Category: Ingredients We Avoid

Organic Silicone free shampoo

SILICONE FREE SHAMPOO

Why silicone is used in hair care and how to avoid it Have you ever found yourself baffled as to why your favourite shampoo and once gave you that ‘fresh out of the salon’ feel now leave your hair feeling weighed down, limp and lifeless? It is often believed that...

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The nasty truth about hand sanitizers

  Hand sanitizers are becoming more and more popular and many people carry them around constantly especially if they have children. It sounds pretty simple as an alternative to washing your hands with soap and water. It’s quick, portable, and convenient, especially when you don’t have running water nearby but here are some...

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What is PVP/VA Copolymer?

PVP/VA Copolymer is the ingredient found in most mainstream hair care products that provides the hold factor.  So it is very common in most Hairsprays but also found in gel’s, wax’s, pomades and styling creams.  It is a synthetic ingredient that is derived from petroleum.

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What are Sulfates?

Did you know that putting chemicals on your skin or scalp may actually be worse than eating them? When you eat something, the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help to break the chemicals down and flush them out of your body. When you put them directly onto your scalp, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of...

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Toxic blue dyes – there is a natural alternative

Having a healthy and happy immune system is a key to not only feeling well, but also looking fabulous! After all, that is what keeping your hair looking its best is all about, right?  Did you know your liver must filter every chemical and food that enters your body. So, it becomes overtaxed when you assault it with chemicals like hair dye...

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Silicones in hair care – there is a natural alternative!

Most of the highly commercialised lines of hair products (Pantene, Garnier Fructis, Aussie, Tressame, Sunsilk, etc.) contain silicones. These are ingredients that generally end in -cone, – conol, or -xane. If at all possible avoid silicones in your hair products. In the short term, silicones will make hair look sleeker and less frizzy,...

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What are PEG’s (1,4 Dioxane)

Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) also known as 1,4-dioxane (Dioxane) is a clear, colorless, volatile liquid that readily mixes with or dissolves in water as explained by Cosmetics Info.  Well known environmentalist David Suzuki wrote a blog on this very topic, here are some of the best parts for you:

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