I called the company & they said to mix in hplus pigment additive & measure differently & buy their color scale. Beware, don’t trust products with pretty organic packaging available in health food stores. I have contacted the company and am waiting for them to come out with their line of shampoos and conditioners as it seems there are a lot of ingredients, even in quality shampoos/conditioners, that prevent Hairprint from working. Therefore, if you are pregnant or planning to be, please do not use ammonia-free permanent hair colors because they will contain ethanolamine instead. But does it matter much when there are 13 hair coloring chemicals in the OWAY color? Do you believe them? I use to use chopsticks on top of my head and now I use a little baby clip. Hello, I had a horrible experience with Tints of Nature Hair Colour. I have 4 articles on my website where I try to help people not fall pray to false advertising done by so called organic or natural hair color companies. In the meantime, I am wondering if it makes sense to pay extra money for O Way or Simply Organic or should I just revert back to the cheaper brands. (As well as our food & environment & medications, etc, etc.) I’m not sure what that means, as she said “our” ingredient and technical support specialist,” but she appears to be a hair stylist and not someone from OWAY, so I don’t know. I appreciate your article Irina. I wanted an eco-friendly, healthier, better, harmless, and natural version for diy, loved ones, health research, beauty care, and everyday usage! Anyway, I am coming out with Hair Color Rating List that will have 9 brands: 2 conventional and 7 so called organic or natural. Meet May Samara. These companies and there are many now , try there best and are forever changing there ingredients as soon as a solution becomes available . Blessings to you. I am a salon owner and hairstylist/ colorist and am forever in search of a brand that is not perfectly natural or organic per say but as better ingredients then your average “Schwarzkof”. I can tell you from having first hand experience with having been to the manufacturing plant and the OWAY farm in Italy, that this line of products have the highest ethical standards and ingredients than any other line in the world. Unfortunately, some of these brands do not disclose ingredients to the public. The tense that tangled hair creates on my head causes headaches & migraines. The FDA is powerless and openly admits it. However I am so thankful that I decided to walk with my intuition. Hi Irina, I am so confused as to what to use instead of what I have been using at my hair salon. I'm so glad you're here! I encourage clients concerned about sensitivity to embrace their natural hair, and I honestly provide the disclaimer that anyone with a pigment allergy should never color. However, the FDA warns that even if you don’t see a reaction to the skin test, it’s still possible to have a reaction when you dye your hair. But here is my question. I am worse. The thing is you won’t be able to do a good analysis of that unless you have the percentages of ingredients in each product. Hi, Karen and Natalia! If anyone can get me ingredients for ALl-Nutrient color and developer and OWAY developer, it would be very helpful. It changed my quality of life and ruined my health and hair. Basic Principles of Hair Coloring ß Light and the law of color ß Color theory Ê 4. Their formulas have won them best professional ammonia-free hair color two years in a row (2015 and 2016)! I read your article “https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/empowering-truth-about-hair-dyes-and-cancer/”. The non-toxic health movement expects more. I stand with the Oesy brand as THE BEST OPTION compared to ALL other ingredient lists. Maybe you know others who might be interested. Naturlique does not disclose ingredients to US consumers but they do to European ones. Irina thank you for your commitment and research into products. Or do you feel only HairPrint is best to use and no other brand? HnectarProfessional hair color with certified organic and biodynamic nectar with lifting technology. Is this product safe? Jennifer seems to misunderstand the point of the article; she says that the organic ingredients are great. Thank you Irina. I see that you recommend HairPrint above all as the safest way to go for hair color, but would you please let me know what you’d recommend as the #2 and #3 spots for hair color? My symptoms were red itchy scalp that would not go away. They can “coat” the hair to hide the damage. dailyAct / NORMAL HAIR BIODYNAMIC LEMON • ORGANIC WHITE TEA • ETHICAL ANISATA • ORGANIC CHESTNUT Frequent use hair & scalp bath Frequent use conditioner ~Irina. This is exactly right. This is what the FDA states on their website “FDA’s ability to take action against coal-tar hair dyes associated with safety concerns is limited by law. Mehandi has a wonderful product to remove chemicals from your hair before you add henna, which will go a long way towards preventing looking like a cartoon character. Check it out here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/permanent-hair-color-rating-list/ ~Irina, My hairdresser used Oway color on me and I had a serious allergic reaction. For example, you can sign up for my 5-email series to learn more: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/free-hair-color-ecourse/ How are you doing now? I do endorse OWAY based on a lot of my own personal investigation for those clients who choose to color. Please, anybody can read a label, Hi, Johnny! Organic Way (Oway) is the world’s first professional organic hair color, care and styling line with biodynamic, organic and fair trade ingredients. And because of that, they tend not follow FDA safety instructions. Central and Eastern Europe. I am a salon owner and obviously like many trying to reduce the amount of chemicals we use every day. OWAY stands for Organic Way. Within the next week my head was on fire and my hair started coming out in chunks 3 weeks AFTER USE!! I have used OWay since they first launched here in the US and their formulas have changed. Light Mountain is henna/indigo powder, right? On the hand, semi-permanent hair colors coat the hair. I'm Irina Webb, the trusted non-toxic consumer product researcher. I am a stylist trying desperately to convert to a more natural hair color system. The product has typical coal tar hair dyes that may cause allergic reactions and possibly other long-term health problems. On the other hand, I receive emails and comments from people who suffered terrible allergic reactions to permanent hair dye so I do everything I can to help my readers make informed decisions. I’d say any brand that is making strides for change is worth sticking up for. Hi, Lyn: I love Hairprint but I understand that it is not for everybody. I’m so grateful for your passion, integrity and dedication to informing people about what they are really using. #Oway #Hcolor #BlondeHairColor, Vintage Rose Gold Hair Color Formula with Oway Hcolor by Kristine L Hartman | Winter Hair Color Ideas For Blondes. May Samara. Alternatively, you can sponsor a blog post, if you are interested in learning about it sooner. If we can’t have civility on a web site dedicated to “clean” products, then we have no hope of ever being able to discuss politics or religion in a civil manner. Stuck in a creative rut? If you compare OWAY , Aveda, KEILS, AND so on to L’oreal, wella etc customers are getting a lot more benefits using company that strive to be green . One of the negative characteristics of ammonia is its recognizable toxic smell. ‘Ingredient Hazards’ you will find summary. We actually care about the well being of our clients and ourselves. I will need to have my hair dyed next week. Offering hair color, care and styling from Oway, O&M and more I wonder which would be a better choice – so called “organic” hair dye or semi-permanent color? Hi, Robyn: thank you for asking. Irina, Thank you so much Melanie for this information. You are doing amazing work. ~Irina. As HAIR DYE – INGREDIENTS: ETHANOLAMINE (aka MEA) as I mentioned before. There is a lot of information on my website to answer your questions. THIS! ~Irina. I would change salons as well as hair colourant! Irina, I would love to see that list! It can be deadly. I haven’t found any evidence that ammonia disrupts hormones or increases the risk of cancer. I would like to use a color line that maybe has less chemicals than what I used the last 20 years in this industry. Informing people about products is one thing, but telling people half the truth is the same thing as telling a whole lie (which violates your principles of this site, right?). herbatint Independent studies showed permanent hair dyes that are marketed as organic and natural are NOT least likely to cause an allergic reaction. Thanks, Irina. I have used them when working out and noticed they were using sucralose as a sweetener. Per medical research there ingredients lead to hair loss and dermatitis: ~Irina. 34 ingredients, including synthetic hair dyes themselves, such as PPD are not qualified to be certified organic because they are not agricultural products. Is it safe to keep my hair? Protects the hair from free-radicals and external agressions, strengthening the hair structure and leaving the hair soft and silky. In my experience of reading labels and helping people understand if marketing claims are truthful, hair color companies are the worst. I’d be curious to see theirs side by side with Oway. They were so bad that I could not stop itching. Check out my Permanent Hair Color Rating List e-book and/or book a consultation, and I’ll be happy to assist you. Our green chemists hand select the highest quality formulations to achieve professional results without the use of common salon toxins. However, the honesty, integrity, and transparency of the US distributor Simply Organic Beauty and OWay deserve major cudo’s for raising the bar in an effective effort to improve what is available in the professional haircolor market. Anyone can go on and break down ingredients ,but if they are not a chemist or a hairstylist they will not know what they are talking about. Their Hcolor line was even voted best permanent ammonia-free hair color by Beauty Launchpad readers. The ingredients seem to look plant based and natural. I’ve been wanting to switch to a less toxic haircolor line, for my own health & my clients’. Any thoughts on that line ? As a hair stylist with 26 years of experience, how do you know that OWAY is the cleanest hair color in the industry. Thank you, Irina, for continuing to fight this fight! They all have to contain oxidative dyes and an alkaline agent, whether it is ammonia or ethanolamine, and hydrogen peroxide as a developer. I requested the Hnectar type of color at my new salon, since it is PPD-free. I ordered a starter kit of Oway Hcolor without looking at an actual ingredients list. Learn how your comment data is processed. Don't subscribe And this is great news! The question I have is are they safer than other less “natural” dyes. I mean C’MON – if they were hiding the ingredients, they wouldn’t have sent you A COMPLETE LIST. Dear Irina, These ingredients are mineral pigments, petroleum dyes, preservatives, surfactants, emulsifiers, fragrance, and corrosive hair cuticle openers. I finally had a patch test and tested positive for PPD and Nickel. He said there must have been HIGH amounts of PPD or another chemical that cause such catastrophic damage. Some people lose lives. Within approximately 2 WEEKS I became deathly ill with severe flu like symptoms, went to my doctor was prescribed antibiotics and sent home. I have been trying to find another brand that will do the same as what Gold well has done for me.I first looked into Wella Kolesten line, I am afraid they might use ammonia. What do you look for to say that this particular hair color is one of the most natural and the most organic hair color? In the salon in we rely on results. I used it once October 2016, had a little tingle but thought nothing of it as they use different oils and thought maybe rosemary or peppermint. Simply Organic ditched OCS due to the fact that they would not change. No chemicals are used. They definitely are “greenwashing” their consumers into thinking there’s nothing toxic about their hair color. Obviously you know your stuff. Remember * the holidays are coming and I am booking up fast. In my post about organic hair color you can get an elaborate answer to this question. In addition, ethanolamine has not been evaluated for cancer risks yet. Just at a glance at Oway’s styling product ingredients, I noticed most had these chemicals in them (amongst others): I color my hair every four weeks to cover my grays. Thanks for your insight! Because permanent hair dyes are not agricultural products, they CANNOT be organic, by definition. $37.00 $ 37. I have called All-Nutrient but they disclose ingredients only to hairstylists (which I believe is illegal). thank you for your valuable information ladies. It was a total nightmare and by the end of 8 weeks I had lost most of my hair and was in excruciating pain. Talk soon. Check out these hair color formulas and give your client her best hair yet! What is really sad…I have clients all the time trying to sell essential oils and slamming how unhealthy other brands are, but then they talk about eating at McDonalds and Burger King. Thus, it is misleading to use the word organic to describe a permanent hair dye. Saved by Marla Gibson. Appreciate your help. Media will not do much because they are afraid to be sued. At some point, I should probably create a rating list of hair dyes… I am leaning towards saying that it is NOT worth paying extra for so called organic hair dyes. Plus, with my Permanent Hair Color Rating List e-book, you can find out which brands use ammonia and which ones are ammonia-free. The Savvy Consumer Fast Track: Mattresses, ammonia-free hair color brands are truly better, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/consultations/, https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/OrganicCosmeticsFactSheet.pdf, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/permanent-hair-color-rating-list/, http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/natulique-dishonest-ingredients-and-false-marketing-claims-c817719.html, https://www.simplyorganicbeauty.com/organic-salon-products/oway/hnectar/, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/empowering-truth-about-hair-dyes-and-cancer/, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/how-to-spot-an-allergic-reaction-to-hair-dye/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22269445, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/madison-reed-hair-dye-review/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGfAHGqpQQ, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/free-hair-color-ecourse/, https://www.goodguide.com/products/504457-naturtint-permanent-hair-colorant-3n-dark-chestnut-brown-reviews-ratings#/product-about. ~Irina. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The “active” holistic ingredients, when researched, offer proven medicinal benefits including anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti carcinogenic, inhibited skin absorption and ph buffering. Then, they had a terrible allergic reaction, sometimes so bad that they had to go to the hospital. Please keep in touch. Scalp tingling or slightly burning and two days later….a horrible rash on my face and neck. Permanently altering the hue of your hair requires a chemical reaction and chemical reactions require chemicals. Are you in Australia? Thank you, Adam, for helping out with this enormous undertaking. ... Professional product only, please visit your nearest Oway … I was going to occasionally use Oway color for my hair. Have you found anything other then henna that is truly natural? OWAY Head Spa (RM390) A curated head spa program for hair loss, fatigued or sensitive scalp concerns. Have a blessed day, I am so sad to hear that you had cancer. I hav been in this industry for 26 years and Oway is the best and cleanest hair color in this industry. In the e-mail, she said very much the same thing, and offered to put me in touch with their ingredient and technical support specialist. I wonder if the Red Clove or Capixl had anything to do with it not growing and continued hair loss? Miss Irina. Hi, Lara: I understand that beauty is important and as a business owner delivering consistent and reliable results is crucial. Oway products come in glass and aluminum containers. Some allergic reactions can be deadly. The innovation of OWay haircolor is that the MEA offers no harsh smell, as it is oil based, not gaseous like ammonia. Most hair dyes have some hair conditioning ingredients. As for MSDS and the percentages of colorants, no hair dye company will ever disclose that. I use Hairprint, which is something different. I would love to know your thoughts on the product and company. 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