Greenbeauty, Hair care

Benefits of switching to shampoo and conditioner bars

Most commercial liquid shampoos contain SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) and synthetic silicones to smooth the hair. These chemicals can themselves build up in the hair. They can also strip the hair of its natural protective oils and in fact cause an over production of oil by the scalp as it tries to compensate. When we stop using harsh shampoos, our hair and scalp are not being stripped of their natural oils. Our hair may now take some time to re-balance its oil production. This can take place from a few days to a few weeks.

It is my personal belief that shampoo & conditioner bars are the way forward in the haircare industry, once customers become more informed about what they put on their hair & bodies on a regular basis we will see a massive switch to more organic products. The amount of unnecessary plastic bottles used for shampoo and conditioner products is unbelievable. We don’t need to use that much plastic when we can have solid bars that need no plastic at all ! I have created my own line of organic shampoo and conditioner bars that come in biodegradable boxes. Click here to take a look at my range ๐Ÿ™‚

No Worries About TSA Limits

A travellerโ€™s nightmare is having airport security raid your bag, asking if youโ€™re over the liquidย limit, or worse, opening your suitcase after a flight and finding out that your shampoo bottles have leaked all over your favourite outfit. Shampoo bars eliminate both scenarios and will make your caseย smell good, without destroying your clothes.

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Concentrated to Last Longer

Most shampoos are 80-percent water and conditioners can be even moreโ€”up to 95-percent water. Why pay for water when you can add it in yourself? Shampoo bars are mega concentrated and generally last longer than bottled versions. On average, a shampoo bar will outlast two to three bottles of liquid shampoo, meaning you save moneyย andย extra trips to the store.

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Cruelty Free and All Natural

Many brands that produce shampoo bars are striving to protect the oceans, wildlife, and ecosystems that are being affected by the mass production of chemical-laden products in the beauty industry. Many traditional bottled shampoos are filled with preservatives and chemicals that can strip hair of its natural oils and leave your scalp feeling dry. Oftentimes, these chemicals are not found in shampoo bars. Many bars contain essential oils and natural ingredients and are cruelty free. Another plus? Many shampoo bars are free of palm oil, an ingredient linked to deforestation and habitat degradation.

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Beauty secrets of the ancient Egyptians

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Ancient Egypt, one of the most fascinating civilisations to ever have existed. The beautiful artwork and statues that are still found standing today or in museums are utterly amazing. The woman of ancient Egypt are depicted with beautiful faces and hair and are known to have toke pride in their appearance. I have done a bit of research for this post and found out that ancient Egyptian woman may just be the inventors of hair extensions!

More on hair extensions and wigs later on in the post… lets start with the obvious one first! EYELINER! what in the world are male and females depicted with all that eyeliner on their eyes on artwork/statues even on the sarcophagus. What are they doing that for ?

Egyptians mostly used galena (more commonly known as kohl) and malachite powder (a green mineral) for eye makeup. Galena was a black paint that shielded eyes from the sun, while malachite powder made the eyes appear larger and protected those who wore it. Both were applied using ivory, wood, or sticks made of metal.

Kohl was found to repel insects and flies and also protect the eyes from the sun, which is handy if you live in ancient Egypt. So looking pretty wasn’t the only purpose of ancient Egyptian makeup! Also the makeup was worn by men and woman and even children from rich and poor backgrounds although the richer had more makeup available to them and also finer boxes and tools to apply it with. Apparently some richer ladies had bejewelled boxes and applicator sticks just for their beauty routine.

Mascara was also used in ancient Egypt applied with ivory or bone made from kohl mixed with honey, water and animal fats to create a paste that would make the lashes darker and more defined.

Skin exfoliation was big in ancient Egypt with ladies using ground coffee powder to rub on their skin and also dead sea salts, it is said Cleopatra would travel to the dead sea just for her skincare routine.

Big brows were a trend back then just like lamination brows now only ancient Egypt was way ahead of their time. They would use burnt ground up almonds as an eyebrow pencil to fill up the brows and darken them. Almonds contain vitamin e which is fantastic for hair growth, so you basically have an all natural eyebrow pencil that is also great for your eyebrows! genius.

Ancient soap. Yes the Egyptians were BIG on personal hygiene and washing was very important part of the self care routine. Apparently they would use natural clays to wash mixed with olive oil so they were cleansed and nourished at the same time. Wow we need to go back to this in 2020 !

Body art was often painted on with henna!

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Magnesium Oil Body Spray – review

Better you magnesium oil is a saturated solution of zechstein magnesium chloride, one of the most soluble of all magnesium compounds. Absorption commences immediate when massaged into the skin, helping promote natural relaxation.

I think this 100ml body spray is a top quality product, the better you brand is one of my favourite brands and all their products are amazing and effective. My experience with this magnesium spray has been good, I felt a bit of tingling after I apply then my muscles definitely feel less painful and more relaxed. Too much magnesium can give you side effects, so I only use this spray once a week on my legs after workouts. I would recommend this product to my readers looking for a magnesium spray and especially if you have been diagnosed with magnesium deficiency .

You can read my post on the benefits of magnesium oil by clicking here, Always remember to patch test your skin when using a new oil or product!

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L`Essentielle Rose Water – review ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ’ง

Organic Pure rose floral water from l`essentielle suitable for all skin types, good for acne and sensitive skin. This lovely 150ml spray bottle is just absolutely adorable !Rose water in your skincare routine is an absolute must have you can read more about the benefits of rose water by clicking here and also learn about rose water in your haircare routine by clicking here !

Rose water can come in all different varieties some have additives or do not come in a spray bottle, L`essentielle rose water does not have anything added just 100 percent beautiful rose water and also can be easily sprayed anywhere on your body. This product is high quality and really good for the money I would rate this product a 10/10. You can see all the amazing products this company produces at www.lessentielle.co.uk