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Oct24

Mystery Meat: Deciphering Cosmetic Ingredients

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Hi, Amy! First of all, you are amazing! You’re funny and interesting and helpful. So thank you for that. Now to my question. I’ve been looking at reviews for hair products (namely conditioner) and some stuff gets great reviews. “Amazing for my wavy hair!” I have wavy hair! I want amazing! But then I look […]

Oct19

“Damaging” Hair to Make it Better?

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I have fine hair, shoulder-length, with layers. It is pretty hard to style, and I am allergic to a lot of products, including the ones that say hypoallergenic, etc. My stylist suggested that I get it colored, even though I am fine with my current color (light-brown with blond highlights). He said that it would […]

Oct17
Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

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This morning’s beauty ritual: Yes, really. I’m soooo expensing my grocery bill, y’all. So, as promised, after Googling homemade beauty recipes far and wide (here’s just a sampling of what’s out there), I opted to go with whichever ones I could make without a special trip to the store. This was surprisingly easy — the […]

Oct14
Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

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Hi. I’m having a hair crisis. After consulting several friends, one of whom pointed me to your blog, I have determined that somehow I have stressed my thin, typically healthy, but now very dry and broken hair. They all think it is the ceramic flat iron I have been using for the past two years. […]

Oct03

The Smackdown Checklist

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Hi Amy! I decided, somewhat randomly, at the beginning of July to start a program of Improving Myself, with a goal of adding one new thing to my routine every two weeks that is good for me in some way. First it was flossing (surprisingly successful!), then eating breakfast in the morning, and I’m currently […]

Sep17
Taming Wild Horses and Flyaway Hair

Taming Wild Horses and Flyaway Hair

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Hi Amy, I would really appreciate your help with a problem for which I can find no solution. I have long blond hair which is generally in pretty good condition, it’s not dyed and I never do anything more stressful to it than a blow dry. But I always have all these little flyaway hairs […]

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