FAQs

Can I use Organic Colour Systems on a client who is undergoing chemotherapy?

Sadly we don’t advise that you use Organic Colour Systems on clients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other forms of treatment. If your client does decide they want to colour their hair, we advise that they have a chat with their doctor first and make sure you carry out a sensitivity test. After your clients have finished treatment you may be able to colour their hair once they have got an inch of growth. Use semi-permanent hair colour for the first few months until their hair becomes stronger. We always recommend you carry out both a sensitivity and strand test first. If their scalp is damaged, very dry or irritated, or if their hair is brittle you still shouldn’t colour their hair.

Is Organic Colour Systems affected by any medication?

Yes. Similar to other hair colours, Organic Colour Systems can be affected by medication such as HRT and Thyroxin.

Do I need to do a sensitivity test with Organic Colour Systems?

Yes. Although rare, it is possible to be allergic to hair colours and therefore we strongly recommend that a sensitivity test is carried out 48 hours before colouring. If the client experiences any reaction, such as soreness, redness or irritation, then Organic Colour Systems is not suitable and should not be used. We provide full instructions for carrying out a sensitivity test, and additionally you may find useful information on colouring hair safely at www.colourwell-colourwise.eu.

How many colours are there in the Organic Colour Systems range?

There are 64 shades in Organic Colour Systems and they are all fully intermixable, which means there is no limit to the number of shades which you can create.

Is Organic Curl Systems suitable for all hair types?

Yes, it is. You only need to stock one perming product for all your clients’ needs.

Will Organic Colour Systems cover grey hair?

Yes it will. Plus, for extremely resistant grey hair, we have a NN Series, specifically designed for colouring this hair type.

Will Organic Colour Systems work over another brand of hair colour?

Yes, except metallic based products, such as Compound Henna, or colour restorers for grey hair.

Can I use Organic Colour Systems on a client who is pregnant or breast-feeding?

Most research, although limited, shows that it’s safe to colour your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm. However, these doses are massive compared to the very low amount of chemicals that a woman colouring her hair is exposed to.We recommend waiting to dye their hair until after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the risk of chemical substances harming the baby is much lower. Highlighting the hair or using “off the scalp” techniques also reduces any risk. The chemicals used are only absorbed by your hair, and not by your scalp or bloodstream. Semi-Permanent colours are a better alternative whilst pregnant; however a sensitivity test is still recommended. Do remember that pregnancy can affect hair’s normal condition. It’s always a good idea to do a strand test first, using the hair colour or treatment that you intend to use. When breast feeding it is very unlikely that a significant amount of the chemicals used in hair dyes will be passed on through breast milk. This is because very little enters the bloodstream. In the past, many women have used hair treatments while breast feeding with no known negative results. We recommend following these steps waiting for 4 weeks after giving birth, start with a Semi-Permanent colour or “off the scalp” method applications and always do sensitivity and strand tests.