The last few days before my beautiful babies popped out were a true test as my body felt stretched beyond it’s capability. Breastfeeding after 2 years…yes, your body changes. Breastfeeding twins after 2 years…I’ll let you complete that thought. Everything you have read and heard is true. Pregnancy does a number on us. But we
Now your reaction might be: “you don’t shampoo! Now that’s just gross!”
I’ve always believed that if we knew half the truth about a lot of cosmetics we buy, it would undoubtedly change our outlook.
Recently Johnson & Johnson were in the news for having “chemicals of concern” [human carcinogens] in their iconic baby shampoo. While all the focus is on their baby shampoo nothing is being said about their Aveeno and Neutrogena brands, which still contain harmful toxins.
Ola walked into our store; she needed to pick up a check that was owed to her. We began talking about a number of things, and the topic of exfoliating came up. She was complaining about the brand she was currently using and was considering trying our 100% Red Moroccan (Ghassoul) Clay. Which by the way is great!
I told her I do not exfoliate. To be completely honest with you I don’t remember the last time I did. She did not believe me, saying I had such great skin that it was impossible that I did not exfoliate.
I replied, “I don’t. I use natural oils and they do wonders!”
You’d never dream of washing good wool or cashmere sweater with just any old detergent, but most people don’t think twice about applying shampoo to the priceless fibre that’s sitting on their head. 2
The problem is that shampoos have a dirty little secret…they contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate, which are foaming agents found in dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. 2
Sure they are great for pots and pan…because they cut out grease! Your hair on the other hand, needs to preserve its natural oils to protect it, and your scalp. Stripping them away deprives hair of necessary moisture, amino acids, and antibodies, and thus makes it look dry, dull, and lifeless. It also does the same thing to your skin!
It is estimated that 65 percent of women who dye die their hair do so at home. (1) Many at home colouring kits have a high concentration of chemicals, which can put your curls at risk.
Using Henna means choosing a risk free alternative to chemical dyes because Henna…is a plant. Unlike most synthetic dye’s dies; 100% Body Art Quality [BAQ] Henna does not damage hair, it can be safely incorporated into any hair care regimen, plus it can be done as often as you desire!