Favorite Hair Products

I feel like as Im getting older Im trying to take much better care of my hair.  Fun fact, I have "virgin" hair as stylist like to call it.  Meaning its all natural and not dyed at all! So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite items to keep it healthy and strong. and of course most of these products are really affordable!

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A little bit about my hair, its super fine but I have a good amount of it.  Its pretty straight and gets oily easily.  Just so you know when I recommend my favorites! 

Shampoo & Conditioner - I really like the sulfate free, because I have oily hair and this way there's less build up on my hair.  This shampoo and conditioner is biodegradable, meaning it doesn't fill up landfills! These smell really good too and aren't overpowering.

Put in after a shower - Sometimes I put this in after the shower since it has so many different things it does just to help my hair overall! 

Dry Shampoo - I have a high end and low end option.  I don't like the white cast, but it is nice to see where the dry shampoo is going.  These are the two I can stand.  I don't like the scented ones and the ones for blonde just turn my hair a gross yellow

Heat Protectant - Im learning more and more how important this it.  I have been putting more heat on my hair with blow drying it in the winter and using heat protectant allows more time inbetween hair cuts.  Here is the high end and the low end

Sea Salt Spray - This is great for when I curl my hair and I dont want my hair to become one big wave. It doesn't make my hair feel gross like I was worried about and you don't need much. 

Curling Irons - I like this one for more waves.  I have found that a 1 1/4 inch curling iron is the best for getting some curls but not having my hair curly! And the wave keeps, usually my ahir falls so quickly but I've had no trouble with that wand. The nume is great for curls they work so well. Nume may seem like they have a heavy price tag but in my experience they have a lot of sales so dont worry! I also like hte wands for the beachy look.  I have trouble with the clamps and getting lines in my hair to be honest haha.

Lightening Spray - Sometimes I spray a little of this lightening spray when Im out in the sun to speed up the process.  But be careful one summer in college I went overboard and my whole head just turned VERY light, it didn't look natural so I'd use it sparingly. 

Hair Masks - I dont do hair mask too much but it my hair needs a little bit more moisture this is what I tend to use

Here are all the products Ive mentioned! 

Another thing I will say that really helps my hair is that I don't put a lot of heat on it and I think that keeps it really healthy.  And one I do notice split ends I go and get a trim to help it stay healthy! So tell me! What are some of your favorate products?

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March Favorites: Beauty Products

Hi Guys, these are my beauty favorites for the month, things that I have been loving at the end of winter and going into spring.  I can't wait for Spring and bright colors and pastels! 

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Okay guys, I am obsessed.  I have totally converted and I use it for so many things, post to come soon!

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Unscented: I love this this dry shampoo, its super light and soaks in so quickly.  I love products that don't make my hair feel like there is residue in it.  Some of the dry shampoo I have used too have really weird scents so that's why I went with unscented.

Estee Lauder Blush in Sensuous Rose: This matte mauve-y pink is perfect.  It looks so natural on my pale skin and is pigmented but never looks like it is too much on my skin

Nyx Taupe Blush: I saw Nikki Tutorials, on Youtube (who also has fair skin) use this as a contour color and man is she right.  It is ashy and had a cool undertone instead of orange like a lot of contour colors.  It doesn't look dirty and blends super well.  Also loving the price tag!

Morphe Brush M495: This is used for contouring and I love it because I can dust it on my face but still feel like I am giving myself definition. 

Sephora Luster Matte in Fig: This purple mauve color always transforms my make up look.  It is a few darker shades, than "better than my lips". I just love this Sephora collection and it dried really nicely and last a few hours. 

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DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Hi Friends, so I have FINALLY jumped on the bandwagon that is coconut oil. So at first I thought people were crazy for putting coconut oil with everything, I would just roll my eyes.  But I feel like recently I have been spending a ton of money towards my skin and hair and it just wasn't paying off. I thought there was no harm in buying some coconut oil.  I assumed that it was expensive but to my surprise it was only about $7 at the grocery store and a little goes a long way.  

So I did what any girl does with at home skin care things and went on Pinterest.  I have to admit I had some trouble with figuring out the best way to use coconut oil but I think I have it down now.

First, I used just coconut oil in my hair and left it on overnight.  I have a lot of split ends and wanted my hair to really soak it all up.  The next morning I had to wash my hair about 3 times.  I have cleansing shampoo because of my oily hair, and I felt as though washing it so many times stripped my hair of all the moisture. But I will have to say my hair the next week felt HEALTHIER not softer, which I was I not expecting.

Second, I went online and saw coconut oil and olive oil really helped damaged hair. I tried this recipe for about 2 hours, but again felt like getting all the oil out just stripped my hair, even though it felt healthier again.

For my third try I did a little more searching on another recipe, that wouldn't feel like I was undoing all the progress I had made.  This one was just coconut oil, for however long, and then rinse your hair in a mixture of one egg and water, also to start by using COLD water instead of warm.  This was perfect! I only had to wash my hair twice and I believe its because I didn't really rub the first time. 

So as for the PERFECT recipe for a coconut oil hair mask, I would say take some coconut oil fresh out of the microwave (heated coconut oil helps to really penetrate the hair and lock in moisture) with some olive oil mixed in.  Start at your roots and comb upwards to as high as you would like.  Coconut oil is really good for your scalp so don't worry thinking it will make your hair oily. Leave it in from anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight.  I think its best to wrap it in a towel or a shower cap to lock in the heat and to not get oil everywhere.  Then get one egg whisk it in a bowl with water.  Coat your hair thoroughly with it in the shower and try to scrub your hair with COLD or cool water, just as long as its not a warmer temperature, it really doesn't help to get the oil out.  Then wash your hair as normal! And there you go, on your way to healthier hair!

What are some of your favorite hair mask at home?