11 Best Dyes That Won’t Damage Your Hair


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Dream of a spectacular colour on healthy hair? With these selected colours, you can finally have safer options, but remember, it’s always fun to experiment. So, why not dare to be different. You can even change your hair colour to match your mood!                                                                                                     

1.Biolage Plant-Based Hair Colour

Available in 20 shades, these semi-permanent colours contain less than 10 ingredients, and they last for 20 hair washes. Using “Henna” derived from cassia angustifolia leaf, this colour is recognized for its variety of tones. The easy part? You need only mix in water. There’s no need for developers.

2. Revlon Colorsilk Permanent Hair Dye 

This is inexpensive but very impressive. Infused with keratin and silk extracts, it softens and strengthens your hair. There’s no ammonia in this highly pigmented liquid gel, so there’s minimal damage. The formula is non-drip. The shades are multi-tonal, so results are natural, offering added dimension.

3. Revlon Total Color Permanent Hair Colour                            

This hair colour is hydrating and long-lasting. Perfect for the thrifty! It doesn’t contain parabens, ammonia, sulfates, silicones, nor phthalates! The application is creamy, and it doesn’t drip. This demi-permanent colour can last six weeks. Included: a botanical-based conditioning gloss.

4.dpHUE Gloss+ 

This works by staining the outside of the hair with pigment. It’s full of hydrating ingredients that leave hair shiny, and soft. There’s no need to mix in harsh ingredients like ammonia or peroxide. This product offers semi-permanent results, and it won’t damage hair, even if used often. There are many shades available. What they leave out are: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, and Gluten.

5. Arctic-Fox Semi-Permanent Colour

Touted as a very vibrant natural hair dye. It’s long-lasting, and would you believe, smells great? The range in colours is extensive. Phantom Green is popular, as is Sunset Orange, in highly pigmented shades. The dye they use is sulphate-free, ammonia-free, and PPD-FREE, so damage is minimized. The formula contains hydrolysed soy protein, so it actually strengthens your hair. It’s gentle on skin, causing no burning or itching sensations. The long-lasting colour doesn’t stain the skin, and washes off easily.

6. Khadi Natural Hair Colour

Known as a great plant-based natural hair dye. Khadi natural hair colour is renowned for aloe vera, and chamomile being infused into the product for moisturizing. This is great for sensitive scalps, or dandruff. Henna will colour your hair, while moisturizers soothe your scalp. Natural, non-toxic, and safe ingredients in a dye, can make you smile. This one rinses out easily, offers a smooth consistency, and possesses lasting colour.

7. Clairol Natural Instincts Demi-Permanent Hair dye 

This dye is known as a great drugstore dye purchase! It’s affordable, and available in over 35 shades, with exceptional tone choices. The product is ammonia-free, and several naturally derived ingredients are included, like vitamin E, coconut oil, and aloe vera. It lasts for 28 washes. Customers say it‘s an excellent product, if you’re blending in gray hairs, or enhancing your natural colour.                                                                                                                                              

8. Madison Reed Radiant Hair Colour Kit

This dye is touted as a great permanent hair colour for moisturizing. This company offers a wide variety of shades. The formula is a thick cream, so it won’t drip nor run. This company prides itself on having the first permanent hair colour not containing parabens, resorcinol, PDD, phthalates, ammonia, or gluten. Replacing these ingredients are moisturizing, nourishing ingredients, like argan oil and keratin, which make the look and feel of sacred strands better! Those with grays are impressed with the complete gray coverage awarded. This colour is known not to fade, nor wash out. This company truly cares, not only about what they put into their products, but about what they leave out!

9. IGK Hair 

IGK Hair offers an amazing permanent overall colour. This reliable and consistent company produces a great choice of shades, and this kit comes with a post-treatment mask, a protective barrier to reduce skin staining, and stain removers! This colour produces shiny and soft hair,and there’s a visible glossy finish, afterwards.

10. Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Hair Colour

This professional hair colour line is a great option with Bond Protection. It contains a concentrate of bond fibers, which protect and prevent damage. They safeguard the inner structure of the hair strands. There are 90 permanent long-lasting shades available! That’s an exceptional amount. 

11. Wella Professionals Illumina Colour Permanent Hair Colour 

This dye’s formula is gentle on hair, so it minimizes damage. Many hair colourists recommend this cream hair dye. There are 36 permanent colour shades, within a wide spectrum. It leaves hair shiny, with reflective particles, because of its “Microlight technology.” Each hair is coated with illuminating micro -particles! Hair is left feeling silky and smooth, which is often not the case after using boxed dyes at home.

Cheryl Struzer | Contributor

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