One of the things that is extremely important to us when we decide which hair salon products to use on our wonderful clients is to choose those products that are as natural and healthy as possible. For example, many hair dyes contain ammonia and p-Phenylene Diamine (PPD) – which is used primarily as a fur and hair dye (1), and both have potential hazards of their own. Both ammonia and PPD can irritate the skin. And, of course anyone familiar with the smell of ammonia will agree that it is a most unpleasant one.
And, in this great article published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the wording doesn’t get much better as it explains that ammonia is used to open the hair fibers to allow the dye into the hair. The process, they state, “is as delicate as a can opener.” (2)
Kaaral’s Baco is one of our favorite lines of hair color, with one of the primary reasons being that it is low in ammonia (less than 3%), and it also contains hydrolyzed silk protein. So many hair color products are heavy on ammonia content, and we do our best to steer as clear from that as possible. Another thing we like about Baco is that it contains what is called “micronized pigments,” which helps keep the color from fading.
Also by Kaaral is a wonderful product called Maraes. Our customers will be thrilled to know that Maraes is a NON-ammonia permanent color that contains Monoi Oil (3) and is free of p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), Parabins, Gluten, and other harmful and potentially harmful ingredients.
Purify is another product we use (also by Kaaral) for shampooing and conditioning color treated hair. – another great product which is made from natural ingredients.
The hair products we use are professional grade, and cannot be purchased in stores.
We feel the same way about our Nail and Skin products. We do our best to source the types of products we want to use on our own bodies. You can choose from the menu at the right to read more.
We hope you will visit us, and experience the effects of these and other wonderful products soon!