7 Tips to Henna your Hair Without Making a Mess

7 Tips to Henna your Hair Without Making a Mess

I’ve been dying my hair off and on since high school. My natural color is a somewhat mousey brown and never felt vibrant enough for who I am and the me I want to express to the world. When I started my “chemical free” phase and went a little crunchy, I began using henna to…

Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo/ Conditioner that Kicks No Poo’s Butt

Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo/ Conditioner that Kicks No Poo’s Butt

I tried no-pooing with baking soda and then Castile soap and wasn’t thrilled with the results (see why here). So I experimented further and created the herbal hair wash I’m going to share with you today. But first find out why you should ditch commercial shampoo here. It started when I read this article on…

Why I Don’t “No-Poo” with Baking Soda or Castile Soap Anymore

Why I Don’t “No-Poo” with Baking Soda or Castile Soap Anymore

Here’s Part 2 in my “No-Poo” series. In Part 1, I told you why it’s worth avoiding commercial shampoos and going the diy route. In this article, find out why I no longer use either baking soda or castile soap to wash my hair. Plus the one reason it may not work for you and…

Why I Stopped Using Shampoo

Why I Stopped Using Shampoo

First of all, I just wanted to announce that this is Post Number 99. Seems like it should be the title of a thriller, eh? My next one will be a celebration of 100 posts and one year of blogging. So stay tuned. Anywho… Let’s get started on Part 1 of a series also one…

Beauty Product Freedom: DIY Dry Shampoo

Beauty Product Freedom: DIY Dry Shampoo

This post is part of a series I’m doing on freedom from beauty products. As a long-standing product-junky, I’m very excited to share with you everyday ways you can save money, get healthier, and green your consumer footprint all at once. Upcoming posts include easy diy shampoo and skincare alternatives. I don’t want to just talk about clean eating…

Henna as a Natural Hair Dye: What, Why, and How

Henna as a Natural Hair Dye: What, Why, and How

I’m one of those who would rather give up bananas than inhale the fumes of ammonia, peroxide, and the other nasty chemicals in hair dye while letting it slowly seep into my scalp.  Still, at the risk of sounding shallow, I feel more confident with a rich hair color that reflects my vibrant personality.  While…