Why switch to plant-based hair color?
Should silicone be banned?
Silicone is the #1 enemy of hair and scalp. Like a foundation, this molecule masks everything. It will smooth the hair and make it shiny for a while, but in fact, it suffocates the scalp and the hair itself. Silicone doesn't nourish hair. In the long run, the hair will denature and fall out, because silicone acts like a drug for the hair. The more you use, the more your hair needs to look its best. It's a vicious circle that can be hard to break.
If you're used to using silicone products, you'll need to give your hair time to detoxify before it regains its natural shine. With natural products, your hair will be nourished and treated deep down, not just on the surface.
Note: We actually say "silicone", but there are two types of silicone, neither of which is good for hair.
What to think about parabens?
While it's easy to spot and avoid silicones and sulfates, the same can't be said for parabens. Indeed, parabens are often replaced by far worse preservatives, but this is done to suit consumers who hunt parabens on labels. It's a good idea, however, to be a little more measured, as a product that contains no preservatives has no shelf life and must be consumed quickly after opening.
Daily care products to use
Christophe Nicolas Biot recommends using silicone-, sulfate- and paraben-free skincare products, and opting for 100% natural, and possibly certified organic, products.
The key is to use gentle, non-aggressive products. For example, clays are interesting because they have multiple properties, including the ability to purify and cleanse the scalp.
And for Christophe Nicolas Biot, while it's important to decipher the ingredients, it's also important to look at the textures and the everyday uses of the products. For example, he is not in favor of solid shampoo, which he finds unhygienic. "You use it once, then leave it in your bathroom and everyone has access to it. Products and care products are personal, and not everyone needs to get their hands on them. It's also complicated to transport. I prefer powder formats, which can be taken along without leaking, and which come in a nomad bottle for easy transport".
Switch to vegetable coloring and learn how to use natural products
Quite often, not only do we use the wrong products, we use them incorrectly. So shampooing doesn't mean scrubbing and washing hair. It's all about cleansing the scalp. Shampooing should remain a beauty routine to oxygenate and relax the scalp. It's the step that will restore body to the hair. A bad shampoo will destroy the color of colored hair, and repeated use will damage the color and the scalp.
For a healthy scalp, you need to detoxify and oxygenate it with gentle massages and daily brushing. It's important and essential to use a soft brush with silk or boar bristles.
When you get rid of chemicals, you have to relearn how to nourish your hair. You need to use a cream to nourish your hair, just as you do for your face and body.
You can use a conditioner to close the scales and add suppleness, why not withclay and shea butter to add shine. Finally, rinse with cool water to close the scales.
For a professional appraisal of your hair, and to treat yourself to an appropriate treatment, don't hesitate to make an appointment at one of Christophe Nicolas Biot's beauty salons.