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Naturtint vs. Herbatint

I have medium brown hair and probably like 10-15% grey, but they are resistant greys. My hair is wavy, meaning if I let it dry naturally it is frizzy but not necessarily curly. It is not flat but it’s not really thick or course either. I’d say medium between fine and thick but a bit more on the fine side. I believe my hair is somewhat porous, except for the greys.

Anyway, Naturtint turns my hair into straw and also makes it very red and brassy. I have tried it several times, and tried different colors, never going more than 2 shades from my natural color, and always brassy. Either that or the dark blonde to browns leave it way too dark.

I always use the N, neutral colors because they suggest that in order to cover grey. I could mix an N with an ash tone to try and fix the brassiness, but because it is so bad on the condition of my hair I don’t bother. It starts out a bit dry, and then each week it becomes more strawlike until I just can’t even blow it out without it being total frizz, and that is even after using my straightening solution.

Naturtint vs. Herbatint

Naturtint vs. Herbatint

Herbatint worked well on my brassy hair for the first few times. The herbatint ingredients includes 8 certified Herbal extracts, Laureth-4, propylene glycol, aqua (water), PEG-2 oleamine, ethanolamine, P-phenylenediamine, oleic acid, PEG-75 meadowfoam oil, limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, 4-chloroesorcinol, Tetrasodium EDTA, 2,4-diaminophenoxyethanol HCL, cetrimonium chloride, simethicone, sodium metabisulfite, aole barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, Betula alba (birch) leaf extract, Echinacea Angustifolia (echinacea) root extract, Juglans Regia (walnut) shell extract, Rheum palmatum (rhubarb) root extract, cinchona calisaya (cinchona) bark extract, glycerin.

And it is said to suit the best for sensitive hair. And I didn’t know it before that made a turmoil in the situation. Herbantint color is far better than Naturtint which changed my hair to a brassy straw.

Herbatint hair dye had no ammonia which made me try to deal with the dilemma of my hair. But I even got too many buffs from my friends suggesting me Naturtint but I felt comfortable with Herbatint for a while.

Later for twice, I found my hair back to zero, only the first time the light shade glow my hair but the second shade I took made to a reverse gear and put my hair to a reddish straw. I further surfed over the net and cross-checked it with my acquaintance as well as friends. And I got suggestions to use tints of nature as their reviews spoke much about them.

Tints of nature reviews to be an easy way of using it without much damage. But I used to once and which made a bad choice for me. Might be my hair didn’t suit with all of it. And I way back after tints of nature I got back to Herbatint which made me feel a way well then tints of nature. But I kept on my way in the search of the perfect one that suited best for my hair.

Herbatint is slightly better on the condition of my hair than Naturtint, but still brassy or way too dark if I used a dark blonde or brown. I finally got Clairol radiance today, a semi-permanent colorgloss that is NOT good for you but I just couldn’t handle the orange, straw hair any longer. The toxic chemicals actually keep my hair in better condition. I am looking around for a natural semi-permanent to try, because maybe my hair just doesn’t like permanent haircolor

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Love Herbatint NEW
by: Laura I’ve never tried Naturtint ~ I’ve been using Herbatint for many years and it’s perfect; I love it! It covers my grey completely, doesn’t turn a brassy red and absolutely does not fade or wash out. My hair is left soft and ‘natural’. Love it!

texture brassiness of hair NEW
by: Anonymous wow…luv this info…thought i was not doing it right..Herbatint
is so much better..i agree with the first lady’s comment!!!

Wanted to see YOUR comments NEW
by: BobbiM I had to stop using the beautician’s colors as I developed sensitive skin and the last time we used the salon’s was the LAST as had to have her immediately take it off as my scalp started burning really bad! Went out and researched and found Naturtint and Herbatint. Not sure what the difference is (what lead me here as I was trying to find that out). I find I mostly use the Herbatint (can find good online sales). I buy the product and my hairdresser applies it.

I keep a stock on hand with her. We had the opportunity many years back when it was first available in the USA to have a rep from France talk to me and my stylist about the comparable colors to use and why this was a much better product. I use 6N underneath and 8N on top. I have medium-dark brown hair. The grays are covered and look like natural highlights with the combination of the 2 (use the conditioner that comes with this product upon first application after shampooing). I have noticed of late, after application I do get a couple patchy dry areas, but are soon gone after using my conditioning shampoo with natural aloe and mint. I have shoulder length hair, looks healthy shiny and not dry (for me) at all. The color combination looks natural, not dyed as I don’t like that flat-color look. It does not contain all the harsh chemicals and was appalled at the horrible smell that my hairdresser was inhaling from their salon stuff as well. Feel it is better for us both.

Naturtint no good for me NEW
by: Anonymous I just coloured my hair with Naturtint for the first time today. I used Copper Brown 4.6. It stung my scalp and turned out more copper than brown. It did not cover my grey hair (mine are very resistant too). Left in for 30 mins on roots and 5 mins on the rest. My hair feels nice and healthy, but very light orangey roots. 🙁 NEW
by: Klim Aliyev Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas on this one. Please keep posting about such articles as they really spread useful information.Thanks for this particular sharing. I hope it stays updated, take care

Naturtint vs. Herbatint NEW
by: Anonymous I use them both and I like them both. i like Herbatint for having more natural ingredients compared to Nutrtint. But the color 5n is perfect for Naturtint and 5n in Heratine is too dark. So I am waiting to hear back from Herbatint customer service to see if they have any suggestion.

enjoy NEW
by: Anonymous gud artical very information

Jury’s out for me, but… NEW
by: Anonymous I can confirm Herbatint is excellent. The condition of my hair after the first wash after dyeing my hair improved dramatically, it is a great natural dye and my hair stays in much better condition than the artificial dyes. Just trying out Naturtint so will be interested to see how it compares.

Still looking for a good one… NEW
by: Ellfling Did u ever try tints of nature? I’m not sure if it’s any better or not. Just wondering. I tried one of the above (maturing) about 10-12 years ago, & it turned my hair to straw, so I never used it again.

by: Jack Easton I chose Naturtint because it is also Resorcinol free, but I was very disappointed when I felt the texture of my hair after the processing.

Try to use NEW
by: Anonymous help with assignment Try to use Aloe Vera , coconut oil plus castor oil it increase your hair health and your hairs look healthy and heavy

by: Anonymous Natural things always prove to be useful for the help of the people as compared to the things that are made artificially. But one of the major thing is that people have to make choices for them that either to choose the natural things or the herbal things.

Good post NEW
by: Vincent Stiedemann Thanks for your brilliant articles! Your niche site is great!
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I will link for you as an author of this article!
Many thanks for answering!

I tried Naturtint for the first time tonight..NEW
by: Anonymous I just used Naturtint for the first time. I went to the store and had to choose betweenNaturtint vs. Herbatint, wanting to see whether a more natural product would reduce my hair loss. I chose Naturtint because it is also Resorcinol free, but I was very disappointed when I felt the texture of my hair after the processing: straw describes it! I cannot even pass a comb through it! And my hair is naturally straight and smooth! I had to load it with Silk Therapy oil in order to bring it back to a manageable condition! What a waste of $ 17! I don’t know now if I want to try Herbatint, I am a bit scared.. suggestions?

Less peroxided – less damage? NEW
by: Amberlocks if one adds less peroxide to the colour mix will your hair be less dry?

Hydrogen peroxide is your problem!
by: Candace Hydrogen Peroxide the developer opens the cuticle so much… We only need the oxygen in the Hydrogen Peroxide! Years ago there was a company that a oxygen but, they are no longer around. The next best thing to use is a enzyme called Trionics you want to use ” Grey Be Gone” it can be used with any color it just requires heat durning the processing time. Their # is 800 874-6649 the color I recommend is All~Nutrient or Eco Color or Organic hair color. Hope this helps

Herbatint is more gentle
by: Anonymous After years of L’Oreal and Clairol, I started using Naturtint. It still left my hair feeling straw-like after a couple of weeks. However, when using Herbatint, my hair stays soft for weeks on end. I love it. My hair is long, past my shoulders. Coverage has never been a problem, despite color-resistant grays, at about 75%.

Reduce damage to hair . . .
by: Linda B A hairdresser gave me a tip one time, after I told her the trouble I was having coloring my hair and the resulting damage. . . When using a permanent dye, just do the roots for the full 50 minutes. While the roots are covered with color, let a mix of color sit for 40 minutes to lose some of the strength. Then refresh the color on the longer hair with this batch of dye. Work it in and let it all set for another 10 minutes; then wash it out. I do mix colors. I use just Herbatint dark blonde and light chestnut on my roots and then add some mahogany blonde and/or light mahogany chestnut into the mix for the long hair. That has worked for me. I get lots of compliments on my hair color and condition (even from my hairdresser who cuts my hair).

Tints of Nature US
by: Hello! We have a great natural hair care client, Tints of Nature, that you may want to try. They currently have a line of permanent hair color and will be launching their semi-permanent line around May. If you are interested, we are happy to keep you updated. Our website is not live yet but you can follow us on Twitter (@tintsofnatureus) or Facebook (Tints of Nature US) or contact them direct at


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(2) Comments

  1. Leni says:

    In response to the original commenter~~you could be speaking for me. My hair seems too porous and becomes much darker than the color I’ve chosen, and a totally unwanted orange tone is pervasive no matter what! I had tried a L’Oreal box haircolor with a friend years ago and was alarmed at how straw-like and damaged my hair became — never again. I had 5% grey then, mostly a stubborn streak on one side of my forehead, and now ten years later I have about 15%. I’ve used Herbatint or Naturtint interchangeably since then, always with conditioner after, and usually wait 2-3 months before reapplying. But I’ve become a defeatist about the orange-tone. What helps a bit is using primarily the ash color line and despite the literature about grey coverage, mixing in just a dash of an N color — or none at all. (I honestly don’t note a difference in grey coverage.) But it only helps a bit, and in bright sun my hair just looks orange. But it looks as if I dumped a box of black shoe polish on my head if I use anything darker than dark blonde — and that is too dark. I’ve tried stopping the process 5 – 10 minutes early, using filtered water throughout, and hiding from the sun. I’ve used Ardell’s “Unred,” a few times, mixed in, but it doesn’t have lasting effects beyond the next shampoo.
    I happen to have an identical twin who has never dyed her hair and I constantly see the alternative: original medium-dark brown, zero orange-red tone, and just a little grey, mostly around the face. I often wish I’d never begun.

  2. Deborah says:

    I have been mixing herbitint and tints together it’s not covering the roots any tips !! ??

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