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Old 09-14-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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The one thing I envy most about men in terms of grooming is that they can wear their hair buzzed/shaved.

I would love to be able to completely not think about my hair- be able to roll out of bed and have it look great by just running my hands over it, be able to buy a bottle of cheap shampoo and have it last a year because I only need a few drops to wash my hair with, etc.

Of course it is possible for a woman to have very short hair, but I don't like how that looks on most women, and would not want that look for myself.

Men do need to deal with shaving though. They can wear a beard, but not every guy wants to do that. So I guess they are forced to confront hair to some degree....
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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Yes, but my point is that when we choose to use 4 or 5 products when we can technically get the basic hygiene part done with just 1 or 2 products...we're really moving away from basic hygiene and into beauty/vanity.
I still think the products themselves are in the hygiene category. WHY you (or a person) chooses to select a given product or products, may be for vanity reasons, but that doesn't move the PRODUCT out of the personal hygiene category.

Deodorant, toothpaste, and soap are hygiene products.
Now a person may choose baking soda, Crest or Toms....or Degree, Mitchum, or natural crystals....or Ivory versus a $20 bar of imported Clause Porto soap from Portugal.....they're all still personal hygiene products.

BEAUTY products -- are make up, skin care, and other products to enhance, maintain or change the appearance, or condition of said body part. They are NOT necessary for BASIC hygiene.

"Shampoo' as a product technically could be either. A person CAN wash their hair with soap. Most people DON"T, because IF you're going to wash you're hair you might as well do it with a product that has benefits and makes the hair look or smell good...add moisture, or protein etc.

Personally, I think most people have fallen prey and are suckers for marketers. The beauty biz is a gazillion dollar industry.
There is no way a person needs 3 different kinds of serums, 2 BB creams, 3 peptide creams, consealer, base, setting powder. I don't wear make-up so I can't even name all the products the beauty wizard behind the curatin just makes up out of thin air to get people to fork over their money like lemmings.

But I fall prey to some of that too. I just try to limit the monetary damage to a treat here and there. But that's all relative, too. to a person's income level.
(And it's not just beauty products. Whenever I stroll through high end, main stream department stores (Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom) I MARVEL at the MONEY being spent. Forget about Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman. It's a whole 'nother world. Names and products I never heard of.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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The older I become, the less makeup I use.
The older I become, the more cleansers and creams, micro dermabrasions,serums, acid peels, masks, preventive

Items I use.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The older I become, the less makeup I use.
The older I become, the more cleansers and creams, micro dermabrasions,serums, acid peels, masks, preventive

Items I use.
I use these more and makeup less. But I have been using more makeup lately to look more finished.


On an autocorrecting iDevice.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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I know I at one time was a makeup and beauty junkie. After finding out all the crap and chemicals they put in that stuff, I quit. I threw out thousands of dollars worth of makeup and sold off all my perfumes, body sprays and so on and that was 2 years ago, haven't looked back since. Now I use only organic and only necessary items like shampoo, toothpaste, soap...those sorts of items. I don't buy lotion, or any beauty products persay. I think as more and more people learn about the crap that goes in our products and foods, people are starting to move to the organic way of doing things and sadly...there really isn't any completely healthy makeup products out there, at least none that I've seen. I don't see organic makeup unless you count chapstick and lotion.
There are plenty of organic products, you just have to look. I had the same problem with all of the chemicals in cosmetics. It actually made me so upset that I started my own business for people who felt the same way as me. www.aphroditesembrace.com. Also as a side note, shampoo is not even necessary. Have you tried "no 'poo", it is a method using baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Unless you have a truly organic, sulfate free shampoo. Then in that case, keep doing what your doing
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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There are plenty of organic products, you just have to look. I had the same problem with all of the chemicals in cosmetics. It actually made me so upset that I started my own business for people who felt the same way as me. www.aphroditesembrace.com. Also as a side note, shampoo is not even necessary. Have you tried "no 'poo", it is a method using baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Unless you have a truly organic, sulfate free shampoo. Then in that case, keep doing what your doing
No-poo gives beautiful hair!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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I can't speak for others but I don't use that many.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I never use beauty products outside shampoo, deodorant, and cologne, and that's if I shower . On occasion during the winter, I like being a raw male and forgo showering if nobody is coming, I am not going out, and its below freezing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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I think people are using less makeup because they are using more things life Botox,Juvederm,and fat transfers,and skin lightners.
They also are using more things like eyelash extensions,which aren't considered makeup really.

For ex,I have eye hollows with dark circles.
I'm almost rid of them,from using Juvederm to fill them in and hydroquinone to lighten the darkness.

That means less dark cirles for me. I almost at the point where the only makeup I use is lip gloss,eyelashes,and eye shadow
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