Beauty and the Beast

Hi Everyone! Here are some beauty tips I've been wanting to share:

1.) FRIZZY HAIR? After stepping out of the shower, try to avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Instead, try patting, or firmly squeezing your hair to absorb the water. Rubbing causes friction, which leads to frizziness.

2.) GREASY HAIR? Try shampooing only the roots of your hair, and conditioning only the tips/bottom half. I used to have greasy hair, and found the cause to be too much conditioner.

3.) DRY HAIR? To preserve your natural oils, try using half the amount of shampoo you are currently using, and only apply conditioner to the bottom half of your hair. You can also try a leave-in conditioner. Not washing your hair everyday will also help since shampoo can be very drying and strip your locks of it's natural oils.

4.) DRY MASCARA? When using your mascara, instead of pumping the wand back into the tube to get more product, swish it around. Pumping the wand pumps in more air, causing your mascara to dry out faster. My favorite drugstore mascara is Lash Blast by Cover Girl.

5.) WANT BEACH WAVES? I haven't tried this yet, but it seems like all the rage this season. To get beachy waves, apply salt spray to damp hair. You will need a spray bottle, 8 oz. water, 2 tbsp ground sea salt, and 1/2 tsp. scented conditioner. When I make this later this week, I think I'm going to skip out on the conditioner part to prevent greasy-ness. However, if your hair is dry, you may want to add it. Mix everything together in the spray bottle. Remember, you can put on as much as you want, but you can't take any out unless you wash your entire head. So-- use in sparing increments. Let hair air dry, or blowdry on a cold setting. Also, if you are worried about the salt drying up your hair, I read somewhere that sea salt is only supposed to add texture and not eliminate moisture. If anything, it will protect your hair from the sun. Please let me know if you have heard otherwise because I'm not too sure about this one. :)

6.) DRY LIPS? Mix a little bit of olive oil and sugar together in a small dish. Brush a little of the mixture onto your lips, rub them together for 15-30 seconds, and rinse. This is a great way to exfoliate.

1 comment

Katy said...

oh, i've used sugar in face masks before and it's fantastic. great natural remedy!