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