October 29, 2011
I’ve been busy working on a Feature Film in Vancouver, Canada. Elysium (aka, Asgari), is a futuristic, science-fiction movie starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley (District 9). The director is Neil Blomkemp. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the movie, District 9. Many of the actors are concerned about chemicals in professional makeup and hair products. So I have researched and found hair care products that are organic and free from all or most chemicals.
Nearly all of the professional shampoos still contain cleaning agents such as Sodium lauryl sulfate and Sodium laureth sulfate that strip away body and color, leaving the hair dried out and dull. Other harmful chemicals used in hair care products include Propylene glycol, a cosmetic mineral oil, which is also found in brake and hydraulic fluids, anti-freeze and airplane de-icers. Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl) are preservatives that inhibit microbial growth and extend product shelf life. Most cosmetics use synthetic colors and dyes, which are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin.
Studies have shown that 40% of what you put on your skin can be absorbed into your system. Some researchers believe that 85% – 95% of cancer can be traced to environmental exposure from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the chemicals we are exposed to.
Onesta is one of my favorite professional hair care products that are natural, plant-based, free from Parabens, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium laureth sulfate, Propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, colors, dyes, animal-testing and animal ingredients. Since there are no preservatives, it is best to by these products in small bottles and containers. Onesta is made in the USA and can be purchased at professional hair care stores.
Alcove shampoos and conditioners are another one of my favorite products. They are Sulfate free, salt free and Paraben free. Alcove products work well on color treated hair. Their shampoos offer a very rich and thick lather and are enriched with Oligo’s exclusive microcapsule technology. Microcapules Technology is a system that provides the hair with precisely the nutrients it needs. As the hair is dried, either naturally or with a hair dryer, the microcapsules disintegrate and release a dosed selection of essential nutrients. Alcove is a Canadian product that can be purchased at a salon or at a professional hair care outlet.