Anyone who’s ever stepped into a traditional hair and nail salon knows there are some unhealthy things floating around in the air! From chemical hair dyes, formaldehyde-filled nail polishes and mysterious skin creams, many commercial beauty products can wreak havoc on skin, eyes, hair, and health. This is especially true for children!
The worst offenders tend to be found in nail polish, including chemicals that have been linked to cancer, asthma, and allergies. These chemicals have been shown to be harmful to salon clients as well as manicurists who breathe contaminated air al day. Chemicals such as dibutyl phthalate (DPB), formaldehyde, and toluene can also be found in air fresheners and hair straightening products. What can you do to keep your children safe?
Fortunately, there are many businesses catering not only to those in search of natural products, but to those with children. A Little Pampered Princess, we commit to using only organic and natural products for our little faces, hands, and hair. Whenever possible, we seek out water-based products instead of solvent-based products, as they are gentle, do not give off fumes, and they provide the same shine and polish as harsh chemicals. We incorporate plenty of ventilation and fresh air to keep our clients safe and comfortable, and use only high-quality beauty products from reputable, chemically-safe companies.
When you consider signing your child up for a spa or salon day, make sure to ask lots of questions and do your research. Your child deserves the best, and it’s your job to make sure she gets it!