16 Sep Why We Use Low-Tox Hair Color – And You Should Too!
Most folks are becoming more label-conscious these days – definitely a good thing. From our morning smoothies to our skincare, we’re on the hunt for cleaner, greener options. And our hair color shouldn’t be any different! After all, our scalp is skin too, and it’s high time we give it the TLC it deserves.
In this post we’ll unravel the magic behind low toxic hair colors and why it’s the talk of the town (or at least, our salon!). Ready to get enlightened and ensure your hair is not just gorgeous but also treated with the kindest ingredients? Let’s go!
How Hair Color Works
Coloring your hair isn’t just a fashion statement… it’s a full-blown chemical reaction happening right on your head! The process involves opening up the hair shaft and inserting or altering color molecules. Sounds simple, right? But many of the chemicals used to achieve this can be pretty harsh, both for you and our dear planet.
Here are some common chemicals found in traditional hair dyes:
Ammonia: Opens up the hair shaft to let the color in but can cause respiratory issues and is pretty harsh on the hair.
Paraphenylenediamine (PPD): A common ingredient that helps the color stick but has been linked to allergic reactions causing dermatitis.
Resorcinol: Helps the color bond to the hair but can disrupt hormonal function.
Formaldehyde: Used as a preservative in some hair color formulas and is a known carcinogen.
Phthalates (good luck pronouncing this one ): Often used for fragrance, these chemicals can disrupt the endocrine system.
Parabens: These things are harmful; they interfere with our hormones, impact fertility, and increase the risk of cancer.
The cocktail of these chemicals doesn’t just stay on your scalp. They can be absorbed into your body and even wash down the drain, affecting our environment.
But here’s the good news: the beauty industry is evolving, and there are healthier alternatives on the horizon.
Let’s dive into one of these game-changers: low-tox hair color.
What is Low-Tox Hair Color?
Low toxic hair color is the superhero of the hair world, swooping in to save the day (and our scalps!). At its core, it’s a hair dye formulated with fewer chemicals and more natural or safer synthetic ingredients.
Unlike traditional hair dyes that might be packed with a cocktail of hard-to-pronounce chemicals, low toxic variants prioritize our health without compromising on those vibrant, long-lasting shades we all crave.
Think of it as the farm-to-table version of hair dyes: cleaner, kinder, and just as fabulous. So, next time you’re flipping through color swatches, remember there’s a healthier choice waiting to grace your locks.
Top Benefits of Low-Tox Hair Color
Healthier Scalp and Hair
Less Damage and Dryness: Traditional hair dyes can be like that ex who seemed fun at first but left you feeling drained. Low toxic colors are gentler, meaning your hair won’t feel like it’s been through a rough breakup after every color session.
Reduction in Scalp Irritations and Allergies: Remember that list of harsh chemicals we talked about? They’re often the culprits behind itchy, irritated scalps. With fewer chemicals, low toxic hair colors reduce the chances of allergic reactions and irritations.
Biodegradable Ingredients: Mother Earth gives us so much, and it’s only fair we treat her kindly. Low toxic hair colors often contain biodegradable ingredients, ensuring that what goes down the drain won’t harm our planet.
Reduced Chemical Waste: With fewer chemicals used in the first place, there’s less chemical waste produced. It’s a win-win for you and the environment.
Natural Ingredients Don’t Affect Color Longevity: Nature knows best! Natural ingredients in low toxic hair colors not only provide vibrant shades but also ensure they stay radiant for just as long as the nasty chemical stuff.
Peace of Mind
A Safer Choice: Every time you choose low-tox hair color, you’re making a decision that’s kinder to your body and the world around you. It’s beauty with a conscience, and there’s nothing more empowering than that.
In a world where we’re becoming more conscious of our choices, low-tox hair color is a step in the right direction. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about feeling good, inside and out.
So, next time you’re thinking of a hair makeover, why not make a choice that benefits you, your hair, and the planet?
Spotlight on Evo Hair Color Products: A Favorite at Ceremony Healing + Hair
In the world of low toxic hair color, some brands stand out from the crowd, and Evo is one of them. With a commitment to clean, sustainable beauty, Evo has become a trusted name for those of us looking for vibrant color without the chemical overload.
Why We Love Evo at Ceremony Healing + Hair:
PPD and Resorcinol Free Formula: Evo’s hair colors are free from these common irritants, ensuring a gentler coloring experience.
Natural Antioxidants: Evo harnesses the power of nature, incorporating natural antioxidants to protect and nourish your hair.
Sustainability at Its Core: Evo doesn’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Their products are free from sulfates, parabens, and other nasties. And it’s not just about sounding good; it’s about delivering what you, our cherished clients, truly want.
Cruelty-Free: We adore our furry friends, and so does Evo. With PETA accreditation, you can be assured that no animals were harmed in the making of these products.
Honesty in Ingredients: Evo believes in transparency. They don’t add ingredients just for the sake of fancy labels. Their approach is straightforward, ensuring you get products that are easy to understand and even easier to love.
Predominantly Vegan: While most of Evo’s products are vegan, they’re transparent about the few that aren’t. We appreciate this honesty and clarity.
At Ceremony Healing + Hair, we’re all about providing the best for our clients. And with Evo’s commitment to quality, sustainability, and transparency, it’s no wonder they’ve become one of our top picks.
When you sit in our chair, you can be confident that we’re using products that align with our holistic approach to beauty, inside and out.
Embrace the Future of Hair Coloring
The future of hair coloring is here, and it’s low toxic. Prioritize your health and beauty by making the switch.
Ready to dive into a world where vibrant hues meet holistic care?
Book a consultation at Ceremony Healing & Hair and let’s explore the best low toxic hair color options for you.