Updated: Jan 28
The excerpt below is borrowed from the posting at the top of the page on the site published by United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program:
"- Cosmetics, Body Care Products, and Personal Care Products site : FDA does not define or regulate the term “organic,” as it applies to cosmetics, body care, or personal care products." End of excerpt.
If anyone claims that their hair color is 100% organic, do not believe them, they are lying. No hair color is 100% organic because it's essential to use some synthetic chemicals for the color compound to work or even for it to have any shelf life at all. Tell me something, when you cut a banana or an apple or leave a cut vegetable outside on a kitchen counter, how long does it take for it to oxidize, go bad, right? So what on earth makes you think a product will last on the shelve before being used on your hair if nothing is done to it to preserve it.
If you are receptive to the truth, read on: Here is an excerpt from the USDA National Organic Program on Cosmetics, Body Care Products, and Personal Care Products: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Cosmetics-Body%20Care%20Products.pdf
As a professional I have accumulated decades of experience as a licensed cosmetologist (I started my career in 1975) I have worked countless hours on an innumerable amount of clients therefore have a vested interest being personal exposed to cosmetic chemical compounds on a daily basis which can potentially affect my health and that of my clients would I not have heeded the government regulations, manufacturer precautions and warnings as well.
In an ideal world organic cosmetics would be fantastic, but we are not there yet, and I doubt very seriously I will get to see it in my lifetime, I would be the first one to try them if there was, but as of present, no such thing exists.
From the very start of my career in school and later as a professional licensed cosmetologist to present I have had and continue to have an insatiable desire to know how things work and have always promoted a scientific approach to the practice of cosmetology demanding from suppliers and manufacturers alike to show me how their products work,whats in it? what proof do you have of this, and how can you substantiate it? whatever I have learned has always been passed on to my clients, this has been and continues to be my passion, to educate the consumer on what works, what doesn't, and why, while separating truth from myth at every turn.
This is an exciting industry moved by innovation and constant re-invention, one which I still love and am excited to be in. Perhaps one day we will get to see truly organic hair products that are harmless and efficient, I remain optimistic that this is possible.
Here is to the future, one filled with promise, hope and the desire for a healthier more beautiful world.