Soft Black Natural Hair Dye

(26 customer reviews)


Natural soft black is great for gray hair or faded black hair. On white hair, soft black can be lighter.


Natural Soft black is great for people who have black hair and strands of white or gray, OR people who have “gray” hair, not “white hair”
White hair can come out lighter, and chemically lightened hair might need a two-step black. Each individual is different.

EarthDye soft black beard dye -1 step process. Natural soft black hair and beard dye are very soft, meaning very light. If you want a 1 step black, we recommend our pure indigo. If you want a “jet black,” we recommend our two-step black. People who have gray or white strands of black hair can use this product to blend in coverage doing entire hair. If you have white hair growing in from the roots, it might not be dark enough and might require jet black or added indigo; the more indigo you add, the darker it will become.

EarthDye Soft black beard dye works on all hair types, lighter colored hair “white” bleached blond” will need a two-step black or dark brown with pure indigo mixed in to make it black. All-natural plant product; No Chemicals, No PPD, No Ammonia, No metallic salts.

EarthDye Soft Black Beard Dye

No chemicals mean this color will not lighten your current hair color. This color will turn gray/silver/brown/red hair to a soft black or black shade. Any darker strands of hair will darken to black.

100 grams of powder is enough to do facial hair multiple times, depending on the length and thickness of the hair. If you trim your facial hair weekly, you may have to re-apply once the dyed hair is trimmed. If you keep the hair length, you will only need to do touch-ups as the new hair growth becomes noticeable.

Instructions & Ingredients:

This packet includes 100 Grams (3.5 ounces). Natural Black (enough to do 30 goatees and several full beards, only mix what you need, and store the rest in a cool dry place sealed)

Hair Application:

Wash your hair twice with clarifying shampoo, omitting conditioner, and towel dry before application. Towel-dried hair is best, but dry hair is okay. Do not forget to wear gloves and cover the floors and clothes. Only use what you need and store the rest in a cool, dry place, sealed. Powder is good for six months to one year after being opened.

Mix the powder with enough warm tap water (approximately 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups per 100 grams) until you achieve a pudding-like consistency. Apply immediately to the hair, starting from the back to the front in layers, pressing the paste down as you progress. If using a shower cap afterward, ensure to puncture holes in the shower cap for airflow.

Leave the product in your hair for 45 minutes to one hour, but no longer than 1.5 hours, and rinse until the water runs clear. If you have thick or curly hair, you can use a cream conditioner to aid in rinsing. Shampoo hair 12 to 24 hours after rinsing.

Beard Application:

Failure to follow these instructions will result in poor results. EarthDye is permanent and easy to apply.

Gently clean facial hair/sideburns with shampoo using a toothbrush or beard brush twice. Avoid scrubbing vigorously, as this can irritate the skin. Not using a brush will not eliminate facial oil, so be sure to use one!

Mix enough tap water (do not use distilled or bottled water) to achieve a thick pudding consistency (only mix what you need and store the remaining powder in a Ziplock bag in a cool, dry place).

Using a spoon or application brush, apply evenly to facial hair until completely covered. Ensure to cover all hairs; if the tips of the hair stick out, they will not be colored, resulting in a peppered effect. Leave on for 45-60 minutes, but no longer than 1.5 hours, and rinse. You can shampoo 12-24 hours later, but no longer than 48 hours.

Tips For Hair And Beard:

Gray or white hair may turn red/green for the first 12 hours, darkening overnight. Dye hair early in the evening.
The dye will not permanently stain the face or hairline. If dye is present on the face, it will fade within several hours.

Oil treatments can prevent browns and reds from working as well. If performing oil treatments, wash the hair three times prior to application.

Our dye works on all races, men and women.


Indigofera Tinctoria (indigo), Lawsonia Inermis, Emblica Officinalis, Accacia Concinna, Eclipta Alba, Terminalia Bellirica Roxb, Bacopa Monnieri.


Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in


26 reviews for Soft Black Natural Hair Dye

  1. PDS

    The product worked well subtle coverage without being drastic:
    The only thing missing is mixing instructions if you don’t need to use the whole package of dye for short hair or a beard. Combed the whole site but could not find any specific instructions other than mixing the whole contents of the package with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 water for the 100 grams for a pudding consistency which if you have short hair is a waste. On the packaging it states “mix as much as you need” for beard instructions which seems very vague. Smaller batch instructions would be helpful on the website.

    • earthdye

      Thanks for your feedback PDS, it works the same no matter how much you mix. You want to keep adding water until it gets to a pudding consistency. If it is a teaspoon amount or a 5-gallon bucket, it would work the exact same way.
      So, on average one full pack would need about 1 1/4 cup to 1 1/2 cup to create a pudding like consistency. You do not want it too runny. Dryer climates might need a bit more water, it is best to add a little at a time.

  2. Chris B. (verified owner)

    This was the first time I used hair coloring to cover up my now ubiquitous gray hairs. I was intimidated, but all ended up GREAT. I was looking for a not-drastic approach (I was scared) and favored a non toxic solution. I cannot say how much I love the color, how natural it looked and how the (very) slow fading gives me the flexibility to choose when I want to reapply since it blends WITH my color as opposed to drastically change it. On top of all that, the product did wonders for my hair, which was going through a brittle frizzy phase — it worked like an ultra conditioning treatment. I highly recommend for its own merits and to know it is NATURAL and I can breathe, touch, wash normally is just the icing on top of the cake. It does smells very earthy but only while applying and we laughed at the “spinach paste” look it has but that in no way detracts from the whole experience. Top product, serious folks. Five stars for Soft Black Natural Hair Dye and five stars for Earth Dye as the shopping, shipping and customer service were also great. Thank you!!!

    • earthdye

      Thank you for that detailed review Chris! We add natural plant ingredients to condition while you color! Great for the planet and the humans on it!

  3. Anthony pierce (verified owner)

    I have been using earthdye products for some years know and I have been very satisfied with my order everytime so I would recommend anybody who is looking for whatever earthdye has to offer go ahead and try it out im sure you would be satisfied with your products

  4. Gurpreet Singh (verified owner)

    Soft black is great for grey hair color. me and my wife used it. Works great.

    • earthdye

      Thank you for the review!

  5. AJ (verified owner)

    After trying other store permanent dyes and suffering from allergic reactions and itchiness from the chemicals inside them, I decided to try out a purely natural product. And it worked!! No reaction or itchiness. Plus no skin staining. Definitely getting more.

  6. Sandy Mader (verified owner)

    After developing an allergy to traditional hair dye, I was pleasantly surprised at this product. Covers greys well, and no itching/burning/rash! Hair is very soft and shiny as well!

  7. OCTAV BOROS (verified owner)

    It’s the first time I’m using EarthDye products and I cannot be happier with my hair. Having used other (chemical) hair dyes in the last 10 years to cover my grey/white hair, I’ve been losing a lot of hair because of it, not to mention getting my scalp skin colored as well.
    The first results with the natural dye are great, my hair color is looking more natural and I have no issues concerning my scalp skin anymore. I’m still experimenting with mixing two or three dyes to get my desired shade of black in such a way to get the white hair without the bluish tint, but I am already happy with the results. My hair does not fall anymore as before and, while I do have short hair, I can use a pack of dye for 4-5 months.

  8. JG (verified owner)

    Great hair dye I use the Sort Black with the the Natural Black package to get a even richer black color!

    • earthdye

      Thanks for the reviews!JG, when doing facial hair make sure you do the beard prep with a brush and shampoo and apply it thick! Here is a video I highly recommend watching and it is short. How to use EarthDye on your beard
      better color, better coverage, and longer lasting!

  9. Elaine (verified owner)

    I have been using EarthDye (formerly Harvest Moon) for many years. Their hair dye is so easy so use and the colors come out so nice. I was using Medium Brown for years but have switched to Dark Brown. Since my hair is extremely course and I am getting more gray hair, the dark brown is contrasting more with my dark hair. I plan on trying this soft black. I am sure it will come out beautiful as the henna also leaves your hair shiny.

  10. Christopher (verified owner)

    Yup. As advertised. After 15 years of chemical dyes my skin could not take it anymore. Just mix this up into a paste with water and cake it on. I leave some longer hairs less covered (my length is like 6/7). Next morning looks great. You do need to do it before bed because it develops into final color over several hours. I leave on for an hour. Zero skin irritation.

  11. P.N. (verified owner)

    Just started using this product.
    No side effects and shades my greys
    perfectly! EarthDye will be my go-to
    for coloring my hair from now on

    • earthdye

      So glad to hear! Thank you P.N.

  12. Adrian (verified owner)

    Been purchasing this item for a few years for my beard which is natural colour it’s perfect no chemicals so no itching or allergies quick and easy to use plus I am from England and we don’t any products like this perfect

    • earthdye

      Thanks, Adrian from England! We are working on a VAT so we can start shipping again to you.

  13. Jerome Kendall (verified owner)

    The black dyes I’ve used before were too black, and no one met the mark for a natural black look. I’ve finally found it in this product, and it’s so manageable to use

    • earthdye

      Thanks Jerome, that is why we call it soft black :). For those reading, you can add pure indigo to make it darker. The more indigo you add the darker it will be.

  14. Greg (verified owner)

    This is the best brand & product. It’s so good I had to purchase it again and this time I bought two!! Easy application and good results!! Win-win!!

    • earthdye

      Thank you Greg!

  15. Rick (verified owner)

    Great product, I would highly recommend it.

  16. Steve (verified owner)

    Works very well, I suffer badly from skin irritation when using just for men. Not as instant as others but if you follow the instructions it works well and no irritation.
    Highly recommended

    • earthdye

      Thanks Steve!

  17. Dahlia (verified owner)

    This dye is the only dye I used that either covers white hair or gives it a good shade. Other henna-based dyes never gave me the same results.

    • earthdye

      Thank you, Dahlia!

  18. Andrew Georgiou (verified owner)

    I have just started using the soft black beard dye on my grey/white beard to create subtle highlights along the salt and pepper lines. I have had issues with other beard dyes of skin irritation and redness. Soft black dye does not present these issues giving a subtle grey colour which can be adjusted to a darker shade with the addition of pure indigo (black) dye if required. Now I am getting used to the application process which includes a thorough cleaning of the beard with a suitable shampoo and beard brush, I am getting better results which are also longer lasting and more natural-looking than other dyes I have used in the past. A nice genuinely natural product that is well worth the extra application time. Customer service has also been excellent with very swift replies to questions and reliable delivery.

    Wanted a subtle black/grey effect for my beard. Soft black gives a natural look with no irritation or redness. You can also darken the tone by adding some black to get the colour you want if too light on white hair. Thank you. Will definitely order again.

    Thank you EarthDye


    • earthdye

      Thank you Andrew!

  19. Jeily (verified owner)

    I purchased the soft black a week ago and it is high quality and had a great effect on my curly hair! The delivery was faster than I expected which was a pleasant surprise. I also ordered the black mascara and it didn’t irritate my eyes so will plan on ordering again. Thank you!

    • earthdye

      Thank you Jeily! our Natural mascara was no easy task!! Even more so is our hyaluronic acid serum, after just one use the results or nothing short of amazing. One bottle last years! Happy holidays!!

  20. Jerome Kendall (verified owner)

    The product is true to its advertising. Very happy with the results

    • earthdye

      Thanks Jerome!

  21. GregJFloyd

    So thankful for this product since I have sensitive skin and it is chemical-free. I like the fact that soft black doesn’t give my beard a “dyed” look.

    • earthdye

      Thank you Greg!

  22. Amanda Parker (verified owner)

    This color made my hair exactly what I wanted! I had bleached blonde hair and was shooting to get healthier longer hair. The soft black on top of the blonde made a beautiful chocolate brown color. It feels so soft and healthy now. This is the best brand around, I’ve been using it for years whenever I go dark. It’s so simple and easy. The health benefits though, you can’t beat that!

    • earthdye

      Thank you Amanda!

  23. Patty Boswell (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this henna for years and recently started using the soft black and I really like how it’s a one-step process. Another thing I like about it is that I can add more indigo if I want it to come out a little darker. I’d recommend it as it’s way better than chemical dyes as it’s very conditioning and adds shine to my curly hair.

    • earthdye

      Thank you Patty! Great Idea!!

  24. AR (verified owner)

    The soft black is really a mild black. It blends the gray more than covering them completely. I mixed it with more indigo for a deeper shade of black. It has a natural look that is very pleasing.

  25. Shakeel Khan (verified owner)

    It’s great natural hair dye. I have PPD allergies and was looking for an alternative. This dye is perfect for any who has allergies

    • earthdye

      Thank you, Shakeel!

  26. Olga Huntspon (verified owner)

    Soft Black works great for me because it covers my grays. It is a soft black, true to its name.

    • earthdye

      Thank you Olga! Thank you so much for your feedback and review! We will have more in stock next week.

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