Color Your Hair Naturally with Organic Color Systems

| May 30, 2013

Color Your Hair Naturally with Organic Color Systems: a guest post by Ashley Mooney

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It’s estimated that nearly 1/3 of women and 1/10 of men dye their hair on a regular basis (every 3-6 weeks). Ingredients in hair dye have been linked to a host of medical conditions, including breast cancer, bladder cancer, infertility, and respiratory issues.

While salon clients may be exposed to these chemicals for only a few hours once a month, the same cannot be said for hair stylists, and those working in a salon environment.

In fact, numerous studies have concluded that the people most at risk are hair stylists. Their exposure to the chemicals in hair dye is frequent and consistent, causing the chances of these health conditions to sky rocket!
Which chemicals in hair dye are causing health issues?

Aromatic Amines

p-Paraphenylenediamine (PPDs)Micro_no-copy

PPDs or 1, 4 diaminobenzene are derivatives from coal tar that are used as a primary pigment in hair dye. The concentrations of this ingredient increases in darker hair colors, and is causing severe allergic reactions worldwide.Currently, PPDs are required in hair dye to permanently color hair.  Any permanent color that claims to PPD-free is either using a potentially more dangerous derivative of PPD (also known as PTDs), or are being completely deceitful.


Resorcinol goes by many different chemical names in hair and is used to achieve blue and green pigments in hair color. However, according to The World Health Organization (WHO), resorcinol is a hormone-disruptor, and has been found to cause thyroid dysfunction, and adversely affect the central nervous system.


Ammonia is a corrosive chemical, and a classified carcinogen by the WHO and United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s commonly used in hair color as a pH changer that blows the cuticle open in order for the pigment to penetrate the hair.
Ammonia has been linked to upper respiratory issues, skin and eye irritation, and in some studies, lung cancer. It’s suggested that around 20% of hair stylists will have to leave the industry at some point due to health issues associated with their occupation.

With all of this in mind – you must be wondering – What’s the alternative?

Organic Color Systems has been an ammonia-free color line since 1990 that maximizes the use of certified organic ingredients, and minimizes the use of harsh chemicals.

Organic Color Systems contains the salon industry’s lowest amount of PPDs – on average, about .06%; whereas, conventional hair color has PPD levels of 3-6%.

Organic Color Systems is also endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for their cruelty-free and vegan hair color.

Currently, Organic Color Systems in the only permanent hair color in the world with the following qualities:proud-to-care-sidebar

·       No Ammonia

·       No Resorcinol

·       No Propylene Glycol

·       No Thioglycolates (found in perms)

·       No Parabens

·       No Synthetic Fragrance

·       No Cruelty to Animals

·       Certified Organic Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Comfrey Root, Grapefruit, and Orange Peel

·       pH Balanced (integral to hair health)


*Organic Color Systems uses 98% natural ingredients

To find a salon in your area using Organic Color Systems, or if you’re a licensed hair stylist interested in bringing this safer alternative to your salon, please send an e-mail to info@organiccolorsystems


If you can not find a salon that uses Organic Color Systems, tell your Salon about them and have them check it out for themselves

by visiting Organic Color Systems for more information, make sure to tell them that the Go Green Guy sent you!


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