FAQs

Products

  1. Why is Palette by Nature™ different from other hair colorants?
  2. How can I learn more about the safety and toxicity of different hair colorants on the market?
  3. What is the difference between permanent, semi-permanent and demi-permanent hair colorants?
  4. Do you have unscented version of Palette by Nature™ hair color?
  5. What is the difference between Palette by Nature™ permanent hair color and Gray Blending System?
  6. Do I need to use Palette by Nature™ Color Protective products?



Ingredients

  1. What is PPD?
  2. Why can Ammonia be bad for my hair?
  3. What are parabens?
  4. Do your products contain peroxide?
  5. What is SLS?



Application

  1. Is Palette by Nature™ compatible with other hair coloring treatments?
  2. I am currently using Henna. Can I switch to Palette by Nature™ hair color?
  3. Can I mix Palette by Nature™ colors?
  4. How often can I use Palette by Nature™ Permanent Hair Color?
  5. How often can I use Palette by Nature™ Gray Blending System?



Why is Palette by Nature different from other hair colorants?

All natural hair dyes made from living plants using the latest scientific achievements in green chemistry – Palette by Nature™ utilizes a revolutionary breakthrough in dye technology based on more than 30 years of research by leading experts in hair coloring industry. The result is a new, 100% naturally-derived plant based permanent patent pending hair colorant that is free of: paraphenylene diamine (PPD), PTD, PPD derivatives, resorcinol, m-aminophenol, p-aminophenol, toluene- 2,5-diamine, azo-dyes, diazo-dyes, disperse dyes, ammonia, and parabens – all synthetic chemicals which are known allergens and suspected carcinogens. These safe and plant-based all natural hair dyes are carefully combined with natural color enhancing actives including antioxidants like Chlorophyll, Hawthorne Fruit, Emblica, Green Tea, and Rooibos Leaf extracts and bioflavonoids like Quercetin. Empowered with pure organic herbal active extracts like Ginseng, Nettle, Lemon Balm, Rosehips, Honeysuckle, Calendula to nourish hair and soothe scalp for beautiful natural hair color without harm.

Palette by Nature™ is the only all natural 100% plant based colorant with organic ingredients that benefits you while making your hair beautiful.

Palette by Nature™ is approved by American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) and MAYO clinic CARD Database (Contact Allergen Replacement Database) as one of the safest alternatives to conventional hair color for chemically sensitive people.

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How can I learn more about the safety and toxicity of different hair colorants on the market?

Before using any hair color, we suggest you do your own research. There are many online resources including:

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What is the difference between permanent, semi-permanent and demi-permanent hair colorants?

The basic difference is durability i.e. resistance of the dye to multiple shampooing and environmental conditions. Semi-permanent colorants last typically for few days and up to 5 shampoos. Demi-permanent colorants last anywhere from 10 to 15 days and up to 15 shampoos. Permanent colorants should last at least three weeks and up to 20 shampoos. It is a common mistake to assume that a permanent dye must be an oxidative dye. An oxidative dye must have developer that contains Hydrogen Peroxide. However non-oxidative dyes (i.e. dyes without a developer) that are typically called semi-permanent can also impart a permanent color.

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Do you have unscented version of Palette by Nature™ hair color?

Yes, unscented version is available upon request. Please specify your request for unscented product in the comments area just prior to placing your order.

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What is the difference between Palette by Nature™ permanent hair color and Gray Blending System?

Palette by Nature™ All Natural PPD/PTD- Free Permanent Hair Color is ideal for those looking to a natural hair color which lasts 4 to 6 weeks. Palette by Nature™ hair colorants provide beautiful wide range of long lasting tones while nourishing hair with anti-oxidants , bioflavonoids and pure organic herbal actives and extracts for damage-free results.

Palette by Nature™ All Natural PPD/PTD- Free Gray Blending System is perfect for those looking to blend first signs of gray or desiring a more gradual color change. It’s also ideal to use between permanent hair color touch-ups to maintain vibrancy and extend color longevity while nourishing hair with anti-oxidants, bioflavonoids and pure organic herbal actives and extracts for damage-free results

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Do I need to use Palette by Nature™ Color Protective products?

Yes, we do recommend using Color Protective products:

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What is PPD?

p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) – an organic compound with the formula C6H4(NH2)2. This derivative of aniline, an aromatic amine, is a colorless solid when pure, but typically samples are partially oxidized and appear yellowish. It mainly used as a component of engineering polymers and composites. Its use is controversial because of its high toxicity and may cause allergic reactions, which makes it a controversial chemical to be included in hair dyes.

This compound is used in almost every hair dye on the market, regardless of brand. The darker the color, usually, the higher the concentrations. Some of the so-called "natural" and "herbal" hair colours, while ammonia-free, contain PPD. Some products sold as henna also contain PPD added, particularly "black henna." Using body art-quality (BAQ) pure henna, or indigo, is the only way to avoid PPD in hair dye. PPD is added to henna to create so called "Black Henna." In many cases, PPD causes allergic reaction, and can cause scarring in some people. PPD should never be applied directly to the skin in its pure form or mixed with anything else.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that in rats and mice chronically exposed to PPD in their diet, it simply depressed body weights, but there were no other clinical signs of toxicity, as were observed in several studies. Between 1992 and 2005, thirty-one articles were published a causal association between PPD and cancer. Associations between personal hair dye use and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, and bladder cancer were observed in at least one well-designed study with detailed exposure assessment, but were not consistently observed across studies. However, the EPA has not classified PPD as a carcinogen. Therefore, no warnings of toxicity have been printed on boxes of hair dye.

The CDC lists PPD as being a contact allergen. Exposure routes are through inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, and skin and/or eye contact; symptoms of exposure include throat irritation (pharynx and larynx), bronchial asthma, and sensitization dermatitis. Sensitization is a lifelong issue, which may lead to active sensitization to products including, but not limited to black clothing, various inks, hair dye, dyed fur, dyed leather, and certain photographic products.

It was voted Allergen of the Year in 2006 by the American Contact Dermatitis Society. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Palette by Nature™ line of products is completely PPD-free.

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Why can Ammonia be bad for my hair?

In addition to having a strong, unpleasant odor, Ammonia or Ammonium Hydroxide can generally irritate your skin during acute exposure. Ammonia is used with oxidative (permanent) dyes to open up hair cuticle and to allow p-Phenylenediamine-based dye to penetrate into the hair shaft. Significant hair damage can occur at high enough concentration. Palette by Nature™ line of products is completely Ammonia-free.

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What are parabens?

Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives.

Several peer-reviewed studies have reported results that indirectly support a correlation between the presence of parabens and the occurrence of breast cancer. High levels of parabens have been detected in breast tumors, with one UK-based study finding high concentrations of parabens in eighteen out of twenty samples of breast tumors. These findings, along with the demonstrated ability of parabens to mimic estrogen, a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancers, have led some scientists to conclude that the presence of parabens does correlate with the occurrence of breast cancer. However, no direct evidence of a causal link between parabens and cancer has yet to be been shown. (Source: Wikipedia.org) Palette by Nature™ line of products is completely paraben-free.

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Do your products contain peroxide?

No, all Palette by Nature™ products are peroxide free.

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What is SLS?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste etc.). SLS is inexpensive and very effective foaming agent. However, it is a known skin irritant and sensitizer. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Palette by Nature™ line of products is completely SLS-free.

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Is Palette by Nature™ compatible with other hair coloring treatments?

Yes. Palette by Nature is compatible with most permanent or semi-permanent hair colorants .It can be applied on previously lifted, permed, straitened or bleached hair. It is an excellent choice to be applied on foils.

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I am currently using Henna. Can I switch to Palette by Nature™ hair color?

Yes, you can. We recommend 15 minutes extra processing time for first application. In some cases, as Henna pigment coats your hair shaft and prevents hair dye from penetrating, extra application may be needed to achieve desired color leveling.

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Can I mix Palette by Nature™ colors?

Yes, Palette by Nature™ all natural permanent hair colors can be mixed to create a wide range of customized shades. Please see our Mixing Guide (PDF).

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How often can I use Palette by Nature™ permanent hair color?

Palette by Nature™ permanent hair color is an all natural, non-toxic , and damage-free formula. It can be used as many times or as often as needed.

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How often can I use Palette by Nature™ Gray Blending System?

Palette by Nature™ Gray Blending System is an all natural, non-toxic, and damage-free formula. It can be used as many times or as often as needed.

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