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6 Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Hair

December 16, 2015
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Rd4VivTlZ4b554IM9qy-h4KHaf2ioVoRJqKHrNAkHdoI’m sure you have heard that coconut oil is very beneficial and does amazing things to your hair, but have you ever wondered how or why?

Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals which are good for the human body. The components in the oil keep your hair strong, nourished and protected from the effects of premature aging, like baldness and excessive hair loss.

Some of the main benefits of coconut oil are:

1) It stimulates hair growth by getting deep into the hair follicles.

2) It promotes the scalp health by fighting against problems like insect bites, lice and dandruff

3) It helps moisturize dry hair

4) It adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair

5) It helps prevent hair breakage and split end

6) It helps slow down hair loss

Coconut oil is also very easy to use in the hair. You start by melting the oil in your hands until it becomes a liquid. Massage oil into your scalp, and down the hair until it is fully saturated. Leave in for as long as you desire. Leaving it in for 20 minutes is enough for a healthy and shiny look and feel. However, some people prefer to leave it in overnight with a hair cap for a intense deep treatment.

4 Things to Look for When Shopping for the Perfect Flat Iron

June 19, 2015
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Buying a flat iron is not as easy as it may sound-especially when they come in all shapes and sizes and price ranges. So how do you know what to look for when shopping for one? I have listed some of the things you want to look for when shopping for a flat iron:

1) First check if the the plates are ceramic. Ceramic irons are less damaging to the hair and will help control frizz.

2) If you hair is really curly, you want look for narrow plates. The narrow plates will help you reach the difficult spots like around the hair lines, and closer to the scalp. The most common size is a 1-inch, which will get you as close as possible.

3) You also want to look for a flat iron with temperature control. Since not all the hair is the same, not all hair needs the highest temperature of heat to straighten. For fine hair, you want to start with a lower temperature, and for thicker and coarse hair you can go to a higher temp. But you need to find a flat iron that will allow you to control the temperature.

4) One more perk I like in a flat iron, is a turn-off timer. If you are the type of person that is always rushing out the door, make sure you find a flat iron that will automatically turn off when it is not in use for a certain amount of time.

Finding a good flat iron is tough and usually an investment, so make sure you research the ones available on the market to find your perfect flat iron.

6 Face Cleansers you Have to try

June 5, 2015
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shutterstock_80750635 (2)There are so many different face cleansers on the market? How do you know which one is best for you and your skin type? Here is a general breakdown and description of some of the different type of cleansers available:

1) Foaming: Foaming cleansers are great for someone with oily-prone skin. They work up to a nice lather, with little amount of product. However, they can tend to be quite drying sometimes, so if you have dryer skin, it is not recommended.

2) Non Foaming: Non-foaming cleansers generally come in a gel or lotion, and are great for someone with dry or sensitive skin. These are the most gentle cleanser, however it is one of the most ineffective for removing stubborn makeup or sunscreen–so make sure you also have a makeup remover!

3) Oil Cleansers: Oil cleansers are generally the most deep cleaning cleansers. They will remove make-up, dirt, and even water-proof sunscreen.

4) Cream cleansers: Great for someone with dry skin who wants to keep their skin looking and feeling moisturized after washing it.

5) Gel: A gel cleanser is cool and refreshing and great for someone with combination or oily skin. If you lather up with this cleanser, it will take off makeup and debris without drying the skin.

6) Scrubs: Scrubs are the deepest cleanse you can get in your own sink. You want to use a scrub only twice a week to remove any build up on your skin and in your pores. Make sure when shopping for a scrub cleanser to look for something with round beads so you they do not scratch your skin.

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Blow Dryer

May 20, 2015
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Blow DryerChoosing the right blow dryer can make the biggest difference in how fast you can dry and style your hair. Not all blow-dryers are created equal, so here are a 3 tips to consider when investing in a good blow-dryer.

1.) Make sure you are buying something with ceramic or tourmaline technology. Tourmaline is crystal, which helps smooth the hair and fight frizz. It also helps your hair retain moisture.

2.) Wattage! Most people don’t realize the difference between a high and a low wattage blow-dryer, and how a high wattage dryer can make a difference for your hair. 1800 watts is great for thinner hair, however for thicker or frizzy hair you want to look for something with at least 3000. It will cut down the styling time in half and reduce the risk of hair damage.

3.) Attachments! If you like to style your hair at home with your blow-dryer, having a nozzle attachment will make your blow-drys give off that just-stepped-out-of-the-salon look. Or if you have curly hair, a diffuser will give your curls more control and bounce than compared to letting your curls air dry.

And don’t forget, no matter which blow-dryer you end up purchasing, remember to pick one that at least has heat protection!