Ammonia free hair color has gained popularity over the past few years. L'oreal started the trend with their wildly popular INOA hair color line. Other brands have followed in L'oreal's footsteps and released their own line of ammonia free hair color. But which one is the best, and what line should you invest in and carry in your salon? Below you'll find all of the answers you're looking for when searching for an ammonia free professional hair color line.
As I mentioned above, L'oreal was the first major hair color line to release an ammonia free hair color, so it would make sense that they rate high on the stylist appreciation scale. This ammonia free hair color promises major coverage, while maintaining the highest level of integrity of the hair. The cuticle remains nourished and protected, and vibrant, rich hair color is the result.
2. CHI Ionic Permanent Shine Hair Color
CHI always delivers with high-quality products, and their hair color line is definitely up there with the best of them. Ionic technology locks color deep inside of the hair shaft, promising long-lasting and complete coverage. CHI's Color Lock Complex promises to make color last 30% longer than other professional hair color lines, and it also contains UV protection and adds moisture with its silk cream base. Aloe adds protection for sensitive dry scalps, and heals, moisturizes, and adds shine.
CHI Ionic Permanent Shine Hair Color has replaced hazardous ammonia with a mild, yet highly effective alkaline called MEA (Monoethanolamine). When ammonia is mixed with peroxide it creates unstable gasses which leads to an unstable pH level. When MEA is mixed with peroxide, it DOES NOT create any gasses and the color maintains a consistent pH level.
3. COLORINSIDER™ from Matrix
This brand new professional hair color line from Matrix promises 100% grey coverage, with true-to-tone colors that have no ammonia, no smell, and cause minimum stress the the hair's cuticle. Sounds good to me!
The secret to this exciting new hair color is the Color Injection Oil Delivery System (ODS2). COLORINSIDER™ is the result of years of development and refinement. Traditionally, ammonia swells the hair fiber and raises the cuticle layer allowing the color molecule to penetrate into the hair. COLORINSIDER™’s Color Injection System is different - it uses oil, not ammonia as the engine to physically inject color actives straight into the hair’s core. This efficient and powerful process maximizes color impact while minimizing stress on the cuticle surface. The color results are true, sharp and saturated.
4. Organic Color Systems
If you're looking for a truly organic, and not only ammonia free hair color option, than Organic Color Systems is the professional line for you.
Organic Color Systems is a salon-only, permanent, ammonia-free hair color that does not contain parabens, formaldehyde, resorcinol, thiogycolates, sulfates, or plastics. It contains certified organic ingredients and is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free as certified by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Organic and chemical free, this hair color line offers 100% grey coverage, and beautiful, rich hair color results.