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Display Name: tauristar
Member Since: 6/15/10

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It has been almost a year since I lost my beloved cat (fur child, baby, love) and it is truer each day to me that pets are our earthly vessels of the truest purest unchanging love.
RIP Beethovan my heart goes out to Donna.

What Pets Bring To Our Home & A Sad Farewell
5/11/11 10:57 PM

I am black and a natural. When I was relaxed I quit shampooing most of the time years ago, I found my hair was much easier to keep moisturized with out stripping it with shampoo. Now that I'm natural, I no poo every other day, and use sulfate free shampoo every 1-2 weeks.
There are lots of videos on you tube about it.

Eight Products You Think You Need—But Don't GOOD | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
6/23/10 07:30 PM

I can not agree with the leave in conditioner. For my curly hair, even with a sulfate free organic shampoo, I use a leave in that detangles like nothing else. As for using something natural, that can't be your guide. Lemon Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar and Dr. Bronner's are all natural, but are all too acidic or alkaline to use without changing or damaging hair. For me, even diluted Baking Soda was too drying for my hair and scalp. We are all so different, there is no way a sweeping classification like natural or organic can tell you what will work for your skin or hair.
I love Dr. Bronner's for shaving my legs but not on my hair.
I do love coconut oil and olive oil on my skin and hair!
A great moisturizing deep conditioner for me is:
3 tablespoons of honey
1/2 avocado
3 table spoons of olive or coconut oil
1/2 a banana (remove the seeds)
puree and leave on hair for 30 minutes
rinse well and do a quick conditioner wash after - I only do this because it does smell a little like salad, but it leave dry hair feeling amazing!

Eight Products You Think You Need—But Don't GOOD | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
6/15/10 12:17 PM