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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.

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    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.

    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.

    ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR EVERYDAY USE

    The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic, Vegan and eco-friendly 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 Rosemary.

    Rosemary has many benefits and is suitable for all types and for daily use.

    ROSEMARY

    Rosemary Verbenone is native to the Mediterranean region, where it has been used in cooking and medicine for centuries. What is less commonly known is that Rosemary also has many other health benefits including the unique ability to treat the hair and scalp.

    ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL FOR SCALP HEALTH AND HAIR GROWTH

    The idea that Rosemary Oil encourages hair growth comes from the Rosemary’s basic health benefits. Rosemary is known to contain anti-inflammatory properties, promote nerve growth and improve circulation, which all in turn contribute to aiding hair growth.

    EverEscents Bergamot Orange

    Much like Peppermint Essential Oil which is also used to promote hair growth, Rosemary Essential Oil has the ability to strengthen circulation, and as a result, prevent hair follicles from being deprived of blood supply and resulting in hair loss.

     

    ROSEMARY AND ALOPECIA

    Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss and can be an issue for many people. Rosemary has been shown to help treat the disease in some instances. In one study published in the Archives of Dermatology, people with alopecia massaged their scalps with essential oils of rosemary, thyme, lavender, and cedarwood daily for seven months after which 50% of them experienced new hair growth. Researchers concluded that these essential oils are a safe and effective treatment for alopecia.

    Alleviates Scalp Conditions

    Chemicals contained in some hair care products can build up on the scalp over time, congesting pores and causing irritation. This can sometimes increase the likelihood of developing scalp issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The antimicrobial properties of Bergamot are effective in ridding the hair and scalp of this build up by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, stopping infection in its tracks before it can start.

    EVERESCENTS ORGANIC ROSE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

    The Certified Organic Rosemary Oil contained in the vegan and eco-friendly Everescents Organic Rose Shampoo and Organic Rose Conditioner helps to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, promotes hair growth and improves the overall health of the hair and scalp. This vegan and eco-friendly range is a lightweight formula suitable for use every day, designed to promote vitality and maintain balance in all hair types.

    ANTIOXIDANTS AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFITS

    Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation, playing an important role in neutralizing harmful free radicals.

    NEUROLOGICAL DEFENSE

    Scientists have found that Rosemary may also be beneficial for memory and brain function. Rosemary contains an ingredient called carnosic acid, which is known to have the ability to fight off damage caused by free radicals in the brain.

    IMPROVING DIGESTION

    Studies indicate that Rosemary Oil may stimulate the release of bile in the stomach and digestive system, which is important in the digestion of fats.

    ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR FINE OR OILY HAIR

    When deciding on an organic shampoo and conditioner suited to fine hair or oily hair that can tend to be oily, it is important to keep an eye out for ingredients that will offer deep cleansing properties to help clarify the hair and scalp of excess oil and product build up, without weighing it down or leaving it limp and lifeless.

    This can help to maintain volume in the hair and reduce the need to shampoo every day.

    WHAT IS BERGAMOT?

    Native to the Italian Ionian Coast, The Bergamot Tree is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit.

    Citrus Bergamia or the Bergamot Orange is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, often with a yellow or green colour similar to a lime.

    You may be familiar with Bergamot as the distinctive flavouring ingredient found in Earl Grey Tea.

    Extracted from the peel of the Bergamot Orange, Bergamot Oil has a light citrus scent with floral notes that are said to have numerous healing properties and health benefits.

    Commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate mood and alleviate stress, Bergamot Oil is also said to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, and analgesic properties.

    EverEscents Bergamot Orange

    BERGAMOT OIL FOR FINE OR OILY HAIR

    Bergamot Oil has been known to aid in balancing natural hair and scalp oils (sebum) and reduce the need to shampoo the hair every day.

    As fine hair can often tend to become oily more quickly than thick or coarse hair, Bergamot Oil can assist in reducing sebum production, stopping the hair from being weighed down by excess oil, and in turn, maintaining its lightness and volume.

     

    As well as reducing sebum production and maintaining volume in fine hair, Bergamot also offers many other benefits for the hair and scalp:

    Promotes Hair Growth

    Noted for its stimulating properties, Bergamot’s natural stimulants increase blood flow to the scalp, ensuring optimum delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. As a result, the hair fibres are nourished and growth is accelerated.

    Increases Shine

    Dull or dry hair is a common problem and can affect people with all different hair types. Bergamot Oil is rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials that help protect the hair and scalp against the damaging effects of oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. The antioxidants also help to remove the dirt and chemicals that can cause the hair to dehydrate, revealing healthy and shiny hair.

    Alleviates Scalp Conditions

    Chemicals contained in some hair care products can build up on the scalp over time, congesting pores and causing irritation. This can sometimes increase the likelihood of developing scalp issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The antimicrobial properties of Bergamot are effective in ridding the hair and scalp of this build up by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, stopping infection in its tracks before it can start.

    Hydrates Dry Hair

    Rich in fatty acids, Bergamot can help to tame frizzy or dry hair with its conditioning and antiseptic properties. Due to silicone and chemical build up, hair can sometimes become dry and prone to damage. Bergamot Oil works to reverse this affect by clarifying the hair and scalp of build-up, allowing the hair cuticles to breathe and absorb the moisture they need, leaving the hair healthy and hydrated.

    Soothes the Scalp

    Another notable feature of Bergamot is its calming properties. When used on the scalp, it not only helps to stimulate blood flow, but it also induces soothing effects. This is one of the reasons why Bergamot Oil is often used in aromatherapy for reducing stress, anxiety, and even blood pressure.

    Some Other Health Benefits of Bergamot Oil….

    Topical and Oral Treatments

    Bergamot Oil can be used as a nasal decongestant when inhaled, and as an antibacterial agent when applied directly to the skin.

    Anxiety and Stress

    A 2001 study published in Phytotherapy Research suggests that Bergamot Essential Oil may help alleviate anxiety and stress at the biochemical level, as well as use in aromatherapy practice to aid in the symptomatic treatment of mild stress and anxiety.

    Skin Conditions

    Bergamot Oil has long been touted for its antibacterial and antifungal effects, with some proponents suggesting that not only treats skin infections but those affecting the mouth and digestive tract.

    ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR DANDRUFF

    Organic Shampoo & Conditioner for Dandruff

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

    The Lavender variety provides ultra reconstructive care with intensive personalised nourishment for normal to dry hair and is a Vegan and eco friendly, Australian haircare product.  

    It is the perfect recipe for gentle cleansing while nourishing even the most delicate hair from moisture loss. Lavender is perfect for helping alleviate scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, itchy scalp & flaky scalp.

    Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.

    In essential oil practices, lavender is a multipurpose oil. It is purported to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects

    Vegan Organic Shampoo and Conditioner

    Certified Organic Lavender oil has many beneficial properties that not only support hair and skin health, but the mind and body too, some of which are:

    • Helps promote hair growth
    • Can help to prevent head lice
    • Help to curb skin inflammation
    • It has a calming effect and beautiful, soft fragrance
    • Pain relief: Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago.
    • Respiratory disorders: Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. It is also added in many vaporizers and inhalers used for cold and coughs.
    • Digestion: Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
    • Skin care: The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.

     

     

    To read more about Lavender Oil and the many benefits checkout health lines.

    Here at EverEscents Organic Hair Care, we only use Certified Organic Lavender that has been obtained via clean extraction processes such as steam distillation from the highest quality suppliers.

    Choosing to source Organic ingredients ensures that the plants are vibrant and bursting with natural properties, the earth is kept fertile and of course the farmers are not at risk from toxic chemicals.

    Organic ingredients have been proven to contain powerful properties that can provide amazing results. When switching from chemical-based hair products to Organic hair products, you can be sure that not only are they safe and toxin-free, they also perform to a professional standard.

    Everescents Organic Hair Care

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    Everyday foods for healthy hair

    Before you can get a gorgeous ‘do’, you must start with healthy hair. One of the best ways to get healthy hair is by eating a healthy diet. Although hair essentially amounts to a bunch of dead cells, a good amount of nutrients are needed to keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong.

    But don’t fret – you won’t need to change your entire diet to make for healthier hair. Most of the foods you need are probably already part of, or easy to incorporate into, your diet, even if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

    In this article, you’ll find a list of key nutrients that your locks will love, along with delicious meal and snack ideas that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also pack a punch with many of the key vitamins and minerals needed both for your body and hair.

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    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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