Top 10 Ammonia Free Hair Colors 2019

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Ammonia is the most commonly used chemical compound in hair dyes. Ammonia present in hair dyes forces the hair cuticles to expand so that the color is deeply absorbed into the hair follicles. However, it weakens the strands, in the long run, causing permanent damage and breakage to your luscious looking hair.

Here is our list of top 10 ammonia-free hair colors of 2019

L’Oreal INOA

INOA stands for innovation no ammonia. L’Oreal is one of the few companies which started the trend of ammonia-free hair color. No wonder why this product is the most popular hair color to be used in top beauty salons across the world. L’Oreal INOA is ammonia-free and free from odors.

This hair color covers 100% grey hair and gives bright, shiny, softer and radiant looking hair. It is enriched with oils which provide intense hydration and leaving your hair soft. This product takes 20-35 minutes to process.

L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss

L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss is one of the top-selling ammonia-free hair colors available in the market. Its formula refresh and revitalize your natural hair tone which gives natural looking hair color and provides incredible shine.

It is enriched with royal jelly and nutrients which deeply hydrates, gives glossy shine and prevents dullness. The best feature as per the brand is its demi-permanent formula. The color lasts up to 28 washes so the commitment is low and you don’t need frequent root touch-ups over and over again. On top of it, their ammonia-free formula is gentle on hair and smells great. This product has an easy application and takes 20-25 minutes to process.

Revlon Colorsilk

Revlon was the first brand launched ammonia free products and created awareness about the harmful effects of ammonia hair colors. Revlon Colorsilk is the most popular ammonia-free hair color in the market.

It contains silk proteins and pro-vitamins which nourishes, provides shine and conditions hair from root to tip. It contains some natural ingredients like mango, coconut, and shea extracts that nourish hair. It has UVA/UVB filters which protect hair against UV rays and prevents color fading. This product takes about 25-45 minutes to process depending upon the shade.

Matrix Color Sync

Matrix is ammonia free and gives 100% grey coverage. It provides full-bodied look with natural looking hair. It contains Cera-Oil priming complex which acts as a nourishing and conditioning agent and improves hair texture. It is odorless and lasts up to 20 washes. The new pack comes with 2 times more ceramides that fill damaged gaps in the hair fiber to create an even canvas. The product takes about 30 minutes to process.

Schwarzkopf Essensity

Schwarzkopf Essensity is ammonia-free oil based color and provides 100% grey hair coverage. Due to the presence of grape seed oil, it gives up to 4 levels lift to your hair color. It provides natural healthy-looking hair with shine and gloss. The product has phyto-lipid technology which doesn’t dry out your hair after use.

It also protects hair against UV rays and prevents hair color fading. The brand claims the color intensity which is 30% more and the color retention which is 50% more than the other brands. It comes in 58 shades, isn’t it amazing? The product takes about 30 minutes to process.

Clairol Natural Instincts

According to the brand, Clairol hair color is made with 80% naturally derived ingredients like aloe vera, coconut, and vitamins. It leaves your hair feeling stronger and healthier after application.

It develops quickly in 20 minutes which protects your hair from damage. It has 0% ammonia and lasts up to 28 washes. Their new product has ‘Crema Keratin’ helps protect hair from damage while coloring.

Garnier Olia

Garnier Olia hair color has 60% oil blend formula with natural flower oils like sunflower, passion flower, camellia, meadowfoam. This oil-based formula penetrates deep into hair and which gives long-lasting and radiant color.

Its cream has a non-drip formula and gives a pleasant fragrance after application. Its 60% oil-based formula reverse the damage and leaves your hair hydrated, soft and shiny. The product provides 100% gray coverage and is available in 30 shades and develops in 30 minutes.


Naturtint Permanent Hair Color contains natural plant-based ingredients and includes botanical extracts that revitalize hair. It is specially formulated for people who want to color their hair a healthier way. It protects your hair while providing a vibrant and long-lasting color.

It is free from ammonia, parabens, and resorcinol. It covers grey hair on a single application and takes about 30-40 minutes to develop. It is available in 29 shades.

ONC Natural Colors

ONC Natural Color is free from parabens, silicone, resorcinol, nonoxynol, and ammonia. It contains natural ingredients like aloe vera, argan oil, chamomile, comfrey, coconut oil, and orange extracts. It’s a natural protein-based formula which is gentle and nourishes hair. It comes in 29 different shades. It is applied using heat to open the cuticles and takes about 20-25 minutes to develop.

Wella Koleston Perfect with ME+

Wella Koleston Perfect with ME+ is the brand’s biggest hair color innovation in over a century. Its pure balanced technology is designed to minimize the formation of free radicals which gives even and pure results with natural depth and shine which causes less damage to hair color after color. Also, ME+ technology reduces the risk of up to 60X less likely to develop a new allergy due to hair color.

It gives 100% grey coverage with natural shine and gives up to 5 times lift to your hair.

We recommend reading the ingredients carefully to avoid harmful chemicals like ammonia and ethanolamine. Always conduct a patch test before trying a new product.

So, have you tried any of these ammonia free hair colors? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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