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This group is dedicated to the gals out there who say 'no!' to makeup & are proud to let their natural beauty shine!! Also we can talk about 'strong' girl pursuits like pumping heavy weights, kickboxing, cycling & more...

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Beautiful Body Hair!

Started by WinterRunner. Last reply by Rebecca Pinson Jan 5, 2014. 15 Replies

How long have you been make-up free?

Started by TheBananaGirl. Last reply by Angela B Jan 5, 2014. 63 Replies

Women's intimate hygiene

Started by Paulina. Last reply by Kristin Rierson Dec 16, 2013. 7 Replies

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Comment by Sera Rachael Perez on July 30, 2015 at 1:06pm

i have lost my period but im not really worried about it. my body is healing and trying to find a balance. I know its nothing to worry about due to the fact that I've actually started getting cramps again. just make sure you're eating enough and you should be fine

Comment by Gracie Clingan on July 10, 2015 at 8:27am

Justyna- It is not uncommon for women to lose their period for a period of time (hehe) but it is nothing to be alarmed about. As long as you are eating enough calories and nutrients (I would most definitely use Cronometer for tracking this) then your body will find homeostasis again.

Comment by Justyna on April 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Has anyone heard anything about women's health and raw veganism? 
I heard that some women can lose their period for a...period of time haha and I am wondering if any of you would have factual resources supporting or warning about this side effect. 

Has anyone had this experience before? 

Comment by Melissa Wall on January 8, 2014 at 1:07am

Andi Birky - I did the same baking soda and ACV a couple of years ago. I found that it left my hair feeling super good at the beginning, I was very enthused. After awhile I found it was over drying my hair (my hair is quite oily) and my theory is that my hair was producing a lot of oil to compensate. I needed to wash my hair everyday which I don't enjoy. In the end it always looked super oily and yuck, I didn't know how to fix it so I stopped washing my hair altogether for about 6 weeks to try and have my hair relearn how much oil to produce. It felt awful too, had to have my hair tied up all the time so it bothered me less. I was so happy to wash it again. From then on I've only washed it 2 times a week which has put it into a good routine. I also found that working on a farm over the summer not washing my hair very often left it feeling grose too! I'd love some ideas to transition to a more natural option. For the moment I just pick the most organic and natural shampoo and conditioner I can find.

Comment by Bethany on December 17, 2013 at 7:34pm

I have never been the biggest make-up wearer, but recently I have given it up almost completely. I do wear it very occasionally, but I find that I get pimples that don't heal for a week or two after I use make up, where-as when I don't use make-up my skin heals 10 times faster. Within a few days my pimples go. I am going to start using ACV as a face-dab-wash before bedtime, cuz I've read it makes your skin glow. I have also found that the longer I go without makeup, the more I don't want to wear it. I am happy with my face the way it was created. 

Comment by Andi Birky on June 18, 2013 at 8:23am

So happy to have found this group!!

For those who use/have used baking soda for washing hair, did it change your hair texture? I used it every other day for about three months with a vinegar rise(for conditioner) and my hair never adapted in the way I wanted it to. Was heavy and would be very stiff/slicked back almost, with no movement. Any advice on a better transition?

Comment by Kotryna on May 12, 2013 at 10:36pm

That's nice to join you all! I stopped make-up more than a year ago and it actually was a bit challenging. I mean, my diet wasn't totally clean - I still used salt, spices, cooked foods and there was a period when I ate almost anything vegan - oil, soy products and so on. And my acne haven't cleared yet. I still get break-outs but I'm making my peace with that - just doing the best I can and waiting. But ditching make-up actually is nice :) I still keep some of the mineral powder and eyeshadows in case of some special occasion, but I used it only few times in this year :) What I find the best is that I can touch my face and especially eyes without a fear of smudging mascara all over :D I was a huge make-up user for almost 10years, so it feels much better to free myself from that mental disorder - that I can't leave my house without at least 3 products on my face... Now I use mostly water, toothbrush and a sponge :) I have eco-organic shampoo, toothpaste and a deo-stone (although I'm not sure it's very healthy), but I use it very rarely. I still use depillator some times, but only then it starts bothering me. I'm really glad that my hubby seems not even noticing my hairyness :D And since goin vegan I started using soap nuts for laundry which is kinda cool :)

Comment by Chantel on April 15, 2013 at 12:22pm

I am so happy to find this group. I stopped shaving my underarms and legs over a year ago and never turning back! I don't wear make-up with the exception of mascara sometimes. I don't even buy shampoo, conditioner, lotions, face wash, moisturizer, deodorant, etc...I haven't washed my hair or face with anything but water in over a year. I use baking soda on my hair every 7-10 days. Oh the joys of fruit! And everyone says it's expensive...I have saved a fortune from not buys razors and beauty products!

Comment by melonhead on March 12, 2013 at 7:44am
I am moving towards makeup freedom but haven't washed my hair since last August ( was using baking soda but stopped a month or two ago and haven't noticed much difference). It's been a year since I shaved and am diggin that. Here lately, when i look at makeup or ads or a Kardashian :) I keep thinking, all you see is the makeup. I'm not saying i don't think makeup is pretty but not on someone's face!! Colors are pretty but I'd rather see them on a flower or in a tree- to say a woman isn't 'pretty' unless she covers herself up, that sounds a little burka-like, doesn't it. I did quit wearing mascara because I have blond eyelashes and finally decided to embrace them not deny their existence. I swear i get a more positive reaction from the average person when i am makeup free than when i succumb and conform and wear it!
Comment by mangonana on February 22, 2013 at 4:13am

I went like a year without out shaving, and i was so proud! but then i started working, (i'm a waitress) and unfortunately i had to wash my hair and shave those other hairs lol! And my boyfriend didn't like my hairy legs, which really bothered me but oh well! And I haven't worn makeup since i was 16. I was having, lets say, a very introspective moment and looked in the mirror and was like oh my goodness i can't even see myself under all this caky paint! Next day I gave away alllll my makeup and haven't touched it since. I exfoliate with sugar or a washcloth usually and moisturize with coconut or almond oil.

 

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