Organic Hair Dye Frequently Asked Questions
How To Use It's Pure Organic Herbal Hair Dye
Getting to grips with using an all natural hair dye can take time as it is slightly different to conventional, synthetic and chemical hair dyes. Whether you are allergic to PPD (paraphenylenediamine), want to limit your use of ammonia and peroxide or simply are looking for a gentle, natural alternative to chemical hair dyes, using organic herbal hair colour helps you have naturally coloured hair that will look glossy and healthy. Here are the most frequently asked questions about It's Pure Organic Hair Dyes.
How do I use It's Pure hair colours?
It’s Pure herbal hair dye is simple to use – just mix the powder with warm water to a yoghurt-like consistency and apply. Cover your hair with the cap provided in the box and wait for the colour to develop. The amount of time it needs to be left on varies with each shade from 30mins to 4 hours, so check the instructions in each pack carefully. The colour often develops further over the next 24 hours as it oxidises.
How much natural hair dye will I need?
One pack of herbal hair colour powder is usually enough for shoulder-length hair. Very thick hair will need more, or if your hair is very fine you’ll need less.
How do I choose the best hair dye shade?
Can you lighten your hair It's Pure hair dye?
As It's Pure organic herbal hair colours are peroxide free, you can't lighten your hair.
Can I use It's Pure hair colours on my already chemically dyed hair?
We've had feedback from customers who already have chemically dyed hair that It's Pure is very effective on their hair. However, it's important to note that applying a natural hair dye on top of chemically dyed hair can affect the way the colour takes and the colour could be unpredictable and not what you expected. The following points should be considered:
- It is best to wait 5 or 6 weeks after a chemical dye.
- It is important to strand test the chemical dyed hair first to check that the colour is what you want before putting on your full head of hair. Why not choose one of our strand test sachets to begin with.
- If your hair is bleached it is especially important to strand test because bleach changes your hair structure and makes it more porous and so the colour can appear more brassy or go a strange colour.
Can I use chemical dye after using It's Pure hair dye?
It is usually OK to use a deposit only, darkening chemical hair dye on top however you still have to careful that the colour is as you would expect. It is best to wait 5 or 6 weeks after the natural hair colour and strand test to check the colour is what you would expect.
It is not recommended to use chemical bleach on hair that has been dyed with a herbal hair colour containing indigo, i.e. black or brown shades or indigo itself, unless it has faded or grown out. This is because bleach will not remove indigo so you may possibly be left with a bluish colour. If you do want to try it please strand test first.
Can I use It's Pure Herbal Hair Dye if having chemotherapy or pregnant?
If you want to use the dyes during chemotherapy or pregnancy, please consult with your doctor first. It's Pure hair colours are quite different to chemical dyes as they are all natural and henna based and usually doctors are fine with them but it is always good to check in case your condition is different. All of the ingredients in It's Pure Organic Hair Dye can be found here in case you would like to show the ingredients to your practitioner.
Are It's Pure hair colours permanent?
The longevity of the hair colours depend upon which shade you use and how porous your hair is. For example the hair at the roots tends to fade more quickly than the hair at the ends which is more weathered and therefore more porous.
In terms of shades, the red shades are virtually permanent. The brown or black shades tend to last on average about 3 to 4 weeks on the roots, but they can become permanent on porous areas of your hair like the longer lengths of your hair.
Do It's Pure hair colours cover grey?
Most of our customers use them to cover grey. They will not cover grey as strongly as chemical dyes. Where you have grey hair it will usually be a lighter colour to the rest i.e. if you have some brown and some grey hair the grey hairs will usually come out lighter than the brown hair.
Can I use It's Pure hair dyes if I am allergic to chemical dyes?
Many customers who are allergic to conventional hair dye happily use It's Pure. Our hair colours are natural and henna-based, without PPD, peroxide, ammonia, resorcinol or any artificial chemicals. However, we cannot guarantee that you will not be allergic. This is the same as with many natural products, such as nuts or strawberries that people may have allergic reactions to even though they are only natural.
To be sure of whether you will react to a hair colour it is best to perform a patch test 48 hours prior to putting the product on your scalp. To do a patch test, put a small amount of dye on the inside of your elbow. If any reaction occurs (itching, flakiness, redness) you may have a reaction to the hair colour. You can also use one of the It's Pure Test Sachets to do a patch test before buying the full sized box.
What is the best shampoo to use on coloured hair?
We would recommend using a gentle, organic shampoo, like the Gentle Herb Shampoo from Odylique.
Where do the It's Pure dyes come from?
It's Pure organic hair dyes are blended in the UK using herbs grown on fair trade and organic certified farms in India. The herbs are processed into powders using advanced technologies to deliver incredibly pure, high quality extracts, free from contaminants. The hair dyes are certified organic by The Soil Association.
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