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on 6/15/2016 2:05:00 PM
More reviews by asaph25
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
First.....after reading over the reviews for this product....I am very sorry for everyone who did not have a good experience. I happen to like the product because it is PPD free, and because I have had cancer, it is important for me to use something that eliminates chemicals that could be potentially harmful to my body.I have been using the product for several years. I have naturally black hair. Because of this, my expectations of full coverage are more realistic I think. It really doesn't bother me that it doesn't cover every single grey hair...I am almost 60 for crying out loud...lol!The application process is a bit long and tedious. I bought a hairdryer with a bonnet and leave it on high for about 40 minutes or so after the application process. Like I said, it doesn't fully cover the grey but it covers enough of it that I can live with it. The alternative to using no product at all is not very appealing to me.I have not had a problem with an itchy scalp or other problems reported by some, although one can develop an allergy to something after continuous use. I will continue to use it for as long as I can or just get plain tired of the fuss.Oh yes....as a side note, I have used Ecocolors in the past, quite a bit actually. I quit that because of the use of ppd in the product. I'm not sure if Ecocolors stll has ppd in it or not. I have also used henna. The Ecocolors was by far the easiest of the three products, but again switched because of the ppd issues.The cost of this product is high. I especially don't like the fact that they tell you you are receiving a $1.00 off the product which in fact forces you to buy another box to qualify for the free shipping. I consider that underhanded on their part.
on 4/11/2015 12:45:00 PM
More reviews by palettebynature
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am very allergic to several hair color products. The reaction had become more serve over the past few years even though I had colored my hair for 15 years. I tried Nuturcolor from Whole Foods which gave me beautiful results but after 4 times even that caused a reaction for me. I called number on box and spoke to rep and found out that it contains very small amount of PPD. The reaction affects my nervous system which is very terrifying. I quickly rinsed off product after only 5 minutes on my head and called my doctor. He told me to take 1 & 1/2 dose of Benadryl and drink 2 water bottles. If I didn't feel better in 5 minutes he wanted me to call 911. I paced my house wondering what to do. In 20-30 minutes later I was completely fine. Scary stuff I felt like I was being poisoned I went to an allergist and strangely I am not allergic to PPD but allergic something else in hair color products. Determined to find a product I had the Allergist do additional testing on me for what is known to be a safer product called EcoColor ( free of PPD, resorcinol, ethanolamine and propylene), but even that gave me a reaction. I possibly narrowed it down to be allergic to aminophenol. My allergist can do testing for 2 versions of aminophenol but he would have to special order this type of testing. It is crazy researching what is in so many hair color products and how harmful they can be. I safely tried Madison Reed semi-permanent gloss after patch test but it washed out after a few washings I am so glad that I tried Palette by Nature. I did a patch test for 48 hours first without any adverse reactions. I have fine textured, medium blonde hair with large gray skunk like areas at both temples and gray around my face Odd looking if I go were to go natural. Thank you, Thank you Palette by Nature for creating a permanent hair color product that works for me. I only needed 1/3 of each of the bottles to cover my gray. I poured product along a comb and got as close to root area as I could to be on the safe side. Now I look like a younger me thanks to 9N which gave me a light blonde deposit on my gray hair. I could go darker but I am enjoying the blonder hair look around my face just fine. I'll be ordering more color soon to have on hand and will even buy color protecting products. Moral of the story. Always do a patch test, listen your body, seek medical advise if necessary but perhaps there is a product out there that will work for you. I hate to give 5 out of 5 after only 1 use.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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on 1/11/2015 5:47:00 PM
More reviews by Julie2015
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
What a scam!I should have paid more attention to reviews before buying this product. I lost time and money and my hair is the same as before the coloration. No coverage at all! I followed meticulously the instructions, I used the hair blower for 30 minutes after application. My grey roots is still grey, my hair is sticky and greasy (after three shampoo trying to remove that greasy deposit) and it made a mess everywhere; it stains the sink, the tub, my hands...Good thing bleach worked cleaning everything. So after spending +30 dollars for a box, and after using 1 and 1/2 box to cover my mid-lenght thick hair, and after over two hours process (one natural base to apply, followed by the color, then the heat for 30 minutes), there is no difference. Very disappointed, I will never buy this product again.
on 9/24/2014 5:25:00 PM
More reviews by vetyramnaghu
There is no customer service ,so even if they send leaked bottles we don't get proper response to our queries .No idea why they call this as permanent hair color, never even changed the color of single hair .Dont waste your money, people who have left positive reviews are probably paid by the company.
on 7/30/2014 9:50:00 PM
More reviews by vtah
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
i signed up just to write this review. as i write this, 1 week after "dying my hair", I'm so itchy everywhere the dye touched my skin that i just popped a benadryl, i still have black stuff all over my itchy scalp and it did not cover my gray whatsoever. the dye literally stuck to everything except for gray hair. after i rinsed out the dye in the shower, i had to scrub my bathtub in a panic because it was stuck everywhere and now there are stains, then i got out of the shower and looked in the mirror. to my disbelief and horror, a film of gray covered my face and all over my back, my hands were dark gray, essentially wherever the dye touched when rinsing it out. i quickly used the enclosed dye remover with a cotton ball all over my face and hands, over my eyelids and under my eyes. this removed the dye but it was a scary experience. my back was still gray. i looked at my scalp and was shocked to see how much was still stuck on it. one week later there is still a lot of crud falling off my scalp and getting everywhere. i am itchy everywhere the dye was, my back, my hands and my scalp. it's getting worse everyday. i scratch so much i may need to go to the doctor's if this doesn't subside. i have so much black stuff under my nails from scratching my scalp. i am so miserable. all this suffering and it did not cover my grays, and i only have a couple hundred grays.
on 6/11/2014 12:43:00 PM
More reviews by Kittymarch
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I had a good experience with the product both the permanent and the touch up versions. It blended in the grays around my hairline nicely. I think it takes a day or two on the hair to oxidise and develop the colour. Glad to have found a product that is cosmetically acceptable without PPDs.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/5/2014 10:21:00 PM
More reviews by sbjazevics
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I normally use Eccocolors, but the problem is that after 2 weeks my hair becomes redish, so I decided to try Palette by Nature, I am sad I did.I have few white hairs, like 20, and after a lenghthy 1 hour, the greys were not covered :(. Also, before coloring with palette by nature, my hair was soft, now it feels like there is some product build up. Dont waste your money, people who have left positive reviews are probably paid by the company
on 4/4/2014 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by Darunee
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
My hair went from brown to completely white when I was in my 20s. I've been coloring it ever since...over 20 years now. Presently, I am medium blonde but still color my hair every week because my hair grows fast & I hate white roots. My scalp is very sensitive and I am feeling the effects of years & years of harsh chemicals. So, I was excited to try something new and natural. I give this company kudos for trying to fill the niche market of natural hair color products. It will work for some people, but unfortunately it did not work for me. I bought two boxes b'cz some reviews said I may have to apply twice. Total cost with shipping was over $60. I was disappointed that I had to apply the base first, then the color (instead of mixing beforehand) because I have a LOT of hair & it's so time consuming. The directions say to completely saturate the hair with the base. As I was just doing my roots, and the bottle was so small (2 oz?), I just put the base on my roots. Imagine my utter disappointment when that little bottle wasn't enough to cover the roots of even half my head. I had to open the 2nd box and use that base. Then I applied the color over that (one 2 oz bottle was enough for that). I sat under a heat lamp for half an hour, then rinsed. On a positive note, I liked how smooth & soft the hair was that got colored. I wanted so much for this to work. Sadly, my scalp did not respond well. It got red and was a little bit itchy...not bad, but enough for me to notice. My scalp did get stained, so that when I scratched, brown came under my fingernails. The worst part, my blonde hair turned brown (even though I was using light blonde under the company's recommendation), and my grays were hardly touched. The directions say to completely cover gray might take two or three applications, but I find the time and cost involved to do that on a weekly basis is absolutely prohibitive, even for me, and I'm a desperate person. My suggestion for you is, if you have no gray hair and desire an all-over darker color and don't have thick hair, this product will probably work for you. Conversely, if you have blonde hair color, thick hair, and gray roots, I do NOT recommend it. Basically, I spent over $60 on a product that didn't work, but I don't really regret it. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
on 10/5/2013 3:16:00 AM
More reviews by yummycupcake
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I wanted to like this product. I REALLY, REALLY did. But after several attempts at trying to dye my gray hair, I gave up on it. Here are my reasons:1. Customer Service. There wasn't any. I contacted the company many times prior to purchasing because I had some very important concerns and questions regarding their dyes. I'm highly allergic to PPD and conventional hair color. I know this product doesn't contain harsh chemicals however, I had written to them with some questions that were exceptionally important to me and never received a response. This both frustrated and angered me immensely.2. Base Coat. The base coat, the first application product, burns my scalp and smells like nothing more than rubbing alcohol.3.Coverage. What coverage?! I applied this product TWICE and experienced a veeeeeeery slight hint of color deposit. This pissed me off. A lot.4. Staining. My SCALP received so much staining from this product (5N) that I spend almost 30 minutes trying to remove it! A week later and it's still on my scalp, while my hair is white/gray.5.Price. For the price, this had better work. And it did not for me.I am very thankful that chemical free hair color exists, but I'm also heartbroken that it did not work for me.It's not like I can contact the company and troubleshoot. NOBODY contacts you back!!UGH.So pissed off.Just a bit about me; I'm 35 and have been going gray since I was 17 years old. I look dreadful with gray/white hair and it depresses me a great deal. I became extremely allergic to conventional hair dye after I got sick with a chronic illness. Upon dying my hair one night, I couldn't breathe, I felt faint and I began to shake. Conventional hair dye was no longer an option for me. I cried for so long about my options or lack of options. I was so upset about it that I passed out. (I know, kind of pathetic) But this is how upset I was that I couldn't cover my disgusting white scraggly hairs. I have coarse, wavy hair too.So talk about haggard.God, I'm so pissed this didn't work. I guess it's just time for me to bite the bullet and either try henna or go grey. As I see it, those are my only options.
on 6/13/2012 9:53:00 PM
More reviews by Teacherof3
II have been using Palette by Nature hair color for four years, and I had to write a review after reading many of the negative reviews on this thread. This is a totally non-toxic hair color. No other brand except henna compares to it in that regard. But unlike henna, this product can deliver a plant-based color that is not red or red-tones. You can get a beautiful brown that compliments a cool skin tone. When it comes to covering gray, it does take more than one application to build up the coverage. But once you have that established, you will be fine. It does run darker than pictured, so select a shade lighter than you want your hair to be. Light brown will give you a rich medium to dark brown color. Medium brown will give you a dark brown, and so on. If you put a cap on and apply a hair dryer, you may turn those sections darker (especially if you have long hair) since the hair dryer only heats up parts of the head. I prefer to apply the product and just leave it on for an hour or more with no heat. It comes out more even that way. Plan on buying extra if you are covering gray, so you can do another application to get started. Yes, it is very expensive, but you get what you pay for - a totally non-toxic hair color.
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