As a raw foodist, do you dye your hair?
Or have you leaned more towards a natural look.
I dye mine, but feel like a hypocrite.
I notice Shazzie is always changing her hair colour.
I still eat some cooked food. I wonder if I will feel compelled to go back to my natural colour if I'm 100% raw. Oh, and I also wear make-up...although not a huge amount.
I don't dye my hair or use make-up. Nature did not make a mistake when she made me.
I'm not 100% and I stopped dying my hair about a year ago. Stopped wearing makeup about 6 months ago. I just don't like the chemicals in the hair dye. They burn my nose, make my eyes water, and sometimes burn my scalp, so I just figure that it's probably not a good thing to put on my skin and hair. With makeup, I just don't like the cycle. You know...covering up the imperfections/break outs/random pimples with makeup, the makeup making my skin break out, needing to cover up the new break outs with makeup. I still break out (pms )...but when I don't cover it up with makeup and just let it clear up on its own, it goes away a lot faster and I don't get new break outs, finding myself in a constant state of breaking out. My skin is definitely better for it.
I think when you get to 100% and get past some detoxing, you'll find that your skin is so beautiful, clear, radiant...you won't feel a need for makeup. That's what I see in the women on this board who are 100%. Can't wait to get to that!
I stopped Coloring my hair 3 months ago because after eliminating chemicals & preservatives from my houseold, food and beauty products I knew the Hairdye had to go.
I had highlighted and then dyed my hair for 10 plus years.
After 3 months of using henna my hair looks like it did years ago. It is the best condition ever & great Natural Color.
I use Monave Mineral Make Up, Jason and other Natural MakeUp. I like the look of MakeUp and see no reason to give it up as long as I can find natural organics.
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I henna my hair and love it. Not just the color but the texture and strength and the way it catches the light. :) The only other color cosmetic I use, and that sporadically, is achiote.
Some of the components of mineral make-up are called "lakes"; these are micas colored with artificial dyes.
Yep. For two reasons. One, I am getting some grays and I hate them. The color blends in but the texture does not. The dye helps smooth them out a bit. Second, my dishwater blonde hair bleaches out in the summer and leaves me with dark roots in the winter. I only color my whole head 3-4 times a year. The rest of the time I carefully touch up only the roots and gray. I don't dye it a different color so this is easy to do.
I will occasionally add highlights because I have really nice natural ones but the dye tends to cover those up.
Natural hair dyes.
Hi Sooboopa I have been using natural products on my hair for over 2 years now. I would recommend this website. http://www.longhaircommunity.com
They are a bunch of friendly people woman and men. Some of them use the natural methods while others use store brought items. Any way you could look up threw search natural hair dyes.
I like using Henna.
I read once that women who dye their hair black have a much higher incidence of bladder cancer...
Including some of us! Lissomllama is there, as is Coriander. That's how I found this site.
Originally Posted by Mysticalwoman
Thanks for your responses guys. My creative side would like to explore other colours. I am dark blonde at the moment. I'd like to try brunette, red and a lighter blonde...but doing so over a period of time, not changing every couple of months or anything. But I wonder if I will change once I become more pure. My hair is also very long, so I will visit that site Mysticalwoman. I know this issue is hardly on a par with global warming or anything, but I'm just wondering where I'll go with this.
Shazzie, is not even 100% raw anymore. She admits it herself on her website.
I don't think that she is a good role model for raw lifestyle.
I don't colour my hair, haven't for yaers. I only use a little bit of makeup, powder & blush. I still have some dark circles upder my eyes, hopefully they will go away soon. I use glowminerals brand of make up, it is all natural.
I feel this topic alot. I color my dreadlocks at least once or twice a year. I guess to give them a new look. I have bounced between Auburn, Red and Blond. My natural hair color is Brown and I love it, but with dreads you need to do different things because after growing them out for 18 years one can get a bit bored.
As for make-up - my opinion - The natural make-up brands dont do anything for me. I tried to be conscious and buy organic and fair, but the colors ( I love eyeliner...especially greens, blues and purples) were not bright enough for me and they ran. I will stick with my "unnatural" make-up. I choose to save the world in other ways. Peace Skai
VeryBerry, I thought Shazzie only ate cooked food for a little time whilst she was pregnant?!? I didn't know she was still eating it? Whatever floats your boat I suppose...
I just stopped dying my hair, mainly on a bet my roommate and I bet. I'm not going to cut or dye my hair until May...but it does burn my scalp and is a pain to do.
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I stopped dying my hair nearly 2 years ago. I used to hate my hair color. Now on raw for some time my natural hair is very pretty. I wear make-up to weddings, occasional business meeting, or whatever. Not much, once in a blue moon. I will wear lipstick pretty often, but other then that, not hardly at all.
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