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Herbatint Hair Colours - 5C Light Ash Chestnut

Herbatint Hair Colours - 5C Light Ash Chestnut
Herbatint Hair Colours - 5C Light Ash 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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  • 5C Light Ash Chestnut
  • Permanent hair colour gel
  • Ammonia-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free
  • Easy to mix & apply
  • Not tested on animals
  • Packaged in biodegradable & recyclable materials
  • No harsh smell or burning sensation

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 conventional permanent hair dyes, and gives you the same range and depth of colour. With its unique dyeing process and quality botanical extracts, it also leaves your hair in better condition than ordinary dyes.

Herbatint vs Henna: Unlike henna-based dyes, Herbatint actually penetrates the hair with colour; henna simply creates a solid coating around the hair shaft. 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.

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
4.8 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

8 out of 8 people would recommend this product

06/06/2021, By Veronica
Grateful to have this as an option. I find Herbatint doesn't cover greys for very long but it's better than having a hardline of re-growth from toxic box dye. Thank you!
03/04/2021, By Celeste
Very impressed with the colour. Great product.
20/01/2021, By Angela
A very good product, easy to apply - especially if you purchase the application kit - and the best is that you can use a little bit to touch up roots and not have to throw away the entire contents like store bought products. I am thrilled I stumbled across Herbatint in Faithful to Nature.
13/08/2020, By Janet
So difficult to find Herbatint in the shops these days so I am thrilled to find them on Faithful to Nature! I have used this product for many years and I recommend it all the time. The price is very good too. ❤️
08/05/2020, By Inga
Works so well
01/02/2019, By Janice
Product works well to reduce red tones and not always a colour readily available elsewhere
24/09/2018, By Ilse
I love the Herbatint hair colours. I use this one with the 5N light chestnut and it gives me the perfect, natural colour. Very good price when you compare it to the average hair dresser. And way less chemicals!! Does not burn my scalp or eyes.
03/06/2017, By Anne
Love the herbatint haircolour! I mix 5C with 5N and it gives beautiful results. It covers my gray hair perfectly, and keeps my hair in good condition because there are very little chemicals in it. The packet comes with a sachet of shampoo and a sachet of conditioner, which are both amazing. I wish FTN sold the Herbatint Shampoo and Conditioner as well!!

Please Note:

Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice. Some products may be manufactured in a factory that also produce gluten, nuts and dairy products.

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