January 16, 2008

Oily Hair / Oily Skin This Product is For You

Revive &
Freshen Up
Yo Hair
Yo Body
I'm sure you will start to notice (if you haven't already) a new group of products for hair...in existence before and from associates in the hair biz in Europe have heard they are huge over there. Huge. Personally, I have never stopped using them, I make my own formula, & from Principessa's ingredient list -- we are on the same page.
Do you have oily hair or Normal hair and at times you just don't have time for a shampoo? This is your tool and get ready for more coming down the pike.

Principessa Beauty has created a hair and body powder designed to refresh when there is not time to shower. Bianco Breeze is a multi-use powder for the body and hair. When used for the hair it is said to absorb excess oils to create body and volume. The company maintains that the powder extends professional blow-out styles and helps blend roots, which are the reasons I have kept mine handy all these years.

Here's the blurp from the company:

Spoil your skin and treat your tresses with our seductively silky multi-use powder enhanced with beneficial extracts such as Vitamin E, Aloe, Chamomile and Calendula. This refreshing treat is talc free (naturally) and designed to keep you shower fresh all day. Sprinkle into your hair to absorb excess oils, product and create gorgeous body and volume! It magically blends roots and can extend blowouts, too! Infused with a soft scent to leave you smelling as fresh as you look. Poof, you’re perfect!

I hear its sold out everywhere here, here is another product that is so very easy to make at home...

Ingredients: Corn Starch, Fragrance, Calendula Extract, Aloe Leaf Powder, Chamomile Extract, Vitamin E, Silica, Propylparaben, Methylparaben
I have many Oily hairs/skinned Clients and listen to their trials, hope this helps some of you....
2 comments on "Oily Hair / Oily Skin This Product is For You"
  1. Hi Dakota,

    What are your thoughts on parabens in products? I noticed parabens in that ingredient list...

  2. Rhonda,
    yes, well . . good for you for noticing. Parabens are a very long and probably never-ending battle within the field.
    This could be a very long post and it is such a controversial subject I am almost afraid to tackle it. (Have you seen my recent battle with a black sheep in our peaceful lovely group here - it still has me rattled)
    I try to simplify my answers, so they are easier to understand for ALL readers( if you want it more complicated & technical tell me)
    I will preface this with the statement that for 10 years I was on one side..then I studied with a couple top Chemists & switched sides.
    What you learn once you start formulating your own products and learning about the actual chemistry that goes into the make-up of each and every product you put on your face-hair and body is that each ingredient is put in there for a very specific reason.
    I like to relate it to cooking , when I went thru training and learning how to make products from scratch it always reminded me of cooking and baking. So I have always used the correlation to help with clarity.

    When you make a cake...they have you add 10-14 ingredients...each one for a reason... The eggs are an emulsifier ( mixes oil with water) the vanilla is for flavor, the flour is for the base of the cake...they don't have you add say peas, just for the HELL of it - it would screw up the chemical make-up (as well as the flavor) of a cake.
    Same thing with Hair-skin-body products.
    Each ingredient has a purpose, companies costs go up everytime they 'add' an ingredient so of course, they do not want to add unnecesssary ones - for that reason as well. With all the controversy about prabens why do you suppose some companies ( like this one) would STILL use them? Especially a new line like this...an expensive line..? Doesn't make sense does it?
    Well, in my opinion (and many chemists & formulators I have spoken to and read about)
    PARABENS got a bad rap and truthfully were never able to recover from it. I'm dead Serious, there are a million and one reports that back this up. But in America if you do not handle your "marketing issues" properly then 9 times out of 10 you have lost the ball.
    I'm sure you are well aware of that.
    Parabens come from a chemical company run by chemists...they are the most unaware-lab geeks on the planet ( nice - sweet people- just very very different)..they just do not think like that, they think all the proof is in the science - just look at it, they would say.
    Well, you cannot get 10 million americans to look at a chemists report once they see the first technical word that is about 40 letters long you have lost them.
    To Americans its in the "flash" NOT THE SCIENCE.
    They did not do their damage control correctly, and have learned a very big lesson.
    THERE fore, what has happened is all these PRESERVATIVE- manufacturers went full bore ahead to develop preservatives 'without' parabens in them...there are a whole host of them now. For about a full year that is all we talked about.
    If you saw the amount of the Paraben that is put in a giant VAT of shampoo or conditioner > it would be a couple drops from a eye-dropper. Once you saw that you would never again worry about it. I say make THAT an demonstration on UTUBE then the 10 million Americans would listen and get it.
    One of the problems with using a preservative...ANY PRESERVATIVE, is not the preservative itself - ITS HOW MUCH IS USED.
    Use the case of Dennis Quaids new Twin babies that were almost killed accidentily by the hospital I GO TO!(help) They were given Heparin-- a blood thinner - great drug - but only when its given in the proper dosage! Overdose of it is lethal.
    Same exact thing with preservatives. EXACTLY the same: if used at the proper dosage you WANT preservatives in your products,they PROTECT YOU... without them there would be tens of thousands more sick girls from the way they treat and keep their make-up and creams...and that is a fact.
    I just feel the field needs to work on the marketing of the product's name etc.. which they are doing right now.
    ALL Preservatives - parabens and non-parabens do the same thing: their job is to kill off all strange and weird bacteria that could be growing in our products so we all don't get infections (staph or otherwise) and die.
    When I heard it explained "that way" it hit me: "why" wouldn't we want preservatives in products?

    There is a great story about the big case against MAX FACTOR in the 70's, all the old timer chemists talk about it as it changed the business forever. That is when we started using preservatives in 70's (weird huh).
    This was told to me by a chemist who is no longer with us, so I haven't a way of asking him any further questions about it.
    I guess as the story goes: 20 women brought a case aginst the company sueing them for 100 million dollars - all of them developed some blindness or total blindness from using their mascara without any preservatives in it !
    YOu know how we all pump the hell out of the mascara tube, well that incorporates AIR into the formula and then lashes that shed and dirt from your eyelashes gets put back in the tube...over and over & over. Well, with ZERO preservatives to protect the mascara formula some type of bacteria grew into some type of infection which all these women came down with. I believe he said it was the first class action suit against a make-up company. The women won. They won well over 20 million each - (my memory sucks)
    this started the entire industry including preservatives in all their products.

    I've always thought they need to go to work on the work "PRESERVATIVE" as well
    ...another marketing blunder in my opinion.
    This exact subject is on my list of SUBJECTS FOR POSTS TO WRITE...
    So great question...


    PS: there is no way to know if a company is using the proper amount of preservative in their products, If there was life for me would have been extremely easier.
    MY point is that I feel it is a big mistake not including ANY preservatives in products - there are a few lines out there that use that as their big claim-to-fame.
    They would work and be OK if they are "dated", without the date how long are they saying their products will last without a preservative ? forever? ridiculous!
    they should have a shalf life of 3-4 months provided they came directly from the manufacturer - see the problems that arise without a preservative??
    What I try to look for is a reputable company , that seems to follow a lot of the new products> technologies that have come out that's about as best as I can recommend


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