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Natural Sunscreen VS “Normal” Sunscreen

Sunscreen is probably the most vital skin care product that plays a huge part in everyones skin routine. While sunlight is important for our overall health and immunity too much sun exposure can cause damage to the skin, wrinkles and even cancer.

This is something we all know by now right? But have you had a close look at the ingredients of your sunscreen ?

A recent study conducted by the FDA and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that commonly used chemical sunscreens (like oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octocrylene) are absorbed into the bloodstream at potentially toxic levels after just one day of use (source)!

Our sunscreen contains NO chemicals and is an all-natural mineral sunscreen.
Most sunscreens available today typically offer protection in the form of either a mineral sunscreen or a chemical sunscreen.

Let me break this down a little.

Mineral sunscreens are made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These minerals sit on the surface of your skin and physically reflect sunlight away from the skin.

Chemical sunscreens work a bit differently and have caused concern amongst dermatologists and researchers. Instead of physically deflecting UV light away from the skin, chemical sunscreens absorb the UV radiation into the skin and dissipate the energy via a chemical reaction under the skin!
Because of this, most dermatologists recommend using mineral sunscreens instead of chemical sunscreens.

Common chemical sunscreen ingredients to avoid include oxybenzone (

one of the worst offenders), avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate.

Of course we suggest avoiding other harmful ingredients such as:
ParabensPEG compounds PhthalatesFormaldehydesEthoxylated ingredients Petrochemicals Triclosan TEA/DEASynthetic fragrances + colors.

Did you know you may have some natural sunscreen ingredients at home !?

The following is a small list of known SPF values of some natural common ingredients.

  • Almond oil: SPF around 5
  • Coconut oil: SPF 4-6
  • Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide: SPF 2-20 depending on how much is used
  • Red raspberry seed oil: SPF 25-50
  • Carrot seed oil: SPF 35-40
  • Shea butter: SPF 4-6
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Shea Butter Benefits for Hair

Shea butter is the best hair product anyone can have, in my opinion.

I will go into depth in another post, but for now I will publish a little info to trigger your own curiosity about this amazing hair and skin product.

Shea Butter Hair Benefits

Shea butter contains antifungal and antibacterial properties that prohibit dandruff and bacteria on the scalp. Massaging shea butter into the scalp will soothe the scalp and increase blood circulation. Helps heal a variety of scalp problems.

Shea butter provides moisture to dry and damaged hair from the roots to the tips, leaving it healthy and shiny. Because it’s rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter soothes dryness, repairs breakage, and mends split ends.

Shea butter absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp without clogging pores, leaving a greasy residue, or causing a buildup of oil and dandruff.

Our hair products from Hair Butter, Anti fall (hair loss treatment), New Sprout and Hair Growth Cream all contain shea butter as the base ingredient.

You can find them in our shop

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How to Revive Bleach Fried Hair?

Yes, we have all done it, maybe more then once 😱 but how did we go about concealing our error? Or did you just lob it off into the shortest bob you could pretend to want ?

Well, this happened to me a little more than too many times due various reasons like pregnancy, post partem hair issues, dumb moments etc…

What does chemically burned hair look like? Or bleach fried hair ?

Other then the straw dry feeling there is also a gewy wet stringy condition that exists when you fry your hair.

This gewy, spaghetti type hair is the most common reason women cut their hair after bleaching it. This isn’t just because a snippy happy hair dresser says you have to cut inches off and lectures you about ” getting a professional to do your hair” but because it just doesnt feel nice anymore, seeing it snap is depressing and the embarrassment of facing your frends with frizzeled hair and their 😒 ” I told you so” expression just makes you lop it off.

Do you have to cut it off ?

This is debatable, many hairdressers tell you yes, they say you cant repair damaged hair and that you just have to bite the bullet, accept your wrong doings and snip it off.

But others like myself will say its definitely possible. How can I say this? Well, I have done it myself. From soggy spaghetti, fried hair to locks once again was as simple as looking after my hair.

How did I repair my bleach fried hair ?

The answer to this is very simple. I used this Moisture Hair Butter which is 100% natural, made from shea butter and smells amazing.

What’s so good about Shea Butter ?

Shea butter’s anti-inflammatory properties might also help reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging the pores. Additionally, as a natural product, it’s safe to use on all types of hair, even hair that’s damaged, dry, or color treated
Shea butter provides moisture to dry and damaged hair from the roots to the tips, leaving it healthy and shiny. Because it’s rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter soothes dryness, repairs breakage, and mends split ends

So next time you dont listen to those who know best and you fry your own hair, you dont have to lob it off…