If you have less than 20% grey hair, simply use your colour of choice (provided it is similar to your natural hue or a shade lighter or darker). For more radical changes or going significantly darker it is best to call us for more advice.
If you have more than 20% grey hair:
1) Determine your natural base shade within the colour range 1N to 8N.
2) Decide if you want to:
A) achieve that shade and coverage or
B) to enhance with an extra tone?
If you answered:
A - simply use the Natural colour from the range and this will achieve 100% grey cover used by itself. For example if you are naturally a light mousey brown shade choose 7N Blonde.
If you answered:
B - use the base shade tone, for example 7N, and to this you can consider mixing in:
- 7N Blonde and 7D Golden Blonde to achieve a Golden Blonde tone overall and complete grey cover.
- 7N Blonde and 7M Mahogany Blonde to achieve a Mahogany Blonde tone overall and complete grey cover.
- 7N Blonde and 7R Copper Blonde to achieve a Copper Blonde tone overall and complete grey cover.
- 7N Blonde and 7C Ash Blonde to achieve an Ash Blonde tone overall and complete grey cover.
- 7N Blonde and FF1 Henna Red to achieve a Henna Red shade overall and complete grey cover.
These colours can be mixed initially in a 50/50 ratio. For example:
30ml Herbatint 7N
30ml Herbatint 7D
Should grey hair become more resistant simply increase the N colour in the mix. For example:
40ml Herbatint 7N
20ml Herbatint 7D
Stubborn, resistant grey hair?
Having applied the colour mix to your hair or roots you can either:
Put a shower cap on or wrap the hair in clingfilm for the duration of the development time. Or, use a hairdryer on a gentle heat setting and run over resistant areas (hairline, temples) for the first 5-10 minutes of development time. In both cases heat will help encourage the cuticle to open to deposit the colour pigments inside.
You can also mix other numbers together which will overall affect the tone as well as shade. For example:
7N Blonde can be mixed with 6D Dark Golden Blonde to achieve a 6 ½ shade with gold tone.
7N Blonde can be mixed with 8D Light Golden Blonde to achieve a 71/2 shade with gold tone.
To achieve Semi-Permanent Result: lasts 10-12 washes
- 20ml Herbatint hair colour of choice (or 2 x 10ml if mixing 2 colours)
- 30ml Herbatint Normalising Shampoo
- 10ml Glycol Developer
To achieve Quasi Result: lasts 16-18 washes, mix:
- 30ml Herbatint hair colour of choice (or 2 x 15ml if mixing 2 colours)
- 15ml Herbatint Normalising Shampoo
- 15ml Glycol Developer
1) Pre shampoo and towel dry your hair so it is damp with the Herbatint Normalising Shampoo.
2) Mix together in a bowl the ingredients for either result above.
3) Apply the mixture all over the hair from root to tip.
4) Leave to develop for 20-25 minutes.
5) Rinse hair thoroughly.
6) Apply the Herbatint Royal Cream Regenerating Conditioner and leave on for 5 minutes
7) Rinse thoroughly then dry and style as usual.
Still not sure what is best for you? Call us for colour advice.