Natural Hair Dye Mixing and Application Instructions
Here we will cover how to mix all EarthDye colors and the few exceptions that apply. The instructions for all our colors are the same except for Natural Black which is a two-step process.
Prep and Application
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Application time: 5-15 minutes Depending on length
Leave on time: 10-60 minutes
"Always do a hair strand test prior to application and wear gloves during application"
Start by washing hair thoroughly 2 times with a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoo basically strips all oil and dirt from hair. If this is not available, use an oil free shampoo. Do not condition your hair after shampooing. Your hair does not have to be 100% dry before application. Toweled dry is best.
**TIP- If you normally use conditioner, it helps to brush hair very well prior to shampooing to prevent tangles.
**EXCEPTION- When using Natural Red Head (Pure Henna), conditioner can be used if preferred after shampooing, otherwise wait to condition hair 24 hours after rinsing out dye.
Hair Dye Instructions
Mix EarthDye pack with 1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups of warm tap (not bottled) water to achieve a pudding like consistency. Using gloves, apply to hair in layers from the left ear to right and then work your way down the back making sure to get down to the roots. Leave on hair 45-60 minutes**. If covering hair with a shower cap, make 6-8 small air holes in cap so air can get to hair. Pure natural red only needs 10 minutes, no dye needs more than 1.5 hours.
Rinse thoroughly with water only, no shampoo and pat dry. A small amount of conditioner can be used for ease in rinsing. Style as normal.
Do not shampoo less than 18 hours after application or wait more than 48 hours after application. 24 hours is preferred.
**EXCEPTION- Results can be achieved in as little as 10 minutes when using Natural Red Head (Pure Henna) but can be left on up to one hour.
***It is not unusual to see green, red or even purple shades after application of ANY color except for Natural Red Head (Pure Henna). This is natural and OK. It takes 12-48 hours after application to achieve final color results.
Beard Dye Instructions
Shampoo beard, mustache or any facial hair to be dyed twice by very gently scrubbing with a beard or tooth brush. Scrubbing too harshly can result in irritated skin & a burning sensation during application. Not following this step will result in poor results, as it is very important to remove excess oils before application.
Mixing only the amount you need, add enough warm tap (not bottled) water to achieve a thick pudding like consistency. Store unused powder in a zip lock bag for later use.
Using an application brush or spoon (facing you, handle down), apply evenly to facial hair until completely covered. It is very important to coat all hairs, making sure all hair tips are covered thoroughly and are not sticking out past the dye as they will be be colored;
Leave on 35-45 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water only. Shampoo 12-24 hours after application.