Claremont, California, USA – According to the folks at Glamour Devine, the biggest complaint braid wearers have when it
comes to their styles is the take-down process. These women knew the pain and hassle of unbraiding the hair since they themselves have
worn braids for years. Many of the more intricate and microfine braid styles can take a full day to remove using conventional methods.
According to a spokeswoman at Glamour Devine, “I myself have worn braids for years and years and it always
took forever to take down my braids and I was constantly suffering from breakage. In fact, it seemed like I would end up with shorter
hair than when I started when I took down my braids. Add to that the length of time it took and I knew something had to give.”
Enter ‘The Unbraider’: a specialty tool created by the women of Glamour Devine as a part of a system to
make removing braids faster, easier, and safer. The tool resembles a wide-tooth comb on one side and a small, spiky brush on the
other and has a uniquely-designed, comfort-grip handle. The tool can take down from 6 to 8 braids at a time, dramatically reducing the
amount of time needed to take down your braided hair style.
The secret to “The Unbraider” is in the “Comb Out & Soft Conditioner” which is meant to be used in
conjunction with the Unbraider tool for superior results. The leave-in spray is made from a proprietary blend of conditioning agents,
moisturizers and emollients to saturate and soften the hair and to coat it and leave the hair’s surface smooth and silky so that the
braids slide apart easily. The softening spray is also good as a daily care product for braided hair styles to keep the braids soft
and pliable and held together without frizz and flyaways.
Using the Unbraider as directed with the Comb Out Softener can allow you to take down a full head of
braids in as little as 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the braids and thickness of the hair. They also offer an Anti-Itch Shampoo
to leave your scalp feeling tingly-clean and refreshed. You can buy the full set of product (Unbraider tool, shampoo and conditioner)
for only $24.95 (U.S. Dollars). Look for it and check out the demonstration videos at www.theunbraider.com.
NO!NO! is a “Yes! Yes!” With Consumers
Orangeburg, New York, USA - Radiancy, a world leader in phototherapy, has developed and released an exciting new
concept in at-home hair removal called no!no! as the only method of hair density reduction that is pain-free. The company describes the
product as “completely safe” explaining that the hair removal method “does not damage or irritate the skin, and is convenient with
nothing to prepare or clean up.”
no!no! is based on a new advancement in hair removal technology called Thermicon. Thermicon uses the
principles of thermal transference to conduct a gentle pulse of heat to the hair. Using a thermodynamic wire and built in safety
mechanisms, Radiancy managed to adapt what was a professional hair removal tool for home use. The thermal signal transmitted allows
the thermodynamic wire to separate the hair shaft at the point of contact, crystallizes the uppermost part of the hair and disrupts
the cell communication believed to be responsible for hair growth.
The ‘no!no!’ name comes from the product’s tagline of “no hair no pain no noise no creams no chemicals no
shaving (no nicks) no cuts no in-grown hair no waiting for hair to grow long no plucking no pulling (no preparation) no skin damage no
bacteria no burns no stress no mess”. It is available from amazon.com.
Aveda Founder Introduces First Hair Care Line With ‘Organic Seal’
Wisconsin, USA - With a history of introducing ‘revolutionary’ concepts to the beauty market (such as introducing
aromatherapy and ayurvedic philosophies through his line of shampoos and conditioners in the 1970s) Horst Rechelbacher has begun
talking openly about the ‘perils’ presented to the consumer by beauty companies through their products. Horst has been quoted as
saying, “I predict we will have warning labels on beauty products very soon. One of the reasons I stopped doing hair in the Sixties
was because of my respiratory condition. It took me years to realize the beauty industry is very sick." Rechelbacher refers to recent
revelations of lipsticks containing lead, and lotions and creams with petrochemicals and parabens that could contribute to everything
from respiratory damage to birth defects.
Rechelbacher’s solution has been to develop a range of organic beauty products under the brand,
Intelligent Nutrients, based in Minneapolis. All but two of the products are certified 100-percent organic. (The two exceptions are
items made for color-treated hair.) The items use the Intellimune Seed Oil Complex – which is an antiaging-antioxidant blend of black
cumin, pumpkin, red grape, red raspberry and cranberry seed oils.
secret to the breakthroughs in development is the involvement of food chemists and not just cosmetic
chemists to resolve the problem of finding or creating efficacious ingredients to make organic products that are safe to use and that
work. According to Rechelbacher, food chemists hold the key to developing products for the body that are safe enough to put on your
skin and even to ingest.
The other problem to overcome is the availability of raw materials needed to make the formulas.
Rechelbacher planted and harvested his own organic seeds on his 600-acre farm in Wisconsin. He then had his team of food and beauty
chemists develop organic formulas to serve as surfactants (cleansers in beauty products such as shampoo) without harsh ingredients.
Rechelbacher said, “We have produced cleansers out of different food substances, proteins out of rice, soy, nuts and seeds. We are
very much into seed technology.”
The new product line includes a Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil to restore hair health (U.S. $45); a Styling
Crème and Styling Gel (each U.S. $35); a Leave-in Conditioner (U.S. $39); a Perfect Hold Hairspray (U.S. $39); a Volumizing Spray
(U.S. $39); an Organic Hair Balm (U.S. $32); a Total Body Cleanser meant for use on the hair, scalp and body that is free of
surfactants (U.S. $39); a Hair Conditioner (U.S. $42); a 70-percent Organic Hair Cleanser (U.S. $39) and a 70-percent Organic
Hair Treatment (U.S. $45) both of which are safe for color-treated hair and 100-percent free of nontoxic plant chemistry.