Extreme Minimalism: Simple Hair

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As a woman that lives in the west I have struggled with the concept of beauty. I’m not twenty anymore so I don’t find the need to try to keep up with all the rage in fashion. When I decided to become a minimalist I sat down and thought about what I wanted as a person, a soul that wanted to attract like souls, and the lifestyle I have longed for. Hair has been an area of stress for me.

What I want:
Long hair that is feminine
A Classic look
Minimum products and fuss

What I chose:

Baking soda based shampoo that I make
Vinegar rinse to condition and balance Ph
No blow drying, curling, or straightening appliances

What I do:

Shampoo:
2 tbsp Baking Soda
1 cup Corn Starch
2 cups Water
10 drops Essential oil of choice (optional)

Conditioning Rinse:

1 cup vinegar
2 cups water
10 drops peppermint oil

Mix in spray bottle and spray hair after shampoo. Leave in hair

Towel dry hair gently
Pull back and secure while still damp.

I’m growing out my bangs right now and look forward to having them long enough to pull into the rest of my hair. I trim my own hair for now. When it gets too long I will probably have it cut twice a year. I left color behind and look forward to just allowing that pretty silver to mix in with my brunette hair. I haven’t been able to let go of color before but I am determined to let that all go and not have to worry about it again. I always make sure that my hair is impeccably neat and not dowdy. I want natural and minimal but I don’t want to look like I don’t care.

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One thought on “Extreme Minimalism: Simple Hair

  1. Sounds great! It’s nice to know that not everybody with the intention to live a simple life just chops off their hair (though pixie cuts can be quite adorable, too). My hair is quite long right now because for me a simple long braid is the easiest option – washing with a shampoo bar and vinegar rinse every 2-4 days, air drying, brush and braid once a day. When play sports I twist the braid into a tight bun, while for more formal occasions I pin it up into a nicer bun. Only time in the last few years that I went to a hairdresser’s was for my wedding last year. One of the upsides of natural curls – no one notices how randomly I cut off the ends when they begin to split. Sometimes I put some henna in for more volume and nicer colour, but I’m okay with my first mid-twenties gray streaks most days.

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