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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 »

Katie -Mar 10, 2015, 12:19PM
I am just now reading this post, so sorry for a late comment! I just wanted to ask.... Do you think you would be having such great results if you hadn't used the honey-water shampoo? What if you had never used that and instead used the Castille soap and Avacado Oil all the way through? I'm really considering doing this and would love an update on how your hair is doing now... unless you have another post? Thanks! I would really appreciate it!
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!

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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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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 3

I’m going on 3 weeks of washing my hair with natural substances (no commercial shampoo or conditioner!). I’ve used mainly honey with a couple tries of clay and apple cider vinegar… and this week I started something else. Read more »

AshleyOO -May 09, 2015, 9:34PM
After years of frizz, a friend mentioned no poo and I was grossed out. Several months later, life got really busy and there was little time to shower, so hair washing was out! After 2 weeks, my hair looked better than ever! Then I researched no poo and tried the baking soda wash, but it was super itchy. Now 1x a week, I brush with a boar bristle brush while watching a movie, comb with a wide tooth comb in the shower then air dry. Now my hair looks like beautiful mermaid hair! The boar brush distributes the hairs oil to the ends which makes my long lions mane less tangled and easy to manage. The only part of hair condiments I miss was the smell, so I mixed 1oz of water per 1 drop of essential oil in a spray bottle and mist 2-3 spritz every other day.
Tana -Dec 31, 2014, 5:37PM
I have been on a similar journey for a while now, I had tried a lot of natural shampoo methods that did not work for me...and some seemed like they were ruining my hair. Lately I've tried more gentle methods and it's been helping a lot!! I use a few drops of Rahua Shampoo (made with organic and natural ingredients) mixed with 2 cups water and wash my hair twice then I condition with whatever organic conditioner I have in the shower. Twice a week I do a hair rinse after my shampoo of 1 table spoon apple cider vinegar with 2 -3 cups water, this makes my hair soft and shiny and helps cut any grease in my hair. After I get out of the shower I spay a little of Yarok " Feed Your Ends" in the ends of my wet hair and brush through with my Tangle Teezer brush, then I let my hair air dry. But, the thing that has made a huge difference is brushing my hair 2 times a day with a boar bristle brush to distribute my natural oils and keep my scalp clear and stimulated. There is a great YouTube Video from Morrocco Method on how to bush your hair with a boar bristle brush. I also deep condition with coconut oil once a month, and I use Klorane dry shampoo on days my hair needs a little help and I don't shower that day.

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I’ve always admired women that wear a red lip; fearless, strong, confident,beautiful, timeless, classic… Read more »

Milka -Jan 30, 2014, 4:11PM
In my opinion MAC Russian Red is very universal is a true red, not blueish, not pinkish or magenta-ish and not orange, just red. When in doubt go with Russian Red
Shelley -Jan 29, 2014, 10:53PM
Such a fun video! Thanks to all those who commented above me for the great tips re. the importance of skin tone. I'm still a little afraid of red, but I might be tempted to give it a try! https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=si_shop

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 2

In a few days I’ll hit the 2-week mark since I began this no-commercial-shampoo, honey-washing journey. I must say, it has been quite the adventure thus far. I’ve never before wanted to reach for a bottle of shampoo so badly, but I’m sticking this out! Once again, I want to thank you all so so so much for all of your advice and support. I’ve been going over every one of your comments, and there is no way I’d be able to do this without you!  Read more »

Laurel -Sep 21, 2014, 6:53PM
I believe certain oils will protect your hair, like argan oil, but truly, you should ditch the heat tools! I find that twisting my hair and clipping it over my head (I shower at night so I do this with damp hair) and sleeping like this gives me beautiful spiral curls/waves!
Alyssa -Feb 03, 2014, 10:38PM
I want to try no 'poo soooo bad! But I work in a high end hotel at the front desk and I don't think I could get away with the greasy look and the odor during the transition period. Sigh. In the meantime, I'm a total fan of Dr. Bronner's for shampoo and Argan oil as a conditioner. Good luck with the endeavor!

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Whenever I browse through Pinterest, I find myself always stopping and staring at images of spices. Read more »

Milka -Jan 22, 2014, 4:03PM
I love spices! My favorite tea is Chai just because of all the spices it has. When I cook I use tons of spices and have perfected it to a blend that has many of my favorites. White pepper, cumin, cardamon, paprika, ginger, fennel, all spice, cinnamon, yellow curry, nutmeg and sea salt. It gives a very savory flavor to foods. I always try to incorporate and experiment with new spices so I have to try turmeric now.
Alex -Jan 22, 2014, 1:38AM
Beautiful images, I will try having some cumin before bed tonight! xx https://www.etsy.com/shop/MasonJarLover?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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Wrinkle emergencies. We’ve all had them. Maybe you’re traveling and your suitcase didn’t quite keep the fabric of your dress as smooth as you’d hoped… but there’s no iron at the place you’re staying.

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Our latest lookbook, “Moroccan Romance,” became a fast favorite the moment I laid eyes on it.  The bold, primary color palette feels so fresh and cheerful, and is such a nice change from the darker shades of winter.  Mixed prints and rich textures give the eye so much to take in, it’s hard to stop staring at the images – and that tiled backdrop? Gorgeous. Read more »

Juliette Laura -Jan 20, 2014, 11:34PM
Such unexpected and beautiful makeup! xo, Juliette Laura http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/
Tori -Jan 20, 2014, 6:01PM
Totally trying this tomorrow :3

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Post image for 3 Workout Hairstyles (That Start With A Ponytail!)

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jono -Dec 24, 2014, 9:13AM
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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 1

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post about going no ‘poo, where I asked all of you seasoned experts to help me decide whether or not I should ditch commercial shampoo and conditioner in favor of more natural options.

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kait -Aug 30, 2015, 10:42PM
ok so i am totally new to the no-poo thing. I have really thin fine hair so it is really hard for me. I tried the mix that is castile soap, coconut oil, coconut milk, honey, water, and rosemary/ lavender essential oils but it would leave my hair greasy and waxie. So i figured i would try the honey poo. so far i like it a but better my hair does feel much softer than the other. so my question is how often should i wash? do I wash just the roots or all of it? thank you for your help!!
Mary McClure -Aug 01, 2015, 1:59PM
I started the no shampoo method on July 21st, 2014 and have been and am still doing it a year later! I had very thick curly hair and a pixie cut. I still have a pixie cut that grows super fast, I have just been cutting it off to avoid the mullet stage. Over the last year my hair has been growing faster and has straightened out to a point that I can brush and dry and it's good to go. Commercial shampoo is a nightmare on my hair, and my hair won't even absorb it properly because it's so bad. I will NEVER touch shampoo ever again. I transitioned from honey, then went on to diluted baking soda for about five months, then added honey and ACV, and now I am using 80% honey with just a little bit of baking soda in it to really clean my hair. I also use this on my face and body and what a difference! My face is acne free with just honey, baking soda, ACV, and a tumeric mask and my body feels nice and clean and purified. I could do this for the rest of my life! Oh, and I also use coconut oil hair masks, and only have to wash my hair when using the oil mask or every three days. Whoot whoot! :)

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Post image for Nail Polish Shades For Spring

It’s that time of year. Winter is in full effect, but in my mind I’m dreaming of lightweight summer fabrics, pastel shades, and wide open beaches. The fashion world is buzzing with new trends, and we’re longing to bare a bit more, show some skin, and lighten up a little bit — but the cold winter winds are telling us…not just yet. One way you can start to bring some spring into your look now, however, is with nail polish. Read more »

Christine -Jan 15, 2014, 10:13AM
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Juliette Laura -Jan 15, 2014, 8:56AM
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