Monday, 17 December 2018 08:03

Natural Hair Products That Work Wonders!

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Pureland Beauty.


I’ve been using natural hair care products since 2003 (at least). I decided to go vegan back then and I started learning about cruelty-free body care. It was an easy choice for me to switch to plant-based shampoo and conditioner. But it took some time for me to figure out what worked best for my hair. In fact, I’ve been experimenting ever since with a few hits and many misses. Recently, I received cleansing, conditioning and styling products from Pureland and I’ve been absolutely blown away by how great they make my hair look and feel.

Published in Body Care

Product review by EvG team member Amanda Shea: 

 

As someone with long, wavy hair, I often find myself struggling to detangle my hair after a shower. Fortunately, Original Sprout sent me their 4 ounce bottles of Hair & Body Babywash, Deep Conditioner, and Miracle Detangler. The detangler works wonders. I squirted a little into my hair and was able to easily run a brush through my hair. The shampoo, conditioner, and detangler used in combination left my hair silky smooth, with no frizz in sight.

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One of the most common themes in the questions I am asked is how to lose weight on the plant-based diet. I always try to address this topic carefully, as it's a sensitive subject. Having struggled with an eating disorder in my teens and twenties and body image issues most of my life, I understand how important one's mental state is to feeling good physically and emotionally. Changing my diet has had an ongoing impact on my life, including healthy weight loss and the ability to maintain it. Additionally, learning about how food impacts the body helped me feel more grounded and comfortable in my skin, and reduced unhealthy eating habits (like binging and purging).

I've also discovered that there is no such thing as a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all trick, and that keeping the body thriving inside and out is a perpetual process. That's why I love coming across weight loss advice that offers long-term, nutritious tips featuring food and healthy emotional guidance. Here are some of my latest favorites, starting with 10 delicious, body-friendly foods.

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It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the US have dandruff, which amounts to approximately 50 million citizens. Yikes - that’s a lot of people struggling with itchiness and embarrassing white stuff on their dark clothing! Fortunately they can all breathe easy because this unpleasant scalp condition can be prevented and treated naturally through some simple lifestyle choices and home remedies.

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Most women (and some men) spend a lot of time styling their hair - spending lots of money and time on hair cuts and products. Unfortunately, these beauty routines aren't very eco-friendly or healthy, as the products as often full of harmful chemicals. This probably isn't new information to you, so perhaps you use organic products. However, you may not know this: most hair dryers give off as much radiation as a microwave - YIKES!

Published in Hair and Nails
Sunday, 26 September 2010 20:00

EVG Video Update, featuring Elliott's Ethos

A while back I did a survey and asked EVG readers what they liked best about the site, and most people answered that they like the video content. Thus, I have been feeling super guilty about my lack of video posts recently...or lack of original posts all together. So, I decided to try to do some quick YouTube updates and feature all the amazing companies I've been meaning to review for so long.

Published in Body Care
Sunday, 23 May 2010 20:13

No Need For 'Poo


I'm sure it is obvious that I'm obsessed with finding new ways to be healthier and greener, and I'm about to take a step in a pretty radical direction: I'm going to stop shampooing my hair.
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You may have read my post last week about the importance of avoiding plastic bottles. After seeing the documentary Tapped I went home and started recycling all my plastic containers. Then I walked into my bathroom and realized almost all of my body products were in plastic, and I felt defeated. Luckily, I found an answer to the problem at Natural Products Expo West.

Published in Hair and Nails
Friday, 26 February 2010 11:05

Dry Bar - An Almost Green Blow Dry Salon

 
Last night I went to the grand opening party for Dry Bar - an almost green blow dry salon in Brentwood. I say "almost green" because it has some eco aspects, but that's not really the mission. However, the party was co-hosted by my eco buddy Tracy Hepler of Your Daily Thread, so I had to go to support her. Ran into my friends Siel (Green LA Girl) and Erin (Chill Out LA), and made a new friend named Stacey (owner of Green Line Beauty). Natural beauty Josie Maran was there too. I was also happy to see Large Marge Sustainables - love her food!
 
So what is eco about Dry Bar?
I'll see if I can find out any more details about how they're eco-friendly. It seems like a cool place - I may try it out since I have a free coupon. It is very trendy and "Brentwood" - lots of fashionable, beautiful women. I liked the space a lot, it's in a good part of town (near Coral Tree Cafe), but I hesitate to go back since their products don't seem to be vegan.
 
And what exactly is a "dry bar"? The salon only does blow outs and stylings, no cuts or colors
 
From Dry Bar 
310-442-6084
11677 San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049


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Friday, 05 February 2010 22:43

Green Drinks at Shades in Beverly Hills

Last night my friends and I stopped by Green Drinks at Shades Natural Color in Beverly Hills. I was excited to go there because I've been meaning to check out the eco-vegan salon for a long time. It's a really neat place and I look forward to going in and trying out their services at some point.

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