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We often get asked; “Will colouring my hair adversely affect its condition?”
Have you ever felt cautious about colouring your hair? I certainly have!!
At the age of two I lost all my hair due to a near fatal episode of measles. My mother was told by doctors and experts it was unlikely that my hair would ever return. Thankfully I had a very determined mother who would not take no for an answer and she persevered with a number of different treatments until finally she discovered by massaging a particular conditioner into my head that my hair started to grow.
Although I was only a small child I can still vividly remember touching my head and asking if my hair would ever grow. Because of this childhood trauma I have always been extremely cautious about how I treat my hair and have not felt inclined to experiment with different hair colours.
This experience contributed to my desire to become a hairdresser. I am a great believer in using trusted and well-known professional products as well as following an organic and healthy lifestyle wherever possible.
Wanting to devise a range of gentle hair colourants for his family, Mr Albergo sought inspiration from his extensive experience of herbal extracts and their power to naturally condition the hair.
Realising hair colour did not require the aggressive chemicals such as ammonia to open the hair cuticle, his was a gentler approach achieved by combining hydrogen peroxide with plant oils. This creates a pH environment allowing the colour pigments to naturally tone or replace those already existing in the hair’s cortex.
The result is long-lasting, beautifully toned, shiny hair that is maintained without the use of silicone based after-care products. The delicate hair cuticle is not damaged by ammonia or other toxic chemicals in the colouring process and quick fix silicone-based conditioners are not required either. The hair can be simply maintained with natural Aloe Vera based shampoos and conditioners which are free from sulphates and parabens.
We have found that clients who wish to change to ColourHerbe for their hair colouring do so for a variety of reasons. Concerns have arisen suggesting a link between permanent hair colours and some forms of cancer. From that aspect ColourHerbe appears to be the safest of the permanent tints available for professional use as the absence of ammonia results in little or no penetration of the scalp.
Visual proof of this is far less staining of the scalp compared to ammonia-based tints. Substantial numbers of people having their hair permanently coloured are experiencing allergic reactions to the tints and in these situations it is invariably the colour pigment (paraphenylenediamines or PPds) that cause the problems. In most cases ColourHerbe does NOT induce an adverse reaction. However, for client’s upmost safety we would still recommend that a skin test is performed prior to colour application.
If you are still unsure if you are ready to try Colourherbe you may wish to consider the following:
Our hair is our “crowning glory” and deserves to be cared for well. Our skin is the largest organ of our body. We like to ensure that we are doing our best for our clients by offering products to support their individual needs.
Whatever your colouring requirements we will have a product to suit you at Salon 123 with traditional colouring services available using the best products from L’Oreal Professional, or the chemical free alternative provided by Colourherbe.
You will always be assured of a great result in our Salon.
For more information on the Colourherbe range visit www.colourherbe.co.uk , or call into Salon 123 at 123 High Street, Herne Bay 01227-371234 for a free consultation where one of our trained stylists will be happy to help. We are open 9-5 Monday to Saturday, with a late night every Thursday.