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GDY Narwhal

(40 customer reviews)


A mythical shade of icy teal that’s almost too good to be true. Kinda like the unicorn of the sea… Narwhals. (People, they’re real)

Disclaimer:  Due to the natural ingredients being used in our formula, you may find that Narwhal looks dark coming out of the tube.  We assure you that when washed out, the color will be as expected.  If there is any hesitation, please perform a patch test before applying.

chemical free aqua hair dye

  • Creamy Vegan & Cruelty Free Formula 5 oz tube
  • Botanically Infused with Natural Sunflower Extract
  • Ammonia Free, Formaldehyde Free, Peroxide Free, PPD Free 

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What does it do?

Our semi-permanent hair dye line combines salon-grade pigments with a nontoxic, conditioning formula that deposits ultra vibrant color. Semi-permanent hair dyes do not damage the hair, in fact they’re super conditioning! GDY’s formula combines a high-quality cream base, like a hair mask with essential oil benefits. The color is deposited on top of the hair shaft and acts like a stain that will fade out over time each time you wash your hair. Color can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks. We recommend using color protecting hair care like our GDY Color Kind Line to keep color vibrant longer.

What does it smell like?
Fragranced with Bergamot essential oil, our semi-permanent dye has a light citrus scent that is mood lifting.

Is this for my hair?

Our semi-permanent dyes will show the truest color on pre-lightened hair, levels 8-10. We recommend using our Lightening Kit to get the perfect base shade for your color.

What to know?
Semi-perm is a thick, conditioning formula, no need to mix with a conditioner.
Color payoff will vary based how much hair is lightened as well as on the porosity of the hair and underlying hair chemistry. We recommend a hair strand test to determine color payoff.

Safe on:
All hair textures, pre lightened, chemically treated, keratin treated, and color treated hair.

  • Healthy hair focused, no PPDs, Ammonia, Sulfates, Parabens or other harsh for hair chemicals or additives.
  • Sunflower Extract adds extra UV protection from the sun and hot tools that fade hair.
  • Fragranced with essential oil Bergamot, known for its mood-lifting properties.
  • Ultra creamy formula that deeply conditions while depositing color.

Our Semi-permanent dyes are free from:

  • 4-ABP
  • Ammonia
  • Peroxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • PPD’s
  • Persulfates
  • Paraben
  • Resorcinol
  • MEA
  • Nickel
  • Bleach
  • Phthalates
  • All of our products are vegan and cruelty free
  • Step 1: To create the best canvas for your color, we recommend lightening your hair using our GDY Lightening Kit.
  • Step 2: Mix color in the GDY Color Mixing Bowl and use gloves to prevent staining hands.
  • Step 3: Ensure you strand test first before applying color all over your head.
  • Step 4: Section and apply directly onto dry hair. Make sure color is fully saturated at every step by combining product through each section.
  • Step 5: Let the color sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Step 6: Rinse with cold water and style as desired with GDY Prime.

  • Allow at least 24 hours before your first shampoo.
  • Rinse hair with cool water each time you wash to minimize fading process.
  • Reduce hair washing days to extend color.


  • While color is processing, use a cap to keep the color damp.
  • Coloring your hair is an investment. Make sure to use color protecting hair care like GDY’s Color Kind Line to keep color vibrant longer.
  • Product will stain, so protect hands, all surfaces and clothing.
  • Apply shea butter, coconut oil or thick conditioner to the hairline to prevent staining.
  • Check out our FAQ’s for more information
  • Narwhal is a true teal. If your hair has yellow tones before applying, it will cause Narwhal to appear more on the green side. Tone those yellows out before applying to achieve the true color!
  • Narwhal shows up vividly on level 9+ hair.

Want more tips? Email [email protected] to ask our expert!

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Peg 40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Octyldodecanol, Proplyene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth 4, Laureth 23, Polyquaternium 6, Citris Bergamina (Bergamot Oil), Methlchlorisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Extrait D’heliantus Annuus (Tournesol) May Also Contain: Basic Yellow 40, H C Blue 15, Basic Blue 99, Basic Orange 31, Basic Red 51, Basic Violet 16, Basic Violet 2, Basic Yellow 87, H C Blue 2, H C Red 1, H C Yellow 4.

40 reviews for GDY Narwhal

  1. Brenna Clark (verified owner)

    I had not dyed my hair in at least a decade, but needed to feel like myself again, so I tried my hand at coloring my own hair! This dye was easy to use and smelled amazing– and once it was dry it felt so silky and I’ve been getting compliments all day on the color! I saw some reviews that said it came out more blue than they expected, but my experience resulted in a pretty true teal! I’m so excited to see how this fades over time and will be coming back for more.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Brenna,

      So glad to hear you joined the home dye club! It’s so fun isn’t!? Im sure your teal hair looks killer!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  2. Katherine Pazda (verified owner)

    Just used this color and pretty happy with the color! Came out a light blue teal color

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      So glad you are loving our teal!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  3. Mackenzie Lenora (verified owner)

    Love this color! I’ve been doing my hair for years and this is my favorite brand by far that I’ve tried and now the only one I’ll use on my hair. Not only does the color come out beautiful but I work as a model and I’m regularly washing my hair for shoots. I actually DON’T have to take cold showers and my hair still stays vibrant.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Mackenzie,

      I am so glad to hear you are loving Narwhal! We pack our dye’s with pigment so that it can stay vibrant for longer. Thanks for your review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  4. Harmony Huskinson (verified owner)

    Idk what all the other reviews are about. 1st time at home dyer, followed the videos, lightened my hair, and got a beautiful teal color. Definitely some improvements I can make in my process but it’s a learning experience. DO IT!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      You heard Harmony! Do it! Welcome to the dye at home club it’s a lot of fun here. Each time you will only get better, but it sounds like you were a good student and studied up. I’m sure your hair looks great!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  5. Jade Barnes (verified owner)

    This was my first time coloring my hair with such a bold color, and I absolutely loved it!!! I had so much with it, and I can’t wait to do it again!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Jade,

      Oh you picked a great first color! So glad to hear you are loving it. I’m sure your hair look AMAZING!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  6. Karissa Doughty (verified owner)

    My hair was really soft afterwards, but I’m disappointed in the color. I lifted my hair with the bleaching kit and did an ombre effect. The blue should have held on, but it didn’t. Instead, my hair turned this weird dark blonde color and the very tips of my hair are a weird green. And when I say the very tips, I’m talked maybe 2% of my hair took any color at all. It doesn’t look good. I’m very disappointed in this brand.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Karissa,

      I am sorry to hear about your experience with Narwhal. Depending on your hair type you may need to leave the dye on longer. We pack our dyes with pigments so I am sad to hear you didn’t get your desired result. If you would email our expert [email protected] to get more information I would greatly appreciate it. Please include pictures if you have any.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  7. Reece (verified owner)

    Color dyes MUCH lighter than what comes out of the tube (twice now I made the mistake of adding yellow to it but the green I made is quite nice too!) Love the smell, and the color lasts forever, like I can wash my hair with hot/warm water after a few weeks and it doesn’t fade (which I personally enjoy bc it’s an ordeal to dye hair)

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Reece,

      Thanks for your review! Our dyes are packed with pigment, which is why them may appear darker in the bowl. Once washed out it will be the gorgeous Narwhal color you know and love. I’m sure your custom green looks just as good! Keep dye-ing happy!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  8. hershbergerm4

    I love everything about this brand and Narwhal was the first color I tried. It’s a very vibrant blue- not at all teal like I was hoping but still a pretty color and has been lasting for awhile, despite showering with hot water. I’m kind of over the blue now, but after reading these reviews I’m realizing it may never come out so I was thinking about putting Ex-Girl over it to get more of a muted purple hue? I saw that you mentioned this as a great combo and was wondering if you had any photos of hair with this color blend? Thanks!

    • Jackie from GDY


      Thanks for your review. Our colors are packed with pigment, which is why they can stick around for awhile. Our hair expert will reach out to help you get your perfect mix.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  9. Augie

    I was really excited to try this color especially after seeing reviews but when I rinsed it out it was green with very little blue, I wished it would’ve worked. Better hope next time

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Augie,

      Thanks for your review. I’m sorry you didn’t absolutely love your GDY experience. Sometimes if your hair isn’t lifted enough or is a golden hue that can create a more green look, unfortunately. I hope the next time you try our colors you love it. If you want any help or advice our expert hair stylist would be happy to answer any questions. Feel free to reach them at [email protected]

      xx Jackie from GDY

  10. oniejojojo

    If I was an unbiased person, I would have given this product a four borderline five. It was easy to apply, it was a good price, and it is mfing VIBRANT, hunny. But… as someone who has been compared to Ramona Flowers, the Smurfs, Tobias (I blue myself) Funke, and Sonic the Hedgehog (from the FIRST trailer, mind you)… I am as far away from objectivity that I have ever been. Is it bright? YES. Is it good quality? Yes. Did it come out a little darker than I expected? Yes. Should I have read the reviews before I bought the product? Perhaps. Did I? No. In the two days I’ve had this color hair, I have used Oops Color Remover (to absolutely no avail), used a clarifying shampoo, and washed my hair a total of ten times. My hard work had done very little (perhaps nothing) in the fight against narwhal. In the event of an apocalypse and the collapse of modern society, the name Sonic would follow me to my grave, and not because I’m fast.

    • Jackie from GDY


      Thank you for your review on Narwhal. We’re so sorry you had a poor experience using GDY. I have forwarded this to our Hair Expert Becca [email protected] so we can further discuss your experience!

      xx Jackie from GDY

  11. PaigeWarf

    I read the reviews before buying this dye and saw even after 4 weeks people experienced the dye not fading. I didn’t believe it, but it’s true. 4 weeks later and my hair, although it was a very bright blue when I dyed it, has faded to the shade of blue on the box, but it hasn’t started fading back to my natural blonde. I love the color and this brand, but as someone who has issues with committing to one hair color, it is tough. I’m not sure if I should dye it a dark brown to cover it, or a black, I’m worried it won’t cover all of the blue. If anyone can give tips that’d be great. Overall I do love this color and dye, I just wish I could commit to it

    • Becca from GDY

      Hi Paige! Thank you for your review on Narwhal. We are glad you love the color! We have reached out via email with some tips on how to safely remove the color from your hair.
      xx Becca from Good Dye Young

  12. Thatonechick_ya

    I wish I read the reviews before jumping into this color. My hair is sooo blue, like dark/bright blue not like the pics. I left it on for a while to make sure it would stick, but after I globbed it on I knew it was too late to back out without messing up all the pink I have too. Super disappointed in the color being sooo incredibly dark and no where near what I saw, but it really does stick and so far not much bleeding. So that’s a plus. Just bummed that I worked really hard for light blonde hair and now I’m stuck with this dark blue instead of teal.

    • Becca Sievers

      Thank you for your review on Narwhal! I’m sorry that it didn’t turn out quite like how you were expecting. However, each time you wash your hair the Narwhal will get brighter and brighter! If you would like to discuss further, please email us at [email protected]!
      xx Becca from Good Dye Young

  13. Lily

    I’m completely gutted at the formula change. Everything I loved about this dye was changed. It used to be that it didn’t stain anything, not my skin, not the shower, not the towel, not my pillow. But now it’s everywhere, the hair dye remover I have can’t even scrape the surface of how blue my skin is (my entire body), and my poor shower will never be unblue again. It’s not even the same color as before, so what’s the point? I used to recommend this brand to everyone because it didn’t stain, it lasted long, it smelled nice. Now I don’t think even I can use it at all anymore.

    • Becca Sievers

      Hey Lily! We are so sorry you had a poor experience using GDY. Our dyes are heavily pigmented to ensure long lasting results! The bleeding of the dye should stop after a couple of washes. We would love to discuss your experience more! Please email us at [email protected]!
      xx Becca from Good Dye Young

  14. Maemon

    Okay so I dyed my hair back in January 2019 it’s now June and my hair is still blue…like bright a** blue like the model and i have not touched it up ONCE. For some this might be awesome but for someone who wants to change hair color often this is not the dye for me lol.

    When I dyed it SIX MONTHS AGO I left it on for forty five minutes and to my disappointment it ended being a very dark like inky teal/blue. I had bleached pale blonde hair. The dye is very thick and hard to work with (at least for me since I dyed it myself). But a little goes a long way if u can work it. It also bled a LOT had to scrub the shower multiple times.

    So I gave it 4/5 because my Gemini self hates committing to one color for more than a month and I don’t wanna damage it more by bleaching it out again (btw I’ve tried fading it with vitamin c, clarifying shampoo, hot water, dish detergent, etc. and nothing works! This blue is here to stay whether I want it to or not). I recommend u dilute it with fader or conditioner the first time if u want the bright blue the model has. It was very misleading especially since the description claims the result will be lighter than the dye looks in the tube. I used it straight from the tube and it looked as dark when my hair dried. Just now, six months later is it looking like the website picture.

    • Becca Sievers

      Hello! Thank you for your review on Narwhal. We’re sorry you didn’t love the product! We put heavy pigment in our dyes to ensure they will last as long as possible. For someone who likes to change their hair color often, we see how this can be frustrating. If you would like to talk more about your experience, please email us at [email protected]!
      xx Becca from Good Dye Young

  15. Broadway_Maybe

    I really, really wanted to love this dye. I certainly love the things this brand stands for, and it has GREAT reviews, so when I bought this dye I was expecting terrific results. However, my hair just isn’t it, chief. I used it to dye the ends of my hair and it came out WAY duller than I was expecting it to, it kind of looks faded already except I JUST DYED IT. However, I didn’t lighten my hair (except the underside where it was darker) because my hairdresser said that my medium blonde hair was already light enough. Could this be the reason that I am not loving the shade that my hair is?

    • Becca Sievers

      Hi! Thank you for your review on Narwhal. To get the most vibrant results, we always suggest pre-lightening the hair. Lightening causes the hair cuticle to open, therefore giving the semi-permanent dye a better base to stick to. I would love to talk more about your hair, please email me at [email protected]!

      xx Becca from Good Dye Young

  16. olivep

    The colour started off much more blue than i had expected (similar to blue ruin) but it held beautifully. As it faded it became more narwhal/teal, but i liked having so many different tones over the three months i had it in- really made the dye worth while. It didn’t damage or stain my hair at all, by far the best dye i’ve ever purchased :))

    • Hallie from GDY


      Thank you for reviewing GDY! We’re so excited that you love your color!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  17. misshollierae (verified owner)

    My hair is healthier than ever before after using GDY dye!! Narwal is the most beautiful shade of blue and every colour it goes while fading is gorgeous!! I get compliments most days and I plug GDY at every opportunity because for a semi-perm it lasts forever! It lasts 2+months easily and even then I only have to re-do it because of roots! BEST DYE EVER THANK YOU GDY ps Hayley i’ve Loved you since like 2006 and when you came out with GDY I almost dyed, dream come true. Thank you!!!

    • Hallie from GDY


      We’re so happy your hair is looking and feeling great after using GDY! We agree that our Narwhal is a great versatile shade! The color begins vibrant and just gets better as it fades!

      Thank you for supporting GDY!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  18. Ryan

    Love the narwhal hair color. Looks great paired with exgirl. (Just sayin)
    First time trying this color. It brought me back to the first time I dyed my hair, about 7 years ago. I picked a teal color. And I loved it. And after trying many other hair dye brands. I keep coming back to Gdy. Because it’s just pure great quality products. Even the fade of narwhal is wonderful!

    Much love! Thank you GDY family.

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hi Ryan!

      We love the Narwhal and Ex-Girl combo too! Thank you for choosing GDY!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  19. GinDrunk

    I’m in love! Would absolutely give six stars if I could. There’s nothing not to love about this dye. I suffer from awful migraines and scent sensitivity and the smell of this dye actually made me feel better! It’s very light and refreshing. Citrusy but kind of earthy too. The dye is ridiculously pigmented and easy to work with. It said in the instructions to get wild and just have fun with it, and I so did! I’ve been dealing with severe depression for as long as I can remember but working with this dye, and seeing my hair right now, I can’t stop smiling and I feel amazing. Like a gorgeous, powerful Nereid (or maybe like a Narwhal). Good Dye Young is my new favorite dye and I absolutely want to try the rest of the semipermanent line, the Poser Paste and the hair care line.

    • Hallie from GDY


      We are so, so excited that you were able to use GDY! We’ve formulated our dye with a unique blent of bergamot essential oil and sunflower extract which not only gives our dye that great scent, but helps to promote hair health as well! Thank you so much for using and supporting GDY. We cannot emphasize enough how grateful we are for our colorful community!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  20. juby736

    A great long lasting color! I dyed my hair over a month ago and I haven’t had to touch it up at all it’s great! It’s barely faded at all, and it didn’t fade to a super green color as these kinds of colors often do in other brands. My only probablem was how much it bled the first two weeks, but as long as I put a towel on my pillow and cleaned up the blue out of the shower it was ok!

    • Hallie from GDY


      We are SO happy you haven’t had to touch up your hair since dyeing! Our more blue-based colors do tend to bleed a bit more than the others but you can minimize this a bit by washing in cool or cold water and using color-safe shampoo and conditioner (like our Wash and Rinse)!

      xx dye happy,
      Hallie from GDY

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