Braided Crown

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I am loving this hairstyle right now.

It’s great for weddings, a night out, or even a cute day look.

1. Part your hair down the middle and separate into two sections. Braid each section starting just below the ear.

2. Secure the ends of braids with a clear rubber band. Once two braids are securely fastened, take out a few strands of hair out by your face so the look isn’t too perfect.

3. Take one braid and pull it tautly up & across the top of your head. Use bobby pins to secure the braid. Then do the same on the other side.

4. Curl or straighten your bangs to finish the look!

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How to master the ‘Perfect Brow’

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Okay folks. I think we’ve all been there, at least I have…not my best look (reference brow #4) But the perfect brow is a hard thing to master! Sometimes you just need to STEP AWAY FROM THE MIRROR. Otherwise next thing you know your stuck with a good ole’ Mr. Sperm Brow.

Here are some tips & tricks to get that perfect brow! 

Hold a Q-tip to help guide you…Your brows should begin directly above your tear duct (inner corner of the eye), peak in line with the outer side of your iris, and end at a point that falls 45 degrees from the outer corner of your eye. Try not to arch your brows too high or they’ll look unnatural, and you’ll have that constant ‘SUPRISED’ look. Good Luck!

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Looking for a good ‘dry shampoo’?

Well look no further! Corn Starch, yep thats right, corn starch is my fav. Not only will you save ALOT of money, but it works better than any other dry shampoo I have used… AND I have tried a lot! I’m not a big ‘hair washing’ fan so dry shampoo is a must. I have dark hair so sometimes if you use too much or don’t brush it through enough it can look gray. Just add some cocoa powder to it, and voila!

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:long hair don’t care:

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I don’t know about you but when I see beautiful long hair like this, I ask myself ‘How come my hair won’t grow that long?’ or ‘How can I make my hair grow faster?’ well everyones hair is different but there are some tricks you can try that may help!

Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp can increase your hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp. Commit yourself to a 1-2 minute massage before shampooing — every time you wash you hair!

Eat a healthy diet: Eating healthy foods will increase your hair growth! Protein and healthy fats are essential for hair growth, so make sure your meals contain a balanced amount of these! Also be sure  you are consuming enough iron and zinc, as a deficiency in these vitamins has been known to cause hair loss.

Take biotin: So I have started taking biotin this last year to grow my hair out for my wedding, and I can honestly say it has made a difference! It’s a B-complex vitamin that offers benefits such a stimulating rapid hair, nail growth, and aiding metabolism!

Trim your hair: Last but not least…you should get your hair trimmed at least every few months. Many people ask how could trimming the bottom of your hair affect growth from the root? And how will it grow when I just cut it back to where it was?! “Think of a split end as a run in a stocking,” Once that run starts, it’s going to continue all the way up the stocking—and that’s the same thing that happens to your hair. The split travels all the way up the strand, causing it to become weak and break off. So it’s not that getting a trim helps your hair to grow faster — it’s that it prevents breakage from occurring at the ends of your strands, allowing you to more quickly reach your desired hair length! Otherwise your hair will just continue to break off and you will be at a standstill. Trimming your hair keeps the ends from looking stringy & makes your locks appear fuller.

Hair Stylin’

This look is so cute & really adds a little style to your average pony tail.

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The best way to get this look is to first section off your hair from the top half (any hair above ears) and clip up. Then put a hair tie around the bottom half (just to keep it contained). Then take down the top half and do a braid on either the left or right side starting around the top of your head, braid all the way down to end of the section. Then bobby pin or use a rubber band to secure the end of the braid, JUST while you grab the bottom half of your hair, and incorporate it with the top. Try it out!

DIY Dry Hair Treatments

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There are plenty of inexpensive options out there to help with dry/damaged hair. Many of the ingredients for these treatments are probably already in your refrigerator or pantry. Plus some of the chemicals they put in hair treatments these days are FAR from natural, and I have found dry my hair even more!! Try to do a treatment on your hair once a week, it is important to be consistent to really make a difference in the health of your hair.

  • Mayonnaise Hair Treatment – Massage mayonnaise into the hair liberally and cover with a plastic bag. Allow the mayo to remain for at least 30 minutes. Shampoo, rinse and follow with a shampoo if necessary. Repeat this treatment for dry damaged hair on a weekly basis until the desired results are achieved.
  • Banana Hair Treatment – Mash together one small, ripe banana, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon sweet almond, olive, safflower or corn oil. Apply liberally to shampooed hair, cover with plastic and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Vinegar Rinse – Combine 1 drop essential oil with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Add a cup of boiling water and mix well, and then add this mixture to a bowl of water you’ll use as your final hair rinse. Rinse your hair thoroughly using this water, immersing as much of your hair as possible and pouring over the areas that are not immersed. Repeat every time you wash your hair for the best results. Use an essential oil that benefits dry hair such as sandalwood, lavender or rosemary. If necessary, you can omit the essential oil altogether and the treatment will still help nourish the hair.
  • Olive Oil Treatment – Beat together 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. If you don’t have olive oil, you can use safflower oil, corn oil or wheat germ oil. To use, shampoo the hair as normal, apply the mixture evenly throughout the hair, wrap with plastic or a towel and allow to remain for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse.
  • Gelatin Deep Protein Treatment– Especially good for fragile hair, the gelatin in this dry hair treatment fortifies and strengthens. To make, combine 1 tablespoon plain gelatin with 1 cup purified water. Allow the mixture to gel slightly, but don’t let it set all the way. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and if desired, 4 drops rosemary essential oil. Massage evenly into shampooed hair, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse. Repeat up to once per week, as necessary.
  • Rosemary Oil Treatment – The rosemary in this treatment for dry hair repairs damage caused by wind, sun and water, and puts the luster back into your hair. The eggs and oil moisturize and condition. To make, combine 2 tablespoons avocado oil, 1 tablespoon castor oil, 2 teaspoons strong rosemary tea (Steep leaves in boiling water for at least 20 minutes), and 2 whole eggs in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. To use, massage evenly through the hair, wrap with a towel and allow the treatment to remain for at least 20 minutes before shampooing and rinsing as usual.