Hair Color Alternatives

[NOTE: This page is under construction.]

So what might be safe?

There a a number of products that some women have used successfully to color their hair. Browse the lists below to see what people have tried and liked (or disliked).

What is safe for someone else may not be safe for you.  Products listed on this  page are in no way guaranteed to be safe and are not endorsed or recommended.

 

What do you want to achieve?

 

Cover gray

Go darker

Go lighter

Highlights

Permanent

Salon
Only

Clairol Beautiful (NOT Advanced Gray Solutions)

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CoSaMo

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Davines Finest Pigments

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Goldwell Elumen

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Henna

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Henna & Indigo

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Surya Henna Creme

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Bleach

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Clairol Beautiful

A line of temporary color products that wash out in 6-8 shampoos. Contains azo dyes.There are two varieties of Clairol Beautiful. DO NOT USE the Advanced Gray Solutions–it contains PTD, which is related to PPD, and you will most likely react to it. Check the ingredients!

Where to get it: Sold in beauty supply stores such as Sally’s.

CoSaMo Love Your Color

A line of temporary color products that wash out in 6-8 shampoos. Similar to Loving Care, which was discontinued. Contains azo dyes.

Where to get it: Online.

Davines Finest Pigments

A line of temporary color products that wash out in 8-10 shampoos. Check ingredients to be sure you are buying Finest Pigments, as other Davines products have TDS.

Where to get it: Online.

Goldwell Elumen

Semi-permanent color. Contains azo dyes.

Where to get it: Salons only.

K Pour Karite

A line of temporary color products that wash out in 6-8 shampoos. Contains azo dyes with nitros and amines.

Where to get it: Online.

Surya Henna Cream

A line of temporary color products that wash out in 6-8 shampoos. Contains azo dyes.Despite its name, it is not a henna dye.

Where to get it: Natural food stores, online.

Henna and Indigo

Henna turns hair red. Indigo mixed with henna turns it brown. The more indigo you use, the darker the color. This is permanent, although the indigo may fade a bit. Use only pure, laboratory-tested henna and indigo. Beware of henna kits sold in stores as these may contain other chemicals or metals that may cause allergy. Avoid anything labeled as “Black Henna” — it is likely pure PPD! Henna allergy is very rare. Some women are allergic to indigo, so always patch test it before you use it.

Where to buy it: Online. Mehandi.com and Henna Hut have both received good reviews.

 

 

This site is NOT written by physicians or other medical professionals and is NOT intended to provide medical advice.   Always consult your physician for medical care. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your country’s emergency number immediately.