Naturtint Permanent Hair Color 8A Ash Blonde -- 5.98 fl oz
Straw(berry) - don't buy!
I was very excited about finding such a natural, hair-friendly product as this one was advertized to be. I also read in several 5-star reviews that those who had used it had had excellent results - perfect ash blonde tone with no brassy hue whatsoever. So, my hopes were high. I didn't even care that the product was much more expensive than the non-permanent ammonia-free alternatives sold in grocery stores (I actually prefer non-permanent dyes).
However, I should have taken the warnings in the 1- and 2-star reviews more seriously. My hair not only turned very strawberry blonde but also coarse like straw. After applying the conditioner included in the kit, the hair felt less like straw, but it was still very much strawberry blonde. And not just the previously dyed and highlighted hair, which had turned slightly reddish, obtained a brassy tone; but my naturally perfectly (medium) ash blonde roots turned super carroty! I was so devastated that I went to a hair product store and bought a peroxide-based toner, which was supposed to neutralize all brassiness, even after the damage was done. I applied the toner (which looked purple once applied to the hair) twice (on two successive days); and each time my hair got slightly less carroty but, of course, more damaged and straw-like. I am giving up now, since I ran out of the toner (the second time I only had enough left to appy it to the roots); and I also don't want to damage my hair any further. The end result is a slightly golden ash blonde hair with golden-brassy roots... (and let me remind you, my roots were a nice medium ash blonde before I applied the Naturtint 8A Ash Blonde dye).
I would not recommend you to take a chance on this dye if you absolutely want to have ash blonde and not strawberry hair. The conclusion of my personal experience: money wasted, hair ruined.
February 20, 2014
great color, healthier product than most
Environmental Working Group rates this around 4, which is a low warning level. Some hair color are in the 8 or 9 range (out of 10, with 10 being the most dangerous product), but this is a permanent hair color product.
February 17, 2014
I mixed some of this with 5N light chestnut brown and loved the color. I usually leave this on my roots for 40 minutes and never have any itching or irritated scalp problems like with Most American Hair dyesI have 60% grays and this color mixed with the light chestnut covered them fine and I did not see any red or brassy roots!
June 22, 2013
Shade is misleading!!
I'm not sure why this dye is called "Ash Blonde", because my hair came out a reddish color- or more like a strawberry blonde! According to other reviews, I am not alone. Even the dye looked reddish when I mixed it, but I still decided to trust what it said on the box said anyway. It's a shame because I've always like natural hair dye, but this shade definitely ruined the color of my hair.
June 21, 2013
This was a mistake!
I thought I would give this a try as I have made the switch to healthy organic foods, so why not for my hair. I never liked all the harsh chemicals used in my regular hair coloring system. Well, the mixing was easy, and the application was easy. However, the rinsing was a nightmare! It felt as if I was trying to rinse out a gallon of glue. It was so stiff I could hardly get my fingers through it. I used the whole packet of conditioning rinse that came in the box, then had to use extra deep conditioner that I had on hand. After all that, it did not cover the grays near my face, and I applied extra color there. I would not try using organic hair color again after this experience.
February 23, 2013