Month: October 2017

Co-Washing Hair Basics

Choose a lightweight conditioner. These products have a consistency like lotion and are great for newbies who want to start off slowly when using conditioner to wash their hair and don’t want to weigh down their tresses with thick products....

/ October 9, 2017

Twinkle twinkle little stars

Give those falsies a run for their money at the Christmas and New Year parties with Urban Decay’s primer and mascara duo. My lash primer cynicism has been well and truly parked. Subversion (£15.50) really does make a difference. Some...

/ October 8, 2017

Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel

If you love SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo or VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead, pick up LAIR OF DREAMS by Libba Bray, as it is a mixture of the two. LAIR OF DREAMS begins with one glamorous seer, Evie...

/ October 8, 2017

Want to Say Bye-Bye to Shampoo?

What’s in traditional shampoos that harms black hair? The list of ingredients is long and filled with drying chemical compounds. If you read the label of pretty much any bottle of shampoo, you’ll find many cleansing compounds that can also...

/ October 8, 2017

A is for Avocado

Naturally rich in Vitamins (A, D and E), Omegas (3 and 6), minerals and antioxidants, avocado is almost perfectly balanced nutritionally. And it does a lot more than look pretty in salads. Its skincare benefits should make it a menu...

/ October 7, 2017

Feral Youth

Edited by the New York Times bestselling author Shaun David Hutchinson, author of WE ARE THE ANTS, AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE, THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY, FML, THE DEATHDAY LETTERS and VIOLENT ENDS, along with nine other...

/ October 7, 2017

Researchers Find a Gene Responsible for Gray Hair

Suppose instead of having to dye your silvery strands, you could pop a pill to restore hair color? Well, science may have come one step closer to this possibility with new understanding about a gene called IRF4, known for playing...

/ October 6, 2017

Cycling the Thames Path to London

I loved the freedom of riding a bicycle when I was a child. My youngest son is eleven years old and this summer he asked how far I thought he could ride in a day. We had done sections of...

/ October 6, 2017

Sometimes We Tell the Truth

Jeff is too awkward, too cowardly, too much of anything that spells social suicide. Much to Jeff’s anxiety, his class is taking a trip to Washington, D.C. What could be worse than sitting next to your ex-best friend who you...

/ October 6, 2017

The Recommended Daily Allowance

Most dermatologists agree that healthy hair (and skin) starts from within. If you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, your hair should be strong and lustrous. But let’s face it, busy lifestyles make it...

/ October 5, 2017