Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beautiul, Healthy Hair at Less Than Half the Price

Most moms out there don't have the time to spend taking care of their hair. Washing it, blowing it out, flat ironing it....just takes way too much time. Don't get me wrong, I'll take the time to do my hair when we're going out for the day or having the rare date night but I just don't have the time I used to have pre-mommyhood. To top it off, I don't have tons of extra money to spend on expensive shampoos, conditioners, serums, treatments and so on that keep hair shiny and healthy. Well, now, good you can get make your own shine treatment at home from ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already! Follow the recipe bellow to give your hair a brilliant shine while stripping away product build up at the same time!! Still need help for your unruly hair, try one of the sulfate free shampoos and conditioners!
Recipe for Shiny Hair at Home!
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider
A Pinch of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Water
Combine all of the ingredients above. Then pour iit over freshly shampooed & rinsed hair. Follow by rinsing your hair with cool water after 3-5 minutes to seal the cuticle for a sleek finish.
Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner: Why and what are the benefits?
Looking for a good shampoo that doesn't cost as much as your pair of designer jeans? Try one of the new sulfate free shampoos on the market. Up until recently, sulfate free shampoos were hard to find and were very expensive. Recently, several mainstream companies, such as L'Oreal, have introduced an affordable line of sulfate free shampoos. Before I go further, some may wonder why they should even use sulfate free shampoos or what sulfate free shampoos are.

Well, Sulfate free shampoos, also known as SLS free or SLES free shampoos, contain harsh chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate. These are all are powerful and inexpensive sudsing agents, which makes them a popular and cost-effective ingredient choice for shampoos, especially cheaper brands.
Sulfates , however, are known irritants of skin and hair cells, and may have harmful effects on the environment in addition to people's health and well being. They can be absorbed by the liver and can mimic the effect of the hormone estrogen in the body. Additionally, sulfates can contain 1.4 dioxane, which is considered a probable carcinogen by the EPA. Due to increased demand from concerned consumers and beauty professionals, manufacturers such as L'Oreal and Kirkland are now offering more environmentally friendly, sulfate free shampoos.
L'Oreal has recently come out with its line of EverPure, EverStrong and EverMoisture sulfate free shampoos and conditioners for less than $7 a bottle. I've tried them and love the way they make my hair feel.
Costco has also followed suit and has debuted its economy size Kirkland sulfate free shampoos and conditioners. They've received pretty good reviews. Both are now available in store.

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