Information on Hair Colouring
Changing the shade of our hair has gone on for centuries - in modern times, it’s almost ubiquitous! Every colour, from the whitest blonde to the deepest black is now easily available, sported on the heads of men and women everywhere. For those who want a more unique look, you can even access the full spectrum of the rainbow on your tresses, with bright colours being a popular hair trend. But, every time you apply such a product, you’re exposing your skin to powerful chemicals. There’s a reason that drugstore packaging warns you to do a patch test!
Can I Organically Tint My Hair?
Definitely! There have been many, many different plant-derived pigmented products applied over time, used on practically every part of our bodies. If you want to avoid risky chemicals near your scalp when colouring hair, this is a great path to take. What’s more, organic, vegan and cruelty-free certifications are growing in significance. You can know that you’re using something that’s kind to both you and the environment!
What Are My Options?
While only strong chemicals can make you platinum, the good news is, adding colour is super easy with a natural product. Unlike modern synthetic hair dye, which penetrate the shaft and affect the cortex itself, herbal and plant-based dyes work like a varnish, coating each strand. This is absolutely ideal for fragile hair, as it doesn’t chemically change the strand at all. So every hair type can benefit from an enhanced look!
Henna has been an absolute classic for years, with a history dating back three thousand years. Still used traditionally in the Middle East, it’s most often used to dye hair red. Red is the most traditional colour, but you can now find henna in shades of black and brown. But now, other herbal hair dyes are making a name for themselves, too! These use natural factors to tint hair a golden shade of blonde, blue black or other.
Can I Use A Natural Product?
The ideal way to think of these products is as a kind of paint: the colour underneath matters, but the way it works is different to synthetic dye. The varnishing effect means you don’t need to worry as much about it reacting with the colour you already have, but the darker your hair, the more likely it is to show through. So if you’re very fair, a red dye might look ‘ginger’ rather than the auburn your brunette friend might achieve. If you want to use a blonde tinting product, but your hair is very dark, it’s likely to disappear! Although the brassiness of chemical bleaching won’t be a worry, every natural hair dye will take differently to each hair. The unique colour you can achieve is all part of the magic!
There are so many incredible ways to tint your hair using natural ingredients! Start exploring the options today, and reveal your newest look.