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Paraben free products in Perth hair salon

Elsa-Rene Henderer - Monday, February 03, 2014

It's the nature of the times we live in that words like Paraben free and Sulphate free are becoming as prominent as "organic" in our industry. So often now clients are coming to me with queries related to this subject and if I was to be honest, I've really had no idea what the answers are. And probably I'm still no genius on the subject however a client came to me recently with her own frightening story and hence I now feel a strong urge to tackle this subject.

After coming face to face with her very own brain tumour this very special client of mine was (not surprisingly) encouraged by her practitioners on some pretty useful lifestyle changes. One of these changes was to seek out products that were "Paraben Free".

Now what are Parabens?

Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products such as soap, moisturizers, shaving cream and underarm deodorant, according to the Food and Drug Administration. To get a bit science-y, parabens are esters (a compound formed from acid and alcohol) of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The FDA says the most common are methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben.

Companies use parabens to extend the shelf life of products and prevent growth of bacteria and fungi in, for instance, face cream. And that's good, right? Mold is essential to blue cheese, but who wants to smear her face with it?

But some think that parabens may be linked to breast cancer and fertility issues.

Are parabens dangerous?

The drama around Paraben first started in 1998 where studies on laboratory rats revealed that the chemical was shown to increase levels of estrogen in test subjects. Although it was only a weak form it started a media frenzy that kicked off many studies on whether Paraben were still safe to use in products.

Estrogen is a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer and increasing the risk of breast cancer in patients who are exposed to higher than normal doses throughout their lifetime. There has not been a ‘causal’ link established between breast cancer and Paraben, but many health conscious shoppers are choosing to play it safe as some scientists expect that future studies could reveal a more direct link.

SO if you are one of these heath conscious shoppers perhaps you might like to try the Moroccan Oil range as we a re thrilled to realise these products are "Paraben Free"

Moroccan oil - Behind the brand

"At Moroccanoil®, our passion is empowering beautiful transformations. We started with the original Moroccanoil Treatment which revolutionized the haircare industry. We built our reputation on positive word of mouth from runways to salons to editorial spreads. Our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results. That is why salon-exclusive Moroccanoil is preferred by professionals and consumers alike -- because our products simply work."   ........Morcocan Oil 

So this is just a brief touch on this subject from me, id love to hear any more?


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