Which natural color to choose?
Why switch to natural hair color?
It is sometimes said that coloring is a matter for mature women. Nay! Today, the trend is for coloring. At any age, the desire to change your mind often goes through a Color change. Of Brown to Red through the blond, sometimes you just have to go to supermarkets to find a shoe to suit your feet, well rather coloring your hair. But who says coloring very early says sensitization of the hair fiber.
Indeed, chemical stains are often very concentrated in synthetic allergens : ammonia, paraphenylenediamine, the recorcinol and many others. These products that allow your color to stick imbalances the natural structure of hair and suffocates your scalp. Some studies have even found a high concentration of endocrine disruptors and allergenic elements within chemical stains. Exit then your desire for hair renewal? How about switching to at-home coloring?
Today, there is an alternative to traditional colorings that harm your hair: natural coloring. Free from harmful products, natural colors respect your scalp. But that’s not all: natural coloring actually has many virtues:
More respectful of the environment
We give it to you in thousand: the natural coloring respects … nature! Henna, jujube, indigo, safflower, the so-called vegetable colorings are formulated with plants and entirely natural active ingredients. Often in powder form, vegetable colors are free from all preservatives and their packaging is eco-responsible.
Serving the health of your hair
Fewer harmful products but above all more care for your hair fiber! Not only are natural colors, and especially vegetable ones, free from ammonia, sulphates and other allergens, but they also act as a treatment. The pigments of natural colors attach themselves gently to the hair cuticle without penetrating the interior of the capillary cortex. Therefore, these pigments sheath your hair and prevent assaults and oxidation. Your colored hair then gains in thickness and vitality.
For a more natural look
3 weeks after your color at the hairdresser, your roots grow back and you are victims of the “helmet” effect? Because natural colorings are content to wrap the hair, they color less intensely for a more natural result and authentic reflections. At a time when the trend is for more natural hair, vegetable coloring with the added bonus of care attributes is the solution!
What type of coloring to choose?
Logona: the best of plants
Logona Plant Coloring Powder
Closely linked to the “ organic movement ” born in Germany, Logona remains today one of the pioneering brands of 100% vegetable coloring. Of blond to deep chestnut, through all the copper variants, Logona offers a range of 12 vegetable shades which can be suitable for all types of hair.
Khadi: an ancestral recipe
Natural Hair Color with Khadi Plants
Originally, Khadi, it is above all the symbol of a rebellion. That of the movement founded in 1920 in India to promote products from Indian villages, as opposed to industrial products imported by the British colonial power. Today natural ayurvedic cosmetics Khadi are developed in collaboration with Indian Ayurvedic experts and incorporate medicinal plants. Khadi combines traditional Indian manufacturing with modern demands for natural colorings to offer you a flexible colored hair and in good health.
Phyto: the power of plants
Phytocolor Permanent Color by Phyto
Born from the passion of the famous hairdresser Patrick Ales, Phyto continues to innovate more than fifty years after its creation. In 2004, the brand launched its range PHYTOCOLOR, a coloring concentrated in plant pigments which gives a natural color without attacking the scalp. From the first application, 100% of white hair is covered with natural active ingredients : India wood, Brazil wood, madder, broom, coreopsis.
Why hesitate before taking the plunge to natural hair color?
We’re not going to lie to you, there are a few downsides to natural coloring. Take the time to consider them before you permanently go without chemical hair colors.
- With certain colorings, especially in henna, it will be difficult to go back. Contrary to popular belief, vegetable coloring lasts a very long time and is sometimes irreversible unless you cut or bleach the hair. Think carefully before you go for a color you’ll regret.
- Since the active ingredients do not attack the hair, you will have to be patient! Adapt the exposure time to the desired result: for an intense result, sometimes allow 3 hours of exposure. You will have to take your pain patiently.
- Some actives like henna have a strong smell which can inconvenience some.
- We grant you that, it is not possible to obtain all the colors of the chromatic circle. Ideal for camouflage white hair, the natural color does not allow you to go from dark brown to polar blonde in a snap. To obtain the desired color, ask your colourist for advice or directly in store
Despite these few drawbacks, you decide to take the plunge? We explain how to switch to vegetable coloring.
Tutorial: how to apply your natural coloring?
Yououtuber Byreo reveals the essential tips and tricks to know before you start!
The Youtubeuse Byreo about the vegetable coloring
The editor’s recipe:
1st step: Prepare your hair
To prepare your hair for coloring, it is advisable to wash it and then apply a clay mask to free the hair from toxins. The coloring can then take better.
2nd step: The dough
Vegetable colors come in powder form. Ask for advice before you start making this magic potion. Use the necessary amount according to your hair thickness and length, then gradually mix with water to obtain a smooth paste.
3rd step: application
With gloves or with an applicator brush, you are free to choose how to apply your vegetable coloring. Take large quantities of paste and apply carefully strand by strand until you get a homogeneous result. Leave on for one to three hours depending on the desired result.
4th step: rinsing
Vegetable colors take a long time to rinse! Be patient and rinse your hair until the water becomes completely transparent.
5th step: after-coloring.
Unlike chemical coloring, there is no need to use color-extending chemicals. Vegetable colors, henna type, act as a treatment for your weakened hair! Adopt a natural hair routine and eliminate unnecessary products.
And you, ready to take the leap of natural hair color?