Archive | June 2014

Pretend Less, Read More

The History Woman's Blog

nerd-glassesSince being a nerd has become cool I don’t like it any more. Big glasses are no longer the indicator of a visual impairment caused by too much reading, and pasty skin is less likely caused by long hours spent in libraries, archives or labs. It’s more likely the result of an overpriced holiday in Finland and cleverly applied make-up.

It is now socially acceptable, even hip, to be seen sitting by yourself in a murky café reading Camus. It is even more so if you’re wearing a baggy jumper you found in a charity shop, while frantically scribbling notes into your Moleskin notebook or are indeed staring into your MacBook. Not even questionable personal hygiene or unkempt hair are a safe indicator that the person next to you is a borderline genius.

On the other hand, real nerds are now heading to the gym to fight the pen pusher’s…

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8 Summer Natural Hair Care Tips

ELEANOR J'ADORE

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With summer practically on the northern hemisphere doorstep I’ve scoured my favourite natural hair blogs and collated the best advice that I plan to follow for my natural summer hair care routine.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

I think moisturising your hair will always come up as the no 1 hair care tip, no matter the season, and it couldn’t be more apt than to ensure healthy hair during the summer. The hot air temperature and the direct sunlight on your hair can really cause havoc on your tresses by drying it out, which leads to brittle hair and eventual breakage.

A few ways to guarantee moisturised hair:

  1. Incorporate nourishing deep conditioning treatments into your wash routine to replenish what the the sun has taken out.
  2. Use moisturisers / leave-in conditioners with water as its first ingredient. This means the product is water based.
  3. Keep a spray bottle handy containing water and…

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