Hair Care 👩🏻🦰
I have always tried to take good care of my hair so I have experimented with so many products. These are all my currently favorites: •☀️ Nature Lab. - Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub
My Hair Care Routine
Hair & Scalp Treatment
Top Five Leave-In Hair Products!
Here are my top 5 favorite leave in hair products! 1. Everyone knows a heat protetant is a MUST for those that use hot tooks regularly. My go-to is the SGX NYC Blaze Hear Protection Lotion & Primer. It really gets the job done but also leaves your hair soft & shiney. #SGX NYC - Blaze Heat Protection Hair lotion & Primer[products]#[FourStars] 2. The next product I really love is the Vitiv Daily Hair Vitamin. I got this in a monthly beauty box & fell in love. It really does a lot of your hair & keeps it full & soft. #VITIV - Daily Hair Vitamin[products]#[FourStars] 3. Another hot tool product I use is the Not Your Mothers In A Beat Blow Dry Accelerator. It literally cuts blowdrying time IN HALF! Love it when I’m in a rush! #Not Your Mothers - In A Beat Hair Dry Accelerator[products]#[FourStars] 4. The last two products are not actually leave-ins but I had to include them. Coconut oil is such an amazing oil. Not only can it be used in cooking but its a staple in the beauty community as well. Now you can leave it in ykur hair but I tend to just use it as a deep conditioner. I lay it on thick all over my hair from the roots to ends for 30 minutes & then wash it out in the shower! It leaves my hair soooooo soft & shiny! Definitely a must have. Garden of Life - Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 5. This last product is the one I will always recommend when people ask for hair products that WORK. Raw Sugar Hair Masque is it. I usually put in all ofer my hair (again from roots to ends) after shampooing & conditioning while I’m still in the shower, I then go ahead & shave, wash my body, use my dove body polish & when I’m done with everything else, I rinse it out. This product was such a game changer for me, you can literally see a difference after one use! RAW SUGAR - Healing Power Hair Masque BONUS PRODUCT! (Cause you know I had to mention it) The Ordinary Moroccan Argan Oil! I love, love, LOVE this stuff. I put a few drops in my hand and warm it between my palms before working it through damp hair after my shower. I don’t put it on my roots because it is an oil & I tend to find oils usually make my hair look greasy if I put them on my roots but it does work for some people! This oil however leaves your hair sooo beautiful. It adds moisture, softens & gives it such a nice shine. I cannot stress how great this stuff is enough, this is definitely a holy grail product. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil That’s all for today! Any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment! Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those that celebrate! 🦃 & everyone stay safe & have a wonderful day! 💗
💙What I got my bf for Valentines Day💙
Happy Valentines Day everyone! Time for some self-love & self-care! I’m not super big into Valentines Day, & my bfs birthday is in a month, but since this came in the mail I really wanted to gift it to him today. He puts most of his skin/hair/body care in my hands... So unless I’m pushing it on him, he’s stubborn & not that big into self care💔 ❤️Sooo, I had been secretly researching things for hair loss & came across red light therapy. Red light therapy is a safe & natural treatment option for (mainly hereditary types of) hair loss. It’s been gaining popularity with professionals & the public. Backed by a strong base of peer-reviewed clinical research, red light treatments have increased hair count, hair density & hair thickness for all genders. HAIRMAX - LaserComb Ultima 9 Device$199 Though this device is a bit pricey, there’s another comb from Hairmax with only 3 more lasers (12) & that one is $399 🤷🏻♀️ There’s even a helmet/headband like device that’s $799! So compared to their other models, & other brands, this was an affordable option & had really great reviews... I’m really curious & will be so excited & happy for him if he sees results. I figure it can’t hurt. Though he was like, ugh I have to do this for 30 minutes a week?! I said I’ll do it for him lol. That’s love right? How it works/The Claims: 🌱This device works through a process known as Photo-Biostimulation, similar to Photosynthesis (which causes growth in plants) 🚨It also utilizes Laser Phototherapy. This “laser comb” delivers visible light in the red spectrum to your scalp. This therapeutic, nourishing light energy stimulates growth factors, extends the growth phase of hair & helps to restore a healthy hair growth cycle, which results in new hair growth with increased density & fullness. There’s a lot of research & so many people seem to find it effective. So I’m really excited, even though my hair is so thick I wish I could just transfer some to him. 🧬Future science I’m sure... That being said, I have read that this is mainly effective for those with hereditary types of hair loss & unfortunately those suffering from Alopecia may not see results... 🤞🏼I’ll definitely be taking photos & giving this device a complete review & updates as we go along. 💙These we’re actually 2 minis from my Sephora bday present, but last time we ran out of Moroccanoil Treatment Oil he asked if I would buy more! It’s so cute to me when he actually likes a product... I’m still trying to get him a real skincare routine that he’ll stick with, but that’s a long post for another day🙃 MOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment MOROCCANOIL - Hydrating Styling Cream 💦I also really liked the water bottles@cheriesent out in the anniversary package, so I grabbed him his own so he would stop stealing mine!
January Empties Review - [skin, hair, & makeup]
As sad as get to finish a product, I may be slightly more excited to start something new! But before I open those bottles, here are my reviews of January Empties!! epicuren DISCOVERY - Crystal Clear Eye Makeup Remover This eyemakeup remover takes everything off! Even magnetic lash liner! This is also a treatment, in that it has peptides to help lengthen lashes and vitamin k to help address dark circles. It has no scent and a soft velvety finish. I have a back-up bottle on hand at all times! #Osmosis - Refresh Revitalizing Eye Cream[products]#[ThreeStars] I love the line of Osmosis, but this eye cream wasnt my fave. It has more of a gel consistency, and the applicator is nice, but I didnt feel it did much for my eyes. I felt I needed more hydration. It didnt hurt my eyes, as I’m sensitive. But I much prefer my eyecream from Herbal Dynamics Beauty, which is 1/2 the price! Herbal Dynamics Beauty - Flawlessly Firm Toning Body Butter I LOVE this body butter. I have 2 other posts about this product on my Cherie page. #Blissoma - Pure Sensitive Care Complex[products]#[ThreeStars] Blissoma is a holistic line and uses all plant based ingredients. This felt nice on my skin and did not break me out, but I did not like the earthy smell. Again I have to enjoy the experiencing using my skincare, and this did not deliver Herbal Dynamics Beauty - Cucumber & Blue Lotus Micellar Cleansing Water This was my first time using Micellar water. I liked it as an am cleanser, or for a quick refresh after a run. This would not be my go-to for removing my full face makeup. It did burn my eyes if I used it to remove my mascara. For days I dont wear makeup, this works just fine. epicuren DISCOVERY - Bulgarian Rose Otto Hands down my favorite rose facial oil. Smells so good! And feels so luxurious on the skin. For normal to dry skin types. I always have this on-hand as well. butter LONDON - Power Up Mascara I liked it! It was water resistant, jet black, and lasted all day. Gave both length and lift. MOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment I always love this hair oil, but i’m trying to stay away from artificial fragrance. That’s why it’s down 1 star. glo - Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18 Great coverage, non-pore clogging, and lasts all day. I LOVE this foundation
Minis that I loved 💘
Happy Mini Monday 👌🏾 These are some products that I actually loved and bought bigger sizes of: SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream . Smells heavenly and leaves my skin so soft. This is costly, but its so worth it. HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Mask . I’ve never finished a mini so fast. My skin felt so soft and clear after every use. I used this the recommended every other day and now that I have my new one I can use it every week. Nature Lab. - Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub Yes any texture can use a scalp scrub and I loved this one. I used it as a patch test on the middle (where my hair is most congested) and i can’t wait for my bigger size for my next wash day! @cosrx : snail mucinCOSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence . I still have the bigger size of this baby but Ulta sent me a sample size which I still love. NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence This baby one plenty of awards last year and I can see why. I actually use this one in the morning and the snail mucin essence at night. It’s way lighter and since I don’t use harsh ingredients I don’t need the buffer effect that I need at night. Have you tried any of these minis?
NatureLab Tokyo Clarifying Scalp Scrub
Nature Lab. - Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub I got this in the November 2020 Allure Beaty Box. I truly don’t understand how a scalp scrub is supposed to work when all the particles that are the physical exfoliants don’t quite get to your scalp because HAIR. This mostly felt like a clarifying shampoo rather than a scalp scrub, which is fine, my hair gets gross from work so something clarifying once in a while is fine, but I was hoping it would be more of a scrub because I was curious about what that would feel like. But if just felt like shampoo. I didn’t really notice a difference in my hair either other that it once was dirty and now is clean. I dunno, I wouldn’t repurchase.
Say “BYE” to your rough hair!
I have unfortunately been cursed with rough, thick, coarse hair. With my hair, you will only ever see me in a ponytail or a messy bum, because I am unable to deal with it most of the time. And the few times I need to look a little presentable, I need a clear window of at least three hours in my schedule to be able to work my hair into a decent hairstyle. This being said, I have tried a lot of things to fix my hair, and I have settled on the following solutions. For the first one, I have to mention my trusted hair conditioner, the REDKEN - All Soft Conditioner. I purchased this product about three months ago for $27, and I can tell a huge progress in the texture of my hair. Before, as you can see in the images, my hair was frizzy and a coarse mess. But after using this conditioner twice a week for the last three months, I have seen a HUGE positive difference! It smells so good with a coconut flavour, and the conditioner applies smoothly on to the hair. The second product I really love to use when I need to tame my hair is the MOROCCANOIL - Hydrating Styling Cream. I got this at Sephora for $34 about the same time that I got my _ conditioner. It might seem pricy, but the product lasts a while and actually works for my hair type! I started by using this product before styling using heat, but I prefer to use it after every wash as I see that my hair gets smooth and easy to style that way. It smells great too. My hair used to be dull and dry after washes, but since I got this, the frizz is controlled and my hair is sleek and shiny, and it also feels so healthy! Don’t double think about getting this, 10/10 recommend it!
REDKEN-All Soft Conditioner
Coarse Hair Is No Match For These Holy Grail Products
Coarse hair can be ultra-difficult to keep shiny and smooth. It seems like coarse hair has a mind of its own! My natural hair is quite curly and coarse, but it's also on the thinner side. If I don't use my holy grail hair care products, I look like a poodle. For lack of better words! The tricky thing with my hair is that while it needs a major boost of hydration, I tend to get oily roots quite fast because it's on the thinner side. Luckily, I've found some excellent products that combat my course dry strands without my roots looking like an oil slick. Products I can't live without: 1. OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme $28 This is sulfates & paraben-free styling cream is such a hair-saver. It comes in a 3.3oz (recyclable) bottle and smells delicious. A little goes a long way; this stuff is potent. I use about a pea size amount and run it through damp hair. I use it on dry hair too after styling. I've been using it for around a year, and I'm already on my second bottle. I will repurchase it - no doubt about it! 2. OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil $28 In my mind, OLAPLEX can do no wrong, so it's no wonder I'm obsessed with the bonding oil as well. The 1oz bottle comes in a small, easy to use bottle. I put about 3-4 drops in the palms of my hands and mix it with OLAPLEX No.6 and put in my dry hair. It makes my hair look shiny, feel softer, and it smells light & fresh. I'm still on my first bottle (a little goes a long way), but I know I'll be repurchasing when I finally run out. I use this mixture (No.6 + No.7) about twice a week to keep my coarse hair feeling soft.
How to Care for Long, Thin and Bleached Hair ☀️
I have very long and thin bleached hair so it gets very dry easily and also can get extra oily at times with regular washing. I wash it in the morning, brush it through and let it air dry after adding in some products below! 1. Add Hydration ✨Bleach dries out hair like no other so adding hydration back into your hair is going to be important. I use a variety of products for this. One thing I like is to use really nourishing shower products like the Olaplex conditioner. These products are gorgeous and make my hair feel better and softer. Their unique technology repairs hair from within. ✨Another product I love is the Gisou hair oil which is good for hydration but also styling if you’re just leaving your hair down for the day. It smells amazing and the honey is great for hair. It tames flyaways, somehow just makes hair look better and hydrated. ✨Hair masks can also be very useful and Olaplex has one too. I also like the Amika hair masks for extra hydration and try to use these at least once a week to repair and hydrate. 2. Detangle ✨One product I love to use right after washing is the leave in conditioner spray by It’s a 10! This has so many uses, hence the name, but I love the smell, nourishing and detangling properties of this the most. The detangler aspect is also useful so I’m not causing unnecessary damage when brushing if I have knots. 3. Take a Hair Supplement ✨After starting my first, I’ve found that my hair definitely grows faster and feels better than before! I use Hush & Hush supplements. They have them for hair, daily vitamins and one that is super amazing for nighttime if you’re struggling with relaxing and sleeping. You can use my name as a code to save money too if you’d like (“chelsea”). This is important because you’re giving your body what it needs and more to care for your hair health and also your body. 4. Use Products with Extra Heat Protection ✨I personally like Amika’s The Wizard because it smells amazing and does the job. Generally, temperatures over 450 F won’t break or damage hair but I avoid lots of heat and styling just because my hair is already damaged and dry, but when I do I always use products with extra protection. Regular hair cuts help too to prevent additional breakage at the bottom! OLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil it's a 10 haircare - Leave-In Conditioner Spray Product amika: - The Wizard Detangling Primer
gisou-Honey Infused Hair Oil
HOW TO REPAIR + SMOOTH DAMAGED HAIR
There are two major causes of hair damage—bleaching and heat. In my case, my hair is a little bit damaged from heat because I like to use a hair straightener on my hair. When my hair was shorter, it was a great tool for making sure everything looked super sleek and straight. Now that it’s a little bit longer, it’s a great tool for creating relaxed, loose waves. Unfortunately, relying too much on my hair straightener has caused some heat damage to my hair—and here’s how I combat it. I know when my hair has suffered a bit of heat damage when it tangles easily, feels rough, looks frizzy, and I have visible split ends. You can see how frizzy it looks in the before image! True hair damage, like split ends, can’t be fixed overnight. However, there are some tips and tricks that you can do to help your hair feel less damaged and prevent more damage from happening. Use a hydrating mask with a lot of plant oils. I’ve recently been using this Nourish Mask from Jungle Fever. It’s loaded with Shea Butter, Murumuru Butter, and Babassu Oil to really moisturize hair in the cuticle and prevent the dryness that comes with damaged hair. If you heat style your hair frequently (or have bleached hair) it’s important to deep condition it at least once a week to keep it looking shiny and healthy. Use a hair oil. Hair oils do double duty when reducing the look of hair damage. First, they do actually moisturize the hair to prevent dryness and more damage from happening. Secondly, especially with oils that are blended with a bit of silicone, they help the hair look and feel much shinier, so your hair looks healthier and a little bit less damaged. Hair oil is my secret trick to freshening up my hair when I’ve skipped masking a few too many weeks in a row.
Say bye👋 to your dry hair!
As a girl who has been dyeing hair, my hair is really dry and coarse. I used to be very lazy and never cared about my hair care. Once I went to the salon, my barber blew my hair to 80% dry, and coated me with the hair oil as shown in the pics. This effect is really impressive. MOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment Moroccanoil is called the best hair care oil in the world by many people, and even ranked first in the list of Korean favorite hair care oil. At that time, I bought it on behalf of the buyer. The price of 100 ml was $44, which was relatively affordable. Its main effect is to repair damage, smooth hair and restore luster. Although it is oily, it is very easy to absorb, It is used twice a week. When the hair is half dry, the hair will show a natural and healthy luster, and there will be no residue on the hands after using it. The scent is pure natural nut flavor, with short lasting time. KÉRASTASE - Elixir Ultime Oil Serum This brand——Kerastase is no stranger to many people. It is famous for its caviar scalp care. This is a birthday present from my friend. The market price is about £33.10 for 100ml. Kerastase can reduce fluffy and tangled hair, moisten hair and make it more manageable, repair dry hair, resume healthy hair, lastingly maintain humidity of hair and make beautiful hair smooth, soft and very shiny. Unfortunately, this hsir oil has no fragrance, transparent texture.I have oily hair, and I think this one is more suitable for dry hair friends. Comparison of two products—— Personal use effect： Moroccanoil＞Kerastase Fresh texture: Moroccanoil＞Kerastase Price：Kerastase＞Moroccanoil Scent: Moroccanoil＞Kerastase Nutrients：Kerastase＞Moroccanoil At the end, whether it's perm or not, we need to take good care of our hair.
KÉRASTASE-Elixir Ultime Oil Serum
Hands down the best finishing oil 🙏
I couldn’t find this product to tag but it is available at Sally’s in Canada. This is hands down my favourite finishing oil after I straighten/ curl my hair. I’ve been using this for over 10 years and I can’t get enough! First of all, it smells so good!! It leaves my hair soft and shiny and protects it from environmental damage. It’s about $20 for this size and a little goes a long way! Use it to tame flyaways, or all over (minus the roots) when you finish styling your hair. It doesn’t leave my hair sticky or oily and the scent lingers. The best product for my hair!!
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