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How to color your hair naturally?

Coloring your hair is never insignificant, whether it is simply for pure aesthetics to cover up your white hair, or simply by wanting to change color according to the seasons and trends. More and more people are now opting for organic and natural hair dyes, just like the Egyptians who already used henna in antiquity, and the Romans who mixed plants to obtain the desired shade.

On the other hand, this technique of coloring with henna took time to spread in the West where it appeared as a coloring in France only in the 19th century. Currently, it is still used in India, the Middle East and North Africa. Sometimes, in certain civilizations, henna is a real lucky charm. Currently, it is really recommended to choose an organic coloring for your hair. You will soon understand why…

How unnatural hair dye works

To fully understand how a vegetable tint works, it is essential to know how the classic chemical colors work, which represent 95% of the colors used today.

Classic coloring is based on a chemical process, that of oxidation . In order to obtain this phenomenon of oxidation, it is necessary to use products based on ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, artificial dyes, metallic salts. The hair is then bleached, and its hair fiber is opened so that synthetic pigments replace the natural pigments.

Please note, some hennas are sold as a unique natural ingredient , but when we read the composition, we can see the presence of:

  • metallic salts such as sodium picramate. In order to prolong the hold of henna, some manufacturers add this type of substance, which is totally toxic. These metallic salts cross the scalp and end up in our organism from where they cannot be eliminated. Here are some names of toxic salts that will be more meaningful to you:lead, aluminum, iron, copper, mercury, etc.;
  • also check for the presence of surfactants or surfactants, these are irritating, allergenic and caustic products;
  • check the presence of PPD (polypropylene glycol) which is often the cause of eczema, hives and severe allergies.

With such a treatment, after several chemical colorings, the hair gets tired, they are dry and brittle . The tips are often the most damaged. It then becomes necessary to give them natural care to restore their vitality and nourish them.

How organic and natural hair coloring works

Natural coloring is a chemical-free coloring method . It is mainly made up of henna, with various other powders extracted from tinctorial plants. A tinctorial plant is a plant that contains natural pigments, which will be used to make dyes or dyes. Also we strongly advise you to choose an organic coloring for your hair.

These shades also use healing plants from Indian culture, known as Ayurvedic plants (Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medicine of South India). They can be found in the form of petal powder, flower pistils, spices. This set ground into a very fine powder will constitute your color. Then this preparation is often enriched with a preparation based on various vegetable oils and often aloe vera.

The organic coloring will act as a protective sheath that wraps around the hair. We are not saying that the natural color will replace your original color, but that it will be added to it. Your hair will be healthier, shinier, and stronger. Little by little, the natural pigments return. This will not replace your natural pigments, but strengthen them. Indeed, henna remains the most used plant for a tint. It allows to cover white hair, and to have several shades.

A natural coloring of your hair will last barely less long than a chemical coloring, which is not serious. Indeed, as the natural color is not aggressive, you can do it at will, at more or less close intervals.

The benefits of organic and natural coloring for your hair

Vegetable coloring has many advantages. It is 100% natural and the ingredients that compose it come from organic farming. It does not contain any toxic additives. It is 100% biodegradable.

The user, whether professional or yourself, runs no risk with this dye. Your hair and scalp receive deep care. They are airy and full of volume, they regain their shine.

This vegetable coloring can be used by everyone , even pregnant women. In addition, it is hypoallergenic.

You have the choice with a multitude of shades, which can more or less cover the hair.

The plant active ingredients mainly used are:

  • henna:gives beautiful reflections, protects and strengthens the hair (dyeing plant);
  • indigo, which provides color, shine, care (tinctorial plant);
  • amla:has a purifying and antibacterial function on your scalp (Ayurvedic plant).

The procedure for applying natural hair color

Good to know:natural discoloration does not offer the possibility of lightening or completely modifying the natural base . Indeed, the use of plants does not give the same result as chemical dyes with an oxidizing effect. On the other hand, the result on white hair is breathtaking!

Regarding the use:Apply the mixture first on the roots for 20 minutes (differs according to the color chosen). Then distribute all of the product and cover all your hair, then wait according to the time indicated on the instructions.

Exposure times:in principle, they are rather long and depend on the color chosen. Light shades will take between 20 and 30 minutes to set, but darker shades can take up to 2 hours.

You will get your final result after 48 hours. Moreover, each composition is unique. The result of your color is very natural and without helmet effect . Regrowth will be less visible. With vegetable coloring, we stay on tone on tone or on reflections.

Finally, vegetable coloring respects your hair and don't attack him. It keeps a beautiful vitality, a beautiful shine and it is better protected. You will quickly see all the benefits of switching to this type of organic dye.