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.

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: 

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 clay’s, 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 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 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 year, 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 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®, no chemicals will not allow that to happen. So 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 to 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 base and over chemical hair dye.

What shampoo 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. It is very rare a shampoo will cause a problem however some absolutely do. We do know that:

  • Baby shampoo will keep hair green using Ash Beach Brown
  • V05 gives Multiple colors
  • Aveda will turn browns red
  • Dr. Bonners causes multiple issues on some
  • Grandpas pine soap will turn strawberry blond golden blond
  • Alcohol hair gels will cause purple

When it comes to using the correct shampoo, look for high ingredients of oil and alcohol, if it has these, find another one. Make sure and check ingredients when you purchase more as some manufacturers change ingredients often. Always make sure you wash your hair after you 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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!!

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