How To Create A Beehive

The Ronettes paved the way for beehive fashion

The Ronettes paved the way for the beehive

Help! I’m stuck in a hair rut and can’t get out. Or can I?

I’ve spoken before about my hair hang-ups. I’m not ready for a chop or colour change so instead I’m challenging myself to try new hairstyles. The first on my list is the beehive.

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Lush – No Drought Dry Shampoo

No Drought

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

Brand: Lush.

Product: No Drought Dry Shampoo.

Price: $13.50 from Lush stores or online. And the bottle lasts ages.


Why We Love It: I’m super excited to have found a cruelty-free dry shampoo.

A dry shampoo is a must for me, otherwise I find myself washing my hair daily. No Drought does a great job. Just puff some of the powder in your hands then apply to your roots. No Drought absorbs the excess oil and also gives a bit of volume. Be sure to comb it through though so you don’t end up with patches of white in your hair. For me I use one good puff of No Drought like so:

Actually this was a little too much.

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Hair Hang-Ups

“The grass is always greener on the other side,” is a proverb that wraps up exactly how I feel about my hair. On the weekend I saw Belvoir Street’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Jacqueline McKenzie was, of course, superb. But as soon as she burst out from those streamers in her bra and knickers I couldn’t take my eyes off her hair.

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DIY: Shampoo

DIY hair shampoo

Update on August 5th, 2014: If you enjoyed making this recipe please donate $5 to help the author cover her costs for Leukemia

Ed’s note: This post was written by contributor, Lu Lyons

Becoming green

Several years ago I became interested in sustainability, and started switching my beauty purchases to products that were not only not tested on animals, but had a minimal impact on the planet. To move toward a more sustainable consumption habit, many sustainable living gurus will tell you, switch one item at a time. I started with shampoo.

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Organic Care – Normal Balance Shampoo

Ed’s note: This post was written by contributor Kate Derrick.

Brand/Product: Natures Organics – Organic Care Normal Balance Shampoo.

Price: I bought mine for $3.45 from Coles. You can get Organic Care, as well as other great products by Natures Organics, from various supermarkets.

Why We Love It: It’s vegan, Australian made and owned, and paraben and sulfate free. And Natures Organics supports some great charities.

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De Lorenzo – Absorb dry shampoo

Emma Salkild's review of De Lorenzo's dry shampoo

Once upon a time my fine hair needed daily washing. Until I discovered shampoo in a tin. Whoa mama – my life was transformed! Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but it did mean more time for me. And when people say life’s too short to be washing your hair everyday … yadda yadda yadda – I agree.

Brand: De Lorenzo – Absorb 

Price: It’s exxy. I paid $19.50 at my salon. Try online at Hair Booth and Buy Hair Direct  but check shipping costs.  Continue reading