Starting the New Year Fresh: Creating Natural Hair Goals

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It’s a new year, why not work towards a new YOU? Setting natural hair goals for a new year can seem like a daunting task, especially with all of the other things you have to do. And then there is the fact that you usually forget your New Year’s resolution before the end of January.

 Still, there is a sense of accomplishment when you can say that you tried something innovative, rolled up your sleeves and got to work being creative. So instead of looking at your natural hair as one more thing you HAVE to do, use these tips to experience your natural hair in a new way this year.

Herb of the week: Neem

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The neem tree (azadirachta indica) is native to India and has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. The leaves of the neem tree are used to make teas, infusions, and supplements, while the whole nuts of the tree are cold pressed to make a nourishing oil. Neem can be used both externally and internally to promote the health of skin, hair, and nails.

Hello Beautiful Lipstick: A Year in the Making

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Today marks the end of the second month since I started selling Hello Beautiful Lipstick in Love Natural Sunshine’s Boutique. Originally when I had thought of making all natural lipstick it was out of a desperate attempt to find natural beauty products that were safe and non-toxic for my mom to wear.

Pink Lipstick & Why I Avoid It

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The ingredients used to make pink cosmetics can have questionable effects on your body’s health. When creating Hello Beautiful Lipstick, I decided not to create pink lipstick. Here’s why.

Is Titanium Dioxide in Your Cosmetics Safe?

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It’s an ingredient you may have seen listed on the label of your lipstick, foundation, and other cosmetics. Titanium dioxide is even found in most natural beauty brands. But is it safe? Some would say yes, while others would contend that is not safe. In actuality, the safeness of titanium dioxide depends on several factors.

Herb of the week: Thyme

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Thyme is often labeled as an uncommon essential oil, sidelined for more well-known essential oils like lavender or tea tree. Although overlooked, thyme essential oil is an important oil that can be used medicinally to treat common hair and body ailments.

Can Beauty Care Products Penetrate Your Skin?

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So what’s the big deal with natural beauty products anyway? Can what you put on your skin really affect your health? The short answer is yes; beauty products can penetrate your skin. The process is called product penetration. That means the icky chemicals and preservatives in your beauty care products penetrate into your skin and can be carried into your bloodstream.