By Linda Machalicek, Dolcé Organic Salon
Well, you don’t have to look very far. I opened Dolcé Organic Salon in September 2008 after a life-threatening battle with pancreatic cancer. I developed a genuine interest in new and ancient organic and holistic approaches to beauty during my illness.
Dolcé Organic Salon is a new type of salon offering toxin-free, natural hair coloring, manicures and pedicures for women and men and the only salon of its kind in Northeast Ohio. I wanted to open a salon that embraced a philosophy of a natural approach to beauty. The best thing about our hair color is what we leave out; you no longer need to use hair color products that contain ammonia. Organic Color Systems uses a natural, non-ammonia based method to open the hair cuticle for color penetration. It doesn’t give off offensive fumes or damage your hair. The hair retains its natural moisture and essential protein balance. This creates beautiful, more natural looking colors that last longer.
We pride ourselves on being not only healthy and organic, but innovative. So we are INTRODUCING our new product line “Unwash.” The latest rage in hair care right now is cowashing, but what does it actually mean? After years and years of being told that the proper way to achieve clean, healthy hair is by using a shampoo followed by a conditioner, we’ve become accustomed to this two-step method. But what many of us don’t realize is that the majority of shampoos out there contain harsh detergents (sodium lauryl sulfates and sodium chloride) which not only strip the hair of essential oils that protect, moisturize and add shine to hair, but which also can cause a dry scalp, flaking and over time the breakage of strands.
Essentially, it’s just an ongoing cycle of stripping and replenishing. Luckily, we’ve now entered a new era, the era of cowashing and cleansing hair in just one step! The idea of cowashing, which stands for conditioner washing, was derived using the notion that hair should be treated exactly as it was created to the body — as an asset. Hair follicles and strands are not “alive” like the rest of the body and as such need to be nurtured rather than stripped.
Cowashing is cleansing the hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Rather than using detergents, there’s a conditioner-like formula void of any harsh surfactants that can dry out hair. Excess oils and buildup are safely and gently washed away while the cuticle of hair is left undisturbed, unharmed and perfectly intact. I like to call it the “intelligent” approach to ideal hair care.
Schedule or stop in to our Salon to experience our new innovative product “Unwash” and you can discover the best way of cleansing to maintain an overall moisture balance and optimal scalp and beautiful healthy hair.