How to get Soft, Shiny, and Silky Hair!

Every so often, I hear girls say they have tried millions of products on their hair and nothing works for them. Almost everyone dyes their hair nowadays (including myself) and everyone is looking for a hair treatment that can make their hair smooth and silky. There are tons of products at the store that claim to be natural but actually have chemicals inside of them that aren’t 100% natural. There are also products that ARE 100% natural but cost a fortune. Let’s be honest, healthy hair should not be costly. So I’m going to tell you a few different ways to keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy while keeping a budget.

1. Hair Masks!

There are several hair masks out there, but the best thing you can possibly do is to make one on your own! Here are a couple recipes…

  • Coconut oil! That’s it! Coconut oil fits inside of your hair shaft to repair any damaged strands. Leave on hair for about an hour then shampoo out. Your hair will be so soft and smooth!
  • Coconut Oil, Avocado, Olive Oil! This hair mask is for people with dry scalps. Avocado is nourishing to the scalp and hair by providing a rich source of proteins and vitamins. Leave on hair for about an hour then shampoo out.
  • Grapeseed Oil, Egg! Grapeseed Oil contains tons of Vitamin E, which promotes growth and health of hair. Egg is perfect to use for all hair types because of the proteins that it contains. Whether you have greasy, dry, or normal hair, egg will give your hair the strength it needs! Leave on hair for about an hour then shampoo out.

If you would like to add any other natural ingredients to your hair masks depending on your hair type feel free to do so!

2. Stay Away From The Heat!

Ladies, I know how difficult it is to stray away from the curling irons and straighteners but it is a MUST in order to have strong healthy hair! Think of it like you would think of delicious junk food, “Everything in moderation is fine.” Use these tools for special occasions when you want your hair to have that little something extra. I used to hate my natural hair, but the healthier my hair started to get, the easier it was to wear naturally and do cute braids with it. There is nothing more satisfying than getting compliments on your cute braided hairstyles! (And they give you fabulous curls when you take the braid out.) Bam! Two hairstyles with braids and NO heat!

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3. Henna Hair Treatment

There are so many different colors of Henna that your can use. Aside from being a temporary tattoo, Henna is used to dye hair. It’s 100% natural dried leaves of Lawsonia Inermis and is a hair treatment as well as a hair dye. If you’re looking into dying your hair, this may be an option if you do not want to damage your hair at all. (However, henna IS permanent, so be sure you want to do it.) Natural henna tints your hair a reddish color, while mixing henna with indigo powder can give you brown and even black tones. I have dyed my hair with Red Henna and Brown Henna and my hair feels so silky and strong! Do your research on it to see if this is something you would be interested it. (P.S, Henna is lightened with the use of coconut oil) It is definitely budget friendly so I recommend it! I’ll leave a few photos below of my hennaed hair!

This first set of photos is after I dyed my hair Red with Henna I purchased at my local Indian Market. The sun gives it this fiery autumn tone and the color worked well with my natural hair.

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This second set of photos is my hair after I hennaed it brown yesterday. I love how it turned out. I used Lush’s Caca Brun. It’s a rich chocolate brown color and perfect for this season.

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I hope this has helped anyone who is searching for a hair care routine! Any of these is a great option to use on your hair. If you have any comments or suggestions let me know.

Until next time,

Katie rose-emoji

How to Ultimately Experience the Fall Season!

Fall is the time of year everyone looks forward to the most. From the foliage to the crisp cool air, and let’s not forget the infamous “Everything Pumpkin Spice.” However, I would like to share a few things to do during fall that will make you fully enjoy the simplicity of this season even more.

  1. Go to the Park. 

In my opinion, there is nothing like being around fresh air and clearing your head while relaxing outdoors. You can even make this a picnic with a friend, or make it a family filled Sunday. This is the perfect time to enjoy the weather before you can no longer feel your fingers and toes outside.

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2. Spend Every Night of October Watching a Horror Film.

There is nothing more comforting than being buried under a blanket and scaring yourself with an old fashioned horror flick. Tim Burton, Rob Zombie, & Alfred Hitchcock are all directors with must see movies, whether you’ve seen them once or 100 times. It doesn’t matter if you prefer ghosts, demons, or just straight up gore, this is the perfect time to do it! This genre of film is perfectly acceptable to watch any time of year. (However it’s just not the same if don’t watch them in October!)

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3. Wearing Nothing but Black, Black & Black!

That’s right. Although black never goes out of style, Fall is the prime season to start your collection of black clothing. The minute that first cold front comes in you know not only is it sweater weather, but  wear black everything weather also! Aside from literally matching with any color, black makes your body look more slim, (which is what we’re going to want after eating everything in sight on Thanksgiving) and absorbs heat. This will sustain us from the cold weather throughout the Fall/Winter season, while looking fashionable and classic in plain old black.

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These are just a few ideas for you, so please feel free to add anything to your personal to-do list. Enjoy the Fall everyone!

Until next time,

Katie rose-emoji

2:00 am on a Saturday night.

I decided to start a blog about an hour ago in my room because this is how my impulsive thought process works. For some odd reason, when I think I have a great idea I have to do it right then and there. And what better time to do so when your insomnia won’t let you catch a minute of sleep anyways! Overtime, I hope to post several random interests, thoughts, and ideas that hopefully some people will find insightful and fun. Just to give a general idea, I love to read and write. Other interests include gardening, painting, flowers and nature. I’m an English major which obviously means I love to write, so I hope this will give me an opportunity to connect with others with similar interests. (However it won’t always be at 2:00 am, haha)

Until next time,

Katie  rose-emoji