Unlisted Brand • Herbaceuticals Inc. - Naturcolor - all shades • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've recently switched to natural hair care products. In the past 4 months or so, it has transformed my hair. My new routine includes this color. My natural color is sort of dirty dark blonde and I just like a little light added to it. I've used 8N and 9N. First I tried the 9 N and it turned out a little more bronze than I had thought. But, after about 2 weeks my hair turned this lovely blonde shade and the redness had actually faded out. It was really beautiful and I hated to color over it, my roots were getting a little edgy. As much as I loved the blonde, I'm not a huge fan of deviating from my natural color too much so I went for the 8N next. This color was perfect for me, straight out of the shower. My hair was soft, shiny and looked completely natural. It was still a tad lighter than my normal color yet the roots are blending nicely. The sample shampoo and conditioner are AWESOME. The only thing I dislike are the gloves. They are the weird flat plastic cheap ones. They're really hard to work with. I love this product. My hair loves it even more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I like the color from this product although I've found it hard to avoid adding additional color to previously dyed hair (containing new dye to roots only) - perhaps just my problem. So, it tends to make my hair darker and darker each time I try to touch up roots.
Also, I have a serious scalp irritation problem from the product as someone else mentioned. I tried to ignore it, but it's gotten worse. the itching happens after you rinse the dye out - not while it's on your hair. Someone else thought it was the lavender oil - I don't know what it is. I loved the color, hate the itchiness.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have used just about every brand of "natural' hair color available. I live in Southern California, so, believe me, I have just about every type of health food store product available. I thought that I finally found the answer when I tried NaturColor. I used it for about a year. At first my level 4.5 brown hair looked pretty good. Then, I found that the color lasted a shorter and shorter time, until it only lasted about 2 weeks before my ash brown hair looked red. Each time I colored my hair, handfuls of my hair when down the drain. But, I desperately wanted to hide the grey. Finally, the last time I used this color, my head felt like it was on fire and itched for months afterwards. I have since done a lot of research. Do not be fooled by the "natural" permanent hair colors. They all contain some form of carcinogenic PPD and other toxins, which may be listed under different names. No matter how many herbs are listed in the ingredients, the toxic chemicals are in there, too, and the herbs won't protect you. I used to have magnificent unusually thick hair...now you can see my scalp through it. Beware.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff really is wonderfulI! am a dark to medium blonde at the roots (reddish at times due to coloring - hate the red) and my hair gets lighter and cooler towards the ends. I always pull red, not matter what! I mixed the 9N (for gray coverage) and 7C (for cooler tone) with a little 10C. I would have liked a lighter ash tone, but they did not have it at Whole foods so that is why I mixed in some of the 10C to lighten it up a bit. It really did the trick. I still see some reddish tones at my roots, but I am obsessed with my roots looking reddish. No one else seems to notice or care. I just get compliments on how nice it looks.
The one time I used more 9N than the 7C my roots turned out more red b/c the N series does have reddish undertones and I think the 9 is just a little too light for me to use. The 8N did not add as much red, but was obviously darker. The 7C mixed with a little 10C really knocked down the red and made my roots look like a natural medium blonde. I think that it is really important to add the C series if you want to get rid of the reddish undertones. When I use the C series on its own though, it does not cover the gray well. The mix of the N and C really are the way to go. I am nervous to try the golden series b/c of the red, but I just might based on some of the other reviews. I also used conditioner (Wella in-depth) on the midshaft and ends of my hair b/c I did not want the color to grab there too much b/c I liked the color and they are very porous. I may order some different colors on line and thanks to all of you who have suggested this! My hair always feels in better condition after using this dye and I do not get a headache or feel "off" after using it - I really should never use anything else.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been a level 8 strawberry blonde for almost two years now usually using Miss Clairol Pro 8R. A week ago I ran across Naturcolor at Wholefoods and figured it might be a nice natural alternative, WRONG, the color I chose, Light Tumeric Blonde (8R), came out more like a muddy level 4 neutral red. I'm now trying every trick in the book to get it to fade. I would imagine that if you are wanting to achieve a darker color this line is worth it, but for a bright strawberry blonde it stinks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I have used this before in 6N, and then I went to Ion 7N because Ion was cheaper. Well, both take my hair too dark, and then they fade up and I highlight. I decided that I wanted to color it all over again and not lose my highlights so much, so I tried this in 10N. I'm naturally a 6-7. I figured it would lighten a little (but not a lot since it's not a strong developer) but avoid turning red.
I turned out a golden blonde, about a 9, and it covered the white hairs decently as well as lightened the darker hairs and my hairlights are not lost! I'm quite pleased. The underneath hair, which has more red, is now a lighter auburn. It looks 100% natural.
I will still keep Ion highlighting powder, but I think I'll do this monthly. It is the color I had as a child.
It's pricier than Ion, so I gave it a 3, but the result is good, and I know from using darker shades that while they do fade, they don't destroy your hair.
Or I may try Ion in 10N with just a 20 developer. I think that may give the same result and be cheaper. I do think that Ion covers white hair better if that's really important to you.
Update: I've done the 10N for 3 months now, and I got a compliment last week from a hairdresser friend of my neighbor. She thought I had highlights, and she thought they were GOOD highlights. I said, no, I use naturcolor.
Update again: I've been using 10N for about 9 months now, and I love it, but I wanted to toss in a little more red like what I had as a teenager. I called the company, and a really nice guy on the phone recommended 9C or 8C and start with only 10 mL mixed with 50 mL of 10N. I used 9C. It turned out to very subtly add some reddishness. I want more, so next time I'll do 20 mL 9C with 40 mL of 10N, and just keep working my way up to the color I want. The nice thing is that I can mix what I need and save the rest for later, my hair is soft, and the color lasts. I only recolor because it's grown out and the white hairs sparkle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
wow I wish I had discovered this ages go! ..
I have tried something like this several years ago but it left me with heavy, flat or brassy colour so I didn't try the "natural" ones again until now ...
I have been colouring/hi-lighting my hair for years, often in salon, but for last couple of years I have been doing it myself and I have tried several of the drug store brands...recently using Excellence To-Go and Herbashine ...
I discovered that Excellence To-Go has 30 volume peroxide and Herbashine has 25 volume... and when I explored some of the other ingredients in them and some of the other so called gentler lines and semi/demi permanents, I found they were all laden with toxic chemicals - even the ones labelled no-ammonia and semi-permanent ...
So today I used Naturcolor - half 7N / half 8C...
wasn't sure I would get the lift or coverage I wanted, with only 10 volume (3%) developer, as my natural hair at the roots is medium brown and about 30% very resistant grey, and my hair is naturally curly//wavy and dry ...
The rest of my hair is dyed light caramel brown with some honey hi-lights and some brown lo-lights ...
I left it on my roots for at least 35 mins before running it through the rest of my hair for an additional 15 mins...
Results are better than I expected....the colour is lovely, the grey is covered although lighter than the rest but that is the case with whatever I have used ...
I love that you can mix up as much as you like as this will make doing touch ups super easy ...
I will experiment with the colour a bit by going a wee bit deeper perhaps using 7N and 7C or even 7N and 6C...
It is now a lovely multidimensional light brown shade with lots of hi-lights...not flat heavy colour at all and it is super shiny... I imagine this could also be used as a toner or refresher if used over hi-lights if you use one of the lighter shades
Hope it doesn't fade but I am sure I will have to do it again in about 3.5 weeks when my roots start to grow...
Oh and it has a very pleasant scent...no fumes...
..will edit this when I have had time to see how it fares.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Before you give up on this product because of lack of grey coverage, read this review. I used to get my hair colored at an Aveda salon. Becuase I have long hair, I was spending 3+ hours at the salon - Aveda has great hair color, but 3 hours at a salon is inconvenient for me. I am over 50% grey, and keeping it colored is a must for me. I conpared Tints of Nature to Naturcolor (4N for both.) I was disappointed with both because of the lack of grey coverage. I decided to give them another try becuase I hate going to a salon for hair color. I read the instructions again to make sure I didn't miss an important hint. Tints of Nature made my grey look highlighted and didn't cover the grey around my temples at all. When I read the instructions again for Naturcolor, I noticed I missed this before: The manufacturer included a special tip for stubborn grey - apply developer on the stubborn grey hair, leave on for 10 minutes, wash, dry and apply color. I was thrilled that it covered the grey completely. I color it every 2-3 weeks because I like keeping the grey completely covered. I love this hair color. It's gentle and has a pleasant odor. Since I've been using Naturcolor, my hair has never looked better. It's soft, healthy looking, and I love that I am not exposing my body to the harsh chemicals that are found in so many hair color products. And, an added bonus is the cost savings!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Since I do not have to cover gray but only need to tone down brassiness in my reddish blonde hair, I used the Mullein shade in the Natural series this past January. The shade toned down the brassiness but the color faded within a month; I went back to Natural Instincts (NI). Then I decided to go for the red tones and I used Tumeric in the Copper series in June. Gorgeous color! Faded in less than 3 weeks, even with use of a non-sulfate shampoo.
The product is gentle to hair and the softness after coloring was a wonderful experience. The shampoo and conditioner which come with it are great (wish I could purchase THEM). However, for the price ($15 a box and I need two boxes for thick, medium length hair), I found it was a lot for a home coloring job, especially if I needed to re-do every month. Even with NI, I let my hair go about 10 weeks between rinses. The shades from NI fade much less slowly and more gradually since there really are some chemicals (but no ammonia so it is gentle for my hair).
I would not recommend this product for any woman expecting lasting results (more than 3 weeks) but it is not a bad product. One hairdresser made a snide remark to me about this particular product: it stains the hair shaft.
As if that type of coloring is poisonous to hair! It does explain why grays don't get fully covered but for some women, this factor is a reasonable tradeoff for not using chemicals. The herbals in this product are gentle and the result is a very brief ride on the hair color merry-go-round. Some gals might go for it, but I was disappointed and won't repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I started using Naturcolor after reading Dr. Andrew Weil's book Women's Health. He recommends using herbal products if coloring your hair is necessary. I use 7R Tumeric Blond and have for about 15 years. The color turns out so natural looking that I even have hair stylists think it was natural. Yes, it does fade quicker but if you use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner it tends to help keep the color longer. I love that I can use only a portion of it to touch up the roots and save the rest for the next application. I certainly helps to offset the higher price of the product. Additionally the price certainly is worth the avoiding of the harsh chemicals in the grocery store brands.