How-to

Color-treating your hair can be fun, exciting, and empowering! Who doesn’t love feeling confident and beautiful with gorgeous hair?

But if you don’t know where to begin, the process can get confusing. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide to demystify the process.

BEFORE you start, do a skin Sensitivity Test & Color Strand Test!

If you have any more questions, check out our FAQ page or reach out to us! We’d love to help.

Getting Started

Choosing Your Color

You can mix any of our 32 colors. Most people find that coloring one or two shades darker or lighter than their natural color suits their skin tone well.

You can go as dark as you like in one treatment. However, you can only lighten by one or two shades at a time. We recommend only lightening within a two-shade range of your current color. More than that can often create unwanted brassy tones.

For personalized help mixing colors, please contact our Naturtint Color Specialists. They are happy to give you customized guidance for your coloring success!

Instructions

Any cosmetic product can cause an unexpected allergic reaction, and for this reason, a skin sensitivity test must be carried out before each and every use, 48 hours before coloring your hair, even if you are a regular user of hair dyes. If your scalp is irritated, or you have damaged or broken skin, do not complete the skin sensitivity test and do not color your hair until your scalp is fully healed.

HOW TO PERFORM A SKIN SENSITIVITY TEST:

  1. Remove any earrings. Cleanse a small area (1-2cm) of skin behind your ear and dry gently.
  2. Put on the gloves provided and carefully unscrew the caps from the Colorant and the Color Developer bottles.
  3. Using plastic utensils, mix only a small amount in equal measures of the Colorant and the Color Developer in a separate plastic bowl until totally blended (do not use metal or ceramic), reseal both bottles immediately to preserve the unmixed contents for full application.
  4. Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to the cleansed area behind your ear and allow it to dry.
  5. Then apply two more layers, each time allowing the areas to dry in between.
  6. Leave the test mixture on the skin for at least 48 hours without washing, covering, or touching the test area.
  7. If you experience any signs of a reaction, such as swelling, redness, blistering, rash, or itching in or around the test area, you are sensitive to one or more of the ingredients in the formula, rinse immediately and do not use this product on your hair. You should follow up with a medical professional in order to determine what you may be allergic to.

Your final color results will depend on the color, thickness and overall condition of your hair. To ensure that you will be pleased with your Naturtint color, we advise you to carry out a color strand test to identify your expected final color result and the development time required to achieve it.

HOW TO PERFORM A COLOR STRAND TEST:

  1. Put on the gloves provided, carefully unscrew the caps from Colorant & the Color Developer bottles. With plastic utensils (never use metal or ceramic) mix small equal measures separately in a plastic or glass bowl.
  2. Secure a lock of hair, about an inch in length, and apply your mixture. If you have gray hair you should test this type of hair as well. In most cases, rinse hair being tested after 30 minutes.
  3. In the case of stubborn gray, or to achieve a more intense color, leave the mixture on for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Gently dry the section(s) of hair to reveal your color result, remembering to take a note of your hair’s specific development time.

COLOR STRAND TEST RESULTS:

  • If the color result is too dark, reduce the development time for your full coloring process.
  • If the gray coverage is insufficient, increase the development time to a maximum of 40 minutes.
  • If the color result is too light, we recommend that you choose a darker shade

Ensure your hair is dry and clean, as styling products can affect your final color result. We recommend coloring your hair a day after shampooing, to allow some of the scalp’s natural oils to be produced.

We recommend having old towels on hand for spills, preventing stains, etc. You may also need plastic hair clips for sectioning your hair, or a plastic bowl and brush for root touch-ups.

Comb your hair before application.

Always wear gloves and ensure that you have any other supplies you may need.

  1. Protect your shoulders with a towel to prevent accidental staining of your clothes. You may also wish to protect the immediate surrounding area, especially any carpets or fabric as permanent staining may occur if color mixture is accidentally spilled.
  2. Put on the gloves provided and keep them on during the entire coloring process.
  3. Unscrew the caps of both the Colorant and the Color Developer. Pour the total contents of Colorant into the Color Developer bottle and replace the applicator cap.
  4. Shake the Applicator Bottle well for two minutes until the mixture is completely blended.
  5. If you are using the Applicator Bottle to make the mixture, IMMEDIATELY unscrew the tip of the lid and proceed to Step 2.

Full Head/First Time Color

  1. Using gloved hands, first apply the mixture to your roots, using the tip of the applicator bottle to part your hair into small sections.
  2. Immediately massage the remaining mixture through the rest of your hair, to ensure the colorant is evenly spread.
  3. Leave on to develop for 30 minutes.

Short Hair/Roots Only

  1. Using gloved hands, pour your required amount of colorant and developer into a plastic bowl and mix with a brush for 2 minutes until totally blended. Apply enough mixture to cover your roots using the brush.
  2. Massage the mixture into your roots and leave to develop for 20 minutes (30 minutes if you have stubborn gray).
  3. Then, using gloved hands, massage the remaining mixture throughout the rest of your hair and leave for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  4. To achieve a more intense color, or to cover stubborn grays, increase the development time on your roots to a maximum of 40 minutes.

Finish

  1. Rinse: once you have reached your desired development time, using gloves, gently message your hair while thoroughly rinsing it with warm water until the water runs completely clear.
  2. Cleanse: Apply Naturtint Color Fixing Shampoo to gently cleanse and moisturize your hair, returning it to its natural pH balance. Gently massage into a lather. Rinse and repeat. Leave for one minute and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Condition: Gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair. Then apply Naturtint Protective Conditioner to help detangle your hair, and boost shine. Gently massage through from the roots to the tips. Leave for 2-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
  4. Perfect: Towel dry your hair. Apply a small amount of Naturtint CC Cream. Gently massage the cream throughout the length of the hair, concentrating on the ends, then comb through. Dry and style as normal. No need to rinse.

Naturtint is a permanent hair color product. How long it lasts will depend on your hair’s condition and how you care for it.

Typically, you might see fading after about 3–5 weeks. But other factors can cause your hair to fade sooner. Those with dry or porous hair might notice color fading faster. If you used a red color, it might fade sooner than other colors.

To delay color fading, try these tips:

  • Keep your hair well-conditioned. Deep conditioning treatments improve your hair’s condition.
  • Wash with a color-safe, PH-balanced shampoo and conditioner.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water. (Hot water opens hair cuticles, allowing color to release easier.)

For best results, wait 2–3 weeks between coloring treatments.

Any cosmetic product can cause an unexpected allergic reaction, and for this reason, a skin sensitivity test must be carried out before each and every use, 48 hours before coloring your hair, even if you are a regular user of hair dyes. If your scalp is irritated, or you have damaged or broken skin, do not complete the skin sensitivity test and do not color your hair until your scalp is fully healed.

HOW TO PERFORM A SKIN SENSITIVITY TEST:

  1. Remove any earrings. Cleanse a small area (1-2cm) of skin behind your ear and dry gently.
  2. Put on the gloves provided and carefully unscrew the caps from the Colorant and the Color Developer bottles.
  3. Using plastic utensils, mix only a small amount in equal measures of the Colorant and the Color Developer in a separate plastic bowl until totally blended (do not use metal or ceramic), reseal both bottles immediately to preserve the unmixed contents for full application.
  4. Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to the cleansed area behind your ear and allow it to dry.
  5. Then apply two more layers, each time allowing the areas to dry in between.
  6. Leave the test mixture on the skin for at least 48 hours without washing, covering, or touching the test area.
  7. If you experience any signs of a reaction, such as swelling, redness, blistering, rash, or itching in or around the test area, you are sensitive to one or more of the ingredients in the formula, rinse immediately and do not use this product on your hair. You should follow up with a medical professional in order to determine what you may be allergic to.

Your final color results will depend on the color, thickness and overall condition of your hair. To ensure that you will be pleased with your Naturtint color, we advise you to carry out a color strand test to identify your expected final color result and the development time required to achieve it.

HOW TO PERFORM A COLOR STRAND TEST:

  1. Put on the gloves provided, carefully unscrew the caps from Colorant & the Color Developer bottles. With plastic utensils (never use metal or ceramic) mix small equal measures separately in a plastic or glass bowl.
  2. Secure a lock of hair, about an inch in length, and apply your mixture. If you have gray hair you should test this type of hair as well. In most cases, rinse hair being tested after 30 minutes.
  3. In the case of stubborn gray, or to achieve a more intense color, leave the mixture on for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Gently dry the section(s) of hair to reveal your color result, remembering to take a note of your hair’s specific development time.

COLOR STRAND TEST RESULTS:

  • If the color result is too dark, reduce the development time for your full coloring process.
  • If the gray coverage is insufficient, increase the development time to a maximum of 40 minutes.
  • If the color result is too light, we recommend that you choose a darker shade

Ensure your hair is dry and clean, as styling products can affect your final color result. We recommend coloring your hair a day after shampooing, to allow some of the scalp’s natural oils to be produced.

We recommend having old towels on hand for spills, preventing stains, etc. You may also need plastic hair clips for sectioning your hair, or a plastic bowl and brush for root touch-ups.

Comb your hair before application.

Always wear gloves and ensure that you have any other supplies you may need.

  1. Protect your shoulders with a towel to prevent accidental staining of your clothes. You may also wish to protect the immediate surrounding area, especially any carpets or fabric as permanent staining may occur if color mixture is accidentally spilled.
  2. Put on the gloves provided and keep them on during the entire coloring process.
  3. Unscrew the caps of both the Colorant and the Color Developer. Pour the total contents of Colorant into the Color Developer bottle and replace the applicator cap.
  4. Shake the Applicator Bottle well for two minutes until the mixture is completely blended.
  5. If you are using the Applicator Bottle to make the mixture, IMMEDIATELY unscrew the tip of the lid and proceed to Step 2.

Full Head/First Time Color

  1. Using gloved hands, first apply the mixture to your roots, using the tip of the applicator bottle to part your hair into small sections.
  2. Immediately massage the remaining mixture through the rest of your hair, to ensure the colorant is evenly spread.
  3. Leave on to develop for 30 minutes.

Short Hair/Roots Only

  1. Using gloved hands, pour your required amount of colorant and developer into a plastic bowl and mix with a brush for 2 minutes until totally blended. Apply enough mixture to cover your roots using the brush.
  2. Massage the mixture into your roots and leave to develop for 20 minutes (30 minutes if you have stubborn gray).
  3. Then, using gloved hands, massage the remaining mixture throughout the rest of your hair and leave for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  4. To achieve a more intense color, or to cover stubborn grays, increase the development time on your roots to a maximum of 40 minutes.

Finish

  1. Rinse: once you have reached your desired development time, using gloves, gently message your hair while thoroughly rinsing it with warm water until the water runs completely clear.
  2. Cleanse: Apply Naturtint Color Fixing Shampoo to gently cleanse and moisturize your hair, returning it to its natural pH balance. Gently massage into a lather. Rinse and repeat. Leave for one minute and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Condition: Gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair. Then apply Naturtint Protective Conditioner to help detangle your hair, and boost shine. Gently massage through from the roots to the tips. Leave for 2-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
  4. Perfect: Towel dry your hair. Apply a small amount of Naturtint CC Cream. Gently massage the cream throughout the length of the hair, concentrating on the ends, then comb through. Dry and style as normal. No need to rinse.

Naturtint is a permanent hair color product. How long it lasts will depend on your hair’s condition and how you care for it.

Typically, you might see fading after about 3–5 weeks. But other factors can cause your hair to fade sooner. Those with dry or porous hair might notice color fading faster. If you used a red color, it might fade sooner than other colors.

To delay color fading, try these tips:

  • Keep your hair well-conditioned. Deep conditioning treatments improve your hair’s condition.
  • Wash with a color-safe, PH-balanced shampoo and conditioner.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water. (Hot water opens hair cuticles, allowing color to release easier.)

For best results, wait 2–3 weeks between coloring treatments.