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21 Aug

5 Natural Hair Dyes You Should Try Now

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Happy Monday babes!! Today I’m talking all about HAIR! I’m constantly getting asked about my hair color and highlights, so today I wanted to share some knowledge I’ve learned along the way. I’ve been dyeing my hair on a regular basis for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to dig deeper and realize how dangerous hair dyes can really be. Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve been paying extra close attention to the ingredients in my beauty products…from body creams, shampoos, and make-up (did you guys see my recent post on organic self-tanners?!). I’ll admit, it takes a lot of time and effort to change your beauty routine, but it’s well worth it and even the smallest steps can lead you to a healthier lifestyle.

When purchasing hair dyes, the chemical you need to look out for is PPDs (p-Phenylenediamine). This is the most toxic and dangerous chemical found in hair dyes and has been connected with a lot of skin disorders and allergies. Unfortunately it’s really difficult to make a hair dye that works without PPDs, but there are a couple things you can do to minimize the use of this toxic chemical. In fact, most supermarket brands of hair dyes carry 5-6% of PPD’s, whereas natural brands mostly carry less than 1 %. There are also a few other dangerous chemicals to watch out for including Resorcinol, Ammonia, Persulfates, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Lead Acetate. Write this list down in your notes and refer to it when shopping for hair dyes..and thank me later :) The tricky part of finding natural hair dyes are the ingredients. Most of these natural brands do have certified organic ingredients, but in order for hair dyes to still work and perform long-lasting color, the few “chemical ingredients” that need to be present are minimized as much as possible. Just like I mentioned above, the difference between 5-6% of PPDs to 1% is pretty significant, so these natural brands are much safer to use!! Today I’ve done all the research for you and rounded up some of the best non-toxic, natural hair dyes on the market.

1. Original & Mineral

non-toxic hair dyes

This Aussie-based brand has caught the attention of a lot of celebrities and models for being one of the first professional hair dye products that is free of PPD, ammonia, and resorcinol..aka the most toxic chemicals found in hair dyes. Their special formula is refered to as CCT which stands for Clean Color Technology and will have your hair feeling luscious, vibrant, and soft.

2. Organic Color Systems

Organic Color Systems

If you stick to getting your hair professionally dyed at the salon, try finding a salon that uses Organic Color Systems. This brand carries a really wide range of colors (65 different shades) that are all professional grade, ammonia-free and permanent. You can visit their website to find salons near you that use their products. Although this formula isn’t 100% organic, the “chemical ingredients” that are needed for hair color are used in very tiny amounts and most importantly, there is no ammonia in this product.

3. Herbatint Hair Color

Natural Hair Color Dye

Herbatint is a great option for an easy natural hair dye. They have both semi-permanent hair color ($15) and permanent hair dye ($14). While most supermarket hair dyes have up to 20% peroxide, Herbatint only contains 3% and is 100% ammonia-free! Plus, this formula also has certified natural herbal ingredients that will have your hair feeling shiny and soft.

4. EcoColors Hair Dye

Eco Colors Natural Hair Dye

Whether you get your hair professionally dyed or do it at home, this brand is a great option for both! There’s a line of EcoColors for hair salons and they also offer a Home Haircolor Kit ($21.50). Best of all, their organic formula has natural ingredients such as Vitamin E, flax oil, soy, jojoba oil and grapefruit seed so your hair feels extra soft and shiny! And of course, this dye doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, or mineral oils.

5. Naturigin

Natural Hair Dyes

Naturigin is one of the best natural hair dyes in the US market, they actually won the best Natural Beauty Product in 2014-2015. Not only are the ingredients in this formula naturally derived, but there’s a blend of certified organic essential oils such as lemon and mandarin that protects your hair during the colouring process! This formula is also 100% free from ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PTD, and SLS.


  • If you get your hair professionally colored, try to find a John Masters salon near you. Their hair dyes are organic, ammonia free, herbal-based, low PPD, and free of any lead, toluene, coal etc
  • Do not place dye on your scalp if unnecessary, highlights and low lights are much safer
  • Try using henna for a natural hair dye. Not only is it 100% chemical-free, but it naturally conditions your hair and leaves it with a healthy shine
  • Before purchasing any product, always read the ingredient list on the box and make sure to steer clear of the chemicals listed above
  • If possible, try to use non-permanent hair solutions
  • Once you’ve colored your hair, make sure to focus on maintaining the color rather than booking your next appointment
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    I always love ❤️ hair colours product, and it’s true that it can be dangerous to cause problems. Something we always worry, but does not have much control until now … love your product recommendations, I should give it a try, since I adore hair colour so much. :)
    Merci for sharing your findings Gorgeous! :)

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    August 21, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Hayley Larue

    I’ve been wanting to try Organic Color Systems! Also because the bottle is pretty, haha. <3


    August 21, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply
    • Hayley Larue

      Don’t know why that link came out instead hahah

      August 21, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska
    August 21, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Amy

    Selfie queen!! I need to get my hair re-colored, will definitely check out these natural options! Thanks for sharing love :)

    xx, Amy

    August 21, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Lifestyle-Tale by Esther

    Your hair is fabulous and looks so stunning.
    The pictures are stunning. Have an awesome day.

    Love, Esther

    August 21, 2017 at 11:39 am Reply
  • Nina

    I will definitely check out these natural options!
    Have a great start to your week babe !
    Much love!

    August 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Rachel Holliday

    I honestly had no idea that there were so many natural hair dyes available, but it’s so much better for the hair. Your hair always looks so perfect Jessi :)

    Rachel xx

    August 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Ashley Nguyen

    omg I’ve been actually trying to look for some! Thanks for this jessi! Im planning to go darker for the fall! How long are you staying blonde??

    August 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • Olivia Savage

    Love this post! thanks for sharing babe!! hoped you had a great weekend

    August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Harper Skyler

    you’re stunning! i always love how you do your hair!!!

    August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Briana

    I don’t trust myself doing my own hair! But these look great!


    August 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Ellie

    I’m thinking about dying my hair, so thanks for sharing!<3

    August 21, 2017 at 11:06 pm Reply
  • docdivatraveller

    I am yet to dye my hair but these are some very useful guidelines! Thanks for sharing!

    August 22, 2017 at 12:14 am Reply
  • Carmen

    Oh I always love your tips babe! They’re super professional and I totally trust you in those things :) I will definitely keep those products in mind!

    August 22, 2017 at 1:11 am Reply
  • miri

    Thank you for Sharing, Jessi. I would love to dye my hair so this is very helpful.

    August 22, 2017 at 5:36 am Reply
  • Elegant Duchess

    This is a very helpful post, I have no idea what products my hairdresser uses! Time to ask some questions, thank you for sharing.

    August 22, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Amanda Mércuri


    Não conhecia essas tinturas!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

    August 22, 2017 at 6:15 am Reply
  • Carmelatte

    I’ve heard about Herbatint, might try it out after the summer :)


    August 22, 2017 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Christine Kong

    You have the best hair babe and I love the color. I can totally see how using the wrong ingredients in hair dyes could be harmful for your hair but also for your healthy. Especially being preggers now you need to be more mindful of all those things. I also dye my hair with highlights and it is great to know about these brands that use natural ingredients to protect my hair. Thanks for the recs! xoxo, Christine

    August 22, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
  • The Gypsy Files

    Been super into organic beauty products lately! I’ll definitely have to check these out. I’ve already gotten into a few of the self-tanners you suggested in your previous post! Thanks so much for the tips, love. Hope all is well with you and your pregnancy! xo


    August 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm Reply
  • Gina Diaz

    Thank you for sharing this review, Jessi! I would try using one of these options next time.

    Happy Tuesday, babe!

    xx. Gina

    August 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • S

    I love the selection of hair color products! As someone who colors her hair very frequently, I love the selection you have for natural hair dyes.
    Grey Canvas

    August 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    I wouldn’t even know where to start when looking for natural hair dyes- but you’ve done all the research for us! This is an awesome resource, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    August 24, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

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