Treat your hair with kid gloves, especially when it is wet. That’s when your hair is at its weakest and most vulnerable. Wet hair can stretch, causing breakage or damage to the cuticle, so avoid brushing or combing hair when very wet.
Gentle hair care means drying your hair with a towel before blow-drying, but blot — don’t rub. When you rub a cotton towel on your hair, it creates [...]
Shiny, healthy hair is something most women work hard to achieve. But did you know that everyday missteps can leave your locks lifeless and dull? Some common hair care bad habits can lead to hair damage, like breakage, drying, or even hair loss.
A key essential of good hair care is figuring out how often to wash your hair. Over-shampooing can cause your scalp to become tight and itchy. [...]
Triclosan is found in many mainstream skin and body care products, particularly antibacterial soaps, body washes, toothpastes and even some cosmetics. Studies have shown it can have adverse effects on our health and may even lead to bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It's also not great for the environment, showing up in our rivers and oceans and contaminating the water. Not exactly what you[...]
A few years ago, visiting a hair salon meant entering an environment that wasn’t always the most pleasant smelling. Nonetheless, people still lined up to get a haircut or chemical service. So much has evolved in the salon experience since then.
Today, many stylists and clients alike have become aware of the harmful effects of some product ingredients to our health and environment, [...]
1) Box Color = Unpredictable Results
Let’s face it.
9 times out of 10 your hair color will not look like what you see on the box.
C’mon, did you really think Eva Longoria slapped on some $8 box dye and called it day? No, she went to her stylist before L’Oreal paid her for that photoshoot.
Additionally, most box color users did not attend cosmetology school, and lack what we in [...]
When a common consumer store like Wal-Mart is demanding safer beauty products, you know times are a-changin’ and for the better!
Wal-Mart has asked their suppliers to remove 8 chemicals believed to have “certain properties that can affect human health or the environment.” This request is all too telling and represents a new wave in clean beauty – one we’ve been crusading for since[...]
With increasing humidity comes unruly hair, and the only way to fight the frizz is to look for hair treatments that will help the hair retain more moisture and increase its manageability. Because of this, hair care products have recently been incorporating plant butters in their formulations. While natural butters like Kukui and Shea are well regarded for their nourishing properties, there is [...]
Getting hair extensions is a great way to have thicker and longer locks. They come in a range of application styles, colors, textures, and densities so that you can get a seamless finish by picking whatever suits you best. But while hair extensions are popular the world over, they are also infamous for being difficult to maintain.
Don’t let this drive you away from sporting the luscious [...]
As NBC News recently reported, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72M of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. But this isn’t the only instance of a personal care products company being called out for harmful ingredients. In fact, with so many [...]
New to natural and organic beauty? Want to change the products you use but not quite sure where to start? We don’t blame you. Sure, with skincare, it’s not hard to find some great natural alternatives – beautiful face serums, floral toners, shampoos and hair oils, for example. But when it comes to makeup, it can be trickier to navigate which products are most toxic and should be organic,[...]