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Tried New Stuff

I tried some new stuff recently, let me tell you about it.....
So after seeing a hair color called Naturtint for years I finally decided to try it to see if it would be gentler on my hair and scalp. So far I have only tried it twice, the first time the 7N shade and the second time 8N. 7N was a bit too dark and 8N is an ok match, although I might be an 8 with some 9 in it. My knowledge in the world of hair color is limited but I was looking for an ammonia free color and Naturtint does not have ammonia. BUT Naturtint contains something called ethanolamine. So I looked it up because I have never heard about it before and ethanolamine is also used in hemorrhoid treatment. And hair color, how weird.

Here is what I found on naturtintusa.com

Q. Naturtint® does not contain ammonia, how does it color the hair?

A. A key component of the hair coloring formula is the oxidant, which releases oxygen when the colorant and color developer are mixed, so that the hair cuticle can open up and absorb the color. For the oxidant to be effective, the coloring formula must use an alkaline medium to create the proper pH. Ammonia is often used as this medium, but it is very aggressive and can damage hair. Naturtint uses ethanolamine as the alkaline medium; it is less aggressive than ammonia and achieves the proper pH in a gentler way.





From what I understand Naturtint is not tested on animals.
I also got some Olaplex. tried it twice on damp hair, left it in for several hours the first time and overnight the second. I know that some people think that Olaplex is a miracle cure for their hair, I did not see any significant difference. Olaplex is not tested on animals.

https://blog.olaplex.com/2017/04/18/olaplex-is-cruelty-free

And then I recently got two new lipsticks. MAC has a new line called Metallic Lips Collection and I got Ionized Iris and Rose-Dipped. Although MAC claims to not test on animals, other reports out there claim that MAC DOES test on animals since MAC is sold in China and China requires animal testing.




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Carla on :

Tatiana:
Very interesting review of hair coloring methods.... I did not know anything about the details as you described them.... when I start, if I start, using hair coloring I will try to remember what you stated as a result of the research that you have done.

Hmmm, MAC Lipstick.... I will look for it next time I go shopping for my cosmetics.

Thanks for posting. As always, I find that your blog posts are a welcome source of various, interesting and useful information.
Carla
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Tatiana on :

Gentler on your hair and possibly health if you don't start.
There are demi permanent hair colors one can use as well.
With MAC if you save the empty containers of their products you can turn them in after you collected 6 (at least it used to be 6, not sure if it's still the same) and get a free lipstick....

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