How Organic Hair Dye Works

How Hair Dye works

Chemical Hair Dye versus Organic Hair Dye

Before we look at how different types of hair dyes work, let's first have a look at hair structure.

Each strand of hair, or hair shaft, is comprised of three layers:

The medulla, the innermost layer; the cortex, the middle layer which contains keratin (proteins) and melanin which gives natural color to hair; and the cuticle, the outermost layer with overlapping scale-like cells that protect the hair’s inner structure.

Natural-looking Hair color

How Colour Me Organic dyes hair

Plant pigments dissolved in water bind to the proteins in the cortex, which dye the hair. Organic hair dye cannot depigment melanin. It will not dye hair that is darker than the product’s color.

While color retention is good, the cuticles are damaged

How Chemical Hair Dyes Work

Chemicals are used to open up the cuticle and to strip natural hair color and melanin off the hair.
Chemicals oxidize and deposit new colors into the cuticle and cortex.

SEMI-PERMANENT

Organic Hair Color

Colour Me Organic

Ion adsorption mechanism

Colors stay up to 30 days

Colour Me Organicis a natural semi-permanent hair color is made from organic plant pigments which react with gray and white hair proteins. Colors stay up to 30 days.

100% Organic Hair Color Dye

Important Notes on Use

Colour Me Organic will only work on hair that is lighter than the product color.

Colour Me Organic uses only natural plant pigments, so it does not have the strength of chemical dyes. It will not dye hair that is darker than the product’s color.

If conditioners and hair products remain in the hair, it will not dye properly.

If there are oils from conditioners and hair treatment, they will repel the water-based plant pigment solution, which results in a weak color.

Paste must be mixed thoroughly with water to dye the hair.

If powder is not mixed well enough, the plant pigments clump up and are unable to pass through the cuticle, resulting in a weak color.

When there is too much moisture in the hair, the pigments cannot reach the cortex.

If there is too much water in the hair, the plant pigment solution does not penetrate into the hair, resulting in a weak color.

Alkaline water removes henna pigment from hair

The pigment component of henna is called Lawsone. Lawsone does not stick to hair when there is alkaline water present.

Please keep this in mind when using henna-based colors such as strawberry blondes, caramel blondes, and reddish blondes.

Alkaline shampoo removes henna pigment from hair.

The pigment component of henna is called Lawsone. Alkaline shampoo foams can remove Lawsone from the hair. Soap sits at the higher end of the pH scale, around the 9 - 10 mark (higher pH means more alkaline). Soap-based shampoo bars are more alkaline than the natural pH of your hair. Soap’s alkalinity combined with alkaline water can result in tangled hair and color loss.

COLOUR ME ORGANIC

23 Hair Colors

Color chart