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Best Natural Dry Shampoo Bar To Add To Your Haircare Lineup This Summer

natural soap bars for hair

You may have seen natural dry shampoo bar soaps flaunting your social media or Youtube recommended feed lately and for a damn good reason. Except from their obvious practicality when it comes to their size and all-natural, vegan ingredients, lathering up with something other than liquid shampoo has become more and more common these past few years.

Also if you are one of us who already made the transition from buying mass-produced liquid hair shampoo from giant corporations that don't take into consideration the huge amounts of plastic waste they cause each day, to purchasing from independent businesses, you are in luck! The following solid shampoo recommendations are about to tick all your boxes, plus, they come straight from the virtual selves of Beauty Lounge, one of the best German natural dry shampoo brands. Don't take my word for it, trust German's top model and many other beauty gurus who can't seem to stop raving about this product.
best luxury organic soap bars for hair

As firm believers of Natural Beauty, Beauty Lounge aims to educate people about the incredible benefits of nature-derived ingredients without synthetics lab-made chemicals. In fact, one Wild Rrose Shampoo bar can replace up to 7 shampoo plastic bottles - bringing new values for the visitors of the luxury cosmetic shop.

Because of their long-renowned scalp-calming, oil-balancing, and growth-promoting properties, the best natural solid shampoos are undoubtedly a warm-weather essential for all your future seaside adventures. Here is why:

Benefits of using natural dry shampoo bars

benefits of using using natural dry shampoo bars

Aside from being longer-lasting than liquid shampoo, bars are able to get your hair back to its original, shiny, voluminous state by clearing away all the harmful chemicals found in your previous traditional hair cleansers.
Due to their all-natural, valuable raw materials, soap bars don't come with the usual itsy additives regular shampoos carry in their formulas. More and more consumers are becoming aware of the harmful ingredients pretty much every liquid shampoo is infused with. Especially during the summer months, when your hair is prone to dryness, most of us find traditional shampoos unnecessarily stripping of the natural moisture of the hair and scalp - let's not even mention the buildup.

Shampoo, lotion, deodorant: They all come swathed in plastic and if you are trying to leave a zero-waste lifestyle, then coping the aforementioned products in their purest form is arguably the best solution.

Now that we are all on the same page, ahead are some top-rated options to get you started or to keep you going.
Beauty Lounge luxury solid shampoo

The standout ingredients in this organic hair shampoo promote hair growth, volume, and soft silky hair throughout the summer season. This vegan formula with wild rose oil by Rafael Naturkosmetik is also an aromatic experience for all the senses. Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect gift to your haircare-obsessed pal, or simply want to update your summer haircare lineup, this unique natural shampoo is about to be your next summer-weather essential.

Not sure about the scent? The Beauty Lounge carries a variety of different dry shampoos from Herbs Live and Baby Mary to Tahiti, jam-packed with all the aforementioned benefits.

I Watched Dozens Of Innovative Weaves Reviews But This Thin Part Wig Review Will Have You Obsessed

Thin Part Wig review

I’ve decided to start wearing wigs again. But this time I didn’t want to do the fake scalp type of wig that has lace in the parting area. It always looks good in pictures online but in my real life, it just wasn’t fooling anyone. I was considering a U Part Wig which would allow me to wear a section of my own hair out in the top crown area. While researching u part wigs, I came across this new wig called the Thin Part Wig. The videos I found on YouTube have me convinced this might be a good fit for me. 

If you’re not familiar with u part wigs, there is a weft also known as a track, at the top of the wig. To cover this weft you need a section of your hair to hide it. The problem is that sometimes it can be hard to blend your leave-out with whatever texture or color you have decided to wear. Blending a leave-out is not always easy. This is why a lot of people started wearing full wigs with no leave out. But now that people are starting to realize that the lace does not actually look realistic in person without the filters you can use on IG to hide the lace holes, many are starting to turn back to u part wigs or look for better options.

This is is how I ended up coming across the Thin-Part Wig. The top of the opening of the wig mimics real hair roots instead of a hair weft. The website says a thin part wig can be worn with no leave out while wearing your own real scalp or it can be worn with a thin leave out (90% less than u part wig). From the videos I’ve watched on YouTube, it appears that curly textures like kinky curly hair can be worn with no leave out, while straighter textures can have a thin leave out. I’m thinking this is what I will go with. With the hair being 100 virgin human hair, I can dye it to get the perfect color match and the hair will last longer than synthetic hair or Remy hair. Here is a video I found that has the length that I want. I love the wedding guest style she did.

Here is a video testimonial. I like her 16 inch too so I’m still undecided on the length.

Best Tips & Hair Straighteners For Straight, Sleek Styles

Best straight hairstyles for women with long hair - Hair straighteners

Let's face it, whether you like to admit it or not, you have probably wanted to achieve the oh-so-sleek straight hair look at some point in your life. No matter if you are a curly gal like myself, or simply rock your wavy hair with pride, sometimes all your outfit needs is a high, tight ponytail to get you through yet another night-out with your BFFs. Then, there are those days when you forcefully try to perfect that straight-hair look with a frizz-free finish to match the business casual dress code of your important meeting.

Unfortunately, if you’re one of the thousands addicted to their flat iron (yes, I belong on this list as well), you’re probably very familiar with the fact that this love affair comes hand in hand with some pretty negative repercussions. You know what I am talking about. All those early mornings when you find yourself pressing your hair over, and over again in the hopes of transforming your "bad hair day" into something semi-presentable for the public. 

Low-end hitting tools along with the absence of proper hair straightening preparation are your one-way ticket to breakage. However, if you’re looking for a damage-reducing flat iron along with some hair care tips for straight hair to help you maintain your signature, sleek and shiny look without ruining your hair’s health, you’re in luck! There are some easy ways to update your hair care routine in order to match your need for long, straight, damage-free hair this season. 

Before straightening your hair, use some heat protection products 

Best affordable hair straightener for all types of hair

Rotating-wire hair tools are one of those life-saving inventions that really make it easy and quick to give yourself a long-lasting straight hairstyle, or simply have a quick touchup just about anywhere in no time. You see, back in the day, most affordable flat irons came with solid metal plates, which are basically the best way to deliver endless slip-ends and instant-breakage to your otherwise healthy, shiny hair.

The best affordable hair straighteners you can find online in 2021

MAC Styler Hair Straightener from Princessa De Glamz

Thankfully nowadays a new range of professional-grade hair technology is available to the public for just a few bucks. Seriously, some of the best high-performance hair tools with ceramic plates are surprisingly not as expensive as the one you'd think. So, what's the deal with ceramic plates? I hear you asking. Only that there is your best solution to reduce hair breakageand overall damagewithout risking your stands getting burned. 

Basically, you will keep your hair hydrated thanks to their ability to evenly distribute heat. Most importantly you won't have to compromise for a low-performance flat iron, because 1.5 inches ceramic plates can reach their highest temperature (450° F) within 30 seconds, and deliver and deliver your favorite straight hairstyle in less than 25 minutes—I'm talking about long, thick hair here. Cop our favorite damage-reducing flat iron that will offer damage-free locks, or easy straight hairstyles even on dull, fine, and dry hair.

Female-Owned Businesses You Should Put On Your Radar This Year

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Let's be clear, we don't see our Sephora and Nordstrom shopping trips ending any time soon. Seriously most of us have long-lasting attachments to these brands that will require much effort to get rid of. There is no need to stop investing in some quality fashion and beauty products as soon as they are made ethically of course. That being said getting familiar with female-owned brands that don’t compromise the safety of their ingredients and formulas for a few quick bucks is a must.

No matter if you are a bag lover, a skincare hoarder, or simply enjoy hair care formulas that can actively help your hair get longer and healthier, surely there is a small, female-owned brand ready to deliver some well-packaged goodies to your doorstep. There is no need to hunt down the best-emerging businesswomen in your area, with the rise of social media we can instantly spot all the career-driven, talented individuals who decided to dive into the world of entrepreneurship. There is no need to spend all your hard-earned money supporting a giant corporation when they are so many lesser-known businesses that deliver the same (or even higher) quality products- they surely deserve your trust and recognition.

small female-owed brands fashion hair

Unfortunately even the most female-centric industries like beauty, haircare, and fashion are still predominantly run by men. For me, it's all about celebrating women who continuously try to subvert the industry standards by embracing their individuality and follow their own path to success. As someone who is constantly sharing stories both here and on numerous other media outlets, every time I get the chance to feature an up-and-coming brand made by women for women, the answer is an instant "yes".

If you feel like doing some much-needed retail therapy today, It's perfectly understandable. Whether you are interested in adding a few wallet-friendly, all-natural hair oils to your cart, or simply looking to invest in some wardrobe accessory staples for an easy winter to spring transition, supporting female-owned fashion brands is a must. There is even a modern Instagram marketing ebook bellow that will definitely help you step up your social media game.

If you’ve already been schooled, keep scrolling to discover all the amazing goodies some small brands are willing to deliver right at your doorstep this year.

small female owned brands hair oil

Since we spend most of our days indoors, it's safe to say that we have already made all our essential skincare/beauty purchases. However, most of us don't put the same emphasis on our hair treatments. The sad reality is that our skin is super absorbing (that includes our hair too), meaning we expose ourselves to more than 100 different chemicals on a daily basis- that's precisely why the all-natural hair care regimes are on the rise. 

All the above formulas are based on the miracle properties of plant-based ingredients including grapeseed, jojoba, almond, castor oils, rice grains, and tea tree extract to name a few. With these hair growth oils, you are able to increase growth and retain the length grown, especially when you use them consistently. The Beautae Bar is a mobile salon that specializes in natural hair care and products, specializing in protective styles on natural hair and regrowth regimens for healthy, long strands.

They also offer online consultations for all their first-time clients who want to treat their hair. The short online questionnaire will help them analyze the type of your hair and suggest the right products according to your needs! From what I hear Shantae McDonald, the founder of Beautae Bar is ready to release shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks, so you definitely need to keep this brand on your radar.

leather handbags

Fashion is a tool that has the ability to empower women to feel confident and strong. This was a driving force behind Nefertari Designs, a handbag, and accessories brand that recently hit the market with their Winter 2021 collection.

Nefertari Designs is budget-friendly, not to mention extremely chic and versatile. From monochromatic mini clutches to chunky chain handles and animal print, there is definitely something for you on the website. Time to add some day-to-night handbags to your 2021 wishlist.

instagram strategy ebook

Last but not least, for all of us who love to deep-dive into the world of social media, but have no idea where to start, the Modern Instagram Marketing: 6 Steps To Building A Real Following On Instagram is simply a necessity. Whether you are a new female entrepreneur who wishes to grow her following and bring awareness to her work or looking for ways to achieve the influencer status, you can have access to this ebook for only $9.99.

Step Up Your Moisturizing Game With These Organic Skin & Hair Products

organic skincare and haircare products for black women
If you are reading this article, then you are definitely one of us who love to keep it simple when it comes to our skin and hair care formulas. Incorporating Mother Nature into your skincare routine can not only be very simple but also super affordable. The reality is that our skin is super absorbing, meaning we expose ourselves to more than 100 different chemicals daily- that's precisely why more and more people prefer organic, all-natural skincare regimes. Most of these formulas are handmade based on scientific research about the miracle properties of plant-based ingredients- let's all try to stay away from the harmful chemicals many established beauty brands use even to this day.

Green beauty is definitely on the rise, but if you aren't yet on board with natural skincare and beauty products, don't worry. You will most definitely make the switch the moment you lay eyes on our list of all-natural, handmade formulas for your hair and skin. Yes, all of the products below are actually handcrafted, aiming to provide top-notch results to women and men without breaking the bank. Whether you are looking for an easy transition to clean skincare or simply want to add some new formulas to your collection, keep on reading.

organic skincare and haircare products for black women
CrazyGrow Herbal Hair Butter Cream, $6.99

Kiss your frizzy hair goodbye with this moisture-rich Hair Butter Cream. It contains the perfect mix of organic oils and unrefined butter. The formula is jam-packed with moisturizing-locking ingredients and antioxidative vitamin E for stronger, shinier, and softer hair. Unlike many other hair care products, this one does not rely on synthetic elements and harmful additives that could pose a risk to your hair and scalp. Don't worry, you can keep adding items to your cart because these natural treatments are under $10.

organic skincare and haircare products for black women
Kale Kò W Head To Heal Moisturizer, $7.99

Sure, your cult-favorite skin moisturizer with 20-letter ingredients works great, but what about the equally amazing indie products that use penetrating abilities of Hyaluronic and kojic acids to give your skin genuinely deep moisturization? For those of us who weren't blessed with crystal clear skin, the Kale Kò W Head To Heal Moisturizer promises to glow dark spots, even our skin tone, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and texture.

Best part? Every formula comes from a newly established female-owned business that offers handmade, affordable, all-natural hair and skin care products to the black community. Pao and Jo Clean Beauty, founded by Sylvine, a pharmacy-biochemist, herbalist, and now a full-time stay at home mom, entrepreneur. aims to help everyday men and women to be kinder, bolder, and beautiful inside and out. 

2021 Is The Perfect Time To Switch Over To Vegan Skincare - Here's How

Vegan, Cruelty-free Holiday gift ideas for your best friend
Before I came across the Vegan movement almost 4 years ago, I never gave much thought to the ingredients in my favorite skincare products. Not once did I take a minute to consider whether the chemicals and ingredients were harmful to my body, let alone the planet or animals. It was all about how I looked wearing- I know, pretty selfish.

As soon as I started reading about the tremendous impact my top skincare choices had on animals, I was in shock! Suddenly none of my favorite makeup, skincare, and hair care products were appealing to me. That quickly made me start researching, eager to find some vegan skincare alternatives that didn't encourage the exploitation of animals - not to mention the health and environmental consequences. 

Vegan, Cruelty-free Holiday gift ideas for your best friend

Despite the progress we have made so far, there are still plenty of brands that continue to test on animals, no matter the backlash. Luckily in Europe animal testing was banned in 2013, this sadly isn't the case for the US and China. Contrary to popular belief, all natural-cruelty free brands don't come with a big price tag. In fact, some of your all-time favorite skincare and makeup brands may already be vegan, without raising the price of their products.

Ahead you can find some very affordable vegan skincare products that have never been tested on animals.


Vegan Haircare

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The first thing I switched out was shampoo. Even though I had my ultimate favorite brand, I was using for nearly two years at that point, it was time for a change. I scoured the internet to find an affordable alternative- preferably without the overwhelming aroma. I needed something that could restore my hair's natural shine. The FRESH shampoo features an innovative, environmentally friendly foam pump that utilizes the free space in the upper area of the bottle to multiply the volume with air. That can actually help you reduce your water consumption by 20%.


vegan-cruelty free skincare from Europe

If you have acne-prone skin, you already know the importance of scrubbing. Our skin is always in need of a high-quality scrub to remove the dead cells and accelerate the renewal. By improving your face's blood circulation, you actively help your scars to heal a lot quicker. 

vegan-cruelty free skincare for acne

Hyaluronic acid can not only moisturize your skin but also retain the elasticity. FRESH overnight face treatment is your vegan-friendly solution to reduce the depth of wrinkles while boosting the production of collagen and elastin. And lately, I became obsessed with the idea of using natural oils or shea butter for moisturizing purposes. 

2021 Holiday Gift Set

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Now with 2021 just around the corner, I couldn't miss the chance to include the best Christmas gift for your skincare-obsessed friend. The FRESH wash care set ( under 80€) includes 5 of the best formulas FRESH has to offer. The gift set includes the body wash, shampoo, deodorant, tooth oil and stay fresh. As I weaned myself off of products containing harsh chemicals, this is the perfect time for some serious self-gifting.

Starting the Journey Toward Healthier Hair

tips for long healthy hair
We put our hair through a lot. In the shower, we often use harsh shampoos and conditioners and then reach for a hairdryer and other heat tools to dry and style our hair. This is all not even touching on the other potentially drying or harmful products many use on a daily basis, including gels, pomades, and more. 

Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that you can take to start eliminating this unnecessary stress on your hair. To begin, take a close look at the products you reach for in the shower. 
tips for long healthy hair

Read your labels

You may think that your current shampoo or conditioner is good enough and gets the job done, but if you are trying to improve the health of your hair it could be helpful to actually take a look at those ingredient labels. 

Here are a few specific ingredients that those who care about their hair health should avoid: 

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Parabens
  • Triclosan
  • Propylene glycol 
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Mineral oil

Why are these ingredients bad? The answer to this question depends on the specific ingredient. For some of them, such as triclosan, DEA, mineral oil, and parabens, there are concerns surrounding potential health risks. For others, including SLS and propylene glycol, the concern centers more around the tendency for these ingredients to irritate the scalp and dry out your hair. 

Simply reading the ingredient labels on products you consistently use, like shampoo and conditioner, allows you to identify these harmful ingredients and subsequently remove products that contain them from your hair care routine. If you do end up discontinuing the use of your shampoo and conditioner, there are several great alternative options available. Solidu shampoo and conditioner bars are great environmentally friendly options that are also free from the above mentioned harmful ingredients. They have several formulations to target different hair care needs, such as this rosemary and mint shampoo bar for oily hair. 

Avoid heat styling

Yes, it is common advice to stop constantly using heat styling tools on your hair. But it is not without good reason. Hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons are staples in many of our beauty routines, but that doesn’t change the fact that they can dry out your hair, contribute to split ends, and ruin your natural curl pattern. 

While these tools are certainly convenient and can help speed up the process of getting ready for the day, they do more harm than good. If it feels like asking too much to completely quit using your favorite heat styling tools, then a solid step would be to simply reduce the number of times per week that you use them. For example, if you typically blow dry your hair every morning and then pick up a curling iron to complete your look, maybe you could skip the curling iron three out of the seven days per week. While this doesn’t completely eliminate the potential for heat damage, it does reduce it. 

Work with your natural hair

Whether you naturally have straight hair, waves, curls, coils, or fall somewhere in between, everyone can benefit from embracing styles that lend themselves to their natural hair pattern. 

Investing in quality leave-in products to comb or scrunch through your hair after you shower can help keep the temptation for reaching for heat styling tools at bay. Gels, pomades, and leave-in conditioners can all help tame and style your hair while avoiding the harsh effects of heat. 

However, while you are researching which products you should use for this purpose be sure to keep an eye on the ingredient list. Just like shampoos and conditioners, other hair products can also contain the aforementioned harmful ingredients. Especially when checking out holding products like gel or pomade, be sure to avoid any harsh alcohols that could dehydrate your hair and leave it dry and brittle. 

To sum it all up

Remembering to read ingredient labels, avoid heat styling tools, and reach for various leave-in products are each small steps that you can take to improve the condition of your hair. Hopefully, these ideas can give you a starting point for moving toward your hair goals, and inspire you to look into even more options to optimize your hair’s health! 

6 steps to grow your hair fast + my new favorite cruelty free - Vegan hair mask

I am not the one to often talk about haircare and beauty but this is probably the most aksed question on my social media: "How did you manage to grow your hair so quickly?" . You might not remember but in 2016 I cut my hair short ( neck length to be precise ). There wasn't a particular reason other than the fact that I really grew tired of having long hair. The constant styling, straightening and of cousre frizzing became too much to handle on a daily basis. 

I really loved my short hair to be honest but as time was passing by I decided to let them grow longer once again and maybe test how fast my hair can grow during a year. It's 2018 and I have to admit that surely I didn't expect that much growth . Slip ends is something I will always have no matter how short or long my hair is. As  mentioned above I might got rid of more than 25 cm of hair but on the second day split ends appeared once again. Now that we are all familiar with my hair story let's dive right into the details:
tips on how to grow your hair naturally
1. I completely stopped using the blow dryer

Even though I was sure from the begining that I wouldn't be able to stay away from my hair straightener , the blow dryer was way easier to get rid of. From day one I started to let my hair dry completly on their own without any hitting tools. Yes, it might takes a little longer but the results definitely overcome the hustle. 

2. I started to apply olive oil 2 hours before washing my hair 

Pinterest came in to save the day once again. I dicovered the properties of olive oil and since then I religiously use it before every hair wash. It is definitely needs time to rinse off the oil from your hair but it is the best natural hair mask I have ever tried. 

3. I do the "hot oil treatment" and spray castor oil .

After every wash and as soon as my hair is dry I spray a mix of castor oil and hot water on my hair avoiding the roots. There are a few great products available online but I always prefer to DIY it at home.
Once a week I mix my favorite oils (castor, cocunut and jojoba oils) in a small jar then deep it in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes and then apply it on my hair. I wrap a hot towel around my hair and wait for 30 mins before washing it off.

Watch the Before and After of my hair .

4. I use Honey and olive oil as a hair mask

Twice a month I mix organic honey with olive oil in a bowl, I microwave it for a few seconds and then apply it on my hair for 30 mins before washing it off . It does take extra time since honey is very sticky but it definily leaves my hair silky and smooth.

5. I never sleep with my hair down and always use a silk pillowcase.

I always sleep with my hair up on a loose pony tail or a braid to prevent any extra breakage. I started using silk pillowcases almost 2 years ago and since then I never looked back. Cotton tends to absord the moisture of my hair and it took me a while to realise. 

6. My new vegan hair growth mask. 

Two weeks ago I was introduced to Pump haircare and their great variety of proffesional , cruelty free haircare products. This particular mask with Organic Jamaican Black castor oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract ,Argan, Lavender, Jojoba Oil to name a few of the ingredients , is a wonderful add to my natural haircare routine. I use it once a week as a conditioner but you can also leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning for an intentense treatment. I encourage you to read all the honest reviews of this brand on Trustpilot , Beauty Heaven and any other online review sites.  

natural long hair tips
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