Why Organic?

For the last 60 plus years, going into a hair salon has meant being exposed to certain chemical smells. People associate that smell with hair salons. Walking down the street you could sense there was a hair salon close, by the smell. Husbands and boyfriends would wait in cars or outside to avoid that smell.  I remember visiting my aunt’s salon in the 60’s and 70’s and being blown over by the odors that practically brought tears to my eyes.

As a hairdresser for many years I have heard my clients ask “Is this suppose to itch, burn or sting like this?” My response would be something along the lines of; “I’m sorry, I know, it won’t be too much longer. Just remember no pain no gain!” All the time in the back of my head I had this nagging desire to be free of having to subject my clients to this level of discomfort and exposure. After all I was in the business of making my clients look and feel beautiful and better about themselves.  Thankfully, now that I am using OWAY Organic Way Color, what I hear is “OMG I don’t smell anything!! I don’t even feel any burning!!!!”  What a beautiful sound to my ears!!!!!

I am personally allergic to traditional hair color.  Back in the 80’s I thought that I would not be able to continue in the industry that I love.  My hands would burn, itch and bleed from applying and shampooing my clients. I did eventually buy an ugly pair of green gardening gloves, there were no other gloves available to use. That worked for my hands, but my scalp itched for days after getting color, but like everyone else I just dealt with it knowing it would eventually stop.  So I am just as happy as my clients that I found an answer.

Working in an environment of toxicity most hairstylist will tell you that they  don’t notice the fumes, but in actuality they just “get used to it” My aunt died of cancer and I often wonder if it had anything to do with her being a hairdresser in a time when hair products where the most toxic.

My research has uncovered, that about 50-60% of people that have their hair colored with traditional colors suffer from some degree of adverse reactions. Headaches, feeling ill or nauseous, feeling foggy or the like.  The cost of beauty some would say.

I am so grateful that I have found an alternative in OWAY (Organic Way) products . Oway Hcolor is the world’s first biodynamic, free-trade, professional only hair color. It is a cream based color that is ammonia free, and contains ingredients that were grown on the family’s 100 year old organic farm in Bologna, Italy.   www.oway.it
Thank You, and I look forward to seeing you at my salon.
Phyllis DiSalvo