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My Hair Led Me to Myself

My Hair Led Me to Myself

Up until fairly recently, my relationship with my hair could only be described as fraught. As a child, it was hours sat clamped between my mothers’ legs as combs snapped straining to make it through the thicket. It was hard hair. It was rarely tidy. It was a constant battle to beat it into submission. As a teenager, it was relaxed. It was smooth, shiny, brittle and heavy with product. It was constant upkeep. It was dodging swimming lessons. It was Vaseline on burnt skin. It was hiding regrowth. It was expensive. For much of my life, my hair was...


There is More Than One Way to FLOURISH

There is More Than One Way to FLOURISH

  When it comes to hair butters, we have all seen our fair share. What makes FLOURISH special are its unique ingredients. This isn’t your bog standard Shea butter mix. It has Walnut butter as its base with nutrient rich oils like Sweet Almond oil and Flaxseed oil added to the blend. All these ingredients can do wonders for your hair in more ways than one. As a Pre-Poo Treatment My hair is prone to extreme dryness and while shampoo does a good job of removing dirt, even the most gentle of shampoos end up stripping my hair of all...


How I Choose to BLOOM

How I Choose to BLOOM

BLOOM is hands down my favourite product in the range. It works wonders on my hair but has the added bonus of doing great things for my face and feet. Find below the many ways I choose to BLOOM.   It Makes For a Great Detangler Detangling hair, especially post wash and go, can be a daunting task but BLOOM makes the process a lot easier. I split my hair into 4 – 6 sections. I dampen one section with a little water before smoothing a small amount of oil into my strands. Using my fingers, I gently work through...


A Case for Minimalist Beauty

A Case for Minimalist Beauty

As I stumble gracelessly into my very late 20s, I find myself drawn to the minimalist lifestyle. I don’t want to drag the clutter of my 20s into my 30s, I simply haven’t got the room. The core principle of being a minimalist is living a meaningful life with less stuff. For some this is a simply a case of decluttering, for others it’s about removing the attachment to material things. While I’m not quite ready to commit fully to minimalism, I have tried to apply that principle to my wardrobe and beauty products. The wardrobe is a work in...


5 Ways to FLOW

5 Ways to FLOW

Isn’t there something so deliciously decadent about facial oil? I have been loving experimenting with Flow for the last couple of weeks. It works wonderfully on my skin and is a great multi-tasker. Find the five ways that you can use Flow below.   As Part of Your Daytime Routine A lot of people shy away from using facial oils during the day because they are rightfully worried about looking glazed. I blend one or two drops of Flow with my daily moisturiser for skin that glows but isn’t greasy. My skin stays nourished and balanced all day. If you are worried about...