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3 Tips to Find Your Best Hair Color Natural Highlights

Find Your Best Hair Color Natural Highlights

3 Tips to Find Your Best Hair Color Natural Highlights -by L.J. O'Neal, writer
1) Ask Yourself: Am I ‘Cool’ or Am I ‘Warm’?

According to color experts, our overall facial features are usually divided up into two categories: Cool and Warm. Our eye color, skin and natural hair coloring determine whether we are in the warm category or cool category. Each category varies in shades of light, medium or dark. For example, we can be a ‘cool medium’ or ‘warm light’. These ‘categories’ are also commonly called, ‘palettes’ or ‘schemes’.

2) Focus On: Eye Color, Natural/Original Hair Color and Skin Tone.

3 Tips to Find Your Best Hair Color Natural Highlights -by L.J. O’Neal, writer.

Cool Natural Beauty
Shades vary from light, medium or dark.

Cool eye color:  dark brown, black-brown, gray-blue, dark blue, hazel with white gray or blue flecks.

Cool hair (natural) color: Blue-Black (or jet black), deep brown, ash brown, ash blond, platinum blond.

Cool skin tone:  very dark brown, true olive, medium pale, medium with golden undertones, pale, bronze.

Warm Natural Beauty
Shades vary from light, medium or dark.

Warm eye color: golden brown, green, green-blue, turquoise, hazel with gold or brown flecks.

Warm hair (natural) color: deep brown with gold or red highlights, red, strawberry-blond, gray-yellow, natural or golden blond.

Warm skin tone:  brown with pink or golden undertones, peachy or with peachy undertones, pale with gold undertones, freckled, ruddy. Of course if you don’t remember what color your natural hair is or if you regularly use tanning beds, it might not be as simple. What colors currently compliments your facial features -in your wardrobe-should be able to determine if you are warm or cool. Blue, green and violet are cool hues. Red, orange and yellows are warm hues.

Most complimentary hair color for cool skin: golden, rich brown and redder coloring.

Most complimentary hair color for warm skin: ashy shades of brown  (instead of red-browns), black, light colors.

3) Ignore the Myths. You are not a ‘cookie-cutter’.

Natural Beauty Caveat: Remember, you are: uniquely you. Your complexion and skin tone might be more of a combination that doesn’t ‘fit’ into a basic category. There is not true “cookie-cutter” template on cool or warm individuals. If you’re unsure, do the following: Save some hair from your comb or hairbrush until you have enough to test for color. Do a color test by applying your chosen natural hair dye on your saved hair.  This will ensure that you will like the results on your full head of hair.

Remember: when you think more about skin tone, eye color and your natural hair color, you’ll be happier with your choice of the Lustrous Henna® shade that naturally suits you.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Promote Hair Growth with Plant-based Foods for Vegetarians

Promote Hair Growth -for Vegetarians and Vegans

Wisely choosing protein sources from plant-based foods that eliminate dry scalp, encourage healthy hair and promote hair growth is possible, even for vegans and vegetarians. Although, 100% all natural herbal hair care products are a great help to grow and maintain lustrous, radiant healthy hair –adding a diet of nutrient-rich, plant-based foods will further enhance your natural beauty.

Promote Hair Growth with Plant-based Foods for Vegetarians –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.
Plant-based Food
Sources to Promote Hair Growth*

Protein

  • Green peas, chickpeas, edamame
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Nuts, nut butter
  • Tempeh, tofu, seitan,
  • Broccoli, spinach
  • Seeds: chia, sesame, sunflower, poppy
  • Nondairy milk: soy, rice, almond, hemp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Iron

  • Brussel sprouts, collard greens, arugula, potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, kale, broccoli, spinach
  • Raisins, dried peaches, prune juice, dried apricots
  • Soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eye peas, green peas, lentils, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, tofu
  • Sesame butter (tehani), dried thyme, molasses, dark chocolate

Vitamin A

  • Dark green, orange, red, yellow vegetables and fruits (containing beta-carotene).

Biotin

  • Fresh is always best: carrots, cauliflower
  • Cereals, yeast, soy flour
  • Beans

Vitamin B-6

  • Bananas
  • Navy beans, chickpeas
  • Walnuts
  • Breakfast cereals, fortified with B vitamins

Vitamin B-12**

  • Plant milks such as: Almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk, fortified with vitamin B12
  • Nutritional yeast and yeast extracts fortified with B12.
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Tempeh
  • Breakfast cereal, fortified with B12

Folic Acid

  • Folic acid vegetables: Broccoli, beets, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, fresh peas, spinach
  • Folic acid beans: All types of beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils

Copper (Dietary)

  • Dark, leafy greens and dried fruits like prunes
  • Cocoa, black pepper, yeast

Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA)

  • Flaxseed (best to use ground); flaxseed oil (unheated)
  • Walnuts
  • Hemp seed oil

Zinc

  • Nuts: cashews, pecans, almonds, (brazil nuts are also rich in selenium)
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas

A diet of healthy foods will give your hair growth an added boost. On average, hair grows ¼ to ½ inch each month. Therefore, work on growing healthier and stronger cells through healthy eating. 

 

*Obviously, this list is not all-inclusive. Feel free to add your own personal list of vegan and vegetarian foods that promote healthy hair growth.

**‘Vitamin B12 is needed for cell division and blood formation. Neither plants nor animals make vitamin B12. Bacteria are responsible for producing vitamin B12. Animals get their vitamin B12 from eating foods contaminated with vitamin B12 and then the animal becomes a source of vitamin B12. Plant foods do not contain vitamin B12 except when they are contaminated by microorganisms or have vitamin B12 added to them. Thus, vegans need to look for fortified foods or supplements to get vitamin B12 I their diet.’1

Resources (on file):
1The Vegetarian Resource Group
Vegan Health: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Recommendations for Vegetarians 

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Permanent Hair Dye –Another Unsafe Chemical You Should Know

Permanent Hair Dye –Another Unsafe Chemical You Should Know –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.How Safe is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair Dye?

It depends on whose hair color research (or lack of it) you choose to rely on. Natural hair color safety should be paramount in your choice of hair coloring dye.

After extensive scientific research, the European Commission (Health and Consumer Safety) concluded that the use of toluene-2,5-diamine cannot be considered safe for hair coloring or hair shaft . The National Allergy Research Centre in Denmark concluded that hair color dye users need more protection and a ‘preventative strategy’ to reduce cases of severe allergic contact dermatitis.

Common Permanent Hair Dye Chemical Ingredients

“Toluene-2,5-Diamine and Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate are used as ingredients in the formulation of permanent hair dyes, colors and tints. Toluene-3,4-Diamine may also be used in hair dye products.” (1) This permanent hair color chemical has also been called para-toluenediamine (PTD) or p-toluenediamine.

Haz-Map Report:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] A potent skin sensitizer, with positive patch test results observed in hairdressers with dermatitis; occupational hazard in hair dressers: allergic contact dermatitis.”(2)

Scientific Committee on Consumer Products Concludes:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“The SCCP is of the opinion that the use of toluene-2,5-diamine cannot be considered safe based on the available data. This conclusion may be re-evaluated if human toxicokinetic data were to become available in which dosages used more closely approximate the intended use of the substance.

Toluene-2,5-diamine is an extremely potent skin sensitizer.

Clarification must be given on the myocyte degeneration in the dose range finding study of the 90 day study.

Toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate itself has no mutagenic potential in vivo.

However, studies on genotoxicity/mutagenicity in finished hair dye formulations should be undertaken following the relevant SCCNFP/SCCP opinions and in accordance with its Notes of Guidance.” (3)

National Allergy Research Centre Concludes:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“Colouring of hair can cause severe allergic contact dermatitis. The most frequently reported hair dye allergens are c (PPD) and toluene-2,5-diamine, which are included in, respectively, the patch test standard series and the hairdressers series. The aim of the present study was to identify dye precursors and couplers in hair dyeing products causing clinical hair dye dermatitis and to compare the data with the contents of these compounds in a randomly selected set of similar products… Hair dye allergy may cause severe clinical reactions, and the current regulation is insufficient in protection of the users. A preventive strategy is needed.” (4)

USA Expert Panel Opinion
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is SAFE.

The conclusion of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review should not be much of a surprise. Why?

We must consider whom they work for (as mentioned on their own website): They’re a trade association, based in Washington, D.C., that represents the cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance industry in the United States and globally. Founded in 1894, the Council has a membership of more than 600 companies including manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the United States .” (1) 

Simply stated:

This Council actually represents the manufacturers who actively promote the use of chemicals like para-toluenediamine (PTD) or p- toluenediamine in their hair color products.

Therefore, even though the Council provides extremely valuable information on other topics, how can this expert conclusion on this particular issue be deemed as totally accurate? 

Even expert conclusions can be confusing and at times, overwhelming. However, as consumers, it is wise to take extra precautions to be safe and protect our health against unsafe and potentially dangerous chemicals used in hair dye.

 Resources:

(1) Cosmetic Ingredient Review Council. Washington, DC. USA.

(2)Haz-Map findings on Toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate.

(3) National Allergy Research Centre, Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen Gentofte Hospital, Denmark

(4) Scientific Committee on Consumer Products

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Safety First –More About Synthetic Hair Dye and Chemicals

Safety First –More About Synthetic Hair Dye and Chemicals–by L.J. O’Neal, writer.

Safety First: Synthetic Hair Dye and Chemicals

Hair salon and consumer hair coloring formulas use a high number of toxic chemicals in their formulas. In one analysis of popular brands and formulations, Consumer Reports found nearly 20 different ingredients that were classified as potential human carcinogens “Conventional dyes contain high level of toxic chemicals that can be absorbed through the scalp, where there is a rich blood supply. Then these chemicals circulate throughout your body, where they can be stored in the tissues and cause adverse health effects,” says Marianne Marchese, ND, who practices natural medicine at a Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

A recent study conducted at Yale University found a link between permanent hair dye and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One study for example, suggested that woman over the age of 50 who have used permanent hair dyes for ten or more years have an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet another discovered that users of permanent hair dyes are 2:1 times more likely to have bladder cancer. Other studies have linked the use of hair dyes to allergic contact dermatitis and skin disorders like eczema and to far more serious diseases like leukemia and ovarian cancer.

Safety First –More About Synthetic Hair Dye and Chemicals–by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Safety First: Never use synthetic dyes when coloring your hair!

“If you are thinking about coloring your hair, it’s worth exploring natural options to bring out highlights, to add a little shading or to cover gray. Using a natural product, such as Lustrous Henna® is very safe and beneficial to your hair than a conventional hair dye that may completely damage your hair and scalp with prolong use.

‘Conventional dyes contain high level of toxic chemicals that can be absorbed through the scalp, where there is a rich blood supply. Then these chemicals circulate throughout your body, where they can be stored in the tissues and cause adverse health effects,’ says Marianne Marchese, ND, who practices natural medicine at a Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

A recent study conducted at Yale University found a link between permanent hair dye and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One study for example, suggested that woman over the age of 50 who have used permanent hair dyes for ten or more years have an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet another discovered that users of permanent hair dyes are 2:1 times more likely to have bladder cancer. Other studies have linked the use of hair dyes to allergies and skin disorders like eczema and to far more serious diseases like leukemia and ovarian cancer.

Such study results should not be surprising when one considers the number of toxic ingredients used by both salon and consumer hair coloring formulas. In one analysis of popular brands and formulations, Consumer Reports found nearly 20 different ingredients that were classified as potential human carcinogens. The suspects included such heavy oncological hitters as coal tar derivatives, para-phenylenediamine (PPD), (which can also cause blindness), bezenediamine dihydrochloride, and aminonline dihydrochloride. Other hazardous ingredients include, ammonia, peroxide and lead, a heavy metal commonly found in products that gradually color hair over time with many repeated applications.”

Fortunately, a nontoxic alternative to synthetic hair dye does exist, in addition to the many ready-made formulas:

Lustrous Henna® 100% natural hair color is an innovation in hair coloring. Lustrous Henna® is available in many different shades.

1 Dermetnz.org2“Better Be Safe”.

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Hair Dye Risks in the News

Have You Read about Chemical Hair Dye Risks in the News?

Hair Dye Risks in the News –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.The Health Effects of Hair Coloring

“Coloring your hair may be dangerous to your health. The health effects of hair coloring are, to a certain extent, unknown. And the link between hair coloring and cancer is controversial and, to date, inconclusive. But many of the chemicals contained in frequently used hair dyes have been shown to be dangerous. Such chemicals can cause allergic reactions and perhaps even neurological problems.

There are alternatives to such hair dyes, such as plant-based henna and infrared techniques that open up hair shafts to allow coloring. Such “green” solutions are advisable for anyone who wants to avoid the risks associated with many hair-coloring products.

Potentially Dangerous Chemicals in Hair Coloring Products

Chemicals in hair coloring products include PPD, or para-phenylenediamine, which can cause allergic reactions such as burning and headaches and is also a potential carcinogen; coal tar, which is in 70 percent of hair coloring products and can cause allergic reactions; lead acetate, which has been banned in European countries as a possible carcinogen and, as with, other lead products, may cause potentially serious neurological problems; DMDM hydantoin, a preservative that has been linked to immune system problems; ammonia, which can be toxic and corrosive and may cause respiratory problems; and resorcinol, which can be an irritant and is a potential carcinogen.”1

What’s Wrong with Hair Dye?Most Dyes Contain a Chemical that Can Cause Dangerous Reactions.

“Salons and home color kits make it easy to say goodbye to grey hairs and roots, but sudden serious allergic reactions to hair dye are on the rise-even among those who have been using the same hair coloring product for years. 

“You can develop an allergy to a product at any point in time,” says Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. “One allergic reaction we’re seeing commonly is to hair dyes.”

Dye Disasters

In recent years, severe or even fatal allergic reactions to para-phenylenediamine (PPD), a chemical used in 99% of all hair dyes, have been reported. The chemical is stronger in dark hair dyes than in light shades. In mild cases of hair dye allergies, scalp burning or tightness can occur. With more severe allergic reations, a red rash may erupt or the entire face may drastically swell-as was the case with one teenage boy this past February, whose head swelled to twice its normal size after he dyed his hair black. Pictures of the head swelling were posted on the website Reddit, and they soon became a viral sensation with nearly two million views. A similar reaction after applying hair dye was reported by teenager, Lois Queen, whose face ballooned after using L’Oreal Casting Crème Gloss in chocolate brown. Queen was rushed to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed a severe allergic reaction and gave her steroids and antihistamines.”2

1 Read more: Jim Thomas, Livestrong2 Read more: Lindsay Blomberg, Emagazine.

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Natural Hair Defined -the Root of the Matter

Natural Hair Defined -the Root of the Matter –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Natural Hair Defined

Natural hair is an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably keratin. Keratin assembles into rope-like intermediate filaments. The structure of these filaments provides strength to the hair shaft.

Natural hair growth begins under the skin in a hair follicle. The only “living” portion of the hair is found in the follicle. The hair that is visible is the hair shaft, which exhibits no biochemical activity and is considered dead. The base of the root is called the bulb, which contains the cells that produce the hair shaft. Other structures of the hair follicle include the oil producing sebaceous gland which lubricates the hair.

If Hair is ‘Dead’, Does it Really Matter What I Do to it?

Absolutely. If we care about our hair, it doesn’t have to be dull, dry and lifeless. We can choose to have naturally beautiful and healthy natural hair. Caring for and protecting our scalp is essential for hair growth and beauty. Therefore, avoiding synthetic chemical dyes will prevent potential skin irritation and severe allergic reaction.

According to Wikipedia: “Hair is a filamentous biomaterial, that grows from follicles found in the dermis. The human body, apart from the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, is covered in follicles, which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. Most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care.”*

Natural Hair Defined -the Root of the Matter –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Natural Hair Amplified
A Single Strand: Each strand of natural hair is made up of the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The innermost region, the medulla, is not always present and is an open, unstructured region. The highly structured and organized cortex, or middle layer of the hair, is the primary source of mechanical strength, water uptake. The cortex contains melanin, which colors the fiber based on the number, distribution and types of melanin granules.

The shape of the follicle determines the shape of the cortex, and the shape of the fiber is related to how straight or curly the hair is. Asian hair typically has a round fiber and is quite straight. Oval and irregularly shaped fibers are generally wavier or even curly. The cuticle is the outer covering. Its complex structure slides as the hair swells and is covered with a single molecular layer of lipid that makes the hair repel water.

The diameter of human hair varies from 17 to 180 µm (0.00067 to 0.0071 in), depending on the color. Flaxen hair is the thinnest and black hair is the thickest.*

Hair Color and Pigment

All natural hair color is the result of two types of hair pigment. Both these pigments are types of melanin produced inside the hair follicle and packed into granules found in the fibres. Eumelanin is the dominant pigment in dark-blond, brown and black hair, while pheomelanin is increased amounts in red hair. Blond hair is the result of having little pigmentation in the hair strand. Gray hair occurs when melanin decreases or disappears.*

Covering gray is no longer something to fret over. Lustrous Henna® hair color covers gray and brings back the natural highlights. It is a plant-based completely natural hair color, free of harmful chemicals. Lustrous Henna® defines hair beautifully.

*Source: Wikipedia,Hair.

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Trending Health Alert -Hair Dye for Children and Teens

Trending Health Alert -Hair Dye for Children and Teens –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Trending Health Alert:
Chemical Hair Dye Potentially Harmful for Children and Teens

This warning bears repeating over and over again. Permanent and most semi-permanent dyes contain harmful chemicals that have been proven to cause adverse damage to an adult scalp and hair shaft. Obviously, the potential for damage is even more severe to the developing skin and hair shaft of a young, preteen child!

According to numerous dermatological and other medical reports hair dye allergy is on the rise. An article in the British Medical Journal1reported that in Japan, Denmark and USA, hair color use has increased among male and female youth. “Severe hair dye reactions among children have recently been reported.”2,3

Trending Health Alert -Hair Dye for Children and Teens –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Trending Health Alert:
FDA and WebMD -Hair Dye Use Can Cause Severe Allergy

According to the FDA, adults using chemical hair dyes have suffered serious problems such as: hair loss, burning, redness, itchy or raw skin, swelling in the face, trouble breathing, permanent scarring and more.

There also have been several young dermatological patients that have suffered terrible skin reactions from chemical hair color dyes containing harsh ingredients such as Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD), coal tar, peroxide, ammonia and much more.  There are also studies that link prolonged use of such dyes to cancer.

WebMD states the following information for adult women:

“The decision to change your hair color may be a hard one. Some studies have linked hair dyes with a higher risk of certain cancers, while other studies have not found this link. Most hair dyes also don’t have to go through safety testing that other cosmetic color additives do before hitting store shelves. Women are often on their own trying to figure out whether hair dyes are safe. 

When hair dyes first came out, the main ingredient in coal-tar hair dye caused allergic reactions in some people. Most hair dyes are now made from petroleum sources. But FDA still considers them to be coal-tar dyes. This is because they have some of the same compounds found in these older dyes.”1  

Trending Health Alert:
“Wake-Up” Call for Parents

Following harmless fashion and style trends can bring joy and lots of fun. However, using harmful and dangerous substances to follow a trend isn’t wise and the consequences won’t be joyful at all. Please listen to this “Wake-Up” call and keep protecting your children’s health.

1Source:  BMJ. 2007 February 3; 334(7587): 220. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39042.643206.BE. 2“Horror of Hair Dye for Abigail” (article in The Sun). 3 NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction. 4“Are Hair Dyes Safe?”.

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