- 1 bottle Herbatint hair colour gel 60ml
- 1 bottle glycol developer 60ml
- 1 sample of either shampoo or conditioner 15ml
Herbatint is easy to mix and apply and is fragrance-free. If you have used a henna based dye in the past few months, please note that using chemical dyes over hair colored with pure plant dyes can give unexpected results, which are usually much darker color than would normally be expected, because plant dyes don't “lift” as easily. Chemical dyes may also fade faster than usual because henna makes your hair smoother and less porous so the chemical dyes won't attach as well, and often wash out with fewer shampoos. Therefore, if you are going to change the type of dye you are using please, give it a few months between the dyes. To be extra vigilant we would suggest a strand test if you are switching from henna to chemical based or visa versa.
With Herbatint, you don’t have to make a choice between style and beauty on the one hand and looking after your health and supporting green practices on the other. The colour holds for as long as conventional permanent hair dyes and the depth and range of colour is not compromised by the lack of chemicals. With its unique dyeing process & quality ingredients, hair is left in far better condition.
Herbatint is not tested on animals and comes in biodegradable, recyclable packaging.
Laureth 5, Propylene glycol, Aqua, PEG-2 oleamine, Ethanolamine, P-phenylenediamine, Aloe barbadensis extract, PEG-7 meadowfoam oil, Echinacea angustifolia extract, 2-amino 3 Hydroxypiridine, Betula alba leaf extract, P-aminophenol, Hamamelis virginia extract, 4-chloroesorcinol, Sodium metabisulfite, Tetrasodium EDTA, P-methyl aminophenol sulfate, cetrimonium chloride.
Please Note: Chlororesorcinol is a different compound to resorcinol.
For your Information:
How does Herbatint penetrate the hair with colour in the absence of ammonia?
Herbatint uses plant-based alkalines, with a maximum PH level of 8.5 (ammonia is 12.5), which avoids 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. The addition of Aloe Vera 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 minimum possible levels – 0.8 – 0.9% in most of the colours, with a maximum of 2.1% in the darkest colour. Current European legislation allows for PPD’s to comprise up to 6% of the constituents of hair dyes. Herbatint also contains numerous vegetal extracts to reduce the impact of PPD’s. However, we recommend that pregnant ladies and people undergoing chemotherapy treatment do not use any permanent hairdye.
I have had allergic reactions to hairdyes in the past; will I react to Herbatint?
Most people who have reacted 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 Barbadensis, 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 skin test prior to tinting 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 colour my hair after a perm?
Yes, with Herbatint you can, but use a shade lighter than you want (permed hair is more porous) and leave it 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.
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Herbatint hair dye
28 Feb, 2017, By Tandy
This is an absolutely fantastic product which I have been using for more than 10 years! I use a small ravelling bottle to mix up half the mixture and apply it with the bottle; I also use snug fitting disposable latex gloves - these combined enable minimal messiness during application. The colour is vibrant and long-lasting - a superb alternative to chemical-filled products.
22 Jan, 2016, By Beverley
This is one of my favourite hair colours. Theyve designed it so that you don have to use all of it in one go, which is fantastic. You get up to 2 applications out of one box. I would recommend that when colouring for the first time, use the entire amount - after that, for touch-ups, I use half. The colour is beautiful. It is a little messy - the stuff gets everywhere...but it is super easy to clean up. And the colour has lasted long on my hair.
Particularly happy with the hair colour.
14 Nov, 2013, By Gaelen
Particularly happy with the hair colour. It's a bit messy, but at least no furry things suffered, which is the main thing!
A little messy to apply - but.
A little messy to apply - but... my hair has never felt better! Very shiny, the colour is lovely and the condition of my hair feels better than before I used the product.