My sister wanted to cover her red highlites that were mainly turning blonde, and she used Burdock 4N. It turned out amazing! Its not too dark or too light. It covered her blondes with no problem at all and i love the shine it has to it. Also, my mother tried Light Sienna Chestnut 5R and its a red with a hint of brown. Its perfect and it covered her grays so amazingly. I will definitely re-purchase.
I decided to try Naturcolor after reading all of the positive reviews on this site. After 1.5 years of monthly use, I can honestly say this product is wonderful! It's gentle, and has very little odor. The color leaves my hair soft and shiny. I get more compliments than I ever did with pricier salon services.
I have, naturally, dark brown hair with about 25% gray. I mix equal parts of 6N (Sagebrush Brown) with 7R (Tumeric Blonde). This gives me a warm, auburn-caramel color, which is about 2-3 shades lighter than my natural hair (this product does lift pigment when used a certain way). I leave the mixture on for 35 minutes. I rotate touching up just the roots one month, then reapplying all over the next.
The color does fade from my very gray temple area more quickly and, sometimes, I mix a small amount and touch up this area mid-month.
I strongly encourage people to try mixing 2 shades together for richer, more interesting results. Customer service was very helpful in suggesting what shades would work best for the color I wanted.
Also, because Naturcolor is so mild, it will definitely fade quickly and turn brassy, if you don't use a sulfate-free shampoo made for colored hair.
I have bought Naturcolor in various shades for the past two years. I only use natural haircolor since I've read about people having crazy allergic reactions to various drugstore brands. I used to use whatever was on sale at Target and now I only get my haircolor at natural food stores.
I've used a few different shades with Naturcolor. The first I used was a medium golden ash which made my medium golden red brown hair look multidimensional golden brown. It was a really beautiful color. A few months ago I tried a dark ash and it came out almost black on me which I really didn't like since I have very fair skin. Today, I picked up 5R, Light Sienna Chestnut. My roots look great but unfortunately, the rest of my hair is really really dark from the dark ash color :(
For me, this was a lesson learned in that I can't pull of really dark colors and it may just have to grow off over the course of the next year. I will still continue to purchase Naturcolor because it has never irritated my very sensitive scalp, leaves my hair very healthy and shiny, and there is literally NO CHEMICAL SMELL! It smells like lavender or rosemary or just unscented depending on the color that you choose.
It's easy to clean up if you drip and doesn't stain my towels! I love this brand even if it is a little pricey. I pick mine up at Whole Foods and it's usually around $14 a box. That's pretty steep compared to super cheapies like Revlon Color Silk for $4 a box. BUT, I am willing to pay more than double knowing that I won't be using insanely harsh chemicals on my scalp.
I do know that Naturcolor is hard to track down. Herbatint is another brand that I've used and it works in a pinch if I can't find Naturcolor.
I have naturally dark ash blonde hair. I used the YARROW color and my hair is now a gorgeous dark golden blonde with the tiniest hint of strawberry! I've been getting lots of compliments. If your hair isn't gray, don't expect it to DYE your current color...but it can enhance it.
Love this hair color product! My only regret is that it is only available at limited whole foods locations in the shade I use which is sesame blonde. My hair feels nourished after using unlike any other brand I have tried, even other non-ammonia brands. The color blends well when I do touchups. It also seems to bring out the natural highlights in my hair. I have very long hair that is full of gray and I get good coverage.
I LOVE Naturcolor! I have been using it since May, 2011. I called the 800 number on the box and the very knowledgeable people told me what to buy to get the exact color I wanted. It covered the grey and made my hair silky and shiny, but the best part is the color! It is so natural! After a few times it started to look kind of orange, copper color, so I called the 800 number again and they told me what to add. It's exactly what I needed.
I love this product so much I even wrote an article about it. If you want to read my article click here: http://bit.ly/Oz8iur
I was getting tired of the orangey color that my hair seems to get when I use henna/indigo. At first it's always nice and dark/reddish, but as it fades I hate the way it looks. After researching around (wasting more time than I'd care to admit) I realized I had basically two choices: henna/indigo, dye that doesn't contain PPD but doesn't work, or dye with as little of the chemicals mixed in as possible. I'm dying my hair dark brown, to match my natural color, so I'm certainly not going to go with just anything from the salon or drugstore (the darker the dye, the more crap it typically contains).
As I said, I scoured the 'net, entering ingredients into EWG's Skin Deep, looking into what "green" salons use, and reading labels on vitacost and amazon etc before deciding on this brand. Even John Master's salon in NYC uses imported dye from Italy, such as this, because it's the safest that can be purchased, that also gives reliable results.
I brought this to my eco-salon to have my stylist apply it- though they have a fairly safe dye there, it stings my scalp and still smells bad. Not so with this stuff. My scalp was just fine, and there was no scent to bother me. And the color (Poppy Seed) turned out beautifully. I can't remember the last time I received complements on my hair color (pre-henna), but I did with this dye. It's a bummer that it isn't sold online, and I can only get it at my local Whole Foods, but it's worth it. I'll keep making the trek to get for as long as they carry it. It made my coarse, bushy hair feel deliciously soft and shiny.
Naturcolor is the BEST hair color on the market! I have brown hair and use color to cover gray. Gray coverage is wonderful. I use 6N "Sagebrush Brown" and it is true - no red at all - just a beautiful, natural brown color.
I received compliments from people on my color and this has never happened before using Naturcolor.
I have used all the brands sold and the ammonia in them was knocking me out. Most recently I had used ION from Sally's and the ammonia content was extremely high. Naturcolor has NO AMMONIA! No scent at all. So easy to use. And my hair looks so natural - not dry and very healthy looking! I cannot say enough good things about this product. I will never use anything else. Note, if you want to cover gray, you will have to buy one of the N colors.
Naturcolor is even better than the expensive salon color I was getting a few years back. You won't believe how good this product is until you try it. It is made in Italy. Whole Foods sells it.
I love this product! I have very dark hair (black) and use cola to keep the greys covered! This product does not make my scalp scab like the others; and the shine and feel is worth the price!
Purchased this because I am allergic to normal hair dyes. I asked the women at the store what in this product caused reactions and she said hydrogen peroxide, which is true but I wasn't worried about that. After dying my hair I learned the is does have small amounts of ppd and my scalp soon after was covered in itchy red lumps. I have brown hair as well and the black did not seem to fully work for me. I assume it wasn't left in long enough.