Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DIY: Homemade Remedies for Dry, Dull or Frizzy Hair

 Hair frizz. A very common complaint amongst people, especially those who are born with natural curly hair. Or you can give yourself the frizz by doing stuff wrong in your daily routine.

In this post I'm going to tell you three DIY conditioners that you can actually make yourself at home to help reduce the frizz. 

The very first recipe is my favorite! So here's what you need:
  • limes (maybe one or two)
  • one can of coconut milk
You can find coconut milk in the grocery store and pretty much everywhere. It's not actually that hard to find, haha :) Also: empty containers! Save these because they can hold the excess hair mask that is left over once you're done. Nutella jars are great, because they are big enough to hold a larger amount of product and have a quite large opening. 

Put all the coconut milk in the empty (and cleaned) container and then you need the lime juice. I recommend using actual limes and not some juice you find in the stores, because those are not 100% natural and therefore don't have all the proprieties you need. Add 4 - 5 spoon fulls of lime juice inside of this mixture and mix it well. 

In case you are wondering why these two, why this relationship, that's because coconut milk benefits the hair in so many different ways, it's really, really good for your hair and skin and lime juice is good for your hair as well, but when you mix them together, it can tame the hair. Not only it will tame your hair, it is also great for hair loss.

Now you wanna completely saturate your hair with  this mask and then pin it up. Put a plastic bag and cover all your hair with it, as it may be runny. Then let it sit. You can let it sit over night, depending on how frizzy your hair is, or just for an hour. But at least an hour! After you let it sit, use shampoo and conditioner like you normally do and then you might as well style it! 
After you are done, store the rest away in the fridge and use it next time you wash your hair! Do this until you feel like your hair is getting better. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Good bye May, say hello to June!

And then there’s summer. Aw, sweet, sweet summer...

It's June already and even if it isn't officially summer yet -because the Summer Solstice is Saturday, June 21st- I am super excited to welcome the month of June!

Long, sunny days and balmy nights that call for midnight walks, star-gazing, and ice cream. Sandal season. 
Toenails painted  in vivid colors. Wearing your favorite sun dresses everyday. Lots of sundresses. All different patterns. Flowy, casual, strappy, bright colors, and lightweight.  Big, floppy hats and big sunglasses. Making your own shorts.

Clear skies and summer thunderstorms. Napping in a hammock. Staying inside when you’ve had too much sun, blasting the a/c, and watching movies all day long. Road trips. Driving with the top down. Day trips to the beach. Making sand castles. Swimming.