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FAQs

Do you have PPD and is ONC artofcolor safe to use on allergic scalps?

Yes, we do have PPD, but...any permanent color that says it does not is either using a derivative, or lying.

Why PPD?

To color hair you need to open the hair cuticles and deposit color. Once you deposit the color you then have to make sure it is 'stuck' to the core of the hair. That is what PPD is for. If you do not have PPD, or a derivative, the color will not be permanent and will wash off after a few days.

The questions then should be, 1. How much PPD is there? And 2. What is the pH level?

Low PPD

1. As much of our ingredients and pigments are organic we do not need as much PPD as other brands. The amount of PPD is less than 0.06% compared to 6% in other brands.

Low pH

2. ONC artofcolor has a low pH of 8.5 compared to 10.5 of other brands. The difference is not two but 20. As the scale measure is in increments of 0.1. Like the Richter scale to measure earthquakes.

Hydrolyzed pigments

ONC artofcolor does not have to 'fry' the hair to deposit pigments into the core of the hair. We hydrolyze the pigments so that the molecules are a fraction of the size of other brands.

Use of heat

ONC artofcolor relies on body heat to soften the cuticles to deposit the color. Either from a thermal heat cap or hair dryer.

As a result to 'stick' the color pigments to the hair core we only need a fraction of PPD (0.06%) compared to other brands.

When the pH is as low as 8.5 and the amount of PPD as small as 0.06%. The chance of it entering the bloodstream is tiny. This is an important health benefit!

This is why a lot of clients who have bad reactions to other brands prefer ONC artofcolor.

The formula developed for ONC artofcolor over 14 years is as safe as it gets. Is permanent and covers gray like any well known brand.

The color does not cover my gray - women

Some hair types are more resistant. ONC artofcolor does not have harsh, toxic chemicals. As a result, you need to use less developer to compensate. Rather than mixing color and developer in equal parts, use 30% less developer to color. For example, mix 1 fl oz of color with 0.60 fl oz of developer. The measurements do not need to be exact. ONC artofcolor will wash off with hot water and will not leave a residue. Wash and dry resistant gray hair before color use.

For very resistant areas of gray hair, such as the temples, ears and forehead, pre-pigment these. To do this, first put 0.20 fl oz of color and mix it with 0.5 fl oz of developer. Apply this mixture to all areas of resistant gray hair. Put on the plastic shower cap provided and wait for 15 min. Do not use heat. After 15 min take the shower cap off. Do not wash or rinse your hair. Next, mix color and developer in equal parts and apply from your gray roots over the whole hair. So the pre pigmented hair will get two coats of color. Put the plastic shower cap back on, and apply medium heat from a blow dryer (or use the ONC Thermal Heat Cap) for 20 min. Take the plastic shower cap off, stop the heat, and wait another 30 min without heat. Before shampooing, wet and massage the color already in the hair for 3 min. This will push more color into your hair cuticles, which are already open from 65 min of processing. Shampoo, rinse, apply conditioner, wait for 3 min, rinse, and style.

Prepare and use color so that it is not left in the bowl for more than 20 min. Use it straightaway. This is important because ONC artofcolor has less chemicals and is paraben free. As a result, it starts to lose its effectiveness after 20 min if not used. If it takes you longer than 20 min to color the hair, prepare another batch whilst applying color. Prepare and use the color in two, or more batches.