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Coloring My Hair with Flowers

Just so you know, I like to dye my hair. Sometimes highlights, sometimes dark, sometimes something in-between. And like many health-conscious women, I found the harsh chemicals they rubbed into my skull every couple months to be a little troubling (not to mention how that nasty synthetic smell used to keep both boyfriend and my pet parrot on the far side of the couch). Well, Aveda to the rescue. I’ve recently started going to an Aveda salon where the dye is 99-percent chemical free. At first I was skeptical of how it might look. I mean, how could modest plant-derived dye possibly be as good as that scalp-scorching chemical stuff? But the color is amazing, and I walk out the door with shiny healthy hair that smells like lavender, not some 8th grade science experiment gone wrong.

Have you ever tried natural hair dye?

(posted by Sera Beak, substituting this week for Amy)

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posted July 20, 2006 at 12:18 am

I use henna and have for several years. I like the smell (although not everyone does, it’s kind of like freshly mown hay … but more intense), and I love the red colour. *And* it makes my scalp feel super clean for several days, helps keep the frizz under control (at least a little) and is shiny and soft and good. It will dye your ears orange, though, if you aren’t careful about spills!>

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posted July 20, 2006 at 2:09 pm

My hair is curly and steel gray without the assistance of dye. I also have two sections of my hair that fight taking dye and become natural “highlights” because of the way that difficult part fights taking dye. Would the aveda natural stuff work for me?>

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posted July 20, 2006 at 9:56 pm

I wuld call an Aveda salon and check – but I’m pretty sure Aveda dye performs on all hair. It’s also up to how good the colorist is, I have a great colorist here in SF. Good luck!>

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posted July 21, 2006 at 6:25 pm

Dear Sera, Thanks much for your kind reply.>

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