Health and wellness are becoming increasingly important in how people choose to spend their money, whether that’s on themselves or their pets.
Producers of human skincare products have been proactive in minimising the use of synthetic chemicals and substituting with plant-based ingredients. However, while hair product advertising has historically used images from nature – think flaxen-haired maidens floating through flowery fields – this is a section of the beauty industry that has been slow to catch up.
The tide is now turning.
The reasons? People are reporting incidences of scalp sensitivity, even hair loss, through the use of some products on themselves, and they don’t want the same fate to befall their pets. Also, there is a greater desire to care for our planet.
Transparency, balance and quality
At Dog Hair Day we believe in being totally transparent which is why we have a full list of the ingredients we use, along with the explanations of what they are and why we have used them.
We always stress ‘balance’ when talking about our Dog Hair Day shampoos. Our shampoo is balanced to suit the pH of a dog’s skin which is different to that of human skin. The composition of the ingredients used is balanced too. Some products on the market are classed as organic or describe themselves as natural but they can still contain potentially harmful ingredients.
We decided to concentrate on making sure the ingredients we use are of the highest quality and as safe as possible.
Gentle with no “nasties”
For Dog Hair Day we wanted to create a shampoo that is gentle on the skin, cleans thoroughly and rinses easily, that doesn’t produce masses of unnecessary suds, and which has a lovely, light smell. And of course, none of our products or raw materials are ever tested on animals.
We leave out the ‘nasties’ which can destroy the natural oils, silicones which can cling on to your dog’s fur and build up, and phthalates and parabens, which may cause skin irritation and disrupt hormones. Other brands may use some or all of these ingredients because they can make products cheaper to produce and create a lot of lather and a fake, glossy look.
Realism and attention to detail
But we are realistic too. If we had no preservatives at all in Dog Hair Day shampoo then the product would turn mouldy and harbour bacteria. We use a very small amount of preservatives – just three per cent – to keep our product safe to use.
It is our attention to detail and the fact that we practice full transparency that has gained us the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Certification, Naturewatch certification and the Ethical Shopping award, and you can be assured that the Dog Hair Day variety you choose has been developed with great care and love.
DISCLAIMER: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained here it is for educational purposes only. The writer of this article and Dog Hair Day can’t diagnose any physical, mental or behavioural condition in animals nor prescribe treatment. We urge you to consult your vet if you have any concerns about your dog.