Content about Hair care

December 26, 2013

Is natural the new norm in African-American hair care? It just might be.

Is natural the new norm in African-American hair care? It just might be.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

Within the ethnic hair care category, the natural style has taken hold and — judging by the ongoing sales declines in relaxers — it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

December 26, 2013

Following the BB cream craze in the face makeup category, these multitasking beauty balms are hitting the hair care aisle.

DENVER — Following the BB cream craze in the face makeup category, these multitasking beauty balms are hitting the hair care aisle.

One of the newer entrants is Mineral Fusion, which has four formulations of  beauty balms: Curl Care, Hair Repair, Vibrant Shine and Volumizing. The leave-in formula is infused with anti-aging botanicals and minerals to revitalize and strengthen hair follicles. The beauty balms are priced at $12.99 each.

December 26, 2013

The highly saturated and competitive hair care category has experienced only modest increases in recent years, but industry observers predict the category will grow double-digits through 2017, thanks in large part to niche items and products that target emerging segments.

The highly saturated and competitive hair care category has experienced only modest increases in recent years, but industry observers predict the category will grow double-digits through 2017, thanks in large part to niche items and products that target emerging segments.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

December 26, 2013

Brock Beauty is helping women nourish hair from the inside out with its Hairfinity hair growth vitamin supplement.

SLIDELL, La. — Brock Beauty is helping women nourish hair from the inside out with its Hairfinity hair growth vitamin supplement.

Infused with such ingredients as vitamin D, B-12, an exclusive Capilsana Complex, niacin and biotin, Hairfinity promises to deliver faster growing, longer and stronger hair.

Recognizing the natural hair trend, Hairfinity held in September the Let Your Hair Down Expo!, New York City’s largest natural hair care event, which included a series of panels and workshops on natural hair techniques.

December 4, 2013

Hair care brand Salon Grafix has officially announced the launch of its new Play It Big!, a collection of hair products.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Hair care brand Salon Grafix has officially announced the launch of its new Play It Big!, a collection of hair products.

Launching in early 2014, the new collection aims to set a new standard for daily glamour. Each product is enriched with a keratin protein complex to help strengthen hair while providing volume and body. Play It Big! hair sprays have a micro-mist diffuser cap that provides a salon-like misting application.

November 13, 2013

MopTop Hair Care has developed its first Curly Hair Custard, which is available in southern region Whole Foods and salons.

DALLAS — MopTop Hair Care has developed its first Curly Hair Custard, which is available in southern region Whole Foods and salons.

October 9, 2013

Maite Perroni, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble’s haircare brand Pantene, will help launch the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection in the U.S. Hispanic market with four new exclusive hair confession videos on MiPantene.com.

CINCINNATI — Maite Perroni, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene, will help launch the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection in the U.S. Hispanic market with four new exclusive hair confession videos on MiPantene.com.

Perroni shares hair secrets and anecdotes on her everyday hair styling routine. The Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection is for all women who are aware of the damage that can be caused by the excessive use of heat styling tools, but are ultimately not prepared to sacrifice their style due to the use of less heat.

September 24, 2013

Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

September 18, 2013

Natural may just be the new normal in the African-American hair care market as sales of relaxers continue to decline, according to new research from Mintel.

CHICAGO — Natural may just be the new normal in the African-American hair care market as sales of relaxers continue to decline, according to new research from Mintel.

According to Mintel, relaxers account for just 21% of African-American hair care sales and the sector has declined 26% since 2008 and 15% since 2011 when sales reached $179 million — the only category not to see growth.

August 29, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand has teamed up with Walmart and Seventeen magazine for the second annual National Donate Your Hair Day on Sept. 7.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand has teamed up with Walmart and Seventeen magazine for the second annual National Donate Your Hair Day on Sept. 7.

The day of giving encourages people to cut and donate their healthy hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to make real-hair wigs available at no cost to women who have lost their hair because of cancer treatments.

August 28, 2013

Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

NEW YORK — Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

August 19, 2013

Hair restoration brand Bosley is helping to spread awareness of hair loss during National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August and offer treatment options for those battling fine and thinning hair with two new products — BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo and BosRenew Scalp Micro-Dermabrasion.

PLACENTIA, Calif. — Hair restoration brand Bosley is helping to spread awareness of hair loss during National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August and offer treatment options for those battling fine and thinning hair with two new products — BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo and BosRenew Scalp Micro-Dermabrasion.

August 19, 2013

Natural hair care line NATU has announced that its entire line will be available in selected Whole Foods Market retail stores throughout the New England region — Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as of early September.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Natural hair care line NATU has announced that its entire line will be available in selected Whole Foods Market retail stores throughout the New England region — Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as of early September.

According to the manufacturer, what makes its formulas unique is that they are made with natural, plant-based ingredients that match up with the structural ingredients found in healthy hair.

August 8, 2013

Whether seeking products that offer styling versatility for their natural hair, products that help rejuvenate dry locks, or formulas that help maintain the look of just relaxed hair, there's no doubt that hair care is important among African-American shoppers.

Whether seeking products that offer styling versatility for their natural hair, products that help rejuvenate dry locks, or formulas that help maintain the look of just relaxed hair, there's no doubt that hair care is important among African-American shoppers.

August 8, 2013

Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

ATLANTA — Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

August 8, 2013

GutZgray is encouraging consumers to embrace their graying locks with its new line of hair care products designed to invigorate gray hair.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — GutZgray is encouraging consumers to embrace their graying locks with its new line of hair care products designed to invigorate gray hair.

Positioned as the first hair care line especially formulated for the texture of gray and colored gray hair, GutZgray is a unisex hair care line that utilizes the latest technology in non-embryonic stem cell research to enhance the look and feel of gray hair. Gray hair tends to be coarser than hair that retains natural color, and the line focuses on the texture — not color — of gray hair.

August 8, 2013

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

"Today, men's grooming trends get almost as much Hollywood buzz as women's hairstyles and red carpet fashion. Whether it is a perfectly manicured mustache, a smooth shave or just a daily grooming ritual, men are tending to themselves more and more," stated Debra Mednick, executive director of The NPD Group's home business, when announcing that men's grooming tools were the buzz for holiday 2012.

August 2, 2013

Hair care brand Alberto VO5 has declared August "National Anti-Frizz Month."

STAMFORD, Conn. — Hair care brand Alberto VO5 has declared August "National Anti-Frizz Month."

July 22, 2013

Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month.

NEW YORK and DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month. 

The collection has attracted a following since its launch in the U.K. in 2004 exclusively with Boots health and beauty retail stores. The debut of Mark Hill Salon Professional products marks one of the nationwide product launches from Alliance Boots since the company formed a strategic partnership with Walgreens last summer.

July 12, 2013

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, meeting the beauty needs of ethnic shoppers continues to become increasingly vital and, as evidenced by the influx of new products, manufacturers are taking note and heeding the call.

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, meeting the beauty needs of ethnic shoppers continues to become increasingly vital and, as evidenced by the influx of new products, manufacturers are taking note and heeding the call.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the year ended July 31, 2011, African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities accounted for 50.4% of all births. This was up from 49.5% from the 2010 Census taken April 1, 2010.

July 12, 2013

In recent months, several manufacturers have come to the table with new, solution-based formulas that lean more toward treatments to battle such ailments as thinning hair and sensitive scalp.

In recent months, several manufacturers have come to the table with new, solution-based formulas that lean more toward treatments to battle such ailments as thinning hair and sensitive scalp.

"Thinning hair and hair fall are a universal — and for many, very emotional — problem for millions of women and men," stated Cihat Dunder, founder and CEO of B'iota Botanical Laboratories, in announcing the U.S. debut of its European herbal solution for people with thinning hair.

July 2, 2013

GutZgray has developed a new line of hair products to care for gray hair or colored gray hair.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — GutZgray has developed a new line of hair products to care for gray hair or colored gray hair. 

The manufacturer will be highlighting the new product at the Cosmoprof North America Conference in July in Las Vegas. Company representatives will be located in Booth D11042.

These gray hair products are designed specifically to nurture and invigorate gray hair, which tends to be coarser than hair that retains natural color.

June 17, 2013

Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

This hair care duo promises to provide hair and scalp with the benefits of natural botanicals and a pH-balanced formula. The shampoo is a gentle, plant-derived formula that thoroughly cleanses hair while restoring its natural balance, body and shine, the company stated. The conditioner contains an antioxidant-rich herbal blend of therapeutic lavender oil and rich plant-based moisturizers.

May 21, 2013

Looking to help women battle fine and thinning hair, Dr. Lawrence Samuels, chief of Dermatology at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis and founder of skin and hair care product line Rx Systems PF, has formulated a line of hair-volumizing products and supplements called D-Fine.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Looking to help women battle fine and thinning hair, Dr. Lawrence Samuels, chief of Dermatology at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis and founder of skin and hair care product line Rx Systems PF, has formulated a line of hair-volumizing products and supplements called D-Fine.

The products are designed to repair damaged hair strands, deliver nourishment and moisture to the hair and scalp, and build healthier, more voluminous hair.
 

May 9, 2013

Dry shampoos may not necessarily be a new innovation, and usage is far from that of traditional shampoo, but don't underestimate this niche as dry shampoo introductions are on the rise around the globe, according to recent data.

Dry shampoos may not necessarily be a new innovation, and usage is far from that of traditional shampoo, but don't underestimate this niche as dry shampoo introductions are on the rise around the globe, according to recent data.

According to new research from Mintel Beauty & Personal Care, dry shampoo introductions accounted for just 1% of global shampoo launch activity in 2008, but by 2012 it accounted for 3%. It also is on track to surpass 2012 levels in 2013.