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Herbatint Hair Colours - 2N Brown

Herbatint Hair Colours - 2N Brown
Herbatint Hair Colours - 2N Brown
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  • 150ml
  • Brown
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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
4.7 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

35 out of 37 people would recommend this product

25/11/2023, By Bev
I use this colour all the time. It is not too runny when applying, doesn't burn my scalp & lasts as long as any other shop bought colour.
20/10/2023, By Gazlam
Had a very bad reaction even though I did a test 4 days before. Swollen and burning feeling.
30/08/2022, By Sanet
I was pleasantly supprised. It was easy to use and I am very happy with the outcome. Very gentle product, I had no allergic reactions.
19/01/2022, By Jay
I'm very happy with my purchase, the product is easy to use and has good grey coverage.
17/11/2021, By Lorraine
Easy to use and gives excellent coverage to grey hair!
14/10/2021, By Ally
Great product, so glad that it has no ammonia in. I actually divide it in 2.. Real value for money.
08/10/2021, By AKS
Natural ingredients
22/06/2021, By Taahira
Bought this for my mum who is 60 years old. She is very happy with the coverage as well as the lack of smell/tingling. Great value for money as the box also lasts several uses.
23/05/2021, By Aneeshka
Amazing grey coverage and long lasting. Great for sensitive scalps! No itching or burning
11/05/2021, By Janeske
I get allergic reactions to conventional hair colours, and so i decided to give Herbatint a try. I did have a severe reaction to the product, but I am at fault for not doing a patch test as recommended...... Oops! I still rate this product very high! The colour on the box is on point & what you get when you colour. Hardly any terrible chemical smells and my hair was beautifully soft after use. It also does not wash out as quickly and the colour is still good after a whole lot of washes! Easy & convenient ordering & delivery. Definitely recommend the product..... and a patch test ;-)
27/02/2021, By Lorraine
So easy to use, very natural colour, doesn't wash out and gives my limp hair lots of body and shine! Excellent product.
25/09/2020, By Heddi
I've been using this for years. Less toxic and just as great as salon colour. And it's cheaper because you don't have to use the whole bottle.
07/09/2020, By Shereen
This is the best and the colour doesn't fade
04/09/2020, By TatyM
This is practically black but covers greys perfectly. Doesn’t stain face or ears. Easy to use.
Had a slight tingle but disappeared after rince. Good product
23/06/2020, By Tosca
Covered grey and lasts. No smell or itchy scalp after use. It was darker than I thought but will definitely use it again
08/05/2020, By Nia
gorgeous colour
14/04/2020, By E
First: it’s almost black - ”you colored your hair BLACK!” was the first thing my kids said. Apart from that it covers grey hairs a 100 % and hair looks shiny and good.
29/03/2020, By Leandra
Great hair dye and grey coverage. Love that you only mix as much as you need and store the rest for a 2nd application.
11/11/2019, By Fathima
It works beautifully, covers all greys on the first try. Very pleasant smell and the sample shampoo and conditioner work amazingly well! My hair has NO damage, its healthy and looks so much better.
10/11/2019, By Leandra
The safest option that currently exists on the market as treatment for grey hair
24/06/2019, By Renate
Great hair dye. No itchy skin, no chemical smell. Great coverage. Good value for money as you only mix as much as you need and store the rest for a 2nd application.
12/10/2018, By Jan
I was very impressed with this product. Simple to apply, NO harsh odour, NO burning sensation, great coverage and no trace of it left on my skin. I will definitly buy this product again and again.
10/09/2018, By Laurine
I have been using this brand for almost two years. Still loving it.
It is really gentle on your skin and it also doesn't take as long to wash out of skin as other brands. The color on the box is spot on.
30/08/2018, By AN
Gentle and effective coverage of grey, doesn't leave traces on skin.
16/05/2018, By Zelda
Does not cover grey hair as well as other "non-natural" products but as a natural hair colour I found it easy to use and was relatively satisfied with the results.
My hair is about 5cm below my shoulders so next time I'll use two boxes.
23/02/2018, By Olivia
Good product, used it for years. I use it just on my roots to cover grey, and one pack lasts several weeks. Fun mixing different colours too.
30/12/2017, By Jean
Works perfect. No bad smells, no skin burning and perfect colouring. Great shampoo and conditioner and love the smell and feeling of my hair. It will be on my favourites!
30/12/2017, By Jean
Works perfect. No bad smells, no skin burning and perfect colouring. Great shampoo and conditioner and love the smell and feeling of my hair. It will be on my favourites!
10/09/2017, By B
I found this product fairy easy to apply. The dark drown came out black, but I do like the intensity of the colour. I found however that my hair was very dry and the skin on my scalp felt very sensitive, even more than store-bought products, which I feel a bit disappointed in.
15/07/2017, By Susan
The best hair dye I've tried. It's enough for 2 applications. I have long hair.
17/06/2017, By Grace
Covers grey!! No dripping, no harsh smell! Love!!
18/04/2016, By C L
This product delivers everything it says it will - including covering grey hair roots. its really good, and Id highly recommend it. the other plus for me is that it doesn cause any reaction or itching and has low PPD (which I react badly to normally) definitely the best product on the market and far more effective than other
atural brands. Thank you for your superb service always. so much appreciated.
02/10/2015, By Karien
Effective in covering greys, plus I love the free shampoo and conditioner samples included in the box. Great product!
26/08/2015, By Tracy
This is the best hair dye Ive ever used! It is easy to mix and apply, has great coverage and leaves a rich colour. It doesn sting or burn my skin and eyes, and leaves my hair silky smooth. The Herbatint range also lasts longer than the other brands. Definitely a winner!
28/01/2015, By Lorraine
I commend you on your excellent service and speedy turn around time. I know i will always receive my order in good time and in good condition. Thank you! Keep it up
25/06/2011, By Dominique
I love this hair dye! It delivers everything it promises and more. Because I have short hair I always have to throw away 3/4 of the mixed dye from store bought packs. With Herbatint you can mix the two ingredients in a seperate container and reseal the original bottles for later use.

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