How to Use Herbatint

by Rose Kivi

Herbatint is hair dye that is marketed for health-conscious consumers. Unlike traditional hair dyes, Herbatint does not contain ammonia, alcohol, resorcinol or parabens. Herbatint contains herbs and plant proteins that help provide a rich color. Depending on how the dye is mixed, it can be used as permanent coloring, or a temporary, wash-out hair color.

Step 1

Do an allergy test to determine if Herbatint is safe for you to use. Mix one drop of Herbatint color with one drop of Herbatint developer. Apply the mixture to an inconspicuous area of your skin. Leave the mixture on your skin for 48 hours. After 48 hours, wash the mixture off. If your skin shows any signs of redness, rash or irritation, do not use Herbatint.

Step 2

Do a color test to see how the Herbatint color shade you selected will look on your hair. Cut off a small section of hair. Mix a couple of drops of Herbatint color with a couple of drops of Herbatint developer. Apply the dye mixture to the cut section of hair. Check the hair after 45 minutes. If you like the resulting color, proceed to dye your hair.

Step 3

Put on the disposable gloves that are provided with the Herbatint dye kit. Mix the Herbatint color and developer in the provided applicator bottle. For a permanent dye, mix equal parts of the color and the developer. For a temporary, wash-out color that lasts 10 to 12 washes, mix 20 ml. Herbatint, 10 ml. developer and 30 ml. of Herbatint shampoo. For a temporary wash-out color that lasts 16 to 18 washes, mix 30 ml. Herbatint, 14 ml. developer and 15 ml. of Herbatint shampoo.

Step 4

Apply the Herbatint dye mixture to clean, dry hair. For best results, work on one section of your hair at a time. Squeeze the dye onto the roots of your hair and use a comb to spread the dye through the length of your hair.

Step 5

Leave the dye in your hair for up to 45 minutes.

Step 6

Rinse the dye out of your hair under warm water until the water comes out clear.

Step 7

Wash your hair with the Herbatint shampoo that comes with the dye kit.

Step 8

Condition your hair with the Herbatint hair treatment that is included in the dye kit.

Tips

  • Look for Herbatint at health food and beauty supply stores.

Warnings

  • Do not dye facial hair or genital hair. If you get the dye in your eyes, rinse out with cool water and contact poison control or a doctor.

Photo Credits

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