With nearly three-quarters of women coloring their hair, it isn’t a surprise to hear that hair is a huge business. But as with most things nowadays, people want to go as natural as they can when it comes to chemicals they use on their body. Romans used to use pigeon mess to get their blonde locks, but (thankfully) there are now much more organic – and far less gross – ways to achieve the color you desire without harming your hair.
What makes them organic?
For anyone that has ever used hair dye, it is hard to forget the overwhelming smell of ammonia that lingers after a fresh color. Traditional hair dyes rely on the chemical to help the color stick to the hair strands, but it is, in fact, incredibly damaging to locks as it makes hair strands weaker and more damaged. However, organic hair dyes usually don’t contain any ammonia whatsoever. In fact, they use a lot fewer chemicals overall! They do still have to rely on some type of chemicals to achieve the color they’re looking for, but will use naturally derived sources instead.
For people that have sensitive hair or skin, using organic hair dyes can be a much better option. The lack of chemicals, and use of many natural ingredients means that your skin could be thanking you. While it is important to patch test anything before putting it on your body, your scalp can be so sensitive that while your skin is unreactive on one area of your body, it can wreak havoc when applied all over your hair. When opting for an organic hair dye, it is much more likely that you’ll be reaction free.
Getting the coverage
Alongside the health benefits, organic hair dye can also offer 100% grey hair coverage for anyone that is worried about becoming a silver fox. When it comes to using this alternative to color your hair, you will be masking the outside of the hair strands rather than penetrating through and changing the whole appearance of your flowing locks. Sadly though, when it comes to organic dyes, the fact the color stays on the outside of your hair does mean it is likely to wear off a lot faster than synthetic dyes (some even only lasting 30 days). In addition to this, organic hair dyes aren’t able to achieve the bright colors or shiny light effects that synthetic hair dyes can accomplish.
Hair care can quickly become an expensive part of daily life. In fact, it has been reported that the average American woman will spend around $80 a month on hair care, which can be up to $55,000 in a lifetime! However, it’s not all about going for the cheapest option. Sadly when it comes to choosing an organic hair dye over a synthetic one, the cost can quickly add up. Not only are the products themselves a lot more expensive than artificial colors, but the increased frequency at which you have to dye your hair means you’ll be heading back to the salon a lot more often. And it is reported that this is precisely where it should be done as well as salons are the only places that can provide the top quality organic hair dyes on offer.
Whether you’re looking for a way to change up your look, trying to get a head start on the aging process, or fancy becoming a new person, coloring your hair is an important decision to make. It is also just as important to make sure you are making the right choice for you, starting with the products you’re using. With so many health benefits of organic hair dye, perhaps this could become the way forward.