Sodium Picramate in our Safran Hair Color
This Green’s key objective is to color your hair in a gentle way while respecting the environment. Our hair color Safran naturally contains a minimal amount of Sodium Picramate. There are many questions surrounding this compound, so let’s explore how, when, and why we use it.
Our pigment: Safran
Safran is an intense copper-red dye pigment that gives a warm glow to hair. It is composed of plants such as henna, senna (cassia senna), or manjishta (rubia cordifolia). Because this pigment naturally contains trace amounts of Sodium Picramate some doubt our values. Some groups consider it a problematic substance when it comes to the environment and human health.
Sodium Picramate: a respectful sodium salt
What is Sodium Picramate?
It is a sodium salt of picramic acid and, therefore, is not considered a wholly natural ingredient. This creates doubts about the composition of our Safran pigment. Please know that This Green has thoroughly investigated the usage of this compound before deciding whether or not to use it. We place your health and the health of the environment first.
The SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) has confirmed that Sodium Picramate has no negative consequences if used below the recommended 0.6% limit. This Green respects these findings and our pigment Safran remains well below the maximum limit. The remaining composition of the pigment is sun-dried plants, flowers, barks, and water. This Green’s Safran has no negative impact on the environment or the body.
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So, why use Sodium Picramate in the first place?
Simply put, it considerably shortens the processing time. This is the key reason. Without this sodium salt, application time of Safran can take up to 4 hours to achieve the same results. We only use trace amounts of the substance – nowhere near the maximum limit. This Green would never use any added substance that would pose a risk to the environment or human health.