EcoStiletto: Natural Hair Dye Just Got Better

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Tints of Nature Permanent Dyes ($15 at

Do your eyes burn when you dye your hair? Think about how your hairstylist feels.

That’s because of toxic ingredients like lead acetate and ammonia, both banned in Europe because of neurotoxicity. (Maybe there’s something to that rumor about blondes, after all.)

Whether you’re at home or in the salon, a better choice is color that’s made without those Big List baddies, and also eschews parabens, propylene glycol and resorcinol, while maintaining low levels of PPD, also known as pigment.

Now available stateside through etailers like, U.K. based Tints of Nature was the first brand to remove both propylene glycol and parabens from all of their products, and stays clear of ammonia as well.

Plus, they added as much as 65% certified organic ingredients like aloe, chamomile, comfrey and wheat protein, all designed to deliver lasting color and healthier hair.

With eyes wide open.

About Rachel Sarnoff

The blog is the brainchild of Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, a former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World who was editor of Children magazine—before she had three of her own. Rachel was featured in Los Angeles and Lucky magazines and has appeared on “Today,” “Access Hollywood” and “CNN Headline News,” among others. She is a writer, consultant and pre/postnatal yoga teacher, who also helps families with Healthy Home Assessments. Rachel can also be found on HuffPo Parents, at, on Facebook, at and tweeting regularly as @RachelLSarnoff.