Australia-born, Original & Mineral epitomises the relaxed, effervescent, fresh spirit of its homeland.
The collection is built on the principle that healthy hair begins when it is free of stress, so every product is formulated using natural extracts and active minerals that deliver gentle yet effective results, while chemical additives have been removed wherever possible.
A strong relationship with the fashion industry keeps this brand at the leading edge of contemporary culture and style.
At the heart of O&M is the proprietary CCT™ Clean Colour Technology, which is free of PPD, ammonia and resorcinol, while delivering clean, lustrous blondes, bright fashion shades and lasting, vibrant colours and completely covering grey.
The O&M care, treatment and styling ranges offers products to suit and enhance every hair type. All O&M shampoos and conditioners are formulated for coloured hair and are designed to guard against colour fade with inbuilt UV protection.
All products are free of harsh chemicals, including phthalates, sulphates, parabens, MIT, propylene glycol and triclosan, replacing them with natural native actives from O&M’s birthplace of Australia. Sourced from diverse geographical locations from the desert to the ocean, these Australian native actives deliver many benefits while nourishing and protecting the hair.
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Royalty, spirituality, mysticism… purple is associated with the highest and most sacred ideals, and it’s the colour we’re celebrating this August.
Purple’s rare, exotic hue led to heavy cultivation in garden-beds – lavender, violet, lilac, orchid, heliotrope, thistle, hydrangea, pansy, iris, delphinium, wisteria, and the gloriously sweet jacaranda – ironically giving it a homely, Nana-ish appeal to younger generations.
As Celie says, in Alice Walker’s famous novel: “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
Pictured above, left to right:
Davines Essential Haircare LOVE SMOOTH Shampoo $36
Minuta Olive from the Slow Food presidium in Sicily makes this moisturising and de-frizzing shampoo rich in fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamins.
Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner $39.50
The purple tone of this silky conditioner is ideal for keeping the palest shades of white through to cool greys free from even a hint of yellowing by sun or chlorine.
Davines Naturaltech Calming Superactive $64
The Chinese herb Zanthoxylum Alatum, blueberry phytoceuticals and patchouli oil help soothe itchy, sensitised scalps and provide long-lasting relief.
Davines More Inside This Is An Invisible Serum $40
Just a few drops of this paraben-free, Zero Impact serum create the perfect satiny, tousled ‘day-after’ hair.
O&M Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo $39
Vitamins, amino acids and nourishing Tasmanian Sea Kelp combine to deeply hydrate and stimulate growth through this sweet-scented shampoo.
Photo by Evie McKay