- SanoTint Hair Colour Q&A
- How often should I colour
Every four to six weeks.
SANOTINT USE INTERNATIONALLY ESTABLISHED TONES?
No. Not at this time.
CONSIDER WHEN COLORING MY HAIR?
Natural Solutions offers both Logona and Light
Henna Colors for those seeking all natural hair
Depending on the amount of grey present in your
hair, it may
influence the choice of colour you can use. In cases
your hair is more than 40%-50% grey, coverage is
obtained by permanent hair dyes. SANOTINT hair dyes
permanent and will completely cover your grey.
M- aminophenol 0,1 – 0,2
P- aminophenol 0,05- 2,5
Hair Dye Facts
People have been colouring their hair using hair
many different formulas and ingredients for
years. Hair color can be the magic that instantly
dull mousy locks into glorious golden lights that
and shine. It can also instantly erase years of age
While the end results of gorgeous color seem worth
many people, there is no easy way to get from dull
dynamite without some form of coloring product.
what you are trying to accomplish, hair-coloring
will almost always require the use of some form of
agents. For permanent hair dyes to work, you have to
to open the hair cuticle to lighten and deposit
Without this process of depositing the dye into the
it will wash right out during the next shampooing.
Although not all experts agree, many believe that a
cause of hair color allergic reactions are related
which is short for para-Phenylenediamine. Others
serious reactions in hair color can be linked to
such as ammonia, peroxide or diaminobenzene.
If a hair color product claims that they do not use
they will use something else that can be even more
like mercury, lead or other metals. Consumers often
that they shun products containing PPD for "safer"
alternatives like Loving Care by Clairol. Most
do not use PPD may actually be more dangerous due to
high concentration of metals, leads and mercury.
Classic and SAMOTINT Light uses none of these
ingredients and is tested to make sure none are
Almost all coloring products that lighten hair
amount of hydrogen peroxide. This colorless liquid
two major actions. It will first break down the
melanin in the hair shaft which instantly "lifts"
of the hair making it lighter. SANOTINT uses
peroxide to release oxygen, which combines with the
molecules and helps them to develop and deposit
depositing part is important for covering gray.
Although many people worry about the toxicity of
hydrogen peroxide on their hair there are more
toxic ingredients, which can be found in popular
PPD, p-Phenylenediamine may also be referred to as
phenylenediame, phenylenediame dihydrochloride or
benzenediamine dihydrochloride. It is also known by
All of the various PPD derivatives may cause
reactions in chemically sensitive individuals. The
to remember is, May. Not all people will react to
even less with have severe reactions.
Reported allergic reactions have also included
neck swelling. If swallowed, it can cause vomiting.
chemical may be toxic if inhaled directly and may
coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and in some
cases, cyanosis (blue lips). In extreme cases
distress has been reported. Although rare, if you
any of these reactions you should seek medical
When PPD makes contact with the skin it may cause
contact dermatitis. Eye contact may cause
redness and pain. Corneal damage and loss of vision
reported in some very isolated cases. Chronic
PPD may affect kidney or liver function and can
discoloration of the lips or tongue.
Therefore, Should You or Should You Not Color?
With all of this negative information about hair
chemicals, does it mean that you shouldn't color
Not necessarily. With everything in life there are
tradeoffs. Many foods that we enjoy contain
may have toxic implications or simply may be an
such as peanuts, which may be deadly to a very small
percentage, but are enjoyed by many all of their
Do we therefore give up our favorite foods? Not
However, it is important to be aware of the
with any life decisions we make whether it means
our hair or eating certain foods.
Who should perform a patch test? Everyone, as it is
predict what ingredients may cause allergic
Classic does contain a very small amount of PPD. 0.1
% per volume, where SANOTINT Light contains 0.0% -
People can be allergic to a wide range of
more natural ones like walnut to the chemical
just never know what one person will react to that
fine for the majority of others.
If you have a history of experiencing sensitivities
color formulas you should check with your primary
care consultant before using SANOTINT or any other
product. Although the majority of the populace may
SANOTINT Colors with no problems, we always
perform a patch test first before performing a
Perform a Patch Test
If you have never done a patch test before it is
simple to do and will provide you with peace of mind
your body can handle the product ingredients with no
It is recommends that you apply a little bit of the
to the inside of the elbow and then leave the
uncovered for a minimum of 48 hours. The key to
doing a good
test is to leave the product uncovered.
Remember, when in doubt always discuss the use of
products with your personal physician and get their
Is the Best Policy
SANOTINT believes that honesty is the best policy
hair care consumers. We always recommend that a
is performed to become informed of your own possible
sensitivities, they will tell you that while it is
small percentage may have reactions.
SANOTINT Classic does contain a small amount of PPD
1.6%) in the form of Phenylenediamine. This is
less than the commercial hair color lines and most
natural hair dye products, that may contain as much
PPD or more. The European Community currently
approves up to
6% of PPD for hair coloring products.
Both SANOTINT Classic and SANOTINT Light is
of ammonia, which is a known culprit in inhalation
concerns. SANOTINT makes a point of limiting the
concentrations of chemicals in their SANOTINT line
Depending on the hue selected SANOTINT may also
propylene glycol, EDTA, and Resorcinol. As always,
tries to limit the concentrations of any of the
that they do include in their products.
SANOTINT permanent coloring products do not lift
deposit pigment, it will not help a dark haired
become a platinum blonde, and it just can't happen
a mild hair dye such as SANOTINT. We want this
to be clear so there is no doubt on the part of the
SANOTINT Does offer a hair lightening kit, which is
based and will lift from one to three shades
The unfortunate thing is that consumers need to
you can’t have it both ways. A coloring product that
natural and mild as possible just won't have the
and coloring powers that the chemical based hair
color and cover gray and will deposit color and will
damage and dry your hair but will rejuvenate it, as
rich in conditioning properties. The hair lightening
required to achieve a lightening affect from one to
See our individual listing for each SanoTint product
full details. Here is a few descriptions of what
Propylene Glycol - Organic extract: Next to water,
the most common moisture-carrying vehicle used in
formulations. It has better skin permeation than
and it also gives a pleasant feel with less
glycerin. Propylene glycol is used as humectants
absorbs water from the air. It also serves as a
antioxidants and preservatives. In addition, it has
preservative properties against bacteria and fungi
in concentrations of 15% or higher. There is a
propylene glycol is an irritant at higher
though it appears to be quite safe at usage levels
5%. The level of Propylene Glycol in SANOTINT is 1.0
the Classic and 0.9 % in the Light version.
– SANOTINT Classic, from 0.1 to 1.6 %, depending on
shade. Provides colouring for hair.
SANOTINT Light contains 0.0% (none) of the PPD
therefore it is limited to offering 12 shades only.
EDTA - Organic Extract (ethylendiamine tetra acetic
Ethanolamine - Organic Extract (not of animal
Glycol - Organic. An emollient
Hydrogen Peroxide – Chemical: A bleaching and
agent. Detergent and antiseptic. Generally
recognized as a
safe preservative, germ killer, and skin bleacher in
cosmetics. If used undiluted, it can cause burns of
and mucous membranes.
Water - Water is an important skin component and is
essential for its proper functioning. It is the most
ingredient used in cosmetic formulations and
generally listed first on product labels.
Resorcinol – Chemical: In very mild solutions it is
an antiseptic and as a soothing preparation for
In slightly higher concentrations it removes the
layer of skin (the dry dead cells) and it is used in
for irritated skin and particularly in connection
In still higher concentrations it can act as an
surface skin exfoliates. Resorcinol can also be used
preservative. While it is beneficial skin care
when used in low concentration, it causes irritation
higher concentrations, with a strong burning
sensation and a
reddening of the skin. Used in high concentrations
peel, resorcinol may cause a variety of problems.
contains levels of 0.1 to 0.5% per volume and the
version contains 0.04 to 0.4% per volume.
Natural Solutions Offering Such as Product?
Natural Solutions has sought after products that
contain these ingredients, we felt that having a
Alternative" of hair colours was an important
not all women were satisfied with an all natural
such as Logona or Light Mountain. Therefore women
either going without color (which is great), or they
purchasing brands of dye on the market that were
polluted with PPD and other chemicals at
could cause compromise with their immune systems.
feel that we need to continue the search for
will help support better shopping decisions and good