Frequently Asked Questions – SIMPLER HAIR COLOR

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Frequently Asked Questions

Top Questions

  • What color should I choose?

    Look through our color models and choose the color that most closely matches your natural color (click on the ? above the color selector for more info). With other brands, many customers go a shade lighter. With our more natural look, you’re safe going with your color. Keep in mind that the longer you leave it in, the darker result you’ll get -- there’s more on that in the instruction manual.

  • Do you offer samples?

    We cannot provide samples because of our unique packaging. Everything you need to use the product comes in the color box. We understand the concern about buying from a brand you don't know, but with our 100% money-back guarantee on every page of our website, there's no risk to you. We got you covered.

  • How many uses will I get from 1 can?

    Each can dispenses enough product (i.e. dye & developer) to fill around 20 comb-brushes. The average user should get at least 4-5 uses, and likely more, depending on the amount of hair, beard, or grays.

  • Can I use this for my beard, hair, and touch-ups?

    Yes! SIMPLER Hair Color works for your hair, beard, and touch-ups.

  • How long does it last?

    SIMPLER Hair Color is a permanent dye. That means it should stay on your hair or beard permanently, or until you have new white/gray growth. Most guys will want to reapply every haircut or beard trim.

  • I have had allergic reactions with other dyes, can I use this?

    Most hair and beard coloring products include an irritating and harmful ingredient to your skin called, Para Phenylenediamine or PPD for short. This is the primary ingredient that has led to chemical burns, allergic reactions, and side effects for people. Our formula doesn't have any of this, or Ammonia, parabens, and a host of other ingredients known to irritate hair and skin. We carefully selected ingredients that are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions. In place of PPD our product uses Toluene 2,5-Diamine Sulfate (TDS). TDS has been proven in multiple research studies to have a significantly lower incidence of sensitivity and allergic reactions, but that's not to say that it doesn't ever cause reactions. Even 100% natural products such as henna can cause allergic reactions in some. So, make sure to follow the instructions, including doing a skin sensitivity test before you use the product.

Hair & Beard Color

  • How do you use it?

    Take a look at our instruction manual. If you prefer watching a video, we’ve been fortunate enough to have all types of men post videos on how to use Simpler Hair Color on Youtube. Here are some: howto1, howto2.

  • How is it gentler on my skin?

    Almost all hair or beard coloring products have an irritating and harmful ingredient to your skin, Para Phenylenediamine or PPD for short. This is the primary ingredient that has led to chemical burns, allergic reactions, and side effects for people. Our formula doesn't have any of this, or Ammonia, parabens, and a host of other ingredients known to irritate hair and skin. We carefully selected ingredients that are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions. Learn more about our ingredients.

  • How can I match the drugstore brand dye that I previously used?

    Simpler Hair Color uses gentler ingredients compared to drugstore brands. As a result, our shades tend to be lighter and more natural looking. Here's a chart showing how to match Just For Men's products to Simpler Hair Color.

  • Can women use this too?

    Absolutely! We created SHC specifically for men, but we realize many women have hair too!

  • Will you offer more color shades?

    If you'd like us to develop a particular shade please let us know. Also, bear in mind that you can achieve a variety of gradients from our existing shades as shown in our color charts starting on page 9 of the instructions.

  • Will the results be natural-looking?

    Yes. Our hair color is formulated in Italy using premium ingredients that result in a natural look, guaranteed. Be sure to choose a shade close to your natural color and follow our usage instructions.

  • How long should I leave the dye-in?

    Take a look at our charts starting on page 9 in the instructions to see the amount of time you should leave it in to get your shade.

    Our gentler and safer ingredients take a little longer than other products that use more aggressive chemicals. We only have one body, so in the long run, we think it’s worth it.

  • Where can I see the ingredients list?

    You can learn more about our ingredients, including seeing the list of ingredients for each shade.

Color Extending Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Why do I need a Color Extending Shampoo?

    Most shampoos are not designed with colored hair in mind. They often use harsher cleaning ingredients like sulfates and others that are cheap and effective, but can strip your hair color. SIMPLER Color Extending Shampoo uses none of these ingredients, and is formulated with abundant amounts of natural oils and other protective ingredients. It's the only men's shampoo designed to keep your color looking vibrant and healthy longer.

  • Why do I need a Color Extending Conditioner?

    Applying permanent color leaves your hair more sensitive to outside factors. SIMPLER Color Extending Conditioner contains abundant amounts of natural oils like Jojoba, Coconut, Almond, Macadamia Nut and more, that nurture your hair and create a protective barrier against fading. And, of course, you won't find any ingredients often found in other conditioners that can break down the outer layer of your hair. All keeping your hair healthy, and the color locked in longer.

  • How much longer will my color last?

    Up to 40% longer. According to a study conducted by the School Of Cosmetic Science, on average shampoos without sulfates caused 40% less fading than shampoos with sulfates after 10 washes. These effects become further enhanced through the use of a conditioner. Please keep in mind that individual results can vary greatly due to variations in heat exposure, abrasion, sunlight, water, and other factors.

  • Why shouldn't I use a 2-in-1?

    Shampoos and conditioners have different and opposing purposes. Shampoos cleanse your hair by removing dirt and oil. On the other hand, conditioners strengthen and protect your hair by depositing healthy oils and moisturizers. Combining the 2 results in both purposes opposing one another and neither doing their best job. To get the best results, you need a separate Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • Will your Shampoo dye my hair?

    No. SIMPLER Color Extending Shampoo contains no dye. They are specially formulated to preserve and extend color, for color-treated hair and beards. But they also work great and are recommended for non-color treated hair and beards.

  • Will your Conditioner dye my hair?

    No. SIMPLER Color Extending Conditioner contains no dye. It is specially formulated to preserve and extend the life of your color on your hair and beard. But it also works great and is recommended for non-color treated hair and beards.

  • Will these products dye my hair?

    No. SIMPLER Color Extending Shampoo and Conditioner contain no dye. They are specially formulated to preserve and extend the life of your color on your hair and beard. But they also work great and are recommended for non-color treated hair and beards.

  • Can I use this if my hair isn't dyed?

    Even when your hair isn't dyed, our color-extending shampoo and conditioner are much healthier than regular products, because they won't do anything to harm or dry out your hair. In addition, our color-extending shampoo and conditioner include unique natural oils, in large amounts, to protect and strengthen your hair. There's no downside to making our color extending shampoo and conditioner your regular go-to.

  • Do I need a separate Beard Wash?

    You don't. SIMPLER Color Extending Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to care for both your beard and your hair. Beard hair tends to be coarser, and therefore can need more care and attention. That's why our products contain abundant amounts of unique natural oils and other ingredients to meet the needs of beards, and of course to take great care of the hair on your head as well.

  • Will this work for all hair types? e.g. Short, long, curly, straight, thick, thin hair

    Yes. We designed our formula with gentler ingredients and abundant amounts of unique natural oils to work for all hair types.

  • I thought this was a permanent dye. So why would it fade?

    If you experience fading when using a permanent dye, it's most likely due to the following external factors: 1) Abrasion, 2) Excess heat, and 3) Using harsh shampoos, conditioners, and 2-in-1s.

Shipping & Returns

  • What’s your return policy?

    Try us risk free for 60 days. If you’re not happy, simply contact us. If we can’t make it right, you keep the full box and we'll refund you 100%. We believe in treating customers the way we want to be treated. It's that simple.

  • Do you ship outside the US?

    Yes, we ship to Canada in addition to the US, but due to strict aerosol shipping regulations, we charge an added fee to cover the mandatory paperwork and special labeling that we are required by the DOT to complete for air & international shipments.

    For orders outside of the US & Canada, some of our international customers have had success using a forwarding service like reship.com. If you'd like us to prioritize shipping to your country, please let us know.

  • How long does shipping take?

    For orders within the 48 mainland US states, we use DHL Ground Shipping which typically takes 4-8 business days to arrive from being shipped. For orders being shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, APOs, and other US territories, we use USPS First Class, which typically takes 3-5 business days to arrive from being shipped. Orders shipped to Canada have a delivery timeframe of between 6 to 10 business days from the date of shipment.

  • Is shipping free?

    Standard shipping is free on every order shipped to the 48 mainland US states. We can also ship to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, APOs, and other U.S. territories, but due to strict aerosol shipping regulations, we charge an added fee to cover the mandatory paperwork and special labeling that we are required by the DOT to complete for air shipments.

  • Can I pay extra to expedite shipping?

    Yes, we do offer expedited shipping! You can add it to your order during checkout. When you place an order with expedited shipping before 12:30pm on weekdays, it will be fulfilled and shipped out on the same day and you will see shorter shipping times of 2-5 business days instead of 4-8.

Membership Subscription Plan

  • Can I cancel or adjust my membership plan anytime?

    Yes! You can cancel or adjust your membership anytime through your membership dashboard or you can contact us and we'll do it for you. You’ll find the link to manage your membership in an email from us with the subject line: “Welcome to our Membership Plan.

  • I have a membership, but it says I don’t have an account. How can I log in?

    When you sign up for a membership, we don't require you to set up a password. Here’s how to set up a password account associated with your membership: From the Login page, click the link to “Create account.” Create an account using the same email address you used when you set up the membership. Then, once you’ve logged in, you’ll see the “Manage Subscriptions” link on the right side of the page.

  • When will I know the next shipment is arriving?

    If you’ve signed up for our Membership savings plan, depending on the frequency you chose, we will send you a reminder for an upcoming shipment a few days before we ship it.

  • How often should I get a color box?

    This depends on the amount of hair, beard, or grays you have and how often you plan to color, but here are some general recommendations.

    If you have lots of hair, beard, grays or expect to color more than once per month, we recommend every 1 or 2 months.

    If you have an average amount of hair, beard, grays or expect to color about 1x/month, we recommend every 3 or 4 months.

    If you have little hair, beard, grays or expect to color every few months, we recommend every 5 or 6 months