Do you want soft, glossy, smooth hair that shines with good health? Let me introduce you to the exceptional line of Miessence and Abbey St. Clare Lazarus All Natural Hair Care Products. These two lines of all natural shampoos and conditioners for normal, dry, oily and thinning hair repair and scalp problem treatments and organic styling gel products contain absolutely NO synthetic detergents, artificial preservatives, colors or fragrances, petroleum by-products, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, tar derivatives or genetically modified ingredients. Nor are any ingredients tested on animals.
Treat your hair to luxurious, natural hair care ingredients that cleanse, nourish, protect and strengthen your hair. Miessence Hair Care products are made with herbs and essential oils and include shampoos for normal, dry and oily hair, clarifier rinse to seal the hair shaft and improve scalp problems, conditioners and hair repair products to eliminate dry hair and split ends and styling gels to help your hair look its best. Abbey St. Clare Lazarus Hair Care products are a unique blend of research tested stimulating natural botanical extracts and oils and Keratinocyte Growth Factor that stimulates hair growth, adds volume and body to thin tresses and provides a healthy scalp. Abbey St. Clare Lazarus shampoo is safe for color treated hair.
When taking a shower or visiting hair salons, it is doubtful you ever consider the question, "How is this [shampoo, hair dye, styling gel] affecting my health? Perhaps more people should pay attention to the products they are using on their hair on a daily basis, as some contain potentially dangerous chemicals.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a forming agent and one of the most commonly used chemicals found in hair care products. There are literally hundreds of scientific articles highlighting its toxicity. It readily penetrates the dermis. The chemical properties of SLS are such that it is used in many cleaning agents: car wash soaps, garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and 90% of all foam-producing products. Health hazards caused by SLS include tissue damage that could result in liver, brain, heart and lung damage in the long-term; eye damage; degradation of the immune system; severe skin irritation; hair loss and eczema. When absorbed through the skin Sodium Lauryl Sulfate maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain. Sodium Lauryl is an animal teratogen (causes birth defects or malformations)
While the purpose of MIT is to prevent bacteria from developing, researchers found that contact with it restricted growth of axons and dendrites of immature nerves found in rat brain cells. The rat studies also showed that chronic exposure to this chemical led to a malfunction in the way neurons communicate with one another. One researcher explained that direct exposure to high concentrations of MIT would irritate the skin because it can damage skin cells.
MIT (methylisothiazolinone) is found in antimicrobial soaps, hand soaps, dish soaps and a surprising number of personal care products, including shampoo and other hair care products. People buy these hair care products thinking they're protecting themselves from infectious microbes. They think it makes them immune to viruses and bacteria that might be found in their bathrooms or kitchens, and, thus, they believe in the mythology of using antimicrobial soaps to create a sterile environment in their own homes. (read more)
Hair care products containing as ingredients amines or amino derivatives, particularly di- or triethanolamine, may form nitrosamines if they also contain an ingredient which acts as a nitrosating agent as, for example, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol, Onyxide 500), 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane (Bronidox C) or tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane (Tris Nitro), or if they are contaminated with a nitrosating agent, e.g., sodium nitrite. Amines and their derivatives are mostly present in creams, cream lotions, hair shampoos and cream hair conditioners. The nitrosation may occur during manufacture or during product storage.
Many nitrosamines have been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals. They have also been shown to penetrate the skin. Nitrosamines can lead to developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies, immunotoxicity and endocrine disruption. Nitrosamine contamination became an issue in early 1977. In a study of 29 cosmetic creams and lotions, N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) was determined in 27.
Long-term use of hair dye promotes lymphatic cancer, says new research from Yale University. The finding isn't surprising: the toxic ingredients used in hair dyes have long been known to be highly carcinogenic. It's yet another example of the health dangers of personal care products like deodorant, perfume, shampoo and soap, all of which contain toxic ingredients that are inevitably absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream.
Yale researchers have found that lifetime users of hair coloring products have an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, part of the body's immune system. This is the first study to examine the impact of hair dye use with time period of use as a key factor. Source: Science Daily
"One out of every two clients coming into the salon has chlorine damage to their hair," says Vancouver's top hairdresser Derek London. "It's almost the same as oxidation from peroxide burning, except chlorine adds density to the hair. You see a lot of breakage and splitting. The chlorine makes hair shiny like fiberglass. Hair tangles when it's shampooed and becomes difficult to comb."
Find out how to remove chlorine and other harmful substances from your shower or bath water. Chlorine Removing Shower and Bath Filters
At last, there is a sodium laureth sulfate-free (SLS) shampoo and hair conditioner. Miessence and Lazarus includes chemical-free, nontoxic, all natural shampoos and conditioners made with certified organic ingredients. Miessence hair care products are an organic alternative to the undesirable toxic ingredients used in most cosmetics. These two all natural hair care treatments are energized with the vitality of clean (pesticide-free) and potent ingredients, using certified organic cold-pressed and unrefined oils and therapeutic grade herb and flower extracts freshly pressed from certified organic fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and flowers, retaining all the vitamins, minerals and other bioactive nutrients. Miessence and Abbey St. Clare all natural hair care products contain absolutely NO synthetic detergents, artificial preservatives, colors or fragrances, petroleum by-products, tar derivatives or genetically modified ingredients. Nor are any ingredients tested on animals.
Treating the scalp with essential oils was the heart of a medical study for hair renewal -- a blend of essential oils to correct the underlying problem of clogged follicles and encourage new growth. These are combined with a synergy of ayurvedic herbal oils for promoting growth and healthy hair and scalp. This formula has been improved with Keratinocyte Growth Factor.
Persistence is the key to success, but realize that this is not an overnight fix but a routine that may require three to six months. Using the Lazarus oil treatment along with the shampoo and conditioner will not disappoint. Save 10% when you purchase all three: Lazarus shampoo, conditioner and treatment serum.
Abbey St. Clare Lazarus products are safe for color treated hair.
Miessence natural dry hair shampoo is ultra mild for daily use, mild enough even for babies and children. This normal to dry hair care solution gently cleanses and moisturizes the hair, while restoring luster and hydrating dry and damaged ends. more info
Miessence Lemon Myrtle Shampoo is for oilier hair types, or for when you have been using a few too many styling products. The invigorating aroma of organic lemon myrtle will revitalize you. more info
For oily hair or problem scalps, Miessence Certified Organic Clarify Hair Rinse balances hair pH, removes excess oils, closes the hair shaft and helps to detangle the hair, leaving the hair clean and glossy. more info
Shine Herbal Hair Conditioner hydrates and protects the hair, promotes luster and body with organic herbs and naturally balances the pH. more info
Rebuilds strength and body, conditions and moisturizes damaged hair, imparts luster and softens dry, brittle ends to repair breakage. Protects hair against the heat of hairdryers. more info
Conditions, protects and nourishes the hair with certified organic ingredients, while you style your hair! Miessence natural hair gel provides medium body and hold for most hair types. more info
An eye-opening expose of some of the most common ingredients used in today's personal care products. This little booklet will arm you with the knowledge to make more informed choices about buying safer beauty products. more info
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Miessence Clarify Rinse, Protect B5 Hair Repair and Shape Hair Styling Gel are all Certified Organic and bear the USDA seal. The shampoos and hair conditioner are made with 70% or greater organic ingredients. Ingredients not certified organic are either wild-crafted or are natural minerals not subject to certification.
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