I haven’t colored my hair for about three years. Why? Because as I progressed into the future of a more non-chemical life, I knew that I couldn’t use the usual brands of permanent hair coloring solutions found at most stores across the US. So, I just decided to forgo my color, and learn to love my gray, until I could find an alternative I could be happy with. Is there such a thing? Yes, there are alternatives. One is Henna, but it is super messy and hard to work with and does not stay long, it’s not really permanent. Last time I tried Henna I told myself there was “NO WAY” I was putting myself through that mess again.
I started doing my research a couple weeks ago when I saw more gray hair showing up. I came across a product called Naturtint. Naturtint does not contain any ammonia (that horrible chemical that makes you stop breathing when you color your hair, yuck), and no parabens. It is not tested on animals, and is dermatologist tested. The natural plant based ingredients include hydrolyzed vegetable protein, to strengthen and soften the hair (and boy did it), sunflower extract, for color protection, Linseed extract for conditioning, lemon fruit extract for vitality and Oleic Acid (Omega 9) for shine. The color I chose to try, Mahogany Chestnut 4M also contained Rosemary, Eucalyptus oils.
I have to admit, I was “WOWED” as soon as I took the top off the colorant to add to the applicator bottle of ingredients. What????? No horrible, hold your breath, lung killing smell of ammonia? NONE. I couldn’t even barely smell anything. That, I thought, was a very positive sign. Adding the colorant to the application bottle was a snap. The box contained a pair of gloves, shampoo, conditioner, colorant and the application solution.
I began application to my roots first, then the rest of my hair in parts, completely down to the end of the hair strands. I have long hair and there was plenty of colorant left over in the bottle after application, in case I needed to apply any touch ups on forgotten strands. I left it on for 30 minutes, rinsed, my gray was gone, and the color was stunning. Almost exactly as the pictured color showed. I was so excited. I then applied the shampoo and conditioner and was again “Wowed” at the smell of both products. My hair feels soft, beautiful, and vibrant with color.
I would highly recommend trying this product. I purchased mine at a health food store. You can also purchase it online at
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For reference only, I am not going to name the company, but I am going to show you how bad these chemicals are compared to what is in Naturtint.
Regular Every Day Colorant Ingredients We’ve Been Using For Years:
For this example, I choose a blonde color of the hair colorant (Sorry for the ALL CAPS, I copied and pasted):
COLORBLEND ACTIVATOR (2)
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS : WATER/EAU, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STEARETH-21, OLETH-2, PEG-50 HYDROGENATED PALMAMIDE, OLETH-5, ACRYLATES/STEARETH-20, METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, OLEYL ALCOHOL,
ETIDRONIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, SIMETHICONE, SORBITAN STEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE.
CONDITIONING GLOSS (3)
WATER/EAU, BIS-HYDROXY/METHOXY, AMODIMETHICONE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, EDTA, HISTIDINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE,
COLORBLEND FORMULA (1) – LIGHT BLONDE
WATER/EAU, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE, SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, OLETH-5, OLETH-2, TALL OIL ACID, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, C11-15 PARETH-9, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, C12-15 PARETH-3, ERYTHORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM SULFITE,
1-NAPHTHOL, EDTA, RESORCINOL, p-AMINOPHENOL, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-p-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE, m-AMINOPHENOL, 2-METHYLRESORCINOL, p-PHENYLENEDIAMINE.
Can you say “OMG’? This is what people are putting on their hair. Here are the ingredients from the colorant from Naturtint that I used.
Naturtint Ingredients for Mahogany Chestnut 4M:
Free From Parabens, DEA, SLS, Mineral Oils, Paraffin
COLORANT; PEG-2 oleamine, water (aqua), PEG-4 grapeseedamide, alcohol denat (alcohol), propylene glycol, oleic acid, ethanolamine, 4-amino-2 hydroxytoluene, hudrolyzed vegetable protein, limnathes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, sodium metabisulfite, sodium erythorbate, p-Phenylenediamine, p-Aminophenol, 4-chlororesorcinol COLOR DEVELOPER: water (aqua), hydrogen preoxide, cetylalcohol, cetearylalcohol, larueth-3, ceteareth-20, oxyquinoline sulfate, phosphoric acid
COLOR FIXING SHAMPOO: water (aqua), sodium cocoamphoacetate, PEG-4 rapeseedamide, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract, eucalyptus globulus (eccalyptus) leaf oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sedacate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, isopropyl alcohol, octadecyl DI-T-butyl-4-hydroxyhdrocinnamate, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbateROTECTIVE
CONDITIONER: water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, behentrimonium methosulfate, citrus limon (lemon) fruit water, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract, moinga pterygosperma seed extract, ceteareth-20, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, ceteth-20, steareth-20, fragrance (parfum), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, limonene, citric acid, disodium phosphate
CC CREAM:water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol, quaternium-80, propylene glycol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, hydrolyzed pea protein, hydrolyzed adansonia digitata seed extract, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, behentrimonium methosulfate, glycerin, potato starch modified, fragrance (parfum), citric acid, disodium phosphate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, benzyl alcohol, limonene, linalool citronellol
Way better ingredients. I know, there are a few I wish were not included, but I say YES to Naturtint as an alternative to the traditional chemical laden products!!!!
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