Healthy Hair Hacks with Scientist Rachel Zipperian
In this episode, Herbal Essences scientist, Rachel Zipperian joins Erin on the show to teach you some natural hacks to help you unlock your best hair. You may know Rachel from her appearance on Dr. Oz and features in Elle Canada, Vogue and Marie Claire. She’s a hair guru who is here to explain the science behind healthy, vibrant locks and she’d also like to debunk some popular myths out there in regards to hair care.
- Why won’t my hair grow past a certain point?
- Should I really only be washing my hair once a week?
- Will cold rinses at the end of a shower help my hair?
- Why does my hair colour look so dull?
- Are heating tools doing serious damage to my hair?
- Should I invest in a water filter for my shower?
- What products are best for healthy, vibrant hair?
- What hair products should I avoid using in my hair?
Meet our Partner
Herbal Essences new bio:renew line is PETA cruelty-free and combines real botanicals, healthy antioxidants and intoxicating fragrances that leave hair looking, feeling and smelling amazing. Committed to improving the health of your hair overtime by using the power of plants, the Herbal Essences Potent Aloe & Hemp Collection is sulfate-free and meets the strict standards of the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Bonus: it smells aaaaamazing (we’re talking citrus, jasmine and coconut!) and is designed to provide moisture and shine while strengthening strands. Win-Win!
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SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
2:24 – Back to biology class. Hair 101 with Scientist Rachel Zipperian
4:33 – The lifecycle of a strand of hair.
6:13 – Why your hair might not be growing as fast as you’d like
7:56 – Why we get split ends and what we can do to prevent them?
9:45 – The modern naturals of Herbal Essences new Bio:Renew Potent Aloe collections
12:45- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ensuring high quality botanic
14:00 – Why is aloe such an effective ingredient in protecting against damage
15:00 – These key indicators can help you determine whether or not your hair is healthy
17:25 – Unhealthy hair under the microscope; Free radicals, metals, exposed cuticles and shingles missing on the roof
19:12 – Understanding free radicals and the role they play in hair health
20:10 – Using water filters and the power of plants to protect against free radicals
21:41 – Does colouring your hair really strip it?
23:40 – The balance between healthy hair and self expression
25:20 – Dry shampoo, heating tools and hair spray oh my!
28:52 – Rachel’s perspective on product ingredients including sulphates and parabens
31:08 – Health hacks for naturally strong, healthy hair
32:52 – Supplements and the importance of understanding ingredients and suppliers.
36:14 – How long does it take to start noticing a change in your hair after starting a new hair care routine?
38:09 – DO IT OR DITCH IT??
Reduce the amount that you are washing your hair to 1x per week?
Vegan silk pillow case?
Parabens and sulfates?
Ice cold rinse at the end of your shower?
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