Hair Goals! All the health with zero harm.

Hair Goals...

shiny, healthy, youthful, thick ~

natural and healthy hair requires natural and healthy ingredients.

 

We got you (and your hair) covered! 

It's hair month!

We're sharing tips on how to care for hair without harm and heat damage, how to improve the scalp, promote hair growth, and get to those hair goals ~ all with just a little helping hand from our Qēt Botanicals' hair finishing treatments.

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"Hello, Hair ~ it's me. How are you?"

Would our hair answer something like... "I'm thirsty," or "I'm feeling a little weak," "No more heat, please," I wish I looked younger," "I'm out of control," or just "Help!" 😉

Stress, summer heat, sunshine, heated styling tools, synthetics, sweat on the scalp... no matter the texture, thickness, or color, all of these can take its toll on our tresses. If our hair could talk, it might say a few choice words and then just ask us to take it easy.

When we pull, stretch, over wash, under wash, color, or strip it, it can weaken the hair shaft causing hair to break or become rough and dull.  Our hair might say that it's had better days and it's drowning in synthetic fragrances and is being suffocated in plastics.

Frizz, flyaways, dry hair, lackluster hair, and just plain ol' fussy hair ~ whatever your fancy is with your hair, or even if your hair is left to fend for itself, it's a dead follicle that loves to be fed with vitamins, proteins, and keratin-building elements.

In our last few blogs, we've been talking about the importance of fighting free radicals, using clean and pure serum boostsbody care, and the benefits of exfoliating the skin. This month, we're going to be diving into the hair follicle and the scalp. 

There is no magic one-and-done formula, but there are quick and easy steps to take to get to those hair goals, no matter the texture or condition of your hair. 

Below: Natural Shine SerumWooden Italian Hair Comb

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First... the Dirt

Our hair is dead. Sad, but true. The only living part of the hair shaft is the follicle. The base of the root at each strand (the "bulb") is the only portion that contains the cells that produce the hair. Healthy follicle, healthy hair. Healthy scalp, healthy follicle. See the connection? 👌

When we strip our skin (or scalp) of what it needs with ingredients that are too harsh, it can either dry out and produce less protective oil, or to compensate it will produce more oil at the surface to try to get itself back in balance. This can lead to clogged follicles and slower than normal growth.

Here's a list of dirty ingredients that can slow the growth process, make hair brittle and dry, cause scalp sensitivity, and rob our healthy scalp of what it needs.

Here's a list of dirty ingredients that can slow the growth process, make hair brittle and dry, cause scalp sensitivity, and rob our healthy scalp of what it needs.

  • Synthetic Fragrances (any time you see 'fragrance' on a label, it's always synthetic and could literally contain dozens of artificial ingredients)
  • Silicones
  • Sulfates such as: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens such as: methyl-paraben, propyl-paraben, parahydroxybenzoate
  • Denatured Alcohols such as: Alcohol Denat, SD Alcohol 3-A, SD Alcohol 30,  SD Alcohol 39-B, SD Alcohol 39-C, SD Alcohol 40-B, SD Alcohol 40-C.
  • Formaldehyde
  • Coal Tar such as: P-phenylenediamine, C.I. (followed by a five digit number), FD&C or D&C (followed by a color name and number)
  • Phthalates such as DEHP (also-known-as bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate)
  • Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD)

We don't have to be a scientist to figure out that these things might not be great to include in our hair care routine. Additionally, with each rinse, all of these ingredients are going right down the drain into our water systems. 

Fear not! It's easy to be smart about good ingredients. Read on... 👇

Now, to the Good! 

Throwing a few healthy options into our regular hair routine can make all the difference. Incorporating our hair serum as a pre-shampoo or smoothing/finishing oil, and our pomade as a scalp mask or leave-in protection, are fast and easy. Including these heat and UV protective ingredients, eliminating sulfate and SLS shampoo, and styling without excessive heat and alcohol really adds up to a healthier head of hair (which averages about 100,000+ hairs... no kidding!). 😮

Losing about 100 hairs a day can be normal, but more than that may be an underlying health condition, a reaction to synthetic ingredients, or even stress. Just like with our skin, the better the ingredients, the better the results. I personally had much hair loss, eyebrow loss, and a receding hair line on and off for years. We finally found out it had to do with my auto immune and thyroid condition. If you're having symptoms like this, take notice as it may be worth checking with your health care provider.

Want to know what we include in our hair treatments? We're sharing our list of each and every ingredient we hand select, hand make, and pour (with added 💗) into our hair treatments. 

Below: Hair Care Suite Starter Kit  which includes a sampling of each of these full sizes shown: Nutri-Pomade & MaskNatural Shine SerumNatural Sea SprayLavender Powder Dry Shampoo

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Here is the 100% Complete and Full List of Every Single Ingredient in our Hair Treatments

It's all the healthy without any harm.

Let's get to it! 

🌱 Rosemary Oil ~ Known to improve both hair growth and thickness, it's a wonderful addition to all of our hair treatments. Rosemary naturally helps to generate new cell growth, and according to this study, rosemary performed as well as minoxidil (a common synthetic hair growth ingredient) but with less scalp itching and side effects. Some studies have found it preventative in premature graying. Dandruff and flakes are lessened with its use as well. Rosemary can be found in our Lavender Powder Dry ShampooNatural Sea SprayNatural Shine SerumNutri-Pomade & Mask.

🌰 Shea Butter ~ Full of vitamins and healthy fatty acids, it's safe for a sensitive scalp and for dry, damaged, color treated, and all textures of hair. Shea butter is naturally anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce scalp irritation and redness without clogging the root of the hair follicle. On our hair it can help to lock in moisture, hydrate the stresses, replace lost natural oils, and help fight the frizzies. Shea butter can help smooth the strand and protect against damage from heating tools, UV, and the elements. Because it's so clean and beneficial to hair and scalp, many of us also love to rub in any extra on hands and cuticles. A generous amount of organic, grade A shea butter can be found in our Nutri-Pomade & Mask

🥥 Coconut Butter ~ A small amount of organic coconut oil can help hair from fading and drying out, which leads to less breakage. We only use coconut butter and oil on the hair and scalp, not the face. When coconut is used on the face, it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. When used on the strands it helps to maintain our hair's protein levels, and it naturally moisturizes and retains moisture in the tresses. Coconut's natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties help relieve an itchy and flaky scalp. The natural strength and volume of hair can be revitalized, and oils that have been stripped are replenished. Found in our Natural Shine Serum, Nutri-Pomade & Mask.

💮 Geranium Oil ~ Just like in our skin care, we love geranium in hair treatments because it's high in antioxidants and flavonoids, which means it helps to fight the free radicals that oxidize our skin and, yes, our hair. Geranium is also full of amino acids, which have been touted as the building blocks for healthy hair. Keratin is the protein found in our hair and scalp that produces protein, and without those amino acids, our hair's keratin production is slim. Hair loss can be decreased and a sensitive scalp is calmed. Geranium is one of the few oils that treats both an over and an under-production of oils on the scalp while keeping the right pH. Found in our Natural Shine SerumNutri-Pomade & Mask.

🥦 Broccoli Seed Oil ~ Here is another hair-loving oil that we also use in our face serums. It's known as nature's version of silicone by adding a light, silky feel to our skin and our hair. Broccoli seed oil is abundant in Vitamins A, C, K, and B, and is filled with moisturizing fatty acids which help healthy hair growth. Split ends are kept to a minimum because of its natural heat and UV protection. Used on the scalp to the tips of the hair, a little bit added before shampooing is a great way to prevent over-stripping from shampoo. A few drops added after shampooing and before styling or on dry hair as a leave-in treatments adds natural shine and a vitamin veil to add a nutritious hair boost. Found in our Natural Shine Serum.

💟 Lavender Flowers and Its Oil ~ Beloved in many of our face, body, and hair treatments, lavender not only helps a sensitive scalp suffering from itchiness and flakes, but it can help hair to grow. It naturally increases circulation on the scalp which boosts hair growth. Lavender lightly moisturizes the tresses while helping to calm the nervous system at the same time. Found in our Lavender Powder Dry ShampooNatural Sea SprayNatural Shine SerumNutri-Pomade & Mask.

🌱 Raspberry Seed Oil ~ Also included in a variety of our day serums and hair treatments, raspberry seed oil helps protect against premature aging and fading of the hair shaft by fighting UV rays and free radicals that cause oxidation. Hair feels silky, soft, and moisture loss is lessened. Split ends are mended and hair suppleness and elasticity can be increased, which means less breakage. Win! Found in our Natural Sea SprayNatural Shine Serum.

🥕 Carrot Seed Oil ~ A natural UV and free radical fighter, this splendid little oil is found in many of our serums, as well as in some of our hair treatments. Carrot seed oil not only protects against damage from the sun and the elements, it helps protect against breakage while adding hair-loving Vitamins A and E. Hair growth is boosted, the strands are strengthened, and it adds natural moisture. Found in our Natural Sea SprayNatural Shine Serum.

💧 Water ~ We use a clean, steam distilled water in only one product in our entire brand of hair, body, and skin treatments. This is unique because almost every hair, body and face product out there uses a good amount of water. In other brand's ingredient lists, water is almost always listed first or right at the top of a lengthy ingredient list. It breeds bacteria, and we'd rather avoid water and use less of a clean, concentrated, and fresh product, than something heavily preserved and watered down that we need more of. Wouldn't you?  Found in our Natural Sea Spray.

🍥 Himalayan Salt ~ The purest of salts, and filled with healthy minerals, magnesium, and potassium, it's the only salt we use in our face, body, and hair products. Just a tiny bit in our sea spray gives touchable volume and movement to hair. A mist on bed-head-hair can help to wake it up and get ready for the day. Found in our Natural Sea Spray

⚪ Arrowroot Powder ~ It's the base of our dry shampoo and it's even found in our natural deodorants... we love and trust it that much. Arrowroot powder absorbs moisture without leaving any synthetic residue or chemicals behind on the strands. Just a tiny amount is needed on the scalp with any color of hair.  Found in our Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo

🌕 Non-GMO Vitamin E ~ Used as a natural preservative to help a treatment stay its freshest, our Vitamin E is a safe alternative to many synthetic preservatives. It's also beneficial to the scalp and strands by keeping the protective barrier on our scalp preserved and happy. Found in our Nutri-Pomade & Mask

👏👏👏 Voilà! We've just highlighted every single ingredient that we use in all of our hair finishing treatments. Each ingredient is hair friendly, scalp friendly, and even hand friendly.

Below: Lavender Powder Dry ShampooEco-Friendly Bamboo Application Brush

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So, what's the Bottom Line?

Protect from the heat, decrease the heat, ditch the synthetics, and feed the scalp and hair strand with proven and authentic real ingredients. There's no magic one-and-done pill, formula, or treatment. Avoiding the long lists of artificial ingredients, and sticking to what we recognize and love, can help make our hair youthful and happy.

From the inside, eating well-rounded meals that include key nutrients helps both our skin and our hair. Giving our body energy from real ingredients will naturally help our hair grow as well. The celebrity hair Vitamins are C, D, E, Iron, Omega-3 and -6, and zinc.  

Below: Nutri-Pomade & Mask with Shea & Coconut

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Your August Special ~

It's gentle care for healthy hair, and it's all of the healing without any of the harm.

Cruelty-free, vegan, nationally awarded, and locally handmade with 100% plant-based, hair-loving ingredients. That's it. 

Code HairGoals saves 15% on our line of hair products and petite Qēt hair starter kits, too! 

Here is the full list of the lovelies that are a part of this month's hair special:
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Application Brush for Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo

We'll pick up your shipping and handling costs with every U.S. order over $35.

Free sample with each purchase. 

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Something New ~ It's Coming Soon!

You've been asking for this, and we're glad to be able to share this with you.

What is it? It's a new program that's just about ready to launch. Watch for a special note about it in the next week or so. 

Because you're here and are a part of our email family, you'll be the first to know! 

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Let's Keep Doing our Part

On a recent cross-country road-trip, I was reminded of how precious our land and resources are. We have a Skin Studio close to the ocean on the West Coast, and our first Skin Studio is in the heart of the Midwest next to a fresh water creek. Each of these locations is surrounded by a wide variety of necessary resources. While taking a long road trip, it can be wonderfully eye opening to see the vast array of the environmental resources all in one day.

The mountains, hills, rivers, streams, forests, farmlands, prairies, and our oceans that share their gifts rely on us 100% to make safe and eco-friendly choices.

Glass bottles, limited plastics, reusable and reused shipping and packaging materials, zero warehousing, eco-friendly inks and papers, sustainable and organic ingredients, the development of our half boxes using less ink and waste, just-what-we-need printed materials... these are just some of the steps that we incorporate every day into our brand.

Every drop on the inside of our bottles matters to us, and every time we ship and share our treatments with you matters to us as well. We're all on this planet together, and right now every resource matters to all of us.

You can rest assured in knowing that our ingredients are not only animal and cruelty free, but they're also safe for our forests, rivers, lands, air, and oceans, which also makes them safe for us and our loved ones.

Talk about goals... it's a bigger picture than just hair or skin. Let's make it a goal to make every purchase a smart purchase! 🌎

~ Lisa 

Below: A quick capture in the early morning while driving by this wind farm... somewhere in the Midwest.

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~  non-toxic, organic ingredients, proven, and high-performing ~
~  effective, award-winning botanical treatments made without compromises ~

 

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