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There are so many new studies about which chemicals aren’t good for us that it can be hard to keep up. So, sometimes, it’s best to stick with what you know.

Here are 10 natural options for your beauty regimen:

1. Henna

Use: Hair dye

Changing your hair color can be a fun way to express your identity, but chemically, it can be a rough process. Henna hair dye can help as well as make your hair stronger and shinier. Check out blogger Nikki Walton of CurliNikki’s tutorial and explanation of henna’s effect on natural hair.

2. Coconut Oil

Use: Combat dandruff

You may not need a chemical-filled shampoo to get rid of dandruff. Dandruff happens when your skin tries to fight off extra yeast growth by quickly shedding skin cells. Coconut oil’s natural anti-fungal properties fight that yeast. Apply it to your scalp for results in just a few days.

3. Peppermint Oil

Use: Make lip balm

Many lip balms contain fragrances, harmful chemicals from sunscreens and artificial colors that can irritate your skin, but it’s easy to make your own. Try this recipe.

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