Sunday, July 29, 2007


The standards for haircare products are set by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Take shampoos, for instance, the FDA ensures that the detergents (such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and other additives used in shampoos SHOULD be safe enough for the hair and scalp. You can actually use the same drugstore shampoo to wash your sock, your dog and your carpet because it's strong enough! Whereas professional haircare products are specifically made with the health of the hair and scalp in mind. These products are generally backed by intense research including taking into consideration the day-to-day stresses that people subject to their hair (i.e. coloring, perming, blow-drying, etc.).

Don't get me wrong, there are shampoos and conditioners that are sold in drugstores and supermarkets that can perform just as well as professional products, but this is when you have to decide who knows best; the person behind the counter/ register at your local drugstore or your stylist? You be the judge.