (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) 10%
3. Shikakai (ACACIA CONCINNA) 10%
4. Brahmi (CENTELLA ASIATICA) 10%
5. Manjishta (RUBIA CORDIFOLIA 15%
6. Indigo (INDIGO FERA TINCTORIA) 20%
7. Baheda (BELLIRIC MYROBALAN) 5%
8. Harad (TERMINALIA CHEBULA) N/A
9. Reetha (SAPINDUS TRIFOLIATUS) 5%
10. Bhring Raj (ECLIPTA ALBA) N/A

*Please do an allergy patch test before using. Even though this is a 100% herbal product, in rare instances, some individual may be allergic to the herbs.

How does each herbs help to protect and nourish our hair.

1. Henna -  gives an orange shade.
2. Amla - provides vitamin C to strengthen hair
3. Shikakai -  gives a luster to hair
4. Brahmi -  promotes scalp health
5. Manjishta - givea a reddish tone
6. Indigo -  gives a blue tone
7. Baheda -  gives a red brownish colour
8. Harad -  gives a blackish tone
9. Reetha - hair conditioner
10. Bhring Raj -  gives a deep blue tone

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