Organic Hair Color: Why I Choose to Use One, and Why You Should Too.

In this day and age, everyone is very aware of what we put into our bodies and how it affects us. We concentrate on the food and liquid we ingest, but sometimes we forget that all the products we put on our skin and hair are absorbed into the body. Potentially harmful toxins and chemicals are just as harmful to you through your skin and scalp. What is all natural hair color about? And why should we use it?


What is actually in all natural hair color?


-Hydrolyzed proteins

-Natural vegetable and plant extract

-1% ammonia(for gray coverage only)

-Organic chemistry of Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen


                                           Benefits of All natural Color

-Free of harsh chemicals

-Natural shine and vibrant color

-Safe for pregnant woman

-Safe for skin disorders

-Not tested on animals


Why should you stay away from harmful chemicals?


I can list off all of the harmful chemicals in hair color and products, but you probably won’t even know what most of them are. A couple you might recognize are:



-Phenylenediamine(don’t ask me how to pronounce this :))

I don’t know about you, but reading labels is one of the things I really take the time to do. If I don’t know what something is, why am I going to put this on or into my body. A majority of women get their hair colored every 4-6 weeks. That is a lot of chemicals on your scalp that have been proven to cause skin, eye, and lung irritation, allergies, chemical burns, and some forms of cancer. Scary stuff!! Here are some ways to help avoid some of these chemicals.

  1. All Natural Organic hair color

  2. Foils (with the use of foils, it is not directly on your scalp, so it will not be absorbed by your body. You can receive a foil service using color or lightener)

  3. Henna(is the only color that is completely ammonia free. BEWARE…it does contain Phenylenediamine aka PPD.)


When I decided to rent a booth and go out on my own as a hairstylist, I started my search for an organic colorline. I wanted the best and safest option for my clients. Having three years experience with Aveda, gave me some knowledge of what I want in my product. 


-All natural color

-Lowest amount of ammonia 

-No harmful chemicals

-An American formulation process(custom colors)


I came across Chromastics hair line and fell in love. They are an American Boutique hair color line. Offering an Organic all natural hair color that has no harmful chemicals, 1% ammonia when covering gray and full of hydrolyzed proteins to give the hair beautiful, healthy shine. It has less color fade, and dramatically helps the hair look, and feel better. I instantly saw a difference in my clients hair(even from Aveda color). I love being able to tell my clients that I’m putting something completely safe on their scalp, while also giving them custom results. Chromastics gives the hairstylist total control over the color we create for you. They give us a level and we decide what tone to put in your hair color, creating a color uniquely for your hair only. 


Fun Fact:

Aveda and Chromastics are the only colorlines in my 16 years experience that I have come across to offer custom coloring options. It truly gives you a different experience with hair color. 


Moral of the story

Read labels, ask questions. Don’t just believe every marketing campaign that says their product is all natural. If you spend money on organic food, you should be investing in all natural skin and hair products. Just because we don’t put hair color, or skin creams into our mouths, our skin and scalp still eat it up. Food for thought! 

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