Archive: Hair

L’Oreal being sued because one of their products if flammable???

I was really shocked to read this news this morning – doesn’t seem like this could be true! Apparently L’Oreal is the subject of a new class action lawsuit claiming their product, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is flammable!

Women’s Wear Daily reports today that the lawsuit against L’Oreal is on: A judge granted class action to four plaintiffs on Thursday who filed the motion for class certification on Feb. 2. The plaintiffs are seeking recognition for any person who purchased the Garnier serum from Feb. 4, 2008, to the present.

According to the lawsuit and Top Class Actions law blog, the Garnier serum’s two main ingredients are cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, chemicals that can ignite at 171 degrees Fahrenheit. (Flat iron temperatures typically range from 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit.)

A copy of the original lawsuit, filed in June 2011, can be found here.

OMG. We’ve totally used that stuff before, without any bonfire-type incidents. But of course, flammable products are not exactly something you want coming between your hair and a high-heat styling appliance like a blow dryer or flat iron, which most women use on a regular basis.

We’ve contacted L’Oreal for comment on this lawsuit, and we’ll keep you posted on whether the Garnier anti-frizz serum will be yanked from the shelves, but in the meantime, check out some other controversial beauty products below.

Imagine how scary that would be! A class action lawsuit means that this has happened many times. Scary!!

Might want to beware of this product, ladies!

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Find out why Sienna Miller poured ketchup on her hair for a year!

Sienna Miller has a little streak of hippie in her, we all knew that. But she might be a bit more natural than we had expected!

The 30-year-old actress opened up to Marie Claire about a disastrous hair event that led her to use ketchup on her locks for a year!

Instead of visiting a salon to dye her blonde hair brown, she instead opted to do the job herself using henna instead of dye. “I’ve had some real hair disasters. I once used henna to dye my hair brown for an audition, thinking I was being clever as it’s all natural.”

“Little did I know it was the worst thing I could have done as it coats the follicles so that nothing else can penetrate so I ended up having to put ketchup in it for about a year to get rid of the green tinge.,” she told the magazine.

Who would have thought ketchup could be used as a beauty product?

Heidi Klum shares her hair-care secrets and summer fitness tips with Elle!

Heidi Klum is the new face of Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Thereapy, a brand of shampoos and conditioners that promote healthy scalps for healthier hair.

Heidi swears by the product, saying “Before I signed on, they sent me all the products to try out and I really liked them—they smelled great and made my hair super-soft,” says Klum. “I’ve been using the Damage & Color Repair formulas because I’m not a true blond. My hair gets bleached a lot, and so my ends are a little dry and color-damaged. I especially like the conditioner because it moisturizes without being greasy—the wrong conditioner can make it difficult to do hairstyles with a lot of volume or wave; my hair just goes limp and falls like a soufflé!”

She sat down with Elle Magazine and got Heidi’s hair-care secrets, plus her summer fitness tips!:

You just shot several commercials for Clear. What’s up next?
We’re starting Project Runway soon so we’ve been having meetings about that, brainstorming ideas—who’s going to be on, who the guest judges will be, what kinds of challenges we’ll have for the designers. It’s our 10-year anniversary so we want to make it really special. My whole family and I are moving to New York City in June to film the show. We always shoot in the summertime because that’s when the kids are off from school. So right now, I’m getting ready to pack up—it’s a lot to pack up!

With summertime comes bikini season. Do you have any tips for getting in shape?
I actually exercise more in the summer, when I’m in New York, because my kids don’t have to go to school. When we’re in Los Angeles it’s harder to sneak away for an hour in the morning because I have to get them ready and feed them breakfast, and drive them to school. And then, after they go to school, I go to work. In the summer, though, I have an extra hour to myself. I usually run between 7 and 8 a.m.

Eating healthy helps too. For me, it’s definitely more about food than exercising because I don’t have enough to time to exercise—or maybe that’s just an excuse, I don’t know! If you don’t have a lot of time to exercise you have to be stricter about your diet. That’s what I do. I cut out a lot of carbs—you know, muffins, cakes, breads, toast, and spaghetti—and try to eat more vegetables, lean meats, and fish.

What’s your favorite healthy meal?
I like crispy baked chicken, fennel salad, kale salad—it’s yummy. I also like chicken vegetable soup. I eat that a lot, but without noodles. I’ll cook the noodles separately and add them to the kids’ bowls, but I’ll only eat the soup.

What do you carry with you in your purse, when you’re on the red carpet?
When I go to an event, I’ll take a little container of loose powder and blotting papers. I usually take blotting papers by Victoria’s Secret or Johnson & Johnson—they don’t have to be fancy ones. There are some out there with gold pieces in them and all this kind of stuff, but you really just need something to reduce shine. After I take the sweat and oil off my face with blotting paper, I’ll use this tiny Shu Uemura brush to apply powder. Oh, and I also bring snacks! Snacks are very important because sometimes you’ll sit somewhere at an awards show for hours. Chewing on a Power Bar can be good.

Your hair is in good hands now with Clear, but did you always have such perfect hair?
I’ve been doing this job for 18 years now and there have definitely been some dye jobs that weren’t as good. You know, for example, there was a time when I was really platinum blond. They kept the peroxide on for too long and it literally fried my hair off—I looked like I had a little pineapple on top of my head! That took awhile to grow out. I had to hide it and [use products] to keep it from standing straight up.


Heidi Klum is the new face (hair) of Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy!

Fashion icon Heidi Klum is known for her amazing sense of style and beautiful hair and today she’s unveiling her TV commercials and print ads for NEW CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY, a premium line of shampoos & conditioners that nourish the scalp and gives strong, beautiful hair.

Heidi Klum reveals her secret to strong beautiful hair with CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™

Superstar model, producer, television host and designer, Heidi Klum is known for her cutting-edge style and trademark tresses. Now Unilever is tapping the sophisticated fashion icon to help launch new CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™, a revolutionary line of nourishing shampoos and conditioners that turns the conventional hair care discussion on its head. This new approach “feeds scalp,” not just the ends, and gives women stronger1, more beautiful hair in just seven days.

There’s a new beauty brand in town: CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY, a revolutionary new line of nourishing shampoos and conditioners that turns the conventional hair care discussion on its head – focusing on the scalp, rather than the ends. Who knew the secret to strong, beautiful hair starts at the scalp?

Visit www.facebook.com/clearhaircare to learn more about the line, get tips from our experts and more.