All-Natural Hair Care!

Posted by Corine. 

I love pampering my hair and I do not mind spending a bit of money on good hair products to keep them healthy but it sometimes feels a bit silly and pointless considering all the DIY goodness I can come up with by simply stepping in to my kitchen. So here is a few natural tricks that never fail to give my locks a boost!

1 . If you do not fancy eating that overripe avocado forgotten at the bottom of the fridge , simply turn it in to an hair mask! All you need to add is 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 table spoon of coconut oil. Mix all ingredients into a bowl and apply to your hair from the ends to the roots. Let it sit for 15-20 mins before rinsing thoroughly. Not only you will avoid food waste but you will also restore shine in your hair, repair damages, add moisture and fight frizzes!

applevinegar biona2 . Apple cider vinegar is a great natural product that can be used every other week to remove residue from product buildup and pollution from your hair. The acetic acid cleanses the hair without stripping natural oils and also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help with flaky and itchy scalps. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water and douche your hair with the mixture after your regular shampoo. Rinse thoroughly with clear water and finish with your conditioner. You will be left with lustrous and shiny locks! You can find apple cider vinegar in your local shops or online but always make sure to buy a quality product that is unpasteurised, unfiltered and with the mother (the cloudy floating web-like substance which contains a bunch of beneficial bacterias and acids).

3 . Use coconut oil as a leave in conditioner to keep your hair nourished and healthy looking all day long. Make sure to only use organic virgin coconut oil that won’t leave any residue on your  precious locks… plus a good quality oil will not leave a weird smell on your hair! 

81Iec582K8L._SL1478_4 . Same as your skin, you should always add a SPF protection to your hair as sun damage is real! There are a few vegetal oils that provides a natural UV protection but I personally like to go for the most effective one which is red raspberry seed oil. It is quite pricey but this oil has a natural SPF of between 28 and 50 which is huge compared to avocado or coconut oils which only contain a SPF of 2 to 3! A little goes a long way and it is multi-purpose as red raspberry seed oil is also an excellent anti-oxidant and nurturing product for the skin… so well worth the money!

Botanical Beauty – Red Raspberry Seed Oil – £13.50 for 30ml on Amazon. 

5 . Let you hair dry naturally whenever you can! The weekend is the perfect occasion for me not to use my hairdryer and give my hair a break from the damaging high heat.  If your hair are more wild than mine and blowdrying is a necessity, try to limit the blow dry time and use the coolest setting on your hair dryer as much as you can.

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Mandatory Sunday Beauty Rituals

Posted by Carole

Sunday mornings are synonym with late lie-in and croissants for me but also pampering sessions as I never miss the occasion to take care of myself and indulge in a bit of “me time”.

I can actually spend a couple of hours in my bathroom enjoying a warm bath, exfoliating or painting my nails, my routine varies however there are two beauty rituals that are always on my list and they are both masks, one for my face and one for my hair.

So today I wanted to share with you the mandatory beauty rituals I cannot live without!

HAIR MASK

This is maybe my favourite beauty product as it never fails to give incredible results! This product is PHYTOELIXIR OIL by PHYTO, an intense nutrition oil that deeply nourishes my hair and leaves them incredibly smooth and luscious.

Phyto 123.pngMy secret is to apply the elixir on the tips and length of my hair as soon as I wake up, tie my hair in a bun as it makes them quite greasy and leave on for a few hours, basically all morning as I roam in my PJ’s having breakfast and lazing around!

Phyto recommends to leave on for 10 minutes only before washing off but I can assure you that the longer the better the results will be so don’t be afraid to spend your morning with slightly oily hair, it’s totally worth it!

The price of £26.50 might seem quite pricey but a bottle of 75ml lasts me 6 months or more, not bad considering the amazing results.

FACIAL MASK

I am a big fan of DECLEOR’s products including their facial masks! There are two masks I really like and alternatively apply on my face once a week.

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The first one is AROMA PURETE PURIFYING & EXFOLIATING MASK, an Ylang-Ylang essential oil treatment with deeply purifying, mattifying and rebalancing properties, ideal for oily skin types. The clay includes tiny particles allowing you to exfoliate by applying gentle circular movements to your skin before rinsing your face off.

The second one is AROMA CLEANSE CLAY AND HERBAL MASK, a creamy purifying white clay treatment packed with camomille and ginseng essential oils to soothe the skin and boost its elasticity.

Both masks give great results and leave my skin replenished with a clearer, brighter skin tone and a nice plumpness. The smell and texture of the white clay mask are also exquisite and it doesn’t leave my skin dry like most clay masks I’ve tried.

The only downside is their price, £25 and £28.50 respectively for 50ml so I usually wait for sales or promotions to buy these masks.

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