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Old 18.09.2012, 12:33
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Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

Please share your experiences using organic hair colouring kits while living in Switzerland.

I have tried Henna Color creme (tube in a box) from Manor (about CHF14). Found that it makes more sense to buy black and mix it with auburn or brown in similar amounts - for darker hair.

Smaller Manor outlets, such as the one in Zug, do not carry black; found it in the Manor at Emmen Centre. This kit is convenient as you need not use it all at once; I mix the colours in a plastic container and use a brush to apply it. This brand has no odour.
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Old 18.09.2012, 16:48
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

I bought black henna from Lush that I'm actually afraid of using. If you want it I can mail it to you.
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I bought black henna from Lush that I'm actually afraid of using. If you want it I can mail it to you.
Thanks but I don't use the powdered kind. I find the cream type easiest and it takes only up to an hour of waiting in the silly cap.
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Thanks but I don't use the powdered kind. I find the cream type easiest and it takes only up to an hour of waiting in the silly cap.
It's not a powder it's a block. You do need to add water. But I'm not sure it will mix with one you have. Anyway, if you decide you want it let me know. I probably wont' use it.
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

I have used Colourwell dark chestnut brown. I am very happy as it is 100% natural and I had no irritations after colouring. Besides my hair shines again.
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I have used Colourwell dark chestnut brown. I am very happy as it is 100% natural and I had no irritations after colouring. Besides my hair shines again.
May i ask where you bought it?
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

What about Logona? I don't know if they are organic but I know that they are natural.
http://www.logona.com/PHF/PHF_E/index.html

I personally never tried them but I want to because I am searching for a hair dye without chemicals and stuffs and this would be my first choice.
I know that in Zürich you can find them at the big COOP on Bahnhofstrasse.
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What about Logona? I don't know if they are organic but I know that they are natural.
http://www.logona.com/PHF/PHF_E/index.html

I personally never tried them but I want to because I am searching for a hair dye without chemicals and stuffs and this would be my first choice.
I know that in Zürich you can find them at the big COOP on Bahnhofstrasse.
They are said to be organic. But be careful to buy the ready-mixed cream version. I bought the powder version by mistake the other day and now I have to mix it with freshly boiled water. Needless to say, haven't used it yet.
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They are said to be organic. But be careful to buy the ready-mixed cream version. I bought the powder version by mistake the other day and now I have to mix it with freshly boiled water. Needless to say, haven't used it yet.
Yeah it is a powder but for me it is no problem as I make clay face masks so I have to mix powder with water all the time. For some a kit is better.
I have a colouring gel from L'Erbolario and I am happy with it but it is not organic, it has some chemistry in it (not a lot ) but I am happy with it so for now I am using this one:
http://www.erbolario.co.uk/beauty_products_catalogue the chestnut one.
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

One of the chemists on here has to say it.....

All hair dyes and, indeed, everything else are made of chemicals. The Royal Society of Chemistry has offered a prize of £1M (ca. CHF1.5M) if you can produce anything that isn't made of chemicals.

Pedantic I know...
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One of the chemists on here has to say it.....

All hair dyes and, indeed, everything else are made of chemicals. The Royal Society of Chemistry has offered a prize of £1M (ca. CHF1.5M) if you can produce anything that isn't made of chemicals.

Pedantic I know...
Did you say this to LUSH?


Hm...I will keep doing my concotion of plants to put on my hair (it's been quite good until now but I am still working on it). I would like to win that £1M!
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Did you say this to LUSH?


Hm...I will keep doing my concotion of plants to put on my hair (it's been quite good until now but I am still working on it). I would like to win that £1M!
Plants are made of chemicals, too... quite complex ones.

"No chemicals" meaning "no artificial ingredients" is one of those things that gets right up my nose, just like "organic" used to mean "no artificial pesticides".

One of the things I like about this neck of the woods is that 'bio' says absolutely nothing about whether or not the product contains carbon-based molecules.
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Plants are made of chemicals, too... quite complex ones.

"No chemicals" meaning "no artificial ingredients" is one of those things that gets right up my nose, just like "organic" used to mean "no artificial pesticides".

One of the things I like about this neck of the woods is that 'bio' says absolutely nothing about whether or not the product contains carbon-based molecules.
For me, ''no chemicals'' means the same thing: no BS like: perfume, aroma, ''chemical'' colours, or some names that I can't pronounce after 3 times of reading them.
Now, I know that plants are made of chemicals but don't tell me that ''my tea made of plants that dye my hair '' is a bad thing and it has the chemistry that the big companies use because that is BS.
Maybe you want to say that in no way you can't leave the plants like that ( you collected them from the fields, let's say) without any chemistry ''made by man'' and they are useles without this chemistry?
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For me, ''no chemicals'' means the same thing: no BS like: perfume, aroma, ''chemical'' colours, or some names that I can't pronounce after 3 times of reading them.
Now, I know that plants are made of chemicals but don't tell me that ''my tea made of plants that dye my hair '' is a bad thing and it has the chemistry that the big companies use because that is BS.
I didn't say it was a bad thing. I just said it was made of chemicals.

And frankly, if you're not making your dye yourself, it's still coming from a lab in a 'big company', it's just using naturally sourced ingredients - which I can tell you is still a very big field.

Furthermore, plant =/= healthy or free from contaminants - in fact black henna isn't in actually henna (it's indigo based) and is VERY often adulterated, causing serious health issues. That's not mentioning the oodles of toxic plant formulae that cause problems every year (usually in import natural cosmetics and herbal pharma). As is commonly noted, belladonna and arsenic are both 100% natural, as is botox.

I'm not arguing against plants or plant based materials - hell, I have a stake in a company selling Western organic cosmetics and personal care products on the Asian market - I just dislike the misuse of the language.

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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

My cousin is allergic to hair dye so do you think any of the recommended products would be an option for her. I know usually people buy organic hair coulour (or "chemical free") due to allergies but it sounds like they are not really chemical free either.
Her hair is quite grey already - would those products actually work or would the colour look odd?
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

Lush Henna is amazing. The best results I have ever seen were made by it and the quality of the hair was amazing.you can check Lush forum and see it by yourself,they have it in 4 different shades as far as I remember.

Since I started to travel actively- I decided to grow out my natural hair color(used to be different shades of redhead).It took me almost 2 years to get the length until shoulders(I made a shortcut at one point).and yeah,I am curly
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

thanks! Here is my concern though - as I myself never use any hair colouring products I really don't know anything about them. I checked the lush forum briefly but I am wondering if my cousin's grey hair might turn into purple or something like that. She really doesn't have much left of her original hair colour which was dark-brown to black - started to turn grey very early.
I have read on some other forums that with some Henna products you need to leave it in the hair for very long - and you can't wash it out - it has to grow out?
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Re: Organic hair colour or hair dye in CH

I have used the Lush Henna for the last 8 years and am very happy with the results. I have never met anyone who's hair has turned purple, which is good, I think. Although, if you have a regular hair dye currently on your head it could give a slightly funky result, but that is difficult to predict. Anyway, the nicest thing about henna is that if you don't like the shade you can always re-henna (Lush have 4 shades) until you do like it, as it is not going to damage your hair, but in fact the cocoa butter that is used to make the henna blocks solid will make your hair very moisturized and shiny. Good luck with your search.
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I don't think henna will provide good coverage for hair that's gray. If you're getting into the 50% gray range it might not do a good job as gray hair is resistant to color. It will also depend on the original hair color and the henna color used. When i used to use henna, years ago, they suggested using bright red first to prime the gray and then the desired henna color on top for light or gray hair. But maybe that's outdated advice. I used to have very dark brown hair and used a mixture of red shades.

I think henna works best on hair that's naturally dark, less than 25% gray.
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Lush Henna is amazing. The best results I have ever seen were made by it and the quality of the hair was amazing.you can check Lush forum and see it by yourself,they have it in 4 different shades as far as I remember.

I'm not sure if the Lush is organic though. I still have a block of black lush henna. If anyone wants it they just need to meet me in Lausanne or Vevey.
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