Factors affecting the colour result of a natural hair dye
Different hair structure and chemistry such as acidity levels and porosity levels in your hair affect the resulting colour. For example some peoples hair goes coppery more easily than others. If your hair is more porous it will absorb more colour and it will be a stronger colour. So one particular colour is not the same on everyone.
Because natural hair dyes are semi-transparent the colour you have underneath is going a show through to some extent. For example if your hair is bright red and you apply a brown colour on top of it - some of the red is still going to show through on the first application. Or if your hair is white or blonde and you put a dark colour on top of it may not immediately go dark. If you have stripes of grey the grey may still be a lighter colour. (Also grey hair has a unique structure which renders the colour differently to your none grey hair). Repeated application on grey hair will strengthen the colour.
It is particularly important to do a strand test before using a natural hair dye for the first time because they are more unpredictable than chemical dyes. A strand test is a way of testing the colour on a small section of your hair before you put it all over your hair.
Can you lighten hair with natural hair dyes?
It is not possible to lighten your hair with natural hair dyes as this requires peroxide. Sometimes rinsing with lemon juice can have a temporary lightening effect.
Which is the best natural hair dye?
This depends on your hair and what effect you are looking for. The best one for one person will not be the best one for another person.
Which is your best selling hair dye?
Our best sellers are the It's Pure Organics Herbal Hair Hair Colours.
Do you have a certified organic hair dye?
Its Pure Organics Herbal Hair Colours are 100% organic and certified organic by the Soil Association. Its Pure Organics Henna and Indigo Powder is certified organic and can be used together to achieve, red, auburn, medium brown to black shades. The Logona Herbal Hair Colours contains some organic ingredients including certified organic henna, and is certified natural by the BDIH which is similar to organic certification but does not require as high a proportion of certified organic ingredients.
Can a natural hair dye damage your hair?
No, a natural hair dye will not damage your hair. They work by coating your hair - it does not penetrate and damage the hair structure. The natural ingredients work as a conditioner for your hair. You can use them as often as you like without any danger of damaging your hair or your body. It is chemical hair dyes containing nasty ingredients such as PPD and ammonia that really damage your hair.
Can I use a natural dye before or after a chemical dye?
Many people have used our natural dyes before or after chemical dyes. However we recommend that you wait 5 or 6 weeks in between using a chemical dye and a natural dye, and we also advise that you first strand test the chemical dyed hair before putting the dye all over your hair because a chemical dye alters your hair structure and chemistry and this can affect the resulting colour.
Are they really natural?
Every hair dye we sell at Suvarna is 100% natural except for the Logona Nougat shade of colour cream which is at least 99% natural and less than one percent nature-identical iron oxide. Beware of the many so called 'natural hair dyes' on the market which are advertised as natural but when you look at the ingredients they have a lot of chemicals in them mixed with natural ingredients. Some of them only have a small percentage of natural ingredients.