WHAT: Australian hair care and hair colour brand Original & Mineral (O&M) creates truly organic hair care and colouring products without harmful chemical but retaining the same sort of performance as traditional hair care and hair colouring products.
The newest formula for the Original & Mineral Professional Grade Permanent hair colouring products, Mineral CCT, has no ammonia, no resorcinol and no PPD – paraphenylenediamine which is known to cause contact dermatitis and allergic reactions in some people.
O&M hair colours have always been ammonia free, but the new Mineral CCT version has boosted the products’ ability to deliver even more vibrant and longer lasting colour results; removing PPD and resorcinol has also opened the products up to customers who suffer from allergic reactions to these chemicals.
The blend of active ingredients that creates these new, safer hair colouring products include micronised minerals like illite that helps the colour pigment molecules saturate the hair; kaolin which protects against colour fade and montorillonite which improves scalp and hair health to keep it in top condition even though the hair is being coloured.
Additional ingredients like sunflower seed wax and sweet almond oil add moisturising and nourishing properties to the O&M Mineral CCT colours. On top of all this, the new Original & Mineral Professional Grade Permanent Mineral CCT hair colouring products have a fabulous, non-chemical smell; can achieve 100 per cent grey hair coverage, comes in 99 shades from black to silvery blonde and can achieve up to five levels of lightening, or bleaching.
Original & Mineral Professional Grade Permanent Mineral CCT hair colouring products are for hair salon professionals only. O&M Permanent hair colour is available from Fox Studio #01-20, Tripleone Somerset, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164, Tel: 6235 7733 or email: email@example.com. For more information about Fox Studio, go to www.fox.com.sg/contact_us; prices start from $135. For more information about O&M products, go to: www.originalmineral.com.
REVIEW: I am already a convert to the amazing benefits of Original & Mineral hair products; having suffered from an irritated scalp for years I was overjoyed when I tried the O&M professional hair colouring and got fabulous results with not a single itch of my so-sensitive scalp despite bleaching my colour back to white blonde.
I was excited to try the new formula however, to try some of the wider range of colours and also to test the longer permanency, especially in regards to over-dying a darker colour onto bleached hair.
My amazing stylist Chaqa, who is the trainer for O&M in Singapore at works out of Fox Studio salon, helped create a funky striped colour of blue black and silvered blue tones using a “painting” or “balayage” technique. I suffered not an iota of pain, itch or irritation; nor was there any smell of ammonia at all, not even when bleaching back my roots for the lightened sections of the colour.
Almost a month later and the colours remain as strong and clear as the day they were done. Once again I am blown away by this brand; it really does offer the same sort of results as traditional professional hair colours.
My only complaint – and this is particular only to us crazy fashionistas who are after the most extreme looks – is that O&M have yet to create the super vibrant electric colours that are so popular now.
Shades like hot pink, fire-engine red, electric blue and neon purple have moved from K-Pop music videos to fashionable front rows, so I would love the brand to be able to provide these sorts of shades but with its patented pain-free, smell-free, irritation-free formulas.
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