Styling Products

Finding hair products that are natural and won’t weigh down my fine hair has been tricky. When I first started going green most products were often heavy with oils and waxes to replace the silicones that mainstream brands use. This left my fine hair feeling flat and greasy. Which is the total opposite of what I want my hair to do. So when I was able to find some products that worked with adding shine and conditioning my hair without weighing it down I rejoiced!

First up is the Feed Your Ends Leave in Conditioner from Yarok. I love this product especially in the summertime. When your hair is feeling just dry and crispy this blend of vitamin water and jojoba, olive, grape seed, apricot and evening primrose will add glossiness and life back into your hair. I find for my hair about 4 sprays on the ends does the trick. Being that it is so oil heavy I tend to keep it on my ends. This also smells deliciously of rosemary and litsea cubeba.

Emtage SILKtage oil is what makes hair sleek and silky. It has an awesome mix of antioxidants and essential fatty acids that leaves my hair fly away free. This is also an excellent heat protectant that I use before curling my hair. It makes my curls so glossy. Just a drop or two of this will do it though. Anymore than that and I’d feel like a cast member of Jersey Shore.

My everyday leave in conditioner tends to be the Intelligent Nutrients Spray-On Detangler. This is the perfect product as it acts for me as a conditioner and has almost a little bit of hold to it as well. The spray function on this isn’t my favorite though, it tends to come out in one giant stream. So I spray two to three pumps on my palms and then work though the mid to ends of my hair. The scent is lovely as IN products usually are. It smells nice and earthy, but doesn’t linger in your hair.

Next up for me in haircare is to try and find a hair spray that doesn’t make me looks as though I’ve been shellacked. Any recommendations?

What’s in my purse?

So over on Pemberly Jones Pam posted a photo a couple days ago of her purse dump.
 I thought it would be totally fun to start a natural beauty tag for what we carry around in our bags day to day. Me, I’m a total lip product hoarder. 

See the photo below for evidence. 

3 lip balms, 2 tinted balms, 2 glosses, 4 lipsticks, 2 stains and 2 matte lip pencils later…

*Ahem* My name is Alexis and I have a lip product problem. 
In my defense I leave the house sans lips (mr.bunny declares them “sticky”) so I like to have a variety to choose from once I get to work. 

So what’s in your purse? Use hashtag #greenbeautypurse and tell me. 
My Twitter can be found here: @alexjune

Barbary Fig Seed Oil

This product is a total gem! I was lucky enough to receive this sample of La Bella Figura Cold Pressed Barbary Fig Seed Oil* in my recent Goodebox. Originally it was supposed to be the famed Decouverte Under Eye Repair serum but I think fate intervened. My skin has been so in love with since first application. I had read about Barbary Fig Seed Oil for helping with under eye circles and was anxious to try some.  I read more on La Bella Figura’s website that Barbary Fig Seed oil is brimming with antioxidants, Omega-3 and Vitamin E. Ingredients that  help to hydrate skin as well as soothe skin that is sensitized or stressed. Pretty much everything I look for this time of year in my skincare. 

So at first I was just applying this twice a day as an eye treatment. Then one night out of desperation for help with my dry tender skin I applied it all over and headed to bed. I woke up with the most beautiful clarity to my skin. It was soft and hydrated and I was just astounded. Argan oils really help with my dryness but often don’t take care of my redness/sensitivity. Finding something that takes care of both was kind of amazing.

I’ve played a lot with this sample since I’ve gotten it and have found that not only is it great alone but it also pairs well with other oils. (I tried RMS beauty oil and Olie Biologique Argan) 
It also works well under makeup as long as you give it a few minutes between oil, sunscreen and makeup application. 

I’ve just ordered a full size** of this as I decided my face cannot live without it. 
Also if you have any questions about LBF they have a Twitter @labellafigura10

*sample provided by Goodebox a paid sampling service. All opinions are my own as always. 
**Full size retails at $90 USD