I was a little shocked when I took a closer look at our toothpastes. My Elmex toothpaste contains the following ingredients: Aqua, Water, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Olaflur, Titanium Dioxide, Saccharin, Aroma.
I didn’t like the fluoride part and neighter did I appreciate the word “aroma”. I was even more worried when I discovered that other toothpastes lying around in our bathroom, contain PEG and sulfate. Continue reading
As soon as I got my first product of RMS beauty, I completely fell in love with the company. It’s a high end cosmetics product line with the highest standards regarding to the ingredients used. It is my favourite clean makeup brand. I want to show you why…. Continue reading
I finally found a natural, non-toxic mascara that’s affordable and works… Continue reading
As I’ve told you twice in old posts (reasons and routine > click on the links below), from 6. January until 2. March 2014 I didn’t use any shampoo on my hair.
I gave up shampoo for two months. It was a very greasy period for my hair and neighter did it feel good nor did it look nice. I thought it would just be the transition period.
But my flakiness didn’t go away. As job interviews approached, I knew that I had to stop using no shampoo and try natural shampoo instead. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable in that state, even if I used dry shampoo and braided my hair.
As there is no place in Switzerland to get the Earthpaste (probably the most natural toothpaste on the market), I did a bit of research and found www.iHerb.com.
It is an American website that ships natural products internationally at the reasonable price of 4$ per order.
So I bought the following items:
Update on my new no poo-routine:
I washed my hair in the evening (you can read here how I do it).
I did so because I thought I could get it dry(ish) and then follow up with dry shampoo (aka cornstark) that I don’t necessarily have to walk around like a greasy mess (Severus Snape greets you 😉 ).
My my hair wasn’t really dry in the morning. I had to put heat on it. And then put on some dry shampoo.
I have had dandruff since I remember washing my hair.
The problem has increased in the last two months or so. I have switched to Lush’s “Fair trade honey shampoo” in the impression that it was a clean choice. It claims to be “preservative free” and therefor, I thought it to be wonderful. I didn’t look close, though. It contains a bunch of really dirty ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sulfates) and Cocamide DEA. Those have both proven to be carcinogenes.
I have wondered why I recently struggled with far more dandruff than before. Is it the radiators that really dry out your roots? Or is my dandruff actually a rash, the consequence of the harsh ingredients of my shampoo? Continue reading