EarthDye Questions

Is EarthDye safe to use after chemotherapy?

Answer: Yes and recommended by doctors. EarthDye is loaded with nutrients to help your hair grow.  No chemicals, all plants. Amla is one ingredient that is packed with vitamin C. Amla has 30 times more vitamin c than an orange. Your hair will start to grow faster and healthier.

Can EarthDye make my hair a lighter color?

Answer: No. EarthDye does not have chemicals to lighten the hair, so it is not possible to go lighter. It can be equal or darker, but not lighter. So if you have medium brown and want to go light brown, it is impossible. You will have to wait for the color to fade from the previous har dye or if your natural color is darker, you will only be able to do reds for highlights or effects.  This is the same for any hair on your body.

Is EarthDye cruelty free?

Answer: Yes, the matter of fact it is also harmless to animals and Leaping Bunny certified. It is hard to imagine, but many show horses are actually dyed with chemical hair dye. Can you imagine a horse covered in that much dye? Many horses will not even tolerate it. EarthDye has many horse trainers switching and the reaction from the horse is nothing short of incredible. Happy and giddy are the words we hear most often, like a day at the mud spa! Massage, please?

What are your ingredients?

Answer: all of the ingredients for each product are listed on the product page. However, here is a page that has all of the hair dye ingredients.  We do fine-tune our ingredients so sometimes the package might not be the same as the website, so always go off of the packet.  We have been getting people off of the chemicals for 14 years, our dyes will always be natural. We have thousands of customers that are either pregnant, getting off chemo, had a bad reaction to chemical hair dyes, and just know that natural is the way to go,
Here are all of our ingredients: 

Can I Swim in Chlorinated Water? Salt Water?

Yes to all of the water babies!! Swim and swim ocean or pool! Just make sure you shampoo after!! Chlorinated pools can turn your hair green without hair dye.  Shampoo and repeat!

I am a man, can I use your mascara On my eyebrows?

Answer:  Yes! Harvest Moon mascara is wonderful on eyebrows, we recommend our less expensive natural mascara to darken them up.

apply a coat to eyebrows and immediately wipe with a tissue, let dry. Men and women are using it to create a much younger healthier look and it will not smudge.

Can I use EarthDye over chemically treated hair dye?

Answer: Yes, you can use chemical hair dye, go straight home, and then use our hair dye right over it. Or vice/versa We always will recommend doing a strand test first, this way you know what color it will be before doing your entire head.

Do your hair dyes contain any metallic salts? Gluten, preservatives, synthetics , PPD or Ammonia?

Answer: No, all of our hair dyes are 100% plants. Even the soil it grows in is organic.  Each color has a list of the ingredients on the page with the color. Each ingredient is made from plants if you look them up.

Does EarthDye cover gray hair?

Answer: Yes! We get asked this a lot! This is the entire reason we started making and selling it! We want to look younger with a healthier solution. Our dyes can make you look 10 to 15 years younger in less than an hour while repairing damaged hair.

Does your hair dye have chemicals in it?

Answer: No! Most people that use our products come to us after they have had a bad reaction to chemical hair or beard dye. The younger generations are usually just health and environmentally conscious. Our hair and beard dyes are made of plants and clays; zero chemicals.

Can I use EarthDye while pregnant?

Answer: Yes! Absolutely! It is wonderful you are thinking about your newborn child, but also think down the road. If you have to ask this question, why not make it part of your life before, during, and after childbirth? It is just as easy to use as a chemical hair dye and is also great for the environment!

What color should I get?

Answer: While color is a personal preference, most ask because they are not sure what colors they will get. Keep in mind our dyes will not alter the color of your hair, simply put; they will cover up and add to what you already have. If you have brown hair, you can use reds and burgundies to add highlights or natural red to give an auburn effect. If you just want to cover gray and are naturally medium brown, then just use brown, and then touch up as the grays grow in. When your entire head lightens, repeat by covering all the hair, then go back to only roots again. If you have gray roots and the rest of your hair is dark brown, use dark brown on the roots and feather it in. If after 24 hours it is not dark enough, you can do it again for 30 minutes and it will make it darker. You can use EarthDye as often as you like, it is a healthy hair dye.

Why don't you have color charts?

Answer: We do not use color charts because our dyes do not go lighter, only equal or darker. Chemicals dyes, what you see is what you usually get.
If you are a natural redhead, use our natural red to liven it up or red to make a real redhead of hair. Or use brown or dark brown to cover the red. The options are almost endless.
People with black hair/gray need to use either plain indigo or purchase the 2-step black. Some can get away with soft black or even dark brown. Once you get a feeling you will know exactly what to get. You can exchange a color any time as long as it is unopened and you are an existing customer.

How many applications can I expect to get from 1 packet?

It depends on how long your hair is. Short hair can get as many as 4 uses doing the entire head, as many as 20-30 uses doing root touch-ups. Mustache as many as 40-50 uses, goatee as many as 30-40, and full beards depending on length as many as 10-20. This makes it super affordable and as low as 25 cents per application.

Will I get red hair?

You should not get red hair using browns or blacks. If your hair is white or extremely light, burgundy can come out red-orange the first time or first 12 hours, turning darker overnight. If you are starting from white hair a second application might be necessary, but rare. Always do a strand test! Oils, certain gels, and leave-in conditioners can also cause the browns to be stripped leaving red over time. Another thing we have learned is certain shampoos like Aveda, Crew, V05, and Baby shampoo can affect the outcome of the color.

How to apply it?

All packets come with instructions. In general, shampoo your hair, or do the beard prep 2 times, rinse. Mix powder with warm or warm water, apply to hair or beard. For hair using an application, the brush works best. Goatees, you can use a spoon.  Hair can be toweled dry (damp) or dry. Men can shampoo beards (not hair) 3 hours later. The hair on the head should be shampooed until 24 hours after the dye has been rinsed. The color will darken on browns, blacks, and blond overnight.  Natural red will settle down after the first shampoo.

How long does it take?

Most of the time it depends on how long your hair is. Some colors take as little as 10 minutes (natural red) some take an hour (dark brown). No application should be left on for more than 1.5 hours, however, some customers tell us about different ways they have applied it. When in doubt, follow our directions, not anyone else’s unless you know them personally and trust them to babysit your pet.

How long does it last?

Our natural hair dyes can be very permanent. It can last as long as 4 years or more or several months. The more absorbent your is the longer it will last. It all comes down to how absorbent your hair is. Most people have very absorbent hair both on the head and face. When you do your hair, you will want to focus on the roots as they come in, then as the dye fades over the next few months or years, you can do the entire head again. Beards will last longer following our beard prep and instructions, not following them will lead to poor results. If you have a long beard or hair you will also want to focus on the new growth, then over the next several months do the entire beard. Doing your hair over and over can make your hair darker and darker. You can never go lighter with EarthDye®. If you use Ash Beach Brown on brown hair, gray hair, or black hair, you will not see a change. Ash is great for white hair or blond hair with gray.
TIP: Try not to go too dark from the start, it is hard if not almost impossible to lighten EarthDye®,  Chemically treated hair such as blond will more than likely come out lighter using browns, always do a  hair strand test to be sure, not all hair is the same! Your hair will start to grow faster the more you use it and is safe to use on a regular basis and over chemical hair dye.

What shampoo/conditioner should I use?

When it comes to shampoos, there are millions of different brands on the market. It is extremely hard to know which shampoo will react differently. A shampoo will rarely cause a problem however, some absolutely do. We do know that:

  • Baby shampoo will keep hair green/blue using Ash Beach Brown
  • V05 gives multiple colors
  • Aveda will turn browns red
  • Dr. Bonners causes multiple issues, especially with browns
  • Grandpas pine soap will turn strawberry blond golden blond
  • Alcohol hair gels will cause purple
  • Neutrogena (specifically Anti-Residue Shampoo)
  • Any conditioner is fine unless it has alcohol or oil in the ingredients.

When it comes to using the correct shampoo, look for high ingredients of oil and alcohol. If it has these, find another one (if you use natural red, oils are ok). Make sure and check the ingredients each time you purchase your shampoo. Some manufacturers change ingredients often. Always ensure you wash your hair after rinse it out no later than 24 hours. 12 is fine, some can shampoo right after, and the color will darken overnight.  We will always recommend Harvest Moon extra conditioning henna shampoo or Harvest Moon Aloe Vera shampoo because they work extremely well with our products.

Does your browns have red?

EarthDye browns should not make your hair red. Many people get reds after chemical or natural hair dye fades from using products in the hair. Oils in the hair are bad and will strip color leaving a copper effect. This includes:

  • Shampoos with oils
  • Hair straighteners
  • Hair gels ( we recommend alcohol-free hair gels)
  • Leave-in conditioners (rinse conditioners are okay, however, check ingredients for oil)
  • Alcohol in hair gels will cause purple, with millions of hair products on the market we can only tell you to look at the ingredients and look for oil.

Your hair is alive, and most oils will cause your natural production of oils to stop, and this creates a vicious cycle of needing more oil. It takes a very long time to get out of this cycle because the hair grows a quarter of an inch a month. If you have used chemical hair dye or oils, you are killing your hair. Then new hair grows, and it is killed again. EarthDye allows your hair to breathe and helps it get its life back. You have to be patient and the longer your hair, the longer it will take for the new growth to come back. You will see and feel the difference after your first shampoo.  If you have frizzy hair, we recommend Shikapoo. Shikapoo is a dry shampoo that comes in powder form. It is the world’s most fabulous conditioner and comes from nature.

Can you dye other body parts? Armpits and pubic-hair?

Absolutely! Make sure you follow the beard dye instructions when doing any hair other than the head.

How much hair does one pack cover?

One pack will do bra-length hair.  Only mix what you need and store the rest. Mix the powder thicker, not thinner.  One pack will also do multiple goatees.

Where is EarthDye made?

All of our dyes are made in India, by the same people that have made them for the past 10 plus years.

Can I dye my pubic hair?

Yes!! You can dye any hair, but if you are doing anything other than the hair on your head, you need to follow the beard dye directions and be extra careful if using natural red or reds. Natural red will stain the skin (not your face, as the face produces oils). Reds will also stain your hands, so wear gloves! Tip for redheads: Mix up some powder, then mix it with your shampoo and you can do your hair in just a few minutes (10).


If you are getting purple and you do not want purple something is going on.  There are a few reasons why you might get purple.

  1. Shampoo or conditioner with alcohol or oils in it.
  2. Hair gels with alcohol, leave-in conditioners, and oil treatments.
  3. Not shampooing your hair prior to application OR not shampooing it 24 hours after rinsing it out. Colors can and will oxidize and can turn many colors if not shampooed after rinsing the dye out. You can go as long as 48 hours, but 24  is ideal.
  4. Men can get purple using dark brown if they are not doing the proper beard prep, using beard balms and oils, using alcohol on it, or not shampooing 24 hours later.

The rarest is if someone just has very oily hair. If this is the case make sure you shampoo every day if not every other day.  You will not rinse the color out. Using oils also prevents colors from working except natural red.


If you want purple you can mix pure indigo with Bud Ice instead of water and you will get a purple effect. Learn more about purple.

Can I use EarthDye on my eyebrows?

Yes! Please follow the beard dye instructions on the back.  Read all instructions before applying.

Why do I have to wash my hair before and after I rinse the dye?

The reason it is important to wash prior to application is the hair needs to be clean and helps it bind to the hair better.

The reason it is important to wash after is to keep the residue from oxidizing and turning multiple colors or a color other than what you intended.
After you shampoo the second time after rinsing, you can return to your regular routine. Washing your hair will not wash out the dye.


  1. DeeDel
    March 23, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve been using earthdye for a couple of years, but I would like to try chemical hair dye again. Can I use chemical hair dye over Earthdye? Or do I need to wait until the Earthdye hair grows out? Would I be able to have my roots touched up with chemical hair dye now?

    • earthdye
      March 23, 2023 at 6:42 pm

      Answer: Yes, you can use chemical hair dye, go straight home, and then use our hair dye right over it. Or vice/versa We always will recommend doing a strand test first, this way you know what color it will be before doing your entire head.

  2. Grace
    March 14, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Ok, so I just tried mystic mahogany on hair I had home dyed with food grade hydrogen peroxide that was too light on top. When my hair is up in a bun, it looks red, when down, it looks dirty dish water medium brown lol. The lower three fourths of my hair, when down, looks like a dirty medium brown. I am wondering how I can salvage this haha. I will take a somewhat uniform color….do I apply one color to the top or bottom to help even it out all over?

    • earthdye
      March 20, 2023 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Grace, coming off of bleach/hydrogen the color will come out lighter (not on everyone), so you will need to do it again. Also Mahogany does have red in it.
      Here is a simple trick to help make it last longer (this works on any of our colors) especially if you are coming off chemicals or oils. The lady that gave us this was also using mahogany (with a small amount of burgundy mixed in)
      Read the blog here and yes you can apply to the place needed and make sure you put it on thicker, not runny.

  3. Robert
    February 26, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Hi, I used the medium brown and now I think I want to go darker, maybe black or close to black. Can I get to black by mixing pure indigo to the medium brown? If so, what ratio would you recommend to start? Thanks!

    • earthdye
      February 27, 2023 at 1:37 pm

      Correct, the more Pure indigo you add, the darker it will be. If you are doing your entire head it will get darker over time. Once you get to the color you desire, just focus on touching up the roots after that. When it is time you can do the entire head again.

  4. earltmorgan
    February 24, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    It won’t let me enter my credit card number. It has always taken it before. Why is this?

    • earthdye
      February 26, 2023 at 11:53 am

      Can you tell us what device you are using?

  5. Julie I
    February 17, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Hi, I have black hair that is turning grey in the temples and I am also seeing some grey roots. I started using burgundy henna from another company. This turned all the grey hair and roots red/burgundy. I don’t like this burgundy color especially on my temples. I want to change it to black. Please suggest how I can change the burgundy to black and also how to change the grey roots to black. The 2 step process seems to be as I have to wash my thrice (including before application) and I get sinus very easily. Thanks in advance.

    • earthdye
      February 17, 2023 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Julie, here is some great info on how to get black: I would recommend the second one, dark brown and indigo mixed together for a one-step 🙂

      Also, be careful not to get makeup remover in the temples, as this messes with the dye and your temple area.

  6. Susan G.
    January 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    I have a full packet of the Mighty Oak Dark Brown left and am deciding I would like to go a bit lighter. I am wondering if I can mix it with another shade to get a lighter result. I wanted to try the Strawberry Blond to lighten up the brown and add a little touch of red.

    • earthdye
      January 20, 2023 at 1:49 am

      Hi Susan, the more you add of one color, the more it will be that color. So if you add a small amount of dark brown to strawberry blond, it will make it darker. You can also do this in many ways. Using natural red would probably work better. You can email us a picture of your current hair color, and we can give you more suggestions. Mixing about 25% natural red with dark brown will give you a mahogany color.

  7. sandra
    November 4, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Can I mix ahead of application, and how far ahead? I like to mix at least overnight then apply the next day

    • earthdye
      November 4, 2022 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Sandra, it is good to mix just prior to application. Natural red you can a day prior if you want to (left out at room temperature covered, but it is not needed). I would mix it and then prep your hair, by shampooing it twice, then apply.

    October 17, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Is this a permanent hair color? If my ends are blonde how will this turn out?

    • earthdye
      October 17, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      It is pretty permanent, You will not be able to wash it out. Lighter areas will be lighter, darker will be darker. It will not make your hair a lighter color, it only goes equal to or darker than the current color.

  9. Sharon
    September 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I use a natural shampoo and conditioner from Seibella which has Argon Oil in it as my hair is pretty dry. My water is also hard but use an in-line water filter on my shower head. The shampoo and conditioner rinses pretty clean but I’m in that age where my hair is constantly falling out. Anyway, will your hair coloring dry out my hair and what kind of shelf life does this product have? I’m considering purchasing this product and just doing my homework. Thank you in advance.

    • earthdye
      September 14, 2022 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Sharon, oils and our hair dye do not go together. Oils clog the pores in the hair and then your hair gets dry and you need more (it is a vicious cycle). It also keeps our dyes from working properly. You need to get natural oils from within, healthy fatty foods. Our dyes have natural conditioners added to them, all from plants. Your hair will do a happy dance the first time you shampoo after using EarthDye. We also have natural conditioners like Harvest Moon Shikapoo that helps rid dry hair for extra conditioning.
      If your hair is falling out in clumps this is bad, if it is “shedding” this is good and a sign of healthy hair. It has a 3-year shelf life unopened and a one-year life as long as it is sealed and left in a cool dry place. Our hair dye will condition while it colours, leaving your hair soft and manageable. The more you use it, the better it works.

  10. Lynne
    August 13, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Can I use the aloe shampoo and conditioner before I color my hair as my hair is very hard to comb out if I don’t use some type of detangler.

    • earthdye
      August 13, 2022 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Lynne, I would wait until you rinse the dye out, then use the conditioner.

  11. anna
    August 13, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Hello! I want to get a warm dark auburn color. Not too orange, not purple-y or hyper red either. my hair currently is a dark blonde/ light brown. I was thinking of mixing medium oak brown with dark red. Do you think that would look natural? Or maybe medium oak brown with natural red?

    • earthdye
      August 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm

      Hi, I would mix mahogany with copper brown 50/50. This will give you a darker auburn. Copper is basically auburn. Or dark brown with copper.

      • anna
        August 13, 2022 at 9:08 pm

        thank you!

  12. Brianna
    March 19, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    I used Mehandi’s for years to cover gray, spending around 4 hours each time. Then about 1/2 year ago, it stopped working even though I used clarifying shampoo, followed by Dawn dish soap. Their dye didn’t even absorb the gray roots. I gave up on them. Then I saw your ad. Now I’m curious. Any thoughts about how your product might be different?

    • earthdye
      March 23, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Brianna, people have tried to copy us since we started back in 2006. Henna is one color, red, so if you are using browns it is not henna, it is indigo. The difference with our hair dye is the way it is grown and when it is harvested. The older the powder the more work and longer you have to leave it on to get results.

      We do offer a 100% money-back guarantee, I would not give up on it. So many companies are selling bad natural products and it ruins it for those that are really making a difference. Ours takes an hour and on some colors less than 20 minutes. Only follow our instructions unless instructed by a EarthDye hair dye specialist.

  13. Christine
    March 7, 2022 at 2:02 am

    I’ve been ordering your hair colour for years from Australia. Today I tried to order again but it doesn’t give me shipping option and therefore the order won’t go through.
    Please help, thank you
    Kind regards, Christine

    • earthdye
      March 7, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Christine, it is due to the floods. COVID restrictions to Australia have been a nightmare but looks like it was lifted. Once it is lifted will notify those in Australia.

  14. Kate
    February 20, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I want to buy dark brown from you, and looking forward to using it on my greys and whites (mostly temples and some root areas)…but I have been using a bar shampoo- Viori, but it has shea butter, cocoa butter and broccoli seed oil- I use unscented, and love the bar shampoo, but wonder how badly it will affect my color if I use it. If I use yours, do you have an unscented version? My husband does not do well with scents. Thanks for any input.

    • earthdye
      February 21, 2022 at 1:45 pm

      Hi, shea butter is a problem unless you are using natural red or strawberry blond. Oils clog the pores and cause issues. You want your hair to breathe naturally. I would recommend either Liquid pearl ( sold at Walgreens), but there is two versions, one with oil and one without.
      For maximum performance, I would recommend our natural shampoo.

  15. Darlene
    February 19, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    i just received my earth dye. The directions say to use about 1 1/4 cups of warm water, but it doesn’t tell me how much dye i should add to it. I have about 1 inch of roots to cover my gray hair, so I don’t know how much to use??? Can you give me a guideline?

    • earthdye
      February 19, 2022 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Darlene, 1 and 1/4 is for a full pack and is approximate, if you are just using a small amount then only add enough water to make it like a pudding-like consistency. Thicker is better.
      just add a small amount of water and mix and keep doing so until it is like pudding.

      • Darlene
        February 19, 2022 at 8:31 pm

        how long do i leave it on?

        • earthdye
          February 21, 2022 at 1:42 pm

          Hi Darlene, Natural red hair dye you can leave on as little as 15 minutes, Other colors are 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  16. Mel
    February 1, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Hi! My daughter put Hydrogen proxide in her hair (just mainly highlights) and it now has an orange look. Her hair is naturally a med brown. Can she use henna to make it go back to a med brown color or will the proxide cause it to have a reaction? Also she has Psoriasis/dandruff and I have read that henna really helps with that. Have yall had anyone to use it for psoriasis/dandruff? Which shampoo would you recommend, the henna shampoo or the aloe vera shampoo and conditioner? Do yall have a conditioner for the henna shampoo?

    • earthdye
      February 2, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      We did talk on the phone however I want to go ahead and post the answer: yes she is fine to use any of the colors, just make sure you shampoo good prior to application. Also, keep in mind browns are mainly indigo. Henna is red. We only carry one conditioner, the aloe vera conditioner, henna by itself is very conditioning, however, it is okay to use the aloe conditioner after, or our Shikapoo. Stay away from oil treatments or products high in oil.

  17. Julia
    January 27, 2022 at 9:18 am

    My hair is down past my waist and I was wondering how I would mix the dark brown so that I could just do my roots maybe once a month without wasting the whole bag. I’m also curious how permanent it will be. Thanks!

    • earthdye
      January 28, 2022 at 9:25 am

      Hi Julia, You will need to mix only what you need (save the rest for later) and focus on the roots. It all depends on your hair and how you treat it, but it is pretty permanent. More on some than others. Once it fades you will need to do the entire head. We have some clients that have only done root touch up over 4 years and have not had to do the entire head. Use an application brush to make it easier.

      • Julia
        February 14, 2022 at 3:50 pm

        I do a apple cider vinegar rinse after I shampoo, will this effect my color? And should I do the rinse before I apply the color or wait until after my next shampoo? I also use Dr. Bronner‘s Castile soap in my DIY shampoo is this OK?

        • earthdye
          February 15, 2022 at 3:42 pm

          Do not use Dr Bonners, it can cause issues.
          The vinegar is fine, just change out the shampoo.

  18. Ann C
    November 19, 2021 at 11:31 am

    I am totally gray (now) and have been dying my hair for over 40 years. First it was for fun, change, etc. Now I have to cover the gray. I have tried other “natural” dyes and they will not cover my gray. Will this cover my gray? I love reds. Also, being a henna product, is it safe to go from dye to henna to dye if I have to go back??

    • earthdye
      November 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Ann! You can check out our before and after photos, we are adding more right now as well. We do get what you are saying a lot. We started this business back in 2006 and many have tried to copy us since then. It is a lot more difficult than it seems.
      Just make sure you follow our instructions!

      • earthdye
        November 19, 2021 at 6:35 pm

        P.S. yes you can use it over any other dyes.

  19. Sam
    November 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Would the following natural clarifying shampoo work: 1-2 tbsp of either baking soda or apple cider vinegar diluted in water? If this mix is not recommended, then what would be a good clarifying shampoo to use before dying my hair? Per your notes, one should not use a pre-dye shampoo that has oils, alcohols, or sulfates, however lots of natural shampoos have these ingredients – so I am not sure which one to buy. Also, even though I have black hair, I plan to get the ‘mighty oak dark brown’ brand to dye my white roots and my tips. Will this work? If not, I will use indigo mixed into soft black 50-50 (I just dont like indigo much)

    • earthdye
      November 11, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Sam, that’s not a shampoo, we recommend our natural shampoo, if it is too expensive, then you can get liquid pearl from Walgreens or Target. Salt and vinegar are great to use prior if you have been putting oil in your hair or using shampoo high in oils/alcohol. Oils clog the pores and can keep the dye from working as well.
      Dark brown and indigo is also a great way to make it really black. Soft black and Dark brown are primarily indigo.

  20. Michael N
    November 10, 2021 at 5:09 am

    Will the dye stain your skin under the beard?

    • earthdye
      November 10, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      In most cases no. If it does it is only for a few hours. Our dyes will not wash out of the hair, beard, or other body hair.

  21. Sam
    October 31, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Does the soft black natural dye turn hair that is white at the roots into a darker color such as brown? You mentioned that the reason you started is to help people with aged, white hair look younger. Most of your instructions discuss a one-step process. So can I use the one-step process to dye my white roots into a darker color? I have black hair and I find the 2 step process too time-consuming and arduous.

    • earthdye
      November 1, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Sam, soft black on white is very light and can almost be a platinum color on very white hair. Some want to do the two-step for the benefits, however, you can mix indigo and soft black 50/50 and it will make it black. Some people can get away with pure indigo by itself, but not all. Also indigo by itself is not conditioning, so it is usually men using it on their beard, however, you can counter this by using shikapoo or by using our aloe shampoo and aloe conditioner or Henna shampoo and aloe conditioner.

  22. Diana G.
    August 31, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Okay, I will check out Free and Clear and Fantasia and others.

    Thanks for your prompt response.

  23. Diana G.
    August 30, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Hi, I have been using Earthdye Dark Brown Henna color for over a year now. I am very pleased with the results.
    Covers my salt and pepper gray hair quite well. I also use Harvest Moon Henna Shampoo. Am very pleased with the shampoo too.

    My question is that I would like to use hair mousee or hair gel that does not contain alcohol or oils.
    I have not been able to find this. Can you recommend a brand name for hair gel or hair mousee that would not contain alcohol or oils??

    • earthdye
      August 31, 2021 at 11:49 am

      Hi Diana, the best thing to do is Google “alcohol-free hair gel” and find the one that has no oils or alcohol. If you are not looking for a firm hold, there are quite a few on the market like Free and Clear hair styling gel. Fantasia Hair polisher style and gel.
      I think what will matter most is the firmness, as most without those two ingredients usually will not be a “firm-hold” gel. And thank you for your business and compliments!

  24. Brenda Bertolini
    June 10, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve never used your products before and as with most things, I do a ton of research which is how I found your company. Excited to try it– Do you have any idea when the Plum Purple (Indigo) color will be back in stock? I’ve been checking all week – I’m looking for more of a deep blue/purple tone (my hair is about as dark brown as you can get) so I assume these shades will only show up in the sun.. if there is a long delay, is there any other way to achieve this plum purple shade? Thank you for the help!

    • earthdye
      June 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Purple is pure indigo. To achieve purple all you need to do is mix it with bud ice instead of water. If your hair is really dark you might not see it at all. It will turn blue at first and then purple overnight.

      Oddly I thought the Purple page was updated with this information and downloadable instructions. Here is a link to pure indigo.

  25. Margherita D’Amato
    June 5, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Do you no longer carry Cassia Obovata? I don’t see it among your hair products.

  26. luciano1213
    June 1, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Soft back is too soft for me, meaning I need to put it on twice to make my grays turns almost completely black, but not for many days.
    Will it help to use 1/4 henna with soft black?
    I now have the two step black package with henna and indigo—–I used to apply one each for 1.5 hours each, and also 1/4 henna with 3/4 indigo and I am just wondering if I can mix 1/4 henna, 1/4 soft black and 1/2 indigo?
    Thanks for your reply.

    • earthdye
      June 2, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Luciano, Soft black natural hair dye is a light black on white hair, darker on gray hair. Mix soft black with pure indigo to make it darker. The more indigo you add the darker it will be. If you want a jet black, do the natural red first for 30 minutes and then the indigo for 1 hour immediately after rinsing the red off.

  27. Arlene
    May 31, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Is the dye named ‘Natural Red’ the same color dye that, I have bought in the past, that was just named “Red”.

  28. natashagrisartist
    May 30, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Hi, I really like the burgundy colour and the dark cherry red. I’m just concerned that it will bleed and get all over my bedding, towels etc, and stain things and sweat off when exercising as I’ve heard stories from people, who have used Henna’s with added herbs to enhance colour, have run into this issue. Also, I’m wondering if I do the burgundy colour and this is a problem, could I then do the 2 step (Pure Henna and Indigo) to get a black/dark brown colour over top of the burgundy? Would it adhere over the burgundy and not bleed? Thanks in advance. – Ash

    • earthdye
      May 31, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      It will wash out of towels. I just did a friend’s hair and turned a white towel very red, washed it on normal, and never stained it. If you are worried use an old towel. and yes you can go over it and make it black if you decide to do so.

  29. Anthony A Pierce
    May 11, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    When will u get soft black dye back in

    • earthdye
      May 11, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      As of today 05/11/21, We should have soft black in stock within the next 6 weeks, India is on lock down due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, you can make your own soft black by mixing Cassia Obovata and indigo. The more cassia you add the lighter it will be.

  30. Val
    May 6, 2021 at 5:26 am

    I should also ask whether you recommend using shikapoo everytime i wash my hair or shall I alternate it with your harvest moon shampoo?

    • earthdye
      May 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      Yes, the Shikapoo (Shikakai) is highly recommended, It works well with colors and is an absolutely amazing shampoo/conditioner.

    • earthdye
      May 11, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      You can use it daily or bi-weekly, it really all depends on you and your hair.

    • Val
      June 23, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      Hello. I am still unclear as to whether I am able to use any shampoo or hair products once I have actually dyed my hair with earthdye. Is it only necessary to clean your with shampoo free from oils etc. before you dye or always?

      • earthdye
        June 23, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        Hi Val! It is most important ” prior” to the application, after does not matter as much. With millions of shampoos on the market, the odds of something going an array are very slim to none. Oils will help it fade faster and stop your natural production of oil. The only way to find out is by using whatever shampoo you like.

        • Val
          June 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm

          Thanks for that. So even a shampoo or hair product with oils or alcohol in them won’t necessarily turn hair green

          • earthdye
            June 24, 2021 at 5:17 pm

            High oils are not good as well as alcohol. Alcohol turns browns/blacks purple. Oils keep it from sticking as well, unless you are using red or strawberry blond then usually no shampoo will matter.

  31. Val
    May 6, 2021 at 5:24 am

    I have to use a hair straightener on my hair after every shampoo as it goes frizzy and looks unmanaged. Does using a hair straightener fade earthdye?

    • earthdye
      May 6, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      hair straighteners can absolutely affect the outcome. For example ” It’s a 10″ straightener will turn it green and keep it that way.

      • Val
        May 14, 2021 at 5:51 am

        So does this mean a hair dryer or heat from the sun will also effect it?

        • earthdye
          May 14, 2021 at 10:56 am

          The sun makes anything fade. The good news is it blocks UV rays. You can use a hairdryer no problem. Just do not use an overhead dryer as they do in a salon with it on your hair, this will dry it out and keep it from working. Using a hairdryer after you rinse it is no problem.

      • Val
        May 18, 2021 at 4:18 pm

        Ok thanks. So if I use earthdye how do I keep my hair looking nice and straight if I cannot use a hair straightener

        • earthdye
          May 18, 2021 at 5:31 pm

          Unfortunately, that is not easy. Oils and heating irons are also bad for the hair. You’re on the right path with EarthDye, and you can use heat, just not while the product is in your hair. Our shikapoo does wonders as well and you can use that and then do a wet wrap overnight and then dry with cool air the next day. That helps, but it all depends on what kind of curls we are talking about.
          You can Duckduckgo “how to straighten hair naturally” and there are many different ways I am just not sure which will work. What color are you doing in your hair?

          • Val
            May 18, 2021 at 6:59 pm

            Do you mean it is ok to use a hair straightener but not while product is in your hair? Or have i got that wrong? My hair is not curly at all just gets a bit wrinkly and messy looking when I haven’t straightened it. I am a dark blonde so I gather the best colour for me would be ash Beach brown?

          • earthdye
            May 18, 2021 at 7:46 pm

            I would not use a chemical straightener at all (it creates a vicious cycle). If that is the case use our Shikapoo (pure shikakai). Also, our hair dyes have natural conditioners built-in, so all of that will go away over time if you have been using chemical hair dye. As your new hair grows in, it will look and become much healthier, it just takes time for the new growth to come in. And no-baby shampoo if you are using Ash beach brown. Ash Beach brown works on blond and white hair. If your hair is darker you will not see it, it sounds about right for you.

      • Val
        May 24, 2021 at 5:41 am

        Hello I called it a hair straightener but I really meant a hair iron. Will a Hair iron affect the outcome of earthdye?

        • earthdye
          May 24, 2021 at 3:25 pm

          Hot irons are okay, just not good for the hair but will not affect the color

          • Val
            May 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

            Hello thanks for all your help. I have one more question and that is that my hairdresser like to shampoo and cut my hair wet. If I have used earthdye does this matter? Is it only an issue before you dye it?

          • earthdye
            May 26, 2021 at 1:13 pm

            You can apply it to wet or dry hair. Please see instructions on product page.

  32. Dee
    April 28, 2021 at 7:56 am

    How will the chlorine in a pool impact the dye?

    • earthdye
      April 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      It should not affect it, just make sure you wash your hair after getting out of the pool. You should do this even if you are not dying it as it can turn it green.
      We live in Florida and always in the ocean and pool, never a problem.

  33. Dan
    April 9, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Where are your products made?

    • earthdye
      April 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm

      All of our dyes are made in India, by the same people that have made them for the past 10 plus years.

  34. SAMIR
    March 15, 2021 at 5:01 am

    I’m Using (Soft Black Beard Dye) . My only issue since before that the color turns purple after maybe two o three days. What could be the reason and how to avoid that., although I’m following all the instruction and using your own Henna Shampoo.

    • earthdye
      March 15, 2021 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Samir, I see you have been a customer since 2018, I am assuming this just started?

      It is very important to shampoo your hair 24-48 hours after you rinse it out. Not doing so can result in the hair dye oxidating and turning colors. You will not wash out the dye, so this is very important. Also if you have a water softener, make sure the line did not get any backwash in it.

  35. Lori H.
    March 12, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Love this hair color product. Followed the directions completely and the results were exactly what I wanted. I will not go back to using the harsh chemical hair coloring. Thank you for this product!

  36. Sabrina
    January 18, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Can I use bleach to lighten my hair if I used your henna six months ago?

    • earthdye
      January 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Yes, you can go back to chemicals any time, always do a strand test to see the outcome of the color. If you have Natural dark brown hair some times it takes more to lighten it to blond. however, I would not touch bleach, super toxic!

  37. Scott
    November 20, 2020 at 2:34 am

    I’ve been using Grizzly Mountain but it doesn’t last long. Seems like the same thing. Is it?

    • earthdye
      November 22, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      It is not the same thing. Totally different company. On facial hair, ours lasts until you trim it. EarthDye Natural beard dye has been tried to be copied for a long time now.

  38. Rhonda Foley
    November 18, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Will ash beach brown and pure indigo make a dark brown with no red tints?

    • earthdye
      November 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Yes, however, none of the browns should give you red. If you are getting red something is stripping the brown out. Oil and leave-in conditioners will do this. Also, check your shampoo and see if it has oils in it, if it is high in oils this will strip it as well.
      Here is a great tutorial on how to make your color last longer

  39. Linda Sappington
    November 13, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I’m really excited to use your product! I was going to use another henna product and it said that it was possible it can straighten or relax curly hair. I have curly hair and didn’t want to chance that so I didn’t use it. Have you heard of any one experiencing that with your product? Thanks!

    • earthdye
      November 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      You should not have that problem. Just do not leave it in your hair for over an hour. Pure natural red is the only one that could cause an issue if left on for 4 hours or longer. Anything over 1.5 hours will not make much of a difference regardless.

  40. Jennifer Bantle
    October 27, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Am I supposed to mix cassia and henna together before applying or use in 2 separate applications? Or Henna first? Then cassia?

    • earthdye
      October 27, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Jennifer, if you are using natural red, you can mix it in with it, yes and it might make it lighter. Otherwise, you can use it after. There is not a time frame, that is your call.

  41. Abhishek Sharma
    October 1, 2020 at 7:07 am

    EarthDye is a natural hair dye herb that is popularly known as Mehandi in most parts of Asian countries. It has been used by men and women. We provide premium quality of 100% chemical-free hair dye. We are a leading natural hair dye manufacturer, and supplier of premium quality dyes. We offer our clients 100 % Natural products, which is completely safe and do not give any side effects. If you have been burned or if you are looking for a hair dye that is great for your hair you have come to the correct place!

    • earthdye
      October 9, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Well said!!

  42. Js
    September 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Any way to speed up the process of turning to the right color? It used to take about 12 hours to go from green to brown . Now it is not fully brown for nearly 48 hours. For a beard.. no shampoo or soap even touches my face ever. Just warm water.

    • earthdye
      September 24, 2020 at 2:19 am

      That is a problem. You need to use shampoo prior and after you rinse it off. I am surprised it is even working if you are not following those instructions.

      And especially use a beard brush with the shampoo.

      Here is a video:

      Also, stay away from baby shampoo

  43. j
    September 11, 2020 at 2:03 am

    I had your dye sitting around for a long time and finally got around to using it…. I’m so sad I didn’t try it sooner. Amazing. I’m in love. Immediately wanted to buy more but you’re out of it. I see COVID has caused you complications. Can you please message me when more comes in stock? Thanks. (Btw your email field is broken and won’t send)

  44. Neelam A
    August 15, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I tried the dark brown henna to cover my gray hair. This is my first time using your henna dye for dark brown. My gray hair looked green/blue. Why is this?

    • earthdye
      August 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      This is very normal, even yellow or red is normal at first and then it turns to the correct color overnight. If it stays green it means something is interfering with it. Baby shampoo will turn it green, alcohol will turn it purple. V05, Aveda, and Dr. Bonners will turn it red. You need to check the ingredients on the shampoo for oils and alcohol and shampoo your hair after you rinse in 24 hours. Waiting too long will cause it to oxidize and turn colors.

    • Lulu Delphine
      August 30, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      I just used the ash blonde/brown color last night. I followed all instructions – washed with clarifying shampoo first, towel dried, rinsed with water only after 1.5 hours. I wasn’t worried that it had a green tint last night as you said it might on the package, but this morning; STILL has a green tint. It’s been almost 24 hours since I used the product. I have used NO other product but water. Please tell me what to do.

      • earthdye
        September 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm

        What kind of shampoo did you do your prep with prior to applying it? Also, how late at night did you do it?

        • earthdye
          September 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

          If it is still green, then the shampoo is interfering. Baby shampoo will do just this, it is normal to see green when you rinse for some people but should turn ash brown later. Some sooner than others but usually overnight is all you need. I recommend dying it early evening. Crew, Aveda, Baby Shampoo can cause issues with the colors.

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