How to use Khadi Natural Hair Colours

Before you proceed to the instruction, please read carefully bellow what is the difference between Herbal Hair colours and Chemical hair colours:


HERBAL HAIR COLORANTS

  • Contain plant ingredients to colour and nurture the hair.

  • Do not penetrate the hair shaft, they sit on the surface of the hair, filling in any gaps in the hairs structure and acting as a glaze around each individual hair strand.

  • After using the hair appears stronger and has an incomparable shine and lustre.

  • Do not contain any peroxides, preservatives, synthetic fragrances or colour boosters


CHEMICAL HAIR COLORANTS

  • May contain ammonia, peroxide, colour boosters and preservatives. 

  • During the colouring process the ammonia opens the outer layer of the hair shaft (cuticle) to enable the hair colour to penetrate the inner section of the hair (cortex). The peroxide then develops the colour before closing the cuticle. 

  • After the colouring process the hair cuticles may not lay flat causing the hair to look dull and loose shine. 

  • Repeatedly using chemical hair colorants can damage the hair cuticle leaving it dry, dull and vulnerable to the environment (pollution, heat styling, shampooing).



Please use this instruction on how to use the Khadi Natural Colours.

1. PREPARATION

  • To ensure the correct colour result carry out a strand test 24 hrs before application, this will also determine the development time. 

  • Carefully read the instructions found in the Herbal Hair Colour box.

  • Wash the hair before application to remove all traces of dirt, oil and styling products. Do not use products that contain silicone or products designed to nourish the hair, as ingredients such as jojoba can coat the hair and prevent the adhesion of vegetable hair colours.

  • Protect clothing with an old towel or ideally wear old clothing as stains may be difficult to remove.

  • Wear disposable gloves to protect hands.

 

2. MIXING

  • Mix the required amount of Herbal Hair Colour powder with water (warm/hot depending on colour used, please see leaflet in box for more info) into a smooth paste.

  • DO NOT inhale the Herbal Hair Colour powder.

 

3. APPLICATION

  1. Split the hair into four sections (more sections for thicker hair). 

  2. Apply the colour evenly to each section, starting at the roots and working down the lengths of the hair.

  3. Apply remaining colour to the hair and massage in.

  4. Cover hair with a disposable shower cap or wrap in cling film.

  5. Wrap covered hair in a towel.

 

4. DEVELOPMENT

  • Herbal Hair Colour should be left on the hair for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the desired colour result, as determined by the strand test.

 

5. AFTER COLOURING

  • Rinse the hair thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure that the water runs clear.

  • Do not wash or style the hair for 24 hours after application as the hair colour is still developing.

  • After 24 hours you can apply khadi hair oil (choice dependant on hair type), massage in to hair and scalp, leave for 30-60 minutes before rinsing out.

  • Please note that hair colour may get darker as Herbal Hair Colours can develop for up to 48 hours.

 

APPLICATION ON BLONDE/GREY HAIR

When applying Khadi Herbal Hair colours on to blonde or grey hair, you must follow the two step colouring process. Colour chart is also shown on every Khadi product page.

  • Step 1 - Colour the hair with Khadi Red Herbal Hair Colour (e.g. Pure Henna), after removing the hair colour rinse the hair.

  • Step 2 - Apply the desired Khadi Herbal Hair Colour, making sure that you follow the application instructions.

If you do not follow the above steps it is possible that the hair colour achieved may not be desirable (e.g. the hair may become green or blue).

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USEFUL KHADI INFO

ALLERGIES

All active components including those from natural and organic origin can cause reactions, therefore you MUST carry out an allergy patch test 24 hours before use.

Mix a small amount of your chosen Khadi hair colour with water and apply to a discreet area of skin (behind the ear or in the crook of the elbow) if after 24 hours no reaction has occurred then the product may be used.

DO NOT use Khadi Herbal Hair colours on broken or irritated skin.

SILICONE

A big problem in the hair care world is silicone, which can be found in most conventional hair care products. While some silicones wash out some last longer and can hermetically shield the hair against external influences and unfortunately against vegetable hair colours.

In order to achieve optimum colour results when using Herbal Hair Colours we recommend using Khadi Amla Shampoo to remove silicone before colouring. 

EXCESSIVE RED TONES

Some hair types naturally contain excessive amounts of red tones. This can mean that it is almost impossible to achieve an ash tone with herbal hair colours, even when using Khadi Dark Brown or Indigo.

WHY DOES HERBAL HAIR COLOUR FADE?

Most herbal hair colours fade slightly over time, however in some cases (e.g. porous hair) Indigo fades faster than usual. The reason for this is that Indigo does not make a permanent bond with the hair and using harsh shampoos can lift the hair cuticle, exposing the hair cortex allowing the Indigo to slip off the hair. Adding salt (one teaspoon per 100g of Herbal Hair Colour is recommended) to the Indigo mixture can help prevent colour fade. 

CAN HERBAL HAIR COLOURS BE USED ON CHEMICALLY COLOURED HAIR?

Herbal Hair Colours can be used on chemically coloured hair however you must do a strand test before use as the end hair colour cannot be guaranteed. Hair will be left shiny and healthy looking, however any damage that has been caused by the chemical dye will not be repaired by the use of a herbal hair colour.

Khadi Hair colour can also be used on permed hair, however it is advised that this is carried out by a qualified hairdresser.

CAN HERBAL HAIR COLOURS BE REMOVED?

Once used Herbal Hair Colours are permanent and will grow out with the hair, they may fade slightly over time but they cannot be removed from the hair.

WHY DO YOU USE BLACK TEA WHEN MIXING HERBAL HAIR COLOURS?

Black Tea is used to improve the intensity and durability of the Herbal Hair Colour. 

WILL HERBAL HAIR COLOURS DRY OUT THE HAIR?

In some cases hair may feel dry after colouring with herbal hair colours, there are many reasons for this:

  • Herbal hair colours can neutralise the hairs natural oils leaving the hair feeling dry.

  • The more damaged the hair the more nutrients will be absorbed and this may make the hair feel drier and straw like.