Have you ever looked at a shampoo bottle and read the phrase “sulfate free”? Odds are you’ve seen this term before as it has become a pretty popular phrase. A lot of shampoo and other beauty products are starting to list this term on their bottles, as people are generally wanting to use less and less of products containing sulfates. But what are sulfates? If you’ve wondered this question before, then you’ve come to the right place. I’d like to explain what sulfates are and why you should avoid them.
What Are Sulfates?
Scientifically, sulfates are synthetic ingredients partially based on sulfur, which is derived from petrolatum or other sources. The largest part of the molecule comes from lauryl alcohol, which is derived from coconut oil or other plants. To make sulfates, lauryl alcohol is reacted with sulfuric acid. Sulfur can be found naturally on earth, but for manufacturing it’s generally produced using petrolatum (BetterHealthMag). (more…)
I don’t know about you but Game of Thrones is the one show that I absolutely must watch every week. I love to see which characters are scheming against the others and hope to see the ones I like rise to the top. Beyond that, there are some amazing sets, costumes and hairstyles that I look forward to seeing. Since today is the day that season 6 premieres (finally! I’ve been waiting for almost a year,) I decided to post a few beautiful Game of Thrones hair tutorials, inspired by the characters of the show.
When you go to the hair salon to get a haircut, do you know exactly how to communicate the type of hairstyle you want? A lot of people don’t know, and will accidentally tell the hairstylist that they want something other than what they really want. There are many variations of these haircuts, but I want to share with you the basics. Here are 13 different types of haircuts:
13. Blunt Haircut
This is the most basic form of haircut. This is literally where the hair is cut straight across, with no elevation (meaning the hair falls exactly like it would). The result is a very hard line with no texture.
About a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and chop off all of my hair. I tried to grow it out for my wedding last year, but it was so damaged and just looked stringy and gross. I figured that cutting my hair would not only be fun for summer, but would get rid of the dead ends and look fuller. And boy, was I right. Anyways, I really like my hair the length it is right now and will probably be keeping it this way for a while. This morning, as I was styling my hair, I thought that it would be fun to write an article, using only GIF images, to describe all the benefits of having short hair.
21. You use less shampoo.
The first time I washed my hair after cutting it, I squirted way too much shampoo in my hand. You will only need a tiny bit if your hair is short. This can add up to a lot of money saved.