Colour Application

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How to get the very best results with Naturtint

If you are colouring your hair for the very first time or just looking to achieve the very best colour application, read on for a step-by-step guide and expert tips and advice!

Don’t forget, before every single application ensure you carry out your skin sensitivity test for 48 hours to check you haven’t developed any sensitivities. If you are trying a new colour, why not carry out a Colour Strand Test too, to determine how the colour develops on your own, unique hair colour and condition.

So, what’s in a box of Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour? (For Reflex Semi-Permanent Hair Colours, see below.)

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Naturtint Colourant (60ml)
Naturtint Colour Developer (60ml, in applicator bottle)
Naturtint Colour Fixing Shampoo Sachet (15ml)
Naturtint Protective Conditioner Sachet (15ml)
Naturtint Anti-Ageing CC Cream Sachet (15ml)

Plus:

Protective gloves – to be worn at all times during the colouring process
Instruction Leaflet – please read completely at least once before use, and follow carefully.

What else might you need?

An old towel or protective cape to cover your shoulders and prevent staining on your clothes – you may also want a hair grip to keep it in place. Some people also like to use a tail comb to part the hair or an application brush to apply and you will need a pair of scissor to remove the top of the applicator nozzle. Don’t forget a watch or timer to keep an eye on your development time!

NATURTINT PERMANENT APPLICATION – OPTION 1, Full head application.

Recommended if you are colouring your hair for the first time, you have significant regrowth, or you are dramatically changing your colour.

STEP 1: PREPARE & MIX UP YOUR COLOUR

Ensure your hair is dry and clean, as a build-up of styling products can affect your colour result. We recommend colouring your hair the day after washing, to allow some of the scalps natural oils to be produced as this will further help protect your scalp during colouring.

Comb your hair before application, always wear the gloves provided and ensure you have all the utensils you may need to hand before starting.

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 colour mixture is accidentally spilt.

2. Put on the gloves provided and keep them on during the whole colouring process.

3. Unscrew the caps of both the Colourant and the Colour Developer. Pour the total contents of the Colourant bottle into the Developer bottle and replace the cap on the Developer bottle.

4. Shake the Developer/Applicator Bottle well for 2 minutes until the mixture is totally blended.

5. Cut the top part of the nozzle off immediately, ready for application.

STEP 2: APPLY YOUR COLOUR

1. Using gloved hands, first apply the mixture to your roots, using the tip of the Developer/Applicator Bottle to part your hair into small sections.

2. Immediately massage the remaining mixture through the rest of your hair, to ensure the colourant is evenly spread.

3. Leave to develop for 30 minutes. To achieve a more intense colour, or to cover stubborn grey, increase the development time to a maximum of 40 minutes.

STEP 3: RINSE, CLEAN, CONDITION & PERFECT

1. RINSE: Once you have reached your desired development time, using gloved hands, gently massage your hair whilst thoroughly rinsing it with warm water until the water runs completely clear.

TOP TIP! At this point, and before applying the shampoo, carefully massage the hair line to remove any potential colour stain.

2. CLEANSE: Apply NATURTINT® Colour Fixing Shampoo to gently cleanse and moisturise your hair, returning it to its natural pH balance. Gently massage into a lather. Rinse and repeat. Leave for 1 minute and rinse thoroughly.

3. CONDITION: Gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair. Then apply NATURTINT® Protective Conditioner to help detangle your hair, add strength 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® Anti-Ageing CC Cream to help combat the main signs of hair ageing. Gently massage the cream through from the roots to the tips then comb through. Dry and style as normal. No need to rinse.

TOP TIP! If you are only colouring a small amount of hair (for example if you only have short hair or you are just touching up your roots) you can mix a smaller amount of colourant and developer in a plastic bowl and apply using a brush. The ratio should always be 1:1. You can keep any UNMIXED product for your next application but DO NOT save anything that has been mixed up. Always store any unused Colourant and Developer in their original containers with the caps tightly secured.

NATURTINT PERMANENT APPLICATION – OPTION 2, Short hair/root application.

Recommended if you are staying close to your previous colour and/or just want to cover regrowth of your natural colour in the root area.

STEP 1: PREPARE & MIX UP YOUR COLOUR

Ensure your hair is dry and clean, as a build-up of styling products can affect your colour result. We recommend colouring your hair the day after washing, to allow some of the scalps natural oils to be produced as this will further help protect your scalp during colouring.
Comb your hair before application, always wear the gloves provided and ensure you have all the utensils you may need to hand before starting.

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 colour mixture is accidently spilt.

2. Put on the gloves provided and keep them on during the whole colouring process.

3. Mix the required amount of Colourant and Developer (remembering to keep the ratio 1:1) in a plastic bowl until completely blended.

STEP 2: APPLY YOUR COLOUR

1. With gloved hands, apply the mixture to your roots with a tint brush.

2. Massage the mixture into your roots and leave to develop for 20 minutes (30 minutes if you have stubborn grey).

3. Then, using gloved hands, massage the remaining mixture throughout the rest of your hair and leave for a further 5-10 minutes. To achieve a more intense colour, or to cover stubborn grey, increase the development time to a maximum of 40 minutes.

STEP 3: RINSE, CLEAN, CONDITION & PERFECT

1. RINSE: Once you have reached your desired development time, using gloved hands, gently massage your hair whilst thoroughly rinsing it with warm water until the water runs completely clear.

TOP TIP! At this point, and before applying the shampoo, carefully massage the hair line to remove any potential colour stain.

2. CLEANSE: Apply NATURTINT® Colour Fixing Shampoo to gently cleanse and moisturise your hair, returning it to its natural pH balance. Gently massage into a lather. Rinse and repeat. Leave for 1 minute and rinse thoroughly.

3. CONDITION: Gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair. Then apply NATURTINT® Protective Conditioner to help detangle your hair, add strength 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® Anti-Ageing CC Cream to help combat the main signs of hair ageing. Gently massage the cream through from the roots to the tips then comb through. Dry and style as normal. No need to rinse.

TOP TIP! If you regularly (every 4-6 weeks) colour your hair with the same shade there is no need to cover the full length of your hair for the full development time. Simply colour your roots and then run the colour through the lengths of your hair for the last 5-10 minutes of your application. This will help to ensure an even result and add radiant shine.

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REFLEX SEMI-PERMANENT HAIR COLOURS

If you are just going for a temporary colour change and only have a few grey hairs, read on to find out how to apply a Reflex Semi-Permanent Hair Colour and enhance your natural colour. Don’t forget your Skin Sensitivity and Colour Strand Tests first!

What’s in a box of Reflex Semi-Permanent Hair Colours?

Reflex Colourant Tube (60ml)
Applicator Nozzle
Naturtint Colour Fixing Shampoo Sachet (15ml)
Naturtint Protective Conditioner Sachet (15ml)

Plus:

Protective gloves – to be worn at all times during the colouring process
Instruction Leaflet – please read completely at least once before use, and follow carefully.

What else might you need?

An old towel or protective cape to cover your shoulders and prevent staining on your clothes – you may also want a hair grip to keep it in place. Some people also like to use a tail comb to part the hair or an application brush to apply. Don’t forget a watch or timer to keep an eye on your development time!

STEP 1: PREPARE YOUR COLOUR

Ensure your hair is clean before colouring, as a build-up of styling products can affect your colour result. Using half the contents of the NATURTINT® Colour Fixing Shampoo sachet, wash your hair and rinse well with water. Do not use a conditioner. Lightly dry your hair and comb through before application.

Always wear the gloves provided and ensure you have all the utensils you may need to hand.

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 any colourant is accidently spilt.

2. Put on the gloves provided and keep them on during the whole colouring process.

3. Unscrew the cap of the Colourant Tube and replace with the Applicator Nozzle.

STEP 2: APPLY YOUR COLOUR

1. Using gloved hands, first apply the colourant to your roots, using the tip of the Applicator Nozzle to part your hair into small sections.

2. Immediately massage the remaining product through the rest of your hair, using gloved hands, to ensure the colourant is evenly spread.

3. Leave to develop for 30 minutes (or up to 45 minutes if you have stubborn grey).

STEP 3: RINSE, CLEANSE & CONDITION

1. RINSE: Once you have reached your desired development time, gently massage your hair whilst thoroughly rinsing it with warm water until the water runs completely clear.

2. CLEANSE: Apply the remaining NATURTINT® Colour Fixing Shampoo to gently cleanse and moisturise your hair. Gently massage into a lather. Leave for 1 minute and rinse thoroughly.

3. CONDITION: Gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair. Then apply NATURTINT® Protective Conditioner to help detangle your hair, add strength and boost shine. Gently massage through from the roots to the tips. Leave for 2-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

4. Dry and style as normal.

TOP TIP! In between colourings, try to use Shampoo and Conditioners designed for coloured hair like the Naturtint Aftercare Range and always avoid anti-dandruff or strong shampoos as they will quickly remove the colour from your hair.

If you have any questions or queries about application or any aspect of colouring, please call our helpline on 0345 601 8129 or email help@naturtint.co.uk, or visit our FAQs page.

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