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Repair your surf hair

If you have surf hair, you know the REAL surf hair: UV bleached, sun-fried, split ends, hasn’t been cut for months, wavy like ocean swells, and dry like the Gobi Desert then listen up to The Bare Facts. I can solve your hair problems in 3 easy steps.
  1. Use a professionally prescribed shampoo, conditioner and leave in treatment for YOUR specific haircare needs. Remember, no two surfer girls are alike, and your haircare needs won’t be either. Speak to your local hairdresser about what will work best for YOU! Hair is made up of half water and half keratin (protein) which is what keeps your hair strong. You need to find the right balance of moisture and protein for your hair to be healthy and manageable. I generally recommend using Repair.Me or Young.Again and a lot of the time a mix of both which should allow for the right amount of protein and moisture to help your locks BUT for optimal results, speak to your local hairdresser to get the best personalised advice.
  2. Doing regular treatments. This means once a week if you’r really trying to grow your hair but are struggling to see any difference. And one every 2-3 weeks if you’ve got all the length you need, you just need to be able to manage it better. Again you are better off having a prescribed treatment that is paired with your shampoo and conditioner. This will ensure you are getting the necessary amount of moisture and/or strength depending what your hair is lacking more in. Young.Again by Kevin Murphy has the perfect combination of both so I like to mix this masque with my oil, applying it to towel dried pre washed hair and let that bad boy sit for 20-30min, just enough time for an indulgent bath! PLUS the added heat will help open the cuticle helping the treatment to work its magic. Always, always, always condition your hair after you rinse the treatment out. This will help close the cuticle and ensure the goodness stays locked in to your hair.
  1. Get a GOOD hair oil. My two favourite hair oils are Kevin Murphy’s Young.Again and Oway’s Nurturing drops. Both of them are beautiful products, one of them may work better for your hair than the other but you won’t be disappointed with either of them. I suggest trying them both, see how your hair feels after each of them and stick with the one you prefer. It may even be a smell that you prefer. Generally your body is attracted to what it needs so go with what feels right. Use this oil before you surf and again every morning & night. You will only need half to a whole 5c piece. Rub the oil in your palm slightly and then run your hands through your pony tail. Work the oil in to your hair a little bit, If you can sleep with you hair plaited then do so, this will help stop matting.
Applying hair oil of a night time is like putting a night cream on your face. Your hair will repair itself overnight, soaking up the oil allowing you to wake up with softer, more nourished hair. To maintain beautiful hair, especially as a surfer girl you need to put a bit of effort in. Using these 3 key steps paired with regular trims or as I like to call them ‘dustings’ will make such a big difference to the condition of your hair and an even bigger impact on your day to day life. I don’t know about you but when my hair looks good I feel good, allowing me to take on each day with a little more confidence. Ensure you rinse your hair under the shower before you leave the beach or in-between surfs. This will help stop the salt water drying out your hair. And NEVER brush your hair when it's wet this will break your hair. Only comb your hair when its wet and preferably with conditioner or hair oil in it. If you find you are ticking all the above boxes and not seeing any difference, your problem will be the products you are using and not your routine. Making sure you get professional products from the hair salon makes all the difference, especially when you put your hair through what it goes through in the summer time. I guarantee with the right combination of hair care products you will see results! Top Tip: Before you get in apply your hair oil. This ensures your hair soaks up the oil, not salt water, first. It will help protect your hair from being dried out in the elements and give you an added treatment to your haircare routine.

The ugly side of beauty

We all want to look and feel beautiful, but there is a hideous side that comes with striving for such beauty. There is also a very simple solution to this problem that will leave you looking and feeling even more beautiful than you could imagine, and it starts with using natural, authentic products. First, let’s look at how the chemicals in our beauty products are affecting us.. As women, we use an average of 12 products a day. I know it sounds like a lot but think about your daily routine and what you use every morning. They pack cosmetics and personal care items that women use every day with chemicals that health advocates say could be connected to a host of health problems. “Cancer is on the rise, infertility is on the rise, allergies in children are on the rise, and people can’t figure out why,” said Nneka Leiba, the director of healthy living science at EWG, which has been monitoring chemicals in cosmetics for over a decade. “The increases are not just because of genetics and new diagnostic techniques.” So what are the increases due to. Well, if you think about using on average 12 products per day each with their own preservatives, PPD’s, SLES and so on its no wondering our bodies are being affected. The same way it is important to eat healthy food to nourish and fuel your body, we need to nourish and care for our organs. Your skin is the biggest organ you have, and it absorbs everything we put on our bodies. Taking this one step further and you can imagine the wealth of chemicals going into your body from visiting traditional hair and beauty salons. To turn things around and be the healthiest, most beautiful versions of ourselves we need to look at the products we use and what is really in them. This doesn’t mean you can’t use your night creams or deodorants. It just means you need to pick a product that uses natural ingredients free from free radicals and chemicals. This will not only benefit your body but it also benefits the environment as those chemicals that go into your skin also get washed down into our oceans. There are an increased amount of brands aware of this issue and they are making a change. Everything from makeup, moisturisers, toothpaste and deodorant are being made with natural ingredients that won’t harm you now or in the long term. These brands are generally sustainably minded and harvest their ingredients ethically, from organic and biodynamic organic farms created to grow the specific ingredients needed. Some brands I recommend and use are Oway and Kevin Murphy for hair care and for your skin care Eve Taylor, Wildcrafted and Mokosh. I also use Native deodorant sticks. But don’t just take my word for it, do your research and use products that align with your needs and values. You won’t regret it! If you want to be certain you are using all natural products that actually work, but don't know where to start, we can help! All the products used and sold at Bare Beauty house are biodynamic/organic, cruelty free and give amazing results! Visit us at 35 Pittwater Road, Manly or online at

Is luxury a bad word?

Some people may think Luxury is a dirty word and often think of it as an unnecessary use of resources for ego chasing purpose. However, Luxury means more than that. ‘Luxury’ used more in the original's sense, is to indicate an object that was more beautiful or precious than others. When you think about it that way, sustainable luxury works hand in hand. With this in mind, you can make mindful choices that care for the environment and live the lifestyle that not only feels good but is good for more than you or your family. It’s good for the environment. Lets take travel for example… (whenever it is they allow us to travel again) A lot of Airlines offer low emission flights and whilst there are not as many of them available, you can book in advance to ensure you get all the seats you need. A little organisation hurt nobody right! There are also a lot of luxurious hotels and villas around the world that focus on preservation and conservation whilst providing a luxurious service treating their guests like royalty. Alila Villa Uluwatu in Bali is one of the most breathtaking villas. It’s the very first resort in all of Indonesia to receive the highest level of certification from EarthCheck for its myriad environmentally sustainable design measures. Sanra in Tulum, Mexico is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels you can find, yet they make everything in house. They built all aspects of the property with the environment in mind. They build everything above the sand to minimise environmental impact and allow the sea turtles to nest. Room, please!! Now if you decide that overseas travel doesn’t line up with your sustainability values, there are plenty of sustainably conscious resorts in Australia. From its conception, Emirates one and only Wolgan Valley, was built with ecological sustainability in mind. They nestle this resort on its own 7000 acre wildlife preserve in the Blue Mountains. It has a waste management system in place that includes rainwater collection, domestic water recycling and the use of recycled building materials. Another simple way to improve your eco luxe lifestyle is to set aside some budget for better quality items, this way you have a gorgeous piece whether it is preloved or purchased new but you don’t have to replace it like you would an item of less quality. Spending more in one purchase saves you money in the long term, if you choose a piece you know will be a staple item and last years. It also reduces emissions as fewer items need to be produced. Researching the brands you spend your money with is vital, as you need to make sure the brand themselves have sustainable practices and are playing their part. A lot more brands are choosing to provide products in recycled packaging, using natural ingredients, and using low emission transport to get the goods to your door, using recycled timbers, etc. Whatever the brand does, just make sure it aligns with your values and you feel good about spending your money with them. For example, Loro Piana recognises, through luxury fashion, its customers can contribute to the wildlife and the natural world. Loro Piana the eco-luxury brand has partnered with the Andean Paisano people of Peru in saving the Vicuna from extinction. Google them! They are too cute! Making better choices on where you spend your money, planning for things and saving for them means a better lifestyle for you and a better world to live in. There is no downside to the eco-luxe lifestyle !! Make sure you don't miss out - Sign up to "The Bare Facts" at

23 Easy Tips to be more sustainable at home

Sustainable living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources, and one’s personal resources. On the surface, it can be incredibly daunting to reduce your environmental footprint, especially when you see that others around you seem to be sailing through their sustainable journey. When you break it down into small steps, you realise you have more power than you thought. To take the stress out of things I wanted to put together a list of 23 simple things you can do around the house to make a big difference, AND they will also help save you money.
  1. Use LED lighting or CFL bulbs instead of incandescent lighting as it’s proven to last longer, which reduces the need to keep purchasing light bulbs.
  2. Put on an extra layer of clothing instead of turning on the heating. Seriously, doubling up on your socks does wonders!
  3. Open up your blinds and use as much natural light as possible before switching on your light bulbs. You all get to enjoy some more sunshine 🙂
  4. Turn off your lights when you leave a room.
  5. Put up a no junk mail sign on your letterbox to limit the amount of paper waste.
  6. Hang your wet clothes on a drying line or rack instead of using a powered dryer.
  7. Grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables, even if it’s just a few pots around the house, it all helps!
  8. Turn off your devices at night, including your wifi box.
  9. Get a water-saving shower head.
  10. Use organic fertilisers.
  11. Purchase recycled toilet paper with plastic-free packaging. #whogivesacrap
  12. On the topic of toilets, use scrap paper, newspaper, or toilet paper to collect pet poo.
  13. Juice the off-cuts of your vegetables and fruits.
  14. Repurpose glass jars.
  15. Use washable metal straws instead of disposable plastic straws.
  16. Limit the use of hot water when hand washing dishes.
  17. Use cloths instead of paper towels.
  18. Make your own coffee instead of buying takeaway.
  19. Ditch your bin liner or use newspaper instead.
  20. Start composting.
  21. Use a dishwasher instead of hand washing.
  22. Invest in a pressure cooker and reduce your cooking time and and energy used by 70%
  23. Make reusable bees wax wraps to cover your leftovers with and stop using cling film.
Obviously no-one expects you to be able to do all items on this list and if you do, power to you, you eco warrior 👊🏻👊👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿 Picking even a handful of items will make a bigger difference than you think and I bet you will be surprised at how easily they can be adapted into your lifestyle - that’s if you want to make a change... As always I hope I have provided some valuable information… until next time 💋🍃 Make sure you don't miss out - Sign up to "The Bare Facts" at

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