It goes without saying that our colorists are thoroughly trained in all of our color lines. Your hair will be rich, glossy, healthier and lustrous. Your greys will be covered. These are the benefits of non-toxic permanent color. juju is a fume-free salon… the only thing your nose will notice as you enter our space, is the absence of the typical salon-scent of ammonia in the air.
If you are new to color at our salon and you have had an allergic reaction of any kind in the past with conventional color, we stress that you ask for a patch test prior to receiving color. We recommend a patch test to be done no less than 48 hours before your appointment.
Even though our color lines are less harsh than conventional ammonia-based color lines, certain highly chemical-sensitive persons may still have a reaction. The safety of our clients is our priority. And we are here to help you make the best and safest decision regarding your hair and your health.
Farouk’s Chi Ionic Permanent Shine Ammonia Free/PPD Free Color
Chi Ionic Permanent Shine Color is one of our main non-toxic color lines. In addition to being ammonia-free and formulated without PPD, this color from Farouk has no parabens, is anti-fade, provides 100% gray coverage, as well as richer, more vibrant reds & fiery coppers…and it’s ammonia-fume free. Bonus: Farouk’s manufacturing plants are located in the US! Of course, none of its ingredients are tested on animals. We promise that your hair will look and feel healthy, shiny and completely natural.
* Please note: PPDs, which are pigment agents in hair color, are replaced with TDS (Toluene 2,5 Diamine Sulfate) in both the AlfaParf and Chi color line. TDS is less of an allergenic. Clients with a known, test-confirmed PPD allergy should consider our Elumen line, described below, which does not contain PPD or TDS.
AlfaParf Milano’s Precious Nature Ammonia-Free Color
Alfa Parf, Italy’s most prestigious hair color company, has taken out ammonia, PPD and resorcinol from its newest color line, Precious Nature. Precious Nature is perfect for even our most sensitive clients. It is formulated with rice milk, sugar, cherries and special natural ingredients, making it the perfect recipe for an irresistible color service.*
We now carry Elumen that is Dermatologist Recommended, and the go-to for anyone with severe PPD allergies. No ammonia, no peroxide, no PPDs – with outstanding vibrancy, shine and durability. (Please ask your allergist/dermatologist if this is a good choice for you.)
Here’s what a very allergic and very happy client has to say about her color experience with Elumen: “Thank you for taking the time to work with me yesterday in making the Elumen work despite my skepticism about any hair dyes at this point. I am happy to report that I had no allergic reaction! It also does seem to have covered almost everything – I am still in shock, but in a good way 🙂 Thank you again for a wonderful first experience at your salon. – P”
What’s So Scary About PPD?
PPD is a chemical substance used in permanent hair color and has been cited to produce severe allergic reactions in some clients. According to the BBC, doctors in the United Kingdom believe an allergic reaction resulting from PPD is likely the cause behind a 38 year old mother of two slipping into a coma after using a hair color believed to contain PPD (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-15828266). Most recently, PPD has been credited as the possible cause of multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which has been cited as the possible cause of death for the late Jacqueline Kennedy. To eliminate these risks and ensure a safer salon atmosphere, we only carry color lines that are PPD free.
The Dangers of Ammonia
Conventional hair color, both professional and drugstore brands contain ammonia. Ammonia is a common and inexpensive hair color additive used to allow color molecules to penetrate the hair’s cuticle. Because of its caustic properties, ammonia leaves the hair in a compromised, weakened and “roughed-up” condition. Color longevity is also compromised — fading and discoloration will often occur. Our color lines use natural oils and extracts of aloe vera, comfrey, orange and grapefruit – instead of ammonia to soften the hair’s cuticle. A low, warm heat is used in tandem with the oils to help imbue the hair with rich and permanent color.
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology in Atlanta, Georgia, ammonia is listed as a hazardous substance which has related negative health effects. Ammonia is irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nearly all professional and “box” hair color contain ammonia.Exposure to high concentrations of ammonia in the air may cause severe burns in your skin, eyes, throat, and lungs. In extreme cases, blindness, lung damage, or death could occur. Breathing lower concentrations will cause coughing and nose and throat irritation.