As we get older, many of us have to face the fact our hair might want to start showing our age before we are ready. Our hair can begin to gray as early as in our teen years. Graying is fairly common by the time we are in our 30s and 40s. Having your hair dyed in a salon is certainly an option, but it’s expensive, time consuming and who knows what chemicals are used in those dyes?
You could dye your hair at home, but again, you have the issue of knowing what’s in the product. And, there is the potential to damage your hair if you don’t do it right. If you’re not a trained professional, dying or relaxing your hair at home can put the health of your hair and scalp at risk.
For many years people have been using natural hair dyes. These are usually henna based. These dyes can make hair darker (never lighter). Not only do they not damage the hair, they can actually make the hair healthier, smoother and easier to manage. They are an excellent product for those who can use them. The problem? Gray hairs can be stubborn and difficult to cover.
Now there are products that are the best of both worlds. These are henna based dyes with just enough of the chemical components necessary to cover those stubborn grays. These products are easy enough and safe enough to be used at home. Using them saves both time and money. They contain herbs that enhance the health of the hair, while it’s being colored. They are not for everyone. They don’t damage hair partly because they have no ability to lift color. However, because they have no ability to lift color, they cannot make hair lighter. They can only change hair color so much. For example, if your hair is dark, they can add highlights like a reddish tint to it, but you will not be able to get a full red.
If these products are suited to you, they are an excellent alternative to harsh chemical products, having to make an appointment and to the on-going expense of having your hair dyed on a regular basis. Many of our customers are freeing themselves from the salons and taking better care of their hair at home.
Article courtesy of Treasured Locks, LLC
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward