Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Find the Perfect Brush: The Best Hairbrushes to Tidy up Your Tresses

You think you are using the right hair brush? From thick curls to straight hair to thin waves, you should have a different hairbrush according to your hair texture. But you don’t consider your hair texture while choosing the hair brush, right? Selecting the right hair brush and that too keeping your hair type in mind will keep you away from bad hair days and will also minimize breakage. Here is a list of hairbrushes that might be perfect for your hair texture:

1.     The Thermal Brush: Perfect for curly, thick and even coarse hair, the thermal ceramic barrel mimics a thermal brush and it can offer a very fancy blowout. You only need to spend a few minutes and with this brush your hair will be loaded with volume maintaining a smooth texture. This two in one hair brush will be able to do both drying and styling.

1.     Boar bristle brush: A boar bristle brush is an essential hair brush that suits any kind of hair. The boar bristles are perfect for distributing the natural oils of your scalp down the hair shaft, which ultimately minimizes the number of weekly hair wash. The bristles of this hair brush are very flexible so they don’t break hair while you are using it. This hair brush is perfect for styling if you want frizz-free and smooth hair. You can use Safe Ayurvedic Hair Loss Therapy shampoo to wash your hair.

1.     Paddle brush: If you have long and straight hair then paddle brush is the perfect option for detangling your hair. The wide flat shape of this brush detangles your hair quickly with less passes so you face less shedding.

1.     Neem Wood Comb: If you are shedding a lot of hair then Neem wood comb is all you need. It offers a 100% natural and healthier way to encourage hair re-growth. This Neem Wooden Comb helps in removing settled/impacted dirt particles on scalp and opening the clogged pores, allowing the scalp to breathe.

Picking the right brush is not an easy task but if you are aware of your hair texture and type then you can choose the perfect brush, which will ultimately reduce hair breakage and will promote thick and healthy hair.

Chemical Alert! Avoid the Hair Dyes Containing These Toxic Chemicals

You see your favorite star walking the ramp in red hair and you immediately decide to color your hair red. The very next month, you see the same star with blue hair color and again you want to change your hair color. But are you aware of the harmful chemicals present in most of the dyes, which can damage your hair? Let us read through
  • PPD: Commonly known as para-phenylenediamine, PPD is used as a dye for dark color shades and is made of tar, which is a chemical derived from petroleum and features phenols, naphthalene, benzene and aniline along with many other chemicals. When combined with Hydrogene Peroxide, PPD can prove to be very toxic and can lead to cancer.
  • Ammonia: Ammonia is used to open up the outer layer of your hair so that the dye can go inside the hair. Ammonia may produce acidic burns and may also cause irritation in lungs.

  •    Parabens: Methylparabens and Propylparabens are the most commonly used parabens preservatives. These preservatives are extensively used in many hair care products and can cause many allergies and skin irritation.
  •   Hydrogene Peroxide: Hydrogene Peroxide is generally used to strip the natural hair color away before applying the hair dye. It has been observed that this chemical changes the natural hair structure and your hair even loses its original shine.
  •   Lead Acetate: Lead Acetate is widely used as a color additive when it comes to dying dark shades. But you are unaware of the fact that it causes anemia and produces neurological problems.
  •   Resorcinol: It is a toxic dye, which can cause scalp irritation. This allergen also affects the endocrine system.
Hair coloring is in trend and if you cannot avoid it completely then ensure that you do not buy the products with these toxic chemicals. From dyes, highlights or single and double process color, there are so many options available to color your hair the way you want. The best way to avoid these harmful chemicals is to buy 100% natural hair dyes that contain products like Reetha (Soapnut), Amla (Indian gooseberry), and Shikakai (Acacia concinna). Not only will these products keep your hair looking naturally good and shiny, but also would not affect your health adversely, even if you dye your hair regularly. Don’t worry in case you have already got your hair or scalp damaged because of these harmful chemicals. You can restore the health of your hair by using products like Strong & Nourished Hair oil and Safe Ayurvedic Hair Loss Therapy shampoo.

Have Natural Waves? Most Fascinating Hairstyles for Thick Wavy Hair

Do you always find yourself short on styling ideas for your frizzy and thick wavy hair? Then you do not know that there is a whole treasure trove of hairstyles, which compliments the frizzy and waxy hair texture. Wavy hair add playfulness to your look and if you are blessed with thick hair, you can experiment a lot with your waves. Here is the list of hairstyles, which you can choose to add style to your thick wavy hair:

1.     Side Ponytail: Think of a situation when your best friend is throwing an impromptu party and you have only 15 minutes to get ready? This hairstyle can be your savior as a simple pony tail will look too classy with your evening attire. 

1.     Twist and pin half up hairstyle: Do you know that if you have wavy hair then your hairstyle should consist of two main features - layers to minimize the excessive thickness and right length. Pin your hair upward from one side and add layers to rest of your hair. You can use Neem Wood Comb, which offers a healthier way to comb your hair. 

1.     Pouf Ponytail: The pouf, which you will make at the front will not only add a stylish detail to your hairdo but will also take down the entire frizz that you have at the top of your head.

1.     Textured bob cut: You are completely wrong, if you think your wavy hair cannot handle shorter cuts. Maybe you haven’t come across bob cut, which can really complement your hair texture. If you want to do something really drastic to your wavy hair then go for the bob cut. Moisturize your hair with the Natural Goodness conditioner to maintain the waves of your hair.

1.     Dutch Braided Bun: Do you want to look like a duchess on your next date? This hairstyle is all you need. Merge two French braids into the small low bun and see the bun and the braids forming the perfect symmetrical composition together.

Wavy hair is not a curse anymore and the choice of right hairstyle will help you to look charming in every party, get together or event you attend. Master these hairstyles and you will never have to think twice before attending any formal or casual event.

From Plain to Peppy: Best hairstyles for Long Hair

Finally, after so much of patience you have grown your strands really long. Now what? Are you going to keep them open and simple every time? Nah! Long hair offers numerous styling options and you can see your transformation from being simple to being glamorous by adding these simple hairdos to your day and night routine.

1. The Hunny Bun

     Also known as the sock bun, the hunny bun is a perfectly shaped bun, which will turn all the heads towards you. Use a sock to give the perfect shape to your bun and then spray it using a hairspray to keep it in place and tight. You can use Strong & Nourished Hair oil before washing your hair to remove the hair spray effect.

     2. Sleek Vixen Hair

Twist your hair, make a ponytail and wrap around - these three steps are the basis of this gorgeous and elegant hair style. This hair style is time consuming but the outcome is worth the wait. This hairdo looks best with your evening dress.

1    3.  Half up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle

Flowy hair look beautiful and offer a great look for wedding. They look gorgeous with both formal and casual dresses. This hairstyle suits wavy, straight and frizzy long hair.

      4. The Knot Pony
    Give a modern twist to the classic ponytail style with the knot pony. The trick to get this hairstyle right is to use enough mousse so that your hair becomes easily workable. Use Neem Wood Comb to detangle tour strands before you start with the hairstyle. 

1    5. Twisted bun 
     This bun is very easy and fun. The twisted bun is perfect for those days when you don’t want to cover your neck and shoulders with the long length of your hair. Make sure that you pop it up really high on your head to get the perfect look.

You can do a lot to your long hair irrespective of the fact which occasion you are going to attend or what dress are you wearing. Now, you have a lot of new ideas about how to make cute hairstyles in less time, so take your bobby pins, hair spray and all the other styling products and be creative with your hair.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Toxic Chemicals Found in Beauty Products

The maddening craze for looking good drives us to use all those chemical-based products that promise to step up our beauty. When thinking of beautifying ourselves we usually start with our hair and skin. There are uncountable products that promise us the strength we need for our hair or a flawless glow that we want on our face. Yet it is critical to use such products while applying a lot of discretion. Following are some toxic chemicals present in salon products and their harmful effects that your hair and skin are exposed to.

Dangerous Chemicals in Hair Products

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

This is a type of chemical that you can find in the garage floor cleaners that are used for industrial purposes. Unfortunately, it is also the most commonly used ingredient in the shampoos. As it is used for degreasing the engines, it can also leave your hair dry and rough.


This alcohol can be found in various hair gels and hairsprays to keep your hairstyle intact. But Isopropyl alcohol can diminish the moisture of your hair as it is also present in wood polish and antifreeze to make the oil evaporate.

·      Synthetic Colors

The usage of synthetic colors in the hair-care products is inevitable just like alcohol. They are just present for visual reasons but can cause irritation on your scalp. Many brands use these chemicals in their hair-care products but their popularity or sensual appeal makes us ignorant. Whereas, there are some hair-care brands that are herbal and give a natural beauty and strength to your hair.

Harmful Chemicals in Skin-Care Products

·      Phthalates

These chemicals are mainly used to maximize and soften the plastics. Majorly, dibutyl phthalate is one of them that is found in products like perfumes and lotions. They can cause disruptions in endocrine and expose you to breast cancer.

·      Fragrance

Some companies infuse fragrance in their cosmetics, which can even contain some harmful chemicals. This infusion can cause skin allergies and can affect the reproductive system. You can find this element in colognes, body-wash gels, moisturizers, etc.

·      Sunscreen Chemicals

Present to act as a sunscreen agent, these chemicals become a sheath against the UV rays. But chemicals like these can disrupt the endocrine system, leading to cause cancer in the body.

You can still trust some companies that bestow you with herbal skin-care products that will never put you at any risk.

The above discussion makes you aware of those harmful chemicals hair and skin products that can lead you to the risks of cancer. The discussion also serves the purpose of giving you the information on those beauty products that will give you healthy skin and hair, without any side effects!

Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics??? Yes, You Read it Absolutely Right!

Did you ever wonder that the cosmetics, which you trusted in hope to get a perfect, glowing skin, might actually be containing some skin scarring chemicals? A study says that an average adult uses more than 7 skincare products a day, and most of them are not thoroughly tested for toxicity. Although exposure to such elements once in a while might not do much harm to your health, but daily exposure for a prolonged period can result in life-threatening ailments. What’s even more shocking is that many brands, which advertise themselves as ‘All-Natural’, they too have been found to be containing the below mentioned poisonous chemicals in some of the very commonly used cosmetics.

1. Sunscreen: Oxy-benzone

Most of the commercial sunscreens in the market contain oxybenzone, a hormone disrupter. An ingredient that is sometimes linked to obesity and fertility problems.

2. Hair Care Products: Formaldehyde

This is the same ingredient that is used in embalming a corpse, ugh! In 2012, the presence of formaldehyde in many brands had raised concerns. The FDA then stepped in, and now many brands have avoided its usage, switching to safer options.

3. Lipstick: Lead

The FDA had confirmed in the year 2012 that traces of lead was found in around 400 lipsticks brands. The fact is - nothing can be done about it. If you need color, you need lead, which is a by-product of color additives. The main drawback is that lead builds over time in the body, and can sometimes cause breast cancer.

4. Hand Wash: Triclosan

We all love the anti-bacterial hand wash. But it is good if you read through the ingredient label. A potential hormone disrupter, triclosan too can accumulate over time in the body. This doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hands! Look for safer alternatives.

5. Lotions and creams: Paraben

 Most of the ‘decent’ brands have this ingredient written on their label. Parabens and its variants, butyl, iso-butyl, propyl, ethyl and methyl – all preservatives, can have weakening effects on the estrogen hormone. Scientists have found that butyl paraben can inhibit sperm formation in mice. Sodium methyl paraben has been strictly banned by the E.U.

Many companies are working towards bringing toxin-free beauty cosmetics in the beauty industry. But this might take a while before they end up discovering something. So in the meantime it is better you switch to using natural, herbal products.

Most cosmetic brands that you see in the stores are packed with truckloads of toxic chemicals. The truth of the irony is that such ingredients can actually make you age faster, and harm your gentle skin. At the end of the day such products are fooling consumers, and defeating the very purpose of cosmetics.

How to Maintain Healthy Hair – Hair Care Tips for the Winter Season

Surely you would have taken good care of your hair to protect them from damaged caused by blazing sun during summer. However, now winter has already set in and you are completely wrong if you think that snow, rain, and icy cold weather won’t damage your hair. Winter brings with itself a whole new set of hair problems and you need a whole new hair care routine to deal with them.

1. Fight the dandruff

During winter your scalp gets drier and itchier because of lack of moisture in the air. Due to this you face issues like dandruff, which can ultimately lead to hair fall. To deal with this problem, you require a few teaspoons of coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for few seconds and then mix it with lemon juice and massage the scalp gently. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and rinse with Safe Ayurvedic Hair Loss Therapy shampoo.

 2. Make conditioner your best friend

In winter, conditioner is needed to lock the extra moisture in the hair. Adding conditioner oil to the conditioner will also give you extra benefits. Choose oil which is non- greasy, apply the mixture of oil and conditioner on your hair, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse off using lukewarm water. You can use Seal the Natural Goodness conditioner in winters. 

3.   Prevent loss of moisture

During winter, cover your hair with scarf, hats or other hair coverings when you go out. Snow fall, bad weather condition or cold winds steal the moisture from the hair, which can be really harmful for your hair. Apart from adding style to your attire, these coverings will keep your hair intact and there will be no loss of moisture from hair strands. 


4. Water is your savior

Drinking a lot of water during winter will keep your skin and scalp hydrated from the inside and will ultimately help in retaining the moisture in the hair.

Winter brings in a lot of holidays and holidays means party and vacation time. You want your hair to look best and never want to have a bad hair day. Follow these tips in winter and your hair won’t get affected by the harsh weather conditions.

Save your strands – Hair Products you should Never Use

You hate bad hair days, right? But have you ever wondered why do you face them? The reason could be humidity, bad styling habits or regular use of harsh products, which may be making your hair weak. From hair sprays to serums to shampoos & conditioners, which are readily available in the market today, there are a number of hair care products that might be the root cause for all your hair related problems. Here is a list of products that you should never use for washing or styling your hair:

1. Alcohol-based products

Mainly used in hair gels, hair creams and styling sprays, alcohol can really dry your strands and can make them look very rough. These products spoil the original look and texture of your hair. If you are already cursing these products for making your hair dry then it is time to start using Strong & Nourished Hair oil to get the natural look of your hair back. 

2. Cheap Shampoos 

You should be very careful while buying a shampoo as some cheap shampoos may strip your hair color and even remove hair’s natural oils because of presence of sulfates and lathering ingredients in high quantity in them. Don’t go for a shampoo just because it is priced very low; rather choose a shampoo, which consists of high moisturizing components. For a reasonably priced, high-quality natural shampoo, you can consider using Safe Ayurvedic Hair Loss Therapy shampoo.

3. Protein Based Conditioners 

There is nothing wrong with using a conditioner unless it is completely made up of protein only. Always prefer a mixture of moisture and protein when it comes to choosing a conditioner, as excessive protein will make the hair lose its natural elasticity and will also lead to hair fall. You may also get straw-like strands, which will spoil the look of your hair.

4. Plastic Brushes or Combs 

Never use plastic brushes or combs on your hair as they have the tendency to break your hair. Instead use Neem Wood Comb which offers a healthier way to control hair loss. 

These are some key ingredients commonly found in hair styling products and accessories, which are extremely harsh on our locks and can cause damage to them. If you want naturally long and shiny hair, then go organic and stay away from these toxic chemicals and products.