7 Halal Hair Dyes You Can Get For A New Look In 2024

For your next hair makeover

Just like skincare, our haircare routines are informed by our needs and preferences. For curly girls, there’s the Curly Girl Method. For those who love their locks long and sleek, there are specific haircare methods for long hair, too. Meanwhile, for Muslim women, products that fit halal standards are the priority.

What makes a product halal?

Halal is an Arabic term that pertains to what’s ‘allowed’ or ‘lawful’ following the rules of the Q’uran. When it comes to halal beauty products, it’s not just a matter of being cruelty-free, this also means it shouldn’t contain animal-derived ingredients at all. Plus, water permeability is also important because of wudhu, which means ablution. This is part of a purification process done by Muslims prior to their prayers, which includes washing the hair. This is why it’s important that hair dye products are also wudhu-compliant and not just halal.

Still, you don’t have to be a Muslim to use halal-certified products. You might even be using some now. But while there’s an abundance of halal makeup and skincare products, halal hair dye products aren’t as well-known. Curious to know which brands offer these? Here are some.

Halal hair dye brands

1. Revlon

In case you didn’t know, Revlon’s Colorsilk hair dye range (SGD3.90 to SGD10) is also halal-certified. These products boast a 3D Colour Gel Technology™ that prevents the dye from giving the hair a flat appearance that looks fake and unnatural. With 41 shades to choose from, you’ll be able to find your perfect match (or makeover look) from this line. This is great for those who want something easily accessible everywhere and have a wide variety of shades to choose from.

2. Garnier

Garnier’s Colour Naturals Cream Hair Colour (SGD6.90) is also halal-certified. The product is enriched with fruit extracts, vitamins, and avocado, olive, and almond oil for complete hair nourishment. It also promises intense coverage that lasts up to eight weeks, all while making the hair shiny and healthy. Did we mention it smells good, too?

3. Iba Halal

Iba is an Indian brand that carries many halal-certified products, from makeup to skincare and more. Their hair colour range (SGD11.69), which comes in two colours (Coal Black and Dark Brown) is henna-based. It’s also sulfate-free, paraben-free, and contains no alcohol. One of Iba’s key ingredients is soy protein, which is best known for hair growth and strength benefits. This makes it a good choice for those who need a root touch-up often because it’s safe for frequent use.

4. Indus Valley

If you want something with a little more variety, Indus Valley’s extensive range of hair colour products (SGD14) is the one to browse through. Aside from offering halal-friendly products, they also have vegan options, organic variants, and even ones specially created for moustaches and sideburns (something for your S.O.s perhaps?).

5. Shurah Hair Colour

Shurah Hair Colour product shot

Shurah Hair Colour series in 01 Black. (guardian.com.my)

This Malaysian hair dye (SGD10.50) is both halal-certified and wudhu-compliant. Its range of hair colours is close to natural Asian hair colours, such as black and varying shades of brown. There are also two types of red hair dye if you're feeling adventurous.

Inclusive and diverse beauty products are growing in number. We don’t necessarily have to subscribe to a religion or be of a certain race to appreciate this growth in the industry. Supporting these products tells brands that such steps in inclusion do matter.

6. Miranda Hair Colour

If you're looking for a sign to change up your hair in a big way, let this be it. The Miranda Hair Colour (SGD4.86 to SGD7.55) comes in various natural colours and strikingly beautiful hues. There are at least 10 neon and pastel hair colours to choose from if you want a big hair change. It also works for those with sensitive scalps as it has multi-vitamins with anti-irritant properties to ensure a smooth hair dyeing sesh.

These are highly pigmented and comes with extra conditioner so you're sure that your hair colour won't fade easily, and your hair is kept healthy.

7. Madam Henna Organic Hair Dye

Madam Henna Hair Dye

Madam Henna Organic Hair Dye is 100% organic. (Photo from: beautybistro.com)

Scared of putting anything on your scalp and hair? With Madam Henna Organic Hair Dye (SGD23.80 to SGD45.80), you don't have to worry about anything because it's made from 100% organic ingredients that are safe for the scalp. You can easily DIY your hair colour at home with this hair dye set. 

Aside from giving colour to hair, it also helps the hair regain its healthy shine through its ingredients including turmeric and licorice! It also provides an extra layer of protection to boost hair health and keep its condition at the best level.

This article was first published on 7 November 2022. Last updated: 27 December 2023.

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