Organic hair colour is a hot topic for us in the world of hairdressing! All things “organic” have been trending for quite some time now, but how effective is organic hair colour? Like other eco or green products, we often believe that organic hair products simply don’t work as well as chemically-based products. So, is that true?

 Nothing is 100% organic – but O&M hair colour comes close

When it comes to hair colour, no product can claim to be 100% organic. This is because some synthetic chemicals are needed to help activate the pH level of your hair so your locks can absorb the colour. What you can do is ask your stylist to use a colour product that uses more natural extracts and leaves out the toxic chemicals. 

For our Wembley hair salon, we searched high and low for a truly clean colour and arrived at O&M (Original Minerals). O&M is a cruelty-free brand certified by PETA with high-performing natural ingredients.

 What makes O&M different from the rest?

O&M organic hair colour products are formulated, so the harsh chemicals usually found in hair colour are replaced with natural extracts and minerals. Some of the native Australian ingredients include Lilly Pilly, Banksia Flower, Quandong, Tasmanian Sea Kelp and Davidson Plum – all of which make it smell amazing.

 As an organic hair colour product, O&M has taken out the highly irritant chemicals that can give you a scalp reaction or allergic reaction. Many generic hair colour products have ammonia that helps colour penetrate your hair but can cause red eyes, irritation and a strong chemical smell. O&M uses MEA, an alkaline agent that works the same without the risk of irritation. 

If you’ve ever thought you were allergic to hair dye, it might have been from a pesky chemical called paraphenylenediamine or PPD for short. It gives you permanent colour but can also cause redness, dermatitis and even swelling of your face and scalp! O&M has replaced PPD with a safer PTDS compound that allows almost half of PPD allergic clients to use colour.  

Spoilt Hair Retreat is an authorised salon of O&M products and the Wella salon professional range. Whatever your hair colour needs, our stylists will work with you to get the best results for your hair.