Suitable for colouring blonde to light brown hair. Chestnut is warmer than the It's Pure Natural Brown shade. The lighter your hair the more towards auburn the colour result will be.
This 100% organic, Soil Association certified Chestnut Hair Dye is made entirely from botanical extracts, and is free from all artificial chemicals, PPD, ammonia, peroxide and metallic salts. Unlike synthetic and near-natural hair dye, it leaves your hair with increased shine and vitality.
The 110g full-size pack provides enough colour for average shoulder length hair. The 10g pack is a small sachet sample of the dye, for the purpose of strand testing on hair or patch testing on skin. It comes with full instructions. If your hair is thick or long you may need more than one pack.
Likely colour outcome of Chestnut Hair Dye on different hair colours:
The resulting colour outcome after using this hair colour does vary on different people's hair as it depends on your individual hair structure and chemistry, and the colour of your hair before using it.
- On very light coloured grey or white hair it may turn more of an auburn colour.
- On dark blonde to light brown hair it will be less auburn and more of a warm brown.
- On medium brown hair the colour will less noticeable as on lighter hair colours (but if you have grey strands it should colour them with a highlight effect).
- If your hair is a mixture of light to medium brown and white, then you will get an average effect, with the white hair going more like auburn highlights and your brown hair being a richer brown.
- On dark brown hair this colour will probably not show up.
Leaving the paste on for a longer time will make the colour stronger. If you want a deeper colour you may also build up the colour with a second application.
If it is the first time you have used this hair colour we fully recommend doing a strand test first before putting the hair colour all over your hair, because the colour outcome can vary depending on each person's hair. We also suggest waiting 24 hours after the strand test to see how the colour develops, because the colour will oxidise over time and strengthen.
You may experiment with mixing different shades of It’s Pure Organics Herbal Hair Colours together, to get your own unique shade. However we do recommend you strand test first as we cannot guarantee the outcome of your own combinations.
Full instructions and tips are enclosed in the packet along side our organic hair dye and the following is a brief summary:
The powder is mixed into a paste with warm water and then pasted on to your hair in sections. It is left on for 1.5 to 3 hours before washing off. The longer you leave it the darker the colour will be. You may apply the paste with an applicator or tinting brush but we recommend using just your gloved fingers to apply the paste.
The true colour takes a few hours to develop
When you first wash out the colour it will often not be the full depth of colour but it will gradually darken to its true colour
If you have used henna and indigo before you will understand that after washing it off your hair it takes time for the colour to oxidise on your hair. It can be likened to a cut apple - at first it the apple is white and then as it oxidises in the air it goes brown.
Chestnut Hair Dye Ingredients (all 100% organic):
Indigofera tinctoria (indigo) powder, lawsonia inermis (henna) powder, cassia auriculata (cassia) powder, emblica officinalis (amla) powder