- Love My Hair contains ingredients to nourish your hair and improve its condition. However sometimes it can feel dry after the first application of Love My Hair. An oil treatment will sort this out quickly. Use cold-pressed, preferably organic oils for this as they are better for your hair. Organic, extra-virgin coconut oil works well.
- Your final colour, especially if you have used the 100% herbal dyes, is effected by temperature, hair type and hair condition.
- The indicated colour is a guide, the final colour will vary slightly depending on your original colour, application time and the above factors.
- Because Herbal dyes work by staining the outer keratin layer of the hair, the more you use them the deeper and richer the colour will get. If you are using the dark brown dye, for example, and don’t want all your hair to get too dark, just do your roots as they grow out and colour your whole head every 3-4 months.
- If your hair has been bleached, permed or straightened you must be cautious. These treatments damage hair structure extensively and colour results will be unpredictable. You must do a strand test.
- Bleaching your hair after you have used Love My Hair is not recommended and can give unpredictable results. If you decide to bleach you must do a strand test.
- The 100% Herbal dye will work more effectively with a longer application time and with heat.
- 100g is enough for 1 application on collar to shoulder-length hair, depending on hair thickness.
- To re-touch roots, mix up about ½ a packet, depending on hair thickness and length of roots.
- Before using Love My Hair 100% Herbal, avoid hair care products containing silicone, e.g. Dimethicone and other ingredients ending in “cone” and “conol”, and also products containing polymers and glycerin. These compounds create build-up on your hair and prevent the herbal dyes from staining the keratin. It is a good idea to use a mild clarifying shampoo before using Love My Hair, and to not use a conditioner for the wash directly before the dye application.
- The 100% Herbal dyes may not ‘take’ properly on hair that is oily, has styling products or leave-in conditioners on it.
- You can experiment with mixing different shades, but please do a strand test before dyeing all your hair.
- Wait 48 hours between applications of the 100% Herbal dyes to allow for oxidation and colour development.
- Different shades can be used after each other, e.g. 100% Herbal Soft Black can be used 48 hours after 100% Herbal Brown.
- After the dye is mixed with water it must be used immediately and cannot be stored. This is because the ingredients start oxidizing and if it is not used immediately it will lose efficacy.
TIPS FOR COVERING GREY
- The Light Auburn dye gives good grey cover with a light, coppery auburn colour.
- The Dark Brown 100% Herbal dye gives good grey coverage on some hair types. It can make some grey hair a burnt orangey colour initially, but this should darken with repeat applications. If it doesn’t it means that your hair needs more Indigo and you can either mix the Dark Brown Herbal with the Soft Black Herbal or with pure Indigo powder. Keeping your hair warm during application with this shade helps tremendously, as indigo releases better with heat.
- The Soft Black can make some grey hair either a burnt orangey colour or a bluish colour. If it goes burnt orangey it needs more Indigo, which you can add using the pure Indigo powder. If it goes bluish it needs more Henna, which you can add with the pure Henna powder. Keep your head as warm as possible during application as Indigo releases better with heat. The more you use this dye the darker it will get.
- You can also do a 2-step Henna/Indigo process. This works well for covering grey with a dark colour. There are links on the Indigo and Henna pages for instructions on how to do this.
- Sitting under a salon dryer greatly increases grey coverage with the 100% Herbal dyes. You can achieve similar results with a hair dryer or sitting in the sun for periods during the dye application.
- Herbal Brown tends to make very grey hair reddish. It is thus not recommended if you have very grey hair or if your grey hair is concentrated in one area e.g. your temples. The Brown looks lovely on hair with salt and pepper grey as it makes the grey look like highlights.
- Henna is a strong dye and stains grey hair more readily than Indigo. This is why the darker herbal shades sometimes go orangey. Doing the 2-step process helps the Indigo dye the hair.
- If you are used to the fast-acting nature of chemical dyes, please bear in mind that herbal dyes cannot work as quickly on grey hair. You might need to experiment to get the perfect blend for your hair, but it’s worth it, as the herbal dyes are so good for you!
If you would like more information or advice please do get in touch.
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