How can hair color be organic?
The manufacturers of the color lines I use say it best......
Never compromise health for beauty.™
From formulation to production, we use the purest certified organic ingredients whenever possible and eliminate toxic chemicals. When you choose Simply Organic, you’re using expertly crafted salon products with unparalleled respect for your health, the creative art of hairdressing and the world we live in. Our products are always recyclable and never tested on animals.
Hcolor is the world’s first professional organic hair color formulated with the highest concentration of organic, biodynamic and fair trade ingredients.
Our green chemists have created a beautiful balance between performance and nature with nourishing, gentle formulations that even the most sensitive clients will love. Loved by Hair Stylists and clients alike, Oway’s Hcolor has been voted Best Hair Color 2016 in the Green Beauty Awards and Best Ammonia Free Hair Color in 2015 and 2016.
O&M CØR.color is the next generation in Ammonia, PPD and Resorcinol-free professional hair color.
We call it CØR because clean color is the core of our brand. The “Ø” at heart represents our unwavering commitment to
making the cleanest hair color in the world by eliminating harsh chemicals.
Following years of research and in-salon testing, CØR.color represents a huge leap forward in the hair industry, with the introduction of our new, exclusive Molecular Blend Technology (MBT). This revolutionary coloring system pre-links pigments, allowing them to develop more effectively, giving super grey coverage, while minimizing the risk of scalp irritation.
As one of the first hair color companies in the world to produce professional ammonia-free hair color, O&M is serious about low-chemical solutions for today’s conscious clients and committed hair stylists.
CØR.color is both an answer to an industry-wide problem of increasing chemical sensitivity and a compelling story where consumers are constantly looking for more natural, high performance products.
We’ve removed the following common irritating ingredients in hair color:
ø No Ammonia
ø No PPDs
ø No Resorcinol
ø No Gluten
ø No Soy
ø No Animal Ingredients
Rich, Pure, Crystalline Shine. Formulated with Sustainable Harvested Ingredients, Certified Organic Botanicals and the Color Vita-Complex. This complex combines Ceramide NP and Vitamin antioxidants which locks color into and onto the hair by playing the essential role of helping to eliminate the free radicals following color services and preventing the oxidation (break down) of the color molecule. Together these ingredients led by Amaranth create the ultimate in color locking technology. Explore the Pure Color Chart!
Should I wash my hair before my appointment?
Yes...clean hair without product provides the best canvas for color application. If you've been using traditional products, scheduling a detox treatment is the best way to ensure fantastic results for long lasting color!
What's so Bad about Ammonia?
Ammonia is a damaging corrosive toxin that should be kept out of the salons because:
It severely damages the cuticle and destroys tyrosine, the hair’s protein that develops melatonin (hair’s natural pigmentation). The more the tyrosine protein is damaged, the less capable the hair is of “holding on to” color.
It is a caustic toxin that causes both short and long term damage to the throats and lungs. Long term exposure can permanently damage the respiratory system.
Ammonia can open up the pores of the skin and staining can occur. But since Organic Color Systems is not made with ammonia little to no staining occurs on the skin.
Skin irritation and burning on the scalp is significantly reduced, due to the pharmaceutical grade peroxide which we use and the absence of ammonia.
Ammonia degrades the hairs protein structure which can lead to banding, hot roots and colors that fade off tone. With Organic Colors Systems there is no banding or hot roots and colors fade on tone!
Plus, a more pleasant salon experience is created, since are no harmful ammonia fumes that can make breathing difficult or cause eyes to swell and tear.