Okay, I’m a science nerd. I get that. I try to be understanding. But the nerd in me can’t help but get a chill up my spine when someone asks if the organic hair color I’m about to use has chemicals in it. You can ask yourself that question about anything around you right now, including your own body and the answer would be the same. Yes. There are chemicals in EVERYTHING. No, really. Everything.
I’m not really sure when we became so afraid of the world around us. But let me try to put this fear of chemicals into a little perspective. Let’s go back to high school chemistry for a second. And if you’re still in high school lets open your books. I promise to make this more interesting that Professor Fuddy Duddy.
Ladies and Gentleman…. I present… THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS!!!!
These, my dear friends, are chemicals. Some of them volatile and some you can snuggle right up to. But are you ready for me to blow your mind. They’re organic. They occur in the world. Now let’s say you take water and heat it in a 5 gallon bucket. Water is what? H20.. That’s 2 hydrogen molecules (#1 on the elements) and 1 Oxygen molecule (#8)… Then you take a container of nitrogen and throw it at the water in the bucket… This happens….
Why did that happen? Simple.. Nitrogen is extremely cold! aaaaaaaand the water was hot.. Tadaa! Explosion!
(the soap is just added to make bubbles.) (The girl with the nitrogen is my friend and a professional chemist.)
Moving on… Did you know Oxygen is flammable? Or that 1/3 of your bones are purely mineral? Did you know that cats pee ammonia? And if you mix cleaning products together that have ammonia and chlorine bleach that you make chlorine gas?
So on one hand chemicals, when used wrong, can be horrible and dangerous. But without them well… We wouldn’t even be.
So if organic hair color has chemicals in it how is it organic you ask? The chemicals are naturally derived and not manufactured. Meaning… there’s less crap in it.
I just think that fear is such a great motivator that instead of jumping on the this is bad because everyone says blah, blah, blah bandwagon. It’s better to do the research. Keep your mind open and learn from the world around you because chemicals can be pretty fricken sweet!