Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whip your hair into shape TODAY!

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Hi Beauties!!!

Today I was over at http://thebeautydepartment.com/ and came across an AWESOME to do list on how to whip your hair into shape! I absolutely loved the post and wanted to share. Here is what it said. (I’ve included my own personal commentary in parentheses)



YOUR WEEKEND TO DO:


1.     Shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo. (A clarifying shampoo can help remove product buildup, give your hair a fresh start, and restore shine.) Gently massage shampoo on the scalp avoiding using your fingernails and allow the lather to flow to the ends of your hair naturally. *If your shampoo doesn’t lather, try shampooing it one more time. When hair is clean, it lathers. That’s when you know you’ve removed all the gunk. Good lather = clean slate!  Note: This is NOT something you would do every time you shampoo because it would be TOO cleansing and strip all the nutrients. Only do this once or twice a month. (I do it about once a month)


2.     (Unleash the blendologist inside of you): Blend 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup jojoba oil + 1/4 cup coconut oil in a bowl. At night, apply a light amount to your ends and put it in a low braid or bun. Don’t soak it or you’ll end up with a greasy pillow! The size of a nickel or quarter will be plenty. It moisturizes while you sleep! In the morning, wake up and apply a more liberal coat from the middle to the ends of your hair. Rub a little into your scalp if it’s dry! If you have an oily scalp, skip it. Put it in a low bun for the day. You OBVIOUSLY want to do this on a low-key weekend. In the evening, shampoo lightly to remove oils and condition as usual. (I love mixing oils! Coconut and olive oil are my favorite. I thought the combination was genius.)


3.  Apply leave-in conditioner! It helps detangle, seals down the cuticle, restores the ph balance, and promotes shine. Try to find one that’s weightless! (I live by my leave in conditioner. You’ve heard me say it before: I LOVE Giovanni, Smooth as Silk, Deep Moisture Conditioner)


4. Use a moisture rich shampoo + conditioner. Curly/wavy hair naturally lacks moisture. It’s less about proteins for this kind of hair and more about retaining moisture. Maybe even try a natural or organic brand from your local health food store! (Moisture is key to keeping hair from breaking and retaining length! Always read your labels and get a shampoo and conditioner that’s loaded with moisture. That way you won’t have to buy and extra product to use as a daily moisturizer. Save money this way!)



5. Continue using a moisturizing mask once a week! It will soften your hair and promote shine. It will also help eliminate dryness that can lead to breakage.


How great were these tips?! I love this site! Check it out: http://thebeautydepartment.com/




xoxo,

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*Asili Glam gives complete credit of to do list creation to thebeatydepartment.com (Commentary was made using parentheses)

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