Category: Haircare

Some news from us!

Recently Julia & Luke Charters, owners of highly acclaimed hair care brands EverEscents Organic Hair Care and Eco Lab Style Project, moved their sales & marketing operations into a new purpose-built facility nestled in the bustling business precinct of Coolum Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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HEALTHY HAIR TIPS

 

  • Let Your Hair Down– Regularly pulling hair back in a ponytail or bun too tightly can cause damage. Removing hair elastics often leads to breakage, so make sure if you must put your hair up opt for hair ties that slide easily out of your hair.

 

  • Don’t Wash Everyday– Washing hair too frequently strips it of its natural oils, which actually causes the scalp to produce more oil. It will take some time for your scalp to adjust to less frequent washes but be patient, eventually your hair will thank you.

 

  • Brush Before Washing– When you do wash your hair, brush it beforehand. Not only does pre-shower brushing make for fewer post-shower tangles, but brushing also dissolves dirt and product build up and disperses hair’s natural oils. 

 

  • Never Brush When Wet– Hair stretches and is most prone to breakage when it’s wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently untangle knots and save the brush for when hair is at least 90% dry.

 

  • Watch the Water Temp– hot water is drying both to your skin and to your hair. Wash hair under tepid water and do your final rinse with the coldest blast you can handle. Cold water will seal the cuticle, promoting shiny hair.

 

  • Condition, Condition, Condition– You should condition hair every time you wash, but only the ends. Just like you really only need to shampoo the scalp, conditioner is only needed on the ends, where the hair is much drier.  Once a week, use a deep conditioning treatment like EverEscents Organic Cinnamon & Patchouli Deep Treatment all over. For extra healing, after you’ve applied the mask cover your hair with a shower cap as this locks in the moisture and the heat from the shower will take care of the rest.

 

  • Cool it with Heat Styling– Hot tools like hair dryers and curling irons are very damaging to hair. Embrace your hair’s natural state as often as possible. When you do use hot tools be sure to protect hair first with EverEscents Heat Protector that coats the cuticle—creating a barrier between the hair and the heat. Also watch the temperature setting too; using hot tools on high settings can cause hair to become dry and brittle. Start at the lowest setting and work up if necessary.

 

  • Sleep on Silk– silk pillowcases are much smoother than cotton pillowcases, which means less tugging and tangling, and therefore less breakage and damage. Sleeping on silk also reduces frizz.

 

Sourced From:  http://www.longlocks.com/tips-for-healthy-hair.htm

Mother’s Day Gift Packs – Available Now!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we here at EverEscents have created a beautiful pack to give to your loved one on this very special day. Our Mother’s Day packs contain an Organic Shampoo & Organic Conditioner of your choice and has a FREE Organic Treatment. What better way to tell mum you love her!

Check them out at your local salon stockist here http://www.everescents.com.au/salon-locations/ or grab one online here http://www.everescents.com.au/shop/current-promotions.

 

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

For some time now coconut oil has been a buzz word around the health industry, mainly because of its varied health benefits.

There has previously been a misconception spread among many people that coconut oil is not good for heart health. In reality, it is extremely beneficial for the heart. Coconut Oil can improve blood cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease as it is loaded with saturated fats which raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL (the bad) cholesterol to a benign subtype. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis. Studies suggest that the intake of coconut oil may help to maintain healthy lipid profiles in pre-menopausal women.

Coconut oil is an excellent massage oil that acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin. Unlike mineral oil, there is virtually no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin from the application of coconut oil. Therefore, it is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It can also delay the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, which normally accompany aging. It helps in preventing degenerative diseases and premature aging due to its well-known antioxidant properties and can help in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. For that exact reason, coconut oil forms the base ingredient of various body care products like soaps, lotions, and creams that are used for skin care.

It strengthens the immune system because it contains anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which research has supported as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, and even HIV. Candida, also known as Systemic Candidiasis, is a tragic disease caused from excessive and uncontrolled growth of yeast called Candida Albicans in the stomach. Coconut oil provides relief from the inflammation caused by candida, both externally and internally. Its high moisture retaining capacity keeps the skin from cracking or peeling off.

So if you haven’t yet discovered for yourself the health benefits of Coconut Oil do yourself a favour and try it, either in your cooking or on your skin. Your body will love you for it!

 

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Sourced: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

 

 

2015 EverEscents Christmas Packs

It’s that time of the year again! It seems to come around so quick every year. We are very excited about this year’s Christmas Pack as it is a new format and we think you are all going to love them!!

The gift packs include a Bonus 100ml Limited Edition Deep Treatment and a 250ml Shampoo and Conditioner of your choice. All of this is packed into a beautiful toiletry bag which is made from Hessian. Does anyone know where Hessian comes from? We didn’t, so we had to find out and we were so impressed with the information that we decided to make our Xmas gift bag out of it.

Hessian comes from the Jute plant….

It is a sturdy natural organic fibre, which is the most eco-friendly, biodegradable and recyclable natural fibre in the world. It also plays a vital social role in the livelihood of millions of marginal rural peoples in the world. This helps EverEscents meet our goals of social responsibility and ethical business practices.

Jute is a rain-fed crop similar to bamboo, which grows very fast with little need for fertilizer or pesticides, which is much more desirable compared to other plant resources with heavy requirements such as cotton.

Jute plants are tall and thin with small leaves and white flowers. Jute thrives in warm moist areas and is native to Asia. Jute is very easy to grow and the plants will reach maturity in 4-6 months.

Once Jute is harvested and soaked in water it becomes the fabric which is also known as “Burlap” or “Hessian”. It’s brown and fairly rough in its raw state but won’t irritate your allergies.

So, why is Jute so eco-friendly?

  • It’s 100% natural, no synthetic materials.
  • It’s 100% biodegradable.
  • Jute grows very fast and it doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
  • Jute makes the best yarns and commercial packaging…even stronger than synthetic fibres and materials.

Jute pulp is very similar to wood pulp. Current crops of Jute could meet the world’s wood needs (without having to harvest any more trees) once we start to use Jute pulp in place of timber pulp.

These awesome new packs are selling out fast so be sure to stock up for Christmas before it’s too late. To find your nearest stockist, please head to: http://www.everescents.com.au/salon-locations or alternatively, please click here to purchase online.

 

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Natural Rehab for your hair!

Our new reconstructing range of Shampoo & Conditioning Treatment is here! It was launched in October and we couldn’t be happier with the response from salons and customers.

During the research phase of developing these products, one of the main points we found when talking with salons was that other protein products can leave the hair feeling dry and brittle.

Our aim was to create a new line with a difference, something a little unique.

With prototypes going back and forth with our factory we were so excited to finally have created something that we feel will cater for all hair types. This wonderful new line is a balance of Moisture and Protein so is fine to use EVERY WASH – it will not damage the hair if used every day and will leave the hair feeling smooth, conditioned and repaired.

So if you feel that your hair is damaged and could use some TLC, then this is the product for you!

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

This is the next generation of hair protein reconstruction technology designed to restore hair structure and repair hair that is hopelessly damaged from excessive chemical treatments or environmental factors. Hair will be effectively rebuilt and restored to a healthy state. This wonderful new line is a balance of Moisture and Protein so is fine to use EVERY WASH– it will not damage the hair if used every day.

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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.

Formulated with effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour brightness and reducing fade.

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Other brands are currently using fine-micron proteins, such as wheat and soy which build up around the hair shaft causing hair to become brittle and break.

 

Remedy 2

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, strengthened and elasticity restored.

Damaged Hair shaft

A badly damaged hair shaft at the cuticle layer.

Hair Shaft

Reconstructed hair shaft with renewed strength & elasticity.

This wonderful new line is available in retail sizes (250ml and 175ml) and 1 litres. Please head to our website to find your local stockist or to purchase online.
Formulated with effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour brightness and reducing fade.

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet. Here are the “Top 10 foods for Healthy Hair”.

 

1. Salmon
Besides being rich in protein and vitamin D (both are key to strong hair), the omega-3 fatty acids found in this tasty cold-water fish are the true superstar. Your body can’t make those fatty acids, which it needs to grow hair. About 3% of the hair shaft is made up of these fatty acids. Omega-3’s are also found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.

 

2. Walnuts
These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Since your hair rarely gets much shielding from the sun, this is especially great. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair colour rich and lustrous.

 

3. Oysters
Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelashes), as well as a dry, flaky scalp. You can get some zinc through fortified cereals and whole grain breads, but oysters can boast a good level of protein too. Hair is about 97% protein. Without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hairs that you naturally shed every day and what you do make can be dry, brittle, or weak.

 

4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. Every cell of the body cannot function without enough vitamin A.  It also helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp, and being low on vitamin A can even leave you with itchy dandruff.

 

5. Eggs
A great source of protein, eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is especially important, because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in women.

 

6. Spinach

The iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.

 

7. Lentils
Tiny but mighty, these legumes are teeming with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, making it a great staple for vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters.

 

8. Greek yogurt
Head to the dairy aisle for a great option like Greek yogurt which is high in hair-friendly protein, vitamin B5 and vitamin D.

 

9. Blueberries
Exotic super fruits may come and go but when it comes to vitamin C, It’s hard to top this nutrient superhero. Vitamin C is critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Too little Vitamin C in your diet can lead to hair breakage.

 

10. Poultry
This everyday entree is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair-healthy zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Because hair is nearly all protein, foods rich in protein are literally giving you the building blocks for hair.

 

“When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that count — it’s what you put in your body, too!”

 

To compliment your healthy diet and lifestyle, using a good quality Organic hair care range (such as EverEscents) is essential in keeping your hair and body healthy. You’d be surprised at the number of nasty chemicals found in mainstream hair care products that can be absorbed into your body through your scalp. Check the ingredients before you buy.

 

Sourced From:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/06/14/10-best-foods-for-your-hair

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair

Hard Water…what is it doing to your hair?

Do you suffer from dry, frizzy hair?  The root cause could be your water…

Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Hard water is not a health risk, but a nuisance because of mineral build-up that it causes that can create poor performance of your hair and body care products.

As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution. Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water “hard.” The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases.

There are a number of tips you can follow to reduce the effects of hard water in your home, without having to make any major changes:
Choose a suitable laundry detergent

Some laundry detergents do not produce as many suds in hard water, these are likely to be soap-based products and do not work as well in hard-water as detergent based products. Nowadays, there are washing powders and liquids available for a wide range of water hardness. Make sure you choose the correct detergent for your area; you may also need to use slightly more detergent than the manufacturers recommended amount to compensate for the hard water.

Reduce the temperature of your hot water system

As the water temperature increases, the more mineral deposits will appear in your dishwasher, water tank and pipes. By reducing the heat of your hot water system to about 55ºC, you will have enough hot water for your shower and you will reduce the amount of mineral build-up in your pipes and tanks.

Use rinse agents to remove mineral deposits

There are many rinse agents available to remove mineral deposits from crockery and dishwashers. Alternatively, you can use white vinegar by using the dishwasher dispenser or placing a cup of vinegar on the dishwasher rack. Boil some white vinegar in your kettle as a useful way of removing hard water deposits.

If you are feeling as though you may be suffering from “hard water” damage to your hair, try using a clarifying/chelating shampoo. The EverEscents Bergamot Shampoo is great for removing any build-up on the hair and scalp and is perfectly fine for daily use. Read more about Bergamot here

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