The proverbial bad hair day often befalls us on a day when we reeeeeeally need to look our best. Sometimes the reason is obvious - the nine hours in the sun and wind yesterday - yet other attacks seem much the mystery.
The culprit might be lurking in your shower caddy.
Strolling the shampoo aisle in any store, we are seduced by many a savory scent, precious promise or artistic approach to packaging. Yes, they all look and smell good, but are they good?
Many people hold the school of thought that believes there really is no difference between store products and salon products. That salons just want to sell you things to boost their profits.
Well, there IS a difference. A huge difference. And your hair artist knows that a bottle of shampoo will not increase profits as much as you walking around as an outstanding, shiny example of what they offer.
Ph factor used to be household talk a couple decades ago. Somehow though, humans striving to maintain their natural Ph at 5.5 has gone by the wayside. Take a PH test strip down the shampoo aisle now and TILT would register on the vast majority, if not all.
You want a product that not alkaline. For example, remember Johnson’s Baby Shampoo? Someone might choose that for their adult self because well, if it’s for BABIES it has to be gentle. Right?
Well, baby shampoo’s big claim was “no more tears.” The reason for that? Baby shampoo is around an 8 on the Ph scale! Instead of registering at a number good for your skin and hair, it mirrors the Ph of the fluid in the eye. That match is what makes no more tears, but it will also turn any significant amount of hair into a haystack in no time.
And sulfates? Sulfates are sulfur-containing mineral salts. As aggressive detergent agents sulfates can guarantee to get your hair “clean” but also would likely take the paint off your car with repeated use.
Scarier yet are the dozen or so ingredients in most commercial shampoos and conditioners linked to chronic and intermittent diseases and illnesses, including cancers. Just for the record, the list includes sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrances, cocamidopropyl betaine, triclosan, polysorbates, polyethylene glycol, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, retinyl palmitate, dimethicone, behentrimonium chloride and quaternium-15.
If your shampoo and conditioner contains any of these chemicals, you might want to Google the reasons you really need to avoid them.
In all things, in all ways, Bii Hair Salon and proposh.com are committed to keeping you beautiful, and healthy, in every way possible. The products we offer are true to us, our philosophy, the Earth and most readily...you.
Any member of the Bii team will be happy to share the safe harbor for your hair and health offered by lines such as Pravana, Matrix and Biolage. Just stop in and take a look and have a chat, or a conversation with your hair artist is always welcome.
You’ll be amazed at the reduction in the number of bad hair days that will follow use of a better, safer more natural product will bring. You’ll get more and better for the money invested.