Important steps

Important Steps

  • "About Cosmetics" gives you important advice on how to use your hair coloring products safely at home - for "Safe Coloring for You".

    1. To be observed before every color application…

    Hair colorants are not intended for use on persons under age of 16.
During the actual hair coloring process, always refer to the instruction leaflet and follow all instructions carefully. 
Always perform an Allergy Alert Test 48 hours before using a hair colorant. For "Safe Coloring for You", do this every time you wish to color your hair.

What to do? Perform the test on an area approximately 1 cm x 1 cm on the inside of the elbow. Apply about 0.5 cm of the unmixed Color Creme in a thin layer on the inside of the elbow with a cotton bud and leave the creme uncovered for 45 minutes. Avoid contact with clothes or towels. Close the tube again tightly. After 45 minutes, rinse off the Color Creme carefully with plenty of lukewarm water.

If any reaction such as itching, burning or reddening occurs during the application time, rinse off the creme immediately using plenty of water, and DO NOT USE THE HAIR COLORANT PRODUCT. Consult a dermatologist before coloring your hair again.
The hair coloring experts are also available to answer any further questions you may have. If you have experienced a reaction within the 48 hour test period, DO NOT USE THE HAIR COLORING PRODUCT: Consult a dermatologist before coloring your hair again.

    2. Do not use hair colorants at all, if...

    • you have ever experienced a reaction to a temporary “black henna“ tattoo in the past. Your body may have become sensitized as a result of the inks that were tattooed into your skin. This could result in an allergic reaction when later coloring your hair. For safe hair coloring you should therefore never take any risks. Tattoos can increase your allergy risk, even years after they have been applied.
    • you have a rash on your face or sensitive, irritated and damaged scalp.
    • you have ever experienced any reaction after coloring your hair.

    3. You have to discontinue the coloring procedure...

    if during coloring you experience any stinging or burning and/or rash, rinse out the product immediately and discontinue coloring your hair as this may be an indication of a more serious reaction. DO NOT color your hair again before consulting a doctor or seeking medical advice.

    4. Please seek immediate medical advice...

if during or after coloring or on the following days you experience problems such as rapidly spreading skin rash, dizziness or faintness, shortness of breath, skin or scalp itching, skin or scalp rash, swelling of eyes/face, blistering and/or skin or scalp weeping.