Tinting Your Tresses
Want to get on trend with your hair sans risque? It’s easy and safe with natural colouring products.
Sassy red is the hot trend for hair colour, while espresso and honey continue to be popular hues. Look to your skin for clues before choosing a colour. Warm skin tones glow in shades like honey and copper. Cool skin tones come alive with ash blond and shades of brown. Ease into colour transition by selecting a tint only a few shades lighter or darker than your existing colour.
Tints and styling tools like a blow-dryer, curling iron or flatiron can damage hair. Conditioning treatments containing cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba and babassu oils add sheen to your tresses. Healthy and nourished hair also helps to lock in your new colour.
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Look for shampoos containing natural ingredients that gradually intensify your natural hair colour over time. Blackberry and licorice root add drama to dark hair, while camomile and marigold warm up blond.
Not sure you’ll love your new hue? Go ahead, indulge. Ammonia-free semi-permanent tints containing ingredients like henna and walnut husk wash out in six shampoos. Dare to dye naturally - and rock your red, blond or brunette!
Lisa Petty ROHP, nutrition expert and health coach. Lisa is author of Living Beauty: Feel Great, Look Fabulous & Live Well, and host of Lisa Live health radio that walks the talk on 820 CHAM, Saturdays at 10AM. Originally published in Alive magazine.