Before using the plant hair colour, the hair must be freed from any adhering residues. This means if conventional shampoos have been used up to now, you should switch to natural organic shampoos. The substances contained in conventional shampoos, silicones, parabens and petroleum derivatives, adhere to the hair and seal it. Styling products should be avoided before colouring with herbal hair dyes. Since these usually also contain mineral oils, silicones or other film formers.
If the gray hair percentage is higher than 40% grey, pre-pigmentation is required for dark colouring. We recommend pre-pigmentation with a red shade (maroon red or copper red). This leave in for approx. 30 minutes, rinse with water and then colour directly with the desired dark tone as usual.
Before the first application please dye a test strand!
Depending on the shade, warmer or cooler shade; mix the powder with hot or warm water. Hot water supports the henna component and the hair will become more reddish. Mix everything with a whisk to a uniform paste. To prevent it from cooling down, place the bowl in a warm water bath. Before applying the colour paste, please check the temperature (risk of burns).
Protect your clothes with a cape or towel! Stains that have arisen can only be difficult or impossible to remove.
In towel-dried hair, draw a cross parting from ear to ear and from the forehead to the nape of the neck. Briskly apply the colour paste with a dye brush strand by strand to the tip of the hair. For dyeing the hairline just apply it on the hairline. At the end apply the dye on temple, forehead and back of neck and then slightly knead it in the hair. Now put a covering cap on and cover it with a towel turban. In case of dye residues on forehead and
neck, please remove. The dye needs to be kept warm and wet. Make sure that it does not dry during process time.
Process time is individual depending on the desired colour, the original colour and the hair structure. Basically, very bright and/or damaged hair needs a shorter process time; a healthy hair structure needs a longer process time. A longer process time intensifies and saturates the colouring result (optimal process time 30 – 120 minutes).
Just rinse the plant-based hair dye out with plenty of warm water (until the water is clear). Do not use any shampoo, conditioner or hair treatment, otherwise you wash out parts of the colour. The first hair wash should be after 24-48 hours. Do not use any styling products during this time. The colour is still developing during this time (it oxidizes with the oxygen in the air). The connection between hair and plant colour is strengthenend and built up the durability on the hair.
Very IMPORTANT, nothing should be done in the first 24 hours. The colour is still developing. An unwanted shade afterwards usually disappears on itself.