While they look like something you'd keep in your kitchen, much like FarmHouse Fresh Goods' Sweet Cream Body Milk ($26), these goodies are best left in the shower — and not drizzled atop your Elvis-style peanut butter and banana sandwich. Made with organic honey to promote bounce and shine in the hair, these orange-blossom-scented products are also sulfate- and paraben-free. Will you get your buzz on?
If you love coffee, or even just the scent of it, let me introduce you to the Barista Bath and Body (B3) line of products. Launched just a few months ago by three businesswomen (a mother, daughter, and niece), unlike many other "coffee-scented" hair and body lines, the B3 products actually do contain the real deal. Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, it features organic, fair trade coffee, coffee seed oil, coffee extract, or ground coffee within the brand's eight core offerings.
Why coffee, you ask? Not only is it a stimulating ingredient, but its acidic pH balance is also similar to our own hair and skin. To find out more about this caffeinated brand, along with a review of a few of the products, just keep reading.
After seeing the post you did on Milla Jovovich's gorgeous red hair, I decided to take the plunge from dark brown to red! And I love it. Anyway, I was hoping you'd be able to help me find a new shampoo? I'm looking for a sulfate-free one to help keep my color, but it also has to be very moisturizing for my curly hair. Any ideas?
I have plenty sulfate-free, color-safe, moisture-rich options, dear reader. (And they're even great for all hair colors.) For a suggestions in various price points, just read more.
Hi, it's curly-haired Bella here with an update on that whole no-poo/ plopping conversation. To refresh your memory, the first step to no 'poo is using shampoos without sulfates and, as I happened to be nearing the bottom of my bottle anyway, I hunted for items falling into this category for my next purchase.
Instead of taking the no-shampoo-period route, I sought out those without surfactants – no sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium laureth sulfate – to still have some power to rinse out my product. Because I know all too well the temptations of spending hours in the haircare aisle (or is that just me?), I'm sharing my researched roundup of safe suggestions to get you started.
This isn't just for curly girls either. Sulfates can be extra drying for people who color, have dry hair to begin with, or even sensitive skin that's easily irritated. Check out my list (and suggest your favorites in the comments below) when you read more