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Product trial review: Eco Hair Colour


As I continue to trial and try new products in order to lead a greener life, my few and sparse grey hairs beckon me to colour their nakedness.

Part of me tries to convince myself to keep using the trusted Clairol, which leaves my hair positively shiny and grey free for months. Even though negatively I feel as though I’m pouring a concoction of toxicity on my scalp.

I have been on the look out for another alternative, other than Henna, which 20 years after my first and only experience, still reminds me that it felt like I had mushy, smelly cow-poop on my head.

So the other day as I perused the shelves of my local health food store, I came across an oversized and overpriced box of permanent/semi-permanent haircolour called ‘Watercolour’. The words ‘non ammonia – non peroxide’ on the box convinced me to make the purchase and so the next step to my greener life continued.

When I opened the box to inspect its contents, I was underwhelmed by a miniscule glass bottle filled with brown powder. It almost reminded me of something from Alice in Wonderland. The contents of the box also contained a mixing bottle with nozzle and some plastic gloves along with the instructions.

The following weekend I decided to give it a go. At first I was pleasantly surprised to see that the contents once mixed with water actually lathered up to cover my hair really well. Normally the other brands have just enough for my long hair. My nose was also particularly pleased that it didn’t smell toxic at all!

Its been a couple of weeks and I must admit that although my hair doesn’t look as shiny as with other haircolours, its done the job quite well, my greys are safely covered in walnut brown and I feel healthier for using it.

My only negative comment towards this product would have to be that the packaging is hugely exaggerated and a waste of paper. I understand that perhaps they are trying to imply value for money, but it only increases the disillusionment when you open up this huge 20cm high box to reveal a 4cm high bottle.

3 leaves out of 5



So where can you buy it?

Additional product info:

Atlantis Watercolour, a worlds frst. A non-ammonia, 
non-peroxide hair colour. With 44 colours in the range, 
watercolour works like a stain, wrapping around the 
hair making it thicker and shinier.

Atlantis Watercolour is a safer alternative to modern 
day colours. Traditional peroxide based colours open 
the cuticle to let the colour in, watercolour acts like a 
stain wrapping around the hair making it thicker whilst 
adding colour and shine. With no smell or fumes, it 
leaves the hair shiny and glossy.

Available as a semi on wet hair or demi permanent colour on dry hair.

Sodium Perborate, Sodium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Benozate, Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate.

What do you think?