The sea, the sun, the sand... what's not to love about the beach?! Like many of you out there, I have been spending as much time as possible in the ocean this summer. But while the things that I love most about the beach have been wonderfully restorative for the soul, they have also been wreaking havoc on my hair.
Saltwater and sun work like a natural bleach, giving my blonde hair a boost of sunshine. Unfortunately, that same combination dries it out just as much - leaving me with straw where my hair should be. I'm aiming for Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley but wind up looking more like a scarecrow: Not. Hot.
Luckily, help arrived just in time to save my tattered locks before Labor Day - thanks to the EMERGENCÉE System by Nexxus® New York Salon Care. From the silicone-free Rebalancing Shampoo, to the Restoring Conditioner, and finally the weekly Reconstructing Treatment, - the 3 step process is simple enough for even a low-maintenance girl like me. Natural ingredients like Marula and flax seed oils, green tea and seaweed extracts, and deep sea minerals give the stuff its power. It's just one more way to utilize Mother Nature's gifts for beauty inside and out! With all this seaweed and shiny hair, I'm saying bye-bye scarecrow, hello mermaid!
I've got an arsenal of tricks up my sleeve to achieve an "effortless" glow. It may not actually be effortless, but at least you can claim it's "natural!" From home remedies to trustworthy powerhouse products, most of these are achievable even if your travel schedule is as nutty as mine.
When it comes to natural beauty, nobody does it better than California. For those in the sunshine state (or planning a visit) I've rounded up 3 fresh and extra chic salons where cosmetic toxins are not welcome, but good vibes and great services are.
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When your bestie is glowing after a night on the town, she may tell you that a pineapple juice cocktail saved her skin ... I asked some of the city’s brightest faces what they stand by for the best in beauty, health and fitness.
Upon entering the appropriately lush, plant filled space; I was struck by, or actually NOT struck by any scent of acetone or chemicals so typical of nail salons. Instead I was greeted by the Lushlife founder, Jane MaColla, offering me peppermint tea and water both served in mason jars. She stepped away to answer a call while I chose my polish, and I smiled to myself when I overheard her gently explain to the caller that no, they don’t do artificial nails…