I asked on social media if any of you had questions that you’d like answered in regards to the minimalist lifestyle, health and wellness, and natural beauty. Here are more Q&A’s for April’s Ask Minimalist Beauty segment. Hope you enjoy!
I love your blog. Three months ago I changed from shampoo to a rhassoul clay wash and my hair is nice. But I have some issues with dandruff, which I also had before. Do you have some natural ways of treating dandruff? I’ve already tried apple cider vinegar but my dandruff is very stubborn. Thank you!
Thank you so much! After being on a healing journey for such a long time, I honestly believe that every skin issue, even on the scalp, is the cause of some type of internal imbalance within the body. This is true even if you are no longer using commercial products that have ingredients that cause contact dermatitis.
So many ailments are lifestyle related and can be eliminated simply by detoxing and changing your diet. Chemical ingredients in other beauty products that you use, cleaning products, and medications can also negatively affect the body. Focusing on internal health as well as beauty from the inside out has been life changing for me.
Gently detoxing 1-4 times each year no matter how well you already eat can greatly benefit your body’s healing abilities. I am not a fan of processed foods/drinks or sugar. Processed foods do nothing positive for the body, actually the opposite. I am completely passionate about adding an abundance of raw fruits and vegetables into your diet because they provide the body with enzyme rich healing nutrients.
For a topical treatment, using neem oil, coconut oil, or even a rosemary herbal oil for a pre-wash scalp massage may provide some relief. You mentioned having already tried apple cider vinegar rinses, yet adding a tablespoon of raw honey to your rinse can add extra healing properties. You can apply this mixture to your scalp for 30 minutes before cleansing your hair. I hope this helps!
Hello! I just wanted to say that I love your blog & my only question would be do you ever feel the need to shop or are you fully content with the things you already have?
Thank you! I am very human, so naturally I feel the need to shop at times. What I usually do is try to figure out why I want to shop. Is there actually something that I need, or am I trying to cover up something emotionally related which I haven’t addressed?
I do feel extremely satified with what I currently have, yet I also love variety especially in my wardrobe. Because I share my capsule wardrobe on Minimalist Beauty, it isn’t always fun trying to complete it entirely by a specific time. Regardless of finishing my capsule wardrobe, I still allow myself to purchase items that may need replacing. I’ll even buy a piece or two that I happen to luck up on, yet I do not allow myself to go overboard. Because I only shop vintage and consignment stores, it wouldn’t be realistic or fun to set rigid and extreme limits on myself.
Shopping secondhand is a completely different process than shopping traditional retail stores. Instead of deciding I want a specific item and having a mass selection of various colors and sizes to choose from, I have to be patient to find the right piece. I have manifested a lot of items that I wanted, yet sometimes I have to wait until they appear and just keep a look out.
Living with less does not need to be rigid. I find that the more flexible I am in my simple living journey, the more peace and contentment I feel with my decisions. The minimalist lifestyle is a true freedom when you allow yourself the space to be free within it. Plus true contentment has absolutely nothing to do with materialism. If all of your basic needs are met, contentment is an internal dialogue that has much more to do with your life purpose.
Happy Earth Day Beauties!
(Image by Dawn Michelle)