Try a vegan UK hair dye that will enrich your scalp.
For an alternative to unnatural chemicals, try a UK PPD free hair dye from itselixir. PPD stands for paraphenylenediamine and is a common ingredient in high street hair dyes, as well as textiles and printing inks.
PPD is also a common allergen and can cause unpleasant reactions such as redness and itchiness of the scalp. For a vegan, all-natural alternative, try Henne henna powder.
What is Henne powder?
Henne powder is different from the henna plant itself as this is a non-colouring natural plant derivative. The powder is used to mix manually to achieve your desired shade, available in the following colours:
- Chestnut brown
- Golden blonde
You can enhance these colours depending on your own natural shade, how you apply the mix, and how long you leave it in.
What are the benefits of using PPD free hair dye?
Our henna powder is made from QuinQuina, which is a non-colouring plant-based Henne colour that can combat common hair complaints. Using the fortifying properties of neutral henna, cinchona, birch leaf, thyme and nettle, it’s proven to treat split ends, brittle hair and dull colours.
As common high street chemicals including oxidants, ammonia and resorcinol can all damage the hair, we turn to this vegan alternative instead.
Henna is known for its antiseptic effects, helping to keep our scalp smooth. It is also antiseborrheic, which means it helps to combat seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as dandruff.
How to use henna vegan hair dye
Please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on the box. You can mix Henne hair powder with water alone or add natural ingredients such as lemon juice. The intensity of the colour will depend on how thick you make the mixture, how long you leave it on, and the colour of your hair.
You can also add highlights or lowlights by applying to individual sections. After 1.5 to 3 hours, rinse the powder out with natural water (no chemicals). The true colour will show up after 48 hours.
Always read the instructions and perform a skin test 48 hours in advance, by adding a small patch behind your ear or on your inner elbow. Keep out of reach of children. Use for hair only – not on eyelashes or eyebrows. Rinse with plenty of cool water if this product enters your eyes.
Caution: Read instructions carefully before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. This product must not be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. Conduct a sensitivity test before using this product. For external use only.