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Gray Hair Brightening Shampoos and Conditioners!
1.) Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Conditioner - Super good at removing brassy, yellow tones!
2.) Pantene Silver Expressions Shampoo and Conditioner - Not quite as heavy-duty as Shimmer Lights, a bit more gentle.
3.) White Hot Glorious Shampoo and White Hot Brilliant Shampoo, plus White Hot Luminous Conditioner- Quite possibly the very best gray-haired line of products I've ever tried. All of the items! The only thing is, they're available by ordering online from England. (Still worth it if you can!)
More NATURAL Gray Hair Brightening Shampoos and Conditioners!
1.) Shikai Color Reflect Platinum Shampoo - My go-to more natural gray hair shampoo.
2.) Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner - Expensive, but smells great!
Everyday Shampoos and Conditioners that I use and love.
1.) Renpure Organics Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner - I use this daily! It leaves my hair very soft and manageable!
2.) Shea Moisture ORGANIC Coconut & Hibicus Curl & Shine Shampoo - LOVELY! For soft hair and shiny hair. Careful, possibly yellowing over time and/or with heat. Still a nice shampoo. (At least for me!)
Hair Styling Products
1.) Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk - A GAMR CHANGER!!! My favorite. Nothing has given me softer hair. Apply when damp for silky locks!
2.) Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Super Potion ! - This oil is wonderful. It helps me to control frizz and give shine. I use it everyday.
3.) Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie - This product is heavier than the rest. Be careful, a little goes a long way! Very moisturizing and calms coarse hair.
4.) White Hot Shooshing Creme and White Hot Lifeshine oil - Quite possibly the very best gray-haired line of products I've ever tried. All of the items! The only thing is, they're available by ordering online from England. (Still worth it if you can!)
5.) Roux Fanci-full Rinse #49 Ultra White Minx- My first rinse! This is truly a helpful product. Leaves my white hair as bright and shiny as can be. Takes away yellow tones.
6.) One 'n Only Shiny Silver Gel - A nice purple tone gel that has a fair amount of holding power to help with the fizz, but not leave your hair stiff or sticky! You can't see the purple when it's on your hair, it only helps to tone down brassiness.
7.) Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing, Gray/White/Silver Hair- This hairdressing gel-like cream is pretty neat. I've never had a product like it! All you need is a tiny dollop and it will mend split ends, keep flyways at bay and add a wonderful sheen!
8.) Conair Xtreme Instant Heat Jumbo And Super Jumbo Hair Setter - Yay! I've used these curlers for ten years. They just keep on going. I love how the large and extra large rollers are covered in a velvety texture. They really help to calm the coarseness and frizz of my gray hair.
Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick-Au Pair - My FAVORITE all-natural lipstick. Au Pair is such a gorgeous color berry color. It would look great on anyone and the best part is it's not full of bad for you chemicals!
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Hawaiian Smolder- I can not get enough of this natural lip crayon! The color is universally gorgeous, it's highly pigmented and goes on so creamy, and the price is right! Love, love, love.
Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream - I use this mineral foundation + SPF everyday! It has great coverage that you can use sheer or in a more opaque way and it's paraben- free! This is a link to the color BB3, but I have been wearing the BB5 color. There are several shades so be sure to check them all out.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Work It! Full Flared Fit Mascara - My favorite natural mascara! This is great. It make my lashes long and full, stays on all day long and doesn't feel clumpy or waxy. You might love it too!
Skin and Body CareCoola Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte Tint, Unscented - This is the BEST facial sunscreen that I have ever used. Mineral, not chemical, goes on invisibly, dries instantly and stays matte. Just perfect!
Badger SPF 35 Sunscreen All Season Face Stick Unscented - This stick is so handy because it can slip into any pocket or purse. It stays on for a long time, and it's GREAT FOR BUSY KIDS who want you to apply their sunscreen in a flash.
Yes to Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Night Cream - I use this very moisturizing "night" cream day and night. I love it that much! Super hydrating, works on fine lines and wrinkles, and it's paraben-free!
Alba Botanica Fragrance Free SPF 30 Mineral Very Emollient Sunscreen - This is my go-to body sunscreen because it's a natural mineral block that is affordable and free of harsh chemicals. Good staying power.
BooksThe Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time - One of my favorite books! A quick and easy and INSPIRING read for when you life feels hectic or draining.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids - My favorite parenting book. Gentle and calming, full of great take-action ideas for simplifying parenting and finding a harmonious homelife.
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons
Intuitive Eating - This refreshing, compassionate, drama-free book changed my relationship with food. This is an un-diet, and gives you straight forward steps to ending a complicated relationship with diets and teaches you how to eat to live and enjoy!
A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside - Susan Branch's latest book. A diary of sorts from her two months travel in the English countryside! Start with her lovely voyage on the Queen Mary 2. This book is chock full of beautiful, little water color sketches and the best, most personal narration. Take a look!
Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir - by Elizabeth Ehrlich. This beautifully written memoir traces Elizabeth's personal journey in the kitchen with her mother-in-law Miriam, a wonderful and soulful cook. Elizabeth found Jewish culture and practices out-dated, but through Miriam's stories of a long, rich life, and her recipes (which are shared here) Elizabeth comes to a new and meaningful understanding of her roots.
Lands' End - Quality and timeless. Without a doubt, this is the best made clothing that I've bought in a while. Their fabrics are soft and substantial and hold up wash after wash. I love their cotton dresses and can always find items for the entire family. And, they have great sales constantly!
Fresh Produce Clothing - This laid back brand has been making beautiful, comfortable, gorgeously colorful clothing for the past three decades. Primarily made in the US, Fresh Produce is known for the high quality of their fabrics and the pretty hues of their ever-changing hand dip dyed pieces.
Boden - Originally started "over the pond, " Boden has grown worldwide and is loved by many. Be sure to check out their often whimsical and always fun prints. A+ for the dresses and cardigans, and everything really!
Lanz of Salsberg flannel nightgowns from The Vermont Country Store! - I've talked about these nightgowns or appeared on the blog wearing them more than I'd like to admit. But WHO could get through a cold winter without the warmest, best made flannel nightgowns around? I've washed mine a bajillion times and their still going strong. I actually look forward to winter so I can pull my Lanz flannel out!
ShoesBogs Women's Classic Forest Tall Rain Boot - These are truly the best 3-season boots out there. I wear my Bogs winter, spring and fall. My feet never get wet, and they're super rugged. Worth every penny.
AccessoriesCoolibar UPF 50+ Women's Everyday Sun Hat - My favorite sun hat! I've had mine for three years. Washable, packable and keeps the sun off of your face.
Mosey Camper Bag - This is one of the best and most useful bags I've ever owned! It converts from a shoulder bag to a backpack! Mosey Camper bags are durable and made from 14 recycled plastic bottles. Cool, huh!? They also come with a small, matching wallet inside that's attached to the bag with with elastic and a toggle. So many pockets including one to stick your headphones through and a keychain holder too. I love this bag!
CookingCooking With Trader Joe's Cookbook: Vegetarian Cookbook - The most useful cookbook that I own! Streamlines your meals, everything yummy, and great photos too!
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi - This is a gorgeous book to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Delicious, exotic vegetarian dishes from the famed London based chef, Yottam Ottolenghi.
KidsBogs Classic High Waterproof Boot - Every two years I've bought children's Bogs boots for Noah. (They come in lots of colors and patterns). These boots are warm and super durable. Great for rain, snow and mud. We use them over and over!
PetsKyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Squeak Toy - What's not to love about this adorable and super affordable dog toy!? Perfect for your own pooch or as a gift. Comes with one plush "stump" and three or more, little, cute, squeaky chipmunks. :)
Nylabone Interactive Happy Moppy Dog Chew Toy - JOSIE'S FAVORITE TOY! Mine too. :)
This chew and pull toy from Nylabone is bright and colorful, full of interesting texture and sturdily made. Think of lots and lots of "ribbons" of different fabrics, all held together with a loop for you to pull on one end. Josie loves chewing on this toy and it would be great for the teething stage! Her cousin dogs also adore the Happy Moppy toy, and they all play tug-a-war! This is a link to the large version. Josie is 20lbs and she has the medium version. Her cousin dog is 30lbs and the medium seems like a good size for her mouth too!
(Thank you for the adorable, vintage clipart Free Pretty Things!)