Sometimes what you put on your body is just an important as what you put into your body. Philosophi Salon is a gluten aware salon that caters to a client’s needs. Let’s talk: Gluten Free Hair Products.
It can be easy to assume that hair care products are free from allergens, but the truth is that many of these products do contain hidden gluten. While celiac researchers tell us that using gluten containing products topically may be safe, there are many gluten-sensitive people that will have reactions to these products when there is simple skin contact. This is concerning, because how is a person with a gluten sensitivity supposed to safely get a haircut or any salon services if there are gluten particles floating around everywhere?
Luckily, salons across the country are now becoming aware of this issue, and creating pampering and beauty opportunities that are free from the risk of gluten reactions. One such salon is the one where I personally get my hair cut, Philosophi Salon in Columbus, Ohio.
Philosophi Salon is a high-end, Ohio salon that was created with the needs of the gluten-sensitive in mind. Philosophi, in it’s beginnings, realized that they had staff members and clients who were gluten-sensitive and experienced skin rashes and other reactions when using gluten containing salon products. They understood that there was a need for a gluten aware salon experience, and the concept was born. Their mission is to inspire, create, and build health for themselves and their guests in an environment that supports individual preferences and needs, and that is exactly what they do. I feel so pampered and taken care of while I’m in this salon, I don’t think I’ll ever want to go anywhere else.
It is important to note, that Philosophi’s commitment to being gluten aware does not take away from their superior salon experience – at all! They use a line of salon quality hair products (Intelligent Nutrients) that is completely gluten free, and all of the other products are gluten free or made without gluten as well. All of their amazing, dedicated, and experienced stylists pledge to not bring gluten into the salon in any way, including their own personal care products. This salon is modern, beautiful, and includes all of the extras that you would expect from any high end salon, including complimentary mini pampering services, coffee and tea, and so much more. This salon also has one of the only salt therapy rooms in the area. Anyone who is conscious about the ingredients they use in their hair care products can be confident that Philosophy will share their concerns.
I hope that anyone reading this will be able to visit Philosophi or a similar gluten aware salon in your area, but what can you do if you can’t find one nearby? There are things that you can do to be sure that your personal salon experience is safe and comfortable for you. First, visit the salon’s website to see if they mention being gluten or allergen aware. If there are no gluten-aware salons near you, call your salon of choice and discuss your needs and preferences. Find out what product lines they use so that you can research the ingredients, and ask if you can bring your own products if you’d like to. Most salons should allow this, especially if they are unable to provide allergen free products for you. Finally, feel free to wash and condition your hair at home before your appointment so that only a rinse is needed before your haircut. If you find that you are sensitive to hair color, consider services like balayage, where the product never touches your skin to avoid further reactions. With a little bit of preparation and knowledge, nobody needs to forego a fabulous salon experience!
I talked in social media how I have been focusing on wellness recently and make some lifestyle changes. It all started last fall, when I realized that I needed to focus on my health and the health of my family. This year I will be sharing more about our simple changes we are trying to make as a family. We are visiting a salt spa, taking vitamins and probiotics…practicing yoga! Simple changes, that we hope will add up to big changes!
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