The Best Organic Hair Dyes For Long-Lasting And Damage-Free Colour!

Categories : Hair Care

Although chemical hair dyes are an easy way to change up your look, they carry a ton of toxic chemicals like ammonia, parabens and formaldehyde that can remain in your body for years! Besides irritating your skin and scalp, toxic hair dyes also contain harmful carcinogenic ingredients that carry the risk of cancer. However, just because a brand slaps on the “organic” label on their products, it doesn’t mean that they are completely free of toxic ingredients. So to help you one your quest for toxic-free DIY hair colours, we’ve gathered our favourite organic hair dyes all in one place!

Do organic hair dyes really work?

In spite of the “organic” label, organic hair dyes generally do need a certain amount of chemical actives to create dye pigments with good colour payoff. However, there are organic hair dyes like henna that derive their colour pigments from the henna tree and provide long-lasting coverage.

Tips to find good a organic hair dye

Generally, you want to avoid hair dyes that contain toxic chemicals such as parabens, formaldehyde, ammonia and paraphenylenediamine (PPD) which can be incredibly harmful for your skin and scalp. Additionally, always take time to scan through the ingredients list. Although organic hair dyes are generally safer than regular chemical hair dyes, keep an eye out for those with natural ingredients that can nourish your strands during the colouring process. In addition to being free of toxic chemicals, you also want an organic hair dye that has good colour payoff and a variety of colours to choose from.

Top 10 organic hair dyes with great colour payoff

Looking to change up your hair colour during MCO without damaging your strands? Then check out our favourite organic hair colour kits here!

1. Radico 100% Certified Organic Hair Colour

When you search for “organic hair colour” online, Radico’s 100% Certified Organic Hair Colour is right there at the top of the list. This best-selling vegan and organic hair dye is certified organic by Cosmo and USDA and also has official halal certification. Additionally, we also love that it is completely free of harsh ingredients that we typically find in regular chemical hair dyes. Plus, it comes in 19 wearable shades of brown, red and purple with various undertones to suit both men and women. On top of henna, it contains a variety of botanical extracts to effectively nourish your hair for long-lasting colour and shine.

Why we love it:

  • 100% Certified Cosmo and USDA Organic
  • Vegan and halal-certified
  • Comes in 19 wearable shades
  • Free of PPD, ammonia, peroxide, parabens and resorcinol

Price: RM89.90. Currently available for RM79.11 at

2. dpHue Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment

If you’re looking for an organic hair colour that gives your hair a lustrous shine, then look no further than dpHue’s Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment! Essentially, it’s a 2-in-1 dye and conditioner that simultaneously hydrates and colours your hair at one go. Because it’s free of peroxide and ammonia, you won’t have to worry about it damaging your scalp and drying your hair out. Moreover, it comes in 11 wearable shades to suit a variety of skin tones.

Why we love it:

  • Semi-permanent colour with hydrating formula
  • Free of ammonia and peroxide
  • Doubles up as a deep conditioner
  • Gives the hair a healthy sheen

Price: RM109.13. Available at

3. Schwarzkopf Simply Color Permanent Hair Color

Well known for their amazing hair repair and treatment essentials, Schwarzkopf Professional also has an organic hair dye that we absolutely love! It is completely free of ammonia, alcohol and silicone and also offers up to 100% overage for gray hair. Additionally, it contains a soothing blend of botanical oat milk, soy proteins and argan oil to nourish the hair and scalp during the colouring process.

Why we love it:

  • Gives the hair a healthy and lustrous shine
  • Free of ammonia, silicone and alcohol
  • Up to 100% gray coverage
  • Dermatologist-tested and free of PPD

Price: RM96. Available at

4. Tints Of Nature Organic Hair Dye

Another ammonia-free organic hair dye we’ve been loving is this one by Tints of Nature. In addition to wheat protein, it also contains a nourishing blend of up to 75% certified organic ingredients such as aloe, grapefruit and chamomile. Besides covering up gray hairs effectively, it also pH balanced and leaves your hair feeling silky soft after application.

Why we love it:

  • Cream formula that’s easy to use
  • Free of ammonia and parabens
  • Vegan and cruelt-free

Price: RM58.50. Available at Shopee.

5. Cultivator’s Organic Herbal Hair Colour

Next on the list, we have yet another organic hair colour that has official certifications from USDA and Cosmos Organic. Because it comes in a powder form, all you have to do is mix it with a little water to form a paste like regular henna hair dyes. In addition to henna, this hair dye also contains herbal extracts like chamomile, aloe vera, eucalyptus and turmeric to detoxify the scalp and soothe inflammation.

Why we love it:

  • Vegan, cruelty-free and certified organic
  • Kosher certified and non-GMO
  • 100% free of chemical ingredients
  • Comes in a wide variety of shades

Price: RM39.50. Available at Lazada.

6. Biomagic Organic Hair Colour Cream

Boasting superior white coverage, this certified Organic Hair Colour Cream by Biomagic is one for the books! Besides being ammonia, PPD and resorcinol-free, it also contains organic-certified raw materials and substitute materials approved by European Commission Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). Plus, it comes in a fuss-free cream formula and a variety of wearable shades!

Why we love it:

  • Contains nourishing keratin and argan oil
  • Gives the hair a gorgeous sheen
  • Free of toxic chemicals like ammonia and PPD

Price: RM36.90. Available at Shopee.

7. Naturetint Permanent Hair Colour

This organic hair colour kit by Naturetint has all you could ever want in an organic hair dye. Besides being free of ammonia, parabens and sulfates, it also contains a nourishing blend of plant and seed oils to gently condition your hair from root to tip. Moreover, it also offers up to 100% coverage on grey hair and delivers intense colour payoff while keeping your hair soft and healthy.

Why we love it:

  • Certified organic ingredients
  • Comes in a variety of wearable everyday shades
  • Keeps your hair feeling soft and healthy

Price: RM65. Available at Zalora.

8. Radico Indigo Leaf Powder

Now here’s another favourite from best-selling organic hair colour brand Radico! Just like all their other hair colour kits, their Indigo Leaf Powder is 100% certified organic and 100% pure indigo powder. Besides deepening the colour of our hair naturally, this Indigo Leaf Powder also possesses natural antiseptic properties to keep the scalp healthy and strong.

Why we love it:

  • Natural antiseptic properties
  • Water-soluble and easy to use
  • Deepens the hair colour naturally

Price: RM49.90. Currently available for RM36.90 at

9. BSYNoni Black Hair Magic Organic Hair Dye Shampoo

Made with traditional Chinese herbs like he shou wu, this 2-in-1 dye and shampoo simultaneously nourishes the scalp and gives the hair a natural deeper tone. Additionally, it is also completely free of toxic chemicals like ammonia and functions as an effective anti-hair loss treatment.

Why we love it:

  • 100% free of ammonia
  • Anti-hair loss
  • Stimulates microcirculation
  • Gives the hair a healthy shine

Price: RM126.66. Available at Lazada.

10. Arctic Fox Colour Dye

Now this one’s for you hair chameleons out there! In addition to an amazing range of vibrant psychedelic shades, these organic hair dyes by Arctic Fox is also vegan, cruelty-free and is free of ammonia, peroxide, PPD and alcohol. As the cherry on the cake, 15% of each purchase is donated to support animals in need and fight against animal cruelty.

Why we love it:

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Comes in a wide variety of unique vibrant shades
  • Perfect for the Avant Garde hair chameleon
  • Gentle enough for frequent use

Price: From RM119. Available at Lazada.

Can’t wait to get your hair done after MCO? Then check out our favourite hair salons in Malaysia for a vibrant makeover!

Author: Clara Siew | Date: 19th Jan 2021