Organic Hair Colour Review
Today’s blog is once again contributed by our guest writer, the very vibrant Hayley McAlinden of Empowered Living. Hayley is a fellow Natural Nutritionist, Holistic Lifestyle Consultant and Yoga Instructor, basically an all round health junkie!!
Yes it's true, ultimately we shouldn’t really be colouring our hair if we want to look after it, but I for one am still too vain to just leave my natural dull light brown colour and feel happy with it. Maybe one day I will be at that stage but for now I am exploring the best alternatives to the chemical laden hair dyes.
Over the years I have tried many ‘natural’ & ‘herbal’ hair dyes, along with Aveda colouring Salons, in search of the least harmful dyes for my hair. Even after using these kinder more chemically free methods, I was still left feeling I had stripped my hair of its nutrients and inhaled a load of nasties in the process!
I am so excited to have found the Organic Colour System range for the number one reason that it’s 100% ammonia free – that strong smell that is highly irritant to your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It’s not just bad for those reasons; ammonia works by blasting open the hair cuticle to allow the colour in, which then doesn’t close back up, leading to damage, split ends and colour fade. It also damages the amino acid tyrosine (part of the protein that makes up the hair responsible for the natural pigment). Plus it damages the scalp’s sebaceous glands, responsible for your hairs natural oils & moisture. And yes even Aveda still uses this ingredient…. Wow I feel bad for the years I subjected my hair to this now!
It is also free from Resorcinol, Parabens and Formaldehyde – some seriously dangerous carcinogenic chemicals used in professional salons and ‘at home’ colours.
Although I know the range is not 100% natural (as it is impossible to achieve this), it is better than your mainstream colouring products by a long shot. They claim to be the only company to focus on the protein, pH and moisture of the hair using certified organic ingredients.
After my colour has been finished and my hair styled I did notice a big difference compared to other colours I have used in the past. My hair felt softer, looked shiner and the colour has lasted and not faded like it used to.
They have an impressive range of colours and bold vibrant tones if its reds etc you are looking for.
And if that’s not enough to sway you, it’s also not tested on animals, (you’ll be surprised at the companies that still do), cruelty free, vegan, eco friendly, and has won tons of awards! I am not being paid to say this, I am just genuinely excited to have found it!