Q. I would like to dye my hair but refuse absolutely no chemicals! I've had bad experiences. Can you please inform me of some natural alternatives?
A. The best option for you is henna. The henna plant is native to Asia and the Mediterranean coast of Africa and thrives in warmer climates around the world. The leaves are harvested, dried and ground to a fine powder.
Henna contains henotannic acid, a dye that binds to the collagen in skin cells and keratin of the fingernails and hair, leaving the color behind. And it is completely natural!
However, there is a word of caution. This type of color can give colors that are not easily controlled. The porosity of your hair and the way you apply it affect the color you get. First, make sure you test the color on a small piece of hair. Or consult a professional colored person.