Okay, I don't usually try to talk on anything other than makeup, since makeup is what I know, makeup is what I love; I feel I have a great deal of knowledge on you guessed it, makeup. Nevertheless, today I'm taking a slight right turn to speak about a hair product.
L'Oreal Paris' EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
No, I'm not a hairstylist or hair expert and don't claim to be. But I do love me some bouncy shiny hair every now and then. What girl doesn't want Victoria's Secret model hair like Alessandra Ambrosio every now and then?! So recently, I've been trying to do some homework and investigate the whole "green" and "eco-friendly" ways of beauty products and cosmetics. Elle Magazine recently dedicated a whole issue in which they discussed Green Beauty. This really enhanced my understanding of this whole new category of beauty by explaining and highlighting important points. If this interests you, I suggest you run out and find this issue with Drew Barrymore on the front.
But back to hair...I recently signed up on L'Oreal Paris' website for a free sample of their new EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner ($7), and what do you know, got it in the mail about two weeks later! The sample was enough for me to try it twice, and also enough for me to know that I want to go buy the actual product for myself!
Here's the skinny on this new shampoo. It is 100% Vegan and sulfate-free (sulfates are sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate, in case you cared). Why is this a big deal?? A very short explanation is this:
- Sulfates are manufactured ingredients
- Not exactly gentle on your hair
- And are very drying
- Which help create those bubbles/lather when you wash your hair
The more bubbles, the cleaner the hair, Right? Wrong. That's where you've been had!! Sulfate free hair products are more gentle and non-stripping for those of us with color treated hair. This is a big deal because if you pay all that money for highlights and color, you don't want to strip it away with some cheap-o shampoo and then have to head back to the salon way too soon for a redo on your "do"!
For an even more detailed breakdown of why you should chose sulfate-free for your hair products and spend a little bit extra money for the absence of this ingredient, click on this link to Secrets of Beauty website. It's really eye opening.
On a closing note, I didn't mention how wonderful EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner smells. The scent of rosemary and juniper works well together in my opinions also makes for a major reason to use this product - The scent is super refreshing and overall smells really clean! Let's admit it, a Rad smelling shampoo is almost reason enough to keep buying it!
Keep on checking in with JennySue in a few blogs to come as I continue my research on eco-friendly beauty products and what all the hype is about!