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Having used natural herbal products for many years, I’ve heard many common misconceptions about this amazing product. Here are a few facts to explain things better…

It’s a natural hair dye so it won’t cover all of my grey hairs.

“The specialist herbal hair colour at juliemathewsHAIR has been created by nature and nurtured by science. It guarantees 100% coverage of natural and grey hair from its first application, with a multi-tone effect which creates texture and shine.”

Natural herbal hair dye – it’ll wash out very quickly.

“No. The permanent herbal hair colour at juliemathewsHAIR is made with Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Meadowfoam, Witch Hazel and White Birch. It’s rich in Vitamins E and F which gently helps provide better colour cover with longer lasting results compared to standard hair dyes.

All clients who use the Herbal Colour Lounge can enjoy a relaxing and revitalising hair conditioning treatment using our Climazone – an infrared sensor which interacts on heat distribution to help the colour develop by opening up the hair cuticle to allow the colour into the hair, giving longer lasting results.

The herbal hair colour at juliemathewsHAIR contains the absolute lowest levels of paraphenylenediamine (PPD) and the multi-action treatment system results in essential oils treating the scalp whilst conditioners act as mineralising agents to re-hydrate and cleanse. It’s gentler on hair and locks in colour, moisture and goodness for long-lasting results.”

Using natural herbal hair dyes means I’ll have limited colour options. It’ll just look bland and drab.

“juliemathewsHAIR herbal hair colour has a full colour range to suit all clients hair needs. You can enhance your natural tone, change your hair colour or cover all grey without stinging or irritation to the scalp.

For softer and more natural colour trends with added depth and dimension, I also specialise in balayage and ombré. These free hand painting techniques create an effortlessly cool style.”

Isn’t dry cutting just a cheap haircut?

“No. In fact, juliemathewsHAIR exclusively uses a dry cutting technique – a precision method which I have crafted, cutting by eye and creating movement in the hair. Wet hair is much more fragile and elastic and it can be prone to snapping. With a dry cut you are less likely to shred strands which is important for people with thinning hair or who are concerned about breakage.”

Is a herbal hair dye really any better for you than using a standard hair dye?

“Yes. Hair responds best to natural ingredients and makes it naturally healthier. Manufactured in Italy, our herbal hair colour is made from natural plant extracts and organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Meadowfoam, Witch Hazel and White Birch which promotes a healthier hair condition. It is 100% free from ammonia, alcohol, parabens, perfume and odour and contains the lowest levels of paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in order to significantly reduce the risk of an allergic reaction and other potential health risks. In fact, our herbal hair colour has only 0.06% PPD which is over one hundred times less PPD than a standard hair dye.”

People don’t really care if it’s a herbal or a natural product – they just want their hair dyed.

“This is not the case, in fact people are more knowledgeable than ever about the benefits of herbal natural products. For me, after years of working with chemical hair dye and experiencing clients burning and itching from the damaging effects it had on their hair condition, I wanted to find a gentler alternative which would provide the same colour results without the health risks of using an ammonia based hair colour.

Our herbal hair colour is especially suitable for allergy sufferers, mums to be, people who are recovering from cancer, as well as those who are simply interested in their health and wellbeing.”

Herbal…organic….it’s all the same thing, isn’t it?

“No. Our herbal hair colour is made from natural plant extracts with organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Meadowfoam, Witch Hazel and White Birch which promotes a healthier hair condition. Our multi-action treatment system results in essential oils treating the scalp whilst conditioners act as mineralising agents to re-hydrate and cleanse.

Maintaining our integrity is paramount at juliemathewsHAIR and we cannot claim that our hair colour is organic. No permanent hair colour could ever be truly organic. Even if elements of a colour system are organic, there will always be more synthetic chemical ingredients which are essential in order to make permanent hair colour work.”

These herbal things are usually more expensive.

“No – the pricelist at juliemathewsHAIR is very competitive with other salons that use standard hair dyes. In fact, we offer much more with a herbal product which can enhance your natural tone, change your hair colour or cover all grey from its first application, without stinging or irritation to the scalp.

Our added benefits include a personalised, one-to-one service whereby no other client will be present in the hairdressing salon during your customised consultation and hair treatment. Clients can relax in the reclining back wash and vibro massage chair before indulging in the Herbal Colour Lounge also known as ‘the sleep room’ which is a haven of calmness and serenity.

There are no wait times and no other stylists or juniors on the salon floor so you are guaranteed that I will be your stylist at each and every appointment. With free on-site car parking you can indulge your hair, unwind and enjoy a rejuvenating hair experience at affordable prices.”

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