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5 reasons why you should be using natural shampoo bars

Natural shampoo bars have been replacing store bought and/or factory manufactured shampoos. They are the recent trend in cleansers because of the benefits surrounding them. Most shampoo contain sulfates which is an abrassive sudzing agent often used in laundry detergents. Sulfates are deep cleansers so they are great for removing oil, dirt, and debri, however, they can be good for cleansing but bad for your health. Sulfates can remove the natural oils from your scalp, also called sebum, which is needed to nourish your hair growth. They also dry out your skin, leaving you with cracked, itchy skin, this is why natural soap and shampoo bars are the way to go. 

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10 Harmful ingredients hiding in your skin and hair care products

Many people don't know or even care about the ingredients in their skin and hair care products and many people do not know what parabens, sulfates and phthalates are, let alone how to pronounce them. I was one of those people but during my pregnancy with my first baby I started to pay attention to the beauty products that I was applying to my skin and hair and that was when I began to learn about the dangers of some of these beauty products and the harmful chemicals that they contain: 10 harmful chemicals that may be hiding in your skin and hair care products Find out more

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Sisterhood Squad Workout + Social Hour @ Athleta LA at The Grove

I had an exciting time talking about green beauty benefits at Athelea LA at The Grove for there Sisterhood Squad Workout and Social Hour event this past weekend!  There was an intense workout with the women of Uplift Studios, Los Angeles, chatting with nutritionist Shauna Faulisi of Soul Wellness Method, who made the most refreshing and super delicious coconut water mocktails, raffle prizes, free gifts and workout passes, JOSHICA beauty skincare samples and free hair braiding. If you are in the Los Angeles area you can be apart of more fun and exciting events like this one, simply stop by the Los Angeles Athleta store to pick up a calendar of events or check out their events page here.  #powerofshe   \ #powerofshe @soulwellnessmethod @athletala @upliftstudiosla

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Understanding Hair Porosity

Now that we are learning how to maintain black natural hair we are starting to learn more about hair in general.  Many women may find that their natural hair is too much to manage because it is too dry and it is hard to find a product that will work on their hair. When they apply product to their hair it doesn't penetrate the hair or they might need to apply a copious amount of product in order for their hair to stay moisturized. Well, one of the reasons your natural hair might be dry is due to the fact that you have low or high porosity hair, which means the hair shafts are either too open or closed, which then effects the way moisture penetrates the...

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How much money do you save by going natural?

I hear a lot of natural hair women or women who are debating on whether they should go natural, complaining about how expensive it is to have natural hair. I find that to be puzzling because women who wear their hair natural are actually saving money compared to women who get regular relaxer treatments and hair weaves.  I think natural hair can be expensive if you've become a "product junkie" and are buying every new natural hair product available in stores and online; eeeing that the natural hair care industry has grown tremendously and continues to grow.  It can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time wanting to try new things on your hair and discovering what works for you, but...

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