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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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! :)
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thanks so much love <3 means so much xx So glad you enjoyed this post! I think its so important to be aware of what you're using! xx
I’ve been wanting to try Organic Color Systems! Also because the bottle is pretty, haha. <3
Don’t know why that link came out instead hahah
haha same girl! definitely check it out!!! it does wonders! xoxo
So glad you liked it babeeee xx
Selfie queen!! I need to get my hair re-colored, will definitely check out these natural options! Thanks for sharing love :)
Thanks babeee <3 hoped you had a great weekend xx
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Your hair is fabulous and looks so stunning.
The pictures are stunning. Have an awesome day.
Thanks so much Esther! so glad to share this with you!! <3
I will definitely check out these natural options!
Have a great start to your week babe !
thanks so much nina <33 so glad you loved this xx
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 :)
omg you’re the sweetest babe xx thanks so much!! and thanks for stopping by babe <33
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??
of course babe! so glad you liked this! Im actually going stay blonde for a little bit longer but things might change haha xx
Love this post! thanks for sharing babe!! hoped you had a great weekend
thanks so much hun! thank you for stopping by! xx
you’re stunning! i always love how you do your hair!!!
you’re the sweetest Harper <33 Thank you so much! it means a lot xx
I don’t trust myself doing my own hair! But these look great!
haha I thought the same but its really easy!! thanks bb xx
I’m thinking about dying my hair, so thanks for sharing!<3
Yes of course babe! so glad you enjoyed this <33
I am yet to dye my hair but these are some very useful guidelines! Thanks for sharing!
Of course babe! so glad you loved this! thanks for stopping by xoxo
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!
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omg you’re the sweetest babe! thanks so much xx
Thank you for Sharing, Jessi. I would love to dye my hair so this is very helpful.
of course Miri! So glad to enjoyed this! hope you have a great week!
This is a very helpful post, I have no idea what products my hairdresser uses! Time to ask some questions, thank you for sharing.
haha of course babe! so glad you liked this!! hoped you had a great weekend xx
Não conhecia essas tinturas!
thanks so much hun! thank you for stopping by xx
I’ve heard about Herbatint, might try it out after the summer :)
What color are you planning to do!! thanks for stopping by xx
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
Thanks so much babe! Theres so much to keep in mind too! Anything I do or eat will affect the baby too! Thanks for stopping by babe xx
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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
omg thanks so much babe<3 such kind words babe! hope you have a great weekend xx
Thank you for sharing this review, Jessi! I would try using one of these options next time.
Happy Tuesday, babe!
yes of course babe! I always love sharing these tips with y’all xx
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.
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!
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