I’ve been using organic (herbal based, ammonia free) color for 11 years and haven’t looked back. Why would I if I can achieve the same results without the harsh chemicals of ammonia color? Some have questioned if it works the same or will last. In my personal opinion, I think it works just as well, if not better in most cases.
The problem with ammonia color is that it blasts the cuticle open to accept the color (I’ll get more in depth about this in a future blog). While initially it may seem like the coverage is great, it’s only going to damage the hair over time and oxidize much quicker. In addition to the damage, there’s also the issue of scalp irritation, harsh fumes, and unnecessary added chemicals that may be harmful with continued use. Chemicals like higher quantities of PPD (Paraphenylenediamine), Resorcinol, Parabens, Silicones, to name a few.
That’s why I’ve narrowed my color lines down to those that work well, have the least amount of chemicals possible, while still having a full range of colors and safe lighteners.
Color Herbe (my go to permanent line): is a vegan, biodegradable, ammonia- and cruelty-free herbal hair color gel that contains only very low concentrations of PPD and peroxide. Utilizing vegetal extracts from plants and herbs like rosemary, cinchona, and walnut husk. It’s also Resorcinol, Silicone, and Paraben free. Fantastic grey coverage to boot.
Original Mineral Liquid CCT: is an ammonia-free, vegan, liquid hair color with long lasting, demi-permanent results. Made with nourishing Tasmanian Sea Kelp, Macadamia and Argan Oils, the hair is left glossy, healthy and full of shine. Also free of Resorcinol, Parabens, and PPDs.
O&M lighteners: clay based, ammonia free, lighteners provide gentle on and off the scalp lightening while preserving the integrity of the hair. Nourishing benefits of Avocado and Macadamia Nut Oils and native Australian ingredients Lilly Pilly and Quandong to strengthen and condition through the coloring process.
Now you have an idea of what’s in store if you switch to herbal based, ammonia free color. Fantastic results without the skin irritants and harmful chemicals. Plus healthier, shinier hair. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.