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Arrow
September 28th, 2011, 01:14 AM
So, I was looking at the Glee-related videos on YouTube (yeah, I'm a Gleek) and came across this "advertisement" for some sort of Dove product that claims to neutralise all the damage done by heat-fuelled products.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cClPGoa9ijo&feature=related

What disturbs me is that girls/young women are going to see this and get completely the wrong idea about haircare. What they're saying pretty much contradicts everything we on the LHC say about correct haircare. For example:

* This new range will solve all your hair problems
* You can damage your hair as much as you like with hairdryers, straightening irons, curling irons etc... provided you use these products.
* You should wash and condition your hair everyday
* "The favourite things you love doing, such as the blowdrying and the curling irons, those are the things you have to do, but you have to make sure you protect your hair in the meantime"
* You cannot show off your naturally curly hair if you want to be popular. You must straighten it to within an inch of its life.
* I'm a celebrity-styling professional, I am always right
* Don't over-wash your hair... (which completely contradicts what is said earlier and immediately after about washing the hair every day).

I gotta say, this video has made me kind of angry...

Arrow
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templeofvenus
September 28th, 2011, 01:39 AM
lots of adverts make me angry!!! false claims etc its a load of rubbish :(

didrash
September 28th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Well, of course they will say that. They want to sell their product, so they will claim that its OK to damage your hair if you use their product, so that you do all these things and apply it, run out and buy more. And they will tell you to was hair daily, because this way you use the product more often and buy more. Its all about the bucks. People have to use common sense when watching advertisements of anything, and remember that the ultimate goal is to take your money, not to make you healthy or happy. In fact, unhealthy/ unhappy people are more likely to spend money if they are told something will solve their problems, therefore, there is actually no incentive to create a product that will actually work and really solve the problem.

Yosha
September 28th, 2011, 02:44 AM
This clip must be meant ironically, like a parody or something I think. Check out the "best tip", it's washing your face. She is kidding I tell you.

Found the ingredient list
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Lactic Acid, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, Petrolatum, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Mineral Oil, Gluconolactone, Potassium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Trehalose, DMDM Hydantoin, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-180M, Adipic Acid, Sodium Sulfate, PEG-150 Disterate, Methychloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200).
http://www.amazon.com/Dove-Damage-Therapy-Intensive-Conditioner/dp/B002VA4FWG

I actually got a sample from another brand with very similar ingredients. There's no way I can use this in combination with my SL(E)S free shampoo, I'll never get it out of my hair:mad:

Rosetta
September 28th, 2011, 03:00 AM
lots of adverts make me angry!!! false claims etc its a load of rubbish :(
Most adverts make me angry (or they would if I actually watched them, which I mostly try to avoid ;))

It's not just the false claims etc, but the fact that these days everything seems to be about money, money, money... :mad: (That's what advertising is all about, of course.)

MinderMutsig
September 28th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Actually, if you look at the actresses statements she's not completely off. She talks about having naturally curly hair, leaving some conditioner in, not overwashing and airdrying when she doesn't have to work etc.

It's the hairstylist that is completely mental and apparently got that actress to belief that these Dove products can actually repair damage. Not that it really matters in her case because if she wants to play this character, her hair has to be straightened so the damage will be done anyway.

MaiCarInMtl
September 28th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Advertisers are always lying... How many times have you looked at an ad for mascara only to try the product and have nowhere near the same results... Fake lashes anyone?

A lot of it is bs, created to make people think that these companies care and have the intentions in mind but all they really want is your money. It's a shame, but it's the truth.

Teamouse
September 28th, 2011, 10:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK7eN6ieq4

I love this ad (just ignore the last three seconds people, we don't want anyone having a heart attack)

Is it weird of me that when I see someone with straight long hair I think of afghan hounds?
I want a dog like this. We can do our hair care routines together :P

But in general, yeah, ad's are full of it. I think it's common knowlege. But for some reason people do seem to listen to ads when it comes to hair care... which is... odd.

spidermom
September 28th, 2011, 10:28 AM
My friend used to raise afghan hounds. She said they're beautiful, but they're about as smart as a box of rocks. haha

The hound in that ad was gorgeous. I'm going to run right out and buy that straight iron! (not)

vixenmoon
September 28th, 2011, 10:52 AM
Some people actually think that commercials are meant to inform consumers. So incredibly sad.

BabyRay33
September 28th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Why does every girl with curly hair HAVE to straighten it? Why is this the rule? I don't have curly hair but I love seeing it NOT flat-ironed!

Arrow
September 28th, 2011, 02:43 PM
Why does every girl with curly hair HAVE to straighten it? Why is this the rule? I don't have curly hair but I love seeing it NOT flat-ironed!

I completely agree.

RitaPG
September 28th, 2011, 03:14 PM
That's how advertisement works, they don't give any useful information on general haircare, they just exaggerate on how awesome their product is.
I have a feeling that in the long run, people will realize that ironing and straightening their hair every single day WILL cause some pretty horrific damage no matter which product they use. We tend to trust ads too much instead of doing our own research, but people are smart and tend to wise up sooner or later.

I just ignore those claims and when people want to talk about it I explain them it's just crap.

jennescence
September 28th, 2011, 03:15 PM
I actually thought a;; of those things until i came on here. Now it mkes since to me that the only way to heal hair is by natural means.

Eirelin
September 28th, 2011, 03:18 PM
So, exactly when did the whole straightening thing start? I was a teenager in the 80's, when everyone had to have curly or at least wavy hair. Then at one point in the 90's, I started noticing all the ironed hair all over the place, reminding me of my mother mentioning using a real iron to straighten hair in the 60's.

I must be in the minority, but I really hate the look of flat-ironed hair.

Yame
September 28th, 2011, 03:49 PM
"Damage away, Dove will take care of it!"
LOL...

slz
September 28th, 2011, 05:25 PM
......................

swearnsue
September 28th, 2011, 05:44 PM
I'm all for teaching our children about thinking for themselves and not to automatically believe others; whether they are celebrities, doctors, politicians, teachers, religeous leaders, etc. without questioning what is being said. OP-I'm glad you saw through the false information!

Charlotte:)
September 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK7eN6ieq4

I love this ad (just ignore the last three seconds people, we don't want anyone having a heart attack)

Is it weird of me that when I see someone with straight long hair I think of afghan hounds?
I want a dog like this. We can do our hair care routines together :P

But in general, yeah, ad's are full of it. I think it's common knowlege. But for some reason people do seem to listen to ads when it comes to hair care... which is... odd.

Oh my gosh, I have ALWAYS thought I resembled an afghan hound! That's so funny :)

racrane
September 28th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Yeah, I get frustrated seeing ads. Isn't it obvious they want you to buy their product??? Not to a lot of people, apparently.

owlathena
September 28th, 2011, 07:48 PM
I hate ads like that!

KwaveT
September 28th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Well, of course they will say that. They want to sell their product, so they will claim that its OK to damage your hair if you use their product, so that you do all these things and apply it, run out and buy more. And they will tell you to was hair daily, because this way you use the product more often and buy more. Its all about the bucks. People have to use common sense when watching advertisements of anything, and remember that the ultimate goal is to take your money, not to make you healthy or happy. In fact, unhealthy/ unhappy people are more likely to spend money if they are told something will solve their problems, therefore, there is actually no incentive to create a product that will actually work and really solve the problem.

I think this about many of these products these companies sell. Dandruff shampoos that are causing dandruff. Antacids that are making your problem worse. In this case your stomach needs acid. Food gets left undigested when you don't have enough stomach acid. Everybody seems to be fooled on this one. My mother's acid reflux actually got BETTER when she stopped using Nexium they had her on. Drug A heals ailment A but causes ailment B. Druge B heals ailment B and causes ailment C and on and on. There are natural cures for most conditions but drug and cosmetics industries don't want you to know about them. You have advertising that dish washing soaps softens your hands. No it dries your hands. I could go on forever on this topic. This problem is everywhere.

Mairéad
September 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM
I think this about many of these products these companies sell. Dandruff shampoos that are causing dandruff. Antacids that are making your problem worse. In this case your stomach needs acid. Food gets left undigested when you don't have enough stomach acid. Everybody seems to be fooled on this one. My mother's acid reflux actually got BETTER when she stopped using Nexium they had her on. Drug A heals ailment A but causes ailment B. Druge B heals ailment B and causes ailment C and on and on. There are natural cures for most conditions but drug and cosmetics industries don't want you to know about them. You have advertising that dish washing soaps softens your hands. No it dries your hands. I could go on forever on this topic. This problem is everywhere.

Thanks for reminding me that I'm going to stop my GERD medication. I'm [TMI] constantly backed up, severely anemic, and have gained 5-10 pounds. While eating a healthy acid-friendly diet and biking 10 miles a day? That's just crazy. That and I still got reflux on the stupid medicine if I decided to occasionally indulge in something acid forming. All it gave me was constipation and anemia.