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Self-Care Tips for Your Beauty Routine

Self-Care products

We are strong believers in creating a beauty routine and ensuring self-care is a priority. It can be a challenge at the moment, so having some normality, such as a beauty regime morning and night, can help you maintain a degree of normal during this time. Just getting away for a few minutes and devoting to some “me-time” can make life far more manageable.  Your health & wellness matter, so put yourself on your own “priority” list. 

During these times of uncertainty and isolation, it’s important that we all look after ourselves. You may be dreading the thought of not being able to get into the salon regularly, but we can help you maintain your hair at home with safe & organic products to reduce the chemical overload on your body. Enhance your well-being naturally through organic beauty and lifestyle products that make you look good and actually work.

⁣When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of healthy living for self-care.

Here are the ingredients we choose NOT to use:

  • SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE
  • SLS/SLES FREE  (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  • PARABENS AND MIT FREE
  • ALL ALLERGENS FREE (Fragrances)
  • SILICONES FREE

Choose the perfect natural hair care product for you!

COLORED HAIR Fading Concerns?

Is your hair colour fading & losing it’s luster? Your hair becomes completely stripped and refuses to hold hair colour. Prevent unnecessary stripping of colour with INSIGHT COLORED HAIR range…perfect for anyone struggling to maintain the colour depth of their vivid colour-treated hair.
Inspired by nature’s fade-defying ingredients of mango butter, grape seed oil & macadamia oil, all formulated to achieve colour protection & COLORLAST results.

HAIR LOSS Concerns?

Do you have weak hair or suffering from hair loss? Look no further…..Regrow hair naturally without toxic chemicals & painful procedures. We have INSIGHT LOSS CONTROL an organic Shampoo rich in active ingredients & organic extracts to help condition the hair growth, and help it grow back healthy & strong! ⁣Our special mix of Organic Chestnut + Menthol + Guarana Extract +  Organic Echinacea Extract is designed to strengthen the scalp in depth, gives back it’s vitality from roots to tips.

DRY HAIR Concerns?

Is your hair screaming for moisture? Does your hair feel noticeably dry & less manageable than normal? This is because dry hair makes styling way more difficult & is more prone to frizz and break. Treat your dry hair and ends with INSIGHT DRY HAIR. The special mix of Organic Oat Extract + Coconut Oil, Illipé Butter, Sweet Almond Oil is designed to Nourish & Revitalise even the most driest of hair types, without weighing it down. ⁣This product line is perfect for anyone that is struggling with Dry Hair and needs to lock in moisture and help nourish your hair from within.

FRIZZY HAIR Concerns?

If you suffer from frizzy hair, you may notice that it gets a lot worse in humidity or rainy weather. The main cause of frizz is dehydration of the hair strands. If your hair is dried out, it absorbs more moisture from the atmosphere, which causes more frizz. Your hair loses moisture as the day goes on, so whilst your hair looks fab in the morning, you may notice deterioration as the day goes on and your cuticle opens up. Our INSIGHT ANTI-FRIZZ range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with frizzy hair. Our special mix of Organic Linseed Extract + Cocoa Butter + Cotton Oil +Hemp Oil all work together to calm the frizz and reduce hair breakage. It’s formulation works to give high moisturising properties and helps detangle the hair and gain more silkiness and shine.

DAMAGED HAIR Concerns?

Is breakage one of your main hair concerns? If your hair looks dry and snaps very easily, it is likely it is damaged. Our INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with damaged hair. Our special mix of Organic Wheat Germ + Olive Butter + Argan Oil + Rice Bran Oil + Bamboo + Sea Kelp extract is designed to Restructure & Moisturise brittle hair to repair the hair back to luscious & healthy.⁣

WASHING HAIR EVERYDAY Concerns?

There’s a chance you could be washing your hair too often, especially if you’re shampooing it on a daily basis. And, yes, it may be tempting to shampoo and condition each morning, especially if your hair easily becomes greasy, but doing so can cause many issues — including stripping your scalp of may essential oils. There isn’t an exact number of times you should wash your hair a week, and this depends on your hair texture, your natural-oil production, etc. But we have the solution! Seek for mild organic shampoos that are formulated specially for your hair type. INSIGHT DAILY USE  nourishes the hair fibre without weighing it down! Designed for everyday use, packed with lemon extracts…..to care for your hair, leaving hair soft, shiny & full of life!

SENSITIVE SCALP Concerns?

One of the main signs of a sensitive scalp is a tingling, prickly feeling all over your head…We have the Solution!⁣
Our INSIGHT SENSITIVE range is perfect for anyone that is suffering from sensitive scalp condition such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or itchy & flaky scalp. Our special mix of Pumpkin extract & Quince extract is designed to hydrate & moisturise the hair, while treating dry scalp & yet, cleansing it! Formulated for the entire family (including children), dermatologically and nickel tested to guarantee maximum gentleness and skin-friendliness.

DANDRUFF Concerns?

Dandruff feels like the skin of the scalp has become overly dry and flaky, resulting in an itchy feeling. If you constantly research how to get rid of dandruff and nothing works, try INSIGHT ANTI-DANDRUFF. Our special mix of Rosemary Extract + Organic Thyme Extract + Organic Sage Extract is formulated to eliminate dandruff and fight against its reappearance.

REBALANCING your hair?

Sometimes the hair can look oily, shiny and heavy. In this case, it’s necessary to cleanse the hair by choosing a REBALANCING Sebum Control Shampoo, derived from Organic Lavender, to deeply cleanse, rebalance the skin and control the excess sebum production and purify the irritated skin. It has an effective astringent, emollient and soothing action.⠀

DRY SKIN Concerns?

Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Dry skin can affect any part of your body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs. Naturally, we’re here to help you to choose simple organic products that are nourishing, natural and gentle formulas, suitable even for the most sensitive skin, to be used every day to take care of your body. Pamper yourself at home with the best self-care products to help you achieve that goal. We’ve included luxurious body oils, hydrating body creams, nourishing hand creams, body scrubs, cleansers and so much more—check out our ranges at www.insightprofessional.com.au to discover and shop!

And when you start taking better care of yourself, other areas of your life will begin to blossom too!  You can never be the best version of yourself if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Your hair has always been our passion! It’s more important than ever to take care of yourself, practice self-care at home and stay safe!

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Preventing and Treating Hair Loss – Get to the root of the problem!

Hair Loss Treatments

Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating hair loss. Most of us will experience some degree of hair loss during the course of our lives. Here is your basic guide to hair loss, diagnostic criteria and treatment options.

What causes hair loss?

  • Hair style: Your style of hair can cause hair loss when your hair is arranged in ways that pull on your roots, like tight ponytails, braids, or corn rows. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. If hair follicles are damaged, the loss can be permanent.
  • Vitamin deficiency.
  • Dieting (rapid weight loss).
  • Restrictive diets.
  • Over processed scalp hair (breakage).

What causes anagen effluvium hair loss?

  • Toxic substances, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and some medications. These cause sudden hair loss that can occur anywhere on your body. It happens to hair in the growth stage. Sometimes, this type of hair loss can be permanent if your hair follicles are damaged.

What causes telogen effluvium hair loss?

  • Extreme physical stress or shock to your body: This causes temporary hair loss. This category includes events like losing a lot of weight, surgery, anemia, illness and having a baby.
  • Extreme emotional stress: mental illness, the death of a loved one, etc.
  • An abnormal thyroid.
  • Medications and supplements: blood pressure medicines, gout medicines and high doses of Vitamin A.
  • Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, menopause or birth control pills.

What causes FPHL (Female Pattern Hair Loss)?

  • Genes: Your family’s genes can cause thinning of hair along the top of your head.
  • Aging: Hormone changes as you age can cause balding.
  • Menopause: This type of hair loss often gets worse when estrogen is lost during menopause.

There are also some conditions that affect hair loss:

  • Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that causes patchy hair loss on your head and possibly other places on your body. It’s usually not permanent.

Hair may fall out while washing or brushing or even fall out with no encouragement at all, but the good news is that you can regrow your hair without drugs.

How to Regrow Hair without drugs

Avoid drugs that can regrow hair, instead you’re better of addressing the underlying cause of hair loss and treat it naturally.

1.) Manage stress, by trying to calm your nervous system. Try simple natural meditation techniques to promote high level health and wellness, get more sleep & exercise.

2.) Balance your thyroid hormones, by easing stress to help hormones stay in balance. Eat well and have a nutritional diet which emphasises healthy fats.

3.) Decrease inflammation by eating foods full of nutrients -colourful rich veggies and avoid sugar and simple carbs.

4.) Prepare the scalp for the subsequent treatments with two functions: skin renewal and purifying action. We recommend using INSIGHT REBALANCING Scalp Exfoliating Cream, which aims to clear the scalp from dead cells, residues of technical products and impurities, reactivating the microcirculation and prepares the skin for treatment. If you suspect to have dandruff, we also recommend treating your hair with INSIGHT ANTI DANDRUFF Purifying Treatment, to counteract the dandruff and soothe the scalp irritations to prepare the scalp for further treatments. Treat and prevent all causes of hair loss with a concentrate of plant extracts.

5.) Introduce a healthy daily routine, starting with organic hair care products, try INSIGHT LOSS CONTROL Shampoo & Fortifying Treatment packed with organic extracts, including horse chestnut to help strengthen and condition the hair growth, specially formulated for people with weak hair, suffering from hair loss & thinning hair. Apply these products massaging over the scalp, at least 3 times a week, for at least 2 / 3 consecutive weeks for effective results.

6.) Use a conditioning mask to boost your hair’s shine. Once a week, apply a deep conditioning hair mask for extra moisturising powers, and leave on for 15–20 minutes

The most common reasons you lose your hair are stress, hormone imbalances (particularly testosterone & thyroid hormones and chronic inflammation). When our bodies are under stress or low on calories, protein, or nutrients our hair folicles stay in the resting, rather than growing phases. If you’re not sure what’s causing your hair loss or you haven’t had any success with these tips, it’s important to check in with a dermatologist to figure out what’s going on.

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Winter Hair Care | hair tips for hair healthy

Start the season off right by cleaning up your wash day routine. Let go of harsh, dirty formulas and make room for our organic ranges – all customised for different hair concerns with natural ingredients for clean and fresh results. During the cooler months, the heating is on and we’re more inclined to use the hairdryer to dry our hair. Outside the air is cool, and it can be wet and windy. Combine these blasts of heat, and icy climes, and winter can really play havoc with your hair. Dry wet hair before going out to prevent hair from breaking. When things freeze, they expand, and your hair is no different. When you go outside with wet hair the cuticles swell, lift and become less flexible. To make sure you’re always having a #GoodHairDay, we’ve put together our top tips for keeping your hair healthy this time of year.

1. Shampoo Less Often

Over-washing your hair with shampoo can leave it weak and brittle because you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. This leads to your scalp going into oil production overload trying to replenish the oil that was stripped away thanks to sulfates in shampoo. The good news is you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. Make it your mission to find the mildest shampoos such as INSIGHT DAILY USE  that’ll clean your hair without drying it out, and this sulfate-free shampoo will generally clean the hair just as effectively as those that contain sulfates.

2. Choose natural haircare Shampoo & Conditioner

A change in weather calls for a change to your shampoo and conditioner. In winter opt for a shampoo and conditioner designed to keep your hair hydrated. Choose gentle, hydrating products that include natural organic ingredients. When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of healthy living for self-care. They’re also vegan and sulphate-free, parabens-free, allergens-free, silicones-free & synthetic colourants-free.

3. Use soft towel to dry hair

After washing gently squeeze excess water from hair, then blot dry hair with a towel rather than rubbing it and avoid twisting water out of your hair as this can also lead to breakage. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT Styling oil NON OIL or liqiud crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Use a soft towel to dry hair, the softer the towel the gentler it is on your hair, keeping hair cuticles flat rather than roughing them up. If you need to blow dry your hair, when you dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold-distance it away to protect hair. That mysterious COOL Shot Button on your hairdryer helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown.

4. Moisturise hair weekly with a Hair Mask

Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to knot and tangle, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Protective Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Get Your Hair Trimmed Regularly & drink plenty of water

Whether you have long or short hair, winter can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle. Ensure you are visiting your salon to get regular trims, as this will reduce the risk of split ends and get your hair through winter looking its optimal best. Hydration starts from within, so be sure to drink plenty of water during winter to help keep your hair and scalp healthy, and to prevent dryness, itching and flakiness. 

With these simple steps during the cooler months you can keep your hair smooth and hydrated. For more advice visit INSIGHTprofessional for expert advice.

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How to choose the Perfect Gift for Sustainable & Eco Friendly Giving!

It is almost Mother’s Day and many of us are still scrambling around trying to find the perfect gift that say’s “Thank you for your strength and unconditional love, your constant source of inspiration, thank you for  being my best friend and #myfirsthero and for never failing to lift me up when I am down”. We all know that you deserve so much more. Mum’s deserve more than just a day, they deserve a lifetime of thank you’s and I love you mum.

So the hardest things about Mother’s Day is finding the right gift. There are so many options out there and mums are always too nice to tell you what they really want. What can you gift to someone who deserves so much more than a day, more than just a greeting card, someone who deserves the world? Talk about pressure!

One of the best things that you can give mums on their special day is a bit of time for self care – give the mums in your life the power to treat themselves. Yes, we’re talking about self-care products.

Here at INSIGHT we’re all about taking some time out for yourself. Whether you want to help your mum splash out on a day of self-pampering or you’re looking for something that’ll make her day – to day a little more luxe. We’ve got you covered with our top-notch picks to help mum take a real break and care for their hair using powerful certified organic ingredients – and taking care of their skin with some luxe skincare products to give her a luxury experience she deserves.

1.) Choose something you already know she loves.

You can’t go wrong when you buy something you know she’d choose for herself, such as her favourite hair or skin care product or loves anything organic.

2.) What has mum been missing lately?

Give mum the power to treat themselves. Yes we’re talking about self-care products. Create your own gift pack. We have a Limited Edition 3-pack, together with her favourite organic haircare products, or skin care range – already packaged in a beautiful Cotton Zip Cosmetic Bag with a Mother’s Day Tag, ; these handy gift packs are perfect for Mum’s-on -the-go.

3.) A good-gift should be both beautiful and practical.

Check out our INSIGHT website for beneficial hair & skin products that will prove to be very useful in her day to day life. From various hair type ranges to our skin care collection; these beauty products are perfect for Mum’s who love anything natural & organic. Feel good about giving while softening your ecological footprint by picking up something from our Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

4.) Give her time to herself.

Finding time to get glamorous when you have kids can be a challenge. Sometimes a real shower to wash her hair isn’t even in the cards. But because we firmly believe beauty makes you feel good on the inside, it’s worth finding ways to get the job done against all odds. From overnight treatments to do-it-all products, we have a wide selection of hair & beauty products to choose from. A great one is to give mum a day off. Do the laundry, dishes, mop the floors, cook dinner, and let her relax with a wine, face mask, hair treatment, good book and her feet up!

5.) Deliver a gift from the heart.

Make it personal and include a little bit of yourself. Sometimes it’s the simplest gifts that mean the most. You’re never to old to create a piece of art, handmade card or letter that tells mum how you feel about her. Perhaps share a collection of old photos that bring back happy memories or new photos of your children are always wonderfully heartfelt and treasured.

Give mum something that will help her to have beautiful glowing skin along with healthy shiny hair & an experience that she will remember long after the box of chocolates and flowers.

To your biggest cheerleader and first hero, for all she means to you.. Share your stories, photos and memories – Tag @insightaustralia  #myfirsthero to share and be featured. 

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Get your Hair Holiday Season Ready with these tips…

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means the hot weather will soon be upon us. While Summer is known for being a season of carefree fun in the sun, did you know that it can also be the most damaging season for our hair? Ironically, humidity and wet weather tends to make frizzy hair worse. That’s because dry hair tries to absorb moisture out of the air, causing each hair’s cuticle, or outer layer, to swell up, instead of lying flat. The cuticle comprises overlapping scales, which separate and rise in moist air. This makes hair look frizzy.

Tis the season to avoid bad hair days! Or at least try to. Getting ready can feel like such an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be this way with these holiday hair hacks.

1. Protect your Hair with Organic hair treatments
There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection to your hair is try using a hair Shampoo & Conditioner that helps protect your hair from mechanical stress, pollution and dyes. Try INSIGHT Rejuvenating Shampoo / Conditioner which contains + Organic Carrot Extract to perform an antioxidant action against the harmful effects of free radicals. The chlorine in swimming pools and the salt in the ocean are both incredibly drying—and can even strip color-treated hair of its hue. Since our dry hair is very porous and is always seeking moisture, when we dive right in with dry hair, our strands absorb these drying waters. Before taking the plunge, wet your hair with fresh water—or better yet, apply an organic oil spray for added protection. Try INSIGHT Protective Hair Spray on the hair before and during the exposure to sunlight. This product protects the hair from the harmful effects of free radicals thanks to the natural ingredients + Organic Coconut Oil + Hazelnut and jojoba Oils, and shields  your hair against weather conditions, sun rays, chlorine & sea salt.

2. Moisturise hair weekly with a Hair Mask or Deep Conditioning
Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to frizz, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Anti Frizz Hydrating Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 3 – 5 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go natural if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Save the hot tools for special occasions and embrace your hair’s natural texture on a day-to-day basis. Try a hair oil enriched with Organic Ginkgo and Organic Aloe Extract to discipline frizz without heat for an effortlessly smooth undone style. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT Styling oil NON OIL or liqiud crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Then either air dry loose or style in a braid for a more controlled texture once your hair has dried.

4. Wash less often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Sweat and summer go hand-in-hand but washing your hair frequently to get rid of the grease isn’t doing it any favours. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. In place of regular shampoo, try INSIGHT Antioxidant Rejuvenating Mask, apply to wet hair, distributing evenly. Leave on 5/10 minutes, rinse thoroughly, this natural product protects the hair from external aggressions.

5. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimising exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Overly tight hairstyles—ponytails, braids, buns, and the like—can pull on our strands and cause breakage. During the summer months when our hair is extra fragile from the heat, take care to style your hair into loose knots and braids and steer clear of plastic elastics which can do further damage, opting instead for soft hair ties or bobby pins.

6. Cover Up!
The sun is known for its harsh UVA and UVB rays that can do a number on our skin—causing everything from dryness and signs of skin aging to sunburns and skin cancer. But the effects of the sun’s rays don’t end at our epidermis. Fact is sunlight—as warm and inviting as it may seem—can do a number on our hair. To protect your hair from fading and drying out due to the sun you’ll want to keep them protected all season long. Wear a fashionable floppy hat or a stunning silk scarf. The fact is you have to protect your hair the same way you’d protect your skin from the sun if you want it to look its best. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.

7. Take time to Pamper Yourself!
Carve a half hour out of your week to light some candles, draw a bath, and put on a hair masque. Relaxing during this hectic season is so important. Stress can lead to hair loss, so you’re really multitasking while you kick back and let your hair mask do it’s thing. A deep conditioning treatment with nourishing oils, vitamins, botanical extracts, and essential oils can strengthen your hair give both it and your scalp the extra boost that they’ve been craving.

Keep healthy, take care of yourself, and don’t forget to take a step back and enjoy this special time of year.

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REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

The road to packaging sustainability is under development, but it is a path made more difficult by the habits of a consumerist society.

New kind of packaging made with materials and processes that respect the environment are therefore important for the sustainability concept. It’s essential that the packaging minimises waste during the supply chain and at the consumer level: thus it becomes an “eco-friendly” packaging that guides consumers to embrace the concept of packaging reduction, reuse and recycling.

With a view to greater social and environmental responsibility, it’s therefore necessary to improve packaging design: a project that takes into account each phase of the product life cycle, which minimises the impact that packaging can produce for the future of the planet and of the generations that will follow.

That’s why the concept of Life Cycle Design is becoming increasingly popular in the packaging world. It’s a design methodology based on the concept of Life Cycle Assessment, which is the analysis of the life cycle of the products. In short, it means thinking about packaging throughout its life cycle, from production to logistics, from distribution to consumption, up to its recycling: the objective, as mentioned above, is to minimise waste, reducing the impact on environment and society.

A necessary consequence of Life Cycle Design is the trend of packaging reuse.

Designing a bottle, a jar or a box that can exist beyond the life expectancy of the product it contains, is the best way to act eco-responsibly, giving added value to the product itself.

For this reason INSIGHT is composed of packaging designed not only to be used and recycled but also to be reused.

All our bottles and jars, once their primary function of preserving, protecting or transporting products has been exhausted, can be transformed into something else, through innovative and above all sustainable solutions.