Natural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free Beauty by Christine ShahinNatural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free Beauty by Christine Shahin

Natural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free Beauty

byChristine Shahin

Paperback | May 17, 2016

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Commercial hair dyes contain thousands of different chemicals, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic — but you don’t have to choose between gorgeous color and good health. Natural hair care expert Christine Shahin shows you how to use nontoxic plant pigments — henna, indigo, amla, and cassia — to color your hair naturally, whatever your hair type or ethnicity, with beautiful results! These pigments are readily available at natural food stores and online, and they’re simple, safe, easy to use, and cost-effective. With clearly written instructions and step-by-step photography, Shahin shows you exactly how to apply these pigments, alone or in combinations, to achieve a full range of shades of brown, black, and red. She also includes instructions for transitioning from chemical dyes to natural ones and for using chemical and natural dyes together.
 
Drawing on her 40-plus years of studying and teaching about the healing properties of herbs, Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health. She is a world-renowned educator, activist, and entrepreneur, serving as directo...
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Title:Natural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free BeautyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for all of us who wish to use natural ingredients only. Great book with a lot of pictures that goes well beyond henna to create different shades and colours
Date published: 2017-01-05

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar
Preface
Wellness Beauty and Sage-ing
Chapter 1: Why Color Your Hair?
   Why Herbal Colorants?
   Embracing Your Crone, Embracing Your Gray
Chapter 2: Basic Understanding of Hair Coloring
   Hair Composition and Growth
   Chemical Colorants versus Herbal Hair Colorants
   Going from Chemical Colorants to Herbal Colorants and Vice Versa
Chapter 3: The Four Pure Herbal Colorants
   Buy Only Pure Herbal Colorants
   Henna
   Indigo
   Amla
   Cassia Obovata
Chapter 4: How to Use Herbal Hair Colorants
   Creating Your Color Recipe
   My Herbal Colorant Recipes
   Mixing and Storing
   How to Do a Patch Test
   The Basic Application Process
   Playing with Staining Time
   Special Procedures and Considerations
   Making Corrections and Troubleshooting
   Unusual Ways to Use Herbal Colorants
Chapter 5: Wrap Styles
   Simple Turban
   Tuck Wrap
   Gypsy
   Crown Wrap
   Rosette Turban
Chapter 6: How to Take Care of Hair Colored with Herbal Pigments
   Hair Care for Different Types of Hair
   Daily Care for Healthy Hair
   Natural Shampoos, Conditioners, and Other Hair Products
   Hair Styling
Chapter 7: Frequently Asked Questions
In Closing
Glossary
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index

 

Editorial Reviews

“Revelatory! Who knew hair could look this good with all-natural plant pigments? A healthy godsend.”— Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and New York Times bestselling author “Christine Shahin shares effective, plant-based formulas that are 100 percent chemical free and work with your unique hair color to blend grays or simply transform your hair with beautiful, complimentary tones. The result will be glossy, silky, nourished hair with texture and health that only nature can create!”— Stephanie Tourles, author of Organic Body Care Recipes “Absolutely the best book on natural hair care and coloring I’ve ever come across ... Christine is a coloring maestro who has had years of experience using natural colorants, and she shares her knowledge generously and warmly.”— from the Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author “This highly recommended, comprehensive guide ties together fine instruction and great illustrations to create a distinct offering for readers interested in alternative hair-dyeing techniques.” — Library Journal, starred review