Commercial hair dyes contain thousands of different chemicals, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic but you don't have to choose between gorgeous colour and good health. Hair care expert Christine Shahin shows you how to use nontoxic natural plant pigments - henna, indigo, amla, and cassis - to colour your hair naturally, and with beautiful results! These pigments are readily available at natural food stores and online; they're simple, safe, and easy to use; and they cost much less than a trip to the salon. With clearly written instructions and step-by- step photography, Shahin shows you exactly how to apply these pigments, alone or in combinations, to achieve a full range of shades of brown, black, and red. She also includes instructions for transitioning from chemical dyes to natural ones and for using chemical and natural dyes together.
While a vast majority of women colour their hair, many have reservations about using chemically laden dyes and are interested in safer alternatives. This book offers in-depth instructions in using henna, indigo, amia, and cassia plant pigments to create stunning customised looks without the chemicals or the cost of dye.
Revelatory! Who knew hair could look this good with all-natural plant pigments? A healthy godsend. Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and "New York Times" bestselling author Christine Shahin shares effective, plant-based formulas that are 100 percent chemical free and work with your unique hair color to blend grays or simply transform your hair with beautiful, complimentary tones. The result will be glossy, silky, nourished hair with texture and health that only nature can create! Stephanie Tourles, author of "Organic Body Care Recipes" Absolutely the best book on natural hair care and coloring I ve ever come across ... Christine is a coloring maestro who has had years of experience using natural colorants, and she shares her knowledge generously and warmly. from the Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author This highly recommended, comprehensive guide ties together fine instruction and great illustrations to create a distinct offering for readers interested in alternative hair-dyeing techniques. "Library Journal," starred review"