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Paraben, Sulfate, and Silicone Free, What's the Big Deal?

The entire line of Davines products is paraben, sulfate, and silicone free.

You may have heard these beauty buzz words, but never paid much attention. Many hair-care products contain a mix of these common chemicals. But, what is the big deal? Why should you be concerned? Is it time to make the switch? We've got some pretty impressive facts regarding paraben, sulfate, and silicone free hair products. Check out the advantages.

Parabens Parabens are widely used as preservatives. They fight bacteria and fungus in shampoos and conditioners. The thought of bacteria and fungus growing in the bottle in your shower may freak you out, but know that it takes quite a while for this to occur. Ever wonder why your hair products last forever and never have an expiration date? Doesn't it make you worry that the products you use to clean your hair might have the shelf-life of a Twinkie? Additionally, parabens tend to remove the protective cuticles of your hair follicles, making hair dry and brittle. Some people also have an allergic reaction to parabens. What's more, since parabens mimic estrogen, studies may have linked parabens to breast cancer.

Sulfates Sulfates are added to shampoos as a cleansing agent that separates excess oil and dirt from your hair. They contain the salts of sulfur and are what make your shampoo sudsy. In high-quality shampoos, with little or no sulfates, you may notice they do not bubble up. Sulfates can be a bit too effective and strip the hair of beneficial oils and proteins. Thus causing an irritated scalp plus dry, frizzy locks.

Silicone The silicones in hair-care products lubricate and condition your strands. Seems like a good thing, right? However, silicone is like rubber or plastic and is used as a sealant against water, even air. Far from a natural product, over time, the side effects wreak havoc on the hair. It gives the illusion of shine, but it does not heal or address split ends or dryness. In fact, it actually can prevent nutrients from entering the hair follicle, thus causing hair to weaken and break. Furthermore, if you have curly hair, silicone buildup gets stuck on the stands which weigh down curls and creates excess frizz.

You will certainly notice a difference in your hair, whether curly or straight once you make the switch to paraben, sulfate, and silicone free shampoos and conditioners. The entire line of Davines hair products does not contain any of these chemicals. Your locks will benefit from the all-natural compounds featuring vitamins and nutrients. Furthermore, Davines strives to not only produce planet-friendly beauty products, but their entire process and manufacturing facility has been built around an utterly sustainable concept. Style and Tranquility Studio of Annapolis carries the entire line of Davines Products.


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