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How to make Vegan Hair Gel ~DIY

Hi Everyone, Happy Friday!!! its time for another DIY! I have been loving this one 🙂 I actually saw someone make this last weekend and I was shocked at how well it worked! so had to try it for myself 😀 I promise it won’t make your hair all dry and crunchy 😉 This Gel will keep in the fridge for about a week and you should make it fresh weekly.. don’t worry though its not hard at all… and I am giving you the microwave fast version here 😉 You will need: 2 cups of water 1/4 cup of brown flaxseeds Microwave safe bowl strainer container ( I just use an empty container I got from the dollar store ) How to: Put your flaxseeds and water into your microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl into the Microwave for 5 minutes ( 100power) make sure that the lid is covered as it might overflow in your microwave. Strain the flaxseeds from the gel. ( don’t burn yourself 😮 pour the gel in the small…

Rainy day hair mask

Originally posted on Emily Bloor:
Today was the most rainy, grey day… Not the kind of bank holiday you want to venture outdoors! We spent the most of the day indoors, snuggled up watching movies, and organizing the house after the holiday. I used the time indoors to do my favourite DIY beauty treat for post sun, sea or chlorine hair. The past week wasn’t so much sun and sand, but my hair certainly had its fair share of sun and chlorine from the spa pools in Baden-Baden, and really was in need of some hydration. I’ve posted about this mask before, but wanted to give you the how-to again and a few photos for you to see the results! It’s truly amazing, so give it a try! Here’s my how to guide! Step one – start with 2 tablespoons of full-fat mayonnaise Step two – add 2 tablespoons of olive oil Step three – add 2 egg yolks Step four – Mix it all together really well, until you have a smooth texture. And…

No Shampoo!

Originally posted on livingtheveganlifestyle:
I’ve been slowly phasing out using chemicals on my body (the kitchen cupboard is next, but shared at uni so we’ll see how they feel about castile soap, bicarb and vinegar) and as castile soap didn’t work for me as a shampoo, I decided to go all out. Literally. What is it? “No-Poo” as it’s called is a method of washing your hair without using shampoo. I’m all for giving anything natural a go! Normal shampoo and conditionder is overflowing with nasty chemicals (especially sodium laurel sulphates and anything ending in cone/s) that coat your hair and strip all the natural oils. This causes your scalp to go into overdrive and produce more oils to replace the ones you’ve just stripped. Conditioner uses chemical to make your hair feel silky and smooth again using even more chemicals – but your scalp still needs to replace the oils it’s lost so it produces even more…resulting in a greasy mess after one or two days. When you go no-poo there is a period…