Monday, 4 June 2012

Eco-Friendly Hair Colour...Beauty without Compromise

If you're going to be colouring your hair this summer trying to get that sun-kissed look, try to save yourself from some of the damages caused by hair processing. Some salons are making an effort to protect your hair while still giving you the look you want, based on the products they use.

The industry is making strong efforts to provide products free from artificial fragrances, silicones, paraffin/mineral oils and parabens, so aim for ‘as natural as possible’, making the best choice based on what's available. I want to share with you some better options.

Essensty from Schwarzkopf Professional promises to replace synthetic ingredients, whenever possible, without compromising its performance. Their formulas are predominantly biodegradable, and raw materials are synthesized from plant-based extracts using renewable ressources.

Aveda is relaunching its Full Spectrum Protective Permanent Creme Hair Color line. "It’s hair colour with an environmental conscience,” boasts Ian Michael Black, Aveda Color Director for North America. “The 96 per cent naturally derived formula, environmental packaging and 100 per cent wind power manufacturing make it the ideal product for guests looking for a hair colour service that is kind to their hair and the earth.” Now containing Certified Organic conditioning oils (sunflower, castor, jojoba, coconut and babassu) and the addition of soy protein further amplifies protection from damage during processing. Plus, Aveda’s patented green tea extract allows for a broader spectrum of colour possibilities.

The more natural the colouring product is, the more your natural highlights will shine through.

If you're stricing for your hair product to be as organic as the food you eat, try Organic Color Systems, a new US-based professional line. Using a coconut by-product (a naturally derived swelling agent), suspended in soy oil, once colour is applied to the hair and activated under heat, the soy oil naturally softens and moisturizes the cuticle as the coconut-derived swelling agent gently expands and opens the cuticle. When the heat source is removed, the swelling subsides and the undamaged cuticle naturally closes, sealing the new pigment deep into the hair, as opposed to on the hair like most other colourants. Organic Color Systems is also certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free by PETA.

Look for colour products without: Ammonia, Odour/Fragrances, Silicones, Paraffin/Mineral oils, Parabens, Formaledhyde derivatives, Alcohol, artificial colourants.
Full article from Salon Magazine.

Here's to a more natural you!
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