With the first day of spring tomorrow, it’s time to indulge in a little colour perk-me-up with organic hair colours, pre-colour treatment, a highlighter and bleaching powder. So, whether you want to go lighter (as in bleaching powder) or darker (without allergies), you can, as these products will have you swishing your freshly coloured mane in all its gorgeous glory. And if you make a colour blunder, we’ve got something to take you back to your original hue with a nice side dish of softness and shine!
Before you select your organic hair colour, product your scalp and give that mane that some heavenly hydration while you colour with organic Mashooq Deep Penetrating Oil, £7.99, 100ml, mashooqhair.com. Because the dye has to get into the hair shaft to colour it, your stands lose precious moisture. But with this organic hair oil, you can condition the hair shaft and protect the scalp while letting the colour do its work, using a beautifying blend of six organic oils, including coconut. Just apply to hair and wrap it in a towel for 10-20 minutes and then colour.
Beauty Bonus: You can also use this as a daily treatment.
Organic Hair Colours
For a kaleidoscopic range of colours, try ammonia-, resorcinol- and paraben-free Naturtint Permanent Natural Hair Colour, £9.95, biggreensmile.com. Their organic hair colours even go as fabulously far as to tell you how light a colour is (1=lightest; 10=darkest) and what tone it comes in (G=Golden, A=Ashy, etc). So you can get that natural-looking colour with 100% grey coverage, alongside some natural ingredients, such as soya, coconut and more. If you’re looking for a PPD-free organic hair colour with over 60 permanent hues, go for Philip Martin’s Italian Organic Lifestyle’s Organic hair Colour Base, £9.98, 125 ml. (PPD, para-phenylen-diamine, a chemical that fixes colour, is found in 98% of hair colours and causes 80% of allergic reactions from darker shades.)
Highlighter and Bleaching Powder
Personalise your organic hair colour to perfection at home with Daniel Field Natural Lights Seaweed Highlighting Kit, £7.99, danielfield.com. Skipping sodium lauryl/laureth sulphates, phenylenediamines and artificial perfume and colouring, this highlighting kit will give that with salon-like, tailored-to-you look. Or go platinum without the itch or irritation with Philip Martin’s Natural Colour Lites Bleaching Powder, £28. Free from ammonia and more, you can go blonde without the brittleness.
Made a serious colour blunder? Get rid of it NOW with Malibu C natural Colour Correction treatment, £2.99. It will remove that organic hair colour without ravaging your hair.
*Always do a strand test first!