The new herbal hair color from Logona [Advertising]
Hello, my friend! :)
Do you know that feeling when you try a new lipstick, eyeshadow or look or put on a piece of clothing and look in the mirror, but it just doesn’t suit you? It’s been exactly the same for me in the last few months, but no make-up or piece that I could take off at the end of the day bothered me, but my hair colour. As I already mentioned in one of the last Haarbande articles, I let the red hair colour work in a little too long. Usually, I prefer a little red shimmer, but thanks to an exciting movie and the snooze button on my mobile phone it really turned very red the last time. Even though I got many compliments for the colour and my hair was shiny again, I always felt a little uncomfortable with it. I love the red shimmer when sunlight falls on my hair, but in normal light and under artificial light I like my brown hair. In addition, you could see more and more clear that my natural hair colour has hardly any red tint and is slightly lighter.
The big problem with naturally dyed red hair is that you can’t get rid of it quite as quickly. Therefore one should always consider whether one would like to wear a strong red also on a long-term basis. A slight red shimmer can be easily overcoloured, with more it becomes difficult. By the way: Exactly because of a too strong dark red tone I came to natural cosmetics at that time, but I had overcoloured it with an intensive dark brown, which would be too dark for me today.
Since plant hair colours are the products in natural cosmetics with the most benefits for me, I was very pleased that LOGONA has subjected their hair colours to a relaunch on the 40th anniversary. Two of the colors I would like to introduce to you, because I was lucky enough to get some expert help, which helped me a lot in my transformation from red to brown! Read this article until the end, because there is not only a hair colour to win, but also a colour consultation tailored to your needs! On the LOGONA homepage, there is also a colour finder, which helps you to choose the perfect hair colour and which also takes your original color into account. :)
Katrin, the LOGONA colour expert has chosen two tones for me: The hair color powder natural brown, as well as the hair color cream nougat brown. In addition to the twelve shades of the powder and the five cream hair colours, there is also a pre-treatment with mineral earth and an after-treatment with velcro seed oil and betaine. A brush with comb also helps for precise application.
Also new are three colour reflex shampoos. The shampoo “red-brown” contains organic henna to refresh the colour with every hair wash. In order to protect the skin at the hairline from discolouration, it is important that you have a cream ready. You should apply these thickly so that you can simply wipe away any splashes of the hair colour and the colour does not absorb into the skin.
Before the actual dyeing, my hair should be thoroughly cleaned first. Normally I use a strong shampoo, this time the mineral earth pretreatment. My first attempt to apply it to dry hair failed, I used up a lot of product and felt like I hadn’t applied the pretreatment to all my hair. After 15 minutes, I let the water run over my hair, suddenly the distribution was much better, I squeezed it out and distributed the rest of the tube in the hair. For long hair, I would recommend using the pretreatment on wet hair. After rinsing, both the base and the lengths felt firm and clean.
The pre-treatment consists mainly of bentonites, i.e. white clay, glycerine, xanthan gum and water for the texture, birch leaf extract and some fragrance. Until now, clays has always helped me clean my hair or remove old hair cocoloureposits. I still remember a healing clay shampoo, which unfortunately I could no longer use at some point because it washed out my hair color in the long run. So I was very excited about this product! :)
Now it was time for the actual dyeing. Since Karin recommended two hair colours, “natural brown” to overcolour my hair with brown and “nougat brown” to get even more brown in the lengths, I dyed twice in a row. Fortunately, such a procedure does not strain the hair of vegetable hair colours, but even gives it a double protective layer.
2. Herbal Hair color powder
In the first step, I dyed the powder to natural brown. The package contains instructions, a shower cap, two disposable gloves and two packs of 50 g powder each. This is extremely practical if you don ’ t need all the colour. A paint brush is not included, but I have had the experience that such equipment is bought once and then used again and again. With other companies’ paints there is sometimes a brush in every package, but at some point, they got more and more and produced unnecessary rubbish. In addition, LOGONA’s colouring brush is much better processed.
The hair colour consists of colouring substances such as walnut powder, indigo powder, henna powder and coffee powder, plus many other caring substances such as cassia powder, maize, wheat and soy proteins, avocado oil, sunflower oil and vegetable betaine. Overall, I think, a great composition! All ingredients can be found here:.
As you can see in the following picture, the colour is recommended for medium blond to brown hair and you get different shades depending on the original colour.
I mixed 150g of the powder (1.5 packs) with warm water, applied it with the dye brush to the hairline and then spread it all over the hair. A massage of my hair and scalp afterwards ensures that I haven’t forgotten a stain. A shower cap on the head, towel turban over it and you already have one to two hours time for yourself. You should only set an alarm clock because even if you don’t have to rinse plant hair colours to the minute, half an hour makes a difference more or less if you don’t want to colour your hair particularly dark or particularly red. Unfortunately, the hair colour is a bit crumbly, which made application and rinsing a little more difficult, nevertheless, I managed to apply the colour evenly, the dye brush helps a lot. I would recommend giving some after-treatment to the hair after rinsing and to comb it carefully from the lengths to the hairline. So I quickly managed to wash out all the powder from my hair. The smell corresponds to the usual plant hair colocoloursntinues as usual up to the first hair wash with shampoo and then slowly disappears.
3. After treatment
The aftercare is similar to a conditioner or hair treatment, it is quick and easy to apply and my hair is wonderfully soft afterwards. I didn’t notice a smoothing effect like with my normal conditioner, but the hair felt soft and well-groomed. I, therefore, believe that it is so suitable for fine hair and does not weigh down. After dyeing I used the indicated amount (half a pack), but I still had product left for several shampoos. Maybe I will buy such an after-treatment soon, as a hair treatment for in between.
The after-treatment contains burdock seed oil, vegetable betaine, wheat bran extract, birch leaf extract and sugar surfactants. All ingredients can be found here:
After drying the hair, the result came out: The red tone was significantly softer, the hair even looked lighter than before. I suspect that this was due to the mineral earth pre-treatment, as it had somewhat washed away the many dark henna deposits. The roots seemed almost slightly greenish, but I was not disturbed by it. As long as the colour has not been washed out with shampoo, it will darken in the next few days, so the green tint will disappear. That’s exactly what happened, so the hair was a little darker the next day and the roots were a rich light brown without any green remains. Nevertheless, the lengths were even more reddish. Therefore the second colouring step followed.
4. Herbal Hair color as cream
In the package are for ~15€ a pair of colouring gloves, a shower cap and instructions, as well as 150ml of the hair colour cream.
You can dye on medium blond, brown or grey, you get a very different colour result depending on the basic colour but look at the colours on the website, my camera has distorted the colours a little, especially the grey is clearly browner.
Some ingredients of hair colour are glycerine, mineral earth, erythrulose, henna extract and oak bark extract. Positively surprised I am that Erythrulose is used, a substance that is usually used as a gentle, yellow-brownish self-tanner. Currently, I also use such a DIY self-tanner with aloe vera juice and erythrulose. Alcohol is used for preservation. The smell is similar to a powder hair colour, but a little more alcoholic and I imagine that there is also a fruity note like strawberry.
Of all the products, the cream hair colour is my absolute favourite, a real “gamechanger”, as they say. You open the tube, distribute it in the wet hair, the colour foams slightly and distributes itself so problem-free everywhere. I’ve never been so quick to finish dyeing and at the same time sure I’ve gotten every piece of hair. Due to the absence of indigo, the hair may not get that dark, but for a colour refresh or a “Your haircolor but better” colour tone, this is ideal, pretty much what I was always looking for. For a long time I even dyed with my natural hair colour, simply to preserve the beautiful colour reflexes, the care and strengthening of the hair.
After dyeing, my hair had such a beautiful shine that continues to this day. Here, too, I applied the after-treatment after washing out (which was also extremely fast, by the way). The red in the lengths had disappeared even more after washing. Plus, despite my hair length, I haven’t used up a whole tube. The colour can be distributed so well that it is extremely productive.
By the way: I even dyed the rest of my cream hair colour a third time later, mixing it with some remaining powder. It works great, you have a slightly stronger colouring effect, but thanks to the creamy texture the colour is very easy to apply. I am thrilled!
For the comparison, I even put on the same clothes, but it was a bit sunnier on the day of the before picture. As you can see, the hair was very reddish before, especially the strands directly left and right of my face. After dyeing with powder and cream you can see a little bit of red at the above-mentioned strands and in the lengths, but all in all my hair was overcoloured with a beautiful brown tone, which I did not find too light and not too dark, exactly what I had imagined! Both pictures were taken in front of the window, not in direct sunlight but with good lighting, so you can see exactly where the hair is still red. In direct sunlight, the hair is still slightly reddish, but in the shade or in an artificial light you can see this beautiful rich brown tone. I am very satisfied and happy that I have returned to the natural brown tone. :)
I even have some hair colour left, which means that I will dye it again in the coming months, then the red wants to say goodbye to the lengths bit by bit. But as already mentioned I like the light shimmer red very much. :)
I am very happy with the result and I am glad to have dared to take the step back to brown hair every day. :)
The colour consultation helped me a lot and the result shows once again what plant hair colours can do without damaging the hair. With the hair colour cream, I have found a new favourite, which I will certainly buy again. The pre-treatment with mineral earth cleans the hair well and removes old hair colour residues so that the hair colour can adhere better. I can also imagine the mineral earth great to light coloured hair a little. The “natural brown” powder has greatly softened the red tone, but my hair has not dried out, I just wish it had been ground a little finer. I may buy the aftercare as a hair treatment because it works so well for me.
Do you feel like dyeing now your hair your Elf?
To the new LOGONA plant hair color page, with a lot of information, instructions and the color consultant:
LOGONA plant hair colors
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