What Your Hair Stylist Won’t Tell You

I have a great hair dresser. He’s is super talented and gives great haircuts. I truly trust him with all my cutting and styling needs. I never have to worry that he will cut my hair too short or style it in  a way I dislike. He listens to his customers and respects their wants and needs. Which is unusual. Most other stylists I’ve been to try to to push what they believe to be the ultimate in hair art, even if it looks awful.

At my most recent appointment I asked him to please tell me about the shampoos and conditioners the salon uses and sells. Are they really that much better than regular supermarket brands? are they really worth the extra money? Will they keep my hair looking as beautiful as the advertisements promise?

I was quite surprised at his answer. Well, not actually surprised at the answer itself. I think I knew it before I asked. But that he so readily said the truth. (You see why I trust him so much with my hair?)

He said it’s a secret amongst salon owners that all these fancy shampoos contain most of the same ingredients as the cheap ones on the supermarket shelves. Yes, sometimes the salon bottles have a few added hair nutrients or moisturizers, but the chemicals in the formula pretty much negate any benefit they may offer. There is no reason to spend extra. Only a completely chemical free hair care product is worth the extra money. The chemicals can hurt your hair’s long term health. Go natural for if you want to make your hair washing routine work for you.

This is something I knew. I’ve been using a chemical free shampoo for a while now. I guess I asked the question because I wanted to know if hair care professionals knew this too. They seem to be all about the look of the hair as they style it. Professionals can make even very damaged hair look good. So the products they use or sell don’t necessarily make a difference to them in the moment.

The client on the other hand has to live with their hair every day, not just when it’s being done professionally. To keep up the good looks, healthy hair is necessary. So look beyond the salon recommendations. Next time you are asked if you want to buy a very fancy looking hair product, read the ingredients. If you can’t pronounce any of them, don’t buy it.

Until fairly recently there was no professional quality salon shampoo that was all natural. Now there is. At your next appointment tell your stylist about Pro Organic by Pura d’Or. It is formulated with completely all natural ingredients, and is manufactured with the professional stylist in mind. It’s not only about the styling. To make every second count, make sure the shampoo being used is to your benefit too.


Bluma Marcus

Bluma Marcus is the editor of Frollicle.com. She lives with her husband and five children in southern California.

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