There is a growing awareness of the effects of farming and production, and not all methods are created equal. The organic production process is designed to have a minimal impact on the Earth and its inhabitants. At Gentle Approach, we appreciate companies that take a sustainable approach to their work, from planting and harvesting to […]
Some organic hair care and cosmetic products are certified by Qualità Reale certification standards. What does this mean? Qualità Reale does not just stand for natural and organic ingredients; it also ensures that the entire process of manufacturing a product is ethical, sustainable and in the best interest of the consumer. Qualità Reale standards are […]
When shopping for organic hair care and cosmetics, you’re likely to come across a logo reading ECOCERT. This is a trusted organic certification that you can take as confirmation that you’re making a green choice. Ecocert has been running since 2003 and is the first certification body to have developed standards for natural and organic […]
Have you considered that the main tool used in all hair salons is water? Which means water and hair care are inextricably linked. Conventional hair products can contaminate our water, but choosing natural hair care and cosmetics can prevent water pollution. Water is precious. We’ve all heard this before, but has it really sunk in? […]
It’s all very well to treat your hair with organic shampoos and conditioners – but finish off with an ordinary chemical mousse, gel or wax and you may be disappointed. Ordinary products are often filled with synthetic perfumes and agents which leave the hair feeling sticky and brittle, in desperate need of a good detox. […]
When you use shampoo, you are cleansing your scalp and hair. In the process, you open the outer cuticle layer of the hair shaft. For those with short or fine hair, leaving the cuticle open is not a problem, as this will give more volume. However, for most of us, our hair needs a good natural conditioner to follow on […]
It’s important to understand your hair’s most basic needs to keep it healthy and beautiful. There are four basic elements which contribute to healthy, lustrous and soft hair, namely: cleanse, hydrate, nourish and seal. Natural shampoo can be especially helpful for giving your hair a gentle yet thorough cleanse. Cleansing shampoos can be used every so often to gently remove residue […]
The Gentle Approach salon is focused on offering beautiful and luxurious hair treatments that are as natural as possible. And we don’t do this to be part of a “cool green trend” or as an excuse to hike up prices! We use natural hair care ingredients for the health of our clients, because we know […]
In my blog post about Hair Rehab, I mentioned that using a good clarifying shampoo is one of the first steps to “getting clean” and ditching your bad hair care habits. So, what exactly is clarifying shampoo, and how does it help to rehabilitate your hair? Let’s dive in.
If you’re a regular salon client, chances are you’ll have heard your stylist and their colleagues talk about things like porosity, elasticity and density. What does all that actually mean? It all comes down to your overall hair health.