Post image for 3 Natural Ways To Lighten Your Hair

UPDATE: This post originally ran on  June 13th but with summer at its peak we wanted to share it again! Read more »

Jenn -Oct 03, 2014, 6:01AM
I was a toe-head blonde till I was eight and then went to an ugly mousy brown most of my teens till I discovered coloring it. Last year, at 40, I had then luxury of spending a year in Florida by a pool for a year. Being completely in the sun for a year brought back my natural blonde. I worried constantly about chlorine damage, so I discovered the baking soda/vinegar method (although I use white vinegar only). I haven't used reg shampoo since. I will also point out my grew out over 6 inches that year and when I returned home, I needed a cut. I refused to let anyone touch my hair while I was away. My hairdresser was shocked at the immaculate condition my hair was in, texture was. For a woman who swam every day, I had no dead hair. I ended up only needing less than 1/2 inch trimmed off. I will say, a year later, due to me mis-reading a box, my white blonde is gone (and trust me, I sobbed in the shower!!!) I was trying to just do my roots and grabbed the wrong box and ended up with light dark brown. Everyone loves it but me. But I still continue to do my baking soda/vinegar routine. I will never use shampoo again. I have naturally curls, and that system has brought such life to my hair. So now about 6 weeks later, the only way to describe my color is that is a very pale brown but when the light hits it just right, it glistens completely blonde. It's really weird. But after reading all these comments about the honey, cinnamon and tea, I know what I will be doing to my hair tonight. And don't forget ladies, if you ever get a really dried out head or too much damage from your flat iron, a great relaxing Sunday morning pampering is a beaten egg mixed with a cup of mayo and let it sit for about 2 hours. I even put a bag on my head so keep the heat in!!! Rinse it really well and talk about shine and softness for weeks. Also, after my baking soda/vinegar, I always condition, then after my shower, I wrap my hair in an old t-shirt, NEVER a towel. It decreases breakage, softer (think about it!) and then let it towel dry as I do my makeup. Then I always apply some argan oil, which has been my go to for over two years. And it won't hurt you to put a drop of regular conditioner in before applying your styling products. It acts as a mini buffer. This routine has been working for me for a few years, and honestly, I only chemically treat my roots, and because I take such good care of my hair, and quite possibly because I don't use a flat iron it, I'm able to go up to nice months between cuts. How well you take care of your care of your hair can determine a lot of the breakage. Best of luck everyone!!! Thank you for the advice!!
Alyssa -Jul 27, 2014, 1:52PM
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it already, but cinnamon also helps to lighten your hair! :)

More comments »

Post image for Going Makeup-Free – For The First Time In 11 Years

Ever since I discovered the joys of mascara and eyeliner back in middle school, I’ve worn makeup every day. Every single day for the past 11 years — except for a small handful of times when I was sick or just wasn’t leaving the house. I love makeup. I think it’s so much fun getting all dolled up, or even just adding a touch of blush here and a little mascara there to draw some attention to some of my features.

What I don’t love, however, is the feeling that I need to wear makeup. I know that beauty comes from within and that I’m still me no matter what product is on my face, but somehow over the years I seem to have developed a dependency on it. Read more »

Jane -Feb 16, 2014, 6:07PM
Every year during the month of February I go makeup-less partly because it's the shortest month, and partly because it's the month of love, not just to others, but also towards oneself
CC -Jan 31, 2014, 8:16PM
It's a Friday night & I am reading old posts- LOL. I absolutely love this article. It is so real & embodies exactly what Free People is about. My Monday will be sans makeup. Thanks for the post- so authentic!

More comments »

Post image for 4 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

There are so many products available these days to whiten your teeth, but they can be incredibly pricey. I’ve tried certain methods, but the results never seem to last (which probably also has to do with the amount of coffee I drink). Read more »

Shanel -Oct 16, 2014, 3:31AM
Thanks for a marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back in the future. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a nice morning!
somatodrol anvisa -Oct 13, 2014, 2:54PM
Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

More comments »

Post image for Hair Love: Accessorizing The Low Bun

Lately we are all about the low bun here at Free People. I love the effortless look of hair pulled back and knotted in a messy bun at the back of the neck – and how it appears very chic and put-together at the same time. To create a little more interest, I love adding in accessories like hair combs and bun picks. Read more »

Julenecakes -Jul 09, 2013, 2:08PM
Love those clips! I have some of my own that I found on Etsy that just sit in my drawer. This has inspired me to use them more. Thanks! https://www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyPlunder?ref=si_shop
Green -Jul 03, 2013, 11:12AM
Please Please do a video on how to 'bun' your hair..I have been wanting to wear it for so long but my medium length curly hair just does stay put in a bun.

More comments »

Post image for Easy Beauty Trick: DIY Tinted Lip Gloss

I’ve made homemade lip balm before and I loved it, but it was a little bit of a process to make.  Read more »

Jennifer -Oct 23, 2013, 7:45PM
I love this idea. I have scraps left of two old blushes that I hate to just throw out: Nars Orgasm and Bobbi Brown pale pink. These will make tinted lip glosses. Thanks for the post!
Carolina -Oct 17, 2013, 12:49PM
Can't wait to try this :D http://cluelessgirlsclub.blogspot.com/

More comments »

Post image for Geometric Nail Art Inspired By Our Lookbook

When it comes to the trends featured on our home page, it’s always fun to try and come up with nail art that goes with the trend. Read more »

Lauryn -Jan 04, 2014, 5:13PM
So, I was just looking for nail art ideas, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but DEATHLY HALLOWS. I'm so going to do this later. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bylauryn
jenny -Oct 15, 2013, 9:50PM
ciate has blackboard nail kits, really cute :) and fun<3

More comments »

Post image for Beauty Trick: Make Nail Polish In Any Color

When it comes to nail polish, I often have a hard time finding colors that suit me. I feel that I can always find a ton of bright, pretty colors, but my red hair and pale skin always have me wishing for earthy greens and browns, which just aren’t as abundant in nail colors. I recently discovered a way to make my own nail polish in any color, and it totally blew my mind. It’s so easy! All you need is clear nail polish and eye shadow! Read more »

Arunima Jamwal -Oct 02, 2014, 8:22PM
I am stalking you and this is so amazing oh my god I finally don't have to spend hours searching for that perfect shade omg
Zed -Nov 27, 2013, 6:55PM
Woah, MIND BLOW.

More comments »

Post image for Summer Makeup How-To: Get The Bronze Eye From Our Lookbook

When I first saw our latest lookbook I almost didn’t even recognize model Martha Hunt! Read more »

May -Jun 25, 2013, 7:14AM
These are fashionable look in this summer!
Mary -Jun 25, 2013, 1:20AM
Love it think it goes with blue eyes the best! Please check out my hemp bracelets. If you like use promo code 10percent01 at checkout to save 10 percent, Thanks Mary's Hemp Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysHempStore

More comments »

Post image for Easy Hair Trick: Super Long Ponytail

We are huge fans of the ponytail here at Free People. It’s a hairstyle that looks effortless and playful, but chic at the same time. Today I want to share with you a little secret to make your ponytail look longer and fuller. I’ve been doing this trick for years and am always looking for people to share it with. Read more »

Gurjit -Oct 20, 2014, 1:29AM
Absolutely love it...use to have hair like this but due to too much stress lost a lot
Gurjit -Oct 20, 2014, 1:29AM
Absolutely love it...use to have hair like this but due to too much stress lost a lot

More comments »

Post image for Benefits Of Swimming In Seawater

One of my favorite parts of summer is submerging myself into seawater at the beach for the very first time. I love the feeling of calm that surrounds me as soon as my head sinks beneath the water’s surface. Read more »

Anna -Jun 28, 2013, 11:56PM
I look forward to the first swim too :)
Leslie -Jun 27, 2013, 7:08PM
One thing i do before going to the beach is put a little (or a lot) of Moroccanoil Treatment in my hair to keep it from drying out. I get wonderfully windswept hair (especially with my naturally wavy hair) without it getting too dried out.

More comments »

Post image for How To Make Your Hair Grow

I’ve had long hair for as long as I can remember. Without it I’d feel like a totally different person! I feel that my hair is a huge part of me, and I love the versatility of having long hair – I can wear it a trillion different ways and never get bored. Going from long hair to short hair is easy – all it takes is a pair of scissors and a few minutes – but the transition from short to long isn’t quite so pleasant. If you’ve decided to grow your hair out, there are a few things you can do to speed up the process. Read more »

Carolyn -Oct 14, 2014, 12:51PM
i have been using a leave in conditioner, I use Argan oil on my hair to keep the ends from drying out, less breakage. I have also stopped using a brush, only a wide tooth comb for this lady. I also wear my hair up and in braids to reduce mechanical damage from pocketbook, etc. and the most successful thing that has helped me grow my hair longer is I have sworn off the salon. My boyfriend trims my hair and when he does, there is barely anything on the floor versus the pile I lost when the so-called pro took off five inches when I asked for just an inch off. I think that has been the biggest factor, because I am keeping my hard earned growth, not paying someone to sabotage it.
Mimi -Sep 09, 2014, 1:47PM
Marie there are shampoos and conditioners that contain biotin. I came across this article about biotin and it says that applying biotin topically can also assist with hair health. http://www.biotinconditioner.com/benefits-of-biotin/ Does anyone else agree with this?

More comments »

Post image for DIY Lavender After-Sun Lotion

The sun is shining bright and we all know that we’ll be spending every possible moment under its beautiful, warm rays this summer. Read more »

Jasmine Kelley -Mar 31, 2014, 12:13AM
I love this. I make body butters and balms alot...now I can do this. Love this diy post. Keep it up, it's so inspiring :)
Ann -Aug 25, 2013, 8:53AM
Glad to see you used peppermint oil, this is excellent for taking the sting out of sunburn.

More comments »

Back To Top     
Amber Jewelry | Tea Sets