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Frizzy hair has always been my issue. My curly locks usually get tangled and it gets hard to untangle them especially early in the morning. I could recall having a struggle fixing my hair when I was still a nursing student back in college. IT was more than hell to make my curly locks be tamed and follow my brushed up styling that would end up in a tight bun.

When I graduated from college and started working, I had my curly locks straightened out just for the fad. Later on I realized that my hair lacks the luster it used to have, it became brittle and somehow, it thinned. I was shocked and was worried that I may have Alopecia.

As a mountaineer, I also faced certain instances wherein I cannot shampoo my hair when we have multiple day climbs. If we get lucky, we have a nearby falls that we can bathe on but still, wont have the chance to shampoo the hair. As such, I am used to having excessive oils, dirt, dust, and sediments on my already fragile and frizzy hair.

Luckily, I was able to find these hand crafted, organic and sulfate-free soaps from my good friend and fellow lady mountaineer and artist, Christine Faith Lopez of Tindaraga. She has been passionate about having zero waste living as well environmental protection. She is also an artist that teaches mandala making to kids and adults, too. A humble crafter that has love for Nature, she has been my soul sister since 2015.

Her shampoo bars actually made my hair softer and very manageable. It also has a great smell even when it is dry already. I enjoyed using the shampoo bar (small ones) and it lasted for almost 30 days (around 25 days) due to thickness of my hair. Also, due to decades of using sulfate laden shampoos,  my hair is adjusting to the restorative effects of the shampoo bar. Kilig to the max! 🙂

Also, when she mentioned that she is making conditioner bars and healing salves, I didn’t hesitated and ordered as well!

When I got the conditioner bars, I was shocked. I didn’t expected to use a jasmine fragrant and calendula with marigold flower infused product. It is a welcome addition to my bath rituals. This is actually a good way to wake me up when I still feel sleepy when I step into the bathroom. For one, it made my hair soft and silky, as well as it made my hair strong. Leave it on for about 2 minutes then rinse it accordingly. Aside from that, it doesn’t leave a sticky feel on the hair and will let you style your hair accordingly.

Since both of the products are wrapped in a minimalist and eco friendly manner, it lessens the occurrence of trash since you can somehow re use the papers used to wrap this. Coincidentally, these products are wrapped with recycled paper too.

I just felt that I had made Mother Nature some service when I started using artisanal hand crafted shampoo and conditioner bars and reduced some carbon footprint and single plastic waste pollution. It is a win for the planet and for my own self. I know, it is an investment but still, it is worth my hard earned money. This move to stop using commercialized products is a big decision, since using artisan crafted products are not necessarily cheap, but the plus side is, you are able to help the crafter sustain his or her craft, utilize local ingredients and also, help sustain the creative musings of our local artists.

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