Why I Use Purple Shampoo

long blonde hairBeing raised In a hippy household meant that we grew our hair long and listened to some great music. There is a much-loved Frank Zappa song titled “The Purple Lagoon”. I think of that little ditty pretty often. Just about any time I apply purple shampoo to my hair. I open that bottle cap, and the opening guitar riff just plays in my head, seemingly out of nowhere.

Much like Zappa himself, purple shampoo is a miracle worker. It is designed for those of us who “suffer” from overly-yellow tones taking over our lighter hair. Brassy tones can appear in blonde hair once a dye job is starting to fade, or when your hair is in the sun for too long a time.

Regardless, one day you wake to find that the yellow is beginning to take over. Getting your hair redone is not always the greatest option, for a variety of reasons, so the best thing to do is to start using purple shampoo.

What is purple shampoo?

Essentially, it is a shampoo which has in it purple color agents, and those are used to “hide” the brassy yellow color. This is achieved because yellow and purple are on opposite sides of the color range. Thus, when one is applied to the other, they cancel each other out, leaving your hair lighter.

You need to be careful, though, because purple shampoo is, well, purple. It may stain any clothing or towels which it encounters, so you have to be prepared.

The recommended method of use for this kind of shampoo, is to apply twice in succession. Once for 5-10 minutes, and then, after rinsing, re-apply for a shorter period of time. Don’t overuse the shampoo, though. It should not be used daily, because if overused it can seep into the hair and dye it purple. Unless that is your goal – and, I assure you, I will have nothing but respect for you if it is – you should avoid using it more than once a week. Twice, max.

blondes do have more funSo, is the age-old idiom true? Do blondes have more fun? The answer is yes. A resounding yes. Heck – we even get to put purple shampoo in our hair. Take that, world!

Purple shampoo, people. I have a feeling that Zappa would approve. Check out another great purple shampoo article I found here and Mapleholistics.com.

Why You Should Only Use Natural

Hippy FamI grew up in a hippy household. For those of you who don’t know what that means I’ll explain. My parents were all about sharing and caring for each other and the environment. That meant growing our own food from fruits to vegetables. It also meant wearing clothes made out of organic material like hemp or flax. Lastly we used mostly natural soaps and household cleaners that were made out of organic natural chemicals that were and are safe for the environment.

To say the least I was indoctrinated in the life of living a natural life. This to me was and is a blessing. I have found a greater appreciation for the people and the world around me. It enables me to feel closer to our mother earth and my fellow man.

One of my favorite natural products are essential oils. People tend to look over the natural healing properties of essential oils. Aromatherapy is based on these properties, that certain oils react with our bodies and brains in certain ways creating a positive effect. For instance lavender oil is one of the most well-known oils. It’s famous for its ability to relieve stress and give the user an overall sense of wellbeing.

I use lavender oil in many different ways. My favorite use is to put a couple of drops into a running bath. The running water acts like a waterfall and mixes in the oil filling the bathroom with the amazing scent of lavender.

power of oilsThere are so many other great essential oils such as rosemary, jojoba, and argan oils. They all do amazing things for your body, hair and mind. But essential oils aren’t the only natural product I like to use. Most people don’t realize the amount of harmful chemicals their shampoo’s and hand soaps have. These chemicals are not only harmful to our health but to our environment. That is why I love to go to my local market and buy homemade soaps form friends I trust. I know that they only use the best and the safest ingredients.

So you can see why I’ve started a site called naturalcosmeticsusa.com It’s the way I was raised but even further It’s the way I lead my life and I want to share my knowledge with all of you!