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What makes a good fragrance-free Shampoo?

I’ve always been a big fan of the clean beauty movement. My inner hippie loves the idea of living in a chemical-free zone, and I’ve gotta say that I’m (more than a little) concerned about the toxic ingredients found in some of our personal care products.   Last week, I found myself reading an article about the dangers of propylparaben - a seemingly-harmless preservative that’s found its way into all sorts of conditioners, body-washes and shampoos.   The basic idea is that propylparaben acts as a preservative that’s supposed to have all sorts of beneficial properties. It's a powerful antibacterial...

Your first fragrance detox: The ultimate guide

Your first fragrance detox: The ultimate guide Worried about the health risks associated with chemical fragrances? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that you’re definitely not alone. According to the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), thousands of health-conscious men and women are now embarking on a full-on fragrance detox; ridding their bodies of synthetic scent chemicals, and trying to restore balance by opting for fragrance-free alternatives. Question is, what’s the best way to detox? Do you need to ditch all of your old products? Do special diets help, or is it just a question of resting your body until all...

best-fragrance-free-hairspray

What makes a good fragrance free hairspray? Fragrance-free hairsprays are still a relatively new phenomenon; you’re unlikely to find them on the shelves of your local supermarket, and most of the big brands still haven't caught on to the need for a well-rounded, hypoallergenic alternative to the everyday hairsprays we’re all used to using. Unfortunately, this can make finding the best fragrance-free hair sprays quite challenging; there aren’t a lot of resources to steal snippets of advice from, and the low-key chatter on forums and comment threads rarely provide the detailed info that’s needed to pick the good from the...