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Sulfate Free Shampoo Is “A Marketing Gimmick.”

real hair truthSulfate-free shampoo is a new form to trying to get people’s attention, “a marketing gimmick.” The hair industry is a billion dollar business. . Example: Green tea is the new trend and it is healthier for you, or buying coffee at Starbucks, they taste sweeter. More profits for them. BK’s green tea had been recalled, or the eggs, is that mean people won’t be buying green tea or eggs anymore? The hair industry wants your attention, but they don’t give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss.

It would be boring if they just call it shampoo! Google shampoo, it’s meant to clean. They want a variety of product, to attract a variety of hair textures/condition/smell.

There are sulfates in many of the everyday products we use at home! Sulfates on shampoo doesn’t cause cancer. But Google hair dyes & cancer. Many customers and stylists do not know that Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical and there’s been so much publicity during the last year. Google Permanently straightening hair warning, about 7,410,000 results (0.08 seconds) , more warnings during the last month. I’ve been posting about them since 2009. Canada had issued a public health warning regarding Brazilian Blowout and has stopped the distribution of their salon products; Ireland has also issued a recall. ~ Also published in Vogue Feb. 2011.

How about Mane & tail people think it makes their hair grow faster. Mane & Tail is another shampoo meant for horses. Horses don’t abuse their hair, using heating tools, and they eat better than people, but it won’t add more hair & make their hair longer faster. Shampoo intended for animals may contain insecticides or other medications for treatment of skin conditions or parasite infestations such as fleas or mange. These must never be used on humans.

When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo.
It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you’re adding to the hair, not the shampoo.

So what can you expect from switching to a sulfate-free shampoo? A higher price tag, to start, as most drug store brands don’t yet produce products without sulfates.  Perhaps the biggest adjustment to using sulfate-free shampoo is a superficial one. Without this lather-producing chemical, these shampoos have less of the over-the-top bubble that is associated with cleansing hair.  Its all a bunch of baloney!

Believe it or not
Even if a product never was tested in animals, there’s a very good chance its ingredients were. A company might call its products “cruelty free” because it isn’t doing any animal testing on these ingredients now, although the ingredients may have been tested on animals in the past. In some cases, “no new animal testing” might be a more accurate claim.

More Great Reviews for the Documentary THE REAL HAIR TRUTH!

Martin Rodriguez – I agree with what you are doing for the beauty professionals I am behind you a 100% great job Joseph keep up the great work .  If your in the BEAUTY BIZ. You must watch THE REAL HAIR TRUTH
thank you JOSEPH KELLNER I agree with your movie. I have being in the beauty biz for over 30 years. ITS TIME FOR CHANGE LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Dear Joseph
Well, I feel that there are alot of stylists that don’t view what we do as a profession,rather they just perfect a few a cuts, learn one companies color line and thats it. These are the same stylists who get hung up on name brands.Its also the same stylists when working in a commision salon feel that the owner pockets the o…ther half of the income they bring into the salon.I’ve had experience with what I call prima dona stylists the ones that need everything,has to have everything, and can always do things better but never change themselves nor want to experience new things.These are the stylists manufacters bank on,they are the ones who help keep certain brands in the limelight.
I know we all at the end of the day want to make money, but I also want to know that I’m giving the best service I can. Exploring new less popular lines and trying out new techneques is what makes our profession so much fun. That also keeps our industry at a higher level. When clients can purchase the same products we use in the salon it makes our profession looked at as though it is easy and anyone can do it. I find that very embarassing. Its like doctors with all the ads for different meds. I guess the manufacters want us to right down all the meds that fit our ailments and give the doctor the list and tell him to write the scripts without any exam or diagnosis.
I couldn’t agree more about not carrying any lines that can be purchased out side a salon.
I also agree about having schools being held to higher standards.
I know I’m been going on and on.
Hope your having a wonderful day!
Dear Joseph
The Real Hair Truth was extremely informative , entertaining , and funny even for someone not in the hair industry . A definite must see for those in the professional hair business . This should definately be in a Movie Theatre or HBO! Great job !

…Dr. A. D. McCall , D.M.D., M.S.

Classic Phoenix – “The Real Truth About Hair”Excellent Vision!! This Film is a Must see for anyone in the industry … As I said Yesterday on my page “I LOVE MY PROFESSION!! This dvd shows why …the true Love for this business shows only in these films. see the TRUTH about the Special, Special people we are with so much Love …  I cannot stress the IMPORTANCE of this dvd to EVERYONE in the Beauty Industry Joseph Kellner “ROCKS”!!!!! Better than 60 min…20/20 !!!
Christian Pressler –  Fabulous, you read the blog! I write the of the blogs for classic beauty college, much like yourself i like to educate and bring things of interest to peoples attention. No joseph….thank you, for inspiring, educating and raising awairness to the younger generat…ion of hair stylists; the film was absolutley and irrevocably groundbreaking by far, truely an “eye opener”!
Joseph, thank you for sending my DVD’s!! I am watching now and I must say that I agree with the premise of the documentary. Like you I am passionate about my industry and I love hairdressers. My 38 year career has dedicated to hairdressers. I am a fo…rmer salon owner, distributor, educator and school owner. If you are ever in Chicago please come by and say hello. I think you will have a very different view of Paul Mitchell Schools.
Thanks so much for caring about hairdressers!
Steve Cowan
Dear Joseph
I finally had time to sit down and watch your DVD and have alot of thoughts to share with you. It was very informative and created some questions for me also, my biggest question is how can you work in a industry, that works against you! That does not support you, …or will not help you as a entrepenaur? Good film you need to make the next film for outside the community of your industry. This was real! Unlike you television based hair shows we see every week. Keep at them Joseph! You did a good job with the presentation. toni couse
Hi Joseph,
Thanks to Joseph Kellner for this honest and hard-hitting documentary that exposes yet another ugly side of the beauty industry — the oppression of beauty industry workers and the unfair practices the big companies are using to sell products. Everyone who works in or vi…sits hair salons should see this film!
I appreciate your work and look forward to speaking with you about your next film.
Best wishes,
Stacy Malkan
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Author, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Hi Joseph,
I am a HUGE fan!!! Thank you for exposing this for what it is. Even as a global Art Director for a manufacturer, I think what you are doing is amazing. Please keep doing what you do, it is so important that you get your message out, you have a great voice and vision. If …there is anything I can do please let me know!!
Doug Martucci

Roxanne Longstone – Wow !!! A standing ovation.. Job well done ! I loved it and encourage everyone in our industry to watch this video. Don’t stop here, let the truth be herd !Maybe if enough stylist watch this it will sink in to get those diverted products off their shelves
Let me just start out by saying that I am not in the hairstyling/beauty industry but sat down to watch this DVD with my sister who is considering it as a career. Wow, We got an entire education or should I say the TRUTH of the business, in just under two hours. Having no knowledge o…f this industry I found this to be a must for anyone considering a career in this field. My sister found the information to be so valuable in order to set up the correct game plan for her new business. I think this DVD would be just as important for everyone who is already in the industry but they have their “blinders” on. Thanks so much to Jotovi Designs for stepping out of the box to let people know the real truth.
Kim Johnson
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