Q: Why Vegan?
A: We love animals and refuse to support anything that hurts animals which is why none of our products are ever tested on animals (everything we use is food grade and does not require testing, whereas chemical ingredients must be tested). No animals were hurt for their fur and no animals were hurt for any of our ingredients (the only animal ingredient we use is cruelty free honey).
Q: Why not perfumes or fragrances?
A: Perfumes and fragrances are synthetic chemicals that do not have any medicinal or aroma therapeutic value.
Q: Are your products gluten free If so, where does the Vitamin E come from?
A: Most of our products are gluten free. We are sensitive to this since we know many people suffer from gluten allergies. One common ingredient that contains gluten is Vitamin E. But the Vitamin E we use is gluten free because it's derived from cold pressing rice bran.
Q: What is the primary reason for using Organic Color Systems?
A: Health of staff and clients, far better condition of the clients’ hair, the fact that clients are increasingly asking for it and no smell of ammonia in the salon.
Q: What does Organic Color Systems use to replace Ammonia?
A: There are no “natural brands” other than henna powder. Our claim is that OCS is manufactured “as naturally as possible without compromising its effectiveness”. We export to 40 countries and visit most of them on a regular basis so we are aware of the vast majority of permanent hair colors on the market and have analysed most of them. We believe that we are more natural especially, as far as we are aware, we are the only permanent hair color that contains certified organic ingredients.
The base of the color, PEG – 2 Soyamine is alkaline enabling us to increase the pH of the hair. Ethanolamine is also alkaline and acts as a top-up to increase the pH to a sufficient level so as to open the cuticle.