Questions [and answers] to All Your Burning Questions About CBD

Hi there!    CBD Curious?

If you're just getting started on your exploration of Hemp and the growing industry of CBD enhanced products, this this is a great guide on the basics and how it can possibly help what ails YOU.

Canna-pedia | Topics to explore

  • What is CBD?
  • The difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
  • Cannabinoids and the EndoCannaboid system.
  • The Entourage Effect - Always necessary?
  • Are CBD and Hemp Oil Supplements Legal?
  • Where is Hemp grown and cultivated?
  • The difference between CBD Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil.
  • Is it important to use CBD from organic Hemp?
  • Is CBD Legal?
  • The various ways to take CBD.
  • Finding the right dosage of CBD.
  • What is CBD good for treating? What conditions should I use it for?
  • Is CBD Hemp oil safe to use in Children?



Cannabidiol is a phytocannaboid, a phytochemical that is found in the Cannabis sativaplant. There are many plants and naturally occurring substances that produce CBD. The human body produces CBD as well. CBD supplements are derived from the Hemp plant and may come in the form of isolated CBD or CBD Hemp full spectrum plant oils.


Hemp and Marijuana are both cultivated from the Cannabis sativa plant. Industrial Hemp is cultivated from Cannabis sativa. Hemp is bred to be taller and has fibrous stalks. It has minute traces of THC and is high in CBD oils and other phytochemicals. According to the US laws, Hemp must contain less than .3% THC. Our Evoq product line contains 0% THC and organically derived.   

Marijuana may be from either Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica. It is cultivated for its flowering buds and is a smaller plant. It is high in THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you feel “high”. Marijuana is used for recreational and medical purposes to induce a state of Euphoria and help with pain. Most of these affects are due to the high THC content.

CBD is in both Marijuana and Hemp. However, the CBD is much higher in Hemp, and is why Evoq formulates with safe, toxic tagalong FREE industrial hemp.  Plus, Hemp has more phytonutrients and phytochemicals that promote health and well-being.


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Cannabidiol, CBD, is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in Cannabis. It is one of the major phytocannabinoids, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD and the other Cannabinoids interact with a system known as the Endocannboid system.

The Endocannaboid system is a biological system found in the nervous systems of all mammals. It is made up of endocannabinoids, which are fat based neurotransmitters, cannabinoid receptors, and receptor proteins. The ECS helps to regulate many functions in the human body including:

  • Motor function
  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood and Wellbeing
  • Hormones
  • Metabolism
  • Immune function
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Fertility
  • Pain sensation

The Human body produces cannabinoids and has receptors for them throughout the whole body. There are 2 main types of Cannabinoid receptors in the Nervous system. The CBD1 receptors are in the central nervous system composed of the brain and spinal cord. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system and organs.

THC reacts with the CB1 receptors and that is what gives Marijuana is psychoactive affects. Hemp, which has predominantly non-THC cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN and other phytochemicals has a nutritive effect on the ECS and helps to regulate function of mood, inflammation, immunity, sleep, hormones, metabolism, nervous system and appetite.


The use of full spectrum Hemp oil supplements as the source of CBD is often ideal as it promotes what is known as the Entourage Effect, but there is a caveat.  Isolate is incredibly useful and powerful due to it's consistency and synergy when used with other key components (herbs, extracts, stem cells, etc) in a thoughtful formula.   The key here is that CBD is enhanced, and enhances other beneficial extracts in a formula.  

Full spectrum oils have a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals which work synergistically to enhance the benefits of each other. Some of the nutritional components in Hemp supplements include:

  • Essential fatty acids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Glycosides
  • Vitamins such as A, C, B-1, B-2, B-6, D
  • Phytosterols
  • Minerals such as zinc, magnesium, Iron and calcium
  • Proteins and amino acids
  • Terpenes
  • Flavonoids and other Anti-oxidants

The Entourage effect means that the whole plant use allows the compounds in the plant to work synergistically with each other and magnify the therapeutic benefits of the individual compounds. This is a concept common in many herbal traditions and is believed to be why plants have less negative side effects when used in whole form than as isolated compounds.

When the CBD Hemp oil supplements are unadulterated, organic and NON-GMO, they provide a wonderful full spectrum food supplement that nourishes the ECS of the body.


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CBD Oil Supplements derived from Industrial Hemp are legal as long as they contain no THC or less than .3% THC. CBD oils from Marijuana are a regulated substance and are only legal in states that allow medical marijuana with a prescription or have legalized recreationaL use.

CBD Hemp oil supplements coming from Industrial Hemp are legal to use and buy in all 50 states. CBD from Marijuana is subject to state laws relating to medical and recreational Marijuana use.


Most industrial Hemp is cultivated in Northern Europe and Spain. In recent years, there has been a boom in Hemp cultivation in the United States, but heeds with caution.

Beware especially when stating"organic" on soil thats only been cleared for 2 years.  Many parts of the EU have been regulated for years, and when choosing a supplier in the US or outside the US, all standards apply to making sure they pass every lab test with verification.  Evoq provides a seed to sail documentation system that creates transparency at every level of extraction.  


Hemp seed oils come from cold pressed hemp seeds. They do not have CBD in them. However, they are rich in essential fatty acids and other nutrients. CBD Hemp oil extracts come from Supercritical CO2 extraction of the Hemp Stalks. The CBD Hemp oils are rich in CBD and other phytonutrients.


 It is essential to use only CBD Hemp supplements derived from Organic Non-GMO Hemp. The CBD is an oil and the oils of plants are storage centers for toxins and chemicals. Whenever supplementing with any oils, it is essential to only use products from plants grown with organic and Non- GMO methods.


There are variety of ways to get CBD Hemp Oil into your health and well-being regime:

  • Pills and Capsules
  • Tinctures and Oil droppers
  • Liquids for food and smoothies
  • Beauty Products
  • Topical creams
  • Vaporizers
  • Chewable snacks


It is best to start with lower doses and work your way up. There are various options for different concentrations of CBD. There have not been adverse reactions reported with CBD supplements. Remember, CBD is naturally occurring in the human body. It is always best to use full spectrum Hemp extracts as a food supplement.

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Decades of research indicate that cannabinoids like CBD interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System, a complex system that contributes to a variety of biological processes like inflammation responses, relaxation, sleeping, and appetite. By linking with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are found on cells throughout the body, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, helping it in the regulation of homeostasis — the body’s natural state of balance.

The FDA does not allow the suggestion of CBD oils as a treatment for any diseases. I encourage you to do your own research on CBD for conditions that you are interested in. However, I feel that CBD Hemp supplementation should be looked as a food supplement that supports our ECS and promotes well-being and balance.

The exciting research on CBD has opened up a new window into the ECS and its interaction with our Immune systems, nervous systems, and endocrine systems. This is only the beginning of a new field of research and discovery on healing.


CBD Hemp oil supplements are safe to use in all age groups and demographics. It is a food supplement.



Your deodorant could be doing a lot more than just covering up 'BO'

Chemicals in both men's and women's antiperspirants and deodorants could be doing a lot more than just covering up BO.

All the potential risks associated with chemicals in cosmetics make natural deodorants a lot more appealing.....

The next time you reach for that stick of roll-on deodorant, consider this: A recent study in the Journal of Applied Toxicology found that chemicals commonly used in deodorants were showing up in breast-cancer tumors, leading the authors to suspect that they may play some role in the development of the disease. Those same chemicals have been linked to sperm damage in men, and because of evidence that they can be absorbed through your skin, there's more reason than ever to ditch the plastic tube.

The chemicals in question are the preservatives parabens, which are added to personal care products and some processed foods to prevent bacterial growth. Though they aren't as well researched as chemicals like BPA, "parabens are estrogenic," says Lynn Carroll, PhD, senior scientist at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, a nonprofit that researches hormone-mimicking chemicals. And they build up in breast milk. "That is concerning because whoever's eating the breast milk gets a dose, and those children are at a very vulnerable stage in their development."

Too much estrogen in your system can be responsible not just for breast cancer, but for other dangerous conditions such as malignant melanoma (ironic, considering that parabens are commonly used in sunscreens) and male reproductive disorders. A November 2010 study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that parabens can damage sperm in mice.

In this most recent study, researchers from the University of Reading, in the UK, collected 160 samples of breast tissue taken from women who'd had mastectomies and tested them for the presence of five different parabens. At least one form of paraben was present in 99 percent of the tissue samples, and all five were present in 60 percent of the samples. What was concerning, the authors added, was that one paraben, propylparaben, existed in much higher levels in the axilla region of the breast, the area closest to the armpit, which is the area where, according to the authors, a high percentage of tumors are found.

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10 Things the Beauty Industry Won't Say

1. "Regulated? Only lightly."

Americans spent a whopping $33.3 billion on cosmetics and other beauty products in 2010, up 6% from 2009, according to the Commerce Department. That's more than consumers shelled out to buy new foreign cars ($27 billion) or TVs ($25 billion). Yet for all that cash spent on creams and lotions, there's surprisingly little oversight of these products before they reach shelves. An independent panel of experts, including dermatologists, chemists and pharmacologists, regularly review individual ingredients used in cosmetics and other beauty products -- but it's the manufacturers' responsibility to ensure the products themselves are safe, confirms a spokeswoman at the Food and Drug Administration. And while cosmetics companies do conduct their own tests on products, they only need to "prove a product's safety to their own satisfaction," she says.

In fact, under current law, the FDA does not review cosmetics before they're marketed to consumers, the agency says. But the FDA may request an investigation of a product if consumers complain to the agency, says the FDA spokeswoman. "These are the parameters we've been given," she says. "We can't do more until Congress passes a new law increasing oversight of cosmetics." In some cases, however, the agency does review over-the-counter drugs – defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as any product intended to treat, prevent, diagnose or cure a disease – before they hit the market. That occurs if a product contains ingredients that haven't already been approved by the FDA, says the agency spokeswoman. Candidates for review can include personal care products like sunscreens and antiperspirants.

For their part, cosmetic companies say they're diligent about testing products. "The industry does a good job of making sure the products they market are safe," says Dr. John Bailey, chief scientist at the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade group. "They value their market share and records, and they're not going to do something that's going to hurt that."

2. "Competent? Maybe not."

After a month of English literature finals, graduate student April Kinkead couldn't wait for her weeklong vacation in Acapulco, Mexico. Then a pre-vacation trip to a nail salon went awry. She says she asked for an eyebrow wax, but the salon technician applied wax to her bottom lip. After some minor bleeding and major yelling, the owner apologized and waived the charges, but Kinkead was left with a dime-sized scab that took weeks to heal. "I looked like I had a disease," she says.

A bad salon experience can happen anywhere, of course, but chances may be higher in states where it's relatively easy for untrained, inexperienced nail technicians to get a job. For example, Connecticut doesn't require manicurists to be licensed. "It's up to the discretion of the individual health departments and districts," says a spokeswoman at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. And in Alaska, a would-be manicurist is required to have just 12 hours of training – far less than the minimum 750 hours in Alabama and 600 hours in Nevada. A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development says the agency wants to up the requirement to 350 hours of training, and is hoping a member of the state's legislature will take up the measure. Consumers can see how their state measures up here . A spokesman at the Professional Beauty Association's Nail Manufacturers Council, an industry trade group, says state and county inspectors should be regularly visiting nail salons, but says the frequency of those inspections can vary by location. He recommends that customers always ask nail technicians for their license, if it's not already on display at their work station.

3. "We're bound to make your kid a diva."

In 15 years as the director of the Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for girls ages seven to 16, Jane Kagan says she's seen a huge transformation among her campers. The Pennsylvania camp requires uniforms and doesn't allow makeup, but twice a summer it hosts two socials for campers ages 13 and up, where many of the girls can – and do – wear what they want. Over the last three to five years, that increasingly includes eyeliner, blush and lipstick. "They become unrecognizable – they look like 20-year-olds," says Kagan, 50.

In fact, the average American girl begins using beauty products at around age 13 or 14, according the latest data from the NPD Group, a retail market research firm. Girls aged eight to 12 spend more than $40 million a month on beauty products, while those aged 13 to 17 spend more than $100 million a month, the NPD Group found. Compared to adult women, "they [pre-teens] spend the least, but it's still a staggering number," says Jim Joseph, president at Lippe Taylor, which markets beauty products to women, and author of "The Experience Effect," a company how-to guide for building customer loyalty.

To woo these tween dollars, companies are advertising and promoting their products on Facebook and tween web sites and gaming sites, says Joseph. These companies are trying to reach girls when they're young to hopefully create lifelong customers, says Silvia Springolo, vice president of research at Grail Research, a research firm. For example, this spring Wal-Mart started selling a makeup line for girls called GeoGirl at some of its locations. The line includes light mascara, blush, lip balm and lip gloss. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the store is marketing the beauty products to parents as "life stage" – rather than a specific age – products for when girls start asking parents about makeup. "The decision of what age is appropriate to wear makeup rests with the parent," he says.

4. "We go easier on men – at least for now."

The men's grooming market had $1.5 billion in sales in 2010, up 1.4% from the previous year, according to Mintel International, a market research firm. That slow rate of growth – women ages 18 to 24 fork over $200 million a month, according to NPD Group – is partly because men simply aren't as interested as women in beauty products, says Dr. Michelle Copeland, a board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon and assistant professor of clinical surgery at New York's Mount Sinai Medical School of Medicine.

Less demand means men's products tend to be less expensive than women's, says Copeland. The Body Shop, for example, sells its For Men Maca Root Energetic Face Protector at $18 for 3.3 fluid ounces, while its Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion for women is the same price but nearly half the size. (Both products' marketing materials say they hydrate your skin and include a sun protection factor of 15.) A spokeswoman for The Body Shop says the two products are similar (14 of the 36 ingredients in the men's product are also in the women's), but also have key differences: The men's lotion has "ingredients that mattify and nourish the thicker skin of a male," while the women's lotion "includes a blend of expensive sun care filters and a very specific…formula meeting the needs of women," she says. Dermatologists counter that women and men's creams, especially moisturizers and sunscreens, function the same way regardless of gender. And in many cases, the only difference, they say, is fragrance and packaging. "The ingredients that help the skin are the same, and there's no reason why a woman can't use a man's moisturizer," says Dr. Julie Moore, a dermatologist at Loyola University Health System's Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

5. "Pricey creams aren't always better than drugstore products."

Some creams and lotions can fetch as much as $1,000 per ounce, but price has little to do with proven effectiveness, critics say. A 2009 Consumer Reports laboratory test on eye creams found L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Double Lifting Eye to be a top performer. And at $17 for half an ounce , it's about 2.5 times cheaper than Strivectin-SD eye concentrate for wrinkles, which costs $59 per ounce. The bottom line for consumers is that luxury-priced skin care products don't necessarily perform any better than their drugstore counterparts, says Moore. A Strivectin spokeswoman says the product's formula was recently revamped under the company's new ownership and has been available since last fall.

So why do consumers continue to pay up for pricier creams and lotions? Good marketing by cosmetics companies, say dermatologists. "If they can get you to pay hundreds more, then they'll continue doing that," says Moore, adding that some of her patients buy more expensive creams on the assumption they're better because they're exclusively sold at a department store. "It's a status thing – if it's only at one store then it has to be better," she says. Experts says some patients stick to the more expensive creams because of their fragrance or because of the way it feels on their skin, neither of which makes the product more effective.

6. "'Satisfaction Guaranteed' isn't part of our language."

Many consumers believe firming and toning creams' advertising claims in large part because they believe they're backed by a regulatory agency, says dermatologist Moore. "They assume that the way drugs are tested and confirmed to work, these creams are – and that's not always true," she says. Consumers instead should also be skeptical. Often the studies cited in the ads are far from objective, with the company simply asking women if they believe their skin looks better, experts say -- unlike a medical study in which a company would conduct skin biopsies to prove that more skin-firming collagen has been formed.

Also, ads that claim proof of effectiveness are often vague: For example, they may not clearly explain that they're relying on computer studies or studies using animals, says Jessica Krant, a board certified dermatologist in New York. "What works in the lab doesn't always work in the real world," she says. Industry reps say that cosmetics are meant to make skin look or feel better. "They're not intended to be therapeutic," says Bailey of the Personal Care Products Council. He adds that companies are careful with the claims they make about their beauty products: "When companies make claims about their products they have to be able to stand by those claims if they're challenged."

7. "Organic, shmorganic. Can you tell the difference?"

When it comes to food and beverages, there are strict guidelines about what qualifies for the organic label. And while some critics argue they aren't strict enough, they're leagues ahead of the beauty industry. The Department of Agriculture regulates the term "organic" as it applies to agricultural products, so if a personal care product contains agricultural ingredients and can meet the organic standards, the product may be eligible to be certified under the organic regulations, says a USDA spokeswoman. Then the companies that produce and handle the organic agricultural ingredients – as well as the manufacturer of the final product – would all have to be certified for the product to be eligible to bear the USDA organic logo. But while certification is necessary, some beauty products might sport an organic label even if they don't meet all these requirements, she says. "A manufacturer might break the rules," but that's not permissible, she adds.

Americans spent $462 million on organic and natural beauty products in 2009, up 10% from 2007, according to the latest data on the industry available from Mintel. But even that figure is skewed, according to the study, since it includes products that may have chemicals and other non-organic ingredients. What's a consumer to do? Look for the USDA Organic Seal on the packaging and the certifying agent's name (click here for the list). And sticking with truly organic beauty products may be more beneficial than less natural competitors, since there's still a question about the cumulative impact of using products containing chemicals, not only to the skin but on overall health, says dermatologist Copeland. A spokesman at the Professional Beauty Association responded that many cosmetics companies are creating new natural and "organic" beauty products to keep up with consumer demand, but that they're sometimes confused about what to label as organic because "there are no set standards."

8. "Animal testing isn't entirely in the past."

Until about a decade ago, animal testing was hugely controversial for the beauty industry. One of the biggest campaigns against the practice was launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which in 1988 released video footage to news companies showing animal abuse at a testing laboratory that sparked news reports and outrage around the world. Today, much of that criticism has quieted, but dozens of companies still test their products on animals before selling them to consumers, according to a spokeswoman at animal-rights campaign group PETA. Chemicals, for example, are still applied to guinea pigs and rabbits to see what levels are dangerous, says Dr. Elliot Katz, president at nonprofit In Defense of Animals.

Widespread criticism has died down largely because many cosmetics' companies have become both organic and cruelty free – while some cosmetics' companies now outsource the task, he says, and information about methods and processes isn't entirely available to the public. The reasons for animal testing are partly financial: Since it's up to the companies to test their products before they're sold to consumers, they rely on these tests to determine whether to tweak the ingredients and sometimes as a fall back in case a consumer is harmed by a product, he says. Beauty industry insiders counter that animal testing has, in fact, has come to a near halt. That's partly due to a ban in the European Union on cosmetics that were tested on animals that went into effect in 2009 and will become stricter in 2013, says Doug Schoon, an industry scientist and president at Schoon Scientific, which helps beauty companies with research and product development. As a result, many U.S. companies discontinued testing years ago because they didn't want to create products that couldn't be sold overseas, he says. A PBA spokesman adds that more companies have transitioned to cruelty-free policies.

9. "Our products can have side effects."

In 2010, the FDA received 169 reports of bad reactions, including skin irritation and swelling as well as hair loss, from beauty products, up about 15% since 2006. The FDA says what contributed to this spike isn't readily available. But, Dr. Patricia Farris, clinical assistant professor at Tulane University School of Medicine and a fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology, says she's been seeing more patients with bad side effects, like burns and discoloration, from laser treatments that have gone awry. "More unqualified non-physicians are offering these treatments, opening up shop in their homes and many don't know what they're doing," she says. Dangerous conditions can exist with some laser treatments, confirms Dr. Gerry Ross, vice president at the North American Association for Laser Therapy, an industry trade group. These occur with one type of laser treatment – surgical lasers – that can cut into the skin and are used for cosmetic purposes like "skin resurfacing" that's supposed to result in smoother and less wrinkled skin. Much safer, he adds: Low-level lasers, which are used to modify scars and treat skin lesions.

Turns out a lot can go wrong with some beauty services. For example, distributors of Brazilian keratin treatments and salons which use them are currently being investigated by the federal government and some states over claims the process may release formaldehyde, according to a spokeswoman at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These treatments smooth and straighten wavy and curly hair for up to three months, but they can make salon staff sick, says a spokesman at the Professional Beauty Association. The investigations are looking into complaints -- which have included nosebleeds, eye irritation and trouble breathing -- from hair stylists and salon owners who believe they were exposed to formaldehyde while using products labeled as "formaldehyde free," says the OSHA spokeswoman. This month, the federal agency issued a "hazard alert" to salon owners and workers warning them about hair products that could release formaldehyde, which the agency says is an irritant that's been linked to nose and lung cancer. The PBA spokesman says some of these keratin products don't include formaldehyde, and in cases where they do, the biggest risk may be to the salon workers who are routinely exposed to these treatments.

10. "There is no such thing as a free consultation."

When Hillary Bessiere, 40, a mother of twin boys in Pleasanton, Calif., noticed dark circles under her eyes and signs of wrinkles she paid a visit to the Lancome counter at a nearby Macy's hoping to find a product that would conceal and possibly slow down signs of aging. Instead, she says, she was offered a free makeover. The saleslady whipped out about a dozen products, she says, applied them and complimented her on the new look. Excited, Bessiere paid about $250 for all of the products, but when she arrived home she says she was clueless about how to apply them. "I was thinking whether I'd be able to do this without a professional, but I got wrapped up in the moment and in the compliments," she says. Frustrated, she stuck to her new eye shadow and blush that cost about a quarter of her entire tab while stashing everything else into a drawer – for good.

Data on how widespread free makeup and skin care consultations are doesn't exist, but dermatologists say it's pervasive at many stores – especially department stores, where dozens of makeup counters compete for business and depend on free consultations to entice customers, says Farris. "It's a sales pitch because the market is so cluttered with similar products," she says. And while they're making recommendations, chances are they're also pitching their own products. A Macy's spokesman says customers can get tips on how to apply makeup and that unopened products can be returned to the store. "A customer should never buy a product with which she feels uncomfortable," he says.

Now, consultations are increasingly moving online, says Springolo of Grail Research. and, for example, offers free online skin consultations where consumers select the outcome they want for their skin. After a series of questions about their skin tone and skin problems, they're could be pitched at least two to three company products. An Olay spokeswoman says the consultation "helps women understand their skin better, which helps them make smarter choices." She adds: "Of course, this includes product choice, which women expect from us and, frankly, why they come to" A Clinique spokeswoman says the company's consultation is supposed to provide "a custom fit skin care regimen" for its customers.

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Is your Hair Color Toxic?

As of late, the Kasia Organic Hair Team has encountered  increasing numbers of new guests that have sought out our Ammonia Free Hair Color services due to experiencing  previous un-ease, aesthetic discomfort, and allergic reactions of hair dying.

This brings me to shedding some LIGHT on this topic, as it is becoming common, and  in my opinion, many more women are starting to experience this, but it is "underground."

"What to do - where to go - new hairstylist?  what about my....Routine...."

There can be several kinds of reaction caused by hair dye allergy. Most commonly the reaction appears on your face. Listed are the most common allergic reactions that are caused by hair dyes.

*Dermatitis around/on the face.* Facial Swelling

* Bumps on face  * Headaches    *Rash  * Itchy Scalp  *Burning


Your Investment and Common Ingredients

* The culprit behind these reactions is a common chemical ingredient that is used in  hair dyes, called para-phenylenediamine, or PPD.

*PPD is actually found in a good quantity which is more than two-thirds of commercial dyes. The case is the same for many of the in-salon brands.

* Allergic reactions to PPD was such a severe problem that it got banned from hair dyes in France, Germany and Sweden.

Our Young Women

Market research shows more people are dyeing their hair and at a younger age. One survey in 1992, by a soap and detergent association found 13 per cent of school girls used hair coloring products, along with six percent of womens.

By 2001, the numbers had soared, with two out of five schoolgirls dyeing their hair and almost nine in 10 young women.

"Furthermore female high school students and young women were dyeing their hair at shorter intervals.

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Additional Harsh Compounds to AVOID in your Hair Color Investment

Not only do  "other" hair coloring services strip away the natural moisture and oils from the hair and scalp, break down the hair shaft, but they also put your health at risk.

Say NO to Ammonia * A strong irritant for skin, eyes and lungs.   * A suspected carcinogen.

Say NO to Ethanolamine (MEA) * A toxicant for the immune, respiratory, reproductive, neurological & nervous systems. * A carcinogen.

.....Final Remarks

Though an allergic reaction to hair dye may be relatively rare, death from cancer is less rare. The National Cancer Institute suggests that one out of five of all cases of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma among women are due to women`s regular use of commercial hair dye products. This is the disease that killed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who used the more damaging darker dyes. Breast, bladder and other cancers are also linked to the use of these toxic ingredients.

Whichever type of hair coloring you decide to use, drink lots of water. If the product contained any chemicals, plan to daily (lifestyle detox) after the coloring. That way, you will at least rid your body of some or all of the toxins you just put into your bloodstream.To learn more about efficiently detoxing, learn more about our NEW INFRARED SAUNA.

Learn more and optimize your coloring results in avoiding chemicals that reduce the strength and integrity of your hair, increasing breakage, split ends, brittleness and fading.

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Why is the Ammonia-Free Hair Color at Kasia a better product in terms of safety?

Yes, primarily the formulation does not use Ammonia (Ammonium Hydroxide) and Ethanolamines (including mono-ethanolamine or MEA, diethanolamine or DEA) as alkaline agents.

At Kasia Salon, phone calls come in daily of a growing number of reactive/allergic coloring guests.  It's "no wonder...."  Ammonia is a strong irritant to skin and the respiratory system, while added ethanolamines which is a milder irritant is also a known toxicant to internal organs and a carcinogen. Source:

Secondarily, as a shared philosophy in our Hamadi/other  products, there is a ZERO tolerance of industrial compounds such as propylene glycol (mineral oil), PEG's or synthetics, and sulfates, etc.

What about PPD? (P-phenylenediamine)

NO WAY!  There is no ppd for your added safety.  However, people who are sensitive or allergic to ppd have a high probability of reacting to its related dye compounds.

We offer a free patch test that we suggest to administered at least 48 hours before the very first color service.

Natural .... Organic hair color...Really?

Well, let's get this clear - the color is made of natural ingredients and organic chemical compounds.  Being VERY hesitant in engaging in false advertising like other "natural" or "organic" brands.

Sure, other ingredients cam are organically grown, but the dye pigments of any permanent hair color are not made from living plant material.  They are synthetic organic compounds.   If somebody ever invented a hair dye system derived from living plants that can lift and deposit colors consistently and cover gray hair uniformly, it will HUGE industry news and licensing in new technology.  In a billion dollar market, this would ride on the scale of the TV or the I-Phone!

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