I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Moroccan oil before, as it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. But do you really know what it is or why people love it? Or what type of hair it should be used on? Let me teach you all about this miracle product…
The other day, somebody mentioned to me that he had just learned that Paul Mitchell and Patron were owned by the same person. True? Partially. Let me explain….
Paul Mitchell was founded by two young entrepreneurs in 1980. The iconic hairstylist, Cyril Mitchell (who later went by the name Paul Mitchell) and John Paul DeJoria started the world-famous Paul Mitchell hair product line with just 700$ and a dream. The business office originally consisted of just a P.O. Box and a message recording. They sold only the most basic products: shampoo one, shampoo two and the conditioner. (more…)
Have you ever looked at a shampoo bottle and read the phrase “sulfate free”? Odds are you’ve seen this term before as it has become a pretty popular phrase. A lot of shampoo and other beauty products are starting to list this term on their bottles, as people are generally wanting to use less and less of products containing sulfates. But what are sulfates? If you’ve wondered this question before, then you’ve come to the right place. I’d like to explain what sulfates are and why you should avoid them.
What Are Sulfates?
Scientifically, sulfates are synthetic ingredients partially based on sulfur, which is derived from petrolatum or other sources. The largest part of the molecule comes from lauryl alcohol, which is derived from coconut oil or other plants. To make sulfates, lauryl alcohol is reacted with sulfuric acid. Sulfur can be found naturally on earth, but for manufacturing it’s generally produced using petrolatum (BetterHealthMag). (more…)
I’m sure that this is probably old news to many of you but I feel compelled to write about the Wen disaster as I have previously written articles raving about Wen. If you haven’t already heard, Wen has been in the news recently. Two hundred people have joined a class-action lawsuit against Wen, saying that the hair product line has caused their hair to fall out, possibly forever.
Wen Cleansing Conditioner claims to clean hair without the use of harsh chemicals, but many women are claiming that it also causes dryness, hair thinning, hair loss and significant damage to their hair, hence the “Wen disaster.”
The company was founded by celebrity stylist, Chaz Dean, whose clients include Jennie Garth, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alyssa Milano. Dean uses Wen cleansing conditioner in his Hollywood salon. “I want to ultimately re-educate everyone on how they can best cleanse and nourish the scalp and hair,” Chaz says. “I want to change the world, one head at a time.”
Wen claims to work by using natural botanicals, herbs and extracts to hydrate and cleanse your hair without the use of harsh sulfates. Their website states that “the perfect mixture and blend of its ingredients leaves your hair healthy-looking, moisturized, and cleansed.” There are also endorsements from celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Alyssa Milano stating things like that Wen dramatically changed the appearance of their hair and that they haven’t seen this type of shine, volume and texture since they were young.