If you’re considering dying your hair, when consulting with a new hair stylist, there’s a good chance one of the first questions they will ask is whether your hair is currently dyed or coloured. The reason, according to Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup Director, Jules Peacocke, is that colouring hair can be complex.
Become aware of the health implications of chemicals in hair and makeup products by reading these articles. There is no such thing as organic hair colour for instance but there are “better” choices you can make. The same with cosmetics. Just by making more intelligent product choices you reduce the chemical load on your body and health.
It is our general observation that hair and scalp health improves when we move clients onto professional ranges that are paraben and sulphate free.
Here’s a case study about a 48 year old male client.
PROBLEM: A male client came in complaining of excessive dandruff and flaky scalp. He is recovering from cancer and takes very good care of his health. His hair has thinned on top considerably but he is not bald and this has occurred as a result of a genetic issue rather than any medication or cancer treatments. I asked him about his hair care regime and he indicated that he only used an “organic” shampoo from the health food shop. Read more
Nasties in your hair care
The western world is increasingly becoming attuned to making a healthy lifestyle and food choices and with it, people are looking for more natural products to complement this shift. One key way we can look after ourselves is to minimise or eliminate harsh chemicals. Read more
Some ingredients in cosmetics are known to be toxic to our bodies. It baffles me as to why scientists would ever think of including them in products that we apply directly on our skin, and why it is legal!
At Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up our health philosophy is simple – less chemicals not more.
With the plethora of organic hair care products on the market, we’re sorry to inform you that Organic Hair Colour does not really exist.
But there are certainly ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals or avoid animal ingredients in the quest for beautiful hair and an organic or vegan lifestyle.