So Dan and I (Kevin) have found the most brilliant blog writer who has agreed to work with us! Please enjoy (and learn from) her first Luv Note!!!
Thanks so much Kim and all of our loyal customers
To Foam or Not To Foam: That is the Question
By: Kim LaCoste
I LOVE that foaming action. I LOVE all those bubbles. I NEED more foam!!! Do you know what you are really saying? You are saying that you want more chemicals that can do harm on your hair and skin….ICK!!! When you buy a product that foams, such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, or laundry detergent, it contains a chemical known as sodium laurel sulfate (SLS). This ingredient is what makes those products foam. That ingredient has also been connected to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption (Source: www.livestrong.com). That foam isn’t looking so great now, is it?
Although SLS and it’s cousin sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), are derived from coconuts (but I LOVE pina coladas!!), the problem occurs during the manufacturing process. One of the contaminants of the manufacturing process (1,4 dioxane) is the likely carcinogenic culprit. The body does not have enzymes that can break this down so the long-term cumulative effect can be toxic.
“Putting chemicals on your skin or scalp, such as getting a hair dye, may actually be worse than eating them. When you eat something, the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help to break it down and flush it out of your body. However, when you put these chemicals on your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs” (Source: www.mercola.com)
That is where Healthy Locks Luv No. 85 comes in. It is not a shampoo; it is a cleanser/conditioner. It contains NO SLS or SLES. ALERT: IT DOES NOT FOAM. I REPEAT IT DOES NOT FOAM. That is okay because the fresh, clean, natural aroma will keep you pleasantly distracted and you won’t even miss the foam. You only need a small amount that you work into and leave on your hair for a few momentos. Then you rinse and you are done. When you dry your hair, you’ll find that it isn’t frizzy at all and it will look shiny and healthy.
So bye-bye SES and SLES!!! I will continue to get my coconut derivatives from pina coladas and will cleanse my hair with Healthy Locks Luv No. 85. I’ve decided not to foam!!!