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7 ways to make your beauty routine kinder to the planet

7 ways to make your beauty routine kinder to the planet

It's important to make your beauty products and bathroom habits as eco friendly as can be. Pollution is destroying the environment. From zero waste sustainable packaging, to the environmentally friendly ingredients found inside, these tips will set you on your merry way to a beauty regime that doesn't cost the earth. Plastic stemmed cotton buds are in the process of being banned in the UK (great news!) but we have quite a way to go to get rid of single use plastic altogether and clean up the world's environment. Here are seven steps that you can personally take to help reduce plastic...

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3 tips that reduce how often you wash your oily hair

3 tips that reduce how often you wash your oily hair

How to break the habit of daily hair washing If you have an oily scalp and, in turn, oily hair, you probably wish it wouldn’t get greasy quite so quickly. People with ‘normal’ hair (that’s not really dry or oily) have the luxury of washing their hair whenever they feel like it. But if you tend to have a greasy scalp more often than not, you probably feel like you need to wash your hair every day. Why break the habit of frequent hair washing? Let's face it, washing your hair can be a right pain in the proverbial. Especially if you have the type of hair that doesn't like being washed. The type of hair that goes...

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9 great ethical British beauty brands

9 great ethical British beauty brands

  Have you seen the latest series of the BBC’s War On Plastic with Hugh and Anita? Eye opening stuff regarding the problems we’re facing with plastic pollution. Of course big business has a lot to answer for when it comes to the issue of plastic waste, but luckily we know of some smaller indie beauty brands that are producing lovely zero waste beauty products in a very sustainable way. 1. Lucky Cloud Skincare Founder Lucy makes award winning skincare that is not only in sustainable packaging but is healing for sensitive and painful eczema prone skin, which she has suffered...

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Hot or cold water for hair washing?

Hot or cold water for hair washing?

⁠Is cold water better for washing your hair? It’s often ‘said’ that a cold rinse after shampooing and conditioning can close the hair cuticle and make it shiny. Shiny hair is shiny because it either has a low porosity (strong, healthy cuticles) or because any porosity it does have has been temporarily filled in with hair conditioner or protein. Cold water doesn't decrease porosity or fill in any gaps. So it doesn’t make sense to me, as a hairdresser, that it makes hair shinier.⁠ Hot water? It's also 'said' by people that hot water can 'open up the cuticles of...

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Our 5 favourite vegan eateries in Bristol

Our 5 favourite vegan eateries in Bristol

  Whether you’re fully vegan or just trying out a plant based diet, you definitely won’t go hungry in Bristol. Apparently Bristol has one of the highest concentrations of vegans in the UK, so there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to keep Bristol vegans fed and happy. Here are some of the places where we like to eat plant based food. 1. Eat Your Greens. Just up the road from Hairy Jayne HQ between Totterdown and Knowle in South Bristol, Eat Your Greens is super comfy and super friendly. Babs the chef owner cooks a banging vegan Sunday roast with side...

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