With all of the possible toxins in commercial hair color, I realized that I for one needed to find a natural alternative…the following list of toxic hair ingredients are all ingredients that have been banned in the European Union but still used in the US.(http://www.care2.com/greenliving/toxic-hair-dye-ingredients.html)
Solvent Red 1 (CI 12150)
Acid Orange 24 (CI 20170
Acid Red 73 (CI 27290)
I searched on the web and found several websites with recipes for natural haircolor. One is henna but that wouldn’t have worked for me because you must not have more than 10 percent of gray in your hair. If you don’t have much gray yet, then henna would be an option for you as it comes in several colors and you can mix up other colors with it. It is almost the instant gratification as commercial toxic dyes.
Other options use herbs as well as coffee, tea, lemon juice, etc. . One thing I learned while reading several of these sites is to get yourself an inexpensive shower cap. After rinsing your hair with your preferred herbal tea you would put on the shower cap and leave it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing out…something I was not doing with my present sage tea.
Below are several helpful websites with recipes if you are interested in trying out a natural hair color. Let me know if you have success.
til next time…Eva