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Winter Therapy

I have California love like Tupac and I have been so spoiled and pampered by the hot weather here, even today they said it was going to be 80 degrees and its December. But being that I AM from Canada, total opposite where I had to shovel snow off the driveway with my dad, I know how brutal the winter and blistering cold weather can be on our sensitive, delicate skin and hair. I know you east coast gals can relate!

So I had a reader ask me: Do you have any tips about hair that hates humidity? I know some people, myself included, who get’s realllyyy frizzy and annoying hair when outside in humidity or rain/snow. there MUST be something that will cure this horribleness.

The answer is yes, with great preparation!

First, I know that the cold weather makes you want to jump in a hot steamy shower to keep warm, and as good as it feels, it’s bad for your skin! Hot water is bad for your skin especially during this time of the year because it strips the natural oils of your skin causing it to be more dry, itchy, and patchy. I suggest a creamy body wash that has oils in it orNeutrogena Body Oil, use it while you are in the shower to keep moisture in, also makes your skin soft and supple like a baby’s bottom!

Another thing to protect your skin from the winter is choosing the right moisturizers and lotion. I love Bath and Body for their awesome variety of fruity-licious fragranced lotions, but they aren’t ideal for the skin because they are water-based lotions. Water-based lotions dry out the skin, so look for oil-based lotions or creams (those are the best ones). For my body, arms, legs, and hands after I shower, I love Pond’s Dry Skin Cream, this really keeps me moisturized all day/night and it smells great!

For lips, I love my Blistex DCT pot:

For my hair, since I have so much hair, I use Head and Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo to prevent flakes since this weather can dry your scalp big time, I also use a heavy think cream conditioner such as Garnier Fructis (any will do as I am not picky about hair products), I don’t worry about it weighing down my hair because I am very lazy when it comes to my hair and on top of that my hair is naturally wavy.

After the shower, I use infusium23 as my leave in spray conditioner and then use John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette Smoothing Milk to tame any frizzies or fly aways, I LOVE the smell because it smells like the tropics, creamy coconut! If you use a straightener or a curling iron, protect your hair by using a heat protect spray before you style. I like Nexxus Heat Protection Styling Spray.

To tame your hair a bit more, I like to wet my hands and put a drop of gel or a gel-mousse and rub it in between my palms and apply it to the roots and ends of my hair to give it some control and movement. This also prevents “hat head or hat hair” or that static-y hair.

Hair Styling Sheets

*I apologize for yesterday y’all, twas a long, long tiring day! I went from 93 to 73 pages of deletion. :(

What it is:
An on-the-go hairstyle refresher sheet.

What it is does:
Now you can smooth frizz, prevent over-drying, eliminate odors, and protect your hair from the sun anytime, anywhere. The Ted Gibson Complex – a unique blend of amino acids – conditions and strengthens the hair shaft by bonding to and filling in damaged areas.

What else you need to know:

Perfect for traveling (very airport security friendly), after working out, or for those mornings when there is not enough time to shampoo, condition, and blow-dry.

*BONUS* Sephora Piiink (Limited Edition Collection)
They have awesome glitter eyeshadow for only $4!

Silky smooth shiny hair!

I have gotten a few messages and compliments on my hair and how I maintain it, etc.

I know you gals with LONG hair can relate when I say that long hair is super hard to maintain. There is this whole ritual, this grueling process that we must do to get it to be nice and tame.

First thing is first, the myth: To NOT wash your hair everyday- is well true. Shampooing everyday is drying to your hair and scalp. You need your hair’s natural oils to help protect and condition the hair follicle and shaft to prevent split ends and breakage.

If you heat-style your hair (curling irons, straighteners), you MUST deep condition your hair ONCE a week.

My regimen is as follows:

I wash my hair every other day, two days the most. In between washes, to feel somewhat clean, I spray on Avon’s hair extender which cleanses the hair, refreshes it, gives it a nice smell and absorbs some of the excess oils. I also like Bumble and Bumble hair powders.

I shampoo like normal, and then put the heaviest load of conditioner on my hair (concentrating a lot on the ends) and then leave it in there for like 3 to 5 minutes and rinse in COLD water (yeah you’ll be freezing) but COLD water adds SHINE!

After the shower, I spray on INFUSIUM 23’s Leave in Conditioner, brush my hair, and then add a leave in cream, I change it every so often, but some I have used are Herbal Essence and Dove Anti-Frizz Moisturizing Cream.

And my hair is soft, smooth, silky, and shiny!

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