Marcapar : faq – frequently asked questions !

Switch to herbal for your hair is a daily change! We're here to answer them all.

Is herbal dye long lasting ?

Actually the herbal dye lasts longer than chemical dye. Chemical dye oxidizes and transforms the hair through air, sun, heat and chlorine. Likewise chemical dye affects the hair structure when pigments permeate the hair. The hair is then weakened becoming dull and brittle and gets tangled quickly. On the contrary, herbal dye coats the hair giving it a glossy and more intense long-lasting shades.

Is herbal dye a 100 % white hair coverage ?

Definitely yes at 100 % whatever the herbal dye chosen. Moreover white hair enables the most beautiful blond shades, actually white hair is a real asset because it enables to achieve highlights.

Does herbal dye enable to lighten the hair ?

No, and it's its sole limit. In the herbal dye we proceed by superimposing that is to say that herbal pigments dye the cuticle (the external hair wrap) without altering its structure, whereas chemical dye burns the natural pigments replacing them by synthetic ones.

Can herbal dye cause allergies ?

You may experience an allergic reaction to ingredients present in Marcapar herbal dye.
Below, you will find a list of the plants used in our dyes :


Indigo, dyeing knotweed plant and amla.


Madder, walnut tree, henna, rhubarb, red beet and hibiscus.


Chamomile,turmeric, rosemary, blueberry, cassia obovata,dyeing mulberry tree, black tea, sandalwood, dyeing broom, ashwood, logwood, rhapontici.

Is it necessary to prepare the hair before a marcapar herbal dye ?

The only preparation consists in applying the WELLNESS oil just before the herbal dye it will help the adherence of the bath plant onto the hair thanks to the synergy of its essential and vegetable oils. Applying a clay mask or clay shampoo some days before is not necassary. We have been working on this stage commonly called » cleansing » for more than thirty years and our results are very good.

Can we switch from chemical dye to herbal dye ?

Yes ant it is very common. The herbal dye is a care which improves the state and the aspect of the hair. However a diagnostic has to be carried out by a herbal dye hairdresser.

Why didn't marcapar take steps to get a label ?

We observed that labels were not a guarantee for quality. Indeed, we found out resorcinol, a harmful synthetic dye in a batch of labellised plants. We made the choice not to join this label but to work according our own requirement standards thus with a complete transparency. As a consequence all our range is manufactured and packaged in France and our products are not tested on animals but subjected to clinical tests.

We carefully select the raw materials. All the plants we use are first sent to independent labs. We can assure they are heavy metals free, pesticides free or synthetic dye free, PPD or resorcinol free.

At last, we are transparent and we communicate on our formulas and ingredients, we are truly aware that constant research and improvement have the main rôle to play in our approch.

Pregnant and dyed ?

Definitely yes, the herbal dye is the healthiest dyeing alternative free from harmful products used in chemical dye such as resorcinol, PPD, oxidants.