Colouring your hair

Whether you want to cover a few stray greys or find out if blondes really do have more fun, you’ll need to use a permanent or semi-permanent hair dye to change your hair colour.

But if you’re prone to allergies, or even just concerned about absorbing nasty chemicals, you might be worried about what’s in hair dye that makes it work its magic. Hair colour contains chemicals that are known irritants, and rumours still persist that hair dye is linked to cancer. We break open a bottle of hair dye to reveal what’s inside, and whether you should be concerned.

To permanently colour the hair, hair dyes use a combination of the chemicals ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.

The hydrogen peroxide works by bleaching out the natural colour and releasing oxygen, which allows chemical reactions to take place.

The ammonia works by breaking down the outer cuticle around the hair shaft, allowing the other chemicals to enter the hair, where the colour development can take place.

These chemicals are quite harsh and can harden and thin the hair, and they’re also thought to irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system.

You can colour your hair without those nasties with Herbatint.


Herbatant Natural Hair colours cover 100% grey with eight certified herbal extracts. The great thing about Herbatant is that you get two applications in each packet.

This product is great for sensitive skin and is dermatologically tested. Herbatant gives your hair a natural and healthy shine with vibrant, long lasting colour.

Herbatint contains no ammonia, alcohol or parabens. and it is totally cruelty free.

Herbatint Permanent Haircolour gel covers your grey effectively while taking care of your hair, thanks to a gentle and unique formula.

As a result of rigorous testing, Herbatint offers a carefully balanced formulation achieving the perfect colour result for each shade, in the most gentle manner possible.

The eight organic herbal extracts, specifically selected to nourish and protect your hair and scalp, enhance your hair’s color intensity and leave you with a natural, long lasting result.

The oranic herbal extracts are:

  • Aloe Vera for protection and nourishment to your hair during colouring.
  • Meadowfoam which moisturises and adds shine
  • White Birch – tones and soothes.
  • Cinchona Calisya stregthens and protects the scalp
  • Witch Hazel is rich in flavonoids and essential oils, again to protect the scalp
  • Echinacea Angustifolia is the natural purifying and moisturizing agent
  • Walnut and Rhubarb intensify and enhance the colour.

Herbatint offers a wide range of shades that you can personalise. Your colour is rich and deep, your hair looks beautiful and healthy.