Wet Brush– A friend first put me on to these brushes about 2 years ago and it’s all I’ve been using since.I have long (down to about the top of my lower back), thick, wavy hair and it is a pain to comb. It is effective in detangling both wet and dry hair. I wish I had this brush when I was younger! I also love the Tangle Teaser for dry hair. The bristles aren’t as soft so it really gets all the hair that is underneath. If you haven’t had luck with the wet brush, then try the tangle teaser!
Unite 7 Second Detangler– This stuff is the best! It’s lightweight and never greasy, with protein for stronger hair. In fact, it’s different from applying oil or any other leave-in conditioner because as soon as you apply it, it soaks in, instead of covering strands. It works without adding build-up or a heavy feeling. All I do is towel dry my hair (which usually leaves it in a wavy state filled with tangles and knots), spritz it with the 7Seconds conditioner, and wait just seven seconds. Then, I comb through my hair with my wet brush or tangle teaser. I usually let my hair air-dry but people have said that it makes blow-drying faster too.
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product– I’ve mentioned this spray before. It is similar to the Unite 7 Second detangler. My hair stylist told me that I needed this product after I had colored my hair too much in a short period of time. It delivers ten benefits: repairs, adds shine, tames frizz, protects color, detangles, prevents split ends, curbs breakage, softens, boosts body, and protects hair from heat. I think it has a strong floral scent so if you are someone that is sensitive to smells, I would recommend Unite 7 over this.
Davines OI Oil– I’m going to be honest, this oil is super pricey. I was finding that Moroccan oil was not working for my hair anymore and was leaving it super weighed down. I was recommended this product and so far I love it. It is light weight enough so that it doesn’t weigh your hair down/make it look greasy, and it smells lovely.It strengthens your mane over time and it comes packed with antioxidant-rich roucou oil that helps prevent hair aging and breakage.
Moroccan Sea Salt Spray– I use this a ton in the summer because I hate using heat on my hair. I spray this all over my damp hair and then scrunch it. Some people then blow dry with a diffuser but I just let mine air dry. It gives your hair that beachy look and for only $8.
Start Where You Areis a journal planned to help readers foster their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers take the time to know themselves so we can appreciate the world around us. This journal gives encouraging prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to support reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more. It is a great tool for positive change!
Milk and Honey– I bought this book based on all the good reviews it has received, and reading a few poems. I absolutely adored this book; it made me smile, and ache. It’s all too relatable because it’s rooted in human emotion and experience. Her short, free style poems carry such weight. I’ve always loved reading poetry and every poem in here connects on some level. I’m sure everyone can connect to at least one of these poems if not more. It only took me a day to go through the book because I couldn’t put it down!
Self Compassion– Many of us have been taught how to be compassionate toward others but we haven’t been taught how to have self compassion.The author’s writing style is compassionate, and she draws the reader in with her personal stories combined into practical methods The exercises provided have been helpful for me as I work through this book. I’m not finished yet, but I believe it will continue to be just as amazing.This book is a must read for everybody.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F****– I was skeptical, because the title suggests it might be a mean and cynical book, but it actually explains some deep concepts of life in a light hearted way.This was another good read that helps me when I am having a rough day. It basically gives you permission to stop being a doormat.While I didn’t agree with everything in the book, he has some amazing points and I found myself making a lot of highlights and notes while I read.
Those of you that have read TCC for a while know that coconut oil is my ride or die for natural moisturizing products. Recently, I’ve been tipped off to almond oil for use with my hair. My hair game has been struggling big time recently and i’m not sure why. I’ve never had my hair break off as much as it has this winter and so now I’m trying to play catch-up with it. Almond oil has definitely been helping and if you are someone that doesn’t like the strong smell of coconut oil, then almond oil is for you.
Here are some benefits:
-Almond oil prevents hair fall to a great extent due to the rich source of magnesium.
-Gets rid of split ends because it has antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals that restore and rejuvenate the hair follicles.
-It reduces scalp inflammation because of the content of fatty acids moisturizes and softens the scalp tissues and also improves blood circulation.
It has a ton of health and skin benefits too but I have not used it for those purposes yet!
Here is how I use it:
Wet my hair And comb it: Almond oil gets absorbed very easily into wet hair. Remove tangles from your wet hair with the help of a wide-tooth comb before starting almond oil hair conditioning treatment.
Wrap my hair: Cover my hair with a shower cap and allow the oil to absorb into my scalp and hair for about an hour. Sometimes I will leave it on overnight.
Apply to dry hair: I apply the sweet almond oil to my dry hair tips whenever I feel them becoming dry.
So you all know by now that I have the most sensitive skin imaginable. I’ve said in previous posts that I have to wash my face with plain Ivory soap or I either get a rash or breakout. I always make sure when trying a new face routine that I don’t have something pressing I need to go to the next day in case I get a rash. Well the same is usually true for moisturizers that I use. I am a tride and true fan of using this moisturizer and I usually don’t waiver. I recently have been using the lotion from this post and find that it still works great but I was sent this new hydrating lotion that I use at night.
I am sensitive to most cosmetic product smells and perfumes too – it has its own unique “light” smell, but it certainly does not make my eyes water – and its ability to be absorbed by the skin without leaving a residue, or greasy feeling. It also tingles on your face when you first put it on which always makes me feel like it’s doing something! I have read reviews from people that say it works great on oily skin and mine is more dry/combo so if you are in need of a new moisturizer, give this one a go!