I bought Tints of Nature hair dye around a month ago since I wanted a natural hair dye that would cause zero to very minimal damage. I had heard of Tints of Nature a few years ago but there were no reviews on it and I was very hesitant to buy is since hair colour is not something that can be easily corrected necessarily but after seeing all the review on MUA I decided to try it. I had been previously dyeing my hair with Nice N Easy hair colour in the shade 119B Medium Spice and was looking for a very similar colour in this line. I went to Whole Foods where they sell this line and looked at all the colours ad decided that the closest shade according the the swatches would be shade '5R Rich Copper Brown'. Two things that I noticed: The colour was outrageously expensive ($19 a box and I need 2 for my whole head!) and the swatches on the back of the box are absolutely horrible. They give you next to no indication of what the colour is going to look like. Anyways, I brought the colour home and went on the Tints of Nature website to see read any kind of warnings or anything like that and it said that you had to wait at least a month to dye your hair with Tints of Nature if your previous colour had been metallic- Nice N Easy is a metallic colour so make sure that if you're usually a colour like that you wait the full month.
The day that I coloured my hair, it was definitely a very different experience. I opened the little box and in it was a sachet of clarifying shampoo, sachets of regular shampoo and conditioner, gloves, a plastic cap and of course the colour and the developer. I was surprised at how small the bottles of each were but I will reflect on that later. I In the instructions is said to wash your hair first with the clarifying shampoo and then to dye your hair while it was still damp so I followed those directions. The shampoo smelled absolutely horrible- like a really strong mix of garlic, ginger and lemon, just super unpleasant and left my hair feeling really straw-like so I had to condition it even though it never said to. I usually dye my hair by sectioning it off and applying it using the brush and bowl method and with damp hair this was impossible with I did not like. I mixed up the colour in the bowl, put on the gloves and just took some on my hands and massaged it into my scalp and rubbed it in my hair. I really did not like applying this to wet hair- it was incredibly hard to work with. The plus side about it was that because your hair is wet and the dye can travel through it better, I used about half the dye I use with a regular colour so I think next time I will just pick up one box and keep in mind, I have long hair to the middle of my back that is incredibly thick so I was really happy about that. I forget how long it said to keep the dye in for but I made a little bun on my head and wrapped the cap around it and set my timer for 40 minutes. I then rinsed out my hair and man oh man did that take a long time. I found the amount of shampoo they provided was fine but there was hardly any conditioner so I had to use some of my own (Dove Colour Care). My hair was feeling really dodgy after the shampoo but after conditioning it felt really silky. I was really pleased after rinsing it out to see how similar it looked to the Nice N Easy colour I was using. I was also really surprised at how silky and healthy my hair ended up feeling in the end since during the process it most certainly did not feel nice. I will update in another month or so as to how well this lasted but as of right now, I definitely recommend it.
I used the 4N dye in a reverse ombre fashion to get rid of my orange tinted - sun bleached - old dye while not dying my regrowth. It completely matches my natural hair, while covering most of the orange tints. The tips are slightly darker (because I used the ombre method) which is good because they were the reddest.
The box said to dye wet, after using the supplied cleansing shampoo, which I did. This made it harder for me to see where I had applied the dye, but I managed. I believe this is to raise the pH to 7 so its faster for the dye to reach pH 9?
The dye is the least offensive smelling dye i have used, it did smell chemically, but I didn't get a headache or feel I needed to leave the room. After washing it out it smelt slightly of dye still, but that went away by the time it dried.
I felt there was plenty of product supplied, I didn't cover my whole head, but I have thick bottom of ribs length hair and there was a reasonable amount left over. There was also more than enough shampoo supplied to wash it 2-3 times.
Overall I am very happy with the dye, I will wait and see if it fades quickly or not. At $29NZD a bottle I wont be buying one again too soon, so I hope it lasts and doesn't orange up again.
I prefer to buy organic skincare and make up, given that the product is as user-friendly and performs as well as the other ones. So after switching from a frustrating, long and expesive hairdresser dying experience for my graying roots to at home dye kits (Schwarzkopf Ammonium-free mousse) and being pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and results I tried the kit from Tints of Nature.
When I opened the instructions I was quite shocked to find out that the manual asked me to use a brush -for mixing and application- and a cup for mixing, though none of them were provided in the kit. All the other at home dyes I have used provide everything you need in the kit. And since I didn't have an applicator brush I had to use my gloved fingers to apply the dye.
And the dye provided was not even enough to cover my roots. The amount was less than half of the amount provided with mainstream at-home dyes.
Moreover I needed to blow dry my hair for 30 minutes, which I find to be quiet a hassle when with other dyes you can spend the half hour on the computer or doing other chores.
As for the shampoo when none came out after squeezing the packet I thought I hadn't managed to tear it well when actually there was so little shampoo in the packet that I had to scoop it out with my finger, again only to cover my roots.
In the end my roots are somewhat covered, but not worth the hassle at all for me and I will definitely not purchase it again.
Wanted to start by thanking silverlilly for her review. It pretty much was the reason I decided to try Tints of Nature and also gave useful tips.
I put natural dark blonde over a few streaks of bleached hair (Manic Panic Flash Lightning and Virgin Snow) as the colour was just too bright and I have naturally light brown hair. I only left on for roughly 20 minutes to avoid damage since I had bleached it a week before.
I was very nervous about it turning green or purple as I had read I would need a filler. I threw caution to the wind and did it without one. I am only one day after so I can't talk about fading but it definitely toned done the streaks to more of a golden dark blonde - much better! I also have enough left over unmixed to use again for touch ups. The 1:1 ratio makes it really easy to mix. At first I thought it would be super runny but it mixes into more of a gel.
I really wanted a vegan product that didn't test on animals. So glad this exists.
This is a review on the lightener kit.
Ok..where do I start..my natural hair color is about a lvl 5.
As I was mixing the color it was a very buttery yellow as well as a buttery texture. As I was applying it, even before I was finished the mixture seemed to go bad already..from a buttery yellow it went to a white color and it was very foamy..and slightly bubbly..you know when you take a bath ..it was like that exactly color and texture wise.
But I went ahead and finished anyway, when I did, after I washed and dried my hair the color was nice I'll give it that, it was very nice! a level 10 blonde(naturally I'm about a level 6).
However, I had dark patches all over my head...and YES I did apply it evenly, I never have problems with unevenness..until I tried this hair dye.
So..I decided to purchase another box to cover the dark patches..
Only it didn't cover so well..I was STILL left with unevenness..it covered the back patches but I still had a few in the front..so I didn't buy a third box because not only was it crazy expensive ($20 a box) but I didn't think it would cover my spots since it didn't the first 2 times, so I just bleached the remaining few spots I had..because I had nothing else to use.
Overall, I am very disappointed in this hair dye..the color was beautiful, the mixture was horrible..it's not that it went bad that I had uneven spots, because even before it went bad I had already applied it to my hair, and was still left with dark patches..so..it's too bad it didn't work for me.
I will not purchase this again, it's very pricey..I wasted $40 on 2 boxes and it still did not cover everything.
My hair was completely dye free with about 50 percent grey. I used tints of nature brown hair color and left it on for the additional 10 minutes to cover grey. Some of my grey was not covered and most of it turned PURPLE. I have no idea how to correct this. If you have grey hair beware.
I just want to say, for boxed haircolor, this stuff is expensive, but it freakin lasts :) I colored my hair 1 1/2 months ago with 4C Medium Ash Brown & the color is still holding strong, whereas before, with both natural & regular haircolor, it would shampoo out and I would need to recolor after 3 weeks, because my hair was damaged & porous & not holding color. Ok yes, it was a bit dark, & I will probably go a shade lighter next time. As other reviewers mentioned it is also not damaging to hair. But the big thing for me is, it LASTS-- HOORAY!! continued >>
i love using this as it does not damage the hair, it leaves the hair smooth and shiny and without damage, i would prefer to use this over a boxed bleach any day as box bleaches seriously damage your hair and leave it feeling very dry and damaged but this will give your hair a silky finish afterwards and wont damage it as bad as a normal bleach would, thankyou tints of nature. :)
Tints of Nature Hair Color
I am tired of the "Lorel" brands. My head would get hot while the chemicals were on and I would feel very tired after the process was done. I knew what I was doing was unhealthy! So I went to my local health food store and bought "Chocolate Brown". I love the smell of the conditioner :)
My color came out nice but it is a little darker than I wanted. I will see if there is a color lighter. My head did not get hot and I feel fine.
I have used Tints of Nature off and on for a few years. The chemicals in regular hair dye make me a bit nervous...too many horror stories about reactions and carcinogens (tied to hair dyes) in the media for my liking so I've started using ToN again.
I just coloured my hair with 7RL Medium Bright Copper. I had coloured my hair with L'oreal Preference Medium Copper Brown prior to this and my natural colour is dark blond/light brown. I have a sprinkling of grey, but its minimal. What I wanted was an intense copper colour without the fear of over dark roots (that you get using a brown base). My daughter who is a hairdresser in Toronto was all " it won't work, it won't lift your hair blah blah" but I wasn't looking for lift. What I wanted was to ''lay'' a rich layer of copper red on my hair and you know what? That is exactly what it did. My hair looks fantastic. Its a very rich dark copper, the colour is completely even and there was no horrible ammonia smell, and any colour you get on anything other than your hair (towels ect) comes out much eaiser (I know this from past experience LOL). I intend to keep using ToN and I may try some of the lightening kits to do streaks with as well...