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How to Quit Shampoo Without Becoming Disgusting

How to Quit Shampoo Without Becoming Disgusting
Are you cheap? Lazy? Vaguely and perhaps unjustifiably paranoid about slathering your body with chemicals on a daily basis? Then perhaps you'd like to join the “no-poo movement”? Why would you want to quit shampoo? So, let’s review: quitting shampoo will clear up your complexion and make your hair look awesome, plus it will save you time and money. Here’s how you do it: Step 1: Switch from shampoo to baking soda and vinegar -To make your new “shampoo,” slowly add water to baking soda until it’s just slightly gooey. -Next, make the “conditioner.” -Now it’s time to implement your new hair-washing routine. -Use the baking soda and vinegar in place of shampoo and conditioner for at least two weeks. Step 2: Switch from baking soda and vinegar to just water At this point, all you need do is massage your scalp under running water in the shower. Your hair will become quite greasy, but only for a little while. After the first week, you'll still have a little more waiting it out to do.

How To Style Maiden Braids Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial. Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap braids around the crown of your head and pin in place with one pin each. Step 6: Arrange braids so that they cover the front of your head like a headband. Steps 7-8: Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and pin it into a cute messy bun. Step 9: Add final pins and spray.

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin. Perfume Shave oil

November 2011 Here is a fresh update of conferences, events and/or competitions scheduled for the coming months, which may be of interest to teachers in and around Australasia. The list is a bit lean from here through December as you might expect, so if you have anything you’d like to add, PD meetings or other get-togethers, just let us know. For events further out a comprehensive listing is available here. NovemberInduction and Mentoring Workshops The New Zealand Teachers Council is hosting this series of workshops throughout the country starting in Auckland on 2 November – and finishing in Invercargill on 1 December.Wednesday 2 November – Wednesday 1 DecemberThroughout New Zealand Australia's National Recycling Week Reduce, reuse and recycle! EducCampInversSaturday 12 November 9.30 am – 3.00 pmMyross Bush School, Invercargill DecemberInduction and Mentoring Workshops Last workshop in the national series hosted by the New Zealand Teachers Council. Hamilton, New Zealand Ho ain, Vietnam

Update On The 'S' French Braid Updo: Step By Step How-to I am flattered that the response is so great on the French Braid Updo. Here is a series of steps in photos that hopefully sheds some light on how to do it. Brush your hair. *For curly hair, don't brush it, just run your fingers through your hair. Start slight off centre of your crown. Braid slightly diagonally towards your ear. Curve back from your ear and braid in the same manner to the other side. Keep braiding as per above back and forth until you run out of hair. Et Voila. Helps?? Let me know if this a) helps or b) confuses more. Even though I've been a hairstylist for 20 years, I swear you can do this if you can master a French braid. TIP: Next time you see your hairstylist, ask her to watch how you French braid and correct any mistakes you may have. I know, this just may be the Rubik's Cube of hairstyling.

EXPERT SECRETS | DIY Sugar&Wax - BEAUTY WOO ME - beauty tips, cosmetics... - StumbleUpon {Image from this etsy shop where you can buy sugar wax if you don't want to make it. We are not affiliated. I just like the way they look. Let me know if you buy the wax!} Hello lovely reader. DO YOU ever make your own beauty products? My favorite, though, is homemade sugar wax or DIY sugaring (whatever you cal it). It's so quick and easy, dirt cheap (you have all the ingredients stocked in your pantry already, swear), non-toxic, hurts less than both strip and hard wax, and rinses clean off, so you don't have sticky spots on your skin when finished; it doesn't clog your pores (Hello?! Sugar Wax Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice Seriously. Simmer all ingredients in sauce pan on medium-high heat until amber, but don't scorch. Cool until you can handle the wax without it being too runny or sticky. Clean yer skin where you're planning to wax. Frankly, that sounds like a better night, to me, than a night on the tiles... My age is showing, isn't it?

Brotherhood Winery | America's Oldest Winery Est. 1839 | Brotherhood Winery Tours Experience the enigmatic atmosphere of Brotherhood Winery by taking a leisurely stroll through our vast network of underground cellars. Excavated by hand in the late 19th Century, the dimly lit cellars house over two hundred oak barrels and feature a crested vault containing some of the oldest vintages in America. Our team of knowledgeable guides will reveal the secrets of these mysterious vaults and keep you amused with tall tales of folly and tragedy. The tour will get you well acquainted with the complete wine making process and you will feel like an expert in the field. The difference between a merlot, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon will no longer seem perplexing and a finer palatte will be acquired. Test your wine tasting skills in our modern showroom and enjoy the many flavors and textures Brotherhood has to offer the budding and discerning wine lover. Hours April-December:

How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season. The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece. Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. Fishtail It! Braid the remaining piece of hair left from your cascade into a fishtail braid. Accessorize Add a cute bow or flower to hide your bobby pins and give this look some extra hair flair.

Interesting Trivia?! & Matt's Notes - StumbleUpon When you’re finished reading, check out the new trivial posts: More Interesting Trivia and Even More Interesting Trivia. Mum sent me this so it has to be true – right? Here are some ‘facts’ about the 1500s: They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor” But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot, they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low. Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good byJune. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. The floor was dirt. (Getting quite an education, aren’t you?) Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. Like this:

How To Put Your Hair Up In A Cute Bun | Guide « Wonder How To Comb your hair carefully to eliminate any tangles or knots.Take some hair from the top of your head. 3. Tie off this hair with a hair elastic. 4. Don't pull off the ends. 5. 6. 7. 8. My No Poo Shampoo Story, I Went Shampoo Free &Took Pictures - StumbleUpon EmailEmail “No Poo” is a nickname for going shampoo free… Everyone has a different experience when ditching shampoo. Here is Amber’s story…. And you can read mine here! So I decided to stop using shampoo and jump on this tiny “no poo shampoo” train that was starting. Still. So this is when I decided to do a little experiment. Week One Okay, so this is bad. Why baking soda? The first week was horrible (I wore a lot of ponytails) but I kept telling myself eventually my scalp and hair would detox and recalibrate. Week Two Okay, getting a little better but yes, my hair still looks like crap. However, another problem had cropped up. to my 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and the itch was gone immediately. Week Three By the end of the third week I could see that it really was going to work. Week Four By the end of the fourth week something funny began to happen. Week Five By week five suddenly there was a huge change. Week Six So after six weeks my hair is looking better than it has in years.

Summer Hair Braid Trends Braids, pleats, or plaits—whatever you call them, we're absolutely loving all things twisted in hair this season. Beautylish brings you the three hottest braid trends this season and three easy braid DIY tutorials to replicate the look yourself. Who needs a headband when you can make one from your hair! It's easy to give your braids a little extra something with ribbons, flowers, bows, and any other accessories you can think of. The fishtail braid (or Herringbone braid) became a popular trend among celebrities and fashion mavens this year, and we too adore the sea-inspired style.

D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Have fun styling!

Find out about Braids: Our Top 7 Picks By kenziepoo | It’s so hard to believe that fall will be upon us soon. If you are like me you will be in desperate need of what’s in for hair this fall. I have news for you braids will be so in. We have picked out a few of our favorite braids for fall. Keep reading after the jump to view our favorite Braids! nggallery id=’121177′ Milkmaid Braid You can't go wrong with a Dutch Milkmaid Braid Tucked Braid Try this pretty tucked braid for an evening out. French Braid-Cascading hair One of my favorites is the Partial French Braid w/ Cascading Hair. Double Knot Fast and easy: Try the Double Knot...tie a single knot in much the same way you would tie any knot, placing one section of parted hair over the other, then looping that section though the created hole, pulling the two parts tightly Side Braid You can rock a Turban with a relatively loose and relaxed side braid. Milkmaid braid via here Tucked Braid via here French Braid Cascading Hair via here Side Braid with Turban via here Undone Braid via here

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