Urban Hippie / non-toxic hair

  • Simple alternative to shampoo and conditioner

    A lot of shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals. Unfortunately, much of what's offered on drugstore shelves aren't chemical-free. And the ones that are are usually pretty expensive. Let me offer an inexpensive alternative to traditional shampoo and conditioner: it might take a little while to get used to but I love it. Though I haven't converted my husband, all things in good time. Recipe * "SHAMPOO" - 1 Tablespoon of baking soda to 1 Cup of filtered water * "CONDITIONER" - 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 Cup of filtered water   Application * For simple application...

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  • Johnson & Johnson plans to phase out potentially harmful chemicals by 2015 - Babies around the world cheer!

    I was so excited to read a report that said Johnson&Johnson is going to reduce the amount of chemicals in their products by 2015. My sister-in-law just had a baby and we met him for the first time this past weekend in Phoenix. Reading this report gives me hope that we as a society might change our approach to personal care products. It gives me hope that natural organic skin care is our future, but it won't even need that label. It will just be skin care products and we will all know they are natural and organic.  "(CBS/AP) Johnson...

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  • Organic hair salon in Los Angeles

    I realize if you are not local to Los Angeles this might not apply to you, but it’s important to discuss anyway. I stress the importance of organic, natural skin care, but Verina at Verina Organic Hair Salon emphasizes the importance when it comes to your hair! She believes in the importance reducing the number of chemicals we expose ourselves to and being a stylist, she could be exposed to a lot of chemicals. She researches the best natural non-toxic products for her clients, so there is no compromise in the results-- just in the chemical exposure.       Things I love about...

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