Ronnie Citron-Fink | An Island Press Author

Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is the editorial director for the Environmental Defense Fund's Moms Clean Air Force, a national organization of over a million people uniting to protect children’s health by combating the urgent crisis of climate change.  


She is a contributor to A Glorious Freedom: On Being a Woman, Getting Older, and Living an Extraordinary Life (Chronicle Books, 2017), edited by Lisa Congdon.  


As a journalist, Ronnie has written, edited and published articles about the environment, health, politics, beauty, design, parenting and education for websites, books and magazines. Her articles have been published in InStyle, USA Today, and Huffington Post, among other publications. She is the founder of the blog, Econesting, and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. 

Ronnie has a masters degree in education. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. 

https://www.ronniecitronfink.com
 

Ronnie Citron-Fink at Barber and Brew

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Barber and Brew
69 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
United States

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,...

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?

So after twenty-five years of coloring, Ronnie took a leap and decided to ditch the dye. Suddenly everyone, from friends and family to rank strangers, seemed to have questions about her hair. How’d you do it? Are you doing that on purpose? Are you OK? Armed with a mantra that explained her reasons for going gray—the upkeep, the cost, the chemicals—Ronnie started to ask her own questions.

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. Along the way, readers will learn how to protect themselves, whether by transitioning to their natural color or switching to safer products. Like Ronnie, women of all ages can discover their own hair story, one built on individuality, health, and truth.

 

Ronnie Citron-Fink | An Island Press Author

True Roots Book Launch Event

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
6422 Montgomery Street
#Suite 6
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
United States

Join author Ronnie Citron-Fink at Oblong Books & Music [Rhinebeck] for the launch event for her upcoming book True Roots:What Quitting...

Join author Ronnie Citron-Fink at Oblong Books & Music [Rhinebeck] for the launch event for her upcoming book True Roots:What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty