Tired of old-lady hair? What if you could make your hair resist the elements, in even those rainy and steamy climates and make it always look smooth and shiny? What if it would take you only five to ten minutes to blow dry? What if your hair would almost style itself and give you back the youthful-looking hair you thought you had lost forever? Sound too good to be true? It may not be, if you consider an anti-curl treatment.
- Sid Munger
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- April 17, 2019
What Does “Organic” Hair Color Mean?
All the things I know and the things I want to know: So, what does “organic” hair color mean? Here’s how the professionals see it. “Organic hair color” refers to hair color made with as many organic botanicals as possible and as few chemicals as possible. It is the same designation we use for organic food standards.
In essence, it includes botanicals grown without the use of pesticides. Although the pros know the chemistry of hair color and how it works, many of us don’t know. I think I may be able to shed some light on the term “organic hair color” and its invention.
Is there such a thing as 100% organic hair color? The simple answer is no. Even now, professional “organic hair color” must contain a certain amount of synthetic ingredients to work consistently and effectively. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a color line that uses the maximum amount of organic ingredients and the least amount of chemicals.
The only 100% natural hair color is henna. But henna doesn’t cover grey very consistently and the metallic salts can cause the hair to feel dry and damaged over time. It’s also terribly damaging when you try to lighten with it.
What to look for:
So, can organic hair color really work and leave my hair in great condition? If you remember, no professional organic hair color brand is 100% natural. Any organic hair color product has to contain certain chemicals necessary to stick to your hair. When you start looking for an organic hair color, what you need to ask about is percentages. Specifically, what is their percentage of:
- Pigments (PPDs, PTDS)
- pH Adjuster (Ethanolamine)
- Organic Ingredients (botanicals only)
- Natural Ingredients
- Naturally Derived Ingredients
Once you’ve established the percentages of these, you’ll see which brand is the most “organic” and best for you.
Ammonia is not your friend.
The is a lot of talk about ammonia being considered organic. The best professional organic hair colors have zero ammonia in their formulas. Clearly ammonia is a chemical organic compound. Not an organic botanical ingredient. In technical terms, an organic compound means its molecules contain carbon and that is all. Just remember, ammonia found in hair color is not extracted from the soil or our bodies, it’s produced in a lab and has zero natural components.
Ammonia-free hair color doesn’t necessarily mean your hair will be healthier or that you won’t have an adverse reaction. While most ammonia-free hair colors won’t have the fume-like aroma from the ammonia, they can still do more damage than necessary to the hair.
Most organic color brands use Ethanolamine (MEA) to replace ammonia without considering the percentages of the ingredient. Both Ethanolamine and ammonia open up the cuticle layer of the hair so the color molecules can penetrate.
Too much of either ingredient, will drastically alter the pH levels and the cuticle will have difficulty re-closing, even with an amazing conditioner. This will cause dull and dry hair that is a mess to untangle. Also, hair color will fade faster because of the cuticle’s inability to close and lock in molecules.
Check out Modafino Salon.
Why is Modafino organic hair color the best choice? They offer an ammonia-free hair color line that uses a pH adjuster in minimal amounts. They also make sure, all Ethanolamine (MEA) is removed from the hair, while keeping the working pH of the color much lower than any other ammonia-free hair color brand. To learn more about Modafino’s Organic Color system you can book a FREE consultation or stop by the salon.
Whether your hair grows like a rabbit or a snail, the Modafino Voluptuous Trio will help it grow faster, thicker and healthier. Just remember, the best way to promote hair growth, is to treat your scalp and your hair with great hair care products that treat both.
4 Amazing Hair Colors for Winter 2019
The NEW Modafino Winter hair colors for 2019 are amazing! Below is just a sample of what we are doing this Winter. We have compiled a variety of colors for you to customize to your specific look. These 4 amazing hair colors for Winter will be everywhere in the new year. You may want to set Modafino Salon to speed dial.
A new hair color may not magically transport you to paradise island, but it can fix your limp, flyaway, hat-hair. Modafino rocks ONC’s organic hair color creating trends that are so beautiful, they’ll make you want to lose the stocking cap and sacrifice warm ears for a smoking hot new look.
For extra light platinum blondes who think their color is a little too cool, you can warm things up with a bright, Babylight Blonde. If you’re a brunette, you can update your color by switching to a fabulous Dark Chocolate and Light Caramel blend or maybe a Coffee and Tobacco combination for a hint of ginger. And for those bold and cold winter looks, an Extra Ash Blonde highlight on a dark snowy base may be the ticket.
Kamryn, Tiffany and Tommy O, all Modafino master colorists at Modafino salon, will give you all the info you need to achieve your amazing winter look. In winter, motivation and energy levels sometimes get as low as the temperature. Everyone seems to be living life beneath layers of cashmere and wool. An exceptionally great hair color can elevate your seasonally-affected look. So, to help you get your hair game together before the freeze hits your degree of enthusiasm, here are 4 of the prettiest and most popular colors, below.
Chocolate and Caramel
Classic chocolate hues get a sophisticated upgrade in 2019, driven by, face-framing, light-caramel highlights. Modafino has added dimension to the standard brunette hair with sleek, caramel highlights. This color is super easy to maintain, especially if you’re starting with a brunette base.
Winter Ash Highlight
You can try something trendy without committing to a bleach-and-tone gray. Extra ash blonde highlights can be an intriguing option. The darkest sections, along the roots, (which are ideal for outgrowth-maintenance) with extra cool blonde (not-gray) toward your ends.
Is platinum fatigue upon you? You may not be ready to part with your signature, blonde-bombshell calling card. The idea behind babylight blonde is to duplicate the natural. It is like the beach or summer-kid streaks. We simply turn the icy-cool tones to warmer pale blonde tones.
Coffee and Tobacco
Last year’s infatuation with rich, bright, fiery colors, has evolved into a much more subdued copper tone. In 2019, subtle tones will be the ticket. Classic, coffee brown will be enhanced with all-over tobacco highlights for a look that will be as sophisticated as it is striking.
What about Bobs?
Spring 2018 Cuts
Sid Munger April 20th, 2018
This Spring’s fashion trends are fancy jeans, ‘90’s retro, and the All-American, natural look. “I always like to look at American Fashion Designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Betsey Johnson, to get an idea of fashion themes for the upcoming season,” says Tommy O, artistic director and visionary for Modafino. “I like to design a room around a painting. For me, it’s the same with hair. I design hair color and cutting collections around the current fashion designs. The general trends, that I see this Spring, are American-made, monochromatic and sheer. I used that same theme for the Modafino cut and color, Spring collection.”
A new season always inspires fresh starts and new beginnings. As New Year’s resolutions fade, people invite their ‘true’ selves back to the party; for most women, hair is no exception. According to the runways at this years New York Fashion Week, Modafino Stylists, and our favorite celebrities, there are some stunning new hair trends on the horizon. Modafino has created Spring haircuts and colors for all lengths and textures. The anticipation of what we will see in 2018 is over. It’s going to be all about embracing the organic and the natural. It’s no-fuss textures with fresh, interesting haircuts. It’s going to be the year of brazenly un-done and effortless style. Low maintenance short and long cuts, easy bangs, and sheer textures are what it’s all about; un-laxed styles and middle parts are making an appearance, as well. No matter which length of haircut fits your style, it’s destined to be low maintenance. “Being natural, IS being organic,” Says Tommy O. “Being organic, to me, is not just trying to be healthy and environmentally conscious. It’s being true to yourself in all you do. Organic is not just a word, it’s a lifestyle.”
Modafino invites YOU to celebrate your natural beauty. They are making this upcoming Spring even more exciting with this year’s collection. The first look in the collection is the aptly named, “Organic Bob.” We’re talking a minimalist style that lets you wash and go. It stays away from tons of layers, and it works great for fine hair. If you are more adventurous you can bring it up to chin-length, but we also love the shoulder-grazing length. For a neo-fashionista spin, go with a middle part; but a classic side part makes it look natural and simply done
Modafino invites YOU to celebrate your natural beauty. They are making this upcoming Spring and Summer even more exciting with this year’s collection. The first look in the collection is the aptly named, “Organic Bob.” We’re talking a minimalist style that lets you wash and go. It stays away from tons of layers, and it works great for fine hair. If you are more adventurous you can bring it up to chin-length, but we just love the shoulder-grazing length. For a neo-fashionista spin, go with a middle part; but a classic side part makes it look natural and simply done.
The Edgeless Shag focuses on sheer texture and, unlike the classic (Sassoon) shag, is weighted a little farther down, near the chin. With or without bangs, it’s all about getting that mid-shaft volume. The Edgeless Shag is perfect for the bob-lovers that want to update a tired look.
This Spring, put on your jeans, be All-American and get back to nature. It is all about being true to yourself, effortlessly. Stay tuned, Modafino and Tommy O will be releasing more cuts, colors, and festival looks in the upcoming weeks.
Photo by Gary Brown
Photo by Gary Brown