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Herbatint Hair Colours - 4M Mahogany Chestnut

Herbatint Hair Colours - 4M Mahogany Chestnut
Herbatint Hair Colours - 4M Mahogany 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

First Herbatint:

Grey Cover:

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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.

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Overall Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

19 out of 20 people would recommend this product

11/09/2023, By Charms
Wonderfully natural way to add colour to your hair. Lasts and has great coverage, easy to use
12/02/2023, By Robyn
A beautiful color that lasts on hair for a long time. I am often complimented on my hair color even by hairdressers.
05/04/2022, By Rani
Happy with Mahogany Chestnut as my main colour and mix 4N Chestnut as a base colour. Gives it a nice brown on my dark hair after several uses.
30/10/2021, By Robyn
31/03/2021, By Ish
Great that you can mix into a separate bowl and keep the developer and colour in the tubes for a second or third use. I just use this dye to touch up my roots and feel better about using a less chemically-laden product. Results last fairly long even for my stubborn gray hairs!
13/01/2021, By Robyn
Lovely product, easy to use, can mix colours within the range which makes it interesting, lasts very well.
03/01/2021, By Chanie
Beautiful color, excellent grey coverage and no smell. Application was easy and quick and I love the fact that you can use the unmixed leftovers for another application. My hair felt a little grassy afterwards and the color still runs out with the water every time I wash my hair. The reason that i decided to give herbatint a try, aside from the fact that it is vegan and contains herbal extracts, is because I am allergic to your commercial clicks box dyes and salon dyes. I have read that most people who have previously reacted to other hair dyes do not react to the herbatint. Sad to say, not the case. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who had a reaction to other hair dyes in the past and if you would still like to try it out, do a patch test before.
07/12/2020, By Genevieve
I really enjoy Herbatint Colours.
I enjoy experimenting with them, knowing that I've experienced no damage when compared to other hair dyes I have used in the past.
Best part is that can enjoy up to 5 applications from one bottle as my hair is rather short. So win-win.
Pricier than other hair dyes, but hey, it's your hair and scalp we're talking about here. The colours are warm and vibrant, without that brassy look I've unfortunately experienced with other hair dyes.
It's worth it to mitigate exposure to harmful chemicals as found in other hair dyes and with F2N and their great service. All round winning taking place!
20/08/2020, By Suzanne
Rich mahogany colour with easy application. No smell and grand grey coverage (salt and pepper regrowth of about 2cm.)
Ryk en donker mahonie-bruin met maklike aanwending en geen reuk. Uitstekende bedekking van omtrent 50 persent grys hare met 2cm uitgroei.
14/08/2020, By Ingrid
I use Herbatint because it's cruelty-free. Really easy to apply and leaves my hair super shiny and soft for weeks. The colour is very warm and rich, I love it!
02/07/2020, By Anni
Covered all the greys perfectly!
17/06/2020, By Mishqa
Love Love Love
01/06/2020, By Hails
Beautiful rich colour. It gave my hair a good conditioning too. Feels soft and silky. I'm keen to try the other colours as well!
09/05/2020, By Gwynnith
Works so well
19/04/2020, By Mianca
This is a beautiful color that looks brown with a bit or red/maroon to it. easy to use and doesn't damage my hair
03/02/2020, By Jay
The product is very easy to use, I am impressed with the results. Lovely colour and very good grey coverage.
13/10/2019, By Jacqueline
Best henna hair colour in my opinion. Colours are vibrant and they dont damage your hair
18/09/2019, By Rani
Beautiful shade . Great colour for indian hair..
Greys are now becoming more prominent . I remember you having the shade 4N Mahogany to match this colour for root touch up but unfortunately you dont stock that. What would you recommend I use for the grey coverage.
26/01/2019, By Rani
Love the product. Have 1 concern though, should I need to order and you do not have stock of the colour tint (4M) how long do I need to wait for your stocks to come in. I am happy with this product no mess no fuss tint.
08/12/2017, By Cassandra
Living this hair dye.
All the colour but no damage.

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