Beauty Hair

10 of the Best Natural Hair Dyes

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By Sophia Hussain

Women have always coveted long, luxurious locks, as it’s the ultimate signature of feminine youth and beauty.  We use hair colour to better match our personal style, or to mask emerging white hair.  But as much as we may love them, there’s no denying that all permanent hair colours contain a cocktail of chemicals–the trick is choosing the least toxic mix.

The most common–and dangerous–of these chemicals is probably PPDs (p-Phenylenediamine), which has been linked to bladder cancer, lung, kidney and nervous system disorders and severe allergic reactions. Other chemicals to watch for include the following:

Resorcinol

This receives a nasty 8 out of 10 for hazard at the Cosmetics Safety Database. It is classified by the European Union as harmful, irritant to eyes and skin and dangerous for the environment. It may also disrupt hormonal function, and lead to  hypothyroidism.

Ammonia

Ammonia is irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory system, and can cause asthma and breathing difficulties. However, it is much less toxic than PPD, and only receives a rating of 3 out of 10 for toxicity at the Cosmetics Safety Database.

Persulfates

Sodium, potassium and ammonium sulphates are present in hair dyes and bleaches, and are used in concentrations of up to 60%. However, concentrations of only 17.5% have been shown to irritate skin, and persulphates are also toxic when the fumes are inhaled, causing asthma and lung damage. However, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has concluded that they are safe for occasional use, provided that the skin is rinsed well after.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is used in hair bleaches. It is corrosive, and has been banned from cosmetic use in Japan and restricted in Canada. Animal studies have shown it has toxic effects on the nervous system, respiratory and digestive systems at low doses. Other studies on animals have also shown that hydrogen peroxide can damage DNA, possibly leading to cancer.

Lead acetate

This is present in some hair colouring products used for gradual darkening, and is another potentially toxic chemical. Lead has well-known damaging effects on the brain and nervous system.

4-ABP

This ingredient has been linked to development of cancer.

Worried your brand may contain some of these? A good tip for those living in the Americas would be to buy European or Japanese brands: the EU and Japan have banned many toxic ingredients that are still permitted elsewhere. Click here to see more information about that.

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Buyer Beware

Knowing that consumers have become savvy to the dangers of chemicals in hair dye, manufacturers have gone all-out in their attempts to greenwash their products. Don’t be fooled! Just because the name of a product may sound ‘green and clean’ doesn’t mean it is. Some of the worst offenders? L’Oreal Natural Match (the ‘natural’ refers to your original hair colour, but could easily be misinterpreted); Garnier HerbaShine (yes, it contains bamboo and has no ammonia, but it DOES contain high levels hydrogen peroxide and chemical fragrance), and Clairol Natural Instincts (again, ammonia free, but packed with other harmful chemicals, including parabens and hydrogen peroxide).

However, it should be noted that permanent dark colours will always have some PPDs. In America, the legal maximum is 2%; brands that really try hard to be natural (such as those below) could contain as little as .06%.

It’s up to you to decide whether or not to use permanent dyes, but keep this in mind: pregnant women are strongly advised not to colour their hair, and the Environmental Working Group found that 69% of hair-dye products they tested for their Skin Deep database may pose cancer risks. A 1994 National Cancer Institute report states dark dyes used over long periods of time seem to increase the risk of cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Despite all the potential dangers, in America, the FDA doesn’t regulate hair dye ingredients (synthetic or natural) at all. You should be aware that all permanent colours will have some chemicals; choosing the one that is the least chemical and most natural really is a case of using the best information you have to do so.

But never fear–we’ve done the research for you, and selected 7 of the best natural hair dyes around.

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1. Original & Mineral

A favourite with top models and celebrities, this Australian brand was one of the first to produce professional grade ammonia, resorcinol and PPD free permanent hair colour making it gentle on hair, scalp and hands. In fact, they call their formula CCT™–Clean Colour Technology. They claim this delivers clean, lustrous blondes, bright fashion shades and lasting, vibrant colours while completely covering grey. 

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2. Natulique Organic Colours

This pro-salon range of permanent hair colour includes a selection to satisfy your preference to either enhance your natural hair hue, or alter your ego with avant garde pastel hued locks.  Promising 1oo% grey coverage, a blend of certified organic ingredients including natural sunflower seed extract and oils from jojoba, apricot and grapeseed activates the colour to fortify the hair for a healthy colour boost.  This 95% natural brand also contains a cocktail of essential organic juicy citrus fruit oils from grapefruit and lemon.

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3. Logona Herbal Hair Color Crème

A range of semi-permanent hair dyes in both powder and cream formulas cover grey hair whilst nourishing the your locks with added volume.  The innovative one-step hair colour in a tube process makes this feel like a relaxing spa ritual!  This vegan-friendly dye contains organic henna from Sekem Farm (an Egyptian fair trade initiative), rhubarb root powder, jojoba seed oil, and fragrance from pure essential oils.

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4. K pour Karité Natural Hair Colour

A laboratory merges salon expertise to create a concoction that adds volume and high-gloss shine. Available in both powder and cream formulas, this hair dye covers grey over two applications and adds subtle highlights for natural looking hues. Containing natural pigments derived from organic botanicals, including natural purifiers from mint, cider vinegar, and sage.

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5. Sante Herbal Hair Colours

Fancy rouge ends or an ombre gradient? In three easy steps, choose to either dye selected strands, sections, or simply coat the entire head with your selected hue.  The crème formula is safe for ladies of any age – and who can resist a hue called Flame Red!  Of course there are the staple options for brunettes and blondes, and Sante Herbal contains organic henna, walnut shells, and wheat protein for volumising high-gloss shine.

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6. Root Vanish

Ok, so this isn’t a permanent hair dye–in fact, it’s just a temporary root dye, that washes out in one shampoo. But the results are fabulous–our Editor in Chief has tried this one herself and says it’s a perfect match for her chestnut brown hair, has no strong odour, and looks completely natural.

Great for men and women, the pump-stick style product was designed and colour-perfected by Beverly Hills celebrity colourist Kazumi. It contains no toxic ingredients whatsoever; doesn’t transfer off onto pillows or clothing; conditions and adds gloss to the hair; takes only seconds to use, and comes in 4 natural hair shades.

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7. Tints of Nature

Tints of Nature is an effective range of hair colouring and treatment products including permanent and semi-permanent colours. Each box comes with a prepping shampoo that alters your hair’s pH slightly which results in less damage and more dye penetration. The various tones can be custom- mixed, and the colour fades in a way that replicates realistic natural colour. The brand claims their formulas are natural and gentle, and contain Certified Organic ingredients whenever possible. Their hair dyes contain no  resorcinol, nonoxynol, parabens, napthol or ammonia, and the average percentage of PPD is a quite low .42%.

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8. NATURIGIN Permanent Hair Colour

This innovative Danish brand won the best Natural Beauty Product 2014-2015 in the US market.  No surprise since it is 100% free from PTD, SLS, ammonia, resorcinol, and parabens. Containing 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, which protects the hair during colouring to reveal shiny nourished locks!
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9. Madison Reed

Smaller color molecules called micropigments create a gentler colouring process that doesn’t require Madison Reed to use ammonia to aggressively open the hair cuticle to deposit the dye the way other brands do. In fact, all Madison Reed’s dyes are not only ammonia free, but contain no parabens, resorcinol or PPD. The result is no harsh smells, burning or itching that nasty chemicals normally bring.  Argan oil and natural keratin are also present in the formula to keep the product gentle and Madison Reed offers a range of colours, from Amalfi Blonde to Perugia Black, all of which promise 100% gray coverage.

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10. Saach Organics 

Saach Organics Natural Hair Colours are semi-permanent hair dyes derived from natural plants and minerals, making it a perfect blend of rare hair treatment herbs without any active chemicals.

Made by a small company with a speciality in natural beauty that’s easy to contact if you have any questions, these natural hair colours are the first semi-permanent hair colour which covers grey hair effectively in one step. Made with herbal grown and harvested according to Ayurvedic Indian traditions, it gently coats your hair for vibrant, stable colour that lasts.

The dyes balance and nourish each hair shaft as it colours to help prevent breakage and over-drying, leaving hair thick, lustrous and naturally healthy. They are even suitable for hypersensitive skins, and provide 100% grey coverage, without the use of Para Phenylenediamine (PPD), Ammonia, or Peroxides.

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Note: It’s always important to conduct a hair colour safety test prior to using any hair dye. Follow these helpful guidelines for further information.


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75 Comments

  • Reply
    Nayana
    Jan 12, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Hi,
    I like the way you organization the post…
    Very good Information about Henna powder, For herbal Henna Powder contact us .
    Singh Mehandi

  • Reply
    Lora
    May 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    So glad you’ve covered organic hair dyes!
    I’m always dying my hair and am so conscious of the amount of dangerous toxins in them!
    Great article, Eluxe!

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    May 21, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Can you provide links for NYC salons that use these products? Also ca. You provide links to the ingredients in each of the different products?

    • Reply
      Chere
      May 21, 2015 at 2:14 am

      Hi Tiffany
      The ingredients can be found if you go to the links for each brand in the title (just click on the title). As for the NYC salons that use the products, we don’t know, as we’re based in Paris and London, but this salon looks good! 🙂 http://halesalon.com/

      • Reply
        Kathryn
        Oct 6, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        Many of these websites do not list the ingredients…on originalmineral.com there are no ingredients listed…

  • Reply
    NATURIGIN
    Jun 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Great article! These points cannot be stressed enough.

    • Reply
      Johan Galster
      Dec 21, 2015 at 5:34 am

      Naturigin: Please be aware: this hair dye contains PPD, which is even more allergenic and sensitizing that PTD. PPD is evaluated “extermely sensitising” by the Scientific Commettee of EU (2007, MEMORANDUM ON Hair dye substances and their skin sensitising properties).

      • Reply
        Chere
        Dec 21, 2015 at 5:42 am

        Is that true for all colours? Can you provide a link to evidence? Thanks!

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          Johan Galster
          Dec 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

          Some permanent hair dyes, like Naturigin, are based on the colour PPD (p-phenylenediamine) or PTD (toluene-2,5-diamine) or derivates hereof.
          The EU SCCP has produced several reports on PPD and PTD, all of them stating that these dyes are strongly og extremely sensitizing, i.e. they have very strong potentials of inducing a lifelong hair dye allergy in the consumer or in the hair dresser. The findings on allergy and sentizing are summarized in in a EU memorandum: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_sccp/docs/sccp_s_05.pdf
          Other problematic effects of single hair dying chemicals are described in specific scientific reports by the SCCP.
          Always be aware that when a hair dye claims to have 100 % gray cover and will be permanent you can be sure it contains PPD, PTD, or derivates herof.
          You may find some help in the Positive list of professional hair cosmetic products, http://www.groensalon.dk/side1 (our homepage is in Danish, but the list is written in Danish and English). Groen Salon (Green Salon) is an NGO without any commercial interests and doesn’t sell anything.

          • Anne
            Apr 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm

            Thanks for providing this source.

      • Reply
        Chere
        Feb 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        No worries Kathryn, Sophia totally researched these brands, even calling them when no other info was available. It’s worth calling the brands if you are interested in further into 😉

  • Reply
    Mills
    Jun 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Hi,

    Great article! So many companies out there falsify so much information to salon professionals and in turn people think they are using less chemicals when they are not. I was a long time Aveda professional over 10 years, which still has PPD and ammonia in the color. I have made it my goal to always seek out the most natural products and healthy alternatives for my clients. Its definitely up to us as hairdressers to educate our clients on what chemicals we are using on them. Whilst living in Australia I found Original Mineral. No PPD. No Ammonia. No Resorcinol. and it preforms beautifully! I myself and extremely allergic to hair color (PPD and ammonia) I can use every single piece of the O&M color line and retail products. I am so happy to of found this company and their products and I love to tell every hairdresser I meet about the brand.

    • Reply
      Cheryl
      Aug 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Hi, wondering if you still consider OM a winner.

  • Reply
    Leah
    Jun 12, 2015 at 3:10 am

    This product is amazing too! https://www.facebook.com/purehaircolor?fref=ts

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    Toni
    Jun 20, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Are these sold in stores? If so where?

    • Reply
      Chere
      Jun 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Toni
      Yes, but that depends where you’re based? Let us know and we can recommend.
      Thanks

  • Reply
    Collette
    Jul 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Im UK based and want to try O&m would they ship to UK?

    • Reply
      Chere
      Jul 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I would imagine so…click on the name of the brand to get to their homepage, then send them an email just to be sure.

    • Reply
      helen
      Dec 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Collette, I’m UK based too and really want to try O&M. Sent them an email and waiting for a reply. Did you hear back from them? Did they ship to UK? Thanks!

  • Reply
    bob galbo
    Jul 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    what salons near tampa florida use organic dyes

    • Reply
      Chere
      Jul 8, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Don’t know. It may be best to buy your own dye online and do your hair yourself?

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    jane
    Jul 28, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    thank you for the information on chemical free hair dyes. recent blood tests have shown dangerously high levels of chemicals and as i have my hair coloured every few weeks i need to find a very good salon in london that can use products with less chemicals. i didn’t get good results with aveda. your advise would be much appreciated

    kind regards

    hannah

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      Chere
      Jul 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Hi Hannah
      If you are colouring your hair every few weeks, I would suggest doing it yourself with a product like Herbatint, available at health food shops around London. You can mix a bit of product in the bottles, just enough to do the roots only, which will save your hair from dryness and reduce your chemical load. Hope that helps?

  • Reply
    Christan
    Jul 30, 2015 at 3:36 am

    You mentioned that it’s impossible to eliminate all PPD’s and each permanent color line would have a small amount, but O&M IS 100% free from PPD’s. Not even .06%. PPD’s have been eliminated entirely with O&M CCT. This is because they use very low levels of something called PTDS which is a much less harmful alternative. Research has shown that 50% of clients allergic to PPD’s are not allergic to PTDS.

    • Reply
      Chere
      Jul 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Excellent info!! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply
      Katy
      Jan 23, 2016 at 4:03 am

      Hi Christan,

      I notice you have mentioned PTDS as a less harmful alternative. But I also noticed Johan Galster (above) mentioned something called PTD as being harmful. Could these two possibly be the same thing? Any idea of the full name of either of these?

  • Reply
    Laura
    Jul 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Is there any of these dies in the US? I’m from appleton, wisconsin.

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    Becky
    Aug 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I have a clarification question about Naturigin Permanent Hair Colour. When I googled this product and clicked on vitaminshoppe’s website where it is sold, I read on the product’s “Supplemental Facts” tab for other ingredients and noted below:

    The COLOUR CREAM contains p-Phenylenediamine, 4-chlororesorcinol. However, the ACTIVATOR seems to be free of PTD, SLS, ammonia, resorcinol, and parabens.

    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/naturgin-100-organic-based-permanent-color-5-light-choc-3-9-fl-oz-cream/ngn0006#.VcaHrXzbLmR

    —————-
    NATURIGIN

    100% Organic Based Permanent Color 5.0 Supplement Facts

    Other Ingredients:

    COLOUR CREAM/FRGKRM/VRIVOIDE: aqua/water, sodium coco-sulfate, ethanolamine, myristyl alcohol, cocamidemipa, cocamide mea, cetearyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine, oleth-20, p-phenylenediamine, propylene glycol, sodiumsulfite, tetrasodium edta, parfum/fragrance, p-aminophenol, 4-chlororesorcinol, 4-amino-2-hydroxytoluene, triticumvulgare bran extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, 2-methylresorcinol, m-aminophenol, ascorbic acid,ethoxydiglycol, vitis, vinifera seed oil, hc yellow no. 2, butyrospermum parkii (shea tree) butter extract, hc red no.3, toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate, 2-amino-4-hydroxyethylaminoanisole sulfate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract,hydrolyzed soy protein, prunus persica kernel oil, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, citrus medica limonum(lemon) peel extract*, citrus grandis (grape fruit) peel oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil*ACTIVATOR/AKTIVATOR/AKTIVAATTORI: aqua/water, hydrogen peroxide, cetearyl alcohol, paraffinumliquidum (mineral oil), peg-20 hydrogenated lanolin, lanolin alcohol, ceteareth-20,glycerin, phosphoric acid, tetrasodium edta, disodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodiumpyrophosphate, etidronic acid, sodium stannate, oxyquinoline sulfate

    Will someone please verify what the actual ingredients are?

    • Reply
      Chere
      Aug 9, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks for this. All the info we had was that which came from the company itself, so perhaps try emailing them directly? also ingredients may vary depending on the colour, from what I understand

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      Irina Kansakar
      Aug 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Naturtint-
      Also, when I read Developer ingredients for Naturtint, it mentions hydrogen peroxide. I thought article mentions hydrogen peroxide is worse than Ammonia? So, is it better to buy ammonia based if these products se hydrogen peroxide to substitute Ammonia?

      Permanent Hair Color – 5N, Light Chestnut Brown
      Product Ingredients:
      Color Developer 2.1 fl.oz./60ml: Aqua Purificata (Purified Water), Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Laureth-3, Cetareth-20, Oxyquinoline Sulfate

      http://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Hair-Color-Light-Chestnut/dp/B001E0VWNO /ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439848648&sr=8-1&keywords=naturtint+hair+color

      • Reply
        Chere
        Aug 18, 2015 at 1:58 am

        Hi Irina
        Indeed, Naturtint (which is NOT listed as one of our picks!) does include hydrogen peroxide, though it says ‘in minimal amounts’. So best to try one of the 9 brands we list here, above. 😉

        • Reply
          Vicki
          Nov 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

          Hi Chere, of the 9 brands you list, I just purchased Tints of Nature, and on the box it shows hydrogen peroxide as one of the ingredients of the colourfix. On the Tints of Nature website they do qualify this with ” ..uses pharmaceutical grade peroxide (highest quality and mildest)”

          • Chere
            Nov 20, 2015 at 2:05 am

            Hi Vicki
            According to the brand’s PR, whether that is in the formula depends on the shade. 🙂

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    Melanie Russo
    Aug 11, 2015 at 4:19 am

    You didn’t mention OCS out of the UK. Last year when I was researching organic hair color that was the only one I could find with any information & praise. II went to someone in the U.S.(in OH) who claims that’s what she used & now I’m loosing a lot of my hair. I’m soooo upset!

    FYi ….when researching henna last week, I learned that you can’t go between traditional coloring and henna until either one is all grown out. There’s a conflict in the processing of one over the other.

    Thank you so much for publishing this list. I have unsuccessfully tried so hard to vet this all out and here’s your article! I am so grateful!! Thank you. Now the challenge is finding a salon in the U S outside of the East Coast, West Coast and FL who may carry these products!

    • Reply
      Chere
      Aug 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much for all the useful info, Melanie! Good luck with the salon search. xx

    • Reply
      Johan Galster
      Dec 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Hello Melanie
      Concering OCS (Organic Color Systems) be aware that they also use PPD and a number of other allergenic dyes. Finding their ingredients list at the homepage is impossible or difficult (it seems that the lists have removed).
      I’ve found a lsit (http://simplyorganicbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/OCS_Ingredients_FULL_r1-2014.pdf) that may be a little outdated, but it states a content of PPD (look for p-phenylenediamine) in some shades and lots of harmful ingredients in all of them. The products contain trace amounts of organic herbs, but at in reality traditional oxidative hair dyes.

  • Reply
    Melanie Russo
    Aug 11, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Thank you so much!

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    Fran
    Sep 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Which hair colour (if any) contains neither PPD nor PTD? After severe allergic reactions to previous dying attempts and I recently patch tested O&M colour: P Brown 4/0 and was so disappointed to have reacted with itch and red skin at test site. I didn’t realise O&M use PTD which I must be reacting to. Any help appreciated, am so upset about having to live with grey hair especially as my hair is black.

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    karen
    Oct 7, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Hi. can you send me a list or a link of salons using Original & Mineral and Natulique Organic Colours in north of London & Paris? Appreciate your reply. Thanks

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    elaine crittenden
    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I live in portland or any stores near me that sale this product? 97213

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    Nagham
    Oct 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Hello there.
    Thank you for your hard work.
    I just wanted to add something important that not everyone know, but we middle easterns know about.
    Be very very careful when using anything that contains henna, pure henna shouldn’t have indego.
    Indego is very toxic it killed a bride on her wedding day.
    Please be careful. I have used henna with indego and started itching. So different people react differently.
    Not trying to scare you but since we’re all looking for natural hair color we should be helping each other find the right product.
    All natural pure red henna is really good but noooo indego.

    • Reply
      Chere
      Oct 30, 2015 at 2:51 am

      Wow! Very, very sorry to hear about your loss! Thank you so much for spreading this important information! I hope many people take note.

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    Nagham
    Oct 30, 2015 at 5:03 am

    You are most welcome. And thank you very much for this blog.
    I really hope so too.
    I’m very happy to help.

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    Kay
    Nov 4, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Someone posted on Madison Reed under the black color, that they had a reaction to it that lasted for weeks and they believe there is some PPD in the product because they always react to PPD in the same manner.

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    b0b taylor
    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:12 am

    the product contains PPD I did a patch test. the company advertised and told me verbally over the phone no PPD in our product. I broke out bad on my patch test. Good thing I tested It first, false advertising to me.

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    Hair-icaine
    Dec 12, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Hi,

    I saw an episode of Dr. Oz (normally don’t watch him, but saw them talking about carcinogens in hair dyes and products… and had to watch!).

    One really bad one is formaldehyde, often disguised with the name, fomin. Cocamide MEA, and an unbelievable host of other toxins most of us never heard of, are in many beauty products, not limited to those for hair 🙁

    The show did provide a website that has the list of these toxins; it also lists the possibly affects of each.

    I don’t remember the website, but you can search for it on the Dr. Oz site or probably Google it.

    It’s worth doing thorough research if health is important.

    Thank you for your blog!

    – Fifty Shades of Grey Roots

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    Phan Trash
    Dec 31, 2015 at 3:39 am

    I feel that you forgot a vegan/natural hair dye that I use. It is called Manic Panic and it is a semi-permanent hair dye. They do unnatural hair colours that turn out amazing.

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    Mei
    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Does anyone have experience of using Daniel Field’s Advanced Formula Water Colour range? They claim to be an organic natural colour range and is free of PPD. I have black hair and have a lot of grey roots to cover. Is the water based colour better than Naturigin? Original and Mineral don’t offer black colour. Many thanks for your help in advance.

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    Clare
    Feb 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I need this article as I am searching for something organic myself – does anyone know of any brands that do a deep shades of warm red that will cover a dull greying auburn?
    Thanks 🙂

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    Ken
    Mar 16, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Hi, I work in the hair industry and I can categorically tell you that there is no such thing as organic colour. All the ‘organic’ named colours may use some organic ingredients,or certified organic ingredients. I’ve seen claims of 95% natural also. Natural what exactly?! Aqua/water is normally the first ingredient in most of these products so I expect we can say that’s natural. Also, notice how these colours are marketed. Nome of them actually state that they are a 100% organic product. (Because they’re not!!) It’s always a similar phrase like “organic based” and “certified organic ingredients”. If a product states it’s ammonia free it will definitely contain MEA, which is a substitute for ammonia. PPD free products most likely will have PTD or another diamine. I’m afraid that in my opinion “organic color” is just a marketing strategy for companies to make more profits. If you’re colouring your hair, trust your hairdresser. They are professionals 🙂

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    May 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

    i want to know exactly pdf file of the real ingredient of Natulique Organic Colours

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    allison
    Jun 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Love Madison Reed. Excellent coverage with no odor. Not expensive at all! I get it online on autoship! Also, a customer-friendly company that you can actuallu talk to a real consultant! Love it!

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    allison
    Jun 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Very sorry, had a spelling error in my comment! It should be… Also, a customer-friendly company, in that you can actually talk to a real consultant!

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    Lulu
    Jun 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    DON’T USE Madison Reed!!! It gives terrible allergic reaction! Stay away from this hairolor!

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      Minerva cuadro
      Aug 2, 2016 at 2:30 am

      I just used this Mason reed what reaction please explain thank you

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    Lulu
    Jun 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Haircolor*

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    Mehtab
    Jul 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Hi is L’oreal hair dye safe for dark hair??

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      Chere
      Jul 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Mehtab
      Unfortunately, L’Oreal is one of the worst, most chemical brands out there…I would recommend going with one of the brands in our article instead. 🙂 x

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    Makeover Part I : Bleached Bombshell | The Rambler
    Jul 9, 2016 at 4:46 am

    […] Exluxe Magazine  -10 of The Best Natural Hair Dyes Natural News : The Dangers in Hair Coloring and Safer Alternatives Health Scams Exposed: 5 Deadly Reasons to Stop Dying your Hair Epoch Time : Avoid These 7 Toxic Chemicals Found in Most Hair Dyes Bollywood Shaadis : 7 Side Effects of Hair Coloring That All Girls Must Know… […]

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    Scarlett
    Jul 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Hi! I was wondering if these products are effective for dark, unbleached hair. Don’t organic, chemical-free dyes tend to be less effective? I mean, can it give me a noticeable shade and will it last long? Thanks for all the info in this post!

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      Chere
      Jul 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Scarlett
      That depends what you mean by ‘effective’? Saach Organics, for example, lasts 6-8 weeks, which is pretty much as long as anyone has to wait before re-dying their hair, right? So I guess I would say YES, they are effective. But note: the natural dyes will only enhance or change your colour slightly – if you have brown hair and want to go to light auburn, you will have to use harsh chemicals (which will kill your hair! and which are not good for your health). Up to you! 🙂

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    Thinking of Coloring Your Hair? | Emtage Beauty
    Aug 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    […] Who doesn’t want a little color in their life? Some think, changing the color of your hair is an extreme thing to do. Especially when you want to avoid hair dyes that are not offensive in some way.  So why not look for natural hair dyes? Look for those that contain less or no paraphenlyenediamine or PPA and that are completely free of ammonia. And keep in mind that the way your hair takes to color change may depend on the kind of hair you have and it’s health. If you opt for a home remedy, just know that you may have to repeat the steps and over time you will get the color you want.  The good news is that the results will leave you with healthier hair and you won’t be exposing yourself to harmful chemicals. Otherwise you can choose a Natural Hair Dye product. Here’s an article we found on Eluxemagazine.com that may give you some ideas on products out there, “10 OF THE BEST NATURAL HAIR DYES.” […]

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