Using natural hair dye that does not contain harmful chemicals is a much safer alternative that using most conventional hair coloring products. The problem can be finding one that works!
So, what's wrong with most commercial hair dyes?
The chemicals in hair dye are quiet intense and may contribute not only to skin allergies but to more serious illnesses as well.
If you are struggling with sensitive skin, chronic skin rashes, or even more serious health challenges such as chronic autoimmune problems or other illnesses, I highly recommend that you consider switching to a safer natural hair coloring option.
The problem is finding hypoallergenic hair dyes that actually work (because we DO want to look beautiful!) and that also will not compromise our health in the process. I am still working on this myself, and I will let you know what I learn!
In the meantime, there are plenty of homemade hair dyes that you can start with, and these are what I most recommend as a starting point for cleansing your life of harmful chemicals.
The following articles will give you more information about why you may want to avoid the chemicals in hair dye, and how to find more natural hair dye options.
Do the chemicals in hair dye cause allergic reactions or cancer? The research conducted on the affects of chemicals in hair dye on humans has revealed some shocking results. There are several scientists and many holistic and natural health care professionals who will attest to the fact they believe the chemicals in hair dye could be the cause of skin allergies, cancer, and possibly other terminal diseases.
The darker colors of hair dye are especially suspect because they contain a much higher concentration of the chemicals required to achieve a darker hair color. Are there other options? Research has shown that henna and the vegetable based dyes used to color hair do not have any negative side affects and have rarely (if ever) caused allergic reactions. Read more on chemicals in hair dye.
Hair dye allergies are unfortunately common for those of us with sensitive skin who have difficulty handling the chemicals that are in most hair colorings. If you have a reaction to hair dye, does that mean that you are doomed to mousy, dull looking hair? :~/ Not at all!
There IS hope now as more cosmetics companies are developing hair dye for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic hair dye products that can enhance the beauty of your hair without making you sick! Read more about hair dye allergies.
Homemade hair dye is a simple, affordable natural solution that avoids the potential problems you can get from hair dye allergies and reactions to chemicals in hair dye. These homemade hair dye recipes for blondes, brunettes and redheads can help you to cover gray hair and bring out the natural highlights in your hair without harming it or causing allergic reactions.
The down side of natural hair dye recipes is that they require more patience and persistence to get an effective result. You need to use these every day for a few weeks before you begin to see a difference. The good news is, if you have some extra minutes in the morning or evening to create your home recipes, this is a very affordable natural beauty solution! Read more about homemade hair dye.
Looking for a natural hair dye recipe that won't irritate your skin? Here are several recipes you can mix at home for dyeing your hair blonde, brunette, or red.
Vegetable based hair dyes are natural and the safest for people with sensitive skin issues. As you probably already know, commercial hair dyes can be very damaging not only to the hair, but also to the skin around the face and in the neck area. The commercial hair dye versions contain harmful chemicals that can potentially (negatively) affect your sensitive skin.
You can avoid breakouts and rashes by mixing your own homemade hair dye recipe. Read more about on homemade hair dye recipes for blondes and redheads.
Are you looking for a few best home hair color recipes for brunettes? We've given you four recipes that you can use to dye your hair naturally while protecting your sensitive skin. These natural hair dyes are much safer than the commercially produced hair dyes and can be just as effective if you're willing to spend just a little more time achieving the right shade for you.
Always wear gloves while working with these natural hair dyes to protect the skin from stains. To protect your facial skin, ears, and neck area, apply un-petroleum jelly or other protective skin cream in a thin to medium thick layer in these areas. You'll prevent stains on your skin this way as well as possible skin reactions. Always cover the areas and surfaces where you're working with these dyes and rinses. Read more about the best home hair color options for brunettes.
As more people awaken to the dangers of chemicals in hair dye, new options for natural hair coloring are being developed that are non-toxic and nourishing to the hair. I wish you much success in finding the best natural options for your hair color!
Did you know that any type of shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, hair coloring or hair spray that you use ends up being absorbed by your skin and your lungs into your body?
This wouldn't be so bad if the ingredients in our products were healthy, however one of the big shockers for me was learning that MOST of the products that we use on a daily basis are not!
Please see our safe cosmetics page for more information on the kinds of chemicals that are used regularly in our hair care and personal care products which can cause health problems.
Most products, and even some so called natural skin care products contain irritating chemicals that can cause not only skin rashes, but can also have more long term health effects and in some cases, can even have harmful effects on the environment.
Yes, some skin care and hair care product ingredients actually accumulate in the environment and cause toxic problems for wildlife! :(
If you have sensitive skin, allergies or other health challenges, I highly recommend that you consider using hypoallergenic hair care products.
If you know what to look for in a good non-allergy producing hair care product, this can dramatically reduce the irritation and chemical stress that your body is exposed to.
The good news is, you don't necessarily have to sacrifice your good looks in the process. Please read my hypoallergenic shampoo story to see my "Before" and "After" pictures, once I found the right hypoallergenic shampoo.
If you've found a really good natural hair coloring product that we should know about please let me know!