Whether you are going gray or simply want to change up the color of your hair – most of the hair products are chocked full of potentially harmful chemicals.  If you’re looking for something a little more natural, there are definitely greener options available by many of your favorite brands.  Here are the best options (in no particular order) that offer the most natural and brightest shades without the worry that chemicals can cause.

EcoColors Hair Dye

Permanent, gluten free, non-toxic and all natural, Eco Colors is available in hair salons and has an at-home hair dye kit option.  Made primarily from 100% organic Rosemary oil it also contains Vitamin E & C, grapefruit, seed extract, nettles and flower essences.  It works well on gray hair, comes in a wide array of colors and provides a high quality shine that helps to restore hair each time it is used.

Light Mountain

This one has been around since the 1980s. Light Mountain is henna based and has a smaller amount of basic color options like red, blonde and brown.  It works by softly tinting hair of all types, especially gray hair.  It is extremely affordable and can be used often.

Clairol’s Natural Instincts

One of the first mass-produced, semi-permanent natural drugstore options Natural Instincts has a range of shades that brightens hair without using ammonia.  You can go from blonde to black at any time and keep hair loaded with antioxidants.  This tint gives good shine while still being low in peroxide and loaded with Vitamins C & E.

Garnier HerbaShine

Garnier has a few options for natural hair coloring but HerbaShine is their star performer.  Made from Bamboo extract this is one luxurious cream that feels silky and rich that cares for hair during the coloring process.  Using an ammonia-free formula is offers brilliant color in over 18 color options.  It is also fast and easy taking only 10 minutes to cover gray hair or test out a new hue in a natural way.  Priced right and sold in drugstores.

L’Oreal’s Natural Match

It may have limited color choices (only brown and dark blonde) but it packs a colorful punch while using only natural ingredients like jojoba, pomegranate and apricot oils.  Giving hair a gorgeously glossy shine it pumps up dull, dry hair and is ammonia-free.  Highly affordable, Natural Match is available in drugstores everywhere.

Today there are a wide set of options to color your hair naturally in beautiful, shiny shades that are also less damaging to your hair, body and the environment.  Ask your stylist if they can also be used on your next salon visit.