Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

My hair itself doesn’t get nearly as dry as my scalp does in the winter which is why I rock a Coconut Oil treatment from time to time. I love me some Coconut Oil, it’s what I normally use post-shower instead of lotion because it absorbs fast and moisturizes like crazy. It’s fantastic on your hair too for a quick treatment to perk up your strands and get the dullness out. Here’s how..

- Warm a little coconut oil so it liquefies, I just zap it for about 10 seconds in a bowl in the microwave.

- Spritz your hair so it’s damp and run a comb through it so you’re able to really work the oil in.

- Drizzle the oil onto the hair and massage it into your scalp.

- Toss a towel into the dryer just long enough for it to heat up and wrap your hair.

The oil isn’t heavy so it shampoos right out without any lasting residue. It feels like an expensive salon treatment – you’ll be addicted and want to use coconut oil on everything all the time like I do. Any kind of coconut oil will do, but the one I use is shown below.

The FDA’s new Brazilian Blowout Warnings

Things are heating up between the FDA and the makers of Brazilian Blowout with the company’s labeling called “adulterated” and “misbranded” by the administration. Still addicted to the hair treatment? Find an alternative, it’s just not worth it.

Check out the EWG’s article HERE, and their investigation into other dangerous hair treatments HERE

I (Still) Love LUSH Solid Shampoo Bars..

As you can imagine, I have a lot of stuff. My house is a virtual Sephora filled with every beauty product imaginable waiting on me to sample, approve, and blog the results. Admittedly, it’s the best job ever.

It isn’t until I’m *gasp* out of something completely that I think about what I’d buy with my hard earned cash, something that gets the job done for the best value. What I’ve discovered is that when I need to buy a shampoo, it’s typically a Shampoo Bar from Lush. I’ve tried almost all of them but my fav is the Godiva because it gets foamy, but not overly so and it doesn’t leave any trace of residue. I don’t love the jasmine scent, but it mostly fades away yielding only a slight pouf of floral goodness from a quick head toss from time to time which I can live with.

For $10, it’s hard to beat this travel-friendly little bar that cleanses and softens hair beautifully.

Sebamed

Now you know I love me some Costco, especially their health and beauty section that rivals most department stores for their high-end products and much lower prices. Next time you’re there pick up some Sebamed, a totally unassuming cult fav for pH balanced skin basics. I prefer their Moisturizing Cream over Cetaphil’s to calm sensitized skin and not just deliver moisture. If Sebamed’s modest packaging makes you a little unsure of its efficacy, browse their glowing reviews at drugstore.com or the ones at amazon.com, which is what I typically do before dive into a line I don’t know much about. But if you really want proof of their popularity, just look at their signature Liquid Face & Body Wash or Everyday Shampoo, both offered in huge 1 Liter sizes. If you have a big family or just really want a good deal, this is one of those perfect all-in-one things that you stick in the shower for all to use (and enjoy.)

Glisten Hair Charms

I’m not a fan of hair feathers, or the pieces of tinsel that started the decorative hair trend a few years back, but these new Glisten Hair Charms are kinda cool. Now I don’t know if it’s something I’d rock personally, but I’d rather see sets of pretty crystals over bright pink feathers in someone’s hair any day of the week. Check out the video and decide; are you a hair charm kinda girl?

Trend Watch: Hair Feathers

Remember last year’s Bling Strand trend, those threads of tinsel that would catch light  in hair a’la Adrienne Maloof? Well, that’s so over. Tinsel has been quickly replaced  by feathers thanks to stars like Stephen Tyler and Ke$ha who are seen rockin the look.

The only man alive who can resonably wear feathers in his hair.
Ke$ha. Nothing she wears surprises me.

If it’s not a subtle statement you’re looking to make with your hair, you an check out the colorful hair accessories right HERE. My question though is are they synthetic or are they real? If so how are they harvested? If they’re plucked from the birds, then count me out.