My Organic Haircolor Experience with Herbatint

It’s a Monday once again! Time to start the daily grind and be productive once again! I felt like the weekend just breezed by me and that I need one more day between Saturday and Sunday to laze around and do my other things that need attending to like updating my blog. πŸ™‚ hehe. Guess I just need to master the art of time management really well. :)

Anyway, the past few weeks had been a blur of activities for me from reading self help books to meeting up with my friends who will be my future business partners in this new endavor that we are about to undertake to working at my day job from Monday to Friday. There just never seems enough time. 😦 But despite my schedule being loaded I have to manage to find time to touch up on my roots and get my much needed facial since you should never forget to pamper yourself once in a while.

Me meeting up with my friend Jel to discuss our plans after my roots got touched up:) So excited for this project to commence πŸ™‚

I was really planning on giving my hair a whole new look by dyeing it with a red tinge which exudes a more fiercer look than my usual, since I wanted something different veering away from my usual blonde undertones or usual auburn hair color.

However, since dyeing can cause irreparable damage to our strands due to the various chemicals applied to our mane. Maintainance can also be quite a chore since I would also have to schedule my hot oil treatments or keratin treatments after a few weeks due to my hair being renderd brittle by the hair dye and since I am quite pressed for time, I pored over some articles online looking for a safer way to dye my hair without damaging it too much so I wouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg for the costly maintenance sessions.

Good thing Healthy Options messaged me if I wanted to try their new hair dye which was all organic! I was quite surprised since I have never really tried an organic hair dye before so being the risk taker that I was, I decided to try it out πŸ™‚

I visited the Eastwood branch of Healthy Options since it was the outlet closest to my home.

Their front desk officers easily accomodated me and attended to me immediately after I told them that I was to claim a package from their branch.

This is what I got πŸ™‚ Cute packaging right? πŸ™‚

I decided to have it applied at our go to parlor in the confines of Mandaluyong since I wasn’t really confident in my application skills. At the same time, I also opted to get a foot massage and a manicure and pedicure while waiting for the color to sink in. Since it was a Sunday morning there were a fewer clients in theΒ Ness Astillas SalonΒ as compared to the influx of clients during Friday nights and Saturdays.

This is the color that I chose πŸ™‚

They shampooed my hair first before applying the product onto my scalp. I did a little background resarch on this product since I wasn’t really keen on it and I wanted to know how this organic permanent hair dye works. According to what I read it uses rosemary, cinchona and walnut husk to gently deposit color.Β It’s worth to note that it’s also ammonia free.

One box of Herbatint simply contains two small bottles, one of dye gel and another of developer, which are then to be mixed together in one of your own bowls. There’s also a pair of gloves and a packet of deep conditioner. You can also purchase their Herbatint Application Kit, which includes a brush since the box of dye doesn’t include an applicator nozzle. (Good thing I had it applied at our trusted parlor)

Me while waiting for the dye to set in

It was noteworthy that unlike other hair dyes I didn’t feel any sting or burning sensation on my scalp upon application of the dye. Also there wasn’t any strong ammonia like odor permeating my nostrils which usually happens when I have my hair colored in the parlor.

In case you’re like me who’s quite pressed for time and who doesn’t have the luxury of time to get her keratin treatments on a weekly basis. Herbatint makes it easier for us since it uses herbal extracts to achieve a completely effective permanent colour – without damaging the hair structure – while nourishing, protecting and conditioning the hair and scalp.

Since I was pleased that this organic color was without the usual potent ammonia smell, I also did a little research as to how it can color without ammonia and here’s what I got: Since Herbatint uses plant-based alkalines, with a maximum PH level of 8.5 (ammonia is 12.5), which avoids structural damage to the hair shaft.Β  This also means that once the colour pigments have been deposited, the hair cuticle can be completely re-closed, resulting in better hair condition and far less colour fade. The addition of Aloe Vera assists with the transfer of colour.

So no need to panic anymore because its all ORGANIC! πŸ™‚ And now for the finished look:

Sorry for my flabby arms in this photo πŸ™‚ I just can’t help but take a selfie in front of the mirror with my new red mane

It’s a little tad darker than what I expected but nonetheless I still love the look πŸ™‚

Here’s a close up of my hair πŸ™‚

Even KD agreed that it suited me well since he accompanied me that day πŸ™‚ Thanks BB! πŸ™‚

Upon entering his car I took another selfie to see the difference from my previous hair color! πŸ™‚

I must say, I love my new red tinged mane. Definitely a welcome change from my usual color πŸ™‚

In case you want to get your own box as well check them out atΒ Healthy Options Outlets

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