I have used Vaseline but lately CeraVe - Healing Ointment and I can’t get enough. I apply this as the last step in my skincare routine at night. I do it a few times a week. I recommend adding petroleum to your routine if you: 1. Have dry skin 2. Use actives or ingredients in your skincare that are drying (for me it’s retinol and vitamin c) 3. You need to heal your skin after a skin care treatment or after your feel you have over exfoliated your face Honestly, my skin feels so hydrated and glowy when I wake up. As we approach the colder months, I know I’ll be reaching for this more and more!
Fall Hair Trend!
I learned from the Cherie App that the side part is back and will be a trend for the Fall! Although you should always wear your hair in whichever part is most comfortable to you, middle part is the “off-duty model” look that has been trending for quite some time. I typically wear my hair down the middle, but I am warming up to the side part with these 3 hairstyles. In the first look, I am wearing my hair down in soft waves. I parted my hair to the side and pinned the side with less hair back. I added a clip vertically to give the whole look a dressed-up feel! The second look might be my favorite. I made the side part even deeper and took my time laying down the hair, framing my face before I pulled the hair back into a low pony. To keep the look super sleek, I used the #L’Oréal - Elnett Satin Hairspray[products]#[FiveStars] and a boar bristle brush to tame all the hair. I wrapped the ponytail with hair to complete the look. I love a good hair accessory, so I added a bow hair clip as well! Last is the look I’ll probably wear the most. The pulled back parted hair buns are so popular, but typically worn with a middle part. I thought the side part gave it a little something special. I used a boar bristle brush and the OuaiOUAI - Finishing Creme to pull the hair back. I used twists to secure the bun in place and added an oversized scrunchie. Which one is your favorite?
Take me back to the 80’s!
I recently shared on my TikTok how a hair crimper can really help to hide dirty hair. I’ve been using this trick since high school; on days I didn’t want to wash my hair. This was my version of dry shampoo! I always used my mom’s tool from the 80s. She never got rid of it because she has really fine hair and uses it for volume! I decided to purchase a new crimper, one that works properly. I got the DSHOW 4 in 1 hair crimper hair waver from Amazon. I absolutely love it! It is super easy to use. The plates switch out so that you can create tighter or slightly looser crimps. Changing out the plates is easy but make sure the iron is NOT ON! They even have flat plates, which I haven’t tried because I love my current straightener. I use the 6 teeth or the 4 teeth plates most often. I will use the 6 teeth when I want extra volume! My hair is long and heavy, and I often need the volume in my hair. I will keep the top layer straight and crimp the layers underneath until I get the volume I need. I also crimp my ponytail to make it look fuller and when I do updos. The tool heats up quickly and is really easy to use!DSHOW - 4 in 1 Hair Crimper Hair Waver Hair Straightener Curling Iron
DSHOW-4 in 1 Hair Crimper Hair Waver Hair Straightener Curling Iron
Bobby Pin Hacks!
Do your bobby pins slide all over the place? I struggle with this especially when my hair is styled and extra silky. These are the 3 tricks I use to keep my bobby pins in place all day and actually hold my hair. Hairspray! I use the L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray on the bobby pin before pinning to my head. This helps to keep the pin from sliding out. Grip! A few years ago, I discovered the wavy side is supposed to be pinned against your head to grip your hair. When I need the extra hold, I definitely use the bobby pins the ‘correct’ way. Bend! My last tip is to bend the bobby pin to fit the curve of your head. This tip is great to use when you are wearing your hair up. Bending keeps the bobby pin from sliding AND also is more concealed in your hair versus the straight pins sticking out. L'ORÉAL - Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold UV Hair Spray Which one do you find the most helpful?
L'ORÉAL-Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold UV Hair Spray
My biggest hair secret!
I love Navratna Ayurvedic oil! I purchase this at local Indian markets but you can also find it on Amazon. This is a blend of oils that have a cool feeling: Sesame oil, Menthol, Amla, Camphor, Thyme and Rosemary Oil. Rosemary oil is great for boosting circulation and growth. I use this once a week and feel that it has kept my Navratna - Ayurvedic Cool Hair Oil hair healthy, soft and shiny. I also do feel it is the reason my hair grows so long. I use the oil in my scalp and the strands of my hair. I massage my scalp gently for an additional 5-10 minutes after applying. I leave the oil on overnight and then shampoo twice the next day. Stress is one of the main reasons people have hair fall. The menthol and cooling factor in this oil helps to relax me and in turn helps with hair loss. The scent is really strong for some so be mindful, but it doesn’t bother me.
Navratna-Ayurvedic Cool Hair Oil