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Sara -Jan 02, 2015, 4:19PM
@Madeline johnson (and all): Is it or is it not safe to use permanent color (with bleach) after using Surya Brasil? One customer service rep told me that it was okay to use permanent color, but others report speaking to Surya reps who advised that permanent color after Surya will cause severe damage to hair. Please advise.
Indy -Nov 11, 2014, 5:40PM
I had never colored my hair before trying henna on it. I have dark dark dark brown hair and the henna subtly changed it. It enhanced my natural red highlights, and gave a great light sheen to it. My hair also feels much softer and stronger after using the henna. I used 100% organic henna powder and mixed it with lemon juice 12 hours before I applied it to my hair. Then I let it sit on my hair for 4-5 hours before washing out. It was super easy and hardly any mess, I definitely recommend it. http://fabulosityfactor.blogspot.com

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Winter is such a tough culprit on our skin. From the cracks and flakes to the itchy dryness, it’s hard to transition into these next few months of sunshine. Read more »

Juliette Laura -Mar 08, 2014, 3:49PM
Lovely tips! So excited for winter to end! http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Patti -Mar 08, 2014, 12:37PM
Steam has done wonderful things for my face. I splurged and bought the Dr. Dennis Gross facial steamer. I love it! It was definitely worth the $. It allows me to lay down and have the steamer steam my face – very relaxing.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 22nd, but we wanted to share it again as we look towards spring and hair styles for festival season! Read more »

k -Mar 02, 2014, 2:26PM
I love this look & tutorial, but layered hair makes braids an impossibility. Anyone have any tips for this?
B. -Mar 01, 2014, 5:42PM
This looks so nice. I have to wait for years until i can probably be able to do this hairdo. Breathe Me www.breatheme101.blogspot.com

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sindura -Jul 17, 2014, 2:06AM
Any good replacement for rose hips? i don't get them here.
Mary -Jun 27, 2014, 3:47PM
Where is the cup from? so lovely

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Post image for The Key To Going All Natural

A year or two ago, if you were to look at my beauty cabinet, you’d have probably been dumbfounded by the overwhelming amount of chemical-filled products in there. Lotions and cleansers and self tanners and hair serums and deep conditioners and astringents… I could go on forever. You see, I’ve always been a lover of beauty products — I still am — but I haven’t always been such a huge advocate for natural beauty. Read more »

Natalie -Feb 25, 2015, 2:36AM
This is an awesome post. I've definitely made my way into eating natural, and I know that natural beauty is next on the list. Walking away with valuable pointers!
KiteNest -Jan 08, 2015, 5:00PM
I'm looking at using only natural products for the next six months. It seems there are a lot of gaps in the market and not everything has an all natural alternative that delivers the same results. Why do you recommend only switching one item at once?

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The scents of spring are light and playful. They’re sweet and they’re cheerful, they open the heart, bring a smile to the face and a calmness to the soul.

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Valerie (@TheSweetSeed) -Jun 04, 2014, 11:55AM
I love Chanel's scents--they're timeless! And I love the c'est la vie shirt. I also just posted about my favorite scents: http://thesweetseed.com/2014/05/15/floral-scent-favorites/
Jele -Mar 09, 2014, 3:53PM
See by Chloe...best ever :))

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Post image for 3 Homemade Herbal & Floral Steam Facials

Spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence. They can make you feel just like a queen. Read more »

Livia -Sep 21, 2014, 8:19AM
I love the pictures from this post! I also wrote an article debunking common facial steaming myths. I'd love to hear your opinion about it http://www.oilyskinblog.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-herbal-face-steaming-for-oily-skin/
Veronica -Feb 21, 2014, 11:19PM
where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?

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We’re all well aware of the oil produced by olive fruits and all of the health and beauty benefits it has — it’s a healthy fat that’s believed to help prevent obesity, heart disease, and cancer to name a few, and it does wonders in the world of moisturizing skin and hair. You can even use it in oil pulling to detoxify your body. But there’s something else the olive plant has to offer — something huge – and it’s all about the leaf. Read more »

George Foreman -Feb 26, 2015, 7:20AM
Very nice blog about olive leaf extract. I am also using olive leaf extract in the form of tablets. It is very good for health as it is anti-fungal it removes viruses and bacteria. For more information you can visit http://www.comvita.com/key-ingredients/olive-leaf-extract/us100010 online.
Jocelyn -Mar 08, 2014, 10:14PM
I just did a quick lit review on PubMed and found lots of good research for olive leaf extract! I'm going to double check with my docs first, but am excited to try. Definitely glad you recommend folks ask their doctors- I had wanted to try kelp extract, but my doctor advised against it. Hopefully this will be a go! :)

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The strawberry: red, juicy, delicious…it’s like nature’s little heart. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and anything red and heart shaped is appropriate around this time, I wanted to explore some unique ways that you can incorporate this tasty fruit into your daily beauty routine. Packed with nutrients and benefits, check out these three simple recipes that will help you look your best on Valentine’s day! Read more »

renae -Feb 21, 2014, 8:56PM
I personally use strawberry,banana and cucumber face masks and hair masks , freakin love it! :) You can also use aloe vera and honey for moisturizing hair and skin and it works so well. http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/1/post/2014/01/get-radiant-skin-with-these-home-facials.html
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Feb 18, 2014, 4:46AM
I want to try strawberry detox water!! ☺ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Post image for The New Healer, African Black Soap

This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Emily -Jan 15, 2015, 12:06PM
Yes, ABS is great. but it is NOT NEW. it is becoming popular in the western world, but it has been used for a long time. I hope someone please makes that correction in the title- it's misleading.
Grind -Nov 29, 2014, 4:36PM
I'm going into the last few weeks of my fall semester as a college freshman. I have been mad stressed, acne, and very dry, rough skin(especially my hands and feet)- to a point that's unacceptable. Maybe it's because I'm a guy? Reading these post, I'm conviced to buy African Black soap to integrate into my daily regimine, but I'm skeptical as to which brand to buy that would be most effective for my skin. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know at your ealiest convenience.

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: The Conclusion

I haven’t washed my hair with conventional shampoo and conditioner for almost one full month — and this will be my last week reporting on it. Why? Did I give up? Am I switching back to the (unnatural) way things used to be? Read more »

Elaine -Sep 26, 2014, 5:19AM
Hi there! I loved reading about your experience, thank you for sharing. I am on day 1 of honey water washing, and feeling reasonably good about the results - I waited 5 days before honey washing for the first time (eeep) so my hair was very greasy indeed. Psychologically I think that was helpful, as even though it doesn't feel as "clean" as it would have after commercial shampoo, it's still a heck of a lot cleaner than it was! I have a question, though... What do all you no-poo / natural-poo ladies do when you go to the hairdresser? I usually love my shampoo and head massage, but I don't want to be punted straight back into transition every time I go for a haircut. What do you guys do? I'm guessing taking my own little bottle of honey water with me might raise some eyebrows... ;-) I only manage a trip to the hairdresser once every 4-6 months, would a commercial shampoo & condition send me right back to the beginning, or is it something my hair will cope with once it's balanced itself out? Thanks for your help!
Jewel -Aug 23, 2014, 8:17PM
PS, tea tree oil has huge medicinal properties. Antibacterial, anti- fungal, and many studies suggest it is also anti-viral. It can help prevent bacterial infections in cuts & scrapes, reduce the symptoms of fungal infections in skin and nails, and many use it to ease and speed healing of cold sores (virus). Additionally, it is also popular in Australia to ward off colds & flu, by inhaling it in steam or putting a drop in a spoonful of honey you swallow at bedtime. I've read that tea tree oil has properties that encourage faster healing of wounds, bruises, and burns. I have personally witnessed tea tree oil reducing and eventually removing waters and moles!

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Post image for DIY Natural Moisturizing Skin And Hair Mist

If you live in a part of the world where winters are very dry, I totally feel you. Dry air has a tendency of sucking the moisture out of everything it comes in contact with — including our skin and hair.

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pool penny -Feb 05, 2015, 1:01AM
I really like your homemade beauty so much
duvessa -Oct 16, 2014, 3:35AM
hey thanks a bunch .... actually I'm from India and the weather isn't cold but actually humid also the pollution makes my hair all dry and frizzy so i will definitely try your reciepe

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