Sage Hair Dye Benefits

Enhance your brunette locks with sage.

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Chemical laden dyes aren't the only way to color your hair and cover up grays. If you want to try a solution that's off the beaten path, try a little DIY dying with sage. This Mother Nature approved dye will deepen and enhance brunette locks, producing a darker, smoldering color. Sage is also packed with benefits that you can't get with a standard box of dye.

Safety

Traditional hair dyes, like the stuff you buy in a box at the drugstore or the pro formulas they slap on your locks at a salon, are literally dripping with crazy chemicals. These toxic chemicals can cause allergic reactions, irritation and burns -- and they may also increase your risk of cancer and other scary conditions like neurotoxicity. On the other hand, good old sage doesn't contain one single synthetic chemical. It's all natural, baby. It's safe to put in your body, and just as safe to put on your body. That means even pregnant ladies, who need to steer clear of chemical dyes to protect their developing bambinos, can safely use sage.

Environmental Impact

Sage hair dye isn't just good for your body -- it's good for the planet too. Since it's totally natural, that means it's also totally eco-friendly. When you rinse out traditional dye, all those icky chemicals go down the drain and muck up our already polluted planet even more. You don't have to worry about that with sage. It's basically just herbal tea -- no harm, no foul. You can dye your hair with sage all you want with a clean conscience, knowing you're doing right by our beautiful planet.

Versatility

Girls who have commitment phobia when it comes to hair dye may enjoy sage's no strings attached policy. Since there are no chemicals involved, the change isn't permanent. If you don't like the color, just hang on. It'll rinse out eventually. Plus, since it's a progressive color change that means you can totally customize your results. Just do a sage rinse weekly until you get the color you want, then switch to a once a month rinse to maintain the shade.

Advice

Commercial hair dyes can wreak havoc on your delicate locks, turning them from spun silk to dull, dry, frazzled straw. If you have especially delicate, thinning or totally over-processed hair, harsh chemicals aren't going to do you any favors. Using sage to color your hair instead is way more gentle, so you don't have to worry about frying your mane or stressing out your over-processed hair even more.

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