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A Recent Hair Conversation Across the Pond

Seeker of assistance:

“Hello

I’m from London and recently had issues with my hair suddenly falling out. Have great hair and went to india where it was 40 degrees, don’t think I oiled it enough hence the hair coming out. Never ever had hair issues ever. Always had amazing thick hair. Yes have been colouring it since the age of 23 now 42! It is a tad dry no doubt so will try using ACV no doubt. I drink it once a day anyway so hoping for the hair to stop falling. Any ideas pls do let me know.

Have started putting oil in my hair once a week. Olive oil and coconut I’m hoping it’ll change something in my hair growth.

Your salon staff and going green is what we need back here!

Also have u salon like yours back in London?
Just wanted to say keep
Up your good work as it sounds rewarding and more natural to Environment which is to important these days!

Also any ideas of a more natural and less hair destroying and drying out hair dye? That also might help me.

Thank you and would really appreciate your advice!

Love n blessings
Kind regards”
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Nicole Zamora – Founder / CEO My Hair Trip Organic Salon and Gallery:

“Hi —– ——–,
Thank you for reaching out and for your kind words! We hope that our salon and culture motivates and encourages others to go green as well! You are right! Our world NEEDS it!

First of all, let’s try to get down to the root of your dry hair. I have come across thyroid imbalances causing serious dryness down to the ends of the hair. I wonder if you could have your levels checked? Perhaps checking hormone levels as well. Have you started or ended any vitamins or medications? Now, I know some women who really swear by coconut oil, but I have my reservations about it topically. For instance, when we are using coconut oil to swish in our mouths, it PULLS toxins and negative bacteria out, when used on oily skin as a cleanser, it doesn’t add oil, it PULLS oil out, when I’ve had clients come in due to faded fresh color, coconut oil was a common thread between the cases. I LOVE coconut oil internally, but I wonder if it actually pulls the good oils out. I tell my clients that jojoba oil works really great at the scalp because it most mimics your hair’s natural sebum. You can mix in basil, oregano, or thyme essential oil and it helps blood circulation to the follicle. On the ends, I LOVE Camelina Oil mixed with wintergreen and rosemary essential oil for shine. Camelina oil is molecularly very small so it penetrates most deeply into the hair shaft and is rich with antioxidants and omegas. Use heat to get the most of this treatment. You can find Camelina oil as a horse supplement for their manes and hoofs… I had no idea when I first came across this oil, but now it makes so much sense why I love it so much! ACV rinses are still awesome too.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a sister salon in London… that would be a dream for us! We use Organic Colour Systems (from the UK) as our color line. I LOVE IT! No ammonia, No resorcinol, and less than 1% PPD (which is the color itself – needed for permanent coloring). It is oil based and uses Pre Conditioning Treatments to begin balancing and softening the hair before the color is even applied. Heat, oil, and the conditioning are what opens the cuticle layer to allow the color in. So amazing. Lasts the same as traditional color lines. The customer service is excellent and I’m sure they could find you a salon near you. #844-620-3492

I hope all this finds you well and I’ll be looking forward to an update on your hair in a few weeks!

Sustainably,
Nicole ”

We thought it would be cool to post this recent email thread we had as an example of what we do and why we do it. We are experts on all things organic beauty, because it is our passion and our craft. Also at our core, what we offer is care, to anyone who needs it. This correspondence was with someone in another country, it didn’t have any direct benefit to us to help this person. That’s not why Nicole took the time to help her, and its not why our team comes to work everyday. We love helping people to look good and to feel good so that they can be good. We use our knowledge and our skill to help others because that’s who we are and that’s what we love to do everyday. Its our purpose and our passion!

Our Mission:

To excite and inspire,
To create and design,
To share and love,
Through the service we give,
Everyday,

Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. My Hair Trip Salon. Friendly Professional Care Team.

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    Denver’s #1 rated eco-friendly hair salon! Thanks Denver!

    We are so proud and grateful at My Hair Trip Salon Denver to have more 5-star ratings and reviews than any other eco-friendly salon in Colorado! We pride ourselves on putting the health and wellness of our clients and staff above all else. Each company we partner with is 100% within our ethos as well.

    Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. This is our motto, and it is the key to our clients’ happiness. When you look good, then you can feel good. When you feel good, then you can be good. We focus on listening to our clients. What do they want for their look? Why do they want that? What direction are they wanting to go in the future? Through our focus on the needs of the client and the utilization of the best eco-friendly and natural products today and into the future, we are able to provide a greater value than the prices we charge, and it is our promise that we always will.

    Our clients come to us from Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Vail, Summit County, Morrison, Golden, Steamboat, Castle Rock, Florida, California, Texas, and its because we offer products, services, and an experience that you can only get one place, My Hair Trip Salon Denver.

    No nasty, harmful chemicals here! We promise we will never use anything with ammonia, sulfates, parabens, or that has been tested on animals. We can get you the look that you want, guaranteed, but that’s not all that we do. We are an organic beauty shop that can help our clients’ fulfill and supplement all aspects of their lives, body, mind, and spirit.

    We also are faithful and walk with Jesus Christ, but our doors and arms are open to all who come. Please come as you are. We are a place of peace and of purpose to enrich the lives of our clients and staff.

    So come check us out and let us serve you.

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      Phia now available in The Be Good Boutique

      Why do we love Phia? Why do we sell Phia to our clients and customers?

      For the past six years, Phia’s founder has researched the energy of essential oils. Based on this work, it was discovered that this energy is visible, vibrant and long-lasting. In contrast, synthetic ingredients commonly used in commercial products were found to be faint or lifeless. Natural energies impact the way we feel, the way we think and how we live.

      At Phia, they harness energies created by sun, soil and water, found in fields, forests and oceans from the far corners of the world. Products are created with your well-being in mind, deliberately void of synthetic substances that deflate or destroy the vibrant energy of natural essences.

      At Phia, they believe that these vibrant ingredients deserve perfect proportions. In art and science, Phi is the divine proportion. This mysterious form of numeric perfection shapes our world and fulfills our senses. From Egypt’s inspiring pyramids to Da Vinci’s majestic masterpieces to the soothing sound of the violin, Phi empowers creation.

      Phi (Φ), the world’s most perfect number (1.618), is evident in beauty, nature, art, music, architecture, and even the human anatomy. Phia products apply the time tested pattern of Phi to achieve the divine.

      At Phia Lab they want you to be a force. They believe their products can make that happen but they recognize that one force does not fit all. To meet your needs and interests, they developed a proprietary Energy Spectrum to classify essential oils of plants, flowers and herbs according to their energy content.

      Adventure

      Balance

      Confidence

      Grounding

      Focus

      Imagination

      Based on the study of hundreds of oils, the Spectrum contains six energy categories: Adventure, Focus, Balance, Imagination and Confidence. We carefully blend within an energy category using the mathematical formulations of Phi to create unique bouquets with strength and purpose.

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        THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: HAIRSTYLING IS ART!

        BEING AN ARTIST IS ABOUT CRAFTING YOUR CREATIVE INSPIRATION INTO MATERIAL, AND THIS IS WHAT A HAIRSTYLIST SHOULD DO
        FRESH FROM WINNING THE PRESTIGIOUS 2015 BEST AVANT GARDE AIPP AWARD FOR HIS FASCINATING CREATIVITY, DAVINES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ANGELO SEMINARA, TELLS US MORE ABOUT HIS ARTISTIC DEVOTION TO THE HAIRSTYLING PROFESSION.
        Angelo, what does inspire you most?
        “Inspiration can come from so many different places, but the essence of the natural world is surely what inspires me most. Mother Nature surrounds us and permeates every aspect of our life with boundless beauty that will never stop to fill with wonder the eyes of those who want to see it. I am indeed very curious and I think that inspiration is basically all about curiosity and passion for what you do: if you don’t have that hunger for knowledge, then you are just missing so many chances of discovering and inventing something new, both in hairstyling and in life.”
        Think outside the box news 22/3BackNext

        Where does creativity meet hairstyling?
        “I think that creativity is a recipe made of many different ingredients: inspiration sources, individual sensitivity and, last but not least, the love and dedication to your profession, hairstyling in my case.
        One of my objectives in hairstyling is to step outside the box, to create something that seems impossible and unexpected, that pleases my eyes, mind and soul, but nevertheless my philosophy is always to make a woman look beautiful and modern. Originality often means eclecticism, a mix of elements coming from different forms of art, that’s why to work with hair I also search for inspiration from other fields that are not necessarily the hairdressing one, such as fashion industry, photography, architecture, design and contemporary art. I like to collect, combine and experiment, translating all the ideas and re-elaborating all influences in various ways: besides my salon work, my creative collection productions and magazine shooting works, I design hair for art curators for fashion exhibitions.
        I love hairdressing and if you love something in life you automatically become loyal and truthful to it. Hairdressing is my passion, through good and bad times and I always stick with it. Every day I look forward to my job. I definitely believe creative hairdressing is an art form in itself, a vital visual force to complement other arts.”

        If we ask you to tell us the name of a hairstylist who represented a turning point for your career…
        “The first name that comes into my mind is for sure that of Trevor Sorbie, a real hairdressing icon, who has inspired the whole sector at a worldwide level, becoming a mentor for many of today’s top hairdressers, thanks to his ability of always combining perfectly the highest quality standards with the most excellent hairdressing. Working with him for 15 years was a very meaningful and enriching life experience, he became like a father to me and I feel very grateful for what he gave me from both a professional and a human point of view.”

        What is new, in your opinion, in the latest hairstyling trends?
        “While rushing through the professional day by day routine, a hairdresser, like all the other artisans, sometimes runs the risk of forgetting to focus on some basic aspects of his craft, missing some great chances of adding value to his work.
        I think that this is the moment to rediscover the creative potential of blow-drying that, in my opinion, is precious like an accessory to be worn, the final expert touch that enhances the beauty of a style. I’m working with Davines on something new, an homage to this special craft, to give it back its artistic dignity. I perceive the blow-drying as an art, and I want to invite all the hairdressers to realize their own masterpiece with hair. You’ll discover soon what I am talking about, I hope that you’ll enjoy it and that you’ll have fun!”
        Follow us on Davines Official Facebook fan page to discover what’s new… coming soon!

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          Chemicals in Cosmetics

          When it comes to beauty products, the effects of the ingredients they contain can be more than just skin deep. The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream.

          Many of these substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilize pesticides and grease gears. And we can all agree that an ingredient that effectively scours a garage floor may not be the best choice for a facial cleanser.

          In the U.S., major loopholes in federal law allow the cosmetics industry to put thousands of synthetic chemicals into personal care products, even if those chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects. At the same time as untested chemicals have been steadily introduced into our environment, breast cancer incidence has risen dramatically.

          Following are some of the chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and what they do to us.

          Phthalates
          Knowledge is power. Learn how to avoid the nasty chemicals in personal care products.

          Tips for choosing safe cosmetics >
          Phthalates are a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are found in cosmetics like nail polish and in synthetic fragrance—both perfumes and fragrance ingredients in other cosmetic products. Phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. Some phthalates also act as weak estrogens in cell culture systems.

          Triclosan
          Triclosan is used in antibacterial soaps, deodorants and toothpastes to limit the growth of bacteria and mold. The chemical, which is classified as a pesticide, can affect the body’s hormone systems—especially thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism—and may disrupt normal breast development. Widespread use of triclosan may also contribute to bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.

          1,4-dioxane
          1,4-dioxane is not listed on ingredient labels. It is a petroleum-derived contaminant formed in the manufacture of shampoos, body wash, children’s bath products and other sudsing cosmetics. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has ranked it as a possible carcinogen, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified it as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.

          Information from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on 1,4-dioxane in bath products
          Parabens
          Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as an antifungal agent, preservative and antimicrobial in creams, lotions, ointments and other cosmetics, including underarm deodorants. They are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors.

          Ethylene Oxide
          Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize surgical instruments. It can also be a contaminant of personal care products such as shampoos and body washes, because it is used to buffer the harshness of some sudsing agents, and trace amounts can be left behind. It is classified as a known human carcinogen and is one of 51 chemicals that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) identifies as mammary carcinogens in animals.

          1,3-butadiene
          Shaving creams, spray sunscreens and foundations, and anti-fungal treatments that contain the propellant isobutene may be contaminated with the carcinogen 1,3-butadiene. Exposure occurs mainly through inhalation. This chemical has been found to increase mammary tumors in rodents.

          Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
          Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of chemicals that occur naturally in coal, crude oil and gasoline. One of the more common PAHs is naphthalene. Some cosmetics and shampoos are made with coal tar and therefore may contain PAHs. They have been shown to increase risk for breast cancer.

          Placental Extract
          Placental extract is derived from human or animal placentas and is used in hair conditioners, shampoos and other grooming aids, particularly those marketed to women of color. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified progesterone, the major hormonal contaminant in placental extracts, as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.

          Lead
          Lead may be a contaminant in over 650 cosmetic products, including sunscreens, foundation, nail colors, lipsticks and whitening toothpaste. Lead is a proven neurotoxin, linked to learning, language and behavioral problems. It has also been linked to miscarriage, reduced fertility in men and women, and delays in puberty onset in girls.

          article found here

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            Organic salon?

            We want to make sure everyone has the correct information about us and our salon. We are an organic salon, all of our products and services are eco-friendly in their ingredients, packaging, shipping, and are 100% cruelty free. Our color lines are 100% ammonia free and we have a 100% gluten-free color line as well. We also use a color line that is 100% free of PPD’s which works miracle for clients with skin and scalp allergies.

            One of our products that we carry and are asked about a lot is our hair and body serum made right here in Denver by Phia; at Phia they harness energies created by sun, soil, and water, found in fields, forests, and oceans from the far corners of the world. 100% vegan, never tested on animals, contains no artificial preservatives, sodium chloride, MEA, DEA or dyes. 100% Sulfate, paraben and gluten free. ingredients: Argan oil, Silk Amino Acids, Vitamin E, Flower and Herb Essences. The flower and herb essences are what give the product its fragrance. For anyone with more questions about organic beauty, hit us up anytime or shoot us a line at myhairtrip@gmail.com, or Facebook message us. Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.

            We also carry Davines as our luxury product line from Italy. We love Davines as a company so much, they are totally in line with our philosophy regarding sustainable beauty. Here is a little word from Davines about where they are coming from.
            – “SUSTAINABILITY
            Our ideal of beauty works through practical and “sustainable” efforts. For us, sustainability deals with the responsibility we owe to ourselves, the people with which we work, our customers, and the world in which we live and operate. Our vision of “sustainability” has a range of connected meanings:
            – “sustainability” in regard to our commitment to minimizing the impact on the environment, not compromising the quality or quantity of natural resources today or tomorrow;
            – “sustainability” in regard to the effectiveness of our products and the safety of our customers, thanks to the privileged use of natural ingredients, enhanced with cutting-edge cosmetic technologies and an artisanal spirit;
            – “sustainability” in regard to “freedom of creation”. Our decisions are led more by “intuition” than “calculation”. Our pioneering spirit guides us to explore ideas beyond trends. At Davines, every idea is born free and then developed with authenticity, in harmony with our values.
            – “sustainability” in regard to “ethics”, which in ancient Greek means “house, shelter, lair”. Honored of being a family company, we make our professional environment a homely place where to develop oneself and create sincere and trustful relationships with others, based on transparency and collaboration.
            In summarizing, “beautiful and good” – as the ancients referred to the inseparable unity between exterior and interior beauty – is another way to say “Sustainable Beauty” and “Sustainable Beauty” is another way to say Davines.”

            Our main color line is Organic Color Systems and they are truly amazing as well, here is a little bit about OCS
            – Mission Statement –
            “We will change salons for the better by eradicating harmful chemicals, toxins, and carcinogens in the salon environment without sacrificing the health, beauty, and well-being of clients, stylist, or salon professionals.”

            Organic Salon Systems provides professional hairdressers with high performance hair products which maximize the use of gentle, nourishing and natural ingredients while minimizing the necessity for harsh or damaging chemical additives. With these healthier products and better information, we hope to bring about superior results, increased competence and a safer salon environment for all concerned. To accomplish our mission, we have adopted the following company ethos:

            • Nurture the beauty, dignity, respect, health, and well-being of all;
            • Pursue uncompromised integrity;
            • Deliver excellence in all that we do;
            • Only distribute the highest performance, healthiest, most natural, and gentlest products available;
            • Continually recognize that the best way to grow our business is by helping our clients grow theirs;
            • Fully disclose all product ingredients and act with transparency, honesty, and integrity;
            • Never divert our product lines or allow them to be sold to non-professionals;
            • Maintain an ethical environmental policy;
            • Do not tolerate any products ever tested on animals;
            • Train, educate, and provide information which will enable the industry and our clients to become healthier while improving their service quality;
            • Provide world-class service to our clients and always strive to become the best at what we do in every regard.

            WE LOVE PHIA!!! made right here in Denver Colorado.
            “A little something from Phia: At Phia, we believe that the complex molecular structures of nature’s purest ingredients contain beneficial attributes and energies that synthetics will never possess. In our laboratories, we strive to create powerful products by combining the best nature has to offer in perfect mathematical formulations while engineering the physics of nature to create unique bio-energetic bouquets.

            For the past six years, Phia’s founder has researched the energy of essential oils. Based on this work, it was discovered that this energy is visible, vibrant and long-lasting. In contrast, synthetic ingredients commonly used in commercial products were found to be faint or lifeless. Natural energies impact the way we feel, the way we think and how we live.

            At Phia, we harness energies created by sun, soil and water, found in fields, forests and oceans from the far corners of the world. Products are created with your well-being in mind, deliberately void of synthetic substances that deflate or destroy the vibrant energy of natural essences.”

            If you have any questions about organic beauty or sustainability or My Hair Trip feel free to give us a shout at the shop or drop us a line at myhairtrip@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

            more info on the products we carry at:
            http://phialab.com
            http://us.davines.com
            http://organiccolorsystems.com

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              Non-toxic Hair Color in Denver?

              Naturally Better Colour
              Organic Colour Systems is the first-ever range of permanent colours made from the maximum amount of certified organic ingredients and the minimum amount of chemicals… to colour hair as naturally as possible.

              Our unique approach is gentle but effective and easily colours even resistant grey hair.

              And because hair responds better to natural ingredients it looks naturally healthier and glossier with radiant, longer-lasting colour.

              Naturally Healthier Hair
              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 fewer chemicals and no ammonia, Organic Colour Systems maintains hair’s essential protein and moisture balance.

              And it doesn’t damage hair in the colouring process.

              Our unique colour and care system restores even damaged hair, giving it healthier body, suppleness and shine.

              Colour without limits
              Versatile, with easy colour correction, Organic Colour Systems takes the limits off creativity imposed by inflexible, harsh chemical products.

              It’s easy to create fiery reds, intense coppers, rich golds, auburn browns, frosty platinums and an incredible range of natural tones.

              What’s more, with Organic Colour Systems colours are true to the colour chart and stay locked-in for longer.

              The Full Range
              The full range is made up of 64 fully intermixable colours and concentrates; plus a selection of Activators, 2 Lightening powders and oil.

              What color line does your salon use? Alfaparf Milano? Redkin? Matrix? Schwarzkopf? keune? Goldwell? Box color? You are causing real harm to, not only your hair, but to your overall health as well! your salon or stylist might be telling you their line is “ammonia free” or that it has minimal amounts of ammonia or that it is healthy for you and your hair, or that it is healthier than it once was, or that organic color doesn’t work… Do your research, they are not being honest with you. It’s your health and your body. if you are wondering about organic beauty or have questions about the brands being used on you, give us a ring, we’ve done the research and would be happy to help!

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                “The Health Effects of Hair Coloring” with traditional chemical-based hair dyes

                The Health Effects of Hair Coloring with chemical-based hair dyes

                “The health effects of hair coloring are, to a certain extent, unknown. And the link between hair coloring and cancer is controversial and, to date, inconclusive. But many of the chemicals contained in frequently used hair dyes have been shown to be dangerous. Such chemicals can cause allergic reactions and perhaps even neurological problems.

                There are alternatives to such hair dyes, such as plant-based henna and infrared techniques that open up hair shafts to allow coloring. Such “green” solutions are advisable for anyone who wants to avoid the risks associated with many hair coloring products.

                Types of Chemically Based Hair Coloring
                There are three main types of chemically based hair coloring products, as explained by Surviving-Hairloss.com. Temporary hair dyes are like surface paint: They don’t penetrate the hair shaft and are easily washed off. Semi-permanent dyes contain smaller molecules that do penetrate the hair shaft. Permanent dyes use the harshest products, which break up the original color pigment in your hair and replace it.

                Potentially Dangerous Chemicals in Hair Coloring Products
                Chemicals in hair coloring products include PPD, or para-phenylenediamine, which can cause allergic reactions such as burning and headaches and is also a potential carcinogen; coal tar, which is in 70 percent of hair coloring products and can cause allergic reactions; lead acetate, which has been banned in European countries as a possible carcinogen and, as with, other lead products, may cause potentially serious neurological problems; DMDM hydantoin, a preservative that has been linked to immune system problems; ammonia, which can be toxic and corrosive and may cause respiratory problems; and resorcinol, which can be an irritant and is a potential carcinogen.

                Hair Coloring and Cancer Risks
                A potential link between hair-coloring and cancer has been debated for years. The American Cancer Society states, “The evidence from these studies remain quite inconclusive. Most of the available evidence does not support a link to cancer risk. Those studies that do show a link find that it is too weak to be considered a major public health concern.”

                A study from the University of Southern California in 2001 found a doubling of the rate of bladder cancer for women who regularly used permanent dye on their hair, as well as for hair stylists who worked with such dyes. However, those results were not replicated in subsequent studies.

                The American Cancer Society believes that larger studies are needed and notes that some ingredients in hair coloring products have caused cancer in lab animals.

                Hair Coloring and Other Health Risks
                Chemically based hair coloring products can cause allergic reactions leading to severe skin and eye irritations, according to the American Cancer Society. In rare cases, the eye irritations can lead to blindness. Such products should be tested on a small patch of skin before they are used on the hair and scalp.

                Considerations
                Chemically based hair coloring products contain some nasty stuff. There are perfectly good substitutes, such as plant-based henna dye, that don’t contain such risks. You can avoid any potential health risks associated with hair coloring by choosing products that are not only safer but also environmentally friendly. Call it a win-win solution.”

                My Hair Trip Salon Denver offers alternatives to traditional, chemical-based hair dye systems, and is Denver’s highest rated eco-friendly salon and spa.

                References: http://www.livestrong.com/article/211736-the-health-effects-of-hair-coloring/
                Surviving-Hairloss.com: How Much Do You Know About Hair Coloring?
                USC News: Study Points to Bladder Cancer Risk From Long-term Hair Dye Use
                American Cancer Society: Hair Dyes

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                  3 Lessons From Jennifer Aniston’s Brazilian Blowout Diaster

                  Jennifer Aniston chopped off 6 inches of her infamous, honey-hued hair after a mishap with controversial keratin treatment, Brazilian Blowout.

                  From her iconic “Rachel” layered hairstyle in the TV show, Friends, to today’s soft, a-line bob Jennifer Aniston’s hair is no stranger to the spotlight.

                  All Keratin Treatments Are Not Created Equal
                  A whirlwind of controversy has circled treatments such as, Brazilian Blowout as early as 2005. This is due to the inclusion of formaldehyde in their product’s smoothing solution.

                  In 2011, the National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen.

                  There has been additional concern that once the product’s solution is heated near the scalp (necessary for application), formaldehyde can penetrate the scalp and hair follicle, causing irreversible damage to the cells responsible for hair growth.

                  Meaning, once the hair follicle is damaged, it will have difficulty growing hair, again.

                  “If Aniston wanted to maintain her enviable lustrous locks, she could have opted for a keratin treatment that is both formaldehyde-free and contains L-cystine, an amino acid that promotes hair growth,” says Organic Salon Systems’ Technical Director, Rebecca Gregory.

                  Lesson 1: Opt for a keratin treatment that is absent of formaldehyde, and promotes hair health. Ex Keragreen

                  Heavy Chemical Treatments Can Hurt Hair More Than Help It
                  “We are constantly up against this battle,” Gregory continues, “people use hair products that give their hair a temporary feeling of health and shine, but in reality, these products are just packed with petrochemicals and plastics that end up causing the hair to be dry and brittle in the long run.”

                  Celebrity Hair Stylist, Rachel Wood says she’s, “not surprised Jen’s doing the chop. Many [treatments] have chemicals that can damage the hair.”
                  Lesson 2: Chemically-laden hair products give hair a false feeling of health, and damage strands more in the long run.

                  Overly Damaged Hair = Necessary Hair Chop
                  Jennifer Aniston’s Brazilian Blowout-induced haircut reminds us that once hair has been damaged beyond repair, it will need to be trimmed (yes, sometimes that trim can be up to 6+ inches).

                  If severely damaged hair goes uncut, the hair strands will eventually split completely in half and fall out at the root.

                  Which brings us to our final lesson:

                  Lesson 3: Damaged hair will have to be cut in order to prevent hair fall and promote healthy hair growth.

                  This article and more found at: http://organiccolorsystems.com/jennifer-aniston-brazilian-blowout/

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                    Davines’ New MINU Line, Collaboration with Presidia Project

                    Slow & Steady
                    Davines is making major changes this year. It has updated all nine of its Essential Haircare families—they’re produced using energy from renewable sources with Zero Impact packaging and a reduced use of plastic. MINU is a new addition to those families, and it preserves color with its shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and hair serum.

                    Additionally, Davines is collaborating with the non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity by joining the Presidia Project; the non-profit builds bridges between ecology, gastronomy, ethics and good food and supports 10,000 small producers that grow plants typical of specific places.

                    Each family of the Essential Haircare line contains a single active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium and features the story, face and name of the farmer who grew it. The goal is to kick-start smaller economies and prevent extinction of local artisan traditions.

                    Article and more found at: http://www.modernsalon.com/news/davines-new-minu-line-collaboration-presidia-project

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