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How to Henna

How to Cover Gray Hair

Henna Hair Dye can cover grays but often requires specific care and attention. Factors depend on the type of hair, the starting color and the intended result. Light Blonde Henna Hair Dye is great for covering light grays or white hair, whereas the Brown, Red and Black Henna Hair Dye are wonderful for covering silver, darker grays or salt & pepper with our 2-step process.

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Tips for Henna'ing Natural Hair

Looking for all-natural hair color for women of color? Morrocco Method Henna Hair Color is an amazing way to color natural hair without risk of damage. MM Henna not only imparts rich, long lasting color but also conditions and nourishes the hair for perfect curls. Henna works naturally with afro-textured hair to reduce frizz and protect strands.

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How to Fade Henna Hair Color, Naturally

Are you unsatisfied with your henna hair color? Are you interested in embracing the beauty of your natural greys or hair color? Using a homemade DIY oil blend, henna can be removed naturally from hair. This oil blend also works to keep hair hydrated and protected.

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Henna Frequently Asked Questions

Made from the leaves of the Lawsonia plant, henna works to alter hair color without damaging or drying the hair and without synthetic chemicals of any kind. Henna is a conditioner made from 100% plant material that has been used for thousands of year. Henna is, in many ways, the ideal colorant and works by binding with the keratin of your hair, preventing brittleness and breakage. Explained in three primary words: shine, body, and color!

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Henna Virgin Tells All

"Going the natural route with Morrocco Method hair color has made all the difference with my hair! First, I used the Auburn Henna to cover my highlights because they were fake looking (and flashy streaks are really so ‘yesterday’)! Then I applied Henna Brown to get back to my natural brunette color. Wow! I am just thrilled at how healthy and shiny my hair is these days."

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Natural vs. Chemical

Hair Dye Allergy? Natural Hair Dye to the Rescue

Natural hair color is a great solution to hair dye allergies. Have chemical dyes given you trouble? Well you might have a hair dye allergy. We’ve had customers email us saying they have chemically dyed their hair for years and would get results like having their head break out in a rash. Basically their body was rejecting the harmful chemicals. Luckily there’s a way to color you hair that’s safe and natural. Henna hair dye is the best way to use natural hair color.

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Chemicals in Hair Products

Once upon a time, people lathered, rinsed, never repeated, and went on their merry bad-hair days. Then, science and chemistry specialized the way folks wax and pomade, condition and shine. About 10 years ago, companies began creating new compounds so they could design products for specific hair types, for curls and fine hair and thick locks alike. Now, some consumer groups worry about the mix of chemicals that meld into that sudsy rinse every morning.

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New Research on Chemical Hair Dye & Cancer

According to a study published in last February’s issue of the International Journal of Cancer, the USC research team found that women who use permanent dyes at least once a month for a year or longer have twice the risk of bladder cancer as non-users even after adjusting for smoking. Those who used dyes more often and for longer periods, as well as hairdressers (who use dyes on their clients), face an even higher risk.

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MM Shampoos

Introduction to MM Shampoos

Each of our 5 shampoos have their own healing properties, corresponding to one of the elements found in each living being. These elements are fire, earth, water, air, and ether. In rotation they can help feed your hair and scalp what it needs to produce a healthy environment for change and improvement. Learn how to properly utilize Morrocco Method shampoos for maximum nutrition.

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Tips on Using MM Shampoos

Do you have a question about Morrocco Method Shampoos? Sometimes the low/no-foam, synthetic chemical-free formula can take some getting used to. Let us provide you with three important tips and tricks for creating longer lasting shampoo, adjusting to non-lathering shampoo and supplying maximum nutrition to your hair and scalp.

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Detox Story: Candi's Switch to MM

“I began my journey with MM in March of 2012. I was just 31 and had been coloring my hair for 10 years. Not just highlights- full on “double process.” My hair was fried at the ends so I used commercial products that were not cheap! These products were full of parabens and plastics. In February of last year my husband’s mother died of cancer and that was a wakeup call for me. We live a very natural life with clean eating and natural fibers, but I had yet to change over my beloved hair products!”

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Natural vs. Chemical

What is Cocamide MEA in Shampoos?

We removed several potential pollutants from our products in order to guarantee that we are keeping our promise to be a transparent, synthetic chemical-free, and honest company. One of the ingredients we have removed from any MM product: coconut. Why? Because of the possibility of Cocamide MEA in shampoo.

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Say NO to Foam. Harmful Chemicals in Your Shampoo

"Non-sulfate shampoos" have become a buzzword in the hair industry, now that people are realizing just how harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate, (SLES) can be. But are these chemicals really gone from shampoos? Nope. They've just been renamed, (SLS alone has 38 different names) or replaced with different chemicals.

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Why Your Shampoo May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Hidden in your shampoo are ingredients that can cause serious health problems. What is worse, the companies that make these ingredients use many names in order to confuse you. Know what to look for, and know your options. You’ll be surprised to find how common these harmful ingredients can be.

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: How Toxic is Your Shampoo?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, (SLS) is a synthetic surfactant frequently found in shampoos that produces lots of foam and suds. Notorious for convincing people it cleans their hair - it does the opposite. SLS leaves debris on the hair and scalp which can damage hair and body over time. Sulfates can also strip the hair of its natural oils, creating a vicious cycle of replenishment and further stripping. Break the cycle by switching to shampoos without sodium lauryl sulfate.

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Quality of Ingredients: What's in Your Shampoo?

Compare what is in shampoos you may find in a supermarket or a salon to the basics found in nature that go into Morrocco Method. Leaving nothing out while not adding anything we don't need, MM's final product boasts extras that make your body happy, clean, and simple.

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Top 10 Most Unwanted Ingredients in Personal Care Products

Information is power. Most products from most companies will have ingredients hidden in plain sight. Be the one to ask questions, be the one to be aware. You are responsible for being in the know and making an informed purchase decision. You change legislation and production with the power of the dollar at the store. Here are the top ten ingredients to look out for.

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Why Natural Does Not Always Mean Holistic

Good nutrition comes as second nature these days. Shoppers concerned about their health look for natural ingredients in products. Organic vitamin and mineral supplements line health food store shelves and gym memberships are on the rise. People know that it not only takes quality nutrition and exercise to be in tip-top shape, but that there needs to be a total and dedicated effort to getting and staying in great shape; a holistic approach.

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Are Your Beauty Products Killing You?

If you got out of the shower this morning, blow-dried your hair and gave your 'do a spritz of VO5 hairspray, you've just poisoned yourself a little bit. If you do this every morning as your regular routine, you are accumulating these poisons by the bucketful. Chemicals in your shampoo can do more than affect how good of a hair day you are going to be having, they can affect your body, life, and that of your children.

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The Dangers of Quick-Fix Hair Loss Treatments

In our frustration to find solutions to and hair thinning, it can be tempting to turn to products that guarantee instant, hassle-free results. However, the American Hair Loss Association warns that a large percentage of hair loss treatments marketed to consumers are completely ineffective and make unethical promises to consumers. In choosing so-called alopecia quick fixes like drug therapy or surgery, we put ourselves in danger of doing more harm than good.

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Natural Conditioning for Beginners

Conditioner and Shampoo Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about conditioning? Conditioning is an excellent way of protecting or nourishing your skin and hair. In combination with other synthetic chemical-free products, these can help to train your scalp and sooth your hair. Each conditioner is specialty designed for a different hair type of condition. Conditioning is a vital part of proper hair care but may not be the same process for every person. Do you have curly hair, needing plenty moisture, or fine hair? Learn to listen to your hair and understand its needs.

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Curl Corner: Caring for Naturally Curly Hair

Morrocco Method products clean and oxygenate the scalp, helping to produce healthy follicles and hair growth. There are five simple steps to achieving beautiful, natural curly hair: cut out the chemicals and heat, deep condition regularly, practice proper brushing and combing, trip your presses often, and use protective styling. See a noticeable difference in the health and look of your curls.

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Curly Client Show & Tell

“It is the first time my hair has felt really alive, moisturized & rejuvenated. I am very impressed with your products! I am a new customer will continue to be. I’ve been done with commercial shampoo & conditioners for quite some time now but your line by far hands down is the best I’ve ever tried in my life!" Read more success stories from curly hair enthusiasts.

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Deep Conditioning: 5 MM Products to Help You

Deep conditioning is an important part of any hair care routine. A lot of people worry about their ends drying out but what about the foundation of your hair the roots? Deep conditioning is key because it effects the two most important aspects of your hair, the roots and the ends. Here are 5 amazing products for deep conditioning.

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Conditioning for Summer

The summer months bring lots of fun in the sun, hours relaxing at the beach or sitting by the pool, along with other outdoor activities. All of this seemingly innocent exposure to the natural elements can actually be hard and damaging to your hair and scalp. During this period is it important to cleanse, condition, and nurture your hair. For the ultimate conditioning during the summer, a simple to use 3-conditioner program is ideal.

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Multi-use: Creating Ways to Use MM Conditioners

One huge benefit of all natural conditioners/products from Morrocco Method is that they are multi-useful. This means that some of our conditioners can be used for other things to make your life easier, including acting as deodorants, body washings and shaving cream. Revitalize not just your hair but your whole body with MM conditioners.

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Detoxing

The Importance of Detoxing for Optimal Hair Health

Toxins, synthetic chemicals, pollutants - all bad for the immune system. The hair is a living, breathing extension of the body and the scalp, and contains some of the largest pores on the skin's surface. A routine regimen of deep cleansing and purification is essential to creating a complete and balanced wellness program.

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What is the Detox Process

If you’re new to natural hair care, your hair might experience a detox period as it adjusts to chemical free products. This process commonly involves the shedding of residues, wax build ups, chemicals and toxins from your hair and scalp, sometimes resulting in waxy, dry or oily hair. The detox period is an important step towards healthy hair and a visible sign of your hair actively reversing chemical damage.

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Detox Frequently Asked Questions

Build-up from chemical products can clog pores and hair shafts and must be removed before hair can begin to repair itself. As your hair begins to "let go" of plastics, cone, and chemicals, you will notice some changes in your hair and scalp known as the detox process. With the natural botanicals in MM shampoos (and lack of chemicals!) your scalp will begin to regulate its own oil production naturally.

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5 Tips to Detox Hair for Incredible Volume & Shine

"Detox. It’s a noun, it’s a verb, it’s a fad word and it’s a vital piece of health. In my journey toward a holistic lifestyle, I’ve incorporated numerous detox rituals such as dry brushing and even detoxing my kitchen of toxic cooking materials." By Lauren of Empowered Sustenance

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Bentonite Healing Clay Detox - Benefits and Uses

Bentonite healing clay detox is known for its many healing and detoxifying benefits. We took things one step further by adding many spices and herbs also known for their healing properties to formulate our Zen Detox. We formulated our Zen Detox specifically for its detoxifying benefits for hair. We put together a list of the many other uses for bentonite clay, such as a foot powder or dry shampoo.

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5 Tips to Ease Your Detox

Detox can get you down, but it’s also a healthy, natural process and a good indicator that your hair is headed in the right direction. When you switch to 100% natural products, your hair and scalp need to rid themselves of chemical build-up and toxins. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but trust us, we know that it’s not fun when it does.

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Styling

Side Effects of Synthetic Styling Products

Getting rid of styling products is often one of the last steps in people's lives to becoming chemical-free, when it should really be the first. Some of these products contain toxic ingredients including butane, ether, and polymers. Some of the most damaging hair products on the market today are styling products.

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Stop Mousse Abuse

Gels, mousses, and sprays are, without question, some of the most damaging products on the commercial market today. Simply put, they are just entirely too powerful to be beneficial for healthy hair. In order to create the severe look, they are loaded with polymers, benzaldehyde, and a-terpineol, to name only a few of the toxic compounds.

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Brushing & Massaging

Proper Brushing and Scalp Massaging

Proper brushing and massaging are two of the most important elements in the maintenance and rejuvenation of your hair. They are second only to proper diet and the use of holistic shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. It is second only to proper diet and the use of holistic shampoos.

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Brushing

There are a lot of important parts to maintaining your beautiful, healthy hair, but one often goes unnoticed and forgotten: Hair Brushing. How to brush your hair, choosing a brush, and when to brush your hair. What are the benefits of brushing your hair correctly and what brushing your hair can prevent.

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8 Boar Bristle Brush Benefits

The boar bristle brush is not a new invention. Boar hair has been used as bristles for brushes and even toothbrushes for hundreds of years, but why? Boar hair is almost identical to human hair in texture and this produces many benefits for your hair and scalp. We highlight some of the many boar bristle brush benefits.

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How to Brush Naturally Curly Hair

When used the wrong way, with the wrong brush, it can definitely be detrimental to curly hair. A lot of people mistake brushing for styling, but brushing natural curly hair will not style it; instead it spreads important oils from root to tip. Brushing natural curly hair can be tricky, so here are three easy steps to doing it right.

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Scalp Massage Therapy for Hair Regrowth

Scalp massage therapy is possibly one of the most relaxing treatments in the world. As relaxing as it is, scalp massage therapy contains a deeper purpose. The most important benefit of a good head massage is increasing blood flow to your head and scalp. This new blood flow will stimulate the capillaries in your head and promote healthy hair re-growth.

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Cutting

Introduction to the Lunar Hair Chart

For generations, humans have followed the moon's cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; planting during a particular lunar cycle determines what the crop will yield. In other words, whether a farmer plants his seeds during a full moon or a new moon (or the waning or waxing) influences whether the crops are bountiful or sparse. This same practice can be applied to your hair. It's called Lunar Hair Care.

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Blunt Snip Haircutting Technique

It is of vital importance that you do your haircuts in accordance with Morrocco Method’s Lunar Hair Chart for Cutting to revitalize your hair. The Lunar Hair Chart is used for: lengthening, thickening, strengthening, beautifying, and root work. When you decide to cut your hair, this will give you the best results with all hair types and is adaptable for virtually any style.

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How to Cut Your Own Hair with the Blunt Snip Cut

When you (or your hairdresser) decide on the appropriate calendar date, be sure to use the Blunt Snip Hair Cutting Technique. It gives the best results with all hair types and is adaptable for virtually any style. Done in sections while hair is wet, the blunt snip cut should incorporate careful shaping to prevent a chopped look. Find out what else you can do to receive the full benefits of the blunt snip cut.

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How to Cut Naturally Curly Hair

Not trimming damaged ends will cause hair to break continuously, resulting in stunted growth past a certain point. Cutting curly hair seasonally or as needed using the blunt snip method can encourage your hair to grow as long as viably possible. Here are some tips for caring and cutting naturally curly hair for maximum hair growth.

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Cutting Hair by the Moon - 3 Easy Steps

Cutting hair by the moon is not a recent phenomenon, but it has become a forgotten secret to growing long, luxurious hair. The moon is a powerful force, both scientifically and spiritually, but let’s be honest: Do you believe the moon cycle can influence hair growth cycles? If you’re curious about cutting hair by the moon and looking for seriously luxurious hair then you might want to give the Lunar Chart for Cutting a second glance.

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Lunar Hair Chart for Skeptics

So you’ve probably heard about the Lunar Hair Chart. And maybe you’re a bit doubtful. How could the moon possibly have anything to do with your hair, you wonder. Folklore aside, the Lunar Hair Chart should be a timeline for you to manage your hair around. By removing dry, dead, and split ends, your hair can focus on growing. It’s not unlike a plant in a garden: “dead heading” or removing dead blooms promote health to the rest of the plant.

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How Often Should I Cut My Hair?

"How often should I cut my hair" is a question we get from customers both new and familiar to the lunar hair chart. The chart supplies our recommendations for when to cut, but not necessarily how often, so we wanted to address this frequently asked question in today’s MM blog post!

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The Most Powerful Day to Cut Hair

Spring, that wonderfully green season, is just around the corner. Flowers bloom; animals awaken from their wintry sleep. But while we’re lazily stretching our limbs, we must also remember that spring is a pivotal time to act. Now is the time to enliven and awaken our energy, celebrating our physical, energetic and spiritual bodies.

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Lunar Cutting Goals Explained

Each full moon cycle is divided into five lunar cutting goals: root work, beautifying, strengthening, thickening and lengthening. Cutting on specific dates of each cycle will grant you the benefits of a lunar cutting goal. But what exactly are those benefits? We explain the differences and give tips on how to maximize your lunar hair cut.

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Elixirs for Hair Restoration

Your Introduction to MM Elixirs

Morrocco Method Elixirs work to promote scalp reconstruction and new hair growth. We present nine formulae, made from the finest raw, vegan wildcrafted ingredients, herbal and plant extracts, minerals, vitamins and proteins from all over the world. They help treat alopecia, hair loss, hair thinning, candida, psoriasis and scalp disorders such as dandruff, itchiness, skin eruptions, and excessive oiliness or dryness.

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Elixirs for Your Seasonal Lunar Haircut

Did you know you should use elixirs during your seasonal blunt snip haircut? It’s easy and feels amazing! MM Elixirs are specially formulated to promote healthy hair regrowth and there is no better time to use them than during your Seasonal Lunar Cut. As you shock and awaken the roots of your hair with your lunar cut, you will simultaneously promote new growth with the elixirs.

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Duality in Nature: The Gold & Silver Elixirs

Duality is the most basic state of natural; a simple observation of your surroundings can reveal as much. Hot and cold, sun and moon, man and woman–life is built around the premise that every state of being has its natural opposite, and together these opposites make a balanced whole.

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Pitta Dosha: What's Your Element

In Ayurveda, dosha refers to the three biological energies that comprise the body. The doshas–pitta, vata, and kapha–exist in harmony with one another, and an imbalance of these energies is the is the direct cause of disease and contamination. Balance is achieved through healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.

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Kapha Dosha: Water and Earth

Kapha is a binding dosha. Imagine a jar filled with earth and water. Without motion the earth would simply settle on the bottom while the water floats above. Think of Kapha as the perpetual stirring motion that keeps these two elements from separating.

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Vata Dosha: The Final Ingredient

Vata is most commonly represented by the Air and Ether elements. Vata governs movement in the body, meaning that it controls both the nervous system to the digestive system. It also controls breathing and the firing of nerve impulses in the brain.

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Zodiac Signs and the Four Elements

Hair is, in many ways, like a second thumbprint; no two heads of hair are the same. If you have curly hair and you try talking to your straight-haired friend about your frizz problem then you might as well be on different planets. Similar to our five-element shampoos, our god/goddess elixir series is formulated around different elements–Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. To know which elements best suits you, take a look at the zodiac calendar.

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Morrocco Method Elixirs Multi-uses

MM Elixirs are not only great for the health of your hair; they also have a wide range of multi uses. They make excellent facial and body moisturizers. To give your fingernails extra sheen, rub a small amount of Elixir over the nail and into cuticles.

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Natural Skin Care Information

What is Ionized Water

Water becomes ionized when it either gains or loses an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic according to whether the pH has been adjusted up or down. We use acidic water in our products because it is brimming with hydrogen ions that retard bacterial growth. This water is for external application only. It’s great for both skin and hair care, always leaving the hair neutralized with a good polish.

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Children's Bath Products Post a Risk

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate cosmetics, leaving companies to monitor the safety of their products on a voluntary basis. Some of the companies tested for possible human carcinogens were companies who produce children’s soaps. How much do you trust a company you don’t know well with your family’s health wellness?

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Chemicals to Avoid During Bath Time

Caring for a baby is complicated, but with Morrocco Method, at least one thing is simple: washing. Babies are more sensitive and thus deserve extra special care. Commercial products may be tear-free but they are dangerous and toxic to your child. The skin, being the body’s largest organ, absorbs the chemicals you wash your baby with.

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DIY Body Care: Natural Bathing

The healing powers of water are strong, and whenever I feel ill, or sore, or stressed; a bath is my first choice. Many commercially made bubble baths are chemical-laden disasters, and one can easily trade a bubble bath for an herbal bath with minimal effort for maximum benefit.

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Natural Summer Skin Care Guide

During summer, your skin is vulnerable to sun, sweat and sand. If you haven’t already heard, our hair care products have a variety of uses, including natural summer skin care. Here’s how to give it some all-natural summer love.

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How to Treat Cradle Cap with Nature

When you are a new parent, any change in your baby’s skin or hair can cause concern. There is a lot of information to sort through on your baby’s health, and if you’re like most Morrocco Method moms and dads, you want only safe, 100% natural products for your baby. Cradle cap is a harmless infant scalp condition that can be treated naturally at home, and it is common in infants, especially in the first three months of life.

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Soothe Sunburned Skin with Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel

During warmer months, it's hard to resist spending more time in the sun. Of course, spending time outside is great for our bodies and minds, but as many of us are already aware, too much exposure to the sun can be harmful to our skin. that’s where the Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel can help. Among its 100% natural ingredients is the skin-soothing super hero of the succulent plant world: whole leaf Aloe Vera.

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Words of Wisdom

Anthony’s Open Letter to Doctors

“Healthy, beautiful, luxurious hair is one of the most desirable attributes of the human body. Yet, as you well know, an estimated 30 percent of all women and over 70 percent of all males throughout the world are experiencing hair loss in ever increasing numbers. This disturbing increase is caused not only by the well-documented rise in stress and hypertension, but by the continuing use of toxic, chemically treated shampoos, mousses, gels, artificial colors and fragrances that are so dangerously prevalent in the marketplace today….”

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Founder's Letter to New Customers

"I am honored to present Five Elements Morrocco Method—the most effective known system of care for your hair, including scalp rejuvenation and reconstruction. Morrocco Hair Care has been endorsed internationally by leaders in the wellness profession. We’ve done it by staying true to our tradition of quality and purity, with a full understanding that perfect hair care must never be far from nature. We select only top quality plant and marine botanicals from the finest available globally."

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5 Steps to Healthier Hair

These five steps will not only help your hair grow healthier, but it will also help with hair loss, hair thinning, alopecia, and many other scalp conditions. Going natural and stopping chemical abuse is the first and most important step in your hair regrowth process. Morrocco Method shampoos are key hair regrowth products because they are raw, vegan, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.

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Natural vs. Unnatural Balances in Our Fats and Oils

How did I become a top expert? I started playing football for exercise and joined a rugby team. I was struck down by arthritis my knee was swollen the orthopedic specialist wanted to give me a knee replacement and I refused. He said I would never run again. Instead I researched what cause arthritis and I found the cause.

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Words of Wisdom About Spring

This is a time for transformation, growth, and fresh energy. Spring represents an awakening. Nature is waking from its winter hibernation with new life, blooms and beginnings. Morrocco Method Hair Care mirrors the flow of nature, keeping us connected to our source. Now is a great time to enliven and awaken our energy, celebrating our physical, energetic and spiritual bodies.

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Spokes in the Wheel - Philosophy for Healthier Living

Beautiful, healthy hair depends on more than just the products you use. Like the spokes of a wheel, many things work together. Seasonal cutting can help address hair loss and aid in growing and maintaining truly luxurious hair. Every spoke helps the hair and scalp to become thicker, stronger, and healthier. Here are some of the other spokes in the wheel.

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Morning Cleansing Tonic for Springtime

Springtime is the ideal time to release excesses toxins and restore your essences. As the melting snow and rain are flowing from the mountains toward the sea, our bodies naturally want to release toxins that block our bodies’ energies. We do this through pre-purification methods that nourish and prepare the body to let go of accumulated toxins, followed by the purification methods themselves.

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Get Longer Hair This Full Moon

For centuries humans have followed the moon’s cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; this same practice can be applied to your hair with the Lunar Hair Chart. The full moon, in particular, is the most powerful day to your hair for a particular cutting goal. This month’s cutting goal is lengthen.

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