Friday, 8 January 2016

My Sulphate and Silicone free journey

So recently I decided I was going to test out going sulphate and silicone free for a month. This means essentially switching my shampoo and conditioner and cutting out any hair products since all of them have silicone.
Now in order to know whether the products you're using have silicone in them simply see if any of the ingredients have 'cone' or 'con' in them and that's silicone for you. For example, dimethicone will be the most one you see. The problem with silicones is that they make your hair feel soft but don't actually do anything to improve the condition of your hair. The silicone leaves a layer on your hair which doesn't enable anything actually useful for your hair to penetrate through and help. You can also find dimethicone in your skincare products and my advice to you would be to get rid of it because like with hair it has the same issue. It doesn't sink in and nourish your hair, but creates a plastic like barrier instead. You can read more about that here.

Friday, 1 January 2016

2016 Resolutions

Take more pictures. I don't mean take more selfies, I mean take more photos of places, of people and most importantly of and with friends. I realise this year I didn't do much of that. I have two film cameras and I think I took one out with me once all year. Creating memories is important, photographing them makes them last forever.

Get away from social media. I learnt this one in 2015 when I was going through a bad period in my life so I deactivated my Facebook, hopped on a train and left London for a bit. Honestly, it was one of the best things i've ever done. It gave me the time to really see everything around me without the distraction of checking Facebook/Twitter/Insta. Even as i'm typing this I have a tab for twitter open. So this year i'm dedicating a day a week where I go out, put my phone on airplane mode (music is still important) and explore a little or do something without texting people and seeing who's doing what on Facebook.

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