Poll • Best Hair Oils

Hair oils are hot, hot, hot! What oils do you want to use in your next product?

Results will be shared right away, so you know what’s hot. If you favorite isn’t on the list, just write it in in the “other” box at the bottom of the poll.

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How to Modify Private Label Hair Products

Extracts and Oils

Essential Infusions

We’ve talked about the sulfates and parabens. We have even talked about what better choices are being made to replace those frowned upon ingredients. What’s next? Well, even though we have taken out the sulfates and parabens in your hair care products, there is still something that SLI Beauty has forgotten to mention. We also include, Essential Infusions into your private label hair care. It is taking private label hair care one step further.

Beneficial Oils • Tinctures

What are Essential Infusions you ask. Well it is your opportunity to add extra tinctures, specialty oils, proteins and essential oils to your formulations. This is not only taking customizable hair care one step further, but it is also creating added benefits to your line. Making each of your products more marketable and beneficial to your clients.

Functional Ingredients

For example, if you have a Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner and want to improve the moisturizing benefits you might want to add some Jojoba Oil, which absorbs quickly and helps the natural balance of the hair’s sebum. It also is extremely moisturizing and improves the hair’s elasticity. To give it support, you may want to also add some Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has been shown to improve hydration and encourage cell rejuvenation.

To find our more about SLI Beauty and private label hair products, contact us at:

www.salonlabel.com

1.888.595.7999 or info@salonlabel.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SLI Beauty Team

“Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible!”

Sustainable Private Label Hair Products

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Reducing Carbon & Emissions

What can you do to minimize your environmental footprint when creating a line of private label hair products?

Give your self every competitive advantage possible. At the point of sale, small things matter. If your product and a competitive product offer similar functions, the fact that your product is more environmentally conscious can be the difference in the customer buying your version. In fact, these small differences often help people feel comfortable about paying a premium price for a product.

SLI Beauty works with a supply chain that allows you to start small while having a big impact. These are the following things that SLI Beauty does to help all of us reduce our impact on the environment. Teach your customers about the following aspects of your private label hair care product line:

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It’s been a while since we’ve been active at posting fun, informative articles on our blog. We have been responding to all of your questions along the way. A HUGE thanks to all of you who have shared your ♥ and emotion. We truly appreciate it.

The financial crisis hit a lot of our customers hard. Many were forced to put amazing projects on hold. Many other were forced to scale back on their dreams to slivers of their original concept. We felt the same hard blows that were hitting our clients right after investing our lives into tearing down our small lab and building a bigger one to server everyone better.

Our entire focus was on getting projects shipped, and our blog hasn’t received much attention as a result. To those who shared the pain with us. Our most sincere and heartfelt thanks. The result is that faith and amazing people have been helping us make sure that every order ships. Words can’t even begin to thank clients that stuck with us through the dark times. Our most sincere thanks!!!

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Private Label Hair Care – 10 Reasons Why You Should Create Your Own Brand

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Okay, you have heard the buzz about Private Label Hair products or you wouldn’t be here.

We already know that we have your attention. So why should you spend the time and money to create your own line of Professional Hair Care Products?

I will give you 10 Reasons:

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Private Label Hair Products with Choice

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Hello hair salon owners, stylists and brand managers. Do you know what separates SLI Beauty from other private label hair product labs? Choice!

At SLI Beauty, we give you the greatest choice with some of the lowest minimums. We are chaning the game! It is not necessary to start with Minimum Order Quantities of 1000-5000 units per SKU. Get customized products direct from our lab at only 250 units per product!

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The Power Oils

Taking the time to talk about Hemp Seed Oil is long over due. This multi-beneficial oil not only has health benefits, but has many benefits that can enhance your private label products.

Hemp Seed Oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, which coincidentally is the balance required in the body. This amazing oil has also been shown to relieve eczema and is also very high in antioxidants.

When creating your private label with SLI Beauty you can create a line infused with Hemp Seed Oil so that you can enjoy the benefits of this wonder oil. It has been shown to make hair smoother and softer, also improving the hair’s elasticity within a matter of weeks.

Another one of the power oils you can infuse into your hair care line with SLI Beauty is Avocado Oil. Traditionally put into the vegetable category, the truth is, it is actually a fruit. It is rich in vitamins A and D, which are both very important to the human body.

This natural oil is high in amino acids and essential fatty acids that can help the most irritated skin and scalp, providing relief from the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Avocado Oil is also a natural sun blocker, helping to protect your hair and skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while providing an enormous amount of moisture.

This oil is a must for daily conditioners, deep treatments, and is complimented by Almond Oil and Grape seed Oil.

The next power oil to talk about is Grape seed Oil. It is a lightweight oil that has extensive moisturizing properties and because it is so light compared to other power oils, it can absorb quickly without any added weight. It’s regenerating properties helps to maintain normal cell structure. Grape seed oil also has mild astringent benefits, to help with irritated scalps.

When it comes to the power oils nothing compares to Macadamia Nut Oil. This power oil contain the high amount of Omega 7 , also know as Palmitoleic Acid. Palmitoleic Acid is present in our skin, but decreases with the aging process. This highly hydrating oil also contains emollients, which track and attract moisture from the air. If that wasn’t enough, this oil is also loaded with various proteins and Vitamin E.

Macadamia Nut oil is so high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids that it is able to mimic the hair and skins natural sebum.

All of these power oils can be added to your private label hair care line to increase the benefits of your products.

To find our more about SLI Beauty and private label hair care, contact us:

www.salonlabel.com

1.888.595.7999 or info@salonlabel.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SLI Beauty Team

“Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible!”

Paraben-demic

Methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben? What are these parabens and why is there such a buzz about them? Studies are showing more and more concern about these clever little preservatives.

First, we need to establish what a paraben is exactly. Now many of them have different characteristics, but let speak generally here. A paraben is a preservative that is put into an array of our everyday products. Speaking with regards to the beauty industry, you can find them in your deodorant, mascara, hair care products, skin care products, lipsticks, eye shadows and list goes on and on. You can’t turn a corner without having to rub them on your body.

Parabens have been established as a low cost method to preserve products in the beauty industry. Many studies suggest that parabens are a leading cause in different cancers. Especially, that in when talking about women and breast cancer. Our skin is the largest organ and anything that you apply to it is going to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. A growing concern is the fact that parabens are showing to mimic estrogen in women and are being found to effect the endocrine system.

Parabens are tricky. For example, grape seed extract is viewed as a natural preservative, but when studied, was found to contain methylparaben. The only difference is that when parabens are consumed vs applied to the skin can be processed and excreted. When applied onto the skin and absorbed, stay in the body a lot longer. Used to slow down the growth of bacteria in a product and increase the shelf life, parabens were thought to be getting the job done. Let’s have a closer look at what can be done instead. Instead of compromising your endocrine system, compromising your body’s ability to identify it’s estrogen, compromising your overall health.

Rosemary Extract Oil is and excellent antioxidant that can help to extend the shelf life of a hair care product. Honey in an undiluted form acts as an amazing bacteria barrier, also Bee Propolis can be used. This is a blend of beeswax and resins that contain both antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Lemon also acts as preservative to help slow down the growth of bacteria, thus improving the shelf life of a product. D-alpha Tocopherol or better known as Vitamin E is an excellent preservative to help prevent oils in products from going rancid. Natural sources such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are excellent preservatives because of their antiseptic qualities.

SLI Beauty believes in making products that are 100% paraben free. Using a variety of natural sources to preserve our products, while striving to find more sources so that we can remain on the cutting edge of remaining paraben free.

Although studies still prove to be inconclusive, we know enough about how our bodies absorb different chemicals and the effect those chemicals could have on our bodies. This is why SLI Beauty has chosen to remain paraben free and not cut costs to find a cheaper, less safe of a method to preserve our products. Why take the chance when the chance is there?

Parabens have been used for decades now as the number one preservative. SLI Beauty is proud to offer our clients the paraben free option when creating their private label hair care lines. A safer, cleaner approach to hair care.

For more information on our products and how to start a private label line with SLI Beauty please contact us;

www.salonlabel.com

info@salonlabel.com

1.888.595.7999

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

SLI Beauty Team

Ladies & Gentlemen…Sulfates

Sulfates. A word that has created quite the buzz in the hair care industry. The word has become quite heavy for an ingredient that creates those big bubbles everyone loves to gush about. Somewhere in all those big bubbles is the truth and it’s time to wash them away and speak honestly about why they are there and what they do.

SLS, SLES, ALS, what do these all mean? To put it in layman’s terms, Surfactants. These surfactants are put into your shampoos to create the bubbles that we are all told ” clean our hair”. What they don’t tell you about sulfates is the fact that you  are drying out your hair, fading that $200.00 color service you just had done at the salon and some studies show that sulfates are damaging to the immune system. The list doesn’t stop there. Other studies show that sulfates can be damaging to the hair follicle and thus effecting hair growth. Here’s something to think about, SLS is not only in your luxurious shampoo, but your husband just washed your garage floor with it. The same sulfates found in your shampoo are the same sulfates that are used in car degreasers. Those sulfates dissolve the grease on car engines the same way it dissolves the natural oils in your hair. Now you have something to think about.

SLS knows no mercy, they will take whatever you’ve got, including the natural oils that your hair needs to remain healthy. You might now be asking yourself, ” Well if we know all this about sulfates, then why are they being used in my shampoos?”  The answer is simple. Cheap, cheap , cheap.  So what could be recommended is to start buying your shampoos by the gallon, that way you can wash your hair and your car at the same time.

While this seems like a way to cut some costs and time, there is a better way to deal with this dilemma.  There are sulfate free shampoos. SLI Beauty shampoos are completely sulfate free. We don’t think you should have to wash your hair with the same ingredients the car is washed with.

There are many alternative surfactants. One of the more popular being Cocamidopropyl Betaine, this surfactant is derived from coconut oil. Another popular surfactant is Decyl Glucoside which is harvested from corn, potato and wheat. There is a gentler way to wash.

Now is the time to re-educate. While you are not going to have the same big bubbles that you get with sulfates, you can rest assured that you are safe and looking after the health of your hair, as well as, your overall health.

When using a sulfate free shampoo it is recommended to start with a dime sized amount of shampoo and do a light pre-wash followed by a regular shampoo. This will help with creating a lather, which until the mass population understands that the amount of bubbles isn’t what is making their hair clean it might help them feel at ease.

SLI Beauty has a well rounded selection of shampoos that will meet the needs of all hair types. Now SLI Beauty is taking a step further with our Essential Infusions. Contact SLI Beauty to find out more about our shampoos and how you can customize an entire private label line.

Contact us at:

www.salonlabel.com

Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com

” Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label products possible.”