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The coloring plant-based hair color is attracting more and more interest from customers who want to take care of their hair. It allows them not to give up on following trends and to be able to change their hair color whenever they want. That's why we have prepared a complete explanation of what coloring is.

At Biocoiff', coloring has been practiced for 15 years. It has no secret for us and our professionals. All of them have chosen our methods and our natural products for hair. 

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As it is attracting more and more interest and customers who want to take care of their hair without giving up on fashion trends or changing their colour whenever they feel like it, we decided to prepare a complete dossier on this subject.

At Biocoiff', we have been practising it for 15 years now and it no longer holds any secrets for us and all our professionals who have chosen our methods and natural products for the hair.

1. The principle of the coloring plant : its components

The coloring is envied by more and more people and coming from more and more different backgrounds.

The green wave and environmental issues make customers want to find natural products to take care of their to take care of their hair. The use of dye plantsand ayurvedic plants andhot water are the only elements necessary to make a color for hair.

This is why coloring is recommended for people suffering from allergies or under heavy medication (e.g. chemotherapy) (ex: chemotherapy) as well as to pregnant women.

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1.1 Dye plants

The dye plants have the property of containing coloring pigments. The hennaHenna, safflower and annatto are used to obtain brown and chestnut colors. For blond hair, we use, among others, chamomile, turmeric, saffron or Canada fleabane.

The properties of these plants for making natural hair dyes have been known for centuries.

Powder colorings for hair

All parts of the plant are used to make tinctures plant-based (leaves, bark, flowers, roots). The plant extracts are dried and then ground into powder.


1.2 coloring Ayurvedic plant : The benefits of plants for sublime hair

In France, Ayurvedic plants recognized for their properties are generally used in powder form. These plants are chosen for their energetic and regulating dimension. These specific plants grow in India and some of them are particularly interesting for the hair depending on the problem to be treated.

Among the Ayurvedic plants most used for hair care and vegetable dyeing, we can mention :

  • the hibiscus powder to accentuate the mahogany highlights
  • the bhrami powder to darken the hair
  • the amla powder to allow a better setting of colorings plant-based dark
  • the bhringaraj powder to prevent the appearance of white hair.

Ayurvedic plants coloring natural

The ayurvedic plants used for the care and the colorings of the hair are reduced in very fine powder to make masks and pastes without lumps, very smooth and well sheathing. All these plants can be used on light or dark hair.

For blond hair, avoid neutral henna and use rhassoul or sidr powder instead. The sidr powder avoids the bleeding of colors containing indigo or khatam. All ayurvedic dye plants are without contraindication for health, their harmlessness being demonstrated.


1.3 Mixing the powder and hot water

It is recommended to usehot water rather than cold water to prepare a coloring , because the vegetable pigments are released more easily. On the other hand, cold water and boiling water are not recommended. Water that is too cold reduces the action of the pigments and boiling water will cook them and render them ineffective.


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2. The steps of the coloring plant at the salon

All customers agree that coming to a hair salon that works exclusively with organic products changes their view of the hairdresser completely.

To achieve THE perfect plant coloring , several necessary steps are scrupulously respected.

2.1 First step: Diagnosis

Any coloring plant starts with the diagnosis of diagnosis of the hair. It will allow to determine with the customer, the most appropriate care and the type of coloring desired.

The Biocoiff' biocolorists propose as well a to change your hair color colorto cover white hair or to give to give highlights by proceeding to a highlight with white clay. Biocoiff' professionals are used to repair hair abused by chemical colorings or tests not always conclusive. or tests not always conclusive.

2.2 Second step: Clay mask shampoo

Before starting a coloring , we start by washing them with a clay mask shampoo with a clay mask shampoo. The clays are minerals containing more or less silica. They have the property to absorb and eliminate toxins. The clay used in shampoo and mask allows to remove all chemical residues which obstruct the fiber capillary. Clay acts in depth and purifies the hair. When we go from coloring chemical to coloring vegetable, the shampoo mask clay will clean the hair in depth.

The first coloring plant that will be made, however, is likely to disgorge more quickly. This is a normal effect that will not be repeated at the next appointment. We prefer white clay, also called kaolin powderbefore a coloring, because it is less aggressive for the scalp.

At Biocoiff', we systematically use a shampoo with three clays formulated by our laboratory.

2.3 Third step: the application of the color plant

The coloring is done on clean hair. Once washed and partially dried, the colorist will mix the powders to obtain the desired shade with water heated to about 70°. Demineralized water is recommended because it does not contain lead, chlorine or mineral salts such as magnesium or calcium.

He will then mix them until he gets a smooth paste without lumps. Once it reaches the temperature of 37°, he will coat all the hair starting from the roots to the tips.

2.4 Step 4: Installation of coloring under heat

Once the hair is covered and wrapped in a transparent film, it is left to set under a heated steam helmet so that the plant pigments can act more effectively. The application time varies from one client to another, but since coloring is softer, the application time is longer. It can vary from 30 to 90 minutes. 

2.5 Step 5: Rinse with water

The time has come to discover the result by going through the rinse tank. We rinse a coloring vegetal until the water becomes perfectly clear.

2.6 Step 6: Aftercare color with ylang-ylang

After rinsing the coloring plant-basedorganic hairdressers recommend applying a ylang-ylang mask. The essential oil obtained from the fragrant flowers of Cananga odorata is recognized for its its cosmetological properties.

When added to a hair mask, ylang-ylang will :

  • Tone the hair
  • Improving growth
  • Increase their shine
  • Curbing their fall

A ylang-ylang mask will also help to fix the color and it will preserve its radiance. If you leave it on for about 20 minutes, a ylang-ylang mask will have a remarkable effect on your hair. It is possible to make your own ylang-ylang treatment or mask at home, by mixing a neutral shampoo or neutral henna with ylang-ylang essential oil.

At Biocoiff', we offer a ready-made ylang-ylang conditioner. It is used on towel-dried hairstarting at tips and working up to the roots. On massage the scalp gently and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes between 15 and 30 minutes before rinsing. The hair is easily untangled and can be dried and styled.

2.7 Step 7: The Final Result!

Those who speak best about the benefits of coloring are the clients of Biocoiff'.

Since its inception, this process has been very successful. It allows you to obtain the desired color and gives you the assurance that it will age well. The hair remains beautiful and shiny. The color does not fade and will even have a patina, so that the problem of demarcation during regrowth is avoided. It is easier to space out the sessions at the hairdresser's to do a root recovery.

3. Differences between coloring and coloring

This is where we come in THE big topic.

In 1907, Eugène Schueller developed the first synthetic hair dye and forty years later, the Schwarzkopf company marketed the first consumer chemical coloring , "Poly Color".

3.1 The chemical coloring

Nowadays, chemical hair dyes use : 

  • Oxidising hair dyes
  • Direct hair dyes
  • Metal salts
  • Traditional or natural dyes

The oxidant-based dyes include three chemical agents which will interact to give a specific color . Their use is authorized on condition that they to respect a concentration rate mentioned on the packaging of the coloring for hair. The effectiveness of colorings chemicals is no longer to be proven to dye the hair. All shades are possibleincluding the most original ones to make strands blue, green or purple.

There are three ranges of colorings chemicals available in the shops and hairdressers:

  • The colorings permanent

They act by oxidation by combining hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. They penetrate inside the hair by spreading the scales to dye the hair in depth. Ammonia is sometimes replaced by ethanolamine, which is less irritating, but still attacks the scalp.

  • The colorings semi-permanent

They are less aggressive for the hair. Without ammonia, they do not penetrate the hair, but cover it. The color will fade with each wash. It allows to obtain highlights and covers 50% of white hair.

  • The colorings temporary chemical

They are formulated from synthetic agents. They revive the shine of a color or add a touch of fantasy. With the coloring chemical, the hair sees all the colors, literally and figuratively.

coloring tone-on-tone plant

Although professionals can carry out balayage, strands and tye & die and all possible dyes, chemical dyeing based on oxidising products and synthetic pigments is no less aggressive for the hair.

They devitalize the fiber capillary in an irreversible way. The hair becomes dull, soft and fragile. They can cause irritation, even allergies or the appearance of eczema in people sensitive to certain chemical components. This explains the consumer's warning to do a test 48 hours before applying a chemical dye.

3.2 The coloring plant

Only colorings plant-based certified organic or ayurvedic are real colorings plant-based.

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Under the name of " plant-based ", brands distribute colorings without silicones, ammonia, parabens or resorcinol. On the other hand, these are generally substituted by other chemical or mutagenic agents.

The real coloring is practiced exclusively with plants reduced to powder mixed with water. Among the most used, we find the henna and indigo associated with ayurvedic plants.

It does not penetrate the fiber capillary and will not modify its structure The coverage is obtained by a pause time which varies from one hair to another according to the desired result. The range of shades goes from from light blonde to deep brown with shades and highlights if needed.

Difference coloring. plant / coloring chemical

Since 2005, when the first Biocoiff' salon was created, our team of professionals has been working to to make evolve the techniques to offer the same results as those obtained with the chemicalcoloring . These efforts contribute to make the coloring more and more popular and appreciated and appreciated by our clients.

In summary, the coloring is really covering. It takes care of the hair, tones it tones it and gives it shine. In addition, creativity is absolutely not limited by the use of by the use of the coloring , contrary to certain preconceived ideas which we will approach now.

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4. Advantages & Disadvantages

Now that you know the main differences between coloring and coloring you have the elements to choose wisely.

You will always find people around you who are disappointed with coloring : this is normal. You really need knowledge to get started and get good results.


All Biocoiff' hairdressers are professional hairdressers who regularly follow training courses to master our product ranges and techniques.

For individuals, we have put together a very practical booklet that serves as an application guide. It is delivered following an online diagnosis of the hair to determine the most appropriate tone and avoid ending up with green strands or a pretty carrot tone... With Biocoiff', you can start with confidence in the coloring and maintain it to keep your shade intact.

Now let's review the major clichés about coloring .

  • Who is it suitable for?

Whether you have straight or frizzy hair, whether you are a brunette, redhead or blond, you can use the coloring . It is suitable for both women and men.

Plant-based coloring

This type of coloring is recommended for people who are allergic to the components of the chemical colorings . It is also the coloring recommended for those who have been treated by chemotherapy.


  • The coloring plant does not lighten 

What is meant by "clarifying"?

If you have dark hair, it will be impossible to get a light blonde with an organic coloring . This requires a prior bleaching of the hair to dye it in the desired shade. On the other hand, if you have a light base (gray hair, salt and pepper, dark blond) it becomes feasible. From golden blond to light blond, everything is possible.

The coloring plant does not have the capacity to lighten a very dark base color or to produce pastel colors (pink, blue, purple...). On the other hand, the professionals of Biocoiff' salons will know how to realize a luminous highlight on blond hair or structuring a color to give it depthwhile taking care of the hair. They have developed the highlight mineral with white clay to lighten the hair without damaging it.


  • The coloring plant is permanent

"The coloring plant, it does not last!". Everyone who practices it has heard this before. It is of course false!

If it is carried out with quality plant-based powders by scrupulously respecting the protocol a coloring lasts. It will not disgorge like a chemical coloring .

On the other hand, it has a patina and the vegetable pigments will continue to make the hair shine, especially if you maintain your color by washing the hair with a PH neutral shampoo.


  • The coloring plant and white hair

We often hear: " coloring does not cover white hair "This is obviously not true! The vegetable dye covers 100% of the white hair, even if it is porous.

The other advantage of coloring is that it covers white hair with a transparent effect. So that when the hair grows back, the demarcation between the colored hair and the regrowth is more blurred than with a chemical coloring . The unsightly bar effect does not occur.

Finally, when a hairdresser prepares his coloring, he takes into account the nature of the hair and the amount to be covered.

  • The coloring plant acts as a care

Wrapped hair coloring

As we have seen previously, the coloring is made by mixing dye plants, ayurvedic plants and water. The plants entering the composition are recognized for their beneficial properties. They nourish the hair, thicken it and revitalize it.

The coloring is much more than a dye. It is a a hair care that works over the course of colorings and satisfies clients who regain the quality of hair they had before they were damaged by more corrosive chemical products and additives.

5. coloring : easy to make at home

For those who don't have a Biocoiff' hair salon near their home, we have put together a personalized color box as well as an online assistance to help each of our customers.

The coloring plant requires a solid knowledge of dye plants and of the chemical reactions that some mixtures can induce. You just have to read the blogs dedicated to this subject to read testimonies about the difficulties encountered by those who wanted to start on their own, without being familiar with these techniques, even if they use excellent products.

To avoid these disappointments, Biocoiff' offers two color boxes. One specially dedicated to to those who make their very first coloring then a second box for the one who the one who has already come to Biocoiff' salon or who has already made a first vegetable dye. In this case, her personalized customer file is registered and she will receive a customized box appropriate to her case.

5.1 Online diagnosis

To help each customer, Biocoiff' makes a free online diagnosis of the hair free of charge. All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire and send photos of the roots of the roots, tips and the whole hair, indicating the shade indicating the color you want from the extensive color chart available online. Once this information is provided, a detailed file is established and the order is prepared.

Biocoiff' colour chart coloring


5.2 Receipt of your customised/personalised color

The box color Biocoiff' is shipped.

The box coloring contains :

  • 1 dose of shampoo preparation
  • 1 dose of color personalized
  • the application comb
  • 1 dose of conditioner
  • the charlotte, and of course the detailed step-by-step protocol guide

Box color Biocoiff'

In addition to the elements mentioned above, a tube of clay mask is added in the Box color vegetal START reserved for those who have never dyed their hair organically or who have abandoned the chemical coloring to switch to the vegetable coloring .

5.3 How to apply your coloring color box?

In both cases, these custom-made boxes for coloring are accompanied by a protocol detailing precisely each step to succeed a coloring at home with Biocoiff' products . This booklet is also illustrated with sketches and you can benefit from online assistance at any time.

preparation of vegetable dyes

A chat provided by consultants is available to answer questions about products and their use. This messaging system is intended to be friendly and professional. The waiting time is reduced to a minimum to really talk with a Biocoiff' advisor.

Everything is done to accompany the clientEverything is done to accompany the client, to help her choose well and to explain the qualities and interactions of the products she uses at each stage of her coloring.

Charley wanted a personalized personalized service "like at the salon is possible, even if you can't go to a Biocoiff' hairdresser.

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6. Preserve / maintain your coloring plant: Use the right products!

The secret to a plant-based coloring also lies in how you care for it after you leave the hairdresser's or do it yourself. To do this, you'll probably have to rethink a lot of your beauty routine, starting with the shampoos and treatments you use at home.

6.1 Stop shampooing too often!

You should absolutely avoid washing your hair for 3 days after having made an organic color .

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As a daily shampoo fan, you'll have to get used to spacing out your shampoos. One or two shampoos a week is more than enough and preserves hair texture and color.


6.2 Using a PH neutral organic shampoo

It is recommended to use a shampoo with a neutral PH The simplest and best for your hair is to use an organic shampoo.

solid shampoo for coloured hair

Biocoiff' has formulated a range of solid or liquid shampoos made from 100% organic plants and minerals. The organic shampoos dry the hair less and make the color bleed less than the traditional products.

Little pro tip Rinsing with warm or cold water (be brave, it's invigorating!) will tighten the hair scales.


6.3 Then, a conditioner worthy of a treatment

The second gesture to integrate into a hair routine to maintain a shade is to use a suitable conditioner conditioner. Biocoiff' offers several products including a special conditioner after color. Its composition is designed to protect the color, soothe any itching and moisturize deeply.

6.4 Finally, apply a mask

You can also nourish the fiber hair with a treatment such as geisha oil or a balm to be applied as a mask.

The Biocoiff' "repair box" contains all the necessary products to save and pamper your hair if it gets grey. Leaving the rose balm on after shampooing will deeply moisturize the fiber capillary.

And for unruly hair, aloe vera gel is unmatched in its ability to discipline it. L'aloe verais known for its many properties in aromatherapyAloe vera gel, known for its many properties in aromatherapy, sheathes without "concreting" the hair. You won't feel like you have a "helmet" on your head that weighs you down and makes a blow-dry not hold! The hair becomes docile and is easier to style.

6.5 Using essential oils and plant-based

If you like to make your own blends, you can of course make homemade care products with essential oils or honey. Associated in synergy with oils plant-basedthey prove to be effective.

To boost hair growth, we mix ylang-ylang essential oil with peppermint essential oil, borage and castor oil.

6.6 Grandma's recipes

Fans of homemade recipes will appreciate the egg and honey mask. Simply mix 2 egg yolks with a teaspoon of honey. This mask will leave your hair silky smooth for 10 minutes. 

You can also try the cider vinegar and rosemary rinse to revive the shine of your hair. You can also take brewer's yeast capsules as a supplement.

The most important thing is to move away from products containing silicones and parabens and use only certified organic products. The results are visible to the eye and to the touch.

The time has come to conclude this dossier on coloring .

It will be understood, this technique has evolved a lot over the last fifteen years. Thanks to the skills of professionals such as Charley, the coloring has pushed its limits. With the help of technicians who are passionate about the power and properties of plants and minerals, it has become more and more effective with a wide range of colors and techniques that can compete with colorings chemical without harming the hair.

Adopting coloring is not easy when you like your color or your highlight. It requires trusting the expertise of professionals that we do not necessarily know and to overcome the apprehension of leaving with an unknown result until we have tested it. This is also why all Biocoiff' hairdressers regularly follow training courses in our techniques and why our online sales site is as user-friendly as possible.

The satisfaction of our customers is our greatest reward.

Frequently asked questions about coloring

The coloring is a permanent hair coloring .

The latter is composed solely of powdered plants and hot water.

The herbs are both ayurvedic and dye to give your hair a new color but also to give it a care.

Indeed, the coloring plant sheathes and adds shine to the hair.

The coloring is a dye that does not penetrate the hair.

In fact, the pigments cling to the hair all around to sheath it and give it its new color.

Therefore, color does not sensitize or change the fiber capillary.

This sheath created by coloring, brings the new color but also a care. 

This makes the hair surface smooth and free of bumps, which gives the hair softness and shine.

The Biocoiff' plant-based coloring is perfectly suited to white hair.

Indeed, it covers 100% of the white hair without any transparency.

Moreover, on your white hair, the whole range of Biocoiff' colours is possible, from blond to black, passing by warm or cold highlights .

To maintain the coloring plant, it is necessary to use certified organic products and 100% plant-based.

In fact, chemical hair products should be avoided because they open up the hair scales.

As a result, they can cause color to bleed or bring out bad highlights.

Biocoiff' products are highly recommended for maintaining your coloring . 

They have been created to keep your color as it was on the first day.

Once you have made your coloring plant, you will have to wait at least 3 to 4 weeks before your next color.

During this period, you will have regrowth again and you will not overload the hair.

Moreover, the regrowth is much more natural than with a chemical coloring , there is no "bar" effect.

So you can wait several weeks or months before doing your next dyeing.

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