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Animal-Friendly Hair Care

My hairdresser, Michelle, despairs of me. She regularly jokes that she gives me my “quarterly blowdry” and begs me to change my cut. But I really prefer something that can just wash and go. One concession I have made is conditioner. Michelle has told me that if you’re going to spend a little more money […]

Crystal Deodorant Update

My Saturday Green Links with the Slate article on deodorants reminded me that I should give you an update on my Crystal deodorant. It’s been almost 7 months now that I’ve been using it, and I’m still on the same one. In fact, I think I’m only about halfway through it. I’m amazed at how […]

Help! I Need Moisturizer!

What do you use for moisturizer? For years I used Oil of Olay (Jason called it Oil of Old Ladies), but then I decided to completely give up products tested on animals. Easy, right? Wrong. I’ve tried out a few different ones, but I’ve had a hard time finding a non-greasy moisturizer that includes sunscreen. The […]

"Natural" Toothpaste

Part of my New Year’s brainstorming was changing to a toothpaste that’s not tested on animals. I don’t know why I waited so long, except that I wasn’t sure what exactly I should be looking for. But I finally broke down and did some research, and ended up switching to Tom’s of Maine Fluoride Toothpaste—which […]

Switching to Recycled Razors

My Venus replacement blades have started breaking—always in the same place and always in a perfectly straight line. At first I thought it was a faulty pack, but when I got a new one, they did the same thing. Then I thought that it was because I was using an older model handle with newer blades, […]