I want to let you know I enjoy looking at Pinterest for ideas. I love the world of technology and information in our homes and in our hands. We can get great ideas from the most talented interior designers, beauticians, chefs , cake makers, and more. But Pinterest does not require any authority on a subject to pin! This means if you decide you are an expert and want to pin advise with a picture, you can.
Pinterest should be used to inspire you and give you new fantastic ideas to create beautiful new things--paint a room a new bold color, try a new hairstyle, make a new dish for the dinner table. These things are all great and super fun to spend your time trying. You should use the ideas of others and be a stronger more talented person. Right?
This is where I have trouble. Because anyone can pin on Pinterest, there is no regulation that what is pinned is truth or comes from anybody with any real expertise in this area! Beautiful pictures lead us to believe that the advice beneath them are true, even when it is not. I have talked so many clients out of beauty regimens they saw on Pinterest.
You want to save money, so you try the latest pin on Pinterest. You make your own soap, or your start putting groceries on your hair. You try to change your hair color or cut your own hair. All because you saw it on Pinterest. AUGH!!!! Just because the internet says that it is easy or good for you does NOT make it true. I have had to save hair from burning off the scalp due to a pin from Pinterest. I have fixed more cuts and colors that I can count from internet mistakes. And every time groceries are being used on hair or skin I have had to remove or fix the damage that it is causing.
If you are currently using groceries to wash or clean or help your hair or skin, STOP. The price of something chemically formulated and approved by the FDA is about the same and always best. You are trying a more organic approach. They sell skin and hair care that are completely organic. It's formulated by a chemist that know what they are doing. Back in the 1700s. they had to make it with what they had, but it is 2019. We do not have to use groceries or do it ourselves. We have scientists and real experts who have done the trial and error for us. They have documented what helps our skin and hair. They have gone to endless hours of schooling and have become experts to give you what will really help you.
You want what's best. Use Pinterest for its intent. Let it inspire, let it make you dream, help your creative passion go forward. Use the internet as a source of information, but not the only or ultimate source. Make sure you have experts in your life that you trust, and ask them for help.
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