Archive for January, 2011

Under the Green Conditioner

         So we’ve gotten green shampoos covered but what about conditioners? For all those who love conditioning your hair daily in order to achieve that slick and shiny look or those who do it once or twice for to give your hair the treatment it deserves, this is a blog for you. According to ecosalon.com”to avoid the common ingredient in conventional conditioners called Lauramide DEA. It strips away important amino acids like serine, histamine and other hair and skin proteins. This can leave hair feeling dry and unmanageable – creating the need to use more conditioner.” Luckily for you beauty freaks, there are eco friendly products for you.  First we have the Nature Girl Lemon Thyme Crème Rinse. Not only is this product 100% organic but the smell is exactly what its label promised; lemon and thyme. This condition is perfect for any type of hair as well as daily usage.  Next we have the Hamadi Shea Rice Milk Conditioner. While having a citrusy smell and being 100% organic, this condition won’t leave any build up in your hair AND it will leave it feeling smooth and silky. There are many other alternatives to the norm, just click on the link below for many other great eco friendly conditioners.

http://www.ecosalon.com/conditioners/

 

 ~Phil Pham

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Greener Suds, Bud!

        

Shampoo; sure they help us clean our hair and make It nice and silky but have you wondered what side effects shampoo has? According to ecosalon.com sodium lauryl sulfate a chemical that makes regular shampoos suds up. Among other things, it can lead to skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity. Luckily for us some shampoos contain the greener alternative there is decyl glucoside. This is a mild sudsing agent certified for its eco-clean production. A research was conducted by ecosalon.com to see which shampoo could’ve been deemed as the best eco shampoo on the market. Their top pick was Tasmanian Lavender Shampoo from Sea Chi Organics. Its ingredient contain seaweed extract, nettles, marshmallow root, comfrey root, calendula blossoms, oat straw, kombucha tea and more. There are many other eco friendly shampoos that ecosalon.com reviewed. If you want to know more about those shampoos or more about the Tasmanian Lavender Shampoo, click on the following link

http://ecosalon.com/organic-shampoos/

~Phil Pham

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Bringing in the New Year

So it’s finally 2011! We all made finally made it to the new year. In between all this holiday bliss, everyone is getting caught up in trying to make and start their new year resolutions. What are yours? Most of the cliché ones would be like “getting healthy” or “focusing on work/school” and all. But what about making a new year resolution to be a bit more environmentally friendly? You don’t have to do anything drastic like discovering a new fuel source, or rewiring your house to run on a different energy source. It’s the little steps that make all the difference. Here are some ideas!

  • Don’t leave the water running. That seems like a really obvious thing, but turning off the water while you brush your teeth, or not letting the water run too long while you’re waiting for your shower conserves a lot.
  • Stop using paper napkins! Replace them with cloth ones, they last longer, and they look fancy 🙂
  • Eat healthier. Processed foods are not only bad for you, but they require a lot of fuel to be made. Hey, getting healthy and going green? Thats two resolutions in one!
  • Cut out the paper and plastic. bring your own reusable bags. You don’t even have to buy the ones provided at your local store, there are now so many different attractive bags out there for such low prices to not get! Plus these bags eliminate the risk of bags breaking!.
  • Clean out your closet. Everyone yerns for a new wardrobe in the new year, so go clean out your closet AND donate it to your local organization! Second hand clothes eliminates the energy and resources needed to make more clothes. Plus you’ll be doing good for your community!

Going Green isn’t a very hard thing to do. Lets all put it on our list of new year resolutions guys! 🙂

-Tiffany Thai

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