Can Organic Hair Color Really Color Your Hair?
Written by Cathy Calzar, RPh
You badly want to color your hair, but you notice that your hair is already damaged or maybe you remember that you're allergic to chemical hair colors. You go to Google and type, "How to color my hair without damaging it?" or "Where to get hair dye that does not cause allergies?"
You get results that suggest that you use natural or organic hair colors. You read about them and find that they might be the solution to your problem. They're gentle and are enriched with nourishing plant-derived ingredients.
"Maybe they're worth a try," you think, but you start to wonder, "Can organic hair color really color my hair? Isn't it too gentle to be able to color my hair?"
Let us answer those questions for you!
First, not all natural and organic hair colors are created equal.
Some hair colors claiming to be natural or organic might still be laden with synthetic chemicals that improve their coloring ability or preserve them. Even some henna hair colors contain PPD, a chemical known to cause extreme allergic reactions, so make sure to scrutinize products carefully before purchasing them.
Luckily, there are products available in the market that stay true to their claims of being 100% natural or 100% organic like Radico Colour Me Organic Hair Color.
Radico Colour Me Organic Hair Color is made with 100% organic herbs and is certified by EcoCert (France) and USDA. It is also certified Vegan and is free from added synthetic ingredients like PPD, resorcinol, metallic salts, and toluene as certified by Made Safe, ensuring that the product is made only with safe ingredients. This 100% organic hair color is made with Ayurvedic herbs like Henna, Indigo, Hibiscus, Bhringraj, Amla, Manjistha, and many more which are all used for hundreds of years to naturally color the hair and keep it healthy.
Coloring with organic hair color is possible, but it needs patience and a little more effort than dyeing with chemical hair colors.
Since you'll be working with natural ingredients, you have to leave the dye longer on your hair. Once you finish dyeing your hair, you have to wait for a few days for the hair color to develop better called "oxidation". Afterward, you'll get beautifully colored hair that's shiny and soft and most of all, your hair didn't suffer any damage from the coloring process.
Now, how do organic hair dyes color the hair effectively without damaging it?
Well, henna and the other herb ingredients found in purely organic hair colors gently dye the hair by coating the surface of the hair cuticle. The natural pigments from the plants settle and adhere to the hair's surface, adding color to the hair, unlike chemical hair dyes that need to penetrate and bleach the hair strands first.
As these natural pigments avoid the process of altering the hair's structure, hair damage is avoided. Additionally, the natural pigments also fill in the gaps on the hair cuticle, repairing the hair structure to make hair stronger and reflect light better.
strong>Because organic hair colors don't contain bleaching ingredients, it's important to know that you can't go lighter with them especially if you have dark hair.
We highly suggest to choose the color closest to your natural hair, or choose a darker color.
Dyeing hair with organic hair colors can require some research and experimentation for first-time users who are used to the quick coloring process of using chemical hair colors. Don't be discouraged by this, and remember that "good things come to those who wait".
Invest in your hair, for it is the crown that you never take off.
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