Organic Hair Colour Vs Chemical Hair Dye

Multiple factors compel people to dye their hair which includes following the latest trends in fashion or just copying their famous celebrity. Though the predominant factor among them is a change in look, but, this is not always the case. Some people inherit the genes of white hair from their parents and grey at a very early age and all they are left is with dying their hair to look youthful.

Choosing the best dye
Whatever brand of dye you are using, it is important to have a close look at the ingredients that are being used in the dye. The quality and amount of the ingredients that are being used in the processing of dye play a significant role as they directly affect your hair health and most of the people use it once a month or more.

Chemical hair dyes
Chemical hair dyes have adverse effects on the body as they can transform the structure of your hair permanently that is irreversible. These synthetic dyes contain ingredients that are not only carcinogenic but can also trigger up different allergic reactions in the body as they get absorbed in the scalp. Some of the dangerous toxic ingredients to watch out for :

  • ammonia,
  • peroxide,
  • p-phenylenediamine,
  • diaminobenzene,
  • toluene-2,5-diamine,
  • resorcinol

These ingredients can cause serious skin, eye and lung irritation, immunotoxicity, allergies, chemical burns and blistering to the scalp, hair breakage and loss and some forms of cancer.

Pregnant women are advised to avoid colouring their hair if they can, especially if they dye their hair rather than have highlights, as the colour mixture is painted straight onto the scalp, as opposed to just the hair itself and therefore absorb into the blood stream.  Some studies have shown that some of the ingredients used in hair dyes may adversely affect a growing fetus and studies have shown an increase risk of cancer in children whose mothers coloured their hair during pregnancy


Natural hair dyes
Unlike the chemical dyes, the natural organic dyes will not only enhance the beauty of your hair but will promote hair health and growth.  If you are looking for added volume and healthy hair roots just go for the natural hair dyes. Some of the 100% chemical free hair dyes include Sante herbal hair colors, Logona herbal hair colors; Sunab and Radico Colour Me Organic hair dye. These include natural herbs in them that restore the structure of your hair and strengthen the roots.  Sunab is one of the effective natural hair dyes consisting of rare ayurvedic herb that will provide added shine, luster and volume to the hair. Radico Color Me Organic is also another natural & organic dye free from all chemicals that stimulate hair growth and also provide a natural shine. This dye is available in the powdered form and contains  methi, amla, bhringraj, hibiscus, coffee and other naturally occurring ingredients which boost hair health, growth and vitality and is safe for pregnant ladies too.



So, to keep your hair healthy and fortified it is beneficial to keep away from all synthetic dyes and look for 100 % natural chemical free dyes. As mentioned above, these dyes will impart a long-lasting positive effect on your hair with no side or harmful reactions to your health.

Hair Colour Safety Tips:

  • Read the labels carefully.  Don’t be fooled by advertising campaigns that say things like,’ botanical infused colouring systems’, or ‘contains organic ingredients’, or ‘natural fruit extracts’. You need to really read through ALL the ingredients and actually see what dangerous ingredients that the manufacturer is NOT using and then make a choice.


  • Avoid the following chemicals, even if they are in natural products PPD, Resorcinol, Ammonia & Peroxidewhich is used to bleach and lighten hair.


  • Choose 100% Chemical Free Hair Dyes which are USDA , Ecocert, Vegan certified like Radico Colour Me Organic or Sunab.


  • To seal the deal – check whether they have the MADE SAFE seal which means that a product is literally made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, or ecosystems. It’s the first nontoxic certification to apply to products we use every day. .



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