Frequently asked questions
How long will the colour last?.
Our colours are semi-permanent and the rich colour will last 4 to 6 weeks before fading. Our lighter shades of colour such as Sun Shadow may fade more than our darker shades such as Chocolate Shadow.
Once you have used Desert Shadow consistently for a while (4 - 6 times) you will find that the colour builds up to a beautiful, deep, permanent shade.
Repeated use will see your colour become richer and in some cases darker. Once you achieve the colour shade you like, simply apply to the roots only and do a full application every 4th or 5th time to boost the colour at the ends.
After longer term use, the colour may not completely fade from the hair especially if your natural color/regrowth is a lot lighter than the organic color chosen. For this reason we do not recommend our colours for people who like to change from dark to light or anyone who is considering bleaching or lightening thier hair to blonde in the near future. Our plant dyes are amazingly strong and like to stay in your hair which is great for long lasting colour
Do these hair colours cover grey hair?
Our colours offer effective grey coverage when the instructions are followed. Here are a few tips that will help you achieve the best from your organic color:
1. Ensure your hair is clean and free natural oils and any styling products before colouring.
2. Mix the colour as per the grey coverage instructions (see instructions inside pack)
3. Leave the colour on for the reccommended time for grey coverage 3-4 hours
4. Stubborn grey hair may need the prewash bar to assist with colour uptake.
5. Chocolate & Deep Chestnut may need a red base to achieve a full colour result read more here
6. Indigo will always need a red base read more here
How much product will I need for my hair?
Short hair & root touch ups - 1/2 pack
Medium hair - 1 pack
Long hair - 1 to 1.5 packs
Super long hair - 2 to 3 packs
Thick hair - will need to add an extra 1/4 pack for short hair and 1/2 (short to medium) to 3/4 to 1 pack (for long hair)
*Please note - repeated use will see your colour become richer and in some cases darker. Once you achieve the colour shade you like on the lengths, simply apply to the roots only and do a full application every 4th or 5th time to boost the colour at the ends. This will save time and product and ensure you have an even colour all over.
Can I mix colours together to make my own shade?
We have taken the guess work out and covered most of the colours. If you would really like to mix the colours to create your own shade you can. You will need to follow the mixing directions for each colour ( mixing them separately) and then mix them together just before application. We suggest you take notes so you can remember your mix for next time.