Friday, February 12, 2010

All Washed Up!

Who says SLS free shampoo doesn't lather? I had my daughter take a pic of me washing my hair with my SLS free Dry Scalp Relief Shampoo. It took me over a year to formulate this shampoo.  I adore it, my hair adores it!
I do receive many compliments on my hair, the sheen, how healthy it looks, and then I get the question. "What do you use?' I love to respond, as I can say " I make all my hair care products from scratch". Then the jaws drop.. Love it. :-)   It has taken  many years to formulate natural, healthy, effective hair care products.

As women our hair tells a story about who we are. Our color choices, cut, and the over all look. I understand that we want our hair to be soft, silky, manageable and we want to be noticed. I also know that many people, not just women do not understand that the bubbles DO NOT CLEAN. When I first started making shampoo years ago, it did not foam. My hair was cleaned, my hair look fabulous, but my customers wanted bubbles.
You can educate about how the suds do nothing to clean, or nourish hair follicles, to hydrate damage hair and damaged scalps. But that fact remains people love the suds. That is why it took me over a year to formulate my shampoos. There were many mathematical calculations to be perform. The percentages of each ingredient to enhance other ingredients to create a product that will give women what they want for their hair.  Too much of one ingredient, to little of another. Keeping a journal of past failures, so I know what not to do next time. Adding additional ingredients.. Knowing the properties of each ingredient, the safe amount of each ingredient, how they will interact with one another.
Awww yes By George I Think I've Got It!!!
I had actually jumped out of bed at 2 am one morning with the answer, with the calculations. I went down to my lab (kitchen) and mixed up a batch. EUREKA!! SLS free shampoo. Healthy, Natural, Sudsy Shampoo.
Then the testing began. Everyone who tried it, loved it.  There were many Joyful Girls strutting around with shiny, manageable, healthy hair and I was one of them!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

A very nasty chemical that is a known skin irritant. It is used in skin care, hair care, care engine cleansers, and cleaning products. The purpose and sole purpose for this nasty chemical is to provide the product with bubbles, suds, foam.... 

There was a study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that SLS penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults. It can cause hair loss,can cause bladder infections, can cause skin rashes. Actually there is nothing good about SLS. 

So why use SLS? Are you really going to jeopardize your health for some suds?
Do the research, make informative healthy decisions. You can read more about  SLS  here 

There is only one of you, and don't you deserve the best? You can have it, you just have to want it!
Come on  
     Bubbles are supposed to be fun, not hazardous to your health!



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