Vegetable Hair Dyes: Ecocolors

By Alicia Dennis on
Those of us who have super-sensitive skin know how awful skin allergies can be.  Hair dyes contain so many chemicals, many people risk debilitating allergic reactions through exposure to them.  Last spring, a British teen named Lois Queen had such a severe reaction to her hair dye she was unrecognizable:photo linked from wordpress.comThere are ways to avoid such catastrophes: don't lather all those chemicals on your head.  You can find plenty of chemical-free organic products at your local...Read Full Story

Henna: No Veggies, Only Color.

By Alicia Dennis on
Henna, a flowering plant found in Africa and southern Asia, is a great all-natural alternative to hair dye if you want a reddish tint.  The dye the Henna plant produces (easily found at any natural foods grocery or Indian bazaar) has been used for skin and hair decoration for centuries.  If you've ever been to an Indian wedding, you've undoubtedly seen women with their hands covered in Mehndi.When applied to hair (you can buy fast-working treatments or opt for the slow route with shampoo), it...Read Full Story