Friday, May 6, 2016



The late Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher -a man dedicated to a purer life without toxic chemicals...made quite the favorable impression on us.

We are always ref-ing the wide-ranging convo- had a few years back - that included his astute observation that a stroll down any typical haircare aisle in any retail outlet-serves up shampoos (or conditioners) where the first five-thereby main ingredients...would mostly be the same. Point being...high or lower priced, there is plenty of toxicity shared by all things devoted to cleansing/caring for precious stresses.

Hence the USDA Certified Organic label-the highest standard for 'green' imo-is seen a very few haircare brands ...but are happily on high performance products- including our two favs -the aforementioned Intelligent Nutrients and TELA BEAUTY Organics by Philip Pelusi.

AND there is a growing awareness by all haircare brands---that consumers world wide are aware of the negative associations of certain high risk ingredients...leading to launches by numerous entrepreneurial types...of haircare collections lacking the no-nos-like parabens and sulfates-plus all cruelty free.

Some Highlights from new brands dedicated to giving ladies hair that is worthy of any hair flipping GIF...


Founded by another serial entrepreneur (and smart smart smart) NEUMA Beauty was founded with "beauty, health and sustainability as our heart." Free of the 'usual' non-desireables (ZERO synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, ureas, carcinogens and environmental pollutants.)-plus no synthetic fragrances either-every product has a complete full ingredient disclosure list-which believe it or not-is not true of many brands and perfectly legal too. PETA certified cruelty free, 100% certified made with wind power and 90% recycled (post consumer resin) bottles-and of course inside...formulations based on plant based botanicals and essential oils like lavender, tangerine and vanilla in their rich neuMoisture Shampoo that we tried...true aromatherapy worthy-smells great and the shampoo 'experience' is true creamy nurturing cleaning-without harsh sulfates! Available-for a range of individual scalp and hair needs.
Niucoco based on the rich nutritious hydrating cold pressed, extra Virgin coconut oil...hails from Canada.  Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, no artificial 100% vegan+non-GMO...three products Hydrating Shampoo, featherweight Smoothing Conditioner (which is good for all hair types), and a multi-tasking Renewing Hair Serum ($29-$50)

Number 4 High Performance French inspired collections-are sleek packaged haircare solutions...that are vegan, gluten free, sulfate free and paraben free. Their signature MO of this company-  the Liquid Complexes™-made of essential oils and herbal extracts that heal tresses, add natural sheen, and maintain hair color...without the drying alcohol stuff that is found on many labels. Handy-travel sized sets $25 containing brush, shampoo/conditions (volume or hydration) and body lotion.

T'ZIKAL™Beauty is founded by a husband +native Honduran wife...hence the sourcing of richly moisturizing OJON Palm Nut Oil from that country-as the multi-tasking basis of this beautifully packaged hair care line. We have already put into our daily hair care routine the light light light Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist (paraben-Free, EDTA free, sulfate free, no artificial fragrance, color or dye pH-balanced) made of oils and fresh subtly scented from bergamot, hibiscus and lavender.---in a spray bottle...that we think last us many many months. $32 Nice.

Sallye Ander...homemade shampoo bars-with that old fashioned touch--that are made in small batches in a small town in New York.Reminds us of Lush... which is a compliment. Pictured the soothing Calendula & Chamomile with calendula leaves- that fragrantly makes for an aromatic experience...and the all hair types Red Clay & Henna Shampoo. $14.95 each. All Salle Ander products embrace their stated fav ingredient-olive oil...though we couldn't find the ingredient list on their website
Noted: some ingredients in featured haircare products are on EWG's Cosmetic Database-labeled as low hazards---from our brief research-so it is always worth it to do your own homework!