Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz is the face behind Ask Your Derma. She is also a board-certified dermatologist in Metro Manila.
She is also an educator and digital creator on all things skin, hair, and nails. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society and offers online video consultations. You can also catch her on her Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel.
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The products we introduce below were carefully curated by the mybest team using the points mentioned in our detailed and thoroughly researched buying guide. For ranks 1 to 3, in addition to the buying guide, we also referred to more than 100 reviews in Lazada to come up with their respective rankings.
|mybest Rating||4.8 ★★★★|
|Available Colors||Ebony Black, Brown Black, Dark Chestnut Brown, Natural Chestnut, and More|
|Net Weight||165 mL|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, Resorcinol|
|mybest Rating||4.7 ★★★★|
|Available Colors||Medium Gold, Medium Golden Blonde, Medium Mahogany, Medium Red Rose, and More|
|Net Weight||80 mL|
|mybest Rating||4.7 ★★★★|
|Available Colors||Brown, Black, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Chestnut, Mahogany, Black Brown, Naturally Black|
|Net Weight||10 g|
Naturally Better 5G Light Golden Chestnut
Organic Permanent Hair Color
Henna Chestnut Hair Dye Natural Organic Permanent Color
Infused With Botanical Essence for Healthier and Shinier Hair
Infinite Color Options for a Fraction of the Cost
Achieve Beautiful Hair Minus the Damage
|Price Starts at||₱649||₱48||₱160|
|mybest Rating||4.8 ★★★★||4.7 ★★★★||4.7 ★★★★|
|Available Colors||Ebony Black, Brown Black, Dark Chestnut Brown, Natural Chestnut, and More||Medium Gold, Medium Golden Blonde, Medium Mahogany, Medium Red Rose, and More||Brown, Black, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Chestnut, Mahogany, Black Brown, Naturally Black|
|Net Weight||165 mL||80 mL||10 g|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, Resorcinol||Parabens||Parabens|
We have more product recommendations in store for you! Listed in no particle order, here are seven more of our recommended products carefully chosen by the mybest team.
|Available Colors||Blue Ash Dark Blonde, Blue Ash Dark Blonde, Blue Ash Light blonde, Blue Ash Platinum Blonde|
|Net Weight||60 mL|
|Free From||Ammonia, PPD|
|Available Colors||Soft Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Light Brown, Mahogany, Wine Red, Copper Brown, and More|
|Net Weight||100 g|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, Resorcinol, PAP, PPD, Peroxides|
|Available Colors||Black, Brown, Dark Chestnut, Chestnut, Light Chestnut, Dark Blonde, and More|
|Net Weight||135 mL|
|Available Colors||Black, Brown, Chestnut|
|Net Weight||10 g|
|Free From||Parabens, Ammonia|
|Available Colors||Dark Brown, Black, Chestnut, Natural Red|
|Net Weight||113 g|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, Chemical Additives, PPD, Peroxide, Metallic Salts|
|Available Colors||Teal, Purple, Fuchsia, Pink|
|Net Weight||70 ml|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, PPD, Silicone, Sulfates|
|Available Colors||Platinum Blonde|
|Net Weight||130 ml|
Tints of Nature
Tints of Nature
Colour Me Organic Hair Color
Henna Hair Color
10N Natural Platinum Blonde Hair Color
Organic Henna Hair Color
Chroma Ammonia Free Hair Color Tube Set
4N Chestnut Permanent Haircolor Gel
Provides Great Coverage for Gray Hairs
An Affordable and All-Natural Henna Hair Dye That’s Available in 4 Shades
Gives the Best Results While Being Gentle on the Scalp
A Semi-permanent Hair Color for Those Who Want to Try a Bolder Look
Has a Creamy Consistency That Makes It Easy to Apply
Get Salon-Like Results at Home With This Hair Dye
Perfect for Root Touch-Ups
|Price Starts at||₱990||₱159||₱939||₱850||₱510||₱1,700||₱950|
|Available Colors||Soft Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Light Brown, Mahogany, Wine Red, Copper Brown, and More||Black, Brown, Chestnut||Platinum Blonde||Teal, Purple, Fuchsia, Pink||Dark Brown, Black, Chestnut, Natural Red||Blue Ash Dark Blonde, Blue Ash Dark Blonde, Blue Ash Light blonde, Blue Ash Platinum Blonde||Black, Brown, Dark Chestnut, Chestnut, Light Chestnut, Dark Blonde, and More|
|Net Weight||100 g||10 g||130 ml||70 ml||113 g||60 mL||135 mL|
|Free From||Ammonia, Parabens, Resorcinol, PAP, PPD, Peroxides||Parabens, Ammonia||Parabens||Ammonia, Parabens, PPD, Silicone, Sulfates||Ammonia, Parabens, Chemical Additives, PPD, Peroxide, Metallic Salts||Ammonia, PPD||Parabens|
Here are some key points to consider:
For more detailed information, read through our buying guide below.
There are three types of hair color formulations: liquid, cream, and powder. Let’s check out the pros and cons of each one below.
The choice of a formulation of a hair dye can be tailored to your purpose and lifestyle! Use a liquid if you want to distribute the dye throughout the entire head. It works great to cover all hair.
Use a cream hair color if you want to apply only the necessary amount needed such as the hairline. You can also read the instructions on proper application - be it on dry or wet hair.
You can portion it so that you only make as much as you need. This makes it suitable for both all-over color or touch-ups. An example is henna hair dye, pictured above, which can last from 4-6 weeks after application.
Powder dyes work for all over color, root, and hairline touch-ups. Look for hair products that are gentle and specifically made for dyed hair so that you can maximize the duration that your dyed hair stays intact. Powder hair dyes are more prone to fading. Thus, proper hair care is very important!
Getting the right type of hair dye will greatly improve your experience, so it's important to know the right one that you need based on your lifestyle. Check out the common types that you can choose from in this section.
If you like switching up your look often, semi-permanent hair dyes are ideal for you to use because they will look amazing for a couple of weeks before fading beautifully, giving you the chance to try different looks. This type of hair dye doesn't penetrate the hair shaft, which is what makes it fade easily after shampooing your tresses.
Since it only works on the surface of your hair, it likely won't cause any damage and requires only little maintenance. With all its features, we recommend it for those who want to try out hair trends, are looking for the right hair color for them, and are fond of coloring their hair bright, fun colors.
For those who have found their one true hue, permanent hair color is the answer. From its name, this type of hair dye will last a long time without fading, so if you're ready to make the commitment to your preferred color, this is a practical choice to get. It's also suitable for those who want to cover gray or white hair.
Each box of permanent hair color usually comes with a developer, which you have to mix with the colorant itself. The developer settles in your hair cuticles and closes them off to prevent the color from fading or coming off. This is what makes it last long, perfect for those who want permanently lighter or darker hair.
Henna is a natural hair dye that is free of chemicals, making it suitable for sensitive skin or scalps. It also contains different properties like vitamin E, which helps condition and nourish your hair. This means that as it gives your hair a vibrant hue, it's also strengthening its overall health.
This type of hair dye is also recommended for those with thin hair since it gives your locks a thicker and healthier appearance. Because of its composition, it won't cause hair fall or hair loss, too, which some harsh hair dyes tend to do. It also fades gradually, giving you a more natural effect.
The key to finding a flattering hair color is to know your skin undertone and to pick a hair color that complements it. Read on to find out which colors to go for and which ones to avoid.
Peachy complexions with warm undertones will match well with cooler, auburn reds. This will highlight your skin color. If you have olive skin with warm undertones, go for deep golden and caramel hues, which complement the natural brown eyes Filipinos have.
If you have tan skin with warm undertones, caramel and toffee colors will suit you best, but if you want to play a bit more with your hair color, you can also go for blue-reds, maple, or mahogany shades. But, if you want to go with a darker hair color, we suggest choosing a warm black.
Hair color definitely impacts our overall look. So it's important to make sure that your hair color matches your skin tone. In general, if you have warm undertones, cool to lighter hair would complement nicely.
Avoid ashy blondes as this can wash you out, making you look pale. If you have cool, olive skin, go for an ashy or strawberry blonde hair color. On the other hand, deep, cool complexions will work well with deep violet shades and inky black hair.
Determine your skin’s undertones, say you have a cool undertone, a brown to darker shade of hair dye would work nicely. In general, a hair color tone that’s opposite of your skin undertone works well.
If you have a neutral skin undertone, you’re in luck because almost any hair color shade will match you. You can also choose a color that complements your eyes. For those with brown eyes, go for golden brown, amber, or copper shades. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, why not try silver-white hair?
For amber eyes, look for coppery red, dark golden auburn, or warm tawny shades to make your eyes stand out. For hazel eyes, avoid very light or very dark shades, and instead, go for medium, rich shades, like auburn, warm honey browns, reds, or darker blondes.
The American Academy of Dermatology advises staying "on shade" when dyeing the hair. In general, use a dye within three shades of your natural color.
Unfortunately, organic hair dyes will contain a small percentage of chemicals, unless we’re talking about henna powder. So when browsing the ingredients list, make sure it doesn’t have harsh chemicals that damage or dry out your hair.
Avoid ingredients like ammonia, responsible for that unpleasant smell at salons, and resorcinol, a highly toxic pigment. These can irritate your skin and your lungs. Also, your hair color should not contain any paraphenylenediamine (PPD) or para-toluene diamine (PTD), which are petroleum derivatives that can irritate sensitive skin.
The obsession for 'organic' or 'natural" products has pervaded the skin and hair care industry. Organic hair dyes are claimed to be made with organic botanicals and less chemicals.
These products are never 100% chemical-free. Remember, water is a chemical! A more important consideration is choosing the ingredients that are both effective and safe for you!
Although limited, research says that it is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to get hair treatments, so rejoice, mommas! It is said that only a very small amount of the product is actually absorbed by the scalp, and it won't reach the fetus. Thus, it wouldn't be harmful to you and your baby.
Regular hair dyes often include chemicals that could pose safety risks. For a healthier alternative, make sure the dye is free of ammonia, paraben, hydrogen peroxide, and resorcinol. You could also opt for vegan or plant-based hair colors as they are less toxic. To be on the safe side, consult with your doctor before dyeing your hair.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it is generally safe to dye the hair during pregnancy. Best to consult with your dermatologist or ob-gyn beforehand, though!
The care of dyed hair is important to ensuring that your hair remains healthy. Make sure to use products that are made for dyed hair. Since hair dyes can leave hair dry and brittle, it's important to condition your hair, especially with those conditioning shampoos that can help restore moisture and shine.
Best to consult your board-certified dermatologist! Make sure to protect your hair from the sun too! The sun can make hair weak, dry, brittle, and faded!
Below, Dr. Katrina answers some of the most asked questions about organic hair colors, and she also shares some of her tips, so read on!
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it is generally safe to dye the hair during pregnancy. Studies have shown that high doses of these chemicals do not cause severe birth defects. However, these studies have been done on animals only. So it is still best to consult with your dermatologist or ob-gyn first!
Typically, organic hair dyes don't leave the hair as vibrant as synthetic hair dyes. Organic hair dyes are typically "ammonia-free." The thing is, ammonia is the ingredient in traditional dyes that enables it to penetrate the hair cuticle and deposit color.
Claims of organic hair dyes include that they are ammonia-free, sulfate-free, and generally safer for sensitive skin. Remember, though, that organic doesn't equate to risk-free. So don't be too lax with that organic hair dye, and still do a patch test!
Maintaining newly-colored hair properly is a must for your hair color to last long, so you need to find the right products that will give you healthy, bouncy, and shiny locks even if your hair is color-treated. To help you out, check out our other articles below for the best products that you can get online.
The beauty industry is filled with many different products that can either do you good or harm, so knowing what hair color ingredients are safe and what color suits your skin is important. Whatever you choose, be it bold and daring or classical and elegant, we hope this guide has helped you find the perfect organic hair color.
Re-Editor: Bianca Angela Dela Cruz
Curious to know how we chose the products on our list? Our buying guide was carefully crafted by the mybest team of writers and editors, so we used it as a basis for choosing and rating. For the top 3 product recommendations, we also looked at reviews from Lazada in addition to the buying guide.
*Please note that we did not test the products and were not paid by any of the brands to include their product on the list.
Ratings and Reviews
For each product on the top 3, we looked at and referenced more than 100 reviews, as well as product ratings in Lazada.
The formulation will depend on how long you want the dye to last on your hair and if you want a gentler formula. This is hugely dependent on the buyer's preference, so we opted not to include this part of the buying guide in our ratings.
Semi-permanent, Permanent, or Henna? Pick the Type Based on Your PreferenceAs per the heading, the choice of the type that you will get will depend on your preference, so we did not include this criterion in our ratings.
Select a Hair Color That Complements Your Skin UndertoneAgain, the color that you will get will depend on your preference and skin undertone. We did not include this part of the buying guide in our ratings.
Make Sure Your Organic Hair Color Doesn't Contain Harsh ChemicalsTo be on the safer side when dyeing the hair, it is best to make sure that it does not contain any harsh chemicals. We looked at the label and the ingredients list and gave deductions to products with harsh chemicals mentioned in the section.
For Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Choose Hair Colors That Are Free From Ammonia, Paraben, and Resorcinol
To make it safe for everybody and not just pregnant women, we looked at the ingredients list and gave deductions to products with possibly risky ingredients.
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