What does NATULIQUE Natural Hair Colour mean?

Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Are you asking yourself what exactly NATULIQUE’s Natural Hair Colours are? What effect does the product have on the hair and where is the difference between natural and organic?

Within the professional beauty industry the term ’organic hair colour’ refers to products that are made from organic botanicals and with far less chemicals than regular hair colours.

Take the food industry for example, where you have a similar situation. In that case we are talking about organic food, which is grown without the use of pesticides. So if you prefer organic food – you may also want to choose organic products when colouring hair!

NATULIQUE Natural Colours are formulated with the least amount of synthetic chemicals and the maximum amount of organic botanical ingredients and therefore carries the title natural.

Does 100% organic colour really exist?

There is no such thing as 100% professional organic hair colour.

Hair colouring products must contain a certain amount of synthetic ingredients in order for the colour to work properly.

As a salon artist you know that you need a pH adjuster in order for the hair to open up. This is one of the few synthetic ingredients that is required in order for the hair dye to work properly and give greater results.

Of course, there are henna hair colours that are 100% natural. However, henna hair colour is not always able to cover grey hair. Furthermore, henna might not be the best choice, since it contains metallic salts and can make the hair feel dry and damaged over time.

NATULIQUE organic hair colours
NATULIQUE organic hair colours

The NATULIQUE goal is to formulate the best organic hair colours for professionals with less chemicals – to give YOU a better colouring experience!

NATULIQUE natural hair colour contains:

  • Certified Organic Ingredients

  • Almost no PPD (average amount 0.01%)
  • No Ammonia

  • No Lauryl Sulfates

  • 98.02% Naturally derived Ingredients

  • No Parabens

  • Pleasant Mild Odor

  • Absolutely No Animal Testing

Read more in detail about the available colours, ingredients and where to get the product in this blog post about NATULIQUE natural hair colour. Enjoy!

Absolutely no chemicals?

Organic hair colours are made as naturally and with as few chemicals as possible.

The NATULIQUE hair colours only contain the amount of chemicals necessary to perform.

We strive to create our colours as natural as possible, but it is also important to us that the results are great!

Although hair colours must contain a pH adjuster (Ethanolamine) to open up the hair, a difference can be made when choosing the ingredients used for a pH adjuster. It does not have to be a damaging chemical!

NATULIQUE organic hair colours
NATULIQUE organic hair colours

Professional Ammonia Free Hair Colours

Not all hair colour brands that credit themselves as ammonia free are created in the same way.

Make sure you know what the ingredients mean. Simply choosing an ammonia free hair colour does not ensure the best or healthiest result for your client.

Even though there might not be ammonia in the hair colour and therefore no damaging fumes – ammonia free hair colour can still do more damage than necessary.

This is why:

Depending on the brand, you should check whether any number of these ingredients are used instead of ammonia:

  • Monoethanolamine (MEA)

  • Ethanolamine

  • Aminomethylpropanol (AMEA)

Most hair colour brands use Ethanolamine to replace ammonia.

The very important difference between NATULIQUE and other hair colour brands is the percentage of Ethanolamine: At NATULIQUE we use Ethanolamine – but at a low percentage. Both ethanolamine and ammonia’s role is to raise the pH level of the hair so the colour molecules can penetrate the hair.

NATULIQUE organic hair colours
NATULIQUE organic hair colours

When you use too much of either ingredient, the pH level of the hair will alter drastically and the cuticle will have difficulty closing after the colouring treatment.

When the cuticle is unable to close, shine does not reflect off the scales. This is because they’re dishevelled and open, instead of tightly packed down.

Another important factor is that the hair colour fades faster when using too much MEA, because of the cuticle’s inability to close and lock in molecules.

NATULIQUE hair colour only contains 1,5% Ethanolamine.

Read more about this process and how it works in this article about ammonia free hair color.

How can you Substitute Ammonia in Hair Colours?

As a salon owner, hair stylist or chair renter, you want to choose an ammonia-free hair colour line that uses their pH adjuster in minimal amounts. You’ll also want a brand that ensures all Ethanolamine and MEA is removed from the hair.

If you choose NATULIQUE Organic hair colours you will have a natural colour with fewer toxins and better results. No personnel will be exposed to toxic fumes, and your customers will leave your salon happy and with shining hair, without annoyed scalps from chemicals!

We also offer our hair bonding treatment after colouring to ensure not only an increase in shine and elasticity – but to make sure that the cuticles close properly.

NATULIQUE organic hair colours