If you want to change your hair color without using chemicals that are harmful to your hair and the environment, you'll be happy with professional vegetable hair color. In recent years, the natural revolution has continued, and natural hair color has become increasingly popular with women.
A 100% plant-based hair color not only tints your mane to the colors you expect, but also acts as a genuine hair care product. In addition to fiber color and coverage, it adds shine, tone and shine. A two-in-one product that combines color and care. Natural, chemical-free, vegetable color preserves hair health.
Here are the top five reasons to adopt professional vegetable hair color.
The difference between professional vegetable hair coloring and conventional hair coloring
100% plant-based hair color is formulated with plants. These plants - roots or bark - are ground into a fine powder, and have the amazing power to color hair. Organically grown, these pure plants, which contain no oxidants or ammonia, are mixed with warm water to form a paste. Unlike oxidation coloring, which penetrates the hair and modifies it, plant pigments naturally envelop and coat the fiber.
Conventional hair coloring accounts for over 95% of all hair coloring today. They are based on a chemical phenomenon: oxidation. The products used are based on ammonia, hydrogen peroxide and artificial colorants. These open the hair scales and destroy melanin, the natural pigment that gives hair its color. Hair is thus bleached. At the same time, synthetic pigments recolor the hair, replacing the natural pigments.
Risks associated with oxidation coloring
With oxidative coloring, the hair is attacked to open its scales and facilitate coloring. This repeated action weakens the hair, so it's advisable to use a conditioner for color-treated hair. The use of conventional colorants can also lead to allergies, irritation, scalp dryness, nausea and migraines.
In some conventional colorants, there are even molecules that are endocrine disruptors or have carcinogenic effects, such as PPD, para-phenylenediamine. PPD is already limited to 6% concentration in cosmetic products other than hair dyes. Then there's resorcinol, described in a WHO study as "irritating and sensitizing to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract". But also lead, paraben, aminophenol, toluene... which are chemical components that cannot be removed with a simple shampoo and can be absorbed through the skin.
For these reasons alone, professional vegetable hair color is a much healthier alternative, containing only 100% natural ingredients. Based on what nature has to offer, the formulas used in our plant-based hair colors are the result of extensive research. Christophe-Nicolas Biot Paris© 100% vegetal hair color, for example, is guaranteed additive-free, PPD-free, metal salt-free, sodium picramate-free and 100% certified natural.
Professional vegetable coloring is more respectful of health
Both men and women can benefit from professional vegetable hair coloring. This method is particularly suitable for people who are allergic to conventional hair coloring, pregnant women or people who have undergone chemotherapy. Because the products are 100% natural, 100% plant-based hair coloring doesn't sting the nose and allergies are relatively rare.
To put it in a nutshell, with conventional coloring, the hair is subjected to a number of aggressions: the color applied opens the hair scales (1st aggression), expels the hair's natural color (2nd aggression) and replaces the natural color with artificial pigments (3rd aggression). Over time, these processes weaken the hair, making it drier and more brittle.
Professional vegetable coloring uses natural colors
Conventional coloring can severely damage hair. If you too are worried about your mane becoming dull, lifeless and frothy, think about professional vegetable coloring! It allows you to reproduce many colors that exist in nature (brown, chestnut, chocolate, mahogany, ebony, etc.). Thanks to plants and their natural hues, it's possible to mix and match to obtain the color you're looking for. Vegetal color can be used on all hair types, to change highlights, create patinas or achieve a balayage effect.
Unlike conventional coloring, which penetrates the hair by opening the scales, this method remains on the surface and is therefore much less aggressive for the hair, as vegetable coloring is not corrosive. It does not attack the hair or modify its structure. As a result, you won't lose volume, your hair won't become more brittle, and it will retain its natural moisture and shine.
And for white hair, vegetable coloring will reveal natural highlights and cover white hair. It offers both natural color and deep hair care. Ayurvedic powders are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, helping to slow the premature aging of hair, and therefore the appearance of white hair.