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Cut down on chemicals: Try a natural dye

Hair dyes have toxins that can be harsh on our hair and our body, but let’s face it, hair dye is a big part of all our lives. Whether we’re trying to cover up the start of gray streaks, change our hair completely or highlight it, hair dye is something you and I are familiar with.  According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, two in five women dye their hair. That’s 40 percent.

Traditional  hair dyes contain chemicals like Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia, Phenylenediamine, and Resorcinol and a bunch of other ingredients that will make your mind spin. There is also suggested research that hair dyes may lead to cancer. (It should also be noted that the FDA doesn’t regulate hair dye ingredients.)  How can you keep your highlights or hide that gray but not harm your body? Natural hair dye to the rescue!

Natural hair dye is derived from vegetables and plants as opposed to lab-made ingredients. Natural hair dye is also safe for the human body (scalp included), non-toxic and safe for the environment. Even more reasons to switch to natural hair dye, right?

What makes up a natural hair dye? Typical ingredients are henna, walnut hulls, castor beans, and other plant-based materials. Henna is the main ingredient in natural hair dye because it can well, dye – think of a henna tattoo. And again, using plant-based hair dye doesn’t have harsh chemicals that have negative results on your body or the environment.

What do you think? Will you switch to natural hair dye or keep with chemical based hair dye?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing