No. Biolage Color is deposit only, no lift, no-ammonia, no-damage plant-based haircolor.
Is Biolage haircolor all natural?
Biolage Haircolor is not considered “all-natural”. However, it is 82-100% plant-based and all formulas are vegan.
What does plant-based mean?
We consider ingredients to be plant-based if they are composed of one or more herbal ingredients; carefully selected, purified and coated with coconut oil for a reliable color performance.
How is Biolage Color considered organic if you have to pre-lighten darker levels in order to use some/most of the shade?
Biolage Haircolor is not considered “organic”; however every formula is 82-100% plant-based with less than 10 ingredients, vegan. Biolage Haircolor is deposit only and does not claim to provide and lift; however is designed for and can be used on natural or previously color-treated hair with that ability to deposit various reflects (see packaging), depending on the use of one or more of the 20 shades.
Does Biolage Haircolor contain henna?
Yes, however we purify our henna so there are no added metallic salts. Not all shades contain henna. The shades that contain henna: Elderberry violet, chamomile gold, pinenut beige, rhubarb blonde, plum steel, chestnut brown, clove brown, carob brown, ginger copper, cranberry brown, hibiscus blonde.
Biolage haircolor also features the ingredients:
Cassia leaves- diluter, used to adjust highlight intensity
Direct dyes- up to 5 dyes; least sensitizing, will not irritate scalp
Coconut oil- conditions and smooths hair
Where do the direct dye pigments come from?
Biolage Color features the use of 5 of the least sensitizing direct dyes, hand selected out of 200 possibilities to assure the utmost integrity to the hair and scalp.
How long does it last?
Depending on the shade and porosity of hair, our formulas last up to 20 shampoos.
Can I apply Biolage haircolor to natural and color treated hair?
Yes. Both natural and previously colored hair. Be mindful: if the hair is uneven, the end result will be uneven. For best results it is advisable to cleanse with Clean Reset Shampoo or your favorite R.A.W. Shampoo before applying desired shade.
What services can I perform with Biolage color?
Tone, correct, gloss, refresh, enhance/define, grey blending and creative techniques.
Can I achieve 100% grey coverage with Biolage color?
No; however Biolage haircolor is designed to provide up to 50% grey blending.
Can I use Biolage color on hair that has previously been colored with traditional henna?
Yes, you can. Make sure to always perform an allergy test prior to using Biolage color to ensure no reactions to henna.
How do I use Biolage Color?
Can I go back to classical hair color if I have used Biolage Haircolor?
Yes. Because our high quality and purified powder doesn’t contain any metallic salts there is no risk of incompatibility or hair breakage. Competitor products contain metallic salts that’s why we usually recommend our classical hair color to not use henna after.
Can I color with Biolage Haircolor if I am a classical hair color user?
Yes. For the same reasons as the previous question.
Can I perform other chemical services over Biolage Color- (such as perms, smoothing services, and highlights)?
All of our shades are compatible with oxidative color and chemical services- same day! Be mindful: When performing chemical services hair is porous.
How do I remove?
Depending on the quantity of color left on hair fiber, shade and type of hair, we recommend: A clarifying shampoo such as Clean Reset or mild decolorizing washes are effective.
Will haircolor fade to red undertones?
No. Because our shades are not made of henna only. Cassia (subtle yellow) and Direct Dyes (violet) are there to neutralize the red henna reflects.
What haircare regimen should I recommend for my client?
For the longest lasting results we would recommend Biolage ColorLast or R.A.W. Color Care.
Can I use heat tools?
As with all direct dyes, be mindful of your heat settings, as you risk the possibility of altering the reflect of shades containing direct dyes with higher heat settings.
Can I use bond protecting additives directly into Biolage Haircolor?
It is not recommended to add any bond protecting additives into your Biolage Color formula as these dilute the dyes and dramatically reduce color vibrancy. If you are performing any lightening services you can add bond protecting additives to lightener formula.
How do I use clear (cassia)?
It can be mixed with all shades to dilute or used alone as an intensive glossing treatment – easy add-on to any styling or chemical service!
Be mindful of the subtle yellowish tint (due to the natural composition) when using with levels 7-10.
How do I mix Biolage Color?
How many applications per pack?
100ml/3.5 oz. packaging is ideal for up to 2 applications.
Are all the shades intermixable?
Yes, the entire palette of 20 shades is intermixable for unlimited color combinations.
Do I need to mix with developer?
No, hot water replaces “developer”. Each shade is pre-crafted for ease of use and reliable results using a 1:3 ratio. 1 part Biolage Haircolor & 3 parts Hot Water.
What is the best way to apply and process Biolage haircolor?
Applied directly to clean, towel-dried hair (For best results apply to hair that is 80-100% dry). Best when used with bowl and brush. Avoid direct application to the scalp as staining will occur. Cover hair, and process. For deep saturation, or up to 50% grey blending, apply a heating source (up to 113F) for best results.
How long do I process Biolage haircolor?
Processing times: 10 min high shine toning, 20-30 min sheer all-over refreshing, 30-45 min all over grey blending.
Do I need heat? Will heat make it last longer?
We recommend the use of heat to allow the color to develop better and provide a truer result; however you can process the color with or without heat using a cap.
What happens if I use hot tap water?
When using hot tap water, there should be little to no effect on color result. However, cold water will not activate the dyes so the color will not be as vibrant.
How will hot water effect the fade out? Will it pull the color out faster if a client shampoos with hot water?
Biolage Haircolor is designed to last up to 20 shampoos based on the condition of the hair. Maintaining the same school of thought regarding any other Haircolor, hot water naturally opens the cuticle exposing the strands to quicker fading.
Why mix Biolage color with hot water?
Hot water is used to activate the ingredients and homogenize the formula. All shades have optimal mixing temperature as denoted on pack, however all shades can be mixed at 212 (boiling water) with results acceptable within the range denoted on the digi switch.