Health and Beauty
Why Are Natural Beauty Products Important?
We’re sure that as a beauty lover, your collection includes beauty products you use daily to moisturise, cleanse, and style your hair and skin. Do you know what those products contain? Do you know how some of those products can affect your health and environment? In this Salon Trusted blog, you will learn which harmful ingredients to look for in beauty products. We’ll help you understand how to choose natural and organic beauty products and list how beneficial they are for you. We will also give some of our recommendations for natural and organic, and sulphate-free beauty products available on Salon Trusted.
Over the years, a huge number of conventional beauty products have been identified with traces of harmful ingredients. These can have adverse effects on your health as well as the planet.
Here are a few of them:
These preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in cosmetics. But they disrupt your hormonal balance. These have also been linked to reproductive issues and breast cancer.
These plasticisers turn products durable and flexible. But they leach onto the body and interfere with your endocrine system, negatively impacting your hormonal balance. These have also been linked to obesity, diabetes, birth defects, and infertility.
These artificial scents mask other ingredients to add a pleasant aroma to products. But they may contain numerous chemicals that may trigger asthma, headaches, allergies, nausea, and hormonal imbalance.
This preservative prevents microbes from growing in cosmetics. But it can release a gas which causes irritation on the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. It is also a known carcinogen.
With numerous beauty products falsifying information about being natural and organic, it is crucial to know how to choose the truly natural and organic ones. In recent years, some brands have been greenwashing their products as a marketing gimmick. So, here are a few tips to distinguish real natural and organic beauty products from fake ones:
Certifications are third-party seals of approval that verify that a product meets certain standards of quality, safety, purity, sustainability, or ethics. Some of the most common certifications for natural and organic beauty products are:
The ingredients list is the best way to know what’s actually in a product. It shows the ingredients in descending order of concentration, from highest to lowest. Look for harmful ingredients mentioned earlier. Natural and organic products usually contain natural and organic ingredients. These include shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera, glycerin, tea tree oil, witch hazel, clay, or apple cider vinegar. Some natural ingredients may be listed by their scientific names, for example, baking soda may be listed as sodium bicarbonate. So, don’t shy from researching all the ingredients online on resources such as INCIDecoder and EWG’s Skin Deep Database. Bookmark these pages for the future!
Simply, natural and organic beauty products are made using ingredients that come from natural sources such as plants, animals, or minerals. They are free of additives and synthetic chemicals that may harm your health or the planet.
Here are a few benefits of using natural and organic beauty products:
Here are a few brands on Salon Trusted that have products free from alcohol, sulphate and paraben, and may also be gluten-free and cruelty-free:
Using natural and organic beauty products is always great and beneficial for your health and our planet. By actively and decisively choosing these products over conventional beauty products, all of us can positively impact humanity and the earth. So next time, make an informed decision and shop for natural and organic beauty products. Consider going natural!
Top Tips for Styling Curly Hair by Salon Trusted
Curly hair is beautiful, but it can be a challenge to style. Whether you have natural curls or want to create them with a curling wand, you need the right products and techniques to achieve this desired look. That’s why Salon Trusted is here to give you some top tips for styling curly hair. With the right techniques and products, you can enhance your natural curls and create a variety of stunning looks. In this blog, we’ll share Salon Trusted’s top tips for styling curly hair, including the best way to style curly hair, curly hair styling techniques, and curling wand styling ideas. We will share recommended products for curly hair including Hair Magazine’s The Hot 100 Winners for Best Afro Natural Hair Range.
Keep reading to find out more…
The key to styling curly hair is to work with your natural texture. Always use products designed specifically for curly hair. You can easily enhance your curls using these tips:
Once you have curled your hair, you can experiment with different styling techniques to create various looks. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
If you want to create curls with a high-quality curling wand, you have plenty of styling options you can choose from. You can browse our selected premium curling wands at Salon Trusted.
Here are some examples of how you can use a curling wand to achieve different looks:
We know that to make your curls look their best, you will have to use the right products for your hair type and style. At Salon Trusted, we offer a wide range of professional products perfect for curly hair styling. Here are some of our favourites:
Keep visiting Salon Trusted as more of the Elasti-Curl range is added to our website.
Styling curly hair can be fun and creative with the right techniques and products. By following these tips from Salon Trusted, you can enhance your natural curls and create stunning looks that showcase your unique style. So go ahead and embrace those beautiful curls.
We hope these tips help you accentuate your natural curls and create a look that is uniquely you!
Mastering Summer Hair Care: The Best Anti-Frizz Products
As we welcome the sunny season of summer, it’s time to talk about a common hair woe that many of us face during these warm months – frizz. Yes, the humidity and heat can turn our hair into a frizzy mess. But worry not; we’ve got you covered with some of the best anti-frizz products that will keep your hair smooth, shiny, and gorgeous all summer long!
Before we dive into the products, let’s understand what causes hair to frizz. Frizz happens when your hair is dry and lacks moisture. The outer layer of your hair, known as the cuticle, opens up and lets the air rush in, leading to a puffy hair shaft. This is why humidity often makes hair frizzy.
The key to managing frizz is to keep your hair moisturised and healthy. This can be achieved with a good hair care routine that includes a hydrating shampoo, a moisturizing conditioner, and an anti-frizz product to seal the deal. And guess what? You can find all these products right here at Salon Trusted!
At Salon Trusted, we have a fantastic range of products designed to fight the frizz and keep your hair looking its best. Here are some of our products:
Meet your hair’s new best friends – the Foamie Shampoo Bar and Conditioner Bar! These aren’t your average hair care products but an innovative solution designed specifically for dry and frizzy hair.
Infused with the goodness of Argan Oil, these solid bars do so much more than just cleanse. They offer a threefold benefit – they massage, cleanse, and care for your hair. The result? Hair that not just looks good but feels good too. Say goodbye to frizz and hello to a shiny, well-nourished mane!
But that’s not all. These bars respect your hair’s natural pH of 5.5, maintaining the perfect balance for your hair and scalp. They’re also effortless to use, thanks to their ergonomic shape. No more fumbling with slippery bottles in the shower!
And did we mention that these bars are an eco-friendly choice too? They’re more environmentally friendly than conventional shampoo bottles, and they’re 100% plastic-free. Plus, they’re vegan, dermatologically tested, and made right here in Germany.
What’s more, they’re free from mineral oils, PEG, soap, parabens, and silicones and are reliable. Just pure, natural, vegan hair care that’s perfect for you and for our planet.
Whether you’re happy at home or on the move, these bars can become your perfect companions. Plus, you don’t need to think about liquid restrictions on flights or spillages in your bag ever again.
The star of the range, the Fight the Frizz Anti-Frizz Spray, isn’t just any anti-frizz spray. It’s a multi-tasking wonder that goes above and beyond to transform your hair. Infused with a unique mix of water lily, coconut, and Arabian coffee extract, this spray works tirelessly to build keratin, thicken hair strands, and remove impurities. This results in hair that is not only free from frizz but also appears shinier, easier to manage, and with added volume.
But wait, there’s more. The Anti-Frizz Spray doesn’t just work on the surface. It goes deeper, stimulating your follicles to promote stronger hair at the foundation and root. So you’re not just dealing with the symptoms of frizz; you’re addressing the root cause.
Now, let’s talk about how to use this fantastic product. The Anti-Frizz Spray is a finishing product that can be used on dry as well as wet hair. And the best part? Its heat protector works on all hair types. The anti-frizz benefits, however, are immense. It will help reduce frizz and maintain styles longer, giving you that salon-finished look all day long.
The application is a breeze. Just apply a small amount through damp or dry hair and massage through mid-lengths to the end of your hair. Comb through for proper distribution and style as usual. It’s perfect for use before and after a blow-dry, helping you achieve that flawless, frizz-free style with ease.
The Insight Anti-Frizz range includes a hydrating shampoo, conditioner, and mask. These products are designed to hydrate your hair and keep frizz at bay.
Firstly, the Insight Anti-Frizz Range is packed with natural elements and is free from harmful chemicals. You won’t find any synthetic colorants, allergen fragrances, SLS/SLES, silicones, parabens, MIT, mineral oils, or petrolatum in these products. Instead, you’ll find gentle, hair-loving ingredients that work to nourish and protect your hair.
Secondly, this range is proudly Vegan OK certified. This means that no animal-derived ingredients are used in these products, making them suitable for those following a vegan lifestyle. But don’t worry; you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy the benefits of these hair care products – they’re designed for everyone!
One of the standout features of the Insight Anti-Frizz Range is that it’s 100% made in Italy. Italian beauty and hair care products are renowned worldwide for their quality, and the Insight Anti-Frizz Range is no exception. Every product in this range is crafted with care and precision to ensure you get the best results.
Finally, the Insight Anti-Frizz Range is not just good for your hair but also for the planet. All the packaging is 100% recyclable, helping you to reduce your environmental footprint. It’s a win-win situation – you get gorgeous, frizz-free hair, and our planet gets a little bit of love, too.
4. Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner work together to detangle and moisturise your hair using the combination of shea butter and ceramide to give your hair that smooth look.
The combination of shea butter and ceramide locks and keeps a hold of the moisture in your hair, not drying it out. The ceramides in the Mega Sleek Shampoo help flatten the hair cuticles which then improves the hair elasticity, hair strength and smoothness. The Mega Sleek Shampoo also contains salicylic acid which has the benefit of reducing itchiness and irritation of the scalp.
The Mega Sleek Conditioner has an innovative formula that effectively hydrates and detangles the hair and works to repair any damage caused to the hair. Its lightweight formula ensures easy application and effortless rinsing, without weighing down the hair. The Mega Sleek Hair Conditioner also provides heat protection, shielding the hair from damage caused by styling tools. With regular use, it helps to control frizz, tame flyaways, and enhance the overall shine and smoothness of the hair. Experience the power of Matrix Mega Sleek Duo and enjoy luscious, sleek hair every day!
While all the products mentioned above come highly recommended, here are our top picks that we think you should definitely give a try this summer:
1. Foamie Shampoo and Conditioner bars – For Dry / Frizzy Hair with Argan Oil: This shampoo bar not only cleanses your hair but also nourishes it with the goodness of Argan Oil. Plus, it’s a bar, which means less plastic waste!
2. Hair Movement Fight The Frizz Anti-Frizz Spray – This spray is a must-have in your anti-frizz arsenal. You can use it as a finishing touch after styling your hair to keep it frizz-free all day.
3. Insight Anti Frizz – Hydrating Mask: This mask is perfect for those extra dry, hot summer days when your hair needs some extra TLC. It hydrates your hair deeply and helps keep frizz under control.
You can view our full range of anti-frizz products here:
So, there you have it – your complete guide to mastering summer hair care with the best anti-frizz products from Salon Trusted. Remember, the key is to keep your hair well-moisturized and nourished, and with our range of products, you’ll be able to do just that.
Happy summer, everyone! Stay frizz-free!
How to Choose the Right Tan Product for Your Skin Type?
Choosing the right tan product is an essential step towards achieving a beautifully bronzed glow. It’s not just about the depth of colour; the right product can nourish your skin, provide a smooth application, and offer longevity.
But with a plethora of options available in the market, how can you select the perfect one for your skin type? Here are some factors to consider:
Truly knowing your skin type is the very first step in choosing the right tan product. Here are the common skin types and suitable tan products:
1. Normal Skin: If you have balanced skin, neither too dry nor too oily, you could use just about any type of tanning product, from lotions to mousses.
2. Dry Skin: For those with dry skin, opt for moisturising tanning lotions or creams, which can help hydrate your skin while providing a tan. Look for specific products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.
3. Oily Skin: Mousse or gel-based tanning products are ideal for oily skin, as they’re lightweight and less likely to clog pores.
4. Sensitive Skin: If you have really sensitive skin, seek hypoallergenic products with minimal fragrance and fewer chemicals. Always perform a patch test before full application.
Consider the Depth of Tan
Tan products come with varying degrees of DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), the active ingredient that darkens the skin. Lighter skin tones may want to start with lower DHA levels for a natural-looking tan, while darker skin tones may require a higher concentration to see a noticeable difference.
For instance, the He-Shi Hydra Luxe Moisturising Lotion offers a medium shade with 7% DHA, suitable for people seeking a moderate tan.
The application method can greatly influence your tanning results. Tanning lotions and creams can be applied by hand, but for an even application, consider using an applicator mitt. The mitt works well with lotions, mousses, and gels.
For instance, the He-Shi Hydra Luxe Moisturising Lotion or the He-Shi H2O Glow Clear Tanning Mousse could be easily applied using a mitt for a streak-free tan. But if you prefer spray tans, consider using a brush for a flawless finish, such as the He-Shi Bronzer Brush.
Consider how long you want the tan to last and how easy it is to remove. Some products are designed to fade gradually over a week or so, while others might require a specific tan remover.
For example, if you’re looking for a long-lasting tan, consider the He-Shi Express Liquid Tan. If you prefer a temporary tan that can be washed off, the He-Shi Wonder Glow Instant Tan can be a suitable choice.
Here are some of Salon Trusted’s top recommended products:
1. He-Shi Hydra Luxe Moisturising Lotion: A hydrating tanning lotion that provides a medium tan, suitable for normal to dry skin types.
2. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan: An easy-to-apply liquid tan product offering a medium shade, ideal for all skin types seeking a longer-lasting tan.
3. He-Shi H2O Glow – Clear Tanning Mousse: This mousse offers a medium-dark tan and is great for oily skin types. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid for added skin hydration.
4. He-Shi Overnight Hyaluronic Skin Firming Gradual Tan Balm: For those looking for a tan that also offers skin-firming benefits, this product is an excellent choice. It’s suitable for nearly all skin types, particularly those seeking anti-aging benefits.
5. He-Shi Wonder Glow Instant Tan with an HD Finish: A quick and temporary tanning solution that offers an instant medium shade tan that can be washed off. Suitable for all skin types, dominantly those looking for a one-day tan solution.
6. He-Shi Bronzer Brush: A must-have tool for a flawless application of liquid or spray tans, ensuring an even and smooth finish.
Remember, the key to a perfect tan lies not only in the product you choose but also in the preparation. Always exfoliate your skin before applying any tanning product to ensure an even application.
Ready to get your perfect sun-kissed glow? Explore Salon Trusted’s comprehensive range of top-quality tanning products. Whether you’re looking for a deep bronze or a subtle glow, there’s a product to suit every skin type and preference.
Visit our online store today and start your journey to a radiant, perfectly tanned complexion. Your perfect tan is just a click away! You can visit our dedicated tanning category on the sight right here:
Holiday Must-Haves: Travel Light with Travel Size Hair and Beauty Products
Nowadays, we all know how frustrating it can be to pack for a holiday – the struggle to make everything fit and the horror when you realise you’ve forgotten your favorite beauty products. The solution? Travel-sized essentials! We have put together a full page of travel – size holiday must haves right here .
Today, we’re talking about the best in the game: travel-sized hair and beauty products. They’re compact, convenient, and, most importantly, they leave plenty of room for the rest of your holiday gear. So let’s dive right in!
First off, we have the Total Results ‘Home and Away’ travel packs. These bottles come with 4 empty travel sized bottles so you can create your very own travel sized bottle! They also come with a handy travel bag which would be perfect for all of your toiletries. Check out the selection here.
Another top pick is the Color Wow Mini Travel Packs. These are lifesavers for anyone who loves to keep their hair looking its best on the go. With options such as the ‘Smooth and Shiny Hair’ pack, the ‘Treat Your Hair’ pack, and the ‘Big Hair’ pack, you’ve got everything you need to maintain fabulous, salon-worthy hair while jetting off to your next destination.
Up next, for our bearded buddies out there, we have the Lim Mini Travel Dryer. This compact tool is ideal for drying and styling both hair and beard, ensuring you look well-groomed no matter where you are in the world.
For eco-conscious travelers, the Foamie Travel Buddy Case For Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Bars is a must-have. It’s designed to keep your solid hair care and body bars organised and dry. Plus, it’s reusable and easy to clean – talk about travel-friendly!
When it comes to hair care, we can’t forget the Total Results Food For Soft Mini Travel Duo and the Biolage Hydrasource Mini Duo in Travel Pouch. These shampoo and conditioner duos come in travel-friendly sizes and are perfect for keeping your hair soft, hydrated, and manageable on your holiday.
But that’s not all! The Color Wow Mini Travel-Sized 50ml Money Masque is an enriching, reparative hair masque that’s perfect for those long beach days or city explorations when your hair needs some extra TLC.
Fancy something a bit more specific? The Mini Travel Size Serie Expert Vitamino Shampoo and the Mini Serie Expert Pro Longer Shampoo, both 100ml, are perfect for adding some special care to your hair while you’re away.
Beauty on the Go: Travel-Sized Beauty Products
Now, let’s not forget about beauty. The Cuccio Polish Range is a gorgeous nail polish to help your nails look their best during your travels. Its mini size is just right for touch-ups on the go.
And lastly, for that perfect close shave wherever you roam, check out the Wahl Grooming Tool Travel Foil Shaver In Tin. Compact, easy to use, and great for all skin types – you’ll wonder how you ever traveled without it.
Ready to start packing? Head over to Salon Trusted now and discover more of these convenient, compact, and travel-ready beauty and hair care solutions. You’ll be pleasantly amazed at the variety and quality of options available, all designed to keep you looking fabulous on your holiday. Check out the full travel range here: https://www.salontrusted.com/travel-c-5082
Wishing you a joyful shopping spree and an incredible adventure ahead!
The Salon Trusted Father’s Day Gift Guide
Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s us, Salon Trusted, ready to rescue you from the annual “what-do-I-get-Dad-for-Father’s-Day” dilemma. That’s right; it’s nearly that special day when we get to shower our main men with all the love and gratitude they deserve.
But, let’s face it, finding that perfect gift to match our larger-than-life appreciation isn’t always a walk in the park. That’s why we’ve curated our very own Father’s Day Gift Guide.
Trust us; it’s jam-packed with ideas that’ll make your dad feel like the king he is. We have also put together a page with a few of our hand picked favourite items right here: https://www.salontrusted.com/father-s-day-c-5046
Ready to get started with the gift ideas?
Let’s dive in!
First off, let’s dive into the luxurious world of our Bath and Body range. Imagine the joy on his face when he unwraps a curated selection of artisan soaps, fragrant bath salts, and nourishing body lotions.
Not only are these products excellent for unwinding after a long day, but they also promise a spa-like experience at home, which, let’s face it, everyone deserves, especially Dad.
Moving on, we cannot ignore our Men’s Styling range. Now, we all know dads are not usually the first to adopt the latest fashion trends. But hey, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t appreciate a bit of a style upgrade, right?
From contemporary hair styling products to classic ointments this collection will provide your dad with the tools he needs to keep his locks looking fresh and refined.
Our Men’s Hair range is the perfect pit stop for those looking for top-notch shampoos, conditioners, and specialised hair care treatments.
Gift your dad the secret to great hair days with these expert-picked products that promise to treat, nourish, and style his mane, keeping it at its healthiest.
Next up, our Men’s Skin care range is a haven for those on the hunt for the ultimate skincare solutions. From revitalising face washes to anti-aging creams, each product in this range is designed to cater to men’s unique skin care needs.
Treat your dad to the luxury of a revitalized complexion and watch him glow with joy (and healthy skin!).
Shaving – an art that most dads have mastered. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to enhance his shaving experience with some top-notch tools?
We’ve got a collection of premium razors, soothing shaving creams, and after-shave balms that will transform his daily ritual into an absolute delight.
Finally, for the dads who love a good grooming session, our range of clippers and trimmers is a must-explore. These professional-grade tools will offer precision and ease, whether it’s for a beard trim or a quick haircut. Because who doesn’t love a well-groomed dad?
Now, these are just a few gems from our extensive collection. For the full array of Father’s Day offerings, keep an eye out for our dedicated Father’s Day collection here – you won’t want to miss it.
So go ahead and make this Father’s Day extra special for your dear old dad with a gift from Salon Trusted that shows him how much you care.
Until next time, happy shopping!
Create The Look with Steampod 3.0 by L’Oréal Professionnel
What is the Steampod?
The Steampod 3.0 gently smoothes even the most difficult of hair types, allowing you to easily create the hairstyle of your dreams. Not just for straight hair, the Steampod 3.0 is the next generation of versatile hair styling tools! Steampod 3.0 combines the power yet gentleness of steam whatever the hair type to transform your hair. Learn how to use Steampod 3.0, with professional tips for achieving a variety of styles that you will love…
Steampod 3.0 by L’Oréal Professionnel and Rowenta uses steam where traditional straighteners use heated ceramic plates to force the hair straight. The Steampod 3.0 creates hair that is twice as smooth in half the time* as a regular hair straightener. Plus, if you want to get creative with curls, the new 360° rotating cord makes it easy to get the look they desire. *Instrumental test versus regular straightener.
Steampod 3.0 Features
Discover all the ways you can create straight, curly and wavy hair with Steampod 3.0!
Watch the tutorial for Steampod 3.0 HERE
RULE 1: Start by pinning back the top pieces so that the lower sections are more accessible. Underneath the ear and behind the temple is a good starting point when curling.
RULE 2: When using a Steampod steam styler on your client’s hair, make sure to keep the arrows on the tool always pointing towards the ends of the clients hair when you’re styling.
RULE 3: Before styling you can apply heat protection using Steampod Milk for fine to normal hair types or Smoothing Cream for thick hair types. Once this is applied to your client’s hair, fully blowdry before using Steampod 3.0 to style.
RULE 4: The Steampod Serum can be used on the lengths and ends to give your client’s hairstyle a shiny-looking finish, without weighing their hair down.
Effect of Hand Sanitising Gels on Your Skin
“Will using hand sanitisers ruin my skin?” – that is the question we all asked ourselves at least once since COVID-19 became a serious issue. Today we will try to answer this question. What is the best way to protect yourself against coronavirus while keeping your skin healthy?
Sara Waterman, who is an aesthetician, believes that over time excessively washing hands and using hand sanitisers will deplete the skin’s natural protective barrier. This can then leave hands feeling dry and sore. However, Sara also thinks in times when the excessive risk of infection is present, dry chapped hands are a “better” choice.
The main thing all skin experts agree on is that after washing your hands, whether it be with hand sanitiser or with soap water – it is important to keep skin moisturised. Try switching to a nourishing hand cleansing gel that contains shea butter and is gentler to your skin. NEQI hand cleansing gels will not only kill the bacteria but also protect your hands from becoming overly dry and chapped. It contains 60% alcohol which allows it to kill 99.9% of bacteria. And thanks to the aloe vera and shea butter it take cares of your skin too. It’s also Vegan!
So, hand sanitisers will not ruin your skin if used properly. NHS states that “while excessive use of hand sanitisers could lead to some drying effects, it is unlikely to negatively impact most people using the gels as a temporary antiseptic”. It is important to use antibacterial gels where water and soap are not available – a handbag option is a must!