Monday 6 April 2015

Root Vanish by Kazumi

As we move forward in the natural beauty industry, the ability to find more natural hair dyes is becoming far easier than it was. Brands such as Naturtint, Aubrey and Khadi offer the green conscious beauty lover an alternative to mainstream hair dyes which many people can react to.

I was sent a relatively new non-permanent hair dye called Root Vanish from Kiwabi, which as the name suggests is designed to tackle those annoying roots that creep in before you’re next hairdresser appointment, or before you’ve had time to re-order your natural hair dye.

Root Vanish is an eco botanical hair colour solution designed to camouflage grey hair and roots, however it won’t lighten light hair as this would involve using a bleach. It’s a gel based formula with 22 botanical ingredients. It is paraben, sulphate, silicone, & fragrance free and sweat & water resistant. It is also cruelty free. Root Vanish can also be used on men’s side burns and beards as well as hair roots.

The dye doesn’t transfer on to your pillow when you sleep, and if your hair does get wet, then wait for it to dry again before lying down. The colour will last until your next hair wash and washes out using your normal shampoo. Spot re-application may be necessary if you’ve been outside a lot, as this hair colourant does not have chemical stabilisers, so the applied areas may become lighter with air and light exposure, although I think this is pretty standard with natural hair dyes as a whole.

If you want a deeper shade, then you can reapply the colour again once you have dried the first application with a hairdryer. It is easy to use and comes in a handy stick with a brush at the end. The click mechanism dispenses the hair colourant to the brush and you then apply to the roots. I have included one of their videos below, which shows this in action. It comes in a chic velvet bag which also makes it very portable.

Root Vanish is currently available in Blonde, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Black and most recently Copper.

For those interested in the ingredients used, then here they are:

Water, Alcohol Denat. Polyquaternium-55, Sclerotium Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PCA Isostearate, Sodium Lactate, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia, (Lavender) Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Swertia Japonica Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Flower Extract, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis, (Rosemary) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower, Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit, Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Chimaphila Umbellata Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces/Persimmon Fruit, Juice Ferment Extract, Algae Extract, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, 4-Hydroxypropylamino-3-, Nitrophenol, Hc Blue No. 2, Hc Yellow No. 4, Basic Blue 99. Basic Red 76, Basic Brown 16, Basic Yellow 57.

I was sent the Light Brown to try out. I have highlighted hair, so it was more difficult for me to apply as I had to select certain hairs to colour. I have taken some pictures, however they’re not the best. The image on the left is before and the image on the right is after. This after image shows the colour on the RHS of my parting (looking at the picture). I hope it shows the colour change sufficiently. Also, I probably should have chosen blonde instead of light brown.

I therefore collared hubby and tried it on his hair, as he needed a haircut and had a few grey hairs coming through. It worked well and although I got some on his neck, it came off really easily. Again I took some piccies which I hope help show the colour change. Before image is on the left, after image is on the right.

Although this is not something that I would use as I have highlights, I think it is a great addition for those who block colour their hair and want something to use in between visits to the hairdresser which is natural and gentle.

Root Vanish is priced at around £30.00-£35.00 and is currently available online from Nuusuite and Cult Beauty.

Kiwabi’s Root Vanish is also available in the USA, Canada, Japan, France and Germany. If you want to find out more about Root Vanish, then pop across to their website. They are also on Twitter and Facebook.

Have any of you come across or used Root Vanish? Let me know if you have.

Until next time x


Disclaimer: I was sent a light brown Root Vanish to try out for potential review on my site. All opinions and thoughts are my own and honest.

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  1. This is such an interesting product and one I need right now haha! Although I am only 22, my hair says otherwise and I have a lot of grey hairs! Luckily, I'm getting it dyed tonight but this would be great for inbetween colouring!

    1. Hi Amber - I think this would be ideal for you. Really portable too. I started to go grey in my early twenties too so I can empathise :) xx


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