Decoding Davines: The Top 5 Simple Terms You Should Know

Davines (dav-in-as) is a line of organic and eco-conscious hair products. It has a sustainable outlook towards it’s people and the environment. And as many of you already know, we love the Davines range at OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead. But working out some of the terminology that comes with these beautiful products can sometimes become a little confusing.

That’s why we’ve complied some of the most regularly-used terms that we use in-house. This is so you can understand exactly what they mean for you, your hair and the planet.

If you’d like to chat about the Davines range face-to-face, why not give OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead a call on 01442 262673 or email the salon directly where we can discuss the products with you in finer detail?

1. Paraben-free

Ultimately, parabens are used as a preservative in an array of cosmetic and organic hair care products. Recent scientific studies suggested that parabens pose a threat to human health, but this is still inconclusive.

However, Davines aims to be transparent with it’s consumers and has removed parabens across it’s product range. All other preservatives are listed on the product labels themselves.

2. Sulphate-free

Like parabens, sulphates are another common ingredient in high-end, organic hair products. They help to form the bubbles when you or our staff wash your hair!

Similarly, Davines has chosen to remove sulphates from all products. On occasion, they have been known to cause damage to the scalp and hair by stripping it of oils and vital proteins.

But you can be sure that when you come to OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead, you can guarantee a gentle head massage and relaxing treatment that only contains the good things that nature has to offer.

3. Proteins

Proteins are everywhere. With regards to hair, they consist of long chains of amino acids (a chemical that promotes hair growth) and the hairs on your head are mostly made of proteins too.

While a lack of proteins can cause hair loss, fibrous proteins like keratin are included in many Davines products. They help to restructure and protect hair from further stress or damage.

4. Anti-oxidants

You can probably guess what this one is about – anti-oxidants fight against the production of oxygen molecules. Oxidation occurs when oxygen atoms are removed from a chemcial like CO2, rendering them unstable.

When these single oxygen molecules come into contact with skin or hair, they can cause hair and cell damage. As a result, oxygen can speed up the ageing process, reduce the integrity of the hair fibres and cause hair loss.

But with Davines hair products, this won’t be a problem. So sit back, relax and enjoy the delicate scents of organic and natural ingredients replenishing your hair.

5. Free radicals

You may have seen a brief description of free radicals in a previous Bumble and bumble piece – but in short, free radicals tend to neutralise anti-oxidants before they cause any potential harm.

The difference with Davines is that they go the extra mile to cut out the negative impact of pollution on hair. Pollution can cause the scalp to become dry, irritated, cause hair breakage and even premature baldness.

Davines, on the other hand, makes every effort to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process with it’s Zero Impact philosophy . And at OPEN Hairdressing, we know we can all do our bit to minimise our impact on the planet and still make you look great!

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