The unique resource that provides beauty care access to Americans with disabilities.

Hairmingo.com brings a beauty care resource to the ADA community!

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Finding an ADA accessible salon is no easy task!  I’ve read so many heartbreaking articles on disabled individuals getting shunned at a salon or traveling to a salon that they were told would accomodate them and the salon turns them away.

Honestly, this is straight up wrong!  We have over 27 million Americans that need beauty care just like everyone else.  Together we can provide a resource for them to go to.

If you are an ADA accessible salon or will travel to a client’s home for a beauty service need please join Hairmingo.com and list your name/location for free.

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I hope you will be apart of my cause to provide a free online directory to take the struggle of finding beauty care away from the ADA community.

 

 

Get a Real Job: How to Silence Haters

Putting haters in their place when it comes to “average salary” estimations.

Ever had anyone tell you to quit the salon and “get a real job?” Read this, right before you tell them to shove it.

The BLS (or Bureau of Labor Statistics) maintains a database of statistics where you can find information on the working conditions, training and education requirements, wage data, and expected job prospects for a broad variety of professions–including ours.

Currently, the BLS median pay estimates are as follows:
Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists: $23,710 per year.
Manicurists and Pedicurists: $20,820 per year.
Skincare Specialists: $30,090 per year.

For other industries, I’m sure the BLS figures come very close to reality, but not for ours. The averages you’re seeing shouldn’t discourage you from joining this profession and anyone who quotes them to you as accurate is embarrassingly misinformed. I’m going to tell you why.

How the BLS Data is Collected

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will send a “Field Economist” to a selected establishment. These Field Economists contact the business owner and make arrangements to collect information on the following:

Job listing with wage data: This listing includes job titles, paid wages, full- vs. part-time status, union vs nonunion distinctions, dates of hire, and job codes. The listing will include a full breakdown of this information for each individual worker.
Specific job characteristics and work schedules: Field Economists use a “point factor leveling” process that incorporates four occupational factors to determine work level. These factors are knowledge (job requirements), job controls and complexity (how variable are the job tasks and how much flexibility is afforded to workers in how they accomplish those tasks), contacts (who workers have contact with and the nature of that contact), and physical environment (does the job require physical strength, present a hazard, or require specific safety precautions).
Benefit details: Field Economists collect data on benefits like paid leave, insurance, retirement, supplemental pay, etc.

Next, the Field Economist will ask questions for clarification. Once that’s done, they update the data.

The Problems with BLS Data Collection

The BLS only collects data from a sample of firms. There’s no way to know how many “salon firms” report, or how accurate their reporting is. On the BLS’s Survey Methodology page, as it pertains to the National Compensation Survey, “The larger an establishment’s employment, the greater its chance of selection.”

Who are the largest establishments in the professional salon services industry? Regis Corp. and similar corporate chains and franchises.

Why is that a big deal? Regis Corp. and similar corporate chains and franchises don’t represent this backwards industry.

Why don’t Regis or other corporate salons represent the industry? Put simply: they’re managed better.

  • Because corporate salons have teams of lawyers advising them, they don’t do things illegally. They provide benefits and ensure their employees are classified and compensated appropriately.
  • When employees consistently underperform, they’re let go.
  • When client flow slows down, hours are cut back.
  • When an employee is close to hitting overtime, schedule adjustments are made to ensure they don’t so costs won’t rise above acceptable levels and so employees won’t be overworked.
  • New hires aren’t approved unless the metrics justify it.
  • Corporate salons have premium, high-traffic locations and are marketed extensively.

When you compare a corporate salon to a private salon, the differences are vast and their P&Ls reflect that.

The primary area where these differences are glaring is the labor expense. Corporate salons know how to keep those costs beyond manageable. Private salons…well…let’s talk about private salons, shall we?

A Brief Sidenote to Placate Rabid Keyboard Warriors

Before I continue with this post, let me soothe the sensitive souls of the tender flowers out there who falsely believe I’m speaking about all private salon owners. I’m not. I’m aware exceptions exist. If you’re one of them, good for you! Give yourself a pat on the back. Congrats on being a law-abiding, responsible business owner. Instead of attacking me in the comments, revel in your superiority in comparison to the bullet points below.
You good? Great. Let’s continue.

(Delicate Flowers, I hear your cries. “I’m not like that!” you’re shouting at your computer. “My existence refutes the legitimacy of her statements!” you’re yelling. Let me say this one more time: you’re a unicorn, not the norm. The existence of good salon owners doesn’t disprove the existence of staggering numbers of bad salon owners. Need proof of their existence? Read the comments on literally every article on this site. Continuing on…)

Field Economists only collect data from a small subset of employees–not the entire salon–so that further skews the numbers.

With over half of professionals opting for microsalon ownership, accurate performance estimations are impossible.

The odds of independent salon owners (booth/studio renters, home salon operators, etc.) being selected and included in the BLS samples are zero. This is significant, as independent salons now outnumber corporate salons and private salons.

According to the PBA’s Economic Snapshot, in 2012, only 92,157 salon establishments had payroll employees. 1,045,288 salons were non-employer establishments. This is an 83% increase in the non-employer sector over the previous decade. To be sure, with the explosion of the suite rental model, this number has likely increased significantly over the last four years. (Maybe it had a little something to do with all those bad management practices?)

All data is reported by salon owners and salon professionals, rendering it virtually useless.

Even if microsalon owners were included, the data likely couldn’t be relied upon. Like a lot of private salon owners, microsalon owners may not know their numbers or keep great records, and may intentionally underreport their income. False numbers can be given due to lack of knowledge (incorrect records), estimating (lack of records), or outright lying (intentional misrepresentation of income for the purposes of tax evasion).

The best way to gauge performance is to base estimations on verified reported income.

So, if the BLS wanted to do it right (which I’m sure they don’t because it would be insanely time-consuming), they’d obtain the correct data from the IRS and average it across a broad spectrum, evaluating and reporting figures for employee-based salons and microsalons independently.

Additional Factors

If the BLS were to evaluate based on my methodology, they’d still run into two additional factors that would have to be stabilized.

Part-time Participation: Many salon professionals are part-time, so their annual performance would have to be adjusted to compensate for their lack of participation.

Management Variables: The salons and microsalons evaluated would have to demonstrate similar management competency. The performance of a well-managed establishment far exceeds that of one that is mismanaged or not managed whatsoever. When you base salary estimations on averages that include a wide variety of poorly managed establishments with a handful of tightly managed ones, lower averages are inevitable.

The truth is that your salary can vary widely, depending on the salon’s management, your individual professionalism, the compensation system the salon utilizes, and any number of factors.

The numbers the BLS reports are medians, so it’s important to understand what a “median” is, and whose figures are being counted.

To calculate a median number, a range of numbers are added together and the result is divided by the total numbers counted.

Number 1 + Number 2 + Number 3 = Total
Total ÷ 3 (amount of numbers added to create total) = Median

If the first stylist makes $110,000 a year, the second makes $40,000, and the third makes $15,000, the median earnings would be $55,000. If a corporate salon that keeps labor overhead below 35% through strategic scheduling is being compared with other major salon chains who do the same, the figures will reflect that–not the actual earnings across the spectrum of the profession.

Don’t put too much stock into those BLS numbers, or into the opinions of uninformed haters. If you want to start a career in this industry and you’re ready for the insanity that comes along with it, then go for it, but don’t do it for the money.

Do it because it’s what you love doing.

Plan to do it right. Be professional, present yourself well, refuse to accept offers from exploitative salon owners, know your rights, know your worth, and find a mentor. Go out and find yourself a unicorn salon owner or give rental a shot.

This is as real a career as any, so long as you’re treating it like one. If you’re dedicated, you can be successful in this business and make exceptional money. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Get a Real Job: How to Silence Haters

How To Grow African American Hair Faster

Too often African American hair is subjected to chemicals and extreme heat in an attempt to make it seem longer and smoother. But what this does is weaken and slow hair growth.

To grow your hair faster and longer the solutions are actually quite simple. A big part of growing black hair faster is knowing what products to use. Heres a full guide on how to grow African American hair faster.

Getting Started

For starters, we highly recommend several supplements: Folexin and Coconut Oil.

Folexin is a popular and proven to work product made specifically to promote hair growth while also improving your hair’s texture and structure making it thicker and stronger, so say goodbye to breakage.

No gimmicks, Folexin is clinically tested with over 25 years of research to back it up.

Coconut Oil is a certified organic supplement that helps improve the health and beauty of hair. It also comes with loads of other health benefits.

9 Steps To Grow African American Hair Faster.

Before you go off trying complicated tricks and methods to get your hair to grow quickly, try a few simple maintenance routines. Often, it’s the simple things you do every day that makes the biggest difference in the health and length of your hair. To grow African American hair faster follow these steps.

1. Use a pre-shampoo.

A pre-shampoo is a type of conditioning treatment that is applied on hair before using the actual shampoo. It is thick which allows it to form a coat over hair strands. The importance of this is protecting the hair from getting too dry and breaking.

It also forms a protective layer from the harsh ingredients of the shampoo. After scrubbing your hair with a shampoo, it will still feel soft and smooth.

You can make your own pre-shampoo at home using a protein-based conditioner and organic oil. However, it is much easier to buy a ready-made treatment.

Make sure you closely follow the instructions on the label.  Many women don’t use a pre-shampoo but I think it’s something everyone should be doing.

Recommended Pre-Shampoos.

2. Use the right shampoo.

Generally, African American hair is brittle and damages easily. Most shampoos on the market are brutal due to their harsh ingredients which are no good for any kind of hair, especially African American hair. You, therefore, need to be extra careful about which shampoo you are using.

A rule of thumb is to stick to sulfate-free shampoos. Sulfates are known to make your hair frizzy and dry out. This is especially bad for African American hair which is already brittle enough. The extra harshness is something you should avoid at all cost.

Additionally, look for shampoos with organic oils. These oils are great at protecting hair from dryness and leave your strands feeling supple and soft. Some of the best oils to look for in shampoos include jojoba oil and argan oil. Make sure they are organic oils.

Recommended Shampoos.

You will notice that these shampoos have organic argan oil as a major ingredient. These oils nourish the hair as well as give it more shine. Like with pre-shampoos, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.

3. Use a conditioner after every wash.

As much as you try to prevent it, washing your hair will still wash away some of its natural oils. Leaving it like that risks breakage and split ends. The best way to get it back in shape is by using a conditioner.

It helps restore oils and moisture to your hair as well as nourish it. After using a conditioner, your hair should feel softer. When you are shopping for a conditioner buy one designed specifically for dry or African American hair.

Recommended Conditioners.

4. Use a deep conditioner once every week.

There are regular conditioners and deep conditioners. A regular conditioner is lighter and designed for use after washing your hair. It mostly touches the surface of the hair. A deep conditioner sinks deep into the hair, helping to nourish it from the bottom up.

Thus, it is heavier and sticks more to the hair and scalp. You should do a deep conditioning treatment once every week though not on the same day you are doing your weekly hair wash.

Recommended Deep Conditioners.

5. Moisturize your hair.

One of the best things you can do to your hair is to keep it moisturized. Having adequate moisture encourages fast growth and protects hair from breakage and split ends. Strong healthy hair is essential if you’re going to style the best hairstyles for black menand women.”

Additionally, it keeps the hair looking bright and feeling soft. Before you can even start considering store-bought moisturizes make sure that you are already moisturizing the natural way; drinking enough water.

When it comes to moisturizing from the outside, try to do it every day. This ensures that your hair is always adequately hydrated. Some of the best ingredients for black hair moisturizers include olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, and pure shea butter.

Recommended Moisturizers.

6. Use hair oil.

While your hair already has its own natural oils, it is important to use other oils to promote growth and protect the hair. These oils are especially good at encouraging African American hair to grow faster. When applying hair oil, make sure to massage deeply to ensure that it gets deep inside the hair follicles as well as on the surface of the hair.

Recommended Hair Oil.

  • PURA D’OR Argan Oil Treatment. It’s pure, natural, organic argan oil. Cold-pressed and unrefined with no chemicals added. This is as good as it gets.

7. Protect your hair ends.

Every three to four months you should trim your hair. This gets rid of any split ends allowing your hair to continue growing properly without further damage. When trimming, you only need to cut about a 1/2 inch maybe a bit more depending on your hair.

To keep your ends in great condition, use protective hairstyles such as bans and not-so-tight braids. Letting hair fall freely exposes the ends to damage. At night wrap the hair in a silk scarf or sleep on a satin pillow. These little changes help a lot.

Recommended Scarfs.

8. Be sparse with your hair washes.

Sometimes we tend to get too generous with scrubbing out our hair. Washing the hair too frequently strips it of its natural oils, leaving it dry and vulnerable to breakage. If you are washing your hair daily or even every other day, that is too frequent.

Switch to washing it at most twice a week. If you notice your hair breaking easily after washing (especially if you have kinky hair) try washing it once every two weeks.

9. Air dry your hair.

After washing your hair, the best way to dry it is by rubbing it gently with a towel or letting it air-dry. Try to avoid using a blow dryer as the excess heat will weaken and damage your hair. If for any reason you have to use your blow dryer, use the coolest setting. You can also wrap the hair in a silk scarf and leave it to dry through the night.

Recommended Blow Dryers.

Boosting Growth of Black/African American Hair.

In the first section, we have discussed a lot of ways you can keep your hair growing through proper maintenance routines. Now we will talk about how to speed up black hair growth.

1. Coconut Oil Supplements

Coconut oil supplements promote healthier, thicker, and more beautiful hair. This fully organic and certified supplement is one of the best ways to maintain healthy and beautiful hair. Click here for a full review of the supplement.

If you are interested you can purchase Coconut Oil supplements directly from the official website.

Coconut Oil Supplement

2. Protein Treatments.

Protein treatments help in speeding up hair growth by nourishing it and making it stronger. Various types of protein treatments are made for different hair types. Protein packs are for regular use with people showing slight hair damage.

Light treatments are ideal for hair with a bit more damage. They often come in the form of a deep conditioner. Deep penetrating treatments are best for fairly damaged hair. Reconstructors are used to encourage quick growth in severely damaged hair.

Our Recommended Protein Treatment.

3. Vitamin supplements.

Vitamin supplements supply the hair with multiple nutrients to keep it healthy, strong and growing. Hair products do a good job keeping your hair looking good but the body is the source and creator of your hair. If you supply your body with that it needs it will start to grow strong healthy hair.

Recommended Vitamin Supplements.

  • Folexin – The #1 hair growth supplement.
  • Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins promotes hair growth and is without a doubt the best vitamin supplement available. Each of the 60 pills contains minerals, nutrients, biotin and bioactive vitamins which are key for the body to grow long healthy hair. This is something I highly recommend.
  • Biotin Hair, Skin, and Nails VitaminsAnother great vitamin, this not only helps your hair grow but also benefits your skin and nails.

4. Fish Oil Supplements.

Fish oil supplements, which are often in the form of capsules, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are highly beneficial to hair growth. These supplements are especially good at tackling hair dryness and dullness. Your hair will become shinier, softer, and stronger. They can also help in preventing dandruff.

Recommended Fish Oil.

5. A Healthy Diet.

One of the best ways to keep your hair in good form and to encourage growth is by eating well. If your diet is not so healthy you should take a multivitamin. Multivitamins give your body the fuel it needs to do everyday tasks and increases your overall health. Eating papaya for hair growth is also recommended.

All of the below vitamins will: Boost your energy, balance your hormones, and lower stress. Help your hair, skin, and nails grow healthier, faster, and stronger.

What To Avoid To Grow Black Hair Faster.

Below are the things you should avoid doing to maximize your hair growth.

1. Heat treatments.

Any treatment that uses heat to style hair is bad for you. Things like blow dryers and flat irons literally cook your hair, making it extremely weak and easy to break. Your hair can still look good without having to use heat on it.

2. Harsh chemicals.

Make sure the hair products you buy are not full of harsh chemicals. These days you can get natural and organic hair products that, though maybe a bit more expensive, provide a much better alternative to chemical-ridden products. These chemical products may make your hair look and feel good but over time it destroys your hair.

Be especially careful about hair dyes, chemical relaxers, sulfates-containing products, and alcohol-containing products. The extra investment you make on natural products with organic oils is well worth it.

3. Extensions and tight styles.

Styles that rely on tightly wrapping your hair is not good, especially for your hair ends. When stretched or wrapped too tight, hair tends to get weak and can break easily. Also, it prevents hair from continuing with its normal growth.

On the other hand, braids and other protective styles actually encourage hair to grow faster by protecting your ends from splitting which means less hair has to be trimmed.

4. Too much stress.

Too much stress has been scientifically proven to be behind hair loss problems such as Telogen effluvium where hair essentially stops growing and begins to fall out and Alopecia areata where hair follicles are attacked by the body’s immune system.

Other Information.

Determine your hair type.

To achieve the best results it is important to know your hair type. This will help you in choosing the right products and giving the best care to your hair. There are three general types of African American hair.

  • Kinky hair – this is the hardest hair type to maintain. The reason for this is that it is weak due to fewer cuticle layers available to protect the hair. Being very fragile, it requires careful handling to prevent breakage or any other kind of damage. Kinky hair tends to have very tight curls and exhibits a lot of shrinkage after a wash.
  • Curly hair – the curls are looser than in kinky hair and tend to be springy. It is soft and fine making it one of the easiest hair types to style.
  • Wavy hair – has large curls in waveforms. It tends to be a bit heavy, staying close to the head, unlike kinky and curly hair. It falls between kinky and curly hair when it comes to difficulty in styling. Generally easy to maintain.

Note that this is a general classification. Under each type, there are several subtypes indicating the wide variations that occur in African American hair.

If you read everything laid out in this guide you’ll have learned how to grow black hair faster and how to grow African American hair faster. You’ll surely see a boost in your African American hair growth and black hair growth but you must be dedicated and consistently stay on top of your hair care to have the best hair possible.

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Why Your Body Type Gains Weight, By Life Path Number

Your body type and personality are interconnected. Here’s how.

Weight gain is something that can affect us all differently, but when we’re not expecting to see a certain number when we step on the scale, it can really crush us emotionally.

This is especially true when you’re actually trying to work out more and eat healthily.

When the scale still says that you’re gaining weight, it’s upsetting.

I was able to go more than five years without really knowing just how much I weighed until my doctor said it out loud to me a few months ago.

In my personal opinion, knowing how much I weigh and if I’ve actually gained weight just makes me feel even more like I’m failing at getting healthy, even when I remind myself that it’s a journey and that even baby steps matter.

Of course, my life path number also proves that I can be pretty emotional and get caught up in little things that I know won’t matter eventually, so clearly, these two things don’t mix well.

 

For the longest time, our culture has been so obsessed with health treatments and exercise and asparagus juice from Whole Foods that if you weren’t flaunting your weight loss on Instagram you were an outcast.

I like to think that we’re starting to move toward a more body-positive culture and a more wellness-centered lifestyle, but I know that takes time.

The best advice I’ve ever gotten regarding my health and wellness is to just do whatever I want and choose the things that make me feel happy and healthy, without listening to a bunch of contradicting articles and experts.

Here is why you are gaining weight (and how to lose the pounds), according to your life path number.

Life Path 1

As a 1, you’re a born leader. No matter what you do in life, you have to be number one. In addition to that, you’re also incredibly independent – you don’t often let other people tell you what to do.

Deep inside you though, beyond this confidence, is a sense of cynicism and self-doubt. You’re a deep thinker and that can put a lot of stress on you.

Once you make something like cardio or meditation a routine thing, you’ll notice yourself feeling and looking healthier.

Life Path 2

As a 2, you are very emotional and sensitive. Everything you feel, you feel in the deepest crevices of yourself – in your body, heart, and soul.

You have a tendency to cope with the ups and downs of life with bad-for-you food and empty calories.

It’s important to learn how to separate your emotions from your physical self. Otherwise, you will always turn to comfort food and alcohol when you’re sad, stressed, or frustrated.

Engaging with friends and having a support system is a great way to continue to express yourself emotionally, just in a healthier way. Additionally, finding activities that make you feel good are important.

As a 3, self-expression is very important to who you are. There isn’t a moment in your life when you wish you had said something – because you’re always looking for ways to express yourself and communicate with others.

Of course, there are certainly times when people don’t want to hear what you have to say, which can make you feel like a burden.

When you find yourself gaining weight, it could be because you’re having a hard time finding the balance between over– and under-expressing your emotional self.

There are definitely times when a support system is the best way to express how you’re feeling, but there are also times when a kickboxing class or yoga is a much better creative outlet – let yourself explore it all!

As a 4, you highly value security and stability in your life and relationships. In everything you do, you have to know that there is a certain foundation that has been set beforehand to really ensure stability.

Hey, it’s just how you roll! That said, being such a stickler for security and stability can make you pretty stubborn.

When it comes to your health, being stubborn can be a good trait (like being able to stick to a diet) or it can be a bad thing (like putting unnecessary stress on yourself to succeed).

Not only can stress affect your emotional and mental health, but it can also affect you physically, too. The key to losing weight is to find relaxing techniques that actually work for you. You won’t believe what stress-reduction practices can do for your health.

Life Path 5

As a 5, adventure and excitement are your callings. You absolutely must have the freedom to be yourself and do whatever you want, without anyone holding you back.

When this call for adventure gets too unbalanced, it can make you feel claustrophobic and trapped in or even cranky and stressed.

All of this micromanaging your life and yourself can cause serious burnout, which can lead to a whole lot of other problems besides just weight gain. Sticking to a healthy routine that you can count on every day is a great place to start.

Light cardio in the morning, a walk with friends during lunch, and a healthy dinner in the evening are all low-stress ways to stay in shape and healthy.

Life Path 6

As a 6, you are known for being very responsible. You stick to your guns, even when everyone else around you is quitting. There’s definitely something admirable about striving for perfection in everything you do.

That said, perfection can easily turn into a four-letter word when it comes to your health.

It’s easy for that perfection to get in the way of the big picture. If you find yourself feeling like the things you’re doing for your health simply aren’t enough, it might be a good idea to take a step back.

You can become overly critical of your progress when it’s more important to appreciate how far you’ve come instead of criticizing how far you have left to go. Start with baby steps and remember that you don’t have to work hard for anyone’s approval but your own.

Life Path 7

As a 7, you are a deeply spiritual person. You are always looking for the meaning of life in the activities you do and in your own self-exploration. You are a very unique person in that you have both an intuitive and analytical side.

You sometimes get too caught up in your own head to let yourself be vulnerable, which can have an effect on your weight and body image.

If you want to lose weight and get healthier, it’s important for you to embrace that vulnerable part of yourself.

It’s okay to feel lost or confused on your health journey, but what you have to stop yourself from doing is letting these conflicting emotions win and giving up.

Make it a daily practice to express yourself in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, like through meditation or a group exercise.

Life Path 8

As an 8, you believe that success is measured intangible things, like money, a cushy job, or serious weight loss. You are one of those people who never seem to give up, even if it means pushing yourself past your limits.

People who know you know that you can be a workaholic at times, and you can even be a bit aggressive when trying to prove yourself.

If you’re not careful, this aggression can lead to a lot of stress-related issues and high blood pressure. It’s important to remember that there is no competition when it comes to health.

Life Path 9

As a 9, you are very selfless. You go through life always looking for ways to help others and put your friends and family first.

This is a great trait to have, but it also means you always put yourself second, even when it’s imperative that you let yourself be selfish and put yourself first.

Even if you don‘t always realize it, you tend to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders… talk about stressful.

You need to relieve the stress of being everyone’s caretaker by employing daily exercises like yoga, meditation, and even therapy to find the support you need to be your best self.

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https://www.yourtango.com/2019327346/weight-gain-loss-life-path-numerology

 

20 Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Hair Dyes

Look and feel your best, by knowing you’re using harmless and healthy color dyes.

When it comes to hair dye and hair coloring, we all want to do our part in both looking good and having healthy hair, all while trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible. More than just consuming the right nutrients, being a vegan can actually trickle into the products we put in our hair and place on our skin.

Below, we’re reviewing twenty of our favorite vegan and cruelty-free hair dyes to help guide all of us into the right direction when it comes to hair care.

1. Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

One of the most buzz-worthy vegan hair dye being talked about all over Instagram, Lime Crime’s Unicorn hair dyes offer both full coverage and hair tints in magical colors ranging from pastel blue hues to deep chestnut colors. In total, there are over 20 different colors, all meant to express your colorful and bold personality. Lime Crime offers shades like unicorn and mermaid to add a dynamic and assortment of different colors to have you fully on-trend.

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2. Green Hare Mud 100% Natural Hair Dye

Imagine your hair color all came from pure plant dye. With Green Hare Mud, natural and made from the earth dye is what you’re getting. Offering seven beautiful hair colors with creative names like merlot mist and soft bamboo, you’re going to be left looking and feeling beautiful. Green Hare also provides associating scalp and hair treatments to have your new color looking its very best.

3. SPLAT One-Wash Hair Dye

Perfect for Halloween and themed costume or parties, SPLAT’s one wash dye will allow you to experiment with different (and wild) hair colors and return to your normal color the next day. Some colors include pink, purple, and blue.

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4. Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

Luscious and gorgeous color, all while being vegan and animal-cruelty free. With 20 beautiful and eye-opening colors, Arctic donates fifteen percent of every purchase to prevent animal abuse by supporting charities like Second Chance Animal Shelter, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society, and Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation.

(Arctic Fox, $13.99)

5. Henna Hair Dyes by LUSH

More than colorful and themed bath bombs, LUSH also makes completely vegan henna hair dye. While many of the other dyes on our list come in explosive and bold colors, these dyes from LUSH come in four natural and earthy shades like Rouge, Noir, Marron, and Brun. Along with henna, these dyes also combine essential oils and cocoa butter for deep conditioning.

(LUSH, $27.95)

6. Henna Color Lab Hair Dye

Like LUSH, Henna Color Lab creates an assortment of beautiful and natural colors using henna hair dye instead of synthetic dyes as not only are they vegan, but higher and better quality for your hair. Located on the site, you’ll see how every dye reacts differently with the starting color. With a range from blonde, brunette, to black, each hair tone will see a similar but different end look.

(Henna Color Lab, $9.98)

7. Classic High Voltage Hair Color by Manic Panic Hair Dye

Having almost 50 different shades of vegan hair dye makes Manic one of the best choices on the market. Picking between turquoise pastel and ultraviolet (amongst others) will not only guarantee creativity, but you’re bound to be completely unique with your choice of color given the wide variety.

(Manic Panic, $13.99)

8. Naturtint Permanent Hair Color

The original and first-to-market 100 percent plant-based dye on the market, Naturtint. It’s recommended (if it’s your first time using the product) to only go one shade lighter than your original hair color to help slowly lighten your locks.

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9. Henna Cream Essential Kit by Surya Basil Beauty

What we love about this kit is that it’s put together to cover every basis you may have with the application of hair dye — in particular, vegan hair dye. The kit comes with three boxes of color (to promote touch-ups and consistency), application brush, mixing bowl, and an accessory of a free nail polish color that complements the color of your dye.

(Burya Brasil Beauty, $52)

10. EcoColors Non-Toxic Permanent Hair Color

Additionally being PPD Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, and Propylene Glycol Free, EcoColors promotes and encourages mixing their colors together to create an individual’s perfect shade.

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11. Smart Beauty Temporary Hair Dye

Want the opportunity to try out a different color on your hair for a month or so? Using the animal-cruelty free temporary hair dye will provide you just that! Washing out after four to five washes, this dye also provides enriched conditioning so your hair stays super-hydrated. Additionally, the pack comes with enough product for multiple uses so you can recreate your hair color.

(Smart Beauty, £6.45)

12. Liquid Chalk by Brite

This liquid hair chalk works wonders on both blonde and brunettes (yes, finally, a product that shows color on darker toned hairs). There are six fun colors to choose from and wash out after one rinse. These make for great Halloween costumes, charity organizations (like the color run), and themed events.

(Ulta, $12)

13. Semi-Permanent Hair Color by Good Dye Young

If you love Paramore, you’ll love Good Dye Young — because it’s owned by the lead singer Hayley! These semi-permanent colors are loud, just like Hayley, and they smell of citrus as opposed to synthetic chemicals. Made of sunflower extract, bergamot essential oil, and quality cream-based ingredients, it’s safe to say you’re getting the highest quality products with the upside of being vegan and cruelty-free.

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14. Semi-Permanent Hair Color From Lunar Tides

While both vegan and cruelty-free, Lunar Tides has a lovely bonus for color lovers! You don’t have to have bleached hair to apply their dye and have it show (which is a downside for many wannabe pink-haired people). Their formula not only applies over darker colors but won’t destroy your hair from synthetic chemicals. Lunar Tides also offers DIY ombre kits in multiple shades to really spike your festive game.

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15. Herman’s Amazing Vegan Semi-Permanent Direct Color Dye

Why is it so hard to get salon-quality hair dye for home use? Herman’s Amazing thought the same thing and created their vegan and cruelty-free semi-permanent hair dye. In a wide variety of color, this dye contains no ammonia and is conditioner-based so you don’t have to worry about dry and unhealthy-looking hair.

16. Iroiro Premium Natural Semi-Permanent Hair Color

One of Iroiro’s prized aspects about its semi-permanent dye formula is that it is all-natural. Made from 100 percent organic coconut oil, natural yuzu-cranberry fragrance (thank goodness for a non-chemical smell) and other natural preservatives. As opposed to many other dyes, this color is cream-based so all you have to do is apply and massage in. For lighter colors, Iroiro recommends color lifting 10+ to get the desired (on the box) color end look.

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17. Logona Hair Natural Vegan Plant-Based Dye

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🌾Logona biljne boje za kosu- 100% prirodne🌾 Logona je proizvela prve biljne boje za kosu još davne 1985. Umjesto da hemijskim putem uklanjaju prirodnu boju kose oštećujući pri tom njenu strukturu, prirodni pigmenti Logona boje za kosu vezuju se za spoljašnji omotač vlasi istovremeno je hraneći, čime pružaju zdravu alternativu hemijskim bojama za kosu. Logona biljne boje predstavljaju mješavinu fino usitnjenih biljaka, organske kane i drugih biljnih pigmenata obogaćenih pšeničnim proteinima i dragocjenim organskim jojoba uljem. Farbanjem kose Logona biljnim bojama pored izuzetno lijepe boje, kosa dobija i obilje hranljivih materija. 📍Način pripreme: Logona boje za kosu mješaju se sa ključalom vodom pri čemu formiraju glatku pastu. Da biste intenzivirali boju, prah možete pomješati sa crnim čajem ili kafom. Mješavina se lako nanosi i ne curi. Prije nanošenja duž cijele kose uradite test na jednom pramenu. Umjesto šampona preporučujemo Logona regenerator, specijalno formulisan da fiksira boju, pojača njen intenzitet i sjaj. Bogat u hranljivom čičkovom ulju, betainu i pšeničnim proteinima, ovaj preparat čini vašu kosu glatkom i sjajnom. Možete ga koristiti izmedju bojenja da održite početni sjaj i intenzitet boje.👌 🌱🌾🌿☘🍀🍃 📍Bez sintetičkih boja i mirisa 📍Bez mineralnih ulja i silikona 📍Bez parabena 📍100% vegansko

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Who says that engineering and automobiles were the only products to buy from Germany? Logona, a German-based company, makes natural and vegan hair dyes that contain ingredients from the earth such as henna and plant colorants like beetroot and walnut shells.

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18. Punky Semi-Permanent Conditioning Hair Color

Seemingly looking like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, this vegan and paraben-free semi-permanent hair dye lasts up to 25 washes and comes in an assortment of fun and wild colors (like Punky spring green). What makes this dye so unique is the vegan keratin complex in the ingredients. This formula allows for enhanced and brighter color that lasts longer than many standard semi-permanent dyes.

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19. Henna Hair Color by The Henna Guys

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100 percent natural, 100 percent vegan, 100 percent cruelty-free — these are promises made by The Henna Guys. Coming in 11 earthy and natural hair colors, this formula claims to be pesticide-free without including any chemicals or metallic salts, creating a healthy environment for your hair. While this dye does not lighten your locks, it can be applied over already color-stripped hair to give a desired and off-the-box look!

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20. Henna Cream by Tints Of Nature

Hints of Nature have taken wonderfully to the henna trend in hair dye. Keeping things vegan and natural, this formula promises to reach the core of your hair, giving it proper nourishment and conditioning, and leaving your new color with an included gloss (because who wants to pay double for both color and a gloss treatment?).

(Hints of Nature, $13.99)

Source:

https://www.yourtango.com/2018317599/20-best-vegan-hair-dyes-and-cruelty-free-hair-dyes

 

5 Proven Ways to Learn to Love Yourself

 

As spiritual teacher and author, Iyanla Vanzant, puts it, “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”

The way we view ourselves impacts our views and actions in every way. If we don’t feel worthy of love, we tend to accept mistreatment or even abuse. When we doubt our abilities, we hide away from pursuing our dreams. When feeling inadequate, people close themselves off to the limitless possibilities that life has to offer.

When we look inward and develop self-confidence, a world of opportunity opens. We gain the courage to realize our potential. When we value ourselves, we walk toward loving, supportive relationships. When we develop self-esteem, we feel confident to work hard toward achieving goals. Taking care of ourselves gives us the strength to inspire and care for others in need.

While it’s one thing to ruminate on loving yourself, actualizing self-worth can require a lot of reflection and life experience. Still, you can begin that lifelong journey one step at a time with these tips to loving yourself.

Developing Positive Thought Patterns

Thought patterns can have a huge impact on how we view ourselves and our experiences. Science looks at how repetitive thoughts, those little conversations we have inside our heads, have a big impact on wellbeing. If you find yourself in a loop of constantly doubting yourself or having anxious reactions to life then practicing positive thinking can help reverse those patterns. Psychologists and spiritual leaders suggest different methods for reversing harmful thought patterns such as mindfulness meditation, positive affirmations, and journaling.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation involves bringing awareness to the present moment. Dr. John Paul Minda, a professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, explains,” Mindfulness meditation can help people to be more attentive to their own emotions. By being aware of negative feelings as soon as they arise, people can engage in positive remediation rather than dwelling on the negative cognition.”

Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations refer to repeated statements, often written down or spoken out loud, that inspire confidence and optimism. They can help to reverse the negative loop in our minds by replacing them with constructive thinking. For example, you can write down or say to yourself things like, “I am good enough,” “I am worthy of love,” “I can overcome anything one step at a time.”

Journaling

Journaling has a proven positive effect on self-esteem and works like a natural “antidepressant”. It gives a person the chance to process experiences. Also, writing about stressful situations can help diminish their perceived intensity. Spending just 15 minutes a day journaling increases self-confidence and leads to better mental, emotional, and physical health.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Big changes don’t happen overnight. Cultivating self-love involves a fluid, constant journey of healing and self-reflection. With patience, compassion, and persistence, you can build a deeper sense of self-worth over time.

Taking small steps and setting aside a little time each day toward loving yourself will pay off in all areas of your life. Developing self-love sets the foundation for every other aspect of your life. With inner strength and confidence, you can approach obstacles with courage. By cultivating compassion for yourself, you can embrace others with the same level of care and understanding. By realizing your worth and embracing your individuality, you will inspire and lift up others to do the same.

Source:

https://www.goodnet.org/articles/5-proven-ways-to-learn-love-yourself