The Myth of 100% Organic Hair Colour
Are you’re looking for 100% organic hair colour with full permanent covering results? We are very sorry to disappoint, but there is simply no such thing. In our experience and humble opinion, there are two factors making it impossible to create 100% organic hair colour: Permanent colouring and grey coverage. For permanent results, the colour must contain a pH adjuster to open the hair cuticle. In conventional hair colours, this purpose is fulfilled by ammonia. Unfortunately, many hairdressers suffer from severe health conditions such as headaches, chronic coughs and rashes as a consequence of working with ammonia colours.
At NATULIQUE, we chose to replace ammonia with the more gentle pH adjuster Monoethanolamine (MEA).
The second, non-organic ingredient, needed to create permanent results and grey coverage is PPD (P-Phenylenediamine) or its sister compound PTD (Toulene-2.5-Diamine). If your client is not allergic, PPD and PTD in small amounts are however not harmful. Consequently, if you want to achieve permanent results and grey coverage, you have to say goodbye to the idea of 100% organic hair colour.
Nevertheless, there are natural alternatives, such as NATULIQUE, that contain as many certified organic ingredients as possible without compromising on functionality and quality.
Do you want to read more on the subject? We did a write up about MEA, PPD and “organic hair colouring” here.