Ayluna plant hair dyes

Statistics show that between 50 to 80% of women in European countries dye their hair. There's nothing simpler than buying a DIY hair dye kit from a supermarket to color your hair at home. Stylists offer numerous trendy color schemes, from subtle highlights to intense neon hues.

Of course, chemical hair dyes come in a variety of shades, but they all share one common factor - they almost always involve a lightening step. Initially, ammonia is used to lift the protective cuticles of the hair, followed by hydrogen peroxide to partially or completely break down the natural pigment. During this process, the hair is subjected to a massive attack of free radicals, leading to structural damage.

Frequently, chemically dyed hair loses its shine and resilience, and alongside the new color, it acquires a dull, lifeless appearance.

Advocates of a healthy lifestyle opt for purely plant-based hair dyes. Natural alternatives are often preferred by those who start coloring their hair to conceal graying. In this case, the goal is not to change one's image but to achieve the closest match between the dye and one's natural hair shade.

The safety of natural dyes makes them a reliable choice for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The German brand of natural cosmetics, AYLUNA, has developed a range of long-lasting plant hair dyes offered in 12 vibrant shades. Blond shades include trendy hues like honey and caramel highlights. Among the striking red tones are copper, burgundy, more subdued chestnut, and fiery chili. The brown spectrum is impressive with shades like cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. Fiery brunettes may prefer warm black-brown or cool bluish-black.

The secret behind AYLUNA's dyes lies in the harmonious combination of familiar European dyeing plants like madder and chamomile with renowned Asian dyes like henna, indigo, and amla. Additionally, AYLUNA's dyes contain conditioning plants, such as the revered "king of hair" in Ayurveda, bhringaraj. This not only imparts color but also adds shine and a well-groomed appearance to the hair. Another advantage of AYLUNA's plant dyes is that the coloring plant powders are finely ground, allowing for shorter application times and a more uniform color result.

To achieve truly stunning results from the dyeing process, consider a few simple recommendations:

1. Transition to natural shampoos with gentle plant-based surfactants and silicone-free conditioners 2-3 weeks before dyeing. Silicones hinder natural pigments from penetrating deep into the hair shaft.

2. Masks with colorless henna (cassia) are an excellent preparation for dyeing. It doesn't alter the natural hair shade and provides natural conditioning. If the hair is bleached, damaged from frequent styling, or sun-damaged, start by applying hair oil, followed by a cassia paste.

3. When applying the dye mixture to the hair, strict adherence to temperature and time conditions is essential. Most plant dyes contain two primary coloring agents - henna and indigo. Henna works best in an acidic environment and at high temperatures (50 - 90°C), while indigo performs well in an alkaline environment and at moderate temperatures (around 50°C). Exceeding 30 minutes on light shades might result in unwanted reddish tones. Inadequate heating of henna-based dye mixtures might lead to a greenish hue. Therefore, when dyeing with henna-based dyes, it's necessary to insulate the head with a special cap, towel, and if needed, use a hairdryer.

4. Light and gray hair require a two-step process when dyeing darker shades: first, apply a dye containing henna, and only after this preliminary dyeing, apply the darker shade. Otherwise, there's a risk of obtaining a greenish color.

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