Herbatint offers a safe, gentle and effective way to colour your hair and cover grey with just 1 application. Checking online it seems to be only for men - and is sold through Chinese retailers. No matter which product you buy, It is always advisable to read the labels. Oct. 28, 2016 at 9:37 p.m. Thanks for doing this research and then sharing it. It is the organic way to go and dyes your hair black, I have been using these products for several months now and am so happy. June 13, 2016 at 5:42 p.m. Hi, I am thinking to try "naturcolor". Also whole foods is the only store I can buy it. I will be in hongkong for a few days, are there similar products there that I could buy? I am not ready to be a natural grayhead at this point and my hair will need to be colored again no later than 2 weeks, so I need to find something. i love DIY. Herbatint is the finest, most natural permanent hair colouring gel free of harsh chemicals and Ammonia. My color is dark to medium brown with gray roots. Even picking up a container to read ingredients gives me this reaction in arms. So far not bad, i just apply to the areas the grey is obvious, almost like a mascara wand. BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 24, 2012: Thanks for sharing your personal experience Helen. I have very sensitive skin and scalp and am allergic to PPD. Margie 6-7 washes before fading? It does not endorse any product and does not offer recommended products like Consumer Reports. Nic Herbatint permanent herbal haircolour is a permanente hair color dye kit that comprises 1 box containing: 1x Herbatint haircolor gel container (60ml), 1x developer plastic container (60ml), 1x Normalizing shampoo sachet, 1x Royal Cream (conditioner) sachet, 1x pair of plastic gloves and 1x instructions on 8 different languages (for photos see Herbatint Application Kit below). They are sold in Chinese Medicine shops, pharmacies, and supermarkets. I had been using henna for many years and stopped only because my grays were no longer taking the color and my hair was becoming brittle from it...had to have the henna stripped and then began using Tocco Magico and haven't looked back! I did see herbatint a few days ago at a great pharmacy. on BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on November 01, 2011: Thanks Ebilwabbit (love the name)! lin Nothing is more beautiful eventsyoudesign than that beautiful sharp clean gray hair. The red completely faded within 3 washes. Because my grays have dark roots and it has puzzled me for long. I am willing to help in any question people have regarding the rare moroccan henna (considered the best in the world). on I wanted an alternative to years of using powdered henna, but my hair was getting too "orangey" since I have a lot of gray. So when I went in I asked the man behind the counter if he sold those hair touch up sticks and he pointed me to them hanging on the wall. Makes me and my hair feel better about the fact I am using a dye. NEW by: Anonymous Hello, I love your blog! One could say I'm a little obsessed. Shikai's products I can say have worked pretty well to boost my natural reds with no allergic reaction. I use Hi-Speedy Color Cream of korean SEWHA brand is it safe for use it. Look at ewg.org/skindeep for great information about beauty products and toxicity. on However the last time I used it I had a headache for two days. A couple of years i tried to get my hair lighter with highlights, but the lighter colour doesn't suit me and hair went wirey. I rub the mixure through hair, put a plastic cap and a towel over. I have jet black hair and had the grey dyed every 6-8 weeks, without any problems, by the same hairdresser, until about nine months ago, I got an allergic reaction. I would be very grateful for suggestion, bc according to the comments i see above, Herbatint, Naturtint, bigen are no good anymore. Thanks so much for this well written hub. Perhaps I did not click on the 'Post Comment' link below. We never advise that hair colourants are wholly safe to use in any scenario and treatments such as Chemotherapy will manifest in your hair and can affect colour uptake. Also ive been using some temporary touch-up products from sallys beauty supply to cover my greys in between salon visits. http://www.amazon.com/Cover-Your-Gray-Brush-Black/... BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 21, 2011: Hi Darren! Hmmmmm. It is of corse more time consuming then using commercial producer dye, but works much better. Mandy I should have done a patch test but broke out in major hives and had to have mineral oil treatments to remove it. After using Naturtint I had a horrible allergic reaction: itchiness and pimples all over my scalp. I used to dye my hair with over the counter products and one day I switched products to get a different color. The most toxic chemical it contains is cocamide DEA, a chemically-modified form of coconut oil used as a foaming agent. But when I started buying it - the product did not have these ingredients. Oct. 6, 2016 at 8:05 a.m. Hi Aayush Shastri, what is the ratio of henna to indigo powder you use for coloring? I rushed to get out of the shower to find that on my temple, I had a bald spot! April Emery Michelle Sensation I had I immediately rinsed any body part exposed, got fresh air and took liquid Benedryl .For me this did take away my allergic sensation but an allergy effecting 2 body systems. but then started breaking out around my temples and forehead. Another natural product is called Herbatint made with organic herbs such as chamomile for blond hair and sage for darker hair.