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Thinking Organic Products Aren’t Working for YOU? Here may be why…

Have you tried organic hair or skin care products only to be disappointed and dismayed at the results you were experiencing? Have you wondered why all your friends who have made the switch to organic shampoos are so excited about the health of their hair, but when you tried them your hair felt like it didn’t get clean enough, felt weighed down, was dull & lifeless and thought it was just you?

We have good news for you! Read on…

Why is it important to make the switch to 100% natural, professional, organic hair products, like Shear Miracle Organics? Most commercially available hair care products contain surfactants and silicone-based emollients. Shear Miracle Organics contain none of these. Surfactants are foaming agents that can be a serious health threat as they often combine with other ingredients to form possible carcenogenic compounds. Some of the most common surfactants are listed as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), Ammonium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (ALES) and Tea-Lauryl Sulfate (TEA).

Silicone based ingredients coat your hair. Think about it this way. It’s like wrapping your hair in plastic wrap. This does not allow your hair to breath or absorb the nutrients necessary for it to remain healthy. Any ingredient with “cone” in its name, such as dimethicone, dimethicone copolyol or cylcomethicone can be thought of as plastic wrap for your hair or skin.

When you first make the switch to truly organic hair care products, you will most likely find that the shampoo doesn’t foam as well as you are used to and may experience that the organic styling products don’t work as effectively. This will only be true until your hair has had the opportunity to “detox” and remove this coating. (And this doesn’t happen to everyone.)

While your hair is going through this “detox” it may feel dry, be knotty, difficult to control, feel weighed down and not clean enough. This is normal until the hair is free of the silicones. These conditions can be improved in just a short amount of time by using good organic hair products, like Shear Miracle Organics, designed to add nourishment through vitamins, herbal extracts, essential oils, etc. and avoiding all hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners and styling aids that contain ingredients that are not plant based or natural. A good rule of thumb is, if you can’t read it and don’t know what the ingredient is, don’t use it! At first, you may need to use more shampoo than what you are used to. Make sure you thoroughly coat your hair and even shampoo twice, if necessary. The “detox” process may take a week or two. Hang in there! Once the “detox” process is complete, you will find that our Shear Miracle Organics shampoos foam and you won’t have to use as much, your hair responds to the styling aids and your hair is silkier, shinier and softer than ever before – the way nature intended it.

If you don’t want to wait for your hair to go through the natural “detox” process, here are some steps that may help to speed up the “detox” process:

~ Make a paste of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and our Fresh Canvas Clarifying shampoo and wash your hair.     

~ Combine 1 cup sea salt, 1 cup apple cider vinegar and 2 cups sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and wash your hair with it a few times.

Here are a few more reasons to stick it out & allow your hair to detox with Shear Miracle Organics:

~ Our products are designed to leave your hair and skin in great condition. We could have simply stopped there but we took it a bit further. When you experience our unique products you will be treating your entire being. We call this the mind, body, emotion complex – A Holistic Approach to Beauty.

~ 100% Natural – We use all certified organic, organic or wild-crafted ingredients

~ GMO free

~ Only Safe Preservatives used

~ Made with your health in mind! Skin is the largest organ your body has, absorbing up to 60% of whatever you put on it. It just doesn’t make sense to use something on your skin you wouldn’t put in your mouth!

~ Supports healing from the outside in. Nourish your beauty by feeding your body.

~ Made in small batches, ensuring freshness and potency.

~ Read the label and see the difference. You don’t need a degree in biology or chemistry to figure out what our ingredients are!

~ Mostly RAW

~ Mostly VEGAN

~ Tested in salons on clients, NEVER ON ANIMALS


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Eliminate Bad Hair Days

Green Living Expert, Sophie, who  is a board director of Earth Day San Francisco, a member of Global Green USA and the Sustainable Furnishings Council &  also serves on The San Francisco Mayor’s advisory Media Board, talks about how to eliminate bad hair days using Shear Miracles Organics!

Watch this!


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Top 10 Most Dangerous Ingredients

Top 10 Most Dangerous Ingredients

1. Isoproply Alcohol-

According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic ingredients, inhalation or ingestion of the vapor may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting & coma.

2. Mineral Oil-

Baby oil is 100% mineral oil. It coats the skin like plastic wrap. The skin’s natural immune barrier cannot function properly since its ability to breate & absorb moisture & nutrition is suffocated. The skin also cannot release toxins which promotes acne & other undesired disorders. This also slows down the skin function & normal cell development causing premature aging.

3. Propylene Glycol (PG)-

It is the active component in antifreeze! It is used to break down the protein & cellular structure- this is what your skin is made of! Because of its ability to penetrate the skin, the EPA requires workers to wear protective golves, clothing & googles when working with this toxic substance. Consequences? Brain, liver & kidney abnormalities.

4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-

Used in car wash soaps, garage floor cleaners & engine degreasers. Also used in 90% of hair shampoos that foam. Possibly the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products staying in the body for up to 5 days, it causes damage to the immune system, weakening the heart, liver, lungs & brain. Much more could be said about this scary substance.

5. FD&C Color Pigments-

Causes depletion of oxygen in the body since they are derived form coal tar. Is known to be cancer-causing!

6. Polyethylene Glycol-

So harsh that these are used in oven cleaners. A cheap way to thicken personal products, this ingredient weakens the immune system & is potentially cancer-causing.

7. Parabens – Preservative used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.

8. Fragrance-

The word fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients which they do not have to disclose. Most of them, if not all, are synthetic, carcinogentic or otherwise toxic. Headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing & vomiting, & allergic skin irritation- You have to thank these harmful ingredients for at best. Clinical observation has shown that they can also cause negative affects to the central nervous system, causing hyperactivity, depression, irritability, inability to cope & other behavioral problems.

9. Diethanolamine(DEA), Monoethanolamine(MEA), or Triethanolamine(TEA)-

Often combined with other ingredients & listed with their initials, these are hormone disrupting chemicals & are known to form cancer causing nitrates & nitrosamines. Common in personal care products that foam. Major increase of the risk for 2 types of cancer- liver & kidney (especially in children)

10. Imidazolidinyl Urea & DMDM Hydantoin-

These are 2 of the many preservatives that produce formaldehyde. The most serious side effects include weakening of the immune system & cancer. Nearly all brands of skin, body & hair care, antiperspirants & nail polish have these formaldehyde producing ingredients.

Worth mentioning

Chlorine is everywhere! Tap water (which many shower in nearly everyday), pools, laundry products, cleaning agents, food processing, sewage systems, & many others. Chlorine has been known to contribute to asthma, hay fever, anemia, bronchitis, circulatory collapse, confusion, deliruim, diabetes, dizziness, irritaition of the eye, mouth, nose, throat, lung, skin & stomach, heart disease, high blood pressure & nausea! It is also a possible cause of cancer.

EVEN THOUGH YOU WON’T SEE CHLORINE LISTED ON YOUR PRODUCT LABELS, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO BE AWARE OF THE NEED TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN WHEN BATHING & WASHING YOUR HAIR!! We recommend getting a shower filter which can be found easily & are not very expensive.

Of course, you will never find these Top 10 Most Unwanted Ingredients in any Shear Miracle Organics hair, skin, or body care products. Visit http://www.shearmiracles.com to see our entire line of healthy beauty & personal care products made for hair stylists, by a hairstylist!


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Selling Retail

Diversion.

What are the thoughts that come to your mind upon hearing this word? There has been a lot of communication about this word.

Are you aware that depending on the type of salon you have, retail should range anywhere
from 30-60% of your net profit?

Did you know that statistically, if a client buys

  • two retail products you have a 60% chance they will come back
  • one retail product you have a 30% chance they will come back
  • no retail products you only have a 10% chance they will come back

With the big corporate company brands being diverted and sold everywhere from drugstores to bulk superstore warehouses, is it a losing battle to expect that your clients will buy their homecare products from you?

I’d like to purpose that there are two MAIN reasons that our clients would be willing

to buy their “professional” products somewhere other than from their professional

stylist. (And one of them is NOT convenience.)

1. We are not being truly professional.
2. We are not loving what we do.

When encouraging other stylists to sell retail, I often hear lame excuses like:

I’m not a salesperson, I’m a hairstylist.

I don’t want my client to feel pressured.

It makes me feel uncomfortable.

Any professional who thinks that they are not a salesperson is delusional. We sell ourselves everyday, in every way. How are you coming across to other people? What does your look, actions, your priorities, what you spend most of your time on, and what you talk about, telling others about you?

As hairstylists, we sell our skills and knowledge everyday to our clients. Clients trust us because they know that we know what we are doing. You and I, are the trained professionals. We should know what our clients should be using on their hair (or skin) and why.

Selling retail products should come as naturally as selling your client what style, color or cut they should have. Talk to them. If you have a client that has a long narrow face, and they come to you, it’s your job as a professional to explain how giving them a fuller, rounder look would do for them.

Now, think about how you would talk to them about this. You aren’t going to say, “Look, you have a long, narrow face & you really need to widen up your hair to create an illusion that your face isn’t so long.” No! You would say something like, “I think if we give you a fuller look with more body, it will really bring out your pretty features.” You may even use your hands, holding the hair just so, to show her what you mean.

It is the same with selling retail. Give your client the reason that they need the product, show them how it works and why, and your client will want to buy it from you!

Choosing a product to use and sell in your salon is very important. You must choose a product and company that you believe in. This is becoming more and more difficult for many stylists. Believing in the big corporate company brands that sell box color just about anywhere, not to mention their so-called “professional” products, is becoming extremely difficult.

What is the company’s philosophy? What are they all about? Does the company’s ideals match yours? Are you in love with the products themselves? You must love the look, feel and smell of the products. Do they give fabulous results the very first time you use them on your clients? It is important that you choose products that you truly believe are the best for yourself and your clients.

Now all you have to do is talk. Talk about hair. Talk about what you are doing and why. Talk about the products you are putting in their hair. Tell your client why you are choosing the particular product and what may happen if you don’t use it. Talk about the specific positive qualities of the product. For instance, in our Shear Miracles Organic Salon line, if I would be using the Blow Up the Volume Foam, I may say something like this, “I’m going to use the Blow Up the Volume Foam at your crown area to give your hair airy hold. This will pump up each of your hair strands with body to create a nice lift with all day holding power.” As I am putting the product into my hand, I would show them how many squirts I was using & how I actually distribute the products in my hands and their hair. At this point I’d say, “this foam, like every one of our products, is alcohol free and is actually very good for your hair. Every ingredient is specially chosen for it’s health benefits for both your hair and your whole being.” I may at this point be blowing them dry, so I would hand the product to them to hold and look at and mention that it has some great reviews from some celebrity hairstylists, such as Joseph Kellner. (As soon as your client looks like they are finished checking the product out, take it.) This kind of dialogue causes clients to feel free to ask questions about your products, too. Whatever you do, don’t only talk about yourself or other non-related topics.

Selling to our clients should be easy and come naturally. It should be part of what we do as professionals.

If we are truly showing ourselves as experts in our field, our clients will buy from us and we will not be threatened by diversion of any kind. Let’s beat the diverters at their own game!

Shear Miracle Organics is a family owned and operated company with two generations of professional hairstylists. Our goal is to revolutionize the beauty industry with an organic line of products that are both beneficial and affordable to consumers everywhere, while educating stylists on the harmful effects of typical ingredients found in everyday beauty products. We pride ourselves on offering a healthy salon-quality line with ingredients so pure you could actually eat them!

We offer a broad range of 100% organic hair, skin & body care products to help you ensure that your clients continue choosing your salon!

To get you free information about using and selling Shear Miracle Organics in your salon, click here.

Salon Exclusivity – our story and promise

For immediate wholesale information or to talk to someone personally,
please call 888-223-7986


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Totally Raw Peach Cobbler – A delicious recipe for beauty!

“You are what you eat.”

We have all heard this quote at one time or another. The more I learn about what healthy ingredients can do for beauty in our Shear Miracles by Robyn ~ Organic Salon Products, the more I get excited about the healthy ingredients in the food I make for my growing family!

  • Did you know that peaches are good for your skin – they regenerate skin tissue!   
  • Almonds are known to improve skin and hair texture. They contain Vitamin B which promotes healthy growth of hair as well as nails.
  • Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps condition your hair.
  • Both walnuts and pecans are a terrific source of zinc, which helps keep you from hair loss.
  • Raisins help keep your body in an acidic state.  When your body isn’t in a balanced state, this can contribute to hair loss, too.
  • Adding cinnamon to your diet can assist your body in detoxing, getting rid of unwanted toxins.

Totally Raw Peach Cobbler

Ingredients for crust:

2 cups walnuts – *Or pecans

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup medjool dates

Pinch of celtic sea salt

Cinnamon

A splash of oj

Ingredients for filling:

10 peaches, diced

½ pint fresh blueberries (or more to taste)

½ cup medjool dates

Juice of ½ large orange

Cinnamon

Ingredients for crumble topping:

1½ cups almonds

¼ cup raisins (or more)

Blend all ingredients for crust in food processor until well-combined into a dough-like consistency.

Spread into a glass casserole dish.

Combine diced peaches and blueberries with connamon in a bowl and set aside.

Blend remaining ingredients with 1 cup of diced peaches in a food processor until a sauce-like consistency is reached.

Add peach sauce to diced mixture and spread over crust.

Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumbly.

Spread crumble evenly over peach filling and gently pat down with a flat spatula or serving spoon.

Serve immediately or chill one hour for a firmer consistency.

To read more about healthy in season eating, click here!

This delicious recipe was adapted from Lisa Testa, M.S. of Healthier You.

Check out Lisa’s Blog for more raw recipes here!


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Organic Mascara & Eyeliner – A Product Review

Organic Mascara & Organic Eye Liner

From Shear Miracles Organic Products

Two products that really work

Natural Product Review

Read this great product review

by Sharon of All Natural Beauty!

“I’m so happy to tell you about Shear Miracles’ Organic Eye Liner and Organic Mascara.

I love these 2 products from Shear Miracles and I know you’ll be quite happy with them too.”

To read the full review click here.


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A Healthy Direction

 

Featuring ChopChop – A Green Salon

Salon of the Month

118 Center Ave., Terre Hill, PA 17581 ~ 717-445-6372 ~ChopChop017@aol.com

Lesley Hoar, stylist and owner of ChopChop Hair Design in Pennsylvania, is experiencing a Shear Miracles Organic Revolution!

After years of trying different products, Lesley knew she wanted “something different”. She wanted to be excited about the products she was using on herself and her clients at the salon. One training session with Robyn showed her the exact direction she wanted to move towards… “the healthy one!”

“I was so happy to find Shear Miracles by Robyn ~ Organic Salon Products! My customers love the fact that they can read every ingredient in the products they are buying now, and I love that I am no longer breathing chemicals or plastics everyday.”

Lesley regularly uses Shear Miracles in her organic salon with her clientele. They love the vast array of products available, with best-sellers being various shampoos conditioners, Shine Like A Star Leave-in Conditioner Spray, and Fresh Styles Spray Gel. “

As for myself, I haven’t found a Shear Miracles product that I don’t like! The Pump-Up the Volume Mousse is really great, and I love Robyn’s conditioners after any color or perm treatment.”

Lesley uses a lot of natural products in her home and advocates holistic and alternative therapies for her family. She is also very excited that after all these years of doing hair, she has finally found something good to do with all the hair clippings: She recycles them! She donates the clippings to Matter of Trust and they are used to help clean up oil spills all over the world. Pretty amazing.

Shear Miracles is exactly what Lesley was looking for to help bring her vision together. “I honestly never knew it could be so much fun going green!” At home, at work, and on the global level, Lesley is making a difference. Visit Lesley in her salon, or contact her today!

Written by Lisa Testa, M.S., of Healthier You, LLC – Visit her blog!