True Roots
224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
Release Date:04 Jun 2019

True Roots

What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

Island Press

Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron Fink colored her hair. Yet as an environmental journalist, she knew all those unpronounceable chemical names on the back of the hair dye box were far from safe.

So Ronnie decided to ditch the dye and go in search of answers. What are the risks of hair dye? Are their safer alternatives? Will I still feel like me when I have gray hair?

True Roots follows her journey from dark dyes to a silver crown of glory, from fear of aging to embracing natural beauty. Along the way, women of all ages can learn to protect themselves from dangerous products and discover a new hair story—one built on individuality, health, and truth.

Ronnie Citron‑Fink is the editorial director for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Moms Clean Air Force. She is a contributor to A Glorious Freedom: On Being a Woman, Getting Older, and Living an Extraordinary Life, edited by Lisa Congdon, and has written for USA Today, In Style, and Huffington Post, among other publications.

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