Editor's Diary: Louise Galvin's Launch of Sacred Locks Haircare

Taken from YOUMAGBLOG first published Wednesday 4 June

  Louise and Me

Louise and Me

Thus a select group of women gathered at the elegant London home of banker Marisa Drew to discuss all things hair with haircare entrepreneur, Louise Galvin.  Daughter of the legendary Daniel, Louise has had tricology in her DNA since birth but even with all her accumulated knowledge - along with access to the best haircare products in the world - she still despaired at the state of her typically fine, English locks.  'No matter how often I washed it, or with what expensive product, my hair still looked lank and lifeless after a day or two,' she told me.

  The haircare panel (from left) nutritionist Jackie McCusker; health & beauty journalist Suzanne Duckett; Louise Galvin; chemist Christina Hayden

The haircare panel (from left) nutritionist Jackie McCusker; health & beauty journalist Suzanne Duckett; Louise Galvin; chemist Christina Hayden

So she set out - with chemist Christina Hayden - to find out why.  Their research showed that the silicone used in most haircare products (which gives hair its sleekness) and the parabens (a cheap preservative) gave the hair, with repeated use, a coated, brittle effect.  The more you wash, the more coated it becomes.  Between them they set out to create a range containing no silicone, no parabens, and no sulphates (another baddie in hair products).  

  The Sacred Locks range

The Sacred Locks range

  Watermelon & tomato canapes by Honestly Healthy

Watermelon & tomato canapes by Honestly Healthy

Thus over champagne and delicious canapes (with hair-boosting ingredients!) supplied by Honestly Healthy, we celebrated the launch of Louise's pioneering new good-for-you Sacred Locks range.  It makes sense, after all, that if we care about what food we put into our bodies, we should care about what we apply to our scalp and all those tens of thousands of hungry little hair follicles that reside there.

We're all now staunch advocates of Louise's products!  (PS her tip: if you want to rid your hair of its coating of nasties before switching to her much-gentler range, give your hair one light wash ... in Fairy Liquid!).

  Amanda Wakeley with Marisa Drew

Amanda Wakeley with Marisa Drew

  Stunning orchids at the event

Stunning orchids at the event

 Louise & Amanda Wakeley

Louise & Amanda Wakeley