Blog

Can You Do A Brazilian Blowout Treatment At Home?

The Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional treatment is all the rage and probably the most talked about Brazilian Keratin treatment on the market.

brazilian blowout

Why? Because it is controversial and it delivers. Period!

The celebrities love it and therefore so should you, right 🙂 But not all of us have a the benefit of a celebrity budget given that the treatment costs around $300 on average.

So many people are asking can I perform this keratin treatment at home and save some money? The simple answer is not really!

Brazilian Blowout is a salon exclusive product that is not sold to the general public. That said you can always find black market solutions on Ebay, I see it all the time.  But it is rather expensive by itself and if you don’t know what your doing you could really screw up your hair.

Sure there are Brazilian Blowout training videos on Youtube that show you how but we don’t condone it.

So how can I get that Brazilian Blowout look at home? Well there are a few products you can use to help tame the frizz and give you a day or two of satisfaction, however nothing will replace what the actual treatment can provide for you. Trust us we have tried!

Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Brazilian Blowout Acai aftercare products include shampoo, conditioner, smoothing serum and thermal straightening balm. All of these products will help tame frizz and shorten styling time. However, they will not take the place of the treatment itself which lasts up to 3 months. But for an every couple of days solution you can try these Brazilian products. Avg $35
  • AVEDA Smooth Infusion product line delivers up to 60% reduction in frizz and smoothing shine while hydrating and resisting humidity for up to 12 hours. The Smooth Infusion Kit offers shampoo, conditioner, style prep and glossing straightener $87.
  • DIY with Olive Oil, Jojoba or coconut oil every two weeks to dry hair. Simply shampoo, towel dry with moisturizing conditioner or apply olive/sunflower oil and comb it through. You can then wither wrap the hair with a hot towel (15 min) or use a hair dryer for about ten minutes.
  • We have heard that Pantene Pro-V Straightening Creme or Smoothing Balm has some positive results and at just $5.99 it might be worth trying. However we have not tried it so don’t take our word for it. In our professional experience you usually get what you pay for 🙂

 At Home Keratin Treatments

There are a host of at home smoothing treatments from name brands like Bumble & Bumble, Organix, Garnier and Suave to name a few. They promise brazilian keratin treatment like results in an at home treatment.

While we have not personally tried them, according to Eva Chen, beauty director for Teen Vogue “you shouldn’t expect salon quality results.” If you want a temporary, lengthy solution then at home keratin treatments will help you temporarily. However for a more permanent everyday solution, the professional in salon treatment is hands down the only way to go.

 

Will Taking Large Amounts of Vitamins Make My Hair Grow Fast?

 

We get asked this question all of the time…”How can I grow my hair faster, will vitamins do the trick?” The short answer is no. There is no magical trick to growing hair fast no matter what you do. The simple fact is hair grows on average about a half inch per month. Now everyone is a little different and some may grow a little faster but not much.

You need a superb well balanced diet for healthy hair and for you body which included vegetables (leafy green), proteins (chicken, fish poultry) , fatty acids and fruits. The body thrives on these factors and a deficiency in these can throw a chink in the armor so to speak. You can supplement vitamins for a lack of vital nutrients but going overboard with your vitamin intake will not only NOT grow your hair faster it can have detrimental effects as well.

When you have unhealthy hair it can break off almost as fast as it grows in.

Hair Facts

Hair is protein plain and simple so it stands to reason a high protein diet can have benefits on hair health. Keratin is a protein that grows out of the skin follicles and makes up what we know as hair. Yes the hair you see is actually dead but the root follicles connect to the hair and blood vessels in living tissue.

You have sebaceous glands which secrete “sebum” a sort of moisturizer which conditions hair naturally and helps it grow. A diet that is subpar can affects the body and naturally the hair so it functions poorly meaning the hair can become dry, brittle and very unhealthy and can also shed more than normal. The phrase “you are what you eat” really is a true statement.

Essential Vitamins

Certain deficiencies in your diet can be replaced by vitamin intake and help maintain a healthy mane and standard growth rate. One such example is the vitamin b complex which allows the body to metabolize proteins into amino acids. Vitamin E and other fatty oil aid in moisturizing the scalp and hair promoting hair health and growth.

Vitamin A & C are good for the scalp and aid in the healthy secretion of sebum. Vitamin D (sunlight) is great for helping the body absorb calcium.  Minerals like selenium, calcium and sulfur play vital roles in coordinating with other vitamins to keep hair and skin healthy.

NOTE: remember that too many vitamins can be detrimental to your health. Water soluble vitamins like B & C are able to be taken in higher doses because they are secreted through urine but that doesn’t mean you can take as much as you want. Be cautious when taking vitamins.

Negative Contributing Factors

There are several factors that can contribute to poor health and affect nutrients in the body that include poor diet, illness, prescription medication and other medical issues. If your hair is not as healthy as usual or growing much slower then talk to your physician and you can be tested to be sure your nutritional values are where they need to be. Talk to a dietician about getting on the right track to a healthy diet. It would be good for your hair and more importantly your body.

 

AVEDA Purescriptions – Our Guide To Great Hair

 

AVEDA has a product solution for every hair style, color and texture. With this guide you can effectively tackle any hair problem head on, no pun intended!

Solutions For Thinning Hair

  • Shampoo – Invati Exfoliating Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Invati Thickening Conditioner
  • Treat – Invati Scalp Revitalizer
aveda color conserve shampoo

Color Protection

  • Shampoo – Color Conserve Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Color Conserve Conditioner
  • Leave-In – Color Conserve Daily Color Protect
  • Treat – Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment

Moisturizing

  • Shampoo – Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Treat – Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque

Scalp Health

  • Shampoo – Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Scalp Benefits Balancing Conditioner
  • Leave-In – Scalp Benefits Dandruff Solution
  • Treat – Choose based on desired results

Smooth & Reduce Frizz

  • Shampoo – Smooth Infusion Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Smooth Infusion Conditioner
  • Prep – Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
  • Treat –  Choose based on desired results

Basic Care

  • Shampoo – Shampure Shampoo or Rosemary Mint Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Shampure Conditioner or Rosemary Mint Conditioner
  • Treat – Choose treatment based on desired results
be curly shampoo

Wave or Curl Enhancement

  • Shampoo – Be Curly Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Be Curly Conditioner
  • Prep – Be Curly Style-Prep
  • Treat – Choose treatment based on desired results

Volume Creation

  • Shampoo – Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay Conditioner
  • Prep – Pure Abundance Style-Prep
  • Treat – Choose based on desired results

Hair Softening

  • Shampoo – Brilliant Shampoo
  • Conditioner – Brilliant Conditioner
  • Prep – Brilliant Damage Control
  • Choose based on desired results

Sun Care

  • Shampoo – Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser
  • Conditioner – Recommended Daily Aveda Conditioner
  • Treat – Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
  • Protect – Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
aveda mens pureformance products

AVEDA Men’s Care

  • Shampoo – PureFormance Shampoo
  • Conditioner – PureFormance Conditioner
  • Treat – PureFormace Exfoliating Shampoo

Color Enrichment

  • Shampoo – Pure Plant Shampoo (Black/Blue Malva,Camomile, Madder Root or Clove)
  • Conditioner – Pure Plant Conditioner (Black/Blue Malva,Camomile,Madder Root or Clove)
  • Treat – Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment

Prep-Style-Finish

Prep

  • Pure Abundance Style-Prep
  • Be Curly Style-Prep
  • Smooth Infusion Style-Prep
  • Brilliant Damage Control

Styling

Smooth/Straighten
  • Brilliant Universal Styling Creme (smooth)
  • Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener (straighten)
Volume
  • Volumizing Tonic
  • Phomollient Styling Foam
Curl/Wave Enhancement
  • Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Gel Hold
  • Aveda Pure-Formance Liquid Pomade
  • Confixor Liquid Gel
  • Brilliant Retexturing Gel
  • Flax Seen Aloe Strong Hold Sculpturing Gel
  • Aveda Men Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel
Finish
Create Texture
  • Light Elements Texturizing Creme
  • Pure Abundance Hair Potion
  • Light Elements Defining Whip
  • Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Cream
  • Aveda Men Pure-Formance Pomade
  • Control Paste Finishing Paste
  • Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay
  • Light Elements Shaping Wax
Hair Spray Hold
  • Witch Hazel Light Hold Hair Spray
  • Brilliant Medium Hold Hair Spray
  • Air Control Hair Spray
  • Firmata Firm Hold Hair Spray
  • Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray
  • Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray
Shine
  • Light Elements Smoothing Fluid
  • Brilliant Spray On Shine
  • Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss
  • Brilliant Humectant Pomade
  • Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade

 

New AVEDA Pure Abundance Style-Prep, Natures Boost For Fine Hair

aveda pure abundance style prep

AVEDA has just released it’s newest product out of the popular Pure Abundance line of products called Pure Abundance Style-Prep. It is natures boost for fine hair and aimed at maximizing volume because after all isn’t that we ladies want the most? People with fine hair wish most they had thick fuller looking hair without product overload. This fine mist product helps refresh volume on those days you skip shampooing without adding any weight.

What’s In It

A botanical blend of fruit, rice, bran, acai oil acacia gum and organic aloe makeup the ingredients in this revolutionary product. The volume boosting natural corn-derived polymer it contains helps with fine, limp hair strands that fall easily to give them body and long lasting fullness all day long.

 

How It Works

After you cleanse and protect the hair with Pure abundance volumizing shampoo and volumizing clay conditioner infuses hair with weightless volume all day long. The weightless conditioner detangles and helps prevent breakage from combing. This allows you better styling and volume that lasts a long time.

Directions For Effortless Volume Guaranteed

  • Comb wet hair using a wide tooth comb, then spray on pure abundance style-prep
  • During blow drying, give hair some direction by holding it in your hands till about 50% dry
  • Puff pure abundance hair potion at the roots then massage to activate product
  • Finger style the hair and finish it off with pure abundance volumizing hair spray for tousled look

 Benefits

  • Thickens strands
  • Volume booster for all day fullness
  • Weightless conditioners prevent breaking from heavy combing
  • Refresh volume on non shampoo days
  • Retails for $24 (3.4oz) @ AVEDA.com

The Jan Marini Skin Care Research Products Line

The health of your skin is crucial to the way you take care of it albeit your lifestyle, your genetics and most of all how you care for it on a daily basis. For over 16 years the name Jan Marini has been synonymous with quality and respect. The Jan Marini product line is geared toward you, the customer because Jan knows that clear, smoother, youthful looking skin is what everyone of us want as the years go by. With products to tackle aging skin, hair and eyelashes, there is something for everyone at all ages, races and gender.

jan marini
photo courtesy of www.janmarini.com

Her Background

Jan Marini is the CEO of the industry leading skin care brand Jan Marini Skin Research Inc. She is one of the most trusted and well respected skin care authorities in the world. Her products are a global phenomenon and she has spent the better part of 3 decades researching and developing new scientific technology for skin care research. She has positioned herself with some of the most well known and respected scientists and physicians/dermatologists in the industry.

The Science Involved

Jan Marini Skin Research is all about developing products that combat visible signs of aging and help the skin’s ability to boost collagen production and repair damage. She also developed a line for teens that combats acne and help adolescents live a more self confident life as the get into their adult life. Her expertise go beyond skin care and  into eyelash and hair thinning treatments and products.

Product Lines

jan marini antioxidant line

In any skin care management system it should be all about sun protection, anti-aging and acne control for the adolescents. Environmental protection and social stress are always tops on the list for Jan Marini patented products. Sun protection is the number one factor (or should be) in all skin care lines, and this is especially true with Jan Marini Cosmetics.

AntiOxidant Line

Daily facial and body sunscreen has to be well balanced to cover every end of the broad UVA/UVB spectrum. Protecting the skin’s immune function and helping prevent the damage to DNA is crucial. The Jan Marini Antioxidant line covers broad spectrum UVA and UVB rays with their two AntiOxidant products:

1. Daily Body Protectant (All Skin Types)

  • Broad spectrum SPF 34 waterproof rating with hyaluronic acid
  • Skin protectant that is water resistant and skin conditioning/hydrating to combat the sun exposure and skin aging.
  • Water/sweat resistant up to 80 minutes. Reapply every 2 hours
2. Daily Face Protectant
  • Broad spectrum Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 to combat skin aging due to UV exposure without the heavy or oily sunscreen feel.
  • Water/sweat resistant up to 80 minutes. Reapply every 2 hours

 

Age Intervention Line

Let’s face it, anti-aging technology is at the forefront of any reputable skin care line. The Jan Marini Age Intervention Line includes patented technology to address age related stresses such as wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, thinning hair and skin tone/texture.

1. Age Intervention Retinol Plus

  • Formulated to use all-trans-retinol PLUS anti-aging and collagen boosting peptides, antioxidants, hydrators and skin soothing ingredients according to janmarini.com
  • Contains chrysin, green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, anti-aging peptides and Bisobolol.
2.  Age Intervention Enlighten Plus
  • Clinically proven to attack hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and sun damage (most visible signs of aging)
  • Contains kojic acid, retinol, vitamin c/e, licorice root extract, salicylic acid, alpha-arbutin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, hexylresorcinol, arnica montana, pomegranate extract and cucumber extract
  • Available by physician only

3.  Age Intervention Duality

  • Anti-aging acne control with the maximum allowed benzoyl peroxide percentage (10%) along with retinol, peptides, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars, discoloration, fine lines and rough texture
  • Rejuvenates skin, moisturizes and combats anti-aging
  • All trans retinol, peptides, green tea extract, chrysin, hyaluronic acid, bisabolol, 10% benzoyl peroxide

 

  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Bioglycolic Line
  • C-Esta Line
  • Factor-A line
  • Marini Line
  • Proteolytic Enzymes
  • Teen Clean
  • Transformation Line

 

The New Rules On Sunscreen & Why You Need It

When your a youngster sunscreen is the devil! As a child I remember hating to put sunscreen on but my mom insisted otherwise I wasn’t allowed to go out. So I constantly had a white face and thick lotion put on me  all day long at the beach. Well fast forward 30 years and all those times my mom said ” dont forget your sunscreen” come to haunt me in the night and for good reason.

You see, she was right about one thing, sunscreen is absolutely necessary but for very different reasons now than when I was a kid. Being a child meant wearing sunblock to simply keep from getting burned which would make the rest of our trip a living hell…for my parents!

Now, going into my forties I realize why I needed sunscreen all the years leading up to this one…premature aging! The sun ages you faster than any other factor in your existence. Years and years of UV exposure can take their toll and as I sit here with hyperpigmentation on my face I can attest to the detriment it causes. If you don’t believe me look at yourself in the mirror and then turn around and look at your butt naked. No wrinkles or beauty marks on your bottom because it never sees the light of day. Your face and arms are a different story.

Nowadays I use sunscreen and shade at all times these days with the hopes of aging gracefully and not so quickly because life hits warp speed once you reach 30.

The Rules

Every year something different is brought up about sunscreens, whether it is their hyped SPF values or  their toxicity but one thing remains the same, they are essential. Now one thing you need to know is that all sunscreens are not created equal and it helps to know what you are buying. The saying “you get what you pay for” is appropriate when it comes to sun and skin care products.

  • Always go for broad spectrum. These block UVA rays which cause wrinkles and skin cancer and UVB rays which cause sunburn and cancer as well. Non broad spectrum lotions cannot make this claim.
  • No Parabens. These are synthetic preservatives that mess with hormones and stimulate cancerous tumors. Parabens are found in tons of commercial sunscreens and hygiene products like skin care and hair care. They will be listed last on the ingredients bottle. Vitamin A  (retinyl palmitate) is also something to avoid as it breaks down into free radicals with UV exposure.
  • Don’t be fooled by high SPF (sun protection factor) numbers. SPF products at the supermarket that read 70 or 100 are all hype. SPF measures the percentage of UVB rays blocked so for example: SPF15 blocks 93% of rays, SPF50 blocks 98%. The FDA is contemplating banning anything over SPF50 because it is a waste. Dermatologist recommend SPF30-50.
  • Caution….Oxybenzone. An ingredient in many commerical sunscreen products is a skin irritant and also creates cell damaging free radicals when introduced to UV rays. Research show it could lead to a low sperm count fellas so beware. Look for ingredients like Avobenzone instead or oxybenzone with know known health risks associated.
  • Don’t believe in Sweatproof & Waterproof. There is no such thing in either of the two previous comments. Water resistant is more appropriate and properly describes some sunscreens. According to the FDA is is technically impossible for a sunscreen to be waterproof. A sunscreen gets it’s water resistant tag only if it retains the original SPF for at least 40 minutes while in water.
Badger spf30 sunscreen

Brands You Should Be Buying

So what brands are worth buying? Well there are several and they are equipped to handle the task but they are not cheap.  Here are the sunscreen brands we recommend and support:
  • Sun Bum Pro Line SPF 50 contains a mineral block and is fortified with Vitamin E that stays through rigorous water testing. Men’s Journal tested it in 30 minutes of flip turns in the pool and it passed with flying colors.
  • Beyond Coastal Active Sunscreen SPF 30 is avobenzone based and contains vitamin C and E to increase UV protection on the skin. It is also water resistant and contains yerba and rose hips for skin nourishment. It is rated by EWG (environmental working group) at one of the top brands in the industry.
  • Banana Boat Natural Reflect Lotion SPF 50 is an all mineral formula and is only product that can be found at a local Rite aid or CVS and contains all requirements. It contains the sun
  • Badger SPF 34 sunscreen is one of the best products on the market. Firstly it doesn’t contain any of the products mention in this post. It’s broad spectrum protection comes from Zinc dioxide (the white stuff the lifeguard always had on his nose). It is certified organic and contains moisturizing ingredients such as jojoba & cocoa butter.

 

We Now Sell RapidLash Eyebrow & Eyelash Enhancement Serum

It is time to throw away your old mascara that you have been trying to stretch the heck out of your eyebrows with. The RapidLash eyelash and eyebrow enhancing serum is clinically proven to to be safe and effective on your brows and lashes contrary to the controversial prescription product Latisse.

rapidlash eyelash and eyebrow enhancing serum

With over one million units sold you can see that Rapid Lash is no joking matter and the best part is it is being used by men AND women. They claim results in 4 weeks and it is only to be used once a day for fuller looking lashes.

What Is It

It is an innovative formula that protects and nourishes lashes from the environment via proteins, vitamins and moisturizers much in the same way you would treat your scalp.

  • Clinically proven to be safe and effective
  • Tested by Dermatologist and Opthamologist
  • No animal testing
  • Paraben free
  • Fragrance free
  • Can be used in conjunction with contact lens wearers

How Do I Use Rapidlash

  • You will apply it to the base of your upper eyelashes with the supplied applicator brush.
  • Be sure the eye is clean and free of makeup
  • Start at the inner corner of the eye and move outward on the base of eyelashes
  • Use once daily before bed

Note: Rapidlash is not to be used directly on the eye but if this occurs dont panic, simply rinse eye thoroughly with water.

 

FAQ

How long does the container last?

  • If used once daily it should last 2 months

Does Using Rapidlash twice daily speed up the process?

  • No! It Rapidlash is designed to give you fuller, thicker looking lashes using only one application daily. More than this is just wasting product and your money

Is tingling on my lashes normal when using this product?

  • There have been some reports of mild tingling but this should go away after a few minutes. However should this continue and redness/irritation occur then discontinue use and consult your doctor.

How long does it take to work?

  • Rapidlash testing showed noticeable results in just 4 weeks!

Can Rapidlash be used on eyebrows?

  • Yes! Use caution when applying to lower eyebrow so you don’t come in contact with the eye

If I wear contact can I use Rapidlash?

  • Yes! It is has been tested by opthamologists and proven safe and non irritating

Can Rapidlash be used by pregnant women?

  • It is recommended you consult with your physician before using

 

Creative Images Has Brazilian Blowout Products For Sale Online

brazilian blowout products

Creative Images Inc is happy to announce the listing of our coveted brazilian blowout product line for sale on our website. We are putting the finishing touches on the site to get all the products listed and get the inventory squared away. Our products will be FREE SHIPPING! Woo Hoo! 

So we figured since it is so difficult to find brazilian blowout products sale online (at a certified salon) why not offer this up to our customers and even the entire country. Please bare with us as we get the site up and running at full capacity to handle the product load.

Here is a list of all the products and bundles we will provide. Also if there is a bundle you would like to see that is not offered please let us know (we can prob make it happen for you ;). We stock everything in house so as long as it is in our store we can ship it out to you asap. We will be offering discounts from time to time so if you sign up for our newsletter then you can get your hands on some deep discounts. We will also give discounts from time to time for repeat customers. So follow us on Twitter, Youtube, facebook, g+ and Pinterest!

  • BB Acai Anti-frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
  • BB Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
  • BB Acai Daily Smoothing Serum
  • BB Acai Deep Conditioning Masque
  • BB Acai Protective Thermal Straightening Balm
  • BB Acai Shine & Shield Spray Shine
  • BB Acai Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift
  • BB Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish
  • Instant Volume Body Boost Powder
  • Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift Volume/Body/Shine
  • BB 3 piece styling kit bundle (define polish,cond masque,shine spray)
  • BB 4 piece bundle (define polish,straightening balm,shine spray,root lift)

 

The Continued Rise Of Men’s Hairstyling

A Game of Two Halves

Ah yes, the old cliché that is often trotted out, particularly about football, but also irrelevantly applied to several other sports and general aspects of life. During the recent Euro 2012 football tournament, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo took this phrase to a whole new level.

cristiano rinaldo hair

In their opening game against Germany, Ronaldo appeared with a different hairstyle in the second half to the one he sported during the first 45 minutes. While this may not be surprising to those who follow football and flinch at this particular player’s vanity, what it does do is further bring attention to the obsession men have with their hairstyles in modern times.

From Old to New

The adage of hair “just sitting on your head and doing nothing” is now dead and buried. It is easy to spot those who remain entrenched in that belief, they are the men who have closely shaved heads and mock anyone with anything on their heads longer than inch as “pretty boys” or something altogether more homophobic.

As men have been liberated from their fashion slumbers in recent years and have turned to an altogether more expressive sense of style, hairstyling has followed. Perhaps the greatest surprise is that men have not had to be dragged kicking and screaming into getting a decent haircut, indicating that they have wanted to look great all along.

Of course, a great haircut is now accepted as being a central part of fashion in general. Even with the smartest, most fashionable threads on your back, a sub-standard trim can badly let you down.

Celebrity Influences

One thing that men will deny, kicking and screaming, however, is how their haircuts are influenced. Many will claim to choose their styles from a book in the stylists, or some even have the gall to claim that “my hair has always been like this.”

david beckham

For those that wish to be honest, they will let their guard down and say they saw Gary Barlow, David Beckham, or another prominent celebrity’s style and copied it.

David Beckham has always had extravagant hair styles and is known as one of the trendsetters in Hollywood. In fact his mother often is responsible for creating his luscious locks from time to time. If the haircut is popular chances are David is behind it’s trend has already had the style to begin with.

The Ronaldo Effect

Despite what people think of them on a personal level, the styles sported by messrs Barlow, Beckham and Ronaldo are all highly favoured among men, for many reasons.

The primary motivation is that men want to prove wrong the old adage we mentioned earlier, and a close cut at the sides with length on top gives flexibility for three or four different styles in one cut.

This can be extremely useful, particularly to those who need to look smart at work, as they can have a clean look during the week while going more wild and “moppy,” or spike their hair, at the weekend.

Men’s Hair Care Products

Whether it is looking at new styles or the money spent on hair care products, the men’s market is continuing to grow, and shows no signs of letting up soon. The AVEDA line of hair care products for men has seen a rise in sales over the last decade due in part to Celebrity’s like Ronaldo and Beckham going for the hair style of the month. Everything from Pomade to Grooming Clay has men spending a little time in front of the mirror to give their head a little style before they walk out the door.

Stylepilot, an exclusive men’s fashion website delivering the latest in fashion clothing and brands to cater to all men style.

Treat Your Scalp Right with Eco-Friendly Hair Care Products

Have you ever looked at the label on the back of your hair care products and seen seven-syllable words that sound frighteningly toxic? The antibacterial preservative methylchloroisothiazolinone, the powerful surfactant sodium lauryl sulfate and silicone-derived ingredients like dimethicone are found in many shampoos, conditioners and conventional hair care products.

eco friendly hair care products

These ingredients are harsh, easily absorbed and can lead to allergies, chemical sensitivities and severe health problems. Many of these ingredients stay in your body long after use. If these ingredients aren’t good for your body, they probably aren’t good for the environment either.

Eco-friendly hair care brands like Organic Root Stimulator from Namaste Laboratories and AVEDA are made without these harsh and potentially toxic substances.

Let Down Your Hair

Eco-friendly hair products aren’t only good for your hair and scalp. They can improve hair growth, reduce hair loss and encourage long, lustrous locks. Healthy, beautiful hair starts with a pampered scalp.

Because the hair and scalp are so efficient at absorbing the chemicals that we apply daily, they are also highly efficient at absorbing natural ingredients that can improve hair growth and scalp health. Switching to products from AVEDA can correct chemical damage and restore the natural beauty of your hair.

Growing Long, Lustrous Locks

Treating your hair and scalp right is the first step to growing long, healthy hair. This starts with all-natural hair care products. The ingredients in your styling products are just as important as the ingredients in your shampoo and conditioner.

There are plenty of organic and eco-friendly hair care brands out there that formulate products for all hair types. By reading the labels and conducting your own research, you’ll be able to find the perfect eco-friendly product for your unique hair type.

Organic and eco-friendly hair care products often cost a little bit more than conventional products, but they’re worth the small price increase. Conventional products use chemicals that can be manufactured and purchased cheaply.

On the other hand, eco-friendly hair care brands use sustainable manufacturing methods and focus on incorporating natural and botanical ingredients that cost more. However, environmentally friendly alternatives perform as well as conventional brands.

Natural shampoos and conditioners enriched with botanical ingredients nourish the hair and scalp and gently lift dirt and natural oils to leave your hair looking and feeling soft, silky and shiny.

Finding the Right Natural Hair Care Products

With so many options available, finding the perfect product for your hair can be challenging. Once you find the right brand, you’ll have a wide selection of natural shampoos, conditioners, nourishing balms, styling products and organic root stimulators at your fingertips.

Read the ingredients, and review the recommendations to find a product that is ideal for dry hair, oily hair, dandruff and all types of conditions.

If you’re having trouble finding the perfect product, consult a local stylist at an organically friendly hair salon like Creative Images. These salons focus on natural hair care products from brands like AVEDA that have eco-friendly business practices.

A stylist at an eco-friendly salon will be able to make personalized product recommendations based on your unique hair type. Avoid chemical-laden hair care products with unpronounceable ingredients, and make the eco-friendly switch. If you’re going green, make sure your hair care regimen is green too.