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Organic Roots Salon & Spa

Natural Alternatives

Organic Roots is a cruelty-free, organic, and 100% vegan salon and spa located in South Portland, Maine. The salon and spa thrives on our passion for our guest's satisfaction while always providing an environmentally conscious service.

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Organic Colour Systems

"The Natural Alternative

Most hair colour products use harsh chemicals like ammonia that damage hair in the colouring process, stripping hair’s natural health and shine. Organic Colour Systems is different. We’re kind to hair and it shows. By using more certified organic ingredients and fewer chemicals than anyone else we’ve created an effective way to colour hair that’s naturally better.

With Outstanding Results

And because hair responds better to natural ingredients our products give outstanding results. Our unique approach is gentler on hair and locks in colour, moisture and goodness to every strand. So hair looks naturally healthier and glossier with radiant, longer-lasting colour.

Made in Britain with TLC (Tender Loving Colour)

Combining the best of British know-how and natural ingredients we create Tender Loving Colour with absolutely no ammonia, resorcinol or parabens. We make our beautiful hair products in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire using lots of lovely natural, organic ingredients.

For Outstanding Salons

With our unique, natural and ethical hair colour alternative salons stand out from the competition. Salons are healthier and more pleasant places to work without a whiff of ammonia.And our healthier, higher-performing salons attract new clients who love the Organic Colour Systems difference.

Organic Colour Systems is naturally better for hair… for salons….and for business."

-Organic Colour Systems

Organic Colour Systems 

Advice for Pregnant and Breast Feeding Mothers


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.  If you're colouring your hair yourself, you can reduce the risk further by making sure that you:

  • Wear gloves.
  • Leave the colour on for the minimum time.
  • Work in a well-ventilated room. 

Highlighting your hair or using "off the scalp" techniques also reduce any risk. The chemicals used are only absorbed by your hair, and not by your scalp or blood stream. 

Semi-Permanent  colours are a better alternative whilst pregnant; however a sensitivity test is still recommended.

Do remember that pregnancy can affect your hair's normal condition. For example, your hair may:

  • React differently to colouring or perming than it usually does. 
  • Become more or less absorbent, frizzy or unpredictable.
It's always a good idea to do a strand test first, using the hair dye or treatment that you intend to use. 

Breast Feeding

It's very unlikely that a significant amount of the chemicals used in hair dyes will be passed on through your breast milk.  This is because very little enters your bloodstream.  In the past, many women have used hair treatments while breast feeding with no known negative results.  We recommend following these steps:

  •  Wait for 4 weeks after giving birth. 
  • Start with a Semi-Permanent colour or "off the scalp" method applications. 
  • Always do sensitivity and strand tests.

If you have any further medical concerns please contact your doctor. 

Original Mineral (O&M)

At the heart of O&M is our proprietary CCT™ Clean Color Technology. We believe that no client should be exposed to unnecessary chemicals and no hairdresser should have to constantly work with them.

CCT™ is a revolutionary hair system that helps dispel the myths surrounding ammonia free hair color. CCT™ delivers clean, lustrous blondes, bright fashion shades and lasting, vibrant colors while completely covering gray. As a technical innovator, our formulating chemists look to remove harsh chemicals wherever possible while including natural extracts and active minerals that deliver real benefits.

By reducing their chemical dependence our breakthrough formulas put less stress on hair whilst ultimately improving the hair's condition. However, it's important to acknowledge that a chemical reaction must occur for hair color to be effective.

We understand that the number one priority of any colorist is to deliver professional results to their valued clients time after time. All O&M products are developed with the critical input of practicing hairdressers. We understand that to be truly effective our formulas have to deliver in the real world - so once created they are rigorously salon tested to ensure that, while technically advanced, they are also easy to use.


The world is changing and many of us are looking for more natural solutions. We're becoming chemically conscious and are increasingly concerned about the amounts of harsh chemicals used in everyday cosmetics and haircare products. Pregnancy, illness and skin sensitivity has also led many consumers to seek out products with a lower chemical compound. We are one of the first hair brands to produce professional grade ammonia, resorcinol and PPD free permanent hair color making it gentle on hair, scalp and hands.