October 19th, 2013
The dreaded email from the classroom teacher; the creepy diagrams taped to the preschool door: yes, it's head lice season again!
And just in time for hat-swapping and costume-sharing, we've discovered a drugstore shampoo that could save us a whole lot of grief.
We knew the little critters don't like the smell of mint, but tea tree oil seems to be their real nemesis. We're lathering the whole family up with the new Tea Tree Shampoo ($5.99) from Rexall's just-launched house brand, Be.Better.
Why would any mom not try this? That's a real head scratcher. —Sarah Bancroft
$5.99, to find store locations across Canada visit www.rexall.ca
May 20th, 2013
As we breeze into summer temps, it's time to trade in cold weather creams and salves for a beauty regime that reflects the season.
Trust Bumble and bumble's surf foam wash shampoo and rinse for beachy hair all the time. From $24 each at www.bumbleandbumble.com
August 23rd, 2012
There is a reason we use the phrase “Amazonian Beauty”: the Amazon rainforest is filled with magical ingredients.
One of them is the restorative oil called Rahua, the star ingredient in Rahua’s Voluminous Shampoo ($32) and Conditioner ($32) that we are just gaga over. This all-natural and vegan hair care line was created in partnership with Amazonian nations, so you know they mean business. Before you can say “Brazilian Supermodel,” your hair will regain its lustre and that expensive salon dye job just might last a little bit longer. —Anya Georgijevic
At Kiss & Makeup, H5 - 925 Main St., West Vancouver, 604-922-6292, http://kissandmakeupstore.com/collections/rahua
July 9th, 2012
When we received the tube of Seanol shampoo and conditioner, we were confused. One small tube? To replace both products? And no specifications on hair type? It seemed too good to be true.
Luckily, it wasn’t. Seanol, a beauty brand founded by two sisters in Korea, are products made from a purified, high potency extract of brown algae found only off the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea. Its Procava shampoo and conditioner works wonderfully, doing the job of both products. We’ve been using it at the gym (so much easier than carrying two big bottles around) and it will also be our travel essential.
The product can be used sparingly, and its 100ml tube doesn’t exceed the carry-on liquid limitations when flying
Rinse and repeat! —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
Seanol Shampoo and Conditioner, 100ml for $25 from Seanol.ca
November 5th, 2011
Astrology shampoo for kids.
Adventurous Aries pretends she is sailing the Nile, and strong headed Taurus refuses to get out. Ever.
Whatever your bath time melodramas, they'll be soothed by all-natural shampoo by Zodiac Baby with botanical scents chosen for each star sign.
Today's Horoscope: You will feel very, very sleepy. —Sarah Bancroft
Zodiac Baby shampoo, $22 at Kiss and Make Up, 925 Main St., The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver, 604-922-6292, www.kissandmakeupstore.com
November 8th, 2010
Double, double toil and trouble, flat iron burn and colouring turn strands to rubble.
Bring the living back into your locks with a little special treatment from luxury line J Spa Beverly Hills. Its Fragile shampoo ($27) is sulfate and paraben-free, so its safe on bottle blonde or brunette, and formulated with botanical extracts to replenish stripped strands. For a big boost of moisture, their five-minute Masque ($30) is a magic spell for your mane.
Witch hair we won’t have.
At Pelo Arte, 1222-736 Granville St., Vancouver, 604-687-1014.
May 10th, 2010
Your afternoon conference call ran late, and now you've got 10 minutes to transform your lacklustre workday locks into bombshell cocktail-party tresses.
That's when we turn to AG’s new dry shampoo fastFWD. Shake the bottle and spray through your hair to vanquish oil and restore volume when you don’t have time to lather, rinse and repeat.
Tip: use it with easy-peasy velcro rollers for extra va-va-voom.
$22 at Pompadours, 2081 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver, 604-732-8017. www.aghaircosmetics.com
June 8th, 2009
Is it just us, or has the city gone to the dogs? Forget Prada and Dolce, pugs and dachshunds are on everyone’s arm these days.
Like an expensive purse, our pooches deserve special treatment. Lather the litter up in John Masters Organics Dogpoo (we’re not kidding). With eucalyptus and citronella to ward off the summer season’s ticks and fleas, plus tea tree and milk thistle for a silky smooth coat, the all-natural doggy shampoo will have your four-legged friend wagging a happy tune.
And if that doesn’t make Spot feel spoiled, a sleepover at the Opus Hotel ought to do it.
$22 at Storm Salon, 548 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-689-0082, or online at www.johnmasters.ca
January 26th, 2008
Give those kids a good scrub with the all-natural Lemonaid bath product range from Salt Spring Island’s Hairykids.
The ultra-fresh citrus-scented shampoo, conditioner, bubblebath and body oil contain no artificial or chemical ingredients, and perform so well you might just find yourself reaching for them too.
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View products and retailers across Canada at www.hairykids.ca
January 7th, 2008
Thanks to the new range of certified organic shampoos and conditioners from Live Clean, green-tinged tresses have taken on a whole new meaning.
We loved the Green Earth Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner made from purified water and infused with certified organic lavender and eucalyptus to stimulate the senses and scalp.
Now that’s how to sustain your style.