It's an ingredient commonly found in many beauty products, but is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair? Let me explain what it does...

Is Mineral Oil Bad For Your Skin and Hair? The Answer May Surprise You.

Did you know that mineral oil is commonly found in many hair and skin products?  Although it has been used in cosmetics for many years, does that make it good for you?  There are countless ingredients that are bad for you, that are often found in beauty products (see The 10 Worst Ingredients In Hair Products).  Most of these can actually damage your skin and hair, even though they are supposed to be making them better.  On the other hand, some of these ingredients are said to be safe in small quantities.  So the question remains: is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair?  Let me explain…

It's an ingredient commonly found in many beauty products, but is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair? Let me explain what it does...

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What are sulfates? Find out if you should be using sulfate-free shampoo and the side-effects of using sulfates daily....

What Are Sulfates In Shampoo?

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? Find out if you should be using sulfate-free shampoo and the side-effects of using sulfates daily....

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).

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Have you ever seen a beauty product say "paraben-free," and wonder to yourself, "what are parabens?"  Learn all about parabens right now!

What Are Parabens? – And Why Should I Avoid Them?

You probably see the term “paraben-free” all over.   This is because we are beginning to learn about the harmful side-effects to common ingredients. Without knowing what they are, you would still probably assume they are bad.  But did you ever wonder “what are parabens?”  Let me explain….

Have you ever seen a beauty product say "paraben-free," and wonder to yourself, "what are parabens?"  Learn all about parabens right now!

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Should you check out Wen SixThirteen? I recently tried it and want to let you know what I think about this product ...

What’s The Deal With Wen SixThirteen?

So, I’ve been using WEN Cleansing Conditioner for a good six months now and I love it!  I started using it around the time that I took my platinum brown hair back down to brown because I wanted to get my hair as healthy as possible.  I usually buy it from Amazon since I get free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.  This way, I can just order it when I need it and not be on an auto-ship program like the Wen Website offers.  The other cool thing about buying from Amazon, is that I can try different varieties each time.  This last time when I reordered, I decided to give the Wen SixThirteen a try, and it is pretty fabulous.  It’s similar to regular Wen, but it is thicker and heavier.  It leaves my hair so soft and silky.Should you check out Wen SixThirteen? I recently tried it and want to let you know what I think about this product ...

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Have you ever heard that there is bat poop in mascara? Some of the ingredients found in makeup just might shock you...

Is There Actually Bat Poop in Mascara?! | Hair Snips

So, last night, my co-worker mentioned that her teacher used to tell them that mascara was made from cow stomach.

It honestly wouldn’t surprise me (you’d be shocked to see what ingredients are found in products we use every day), but I decided to do a little more research.

While I didn’t find anything about cow stomach, I did find other people claiming that guano is commonly used.  In other words, they say that there is tons of bat poop in mascara.

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