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    Healthier Hair, Healthier Hair Color Alternatives

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    Healthier Hair with Alternative Products

    My clients are often torn between choosing to have healthier hair by leaving it natural  and using harsh chemicals to color their hair. Chemicals used in hair coloring products and the fumes produced are just plain yucky to both the client and hairdresser. There are now healthier hair coloring products on the market for those who are fed up with fumes, chemicals and un-healthy hair.

    “Healthier Hair Products don’t Cost any More”Organic Color Systems is just one of the brands that offer a healthier hair alternative to traditional hair coloring products. L’Oreal INOA Hair Color is another as of January 2010.

    Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia and no parabens as well as other chemicals that can cause negative reactions for both the client and hairdresser. This particular brand also offers a perm that has organic ingredients and is ammonia and thioglycolate (a common ingredient in many hair color products) free. I spoke to Matthew, from Organic Color Systems who answered a few of my questions regarding their hair colors.


    Kristle: Will Organic Color Systems cover resistant gray hair?

    Matthew: Organic Color Systems is used in 30 countries, has been around 12 years and has been covering gray for all that time and for all those hairdressers. Organic Color Systems uses a moisturizing oil base in their hair color which helps to soften resistant grays so that the color can penetrate.

    Kristle: Is Organic Color Systems  a better choice than other hair color lines for someone sick from cancer or other illnesses?

    Matthew: Although Organic Color Systems cannot recommend a hair care product for any particular person, they did say that their product is a less toxic hair coloring product than others. They also will supply an ingredient list by request so that anyone suffering from an illness can check with their doctor.

    Kristle: Does Organic Color Systems offer the same amount of lift and deposit as traditional hair color systems such as Redken or L’OREAL Professional?

    Matthew: You will  get the same lift or deposit as traditional hair color systems with a few adjustments.

    Matthew also told me they market their hair colors to professionals at a comparable price to other leading hair color product manufacturers. He says they are priced right in the middle, which is good news as it shouldn’t cost any more to get this color service compared to any other!We should be seeing more and more of these healthier hair alternatives that offer less toxic chemicals in products available soon.  Maybe your hair salon already has a healthier hair care product offer for you . . . be sure to ask the question!!


    1 Comment »

    1. I have a unique hair treatment I do for my hair EVERYDAY. My hair type is long naturally curly, and thin. The water in my area is considered ‘hard water’, so no mater how much I condition, deep conditon my hair with top of the line products to over the counter products, my curls are dull and lifeless. So I had an idea to buy Spring Water and poor about 2 cups into a bowl I use just for my hair and soak my hair after I shower. And this seems to be the only way to get my curls to be bouncy and give volume. I’ve tried hard water shampoos & conditioner, and nothing works as well as my Spring water soaking treatment. I’ve seen an add for Wen cleansing conditoner, and wanted to know any input on that product and if it’s even worth spending $30 for nothing.

      yours truly
      frustrated curly q

      Comment by Marie — October 20, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

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