Herbatint FF1 Henna Red (130ml)

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secret of beautiful hair, naturally with Herbatint™
From Antica Erboristeria, distributed in the UK by Gentle Beauty.
A hair colour specially formulated using herb extracts and plant proteins without ammonia. 'A gentle, alternative hair colour.


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Herbatint FF1 Henna Red overview

Herbatint, PPds and the risks of hair colouring

Regarding the serious issue of permanent hair colour allergy

Since the recent very sad news of Tabatha McCourt and Julie McCabe, both of which have experienced  extreme allergic reactions to P-phenylendiamine  also known as PPd, we at HERBATINT® UK have become concerned that there is so little public knowledge of the risks associated with permanent hair colour. Whilst these cases are very tragic and frightening, it should be remembered that such an extreme reaction is very, very rare. By our calculation approximately 14 million women in the UK colour their hair and whilst we do seem to be experiencing an increase in the incidence of PPd allergy, we guess that it is still about 2% of users.

If you take sensible precautions you will be very unlikely to have a truly terrible experience, but it is crucial that you are aware that the sensitivity to PPd can arise at any point in your history of permanent hair colour use, from the first occasion you use it to the 10,000th time you use it. So the best, best practice is to do a skin test EACH TIME. The instructions for a skin test can be found in our Guide to HERBATINT® under the How to and Top Tips section of this site.

Very importantly: ALL Permanent Hair Colour Products Contain PPd. This includes our product, HERBATINT®, and all the other “natural” permanent hair colour brands.  If any permanent hair colour product claims to be free of PPd then it almost certainly contains Toluenediamine which is MORE aggressive than PPd.

PPd delivers the only pigment that can permanently colour hair. There are claims being made that some products are safer because they contain the minimum PPd, typically 0.6% as compared to the legally allowable 6%. However the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t matter how low the level, if someone has identified that they have sensitivity to PPd THEY MUST NOT USE PERMANENT HAIR COLOUR.

Furthermore some people may choose to colour their hair with Black Henna products, which are often mixed with unconstrained PPd.  Black Henna tattoos will almost certainly contain PPd too and for this reason often induce a severe sensitivity to PPds.  Legislation currently being drafted in Europe will require all permanent hair colour products to suggest that anyone having had a black henna tattoo should not use permanent hair colour.

Whilst the “more natural” brands of hair colour must not be used by people with an allergy to PPd, there are many good reasons why people who are intent on using permanent hair colour  should use a more gentle product. The low level of PPd is less likely to induce an allergic condition in those who don’t already have one. HERBATINT® is formulated without the many other irritants and allergens present in most products. There are several other brands that are formulated without Ammonia, but HERBATINT®also has no alcohol or fragrance, which can also irritate or sensitize the scalp.

HERBATINT® is the only hair colour that is packaged so as to minimise the amount of product that the user applies. The user is encouraged to mix and use only the amount required for an application, for example colouring the re-growth (roots), and offers the opportunity to easily retain the unused product for further applications.

Other products are packaged deliberately to ensure the whole content is used or discarded each time. Not good for the body or the pocket.

This may be why an Independent toxicological report published in April 2011, which looked at 18 major brands including the more ‘natural’ brands, identified HERBATINT® as the only brand to address the problems of the toxicity of hair colour.

 Alternatives to using Permanent Hair Colour products

Grow grey gracefully -  more and more models and other public figures are taking a stand against the pressure to hide the greys.

Use a true temporary colour - there are quite a lot of these products available, but make sure you check the ingredients for PPd -  I’m afraid that some do contain it. We have our Vegetal Range which does not contain PPd. There is no guarantee that a true temporary colour product will give 100 cover of grey, but many of our customers find that it gives a good-enough result.

Use Henna - there are an increasing range of henna colours but again please make sure that you purchase from a reputable source and check the ingredients because some of the darker hennas can contain PPd.

Herbatint™ - Natural Herb Base 

HERBATINT™ has been formulated using the minimum pharmaceutical chemical ingredients which, balanced with vegetal extracts from plants and herbs creates a unique hair colour formula that not only gently colours your hair but protects and nourishes it.

No Ammonia 
Specially formulated from herb extracts and proteins, HERBATINT™ uses rosemary, cinchona and walnut husk, to gently deposit colour, achieving a natural, vibrant result for your hair

No Damage 
Due to its unique composition, HERBATINT™ permanently colours hair without damage - resulting in a natural, subtle colour that not only looks great, but feels good time after time

Natural Gloss and Shine 
HERBATINT™ has a natural translucent property to enhance your hair with a light-reflecting, healthy shine; so it doesn't create the 'block colour' look often associated with chemical colourants

Vegetal™ Hair Colour
A range of true semi-permanent hair colours. These colours enhance the shine and clarity of your natural hair colour whilst greatly improving the condition of the hair. VEGETAL™ hair colour will not do more than mask any but the earliest few white hairs.

Herbatint FF1 Henna Red warnings

Keep out of reach of children.

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