HOT OIL TREATMENT

What Is A Hot Oil Treatment?

Massaging heated oil onto the hair and scalp to moisturize dry hair and treat/prevent damaged hair.

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What Is The Point?

What’s the point of adding oil to the hair if it’s just going to be washed out two minutes later? Well, washing the hair can involve a lot of manipulation and stress on the hair strands. Shampooing the hair, especially with shampo containing sulfate can strip the hair of its natural moisture. A hot oil treatment prepares the cuticle for manipulation while helping with moisture retention by protecting the hair from the dryness shampoo can cause.

What Are The Benefits?

  1. Smoothes the cuticle

  2. Softens dry and rough hair

  3. Seals moisture into hai

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DIY: BUCKET LIST

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE

I don’t know what possessed me to create a bucket list, but I am so happy I did. My list helps me prioritize and figure out what’s important to me. I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I cross something off of my list. For example, I wanted to get over my HUGE PHOBIA of public speaking so I put “be in a pageant” on my bucket list. I admired how poise and elegant pageant women were and I’ve always wanted to try it. Never in a million years would I have thought I could do it….but I did. That pageant ended up being one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I plan on doing more pageants! I strongly encourage starting a bucket list…even if you don’t have a lot of goals at first. You can always add them along the way!

Bucket List Ideas:
1. Overcoming a fear
2. Places you want to travel to
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DIY: EXFOLIATING FACIAL SCRUBS

Rather than drying out the skin with acne products, exfoliating is an alternative method to achieve healthy skin. Drying out the skin will initially stop the acne, but it causes irritation which then leads to future breakouts. Exfoliating not only reduces acne-causing bacteria, but it cleans clogged pores and removes the dead skin.

 

Ingredients:

Sugar- natural source of glycol acid which promotes new cell growth and breaks down dead cells hanging onto the skin.
Raw Honey-  is an anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal that hydrates the skin while reducing inflammation. It also kills skin infections that cause acne.
Sea Salt- contains trace minerals which stimulate cell growth and help the skin retain moisture (good for those suffering from dry skin).
Oatmeal- good for sensitive skin because it’s a gentle exfoliant. It moisturizes and reduces inflammation.
Lavender Oil- has a soothing smell and contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory components. It reduces swelling and redness. This can be added to any facial scrub.
Pure Baking Soda- Draws out black heads and removes excess oil from the skin
100% African Shea Butter- treats blemishes, dark spots, discoloration, and dry skin. Shea butter should be used after the facial scrub.

You can combine any of the ingredients to make your own version of an exfoliating facial scrub. These facial scrubs can also be used on the rest of your body.
Please Note: I am not an expert!!!! This is what works for me and my sensitive skin so I decided to share it.

 

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