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Organic Hair Care

October 20th, 2009

Organic hair care is given through hair products which are infused with the richness of organic ingredients for minimizing hair related degeration caused by age and the use of chemicals. These products also provide nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles.

Hair shampoos made on organic principles are free of sodium lauryl sulphate, a substance that is notorious for creating multiple health related problems. Organic hair styling products are pure and eliminate all traces of Paraben and propylene which acts as irritants for the skin. Moreover, organic hair care products are high on customer appeal because they are not tested on animals and do not contain synthetic fragrances and mineral oils.

It is highly desirable to adopt organic hair care products for life as they are highly effective in terms of hair and scalp nourishment and erodes age related hair erosion considerably. Some available hair care products are hair shampoos, hair conditioners and other hair styling products. Most popular of these are shampoos which are free of SLS and hair treatments which eliminate the use of chemicals.

Organic SLS free shampoos are perfectly good for all type of hair. Organic shampoo helps remove dandruff and works very well for dry, sensitive and oily hair. These shampoos are generally mixed with oils which are necessary to protect and moisturize hair strands.

Organic shampoos are completely without mineral oils, petroleum products and paraben or propylene glycol. Aloe Vera and bamboo extracts are popularly used to enhance the value of organic hair styling products. These chemical free hair care products and gels enrich the hair structure and add extra bounce and volume to your hair. This results in enhanced shape of the entire hair.

Some popular customer friendly organic hair care products are hair shampoos, hair conditioners, hair styling mousse, hair pomade, hair spray, and hair styling gel.

Organic Conditioners

October 19th, 2009

Hair conditioner has been defined as “a hair care product that alters the texture and appearance of human hair”. Men and women have been using natural oil to condition their hair from times immemorial. The same natural products are still used in improvised form by human beings in the form of hair conditioners.

Organic hair conditioners are first made from essential oils such as macassar oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, carrier oil, tea tree oil etc. Macassar oil conditioners were very popular with men of the late Victorian era.

Different type of organic hair conditioners in its modern avatar are moisturizers, detanglers, acidifiers, thermal protectors, glossers, surfactants, lubricants, sequestrates etc. However hair conditioners work differently from cream rinses. Cream rinses are primarily applied to detangle hair and is thinner in consistency compared to conditioner. Hair conditioner is normally a thick substance. It can work in many ways and actually rejuvenates the hair follicle. Hair conditioners also come with anti static agents and preservatives to give lasting health to hair.

The modern form of hair conditioner has its root in the turn of this century when an eminent perfumer Ed. Pinaud came out with a novel product called brilliant hair in the Exposition Universelle – Paris. The year was 1900. This product was primarily launched as an attempt to give softness to men’s hair – on the head, beard and moustaches. Since then cosmetology has progressed to create a hair conditioner industry.

Conditioners are manufactured with silicone, quaternary ammonium and fatty alcohols. However organic hair conditioners are focused on making hair conditioners from natural products which eliminate these chemicals. This is highly desirable not only to preserve the natural health, sheen and bounce of hair but also to give them longetivity. Organic hair conditioners also last for a longer time than their chemical counterparts. Organic conditioners are also one up on chemical conditioners In terms of moisturizing and smoothness giving qualities. Their application also makes hair more manageable than the other.

A wide variety of organic hair conditioners are now available to suit every hair need. Intensive hair conditioners, daily disentangle conditioners, dry scalp conditioners henna hair conditioners; hibiscus hair conditioners are also produced by using natural organic products and are immensely popular.

Organic hair conditioners work for a longer time than their chemical counterparts and moisturize the hair, giving smoothness, manageability and softness to it. These conditioners are rich in protein and vitamin B and are free from SLS and parabens. A huge variety of organic conditioners are now available to suit different needs. They are – Daily distangler conditioners, Intensive hair care conditioners, Dry scalp conditioners, Standard conditioners to suit all hair types, Citrus conditioners, Conditioners with different fragrances, Honey hair conditioners, Hibiscus hair conditioners, Henna based hair conditioners etc.

Organic hair conditioners are rich in vitamin B and protein and are designed to eliminate the use of SLS or paraben. Last but not the least organic conditioners not only condition your hair naturally but also make them last longer.

Natural Hair Care Products

October 18th, 2009

Natural hair care products are different from other hair care products in that they constitute numerous hair care hormones and enzymes, hair growth vitamins and hair care minerals.

Natural hair care products are the secret of healthy hair, as they are replenished with medicinal herbs from plants. Natural hair supplements and herbal nutritional supplements are also given to eat or apply on the scalp – to restore the health of hair and maintain it.

The secret of healthy and natural hair is in knowing which hair care products to use and how. This can be done by choosing products which are endorsed by proper clinical research. Many natural hair care products and supplements are available world over, for men and women. These rejuvenate the softness and elasticity of hair while arresting hair fall and hair graying. The pace of hair deterioration in terms of age can also be slowed with the use of natural hair products.

Active and regular use of natural hair products help in protecting hair from environmental pollution. Natural hair care translate into special hair care products in special cases such as diabetes (health supplements), prostrate (health supplements) and women related ailments (health supplements) of different types, like for lactating and PEMS’ing women. Women who are attacked by the repercussions of menopause may also need special health supplements for preservation and maintenance of their hair.

Traditional Indian households are a veritable treasure of homemade kitchen remedies for healthy hair care. Allow your grandmothers and mothers to administer their special brand of inherited hair care concoctions to maintain the health of your hair. You will be surprised at the miracles wrought by homemade oils and shampoos.

Shikakai is one such favorite Indian application for hair wash. Only buy natural hair care products and supplement them with natural health vitamins and a nutritious diet – rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and hormones.

It is recommended that you study the structure of hair and treat them with utmost care while combing and brushing. Proper hygiene and cleanliness when combined with a nutritious diet, a healthy stress free life style and natural hair products can work wonders for maintenance and growth of hair.

Hair Shampoo

October 18th, 2009

Shampoo does for hair what soap does for the body. Hair shampoo is used to remove dead skin particles, dirt, oils, environmental debris, oils and other polluting particles that make their presence felt in hair gradually. Shampoo is used to clean the undesirable build up of the given invasions without damaging your hair and making them manageable. Water is used to build lather in shampoo.

Lathered shampoo functions like a surfactant, thoroughly cleaning the scalp and hair and also removes the natural oils called sebum, which are produced to lubricate the hair shaft. Most people use conditioner after two shampoo applications to discipline their hair for combing and styling.

The concept and coinage of the word shampoo was given to the world by India during British rule. Head massage with oil was adopted by the English in 1762. The term shampoo was first introduced in England by a Bengali business man Sake Dean Mahomed in 1814. Dean and his wife opened ‘Mahomed’s Indian Vapor Baths’ in Brighton, Britain at this time and received appreciation as a shampoo surgeon to George the fourth and William the fourth. It was in the nineties that the word transferred from meaning oiling, to soaping of hair.

In the early stages shampooing was done by English hair stylists by boiling shaved soap and water with herbs to give fragrance and shine to hair. The traditional hair message and shampooing in India is still done by using natural products like oils and herbs in different formulations. These constitute shikakai, neem, areetha or soap nut, bael, henna, buttermilk, fenugreek seeds, aloe, amla and almonds in varied combinations with aromatic substances like jasmine, sandalwood, rose,turmeric and musk.

As mentioned earlier, sebum, oil secreted by hair follicles is cleaned with the use of shampoo. Although sebum is produced to protect the protein structure of hair it also attracts dirt and collects scalp flakes. Shampoo or surfactant is made to clear the excess sebum from hair strands. Shampoo is a different class from body soap, especially designed to clean hair.

A good shampoo should ease rinsing, minimize hair damage, protect skin against irritation and give hair a nice shine, fragrance and finish. It is desirable that shampooing products come with low toxicity, good biodegradability and are mildly acidic.

Beauty Products

October 17th, 2009

Beauty products are those items which are especially made to preserve and enhance the beauty quotient of the human body. Beauty products or cosmetics form a very important segment of the beauty industry world over. The business of beauty generates huge revenues on earth in human inhabited areas.

Beauty products include cosmetics like creams, powders, lotions, lipsticks, perfumes, eye and facial make up items and kits such as eye liners, mascaras, blush on’s and eye shadows, nail polishes for fingers and toes, gels, perfumes, deodorants, coloured contact lenses, permanent waves and false hair dos, hair dyes and hair colours,foundations and under eye creams, bath oils, bath soaps, bath salts, bubble baths, butters and many many more things.

The use of beauty products is wide spread since time immemorial especially in the more developed western countries. The term make up is used for coloured beauty products, which are applied on the face to alter the user’s appearance.

Manufacturing beauty cosmetics is still the domain of a small number of multinational corporations which have their roots in early 20th century. However there are a wide range of business enterprises actively engaged in the distribution and sale of beauty products all over the world.

FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration) , the regulating body of cosmetics in America defines beauty products as “ intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions.” However this definition excludes soaps while including a huge range of other beauty products.

The origin of beauty products goes back to Egypt in around 3500 BC according to archeological findings. Ancient Romans and Greeks are also said to have used cosmetics. However the use of beauty products emerged in the western world in the middle ages, and as consumer items for the upper classes of society. Mid 20th century found cosmetics being used widely by all the women of the world. Beauty products have now broken all shackles of orthodoxy, and are being used by one and all.

L’oreal, Nestle, Max Factor, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, Helene Rubinstein, Lakme, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Mabelliene are some heavy cosmetic manufacturer with a world presence. The beauty product industry is notorious for resisting government regulations and is always lobbying against the same. This has proved to be dangerous to human health time and again. Advertising and the presence of more and more varied and attractive beauty products, such as flavored lipsticks, face glitters and glosses in the market has led to girls being bitten by the beauty bug at very young ages now.

The social impact of this is not favorable in terms of human development. Criticisms of beauty products have come from many sources like animal activists, feminists, writers, social workers, naturalists and nutritionists. Alarm and misgivings on the effect of chemicals like parabens, petroleum and other toxic substances has given birth to a parallel industry of organic beauty products in modern times.

Organic beauty products are gaining popularity now for their ability to preserve and enhance beauty in a safe way and for a longer period. Many cosmetic manufacturers are marketing “all natural” and “organic products” derived from plants, minerals and organic agricultural sources. However these products are labelled organic only after a “USDA organic “certification.

Hair Care Products

October 3rd, 2009

With a beauty, cosmetics and hair-care industry in India on the verge of booming, there are many new entries into the consumer markets for goods from these sectors. The Indian market is flooded with natural hair care products like henna and herbal hair treatments on one hand and a whole range of other items like hair salon equipment, professional hair care products and hair beauty products on the other. Most of these are Indian manufactured products but many foreign brands have also gained entry into the Indian cosmetic market while others are still trying to find their way here.

Naturally, there is a long list of hair products which are now available in India. For example, where about a couple of decades ago, natural skin hair care products like mousses and gels were a luxury only the affluent could get a hold of from overseas, today there are many brands and varieties of hair mousses, gels, sprays as well as gadgets like hairdryers and hair irons available locally.

Consequently, tables have turned and now even foreign-based companies use their own brand label on cosmetic products and treatments that are manufactured in India. This is proof enough of the radical improvement of quality and standards in the manufacture of these products. Because of the economical prices that Indian manufacturers charge for their products, there is also a great local and international demand for hair salon furniture in India.

Some basic beauty products that every woman must have included a hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, volume-boosting solutions, hair serums and tonics, hairdryer, hair iron, rollers etc.

These are just a few examples but to help you choose the right products for you, here are a few guidelines.

• Your hair quality and texture are directly related to the quality of the hairbrush you use. Hairbrushes with rubber bases with flexible bristles keep from damaging hair.

• Shampoos and conditioners must always belong to the same company and must compliment each other for best results. One wash should be enough to cleanse your hair. You should be wary of the fact that hair conditioners rarely live up to the manufacturer’s claim that they can repair hair damage. However these are useful to moisturize and un-tangle your hair.

• Serums which nourish your hair or help keep them smooth are crucial to keeping your hair looking good. If your hair is very fine, however, it may not be worth your money to invest in a good hair-taming or fixing spray. There are many manufacturers that make such products. Here are a few names of manufacturers who supply and even export Indian-manufactured hair-care products.

Accra Pac India Pvt Ltd.
suppliers of hair care products/aerosol containers/cosmetic products/toiletries
Tel : 079-2834409
Location : Ahmedabad/Gujarat

Tokyo Plast International Ltd
manufacturers/cosmetic products/toiletries/hair care products
Tel : 91-22-56952301
Location : Mumbai/Maharashtra

TPX Impex Pvt Ltd
suppliers/cosmetic accessories/cosmetic products/toiletries/hair products
Te l: 91-22-26493317
Location : Mumbai/Maharashtra

Sovereign chemicals and cosmetics
suppliers/cosmetic products/cosmetic accessories/hair care products
Tel : 91-22-55993780
Location : Mumbai/Maharashtra

Shalaks Pharmaceuticals
Manufacturers and suppliers/cosmetic accessories/cosmetic products/toiletries/hair products
Tel : 91-11-25920023
Location : New Delhi

Seascope Exports
suppliers/exporters/cosmetic products/cosmetic accessories/hair care products
Tel: 91-22-26338484
Location : Mumbai/Maharashtra

Paramount Cosmetics (I) Ltd
manufacturers/suppliers/cosmetic products/cosmetics/hair care products/toiletries
Tel: 91-22-621003
Llcation : Mumbai/Mahrashtra

Komal Manufacturing Chemists Pvt Ltd
manufacturers/suppliers/cosmetic products/hair care products/cosmetic and toiletries
Tel: 91-22-25034938
Location : Mumbai/Maharashtra

Kishan Lal Kuria Mal International Suppliers/cosmetic products/hair care products/toiletries/Dyes and pigments
Tel: 91-11-26839941
Location : New Delhi

SV Products
manufacturers/suppliers/hair care products/cosmetic products/shampoos and soaps
Tel: 91-80-5471309
Location : Bangalore/Karnataka