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Don't go shopping for hair care products without me : over 4,000 products reviewed, plus the latest hair care information
Author:
Begoun, Paula.
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Edition:
Second edition.
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Seattle, WA : Beginning Press ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
642 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781877988264
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Book

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Summary

Can you repair, nourish, reconstruct, or restore hair? Are salon products better than drugstore brands? Labels and ads for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products promise brilliant results, and fashion magazines echo their claims. Who can be believed?In this objective, informative review of hair care products, consumer advocate Paula Begoun examines over 150 name-brand product lines, from Redken to L'Oreal. More than 4,000 products are described and evaluated for performance, reliability, price, and claims. Included are comparisons of good ingredients with poor ones, evaluations of what helps and what hurts hair, and descriptions of how to tell the difference between reality and hype in regards to a product's performance. Hair sprays, shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses, and salon products are examined. A user-friendly rating system makes it easy to find recommended items."Paula Begoun will soon become your hero. Described by some as the 'Ralph Nader of rouge,' Begoun has uncovered the scams and half-truths that permeate the $30 billion beauty industry." -Boston Herald"She's the woman the cosmetics industry loves to hate. That's because she's totally honest." -The Toronto Sun


Author Notes

Paula Begoun is the bestselling author of Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal and Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter without Me, with nearly one million of her books in print. She writes a weekly column, 'Dear Paula,' for Knight Ridder News Tribune Service an


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
About the Authorp. 1
How I Do My Reviewsp. 3
Hair-Care Chemistsp. 4
Industry Statisticsp. 5
Chapter 1 Don't Go Shopping for Hair Care Products Without Mep. 7
Detangling an Industryp. 7
Why Hair Is So Importantp. 9
True or Falsep. 10
Does Expensive Mean Better?p. 13
The Salon Guaranteep. 18
Naturally Absurdp. 20
Too Good to Be Truep. 21
Hair Historyp. 24
Chapter 2 To the Root of the Matterp. 27
Hair Basics 101p. 27
Hair Is Dead!p. 28
How Does Hair Grow?p. 29
Why Does Hair Stop Growing?p. 32
Stopping Hair Loss?p. 34
Hair Growing Possibilitiesp. 36
Hair Transplantsp. 40
Hair Growth--Scams or Solutions?p. 41
The Thin and Thick of Hairp. 42
The Shape and Heart of the Hairp. 44
Understanding Hair Damagep. 46
Stopping Damagep. 47
Scalp Factsp. 53
Genetic Destiny?p. 55
What Causes Bad Hair Days?p. 56
Chapter 3 Hair-Care Basicsp. 59
What Do They Mean When They Say ...?p. 59
What's in All This Stuff?p. 61
Patented Secretsp. 63
Shampoop. 64
Sodium Lauryl Sulfatep. 68
DEA in Cosmeticsp. 70
Carcinogens in Hair Care?p. 72
What About pH?p. 73
Baby Shampoop. 73
Shampoo for Use with Well Water and for Swimmersp. 75
Dandruff Shampoop. 76
Conditionerp. 76
Rinse-off or Leave-in Conditionersp. 82
Two-in-Onesp. 82
Masks, Packs, and Hot-Oil Treatmentsp. 83
Laminates, Serums, and Hair Polishersp. 84
Pomades and Greasesp. 85
Spray-on Shine Productsp. 85
Styling Gels and Moussesp. 86
Hairsprays, Spritzes, and Freezesp. 87
Sunscreen in Hair-Care Productsp. 88
Naturally Badp. 92
Allergic Reactionsp. 93
You Gotta Have a Gimmickp. 94
Hair Wandsp. 95
Chapter 4 Hair Typep. 97
Normal? Oily? Dry? Damaged?p. 97
Is It Dandruff?p. 103
Genuine Dandruffp. 105
Seborrheap. 107
Psoriasisp. 108
Thin to Thickerp. 110
Curly to Straightp. 110
More Myth Bustingp. 111
How to Begin Shoppingp. 117
Chapter 5 Hair of a Different Colorp. 121
Real Colorp. 121
From Light to Darkp. 121
Why Color?p. 122
Hair Color for African-American Womenp. 123
Drugstore vs. Salon Hair Colorp. 123
"Natural" Hair Colorp. 125
Cancer and Hair Dyes?p. 127
Color Categoriesp. 128
Temporary Hair Colorp. 129
Plant-Based Temporary Dyep. 131
Semipermanent Hair Colorp. 131
Men's Hair Color/Progressive Dyep. 132
Mid/Intermediate/Demi/Level 2 Hair Colorp. 134
Permanent/Level 3 Hair Colorp. 136
Mixing Types of Hair Dyep. 140
How Does It All Work?p. 140
Critical Rulesp. 142
Strand Testingp. 144
Getting the Color You Wantp. 145
Keeping the Color You Wantp. 147
Getting Rid of the Color You Don't Wantp. 148
Doing It Yourselfp. 149
Avoiding Disastersp. 151
How Much Gray Coverage?p. 157
Most-Asked Questionsp. 157
Chapter 6 Perfectly Straight or Perfectly Curlyp. 159
What About Perms and Relaxers?p. 159
How They Workp. 160
Salon or Home Products?p. 160
Types of Permsp. 161
How to Choosep. 162
The Processp. 163
The Rodsp. 164
Checking and Timingp. 164
Chapter 7 For African-American Womenp. 167
A Different Point of Viewp. 167
The Kitchensp. 167
Struggling with Naturep. 169
Shampooing and Conditioningp. 170
Before You Relaxp. 171
No Lye Is a Lie!p. 172
The Rio Hair Disasterp. 174
Now There's Copap. 175
Whatever Happened to Curly Perms?p. 176
Braiding, Cornrowing, and Weavingp. 177
Back to Basicsp. 177
Keeping the Hair in Placep. 178
Chapter 8 Getting It to Do What You Wantp. 181
A Matter of Technique, Talent, and Tenacityp. 181
Which Hairstyle to Choose?p. 181
Talking to Your Stylistp. 182
Hairstyle Basicsp. 184
Making It Look Like the Hairstylist Doesp. 185
Tools of the Tradep. 189
Brushesp. 190
Velcro Rollersp. 191
Hot Rollersp. 192
Curling Ironsp. 192
Blow-Dryersp. 193
Hair Tips from Top to Bottomp. 194
Getting It Straightp. 195
Product Applicationp. 197
Fighting Humidity and Desert Heatp. 198
Chapter 9 Product Reviewsp. 199
The Processp. 199
The Ingredients for Hair Carep. 200
The Ratingsp. 207
The Criteriap. 208
You Don't Have to Agreep. 210
Adornp. 211
African Pridep. 211
African Royalep. 216
Albertop. 218
American Crewp. 224
Apple Pectinp. 225
Aqua Netp. 227
ARTecp. 228
Aubrey Organicsp. 232
Aurap. 237
Aussiep. 239
Avedap. 243
Avon Hair Carep. 248
Back to Basicsp. 250
Bain de Terrep. 255
Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC)p. 257
BioSilkp. 259
The Body Shopp. 261
Bumble and Bumblep. 263
Citre Shinep. 266
Clairolp. 269
Cliniquep. 276
Dark and Lovelyp. 277
Denorexp. 280
Depp. 280
Fabao 101p. 281
Finessep. 283
Focus 21p. 284
Folligen (also see Tricomin)p. 289
Framesi Biogenolp. 290
Freemanp. 294
Frizz-Ease (see John Frieda)p. 302
Fudgep. 302
Garden Botanika Hair Carep. 304
Goldwellp. 306
Graham Webbp. 312
HairGenesisp. 318
Halsa Highlightsp. 319
Hayaship. 320
Head and Shouldersp. 324
ICE (see Joico)p. 326
Infusium 23p. 326
Ionp. 328
ISOp. 331
Jason Natural Cosmeticsp. 333
J. F. Lazartiguep. 337
Jheri Reddingp. 342
Jhirmackp. 347
John Friedap. 349
Johnson and Johnsonp. 353
Joicop. 354
Kenrap. 360
Kiehl'sp. 363
KMSp. 365
L.A. Looksp. 375
Langep. 377
L'anzap. 379
L'Orealp. 384
M.A.C.p. 390
Masteyp. 391
Matrixp. 395
Motions at Homep. 405
M Professional Hairp. 406
Nano (see Proxiphen and Nano)p. 407
Neutrogenap. 407
Nexxusp. 410
Nick Chavez Perfect Plusp. 414
Nioxinp. 416
Originsp. 420
Ouidadp. 421
Pantenep. 422
Paul Mitchellp. 427
Pertp. 431
Philosophyp. 432
Phytotherathriep. 434
Prellp. 441
Principal Secretp. 441
Professionalp. 442
Progainep. 444
Pro-Vitaminp. 445
Proxiphen and Nanop. 449
Quantump. 450
Queen Helenep. 452
Ravep. 455
Ready to Wear (see John Frieda)p. 456
Redkenp. 456
Revlonp. 466
Robert Craigp. 468
Ruskp. 470
Salon Selectivesp. 473
Salon Style by Lamaurp. 476
Schwarzkopfp. 478
Scruplesp. 481
Sebastianp. 484
Selsun Bluep. 491
Sensciencep. 491
Sheeniquep. 493
Soft and Beautifulp. 496
Soft Sheenp. 498
St. Ivesp. 502
Style by Lamaurp. 505
Suavep. 507
Sukeshap. 514
Susan Lucci Collectionp. 516
TCBp. 518
Tegrenp. 521
Teraxp. 521
Theoriep. 524
ThermaSilkp. 525
Thicker Fuller Hairp. 527
TIGIp. 529
Tresemmep. 533
Tressap. 537
Trevor Sorbiep. 541
TRIp. 542
Tricomin (see Folligen)p. 545
Ultra Swimp. 545
Vibrance Organic Carep. 545
Victoria Jacksonp. 546
Vidal Sassoonp. 547
Wanakeep. 550
Wash 'N Curlp. 551
Wellap. 552
White Rainp. 554
Willow Lakep. 560
Zero Frizzp. 561
Chapter 10 The Best Productsp. 563
Too Many Choices?p. 563
Misleading Product Namesp. 564
The Best Shampoos that Won't Cause Buildupp. 564
The Best Shampoos for Adding Volume or Conditioning or Bothp. 567
The Best Lines with Temporary Color-Enhancing Shampoosp. 575
The Best Color-Enhancing Shampoos or Conditioners Just for Gray Hairp. 575
The Best Dandruff Shampoosp. 576
The Best Coal-Tar Shampoos (for dandruff, psoriasis, seborrhea, or other scalp dermatitisp. 577
The Best Products for Preventing Mineral Buildup from Swimming or Hard Waterp. 577
The Best Conditionersp. 578
The Best Lines with Temporary Color-Enhancing Conditionersp. 596
The Best Silicone-Based Serums, Sprays, and Gelsp. 596
The Best Stying Sprays (including Spray Gels)p. 599
The Best Gels (including Liquid Gels)p. 603
The Best Moussesp. 608
The Best Pomades, Balms, Creams, Lotions, Greases, and Waxesp. 612
The Best Hairspraysp. 615
Specialty Productsp. 625
Chapter 11 Problems? Solutions!p. 627
Holding on to Long Hairp. 627
No Time to Wash Your Hairp. 627
Battling with Fine, Limp Hairp. 627
Thick, Coarse Hair or Damaged Hairp. 628
Growing Out a Permp. 628
Fast Fixesp. 628
Dry, Flaky Scalpp. 629
Styling Tricks of the Tradep. 629
Static Electricityp. 630
Breakouts Along the Hairlinep. 630
Hard Waterp. 630
Chapter 12 Beauty that Respects Naturep. 631
Animal Testingp. 631
Appendixp. 639
Bibliographyp. 639