Ditch toxic hair dyes for these all-natural alternatives
DIY hair dyes may be available at every corner market, but they're often filled with toxic chemicals. Thankfully, plant and henna-based products have come a long way, now offering great color payoff in combination with safer, less damaging ingredients. From familiar drugstore labels to new direct-to-consumer brands, there are more options than ever for all-natural hair dyes. These are the 9 best all-natural hair dyes:
1. Naturlique Organic Colors
This hair color brand features a blend of certified organic ingredients such as sunflower seed extract and oils from jojoba, apricot, and grape seed. Some 95% natural, this brand also contains essential organic citrus fruit oils from grapefruit and lemon.
2. Logona Herbal Hair Color Creme
These semi-permanent hair dyes come in both powder and cream formulas and contain organic henna, rhubarb root powder, jojoba seed oil, and pure essential oils.
3. K Pour Karite Natural Hair Color
This hair color adds volume and high-gloss shine. It contains mineral pigments derived from organic botanicals, including purifiers from mint, apple cider vinegar, and sage.
4. Sante Herbal Hair Colors
This natural hair color brand contains organic henna, walnut shells, and wheat protein for a volumizing high-gloss shine.
5. Root Vanish
This is a temporary hair color that washes out in one shampooing. It contains no toxic ingredients, doesn’t bleed on pillows or clothing, conditions and adds gloss to hair, only takes seconds to use, and comes in four natural shades.
6. Tints of Nature
This natural hair color line produces permanent and semi-permanent colors. Each box comes with a prepping shampoo that alters your hair’s PH, resulting in less damage and more dye penetration. The various tones can be custom-mixed, and the hair dyes contain no resorcinol, nonoxynol, parabens, napthol, or ammonia.
7. Naturigin Permanent Hair Color
This hair color is free from PDD, SLS, ammonia, resorcinol, and parabens. It contains a naturally-derived formula with a special blend of certified organic lemon and mandarin essential oils along with 10 additional pure and gentle organic extracts and natural oils.
8. Madison Reed
This natural hair color line is free of ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, and PPD, and contains argan oil and natural keratin. This DTC brand can be purchased online and delivered
9. Surya Brasil
This certified vegan hair color is semi-permanent and made with plant extracts for a safer way to cover greys or change hair colors, while simultaneously conditioning and strengthening your hair.
Any way you color it, all-natural is best
Many conventional hair dyes are incredibly harsh on hair; they damage and break it, and can also wreak havoc on your health. But with so many natural dyes on the market today, it's easy to skip the risk of toxic chemicals and still get great at-home results!
- "The 8 Best Natural Hair Dyes," Byrdie, April 16, 2020.