We know whats in our colour, whats in yours?Friday, October 20 2017
Introducing the new kid on the block ‘CØR.color’ from Original & Mineral, even more natural than before.
So what is Original & Mineral all about and why do we choose it for our clients and ourselves? At Kundalini we have always sought to provide the best service possible using the highest quality of products and colour which is also naturally derived and plant based. Original & Mineral have always been about natural and low-chemical, their colour and products bridge the gap between natural, low chemical and luxury. We know that certain chemical reactions have to occur in order to colour hair, however, where ever possible we aim for the natural approach.
Original & Minerals original colour CCT or Clean Color Technology (which means Ammonia-, PPD-, and Resorcinol-free), is the original low chemical colour, the new CØR.color has Molecular Blend Technology in it. This new formula is also free from animal products and gluten, how great is that?
O&M founder Jose Bryce Smith says ‘One of the challenges of ammonia-free hair color was scalp irritation so that was something that we were determined to address. Pigments are pre-mixed in the lab. Scalp irritation is caused by free radicals and rogue pigments, so because [CØR.color] is pre-mixed, you don’t get scalp irritation. Another amazing advantage of CØR.color is its improved grey coverage, grey coverage has always been the biggest challenge for any ammonia-free colour.’
Original & Mineral was one of the first hair brands to produce professional grade ammonia, resorcinol and PPD free permanent hair colour, over ten years ago, making it gentle on hair, scalp and hands. But what are these chemicals and how can they be harmful?
Paraphenylenediamine is a chemical substance that is widely and traditionally used as a permanent hair dye.
People who are highly allergic to PPD have not been able to dye their hair with traditional hair color.
Known as a possible carcinogen.
Allergies to PPD are common and reactions include dermatitis, reddening and swelling of the scalp and face.
In some severe allergy cases the eyelids may completely close and can result in contact urticaria and anaphylaxis.
Used as a coloring agent and is also commonly found in topical acne treatments.
Suspected to be an endocrine toxicity hazard
Suspected to be a human immune system toxicant
Suspected to be toxic to wildlife and the environment
A chemical that swells the hair cuticle so that colour can be absorbed all the way through the hair.
Many people become allergic due to exposure and suffer from itchy scalps and watery/red eyes while getting their hair coloured.
Does natural colour last as long even though its free from nasties?
In the case of Original & Mineral, YES! Most people assume that a natural-based colour would only be semi-permanent. In some cases this is true, however, O&M’s mineral colour pigments penetrate the hair shaft as deeply as mainstream ammonia based colour.
Our team is passionate about creating the best possible colour for you with the most naturally derived, low chemical products, let us make your hair dreams come true. For appointments call us on (02) 6237 7766 or email us at Reception@kundalinihair.com.au or visit us in salon. Kundalini Hair is located within the Hotel Realm precinct, Barton Canberra.
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Words: Ruby Noble (Just Like Us) and Original & Mineral – Images: Original & Mineral