Okay, so imagine a scenario where you find yourself with an extra can of beer. I know, I know, it doesn’t necessarily happen all that often, at least not in our household. But for the sake of argument, let’s just say you do. What to do with said can of beer? Well I have the perfect solution for you – put it in your hair! It’s true – a beer hair rinse will actually give you very shiny, smooth hair and even gives your hair nice volume and body. A beer hair rinse will also enhance natural curls and give life to dull hair. After reading this post, I bet you’ll go out to buy a batch of special hair-rinse beer.
In the beginning of May, the people of Sweden were in panic. A few nights of frost meant that the strawberries might not be ready for midsummer. And a Midsummer without Swedish strawberries is not a proper Midsummer!
Luckily, there was no cause for alarm. The strawberries are ready and we can go out and celebrate a proper Swedish Midsummer.
But strawberries are not just a tasty reminder of summer, they are in fact very nutritious and good for you! And things that are good for you to eat, are probably also good to put on your face. I will now share a few easy beauty recipes with strawberries. Just put a few of the more squishy strawberries to the side and use them on your face instead of eating them!
When buying strawberries, make sure you get local, preferrably organic, strawberries. Strawberries are actually one of the fruits that are the most toxic when bought non-organic.
With the Easter holidays soon over, I bet you have more than a couple of extra eggs lying around in your fridge, just waiting to be used. What better way to use then than to use them in your skin care regime? Eggs will strengthen and rejuvenate hair as well as skin. Here’s a few of my favorite egg recipes!
The next brand in the Company Checkup post series is Weleda, another brand that has managed to make a name of themselves in the natural skin care world. Weleda is an old brand, founded in 1921 by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman. Steiner was a polymath of sorts, still famous today for founding (among other things) anthroposophy, Waldorf education and biodynamic agriculture. Weleda still today calls themself a anthroposphic brand, which is (more…)
Did you read my 7 days acne treatment, in which I praised the acne-fighting properties of African black soap? Did you go out and buy yourself one? If my last post didn’t convince you, here’s some more info about african black soap that I’m hoping will convince you.
Many people raise their eyebrows when they hear about people not using shampoo in their hair and only use conditioner or put baking soda and vinegar in their hair. But I must admit that even I was a bit sceptical of the water-only, or WO-method. Not using anything in your hair whatsoever? Only water? That sounds … odd, to say the least. I first read about it on the Long hair community where people, inspired by an article about a woman who hadn’t washed her hair for 11 years, experimented with cutting down on everything and only washing their hair with water. This was years ago, and it wasn’t until a few months back that I actually started toying with the prospect of trying it out myself, inspired by a few success stories from the swedish no ‘poo facebook group.
But does it work? First, let’s have a look at the theory behind WO, and then I will share how this worked for me. (more…)
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that my hair is a very important part of how I choose to present myself. Few things can change ones appearance so drastically as a new hair cut and color. And the conclusions that people draw from just a hair cut are incredible; I’m sure you get associations just from these words: dreadlocks, peroxide blonde, mohawk, ginger.
Although I am well aware of the mighty impact of hair, alas I am too lazy to doo much about it. I rarely make special up-dos and always forget to redye my hair, leaving nasty regrowths. So for my own sake just as much as for yours, I gathered some super-easy tips on how to improve the quality of your hair with almost no effort. Some of these tips are more a matter of changing your habits, but I assure you, if you just try out a few of these, your hair is indeed going to look amazing.
When it comes to hair brushes, boar bristle brushes (BBB) are really the best way to go if you want to brush your hair with something that doesn’t break your hair at the same time. But make sure you get the right kind of brush – sometimes you might think you got a pure BBB, while you actually got one that was part nylon. Here are a few tips on how you can tell if the hair brush is actually made out of pure boar bristle.
Pop quiz: what can you do with an old T-shirt, a head band and an odd sock? It might not be what you think.
I once heard somewhere that hairdressers is the occupational group that are forced to retire the earliest due to work-related health issues. I know, I know, you’ll have to look a long way before you find a source vaguer than this, but just thinking about all those chemicals, peroxides, ammonium and what-nots they have to inhale every day makes me think that it can’t be far from the truth. Lucky for the hairdressers, and lucky for us as consumers, there are now alternatives to conventional hair salons. In organic hair salons, the products used on the hair contain far less toxic chemicals than the products used in traditional hair care salons. (more…)