Another Way to Cover Gray

Monday, February 05, 2018

Getting a cancer diagnosis has prompted me to make healthier changes in my life.  I'm eating differently.  My diet is now Paleo (another blog) and I'm trying to eat mostly organic food. I'm also doing my best to cut down on the amount of chemicals that touch my skin.  I haven't gone totally chemical-free (there are certain products that I won't give up!), but I'm eliminating as many toxins as I can.  

However, I've been stressed about coloring my hair.  I'm not ready to go gray, yet I don't want to put harsh chemicals on my scalp either.  When I told my amazing stylist Helen (of Robert Jason Salon) about my dilemma, she did some research and found  CCT (Clean Color Technology), a kinder gentler color. Is she the best or what?
Photo by Cathleen Trainor
Here's what CCT doesn't have:
PPD--a chemical used in permanent hair dye that many people have an allergic reaction to. It also is a possible carcinogen.

Resorcinol--a coloring agent also found in acne treatments.
This can be a human immune system toxicant.

Ammonia, which can cause itchy scalps and watery-red eyes.

I was worried that a natural hair color wouldn't give me enough gray coverage, but CCT works just as well as my old color! It also left my hair shiny and soft, and it was so gentle on my sensitive scalp.
CCT comes in 106 permanent shades, achieves up to 5 levels of lightening, has 100% grey coverage, smells great and  is formulated for salon use.  Helen got the color right on the first try by the way!

If you're in the Merrimack Valley (Massachusetts)/Greater Boston area, I HIGHLY recommend Robert Jason Salon.  Not only are all of their stylists incredibly talented, but they are now able to offer CCT to clients who prefer a more "natural" approach to hair color.  Hurray for choices!

If you're considering switching over to CCT, schedule a consult with one of their amazing stylists. Tell them I sent you for $25.00 off your first service.  

XO Susan 

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  1. and you shall find! How awesome for you. It’s natural for us to feel good when we look good. I’ve personally stopped coloring my “dirty blonde” hair. My grey is more silver and just impossible to keep color on it, literally within days my silver comes “shining” through. But as long as I keep it styled, it looks pretty good. I’m happy with it... nature’s hi-lights I like to call them. Lol

    1. Love "nature's highlights"---so great!! Bet you look gorgeous. XOXO

  2. Oh no no no, gorgeous I think not. Acceptable considering the alternative, thinking I was pretty much wasting money on a service that just wasn’t working for me any longer. BUT I absolutely will remember this post if I want to change it up a bit. Thank you for your research and YOU look gorgeous πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ!!!

  3. Susan, I love your hairstyle, color! It looks great!! I have to add color to my hair ( my stylist comes to the house) as lots of grey with red hair just doesnt look good! The product she uses INoa has no immonia, so there is no itching.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

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  5. I am so glad you posted this information. I stopped using permanent colour on my hair in my mid-thirties, when I already had plenty of grey and did so for style and health reasons, but I've still occasionally highlighted and I love that there is finally a grey coverage option that doesn't come with a side of toxins that disrupt women's bodies. I enjoy your blog and hope you are also looking into ethical and sustainable style options for "mature" women, as its a natural fit with healthy beauty processes and there is little in the blogosphere about slow fashion over 40, 50, etc.


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