|| Commercial hair dyes contain thousands of different chemicals, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic - but you don't have to choose between gorgeous color and good health. Natural hair care expert Christine Shahin shows you how to use nontoxic natural plant pigments - henna, indigo, amla, and cassia - to color your hair naturally, whatever your hair type or ethnicity, with beautiful results! These pigments are readily available at natural food stores and online, and they're simple, safe, easy to use, and cost-effective. With clearly written instructions and step-by-step photography, Shahin shows you exactly how to apply these pigments, alone or in combinations, to achieve a full range of shades of brown, black, and red. She also includes instructions for transitioning from chemical dyes to natural ones and for using chemical and natural dyes together.