Showing posts with label coconut oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coconut oil. Show all posts

How I control my frizzy hair!

Being half Italian, I can honestly say I have struggled with my hair being frizzy and hard to manage. The Internet was never something I thought would be helpful. The last five years of my life I have discovered blogs and YouTube videos that actually had useful information. I never knew there was this sort of community on the Internet. Now that I'm finding my niche in this thing called blogging, I've realized there's a lot of things I could talk about. So let's get right into the basic details! I'm almost 28, I have color damaged hair, and again I'm half Italian. My hair is some what coarse and pretty thin, it just seems thicker than what it actually is. Which isn't always great, considering humidity is my enemy, as is sweating and doing anything that involves either of them.

For shampoo and conditioner I use Aussie Mega Moist, yes I hate that word… Moist… Ew, haha. I buy the huge double pack, with hair down to my butt I go through a lot of soap! It’s also cheaper to buy the bulk size. I’ve been using these for the last couple of months and I have noticed a difference in my hair. It’s much softer and less tangled after I dry it and go to brush it. I always shampoo my scalp really well, massaging with my finger tips. I never use my nails, that causes fine cuts and causes damage. After I shampoo my scalp, I bring the extra soap down the length of my hair and rinse well. When I condition, I focus it from my ears down. If I condition my scalp, oil builds up a lot faster which is strange considering I have naturally dry hair.

After I towel dry my hair is put in some Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine leave in conditioner. I use about a quarter size amount through my ends what whatever is left on my hands I put on the top of my hair to hold down any frizzy hairs. The brush I use is a basic dollar brush and it works great. Its just like a wet brush, but a cheaper version. I work from my ends and go up to prevent breakage. I already have enough damage and breakage, no sense in causing more when I know how you prevent it. On a weekly basis I try to do a hair mask with organic virgin coconut oil. I will leave it in for about twelve hours or longer if possible. I normally forget to do it weekly if we’re being honest. So in all actuality I do it roughly once or twice a month. When I have done it weekly, I noticed my hair grew like crazy! I always notice my hair feels stronger and I noticeably shinier regardless of how often I do it. Coconut oil is great for frizzy control as well. I use the smallest amount possible to just tame the frizz.

I have cut down straightening or heat processing my hair down to only “special occasions” or if I’m in the mood to have straight hair. That’s about once every two or three months. Taking good care of your hair and using good products will definitely help with frizzy hair. If I’m ever having trouble with more frizz than normal, I put a little hair spray on a comb and comb it down. To straighten my hair I use the Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Protection spray. I find it to be kind of stick, but it smells nice! If you guys know of any that work and aren’t sticky, let me know in the comments! I don’t know if this was helpful at all, but I hope it was. Thanks for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate you.


How I clean my makeup brushes!

My favorite way to clean my makeup brushes has got to be with organic virgin coconut oil and Dawn dish soap… A lot of people like to use olive oil, but I think it’s much harder to get out of the brushes and makes the task take a lot longer! Now let’s all be honest, how many of us actually clean our brushes out after we use them? Not me, that’s for sure! I don’t have time to do it and it’s not the most fun thing to do. Since I don’t do my makeup as often as I’d like, I only need to wash my brushes twice a month.

You know how putting organic virgin coconut oil in your hair is really good for you hair? Well, coconut oil contains lauric acid, and that’s been known to reduce candida, it fights bacteria, and awesomely enough it also creates a hostile environment for viruses. Are you starting to get why I use it do clean my brushes? It’s going to be a lot better for your skin if there’s any residue of it left in the bristles. When you use Dawn Ultra Concentrated dish soap, it removes all dirt and, oils and germs! If you’re wondering “Why use an oil if you’re going to be using soap anyway?”. Well simply put, it breaks down any powders stuck inside the bristles of the brushes and breaks down creams and liquids that contain oils. Then after you wash the brushes with soap to remove all of the makeup residue and oils. You always want the brushes at a downward facing angle after they have been washed. Always set them down so the water is being drawn down the length of the bristles and out towards the tips. Never set your brushes upright while they are wet. Doing so weakens the glue, rots the wooden handles and makes it a lot easier for bacteria to breed and mold to grow. Now that all of the details and basics have been mentioned, let’s get into explaining my process!

Here’s what you are going to need:
Virgin organic coconut oil.
Your preferred soap.
Your makeup brushes and sponges.
Some paper towels.
Last but not least, something to rest them on.
I usually use two hand towels, one rolled for height and one laid out.

You want to start with a small amount of coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. About a teaspoon worth for twenty or so brushes. Dampen them as you go in warm water, dip the end in a little bit of the oil and swirl the brushes on your hand, between your fingers and really work the oil into the brush. Once you have the oil worked in take your soap and put a drop on your hand and swirl and work the soap in on your hand, massaging the soap in and occasionally squeezing the brush. Repeat that step until the water runs clear. You do this with all of your brushes and sponges until everything is clean. Once you’re done, make sure to gently squeeze out ad much water as possible, then set up your brushes facing down to draw the water out. Let them sit for a few hours or up to a day and you are done!
This is by far the easiest way I’ve ever found for washing my brushes! I hope this post helped you and was informative! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!


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