How to Naturally Cleanse Your Hair


An excerpt from HAIR NOW ~ Seven Devotions of Hair Enlivenment.

wash hairCleansing our hair becomes a gentler, easier process when we use organic, natural ingredients from the plant kingdom.

There is an energy that comes from the plant kingdom that makes us feel, or experience things more intensely.

Our hair and everything around us becomes softer, kinder, more natural.

This energy is like a spiritual vibration that grows out of our being kind to ourselves, and extends this kindness to our whole self, and even to other people.

It is not necessary to pressure the hair, the body, or the spirit into change. The goal is not to get healthy hair in a day. Restoring the hair takes time, as we are implementing a whole health system.

When we use organic plants and plant materials, we are not going to be cleansing as frequently as we would with synthetic, petroleum-based products that coat, wax, and polish the hair, and make it necessary to shampoo every naturally cleanse hairday.

Treating hair well and keeping it clean is not just about the grooming, or shampooing process. Cleansing occurs outside and inside, and also involves nutrition.  Oils cleanse from the outside, but we must also nurture the hair from the inside through the carefully selected nutrients we give it and the foods we eat every day.

There is a dirty little secret that shampoo companies do not want us to know. When we wash our hair with their nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients end up not in our hair, but down the drain, along with all the money that we spent on the product.

These shampoos are not molecularly structured to penetrate the cells of hair, especially not the tiny hair
follicles from where our hair actually grows. Instead, they sit atop the follicle and cuticle until we rinse them away.

To think about this another way: if you fertilize a plant, do you pour the fertilizer on the leaves?

Of course not. You pour the fertilizer on the roots and into the soil.

Our hair works basically the same way.

If we want to feed our hair correctly, we must treat it at the roots. Plant oils have varying molecular structures designed to penetrate the scalp and hair follicle so that a healthy, balanced environment is cultivated for hair growth.

Using a plant-based shampoo can make all the
difference for growing a beautiful and healthy head of hair.


BeverlyD KINDNESS Organic Hair ShampooWhat is a Good Shampoo?

Kindness ~ BeverlyD Luxe Organic Shampoo rocks as a superb cleanser and remover of buildup, dirt, styling products, and oils while cleansing and balancing the follicle in the scalp.

For some hair types it can stand alone as a total and complete, moisturizing, cleansing, de-tangling, and conditioning formula ready for styling, or natural drying.

When was the last time you showed a little Kindness to your hair?

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50 Shades of Cool…Revisited

February is here, and the LIVE holiday of St Valentine!



It’s also the release of 50 Shades of Grey, so here I am re-releasing my “50 Shades of Cool”…natural from nature, modern hair.


Grey? Yes, Grey.

Or, if you prefer…Silver Slate, Vintage Platinum, Icy White, Blue Silver, Cool Violet, Smokey Blonde, Smoldering Bombshell!

Vogue promoted the look and I agree: grey doesn’t mean grandma anymore.

This coming-of-age color is modern, edgy and space-age. It’s all in the execution.

Will grey work for you?

Vogue Magazine Grey Hair Color PictureWith any look, what’s important is that your hair be shiny and healthy and have a modern cut so that your hair can move.

When your hair shines and moves, it attracts…and attraction is what it’s all about.

To take on this 21st century style, consider a visit to a hair color expert. Use organic hair color creams like Schwartzkopf Essensity.

Make a visit to an image consultant to pick clothing colors to complement your hair color, body type, and skin tone. Then, upgrade your wardrobe to include the latest styles.

Now, add some new activities to get your body moving; upgrade your diet; make a few of those other changes you’ve been considering.

You’ll create enough excitement in your life to make you blush, resulting with a wholesome, healthy, happy aura that sells any look.

How do you feel about your “50 shades of grey”?

Fall Into Prosperity: Glamour Is Back


Glamorous image from WSJ Magazine September issue

Browsing the fall issues of fashion magazines and even WSJ Magazine, the trend seems so similar to that of 80’s pass. The over the top, opulent, excessive over done fullness of hair, overcoats and multi layers of fabrics. A vast tapestry of textures, colors and richness that denotes life as the oligarchy is good.It has this more-is-better feel again, and the body is being covered head to toe with more fabric, more jewels. more accessories . It’s time to look prosperous again according to the fashion business this fall and employing colors of red lipsticks, warm rich colors, the red violets, and camel. Glamour is back big time.Even those who have moved green, organic, local are exhibiting there opulence by paying premium prices for the privilege. The transformational year of 2012 with its  design is cleaning up and the desire for more natural, more local, more organic, more sustainable is required by the new regime of the nouveau riche as practiced in the summer of the Hamptons.Hair is riding that wave to compliment the opulence with a return to service in the beauty salon. Styling is in and you can see it with the ‘pop-ups’ of Blow Dry Salons across the country.

Sleek Bangs are in styleWith the combinations of textures exploding in fashion and on our body, it is important now to balance that with smooth sophisticated glamorous hair. Even Rachel Zoe has her hair nicely finished with bangs at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Gone is the flat crown, textured locks with fish hook ends that accompanied your haute hippie look of jeans vests and t-shirts.

How Do I Make My Hair Look Pretty?

Glamorous long hairCOMPLETE your look with finished DRESSED UP hair, If you are living the fashion look of today,  you have a HAIRDRESSER who keeps you looking glamorous. Or maybe you need a quick study in how you are going to pull it together?

Glamorous hair has a finished polished look of rounded ends or let’s say S or $ look. The roots lift off the scalp and the end is a C a master C with the end up…we always want to end our day up, just like the stock market and yes in your hair.

Do you have lots of natural curls and frizzies? Soften and add glamour by roping your hair with a hair balm to natural dry and then comb with your fingers when dry. You can also use hot rollers and rope dry hair around the roller for a more modern finish.

Your luxe adventure would be to visit a Blow Dry Salon and have your hair professionally blown dry. A good blow dry styling can last you for days and give you that Hollywood starlet look gracing the red carpet.

If you have the fine hair of the kings wife, it maybe time for a style change, a permanent wave or a set to give your hair volume, shine and holding power that will rival the glamour girls. Sets hold the hair longer and allow more time between shampoos. Blow drying and repeated round brushing of the strands can stimulate oil flow and flatten fine hair more. Wet sets on plastic or brush rollers are recommended. Velcro only works if the hair is very smooth and straight and is not recommended for hair that has been chemically treated or curly as it may leave a frizzy edge.