Black is great, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a change in hair colours now and then. Dyeing our hair a different colour, whether you’re going for something bold like lavender or more work-appropriate like brown, can still make us feel refreshed whenever we look in the mirror.
We’re sure nobody would be able to deny that it is incredible time-consuming and expensive to upkeep a dye job, however. Whether you need to touch up your roots, or whether your dry-as-grass hair needs some intensive hair treatments after all the chemicals and heat you’ve subjected it to, all roads lead to a burnt wallet in this case.
Or do they?
There’s a hair colouring secret that your hairdresser probably doesn’t want you to know about, and we’ve found out what it is.
Welcome to the world of organic hair colours
Synthetic, harsh colouring chemicals have become notorious for drying out hair and even causing chemical burns to scalps if you’re going for a particularly light colour and require a lot of bleaching.
Natural, organic hair colours are the best of both worlds: they are gentle on your hair and scalp, while also helping you achieving the same deliciously vivid hues on your hair. The icing on the cake here is that they’re also safe and easy to use at home by yourself, and don’t even require a trip to the hair salon.
See why they’re such a well-kept beauty secret now?
Organic hair colours are made from natural ingredients so they don’t burn the skin or the hair strands. The hair colours can safely touch your scalp without any pain or drying effect, so any one could easily use it at home without any special care or technique.
Here’s the cincher that you never expected: organic hair colours can achieve even more vibrant colours than non-organic dyes!
Not all organic hair colours are created equal
If you’re about to head out and change your hair dyeing regimen to organic dyes, you need to keep reading.
Not all organic hair colours are created equal: that means that amongst brands that label themselves as ‘organic’, some are still better for your hair and scalp than others.
What you need to look out for is whether the organic hair colour in question contains an ingredient called resorcinol.
Resorcinol is a chemical very commonly found in many colouring and bleaching agents, but it’s got some significant negative side effects.
According to the Environmental Working Group, resorcinol is “a skin irritant that is toxic to the immune system and a frequent cause of hair dye allergy.”
In fact, “resorcinol can disrupt thyroid hormone synthesis” as well. This means that in the long term, this could lead to excessive growth of thyroid tissue, leading to hyperthyroidism and goiter, a swelling in the neck.
It’s unclear how big a health concern this is, as the U.S.A. FDA does not have any regulation for the levels of resorcinol found in personal care products, such as hair dyes.
This hair colouring brand is organic and free from resorcinol
If you’d like to avoid all the scalp irritation and possibility of thyroid problems in the future, it’s important to find a brand that’s not just organic but also free from resorcinol as well. One prime example is Naturigin, an award-winning organic hair colour brand from Denmark.
Resorcinol is usually used to produce green tones in hair dyes (which may be present, even if you’re buying a brown colour!) and in order to avoid using that, Naturigin actually replaces it with much more high quality ingredients.
Manufactured in Denmark, Naturigin is a brand with more than 20 years of history and it’s exclusively distributed in Singapore by JSJ Natural Wellness, a homegrown brand committed to delivering top-quality eco-friendly brands and products to Singaporean consumers. Check out their website for more information on Naturigin, and we’re also giving away voucher codes for their online e-store at the end of this article!
Just take a look at their ingredients list to see how organic it is:
- Citrus Nobilis oil (from Mandarin orange)
- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (from Sunflower)
- Citrus Medica Limonum Oil (from Lemon)
- Protein Hydrolysates (from Soy)
- Butyrospermum PArkii Butter (from Shea Butter)
- Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (from Apricot)
- Citrus Grandis Oil (from Grapefruit)
- Prunus Persica Kernel Oil (From Peach)
- Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (from Grape)
- Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (from Jojoba)
- Triticum Vulgare Bran Extract (from Wheat)
- Aloe Barbadensis Extract (from Aloe)
You can see how most of the ingredients in the hair dye is actually taken from flower and fruit extracts, which means that they’re able to produce highly vibrant colours that even non-organic colours aren’t able to achieve.
Naturigin hair colours retail for SGD35 per box, which makes it a much more affordable and convenient solution compared to getting your hair dyed or touched up at hair salons. Prices at hair salons can go range anywhere between SGD100 to 500 for hair colouring, and you may not even be getting as good a quality of hair dye as with Naturigin!
The price also makes it very similar to high-quality DIY hair dyes in drugstores these days, except its ingredients are much gentler on the scalp and lets you achieve beautiful but still gorgeously healthy tresses.
How to apply organic hair colour
The steps of applying an organic hair colour at home is really not very much different from your regular hair dye.
Each box of Naturigin Hair Colour should contain: Colour Cream (A); Activator (B); After Colour Treatment (C); Safety Gloves (D).
Step 1: First put on your safety gloves (D) so that you don’t stain your skin.
Step 2: Start preparing the mixture into the bottle. Empty the Colour Cream (A) tube along with the Activator (B), and remember to shake it well!
Step 3: Apply half of the mixture in the bottle on to your roots by carefully parting your hair and brushing it on near the scalp. Let it work for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Apply the the rest of the mixture on to the rest of your hair to your hair ends, and leave it on for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Add some water to your hair, which will help to make the mixture foam up. Massage your hair and scalp (remember to keep your gloves on!) before rinsing well with lukewarm water.
Step 6: Apply the contents of the After Colour Treatment (C) to your hair and thoroughly work it into your hair and scalp. Massage gently for two minutes before rinsing.
Step 7: You may apply your regular conditioner immediately after colouring.
That’s it! The entire process only takes 30 short minutes, and you’ve saved yourself a trip to the hair salon.
There’s no need to use a comb to spread the dye out evenly, and you can apply the dye directly on to your roots and scalp without worrying about chemicals burns or irritation. Having a beautiful head of hair doesn’t have to come at the price of your scalp and hair health!
Naturigin comes in a full array of 19 colours, which you can use to dye your full head of hair at home for a refreshing new look, touch up your roots from an existing dye job, or cover up your gray hair.
These colours are:
- Naturigin 2.0 Black
- Naturigin 2.3 Ebony
- Naturigin 3.0 Dark Coffee Brown
- Naturigin 4.0 Brown
- Naturigin 4.6 Copper Brown
- Naturigin 5.0 Chocolate Brown
- Naturigin 5.3 Dark Blonde
- Naturigin 6.0 Dark Golden Copper Blonde
- Naturigin 6.34 Medium Copper Blonde
- Naturigin 7.0 Natural Medium Blonde
- Naturigin 7.4 Medium Blonde Red
- Naturigin 7.55 Medium Blonde Deep Red
- Naturigin 8.1 Light Ash Blonde
- Naturigin 9.0 Very Light Natural Blonde
- Naturigin 10.0 Platinum Blonde
- Naturigin 10.2 Lightest Blonde Ash
- Naturigin 10.3 Beige Golden Blonde
- Naturigin 11.0 Extreme Blonde
- Naturigin 11.2 Extreme Ash Blonde
If you’ve preserved the health of your hair and scalp with organic hair colours, there doesn’t seem to be a reason to undo your good work by using a regular shampoo and conditioner loaded with chemicals that would dry them out again.
The Natulique Hair Growth series are certified organic, packed with natural ingredients that still care for your hair while cleaning off the dirt and replenishing it with moisture. They also help to fortify your hair roots, preventing hair loss and premature balding.
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