Being eco-friendly is important to me. I am always researching about products so that I can make the healthiest choice for my family and the environment. I have overhauled how I feed my family and myself. I’ve also switched to using natural cleaners so, the next thing I have been working on transforming is our bath and body care. It’s unbelievable how many items we have been using that are chock full of toxins. The website, EWG’s Skin Deep, is a helpful resource to break down the ingredients in products and explain why they are harmful.
Moving on to no ‘poo! Now, my friend Shai is also an Earth friendly mama and I have seen her post quite a bit about the no ‘poo method which is washing your hair but not using a harmful shampoo. Thankfully she wrote a detailed blog post about the process that made it simple to follow along. The no ‘poo method consists of using a baking soda wash and apple cider vinegar rinse for 6 weeks to detox your hair. It’s cheap and good for you.
I decided to give no ‘poo a try! It’s been almost two weeks, and I love my hair! It feels amazing. My hair stays soft and it makes me happy to know I am using all natural products. Before I get in the shower, I pour the baking soda and apple cider vinegar in reusable containers. I add water to create the mixtures while I am in the shower. The baking soda scrub has a gritty texture but once I rinse with the apple cider vinegar my hair feels silky.
Speaking of hair awesomeness, The Dirty Housewife recently hosted a giveaway for an 8-ounce bottle of Mermaid Hair and I won!
From The Dirty Housewife: "My Mermaid Hair is formulated to bring that 'beachy' look to your hair-Just like how a day at the beach will leave your hair sunkissed and seasprayed and mixed with salt water. My hair is always more manageable after a day in the ocean and always seems to have that sexy tousled look to it."
I tried Mermaid Hair for the first time yesterday. One of the first things I noticed is that seconds after I spritzed Mermaid Hair onto my hair, my natural curls and wave popped out. My favorite thing about Mermaid Hair is that I experienced ZERO frizz after my hair dried naturally. I do not blow dry my hair so when it dries naturally I usually have a dome of frizz which I then tackle with a hot iron. Mermaid Hair is perfect for my busy lifestyle. Now, I can jump out of the shower, towel dry my hair, spray on Mermaid Hair and go about my day with hair that looks awesome. Also, a little goes a long way! Thank you Shai and Tanya for showing me the way of healthy, natural, and beautiful hair.
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