In honor of my return to blogging here, I'm going to post something super duper critically important. You know, a matter of life and death. Like... hair color.
Now, if you're a lucky bitch, maybe you don't have any grey hair in your 30s. If so, well, good for you. You probably don't have any cellulite or stretch marks, either. Maybe you have a rainbow unicorn who visits you every night in your dreams, too. Awesome. However, if you're like me, you have grey hair. Maybe even a LOT of grey hair. Maybe even so much grey hair that you are beginning to lose sight of your natural hair color. And, if so, this post is for you.
For awhile now, I've been mostly too lazy to worry about grey hair. I mean, whatever. I wanted to grow old gracefully! But, when it hit the point that, at age 34, I had more grey hair than brown hair, it started to bug me. I mean, seriously. I'm not elderly! Why is my hair so darn grey?! But, like I said, I'm lazy. I let this state of affairs continue for months until one day I looked in the mirror, at my even greyer hair, and decided that something had to change.
But, the other problem with that was that all of the hair colorings that I have ever used, whether at home or in a salon, were super, duper foul. And, probably filled with every bad, toxic chemical in the entire world. It's probably like all of the food colorings in the world mating and making evil, toxic little babies that will crawl into your brain through your hair and kill you or something. I did not want to put that nastiness on my hair anymore! But, I also didn't want to look like a grandma anymore, either! So, what was a girl to do?
This girl ended up at PCC, my local food co-op, which ended up having a staggering assortment of natural hair colorings to choose from. Now, I'm not entirely sure what "natural" means from the standpoint of hair dye. I mean, it is dying your hair. Permanently. I'm pretty sure that it isn't doing that with coffee grounds and beet juice. But, I'm also pretty sure that, if there is a better solution, PCC will be the one to have it, so I put my hair into their hands and just opted for the one with the best sounding packaging. Yup, that's entirely how I chose, since none of them had ingredients listed.
Probably the most exciting part about the experience was that, from what I could tell, none of this brand's boxes of hair dye had any pictures of the color of the dye itself. Instead, they were all themed in a nice Earth-toned palette with names like "cola," "carraway," and "mullein." Since I have dark hair, I decided that cola was a good option because, well, cola is dark. And, some of the other names were so obscure that I literally had no idea what they were, and what color my hair might turn. So, cola it was.
This morning, I finally got around to actually applying it (see? Lazy!), and I was happy to discover that it had only a very mild smell, unlike all of the old dyes that I used. It also washed right off of my skin when I dripped some here or there, even when I found spots of dye in the shower after 45 minutes! It's in and dried now, and my hair is a nice dark brown, and I can't see any grey whatsoever, so I definitely consider this to have been a positive experience. Non-stinky, non-staining, hair color with (presumably) fewer harsh chemicals? Awesome!
So, if you're looking for a less toxic solution for grey coverage, I really recommend that you give Naturcolor a try. Also, as soon as I Google'd them, the very first thing that I saw was their website, which actually provides color pictures... so, hey, you can even click that handy dandy link and choose your color ahead of time, rather than guessing randomly in the store like I did (note to Naturcolor: There is a reason why sane hair color manufacturers include images on their boxes!).