This Toxin-Free Hair Dye is a Must Have!

Bleach, dye, trim...repeat. That was me. Every 6 weeks!! I would routinely head to my hairdresser's seat that often and thoroughly enjoy getting pampered. I had NO IDEA that this process was making me sick.

When I look back on that time, it kinda makes me sad. Now I know that I was slathering hundreds of chemicals onto my hair and scalp and spending A LOT of money in the process! The chemicals weren't just in the bleach and hair dye, but also in the shampoo, conditioner, toner, hair spray, styling goo, smoothing serum, etc.

Do you know that everything we put on our skin (or scalp) begins to absorb into our bodies within 30 seconds? Not to mention they were all being washed down the drain directly into our water system. Toxins from pharmaceuticals and personal care products are now making it through the filters in waste water systems! (1) Scary!

According to this article, the 7 most problematic chemicals/toxins found in hair dyes are: PPD, ammonia, DMDM Hydantoin, Parabens, Lead acetate, and Resorcinol. These toxins contribute to everything from brittle hair to cancer. Bleach can be fatal when ingested. Yes, the amount absorbed through our skin is a much smaller amount than anything we would ingest, but why risk it?! Bleach is extremely toxic even in very small amounts. Absorption or inhalation (from gas form of bleach) can cause respiratory issues, disrupt the endocrine system, cause cancer, cause miscarriage, cause liver and kidney damage, etc. It shouldn't be used in household cleaning because it's so toxic and also finds its way into our water. Read more here about reducing toxins in your home.

Once I became aware of all the chemicals in my life, how dangerous they are, and my need to get rid of them...I eliminated ALL of them! Including all those hair products, nail polishes, makeup, and lotions. I let my hair go au naturel for a bit too. But I love changing my hair color so I set out to find some hair dye that wouldn't damage my hair and fit in with my healthy lifestyle. My hair is naturally a medium brown color and bleaching was way out of the question!

In my search for amazing natural hair color, I found Madison Reed. Madison Reed is the first Smart 6-free hair color—free of ammonia, resorcinol, parabens, phthalates, gluten & PPD. They are cruelty free. They even go several steps further and add ingredients that are beneficial to our hair like: argan oil, keratin, ginseng root extract, mongongo oil and more. I can't forget to mention that the dye colors are phenomenal! I've used three different colors over the span of almost 2 years and have loved them all.

Madison Reed doesn't just offer hair dye either. They have root touch up kits, shampoo, conditioner, a hair tamer, and a styling gel. My hair feels so incredibly soft after using their products. What would you pay for a kit that contains non-toxic hair dye, gloves, caps, shampoo, conditioner, and cleansing wipes (these are all items that come in the permanent color kits)? $200? $100? How about $19.95? Yup! They only charge $19.95 for all of that. And you can choose the auto ship so it's sent to you as often as you'd like it.

What are you waiting for?! Ditch the toxic junk and head over to Madison Reed to choose your color today. Oh and they also have experts available to help you choose the right color for you.

I'd love to hear what you think of Madison Reed! Leave a comment below.

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