Since posting my original review below, I've been touching up my roots with the same mix of the two colours I originally used, every 3 weeks so the greys don't show at all. I've found this hair colour is far less prone to fading than other home dyes I've used over the years, even on the greys, my hair remains shiny and healthy looking, it doesn't have that dreadful chemical smell other dyes give the hair even after repeated washes and it actually works out being very good value providing you split the contents of the two boxes over 1 full application and 2 touch-ups. For reference, my hair is past shoulder length. I also love the natural intensive conditioner supplied with it so I've bought one for twice-weekly colour maintenance. I have two back-up boxes of 'Casting' I know I will never use as I wouldn't dream of using anything else now - they are going to the charity shop. That's how great this hair colour is. "Being totally new to - but desperately in need of - more natural methods of hair colouring, I copied Crosario's current method of applying Naturtint (mixing Natural Chestnut with Golden Chestnut brown) to my fine, damaged, dark brunette barnet and I have to say its looking great. I should have left it on my greys slightly longer and not pulled it through to the ends quite as early as I did but I'll know next time. The end result is darker than the boxes suggest, being very dark brown verging on brown/black but I am totally happy with it and expect it to fade slightly anyway. In any case, I don't think it differs from other, more conventional colourants in this respect. My hair looks silky, isn't 'flat' and although the shampoo feels a bit harsh, it's no more so than other 'green' shampoos I've used. The conditioner smooths the hair really well anyway. The price is slightly more than other brands but that's not a deal-breaker. I'm so glad I've made the break from harsher hair colourants - I very much doubt I'll go back."
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand the laws of hair color, but you do need to have the basic knowledge. Hair color, as opposed to a bleach lightener, is limited in its capabilities. Most store bought, box color includes 20 volume developer which means it is only capable of 2 shades of lift or getting 2 shades lighter. Think of the shades of hair color like a totem pole. Black at the bottom or level 1, very light blonde at the top or level 10. If your natural color is a level 5, which is considered light brown and you want to be a level 9, light blonde, a store bought, box color will not give you the results you desire. The biggest misconception is thinking you will get what you see in the picture on the box. Not true! If you're looking for a shade that is more than two shades lighter than your natural color, you will NOT achieve that result with 20 volume developer. If a person with that level 5 natural color used a level 9 hair color, they would get an undesirable brassy result. It just wasn't capable of such a feat. Naturtint is a great product when used with realistic expectations. My advice to anyone that may find any of this information confusing would be to find a professional colorist for the best results. If Naturtint is the product you would like used on your hair, find a colorist that will choose and formulate a color for you. I do for all of my clients. Have a great HAIR day!!
I'm sitting here with wet hair dripping down my back, completely unable to bring myself to even look in the mirror.
I bought Naturatint 10A 'Light Ash Blonde' to try and correct some horrible brassy tones that had appeared in my hair. I wanted to go back to my natural colour and the box matched what my roots are, so I thought it'd be a good way to grow my hair out. I read good review after good review about how wonderful it was - no scent, no irritation and a wonderful result. I was hugely excited!
I followed the instructions and left it on my roots for 20 minutes and then applied it through the rest of my hair for 10 minutes. I washed it out and nearly screamed when I saw my reflection. My hair is BRIGHT YELLOW. There is no other word for it. Imagine the Mr Men characters and picture Mr Happy - that is what my hair is the colour of. And I am NOT happy. I honestly have no idea what to do apart from now wear hats and try and tone it.
I'm sure other colours are lovely, but the 10A has left me £10 poorer with brightly patchy hair to show for it. I would NOT recommend to anyone looking at that shade. :'(
I have used this in 5M for the past four months. I have otherwise unprocessed shoulder length afro hair, which by definition is beyond dry. Esp having to use harsh London water to wash it with.
I have had random grey hairs since I was a teenager, but over the last 4 years they have been multiplying like crazy. I have gone to various professional hair dressers to have my hair coloured, and to be honest I have always preferred doing my own. Maybe I don't explain myself that well. Anyhoo, I have found many box dyes give a flat tone over the head, that if your just trying to restore your colour then ends up looking like it comes out of a box......
This brand is great for me. 5 Mahogany comes out really like a black with deep red tones on my hair. I took note with reviews on here and UTube suggested the colour comes out darker. I wash my hair one every 7 days, and my colour doesn't fade in 6 wks, when I touch up the roots. I can squeeze 2 touch ups out of one box, if I rope someone to help me.
My bug bears: that shampoo will destroy my hair, it is way to harsh. I throw that out each time.
The smell is like plasticine, modelling clay for kids.
The gloves are redundant, I use dish washing gloves as they cover my wrists, the thin one time use ones.
And I do think its chemical process that is as natural as drugstore ones. But has worked very hard on the tones and shades to keep people going back for more.
Oh and how much time this needs to rinse!
What I like is, how much product you get.
Clear instructions on mixing tones if you wanted. The gel texture which makes for less mess.
The conditioner is actually quite good and a fair size, I use the lot in one go. But like I said I have beyond dry hair and it soaks it up.
Best of all is the colour, love it.
The price is ok, but I get coupons off the net and purchase that way.
I really like this stuff. Would recommend. X
I tried this because L'Oreal and Clairol damaged my hair and made my scalp burn. Naturtint did not burn my scalp and there was no odor. I used 5N, Light Chestnut Brown and the color is more like a medium to dark chestnut color. The color is even and it covered all the gray! I love the color! My hair is silky soft after using the conditioner. I followed another review and did not use the shampoo until the next day. I bought this at Whole Foods and paid full price, but will now buy it online to save a few $!
I would totally buy Naturtint again, used light chestnut and it completely covered my grey roots; willing to wait the full 40 minutes because the results are amazing ;-). Paraben free is my #1 reason and no chemically embalming odor at all is another plus.
I really love this hair color. All Natural products are important to me, as well as vegetarian/vegan and non- cruelty products. I've been dyeing my naturally very dark brown hair jet black for the past 5 years with various drugstore brands. After years of the dark look ( which went well with my blue-green eyes, and fair skin ) I decided to professional double process and bleach my waist long hair to try to achieve a Angelina Jolie soft brown. After being very disappointed with blotchy orange tone hair, I tired Naturtint and have not used anything else since. I have never had a bad experience with this brand, and usually buy it from my health food store. My hair is very long so I use 2 boxes, but the best part is that you get to mix colors. Ive tried most of the brunette shades. Currently I am mixing 4N Natural Chestnut Brown and 4G Golden Chestnut Brown. My hair comes out a great dark but rich chocolate brown which is amazing considering my hair is nearly black and never lifts. This best part is that it looks so natural and seamless, and covers great. I use it with a application brush and bowl since its a little messy and thin but totally worth it. Ive even used the blackest shade when in need more drama in the winter and its the best black Ive ever used. I would recommend it because its non damaging and your hair looks healthy and so shinny. Its expensive for a college student but I will never use any other hair color again. It comes with a great deep conditioner, but I hate the gloves so buy some better ones if you get a chance.
I switched to Naturtint because I started getting burning and itching from using regular hair color, even the ones they use at my hair salon. I have been buying this and my hairdresser puts it on for me. He is actually amazed at how good the color is and the great condition my hair is in after he uses it on me. My color is a very rich dark brown - I use the Natural Chestnut - and it lasts through a lot of shampooing. I'm not crazy about the shampoo they include with it, but that's not a big deal...just use it with any sulfate-free shampoo (my hairdresser uses Rusk) and it works great. I highly recommend this hair color!
i prefer using hair dyes without ammonia because of my sensitive scalp. i have been using loreal casting then decided to try out naturtint after having read the reviews here. i love it ! it covers the white hair, does not dye the scalp, its not runny (somewhat sticky), no nasty chemical smell after washing it off (but it takes time to rinse), doesnt give any itchy feeling. my color is 3N.
So after many years of spending hundreds of dollars in salon and hair color at Sally's, I decided to use a natural hair color. Over all my experience wasn't bad but the color wasn't quite what I wanted. Most people seemed to have had the opposite experience that I had. I read many reviews where people said their color turned out redder than expected so I got Copper Blonde (8C) and was hoping for a little extra gingery color.It wasn't darker than before or anything just kind of a light brownish color, which is pretty, just not exactly what I wanted. My critique of the product is that it did slightly dry my hair out but otherwise I would probably buy this product again, just maybe a more vibrant red.