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.

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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.

Three Ways to Protect Your Hair

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Tom Redmond of Aussie Hair Care recently created Onesta Hair Care, an all-natural approach to hair products. Tom Redmond, who founded Aussie, designed this new line of products with healthy oils and natural botanical ingredients to cleanse and style hair without damaging it. Many other brands use harmful chemicals such as parabens, propylene glycol, and synthetic dyes.

Synthetic ingredients and chemicals are not the only way to damage your hair. Follow these tips to keep your hair healthy as you go about your beauty routine.

1. Be gentle with your hairbrush. Aggressive brushing can break and damage hair. When using a hairbrush, gently brush tangles out from the ends first. Wet hair is even more susceptible to damage. Instead of brushing wet hair, use a wide toothed comb to pull out tangles.

2. Avoid heat if you can. If you often use heat to style your hair, invest in good tools and use the lowest heat setting you can manage. The finer your hair is, the less heat you should be using.

3. The sun’s UV rays can damage hair just as they damage skin. Dark hair fares better than light, but it is always best to keep exposure to a minimum. If you’re going to be in the sun for a long time, it is best to wear a hat or scarf.

Understanding Hair Growth Cycles

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Aussie founder Tom Redmond offers consumers healthy hair free of toxic chemicals. Tom Redford’s new line, Onesta Hair Care, is made with natural ingredients and nourishing oils.

Unlike most mammals, which grow and shed hair in a seasonal cycle, humans keep their hair for years at a time. An understanding of the hair growth cycle is an important part of managing healthy hair.

Anagen is the phase of active hair growth. Cells grow rapidly, and hair grows at a rate of about half an inch per month. Growth cycles are different for everyone, but hair generally stays in the anagen phase for two to six years. People who have shorter growth cycles often have trouble growing their hair past a certain point.

At any given time, roughly three percent of a person’s hairs are in the catagen phase, which lasts for two or three weeks. During this time hair growth stops, and the outer root sheath begins to seal around the hair’s root.

The telogen, or resting, phase comes next. For three months or more, follicles remain dormant while hair sheds naturally. Most people shed between 25 and 100 telogen hairs daily. After a hair falls out, new hair can grow in again.