1.Do not use a leave in conditioners. It coats and suffocates your hair and strips the dye and keeps it from working as well, wash out conditioner is OK after 48 hours.. 2.Do not use oil treatments. It stops your natural oil production. It clogs your pores and strips the dye. 3.Do not mix in any other ingredients UNLESS otherwise advised by a Harvest Moon Specialist. Especially Indigo. 4.Do not use bottled water, distilled water or any water from any source other than your faucet unless advised by a Harvest Moon rep. 5.Do not let the hair dye set on the counter for long periods of time before applying accept red orange. If you let it set out, one hour is more than enough. 6.Do not use hair straighteners or chemical hair straighteners with in 2 weeks of applying our dyes. 9.Do not wait longer than 48 hours to wash your hair once you have rinsed it out. 24 hours is a good number. Over 48 hours can result in multi colored hair. 10.Do not use a heater to dry your hair while the dye is on your head! Let it dry naturally while left on your hair for an hour to 1.5 hours. 11.Do not wrap your head with anything while the dye is on. Let it dry naturally. If you use a shower cap cut holes in the top so air can get to it. 12.Do not leave the product on for more than 2 hours! Unless otherwise told different by a Harvest Moon specialist. 1 hour is recommended or less. Mahogany 45 minutes is all you need, pure henna as little as 15 minutes. 13.Do not do entire head over and over with dark colors as it will get darker and darker. Do root touch ups to maintain color and after 3-4 months or when hair fades do entire head.People using reds or black it is OK to do the entire head as often as you like. 14.Do not freeze left over products. Place in zip lock baggy, squeeze out air and store in a dark place (cigar box, shoe box, under counter). It will stay fresh for up to a year once opened. Pure henna (natural red) you can store if it is mixed, and will last several months. 15.Do not apply beard dye without cleaning beard dye with toothbrush or beard brush and soap. Not doing so will result in the beard dye not working. 16.Do not apply to dirty hair. Wash hair twice just prior to application with shampoo. No conditioner until after application. Never use “leave in” conditioners. 17. Do not use hot irons,flat irons/hot iron gels with in 2-3 weeks after or before using natural hair dye. Hot irons damage your hair so they are already bad, but they also kill the protein and the pores. You will need to wait no less than 2 weeks to get dyes to work after hot irons. You need these to help the dye bind to your hair. Hot iron/flat irons will strip the color and keep it from binding to the hair sometimes. 18. Do wait 2 weeks before and after relaxers. Relaxers are fine, but remember your hair has to be super clean before dying it. The opposite of chemical hair dye.
Also remember you cannot go lighter! If you decide to bleach your hair or lighten it with chemicals remember our dye coats the hair and protects it , so it might take 2 times to make a drastic change. In other words if you have bleached blond hair, dark brown will come out lighter. This is not always the case with white or gray hair. Most people will get an even blend.
Our dyes are very easy to use and work brilliantly so do not worry! After you do it a few times you will not think twice about it.