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Herbatint Hair Colours - 3N Dark Chestnut

Herbatint Hair Colours - 3N Dark Chestnut
Herbatint Hair Colours - 3N Dark Chestnut
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  • 150ml
  • Chestnut
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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

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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
4.5 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

24 out of 25 people would recommend this product

11/11/2021, By Vivi
Great natural color. No harmful chemicals.
28/12/2020, By Priscilla
I'm very satisfied with this product, will not use anything else. Will definitely recommend for anyone.
06/12/2020, By shalla CM
love it, the colour omw
05/11/2020, By Roux
Easy to use, stunning colour
21/10/2020, By Carla
Love the colour and love how easy it applies!
05/10/2020, By Karra
Used this for the first time yesterday and wow is all i have to say. The coverage is amazing and it is in my basket right now for re order.
so happy to have found a cruelty free colour.
11/09/2020, By Ally
First time I use this product. Easy to use and gave good coverage. Hair feels and looks good after. Will continue using it as it gave a great result.
18/07/2020, By Lish
It coloured really well and no itchiness.
04/06/2020, By Gemma
Incredible product! so easy to use, no bad smells, great colour.
I've also seen a few people complaining about there not being gloves included.. there is! They're transparent and stuck against the instruction booklet so they're easy to miss. But come off easily and work well.
13/05/2020, By Sam
Fairly easy to use and gave good grey coverage. Hair feels and looks good after use. This shade is very dark.
11/05/2020, By Lily-anne
Grey-coverage - excellent. Easy to apply. Results in great shine.
08/05/2020, By Natalie
very pleased with outcome
12/10/2019, By Cyn
Great colour dye and covers my grey hair well.
23/05/2019, By RITA
I left a review before for the first time I used this product. I now used this product a second time and would like to state that this time it colored my white hair fully. Happy that the job is done.
23/05/2019, By Ginny
Love this product, have used for years but am concerned about the EWG rating?
21/05/2019, By Petra
This is the only hair colour I can use on my sensitive scalp. Greys are well covered and the colour is long lasting. Even my hairdresser is impressed!
13/12/2018, By RITA
I used this product with the intention of dying my white hair. It did not provide me with full grey coverage as I still have white hair.
On a more positive note, my hair afterwards does feel very soft and shiny
22/06/2018, By Ashleigh
Love this product. I did read reviews saying that the colour develops on the darker side, however I didn't find this to be the case. The colour on the box is quite accurate. Also great that you don't have to use it all at once and it can be used for a number of retouches.
13/05/2018, By Phillipa
I love the product, but I was incredibly disappointed to open the packaging and find that there were no gloves included, even though the packaging clearly stated the opposite. What a mess! I had already mixed the colour and ended up using sandwich bags to cover my hands. Fortunately, I have a sense of humour, but there needs to be some serious quality control when these boxes are packed. I would also suggest that you buy a plastic bottle to shake the colour up in and dispense it because my bathroom cabinet is completely stained from dropping colour everywhere while trying to scoop the mixture out of a bowl and app[y it with sandwich bag-covered hands. Not my best experience.
15/01/2018, By Gina
I have used this for 2 years now. Lovely colours to choose from and like that it covers grey hairs. Normally I touch up my roots and only use half of product. Love the fact that the screw cap container can be stored for the next time.
08/09/2017, By Jodi
Amazing product, amazing results. My hair is happy and healthy, and my backup box will last me forever to touch up the grey :) Love this guilt free hair colour.
25/07/2016, By Grace
Great product, easy to apply, no harsh smell and does not drip. Only trick is to learn to apply like a pro, I missed some grey hairs at the back. Other than that all my grey is covered, i have no residue on my pillow and my hair is shinny and soft. Will buy again!
27/10/2015, By Adele
Vibrant, long-lasting color. Very gentle on my very sensitive scalp. Healthy, shiny and super soft hair after coloring. Love that I can mix just enough for each use, which makes it very economical. Also love that theres no nasty smell...
12/11/2014, By Cheri
Ive being using Herbatint for a while now - tried various shades in the chestnut variety. It works very well - one thing though, if its your first time using Herbatint or if you are trying a different colour I would suggest applying it all over and leaving it on for the full 40mins - not just the roots as the box suggests - I found my ends weren really coloured if I followed the box. Otherwise its a great product! Very little smell and you don feel as if your scalp is about to burst into flames like with other commercial hair colours!
16/04/2014, By Katia
This product is very gentle with my hair, it leaves all the whites completly covered. One packet goes a long way, even though I alreafy oredered my second one, I am still using my first. Very good quality.

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