NATU ~ Natural Hair Care for Healthy Hair

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I have very thin and flat hair, so when I find a natural way to give it more volume, I jump at the chance to try it. While at Expo West, I met up with NATU, a hair care line created as “nature’s antidote to what you do to your hair”.



After growing up with a mom who was a beautician, Steve, the founder of NATU decided to create his own hair care line that was made of natural products. He had seen that the products commonly sold for hair didn’t work and were made with chemicals and synthetic ingredients.


I left Corporate America to build my own natural hair care line that would honestly help remove problems and improve the healthy quality of life for your hair. By working with the most effective ingredients from Nature’s arsenal I created, NATU hair care. The key ingredients of NATU are natural-born proteins, lipids, nutrients and vitamins that match up and mirror nature’s most essential building blocks for hair. So no matter what you do to your hair, NATU will resolve any hair problem you have. NATURALLY! That’s the beauty of NATU. ~ Steve Krawczyk {NATU Founder}


NATU offers Shampoos, Conditioners, and Hair Mists for different types of hair. Their ingredients are natural and you will never find any sulfates, silicones, parabens, resins, phthalates, petrolatum, ethoxylates, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, or animal products. You can read about all the ingredients in their products and why they use them.


I was given the Volumizing Solution for Fine Hair. The system includes the shampoo, conditioner and hair mist that all work together to give my hair volume and body. The Liberating Shampoo makes hair feel light, while the Reawakening Conditioner gives the hair body and shine. Both require letting them sit in your hair for a couple minutes in the shower. After you get out of the shower and before you style your hair, your spray the Volumizing Mist throughout your hair to boost it into full-body mode.


I have been using the NATU Volumizing Solution for a couple weeks now and I do notice a difference in my hair. It definitely has more body and volume and it doesn’t feel flat and lifeless. My hair is really thin and naturally has no body, so it is nice to have hair that looks and feels good. My hair doesn’t feel heavy nor does it feel full of product. My hair feels light and soft! It also doesn’t get greasy after a day of not washing it.


You can buy all NATU products online. The Solution Systems are $54. You can buy the shampoo, conditioner and hair mist separately as well.

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Snug as a Bug {Giveaway Hop} #snugbug Ends 1/29



Welcome to the Snug as a Bug Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. With the cooler weather coming strong, I’ve joined with over 40 other bloggers to bring you great products to keep your baby snug as a bug! Each blogger participating has a great Baby/Toddler Prize Package for you to win, worth at least $25, so after you enter mine, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky!

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Hip Peas ~ Natural Bath & Hair Products for Kids {Review/Sponsor Spotlight} #snugbug


When it comes to products for my kids, I always read the ingredients. I don’t want to wash my kids with harmful ingredients or cover their head in chemicals as I try to do their hair. Hip Peas is a company, started by a mom, Stephanie, who was looking for non-toxic bath and body products for her baby and was frustrated that she could hardly find anything and then when she did, that they were ineffective.


After searching without success for a child-friendly product to help, I decided to create my own. With a bachelor’s in biomedical science, a master’s in health care administration, and my “street knowledge” as a conscious mom, I knew I had the scientific expertise, health-focused business training, and passion for the subject to pull it off.


Stephanie created Hip Peas, which currently has 5 bath and hair products for kids and babies with the desire to produce more. I was sent Shampoo & Body Wash, Hair Balm and Curl Tamer. My favorite feature of all her products is the smell! All her products are scented with natural botanical extracts making them a wonderful treat to the senses when you use them. These products are never tested on animals! You can also find all the ingredients to all the products online.




The Shampoo & Body Wash is easy to spread through my kids hair. It soothes and moisturizes skin and leaves hair soft and shiny. It is free of parabens, sulfates (SLS), petrochemicals, and phthalates. Nor are there any artificial fragrances or colors. The sweet blueberry smell makes bath time fun! I like using this on my daughter’s hair because it is really thin and sometimes I have a hard time getting shampoos to lather and get through to her scalp. Hip Pea’s Shampoo & Body Wash lathers nicely and it easy to apply, as well as rinse out. The pump also makes is easy to use and mess free!





The Curl Tamer is for my daughter as well. She has hidden curls on the bottom, so I was hoping the curl tamer would accentuate those curls and help the top layer.  It works well on the bottom layer with her ringlets and my daughter’s top layer is just wavy so the Curl Tamer helps me accentuate the waves and the curls. The Tamer will moisturize, enhance and define curls and waves and is ultra-light. It also detangles, tames frizz and eliminates static. It leaves my daughter’s hair feeling soft and manageable. As you have seen in pictures, she has a lot of fly-aways and frizz going on, so this helps keep everything in order! Again it smells like sweet blueberries!



hip-peas-hair-balm1The Hair Balm is for my son. I just recently cut my sons hair short and I have been experimenting with the Hair Balm on certain styles! The balm will hold throughout the day for both boys and girls! It will keep boys hair slicked back or spiked and it will keep girls’ braid and ponytails in place as they go about their day. Again, it smells amazing and is really easy to use in my son’s hair. It is lightweight and I just need a small amount to cover his head.


I love Hip Peas environmentally friendly products! They smell amazing and are easy to use. The products are safe for my kids, which is all I am asking for! You can purchase Hip Pea products online and select stores around the world. The Shampoo & Body Wash is $12.95, the Curl Tamer is $11.95 and the Hair Balm is $12.95. Check out these products and more on Hip Peas website.


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Hip Peas will be giving away all three products mentioned in this review in the Snug as a Bug Giveaway Hop. {Don’t have a curly haired child? Don’t worry, you will get the Detangler instead.} Come back on January 15th to enter! Interested in an extra entry? Visit Hip Peas and leave a comment telling something you learned or another product you would like to try!


Natural Newborn {Giveaway} #NaturalNewborn Ends 8/31


Natural Newborn Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Natural Newborn Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Going Green with the Grizls and Ashley Suzanne through the Green Moms Network! As part of this great event, a group of green bloggers are offering prizes valued at $15 or more! You’ll find the list of participating bloggers under the Rafflecopter form.


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Naturally Bathe Your Babe with Baby Mantra

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I look for the best of the best when it comes to products I use on my kids. In June I met up with Baby Mantra at the NPA Marketplace in Las Vegas. I loved the look of this company and was excited to learn about their products.


Baby Mantra is committed to sharing with you our joy of an all natural and organic lifestyle. With base oils such as avocado, jojoba, wheat germ, apricot kernel, and grapeseed oil, our products calm sensitive baby skin and deeply nourish it with our toxin-free, naturally moisturizing and vitamin E rich ingredients. We strongly believe in using only the healthiest products on our baby’s skin and would only do the same for our customers. It is our mission and our mantra to continue to rigorously test new organic mixtures in order to deliver superior quality products for your little bundles of joy. As we continue to provide our customers with all their natural & organic baby skincare needs, it is one of our major goals to expand our product line for all of the loving mothers who oftentimes overlook their own care while caring for their children. This exciting new line for mothers will also include a new list of natural ingredients aimed to promote healthy skin. We encourage you to frequent our blog for updates on how we can help you and your baby live a life of love, happiness, and devotion to all things natural and organic.


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Happiness for Mom with Sow Good


As a mom, I find that relaxation comes in multiple ways. While the word relaxation may take you to a sandy beach with no kids to take care of, or getting a mani and pedi, it can also come in the form of peace of mind. I find that I can relax when I use organic and natural products, knowing they are good for my skin as well as the environment. I met up with Sow Good at the NPA Marketplace in Las Vegas in June. Their products are all NPA certified, which means that in order to earn the NPA seal, they had to demonstrate that their products met the requirements of natural ingredients, safety, responsibility and sustainability. Sow Good carries products for men, women, and baby.


We believe it’s true that you reap what you sow. So we’ve made the choice to sow good. Good for you and good for the world we share. Please join us in our mission to sow good. We love what we do and we hope that you will be as passionate about our products as we are!

Natural Shampoo, Shower & Bath Gel - Happiness - 16.9 fl. oz / e 500 mL

I was given the Happiness 3-in-1 Natural Shampoo, Shower & Bath Gel to review. It can be used as shampoo and body wash in the shower, but can also be used to create bubbles in the bath. It does not contain sulfates, phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial color, gluten or petroleum. It is vegan, pH skin compatible, not tested on animals and biodegradable. I have been using this in the shower…I haven’t taken a bath in a while, especially with the heat. As a shampoo, I found that the gel doesn’t lather or spread easily (which I am finding more and more, the more I turn to natural products). I have gotten used to it, and after a while have figured how to use it best. It left my hair clean and fresh looking. It makes a great body wash as well. I prefer bar soap, so at this time I will use this mostly for my hair. Since they don’t offer a conditioner, I have used this on days that I don’t want to add conditioner to my hair. This scent smells strong in the shower but doesn’t last once you are out…I appreciate that!


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EcoSTORE USA Shampoo & Conditioner {Review}


I am continually on the search for sulfate free natural hair care. EcoSTORE USA carries a line of 3 in 1 Shampoos and Conditioners that are moisturizing, volumizing and color safe. They come in three different scents: Honey & Almond, Pear, and Cucumber. They are plant and mineral based with natural oil ingredients and no harmful chemicals. Their hair care is sulfate, paraben, and 1,4 dioxane free, as well as free of artificial dyes or fragrances.




I have been using this shampoo and conditioner combo for about a week now and I absolutely love it! I chose the Honey & Almond scent because I am a sucker for that sweet smell! The scent is not overpowering either, so my husband can use it and not worry that he is going to smell like a girl! It took me a little while to get used to the shampoo because it doesn’t get sudsy, therefore making it a little harder to lather and rub throughout my hair. The more I use it though, the better I get at using the right amount and getting it to spread throughout my hair. I have been riding my bike every morning so I have to wash my hair everyday, except for the rare occasion. This past week I was able to go a day without washing (no bike riding) and was able to see how my hair would hold up without a wash. (Before riding my bike every morning, I used to wash my hair every other day.) My hair was not greasy and could very well pass as freshly washed hair, in my opinion. I am now a huge fan of ecoSTORE USA sulfate free shampoo and conditioner! I think next time I will try the Pear scent. :)





You can buy these hair care products on their online store along with soap, baby care items, household cleaners and pet care items. The shampoo and conditioner are only $6.50 each! I think this is a great price for what you get.


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Thank you to ecoSTORE USA for providing the products mentioned in this post for review. Although I received these products at no charge, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.