Bet you didn’t know I was a skincare professional in a past life, did you? Yes, I went to cosmetology school in my early twenties and am licensed as an aesthetician. That’s actually how I got my start in writing—as a beauty blogger and health writer years ago. More
“No Poo” may sound like a medication on par with Pepto Bismol, but it’s actually a new movement that has nothing to do with bowels. More and more beauty bloggers are wielding boxes of baking soda and spreading the gospel of a life without shampoo. More
Look at his hair! So much volume! More
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Last week, I wrote about my curiosity with the “no-shampoo” movement, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: folks who are eschewing shampoo, in favor of a more natural approach. People are skipping the sudsy stuff for a number of reasons, including a desire to be more eco-friendly, and concerns over the potentially-harmful chemicals often used to create lather and make it smell good. I gave it up just to see if the hype was worth it, and to see if it could work for someone who was active (read: sweaty).
Going shampoo-free doesn’t require many special ingredients–in place of “shampoo”, I used baking soda and water mixed together in a travel-sized bottle. The “conditioner” recommended is a mix of apple cider vinegar and water. Over the course of the week, I spent probbably 30 cents on supplies, had to re-make my products just once, and washed with them 4 times. It’s definitely an inexpensive approach. More
I guess it’s not enough for people who forgo washing their hair to just sit there and do it quietly: they, like everyone else, need a movement. More
I’m sitting in the chair in my taxidermy-adorned hair salon waiting to get the dye painted onto my hair for my four-times-a-year highlights, when my hairdresser lifts up my hair and inspects the underside of my scalp. “You didn’t get this taken care of?” she asks, clearly disappointed in me. More
As I write this, I’m smearing raw cookie dough all over my face. That’s not a beauty tip or trick. I just wanted you to know.
Who would have thought a little lather would do a world of damage? More
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