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Herbatint Hair Colours - 8C Light Ash Blonde

Herbatint Hair Colours - 8C Light Ash Blonde
Herbatint Hair Colours - 8C Light Ash Blonde
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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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  • 8C Light Ash Blonde
  • Permanent hair colour gel
  • No ammonia, parabens or resorcinol
  • No harsh smell, irritation or burning sensation
  • Hassle-free, easy to mix & apply
  • Not tested on animals
  • Packaged in biodegradable & recyclable materials

Box includes:

  • 1 bottle Herbatint hair colour gel 60ml
  • 1 bottle glycol developer 60ml
  • 1 sample of either shampoo or conditioner 15ml

Herbatint vs Ordinary Dyes: Herbatint colour holds for as long as ordinary permanent dyes, and gives you the same range and depth of colour.  Herbatint’s unique dyeing process and quality botanical extracts are also kinder to the condition of your hair than conventional dyes.

Herbatint vs Henna: Henna-based dyes simply create a solid coating around the hair shafts; meanwhile Herbatint actually penetrates the hair with colour.

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


  • 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!

First Herbatint:

Grey Cover:

Tone it down:

Going Darker:

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.

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.


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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Overall Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

6 out of 7 people would recommend this product

24/01/2021, By Tillie
Great product. Great colour. Going to order again.
12/06/2020, By Amy
Great quality, natural product. However left my hair with a strange dark blueish - green tint to it that took a while to fade. Looks like it might be a blonde best mixed with another colour..
09/05/2020, By elzette
Works so well
13/06/2019, By Maryke
This is really a nice product and soft on the hair. The colour did not come out ash. I had brown hair, and it made my hair redish and not at all ash. I think only use this if you are already blonde, to put on an ash colour to the blonde.
30/03/2019, By Caz
I have naturally strawberry blonde hair, I wanted to tone the brassiness from my hair so I thought the ash would work well...sadly this product has made my hair orange, more orange than before and it has dried my hair out quite badly too... won’t use it again and it won’t help you eliminate red / brass from your hair.
25/02/2019, By Michelle
I used this colour once before when my hair was a bit darker and I didn't get the colour I wanted. This time, applying it on slightly lighter hair, I love the colour.
26/10/2017, By anemiel
I have naturally dark hair and wanted to use the ash tint to get to light ashy brown. Because naturally my hair has more red tint/chemicals, the result wasn't ashy. But I achieved a copper brown colour, which I don't mind. The dye is easy to use and apply. It might work better for lighter hair though.

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