grow is a concept salon. Owner, Shane Archer, wanted to create a salon in Knoxville that focuses on green practices and utilizes products that provide his guests with the finest salon products and techniques.
Shane decided to partner with L’ANZA because of the core beliefs and practices the two companies share. Haircare is not just about keeping hair beautiful and healthy, but also keeping Earth beautiful and healthy as well. L’ANZA products and comprehensive green policies promote a sustainable future through numerous programs, actions and initiatives.
THE POWER OF NATURE
L’ANZA takes extraordinary care to hand-select the finest wildcrafted botanicals from sustainable forests, jungles, and woodlands throughout the world. These organic, non-GMO plants provide the utmost purity, potency and efficacy, to deliver unmatched beautifying benefits to the hair. These wildcrafted botanicals are harvested by locals, who act as stewards to protect forests and their renewable resources. L’ANZA does not support deforestation, but rather advocates a sustainable relationship with nature. With less herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers used, our planet will be less toxic and better for humanity and the environment.
L’ANZA was introduced to the beauty industry as one of the first professional haircare brands specifically designed to address individual hair needs. Using the proprietary Keratin Bond System, L’ANZA is able to target the causes of hair damage, not just the symptoms. L’ANZA built upon this tradition of keratin, incorporating the latest in haircare ingredient technology, as well as wildcrafted and sustainable plant-based ingredients, creating the Keratin Healing System (KHS). With the power of Keratin Amino Acids, Healing Actives, and Triple UV Protection, Nano Science 10² delivery system, sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free Shampoos, KHS has become the foundation for all L’ANZA products.
L’ANZA took the innovative technology from Healing Haircare to establish a new level of salon service – Healing Color. L’ANZA Healing Color provides the longest-lasting hair color possible. The proprietary Color Attachment Technology contains the Keratin Healing System and Flower Shield Complex, and delivers rich, vibrant color that is on level, and true-to-tone. L’ANZA Healing Color can be formulated for Permanent, Demi Permanent, and Demi Translucent results, all from one tube of color, allowing for endless creativity while reducing salon inventory.
grow, a Shane Archer Concept, is a Knoxville hair color salon and the only healing center in a 200 mile radius.
At grow, our hair stylists believe in using only the best products on your hair. That is why we’ve partnered with L’ANZA and are committed to keeping both your hair and the earth as beautiful and healthy as possible. But why exactly are we making this commitment and encouraging our clients to join us on our journey to sustainability?
When you use natural hair care products, you’ll experience a wide range of benefits. From being gentler on your hair to reducing pollution, you can help yourself and the planet by choosing grow and our range of L’ANZA products. Here are just some of the reasons why you should rely on eco-friendly hair care products.
They Promote Hair Health
Traditional hair products contain a lot of chemicals and other synthetic ingredients.The purpose of these additives is typically to get the products last longer, make the process of manufacturing them more efficient, or lower the cost of producing them. However, these chemicals can do your hair far more harm than good over time. For instance, synthetic ingredients will often strip your hair of moisture, making your strands more prone to breakage. If you’ve colored your hair, you’ll likely experience even more damage from the use of chemicals in hair products as your locks will be more fragile.
Organic hair care products are made with the best ingredients the planet has to offer and your hair will recognize this difference. With natural ingredients, your hair can grow strong, healthy, and beautiful. Even better, you can see these results without putting petrochemicals like silicone in it.
By utilizing the Keratin Bond System, L’ANZA has created sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free products that can heal your hair. The L’ANZA products at grow can get to the root causes of your hair damage rather than just treat the symptoms of it. You’ll be amazed at how much better your hair feels and looks after using these products.
They’re Gentle on Your Skin
When you wash your hair, you’re also putting the product you’re using on your skin. You’ll be rubbing your shampoo, conditioner, cream, or spray into your scalp, affecting its health as much as the health of your hair. The product will probably also get on the skin of your hands, face, and neck as you wash your locks.
To protect the health of your skin, you need products that are free of chemicals and other synthetic ingredients. Green products avoid using these irritants and instead include natural ingredients such as vitamins, proteins, essential oils, and fruit extracts. Using organic ingredients can be vital for people with allergies, who might have a reaction to synthetic products. People who have skin that is prone to irritation should also avoid hair care products with chemicals, as they will only exacerbate existing dermatological problems.
With sustainable plant-based ingredients, L’ANZA products are gentle on your scalp and any skin they come in contact with. Our team at grow aims to promote total body health, so we avoid products that may treat hair well but don’t do the same for the rest of your body. L’ANZA products have proven time and time again that they are good for your whole self, from your head to your toes.
They Reduce Pollution
After the chemical and synthetic ingredients in traditional products touch your hair and skin, they are washed down the drain of your shower. Eventually, they end up in bodies of water, the air, and the soil. This then increases pollution levels in your area and has a negative impact on the environment as a whole.
When you use organic hair care products, such as those from L’ANZA, you don’t need to worry about putting harmful chemicals into the environment. Your shampoo and conditioner that go down the drain will only contain natural ingredients. When these ingredients make it back into the ecosystem, they won’t harm the air, soil, or water.
They Support Sustainable Agriculture
Not all farming is the same. To increase efficiency and profits, many farms rely on methods that harm the environment by taking too much from it too quickly. Others will use chemicals and pesticides that have good short-term results, but harmful long-term effects. These types of farming hurt the planet and contribute to a shortage of natural resources.
L’ANZA is committed to sustainable agriculture that can help the planet rather than hurt it. The botanicals in L’ANZA products come from sustainable forests, jungles, and woodlands. This focus on sustainability means that the farmers don’t harm the environment while they harvest their botanicals. These farmers protect their area’s renewable resources and fight against deforestation, which affects ecosystems around the world. At grow, we want to ensure that the products we give our clients aren’t harming the environment but are instead helping it.
They Contain Natural Fragrances
One of the most important parts of hair care products for consumers is how they smell. Traditional products will layer on chemical after chemical to mask the smell of the ingredients they used to make the formula. This perfusion of chemicals can be harmful to your health and even trigger headaches as you continue to inhale it.
Organic hair products, such as those from L’ANZA, get their fragrance from their natural ingredients. They don’t use chemicals just for the sake of the product’s scent, but instead rely on the botanicals that are already in the formula to give it the right smell. This smell tends to be even more pleasant than what chemicals can create. You’ll also be able to avoid annoying headaches and other adverse reactions to synthetic fragrances.
As an eco-conscious consumer, you want to feel confident about every product you purchase, especially if you’re using that product on your body. People tend to worry that organic products won’t work as well because they don’t contain the synthetic ingredients that we’re accustomed to. With L’ANZA hair care products from grow, you can get the hair treatment you need while helping the environment. You can rest easy knowing that your choices as a consumer aren’t harming our planet and that you’re using reputable products to promote your hair’s health.
Now that you know why using sustainable hair products is important, the next step in excellent hair care is to get your routine down. We know that you won’t be able to visit our expert hair stylists at grow every day, so we want to give you the tools you need to make it look like you do.
Before we get into the essential steps, it’s important to note that everyone’s hair is different. What may work well for your best friend may not be quite right for you, even if you have similar hair texture or color. If you want to find a routine that gives you the hair you’ve always dreamed of, you should talk with a hair stylist at grow about your unique needs. Together, we can determine the routine and products that will make your locks shine.
In general, these are the most important steps to getting healthy and happy hair:
- Use the right shampoo: If you’re going to boost your hair’s health and appearance, you first have to make sure that you’re cleaning it properly. Use a shampoo that is designed for your specific hair type. If you have colored hair, pick a shampoo that is designed for treated hair. L’ANZA uses the Keratin Healing System, which focuses on the causes of hair damage and can help strengthen your strands.
- Don’t wash with hot water: Many people love taking hot showers to help relax their muscles and clear their minds. Their hair, however, isn’t as big of a fan of the heat. When you wash your hair with hot water, you’re removing all of the oils on your scalp that your hair naturally produces to protect itself. This means you can actually damage your hair when you wash with hot water. Instead, wash with warm water and then do the final rinse with cold water. The cold temperatures will seal your hair cuticles, giving it the strength that you would have taken away if you had washed with hot water.
- Treat your hair gently: The key to preventing hair damage is to be gentle with your locks. Avoid using styling tools that apply heat to your hair, such as flat irons, curlers, and hair dryers. When you do need to use these tools, apply an effective heat protectant beforehand to minimize damage. You should also limit how frequently you color your hair, as this makes it more prone to damage.
- Be careful with brushing: Anyone with long hair knows how nice it is to run a brush through it. However, brushing your hair too often or too forcefully can cause your hair to break. When you do brush, make sure that your hair is completely dry as brushing wet hair can also cause damage. Be sure to use a high-quality brush and remember to apply creams that help moisturize and strengthen your hair when you brush it.
- Reduce stress: Stress can affect your entire body, including your hair. Many people even experience hair loss when they’re stressed. Try to limit your stress and find healthy ways to deal with it. Good ways to reduce stress include meditation, yoga, and exercise.
By following these steps and using L’ANZA products from grow, you’ll be well on your way to having gorgeous hair every day. Better yet, you’ll be engaging in eco-friendly practices with your purchasing power. If you have any questions about our hair salon’s commitment to sustainability or if you’d like to book an appointment, call grow today.