Inside the latest beauty movement - natural haircare
by Lilly Moyes
When it comes to trying new products, it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for as there are quite literally thousands out there!
What are your requirements when purchasing a beauty product? Does it have to smell beautiful or look pretty? Maybe you like anything organic or support fair trade?
As the beauty industry is forever evolving, trying new products and jumping on the latest trends are exciting but with new scents and textures comes a dark truth once well hidden from consumers. Animal testing, hidden chemicals, silicon’s and many more nasties are still riddled throughout the beauty industry to this day. Although it is a sad truth and only a select handful of companies are willing to change for a greater cause – continuous media exposure and consumer awareness is demanding for a mass worldwide movement.
Hair care with a difference – by Yen Body
Just like our skin our hair also needs to be nourished, hydrated and loved. A lot of the time women give up on their hair when they think it is too hard to repair. Looking in the mirror is hard and self-esteem drops when each day is a struggle to tame a frizzy mess. It’s happened to us all! We race to the supermarket and buy a ‘repairing’ mask that we hope will give us a miracle however, has let us down once again. This is because most supermarket shampoos, conditioners and treatments all contain nasties such as silicon’s, artificial scents and harsh chemicals that just coat the top layer of the hair for that ‘quick fix’ look. A repetitive cycle of just masking damaged hair.
We began looking into the labels, where were these products made and what were these hidden ingredients? What we came across was quite shocking! Did you know that approximately 100,000 – 200,000 animals suffer from and die just for cosmetics every year? (source white rabbit reublik) Combine this cruelty with a treatment full of chemically infused ingredients and call it a miracle mask! It was a huge wakeup call for us – that is why we were determined to create a treatment that not only worked for your hair but was created with most indulgent ingredients that were completely natural, organic, vegan and cruelty free because beauty should be natural!
Natural products are earth friendly, cause no irritation to our bodies, are naturally fragranced with earthy scents and have a higher overall success rate. If your hair needs real repair, the Journey Hydration Treatment by Yen Body is 100% organic, natural, vegan and cruelty free! It works deep into the cuticle of the hair repairing from the inside out for long term results. Unlike most treatments, it is entirely naturally derived and made in the beautiful hills of Byron Bay, northern NSW Australia.
“Thanks to Journey I can now keep my daughters’ curls under control. I use to have to deal with a matted mess that I couldn’t brush and would take forever to wash and detangle. Now, soon as my little one jumps out the shower/bath I apply the smallest amount of Journey to her hair brush through and her curls are detangled, hydrated and sit beautifully. It’s been a life saver for us with a lot less tears, less knots and a lot less fuzz.” S. Keogh
“Always wanting and wishing for long hair, but more importantly healthy hair. Journey has done just that and more. My hair is thicker, longer and shinier. Not only do I benefit from the appearance of journey but the confidence from using a natural organic formula. The results are in and thank you a million times to the women at Miss Bliss.” J. Lawson
When ‘reading the label’ these are our top nasties to look out for:
Parabens – are widely used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and yeast in haircare/beauty products.
Synthetic fragrances - emit a lot of toxic, can cause health issues and pollute the environment.
Silicone – it gives the hair the illusion of shine but not the shine we want! It is fake shine from the plastic.
Testing on animals – continual torture for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice.
The Journey Hydration treatment repairs dry, damaged and lifeless hair. With weekly treatments Journey can be left in overnight for maximum results. As it is a light-weight treatment it won’t weigh the hair down or cause any oil build up. Journey will hydrate, add shine & thickness and promote growth the natural way!
Our hand-picked ingredients such as Aloe Vera: repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair smooth and shiny. Shea butter is another favourite, it reduces excessive oil production and reduces flaking due to dryness – filled with vitamins A and E and fatty acids, Shea butter has emollient and healing properties for the hair. Nourish and love your hair with Yen Body!
So, what are your requirements when purchasing a beauty product now? Perhaps you support cruelty-free beauty, only buy organic, and have made the switch to natural haircare not only for our planet and animals but also for yourself? Give it a go!