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Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button, or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

FYI – Latest Cruelty-Free List

Has it ever occurred to you that purchasing cruelty-free products is good for our planet? You can learn more at the link below.

https://biofriendlyplanet.com/eco-awareness/7-ways-cruelty-free-products-help-save-the-planet/

Find out more about the latest cruelty-free brands by clicking the link below. The list is available in this free pdf document from Cruelty-Free Kitty:
https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/exclusive/2022-March-CF-guide.pdf

Happy Earth Day!

The Hair Loss Conversation

I am struck so much by the unfortunate display of sadness about the alopecia conversation. I started the HairBlues.me blog 10 years ago, and still, after all this time, women, and I might add, men, and children continue to be troubled by this condition. That’s why the Alopecia industry is such a big industry: wigs, solutions, and potions that promise delivery of new locks.
When you find a moment, listen to my brief podcast about this challenge.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

We can get to the moon, but we have not solved this problem yet – unless we accept that “beauty” comes in all forms. The sooner we get in touch with that the sooner we will not find ourselves witnessing painful incidents of what is pre-determined as “beauty” by how one’s hair grows and looks.

By the way, does anyone remember the beautiful Black women in the Black Panther film who are bald?

Following is a post that I wrote on this blog March 2013 about hair loss.

Continue reading The Hair Loss Conversation

Winter Haircare

Managing Winter haircare static electricity and frizz both caused by the dryness heat exposure can be challenging. Below are some tips I hope will help you.


https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/6-winter-hair-care-tips-you-should-definitely-follow/

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/hair/basic-hair-care/

If you want to find static sheets, which help minimize static electricity, are also cruelty-free and support our intention to do what we can to participate in the climate change conversation by purchasing climate friendly products, visit the websites below.

Anti Frizz Hair Sheets: The Celeb-Approved Genius Way to …

The Nunzio Saviano anti frizz sheet can tame flyaways, split ends, and humidity-induced frizz instantly without making your hair feel sticky. … Besides smelling deliciously good, the IGK no-frizz smoothing hair wipes are vegan-friendly, crueltyfree, and have zero traces of mineral oils, sulfates, and parabens.

Read the blog of Nunzio Saviano at the link below.
https://nunziosaviano.com/category/blog/

If you would like to check cruelty-free brands use the link below to view the updated 2022 Ethical Elephant List for Cruelty-Free Brands
https://ethicalelephant.com/cruelty-free-brand-list/

Yes! Use Sunscreen in the Winter

News Flash!
I know I have posted about this before, but just in case you need a reminder. Yes! Sunscreen is required in the winter months too.

365 days a year!

Below are links to cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for you to consider:
https://www.beautybeyondcruelty.com/cruelty-free-face-sunscreens/

Source:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/why-you-should-wear-sunscreen-in-winter-too/ar-AAPFIHK

A Conversation about Cruelty-Free, Vegan Beauty Products and Climate Change.

These days the conversation about climate change is a constant concern. A recurring topic on HairBlues.me has been cruelty-free and Vegan products. This month we continue that conversation as we explore what the differences are between cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics, and why some companies use “green” packaging.

The November Wellness Connections podcast explains the difference among these products, and packaging.

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

Do you know cruelty-free products are not more expensive?
Source: Are Cruelty Free Brands Actually More Expensive? (crueltyfreeonly.com)

Do you know that there is no confirmation testing on animals makes cosmetics safer for humans?
Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/resources/cosmetics-testing-faq

Do you know that Covergirl has a Vegan product called CleanFresh?

Source: Is CoverGirl Cruelty Free and Vegan? (2021 Update) – Cruelty Free Only

Photo by Los Muertos Crew on Pexels.com

What is “green packaging“?

Source: https://www.thecosmeticboxes.co.uk/


Find out more about cruelty-free and vegan products :
ethicalelephant.com/crueltyfree-vs-vegan/

Reasons to Use Vegan, Cruelty Free Products – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Natural Skin Care & Hair Care Blogs – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Happy Holidays!

SPF HAIR, Beauty & Wellness

Photo by nappy from Pexels

Have you ever thought about using SPF on your hair during the months when you may be spending a lot of time on the beach, playing tennis, or just being outdoors during sunny days? Probably not.

It turns out that SPF for haircare is something we should pay attention to. Not only should we protect our bodies, we should also spray sunscreen on our scalps.

Hairblues has discussed this topic before, but I can not say it often enough. People of color NEED to use SUNSCREEN. See the excerpt below for details.

Health experts advise everyone, regardless of skin color, to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Although dark-skinned people won’t get sunburned as quickly, they will still burn and are still susceptible to sun-induced damage—such as sun spots and wrinkles—and cancer .
True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen … True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen | Winchester Hospital

As the Cancer Foundation states:
Everyone under the sun needs to use sunscreen“.

If you use an SPF 30 product properly, it would take you 30 times longer to burn than if you used no sunscreen“.

This includes children and babies.



Reminder you want to purchase products that do not have Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

Continue reading SPF HAIR, Beauty & Wellness

SPF Skin and Planet Safety

Happy Earth Day ! In celebration of Earth Day, Today Hairblues is focusing on “planet friendly” SPF products . By the way, do you know that there are two ingredients in most SPF products , which are harmful to coral reefs?

SPF has a range of uses. For example, it’s remarkable that simply stated, when used correctly, sunscreen products may help prevent some skin cancers, including melanoma. “Sun protection factor (SPF): Is a number on a scale for rating the degree of protection provided by sunscreens.” Some African-Americans and Hispanics have a misunderstanding about requiring sunscreen. In fact, although  darker-skin people  have more melanin, they can get sun-burned and get skin cancer.  The great Jamaican Reggae artist Bob Marley was diagnosed with Melanoma, which happened to be located just under a toenail. 

Photo by Ezekixl Akinnewu on Pexels.com

Is your SPF product safe reef spf“? Hairblues has focused on this topic in the past. And, you may recall the two ingredients in SPF determined harmful to the coral reef eco system – Oxybenzone and octinoxate should be avoided, if at all possible, for greater “planet safety.”

Continue reading SPF Skin and Planet Safety

Beauty Without Makeup?

Makeup Is A Personal Beauty Choice

A recent comment submitted to this Hairblues blog suggested that a person wearing no Makeup can be beautiful as well as a person who does. Of course, I agree. The always lovely Alicia Keys openly rejects makeup. Of course, all you have to do is look at her in the prime of her loveliness and youth, I can’t imagine this winning duo requires too much of a decision. Can you?

I thought that it might be useful to research whether Makeup has other purposes, and can be used for example, to enhance the longevity of how our skin ages and, additionally, help to protect it. Here are just two examples (maybe suggestions). Enjoy!

A tinted moisturizer can actually be good for mature skin.

As I searched the www for opinions and ‘expert ‘ advice about the “no Makeup” choice , it became evident that the Makeup choice is – as you may have suspected – ultimately a personal decision, because ‘one size does not fit everybody’. What also became evident is that, as we age, our skin does change. It may become more dry, less smooth and thinner. There is also loss of skin elasticity.
Our first example, therefore, is it may be important to use moisturizers daily for protection from the environment because they help to act against the dryness and add some elasticity.

Continue reading Beauty Without Makeup?

Makeup & Giving Season

Hairblues followers already know that I am a makeup fan.
During this challenging time of Covid19, the use of masks is advised; however, it is still possible that you may want to wear and give makeup as gifts during the holidays.

Photo by Dazzle Jam from Pexels

A nice idea is that you can give to yourself and to others at the same time. That makes it a “win win situation”. I think we all need help finding some fun during these times. What can be better than giving to others.

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Thrive Cosmetics is a company we have looked at before. Here’s a statement about what they are doing during this challenging period.
We partnered with nonprofit organizations like Donate Beauty, Beauty United, Self-Esteem Rising and Maimonides Medical Center who helped distribute our products to those fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19.

Take a look at their Holiday Offers:
* Special Offers – Thrive Causemetics
* Thrive Causemetics Blog

There are many more charitable causes that you can contribute to in the name of beauty. Click the link; Take a look, and Enjoy!
17 Charitable Cosmetic Companies that Help You Give Back – More