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Why switch to plant pigmentation?

Why switch to plant pigmentation?

Published : 08/01/2018 11:33:49
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Is the natural always better than the chemical?

The truth is that the natural and the chemical are not necessarily antagonistic concepts, because in any natural substance, biochemical mechanisms are produced that allow changes, evolution and the existence of life itself.

The natural is not always totally innocuous or the chemical is by definition toxic, but we must talk about ingredients that, used or consumed in excess, can alter the organism.

In the case of dyes, the IARC (International Agency of Research on Cancer) has shown with several studies that 80% of the dyes marketed as permanent (oxidative) dyes contain aromatic amines and dye couplers that, in the presence of peroxide Hydrogen, they form pigmented molecules as well as more than 5,000 chemical substances that increase the risk of cancer development in humans due to accumulated exposure.

The accumulation of chemicals on your hair and scalp, do not contribute anything good to your health.

The alternative?

Plants with the ability to pigment and take care of the beauty and health of your hair. In Henna Morena we work mainly with Henna, in Spanish Alheña, although it is not the only pigment plant that we use: hibiscus, to enhance copper, black tea to darken, chamomile to keep blondes, walnut for chestnuts .. In addition to enhancing color and brightness, all these plants have healthy benefits for the hair, strengthening and providing volume and shine in a natural way. They are plants from organic crops in some cases or wild collection, in others, always with a strict control of provenance and traceability.

How it acts on the hair

Henna dyes naturally, without mediation of external agents or additives. This happens thanks to Lawsonia or henotanic acid: 2- Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, present in the leaves of henna, which in a non-oxidative process migrates and deposits by affinity in the sugar bridges that are found in the protein keratin hair or skin (hence its use in natural tattoos), to be a process of deposit and non-oxidative form (without the presence of oxygen or formation of free radicals or ERO's (species reactive to oxygen) does not cause damage to the capillary structure or in the dermis, on the contrary, henna has other phytotherapeutic properties.

If you have decided to take care of yourself and switch to cosmetics and botanical dyes, choose fresh and unadulterated plants. It is important that you look at the ingredients and that you reject those that add substances with heavy metals or adulterated with the PPD dye.

Love yourself and switch to plant pigmentation!

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