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Vegetable coloring: the healthy alternative when you are pregnant

- 12/11/2020

Pregnancy is a period of taking care of oneself, of reconnecting with the body and with nature. At this stage, many women look for an alternative to dye their hair and discover vegetable coloring. Plants are the protagonists and provide us with innumerable benefits for our body and hair.

Pigmenting plants, in addition to dyeing, provide strength to the hair, give it body and shine, in addition to stopping hair loss. So it really is an alternative to synthetic dyes, for any type of hair but especially as a safe hair dye for pregnancy.

But... what is vegetable coloring?

The vegetable coloring works with plants that pigment and, in addition, provide minerals and vitamins to the hair, improving its health and appearance.

Our range of vegetable coloring is made up of Henna, Chamomile and Indigo, that are mixed with each other and with other plants such as Cassia Obovata or the Walnut, expand the range color up to 7 different tones. These plants dye by deposit, cover the capillary structure and do not damage or oxidize the hair. They are 100% natural and vegan dyes, in the case of the Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) or Cassia Obovata, are plants very rich in iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper or magnesium. It is important during pregnancy to avoid aggressive synthetic substances such as ammonia or hydrogen peroxide, which can harm the baby.

What shades do we get with Henna?

Copper

The Henna has a copper-colored pigment. Being a plant that dyes by deposit, the final tone depends on the hair base in which we work. If you are a brunette, you will have a slight copper tone. If you are blonde, the tones will go more orange. The best thing is that you see for yourself the different results in our Basic guide to coloring with plants.

However, and to expand the color chart, we can play with the mixture of the Henna with other plants. For example, by preparing the Henna with an infusion of Black Tea, Cinnamon and Hibiscus, we can enhance the copper color, and if we add Walnut, we will go for chocolate-copper tones.

Our Henna has the guarantee of the USDA seal, which certifies its organic origin and production quality, so you can rest easy when applying it. It comes from India and is cultivated under an agricultural system free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and under Social Responsibility standards.

Hazelnut

To achieve a hazelnut shade on brown hair, use Henna with Cassia Obovata. If you have gray hair, it will be a copper tone, slightly lighter than the rest of the hair, as if they were natural highlights.

Chocolate

If you are brown or dark brown and want to achieve chocolate tones, choose the formula Walnut with Indigo. If you have gray hair, it will be a caramel tone, slightly lighter than the rest of the hair, as if they were natural highlights.

Dark brown

To achieve a dark brown tone use Indigo with Henna. The mixture of these two plants is ideal for brown hair that does not want copper reflections. Remember that if you have a lot of gray hair, you should do the method of Double Coloring.

We also have other formulas designed to revive your natural undyed brown or brunette color. This is the case of the formula for Walnut, a tree rich in natural naphthoquinones (juglone), tannins and polyphenols, which react with the hair protein, lightly pigmenting it in dark tones. Applied as a mask, it enhances shine, strengthens hair and protects against hair loss.

What if I'm blonde?

If you don't need to dye gray hair, you have the option of Chamomile with Cassia Obovata to brighten and revive your natural blonde tone (especially effective on lighter blondes). If you want to cover gray hair or you fancy a more warm golden tone, choose the Chamomile, is ideal for light or blonde hair as it tints golden tones while strengthening hair and restoring elasticity and shine.

What if I don't want to dye my hair?

During pregnancy and postpartum hair will need a little more care, as hormonal changes can weaken it. We propose some simple routines that will strengthen your hair in the most natural and respectful way:

1. If you don't have synthetic dye or bleaching, apply poultices of Cassia Obovata, that provides essential vitamins and minerals to provide energy and prevent hair loss (and do not dye). If you have synthetic dye or bleaching in your hair, we recommend you perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Henna Morena Method.

2. Once a week, apply a mask of Hair Oil first cold pressing. It consists of applying the oil from the roots to the ends -on dry hair- and leaving it to act for at least 2.After that time, wash it with plenty of water and shampoo to remove the product that the hair has not absorbed. You can use that same oil for your body.

3. Shea butter, a great ally. We would say that it is essential from now on. It has multiple uses during pregnancy: it is a great moisturizer, nourisher and regenerate the skin, and for this reason it is the definitive anti-stretch mark; Due to its greasy texture, it is also ideal for performing leg massages on those days when the notes are so heavy; During the postpartum period it can be used to moisturize the belly, to care for the nipple, and, of course, to moisturize the baby's delicate skin. And of course, and if you have thick and dry hair, you can use it (melted) to make moisturizing hair masks once a month.

4. Hair infusions They are ideal complements in the hair care of pregnant women, because in addition to acting as conditioning tonics, they help us to tone or intensify the henna tones in a completely natural way. Use them without fear, after the last rinse of the hair wash, and let the plants act on the hair, benefiting from the most authentic nature.

Finally, we want you to know that at Henna Morena we always work with fresh plants: our vegetable coloring lots, like all our products, are produced in reduced stocks and No to large productions, so we manage to preserve the benefits of the plants. So you have the peace of mind that you are getting the best of nature.

A healthy alternative for your pregnancy and your hair

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