Vegetable hair dyes: curiosities

History deilla hair coloring herbal

Vegetable-based hair colors have been used by man for thousands of years; for example, some mummies show that ancient Egyptians had colored hair, and we are talking about the year 1400 BC! In particular, it was discovered that the hair of an Egyptian princess had been dyed with henna. In addition to henna, indigo was used to revitalize the color or change it completely.

Chemical dyes were born in the twentieth century and the demand for natural dyes, decreases. With the new dyes all shades of colour became possible and for this reason the population began to orient itself to the chemical, without thinking about health…

Only at the beginning of the new millennium, finally, the colors of herbal hair become popular again, as the world begins to regain awareness of their health.

What are the herbal colours?

As the name suggests, all the ingredients of natural tinctures are herbal. In addition to the already mentioned indigo and henna, amla, neem and other purely vegetable substances are now available.

How do plant colours work?

Natural herbal hair colours are fixed with the outer coating of the hair (cuticle). The longer the exposure, the more intense the colour (even after rinsing) will be. Only after the first shampoo will the process of color intensification be interrupted.

Advantages and benefits of natural colouring

Natural colors offer some advantages over chemical dyes. Here are a few:

  • Completely natural result
  • Hair and scalp care
  • Long life
  • Beautiful shades
  • Lucidity
  • Reinforced hair
  • Excellent coverage of gray hair
  • Healthy hair regrowth
  • Disadvantages

There are only two real disadvantages to herbal hair coloring. Firstly, it is not possible to lighten them and secondly, the application time can be very long, depending on the structure of the hair or the proportion of grey hair. (The shorter the exposure time, the lower the colour intensity)

A well-known brand of natural cosmetics that also offers natural-based hair colors, is Khadi, whose dyes have some special features:

  • 100% vegetable
  • BDIH Certification
  • Without chemical additives
  • Without preservatives and perfumes
  • Easy to use
  • Khadi offers different bright colours, from light blonde to black, perfect grey hair coverage and permanent colouring.

The perfect colouring power of Khadi brand hair dyes comes from the careful choice of raw materials, quick on-site processing and the exclusive use of herbs and colouring plants.

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