Posts in Organic Beauty
What We Mean By "Eco-Friendly"

The “eco” part of eco-friendly comes from “ecosystem”. An ecosystem is “a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.” When we say we’re an eco-friendly salon, we mean that we acknowledge every facet of the salon experience impacts them human and the planet. We’ve thought of everything from the moment you walk through the door until long after you have left. 800 years after you’ve left, actually. I’ll explain.

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Greenwashing

Greenwashing is what companies will do to their product packaging and marketing terminology to try to appear less toxic than they are. It’s a word modeled after “whitewash”. It’s designed to give you the impression that the products are somehow eco-friendly. This kind of marketing counts on people not doing their homework.

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Bentonite Clay Capsules

Bentonite clay has numerous internal and external uses for health care. I use it when I’ve eaten something that may be contaminated or makes my stomach upset. Most sources tell you to mix it with water, but it doesn’t mix well and the water becomes chunky, which makes it awful to drink. Read about why I take this, why you should consider it, and what I do when I don’t want to choke down a chunky and chalky drink.

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MAKE YOUR OWN DRY SHAMPOO

It's not good for your hair to wash it every day and dry shampoos aren't great for the environment, your body, and a lot of them don't even work very well. I'm sharing my own recipe for the dry shampoo that I use. It works better than anything I've used and you can make it about a minute. I've also added suggestions to make it a color that will match your hair so you're not stuck with an obvious white powder. 

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A RESPIRATORY SOOTHING FACIAL

If you have dry skin and/or are suffering from one of those nasty sicknesses that people get around this time of year, I have a home remedy that I use to combat both in one treatment.

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THE FACTORY IS THRIVING!

I have established a peaceful little space for you to come and let me treat your hair with the healthiest products and the latest techniques. I created a salon that I would want to go to and I'm so happy that you're loving it. The Factory is thriving and it's because of you. You get what I'm doing, your hair is looking awesome, and you're carrying a bit of that out into your own world. I wouldn't be able to do what I love without you. And I thank you. 

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START SUMMER OFF WITH HEALTHIER HAIR

May is the month for getting your hair in top condition to look gorgeous in the summer sun. These upcoming months are full of friends, road trips, windows down, and bare shoulders. Having the buildup gone will allow your hair to lighten beautifully and naturally while you're outside. It's time to get ready.

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THE EFFECT OF STRESS ON YOUR SCALP

If your body feels like it's a sinking ship, it will start throwing things overboard. Your hair is one of those things. Think about it this way, the scalp is clenched just like your jaw clenches or your fists clench. Eventually, it's just going to let the hair go.

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