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cute animal facts to cheer you up:
  • cats “headbutt” people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
  • when puppies play fight, boy puppies will often let girl puppies win.
  • the grizzly bear’s name comes from the word “grizzled” which means ‘streaked with gray hair’.
  • wombat poo is cube-shaped to stop it from rolling away…
  • dogs will sneeze to tell other dogs that they’re playing, so when they’re playing rough it doesn’t turn into a fight.
  • gray squirrels bury nuts all over the place, and often forget them, growing new trees. this makes them more ecologically friendly than red squirrels, who store nuts in piles on the ground which don’t take root.
  • infant pygmy marmosets babble to develop their language skills, similarly to the way human babies babble.
  • two-toed sloths cannot shiver to stay warm like other mammals due to their low metabolic rates and little muscle tissue.
  • yawning is infectious because it supplies a method for the most sleepy to forcefully communicate their need for rest and thus ensures that the group rests/sleeps together.
  • baby dolphins have spines on the sides of their tongue. the spines zip up to make a straw so that they can drink the mother’s milk without getting salt water in it.
  • when a rabbit is happy it will sometimes jump in the air twist it’s body. this is called a binky.
  • the red panda uses its long bushy tail not only for balance, but also as a blanket during chilly winter nights.
  • baby japanese macaques make snowballs. they do not use them for any survival purposes, they just like to have fun.
  • manatee calves nurse underwater from teats under their mothers flippers.
  • baby elephants will suck their own trunks for comfort. 
Zero Waste Hygiene Update

I have tried a bunch of new zero waste hygiene options and would like to share them with you:

Hair washing:

My #1 recommendation for this is to buy a shampoo bar from Lush. They are a little pricey ($9-$12), but last long, leave no residue, come in various scents and target different hair needs, and leave your hair soft. The only hair product I use is one of these bars. 

I used to use a shampoo & conditioner bar from Whole Foods (only $2), but I found it left a residue in my hair and doesn’t leave it feeling as nice as the Lush bar. 

The other option, for those of you who are brave, is to use baking soda and then an apple cider vinegar rinse. This is the “no poo” option. I haven’t tried this personally, but have heard good things. 

Hair spray: 

I used to make homemade hairspray out of lemon and vodka (the recipe can be found on my blog) but now find I don’t really need it (though I frequently curl my hair). 

Deodorant: 

The options are almost limitless here. I find rubbing a little bit of coconut oil on your underarms and then following with a 50/50 mix of baking soda and corn starch works very well. The coconut oil keeps the baking soda from causing irritation. 

Another option is to buy an all-natural spray on deodorant in a reusable glass bottle. This is good if you want a scented deodorant. 

Lush has many deodorant options like bar and liquid deodorant. They tend to be pricey, but might be worth a try if these other options don’t appeal to you. 

You could also buy a crystal deodorant rock, which I haven’t tried but have heard works well. 

Make-up removal:

Coconut oil on a cloth or reusable cotton pad works the best. 

Feminine Hygiene: 

Menstrual cups are an option that many women rave about once they try one. 

Cloth pads are another great option. I recently tried Party in my Pants and would definitely recommend them. 

Shaving: 

Invest in a safety razor! They are a bit pricey (and seem a tiny bit scary) so I haven’t bought one yet. I’m working on it, though. 

Use a soap that really lathers. 

Hope these suggestions are helpful!

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Pre-Poo Routine For Natural Hair || All Textures 

Naptural85 writes:

My complete pre-poo routine for healthy natural hair. This is the BEST method I’ve used so far because it nourishes my scalp, the hair shaft, as well as my natural hair ends, leaving them nourished and moisturized! Perfect for all hair textures, you can customize this pre-poo based on what oils you like best, and how much you like to add to your hair. I hope it helps!

Xo, Nap!

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My hair evolution since September. My hair was soooo damaged with bleach! I can’t stop cutting my hair because of dried ends! The three last pictures are recent, I’ve finally redyed my hair with henna because it’s so much healthier. It’s feels so much soft just with this and now I’m using sidr powder for wash my hair, it’s less drying than a classic shampoo and more economic!
And look at my undercut, it’s grow so much during less than 5 months (the last trim was in the beginning of September, I’ve trim this in 0,6mm with my hair clippers)! Let it grow!

I know I have posted some of this before but hey! sometimes things are worth repeating!

I know some of you are new to my blog or just plain new to no poo! So here are some tips for you!

1- Make sure you clarified you hair before you start! Either use a clarifying shampoo or whatever shampoo you were using mixed with a tablespoon of baking soda. This will remove any product build that was left on your hair.

2-You must get the baking soda solution right! This is so important! The solution shouldn’t just feel like water on your scalp! It should feel “different”…slimy is a good word….It feels slightly slimy but not thick! Just a little different than just water. If you do not get this right the whole thing won’t work! You can get a weird waxy build up! 

3- If you have hard water no poo won’t work! You need to boil your water! You need to boil the minerals out and then add the baking soda! 

4-Do not use too much Apple Cider vinegar! This can make you scalp oily and your hair stringy! Start out by using a capfull diluted in a cup of water at a time….add more capfulls until your hair is as soft as you like.Rinse it out with COOL water. This will make your hair very shiny as the cool water closes the cuticle up.

5-Use a boar bristle brush! This will help distribute oils from the roots down the shaft of your hair! You will be less of a greaseball this way too! It will really really come in handy during the transitional phase!

6-The dreaded Transitional phase- You need patience! Try to stretch out your washes too. The less you wash the shorter your transitional time will be! Your scalp will adjust and realize it doesn’t need to send so much oil to the scalp. Please do not give up or think no poo is not working for you….everyone’s scalp is different and the transitional phase might last weeks or might be non-existent for some non-poo-ers! 

7- Deep condition! You must deep condition your hair once a week or however times a week/month you prefer but you MUST do it! Your hair will not be soft and shiny if you don’t! All the silicones and parabens in regular shampoo fill in and coat your hair making you think it is healthy and shiny….but is not. Deep conditioning with natural oils/honey/aloe or whatever you prefer will make your hair strong, long, shiny, and so much better than the regular treatments out there. You need to nourish your hair! Coconut oil is so hard to rinse out but it is one of the only oils that actually penetrates the hair and can help it from within. Try putting a little on your ends after you wash!

8-Do not listen to the nay sayers!! The people who say “no poo is bad for you” “its not pH balanced” “My hair needs to much product” “my hair didn’t like no poo” probably did it wrong! No baking soda is NOT the same pH as your scalp. That is why you must dilute! DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE! They might have had hard water and didn’t boil it. They use so much products that MAKE their hair “behave” but in reality it makes their hair unhealthy. When people go to no poo your hair is stripped down….yes it looks and feels like straw because that is REALLY how your hair is with out the fillers and waxy coating that is in regular shampoos/conditioners. They do not realize this and will try to talk you out of no poo…..educate your youself, know better, and realize what your doing is good for YOU.

9-The baking soda/ACV might not be for you! and that’s ok! You can go no poo and use other things. Dr Bronners castile soaps, Chagrin Valley shampoo bars, raw honey, lemon water, even apple sauce can be used for your shampoo. Just use apple cider vinegar as a rinse or raw honey as a conditioner to make your balanced. I have tried all of the above besides lemon and apple sauce and I love them all! *if you use Dr bronners dilute it! its too harsh to use straight! a capful in a cup of water should work! add more if need be!*

10-Don’t worry about it so much. This is a process. Sometimes you get it right and soemtimes you don’t. It is ok….just never ever go back to regular shampoos/conditioners! Stick with no poo-ing and find a product(s) that work best for you!

If you ever need anymore help, advice, or questions just ask! I usually always respond within a day…maybe even within minutes of you sending your message! I do work so sometimes I don’t see them til the next morning…..but I am quick to respond and love helping everyone out with their no poo journey!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

Yandere sdr2 boys react to s/o dating someone else?

This isn’t going to end well… >_>

SDR2 Boys (Yandere) reacting to reader dating someone else

Hajime Hinata:

- What?

- Who is this… Scum

- Why are they touching you? You’re way too good for them, and you’re… Laughing?!

- Can’t be having that

- He’d just casually walk up to the two of you

- “Hey! L/n!”

- “Oh! Hinata - kun! Hello!”

- “Oh! So you’re Hinata, S/O told me all about you!”

- Oh really

- “You’re a good friend from their description haha”

- A… Friend? No no… That must be a mistake… Or no… S/O wouldn’t make a mistake, it’s just this idiot that’s lying!

- He starts following you whenever you go on dates, you never notice him and if you do he always has a convenient excuse to be there

- He starts making notes though, recording any useful information

- It’d be a shame if… Your partner got into an accident

Kazuichi Soda:

- As soon as he saw you with someone else, he was immediately suspicious

- So after a bit of a casual conversation he found out that.. You’re together?

- To say he’s annoyed would be an understatement

- He’s a mechanic, so making a small spying camera is something basic for him

- He uses it frequently, and seeing them make you happy makes him sick

- You deserve way better than that

- He’s planning to subtly… Remove your S/O

- But there’s just too many possibilities!

- Bombs? Maybe but a bit too loud

- Shooting? Again, loud but agonising and effective

- Ah, perfect…

- He followed the pair of you on your latest day, making absolutely sure that he is not spotted once

- Then as soon as you part ways, even though you kissed (ew), he gets to work

- He just sneakily walks up behind them until he’s a perfect distance from them

- He reaches out his hand, covering their mouth before subtly stabbing them in the back

- Needless to say he’s happy when you come running to him tears falling down your face

- He pulls you into a hug and strokes your hair murmuring things like: Shhhh it’s okay S/O… I’m here… I’ll always be here for you”

Nagito Komaeda:

- His luck is honestly the worst

- You started dating someone, and in his honest opinion they were just ugly

- Not in appearance alone, their whole personality was just ugly

- But of course trash like him can’t tell you that… Then again you don’t deserve trash like them as a partner

- He honestly didn’t even have to do anything, he simply had to be near them whenever his luck was at its worst

- He doesn’t even feel bad for them, they fully deserve it for doing something so horrible to you

- One day it just so happened that the road was quite slippery and… A driver lost control of his car

- Oh how unfortunate

- He simply steps to the side and watches the catastrophe unfold before him

- He gets a call from you that evening

- “K-Komaeda - kun…”

- “S/O - san/kun? Why are you crying? What happened?”

- “[Insert your partner’s name here]… They were involved in an accident!”

- Heh

- “Oh no! I hope they’re doing okay!”

- “They’re in the hospital”

- He’d then spend all his free time with you, you’d often end up crying but he was always there for you

- You’re his now

Nekomaru Nidai:

- He was lucky enough to see you at the gym, you asked him to help you get stronger and he happily agreed

- Everything was good until he noticed that you suddenly started to skip some of these lessons 

- He didn’t want to seem too eager but he’d text you

- You didn’t reply though

- You turn up to your next lesson however, a permanent smile on your lips

- “Hm? What are you so happy about S/O?”

- “Haha… Promise not to laugh?”

- “I’d never laugh at you”

- “I… Well I was on a date yesterday and the circumstances were just so perfect that… I have a boyfriend/girlfriend now! They’re honestly the best thing to happen to me”

- Wait a second this doesn’t seem quite right. Surely I’m the best thing to happen in your life

- He puts on a convincing fake smile and congratulates you even though he pretty much spits the words out

- Over the next couple of weeks you start turning up late or you don’t turn up at all

- He’s annoyed now, very annoyed

- He would text you, but you barely responded anymore

- Maybe it’s time he paid someone a visit

Gundham Tanaka:

- He didn’t understand

- Why did you not choose… Him?

- He’s way better!

- He was considering sending one of his Devas after you

- But that would be too obvious

- So instead he sends birds

- Oh how unfortunate, it looks like your partner got attacked by some on the way home

- Oh dear, is that bird poo in their hair?

- He smirks before going to find you

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu:

- He would have his men follow the pair of you

- Not that you’d know of course

- He does have the potential to make your partner… Disappear

- But he wants to see why they make you happy first

- That way, he can easily replace them

- Haha… What a perfect plan

- He learns every detail before finally deciding to put his plan into action

Byakuya Twogami (Imposter):

- He thought about kidnapping them and just pretending to be them

- But that would be a bit too risky, considering you know him well

- Then again, he could just fake him moving away and…

- No first things first he needs to know about them

- After some time he manages to find out where they live

- After making sure that you’re spending time with them, he sneaks in

- And puts hidden cameras everywhere

- Heh, they’re more pathetic than I thought, this will be easy

Teruteru Hanamura:

- You called him, saying you had some really good news

- He certainly wasn’t expecting that

- You… Have a partner?

- He almost drops his phone into a pot of soup

- “Hello? Hanamura - kun?”

- “Ah! Sorry L/n - san/kun I’m cooking haha”

- “Oh! Can we come over then? You can meet them that way!”

- “… Sure!”

- He hangs up and begins chuckling

- Oh… This is so perfect! 

- He goes around to the corner of his kitchen and opens a drawer

- “I knew the rat poison will come in handy one day!”

Just My Luck - Dok2 (smut)

“Bye, yeah see you tomorrow!” You said to your colleagues at work.

You were done working for today and you got out of the building where you worked. You were walking towards your car when a man on a bike rode very close past you, almost running you over.

“Watch out you!” You yelled at him, followed by an angry fist in the air. “Asshole.” You said as he biked around the corner. You made your way to your car and started your ignition, nothing. You tried again and… again nothing. You remembered you had forgotten to fill up the gas tank.

“Fuck.” You slapped the horn, causing it to honk.

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As of today, I haven’t used commercial shampoo for 5 months and commercial conditioner for 3!! It IS possible after all 8O
I now wash with 1 tsp shikakai, 1tsp white vinegar and a drop of argan oil. That’s it.
Pros:
- My hair is healthier
- I don’t lose nearly as much hair as before
- Henna lasts longer
- It’s cheap (three months worth of shikakai cost me around 2/3€)
- I don’t pollute the water with artificial chemicals
- I don’t need to wash as frequently

Cons: literally nothing, except from the fact that it took me a while to figure out the right combinations/ratios.

This was a shameless advertisement post about the no-poo method. 

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Detangling Natural Hair After Removing Braids

This weekend, my little sis removed her box braids and needed help detangling her hair, so I offered to help. I thought that doing so would be a great learning experience and experiment for the both of us. 

Before the take-down:

  • Told my little sis to deep condition the night before to make taking the braids down the next day easier, and to make her hair less susceptible to breakage 

After the take-down:

  • Her hair was pretty matted at the roots (as you can see in the third picture above). So, I decided to mist water on the section I was working on and then gently separate the matted hair to get the dirt to come apart.
  • After that, I used a combination of water, Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle conditioner (for slip), and organic apple cider vinegar to finger detangle my little sister’s hair. I added the ACV because it acts as a natural detangler. It also helps to melt much of the dirt/buildup away.
  • After all sections were fully detangled, I trimmed her ends and applied coconut oil to each section for an overnight pre-poo to prep her hair for wash day in the morning. 

And that is it! The detangling process after the braid removal took a total of approximately 3 hours–and no combs were needed. I’m really happy that we were able to successfully detangle her hair. It was actually painless. This method should also work for twists, and other types of styles requiring the use of extensions. I hope this helps!

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After a pre poo my hair feels moisturized and tangle free. Don’t mind the yogurt mixture on my face at the end lol.
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Summer Dreams

There was something niggling at the back of my mind when I pulled out this blouse and pinny from my closet but I simply couldn’t put my finger on it. It was only while editing the photos later that I realised that I had ended up wearing something very similar to this summer 2012 outfit by Calivintage! Erin has singularly been one of my biggest style inspirations since I discovered her blog in late 2009, so I see it as a sort of subconscious homage. I’ve been rediscovering pieces in my wardrobe which I haven’t worn in ages, but which somehow seem to translate perfectly to current trends, I guess. A corduroy pinafore? Nailed it. 

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Although I shampooed the night before these photos were taken (I’m temporarily back to ‘poo washes’ and olive oil deep conditioning while I switch from baking soda to reetha) this is what 'no-poo’ makes my hair look like with airdrying and no products. I guess I could tame the remaining frizziness with a few spritzes of coconut oil solution and heat styling, but honestly, I just LOVE the way my hair is finally falling into its natural waves. My ultimate goal is to have long, flowing, wavy, hippie hair ♥  

Wearing>>

Blouse, cord pinny, tights, beret, faux fur collar: ASOS // Pixie boots: Vintage // Bag: Aliexpress // Faux fur tail: H&M 

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To all of my fellow nurses and student nurses with long hair,

This is a reminder to always put your hair up into a bun when dealing with a code brown.

Because there is no worse feeling than leaning over a patient, and having your pony tail slide right over your shoulder into the thick of things.

It’s really only a lesson you need to learn once.

Or hopefully never at all lol.