The Importance of Emollients and Humectants for Hair and Skin Health

 

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Tom Redmond

Tom Redmond, the founder and former owner of the Aussie shampoo brand, guided the hair care company known for its use of native Australian botanicals. Building on his experience with Aussie, Tom Redmond is now the president of Onesta Hair Care.

Onesta’s Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid Complex is featured in its shampoos and conditioners. The product provides replacements for emollients lost to chemical processing, styling products, and UV exposure.

Emollients, which are found in a variety of natural oils, including coconut, argan, and almond, coat the hair with a protective film that helps it retain moisture and create a full, thick look. Emollients work in the hair with humectants, which attract and absorb water. Common humectants include glycerin, honey, fructose, and agave nectar.

Emollients and humectants do more than protect hair. They also provide an occlusive barrier that smooths and soothes the scalp and helps prevent dryness and itching.

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Sage Oil’s Unique Hair Nourishing and Strengthening Properties

 

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As founder and owner of the Aussie hair products brand, Tom Redmond emphasized natural ingredients native to Australia such as blue gum leaves and quandong. Building on his experience leading and ultimately selling the Aussie brand, Tom Redmond has launched Onesta as a hair care line sold in salons that features natural botanicals in place of synthetic ingredients.

Among the distinct components of Onesta Hair Care are rhatany root, milk thistle, organic green tea, and sage oil, which acts as a preservative. Long used for a variety of skin issues, antioxidant-rich sage oil fights dandruff through its astringent properties while adding shine to hair. Also stimulating the hair follicles, sage oil can increase circulation in the scalp, with fuller hair growth a common result.

Sage oil also contains beta-sitosterol, a 5-alpha reductase compound which guards against male pattern baldness. As part of a complex formulation that incorporates complementary oils, it can have a host of beneficial effects.

Drawbacks of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in Body Care Products

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The founder and previous owner of Aussie hair care products, Tom Redmond now leads Onesta Hair Care. Like Aussie, Tom Redmond’s new company promotes safe botanical ingredients and avoids dangerous chemicals in its product line of shampoos, conditioners, and other items.

Other companies’ salon products often contain detrimental chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), present in body washes, shampoos, and soaps as a foaming agent. (It also has industrial applications, such as cleaning garage floors and removing grease from auto engines.) SLS has been linked to scalp and eye irritation and tangled hair. Possible connections have also been found to organ and nerve toxicity and interference with the endocrine system.

Although SLS is derived from a natural source (coconuts), the manufacturing process often adds in 1,4-dioxane. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identifies this substance as a potential carcinogen that may cause problems with the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys.

Research has yet to focus on the long-term effects on body care consumers of SLS and related chemicals, such as sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. The Environmental Working Group advises using alternatives to these chemicals.

Phthalates: Health Risks and How to Avoid

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Tom Redmond may be best known as the former owner of Aussie, a popular brand of hair-care products. Since selling Aussie, Tom Redmond has established Onesta Hair Care. His new brand is dedicated to natural ingredients, and never uses synthetic fragrances or harmful phthalates.

Phthalates are plasticizing chemicals commonly used in household items such as cosmetics, detergents, and children’s toys. They are useful as binding agents or solvents, and can also make plastics more flexible.

These compounds are also known to have adverse effects on human health. While reports on their specific hazards vary, they are widely known to cause endocrine and reproductive problems in both humans and animals. Some studies link phthalates to ADHD, asthma, neurodevelopmental problems, and certain types of cancer.

Phthalates are notoriously difficult to avoid. To minimize your exposure, consider staying away from synthetic fragrances, and reduce your use of plastic items. If you have small children, consider avoiding soft plastic toys manufactured prior to 2009, as these are likely to contain phthalates.

Onesta Hair Care – Using Organic Ingredients in a Responsible Way

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With more than 20 years of experience in the hair care industry, Tom Redmond is the former owner of hair care product company Aussie. Tom Redmond leverages his experience as head of Aussie to lead Minnesota-based Onesta Hair Care, which uses natural products and strives to be environmentally responsible.

Onesta Hair Care uses the most organic ingredients possible in its wide selection of hair care products. All of the fragrances in the company’s products are certified organic botanical extracts, with no synthetic fragrances or harmful chemicals. In addition to exceeding FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, Onesta’s formulas remain compliant with guidelines established by the European Union.

Also an environmentally friendly company, Onesta operates its business completely on wind energy to minimize its carbon footprint. The company even uses renewable packaging consisting of post-consumer resin bottles. Consumers can also rest assured that none of Onesta’s products contain animal products, as the company’s products have received approval from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). To learn more about Onesta Hair Care and its products, visit onestahaircare.com.

Onesta Hair Care – Offering Natural, Chemical-Free Hair Products

 

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Tom Redmond is the former owner of Aussie, a hair product brand. Moving on from Aussie, Tom Redmond has begun promoting a new business venture, Onesta Hair Care, which he leads as president.

Onesta Hair Care is dedicated to providing high-quality hair care products free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, propylene glycol, and synthetic colors and dyes. Recognizing that many consumers wish to avoid these potentially harmful chemicals, Onesta Hair Care instead makes its products with natural ingredients, with all of its formulas containing botanical extracts that are certified organic.

The brand’s comprehensive menu of shampoos and conditioners contain Onesta’s Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid Complex, which consists of a unique blend of macademia, kukui, and sunflower oils designed to strengthen hair from the root.

Onesta Hair Care also offers special conditioners with probiotics as well as a wide array of finishing products. For more information on the company and its products, visit www.onestahaircare.com.

The Potential Dangers of Parabens

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A beauty products industry executive, Tom Redmond stands out as founder and former owner of the Aussie hair care company. Former Aussie owner Tom Redmond now stands out as president of Onesta, which manufactures and distributes natural and paraben-free hair care products.

Medical science has long known that a family of chemicals known as parabens can mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen on the body. According to a 2015 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, this effect may be strong enough to increase the growth of tumor cells in the body.

The research team investigated the effects of parabens on HER2, a type of estrogen that is found in tumors and is linked to aggressive cancer growth. The team used growth factor heregulin to activate HER2 receptors, a process that prompted the development of breast cancer cells. When they exposed these cells to parabens, tumor cells proliferated more rapidly.

The team then lowered its use of heregulin and increased paraben exposure. Findings revealed that although paraben concentrations were 100 times less than those of the previously used heregulin, these findings add to previous research into the effects of paraben exposure, which studies have shown may contribute to a broad range of reproductive, gynecological, and other conditions.

Experts note that while there is not yet sufficient evidence to ban parabens and similar chemicals, consumers can reduce their exposure through informed product choice. Selected products should be specifically marked paraben-free, as some manufacturers list use such general terms as fragrances to note chemicals on ingredient lists, making it more difficult to determine actual ingredients.