I recently found out I have celiac disease and I need to be using gluten-free hair products. I love Philip B products. Are any of them gluten-free???
No gluten ingredients are intentionally added to Philip B® products. However, since you have a gluten allergy, we recommend doing a small patch test before trying any of our products, just to make sure that you won’t have any kind of reaction. Best of luck!
I’m having a hard time figuring out the best product for my hair type. I have curly, long, highlighted hair and my scalp is dry, flaky and itchy. What is the best shampoo and conditioner to use? Also, which of your styling products do you recommend for a quick style and go? (I usually wash my hair, apply a leave in conditioner, a styling product such as AG Recoil, then hairspray, and let it airdry.) I’m looking for a simple routine that controls my curls and stops them from turning frizzy, bushy or crunchy.
Put a generous amount directly on your hair and scalp (your hair should be dry) and massage it in to help dismantle the cells and flakes. Use a blow dryer to warm up the oil and help sink more deeply into your hair.
After 15-20 minutes, apply some Peppermint & Avocado Clarifying Shampoo on top and massage it in for 3-5 minutes. Then get in the bath or shower and add a little water and lather up to break down any excess oil: Your hair will hold on to the moisture it needs.
Also, the pH Detangling Toning Mist spray is a really important product for you – it corrects the pH of tap water and makes your hair and scalp feel good.
As for styling: Crème of the Crop “Lite” is great for curly hair. Just rub a dab between your palms, run it through damp hair, style your hair with your fingertips and let it air dry. Your curls should come out springy, soft and shiny.
Are Philip B. shampoos suitable after a Brazilian Keratin treatment? I’ve heard that you shouldn’t use shampoos containing sulfates.
Good question. Unlike permanent straighteners or chemical relaxers, Brazilian Keratin treatments condition hair, and can leave it feeling silkier and smoother. The effect washes out after several weeks, so — to help the treatment last longer — experts recommend using very gentle, non-stripping, sulfate-free shampoos.
Many shampoos containing high concentrations of sodium-lauryl sulfate (SLS) are indeed stripping and drying. But in our case, because Philip B. shampoos contain such a high level of healing plant oils and extracts, we have to use a touch of SLS simply as a emulsifying agent, to make the formulas feel velvety and creamy.