Favourite Products For Healthy Hair


Unfortunately this is not my hair

“Wow, your hair is in such good condition.”

I never expected to hear this. My hair is fine, long, dyed blonde and is subjected to the ocean and chlorinated pools. There was also a time when I was living in England and the hairdressers there bleached the living daylights out of it so I’ve been in recovery for a while.

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Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub

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

Brand/Product: Sukin’s Revitalising Facial Scrub.

Price: $9.95 from Priceline, selected pharmacies or shop online.

Why We Love It: Sukin is vegan, carbon neutral, affordable, and we love Sukin’s slogan, “Skincare that doesn’t cost the Earth”. Continue reading

Sukin Protein Hair Treatment


I have put my hair through the ringer by using straightners, curling wands, and a bijillion products. The very least I could do is use a decent hair treatment.

Let’s be honest, once a week doesn’t happen. Twice a month is more likely. So I need something uber nourishing with more protein in it than a body builder’s breakfast shake.

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Five Faves for March

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

1) Cha Cha Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick by Australis.

I am just loving this lipstick. Moisturising, long lasting, and GREAT colour. What’s not to love? Cha Cha has cemented my new found love of bold lipstick.

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Sukin – Eye Serum

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

Brand/Product: Sukin – Eye Serum

Price: I bought mine for $19.95 from Priceline for 35mls. You can also grab it at various pharmacies and health food stores or online.

Why We Love It: It’s vegan, Australian made and owned, and it’s a carbon neutral product.

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Trilogy: Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is like liquid gold. It’s an “in” product that everyone seems to be talking about. I mean, rosehip oil is pretty hip after all. Sorry – dad joke! Seriously, what’s not to love? It’s inexpensive, a 45ml bottle will last you forever (about 6-12 months), it’s super moisturising and reduces visible signs of ageing.

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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 treatment:gofund.me/cfscwo

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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