Why dyeing your hair with blackcurrant cordial leftovers could be better for your health – and the planet
Joanna Cummings |
Amidst consumer concerns about irritants, carcinogens and environmental impact, the search has been on for alternatives to synthetic hair dyes.
Researchers from Leeds, UK, decided to look to the humble blackcurrant; specifically, the fruit waste left over from the manufacture of popular British cordial, Ribena. As blackcurrant skins contain high quantities of anthocyanins – water-soluble pigments responsible for vivid blue and purple hues in plants and flowers – they seemed a “natural” choice.
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