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DOES YOUR HAIR NEED PROTEIN?

Organic Shampoo and Treatment to strengthen and repair damaged hair.

If you have ever wondered if your hair is in need a protein treatment and struggled with choosing the right one, then you are not alone!

Knowing if your hair needs protein can be tricky, as can finding the right protein treatment for you. There are many benefits to using hair products containing protein, and It can be a very effective way to repair damage caused by heated tools, styling or chemical processing. Protein is also effective in reducing breakage and strengthening fine, fragile or weakened hair.

WHAT IS KERATIN?

A single hair strand is made up primarily of a protein called Keratin. Keratin is the fibrous, structural protein found in human hair, nails, and of the epithelial cells in the outermost layers of the skin. Keratin serves important structural and protective functions and keeps the hair healthy and strong, as well as maintains the hair’s elasticity.

When the hair is under stress and subject to damage caused by heat styling, pollution, colouring and other things, the keratin in the hair can start to break down.

Keratin may also be compromised by vitamin and mineral deficiency, so maintaining a balanced, protein-rich diet is also essential for healthy hair growth.

HOW DOES A PROTEIN HAIR TREATMENT WORK?

A protein treatment for hair is generally a product containing a type of protein that can be easily absorbed by the hair, which works to strengthen and repair the hair’s keratin.

A protein hair treatment works to repair hair strands by attaching hydrolysed proteins to the hair cuticle, and filling gaps in the hair’s cuticle layer caused by damage. By filling these gaps and placing a barrier around the hair shaft, the hair is strengthened, and the likelihood of future damage is decreased.

 

SIGNS THAT YOUR HAIR COULD NEED SOME PROTEIN:

Hair is porous

If the hair is highly porous, it’s likely that there are gaps in the cuticle layer that make it more vulnerable.

Because this type of hair often absorbs too much water, tangles and frizz may be a familiar problem. A protein treatment can help seal the gaps in porous hair and deliver the nourishment it needs.

Your hair is coloured or lightened

Hair that has been colour treated or lightened is usually porous and more susceptible to damage than natural hair.

This is due to the chemicals used to open the hair cuticle during the colouring process. A protein treatment can help to strengthen colour-treated hair by repairing any damage caused to the hair’s cuticle by colouring.

Hair has lost elasticity

Another sign that your hair may need protein is loss of elasticity. Hair that has poor elasticity will not bounce back when stretched, or even worse, break.

If you are finding your hair breaks easily then you could most likely benefit from a protein product to help fortify the hair and regain its elasticity.

Hair breaks or sheds easily

While losing up to 100 strands a day is completely normal and a usual part of the hair growth turn-over cycle, excessive shedding or shortening of the hair caused by breakage can be a sign that your hair lacks protein.

Hair appears limp and lifeless

Hair that appears flat, limp or lacking in volume can be another sign that it may need some protein.

Protein will help revitalise the strands and make the hair visibly thicker and voluminous. 

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If you are unsure whether your hair needs a protein boost, asking for advice from your hairdresser is the best idea. A professional hairdresser will be able to diagnose your hair type and needs, and recommend the best course of protein products for you.

ORGANIC SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN

Almonds are one of the richest, natural protein sources available. Using hair products containing almond extracts, as well as consuming a diet with almonds, will ensure you get an adequate dose of protein to keep your keratin levels intact and your hair in optimum condition. 

Hydrolysed sweet almond protein is a protein that has been extracted from almonds and liquefied.

It acts as a protective and moisturising agent and is known to reduce skin irritation and improve skin tolerability.

Almonds are rich in vitamin E, as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are  some of the ingredients vital to healthy hair. These make the hair shiny, strong and also nourish the hair follicles, encouraging healthy hair growth.

Vitamin E protects the hair by preventing free radicals in the environment from eroding hair quality and strength. Almonds also contain good amounts of magnesium, a nutrient which is linked to hair growth and thickness as well as biotin, which repairs brittle hair prone to breakage.

ORGANIC HYDROLISED RICE PROTEIN

Hydrolysed Rice Protein extracted from rice bran is a water soluble, cosmetic grade vegetable protein that is rich in amino acids beneficial to hair and skin. Rice, known for its mild composition, is often used by people who are allergy-prone or sensitive to ingredients.

     

    Hydrolysed Rice Protein has been shown to significantly increase total hair volume, as well as adding natural shine to the hair.

    By increasing the ability of the hair and skin to bind moisture, it also leads to increased flexibility (elasticity) and strength.

    Benefits of Rice Protein:

    • Improves hair volume and manageability
    • Helps fortify hair to prevent damage
    • Gentle for all skin types
    • Gluten-free

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC REMEDY SHAMPOO AND TREATMENT

    The EverEscents Organic Remedy Shampoo and Treatment contain the perfect balance of moisture and organic proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to gently repair the hair structure and infuse essential conditioning agents to leave the hair smooth, soft and shiny.

    The EverEscents Organic Remedy Shampoo and Treatment uses the next generation of hair protein reconstruction technology designed to restore hair structure and repair hair this is damaged from chemical treatments, heated tools, styling or environmental factors.

    The use of mid-micron proteins allows the repair process to be gentle and constant through regular use of the shampoo each time the hair is washed.

    Designed to be used in place of a regular conditioner, the EverEscents Organic Remedy Treatment is the next generation of hair protein reconstruction technology designed to reverse the signs of damage and restore strength and vitality to the hair without the use of synthetic masking agents.

    This treatment has the perfect balance of moisture and protein to gently repair the hair structure and infuse essential conditioning agents to leave the hair smooth, soft and shiny.

    The EverEscents Organic Remedy range is formulated with the effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour vibrancy and reducing fade.

    The EverEscents Organic Remedy range is formulated with the effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour vibrancy and reducing fade.

    Other brands use fine-micron proteins such as wheat and soy which build up on the hair shaft causing hair to become brittle and break.

    EverEscents next generation formulas contain mid-micron proteins which are larger in size and won’t build up around the hair shaft.

    The hair structure is repaired and strengthened, and elasticity is restored.

    A badly damaged hair shaft at the cuticle layer.

    Reconstructed hair shaft with renewed strength and elasticity.

    Are You Sensitive To Fragrance?

    Fragrance sensitivity is a real condition that affects many people, and unfortunately for them, fragrance can be found almost everywhere. Fragrance sensitivity is a very common issue and the symptoms can range in severity from minor to quite serious.
    From traditional perfumes and air fresheners to cleaning products and even foods, fragrances are a big part of everyday life and can be difficult to avoid.

    WHAT IS FRAGRANCE SENSITIVITY?

    Fragrance sensitivity is a condition in which a person displays irritation or an allergic reaction to ingredients or chemicals found in fragrances. These people are often allergic to the scents in a variety of regularly used items such as toiletries, cosmetics, cleaning products and pesticides.

    Since fragrance is used in so many household items, exposure can be constantly occurring, and it can often be difficult to identify the source of the allergy since so many complex chemical formulations are used in our everyday household and personal products.

    SYMPTOMS OF FRAGRANCE SENSITIVITY

    The symptoms of fragrance sensitivity can vary based on the type of sensitivity the person has. There are two types of allergy sensitivity — respiratory and skin. The frequency and level of sensitivity can differ from one person to another. Symptoms can include:
    Headaches
    Nausea
    Skin redness, itching and burning
    Watery, itchy and red eyes
    Sneezing / runny nose
    Breathing difficulties
    Chest tightness
    Aggravation of asthma symptoms

     

    PREVENTING AND TREATING FRAGRANCE SENSITIVITY

    There are several things that may be done to ease the symptoms or reduce the occurrence of attacks caused by fragrance sensitivity. If symptoms are respiratory-related, nasal antihistamines and nasal corticosteroid medications prescribed by a Doctor or Pharmacist can help to control the allergy symptoms.

    These are much like the medications used to treat seasonal allergies.
    For skin related sensitivity, trying to keep fragrances away from the body and out of your immediate environment can help to reduce the likelihood of irritation. Many everyday products can contain scent, including:

    Soaps
    Skin care products
    Hair care products
    Laundry detergents
    Cosmetics
    Air freshener
    Scented candles
    Cleaning products

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC FRAGRANCE FREE SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND TREATMENT

    The entire range of EverEscents Organic Hair Care shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products contain the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and do not contain and harmful or toxic ingredients.
    The EverEscents Organic Fragrance Free Shampoo, Conditioner and Fragrance Free Treatment are low allergen formulations that are suitable for all scalp and hair types.

    The gentle, low allergen and fragrance free organic shampoo and conditioner formula is created without irritants and is safe for everyday use on even the most sensitive skin. This range ideal for those impacted by dandruff, flaky scalp, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis or sensitive to scents.

    The premium Fragrance Free Treatment boasts a rich and luxurious feel that results in super smooth hair with lots of shine. The deep hydrating action is achieved in only two minutes and the gentle formula is created without known irritants to be safe for everyday use on even the most sensitive skin.

     

     

    FAQs:

    Does EverEscents Fragrance Free range contain any fragrance at all?

    Nope! None at all. The range is completely fragrance free and does not contain any chemicals to mask scents.

    Does the EverEscents Fragrance Free range contain any essential oils?

    No it doesn’t. The fragrance free range contains organic botanical extracts instead such as Rosemary, Sage, Linden Flower, Nettle, Birch and Horsetail which all nourish, moisturise and add shine to the hair without the fragrance. Extracts have no scent and are only used for their effectiveness.

    How moisturising is the Fragrance Free Range?

    The Fragrance Free Organic Shampoo and Conditioner is an ultra-rich, moisture replenishing formula that enhances and promotes natural hair vitality. Designed to keep the balance in all hair types, it is perfect for everyday use and safe for coloured hair. It’s also a great option for kids as it is low allergen and super gentle.

    The Benefits Of Using Organic Shampoo

    If you’ve ever tried reading the label on your shampoo bottle, you might feel like you’re reading a foreign language! Sometimes the list of ingredients is so long that you don’t even bother to read it.

    You simply assume that if it’s sold in a shop it is verified and safe. In reality many ingredients in your shampoo are linked to cancer, asthma, neurological problems, skin irritation and other health problems, and you don’t even know it.

    Did you know that more than half of what you put on your skin (the largest organ) absorbs into your body – synthetic foaming agents, parabens and other chemicals end up running through your veins. Some of these chemicals are harmful and are allowed in shampoos because there’s only small amount in each bottle.

    An alternative is choosing a natural or Organic brand of hair care such as EverEscents Organic Hair Care. Our Organic Shampoo is a much gentler and healthier way of washing your hair. Even if you don’t have any major hair or scalp issues, the EverEscents Organic Hair Care Organic shampoos and conditioners can help eliminate harsh chemicals from your daily life. Reading the labels is very important when switching to an organic shampoo and always be sure to look for natural and organic ingredients.

    Common Harmful Ingredients to look out for in Shampoo:-

     

    1,4 Dioxane

    Ammonium Lauryl / Laureth Sulphate

    Behentrimonium Chloride

    Benzyl Alcohol

    Butylated Hudroxyanisole  (BHA)

    Cetrimonium chloride

    Cetalkonium chloride

    Cocamide DEA

    Cocomide MEA

    DMDM Hydantoin

     

    Phenoxyethanol

    Propylene Glycol

    PVP/VA Copolymer

    Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc

    Silicones (Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone)

    Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate

    Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulphate

    Stearalkonium chloride

    TEA (Triethanolamine)

    Toluene

     FD&C Colour Pigments

    Fragrance / Parfum (artificial)

    Linalool

    Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (M.I.T’s)

    Mineral Oil

    Nitrosamines

    PPD (Paraphenylendiamine)

    Parabens (butyl, ethyl, methyl, propyl)

    PEG’s (Polyethylene Glycol)

    How is Organic Shampoo Different, and How Does it Work?

    Organic shampoos simply don’t contain the nasty ingredients that the mainstream shampoos do. They contain natural ingredients like proteins, essential oils, vitamins, fruit extracts and so much other goodness.

    These ingredients in themselves are amazing nutrients for your hair.  Organic shampoos also don’t have harsh detergents such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) which means that they don’t lather up as well.

    Don’t worry though- this doesn’t mean that they don’t clean your hair just as well, like every shampoo, make sure you are giving your hair two washes before moving onto your conditioner. This will help to remove any stubborn product or dirt / grease build-up from the hair. 

    Why do the EverEscents Organic Hair Care shampoos contain certified Organic essential oils?

    EverEscents is extremely proud to use Certified Organic essential oils in every product as there are many therapeutic benefits and they are far superior to synthetic oils.

    EverEscents uses only the finest and most pure oils available, which are much more expensive than the synthetic oils because a large amount of plant material is required to produce even a small amount of pure essential oil.

     

      Reasons why you should choose EverEscents Organic Hair Care shampoos:

    • The EverEscents Organic Hair Care shampoos products contain a minimum of 75% and up to 96% Certified Organic ingredients and most products contain 100% naturally derived ingredients
    • Australian made and owned
    • Not tested on animals & accredited with Choose Cruelty Free
    • Vegan friendly
    • Refillable and recyclable packaging
    • Carbon Friendly

    THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF ORGANIC PATCHOULI

    Part of the mint family, patchouli is a bushy herb with stems reaching two or three feet in height producing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognised for its musky, sweet fragrance, patchouli is regularly used in perfumes as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents, candles and air fresheners.

    Patchouli oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant. In order to produce patchouli oil, the leaves and stems of the plant are harvested and allowed to dry out. They then undergo a distillation process to extract the essential oil. Patchouli oil is believed to have received its name from the Hindi word “pacholi,” meaning “to scent.”

    Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways and is often used topically to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion.

    HEALTH BENEFITS

    Patchouli essential oil’s active chemical components contribute to its therapeutic benefits that give it the reputation of being a grounding, soothing, and peace-inducing oil.

    These constituents make it ideal for use in cosmetics, aromatherapy, massage, and in-home cleansing products to purify the air as well as surfaces. These healing benefits can be attributed to the oil’s many amazing properties which include:

    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antidepressant
    • Antiphlogistic
    • Antiseptic
    • Astringent
    • Cicatrisant
    • Cytophylactic
    • Diuretic
    • Febrifuge
    • Fungicide
    • Sedative

    In aromatherapy, inhaling the aroma of patchouli essential oil (or absorbing patchouli essential oil through the skin) is thought to transmit messages to the brain region involved in controlling emotions.

    Known as the limbic system, this brain region also influences the nervous system. Aromatherapy proponents suggest that essential oils may affect several biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.

    OTHER USES OF ORGANIC PATCHOULI

    In aromatherapy, patchouli essential oil is typically used to treat the following problems:

    • Acne
    • Anxiety
    • Dandruff
    • Eczema
    • Fatigue
    • Indigestion
    • Insomnia

    In addition, patchouli essential oil is said to act as a natural insect repellent, promote healing from burns and wounds, and reduce inflammation.

    When used in skin-care products, patchouli essential oil is also thought to treat oily skin and reverse some of the signs of aging.

    THE BENEFITS OF PATCHOULI FOR HAIR AND SCALP

    Patchouli essential oil’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it exceptional for treating many scalp and skin issues. People with dermatitis, dandruff and eczema can significantly benefit from patchouli oil because these ailments can be underlying causes of hair loss.

    Patchouli oil is a triple threat against scalp ailments because it is an antiseptic, astringent, and fungicide. All three properties are very beneficial for mild to severe scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema.

    Patchouli not only treats wounds (including on the scalp), but it can also prevent wounds from developing further infections. It soothes inflammations is quite effective at inhibiting fungal growth.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC CINNAMON AND PATCHOULI MOISTURE SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND DEEP TREATMENT

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products contain the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils and does not contain and harmful or toxic ingredients.

    The EverEscents Organic Cinnamon and Patchouli Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner will revitalise even the most damaged hair type. A highly moisturising formula enhanced by Lexfeel Natural (a natural castor oil emollient) ensures that hair is left feeling revitalised and nourished.

    With the added benefits of Certified Organic herbal extracts and essential oils including patchouli, it is perfect for healing hair affected by chemical processing and colour treatments and is particularly suited to dry or damaged hair types.

    The EverEscents Organic Deep Treatment is an intensive treatment used to reconstruct, nourish and restore hair structure. With the added benefits of Certified Organic herbal extracts and essential oils including patchouli, it is perfect for healing hair affected by chemical processing and colour treatments.

    Deep Cleansing Organic Shampoo and Conditioner

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic Shampoo and Conditioner contains the highest quality, pure, vegan and eco-friendly Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils.

    Peppermint is one of the Certified Organic Essential Oils found in our Organic Shampoo and Conditioner. Peppermint oil stimulates your scalp and hair follicles and is very clarifying, it works best if you have oily hair and scalp.

    Peppermint essential oil stimulates blood circulation to the skin, which can help with increasing dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth.

    PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

    Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant, Mentha x piperita. The use of mint plants dates all the way back to the ancient times of Egypt, Greece and Rome and was primarily used for medicinal purposes, however in more recent times peppermint oil has a wide variety of uses.

    Peppermint oil can be used in treating a variety of conditions, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), nausea and other digestive issues. Peppermint oil has been found to relieve muscle spasms and flatulence and is believed to help relieve headaches as well as eliminating harmful bacteria.

    Used as a topical application Peppermint oil can relieve itching and disinfects and soothes inflamed skin, it’s cooling and warming sensations enables it to be an effective anesthetic that leaves the skin numb to pain offering an effective relief from skin irritations such as sunburn. Peppermint oil can be used to control and treat acne as well as tone and brighten dull skin, it works as a great exfoliant and cleans and clears the skin and absorbs any excess oils.

     

    Peppermint oil can reduce stress, and works well when used in a massage to decrease the body’s stress hormones  the cool, refreshing Peppermint oil with the healing power of massage helps with alleviating muscle tension offering pain relief and relaxation for your muscles and joints as well stimulating circulation.

    When used in aromatherapy Peppermint oil’s expectorant properties supports the upper respiratory tract clearing the nasal passageways to relieve congestion and improve breathing helping to relieve colds, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis.

    Due to its antiseptic properties it is widely used in eliminating harmful bacteria and can be used as a cleaning solvent, sanitizing and deodorizing the environment. Peppermint oil acts as a natural pest control repelling ants and spiders in the home and functions as an effective insect repellant against mosquitoes, gnats and horseflies.

    Peppermint oil is also widely used in foods, peppermint is the one of the original and most popular herbs used for foods, it’s use in foods dates back to 79AD, the ancient Greeks and Romans used peppermint to flavor their sauces and wines. Peppermint is a popular flavor for herbal tea and is common as a as a flavoring agent for chewing gum, ice cream, toothpastes and mouthwashes.

    Peppermint oil has a refreshing effect on your mind and has been proved to boost energy and enhance mental focus. Peppermint oil can reduce nervous tension and soothe irritability, balancing hormones aa well as boost your body’s immune system.

    Peppermint oil has a fresh, cool, pleasing scent comparable to menthol and is added to a wide variety of soaps and cosmetic products.

    THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC ALOE VERA

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of organic shampoo and conditioner contains the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils and does not contain any harsh chemicals.

    One of the hero ingredients found in our Organic Shampoo and Organic conditioner is Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. Aloe Vera leaf juice has many amazing benefits and is suitable for daily use on all hair and skin types.

     

    ALOE VERA

     

    Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but also grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is widely cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses and is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.

    Aloe Vera is found in many modern consumer products including beverages, skin products, cosmetics and topical ointments.

    Aloe Vera Gel, the clear gel like substance derived from the Aloe Vera leaf,  is frequently used to make topical medications for skin conditions such as burns, wounds, frostbite, rashespsoriasiscold sores, or dry skin.

    ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE FOR SCALP AND HAIR HEALTH

    Research has suggested that the benefits of Aloe Vera for the hair and scalp may be largely due to its ability to stimulate blood circulation and improve delivery of oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles.

    Aloe Vera is thought to be effective primarily because of its rich contents which include:

    • Vitamins
    • Essential amino acids
    • Minerals including copper and zinc (which are integral for hair growth)
    • Plant steroids
    • Fatty acids

    In addition to these super ingredients, Aloe Vera is also thought to provide the following benefits for hair and scalp:

    1. Smooths and Strengthens Hair

    Aloe Vera has both emollient and moisturising properties, meaning that it smooths the cuticle surface as well as attracting and sealing in moisture. The pectin and sugar molecules contained in the Aloe Vera deliver moisture to the hair, and the amino acids and trace amounts of protein contained in the aloe vera strengthen the cortex of damaged hair.

    2. Promotes Hair Growth

    Aloe Vera is rich in proteolitic enzymes which help to remove the dead skin which can clog the pores of the scalp, hindering the growth of new hair follicles. By removing the build-up of sebum and dead skin cells, the scalp is left squeaky clean and primed for healthy new hair growth.

    3. Maintains the pH balance

    Aloe Vera has alkaline properties which help to maintain the pH level of the scalp and hair. This keeps the hair moisturised as well as promoting healthy hair growth.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

    Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice is a key ingredient in EverEscents Organic Hair Care products and can be found in all EverEscents Organic Shampoos and Conditioners.

    Aloe Vera is beneficial for all hair types, especially for dry and damaged hair. Regular use of Aloe Vera in hair care has been shown to repair dead skin cells on the scalp, promote hair growth, prevent itching on the scalp, reduce dandruff and scalp conditions, acts as a great conditioner and leaves hair smooth and shiny.

    These are just some of the reasons why we love Aloe Vera Leaf juice so much and are proud to include it in all of our shampoo and conditioners across the range.

     

    SOME OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA:

    Hydration

    The aloe vera plant is highly water-dense, so it’s a great way to prevent or treat dehydration.

    Staying hydrated helps the body to detox by providing a way for it to purge and flush out impurities.

    Liver function

    Aloe vera juice is an excellent way to keep your liver healthy.

    The liver functions best when the body is adequately nourished and hydrated.

    Aloe vera juice is ideal for the liver because it’s hydrating properties and richness in phytonutrients.

    Clear skin

    Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that may help protect the skin and may help to reduce the frequency and appearance of acne. It may also help treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.

    The important compounds in aloe vera have also been shown to neutralize the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair skin from existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

    Nutritional super booster

    Aloe vera juice is packed with nutrients and contains important vitamins and minerals like vitamins B, C, E, and folic acid. Drinking aloe vera juice is a great way to get a big vitamin hit!

    It also contains small amounts of:

    Aloe vera is also one of the only plant sources of vitamin B-12, which is awesome news for vegetarians and vegans!

    Beauty hacks

    Aloe vera juice can also be very handy for several beauty and health needs and can be used for the following:

    • Makeup primer
    • Makeup remover
    • Sunburn soother
    • Lightweight moisturiser
    benefits of lemongrass

    THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC LEMONGRASS

    Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus or Cymbopogon flexuosus) is a tall grassy plant that grows in warm, tropical climates. Native to islands in South East Asia, it is a commonly used cooking ingredient in Thai, Indian, and Chinese cuisine and is often brewed as a tea.

    With its fresh, citrusy scent, lemongrass essential oil is often used in aromatherapy and for its many health and beauty benefits.

    In aromatherapy, lemongrass essential oil can be used to reduce inflammation, relieve headaches, and ease indigestion. Inhaling the scent of the oil or using the oil topically (mixed into carrier oils, body oil, and hair and skin products) is said to offer a variety of benefits.

     One of the main components of lemongrass essential oil is citral, a compound found to act as an antimicrobial (a substance that destroys or suppresses the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi). Lemongrass essential oil also contains limonene, a compound scientifically shown to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria.

    HEALTH BENEFITS

    Several chemical components of Lemongrass have been found to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antidepressant, and sedative qualities.

    Research suggests that lemongrass essential oil may be useful for the following conditions:

    Bloating

    Drinking lemongrass tea is said to have diuretic effects, meaning it can stimulate the kidneys to release more fluid that usual and relieve excess fluid retention.

    Oral Health

    In many countries where lemongrass grows natively, people often chew on the stalks of the lemongrass plant as a way to improve dental health and keep the mouth clean.

    Preventing Infection

    Some studies have suggested that lemongrass may possess infection-preventing capabilities, and the herb has been known to reduce the incidence of thrush and fungal infection in those with weakened immune systems.

     

     

    THE BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS FOR HAIR AND SCALP

     

    Lemongrass is packed with vitamin A and C and works hard to keep your skin and hair glossy. Additionally, it also has powerful astringent properties which help to minimise pores for flawless skin as well as keep oil levels balanced. Some other added benefits of Lemongrass for hair and scalp include:

    Treats Dandruff

    Studies have found that the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties in lemongrass essential oil may help to significantly reduce the symptoms of dandruff and other scalp conditions.

    Alleviates Oily Hair and Scalp

     Lemongrass is a popular ingredient in shampoo and other hair products to help combat excessively oily hair and scalp and aids in reducing the production of excess oil on the hair and scalp while also adding a healthy lustre and shine.

    Lemongrass also teams very well with other organic essential oils such as bergamot, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree just to name a few.

    Strengthens Hair Follicles

    Lemongrass is also known to strengthen hair follicles which helps fight hair loss.

     

    A rich source of iron, Lemongrass assists in treating conditions such as anaemia or other iron deficiencies which can lead to hair loss.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMONGRASS HAIRSPRAY

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products contain the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils and does not contain and harmful or toxic ingredients.

    The EverEscents Organic Grapefruit and Lemongrass Hairspray contains 76.50% Certified Organic ingredients and 99.70% Naturally derived ingredients. The EverEscents Organic Hair Spray provides a strong hold and long-lasting shine, perfect for setting up styles. EverEscents Organic Hairspray is safe for use on all coloured and natural hair and is packaged in a convenient and eco-friendly non-aerosol spray bottle.

    What’s in Your Blonde Shampoo

    Purple and blue toning shampoo & conditioners are often used to help brighten blonde and grey hair and can help to neutralize orange, yellow, or gold tones in the hair.

    When choosing a toning shampoo, conditioner or treatment for blonde or grey hair, it is important to keep an eye out for ingredients which could be toxic or harmful.

    These can include toxic blue or purple dyes derived from coal tar, or peroxides added to “lift or lighten” the hair which can dry the hair out and strip it of its natural moisture and oils.

    The synthetic blue pigments contained in many toning shampoo products are derived from Coal Tar, a potentially harmful substance which is a known carcinogenic.

    So knowing your ingredients and making an organic, natural choice when it comes to blue or purple toning products can be very important.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC BERRY BLONDE SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND TREATMENT 

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic shampoo, conditioner and treatments contain the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils and does not contain and harmful or toxic ingredients.

    The EverEscents Berry Blonde range is naturally pigmented with colours derived from the Blue Gardenia and Red Sweet Potato and does not contain any harmful or toxic synthetic dyes.

    The luxurious EverEscents Berry Blonde range helps to reduce unwanted brassy, yellow tones for blonde and grey hair, with the added benefits of certified organic ingredients to help nourish the hair.

    The premium organic shampoo, conditioner and treatment are fortified with certified organic argan oil, vitamin E and provitamin B5 which moisturise and add shine to your hair leaving it healthy and manageable.

    RED SWEET POTATO

    Red sweet potato pigments are unique because they have extremely high colour stability. In other words, they have a more intense colour and a wider colour range than other deeply hued fruits or vegetables.

    They’re also well-suited for food products because they have a neutral flavour – unlike grapes, which have good colour but bitter tannins.

    The sweet potato pigments even boast slight health benefits as they are mildly anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.

    BLUE GARDENIA

    Gardenia Jasminoides is an evergreen flowering plant of the coffee family Rubiaceae and originates from Asia.

    It is commonly found growing wild in Vietnam, Southern China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh.

    The Blue Gardenia is an appealing alternative to synthetic colours and can be used across many applications including food and cosmetic colouring.

    Gardenia blue is a bright and stable natural colour and can also be used to create additional natural colours such as green and purple shades.

    FAQs

    Can I use EverEscents Organic Berry Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner on my brunette hair?

    Absolutely! All of the EverEscents Berry Blonde products are suitable for use on natural, lightened or dyed hair of any colour.

    Will Berry Blonde overtone my hair or turn it purple?

    Nope! This luxurious organic shampoo tones the hair and reduces unwanted brassy yellow tones in blonde and grey hair by utilising natural pigments from Red Sweet Potato and Blue Garenia. This is the safest and mildest formula available for the care of your blonde or grey hair.

    Will Berry Blonde leave my hair feeling dry or stripped like some other toning shampoos?

    Definitely not. EverEscents Organic Berry Blonde Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment are fortified with certified organic argan oil, vitamin E and provitamin B5 which moisturise and add shine and vitality to the hair, leaving it healthy and manageable.

    ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND TREATMENT FOR DAMAGED HAIR

    The Everescents Organic Hair Care range of Organic shampoo and conditioner contains the highest quality pure, vegan and eco-friendly Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils.

    One of the amazing Certified Organic Essential Oils found in our organic shampoo and organic conditioner is Grapefruit.

    GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

    Grapefruit essential oil is an orange-tinted, citrus-scented oil which is extracted from the peel of the grapefruit through the cold press extraction process. Grapefruit essential oil has many properties that offer a variety of health benefits.

    GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL FOR HAIR AND SCALP

    Grapefruits contain high levels of antioxidants among other beneficial substances which can be beneficial for hair and scalp health. Being antioxidant rich, grapefruit oil can help to prevent hair loss, clarify hair and scalp, control scalp conditions and remove unwanted build-up.

    CLARIFYING HAIR

    Everyday environmental impurities including dust, pollution, pollen, chlorine and other particles can build up and cause damage to the hair, which is why it is a good idea to deep cleanse the hair and scalp of these when possible.

    Grapefruit can help break down and remove chemicals that have accumulated on the hair follicle. It is also effective in removing product build up left by hairsprays, creams or gels.

    NATURAL HAIR DEODERIZER

    Grapefruit oil leaves hair with a fresh and sweet aroma. For a natural, eco-friendly way to perfume your hair, add a couple of drops of grapefruit oil to a water spray bottle lightly mist over the hair while dry to deodorise without the need to wash.

    CONTROLLING DANDRUFF

    The clarifying action of organic grapefruit essential aids in eliminating dandruff by reducing product residue and promoting the growth of healthy hair follicles.

    DETANGLING

    Grapefruit essential oil is also an effective product to help alleviate tangled hair and smooth out the hair cuticle and is also a key ingredient in Everescents Ultimate Hair Enhancer.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC REMEDY SHAMPOO AND TREATMENT

    The Certified Organic Grapefruit Oil is one of the key ingredients in Everescents Organic Remedy Shampoo and Organic Remedy Treatment which restores essential proteins, increases hair strength and repairs damaged hair structure.

    The Everescents vegan, eco-friendly and Organic Remedy Shampoo and Treatment contain the perfect balance of moisture and protein to gently repair the hair structure and infuse essential conditioning agents to leave the hair smooth, soft and shiny.

     

    OTHER BENEFITS OF GRAPEFRUIT:

    FACIAL TONER

    Diluted grapefruit essential oil can make a great toner for the face and can help to reduce oily skin, shrink enlarged pores and tighten skin texture.

    MINIMISE CELLULITE

    Some studies have shown that a reduction of cellulite can be achieved by regularly massaging grapefruit essential oil into affected areas.

    INCREASED IMMUNITY

    Eating grapefruit regularly may be beneficial for the immune system. Grapefruit is exceptionally rich in vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties known to protect cells from harmful bacteria and viruses.

    IMPROVED HEART HEALTH

    Regularly eating grapefruit is also thought to improve heart health by reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. Overall, researchers claim that including fibre and antioxidant-rich fruits such as grapefruit as part of a healthy diet can help to protect against conditions such as heart disease and stroke.