Avoid Harsh Chemicals with PPD Free Hair Dye

The chemical compound p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) is used in 99% of all permanent hair colourants. It is illegal to use PPD in make-up, as it is a known irritant and can potentially cause allergies in around 1.5% of the population. Finding a lasting hair dye that is free from alcohol, peroxide and ammonia is not easy, but the demand for these products is increasing as people become more aware of the risks associated with the use of chemicals in their hair products. PPD free hair dye cannot guarantee to cover grey hair, but these vegetal colourants can provide sufficient colour in order to camouflage grey hair - how successfully will depend upon your hair type and percentage of grey hair. The vegetal hair dye range lasts 6-8 washes and will enrich your natural colour, leaving your hair feel..

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The Benefits of Peel Off Nail Polish

Peel off nail polish is a form of nail polish that can be easily peeled off the nails once it has dried. It’s a popular choice amongst those who need to be able to remove their polish quickly and easily without needing to use traditional nail polish removal products, and is a popular choice of those working in industries such as healthcare or food production who may need to remove their nail polish and art quickly before starting a shift. No Nail Polish Remover One of the main selling points and indeed one of the benefits of using peel off nail polish is that there’s no need to use an acetone nail polish remover to remove the colour from your nails once applied. Not only does this make the whole process less messy – especially if you like to change your nail colour quite a lot – it also..

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Four Reasons to Switch to Vegan Shampoo

The term vegan means that the product which you are using does not in any way use or exploits animals in production. If you’re looking to switch to a vegan shampoo, you can be assured that the product which you buy will not contain any animal products, derivatives from animals, and will definitely not have been tested on animals in any way. These shampoos definitely do not skimp on quality, and contain a range of great organic ingredients to leave your hair feeling clean and shiny. 1. Shampoo Ingredients Vegan shampoo tends to contain fewer ingredients than standard shampoo, and the ingredients that they do contain are completely organic and natural. This not only means that they’re great for your hair health and have virtually no chance of causing a bad reaction; they’re also great for ..

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Why Buy Vegan Hair Products?

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or neither, most people agree that animal cruelty is wrong. And whilst in the majority of the Western world there are laws preventing cruelty to animals, many cosmetic and beauty companies still use animal testing as a method of making sure that their products are safe for humans. Although it’s important to know that the products that we put onto our bodies and skin are safe, it’s not nice to know that by buying these products, we’re effectively encouraging cruelty to animals who often endure serious pain and discomfort throughout the testing process. Vegan Hair Products Many shampoos, conditioners and other hair products are made from chemical products, and therefore tested on animals to ensure that they are safe for human use. Although they may come..

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Why You Should Use Organic Shampoo for Greasy Hair

There are a number of problems that can afflict hair: your locks can be too dry, too thin, suffer from dandruff or be too oily or greasy. If you suffer from the latter, you may find that your hair looks greasy and unkempt even if it has only been recently washed. It will also refuse to stay in whatever style you try to wear it and will look generally untidy. One way to fix this is by using organic shampoo for greasy hair. But what is causing the problem? Greasy hair is caused by the production of too much sebum from your sebaceous glands. Sebum is what helps keep your hair moisturized, but unfortunately if you start producing too much, it can actually cause hair damage. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can get your oily situation under control...

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What's Amazing About Using Vegan Hair Products

First things first: if you are not entirely sure what vegan hair products are, it means, among other things, that these particular products are cruelty-free. They have not been tested on animals and nor do they use animal ingredients or anything derived from animals. They are also free from all those man-made chemicals and toxic nasties that you will find in most other hair products. This means they come with a variety of advantages for your hair, though of course perhaps the biggest benefit is the fact that their production hasn't resulted in the exploitation of animals. What Are the Other Great Things About These Hair-Care Items? For one thing, vegan shampoos are beneficial not only for the health of your hair but for the health of your whole body in general. This is because they conta..

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Stay Safe as Well as Beautiful with PPD Free Hair Dye

These days, hair dyes have become a massive business, with millions of boxes being sold each year and millions of hair-dyeing appointments being made at salons across the land. Whether you want to go blonde, red, brunette, black or even all the colours of the rainbow, using hair dye is a great way to reinvent yourself and try a sassy new look or simply cover up those unwanted greys. ..

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Moisturise Parched Locks with Natural Shampoo for Dry Hair

Many women put their hair through quite a lot of stress with their frequent styling and blow-drying, which over time can strip hair of much-needed moisture and leave it feeling harsh, parched and lacklustre. If you want to remedy the damage you have done and inject your hair with some moisture to revitalise your crowning glory, then why not try natural shampoo for dry hair? ..

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Hydrate Your Tired Locks with Natural Shampoo for Dry Hair

Dry, lifeless hair is a common problem these days for a number of reasons, ranging from frequent styling and blow-drying through to regular hair dyeing and, of course, the dryness caused by spending too many days trapped inside with the central heating on. If your hair is feeling particularly stripped of moisture, it can affect your confidence - not to mention the general health of your crowning glory - as dry hair is prone to breakage and weakness. Keen to remedy the situation? Never fear, as there are a number of products you can try to boost your hair's hydration, one of which is natural shampoo for dry hair. ..

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Care for Your Hair with PPD Free Hair Dye

Transforming your hair is a wonderful way of making you feel fresh, rejuvenated and ultra-confident. There are many ways to do it, but one of the most popular methods is through the use of hair dye to inject some new vibrant colour into your locks or to conceal those unwanted grey hairs that might be bringing you down. However, as we all know, dying your hair can come at a cost. Many hair dyes contain harsh chemicals that strip your hair of vitality and moisture, leaving it looking and feeling lacklustre, and they can even cause allergic reactions. In extreme circumstances, some women have even lost their lives after suffering a deadly reaction to their colourant. If you want to avoid any contact with such damaging ingredients in your dye, then make sure you purchase a PPD free hair dye. ..

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Customers who love our brands

Thank you Georgina for given us a truly lovely Herbatint testimonial.  Read more here: If you want to colour your hair, Gentle Bodycare also stocks a range of the semi-permanent Vegetal hair dyes, which last 6-8 washes and are free from ammonia, PPDs and hydrogen peroxide, as well as Resorcinol. These hair dyes condition your hair while they colour and are available in 13 different colours. Alternatively, for a more permanent solution, you could opt for Herbatint products. These come in 36 colours, including Golden Blonde, Ash Chestnut and Henna Red, and are also free from ammonia, parabens, fragrance and alcohol. They have been proven to be the least toxic chemical hair colourant and they gently condition your hair while colouring it for a healthier, natural feel. They also provi..

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Why Peel off Nail Polish Is the New Must-Have Beauty Product

Beauty is about more than simply buying expensive products, and you can get hold of good-quality beauty products without having to spend a small fortune. The sector is constantly evolving, with new concepts coming on to the market all the time, from long-lasting gel varnish and salon-quality polish for DIY nails through to peel off nail polish and it's the latter that is very interesting. ..

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Nourish Your Hair and Be Cruelty-Free with Vegan Hair Products

If you are vegan and committed to making cruelty-free purchases in all aspects of life, then vegan hair products are an essential addition to your regime. While it can be difficult to find brands that are as dedicated to being cruelty-free as you are, these days more companies are choosing not to use animal products in the items they manufacture. Some of the products on offer here at Gentle Bodycare are from pioneering manufacturers, designed to be as healthy and natural as possible. To enhance every aspect of your hair, you may wish to consider some of the items from the Naturalmente haircare range. This is a sensational new selection of Italian products which are both biodynamic and organic. The hair treatments, shampoos and conditioners are all made using ingredients from Mother Nature..

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Suncoat Hair Spray wins Award

Our Suncoat Fragrance Free Hair Spray has won an Award! We are very proud to announce that our Suncoat Fragrance Free Hair Spray has been Highly Commended in the Natural Health Magazine 2012 Beauty Awards. This product is free from fragrance or aroma both natural and artificial. It is great for those with sensitivity to perfume of any kind. And it harnesses the revolutionary sugar based technology to provide a truly natural hair styling product that is free from the plastics found in conventional styling products. Better for you. Better for the environment. Natural Health Magazine on sale now nationwide. Suncoat Styling Spray available here from Gentle Bodycare for £10.75 (210ml) or £5.99 (60ml)..

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Another Award Winner

Suncoat Natural Hair Spray wins Best Natural Styling Product in The Green Parent Magazine Awards 2012Adding yet another string to our bow - Suncoat Natural Hair Styling Spray has won the Best Natural Styling Product in The Green Parent Magazine's Beauty Awards 2012. Last year they awarded an accolade to our SuncoatGirl range so who knows what next year will bring.Suncoat Hair Styling Spray on sale at gentlebodycare for £10.75The Green Parent Magazine on sale nationwide now or visit thegreenparent.co.uk..

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Herbatint hair colour selection

It can be particularly tricky choosing a hair colour online as the colours viewed on a screen are not 100% accurate to the actual colour result.That said we have all Herbatint tones listed here for your consideration. Choosing a colour isn't tricky BUT it is imperative you ask yourself the following questions before you choose: 1 What is my natural hair tone?Try and compare your own shade (eg mousey brown) to that on the Natural range (otherwise known as base shades) of colours in the Herabtint range (e.g mousey brown is 6N Dark Blonde). 2 Do I want to lighten my hair tone? Darken my hair tone? Enhance my natural hair tone? Or cover my grey and restore my natural hair tone? If you want to lighten consider that Herbatint only has 3% peroxide so choose a colour ONE or TWO shades lighter ..

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Golden Camellia Oil featured in Body Fit Magazine

Organic Golden Camellia featured in Body Fit Magazine Organic Golden Camellia Oil hailed as multi-tasker to restore healthy moisture levels, especially during the winter months when the central heating plays havoc with our skin!Get your January 2013 issue of Body Fit Magazine on sale now nationwide - www.bodyfitmagazine.co.ukGet your Organic Golden Camellia Oil right here at gentlebodycare - now only £19.99!..

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The Jar Open Symbol

What does the jar open symbol mean?You will see the jar open symbol (pictured below) featured on all product packaging. This indicates how long a product will last after it has been opened - otherwise known as the 'Period after Opening' symbol.Bear this in mind when using the products as exceeding this period of useage may incurr using a product that has degenerated in quality.  Some of our products also bear LOT Numbers and these reflect the batch code identity of the product and NOT the date of manufacture.Any queries then please call our Product Helpline on 0203 072 1072.We are unable to refund for opened, used goods.We provide a credit for goods damaged or faulty in transit on receipt of return - see our Terms and Conditions...

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