How To: Get Rid Of Oily Hair

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Hey girls,

Recently after washing my hair in the shower, I conditioned my hair with a little coconut oil so I could have some very luscious locks. But unfortunately after rinsing out the oil, my hair was a complete greasy mess and could not be flat ironed 😦  So I googled (smart girl move)  how to get the oil out of my hair and discovered that the trick is to just use powder

Any type of powder! I found out that baking soda, baby powder, and talcum powder are the most preferably used powders that tackle and cut grease from hair. You just rub a little/however much you need into your tresses, brush it out, and voilà no more oily hair (I no longer have oily hair)!

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Completely miraculous!  

So the next time you use a little too much oil/are too lazy to wash your hair, just pop out the powder!

❤ A Little Powder

Do you have a “bad hair” horror story? What was your go-to quick fix? Comment below!

Make Your Own: Sunscreen

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Hey girls,

With it being the middle of summer and spending more and more time outdoors enjoying the warm weather; I have lately been slathering on layers and layers of sunscreen, because I tend to burn very badly within 30 minutes of being in direct contact with the sun.

Don’t you just love being outdoors, but hate being scorched and discolored in all of the wrong places!? Hello Sunscreen…!

 We’ve all heard of the dangers of using purchased chemical sunscreens and the debates on their effectiveness (they are toxic and can cause cancer), therefore I decided to make a post on how to make your own all-natural sunscreen!

So take a look below at how to make your own lovely Earth-Friendly sun protector (barrier oils and recipe listed below):

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  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil-has a natural SPF between 28 and 50.
  • Carrot Seed Oil-has an SPF between 38 and 40.
  • Wheatgerm Oil-has a natural SPF of 20.
  • Coconut, Soybean, Sesame, Macadamia, Jojoba, and Olive Oil-all have much lower SPF’s of around 4.
  • Cocoa, Mango, and Shea Butter– have low natural SPF’s.

 Recipe:

– 1 oz. oil blend

– 1 oz. beeswax 

– 1 oz. butter blend

– 1 tsp. vitamin E oil

– 25 drops essential oils (optional)

– .35 oz. zinc oxide powder/ointment (found at most pharmacies)

* This recipe is customizable *

Melt oils, beeswax, and butters on low-heat in a double boiler. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vitamin E, zinc oxide, and essential oils now to mixture. Stir until zinc is fully dissolved. Finish by pouring your concoction into container of your choice. Allow to harden overnight.

❤ Sun Rays

How do you avoid being scorched by the sun?  Use natural sunscreen products? Comment below!