• does castor oil thicken hair

    Can Castor Oil Really Thicken Hair?

    I love me some castor oil. I mix a few drops with olive oil to make a sleek makeup remover. Takes everything off quickly and leaves my skin super smooth. Sometimes, I use the mixture on my hair, too. It makes it silky soft and super shiny. Lately, I’ve heard rumours it can thicken hair, […]

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    Evening Primrose Oil: Does It Help Skin?

    Using evening primrose oil to ease your PMS? Don’t bother. Science says it doesn’t work. Bummer, I know. But this oil is far from useless. It does wonders for your skin. Listen up (or read on… whatever…): What Is Evening Primrose Oil? Evening primrose (or oenothera biennia, to use its full scientific name) is a beautiful […]

  • Does Vitamin E Heal Scars?

    I’ll tell you a secret. Vitamin E has many superpowers. It hydrates your skin, fights offs wrinkles, and even boosts sun protection. But healing scars? Contrary to legend, that’s something it CAN’T do. Here’s why: Why You Shouldn’t Use Vitamin E On Scars I know, I know, everyone is telling you that Vitamin E is […]

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    Gold In Skincare: Is It Worth Its Weight?

    Did you know Diane De Poitiers was 20 years older than her royal lover, King Henry II of France? Yet, they looked the SAME age. Her secret? Gold. Diane drank a cuppa every day. Gold is the same shiny colour as the sun and, like the sun, it was thought to give you life. Youth. […]

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    Is Talc Dangerous?

    Growing up, talc was a staple in my house. My mum would dust the powder on me and my sister after a bath. I don’t think we liked it much because when we became old enough to have baths on our own, we stopped using it. But talc didn’t give up on me. It sneakily came […]