Tints Of Nature Conditioning Permanent Hair Color 4C Medium Ash Brown 4.4 oz. (130 ml)
Tints Of Nature Conditioning Permanent Hair Color 4C Medium Ash Brown is a high performance hair product, which maximizes the use of gentle, natural ingredients, while minimizing the necessity for harsh or damaging chemicals. Tints Of Nature Permanent Hair Color is ammonia, resorcinol, and paraben free, with the lowest possible percentage of PPDs. Using certified organic extracts, it is one of the kindest ways to color hair effectively, including gray. Tints Of Nature Conditioning Permanent Hair Dye comes with:
- Tints Of Nature Colour Gel
- Tints Of Nature Colour Fix
- Tints Of Nature Shampoo
- Tints Of Nature Conditioner
- Plastic Gloves
- Easy to follow instruction leaflet.
Tints Of Nature also makes shampoos and conditioners to maintain the color and condition of your hair. These are formulated with natural and certified organic extracts for gentle but effective cleansing. Natural proteins and conditioners care for the hair, leaving it healthy and manageable. The range is free from Sodium Chloride (salt) and harsh sulfates, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
Tints Of Nature Permanent Natural & Fashion Colors:
- No ammonia, parabens or resorcinol
- Lowest possible percentage of PPDs
- Contains certified organic ingredients
- Ideal for staying on the same base or going darker
- Can lighten hair by 1 shade
- The natural colors are designed to cover grey hair and give a natural result
- The fashion colors can be mixed with a natural color to cover grey hair.
If you have gray hairs which are resistant to color, try shampooing and use treatment on the hair before coloring. First, apply Tints of Nature Shampoo, rinse, apply Tints of Nature Reconstructing Treatment, comb, and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse, towel dry, then apply color as usual. The shampoo and treatment will help soften the hair and open the outer layer of the hair (the cuticle). Do not use conditioner before coloring.
Another tip for coloring resistant gray hair is to cover the hair with a plastic bag and apply gentle heat all over the color for approximately the first ten minutes of the development time. Please be sure the hairdryer is set on low-medium heat only. Then allow the color to develop without heat for the remainder of the development time.
Counteracting Red Tones In Hair
Ash shades are ideal to counteract red tones in hair. You can mix either Medium Ash Brown (4C), Dark Ash Blonde (6C), or Ash Blonde (8C), with the natural tones.
Protecting Hair Which Is Not Being Colored
If you are only coloring a section of your hair and are worried about getting the color on the rest of your hair, simply cover it with conditioner. This will prevent any color penetrating into the hair and will leave your hair soft and manageable.
To Remove Build-Up From Two-In-One Shampoos:
Shampoo the hair twice using a basic shampoo, and then, using a sponge, work vodka through the hair and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse and shampoo twice with Tints of Nature Shampoo.
Tints of Nature is a range of permanent hair colors, which condition as they color. Free from many of the aggressive chemicals found in other hair colors, such as ammonia, resorcinol and parabens, Tints of Nature has been formulated with specially selected natural and certified organic ingredients and offers a gentler alternative, which will leave your hair looking gorgeous. The colors are supported by a line of shampoos and conditioners, designed to maintain your locks in tip-top form. These are packed full of natural and certified organic ingredients for a highly effective result every time.
The Tints of Nature range is manufactured by Herb UK Ltd., who are hair care professionals. Founded by two successful hairdressers, the company specializes in hair products which are as gentle and as natural as possible, while still being highly effective. All of the Tints of Nature products have evolved from the company's professional range, which means that you can truly achieve salon results in the comfort of your own bathroom!
Frequently Asked Question:
Will Tints Of Nature Cover gray hair?
The natural shades 1N-8N in the Tints of Nature range will cover 100% grey hair. If you wish to use one of the fashion shades, then you simply need to mix this with the corresponding natural shade in equal amounts (e.g., 25 ml 7D + 25 ml 7N + 50 ml Colorfix.) Please note, 10N is not guaranteed to cover gray hair.
Can I use Tints of Nature over another hair colorant?
Tints of Nature can be used over other hair colors, except metallic based products. If you have used a hair color that contains a metal, such as lead acetate, zinc, iron or copper, please wait at least one month before using Tints of Nature and shampoo your hair thoroughly during this time. This advice also applies to using Tints of Nature over a henna color, which can leave a waxy residue on the hair and make coloring difficult.
I have used hair color for years without any problems. Why do I need to carry out a sensitivity test before using Tints of Nature?
It is possible to become sensitive to ingredients used in hair color over time. Also, some medication may have an affect, as well as permanent make-up or tattoos. If your scalp is irritated or damaged, this might also cause a potential reaction. Tints of Nature always recommends that a sensitivity test is carried out at least 48 hours before use, every time you use Tints of Nature. Full details are included in the instruction leaflet in each box.
Why should I carry out a strand test, when the color result is shown on the box?
The color result shown on the box is an indication only of the actual result you will get with your Tints of Nature color. There are many variables which can affect the final result; for example: condition of the hair, percentage of gray in the hair, previous colorant on the hair, medication, etc. They advise that a strand test is carried out at the same time as the sensitivity test, to make sure that you are happy with the color. Full details are included in the instruction leaflet in each box.
Are Tints of Nature products suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
All the colors are suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians, along with Tints of Nature Shampoo, Conditioner, Reconstructing Treatment and Seal & Shine. Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Scalp Treatment both contain a milk derivative, which may be something that vegans choose not to use.
Can any unused color be saved and used for another application?
Any unused color which has been mixed with Colourfix should be disposed of. However, any unmixed color can be saved in the bottle and should last several months, so can be used for another application. Please make sure that the bottle is sealed properly and is stored in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
I am pregnant. Can I color my hair?
Tints of Nature does not recommend using their products during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor, if you do decide to color your hair during this time, and make sure you can carry out a sensitivity test.
Cant Tints of Nature be used by people undergoing chemotherapy?
Due to the nature of the treatment of cancer, they do not recommend that Tints of Nature is used during chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other forms of treatment. Please consult your doctor if you do decide to color your hair during this time and make sure you carry out a sensitivity test. After treatment has been completed, it may be possible to color the hair once there is about an inch of growth, although if the scalp is damaged, excessively dry or irritated, or the hair is brittle, then coloring should not take place. Tints of Nature recommends that a semi-permanent color is used for the first few months, until hair becomes stronger. They always recommend that both a sensitivity and strand test are carried out.
My hair needs coloring, but it is dry so I do not want to risk damaging it further. Can I use Tints of Nature?
Tints of Nature will not damage your hair so you are fine to color it. Tints of Nature shampoos and conditioners will helps to repair the damage and restore the natural protein and moisture balance of the hair.
My hair is dull and feels damaged.
Use the Tints of Nature shampoo and conditioner range, which is designed to work with colored hair to maintain a natural balance of protein and moisture.
How can I darken the ends of my hair without having all my hair colored?
Choose the same color as before, mix 25 mls color with 25 mls Colourfix in a clean plastic bowl, add a small amount of Tints of Nature shampoo and mix thoroughly. This can be applied to the faded ends with a sponge. Check color after 15 minutes - this should be enough time, add water and work up to a lather. Rinse off, then condition using Tints of Nature Conditioner.
Is there a way of removing permanent hair color if I am not happy with the result?
Yes, but it has to be done at a hair salon, as they have the correct products to do this. This is the reason why Tints of Nature recommends that a strand test is done before full application.
The color result is too dark. What can I do?
Tints of Nature always recommends a strand test before the hair is colored, which will indicate the actual color result on your hair. If the hair is too dark after coloring, you can use a saline solution, which will fade the color over the course of a couple of weeks.
Saline solution instructions: Shampoo hair and rinse. Mix 1L of warm water with 2 tablespoons of salt to make the saline solution. Dip a sponge in the solution and run through the hair. Repeat until all the solution has been used - leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, rinse and then condition the hair. Rinse. These simple steps should release the pigment, but fading may not appear immediately. It can take a few days for the process to become evident. This process can be repeated once a week for three weeks.
What can I do about the brassy yellow tones in my gray hair?
Ash colors are perfect for this problem. You can use 4C, 6C or 8C.
What is double processed hair?
Hair that has two or three chemical processes on it, and Bleach and Hilift colors using high volumes of peroxide.
Can Tints of Nature be used for lightening hair?
Tints of Nature will lift hair by approximately one shade. For example, if you are a natural Base 5, then it will life your hair to around a base 6. For a greater life, they offer a lightening kit, which is suitable for medium brown to blonde hair.
I want to highlight my hair. How do I do this?
Tints of Nature offers a highlighting kit, which is suitable for dark brown to blonde hair.
How often should I color my hair?
If you are covering regrowth, Tints of Nature recommends that you color your hair when there is 1-1 1/2 inches of regrowth. This is usually around every 4 to 6 weeks, but the time is dependent on how quickly your hair grows.
The color did not work on my gray hair. What can I do?
Gray hair that is resistant to color will need to be shampooed first. Shampoo, towel dry well, and apply the color to damp hair. You can extend the development time up to fifty minutes. Medication can also be a problem: HRT and Thyroxin can block color. You could also apply very low heat with a hairdryer for the first 10 minutes of development time.
Do any of your colors contain henna?
Tints of Nature does not use any henna in any of their products.
I have recently permed my hair. Can I use your colors?
Tints of Nature recommends that you wait one week after having your hair permed with an ammonia-based perm. If you have had your hair permed with Organic Curl Systems ammonia-free perm, then you can color your hair straightaway.
Can I use the highlighting kit with Tints of Nature color, or someone else's color?
The highlighting kit is compatible with the Tints of Nature permanent hair colors, but may not be compatible with other brands of color.
When can I apply the highlighting kit if I have just colored my hair?
The highlighting kit can be applied directly after coloring your hair with Tints of Nature.
What's the difference between the highlighting and lightening kits?
The lightener kit is designed for a full head application, to lighten the whole of the head. The highlight kit uses a cap and hook to create highlighted strands throughout the hair.
Can I go back to ammonia-based colors after using Tints of Nature?
Tints of Nature will not damage your hair, so you should be able to apply another brand of color over the top. They recommend that you consult the manufacturers of the brand you wish to use, to make sure that it is compatible with Tints of Nature.
I have a stain from the color on my skin. How do I remove it?
Soap and water should remove any staining on the skin.
Is Tints of Nature suitable for Afro hair?
Due to the nature of the product, Tints of Nature is unlikely to be suitable for afro hair.
Is Tints of Nature hair color suitable for use on children?
Tints of Nature is not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
Do any of your products contain heavy metals?
No, no Tints if Nature products contain any heavy metals.
Are the sachets of shampoo and conditioner provided with the hair dyes the same as the full-size products?
The Shampoo and Conditioner sachets contain the same product as the full-size Tints of Nature Shampoo and Conditioner. The Clarifying Shampoo is not available as a full-size product.
Do Tints of Nature colors contain PPDs?
Tints of Nature permanent hair colors use the most natural ingredients possible to create a highly effective product. Any synthetic raw materials are used only when there is no natural alternative. While the colors do contain PPDs (paraphenylenediamines), they use the lowest amounts possible to be able to cover gray hair. On average, PPDs comprise 0.42% of the product.
There are a number of companies claiming their brands are 'PPD-free,' safe to use and non-irritating. However, if you have a permanent, oxidative (uses peroxide) hair color, then it either uses PPD or PTD (2,5-Tolunediamine Sulphate). The problem is that the reactions to PPD are exactly the same as PTD; the toxicity is exactly the same, and the warnings are exactly the same. However, the real issue is that to create the same color with PTD, you need at least 1 1/2 times the concentration of PTD than of PPD. As an ethical manufacturer, it is of great concern that the members of the public are being misled into thinking somehow these "alternatives" are safer, and give the impression that skin allergy tests are not required. Whether the color says PPD-free or not, a patch test MUST be carried out.
UK-based Tints of Nature brand is the first at-home professional, salon grade formula of permanent hair colors, derived using a natural soy base. Made with wholesome natural and organic ingredients that work to condition hair while coloring it, the innovative formula mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair. Since its foundation in 1990, Herbs UK ltd, the manufacturer of Tints of Nature, has had one primary objective: to formulate and manufacture a range of high performance hair products, which are safer to use than traditional ammonia-based colors. This is the guiding philosophy of the company. Their products maximize the use of gentle, nourishing, natural ingredients, while minimizing the necessity for potentially harsh or damaging chemical additives.
Herbs UK is now the largest independent, own brand manufacturer of hair products in the UK and from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lymington, Hampshire, it currently exports to over thirty countries worldwide and this number continues to grow. The new plant contains some of the largest manufacturing technology, with an increased capacity to cope with the exceptional demands for the products.
- has a unique product line and specializes in the hair care market
- have formulas that utilize the latest technology and are free from ammonia, resorcinol and parabens
- manufactures its products in the UK
- has its own filling and packing lines
- is a flexible company and can adapt to changes in the market
- offers first class training to retailers
- does not test any finished products on animals and no products contain animal ingredients
- to manufacture and distribute the most natural and gentle products available
- to maintain an ethical environmental policy
- to ensure no products are ever tested on animals
- to strive to produce the most gentle formulations possible
- to train and educate their staff to ensure they are working to the best of their abilities
- to maintain an ethical sourcing policy
- to invest in new product development
- to manufacture products as naturally as possible while allowing them to maintain their effectiveness
- to clearly establish customers' needs through ongoing communication
- to work closely with customers regarding marketing, promotions and training
- to constantly monitor their product range and make adjustments according to their customers' requirements
- to ensure that their products are retailed in the correct environment
- to initiate an ethical working relationship with all customers and in doing so, establish a foundation that is both long term and mutually beneficial