View Full Version : What's the best and safest hair color brand you have found??
06-19-2008, 03:23 AM
I'm still interested in coloring my hair, as I don't dig my natural color. Anyone have a favorite, natural brand of hair color? Possibly organic?
06-19-2008, 07:32 AM
There's one that's made of henna...I don't know the brand, but our HFS here carries it. It's actually GOOD for your hair. I'd try that :)
06-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Remember that if you use Henna you cannot use any commercial or salon dyes for something like 1-2 years afterward because it stays in your hair and will cause a nasty chemical reaction and your hair will smoke. I have had this verified by every hairdresser that I have talked to.
I'm dying my hair bright red today and bought some dye at the health food store called Tints of Nature. It looks like a much better choice than the conventional brands....hopefully it turns out as nice as the picture on the label :o
06-19-2008, 11:39 AM
oh we are sooooooooo going to need a picture of that!!!
06-19-2008, 12:11 PM
I use a brand called Naturcolor. I have used it for about 10 years and Whole Foods does carry it. It does not have any ammonia in it.
I take it to my hair stylist and she uses this instead of what they use in the shop, as I'm not that great at doing my own color.
I hope this helps and good luck finding just what you are looking for.
Blessings and peace,
06-19-2008, 01:12 PM
I did the henna thing for 2 years with great results but I got bored with auburn and wanted to lighten to blond. Coconutcutie is right! Think hard before going henna. I bought some nasty drugstore maximum color lifter which got me to orange, then I put an ash blond tint over that. Fortunately I made it to a realistic strawberry blond for now, which I am going to maintain with Naturtint from iherb.com. When the henna is grown/cut off I will try to go more blond without the red...Naturtint is pretty good but still has some resorcinol
06-19-2008, 11:52 PM
Thank you so much, everyone!!
06-20-2008, 12:21 AM
I think Lush henna is the very best. It gives beautiful color. And I've used chemical color 6 months afterwards with no problems. I don't recommend people try that because, who knows, they might not be as lucky. But I had no adverse reaction.
06-20-2008, 08:50 PM
I tried health food store colour and it made my hair incredibly dry. I tried drug store colour and it made my head break out in painful welts. I am now using a combination of henna and indigo powder. I know I can't switch to the other colour, but I can't use it anyway. I got the idea for my hair colour from www.hennaforhair.com
Henna is a very organic experience!!! It's like spreading mud on your head. I rinse in the backyard so it doesn't get in my pipes. It is messy, gets everywhere, and smells very strong. Not for everyone, for sure, but I love it!
06-20-2008, 11:28 PM
I used to use henna but found it made my hair very dry. And it was a pain to use. Now I use something from the health food store. I don't do my whole head very often. I usually mix a small amount at a time and apply it with a special brush from a beauty supply place only in the areas of gray or in some streaks for lowlights.
06-23-2008, 09:54 PM
If you want lighter, put lemon juice on the hair, then let it dry in the sun for about 30 minutes. Henna for Hair is a good brand of henna, and it comes in many colors, not just red.
06-25-2008, 09:03 AM
If you want lighter, put lemon juice on the hair, then let it dry in the sun for about 30 minutes.
Absolutely! I do believe that lemon will lighten the hair as would ACV. I was using a brand of shampoo that had lemon in it....others noticed my hair looking lighter.
My father in law (actually an Amish man), usually used Apple Cider Vinegar as a rinse for his hair. Since his wife passed away, he didn't know what proportion she usually mixed with water so he just put it on straight and didn't rinse it out (if I understood right). Then, went outside to do some work or something and it changed his hair color. I seen him and was quite surprised at the difference in his hair color. He didn't notice it right away but after others absolutely agreed with me that his hair color changed, he took a look and sure enough! After chatting about it, he mentioned that he did use ACV on his hair....that's what did it. If you know anything about the Amish, imagine that....an Amish dyeing their hair. No no!! :D :D
Anyway, as far as a suggestion on brand, I can't give you one. Sorry! However, I just found a place on Friday while I was out doing some shopping. She uses organic products for hair coloring and perming. I was shocked and excited to find such a place. I hope to give her a try soon. Maybe I could find out the brand she uses.
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