Seek Out and Celebrate Beauty

This weekend, London experienced another terror attack - while the nation was still coming to terms with the young lives lost in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert... 7 more have fallen and almost 50 injured.

Many have commented that this is nothing compared to those losing their lives and limbs during the bombings happening in the Middle Eastern territories under conflict - and while I understand that argument I must point out that for the people walking around in London - they are not in conflict. There is no civil war here, and while there is political discord there is no political unrest or upheaval of the violent kind. Noone expects to be killed at a concert or while sitting in a restaurant or bar to prove a point. I'm not going to argue about who started it or whether 'the West is reaping what it has sown' - it is my belief that terror is never okay.

In response to the darkness around us, my youngest daughter suggested we explore our neighbourhood and look for beautiful things to remind ourselves that the world in which we live is still full of good.

Here is my quote for the day and the photos we took:


"Our lives can easily become choked with weeds and pollution, 
darkened by the cruelty and injustices around us, 
but be like the bees this week:
 seek out beauty and nurture it, drink from it, then share it."--- Annette Clark Headley, CEO Almocado London


"London will not cower... When Londoners face adversity we always pull together. We stand up for our values and our way of life. We stand together." --- Mayor Sadiq Khan






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Using Nature to Deep Condition - Making it Fun for your Daughters

It was really warm and sunny this half term  so I decided to use nature to make deep conditioning fun for my 6 year old. 

We got the sprinklers out and she jumped into her swimming costume. 

After splashing about for a while, I separated her hair into 4 sections and shampooed her hair with Stage 2 Hydrating Hibiscus Shampoo

I then applied the Triple Whipped Intense Conditioner liberally to her ends and worked it through each section, gently detangling with my fingers until her entire head was completed. I really like this conditioner because it's blended with organic Castor oil, Coconut Oil and Avocado oil that work together to soften the hair and the combination makes detangling so easy for us.

Finger detangling has been working for us in terms of length retention and reducing breakage because using my fingers gently and patiently helps prevent ripping and tearing.  I've also found that using my fingers to fan through the tangles at the ends (using a similar motion as to that of playing a harp) leaves her with fewer split and uneven ends. 

I left the conditioner in her hair while she jumped on the trampoline and chased butterflies, the heat from the sun helps the conditioner better penetrate her hair strands.  The photo mosaic below shows the conditioner immediately after application (top two) versus after half hour in the sun (bottom two).


When I had rinsed out the conditioner, I found her hair felt moisturised - like I could literally feel it in her hair - which meant that I didn't need to apply loads of butters or treatments afterwards. 

I simply applied a light coating of our Cocomonoi Joy oil to seal in the moisture before the sun dried it out too much, and I began banding her hair for the week ahead. 

Stay tuned and I'll show you the final result .


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