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Shampoo Might Have Carcinogens In It (And I’m Terrified)

No Shampoo Q&A
All Your No Shampoo Questions, Answered!
All your questions about the no 'poo lifestyle, answered! Read More »

In case we don’t have enough to worry about these days, our daily shampoo routine might be a major health threat.

Have you ever heard of cocamide DEA? Until today, I hadn’t either, but it’s a form of coconut oil that’s been chemically modified and is used to make bath products thicker or foamier. It can turn up in things like soap, shampoo and conditioner. In June 2012 the state of California listed cocamide DEA as a known cause of cancer. Last summer, the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California filed lawsuits against some major household companies for selling shampoo and other products with cocamide DEA without including a legally required warning label on the bottle. Yes, this stuff is so scary that it requires a warning label!  Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: All Your No-Shampoo Questions, Answered!

All Your No Shampoo Questions, Answered!
Bye, Bye, Shampoo
True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)
True story: This woman just stopped washing her hair. Read More »

Last week we published an article called “Why I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)” by Rebecca Vipond Brink. The post generated a lot of discussion — and a TON of questions. So we brought Rebecca back to answer all your most pressing no ‘poo questions, from worries about unwashed hair smells to detailed instructions for that baking soda scalp scrub. Read on for the lowdown on the no shampoo lifestyle… Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The 2-Minute Braided Bun

OMG Hair: The Choppy Bob
OMG I Love Your Hair: Choppy Bob With Bangs
Looking for a fresh look for spring? Here you go! Read More »
First Time Hair Dyer
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10 ways dyeing your hair for the first time is like losing your virginity. Read More »
OMG Hair: Retro Bouffant
OMG I Love Your Hair: Retro Bouffant
Bring out your inner '60s girl group member with this fab style! Read More »
OMG Hair: Waterfall Braid
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OMG I Love Your Hair: The 2-Minute Low Braided Bun

God, is there anything better than a hairstyle that looks complicated but actually takes 2 minutes? I don’t think so. This “braided” bun (“braid” in quotes because there’s no actual braiding necessary) would bring a perfectly polished, flirty vibe to a date, brunch with friends, a wedding, or traffic court. It’s tres versatile. Want to give it a try? All you need is 2 minutes. Check out the tutorial here!

Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

todays lady news
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows. [New York Times]
  • Jessica Valenti has a moving essay about having a preemie baby and her own complicated feelings about later-term abortions. Ultimately, though, Valenti says seeing up close how complicated pregnancy and childbirth decisions are have made her more pro-choice than ever before. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Are You Paying Too Much For Your Haircuts? (Hint: Probably)

I Stopped Washing My Hiar
True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)
... and it has never looked better. Really! Read More »
First Time Hair Dyer
virgin-hair
10 ways dyeing your hair for the first time is like losing your virginity. Read More »
Hairdresser Secrets
11 things they really want you to know. Read More »
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Mobile payment company Square recently announced they’ve found the national average for a women’s haircuts comes in at $44. That’s not as egregious as some regional averages, but it could definitely be cheaper! Nationwide, women’s haircuts were found to be 50 percent more expensive than men’s, with the average cost for a men’s haircut is only $28. Keep reading »

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

The first time I met my friend Jeff, I told him his hair was amazing. It was a thick, effortlessly tousled blond mane that anyone would envy. “That’s because I stopped washing it two years ago,” he told me.

That got me thinking, and researching. So in January, I did an experiment and stopped washing my hair. My experience has been like everyone else’s who’s stopped using shampoo and conditioner: My hair felt greasy for about two weeks, and then it stopped feeling greasy. In those two weeks it became thicker and more natural looking, and easier to style on its own, and after six weeks it started looking spectacular. I do rinse my hair with water every other day, and on Fridays I scrub my roots with baking soda. So yes, I get the sweat and grime out. My hair stopped falling out, and my skin stopped breaking out. It’s actually been pretty fabulous.

I’ve become fervent about the matter because the more I look into the history of shampoo, the happier I am that I stopped. So to wit, other than the reward of having amazing-looking hair, here are the reasons I stopped washing it: Keep reading »

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