Katie Melua is my hair twin- this is exactly the length mine is at the moment too. I don't know why I straighten my hair so much...
3a: Only using products not tested on animals or derived from animal ingredients...
Simple Low poo routine: Pure Nuff Stuff Hair bar and shea butter.
Plus occasional Lush American Cream (despite small amount of SLS).
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