Is A Hair Rinse Important?

Why is it important to use an acidic hair rinse? An acidic hair rinse is a critical part of your natural shampoo bar regimen. The acid in the rinse removes scaly build up and residue on the scalp and hair shaft, and smooths the cuticles/scales causing them to lie flat and SHINE. The acid also … Read More


Beer Rinse For Your Hair: Does it Work???

Beer = Perfect Hair? Is rinsing your hair with beer the long awaited miracle secret to long, shiny hair? Or just a hoax-y trend with no real results? I guess we’ll find out because I tried rinsing my hair with beer to see if it would truly improve my naturally textured hair (before and after … Read More


Your Fall Hair Care Routine Matters: Here’s Why

Dry Hair? Really Care? While you might be shocked to hear that a change in season means a change in your hair care routine, if you think about it, it makes sense. Dry skin is a notorious problem in the fall and winter months. Why? The low moisture levels of the air actually create a … Read More


What is Hair porosity and why does it matter?

Hair Porosity Porosity refers to your hair’s ability to soak up and retain moisture (imagine trying to soak up a puddle of water with a sponge versus a sheet of plastic). Your hair’s porosity is determined by genetics, but can also be affected by external factors such as heat processing and chemical treatments. Knowing your … Read More


Hard Water Effects on Hair and What You Can Do About it

Hard Water Giving Your Hair a Hard Time? If your hair seems lackluster you might blame it on your products, but your hair products might not be the problem. If your water supply comes from a hard water source you may be experiencing effects of hard water. In this blog we’ll cover everything you need … Read More


5 Natural Remedies For Pets

As you already know, here at AVNS we’re huge fans of natural alternatives when it comes to beauty and health-care products. We believe using natural ingredients like essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and plant derived butters on hair and skin can help decrease the risk of allergic reactions to synthetic products, provide an option for … Read More


FAQs About Our Soap (and soap in general)

Have you ever wondered how soap works? You aren’t the only one, this week I’ve pulled some questions from our FAQ page and I’ll be expanding on some questions about the science behind soap and how it works. I’ll also take a look at the difference between natural soap and popular brand soaps you’d find … Read More


Do Your Christmas Shopping In One Day

Say it with me. Holidays can be hectic.  With all the planning and all the prepping you probably feel like your head is minutes from exploding (cue festive silver tinsel bursting out of my ears) which is why I’ve been focusing my blogs for the past several weeks less on the science of beauty and … Read More