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Today's challenge is Go heat free – save your hair from damage and conserve energy. Here’s how Emma and Lisa interpret the challenge.

Lisa Corneliusson

“As you might have picked up reading yesterday’s post, I don’t spend a lot of time on my hair, and blow-drying and styling it is definitely not one of my habits. I’ve never owned a hair-dryer other than one that I must have stolen from my mum when I moved out a hundred years ago, it’s one of those travel size ones and it would probably take four hours to get my hair completely dry with it. This DOES actually pose a problem sometimes, living in ice cold Sweden where wet hair actually freezes in the winter. But I just put a wool hat on and hope for the best.
Every time I’ve been in a situation where someone else styles my hair – at the hair-dressers or at a shoot – I’ve felt awkward about it. As soon as I turn the corner from the hair-dresser I obsessively grease my hair with some oil or something. It’s a little wearing any kind of coloured lip product – it’s just not me. I still remember one time when I was invited to talk about the new school grading system at a news show on TV when I was like 12. Have you guys had your hair and makeup done for TV? Hahahaha. It’s hysterical, it’s like getting a mask. I looked as if I was about to Dance with the stars.”

Emma Elwin

“I have tried for the past years not to use any heating tools to style my hair. At first it was just for my hair’s sake, to save the quality of it, and that is still part of the reson today. But now I also love that I don’t need electricity to style my hair. So how do I style my hair without curling irons? I have tried many different metods and found that those long twisty hair curlers give my hair the perfect waves. Or like I wrote yesterday, sleeping with damp hair gives mine the perfect bed head curls.”


Aziza Azim is a fashion consultant and contributing editor to our sister site Space Matters. She is also one of the most loving souls in this world, believing every breath is the first and that we're all bits and pieces of each other. She is devoted to a life close to nature and counts her blessings every night before sleep. She also puts healthy living above things like fashion, and is always seeking to do things in balance with nature.
Her carefree relationship to style is a huge source of inspiration–as is her never-brushed hair. We asked her about her best beauty hack and the natural products she cannot live without.

How would you describe your relationship to your hair? How has it evolved over time?
– Growing up I had straight hair, but I remember dreaming of beach waves and after teenage years I got my dream hair! Power of thought!

What’s the best thing you’ve even done to your hair?
– The best thing I’ve done to it, is nothing. I’ve never died it, permed it, or done any of those chemical treatments.

What natural beauty product do you swear by?
– Coconut oil masks are wonderful during the winter time.

What’s your favorite beauty hack?
– If you want beach waves try beer on your hair, it will give you all the volume you need. I did that for a wedding (I do not like my hair done at hair dressers, hair dressers are only for fresh cuts). Wash your hair as you normally would, while in the shower, pour half a bottle of beer onto your hair massaging and lifting your roots, tie your hair in a bun and leave it for about 30 minutes. Damp it with a towel facing down and whip it! Trust me, you will not smell like beer. See beer has yeast and yeast gives volume au natural.

What’s your beauty philosophy?
– First and foremost our nature made sure the ocean does its magic. Swimming in the sea is a cure for your body. I live by the quote that “The cure for anything is salt water, tears, sweat or the sea”.

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Further reading:

Insta stars, Elizabeth & Victoria Lejonhjärta, on their relationship to their locs 

Blogger and podcaster Josefin Dahlberg shares her daily hair routine

Model Cajsa Wassberg tells the story about when she shaved off her hair!

 


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