How can hair color be organic?
Organic Color Systems does not contain ammonia, resorcinol, formaldehyde, or p-toluenediamine (2,5 diamine toluene or 4-Methoxytoluene-2,5-diamine as banned by the European Union CAS No. 56496-88-9) or any other ingredient banned from use in professional hair color by any Government Authority regulating our ingredients. Our hair color has been specifically formulated to be the most natural, organic, and cruelty-free professional hair color available word-wide without sacrificing the supreme performance demanded by the most creative colorists.
Natural soothing and anti-inflammatory agents, such as certified organic chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) and certified organic comfrey (Symphytum Officinale).
Antioxidants slow down or prevent oxidative reactions in the body. Although necessary for life, oxygen is a highly reactive molecule which can cause damage by producing free radicals. Antioxidants prevent and repair damage done to the body by these free radicals. Organic Color Systems includes the natural antioxidants certified organic orange (Citrus Dulcis) and grapefruit (Citrus Grandis), as well as vitamins C and E.
The conditioning and moisturizing function is fulfilled by Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, which also helps to strengthen hair.
Our organic ingredients have been certified by the Soil Association which is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organization for organic food and farming.
Ingredient Derived From Function
PEG-2 Oleamine Soya Bean Moisturizing gel base
Agua Pure Water Used in base
Oleic Acid Oleic Acid Moisturizer
Wheat Protein Wheat Conditioner
Perfum Essential Oils Fragrance
Certified Organic Symphytum Officianale Comfrey Extract Scalp Soother
Certified Organic Citrus Grandis Grapefruit Extract Natural Anti Bacterial
Certified Organic Citrus Dulcis Orange Extract Natural Antioxodant
Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Antioxidant
Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E Antioxidant
Sodium Sulphite Mineral Antioxidant
Cocamide Coconut Lathering agent & Thickener
Alcohol Denatured Corn Viscosity adjuster
Ethanolamine Coconut pH Adjuster
Sodium Hydrosulphite Mineral Antioxidant
For a full list of ingredients visit www.organiccolorsytems.com
Should I wash my hair before my appointment?
Nope, no need to. Because organic color is gentle on the hair, it won't eat through product build up so we always shampoo your hair first. Nobody has complained about the extra scalp massage yet! :) This also gives us the opportunity to evaluate the condition of your hair to suggest any treatments to improve the longevity of your color service.
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.
Do you offer any Gluten Free Products?
Yes! While the organic color line contains wheat, I also carry color that is gluten free and still ammonia free! I also have gluten free shampoo and conditioner!