The way permanent hair colour works is that it needs to change the hair structure by opening up the cuticle, allowing colour penetration into the shaft. So to make this happen you need a developer that contains:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Toluene 2.5
None of these are natural or organic, they are made synthetically, and they cause a myriad of health problems.
i.e. a developer (know as OCS) contains five Certified Organic ingredients – Alcohol, Symphytum official, comfrey root, aloe Vera leaf, citrus uranium dulcet, orange peel and citrus grands. These are your feel good ingredients the product actually needs an additional 25 ingredients added to it to make it work, these are not organic nor certified organic.
In conclusion, if you come across a so called Organic Hair Colour remember its all part of a marketing campaign. These products do not meet the Australian Organic Standards or any of the independent Organisational Standards for Organic.
Permanent hair colours are toxic, harmful to both humans and the environment.