ShamPHree Man love: Man-PHree kit and products!

Hey babes. When I say babes, FYI, I am always referring to both she babes and he babes. I’ve got some very dude-friendly new products in the ShamPHree shop that I’m excited to share. The first is a new Infused Vinegar formulated to treat dandruff and hair loss and leave the scalp super balanced and invigorated! 7U6A1182

It is called Hair and Scalp Tonic, and it is for anyone of any gender but it has a classically ‘male-ish’ scent.

ShamPHree Hair and Scalp Tonic is for great for thinning hair, sluggishly growing hair, very fine hair, and any ailment of the scalp. It is made with raw organic ACV, infused with calendula, burdock, rosemary, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, tea tree, cedarwood, pine, and fir.

The next exciting thing is the announcement of the Man-PHree kit. It is the basic ShamPHree kit, branded in a more masculine way, with the Hair and Scalp Tonic instead of the classic ACV.

7U6A1162Lastly, I’ve got a Man Package for your bearded boy buddies which is the Hair and Scalp Tonic and a BBP balm for a discounted price!

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Any of these three options would make a great gift for your boyfriend who is concerned with the state of his flaky, itchy scalp, or your brother who needs help free-ing his hair in general.

Did you hear the news yet about ShamPHree Free Domestic Shipping?

Yup. Not a rumor. Also, FYI, 10% of every sale gets donated to a great cause. Check it out here!

xoxo, HTHG

ShamPHree Nu Essence scent collaboration!

IMG_0949I have exciting news to share about the future of the ShamPHree shampoo-free hair care and lifestyle line. And it involves scenting magic.

7U6A4102Here is a quick story. 15 years ago was my first time at the Oregon Country Fair, the west-coast’s most exclusive marketplace for independent old-time crafters and makers.That first year, I walked past a craft booth that was shrouded in afghani tapestries, incense wafting out of it in soft spicy clouds. I looked towards the booth and a pair of icy blue eyes drew me in.

I bought incense from the Nu Essence booth that first year. And every time I burned it, I remembered the intoxicating spicy smell and those icy blue eyes. Every year since, I go back for more incense and oil from Kirk, the mastermind behind Nu Essence. Kirk has studied ancient Egyption methods of oil extraction, blending and incense making for years. He travels the world, finding spices, resins, and essential oils to use in his mixtures.

7U6A40857U6A4083When I first met my husband Jonathan in Arkansas, he wore a scent in his ginger beard that knocked my socks off from first whiff. Turns out, it was Nu Essense India spray, a gift to him from his ex girl-friend who had met Kirk in New Mexico years before. It is a small world, and the nose knows best.

This year at the country fair, I talked to Kirk about using his scents in ShamPHree hair products as a collaboration. He loved the idea.

So, here we go, babes. The next round of products in the ShamPHree line will feature the intoxicatingly sexy earthy unisex scent oils of Nu Essence. They will take you to a different place, a place where you want to just roll around smelling yourself.

Stay tuned!

xo, HTHG

Pre-poo. Protecting your ends.

Hello and happy spring!

Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 7.49.29 AMI recently participated in a skill-share class at Vain, where I chose a couple of tricks to share with my incredibly talented and inquisitive colleagues. The skills I shared were ponytail ombre/ how to get this kind of color,

How to do this braid, and how I am obsessed with the pre-poo.

 

What is pre-poo?

Conditioning hair before you shampoo/ShamPHree as an end-protecting measure.

Ever hear someone say “My hair just grows to a certain point and then stops?”

Ever tried to grow your hair out and it just doesn’t seem to want to grow past a certain point? Let’s call this the breaking point.

My hair has been at it’s personal breaking point for over a year now. It finally dawned on my that once my hair reaches collar-bone length, it wants to start splitting at the ends.

I have many female clients at Vain who are from India. Many of them were taught to condition their ends with oil before shampooing. This is contrary to what we are taught in our culture, right? I tried it out. My hair has grown 2 inches without needing a trim. That is an absolute first for me!

You can extend the breaking point of your hair by taking some extra end-protecting measures…..Here is how.

liquid goldGet you favorite hair oil or deep conditioning treatment ( NOT PROTEIN, PEOPLE!) Moisture. Like oils, butters, etc. I use Liquid Gold Hair Butter which is a mix of coconut oil and shea butter.

Before shampooing/ShamPHree-ing, flip your dry hair upside down and apply a pea and a half sized amount to your dry ends. Run your hands together tightly over your ends section by section to coat them. Just focus on the last 2 inches or so.

Now, go about your regular shampoo/ ShamPHree routine. Your ends will soak in the oil and protect against any stripping and drying that can happen from cleansing the hair. Use nice warm water to drive that goodness into your ends.

Pre-poo is a game-changer,

 

 

 

Introducing ShamPHree Infused Beauty Vinegar…

Flowers and hair get married with beautiful results. Introducing Infused Beauty Vinegar!

7U6A9987 Hi dears. I am really really jazzed about a couple different things right now. The first thing is that I am officially Auntie Rox to baby Sebastian James Barajas (Bash for short.)

The next exciting thing is that Spring is upon us, and I am chock full of inspiration for pretty hair posts featuring FLOWERS. I’m obsessed with hair and flowers together. I’ve worn flowers in my hair since I was fresh out my mama and I will never stop. I posted about it a couple years ago and it seems that all of the sudden, flowers are an en vogue and acceptable everyday hair accessories.

IMG_8579And I’m not talking about flower crowns. I’m talking fresh wild flowers, picked off of bushes, worked into braids, buns, and pinned into the hair all willy nilly. Sometimes it takes the world a minute to catch on to the most obvious beauty statements.

IMG_8589Flowers, like hair, grow naturally wild and beautiful. Especially if you care for them. They are an organic manifestation of vitality. hair and flowers work together, magical things happen.

I have some exciting news about flowers and hair at HTHG. I have spent the last year experimenting with infusing flowers and herbs and using them in my hair. I have tried different combinations with different results. After some trial and triumph, I have achieved Total Babe Hair with the combination of my favorite beauty herbs and flowers infused in organic raw Apple Cider Vinegar.7U6A0474

Ladies and Gents, I present to you ShamPHree Infused Beauty Vinegar, an Infusion of ACV with chamomile, hibiscus, burdock, horsetail, peppermint, and lavender and essential oils of rose, orange, and sage.

For the hair……

vin4This powerful natural beauty remedy can be used in your ShamPHree routine for added shine, body, and strength in the hair. It is INCREDIBLE for curly, coarse dry hair and brittle ends.

It is also a wonderful conditioner for finer hair that gets weighed down easily because it smooths the cuticle and adds shine without leaving any buildup on the hair.

Dry scalp issues and dandruff? Your days are over with Infused Beauty VInegar.

To use it, I mix it with water in my ShamPHree bottles and apply it to my hair, let it sit a couple minutes, and rinse.

For the face…….

I use it as my after cleansing facial toner to refine and brighten my skin and it makes an immediate visible difference.

For the body……

I add a couple of cap fulls to my bath to sooth and revive my skin. It is great for treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and itchy dry skin.

Since I perfected the recipe, this Infused Beauty Vinegar has become a staple in my overall beauty routine.

7U6A0345ShamPHree Infused Beauty Vinegar is now available in the ShamPHree shop.

I make it in small batches, so get yours today before it runs out. You will love it:)

Infused Beauty Vinegar is the first beauty remedy I am releasing from a line of 3 simple, natural ShamPHree hair lifestyle products. So stay tuned for more exclusive ShamPHree natural hair care solutions!

Get your 16 oz of natural hair and skin vitality today for $18.95 in the ShamPHree shop. #freeyourhair

 

xoxo, HTHG

Hair teas and the three H’s of healthy hair.

Screen Shot 2013-10-12 at 3.31.31 PMWomen (and men!) have been using herbal hair rinses or ‘hair teas’ for thousands of years, dating back to the Pharoahs.The Pharoahs were masters of immaculate adornment and luxurious self care. We have all heard the stories of Cleopatra bathing in milk and honey to preserve her skin.

Scientists have confirmed that the herbal and botanical knowledge of the Pharoahs and other ancient civilizations is vast and very accurate. Herbs and remedies from the plant kingdom have been effectively used to treat everything from dry skin to kidney failure to demon possesion! With “primitive’ science and a bit of mysticism and spirituality woven in, these practices have been carried down through generations through story-telling and Shamanism and Ayurvedic practices.

Herbal hair rinses are used as basic cleansing and conditioning hair remedies. Since before shampoo or even soap were around, herbs have played a very important role in beauty and cleansing routines.

Today many women for-go shampoo and conditioner for herbal hair tea rinses with great results. Check this article out for some more wonderful hair tea recipes.….A different type of ShamPHree!

Today, I am going to share with you a bit about my own experimentation with herbal hair tea rinses.3hs

 

Here is how I have been using them……I make my teas and I use them to mix my ShamPHree instead of water. I get the cleansing and balancing of BS and ACV, and the power of whatever herbs I choose to use steeped in my ShamPHree water for mixing. The outcome…..Wonderfully scented and pretty colored ShamPHree with the active benefits of herbs for my hair and scalp.

How to make herbal hair tea

7U6A3537Do you know how to make tea? DUH! boil water. Pour over herbs. Let steep.

For this project, I made a hibiscus honey tea in one jar…..

A tablespoon dried hibiscus and a tablespoon of honey. Roughly 8 oz water.

And horsetail tea in the other…….

A tablespoon of dried horsetail, roughly 8 oz of water.

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Let them steep for an hour.

Then, strain them into bottles and use them as finishing hair rinses in the shower OR mix them into your ShamPHree bottles and ShamPHree as you normally would.

*You will want to keep your ShamPHree tea and and herbal hair tea refridgerated:)

Tea your hair! And for more on herbal beauty infusions, check out Total Babe Hair infused Beauty vinegars for your skin and hair.

For more on the benefits of honey, check out this post and DIY hair and skin masque tutorial.

*Goddess* Strength and Growth hair tea kits are now available in the ShamPHree Shop!

XOXO, HTHG

 

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