Hard Shea Butter? Fix that NOW!

Before you think about making Whipped Avocado and Shea Butter or any other shea butter “projects”…you have to melt it down. I remember using it as a moisturizer before melting it down. Read This Awesome Article! »

Creamy Whipped AVOCADO and SHEA BUTTER Recipe!

My skin (and hair) has been suffering ever since September. The temperature pretty much plummeted! [This isn’t the first time I complained about my extra dry skin (grrrrr…)] After looking at a Read This Awesome Article! »

$20 Perfect Makeup Kit? | ELF Brushes & Makeup

So a couple of weeks ago ELF (Eyes Lips Face) sent me a coupon code for this large beauty set for only – $20! Very CHEAP! I usually buy ELF in stores Read This Awesome Article! »

15 min Makeover? | Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I was sent this Adovia Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask product from Cleopatra’s Choice for free to review. I have tried a few mud masks in the past. I like using them Read This Awesome Article! »

Quick Eczema Treatment? & Natural Hair Conditioner?

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Especially for the fashion and food! The one thing I hate about fall is the way it dries out my skin. I Read This Awesome Article! »

 

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Hard Shea Butter? Fix that NOW!

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Before you think about making Whipped Avocado and Shea Butter or any other shea butter “projects”…you have to melt it down. I remember using it as a moisturizer before melting it down. I constantly felt like a DJ. I had to rub, rub, and rub to get the shea butter to melt.

 

So finally I broke down and melted the shea butter. It took about 30 minutes and was not hard to do. You just have to keep patience.

Keep Watching to learn.

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Creamy Whipped AVOCADO and SHEA BUTTER Recipe!

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My skin (and hair) has been suffering ever since September. The temperature pretty much plummeted! [This isn’t the first time I complained about my extra dry skin (grrrrr…)] After looking at a few blogs and YouTube videos I decided to make something that you treat my itchy dry skin (and nourish my dry hair). I made a batch of Creamy, Fluffy and Smooth Whipped Avocado and Shea Butter Mix.

This stuff is awesome!Whipped Avocado and Shea Butter Mix

Frizzy Hair? – How to Blow dry Natural Hair Straight

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If you are like me, you have thick curly hair. Sometimes it’s a beast to work with and usually ends up frizzy after blow drying straight or flat ironing your hair.  Some people think that they need a ton of products to tame frizzy hair. Yes, the most expensive or best treatment of frizzy might work. But that is not always the answer. People tend to neglect the true reason for frizzy hair. More than likely lack of moisture in the hair is the reason why your hair is frizzy. So how do you fix frizzy hair?

This is what I do:

1. I wash my hair with a moisturizing shampoo (most times it’s a non-sulfate version). Rinse.

2. Deep condition my hair with a moisturizing conditioner with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. (Adjust this for your hair type, ie: fine hair would use less oil).

3. Let conditioner sit for an hour. For better results sit under a hooded dryer for 30-45 minutes. Rinse.

4. Blowdry hair with a serum (dime size amount) and heat protectants. I use Chi Silk infusion or Garnier serums.

5. Flat iron your hair with serum – dime size amount.

In this video I  will show you how I to blow dry your natural curly (or kinky in my case) hair the RIGHT way to tame frizzy hair.

I will blowdry my natural hair straight with no heat damage. Once you get the hang of it you will be blow drying your hair like a pro. Then you can move on to flat ironing your hair without heat damage.

How to Flat Iron Natural Hair Without Heat Damage – Tutorial

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There is always more than one way to do something (you can trust me I’m an engineer)…my job is about finding new ways to solve issues. Even if the information I received was crappy and incomplete to complete the task. I will not rant here…one of those days…and moving on!

In this video I am going to show you (and the world) how I flat iron my hair. For me doing my hair was something that was supposed to be private; or somewhat private going to a salon. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like for my hair to be seen in its unfinished state.

Get Healthy Moisturized Hair in the Winter (or anytime)!

Everyone knows that winter can be a drag on your skin and everything else (mood, car, etc).  It’s just as bad for your hair! I live in a windy climate near 3 large bodies of water. *Lucky me.* The air is everything but nice to my hair and skin. (Need tips for moisturizing your skin in the winter? Read about it here.) Deep moisturizing

Stop Scratching! Sooth Your Itchy Dry Skin

“My skin is always dry and itchy, what can I do to get rid of it?”

 

Was something I asked my dermatologist a few years ago. I have eczema and sensitive skin. I have to constantly try out new lotions, body washes and other methods to avoid scratching myself to death while avoiding a breakout.  Here are a few suggestions to help you if you feel my pain.