Dust bunnies sound cute. The problem is, they’re not. Dust bunnies are simply balls of hair and dust and dirt which have grown so large that they can roll around the home, like indoor tumbleweeds. The key to banishing dust bunnies lies in how to reduce dust in home.
Many people are making the switch from chemical-laden products to natural ones, and beauty products are no exception. Shampoos and conditioners are notorious for having loads of chemicals that our hair and scalps just don’t need. Our reviewers share their picks for the Best Natural Shampoos and Conditioners and why they really work!
Spring always brings two words to my mind: allergies and cleaning. The first only because in the last few years I have developed a mild case of seasonal allergies and the second, because after several months of keeping my house practically hermetically sealed from the winter weather, I’m ready to finally open it up to the spring air.
Six years ago, my husband, three children, two dogs and I moved into a Victorian home built in 1879. It had great bones, but it was filthy — filthy from being neglected for several months and filthy from two highly shedding German Shepherds. Flash forward through a frenzy of cleaning, painting and floor refinishing to the moment my husband inquired, “What’s down in these air ducts?” Twenty years ago, someone spared the time and considerable expense to have two furnaces and a slew of central air duct work installed. What was in our ducts? For starters, clumps of pet hair, a thick layer of dust, fallen leaves from house plants and a handful of Cheerios. The next order of business was to make an appointment for a professional duct cleaning.
VIDEO: Rahua oil is the latest craze in natural and organic hair care, but our expert stylist wasn’t impressed with Rahua shampoo.
This is the last of a series of articles I have been doing on natural and organic hair care products. Interestingly enough, it has proven difficult to find shampoo and conditioner that is certified 100 percent organic. Most of them are a hybrid of certified organic ingredients and naturally derived ingredients. This is the case with Rahua (ra-wa) shampoo and conditioner.
I have been wanting to blog about organic hair care for some time, but finding truly 100 percent organic hair care products proved to be a bit more challenging than I expected. There are many products that claim to be “natural,” however this does not mean that they are certified 100 percent organic. There are many that are a combination of the two. This is the case with Avalon Organics.
Clarifying shampoos, also sometimes called chelating or detoxifying, are shampoos that are made to remove product buildup on the hair. These toxins collect on the hair shaft to create dull, lifeless-looking hair with no shine or bounce. These terms are not always interchangeable, however. If you want the healthiest looking hair, it’s important to start with the best clarifying shampoo or chelating shampoo for your hair.
VIDEO: Our expert stylist tries out eSalon Custom Formulated Hair Color on one of her regular clients to see how it matches up to a professional job.
I first saw eSalon Custom Formulated Hair Color (Rated 94/100 by Viewpoints reviewers) on TV one morning while I was having my first cup of coffee. I had just finished a series of blogs on at-home boxed hair color, how to choose it and how to use it to improve your results and thought that this product might make an interesting addition. eSalon is an online hair color company that will customize a color formula for you and send it directly to your house for you to apply on yourself. I thought this an intriguing idea and worth further investigating, so I decided to go online and place an order and give it a shot. Here is what I discovered.