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6 ways to reduce plastic in your bathroom

6 ways to reduce plastic in your bathroom

Easy toiletry swaps to make The bathroom is one of the easiest places to start your mission to reduce the amount the plastic waste in your home. A lot of the plastic in your bathroom probably comes in bottle form, and as we now know that not a lot of these are being recycled by local councils. Reducing and refusing plastic is now known to be more effective than just tossing it in your recycling bin. Luckily these days it's becoming easier to reuse your plastic bottles by refilling them with the product again, or to make a switch over to alternative containers made with aluminium or glass. And of course there are...

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Do I have dry hair?

Do I have dry hair?

Let’s face it, very few of us treat our hair in the best possible way.Because changing it from it’s natural state is a fun thing to do! If any of the scenarios below apply to you, the chances are your hair is dry.But just how dry is it? Choose all that apply to you: 1. knotty when it’s washed 2. blowdried often (more than once a week) 3. wavy texture 4. regularly styled with curling tongs or straighteners 5. curly texture 6. permanent colour 7. highlights 8. bleached 9. regular swimming in a chlorine pool If none of them apply, you have lovely virgin...

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Shampoo bars and soap

Shampoo bars and soap

Even though they look kinda similar, shampoo bars and soap are definitely not the same thing. They’re both for cleaning stuff. But they’re specifically designed to clean different things – hair and skin. Hair and skin have different pH levels so require cleansers with pH levels to suit. Good shampoos should be around 4.5-5.5 (acidic) and traditional soap is usually over 7 (alkaline) so too ‘harsh’ for hair. It is good for shampoo to be acidic (though that sounds weird). According to cosmetic scientist Dr Barbara Olioso, acidic shampoos won’t strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils, which are...

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Am I doing something wrong?

Am I doing something wrong?

We get asked this from time to time by customers who really want to be using solid shampoo and conditioner bars to cut down on plastic but struggle to get used to using a shampoo bar… “I’ve tried using solid bars before but my hair feels weird or gets tangled and then I can’t get a comb through it. Is this normal? Any advice much appreciated!” And this is Jayne’s usual response… “There is sometimes an adjustment period, usually for the first couple of weeks, when you make the switch. I’d advise, at the beginning, to use the shampoo bar with any liquid conditioner...

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Reverse washing for fine hair

Reverse washing for fine hair

Huh, what’s reverse washing? Well… instead of shampooing and then conditioning, you do the reverse instead. Conditioner on before the shampoo. Why would you do this reverse washing? For fine hair that lacks volume but has dry ends, I usually recommend our Light Conditioner. But for some heads of fine hair, the mere mention of conditioner tends to make it feel greasy, limp, flat or lank. Especially if it’s straight hair, as straight hair isn’t as ‘thirsty’ as wavy or curly hair so the conditioner tends to just sit on top of it rather than work it's way in. For this kind of hair,...

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