Greek Legend says that Odysseus discovered the Immortelle flower after being shipwrecked on the island of Phaeacia. A princess gave him a vial of the plant’s extract, and the potent plant soothed Odysseus’ wounds and restored his demigod power. Immortelle can be stepped on, wrenched, picked, and probed and yet the flower remains unscathed. Many high end skin care lines including L’Occitane, dōTERRA, & Metamour utilize this plant in their age-defying formulas. Inspired by the restorative properties of this mighty little flower, Kevin Murphy created a rejuvenating hair care line, YOUNG.AGAIN. He also included with his new line, a podcast about the products which we are sharing with YOU! Click HERE to unlock the ancient secrets of the immortelle flower!
Month: July 2014
Allie’s Liquid Salad
Growing more hair is as simple as prolonging the Anagen period of hair’s life cycle. (For more info about the 3 parts of hair growth, see our post below) How can you make the Anagen period last longer? First, you can eat more veggies! Strong new growth is a result of increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet. We’ve included Ailie’s Liquid Salad recipe below. It’s packed with nutrients and minerals. Look at this recipe– read it and see how each specific vitamin or mineral directly impacts your hair.
How Hair Grows
The Modern Pixie Cut
It takes a strong woman (like Ms. Anne Hathaway here) to pull of a pixie cut– with these tips, we will show you 3 steps to styling a pixie cut and making it your own!
Take a look at this “ANNE HATHAWAY HOW TO,” and style your hair like a star!
What is a paraben?
We’ve all heard: you are what you eat. Have you ever heard: you are what you wear? We know our health is effected by the food we put in our body, but are the products we put on our skin effecting our health just as much?
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Parabens are used as a preservation agent in many items that we put on our body– cosmetics, deodorants, hair products, and self-tanners. The prevalence of parabens in our daily lives is why they’ve been getting so much attention. The molecular make-up of parabens is similar to that of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen has been linked to early puberty in young girls, breast cancer, and has been proven to be carcinogenic in large quantities.
In 2012, the Huffington Post reported that 99% of all breast cancer patients had parabens in their tumors. The FDA has not banned the use of parabens, though their molecular similarity to estrogen and their prevalence within tumors has caused many consumers to ask: are parabens hurting me?
At Amy G Salon, we are committed to the health of our clients. This means that we have a commitment to using paraben-free products.
If you have more questions or would like to know more about parabens, here are some great references on the subject:
Los Angeles Times
Beautiful Skin Care Blog
Huffington Post Article