Organic Colour Systems

Our assurances

Our salons stand out from the crowd as healthy, high-performing, ammonia-free environments and thriving businesses.

Healthy business
Our salons are a breath of fresh air to the hair colour industry.

We make salons stand out from the competition and attract clients by offering our unique, natural and ethical hair colour alternative with outstanding results.

We’re dedicated to helping salons become healthy, profitable businesses.

Our salons get lots of professional support from us including in-depth training, marketing and promotional materials.

Healthy salon
We don’t like ammonia. We don’t like the smell or what it does to hair – and we never use it.

We believe in using natural ingredients that smell amazing and create healthier, higher-performing salons that are nice places to work.

We make all our own products in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire using lots of lovely organic and natural ingredients.

Healthy hair
Our gentle products are kind to hair and make it naturally healthier.

We use the maximum of certified organic ingredients and the minimum of harsh chemicals.

And because hair responds better to natural ingredients our products give outstanding results.

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    Why Organic Hair Colour? Organic Colour Systems

    The Natural Alternative
    Most hair colour products use harsh chemicals like ammonia that damage hair in the colouring process, stripping hair’s natural health and shine.

    Organic Colour Systems is different. We’re kind to hair and it shows.

    By using more certified organic ingredients and fewer chemicals than anyone else we’ve created an effective way to colour hair as naturally as possible.

    With Outstanding Results
    And because hair responds better to natural ingredients our products give outstanding results.

    Our unique approach is gentler on hair and locks in colour, moisture and goodness to every strand.

    So hair looks naturally healthier and glossier with radiant colour.

    Made in Britain with TLC
    (Tender Loving Colour)
    Combining the best of British know-how and natural ingredients we create Tender Loving Colour with absolutely no ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

    We make our beautiful hair products in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire using lots of lovely natural, organic ingredients.

    With Organic Colour Systems hair is naturally healthier.

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      Dangers of Traditional Hair Dyes

      By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Medicine

      Gray isn’t my favorite color, especially when it’s on my head. Sure, I tried yanking out the occasional gray hair during my thirty-something years. But by the time I reached my forties, it was becoming increasingly hard to keep up. So, like many other middle-aged women, I decided to dye my hair.

      Fortunately, I hated the results. My hair looked flat and anything but natural. Instead of the golden highlights I used to have, the reflection in the mirror showed a head-full of a monochromatic brown.

      Why was that fortunate? Because new research shows that the repeated use of hair dye can significantly increase your risk for developing one particularly deadly form of cancer.

      Color to Dye For

      For years, researchers believed that hair dye could cause cancer, especially in women who used the darker colors. In fact, some studies even showed that using hair dye repeatedly could increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma. But, despite scores of studies, the results linking hair dye to cancer were often contradictory and inconclusive. Until now.
      New research in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that women who have spent years coloring their hair do indeed run a greater risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that claims about half of all its victims.

      The six-year study involving more than 1,300 Connecticut women was conducted at Yale University. Why Connecticut? True, the state is home to the university. But there has been a worldwide increase in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since the 1970s and Connecticut is one of those areas with a particularly large number of confirmed cases.

      The Yale team divided the women into two groups, 601 women who had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and 717 controls. The women were then asked to identify the type of hair coloring products they had ever used, length of time used and their age when they stopped using it.

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        Chemicals in Cosmetics

        When it comes to beauty products, the effects of the ingredients they contain can be more than just skin deep. The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream.

        Many of these substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilize pesticides and grease gears. And we can all agree that an ingredient that effectively scours a garage floor may not be the best choice for a facial cleanser.

        In the U.S., major loopholes in federal law allow the cosmetics industry to put thousands of synthetic chemicals into personal care products, even if those chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects. At the same time as untested chemicals have been steadily introduced into our environment, breast cancer incidence has risen dramatically.

        Following are some of the chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and what they do to us.

        Knowledge is power. Learn how to avoid the nasty chemicals in personal care products.

        Tips for choosing safe cosmetics >
        Phthalates are a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are found in cosmetics like nail polish and in synthetic fragrance—both perfumes and fragrance ingredients in other cosmetic products. Phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. Some phthalates also act as weak estrogens in cell culture systems.

        Triclosan is used in antibacterial soaps, deodorants and toothpastes to limit the growth of bacteria and mold. The chemical, which is classified as a pesticide, can affect the body’s hormone systems—especially thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism—and may disrupt normal breast development. Widespread use of triclosan may also contribute to bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.

        1,4-dioxane is not listed on ingredient labels. It is a petroleum-derived contaminant formed in the manufacture of shampoos, body wash, children’s bath products and other sudsing cosmetics. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has ranked it as a possible carcinogen, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified it as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.

        Information from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on 1,4-dioxane in bath products
        Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as an antifungal agent, preservative and antimicrobial in creams, lotions, ointments and other cosmetics, including underarm deodorants. They are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors.

        Ethylene Oxide
        Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize surgical instruments. It can also be a contaminant of personal care products such as shampoos and body washes, because it is used to buffer the harshness of some sudsing agents, and trace amounts can be left behind. It is classified as a known human carcinogen and is one of 51 chemicals that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) identifies as mammary carcinogens in animals.

        Shaving creams, spray sunscreens and foundations, and anti-fungal treatments that contain the propellant isobutene may be contaminated with the carcinogen 1,3-butadiene. Exposure occurs mainly through inhalation. This chemical has been found to increase mammary tumors in rodents.

        Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
        Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of chemicals that occur naturally in coal, crude oil and gasoline. One of the more common PAHs is naphthalene. Some cosmetics and shampoos are made with coal tar and therefore may contain PAHs. They have been shown to increase risk for breast cancer.

        Placental Extract
        Placental extract is derived from human or animal placentas and is used in hair conditioners, shampoos and other grooming aids, particularly those marketed to women of color. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified progesterone, the major hormonal contaminant in placental extracts, as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.

        Lead may be a contaminant in over 650 cosmetic products, including sunscreens, foundation, nail colors, lipsticks and whitening toothpaste. Lead is a proven neurotoxin, linked to learning, language and behavioral problems. It has also been linked to miscarriage, reduced fertility in men and women, and delays in puberty onset in girls.

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