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Plant Colouring

Do you have fragile hair, are you allergic to conventional colouring, or are you looking for a soft, gradual change in your color?

Want authenticity? Need wellness?

The plant coloring draws from nature all the purity and the harmlessness that it can offer to the hair often victims of external aggressions. It consists of mixtures of natural plant pigments, usually used to dye fabrics.

Unaggressive, vegetable coloring is ideal for enhancing the base color while making the hair more vigorous and shiny.

The principle is quite simple: the natural pigments surround the capillary fiber of a sheath that smoothes, protects and thickens it. The vegetable colorations are content to attach to the hair, thus reviving the hue smoothly.

Hairdressers Colorists adopting the plant are committed to the well-being of their employees and their customers. These chefs du Cheveu have made the process of following our training and relearning their profession.
Plant stains are plants reduced to very fine powders (300 microns). The finer the powders, the larger the exchange surfaces. This results in a hair better coated with plant pigments.

The dye powder is poured into warm water or a decoction. The powder swells and disperses its pigments slowly in the liquid. The mixture obtained is applied to the roots and then to the lengths.

The range of Marcapar colorations provides the Hair Cooks with a wide range of shades. This one can widen it virtually to infinity because each result of vegetable coloring is unique. It is an association between the customer’s natural base and the applied plant coloring.

Marcapar created the decoctions and the junction to vary and personalize the results of the colorations. Finally the white hair is a real asset in that they allow to achieve wicked effects, illuminate the reflections and create shades, although they can also be simply covered 100%. The Marcapar vegetable coloring knows a limit: it does not make it possible to lighten the hair. Indeed it requires to discolor the hair by oxidizing it which alters its structure. The “clay” wipes are formulated from persalts or persulfates, which is why we do not practice or recommend them.

Result: the plant color respects the original nature of the hair.

The meeting of an innovation and an exceptional know-how, immediate benefits for your hair.

The plant colouring offers you a wide choice of unlimited colours, resistant colours and durable.


important: since there is no oxidation, it is impossible to thin the hair

• 35% of young people under 20 adopt the plant
• 88% of customers remain true to the plant

Customer testimonials

"Leaving the chemical coloring to adopt the plant coloring is a lifestyle choice that you can never regret. It is to stop sensitizing your hair and intoxicating it to nourish it with a bath of beneficial plants. It is respecting the nature of the hair and giving it back its softness and natural shine."

Marie-Claudine, Montréal​

"I'm really happy to have discovered the Marcapar plant color. This goes beyond simple coloring: not only do my hair have a hue that I love, but they are also brighter. We really see that they are healthy. It has nothing to do with the other chemical stains I tried before that dried and damaged my hair. I feel very reassuring to take care of my hair with each color. It's a real hair care and I love it!"

Martine, Longueuil

"I am happy to have found the Marcapar vegetable color at Salon Jardin d'Art and Coiffure in Montreal because I had heard about it from a friend who lives in France. I tested and loved it! I was afraid that my white hair was not well covered but not at all. In addition, the color really takes a long time. It also reassures me not to put chemicals on my scalp! "

Isabelle, Montréal​

"The Marcapar vegetable color gives the hair a more natural look. I appreciate having a hue that no longer gives that impression of saturated color that I had with the chemical coloring. With each color, I do good to my hair, and that's new to me!"

Annie, Laval

"I never did any coloring but I wanted to give shine to my hair. I would not have taken the step if Vincent had not offered me the vegetable coloring. No risk of damaging the hair, quite the contrary. Result: my hair is thicker, and they have incredible shine! "

Marion, Montréal​

All about the origin of Marcapar dye plants

Inspired by a thousand-year-old know-how, coloring from dyeing plants requires knowledge and craftsmanship. It is a fascinating area to explore. This is why research and experimentation are at the heart of the Marcapar approach. Our selection of plants provides the Marcapar Vegetal Colorist Hairdresser with a wide range of shades, highlights and shades. All the plants we use are first analyzed by independent laboratories. We make sure that they contain no trace of heavy metals, pesticides or synthetic dyes, PPD or resorcinol. This systematic verification follows the discovery of these harmful products in certain lots of “organic” plants. Partly for this reason we do not just follow a label, but we set our own standards.

Can we make a plant colour on a chemical colour? Yes!

Hair treated with chemical staining is rendered porous by oxidation. Oxygen comes apart the scales of the hair thus making it very fragile. Conversely, the plant bath will shroud the hair fiber and allow it to regain its elasticity and liveliness. For example Lawsone, natural dye, attaches to the hair in the manner of a magnet (attractiveness of keratin) and repairs it.

 Vegetable stains are very well tolerated by the scalp and the body… (pregnant women, very fine hair, allergies, diseases…).

Another advantage: unlike chemical stains, they fade evenly over shampoos with a very invisible root effect for a longer duration.

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