What is Organic Vegan PPD & Resorcinol Free Hair Coloring?
It is a beautiful range of long-lasting, permanent hair coloring containing certified organic and natural ingredients. Make a minus a positive. 100% ammonia-free, PPD (paraphenylenediamine) Free. PPD is pigment that often causes allergic reactions. Some very server. You should enjoy hair coloring that doesn’t make you want to bring a gas mask to get your hair done.
Will it cover my grey? Is it permanent? Will it fade faster?
Yes, it will cover grey beautifully. Yes, it is permanent. No, it will not fade any faster than ammoniated color lines. Fading is often an affect of external factors such as chlorine, harsh products and sun. Proper care can greatly reduce these factors.
If there is no ammonia, how does it work?
Organic Coloring uses a combination of gentle ingredients with MEA to raise the PH of the hair, softening the cuticle so color can enter the hair shaft. With no ammonia there is no toxic gas. Ammonia gas can dissolve in water to form Ammonium Hydroxide, which is highly corrosive. Something used in most industrial floor cleaners.
What about Henna? It’s natural and pure.
Not always true. Henna is very unpredictable, reddish and often messy to use to color hair. Most Hennas have PPD and some even have Resorcinol in them. Plus, henna often fades unevenly to a bright orangish-red on lighter hair. It is not the best at covering grey hair.
If ammonia is so toxic why is it used so much?
It is cheap to manufacture. Interesting, the Danish government has banned the mixing of ammonia colors in salons. They have to be mixed under an extraction system in a separate room. MEA does not give off a gas when used in hair color.
Can you make my black hair blonde?
Yes, there is a beautiful range of blondes and an ammonia-free lightener. I myself use it to make my very dark hair platinum blond. Because it has no ammonia you don’t get a yucky yellow tone.
It doesn’t burn, itch and smell bad. Can I still have a reaction and be allergic to it?
Yes, unfortunately people can be allergic to anything. Some people are allergic to the pigment used in hair coloring and others can be allergic to any of the ingredients in coloring. It is always recommended to do a patch test before coloring for the first time. For most people it is ammonia that is irritating and causes a reaction. The use of a PPD and Resorcinol free hair coloring greatly reduces allergic reactions to hair coloring.
Without ammonia there are many advantages. There is little to no staining on the skin and you don’t get bands of color, hot roots (lighter at the roots) and/or colors that fade to strange off tone. Skin irritation and burning on the scalp is significantly reduced, due to the pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide H2O2 which is used.
But what about Hydrogen peroxide? Isn’t it bad for your hair?
No, it is pharmaceutical grade. It is a green compound used in a controlled environment. H2O2 is used in many green cleaners, whitening of teeth, toothpastes, floor cleaners and for clothes in laundry. If it can go in your mouth, it should be good enough for your hair.
Then why don’t the other big companies make ammonia free lines?
One of the biggest trends recently is ammonia-free coloring. The Organic Coloring I use has been in Europe over 15 years. Often the larger companies use chemicals that are just as or more volatile and toxic than ammonia. Many major companies have reputations for being green, but they are full of horrible ingredients and they test on animals, or their parent company tests on animals.
Every little bit does help but sometimes it is better to go with the innovators then the followers.