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Ammonia Free Hair Dye & Cosmetics

Ammonia is a compound made up of nitrogen and hydrogen and is found in all kinds of products – from household cleaning solutions to hair dyes and moisturisers. It's used to adjust pH levels within your hair which help to take your colour from brunette to blonde. Though it's said to be perfectly safe when used properly, there are many claims surrounding ammonia in cosmetics that have prompted big brands to strip back and go ammonia free.

See our ammonia free guide to answer your questions like what does ammonia free beauty mean and what are the benefits of ammonia free beauty products.

Brands With Ammonia Free Products

  • Color Wow
  • Schwarzkopf Professional
  • Crazy Color
  • Jan Marini
  • Sebastian Professional
  • PharmaClinix
  • Josh Wood Colour
  • Garnier Olia

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Color Wow Root Cover Up
Color Wow Root Cover Up
£24.95 £29.50
Crazy Color Rainbow Care Conditioner
Crazy Color Rainbow Care Conditioner
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Color Wow One Minute Transformation Styling Cream
£18.52 £19.50
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Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Styling Oil
Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Styling Oil
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Color Wow Dream Filter Treatment
£20.95 £26.00
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Crazy Color Pastel Spray Temporary Hair Dye
£8.95
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Color Wow Colour Security Conditioner For Fine To Normal Hair
Color Wow Colour Security Conditioner For Fine To Normal Hair
£15.95 £19.50
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Jan Marini Luminate Face Lotion
Jan Marini Luminate Face Lotion
£89.77 £94.50
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Color Wow Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray
Color Wow Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray
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Dermaceutic K Ceutic
£39.90 £42.00
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Color Wow Colour Security Conditioner For Normal To Thick Hair
Color Wow Colour Security Conditioner For Normal To Thick Hair
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Jan Marini BioShield Rapid Recovery Complex
£121.60 £128.00
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Color Wow Colour Security Shampoo
Color Wow Colour Security Shampoo
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Jan Marini Clean Zyme Cleanser
Jan Marini Clean Zyme Cleanser
£35.15 £37.00
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Color Wow Cult Favourite Firm + Flexible Hairspray
Color Wow Cult Favourite Firm + Flexible Hairspray
£21.85 £23.00
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Jan Marini Hyla3d
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Color Wow Dream Coat For Curly Hair
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Crazy Color Ultraviolet No Yellow Shampoo
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Color Wow Dream Cocktail Carb Infused
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Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Lightweight Shampoo
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Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Lightweight Mask
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Color Wow Dream Cocktail Kale Infused
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Jan Marini C-ESTA Cleansing Gel
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Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser
Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser
£38.47 £40.50
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Jan Marini Bioclear Face Lotion
Jan Marini Bioclear Face Lotion
£72.67 £76.50
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Jan Marini Bioclear Face Cream
Jan Marini Bioclear Face Cream
£72.67 £76.50
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PharmaClinix Lightenex Hand & Foot Intense
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£13.29 £13.99
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£33.24 £34.99
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Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask
Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask
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Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub
£59.85 £63.00
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Jan Marini Age Intervention Retinol Plus
Jan Marini Age Intervention Retinol Plus
£76.95 £81.00
Crazy Color Anti Bleed Spray
Crazy Color Anti Bleed Spray
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Crazy Color Ultra Violet Anti Yellow Shampoo
£6.95
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Osmo Colour Psycho Starter Kit
£32.95
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Crazy Color Vibrant Red Shampoo
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Color Wow Pop & Lock High Gloss Finish
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Color Wow Get In Shape Hairspray
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Jan Marini Mattify Skin Balancing Perfector
Jan Marini Mattify Skin Balancing Perfector
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Josh Wood Colour Permanent Colour Kit
£14.00
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Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Smooth Perfect Shampoo
£9.44
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Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Freeze Spray Conditioner
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Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Volume Boost Shampoo
£11.44
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Jan Marini CelluliTx
£120.00
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Color Wow Brass Banned Correct & Perfect Mousse For Blonde Hair
£19.50
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Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Silkening Fragrance Mist
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Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Lightweight Conditioner
£18.08 £22.60
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Color Wow Dream Smooth Professional Paddle Hair Brush
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Jan Marini Age Intervention Eye Cream
Jan Marini Age Intervention Eye Cream
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Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cream
Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cream
£89.77 £94.50
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Jan Marini ReNu Corrective Hand Complex
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Garnier Olia Red Permanent Hair Dye
£6.99
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Jan Marini C-ESTA Eye Repair Concentrate
£60.00
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Sebastian Professional Cellophanes Ice Blond
£22.95
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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shampoo
£5.30
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Crazy Color Extend Colour Safe Shampoo
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Color Wow Brass Banned Correct & Perfect Mousse For Dark Hair
Color Wow Brass Banned Correct & Perfect Mousse For Dark Hair
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Ammonia Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Ammonia Free products

What does ammonia free beauty mean?

If a product states it's ammonia free, it means it doesn't contain any traces of this chemical compound.

What are the benefits of ammonia free beauty products?

Ammonia free products tend to be safer to use than products with ammonia. Ammonia is notorious for its corrosive properties, which, when used in your hair, strip away colour and damage the cuticle. Choosing ammonia free means your hair and skin will be spared unnecessary damage.

Who should use ammonia free beauty products?

If you regularly dye your hair, then try and keep an eye out for ammonia free colouring kits – they won't be as hard to come by as you think.

What other ingredients/products go well with ammonia free beauty products?

If you're avoiding ammonia and wanting to deeply nourish your hair, look for products that boast essentials oils such as avocado, olive, cranberry and shea, as well as being ammonia free. They'll keep your hair feeling smooth and work to repair any breakage from previous use of ammonia.

How often should I be using ammonia free beauty products?

If you can, try and look for the ammonia free symbol with most of your products – especially hair dyes. If you use ammonia free every time you colour your hair, you'll notice how much healthier and shinier it'll become.

Are there any negative side effects of using beauty products that are ammonia free?

The only negative side effects are that ammonia free colours don't always cover coarse textures and grey hairs. Some believe ammonia free is less potent than dyes with ammonia but experts are always trying new formulas to tackle these hurdles.

Are ammonia free beauty products ever toxic?

Ammonia free products have been stripped of ammonia, which is a toxic chemical. However, that doesn't mean there aren't other toxins in the product. Always read labels and ingredients lists if you're aiming to ditch toxins and chemicals in your cosmetics.

Can I revive my hair if I’ve used ammonia-based beauty products before?

Yes. Don't worry, there are many ammonia free products out there that treat damaged hair cuticles. It's all about finding the right products for your hair type and specific needs.

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor

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