5 Tips to Deep Conditioning

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Hey Ya’ll! Deep conditioning is one of the most important things in a hair regimen whether you are natural or not. But it can be a problem if you don’t use it correctly. Here are 5 tips that can guide you into deep conditioning.

What is deep conditioning?

Deep conditioner is a conditioner that helps to add moisture, manageability and elasticity.

This conditioner can be left on the hair from 5 min to 40 min depending on the brand.

Tip #1 Choose the right deep conditioner

Whatever shape your hair is in ( natural , dry, lacking protein etc.) there is a deep conditioner for you.

Tip #2 Apply correctly

When you apply your deep conditioner, you want to make sure that every strand gets coated. You want to apply  it to  your shaft and ends not your scalp.

Tip #3 Don’t leave it in too long

Every deep conditioner has a time that is has to stay on your hair. Make sure that you follow the directions. Leaving it on for hours or overnight doesn’t make it work any better.

Tip #4 Rinse with cool water

When you rinse your deep conditioner out with cool water it closes the cuticles of your hair and it keeps in the moisture and nutrients from the deep conditioner.

Tip #5 Be consistent

This is very important. Whether it’s once a week or every two weeks, whatever works for your hair do that.

We hope that these tips can guide you to productive deep conditioning!

Much Love,

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So Fresh So Clean

So Fresh SoClean

Hey Y’all! Erica here and I am so excited to share this cleansing brush. I came across this brush on Pinterest and I wanted to try it.

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The Run Down

♥ Budget Friendly ($ 7.99)

♥ Small and good for traveling

♥ Two speeds (High and low)

♥Easy to clean brush head

♥ Simple to use

 

My only “con” is that there wasn’t an extra brush head that came with it. You have to order them online. But they are 2.99 sooo… it’s okay!

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I noticed a big difference in my skin after using this.

♥ Dark spots are lightening up

♥ Skin looks nice and smooth

♥ Pores look smaller

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I love this cleansing brush… it’s affordable and it works! #Winning

Do you use a face cleansing brush? Would you try this one!?!?

Much Love,

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techiques

Hey Ya’ll! We have wanted to try makeup sponges because they seem to be pretty  interesting. Looking at other people swear by them, we wanted to see what the talk was all about.

Real Techniques was created by two sisters who are professional makeup artists, Sam and Nic Chapman. They also have a youtube channel, Pixiwoo.

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What we liked…

Very Instructional

Use it wet or dry

Super bouncy

Flawless finish (not cakey at all)

Easy to clean

Dries quickly

Affordable: $5

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If you’ve tried this makeup sponge, tell us how you like it!

Much Love,

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SheaMoisture||Weightless Serum Foundation Review

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Hey Ya’ll! We are back again with another review. We have been wanting to try SheaMoisture foundation and it’s pretty awesome!

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Texture

This foundation has the texture of a serum. It’s super light weight and thin.

Coverage

A little goes along way with this foundation. If you apply too much at one time it will look cakey. It’s buildable and if you need more you can add more. We use a makeup sponge to apply this and it works well.

Shades

SheaMoisture has a variety of shades in this foundation. So whatever shade you are, there is a foundation for you.

Packaging

It. Has. A. Pump. This is so helpful because you are less likely to spill this all over the place. Especially if you are in a rush.

Price

The price is 14.99.

The only negative thing is that it can make you little oily so you have to set it.

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Have you tried this foundation? Let us know!

Much Love,

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Spring Makeup Favorites

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Hey Ya’ll!! We have a few makeup products that we have been loving this Spring!

~Erica~

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1.Profusion Highlight Palette ( Five Below)

2.Wet N Wild Coverall Primer (Five Below)

3.NYX Matte Finishing Powder (Ulta)

4.EyeLure Brow Pencil (Ulta)

5.Shea Moisture Weightless Serum Foundation in Mocha (Ulta)

~Lesley~

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1.Gilded Gold EyeShadow Palette (Ulta)

2. Salon Perfect Brow Kit (Walmart)

3.Wet N Wild Blush in Heather Silk (Walmart)

4. SheaMoisture Weightless Serum Foundation in Mocha (Ulta)

There will be reviews coming on some of these products so stay tuned!

What are your Spring Favorites?!

Much Love,

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Back to Basics|| Shampoo & Conditioner

Honeycomb

Hey Ya’ll! Everyone knows what shampoo and conditioner is right? There are so many shampoos and conditioners out there to meet your specific hair needs….Finding out which one ca be tricky.

Shampoo is a form of soap made to cleanse your scalp of all products and debris. Depending on your hair and the state that it is in (dry, dyed, etc.) there is a shampoo that can be used. Not all shampoos are created equal. Here are a few…

Clarifying Shampoo- helps to remove everything from the hair and scalp.

Sulfate Free Shampoo- does nor contain the detergent foaming agent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. While it still cleanses it does not lather as much.

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is found in soaps, toothpaste, etc. It has leaning and emulsifying properties and acts like soap. It has the ability to strip the hair of nutrients, but it is and irritant for those who have sensitive skin. Those who can benefit from sodium lauryl sulfate shampoo are those who suffer from dandruff and excessive sebum (oily scalp).

Moisturizing Shampoo- maintains moisture as it cleanses

Color-Safe Shampoo- cleanses while maintaining the color. Also it keeps the color from fading.

Conditioners are designed to replenish the hair with moisture and also provide treatment for the hair.

Deep Conditioning- use when moisture and protein is needed for the hair. It has a base of a heavy cream moisturizer.

Leave-In Conditioner- thinner in consistency and leaves a light layer on the hair

~Quick Tip~ For best results for your hair, use the shampoo and conditioner from the same brand. They are formulated to work together.

Much Love,

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New Product Review|| Trader Joe’s

 

Spring is in the air.

 

Hey Ya’ll it’s Lesley!!  So for the past month I have been using  Trader Joe’s hair products  because I wanted to try something different, and it has paid off. I have been using the Tea Tree Tingle and the Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

So let me tell you a few things about them…

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Nourishing Spa Balanced Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Both are enriched with Organic Botanicals ( its infused with plant material that helps with healthy hair production)
  • Balanced shampoo to clean and protect
  • Helps with re-moisturizing dry, brittle hair ( conditioner)
  • Adds moisture and the hair is more manageable
  • Cruelty Free (No Animal Testing Contains no harmful sulfates)

Once I used this product my hair felt soft, my curls were defined, I hardly had any frizz, and it cut my detangling time in half. The conditioner does have a silicone in it, but that’s a good thing for me because I have high porosity and it helps retain the moisture in my hair.

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Tea Tree Tingle

  • Contains Tea Tree Peppermint and Eucalyptus Botanicals
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Contains no harmful Sulfates
  • Cleanses without stripping the hair too much
  • Cruelty Free

This product surprised me the most because I was using peppermint soap to clarify my hair and afterwards I would have to put so much moisture back in. It felt brittle when I was done, but after using the Tea Tree Tingle, it was soft and I still had life in my curls even though I clarified my hair.

These products have changed the way my hair has felt and the way my final styles look and it has been amazing. The price point for both of these products are affordable. You can purchase these items at you local Trade Joe’s or on Amazon in sets for under 20 dollars.

Much Love,

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