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Herbatint Hair Colours - 1N Black

Herbatint Hair Colours - 1N Black
Herbatint Hair Colours - 1N Black
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  • 150ml
  • Black
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Herbatint permanent hair dye is free of ammonia, resorcinol and parabens. We believe it is the safest option that currently exists on the market for those who do not wish to use henna-based dye. It contains propylene glycol which is on our list of ingredients to avoid, and some other ingredients (like Ethanolamine) that we would not usually allow. We think grey is beautiful, but if you are going to buy dye, and don’t want to use a henna product, this is the next safest option. This decision took us 2 years to make, and was swayed by the large amount of customer requests to stock this product.

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  • 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.

Did You Know? You can find your perfect colour with The Herbatint Colour Finder


First Herbatint: 

Grey Cover:

Tone it Down:

Going Darker:


  • 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.

Which conditioner should I use after colouring my hair?
Herbatint works continuously to develop newer, even more gentle hair products. Included with this product is a sample of Herbatint Moringa Repair Conditioner. This nourish and repair conditioner is 99.8% natural and can be used as an alternative to the Royal Cream Conditioner in the box post colour application to reseal the hair cuticles and restore natural balance. Without parabens, silicones, imidazolidinyl urea and SLS.

Herbatint Moringa Repair Conditioner Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera/Aloès), *Olea europaea Fruit Extract (olive), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, *Butyrospermum parkii Butter (Shea Karité), *Triticum vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat/Blé), Octyldodecanol, *Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary/Romarin) *Lavandula angustifolia Flower Extract (Lavender/Lavande), Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract (Moringa), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Algim, Parfum, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Limonene.

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Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

25 out of 27 people would recommend this product

25/10/2023, By Virgy
I've always wanted a product just for touch-ups..., this is it... If you are looking to only use s fraction and store the rest for future applications, go with this Herbatint. Washing out the product is like washing out shampoo from your hair..., soapy. It's ouderless, no irritation on the skin. No need to have clean washed hair before using it, included a small shampoo and conditioner. The only minor issue I have is, my hair felt hard, but after 3 washes it is back to normal. PS. I used 30ml and stored the rest, I will probably only need 10ml for my next application.
05/09/2023, By Naz
Excellent service from ordering up to delivery. Been using herbatint for years . No allergic reactions, colour is great. Happy to have found something that's safe to use.
31/10/2022, By Fifi
This is hands down the best hair dye. I've never had a reaction to it and it perfectly covers my greys.
15/11/2021, By Jane
Excellent coverage and gentle product. Have been using this brand for years and am very happy with it!
04/02/2021, By Ruzanne
It is a bit drying. But definitely doesn't have that heavy chemical smell and feeling like commercial products.
I love that you are able to measure out only what you need, to touch up roots
09/12/2020, By Paige
I have recently stated using this product, I like that it does not contain harsh chemicals in other hair colour brands. It is easy to use, and if you just want to touch up your roots the bottle can last across two applications.
07/11/2020, By Fifi
The best I've tried so far. Have been using it for years.
14/10/2020, By Lizel
easy to use, and an excellent product. It hides my grey hair for a long time and leaves my hair soft and healthy looking.
03/09/2020, By Deborah
So easy to use. I mix a little bit of black with the brown for a richer finish.
20/08/2020, By Nikki
My son's brown hair came out beautifully black, just as he wanted.
16/08/2020, By AEN
Great coverage, easy to apply at home, no scalp or hair damage
08/05/2020, By Danee
Works so well
18/01/2020, By NR
Good for sensitive skin, product leaves hair soft and healthy looking, does not last very long though.
11/11/2019, By Bee natural
I always buy this brand. No itching or dry sculp. Perfect with great long lasting results. Love it
09/11/2019, By Lee
Second time I'm buying this product. Colour is very natural looking and my hair feels great
23/09/2019, By L
I have been colouring my hair for 20 years. Over the last few years, my scalp has become very sensitive. So much so, that I would scratch my head until it bleeds for a week after using salon colouring products. At last I found something that covers my resistant grey hair 100%, without any irritation! I love the shampoo and conditioner that were included in the box so much, that I purchased these separately too. Will use these products for ever!
15/08/2019, By Beata
I'm trying to get my mother to switch to natural hair dyes due to the horrible carcinogens in the conventional ones. She was very sceptical of using the fully natural herbatint version of the dye since she didn't believe it would colour her grey hair, but this slightly less natural alternative of the dye worked extremely well! She was very happy with it. Hopefully the good results of this version will eventually lead to her switching to the fully natural version.
10/08/2019, By Lee
Much better than most home dye kits, my hair feels healthier after using it. The colour is very natural looking. Will be buying again
14/07/2019, By Christa
Since i started to use Herbatint Hair Dye, i never went back to my hairdresser after 20yrs! Colour grey 100%! Keeps colour for 4 weeks and don't wash out as quick as salon dye.
31/05/2019, By Kay
I was really happy with the result:) It only took a few minutes for the color to start taking on my hair. It leaves your hair feeling healthy and smooth:)
29/04/2019, By Vivi
Bought this to cover my grey less than 20%. Covered completely. No negative reactions. But price on the high side. I had to use the whole pack as I have thick medium length hair.
28/10/2018, By Anonymous
My mum uses this. It's amazing. No itchy sculp. No drying out of hair. It's gentle yet effective. My mum has shoulder length hair and is able to get two uses out of the product. It's so worth it.
22/01/2018, By Shelley
This left my hair feeling dry and heavy.
13/12/2017, By Saloshni
Allergic to most dyes and hoped this would work for me, however this was by far the worst reaction I have had to a hair dye. On the plus side the grey coverage is excellent.
05/09/2017, By Yolande
The first time I used this product the colour was amazing and looked so natural however my hair was very dry afterwards however I decided to try it again as I was sure the dryness was not due to this product but actually due to the shop bought products I have been using for ages. I was right as the second time round the texture of my hair started changing and I can see the regrowth hair is in a much better condition. I do however use the Victorian Garden hair products with this product and I think this is also helping my hair recover.
30/05/2016, By Susan
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the Herbatint that I ordered from you. I tinted my hair and I am extremely impressed with the results - the tint had no pungent smell, it only adhered to my hair and I didn have to viciously scrub to get it off my skin. My grey hairs are totally coveredand the colour is natural looking. I have had no colour bleeding on my pillow as is the case with the other permanent tints that I have used in the past and was forced to cover my pillow with a towel to protect it. I love Herbatint and I will be a regular buyer!
13/07/2011, By Yvette
Salon hair colours irritate my scalp and is full of harsh chemicals. I find this haircolour is very effective, lasts long and no irritation!

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