Sometimes in the blogging world it is amazing the timing of things. I gave up getting my hair dyed professionally early last year to save money and right now my hair has been very faded but I just couldn’t work the money into my budget to justify the £5 or £6 to buy hairdye (I just spent £561 applying for my next visa to remain in the UK and my rent is due next week…so hairdye is a low priority!). But then a company called Tints of Nature contacted me asking if I would be willing to try their hairdye and write about my experience. It doesn’t really get better than that in terms of timing! One of the things I wanted the most but just couldn’t justify in price falls into my lap and I get to blog about it to boot!
I can honestly say I’d never heard of this company but I tend to buy my hairdye from the major drugstore chains, if it isn’t by the drugstore or a major brand…(or henna) I’ve probably never heard of it! I told the company I have been dying my hair a purple-red shade the last 4-5 months and if they had a comparable shade I’d be happy to try them out (it’s just hair after all, right!?).
I was sent shade 5FR, “Fiery Red” and I opened it up and it had your bog standard hair dye things, the nozzle bottle and the other bottle to pour into the nozzle bottle. I will say that unlike other bottles (not that I usually examine them closely) this had a clear list of ingredients on each hair dye bottle and one of those old style list of instructions in various languages as long as your arm (remember those?).
Front of the hair dye bottles
Back of the hair dye bottles (you can see one contains hydrogen peroxide and the other phenylalanine)
I found it interesting that this hairdye brand included a clarifying shampoo to prepare your hair so it would better accept the dye, it had grapefruit extract to naturally strip the hair of grease and bad things that would prevent the dye bonding with the hair. It definitely worked because my scalp was tingling!
I will say that because this was supposed to be a more natural hair dye….you had to leave it on for longer? Most hair dyes (unless they are semi-perm or professionally done) are over within 10ish minutes but this took 30 minutes and didn’t smell nice. It wasn’t the usual hairdye scent I’m used to, so it was just a weird smell I wasn’t that fond of for thirty minutes. The peroxide for lifting the old dye so the new dye could stick made my scalp tingle (I have a sensitive scalp, what can I say!?) but in the end….
IT WORKED. This crazy strange smelling hair dye company I’d never heard of left me with exactly the shade I was looking for, so I am really pleased.
And just in case the other one didn’t work here is a really sloppy photo of my hair that I tried to take with my phone and couldn’t quite focus…but it captures my hair colour quite well!!! Definitely back to my standard hair colour of the last few months