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Instructions and Advice

 

 

WARNING : our dyes should only be used on natural hair, ie that haven't been chemically dyed or undergone any chemical treatment (perm, straightening, etc.).


If your hair has undergone such treatment, you need to detox them with clay masks like K pour Karité's zeolite mask : apply twice a week for four to six weeks on weakened hair.
Your hair and scalp will then be free of chemical residue.



 

 

 

 Our Natural « Plants & Shea Butter » Hair Colour

 

1. Wash your hair with one of K pour Karité's certified organic shampoo. Your hair must be absolutely free from any styling or silicone-based product found in particular in standard conditioners and 2 in 1 shampoos. For maximum efficiency, use K pour Karité's Scrub along with our shampoo.

 

2. Dry your hair.

 

3. Apply the hair colour from the root down, streak by streak, making sure they are as thin as possible. Before you get started, cover your shoulders with a towel for protection..

 

4. Spread down on the whole length of your hair. Gather your hair in a bun.

 

5. Leave for 30 minutes.

 

6. After leaving it for 30 min, dampen your hair and lather like a shampoo.

 

7. Rinse thoroughly until the water is clear.

 

9. Style as you wish (blow-dry or natural).

 

One tube is enough for shoulder-length hair.

 

Download the instructions for this hair colour

 

 

Our Certified Organic « Cream » and « Powder » Hair Colors

 

What you need
A glass or plastic bowl (no metal)
A brush or a comb to apply the colour
The glove and plastic cap provided in the pack
A bottle of spring water
A blow dryer
An old towel to protect your clothes

 

 

"Powder" Hair colors

 

1. Wash your hair with a certified organic shampoo (the K for Karité shampoo for normal to very dry hair for example). Your hair must be absolutely free from any styling and silicone-based product (beware of common conditioner or 2 in 1 products) as they could interfere with the colouring process and prevent the pigments from binding to the hair. For maximal efficiency, you can use the K pour Karité scrub in addition to the shampoo. Before you start, make sure you have a towel to protect your shoulders.


2. Mix the alum powder with half a liter (500mL) of water. Do not hesitate to SHAKE the solution so that the alum powder dissolves properly. Apply on the whole length of your hair. Massage for an even distribution. Rinse. Make sure your eyes are protected. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with clear water.


3. Crumble the pebble in a bowl (preferably not metal). For hair colours n°2 to n°6 (ie. Black-brown, brown (dark, medium and light) and dark blond) : add 120mL of simmering fresh water. For the other hair colours, use 90mL. Water must be simmering. Leave for 1 or 2 minutes before mixing well until the paste is smooth. Use moisturizing cream to protect your face. Apply from the root down, streak by streak (as thin as possible).


4. Spread through the whole length of your hair, all the way down to the ends. Gather your hair in a bun.


5. Cover your hair with the plastic cap provided in order to maintain the heat and humidity necessary to the natural action of the pigment. Do not forget to wear a cotton or paper headband to prevent the product from running.


6. Leave for the advised length of time (see table). Do follow the indications given in the table. The clearer your hair originally is, the shorter you will have to leave the product on.


7. In the meantime, you can warm your hair with a hair dryer to enhance the fixation of the pigments, but do keep the plastic cap on.


8. When the time is up, take off the plastic cap, wet your hair a little and massage the same way you would with shampoo.


9. Rinse until the water is clear.


10. Apply the colour-fixing balm. Untangle your hair. Rinse immediately.


11. Style your hair (blow-dry or natural)


12. Do not wash your hair for the next 24 hours at least.

 

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

"Cream" Hair colors 


1. Wash your hair with a certified organic shampoo (the K for Karité shampoo for normal to very dry hair for example). Hair must be absolutely free from any styling and silicone-based product (beware of common conditioner or 2 in 1 products) as they could interfere with the colouring process and prevent the pigments from binding to the hair. For maximal efficiency, you can use the K pour Karité scrub in addition to the shampoo. Before you start, make sure you have a towel to protect your shoulders.

 

1'. For dark brown and black-brown, mix the alum powder with half a liter (500mL) of water. Shake well and apply on the whole length of your hair. Massage for an even distribution. Rinse. Make sure your eyes are protected. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with clear water.

 

2. Shake the 30mL tube and empty it in a bowl (preferably not metal). Ass 60mL of fresh water. Leave for 1 or 2 minutes and mix until the paste is smooth. Apply from the root down, streak by streak (as thin as possible).


3. Spread through the whole length of your hair, all the way down to the ends. Gather your hair in a bun.


4. Cover your hair with the plastic cap provided in order to maintain the heat and humidity necessary to the natural action of the pigment. Do not forget to wear a cotton or paper headband to prevent the product from running.


5. Leave for the advised length of time (see table). Laisser poser (voir temps de pose correspondant sur tableau). Do follow the indications given in the table. The clearer is your original hair, the shorter you will have to leave the product on.


6. In the meantime, you can warm your hair with a hair dryer to enhance the fixation of the pigments, but do keep the plastic cap on.


7. When the time is up, take off the plastic cap, wet your hair a little and massage the same way you would with shampoo.


8. Rinse until the water is clear.


9. Apply the colour-fixing balm. Untangle your hair. Rinse immediately.


10. Style your hair (blow-dry or natural)


11. Do not wash your hair for the next 24 hours at least.

 

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

THE COLOUR YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THE PLASTIC CAP DOESN'T MATCH THE ONE ON THE BOX ?

Don't panic, it is perfectly normal ! Do not rinse prematurely, follow the prescribed leave-on time.

 

MY HAIR HAS UNDERGONE A LOT OF CHEMICAL TREATMENTS (DYES, BLEACHING, PERM, STRAIGHTENING, SILICONE-BASED PRODUCTS), WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

If your hair has undergone chemical treatments (dyes, bleaching, perm, straightening, silicone-based products), you MUST detox your hair with a clay mask (twice a week for 1 to 6 weeks). The more chemicals have been used, the longer and more important the detox period needs to be.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL I WASH MY HAIR?

You should not shampoo for at least 24 hours. The colour intensifies as it oxidizes. The longer you wait, the more intense and lasting your colour will be.

 

HOW LONG UNTIL I HAVE TO COLOUR MY HAIR AGAIN ?

On average, our colours last between 6 and 8 shampoos.

 

WHAT COLOURS CAN I CHOOSE FROM ?

You can either choose a matching tone that will result intense and luminous, or a darker shade (up to two shades darker if your natural hair is dark, four shades if it's light). You can't lighten your hair.

 

WHAT ABOUT GREY HAIR ?

« CREAM » hair colour : For optimum results when you have less than 5% of grey hairs. If you have more than 5% of grey hairs, we advise you to use the K pour Karité powder hair colour.
« POWDER » hair colour : Suitable for people who have between 10% and 50% of grey hairs. The grey hairs blend in for a streaked look because whatever shade you choose, they will always be lighter than the rest of your hair. For more information, click here

 

WHAT CAN I DO IF MY SCALP IS COLOURED ?

Use the K pour Karité scrub (hair exfoliant). This way your scalp will be exfoliated and colour will not stick.

 

WARNING

Do not use if you have any scalp wound. For hair colouring only, do not use on brows or eyebrows.

 

USE THE PRODUCT AS SOON AS IT IS MIXED

Throw away the excess.

 

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR COLOUR

With products from the K pour Karité range : shampoos, balms and masks. And, for styling, try our styling cream and hairspray.

 

WHEN USING ALUM POWDER

In case of contact with your eyes, do not worry. Alum powder is a natural salt, just rinse it thoroughly with clear water.

 

WHEN USING THE COLOUR-FIXING BALM

Our conditioning balm is designed to tighten the scales of your hair after the colouring. You can also use your usual organic conditioner.

 

 

 

For more information...

Which product should I choose ?
Our three Unique Formulas
Grey hair coverage
Formulas et ingredients

 

 

 
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