- 10C Swedish Blonde
- Permanent hair colour gel
- Easy to mix & apply
- Not tested on animals
- Ammonia-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free
- Comes in biodegradable & recyclable packaging
- No harsh smell
- No irritation or burning sensation
- 1 bottle Herbatint hair colour gel 60ml
- 1 bottle glycol developer 60ml
- 1 sample of either shampoo or conditioner 15ml
Herbatint vs Ordinary Dyes: With Herbatint, you get the same range and depth of colour as you would with ordinary chemical-laden hair dyes, and the same long-lasting coverage, only with gentler ingredients.
Herbatint vs Henna: Herbatint actually penetrates the hair with colour; henna simply creates a solid coating around the hair shaft.
- Pour equal quantities of colour and developer in a bowl, mix it with a brush to get in few minutes the consistency of a gel, then apply the mixed product onto dry hair, and leave to develop for 40 minutes.
- Rinse and shampoo with Herbatint Normalising Shampoo.
- Finish with Royal Cream Regenerating conditioner, leave in for 5 minutes and rinse out.
- Full details in the instruction leaﬂet inside the pack. The leftover unmixed product could be used for further applications: no product waste!
How does Herbatint penetrate the hair without ammonia?
Herbatint uses plant-based alkalines, with a maximum pH level of 8.5 (ammonia is 12.5); this prevents structural damage to the hair shaft. This also means that once the colour pigments have been deposited, the hair cuticle can be completely re-closed, resulting in better hair condition and far less colour fade. Aloe vera also assists with the transfer of colour.
Are Phenylenediamines (PPDs) present in Herbatint?
Like all permanent hair colour products, Herbatint does contain PPDs, the colour pigments used to alter your hair's natural shade. Though the research is not conclusive, it has been suggested that PPDs are potentially harmful. Herbatint contains the smallest possible amounts (0.8 - 0.9%) in most of the colours, with a maximum of 2.1% in the darkest colour. Current European legislation allows for PPDs to comprise up to 6% of the constituents of hair dyes. Herbatint also contains numerous plant extracts to reduce the impact of PPDs. However, we recommend that pregnant ladies and people undergoing chemotherapy treatment do not use any permanent hair dye.
I have had allergic reactions to hair dyes in the past; will I react to Herbatint?
Most people who have reacted to ordinary dyes in the past do not react to Herbatint, as the formula does not contain many of the potential irritants normally used in hair dyes, and much lower levels of those that may cause irritation. Herbatint also contains aloe, which is an effective anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant. However, there are a small number of people with allergic reactions to all kinds of substances and we strongly advise performing a patch test before dyeing your hair.
Which herbal extracts are included in Herbatint?
Herbal extracts include Aloe Vera, which is rich in vitamins, enzymes, panthenol and natural minerals to protect and nourish the hair while colouring. Meadowfoam, rich in vitamins E and F, ensures better colour cover and longer lasting results. Witch Hazel is rich in essential oils and treats the scalp. Betula Alba (White Birch) is an effective hair tonic and Echinacea hydrates the hair.
How often should I colour my hair?
With permanent colour, we suggest colouring re-growth when it becomes noticeable (usually after 5 weeks).
Can I use Herbatint after a perm?
Yes, but use a shade lighter than you want, as permed hair is more porous. Leave the dye on for only 10 - 15 minutes, unless you are covering grey, in which case leave it on for 30 - 40 minutes.
Does Herbatint work on bleached hair?
Yes, but remember to mix a gold shade with a natural if your target shade is 6N or above. 5N and below must be mixed with gold/copper on bleached hair.
Will Herbatint cover my grey?
Herbatint covers grey 100% on its first application, however, if you are more than 20% grey and you are opting for one of our fashion shades (Golden, Mahogany, Copper or Ash), we highly recommend that it is mixed with the appropriate natural tone. Natural colours are indicated with a letter N, from Black 1N to Platinum 10N. To cover mostly grey hair for example, 20ml of 4R Copper (the chosen colour) should be mixed with 40ml of 4N Chestnut (the corresponding numbered natural shade) and combined with 60ml of glycol developer. Accordingly, if 20ml of 7R Copper Blonde is chosen, you would then mix this with 40ml of 7N Blonde and combine with 60ml of Glycol developer. The higher the percentage of Grey that needs to be covered the greater the proportion of Natural colour that needs to be included.
Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (aloe vera)*, betula alba leaf extract (white birch)*, echinacea angustifolia root extract (echinacea)*, hamamelis virginiana leaf extract (witch hazel)*, limnanthes alba seed oil (meadowfoam)*, cinchona calisaya bark extract (cinchona)* *rheum palmatum root extract (rhubarb)*, juglans regia shell extract (walnut)*, PEG-75 meadowfoam oil (vegetal oil derivative), aqua (solvent), oleic acid (emulsifying agent), glycerin (emollient), laureth-4 (surfactant), propylene glycol (humectant), PEG-2 oleamine (emulsifying agent), ethanolamine (buffering agent), simethicone (antifoaming agent), sodium metabisulfite (stabilizer), tetrasodium edta (preservative), cetrimonium chloride (preservative)
Colouring agents used in Herbatint dyes, differing by shades:
p-Phenylenediamine, 4-Chlororesorcinol, 2-Methylresorcinol, p-Aminophenol, m-Aminophenol, 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol HCl, p-Methylaminophenol sulfate, 2-Amino-3-hydroxypyridine, 2-Amino-6-chloro-4-nitrophenol, Basic Yellow 87, 4-Amino-2-hydroxytoluene
Please Note: Chlororesorcinol is a different compound to resorcinol.
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20 May, 2016, By Tina
I just wanted to tell you guys how happy i am with a product I bought from u. I bought the herbatint hair colour and I am very pleased with the product. My hair doesnt take colour well but with herbatint it did and the colour was exactly what u wanted. I will never use another hair colour again! Excellent product.
Better than the 10N
09 Mar, 2016, By Nicky
Firstly, going light ash/platinum blonde can be a long process if you are not already light/ash blonde. Secondly, if you are looking for an ash blonde color, go for this one (the 10C, Swedish blonde, not the 10N Platinum Blonde as that one gives more of a gold-yellow result). This is a range of gentle dyes, so with the blondes you only ever go about 2 shades lighter. I added strong hydrogen peroxide (30 vol) which sort of defeats the purpose somewhat, and I still had orange-yellow hair after two applications. To counter-act this, I add blue food colouring to my biotin shampoo and gentian violet to my chamomile conditioner. But like I said, don\t expect immediate results...and fortify your hair with organ oil and biotin and chamomile and jojoba between applications.