Experimenting with colouring your hair can be the most exciting part about grooming yourself and creating your identity. There are many different ways in which you can colour your hair; highlighting, ombre, or changing the colour of your entire head of hair! However, it is important to understand the difference between chemical and organic hair colours. Going into a store and buying your own hair dye for a DIY session at home may seem simple, but what exactly is it doing to your hair over opting for organic hair colours at a salon?
Using non-organic hair colouring solutions means using products loaded with ammonia, peroxide, sulphate, PPD and other chemicals that can be harmful to your hair. In fact, if you have hayfever or sinus problems, it’s recommended to avoid chemical-based colouring products. Over-bleaching your hair at home can deteriorate its natural colours and dry your hair out. Exposing your hair to chemicals over long periods of time means it’s less shiny, and less soft.
Organic hair colours are a natural alternative to standard hair colouring products and provide you with healthy benefits while maximising performance. Natural substances are used over chemical ones. For example, the ammonia you find in chemical-based colouring is replaced with corn and soy. Between 98-99% of the ingredients are naturally derived or organic, and typical the only synthetic ingredients are the pigments and stabilisers.
Using organic hair colours gives your hair the nutrition it needs, and does not have the adverse reactions that are caused by chemicals. Chemical-based products can create a tingling, stinging and often burning sensation when used in your hair. On the other hand, natural products utilises the natural synergy offered by some plant extracts to nourish and protect your hair.
Organic hair colours are much longer lasting than chemical ones. Comprised of mostly natural herbs and legumes, coupled with the smooth and professional treatment and procedures in formulation, organic hair colours are a more reliable source if you’re looking for durable shine and colour. For example, if someone applies an organic hair colour, it is more likely to last for between 40 to 90 days on normal circumstances. Meanwhile, the chemical-based colours do not produce the same results, and can be washed out much sooner than natural products.
Here is a basic summary of why organic hair colours are superior to their contemporaries:
• Organic hair colours are a natural alternative and are free of PPD and other harsh chemicals which can be harmful to your hair and scalp.
• Organic hair colours are long lasting and retain their colour
• Organic hair colours incorporate proteins and natural vegetable and plant extracts, which provide the nutrients to give your hair that natural shine and vibrant, healthy colour.
• They contain natural ingredients such as Chinchona plant, Walnut husks, Rhubarb, Herbal and Bran extract, and Rosemary protein, which all work together to maintain the healthiness of your hair.
While organic hair colours are your best preference, it is still vital to take precautions regardless of the lack of chemical substances present. At Imagination Hair Salon Castle Hill, we offer a precautionary service to prevent such situations. We recommend that we do an allergy patch test 24 hours prior to having your hair colouring done. It’s a simple test that won’t take much time at all, but can ensure that nothing unexpected happens.