So Fresh & So Clean

shampoohairHave you made the switch to organic hair care yet? Here’s why you should….

Contrary to popular belief, the chemicals that are present in most mainstream hair products actually contribute to hair damage over time, not to mention the fact that they’re filled with a whole slew of dirty ingredients that are absorbed into the scalp and skin- Do you know what’s in your shampoo/conditioner? Scary thought isn’t it??

Try one of our natural varieties instead, like Acure Pure Mint + Echinacea Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner that will nourish your hair and scalp.

*Build dynamic volume without stripping natural oils or creating build-up

*Quinoa protein extract supports keratin and hair strength

*Babassu oil provides lightweight moisture for root and scalp maintenance

*Echinacea Stem Cells promote cellular regeneration at the root level

Your diet plays a large role in your hair health as well, try to incorporate some of these foods to boost the health of your Hair, Skin & Nails:

Iron: lentils, potatoes with skin, sunflower seeds, tofu, molasses, flaxseed, oysters, beef, chicken, shrimp –make hair strong

Zinc: walnuts, salmon, cashews, pecans, almonds, oysters –help prevent hair loss

Biotin: beans, eggs — prevent brittle hair

Selenium: nuts –necessary for a healthy scalp

Vitamin B12: chicken, shellfish, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs –shiny hair

Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, tomatoes –needed to produce sebum, your body’s natural conditioner

Calcium: Milk, yogurt, cheese, broccoli, sesame seeds, spinach –prevents brittle hair

In combination with organic shampoo & conditioner, once a week you can pick a beauty treatment based on your hairs current needs, we’ve compiled some all-natural treatments for you

All hair types: 

Egg Mask — The yolk is naturally moisturizing, while the white,  removes unwanted oilsUse the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair.To Use: Use 1/2 cup of whichever egg mixture is appropriate for you and apply to clean, damp hair.  Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. (Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks.)

Limp/Fine hair: 

To add body to hair, reach for an unlikely beauty beverage: beer! The fermented drink contains generous supplies of yeast, which works to plump tired tressesTo Use: Mix 1/2 cup flat beer (pour beer into a container and let it sit out for a couple of hours to deplete carbonation) with 1 tsp light oil (sunflower or canola) and a raw egg. Apply to clean, damp hair, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Or add flat beer only to a spray bottle and spritz onto dry hair. “When the liquid evaporates, the remaining protein residue (from the wheat, malt or hops) continues to strengthen and structure hair.” Treatments can be applied every other week.

 Dry or Sun damaged hair: 

Whatever your hair-dehydrating demon—hard water, sun overexposure, your trusty flat iron—nature’s sweetener can help. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moistureTo Use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.

Frizzy hair: 

Home beauty experts swear by avocado—and not just to repair damaged hair. Its oils (which are light and moist like our own natural skin secretions) and proteins boast the best combination of nutrients for smoothing and weighing down unruly hair To Use: Mash up half an avocado and massage into clean, damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with water. Amp up moisturizing power by combining mashed avocado with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a hydrating ingredient, like sour cream, egg yolks or mayonnaise. Treatment can be applied every two weeks.