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Every hair color is naturally unique – and so are khadi Natural Hair Colors. khadi Color Prep pre-treatment is the ideal primer if you want to go from very light to dark hair. Find out if you need khadi Color Prep in the khadi Color Chart.
When do you use it?
From Very Light to Dark
khadi Color Prep forms an optimal primer for the color change from very light to a darker shade. It will deposit a strawberry blonde to intense copper base color on your hair making the transition easier. Use Color Prep before you color with your desired shade. Simply mix the color powder with water that is 176° F and leave on your hair for 60 minutes for an intense base color.
Bleach & Highlights
khadi Color Prep prepares your bleached, dry, or porous hair for further coloring by adding blonde and copper pigments. Use Color Prep before you color with your desired shade. Simply mix the color powder with water that is 140° F and leave on your hair for 30 minutes.
Chemical Coloring / Gray Roots
Do you have gray roots? khadi Color Prep will deposit a strawberry blonde to intense copper base color on your gray roots, preparing them for further coloring with your desired khadi shade. This step is great for you, if you want to color with a darker khadi shade and achieve optimal gray coverage on your roots. Simply mix with water that is 176° F and leave on your roots for 60 minutes.
Find out if you need khadi Color Prep in the color chart:
khadi Natural Hair Color dyes with the power of finely ground plants. Color pigments bind to the hair cuticles and adhere to the outside of the hair shaft – creating a nourishing glaze that protects and revitalizes.
All khadi Hair Colors are 100% natural, vegan, free from synthetic dyes, fragrances, and preservatives.
Cassia auriculata leaf powder (Senna), Lawsonia inermis leaf powder (Henna), Ziziphusjujuba leaf powder (Sidr), Ziziphus spinachristileaf powder (Zizisphus)
The ritual of applying khadi Natural Hair Color is a century-old, Ayurvedic practice to naturally color and strengthen hair.
The finely ground plant powder is mixed with warm water to form a naturally creamy paste. This potent color cream is then applied to freshly washed hair. After allowing the hair dye to soak in, the color cream is washed out with water only. The color result is immediately visible, but intensifies over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Learn in detail how to apply your khadi Natural Hair Color here
My second go around with this color prep (applied x2hrs after using chelating shampoo x3 washes, no conditioner) yielded good results, but the fine grey hairs around my hairline didn't pick up the pigment too well. Disclaimer: I have straight, thick hair and stubborn grays that even conventional dyes have a hard time covering. Curious to know whether there's something I can do to help, like leave it on for longer or mix lemon juice with the color?
This is a great pre-color formula which helps my color (black) stay longer.
Color primer helps with grey hair a lot…it’s easy to apply color after applying primer..
Hello, Thank you for trying Color Prep before coloring with khadi. We are excited to hear it helped cover your grays, and we're looking forward to hearing about your color results. Kindest regards, The khadi Natural Cosmetic Team
I have naturally light brown/dark blonde hair but I love the look of black hair on me. I use the Blue Black and have done it once without the color prep and once with. Definitely worth it with the color prep!
Hi Meleah, Thank you for trying Color Prep; we're happy you had such great results! Kindest regards, The khadi Natural Cosmetic Team
Used the color prep + dark blonde to color my stubborn grays, and I had the exact desired outcome: cool blondish highlights against my medium/dark brown hair. I’ve been fantasizing about finding a hair dye to color just my grays, and have finally found it! Used chelating shampoo to prep my hair in advance. The 2-step process was reasonable. It didn’t dye my skin or countertops, to boot.
Hello there, Awesome! We love that your search has led you to khadi and that we fit your needs well! Color Prep is necessary with our Dark Blonde shade when gray coverage is needed. Since you did use it, you're reaping beautiful color results! Yay! Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
At first I wasn't sure if this would work as advertised, but it did! It turned my bleached blonde hair into a slightly darker golden blonde, which I was worried might not be red enough to be a good filler. But after following up with the Ash Brown dye, the result is beautiful - no weird tones, just dark brown as promised. Really impressed overall!
Hi Gillian, Thank you for your feedback. Color Prep is an excellent base for bleached hair to help achieve the best color results. The great thing about our products is they are actually healthy for the hair. Warmest regards, The khadi Natural Cosmetics team
I use this on my roots in preparation of dying them (with the black color) but I also use it on my whole hair as a treatment every now and then. Like all Khadi colors, it mixes and applies so much smoother than most other brands and is also easier and quicker to remove. I hate the smell of henna but this is actually almost pleasant to me!
Hello! We love that you had such great results using Color Prep! Thank you for sharing your experience. Best Regards, khadi Natural Cosmetics Team
Recommend leaving both color prep and indigo in hair for longer for better color retention.
Hi there, We're proud to be a PPD-free Natural Hair Color! Thanks for using Color Prep as your first step in coloring with khadi Natural Hair Color shades! We do suggest increasing the processing time of Color Prep to 90-120 minutes for resistant gray hair for optimal coverage. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
This added some shade to my greys but still have some grays showing.
Hi Sara, Our color primer- Color Prep can be left to process for up to 120 minutes for very resitant grays! Next time you color your hair try extending the processing time for optimal gray coverage. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
The color prep really helps the color adhere to grays, highly recommended!
Hi there, Excellent to hear that you used our color primer- Color Prep, before coloring your hair with your preferred khadi shade! Some of our shades require Color Prep as the first step for guaranteed gray coverage! We always recommend checking out our Color Chart, which can be easily found by clicking the "How To Use" tab, scrolling down to the "Mix" section, and clicking " Full Instructions." Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
Used this as prep to a different brand of dye, and it seemed to help with achieving the color I was going for. Now I need to buy the Khadi color I want and see how that works!
Hi there, Thank you for using Color Prep! We look forward to hearing about your results. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew
really great product. dont forget to use this before using the hair dye.
Hi there, Thank you for recommending the Color Prep to others! Color Prep is a must when coloring with some of khadi's darker shades and gray coverage is an issue. Always a good idea to check our color chart before buying to ensure the hair color shade you're interested in requires Color Prep. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
It definitely has extended the life of my henna color
Hi there, Thanks for usng Color Prep as your first step in coloring your hair wth khadi! Color Prep is essential for many of our darker shades; if there is gray coverage that needs to be addressed or if you're transitioning from very light hair to a dark shade. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
I have used henna before but didn’t have good results, I was pleasantly surprised to see that after using the prep step all my grays were covered. I have waited 4 weeks now to see the longevity of the color… the color held well , I can see the growth but it’s very natural. I highly recommend Khadi to everyone who wants to switch to a natural approach for dying hair.
Hi there, Thank you for trusting khadi with your natural hair coloring needs! We feel so honored that you think khadi plant-based color exceeds all other henna-based colors on the market! We hope you keep enjoying coloring with khadi! Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team
This product seems to give a richer color than the other Henna brands I have tried and requires less time with only the addition of hot distilled water (no coffee, no tea, etc). Would definitely use again.
Hi there, Thank you for trusting us when it comes to your hair coloring needs! We look forward to hearing what you think of our other products and hair color shades in the future. Best Regards, khadi Color Crew Team