Unlocking the Secret of Great Hair: Louise Galvin Sacred Locks
Have lanky locks got you down? Is "bad hair day" becoming a staple in your wardrobe of looks and commentary? Are you noticing that your hair isn’t quite as manageable, lustrous, full of life as it typically is? It’s due to a multitude of sins: summer exposure; rapid weather changes as the seasons have changed; and just not enough care. It’s takes more than just shampoo and conditioner to make hair glossy and full of life: one has to treat hair carefully and that includes nourishing it with carefully chosen products.
I know I can hear you thinking–"right, what the heck does she mean by that–NOURISHNIG". It means to feed your hair– or to be more precise, feed your scalp so that your hair grows out beautifully. Get to the "root" of the problem by treating your scalp carefully and gently but with proper nutrients and botanicals to balance it out; relieve & remedy any scalp conditions; to soften and nourish hair strands to smooth out the cuticle making hair shinier, thicker and better behaved. (yes.. discipline doesn’t have to be harsh! Be gentle and your hair will love you back!)
Louise Galvin isn’t a name that’s well-known here in the US.. (yet!) but give it a bit of time and soon everyone will know who she is. This UK based celebrity stylist has worked with her dad, Daniel Galvin, in his London salon for several years. Realizing that keeping hair color true is crucial to the process, Louise set about creating products that were more then just about preserving color but about improving hair’s texture, color and condition all in one collection of products using only the best quality, natural ingredients rather than the nasty business of a lot of chemicals.
The Sacred Locks line is based on the herbalist traditions of the UK and thus usese only natural ingredients that ultimately means you need fewer products —and thankfully less effort– to get gorgeous hair. Less is more and this fab line leaves hair silky and glossy with more volumen and no more greasy roots or scalp issues. Because Galvin has used only the purest ingredients, there is no product build-up. You don’t have to have an additional line of hair products to "switch off" to remove residue. Because Louise went through a lot of product testing –on herself and her mother as well as friends and clients– she was extremely particular about how the hair looked and felt– and she was strict on eliminating "SLS, silicone, paraben, propylene glycol and phthalates " from her formulas. Purity is crucial to Louise Galvin and when you see what it does to your hair, you will be sold as well.
The Hair Cleanser is a clarifying shampoo thanks to the citrus aromatherapy oils that cleanse and revitalize the hair without a lot of build-up. It foams and cleans the hair as any SLS would do, it doesn’t irritate or aggravate the sebaceous glands of the scalp and thus no more greasy roots.
This cleanser (not a shampoo!) is PH balance and contains a gentle sugar based cleanser, lauryl glucoside. ($44)
The Hair Treatment Masque is a deep conditioner of epic proportions. It provides intense moisturizing and offers that bit of TLC that hair in need NEEDS. Left on for a minimum of 10 minutes (longer is better; adding heat helps!), the masque soothes and conditions even the most damaged hair turning it nito soft and tangle-free with a great shine. It also helps restore bounce and vitality to the hair as well thanks to a naturally modified form of honey blended with wheat proteins and
natural conditioning agents for visible effect on the hair ($52)
The Hair Moisturizer is aka conditoner and it provides the silkening and detangling along with all the cool natural ingredients that will soften and nourish dry damaged hair: soya, wheat, corn protein, vitamin B and E. What’s great about this line is that it hydrates only where necessary, leaving hair smooth and shiny while enhancing the volume but the excess simply rinses away so you don’t have excess product building up. ($48)
The Hand and Body Wash was born out of the luxe feel of the hair products on the hair and ultimately on the body. Louise "juiced" up the deal with invigorating citrus aromatherapy oils while providing gentle and hydrating cleansing with ultra-mild ingredients that leave skin smooth, soft and maintaining the moisture balance of the skin. It doesn’t strip skin or leave you with a lot of fragrance– it’s all about feeling clean. ($32)
If you are traveling, there’s nothing like having travel size products to take with you. It saves room in the luggage and considering how much Louise Galvin travels (back and forth across that rather large pond) , she decided it was crucial to make it easy to take her line along with youl All four products are featured in a luxe leather bag designed by the renown leather designer Bill Amberg. Done in renaissance green with a modern flash of cerise lining, it’s perfect for every trip.. no matter how short.
All of the Sacred Locks products feature beautiful packaging. Nothng too foo foo, guys will like the packaging (and the product too) as much as girls do. The scrollwork makes it pretty to leave out on a counter.
Now I bet somewhere along the way, you saw those price tags and about had a coronary. I almost did. BUT there is a blessing to this –in disguise to be sure. Here’s why you should plunk down the dinero
1) The products really work.
2) You don’t need to wash your hair daily thanks to these products. They leave your hair with more volume and a balanced scalp so hair doesn’t feel greasy
3) Once you get started using this line, you actually use less product
4) You can ditch buying all those other collections of products and you can give away the rest of what you have since you won’t need them.
If you add up the cost of all the hair products in your bathroom you will find it’s quite a tidy sum. Enough said?
5) When you use this line and see how gorgeous your hair looks, you won’t turn back
6) Louise created these products to be natural and they are also a step in the direction in helping decrease the effects of global warming. Galvin is committed ot Future Forests and CarbonNeutral program that helps reduce CO2 emissions and helps build up forests that absorb carbon dioxide (remember that piece of info from elementary school: plants give off oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. People take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. I knew you would remember!) Louise is absolutely committed to this program and she’s done her homework in making her company and products in sync with Future Forests. Thus by using these products, you are doing your part in scaling back global warming. (don’t you feel all warm and cozy now?)
Find the Sacred Locks products at Bergdorf Goodman, select Saks Fifth Avenue around the US and also Studio at Fred Segal in Santa Monica. (Tres cool to be at Studio)
Now I have to go take a shower and wash my hair with Louise’s products. They are super cool, smell great and leave my hair looking fab.
See you at the beauty counter!