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How to DIY the Perfect Texturizing Hair Spray

How to DIY the Perfect Texturizing Hair Spray

Marrakech Maxwell

If you’re like me, and you're skeptical of anything deemed “curly hair enhancing” or any wording close to that, I hear you. I often get nervous that what I'm putting in my hair might be filled with synthetic or unnatural ingredients. However, I've also been wanting to find a good hair care routine that enhances the naturally wavy hair I already have. I have wavy-ish hair depending on the day but have been looking for a way to have my hair feel done without actually having to do anything. I especially have been looking for something that would give my...

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Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Genevieve Fisher

In honor Black History month, we wanted to share some of our favorite Black-owned, low waste brands. Several of these are already our vendors, so maybe we're a little biased, but hey, we collect the things we love :) I've divided them into categories for ease of shopping.  Skincare Mary Louise Cosmetics has face masks, cleansers, serums and soaps (think cardamom rose scent!) in low waste packaging Anne's Apothecary is one of my personal favorites. They have masks, toners, treatments and the most beautiful jade gua sha tools. They have things like floral water and spot treatments too. Oui the People designed...

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How to get glowing skin, naturally + ideas for a zero waste skincare routine

How to get glowing skin, naturally + ideas for a zero waste skincare routine

Genevieve Fisher

Glowing skin is what so many of us are chasing these days. Glowing skin tells the world you are hydrated, healthy and attentive to your skincare routine. Around here, we tend to ignore the makeup trends that waffle between dewy and matte, and prioritize personal style and chasing that inner glow. I have my share of breakouts from time to time, but my skin problems really seemed to clear up when I began sticking to a specific skincare routine. As our team has gotten more and more into skincare, we've been researching everything from the best ingredients for each skin type to best practices for cleansers, moisturizers and...

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My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

Marimar White-Espin

  One of the benefits of having straight, thinner hair was always a low maintenance hair care routine. I used to be able to blast it with heat and hairspray. My hair was so shiny and abundant that I felt like I never needed to take care of it. I would use any hairbrush or put any product into my hair because it didn't matter - it's straight hair. Then I hit my 30's and my hair began to retaliate after years of mistreatment. The first thing I noticed was the thinning out of my hair. I was losing so much hair in the shower...

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How to switch to natural deodorant and get through the detox phase

How to switch to natural deodorant and get through the detox phase

Athena Scott

I've been working on making low-waste swaps in my life for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently that I turned my sights on replacing my tried-and-true drugstore antiperspirant. Your scent is such a deeply personal thing, and odor anxiety is real!! I wasn't willing to try anything that could put that at risk. This hesitation wasn't entirely unfounded either. Unlike antiperspirants which cover odors with chemicals, natural deodorants work by stamping out the bacteria that would otherwise turn body-cooling moisture into relationship-ruining odor in the first place. The problem is that, depending on your skin’s unique microbiome, it can take a little while for your...

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A Fresh Start: How to make your own zero waste makeup remover

A Fresh Start: How to make your own zero waste makeup remover

Rachel Chen

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been wearing much makeup the past year or so. However, there are still some rare moments where I do want to dress up or put on some makeup, like a friends’ virtual birthday (or really anything that inspires me to change out of my usual sweatpants and a t-shirt). For those special occasions, I love having a way to easily and naturally remove my makeup at the end of the day.  I recently finished up my last personal care product that was in plastic packaging - makeup remover - so I thought it would be a perfect DIY project to take...

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