Working in my organic hair salon allows me the ability to work safely and provide safe hair color and products to my guests. Technology is catching up with the ethical values of caring for ourselves as a “whole body”. Offering Organic Way (Oway) products, which are formulated according to the latest principles of green and clean chemistry, allows me to work with the highest quality formulas for hair color and styling. Here are my 5 top reasons to frequent an organic hair salon.
1). Non-toxic Salon Environment
The choice to work alone in a studio space allows me the freedom to create a safe environment that I can feel good about, for myself and my guests. There are no unnecessary fumes from other processes being performed nearby, no Brazilian Blowout, Olaplex, aerosol sprays, or bleach/hair color fumes. The conventional salon industry is constantly developing new “improved" formulations designed to correct damage done by harmful chemicals at the expense of our health. Traditional conventional salon environments are always a challenge for those us of with respiratory and olfactory sensitivities, it's such a relief to provide a "clean air" space.
2). Highest Quality Products
Organic hair care has evolved over the years, with an emphasis on quality pure oils, resins, waxes, butter, and emollients of vegetable origin which improve hair quality over time. Continued use of Oway's very high concentrations of natural, organic and biodynamic active ingredients will display super shiny, healthy, strong, and resilient hair. Always formulated free from SLS/SLES, paraffin, petroleum, paraben, PEG/PPG/BG, EDTA, artificial colorants, GMO, and synthetic fragrances.
3). Holistic Approach
So many of us have sensitivities that we have accepted for years, whether chemical or food related. Any residual itching or burning after a color service is a sign you have a sensitivity to the products. Occasionally, a guest may feel a tingle due to more aggressive lightening, but you should not feel your hair color service the next day! Being aware and using your intuition is the best solution to resolving these sensitivities. If you itched every time you ate something you would avoid eating it, we need to apply the same concept to hair color services and care. Being very knowledgable about ingredients related to gluten sensitivities and nut allergies often reduce these sensitivities, allowing safe hair services.
4). Environmental Impact
My organic hair salon focuses on providing products free from pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers. Every product is packaged in amber glass or aluminum, which is infinitely recyclable and easily refillable. You can feel good about using products being processed with the environment in mind on a biodynamic farm in Italy.
5). Healthy Living/Longterm Benefits
Choosing to visit an organic hair salon is a choice to protect your health today and in the future. Many of us choose to eat organic foods to limit our chemical exposure, with the hope of reducing the accumulation of unnecessary chemicals in our bodies. The choices we make today are cumulative and will effect us in the future. We have to try and do the best we can, and choose the highest quality products every chance we can.
xx ~ Meghan
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