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Water Colour

Boasting an exciting range of rich, natural colours, Water Colour has been our best-seller for over ten years now.

Its gentle formula is free from PPD, Ammonia and Henna. What's more, Water Colour hair dye contains no active bleaching agents and is both cruelty free and vegan.

It's so easy to use - simply add water, shake and apply.

In brief...

  • Free from Ammonia, PPD and Henna
  • Vegan and Cruelty Free
  • Lasts up to 28 washes
  • 60 to 75 minute application time

Not right for you? See our full range of gentle hair dyes

Because Water Colour is free from harsh chemicals it won't lighten your hair. It is ideal for grey coverage or for darkening light hair. The colour samples below are the approximate shade when applied to white hair.

Colour Chart

Water Colour - Pale Natural Ash Blonde
Pale Natural Ash Blonde
SHADE 9/1 (9.1)
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Water Colour - Pale Natural Soft Blonde
Pale Natural Soft Blonde
SHADE 9/0 (9)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Palest Soft Gold Blonde
Palest Soft Gold Blonde
SHADE 9/03 (9.03)
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Water Colour - Neutral Mid Ash Blonde
Neutral Mid Ash Blonde
SHADE 8/1 (8.1)
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Water Colour - Natural Mid Blonde
Natural Mid Blonde
SHADE 8/0 (8)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Mid Soft Golden Blonde
Mid Soft Golden Blonde
SHADE 8/03 (8.03)
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Water Colour - Natural Mid Golden Blonde
Natural Mid Golden Blonde
SHADE 8/3 (83)
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Water Colour - Mid Golden Copper Blonde
Mid Golden Copper Blonde
SHADE 8/6 (86)
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Water Colour - Neutral Dark Ash Blonde
Neutral Dark Ash Blonde
SHADE 7/1 (71)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Natural Darkest Blonde
Natural Darkest Blonde
SHADE 7/0 (7)
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Water Colour - Natural Dark Warm Blonde
Natural Dark Warm Blonde
SHADE 7/3 (73)
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Water Colour - Sycamore - Radiant Golden Copper
Sycamore - Radiant Golden Copper
SHADE 7/43 (7.43)
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Water Colour - Radiant Red Hot Chilli
Radiant Red Hot Chilli
SHADE 7/44 (7.44)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Dark Copper Blonde
Dark Copper Blonde
SHADE 7/6 (76)
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Water Colour - Copper Beech - Radiant Rich Copper
Copper Beech - Radiant Rich Copper
SHADE 7/7 (77)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Neutral Lightest Ash Brown
Neutral Lightest Ash Brown
SHADE 6/1 (61)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Natural Lightest Brown
Natural Lightest Brown
SHADE 6/0 (6)
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Water Colour - Natural Light Brown
Natural Light Brown
SHADE 019
$14.45
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Water Colour - Lightest Warm Brown
Lightest Warm Brown
SHADE 6/3 (63)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Lightest Chestnut Brown
Lightest Chestnut Brown
SHADE 6/4 (6.4)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Rosewood - Radiant Light Red Brown
Rosewood - Radiant Light Red Brown
SHADE 6/44 (6.44)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Radiant Copper Red
Radiant Copper Red
SHADE 6/66 (6.66)
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Water Colour - Neutral Ash Brown
Neutral Ash Brown
SHADE 5/1 (51)
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Water Colour - Oak - Natural Brown
Oak - Natural Brown
SHADE 5/0 (5)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Natural Warm Brown
Natural Warm Brown
SHADE 5/3 (53)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Maple - Rich Red Brown
Maple - Rich Red Brown
SHADE 020
$14.45
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Water Colour - Mahogany - Radiant Red Brown
Mahogany - Radiant Red Brown
SHADE 5/45 (5.46)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Chestnut Brown
Chestnut Brown
SHADE 5/6 (56)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Walnut - Natural Dark Brown
Walnut - Natural Dark Brown
SHADE 018
$14.45
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Water Colour - Natural Darker Brown
Natural Darker Brown
SHADE 4/0 (4)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Warm Darker Brown
Warm Darker Brown
SHADE 4/3 (43)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Chestnut Darker Brown
Chestnut Darker Brown
SHADE 4/4 (44)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Copper Darker Brown
Copper Darker Brown
SHADE 4/6 (46)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Radiant Burgundy Darker Brown
Radiant Burgundy Darker Brown
SHADE 4/65 (4.6)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Radiant Bordeaux Darkest Brown
Radiant Bordeaux Darkest Brown
SHADE 3/6 (3.6)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Natural Darkest Brown
Natural Darkest Brown
SHADE 3/0 (3)
$14.45
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Water Colour - Ebony - Super Dark Brown
Ebony - Super Dark Brown
SHADE 2/0 (2)
$14.45
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Water Colour Applicator Bottle
Water Colour Applicator Bottle
WC/APP
$0.66
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Tint Bowl (Black)
Tint Bowl (Black)
BOWL/BLK
$4.29
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Long Tail Tint Brush (Black)
Long Tail Tint Brush (Black)
BRUSH/BLK
$2.97
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Eco Tint Bowl (Straw)
Eco Tint Bowl (Straw)
BOWL/STR
$6.53
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Eco Tint Brush (Straw)
Eco Tint Brush (Straw)
BRUSH/STR
$3.89
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Eco Tint Brush & Bowl Set (Straw)
Eco Tint Brush & Bowl Set (Straw)
BBSET/STR
$9.17
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In more detail...

Water Colour was developed to be kind to the hair and produce natural looking colours, capable of up to 100% grey coverage yet without the use of damaging chemicals. It helps you achieve a beautiful natural hair colour without ammonia, alcohol, resorcinol, perfume, bleaching agents or p-Phenylenediamine (PPD).

Usage Instructions are included with your order, and explain how to use the dye to achieve your choice of permanence - from semi-permanent right through to a quasi-permanent colour, lasting up to 28 washes.

One mixer bottle is included with each order, but this can be re-used. Choose to re-use your old bottle, and you'll save 50p on your order. We also include plastic hats and gloves, which you can opt out of after checkout if you have your own reusable ones.

Questions & Answers

How do I do a patch test?

1. Take a tiny pinch of Water Colour powder from the vial and mix it with a drop of warm water on a saucer. Reseal the vial immediately. Do not allow the remaining powder to get wet.

2. Wash a small area of skin inside your elbow and dry gently but thoroughly. Apply a drop of the Water Colour mixture to the area with a cotton bud and allow to dry. Do not wash off for AT LEAST 48 hours (Please be aware that in some cases the skin sensitivity/allergy test can take longer to react – up to a week for some people).

3. If during this period you experience any irritation, redness, swelling or burning, wash off immediately. It is likely you are allergic to an ingredient in this product and should not use it.

How do I apply Water Colour?

Simply add warm water, shake and apply.

The Daniel Field Natural Advanced Formula Water Colour can be used as a Semi, Demi, or Permanent hair colour by adjusting your application of the hair colour (shown below).

  • Semi-permanent: Apply to damp hair. (Lasts up to 8 washes. No grey coverage).
  • Demi-permanent: Apply to well towel-dried hair. (Lasts up to 12 washes and covers up to 50% grey).
  • Quasi-Permanent: Apply to dry hair. (Creates a more permanent tint which lasts 18 washes or more and colours up to 100% grey).

Full instructions are included with every order, or you can click here to download the instruction booklet.

How do I apply to regrowth?

1. Wearing the gloves provided, apply the Water Colour mousse to the roots of your hair at approximately 1.5cm intervals to the root area only.

2. Pile your hair on top of your head and put on the cap, securing it to prevent any dripping.

3. Stay in a warm environment ensuring the solution does not dry out under the cap.

4. Follow the timing table for the colour depth you require.

5. If the colour on the rest of your hair has faded and needs refreshing, reserve the remaining Water Colour mousse for the ends. 10 minutes before the end of the colouring process remove the cap and quickly distribute the remainder of the foam evenly through your hair, massaging it to the ends ensuring it is covered evenly. Replace the cap over your hair.

6. Rinse the colour from your hair until the water runs clear. Shampoo your hair using your usual shampoo and rinse thoroughly again. Apply your usual conditioner and leave in for at least one minute to restore the pH balance; rinse and style as normal.

How many vials of Water Colour will I need?

We cannot give you an exact answer as this will always depend on how long or thick you hair is.

If your hair is of average thickness and about shoulder length, you will usually need 1 vial of Water Colour. For longer or thicker hair you may need 2 or even 3 vials.

If you are applying to your roots only you may get 1 or 2 applications.

Tip: For the most efficient and economical way to apply - squeeze the required amount of Water Colour mousse into a non-metallic bowl and apply with a hairdressers tint brush, this will help with application and make the colour go further.

You may be interested in our Hair Colouring Accessories.

How long does the colour last?

Water Colour can be used as a Semi, Demi or Quasi-Permanent

  • Semi-permanent: Applied to towel-dried hair for 30 minutes it can last up to approximately 8 washes with no grey coverage.
  • Demi-permanent: Applied to well towel-dried hair for 45 minutes it can last up to approximately 12 washes with subtle grey coverage.
  • Quasi-permanent: Applied to dry hair for between 1 hour and 1 hr 20 minutes it can colour up to 100% grey. With this method it can be completely permanent and last up to approximately 18+ washes (3-6 weeks or more) but as with all hair dyes is likely to fade gradually over time. However, please be aware that if you use this method too often on pre-dyed hair the colour can build up, become too dark and lose the ability to fade, which is why we recommend the regrowth application method if you only need to cover your roots.

The above is a guide only – the results may be affected by the condition of your hair and any previous treatments.

What are the ingredients in Water Colour?

Each shade of the Daniel Field Advanced Formula Water Colour is made from the same blend of active powder base with different proportions of pigment to formulate each individual shade. The following ingredients form the base of all shades:Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate, Sodium Percarbonate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcostinate, Silica, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Sulphate, Xanthan Gum.

The nine ingredients for the dye pigments are: p-toluene diamine sulphate – PTDS, m-amino phenol sulphate, 2.4 diaminophenoxyethanol hcl, p-aminophenol sulphate, 4-amino 2 hydroxytoluene sulphate, 4-amino -m-creosol, 2-amino 6-chloro -4-nitrophenol, 2-methyl-5-hydroxyethylaminophenol, 4.5 diamino-1-(2-hydroxyethyl) pyrazole sulphate.

Click here for a more detailed look at the ingredients in Water Colour

How many applicators will I receive with my Water Colour order?

Your order will include one pair of polythene gloves and one polythene hat per colour and ONE reusable applicator bottle and nozzle per order. If you wish to add extra applicator bottles they can be found at the bottom of the Water Colour shade chart for £0.50 each.

Our applicator bottles can easily be rinsed and re-used for many years, so if you already have one and don’t require a new one, you can remove it from your order under 'Eco Options' at the checkout (and get 50p off!)

Cruelty
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Gentle
Formulas
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for Vegans
Friendly
Support
Recyclable
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Speedy
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