If you haven’t already discovered the wonderful sustainable beauty line, Davines, we hope we’ll convince you to give them a try. The Salon Movement is proud to be a unified grassroots movement of sustainably-conscious Davines stylists and salon owners. Supporting Davines shows that you care about the earth, as well as your customer’s well-being.
Davines was founded, and continue to produce, in Parma, Italy, with development starting in the 1980s and products being ready to sell about a decade later. Davines truly believes in sustainability and is aiming to be the most beautiful and ethical company in the world.
We love every unique Davines product we use, and they truly do have something for everyone. If you’re looking to bring our your natural beauty, here are a few of their best-selling and award-winning products we think you should try:
Love Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
The best-selling LOVE duo from Davines has won a few different awards, and rightfully so! This shampoo and conditioner set is the perfect fit for anyone with dry, unruly hair that is prone to frizz. The olive extracts and vitamin E gently cleanse and add a smoothing dose of moisture.
Nounou Shampoo And Conditioner
Nounou Shampoo is yet another award winner from the Davines line and, along with the matching conditioner, is a dream. It’s a life (and hair!) saver for anyone who has brittle, dehydrated hair. Fiaschetto tomato is incorporated into the formula to provide the antioxidants and vitamin C which nourish hair completely.
The Oi Line
Several products in the Oi line have won awards and anyone who has used it has little doubt why. This multi-use line of products is perfect for just about anyone. It has the best ingredients to use on a day-to-day basis, when hair is behaving nicely and has no issues. Roucou oil is the key ingredient in this amazing line to keep hair and skin hydrated and soft.
This Is A Sea Salt Spray
This Is A Sea Salt Spray should be re-named “This is an amazing product!” A best-seller for many reasons, this spray provides amazing texture and style to any hair type and it smells so good!
The sea salt in this spray naturally gives tresses the perfect beachy waves many want to achieve without having to head to the ocean.
The Well-Being Conditioner is an excellent all-around moisturizer for hair. Made with echinacea plant, this conditioner contains natural antimicrobial products which works to keep hair healthy and nourished.
Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner
The Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner is THE product to use to put life and moisture back into dry, damaged hair. It invigorates from the scalp right down to the ends of your hair to provide intense moisture and prevent breakage.
Acai oil is the miracle ingredient which provides your hair the protective antioxidants and restorative benefits it needs. Grape phytoceuticals add an extra source of antioxidants as well as polyphenols to keep hair healthy and strong.
If your salon, or personal collection, doesn’t include Davines, that needs to change right now, not only for the sake of beauty but for sustainability.
Davines has some very exciting collections coming out involving coffee, tea and honey. We can’t wait for these products, and to see what other revolutionary, sustainable ideas Davines has for our future.
After seeing a Facebook video of a young woman who has been living entirely waste-free for five years, we were inspired to write this post. The small amount of waste she accumulated fit into a small mason jar consisting mostly of receipts, clothing tags, and straws. This small amount of trash pales in comparison to the amount the average Canadian creates everyday. “In 2009, Canada produced 777 kilograms of garbage per citizen. Across 17 countries studied, the average was only 578 kg produced.” Even for those of us who religiously recycle and try to reduce waste as much as possible, that kind of lifestyle is still seen as the holy grail. Although incredibly difficult in some aspects, the ethics and value behind it are inspiring. The first question you may have is what exactly is a waste-free lifestyle? It’s a green movement aimed at sending nothing to a landfill. It relies upon the “R’s,” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reducing what we need, reusing as much as possible, recycling when needed, and composting everything else. Landfills are a huge current problem that most people tend to forget about or overlook. It’s easy for most of us to avoid the truth and turn a blind eye because finding a solution requires effort. Most of us know that producing a ton of garbage is bad for the environment but just how bad is unknown to most of us. By living in a disposable society, the landfills we contribute to are very toxic by nature. “They produce tons of greenhouse gases, are not aerated for proper decomposition of natural materials which then release high levels of methane, unnatural chemicals leach into the soil which can run off into the ocean, groundwater, and soil.”
Plastic is especially dangerous to the ocean, marine life, and our health. It will never actually disappear completely and is filled with toxic substances. The root of this issue lies in the number of products sold to us that are completely unnecessary. You don’t NEED a separate brush, sponge, soap, spray for every tiny separate thing. A great example of this is using natural cleaning products such as vinegar or castile soap for many household chores. You might be thinking but I recycle all the time, how is this different than being waste-free? Recycling is awesome but in reality, most things aren’t fully recyclable. Due to difficulty in separating raw materials, lots of recycled goods end up being discarded anyway.
Taking small steps to reduce your footprint is an excellent start that can benefit the environment and your own life. Contact us for more questions about a waste-free lifestyle and how you can get started recycling in more areas of your life. → http://thesalonmovement.com/.