Organic hair color does it really exist? According to the latest update from your friend on her Facebook page it does. Her post reads”how pleased she is to have changed to an organic permanent color system having found a hairdresser that carries a professional organic hair color range”.
Now it is only natural and human to trust a close friend. What they say whilst also at the same time to trust a product by its labeling. Add this someone else who happens to hear something about a permanent organic hair color and thinks that it is fantastic.
Whats the first thing she will do ? pass it on and then on again. Soon many unsuspecting people will believe that there is a permanent organic color on the market.
There is only one big problem the very first message about this product was a lie.
Unfortunately there is a lack of certifications and standards on what is organic when it comes to hair products. As well as some not so truthful manufacturers out there.
There Are No Permanent Organic Hair Colors.
There are presently no permanent hair color products according to the USA and European Union that come under their organic certification.
In the USA. Organic products are certified by the U.S.D.A. while cosmetics are regulated by the F.D.A. which is the food and drug administration. There is one problem and that is that the F.D.A. does not regulate or define the word organic.
In The E.U. There are no government standard E.U. regulations concerning the labeling of organic beauty products.
In Singapore. Where I live. The health product regulation points out that cosmetic products are currently not subjected to H.S.A’s (Health Sciences Authority) approval. Before they are placed on the market.
How Organic Hair Color Brands Fool You.
Now the way a company can get around saying organic hair color is by using the word organic in the brand’s name.
So as to give you the belief and make you assume that the product is in fact an organic hair color. The companies then place that organic name all over their advertisements.
In fact there may be only five or six or even less certified organic ingredients. Compared the twenty to thirty that are on the list of ingredients.
Let’s for example take a quick look at one of many companies supposedly selling a permanent organic hair color.
I say supposedly but I will leave it up to you to make your own mind up.
This is the said companies information list as shown on their website which shows their products natural ingredients along with their functions. Showing that everything is naturally derived now that looks great.
But lets see what does naturally derived mean? Basically that the materials before becoming ingredients for a product were found in nature wow.
These materials are then treated with chemicals and become the finished ingredient.If you then delve a little deeper about the color dyes themselves. You will come across a list of ingredients that should give you a warning that all is not quite what it seems.
Take a look at the companies ingredient list.
How many products do you see listed as organic ?
To use of the word organic in the name of the product is in fact quite legal but at the same time tends to be very misleading to the trusting public.
Certified Organic Hair Color.
If you really want to use certified organic hair color.Use organic certified Henna, Indigo, Tea, Coffee or Beetroot to color your hair. The big problem is that the results tend to be unpredictable.
Indigo may look purple but at times turn out far darker than you expect. Whilst henna has a tendency to be orange especially when used several times on grey hair.
All these products from henna to indigo can cause other issues with your hair. When it comes to texture or putting a coating on the hair.
Just ask anyone who has used henna on their hair a few times and then wants to get rid of it.
A high percent of people tend to color their hair to hide any grey. If you do please note that it is very difficult to get grey coverage with these organic colors and even more difficult to get consistent results.
I may have ruffled a few feathers with this post but the fact is at present there are no permanent organic hair colors on the market.
Will there ever be ? well that’s up to the organic standards and the manufactures. My advice “do not fall for the hype as you are not always getting what you think you are”
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