Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A safe way to clean your beautiful locks.

After reading up about how dangerous and damaging sulfates can be, I decide to not shampoo my hair anymore. So I researched different ways to clean my hair, and I found that a lot of people were recommending baking soda. At first I just mixed it with water in a squirt bottle, but found that it worked better if I just took a palm-full of it and wet it just enough to make a paste. I then proceeded to rub it onto my hair and let it sit for about 3-5 minuets. Then I would rinse it out, and sometimes condition it after (but that was when I had longer hair). I did this about three to four times a week. It works pretty well to clean greasy hair, but I wouldn't recommend using it everyday because it could strip the natural oils from your hair and cause it to become greasier. I use baking soda for a lot of other thing, but I will tell you more about those things in future posts.

Also something I tried on my hair recently, was apple-cider vinegar. I read that it cleans your hair wonderfully and gives it a beautiful shine. It did give my hair shine, but it didn't clean as well as I had hoped it would, and later that week my head became unbearably itchy. I'm not sure if the apple-cider vinegar caused it. My scalp being itchy lead me to research how to get rid of it. Many sites recommended unnatural things like Head & Shoulders and other common dandruff shampoos. I was about to give up, when I found a website talking about the uses for Coconut oil. It read that Coconut oil works really well to get rid of dandruff, because it has all these vitamins that are really healthy for your scalp and work on strengthening it. So I tried it and it certainly made the itch go away, but I think I did it wrong. Instead of working some into my hair after taking a shower (like the website recommended) I just rubbed it on my scalp when it was dry, and after realizing that It probably was going to be a oily mess, I then wet it down a little and wrapped a towel around it. Then I went to bed, and woke up to find my hair oily and not so very clean. So I think I'm going to try the way the website recommends. I really hope that this post has been informative for all of you who are deciding to stop using shampoo, and If not I hope it will at least give you something to think about.
Remember that you are beautiful!
 God bless!

-Anastasia :) 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Let's talk about: Hair

It's probably the part of the body that get's the most attention and most time spent on making it look good. But in the end do we even like our hair? There's not a day that goes by where you don't hear someone or even yourself complaining about how bad their hair looks or how much they hate it. Why do so many people hate their hair? I think it's safe to say that many people wish their hair was healthy.

You can usually tell that someone has healthy hair just by looking at it. The hair has a shine about it, feels perfectly soft to the touch, and doesn't tangle when you brush it. I'm sad to say that not everyone has hair like this, and it's probably because they don't treat their hair the way it should be treated.

I'll tell you right now that I've never had a perm or have dyed my hair, but I do know what it feels like to have not so healthy locks. Some people may think that only hair that has been chemically treated is unhealthy. That is absolutely wrong. Anyone can have unhealthy hair whether they've dyed it or not. A lot of people are using products that damage their hair. Maybe some of you have heard of sulfates being dangerous for you hair and your health. If you haven't, you need the research and read up about the dangers of harsh sulfates. There are so many other dangerous chemicals in the shampoo we use, so many that after reading about them I decided to stop using shampoo all together. Some of you may say that I'm crazy for not using shampoo and that I must feel dirty all the time. But believe me, my hair has never felt better, and just because I don't use shampoo doesn't mean I don't use other things to clean my hair. And that's precisely why I created this blog. To help you to know the natural ways to clean you hair. In future blog post I'm going to show you all the things I've tried for my hair, what worked and what didn't. So get ready to throw out those expensive shampoos that aren't really doing anything for your hair, and get ready to have beautiful hair that everyone (including yourself) is going to love!