Itchy Scalp? Could it be a seasonal flare up?

After being in the hair industry for over 20 years I’ve seen it time and time again where an itchy scalp occurs for many people a few times a year, most commonly around the change of the seasons. Why is this? There are a few factors: Water temperature when shampooing Change in outdoor/sporting activities that either change our exposure to … Read More

PARALLEL IMPORTS, KNOCK OFF’S AND CHEAPER RANGES from the same brands – everything the big brands don’t want you to know about your cosmetics, including hair care!!!

I have been in cosmetic manufacturing for 23 years and no matter what you’ve been told this is what I know to be FACT! When the same product from the same brand shows up in different types of retailers (professional, supermarket or pharmacy) it is more than likely it’s the EXACT SAME product! Major manufacturers usually manufacture within the same … Read More

You’re probably shampooing your hair the wrong way!!!

Did you know, you don’t actually need to shampoo your hair? However, it is vital that you clean your scalp! If your scalp is not regularly cleaned, oil builds up leading to an accumulation of dirt and bacteria. Leaving this combination of oil/dirt/bacteria on the delicate skin of your scalp for prolonged periods can cause sores, infection and hair loss. … Read More

Does hair “get used to” a certain shampoo?

The quick answer is no – if you’re still getting the results you want from your shampoo then keep using it!   However, what should be happening (particularly if you’re using professional shampoo and not doing anything too drastic* to your hair) is that your hair should be improving over time with use of a good shampoo. If this is … Read More

Why shampooing twice isn’t a money-making myth!

If it’s one thing that continually comes up in conversation when clients are having hair/scalp issues it’s that I recommend shampooing twice each time you wash your hair. This invariably causes a surprised reaction followed by the question “Really?”, yes really! I promise you it’s necessary! I’m not just saying it to make more money – truly! I just want … Read More

The big deal about bubbles

Sulfates (also known as sulphates or surfactants) have become kind of a big deal in hair in recent years. There’s been many a rumour surrounding these ingredients, possibly the story has grown and changed via a case of chinese whispers. I feel that it’s important to provide you with the truth so that you can make your own decisions. Sulfates … Read More

How natural are your products?

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question!  There just isn’t a simple answer to this seemingly open-ended question. Do you mean what percentage of the formula is natural? And do you want clarification on ingredients that are “natural” or “naturally derived”? I was recently asked this question and when I delved further into the … Read More