ACCROSS the globe, hair is regarded as an essential part of femininity. Maintaining hair thickness has seen two main approaches over the years – fighting hair loss and promoting hair growth.
The life cycle of hair consists of four stages – anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.
Recent cases in the US have seen a number of salon workers saying that they are suffering severe side-effects after working with keratin based Brazilian blowdry treatments.
Hair care company Brazilian BlowOut is being sued for $5 million by a beautician who claims she was made ill by using one of its hair care products, although the company has denied the allegations.
ONE of the most common concerns among men is the potential for hair loss. For women, this can be even more debilitating as many associate femininity with one’s hair. Hair loss is caused by an overproduction of dihydrotestosterone, more commonly known as DHT. Inhibiting the production of this hormone can prevent hair loss and has shown to encourage hair regrowth.
THE UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Alberto Culver’s press and TV ads for the TRESemmé hair care products, deeming them to be misleading to the consumer. The ads claim to make hair ten-times stronger after just one use of TRESemmé Naturals shampoo and conditioner. Three complaints were made against the ads.
African Organics is a hair and body care range designed to bring powerful African plant ingredients to consumers, while contributing to the well-being of Africa’s rural communities and its natural heritage.
AFRICAN Organics is one of the brands created by Natural & Organic Formulations (NOF). NOF is a services company offering the formulation and manufacture of a variety of natural personal care products to clients.