While you need hair dye to cover up those greys, sometimes a change in hair color is the perfect makeover. Whatever the reason you want to color your hair, one thing is certain – you need to use ammonia-free hair dye. Although ammonia-based hair dyes last longer, the chemical is harmful for the hair causing itchiness, hair loss and dryness among other side effects. Ammonia-free hair colors, as the name suggests, are hair colors without the chemical ammonia, and are gentler on hair, thus preventing hair damage.
Here are our favorite ammonia-free hair dyes to add some color to your hair (and your life):
Ammonia-Free Black Cherry
L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss Hair Color
, a semi-permanent ammonia-free hair color, is a gentle, natural-looking way to color your hair. The no-ammonia formula enriched with natural ingredients like Goji Extract, Coconut Oil, Hazelnut and Honey not only blends away greys but also leaves your hair feeling nourished and smelling great. The hair color lasts for up to 28 washes, giving your hair full coverage with shimmering rich tones. In our opinion, the shade Black Cherry is simply the best.
Burgundy Wine Looks Fine
For hair color that gives you that salon-like shine, try the BBLUNT Salon Secret High Shine Creme Hair Color
. This ammonia-free three-part hair dye gives 100% grey coverage that lasts for up to eight weeks. Simply mix the colorant and the developer in equal proportions, add the shine tonic and blend together until you get a smooth, fragrant, non-drip blend. You’re 30 minutes away from shiny, colored hair. Try the Wine Deep Burgundy and you’ll be flipping your hair over and over again.
Intense Red For Your Head
The Garnier Color Naturals
with its ammonia-free hair color range is infused with the goodness of Olive, Avocado and Almond Oils that nourish your hair. It comes with a colorant and developer that need to be mixed and applied to the hair and a conditioner for when you wash it off. Go Intense Red and trust us, you and your hair will simply love the color.
Brown Black Got Your Back
The least out-there color to go for is, of course, a brown black and the Revlon Color And Care Permanent Hair Color Cream
is the one to pick. Not only is it ammonia-free, it’s also a permanent, non-drip, creamy formula with Coconut and Olive Oils that condition your hair from the roots, leaving it soft and shiny with vibrant, long-lasting color. It’s no wonder that Revlon is the world’s leading authority on hair color.
We Think Flamingo Pink
Cab's Professional Color Lady Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream
is one of the best ammonia-free hair color brands that doesn’t require the addition of peroxide. With its acid color technology and natural ingredients, this premium hair color gives your hair a shiny, soft and smooth texture while still being gentle on the scalp. If pink is your favorite color, it’s time to go Flamingo Pink.
High-Five, Natural Dye
Sometimes, you just need to go au naturel. The VLCC Natural & Herbal Henna
is a natural hair color with rare herbs and Henna as its main ingredients minus the ammonia. Just soak the powder in water to make a paste, apply it on your hair and wash off after an hour. Watch it work its magic as it makes your hair naturally darker, rejuvenates your hair quality and enhances its texture. Long, healthy, silky hair days are here.