Hair Color Charts

About Our "Henna for Hair" Products

How to Use Light Mountain Natural® Hair Color & Conditioner

Any hair coloring process involves a certain amount of preparation and effort. With Light Mountain products, you only need to purchase one box. The complete henna application kit includes premium-grade henna-based hair color, detailed instructions, a pair of disposable gloves so you can handle and apply the henna mixture without coloring your hands (remember, henna can color skin as well as hair!), and a "henna hat" to assist you in "setting" the hair color during the color treatment stage. No other henna product line on the market offers this complete henna kit.

Light Mountain Hair Color is a natural product, subject to variations from harvest to harvest; thus, different batches may respond somewhat differently to different hair conditions and colors. Because of this variability, it is essential that you take a "strand test" — in which the effects of the hair color are tested on a very small section of hair — before using any Light Mountain product.

Natural vs. Chemical Hair Coloring Treatments

Most hair coloring agents rely on harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide or ammonia to strip the hair and allow it to "take," or absorb, the chemical color applied to it. The word natural on a bottle of hair color doesn’t necessarily mean chemical-free; some brands commonly found in natural products stores rely on peroxide to prepare the hair for their colorants.

What effect do these chemicals have on the hair? First, they weaken and destroy the hair shaft over time. Additionally, many of the chemical hair colorants use various petroleum- or coal tar-based ingredients derived from environmentally harmful industrial processes that have been found, over time, to increase the long-term risk of various forms of cancer.

In contrast, henna has a long history as a safe, gentle hair coloring agent. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a monograph that approves henna for this use; henna is one of a select group of natural products to achieve official FDA recognition.

How Henna Works on Hair

Henna coats each hair shaft with a natural, semi-permanent protein called hennatannic acid. Heat causes the hennatannic acid to cling to the proteins found in the hair. Because henna coats and seals the hair shaft, it helps protect the hair from the damaging effects of sun, salt, chlorine, wind, and pollution in the environment. It can help miminize split ends and acts as "hair insurance," if you spend a lot of time in the sun, surf, or wind. In addition to protecting the hair shaft, henna will tighten the hair cuticle and create a more solid surface that reflects light; the result is gleaming, lustrous hair.

Rather than producing dramatic color changes, henna enhances and deepens existing color. The darker your natural color, the less drastic the change will be in your natural color. Because the color from henna is transparent or "see-through," henna cannot lighten dark hair; it will, however, add highlights to dark hair and can darken the color of lighter hair. To determine which shade of henna is best for you based on your original color and the desired result, consult these easy-to-use color charts:


Original Light Mountain Natural® Color & Conditioner

Click on a shade to learn more about that product or order it online.

Original Hair Color
Neutral Hair Coloring
Light Red Hair Coloring
Auburn Hair Coloring
Bright Red Hair Coloring
Red Hair Coloring
Mahogany Hair Coloring
Light Brown Hair Coloring
Medium Brown Hair Coloring
Dark Brown Hair Coloring
Burgundy Hair Coloring
Chestnut Hair Coloring
Black Hair Coloring

*NOTE:

To color light hair with the dark shades of Light Mountain — marked with an asterisk (*) above — a two-step process is required. For that purpose, please use the formulations in our Color the Gray! line, which will work very well on blonde hair.

This color chart is only an approximation of the results that can be achieved when using Light Mountain Hair Coloring products. Actual results will vary, depending on your natural hair color and other factors. Therefore, it is essential to do a swatch test before applying any coloring agent to your hair to see exact results.

For additional shading effects on various types of hair,
see the complete Light Mountain Natural Hair Color Chart »


Color the Gray!

Hair Color Chart

Click on a shade to learn more about that product or order it online.

Your Natural 
Hair Color: 
Light
Blonde
Medium
Blonde
Dark
Blonde
Light
Brown
Medium
Brown
Dark
Brown
 
Black
Color the Gray! Color - - - - - R E S U L T - - - - -
Color the Gray: Red RED Red Medium
Red
Natural
Red
Reddish
Brown
Auburn Warm
Auburn
Reddish
Black
Color the Gray: Auburn AUBURN Light
Copper
Coppery
Blonde
Warm
Red
Soft
Copper
Copper Warm
Copper
Deep
Coppery
Black
Color the Gray: Mahogany MAHOGANY Soft
Mahogany
Medium
Mahogany
Rich
Mahogany
Golden
Brown
Medium
Warm
Brown
Coppery
Brown
Warm
Black
Color the Gray: Light Brown LIGHT
BROWN
Medium
Mahogany
Rich
Mahogany
Deep
Mahogany
Soft
Coppery
Brown
Coppery
Brown
Medium
Coppery
Brown
Warm
Black
Color the Gray: Medium Brown MEDIUM
BROWN
Light
Brown
Medium
Brown
Rich
Brown
Rich
Golden
Brown
Warm
Brown
Warm
Coppery
Brown
Warm
Black
Color the Gray: Dark Brown DARK
BROWN
Medium
Brown
Rich
Brown
Rich Golden
Brown
Warm
Brown
Warm
Coppery
Brown
Deep
Brown
Medium
Black
Color the Gray: Chestnut CHESTNUT Rich
Brown
Rich
Brown
Warm
Brown
Medium
Warm
Brown
Medium
Chestnut
Brown
Rich
Chestnut
Brown
Medium
Black
Color the Gray: Black BLACK Reddish
Black
Reddish
Black
Reddish
Black
Deep
Brown
Medium
Black
Medium
Black
Deep
Black

This color chart is only an approximation of the results that can be achieved when using Light Mountain Color the Gray! hair color products. Actual results will vary, depending on your natural hair color and other factors. Therefore, it is essential to do a swatch test before applying any coloring agent to your hair to see exact results.

NOTE: If your hair is very porous, dry, damaged, or overly permed, the only recommended shade for you to use is Neutral from the original Light Mountain Natural® Color & Conditioner line.

^ back to top