IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ALLERGIES & REACTIONS

Organic products harbor alternatives to carcinogenic, synthetic, or endocrine disrupting chemicals, but it doesn't mean that they are "chemical free". If you react to hair color or other product ingredients, you need to work with your doctor to determine what is causing your reaction. I am available to help assist you in the process of elimination.ccccIt is important to understand that the term "organic" isn't a guarantee that it is allergy-free. If you have sensitive skin and require a closer look at ingredients, I can gladly set time aside to discuss this with you. I understand how frustrating it is to find the right products for your skin, and I try to get to the root of the issues you are facing and provide solutions. In rare and severe cases of PPD allergy, I can only offer off-the-scalp color applications for you as the alternative chemical used in PPD-free formulas is still too closely related to PPD.

Many of my guests (that don't have an allergy or severe reaction) confess that the brands that I carefully select, offer the most pleasant experience they've had. I also remove buildup from medications, minerals and metals with a gentle clarifying treatment before each color application to set us up for the best possible outcome.

SO WHY CHOOSE ORGANIC THEN?

Think of it as a preventative action. Most products on the market between the 1950's and today use ingredients that were not originally invented for use on the skin. Short term use of these modern, cheap chemicals yield no apparent negative effects. Studies have shown that the long term use (of the ingredients I avoid) resulted in skin sensitivities, allergic reactions, and effected the central nervous system, endocrine system, and had an alarmingly high presence in patients with specific types of cancer.

True organic products do not contain those ingredients. Instead, they use ingredients that come from nature and have long term benefits to support the skin, hair, and scalp. Ingredients like petroleum by-products may deliver short term results, but over time they compromise the integrity of your skin. Ingredients like castor oil and rosemary have been used by ancient cultures to improve hair growth, and we now have the scientific evidence to support those claims.

THE GREEN GROTTO BEAUTY STANDARD

I care about the ingredients we put on our body, and rinse into our environment. As a result, I only use eco-conscious products with responsible ingredients and packaging. A product company must use safe manufacturing practices, never engage in animal testing, use essential oils instead of artificial fragrances and NO cheap fillers that cause harm to our ecosystems. I take another step further by ensuring the products I carry at the salon are vegan, gluten-free, and are made in the USA.

Top 5 reasons to love our products:

1. Promote biodiversity & sustainability
2. Fair trade and support local economy
3. Vegan with no animal testing
4. Contain nutrient dense ingredients
5. Generate favorable results long term