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FAQs on Rodolphe & Co. Herbal Hair Color

Know that our Greenleaf Botanical 100% vegetable dyes are formulated with no less than a dozen different dyeing plants such as rubia, roselle, indigo, red beetroot, turmeric, chamomile, amla and many others. So, unless you are allergic to plants, there is little risk of developing skin allergies.

We strongly suggest using Rodolphe & Co.’s D-Tox hair scrub to eliminate all impurities that have accumulated over time on your scalp and along your hair strands. The gentle and natural action of Guerande salt, laminar seaweed, white clay and Damascus rose will cleanse your scalp and hair. Then, you can apply a plant-based hair color to maximize your experience.

To facilitate your experience, we suggest applying your hair color only to the roots, where you have white hair, or where you can see regrowth of a different color than your current lengths. However, if you want a darker color or if you want to revive the color of your lengths, we suggest applying the product over your entire hair using the same color as your roots (same formula) during the last 20 minutes of processing time.

No, because in Greenleaf Botanique’s 100% Organic plant-based hair color, there are no sodium persulphates (metallic salts) that are incompatible with chemical hair dyes. This means that we guarantee the product is totally free of toxic or chemical ingredients. The ingredients are 100% organic and certified by Ecocert, Cosmos Organic and Cosmebio.

Yes, because Greenleaf Botanique’s 100% Organic hair color will enhance your natural color by giving it shine, volume and softness. It will also bring some Ayurvedic benefits as a cosmetic product for your hair as well as your scalp.

This technique is called “juxtaposition” and adds underlying pigment to your white hair. White hair is devoid of pigment, which makes it important to apply pre-pigmentation to give it an underlying pigment before adding a plant-based hair color. This base coat is the key to success with this type of hair color.

Burgundy is a base 6 with an orange-red underlying pigment.

Caramel is a base 6 with a copper-gold underlying pigment.

The purpose of pre-pigmentation is to replace the pigments that are lacking in mature hair. If you see a greenish sheen in the end, it was because there was a lack of red at the base of the pre-color.

If you have less than 30% white hair, you can use the Burgundy shade along with the desired color in a single application. For example, would you like to end up with Deep Chestnut? Mix ½ Burgundy and ½ Deep Chestnut with a 60-minute processing time by applying generously and covering with a cap (plastic bag).

For the same desired color (Deep Chestnut), if you have more than 40% white hair, it is crucial to first apply Burgundy for 30 minutes before rinsing off. As a second step, you can generously apply the Deep Chestnut color with a 60-minute processing time and cover it with a cap.

For cool-toned hair color, use water at 20 °C.

For neutral-toned hair color, use water at 40 °C.

For warm-toned hair color, use water at 60 °C.

At your next hair salon visits, it will be important to let your colorist know that you used an at-home cool-toned hair color like Black, Deep Chestnut, Walnut or Brown that contains indigo. Hair color with indigo could produce an undesirable greenish sheen the next time you get your hair colored, for as long as this pigmented hair is left uncut.

If you have used hair color that contains indigo (Black, Deep Chestnut, Walnut or Brown), you will see a greenish sheen when your hair is bleached.

Cold colors: Black (base 2), Deep Chestnut (base 4) and Walnut (base 5).

Neutral colors: Dark Blonde (base 8).

Warm colors: Brown (base 6), Burgundy (base 6), Golden Blonde (base 8), Red Wine (base 6) and Caramel (base 6).

Thermometer – Kettle – Food scale – Brush – Wood or plastic bowl – Towels to protect your clothes – Gloves and cap (included in the box).

Your plant-based hair color will develop over 24 to 72 hours after applying. Your color will oxidize when exposed to natural air, like a green pear that is left to ripen on a counter. That’s how your hair color will reach its maturity to better cover your white hair.

Yes, absolutely. Your hair will be darker if you allow a longer processing time (up to 90 minutes). However, if you want some light to come through where you have white hair, you simply need to reduce the processing time (45 to 60 minutes). Don’t forget that your hair color will develop for 24 to 72 hours after it is applied. The power of plants and nature works in an impressive way.

FAQs on Rodolphe & Co. Mineral Hair Color

Yes! Mineral hair color provides up to 100% white hair coverage. You may choose to leave some of your white hair uncolored to create a highlight effect. The possibilities are almost endless with this type of coloring. This means colorists can let their creativity run free to design unique, customized hair colors for their clients.

Yes! Mineral hair color sticks to white hair and lasts just as long as traditional chemical hair dyes. After just one application, hair regrowth is smoother and less noticeable than the regrowth you would get with traditional chemical hair dyes.

Mineral hair color is able to stick to hair because it contains organic mother-of-pearl (a mixture of amino acids and Brittany mother-of-pearl), which adheres to the first three layers of hair scales, a bit like calcium. This hair color does not penetrate into the hair core, which protects hair and keeps it healthier and softer.

Yes! You can easily switch to mineral hair color. However, before getting the full benefits from this natural product, you have to allow enough time for all synthetic products to be washed out of your hair. A second color application may give you a better result if your hair is saturated with synthetic products. After your first application, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in the quality, shine and suppleness of your hair and scalp.

The processing time of mineral hair color is 45 minutes.

Absolutely! Mineral hair color can be used the same way as any other brand of hair dye. It follows the same international colorimetry and the same chromatic circle as those used by colorists.

Mineral hair color is hydrating and nurturing. This means that in addition to coloring hair, it can nourish hair and provide relief for sensitive scalp in case of dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, allergies or intolerances to chemical hair dyes. This hair color is ideal for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, and for women who had cancer (after the normal regrowth of hair).

By having a range of all-natural mineral hair color (100% organic plant-based hair color), you can offer a complementary all-natural, organic alternative to stand out in your business area.

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