Submitted by mainadmin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 19:37.
Celebrities are our beauty icons. That being said, we are always looking for products that will help us mimick their hairstyles. Well, look no further. Msn.com lists for us a few celebrities and the hair products that they can’t live without...and we are going to share with you our favorites!
Lauren Conrad & Healthy Sexy Hair Leave-In Conditioner! Lauren’s hairstylist claims that this leave-in conditioner gives Lauren’s hair a ‘weightless shine’ and it also works to restore the PH balance of hair!
Jessica Chastain & Tsubaki Abura Camellia Oil! This products makes hair shiny, but it’s important to note that Camellia Oil has health benefits as well! According to MinimalistBeauty.com, it is “rich in vitamins A, B, and E, monounsaturated fats, plant collagen, and antioxidants.”
Jennifer Aniston & Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Spray! This product creates a natural-looking texture, making soft waves without any heat styling!
Kirsten Dunst & Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk! This product creates volume and absorbs oil. On top of that, oat milk has many essential vitamins. These include vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin A.1
Submitted by mainadmin on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 19:47.
If you desperately desire to look younger or are simply looking to rejuvenate your skin, here are a few of our favorite healthy and natural skin care recipes that will keep you from having to run to the store:
The second recipe we have to share with you is a bit more simple. Its only ingredient: honey! After you’ve cleansed your face, rub a tablespoon of honey all over it. After letting it sit for ten minutes, rinse it off with warm water. This will draw out skin impurities!2
This recipe is incredibly simple as well! Brew a cup of white tea on medium heat. When the tea is warm, place a face cloth into it and then press the cloth over your eyes. This will help open up pores and deflate the bags under your eyes.
For our last recipe, you will need 1 tablespoons of cocoa butter, ½ tablespoon of dark organic honey, 2 drops of sesame oil and 2 drops of apricot oil. Mix these ingredients together until a nice, creamy texture is achieved and say goodbye to wrinkles!3
Submitted by mainadmin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:34.
We all take preventative measures to protect our hair against damage during the day, but what about when we’re sleeping at night? Sometimes the way we sleep can damage our hair and we don’t even realize it! Here are a few tips to avoid hair damage while you’re sleeping:
Make sure your hair is conditioned! You don’t need to condition your hair right before bed, but it’s important to keep in mind that conditioned hair is much less likely to break!1
Brush your hair before bed! It’s normal to wake up with tangles in your hair but if you brush your hair before you go to sleep, you’ll wake up with less! This will make brushing your hair in the morning a lot easier, as well as lead to less breakage!
Braid your hair! This will restrict how much your hair will move throughout the night, thus leading to less damage!2
Sleep on silk or satin! These fabrics are smooth and therefore, create a lot less friction against your hair!
Submitted by mainadmin on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:07.
Peppermint, known for its aroma and its use in beverages and foods, can also be really great for your hair! Here are a few of the benefits it has for hair and skin:
It minimizes pores, reduces swelling, restores skin elasticity, AND helps soothe and heal skin impurities and blemishes! Filled with vitamin A, B and C, peppermint fights inflammation, brightens your complexion, and treats a variety of skin issues (like hives or rashes).1
It treats dandruff! Create a hair rinse from peppermint tea and nettle leaves and have the perfect remedy for dandruff.
It helps prevent head lice! Peppermint has antibacterial properties and therefore is very effective in treating head lice infestation.
It promotes hair growth! WatchMyHairGrow.net discusses how using peppermint oil on your hair can help it grow. This is because it can “relax blood vessels and stimulate blood flow to hair follicles.” Mix three drops of peppermint oil with three tablespoons of water and apply it to your scalp to start seeing results!
Submitted by mainadmin on Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:46.
To be healthy, you must make a habit out of eating healthy. The earlier you form a habit, the easier it is to keep that habit...and that’s why encouraging your children to eat healthy snacks instead of sugar and fat-filled alternatives is important!
Here are a few healthy snack ideas:
Apple slices and peanut butter! While peanut butter may have artificial sugar, it has less sugar than most snack alternatives. Opting for an all-natural peanut butter in this case is best. MedicalNewsToday.com reminds us of the nutiritonal properties of apples: they contain Vitamin C, dietary fiber, phytonutrients, calcium, and potassium among other beneficial substances. Apples are known to reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Peanut butter has health benefits as well! It contains protein, potassium, fiber and other nutrients.1 According to Dr.Oz, peanut butter can help fight cancer as well!
Trail mix! It is the perfect snack option because you can decide exactly what you put in it! Try incorporating fruits like cranberries and apricots! Cranberries are known to be good for the health and heart, potentially helping fight against cancer and heart disease, among other diseases.2 Apricots can also benefit your health. Like cranberries, apricots have been known to prevent cancer due to their laetrile properties. Also, they are known for being good for eye health, anemia, skin health and weight loss.3
Strawberry and cream cheese sandwich! EatingWell.com suggests this treat. Use reduced-fat cream cheese to make this delicious snack. Strawberries help burn stored fat, boost short term memory, promote bone health, lower cardiovascular disease, and prevent oesophageal cancer (these are just a few of the health benefits!).4
Submitted by mainadmin on Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 21:44.
Dry Shampoo is a product known for convenience and there’s nothing more convenient than being able to make it in your own home. Here are a few DIY Dry Shampoo recipes that are worth checking out:
Cocoa Powder Dry Shampoo! Take two tablespoons of cocoa powder, two tablespoons of arrowroot or cornstarch, and 5 drops of essential oils. After mixing these things together, apply them to your hair with an old makeup brush. This works best on darker hair!1
Cornstarch Dry Shampoo! This recipe leaves out the cocoa powder, since it is meant for lighter hair. You’ll need ¼ cup of arrowroot or cornstarch and 5 drops of essential oils. After mixing these ingredients together, you will have the perfect dry shampoo for blonde hair!
Oatmeal and Baking Soda Dry Shampoo! Mix one cup of ground oatmeal and one cup of baking soda together. This is an easy fix good for any hair color!2
Cheesecloth Dry Shampoo! Well, using a cheesecloth to rid your hair of excess oil doesn’t necessarily count as using a dry shampoo, but it works just the same! Take a cheesecloth, wrap it around a wide bristle brush and then brush your hair. The cheesecloth will remove any unwanted dirt and oil from your hair!
Submitted by mainadmin on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:12.
It’s hard to believe that there’s a wrong way to brush your hair but, apparently, there is. And, there’s not just one wrong way to brush your hair... there’s several! Here are a few hair brushing habits you may have that are seriously hurting your hair:
Brushing your hair from root to tip. It may seem unnatural to start at the tip when brushing your hair, but starting from the root of your hair can pull the hair out of the follicle and snap your hair!1
Brushing your hair when it’s wet. When your hair is wet it is weaker and more susceptible to breakage. Try to wait for your hair to dry before you start the detangling process!
Brushing too much. People used to say that brushing your hair 100 times before going to sleep would prevent breakage, but brushing your hair too much can actually lead to more breakage.
Using a dirty brush. Try not to use brushes full with hair, oils, or old residue from previously-used hair products. People don’t realize how important it is to clean their brushes!2
Submitted by mainadmin on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:21.
Throughout our everyday lives, maintaining our hair color can be quite the task. This applies even if your hair is not color treated! This task is especially difficult during the summer months, because simply stepping out into the sun for too long can alter your hair color! For that reason, we are providing you with a few quick tips that will help you maintain your hair color.
Avoid Hot Water! It’s simple, really. Hot water can be damaging for any type of hair but if your hair is color treated, this is something you should be extra conscious of!1
If you haven’t colored your hair yet but are looking to in the near future, deep condition your hair! Doing so a week before getting your hair dyed will help your new color last longer!2
And most importantly…
Use SPF! Using a hair product with SPF in it protects your hair and helps you maintain color! Being exposed to the sun can fade hair color as well as make your hair dry!