He said my hair looked like Joakim Noah's

An organic product to tame the mane from Bramble

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By Christina Pippin

Local Shopping & Fashion Blogger

On Mondays we bring you all things green and eco-friendly here at the Shopping and Fashion Blog. Today, we bring you an earthy friendly find from Bramble.

This weekend, my sweetie compared by hairdo to Joakim Noah's. Upon further inspection, I had to admit: He was right.

Multiple strands had escaped from my updo, seeking freedom in various directions. They stopped only when they realized they were attached to my head, freeze framed in a Man Overboard! stance. It was certainly an interesting coif, but not intentional.

Today's green find is a lovely treat for your skin and hair to help with the frizzies during the sticky days ahead and to keep your skin hydrated on the sweltering days to come: a skincare product Deep Steep, from Bramble in Oak Park (115 N. Oak Park Avenue) lives up to its promise.

Ah the Sunshine! We cautiously rejoice. But we still have damp days to contend with, along with dull, frizzy hair (hopefully I’m not projecting), and another long winter has left our skin dry and lackluster (at least, mine is).

It’s as though our bodies are mirrors to the Chicago weather, deciding that if Mother Nature isn’t going to try too hard, then why bother?   

So today’s petite product is a great all-weather find. It helps keep your flyaways under control (but be warned: too much can turn shiny strands to greasy locks), your skin hydrated, and even your feet moisturized: it’s the Deep Steep Moisture Stick.

I picked up the Deep Steep moisture stick because it promises a trifecta of goodness in every stick: they feel good, smell good, and are good (for the consumer and the planet: they are made of organic oils and butters). And they are inexpensive.

Here’s a compact product that will address multiple skincare and hair care issues. (No longer will my tresses resemble those of Joakim Noah during the fourth quarter of a playoff game!)

From our friends at Deep Steep:

Deep Steep Organic Moisture Stick is ideal for dry feet/heels, cuticles, lips, elbows, or any part of your body that needs a little extra tender loving care. Melts on contact with the heat from your skin. Twist from the bottom and give yourself the royal treatment.

  • 100% free of parabens
  • 100% chemical preservative free
  • Cruelty Free


For more rainy day products from neighborhood shops:

Rain boots from Chameleon: Swedish Goodness!

Aveda Products from A Matter of Style: Frizzy No More.


Stop back next Monday for another green find from a local, indie boutique. I’ll see you around town and in the shops!

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