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Skincare and Beauty Recommendations

For all you babes, I made a list of my must have stuff to look the best you can go scam an SD

 Body- Lush Ro Argan. This stuff is the bomb. It’s a body conditioner that smells like roses and honey. Smear that good stuff all over you and let it sit for five minutes. Wash it off and your body will be soft and smooth, no other products needed. I’ve used this stuff for five years and every person that gets a whiff of it compliments me. Guys go crazy for this scent, especially in the bed room downtown haha.JUST GET IT! You get a shower and body cream in one! 

Face Cream- Laneige Water Bank Cream. This shit makes my face look like it’s been kissed by an angel. So dewy and soft! I feel like I look much younger when I apply this because it hydrates so well. Perfect to use if you want something that traps the moisture in your face and is lightweight. I’ve noticed the dehydration wrinkles I had around my eyes and mouth have diminished. My makeup goes on like a dream after I apply this. 

 Face- Kojic acid soap. I use this soap for my uneven skin tone and acne spots. I barely wear foundation because it cleared up my clogged pores and hyperpigmenation. Dirt cheap off Amazon. Haven’t had a major breakout since I used this the past 3 years. 

 Perfume- Tom Ford private Collection comes in 12 scents. With mainstream brands, I feel like ALL WOMEN’s FRAGRANCES smell the same and give me a headache. Too sweet, floral, romantic, too much alcohol, etc.Now, this collection ain’t cheap, so, get a sample from your local department store. They give it to you in a cute vial and box and the sales associates are super knowledgeable about scents. THIS STUFF LASTS A LONG TIME! I wear the Tobacco Vanille all year round. Literally, this scent is my confident booster, I smell unique and luxurious! And the scent projects like a beast, so a 4 ML sample will last you cause all thats needed is a small dab for the day!  I used to buy decants off eBay to save £££ until I got me a SD to buy me the 100 ML hehe.

 Sunscreen- Elta SPF 40. This stuff is the best sunscreen on the market and all the dermatologists I’ve seen recommended it. No white cast and absorbs into skin fast, it’s also super moisturizing! 

 Hair- Bumble Bee Invisible Oil. If you have frizzy, dry, damaged, natural, thick hair, this SHIT IS THE BOMB. This is the only product that works on my hair when I wear it curly and straighten it. It does the job, smells great, and my hair looks so glossy and healthy….best of all it doesn’t weight my hair down or feel greasy. 

 Mascara- Lacome Hypnose is the only thing I use on my lashes in the past six years. I will NEVER STRAY from Lacome’s mascara products. It makes my eyes look amazing and it’s easy to take off at night. Don’t like the other brands like Benefit or Too Faced which are hard to remove at night.

 Makeup Remover- Clinique Take Off the Day Balm. Your makeup literally will melt off when you wash your face with this! I used so many different brands from wipes to oil to alcohol and none of them worked as well as this. 

 Lipstick- Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Bahama is the best nude/rosy color out there for all girls IMO. I use the Train Bleu colour (quite vampy) when going out at night and always got compliments! Because it’s a jumbo pencil lippy, you can line your lips easily and fill it in! Lasts all night! Taylor Swift uses their Dragon Girl  shade as her signature red colour according to the makeup artist that showed me.! Best secret lippies around!

 Foundation- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is a game changer. My skin looks radiant, dewy, and natural which no other foundation has given me. Everyone raves about it and I wish I listened earlier and quit wasting my money at MAC and Estee Lauder.

Concealer- Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer- If you don’t like wearing foundation, this concealer is all you need then. It hides my dark eye circles and any redness on my face like a PRO. Comes with a wand so you don’t need to use anything else when applying it!

6 CURLY HAIR MISTAKES!

1.  Getting Cut By A Stylist Who Doesn’t Have Curls

2. Not Accounting For Shrinkage

3.  Opting For A Blunt Cut

4. Using The Wrong Products

5. Shampooing Too Often

6. Using High Heat

CURLY HAIR MASTERPOST

I’m starting this list because as a born and bred Curly Top, I know first hand what a struggle it can be to figure out how to manage/become comfortable with your hair (and do so on a budget). So, please feel free to add, reblog, and share with the curly heads you love (Please don’t delete the source.) 

1- Kiss sulfates goodbye.

I didn’t even know sulfates were a thing until it was brought to my attention. Basically, they are chemicals inside many of the shampoos and hair products that you know and love, ie; Aussie, Suave, Garnier, etc. 

A couple of the biggest problem-causing sulfates are called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, they promote bacteria, reduce proteins, and basically leave your hair covered in a thick layer of wax that sucks all of the natural oils out of your hair. I have been sulfate free for about a year now, and anytime I am forced to use a shampoo with sulfates in it, I can immediately tell the difference in the texture of my hair. As someone who will never spend a dime over the necessary price for beauty products, I’ve compiled a small list of my favorite Sulfate free or low sulfate products that you can find just about anywhere and that will not break the bank:

  • -L’Oreal Paris EverCurl
    This was the first product I tried after making the switch and I love it. It averages about $10 at places like Walmart and it lasts a while. They have a bunch of different options in this line like gel, style milk, etc. It’s cheap and it smells REALLY GOOD!
  • -Shea Moisture
    My favorite is their Coconut Hibiscus line, where they also offer several different types of products. This is probably my favorite out of everything that I’ve used (I’m partial to the Curl and Style Milk and the Hold and Shine Moisture Mist.) They also have a wonderful set of Shampoo and Conditioner, each product also averaging about $10.
  • -Miss Jessie’s
    This one is a little more expensive, each bottle averaging around $22, but it’s definitely worth the money. I love the Pillow Soft Curls product, but right now I’m working my way through a bottle of Multi Cultural Curls and it’s great, though not my favorite. 
  • -Suave Professionals
    Now, I know that I mentioned Suave earlier in the ‘bad list’, however, they have a line of Keratin Infused shampoos that are really low in sulfates AND in price! I usually never buy the shampoos and conditioners from the lines listed above, because it’s a lot of money for a little bit of product, and, let’s face it, in a Curly Haired’s world, there’s no such thing as ‘Family Size’! I can usually hit up Walmart or CVS and get a giant bottle of both this shampoo and conditioner and pay around $9 TOTAL! THAT, my friends, is a deal!

2- Find a good oil.

I’m partial to a salon quality Argan oil, but you can use whatever suits you best depending on your type of curl. You’re probably going to pay a little more for the oil than you would some of your other products, but at a couple of pumps a few times a week, one bottle can last months. 

3- Develop a solid after-shower routine.

This was a hard one for me to figure out, but once I got the hang of it, what used to be an hour long process now only takes about 15 minutes. Each routine will vary from person to person depending on your curls/resources/etc., but here is mine:

  • -First of all, I never wash out all of my conditioner. I don’t walk out of the shower with my hair still sudsy, but I leave just enough in that it makes the next 15-20 minutes a smoother process. 
  • -I start by squeezing all of the excess water out of my hair, (honestly, I’ve learned that my life post-shower is so much easier if I just stand on a towel) making sure that it’s still pretty damp, but not dripping down your shoulders. It’s a fine line. 
  • -Then, I rub a little bit of whatever curl milk I’m planning on using later into my hair (I only just learned this about a month ago and it has SAVED MY LIFE!) this seriously makes the whole brushing your hair out thing eight billion times easier. I know that people say you’re not supposed to brush your hair when it’s wet, but most of those people have board-straight hair and no actual valid opinions. You can brush curly hair when wet, or not at all. There is no in-between. 
  • -Brush it out. I start from the ends and work your way up to avoid as much breakage as possible.
  • -Now I add my oil. A few pumps of Argan into my palm, and I make sure to rub it all over my hands so no matter how I touch my hair, the oil is making contact. Try to avoid the roots, just because you have your own natural oils living there and they get kind of angry (greasy) when you invite other people in. I’ve found the easiest method in doing this is to start at the highest point you plan on putting the oil, and then twisting your hair into sort of a faux-pony tail, it spreads evenly and you don’t have to worry about your hair tangling again.
  • -Flip and scrunch! Put however much curl milk you feel necessary into your palms, flip your hair and get to work! I like to start in my biggest problem area, which is the base of my neck. I put a little more product there than I do anywhere else because it dries out so quickly. Once I’m done, I flip my hair back and scrunch up the curls on the crown of my head a little more, just because I have an issue getting a lot of volume up there.

4- Satin pillow cases are expensive.

It’s true. I know everyone says that the way to keep moisture locked into your hair is to sleep on satin pillow cases, but they’re expensive and my head slides around. No bueno. So, I’ve found a loophole! The messy bun! It’s a life saver, really. I usually wash my hair before bed, so when I’m done putting the products in, I flip my hair over again, collect it all into a bun at the very top of my head and tie it off (I use scrunchies. They don’t leave those annoying hair-tie lines in your hair). Make sure you’re not tying it too tight though, or else it could ruin the curls and you’ll wake up with a frizzy head. This locks in the moisture and protects your curls from those pesky cotton pillow cases.

5- Stop hurting your hair!!

It’s okay. We’ve all done it. Spent hours in the bathroom with a fan and a flat iron trying to look like Megan Fox. (and proceeded to sweat out all of that hard work in a matter of hours). Stop it. Throw out the flat iron, the curling rod you use after the flat iron to get those pretty beach waves, and the hair dryer- YES! I said the hair dryer. Even with a diffuser, you’re causing unnecessary damage to those beautiful curls of yours! Be nice to your hair!

6- Vitamins.

Biotin. I’m not kidding. It keeps your hair long, curly and most of all- Healthy! It’s cheap at any Walmart or drug store and as a bonus, it helps out your hair and skin too!


That’s all I’ve got for now. If I think of some others, I’ll come back and add them, but if you have any opinions or tips that I didn’t mention here, PLEASE add them! Let’s have a discussion, learn and GROW together! (See what I did there?)

Deep Conditioning 101

Originally posted by afronizando

Deep conditioning natural hair can help to repair and moisturise your hair. It should be done at least once every 2 weeks for stronger, softer and more lustrous hair. The most popular treatments are:

Protein based deep conditioners. These conditioners help to repair damage done to your hair (e.g. by relaxing or dyeing) over time. They fill gaps in the cuticle and form temporary bonds, strengthening the strands. Once a month is sufficient for mildly damaged hair.

Moisture based deep conditioners soften and moisturise very dry hair this can help to reduce breakage and leave hair feeling soft.

Protein and moisture based conditioners are for those who have both dry and damaged hair.

Coconut, avocado oil and olive oil are known to be able to penetrate the hair shaft and cuticle; when possible, incorporate them into deep conditioning treatments

Steaming hair for 10-20 minutes whilst deep conditioning allows conditioners to penetrate the hair strands as the cuticles are lifted.. The result is extra moisture and elasticity. (alternatively a plastic cap can be used along with a blow-dryer)


- After conditioning, cool water should be used to seal the cuticle.

- Focus on your ends. This is the oldest part of your hai

-Don’t overdo it. Too much deep conditioning- whether protein or not- will result in more hair breakage

My TOP hair products for short curly hair! As of 3/21/2016

My hair type: I have a good mixed of 3c (around the front of my hairline) 3a (at the crown of my head) & 3b every where else. It’s thick and gets VERY dry so..
I look for conditioners that will HYDRATE, add MOISTURE, & SHINE.

1: carols daughter black vanilla conditioner. I love this product cause #1 it smells AMAZING, and everytime I wear it, I’m complimented on great smelling hair. Too much of any conditioner will make it feel hard but this one leaves my hair feeling great!

2. Olive oil mousse- really suppose to be used for roller sets/twist outs things to that nature … But I use it as a conditioner/styler and it’s amazing , but I’m a lil heavy handed which can leave my hair just a taddd bit crunchy 😬..

3. Shea moisture curl & shine- is my handy dandy conditioner. Can never go wrong with this one. Love that it’s sulfate free, so that’s one less ingredient drying out my already dry hair .


So tell me what’s yall favorites and why?

TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF CURLY HAIR THAT MY HAIR STYLIST SISTER HAS TAUGHT ME

1. NEVER wash your hair everyday. Go at least on day without washing your hair. It makes a HUGE difference. If you are someone who has to shower every day because you work out or other things, take your shower without wetting your hair and instead use DRY SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. WHY: the natural oils in your hair come from the scalp. With straight or wavy hair the oil can easily travel down the hair shaft with no problem. Curly hair however is full of kinks and twists that make it harder for the oils to reach the ends of your hair. Thats why curly hair does not get greasy as easily. MOISTURE HELPS AVOID FRIZZ!!!

2. DO NOT USE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS WITH ALCOHOL OR SULFATES!!!!!! This can go for everyone. They dry out your hair and can actually damage it. That Garnier Fructise that smells so good? Yeah, no. It sucks. Dont use it. AND NEVER EVER EVER USE PANTENE!!

3. IF YOU STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR USE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY!!! Cannot stress that enough. Damaged hair cannot be saved and must be cut off. If you can avoid straightening then do it, wear natural hair 90% of the time. With these tips youll be able to!! IF YOU MUST STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR: wash it before you do because you’ll want to go 3-4 days before washing it again. This will allow your hair to heal and restore natural oils. The night before you wash it apply leave in conditoner or some moisturizing oil and sleep with it in. This will help heal the hair and keep it soft and smooth.

4. HAIRSTYLES: you can wear your hair down a lot. Curls wont always look good after sleeping on them so you may want to put it up on the days you dont wash it. I braid my hair a lot on days i dont wash it. I also use the half up hair style a lot. And since my curls arent too tight and kinky i can wear a ponytail. But for a longer looking pony tail i use a banana clip.

5. THERE ARE REALLY GOOD PRODUCTS OUT THERE FOR CURLY HAIR. The best are Redken, Deva Curl, and Pureology. Redken and Pureology are amazing too if your hair is color treated at all. Buy shampoos and conditioner for curly hair. Or one can be just moisturizing. I use pureology curl complete conditioner, A deva curl hair scrunch gel, and a pureology split end salve (a leave in conditioner) they work wonders. I also use redken Diamond Oil. This stuff is amazing but expensive. I get a good price because of my sister.
BUT. if you cant afford those there are cheaper options available at cvs or the grocery store. CHEAPER OPTIONS include Organics and Nexxus. These are more expensive than other options but they are much cheaper than salon quality products with similar effects. both these brands offer leave in conditioners and oils for your hair. I personally use Organics Coconut Milk shampoo because it is very moisturizing. Nexxus Ultimate Moisture conditioner is amazing as well.

6. DONT USE TOO MUCH CONDITIONER! if you have curly hair you do need a decent amount. However using too much can make even your hair look and feel greasy or crusty. Use just enough to get you by. Conditioner is your best friend. Dont abuse it.

7. Get regular hair cuts. At least every 3 months. You can just get a trim but getting rid of split ends can save you from potentially going bald!

8. Finally, LOVE YOUR HAIR!! its gorgeous! Take this advice from one curly girl and use it to work MIRACLES!

anonymous asked:

HELLO yet again friend and also new friend mimi ♥ I need tips or if you could point me in the general direction of how one might remedy dry, frizzy hair. Whether it be shampoo,conditioner, creams, whatever. Thanks loves!

I have been waiting for this ask!!!!!!

Curly hair is tricky to handle because it’s prone to extreme dryness, which of course leads to breakage. Hair products are inherently straight-haired centric. Think about all of your favorite hair product brands, and think about how many of their products are specifically made for curly hair. One or two at the most, I guarantee you. Ever try using non-curly shampoo on your curls? You’ll end up with sandpaper! I even find that some curly haired products still leave my hair needing more (ahem Aussie) but anyway…

I’ve tried so many different products designed for curly hair, and none are even half as successful as SheaMoisture’s curly hair products. Hell, I even use a conditioner that is not specifically made for my hair type every single time I step in the shower and my hair still feels amazing. SheaMoisture is also organic and doesn’t use any bullshit chemicals in their products. Read their website for more info.

2017 has been my best hair ever and I am so excited to share with you my favorites! Some of these are $$, but they last several months so I personally feel that the investment is worth it. 

1. SheaMoisture’s Curl & Shine Shampoo. Curly haired friends- this is the shampoo you have been waiting for! This shampoo smells amazing (coconut and hibiscus, it really just smells tropical to me) and feels amazing. It leaves your hair feeling properly cleaned but not stripped of any natural oils. I know that many people that warn against shampooing your hair every day, but I get dandruff if I don’t. So I use this product every time I get in the shower. And it never disappoints. 

2. Shea Moisture’s Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. Not sure why this is $27 on Amazon? You can buy it from SheaMoisture’s website in a smaller bottle for $6. Do you remember in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when Professor Slughorn brews that love potion that smells differently to everybody? Well my potion would smell like this fucking shampoo. It just smells so goddamn good I can’t even convey into words. And it’s not specifically for curly hair!

3. Paul Mitchell’s Leave-In Conditioner. If you have curly hair, you should be using a leave-in conditioner on a regular basis. Your hair just won’t retain moisture for that long, and leave-in conditioner gives it that extra boost. SheaMoisture doesn’t have a leave-in conditioner? I don’t know why? They have what they call “styling creams” for curly hair, but it’s not the same thing. So I use Paul Mitchell’s lychee leave-in conditioner, which is not natural or silicone free. But I’ve decided that I don’t care, because it literally keeps my hair feeling amazing every day. So I’m recommending it. 

Method

I thought you might find it helpful if I listed my method for washing my hair? This is what works for me, and obviously it may or may not work for you. But hopefully this gives you some ideas to get started!

I like to wash my hair at night with shampoo and conditioner, and in the morning I’ll wet my hair in the shower and then apply Paul Mitchell. But if you like to shower in the morning, do your shower routine and then apply Paul Mitchell with your hair still wet. That should carry you through the day and into the night at the very least with amazing hair.

1. Shampoo. I like to lather my shampoo a bit before rinsing it out. I recently read this post when trying to find some good beauty tips for ya’ll. It recommends that you avoid shampooing the ends of your hair, because they dry out more quickly. You then avoid conditioning your scalp, because that creates more dandruff and bacteria build up. Read the post! Well anyway, I’ve been following those directions for two weeks now and noticed a change after two days.

2. Conditioner. Make sure to condition the underside of your hair and any layers you have! If you have oily skin like I do, I would recommend that you do your hair first and then clean the rest of your body. Because I get crazy acne from all the shampoo/conditioner remnants that are washing out of my hair. 

3. Leave-In Conditioner. Wet your hair (or maybe your hair’s already wet from the shower), and then apply a generous amount of leave-in conditioner to everywhere but your scalp. Again, read the post. If I’m working a nine hour day during the winter’s driest months, I bring Paul Mitchell with me to work and reapply. Did I mention that it’s lychee scented??

Well anyway, that’s my two cents. Those are the three best products I have ever tried. Hope this helps xx

Affordable Brands/Products For Curly Hair

Okay so my hair is personally stick straight, but with some help from the internet, as well as several of my curly haired friends, imma help my curly cuties out❤

1. As I Am Coconut CoWash, $7.99

2. ECO Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, $5.19

3. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, $5.49

4. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse, $9.99

5. Queen Helene Royal Curl Shaping Creme, $8.71

6. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner, $9.47

7. Samy Curl Constructor Activating Mousse, $5.99

8. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strenghten and Growth Shampoo, $10.99

9. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, $3.99

10. Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo, $9.49

11. SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $3.99

12. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist, $2.97

13. Ogx Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo or Conditioner, $5.79

14. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, $5.99

15. As I Am Double Butter Cream, $15.50


Please check the ingredients to make sure they’re all safe for you to use (some of y'all may have allergies or whatnot), and these prices were just off of average vendor’s prices on the internet, they may vary depending on where you buy it.

Sugar Baby Beauty Tips Pt. 1

Skip false eyelashes! Having on a heavy set of lashes can make you look tired and your eyes to look droopy. Especially during night time, when the light often hits your face from above, the false eyelashes will cast a shadow that makes your eyes darker and accentuates dark rings. Stick to regular mascara unless your eyelashes are very short. This will make more light to hit your eyes, and a more flattering look! 


Find a schampoo that has salicylic acid in it. This will make your scalp produce less sebum. For me it adds 2 additional days where I don’t need to wash my hair and therefore it gets less damaged. 


Only use non-heat products to style your hair. Want curly hair? Use hair rollers overnight. Play around and try different ones to see which ones are most comfortable for you to sleep with. I always sleep in hair rollers before an important date! Bonus if your hair is slightly damp, the curls will hold several days! On an everyday basis I like to sleep with a braid, not as beautiful as with hair rollers but still nice.


After you’ve done your makeup, put a little bit of the same blush you have on your cheeks in the crease of your eye. It should be barely visible, but makes you look so much more healthy and fresh! 

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