How Organic Hair Colouring Works
When it comes to our hair care we have a tendency to ‘stick with what works’ and it can be daunting to step outside of what our comfort zone and take a chance on unknown products. Organic hair care has been growing in popularity rapidly and its benefits and results are truly astonishing. As awareness for health and environmental issues has increased, so has the demand and appreciation for organic hair care products that are free of harsh chemicals.
So let’s have a look at some common questions in the industry and queries we often come across ourselves as a Premium hair Salon with 3 locations in London.
What Is a Natural Dye?
A natural hair dye is one made with naturally-derived ingredients: no harsh chemicals, bleaching agents, or ammonia. It is considered to be a much safer alternative for your hair, body and of course the environment than traditional hair dyes. They can be made from a variety of botanical ingredients such as henna, chamomile, hibiscus and aloe vera. Just like traditional dyes, all natural dyes differ depending on the brand. Feel free to click here to learn all about our dyes and 20 signature blends used, unique to GA Salons.
Natural Vs Chemical Dyes
It is a debate commonly “argued” by customers but rarely hair stylists themselves as the power of Natural hair is undoubted. Traditional hair dyes (also known as chemical dyes) have a number of disadvantages primarily the fact they can have harmful effects on ones hair. The ammonia in hair dye, and other harsh chemicals commonly used, are known to strip away the moisture from the hair cuticle, and degrade the protein in your hair. All of this can result in dull, dry hair that may have a lackluster appearance. Ammonia in particular has been linked to several skin and eye conditions.
On the other hand, natural dyes do not. For example henna based dyes, for example, work by covering the cuticle of the hair, and varnishing it with the colour of the dye. It does this all while keeping the natural hair shaft intact and undamaged (unlike chemical dye).
Henna itself contains lawsone, a natural colouring component. After the henna paste covers the hair shaft, the lawsone component seeps into the hair shaft through the cuticle, it then binds to the keratin and actually helps to strengthen the cuticle. The colour can also deepen with repeated use.
Although, it is important to note here (and as previously mentioned) that every natural hair dye is different (created with different ingredients and compositions) and each process will differ as a result. As a general rule, however, natural dyes will colour the hair without penetrating and changing the hair cortex structure, this in turn allows the hair to more easily keep its volume, elasticity and moisture after colouring. Natural-based conditioners, shampoos and hair masks have become relatively common amongst hair care, the permanence of dye can make the transition to natural colouring methods seem quite daunting.
The important thing to remember is that everyone is different and everyone has different hair care needs. What’s most important is you have access to an experienced hair care professional that you trust. They need to be able to confidently guide you through the transition to natural hair care and provide you with all the support and aftercare you need.
GA Salons provide unique, hand-made treatments for our clients using our signature 20 blends that derive from 100% natural and organic herbs, roots and flowers. Our blends are then mixed and created to suit our client’s needs, creating a truly tailored experience.
Find out more about GA Salon’s Organic Colour Treatments here and start the New Decade with a brand new modern, stylish, healthy and refreshed look.
We’d love to hear your view or if there is another reason you prefer natural hair colouring , so do not hesitate to contact us. Click here to book your next visit at GA Salons with Gennaro, send us an email at [email protected] or Follow our social media channels below on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.