The Beauty industry has finally realized that there are many toxic chemicals out there in the everyday products we use. But one in particular has recently made headlines because it has been found in hair salon straightening products, called formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that, at room temperature, emits a noxious odor. Health specialists believe it can cause cancer, allergies and disrupt the immune system. It has also been linked to incidents of hair loss, nosebleeds and respiratory problems. And now, formaldehyde also has been found in hair products used at home, such as shampoos and styling gels. (more…)
We have all heard many of the hairdressing disaster stories resulting in significant hair damage or loss. Here we have put together a list of chemicals commonly found in hair shampoos and conditioners that really should be avoided when possible.
When using a shampoo or conditioner that you have never tried before, start with a using a small amount on your hair to begin with. Test the product to make sure that it is compatible with your hair type. Not all shampoos and conditioners are the same and not all will be a good match for your hair, even when the label say’s it is. The risk of premature hair loss can be devastating to a women’s looks and self esteem. (more…)