Updated: Apr 25
Originally, I wanted to clean up my beauty routine when I became pregnant, and then I became really serious about it while breastfeeding. After researching, I found that there just isn't enough solid studies or information out there that shows what we pass to our children, or the side effects from it. Sure, most research shows that the chemicals we use on a daily basis are safe in small amounts, and heck, are even FDA approved.
It seems that most things are safe when used in moderation, but most of us are coming in contact with the same chemicals over and over again throughout the course of even one day. How are those chemicals building up in our system? How are they effecting our drinking water? How are the effecting our ecosystem? Our DNA makeup, our hormones?
Once I started asking myself these questions, I realized the problem is much broader. We need to think about the plastics that contain our products, the aerosol that projects them, the harmful chemicals emitted by manufacturing plants. If we want to protect our bodies and our children's, it doesn't just start with our lotion and bubble bath. That alone isn't going to prevent our children from cancers, auto-immune diseases, and environmental problems we can't even imagine yet.
This is why clean beauty is so overwhelming. You never feel like you've found the end-all answer. You have to research extensively to figure out just how clean your products are. So with that, this is my disclaimer: My clean beauty routine, is so far from perfect. I'm writing this while I'm still purging, swapping, upgrading, searching and LEARNING.
However, I'm writing this anyway, because there are few things I've found, that I love enough to share, and hope this will help at least get you started or even thinking about your beauty routine.
CLEAN BEAUTY HAIR ROUTINE
O&M Original Detox Shampoo
A deep-cleansing and clarifying shampoo that removes excess oil and buildup for healthy and lustrous hair.
♥ Deeply cleanses and exfoliates the hair and scalp
♥ Nourishing Australian naturals gently remove toxins and impurities
♥ Non-Toxic formula supports good health and well-being
♥ Cruelty Free & Vegan & Gluten Free
Oway Moisturizing Hair Bath
A moisturizing shampoo that infuses nutrients into the hair fiber to replenish moisture levels in dry, lackluster hair
♥ Leaves the hair intensely soft and silky ♥ Gently cleanses the hair scalp without stripping away color ♥ Packaged in infinitely recyclable, luxurious amber glass to protect ingredient integrity
Purple Shampoo (for blondes)
Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath
A non-toxic purple shampoo that eliminates brassy and yellow tones, enhancing the brightness of your blonde or grey hair.
• Neutralizes undesirable gold/yellow tones • Strengthens and revitalizes all hair types • Delivers weightless hydration for soft, shiny hair. • Energizing essential oils provide aromatherapy benefits to invigorate the hair and mind • Packaged in infinitely recyclable, luxurious amber glass to protect ingredient integrity • Vegan, Cruelty-Free & Gluten
Oway Moisturizing Hair Mask
Deeply replenishes and repairs dry, brittle hair with a nourishing blend of Biodynamic Hazelnut, Organic Honey and Ethical Murmuru Butter. It also provides protection against split end formation.
Signature Scent: Warm, welcoming aroma made with only pure, steam-distilled essential oils.
♥ Replenishes dry hair’s optimal hydration and lipid levels
♥ Leaves the hair intensely silky, soft and shiny
♥ Prevents split end formation
Original Mineral The Power Base
A rebuilding treatment that restores and strengthens chemically damaged hair with plant proteins.
♥ Restores & repairs chemically damaged hair ♥ Adds strength and body to weak, compromised hair ♥ Non-Toxic formula supports good health and well-being ♥ Cruelty Free & Vegan
Leave - In Conditioner
OLAPLEX NO. 6 Bond Smoother
A leave-in reparative styling creme eliminates frizz, hydrates & protects all hair types.
This concentrated leave-in smoothing cream is excellent for all hair types including colored and chemically treated hair. OLAPLEX N°6 strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing. Eliminate frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.
HOW TO USE: 1. Apply a very small amount to damp or dry hair, concentrating the product on your mid-length to ends. 2. Comb through and style as desired.
QUICK FACTS: - Highly concentrated - Doesn't weigh hair down
Oil for use on Dry and Wet Hair
Oway Glossy Nectar
A versatile, restorative elixir that deeply penetrates the cuticle to nourish and rebuild even the most damaged locks with Organic Black Quinoa and Ethical Marula Oil.
It's innovative formulation reduces blow dry time, protects against UV damage and adds soft, lightweight shine. Ideal for all hair types.
Made with only pure, steam-distilled essential oils grown on our family-owned farms in Bologna, Italy.
Oway Thermal Stress Protector
An organic heat protectant that guards against humidity and heat styling tools up to 437°F.
♥ Guards hair from heat damage up to 437°F
♥ Protects hair from humidity and UV damage
♥ Long-lasting formula prolongs desired hair style
♥ Packaged in infinitely recyclable amber glass to protect ingredient integrity
♥ Cruelty-Free + Vegan
Original Mineral Queenie
A non-toxic, long-lasting hairspray that sets hair in place without the flaking and sticky feeling.
♥ No flaking or stickiness, even when brushing through the hair ♥ Eco-formula does not release environmentally damaging CFCs ♥ Cruelty Free & Vegan
Original Mineral Dry Queen
O&M Dry Queen Dry Shampoo will give you instantly cleaner and thicker hair, whisk away extra oils and eliminate unwanted odor. Thanks to plant extracts like Australian Lilly Pilly and Quandong, it leaves the hair feeling fresh and full-bodied after a few sprays.
♥ Removes unwanted oils and odor ♥ Adds texture and body ♥ Provides instantly cleaner and thicker hair ♥ Non-toxic formula supports good health and well-being ♥ Cruelty Free & Vegan
Original Mineral Dessert Dry
O&M Desert Dry Volumizing Texture Spray is a dry texture spray that helps build volume and lift by absorbing oil and impurities. Formulated with Australian Lily Pilly and Quandong Fruit, it leaves the hair healthy, nourished and full of life.
♥ Effortlessly builds texture, volume and lift ♥ Helps absorb unwanted oils ♥ Cruelty Free & Vegan