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June 26, 2017

Natural Hair Products VS Chemical Hair Products

Natural Hair Products VS Chemical Hair Products

When deciding to use hair products, many of us are often confronted with the question of whether or not chemical-based hair products like shampoos and conditioners will damage our precious locks. The truth is that we all have different hair types, and therefore a number of factors may come into play when considering the choice of the product. Another factor if you happen to operate a hairdressing business using natural products may reduce the costs of your hair salon insurance.

John Brennan, CEO of Fuente Australia, weighs up the pros and cons of both organic hair products and chemical-based hair products and the outcome is concerning. Despite a tolerable level in the short term, it has been shown that synthetic products cause severe long-term damage not only to the quality of hair but also our overall physical as well as psychological health and well-being. In fact, the study has revealed that there are untested and unsafe ingredients in hair care products that we use every day. In some cases, these ingredients have been linked to toxicity in the nervous system, weaknesses of the immune system and even cancer.

Chemical-based products Advantages

  • Some chemical-based hair care products can be specially formulated to direct and manage hair problems that can result from constant bleaching or hair coloring, which makes them a savior for severely damaged hair.
  • Most synthetic hair products offer a short-term solution to problems such as dryness, breakage, and dandruff, thus significantly helps in the relief and management of these conditions. However, the results are short-term and do not address the underlying problems. Chemicals ingredients in them can cause even more damage.
  • Synthetic hair products often designed to help prevent heat damage caused by the frequent use of hair straighteners or hairdryers.

The Disadvantages

  •  Isopropyl alcohol is an active ingredient found in a large range of synthetic hair products, especially in hair color rinses. It is a denaturant, which means that it can change the natural qualities of your hair, and its inhalation in vapour form can actually cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and, in some cases, vomiting. Long-term effects on health are not known but are generally considered of great concern.
  • Artificial additives such as colors, fragrances, preservatives, stabilizers, and thickeners are found in many products for scalp care to extend the life of the product. These hazardous substances are highly absorbable into the skin and can cause significant irritation to sensitive people. Again, the long-term effects of these chemical additives on health are not known but are generally considered to be very concerning
  • Synthetic hair products can cause more harm than good for relatively natural hair that has not been exposed to constant staining, and in some cases, have led to toxicity in the nervous system and even cancer.

Organic hair products Advantages

  • The biological products gently infused hair follicles and skin cells with natural minerals, extracts, and herbal oils. This protects the integrity of the hair fiber and ensures long-term protection. Organic hair products gradually feed your hair to its healthiest state possible.
  • Natural hair products are free of hazardous elements found in chemical-based products. As such, the likelihood of irritation, allergic reaction or harmful exposure is significantly lower, if at all, than that of synthetic products.
  • These products are eco-friendly and much better for the environment than chemical ones. Since the ingredients are of natural origin, which imposes less harm to the environment. They tend to be safer for animals on water or land, more biodegradable in landfills and better for washing down the drain.

Disadvanatges

  • Natural hair products are relatively more expensive than synthetics because of their superior quality.
  • Most of these products are less commercial and therefore harder to find as compared to standard hair care products at your local supermarket.
  • Repairing instant damage is not a characteristic of organic products because natural ingredients take longer to be absorbed by your hair than synthetic ingredients.

Summary

In short, while synthetic hair products can provide immediate results and provide a long-term shelf life, general health effects are of great concern. Organic products, despite being relatively non-commercial and little more expensive offer lasting results

February 27, 2017

How To Look After Long Hair

Looking After Long Hair

Tips on Looking After Long Hair 

So you have seen women with long, shiny, perfectly groomed and salon-worthy hair in L’Oreal commercials or as a lead character in various dramas and movies. Well, thinking from a common women perspective, one might think that she could never be like them as they follow a strict routine to shampoo, blow dry their hair with regular leave-in treatments, conditioners and so on. Come on, stop thinking the older way! No matter what type of hair you have, regular care and easy to follow hair dressing regimen can help you get and maintain lustrous hair. Salon insure quotes have complied a list of actions and tips to help you attain long and beautifil hair. 

Some handy tips to keep your long hair Beautifil

Unfortunately, long hair doesn’t grow overnight, however by the time your hair has reached hip-length or even slightly down the shoulders, they need more attention and regular care.

  • Hair Type : First thing first, hair typing - Get to know your hair type, i.e. either they are coarse (fine), thick, oily or dry. Knowing your hair type is the first and essential most step towards hair care and choosing your hair regimen.
  • Avoid over-washing - Wash your hair 2-3 times a week (maximum). Over-washing (with harsh chemical products) can even result in irreversible damage and hair loss.
  • Not too hot : Use hot blower with optimal heat and from a minimal distance of 5-6 inches. Excessive heat can damage your hair follicles.
  • Mositure : Conditioning keeps your hair soft, healthy and well-hydrated. Condition every time you shampoo your hair; however, don’t forget to towel dry your hair first.
  • Cleaning: Proper cleaning is the key when it comes to hair care. Using a good quality shampoo is essential for getting rid of pollution, dandruff, and cell debris. Wash your hair sparingly and avoid shampoos that contain sulfates or parabens. Choose a shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products that perfectly match your hair type.
  • Massage : As hairs grow bigger, they need more nutrients and blood supply for optimal growth. Massaging your hair once or twice a week with a blend of essential oils (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) not only provide effective nourishment but also increase the blood flow to the scalp, resulting in long, thicker hair. Massaging is also associated with enhanced brain functioning and improved memory!
  • Allow your hairs to air dry as wet hairs are especially sensitive to damage. Even a mistreatment with a soft brush, towel or a simple scrunchy can end up in the drastic result
  • Reduce Friction : Besides other numerous factors, friction is the most dangerous one. Rubbing your hair when toweling, gathering wet hair in tight ponytail, metal barrettes and rough pillows are an absolute no-no.
  • Trim : Regular use of dyes, styling, and pollution often results in rough, dry hairs with split ends. Snipping the lower hair (1-2 inches) not only reduce damage but also ensures faster, smooth and non-fizzy hair growth.
  • Brushing : Although brushing promotes hair growth by stimulating hair follicles however, excessive brushing will cause weak hairs with frizzy, split ends. Using a wide-toothed brush or with most natural bristles produces the most beautiful luster

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