Be Careful with Store Bought Shampoo or Facewash with Toxic Chemicals

Are you using store bought shampoo or facewash?

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It’s time to be very careful with them. I didn’t realise this until recently, but I kept getting this horrible pain in my eyes, about once every week. For some reason, the pain was mainly my right eye, and it constantly felt sore. I tried many things like eye-drops or massage, and nothing helped. I kept wondering what made it come about once a week? The pain would sometimes last about 2-3 days.

Then I suddenly realised.

The pain almost always came after I washed my hair, and once a week, I would use shampoos like Pantene. Right after that, my eyes would start aching.

Then I tried using the store bought facewash like Clean & Clear morning energy skin brightening daily facial wash, and my eyes had almost the same problem. It also ached for a few days!

So I decided to do a little experiment. I had a bar of Shea butter soap, made from nothing but natural ingredients (which you can get on Carley’s Clear and Smooth) and I used it for my face and hair. So instead of turning to those store bought facewash and shampoo, I now fully use natural soaps.

My eyes has not ached at all till this day!

I was getting very worried about m eyes as I didn’t like to constantly live in pain, especially when it’s happening to such an important part of my body which may even affect my vision.

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Then, a few days later I read on another website that store bought shampoo and facewash often contain a lot of toxic chemicals that can put our health at risk, and we don’t even realise it. Chemicals which are dangerous can include: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Methylisothiazoline and Parabens. Sometimes, these chemicals are even disguised in the labels so we don’t realise it. Would they ever tell us? Of course not!

Also, sulfates are irritants, so that may be a big reason why my eyes were aching!

So, it’s important that we stay away from it, especially for the sake of our eyes. You may not get pains, but that may just be in due time. I was fine all these years but now, my eyes finally cracked and refused to take anymore of it.

What should you do if you’re dependent on store bought shampoo or facewash?

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Get natural soap like I did, it was the best thing I discovered. It felt so great and smooth on the skin and made my hair and face feel amazing.

You can also make your own natural shampoo by combining baking soda with lemon juice, vinegar and such.

Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask for Lustrious Shiny Hair

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(I’m really not going gray, the lighting just makes it seem that way!)

Last week, I went to take photos outside and was thinking: Hmm I want to make my hair look better, I heard stuff about how good coconut oil is, so why not?

I am in love with this new hair mask and it has made my hair shiny, smooth and glowing for so much longer! I will share with you exactly how I do my hair routine.

You will need:

2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey

Put both of them in a bowl.

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Mix it very well with a spoon. The honey may be sinking at the bottom, but that’s alright.

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First thing you need to do is go to the sink and wet your hair.

After your hair is wet, apply the oil and honey on your hair, try and reach every part, particularly the scalp.

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Once all the mixture is in, give yourself a scalp massage and wait for about 20 minutes.

Go into the shower and use a good quality soap (my favourite is Carley’s Clear and Smooth Shea Butter soap) and rub it all over your hair. This will help get most of the oil out. Do a lot of scrubbing and let the bubbles form.

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Give it a rinse and apply your usual shampoo. Do that, scratch your scalp and make sure you form more big bubbles!

Feel your hair. If it still feels a bit oily, use the soap once more. If not, rinse and dry your hair.

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Once it dries, you’ll likely feel the difference from before!

I recommend giving your hair an oil and honey treatment once every week. It just feels so nice afterwards, you have to try it!

5 Awesome Hair Products

Here are five awesome hair products I love the idea of, or can’t live without.

Hair Chalk

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Forget the hair dyes, now you can colour your hair with chalk!

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Have you ever wanted to spice up your hair and give it a rainbow makeover, but only have it up temporarily? It could’ve been your wildest dreams once upon a time, but now you can easily do that with hair chalk! (Regular ones work too), they’re temporary and non-toxic from what I’ve read, and seem like a great way to have some fun. However as all dyes are, it’s probably not suited for black hair, or it would take a lot more work to get it to show.

Razor Combs

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I first came across this while just browsing a website that sold random hair products. Wow, this thing has saved me from going to the hairdresser so many times, which meant it saved me a lot of money! It is able to cut layered hairstyles very well, particularly fringe (bangs). You can use that on yourself or on others, and it’s nowhere near as hard as using a regular old scissors.

Shower Caps

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I don’t know what I’d do without my shower caps, since I don’t wash my hair every day and hate it getting wet. My favourite ones are those pretty flowery pattern ones, haha!

Natural Soaps

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Natural soaps always feel better to use than the store bought ones, because personally, they irritate my skin a lot less. For the best soap I’ve ever used, I recommend Carley’s Clear and Smooth Shea Butter Soap. That soap is amazing on the hair and face and leaves it feeling so clean and soft. I always use soap to wash my hair before any shampoo, because I find that shampoo can never seem to get rid of all the oil. I don’t like using store bought soap because they always seem to irritate one part of my body.

Butterfly Hairpin

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I adore beautiful Ancient Chinese hairpins like this, because I absolutely love everything of the Ancient China culture. This is a common type of hairpin you weave in thick, beautiful long hair.

7 Foods for Healthier, Shinier Hair

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The benefits of finding foods for your hair is that you can either eat it (besides the baking soda and aloe vera), or put it on your hair as a shampoo or conditioner.

Avocado

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Applied as Conditioner to nourish hair

Avocados are packed with healthy nutrients and can make a tremendous difference to dry and brittle hair. It also adds a shine and body to dull hair, and has brilliant hydrating and nourishing properties. (It’s also delicious to eat, so be sure to have lots of avocados!) To make this mixture, scoop avocados out and mash well, then add lemon juice, water and/or olive oil. Cover your hair with it for about an hour before rinsing.

Sesame Seeds

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Restores black hair

Using black sesame seeds to restore black hair is a method from traditional Chinese medicine. Sesame seeds are known to prevent premature aging of hair, with its rich vitamins and minerals, sesame seeds can help keep hair black, lustrous and revitalised. So, if you’re suffering from hair turning grey, try eating more sesame or using it as a paste for your hair. Be sure to grind the sesame seeds before eating or mixing it as a paste.

Honey

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Healthier and Shinier Hair

Honey have a lot of vitamins, minerals and antibacterials. With its insane amount of healing properties, putting honey in your hair will benefit it greatly, restoring damage on the hair and making it healthier and shinier. However, to actually use honey without a great, sticky mess, combine it with olive oil or the conditioner you’re currently using.

Baking Soda

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Cleansing the Hair

Baking soda is an excellent way to clean your hair. Perhaps, it can even clean it better than using regular shampoo. Since baking soda can even be used on apples to remove wax, which clings on those things like they’re hanging on the last thread of life, I’m sure they can remove dirt from hair easily. Use by mixing baking soda with water, then run it through your hair. Rinse with vinegar afterwards.

Olive Oil

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Moisturises and nourishes Hair

Olive oil can be used as a conditioner to nourish and moisturise the hair, making it shinier and smoother. It can also promote scalp health, and even preventing dandruff. Because of the high amounts of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E found in extra virgin olive oil, it acts as a wonderful antioxidant. To use olive oil on hair, combine half a cup of olive oil with honey or any other essential oil (on its own is fine too) and shake will, then after your hair is rinsed, pour olive oil into hair and massage well. Then, put a plastic bag over your hair to make sure the oil stays in for 20-30 minutes before rinsing and using shampoo.

Aloe vera

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Sooth Hair, reduce dandruff, relieve redness or itch

Aloe vera has over 100 nutrients that can do the hair wonders if you use it as a conditioner. Aloe vera can sooth and eradicate problems with the scalp, reduce dandruff, redness or inflammation, alleviate dryness and itchiness, as well as being able to fix many other skin conditions such as psoriasis and Eczema, and promote hair growth. Why wouldn’t you want this amazing plant on your hair? To use aloe vera on hair, cut around 2-3 thick leaves from an aloe vera plant and remove the thick green skin. Take all the jelly out and mix well. Use the jelly after washing your hair, making sure that the jelly saturates the roots and tips of your hair before rinsing.

Coconut oil

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Applied as Conditioner for dry, frizzy, or brittle hair

Coconut oil has been known to work brilliantly to combat fizzy hair, which is a sign of damaged, brittle or dry hair. Coconut oil has many nutrients that can moisturise, soften and preserve our natural proteins in the hair. Buy some Virgin Coconut Oil and apply it directly on the scalp. Massage into the roots and cover your hair with a cap or platic bag for an hour or even a whole night.