Herb Colours Ingredients
Hair Dye Ingredients List
laureth-4; propylene glycol; aqua/water; PEG-2 oleamine; ethanolamine; aloe Barbadensis extract; PEG-75 meadowfoam seed oil; echinacea angustifolia extract; betula alba bark extract; hamamelis virginiana leaf extract; Cinchona calisaya bark extract; juglans regia shell extract; rheum palmatum root extract; tetrasodium EDTA; cetrimonium chloride; sodium sulfate; ascorbic acid; P-Phenylenediamine (PPD); resorcinol; 2,4 diaminophenoxyethanol HCL; m-aminophenol; 2-amino-3-hydroxypiridine; p-aminophenol; p-methylaminophenol sulfate; 1,5 naphtalenediol; 4-amino-2-hydroxytoluene; oleic acid; glycerin; simethicone; 3-nitro-p-hydroxyethylaminophenol; 2-amino-6-chloro-4-mitrophenol (Herb Colours RED No3); 4-chlororesorcinol; Herb Colours Blue No2, Herb Colours Yellow No4.
Included Herbal Ingredients and their benefits
Aloe Vera: Natural extract from Aloe Barbadensis plant, originates from the Mediterranean and is known for its soothing effect. Antiseptic tonic.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam seed oil is a seed oil, extracted from the seeds of Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam). The seeds contain 20-30% oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is extraordinarily stable, primarily because it contains over 98% long chain fatty acids. Meadowfoam oil is most similar to rapeseed oil, with which it competes directly for the high-volume industrial oilseed applications. Meadowfoam oil is widely used in cosmetic and hair-care applications due to its stability, emolliency and smooth, soft skin feel. Hydrates and shines the hair thanks to the oil extracted from its seeds that effectively restores the natural lipid barrier. E-F vitamins, protein, fiber, amino acids and glucose, give body and shine resulting in nourished hair, intense and long-lasting colour.
Echinacea Angustifolia extract
Its' skin-purifying and natural soothing action is performed by its active ingredients, including oils, acids, betaine and polysaccharides. Hydration, regeneration and nutrition of the hair associated with the protection of the skin.
Betula Alba (Silver Birch) bark extract
Its re-mineralizing and toning properties combined with its emollient effect regenerate and protect hair and scalp.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) leaf extract
Inflammation is a normal immune response designed to protect your body against injury and infection.However, chronic inflammation is thought to play a central role in the development of certain diseases Witch hazel contains many compounds with potent anti-inflammatory properties, including gallic acid and tannins. It also contains antioxidants that help prevent widespread inflammation and neutralize free radicals, which are disease-causing compounds that can build up in your body.
Therefore, witch hazel could have far-reaching benefits and may be useful in the treatment of inflammatory-related issues, such as acne, eczema or psoriasis. Studies show that topically-applied witch hazel can effectively reduce inflammation and help soothe your skin.
Cinchona Calisaya bark extract
Natural extract from Cinchona, tonic, astringent/antiseptic for the scalp. It is a major source of quinine. Cinchona has long been known for its tonic, antiseptic and astringent properties. It has commonly been used as a remedy for malaria and fever in tropical areas. If used in large quantities, Cinchona may cause headaches and nausea in those allergic to it.
Juglans Regia (Walnut) shell extract
Natural extract from walnuts, astringents/black colouring for hair. It is traditionally used topically for its soothing and anti-itch properties as well as against sunburns and other superficial burns. It can be used in cases of acne and skin disease because of its fungi static and astringent properties. Though extracts are obtained from the leaves and bark, the oil is extracted from the ripe nut.
Rheum Palmatum (Rhubarb) root extract
Natural extract from Chinese rhubarb.It calms scalp irritation and provides yellow colouring for hair.
Included complementary ingredients
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against the oxidative stress caused by free radicals ( 6 ). In addition, your body needs vitamin C to create a protein known as collagen — an important part of hair structure. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron, a mineral necessary for hair growth
Oleic acid and linoleic acid are different fatty acids but both are assets to our strands. Linoleic acid stimulates hair growth, maintains a healthy scalp conditions, and will control water loss in your hair. Oleic acid will also control water loss in your strands while making your hair softer and more pliable
Glycerin is a part of many hair care products and homemade hair masks. It's added to shampoos, conditioners, serums, and oils, among other products. Its qualities of transparency, smoothness, and thickness make it an ideal base for adding other ingredients to create moisturizing products. Additionally, glycerin absorbs water from its surroundings, making it an excellent ingredient for hair products. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties that can help eradicate itchiness in the scalp.
Water: Water is an important skin component and is essential for its proper functioning. It is the most common ingredient used in formulations and therefore is generally listed first on product labels
Included Ingredients that aren't so great...
P-Phenylenediamine (PPD): From 0.8% – 1.2% depending on the shade. This is the absolute minimum amount to hold colour in the hair.
EDTA: Organic extract (ethylendiamine tetracetic acid), preservative.
Ethanolamine: Organic extract not from animal origin, an emollient.
Chemical, a bleaching and oxidizing agent, detergent and antiseptic. It is generally recognized as a safe preservative, germ killer, and skin bleacher in cosmetics. If used undiluted, it may cause burns to the skin and mucous membranes.
Cetrimonium Chloride, and Steartrimonium Chloride are considered safe for use in rinse-off cosmetic products but are safe only at concentrations of up to 0.25% in leave-on products.
M Aminophenol: Organic extract, colour for hair.
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