Book Launch w/Ronnie Citron-Fink “True Roots: What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty”
June 4th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music
After twenty-five years of coloring, Ronnie Citron-Fink took a leap and decided to ditch hair dye. Suddenly everyone, from friends and family to rank strangers, seemed to have questions about her hair.
Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron-Fink dyed her hair, visiting the salon every few weeks to hide gray roots in her signature dark brown mane. She wanted to look attractive, professional, young. Yet as a journalist covering health and the environment, she knew something wasn’t right. All those unpronounceable chemical names on the back of the hair dye box were far from natural. Were her recurring headaches and allergies telltale signs that the dye offered the illusion of health, all the while undermining it? What are the risks of coloring? Why are hair dye companies allowed to use chemicals that may be harmful? Are there safer alternatives? Maybe most importantly, why do women feel compelled to color? Will I still feel like me when I have gray hair?
True Roots follows Ronnie’s journey from dark dyes to a silver crown of glory, from fear of aging to embracing natural beauty. Read More