DIY | HAIR MASK

Hello everyone! Today I decided to show you a simple DIY for one of my favorite natural hair masks. This mask consists of egg and coconut oil- two ingredients that are well known for curing damaged, thin and frizzy hair. Due to its chemical structure, coconut oil is one of the only oils that is able to reach the inner cortex of a hair follicle. Egg yolk simply helps to make hair stronger and shinier. After one use of this mask, you’re guaranteed to notice a difference!

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All that you’ll need to achieve this mask is an egg, any type of natural coconut oil, a bowl, a whisk and a microwave (to melt the coconut oil).

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You’ll want to start with damp hair, as I’ve found it difficult to apply the mask to dry hair.

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Next you’ll want to scoop about 2-4 teaspoons of coconut oil into a bowl. I have fine, medium length hair and find myself using about two scoops. (Yes I use my hands instead of a spoon). Take your bowl filled with coconut oil and heat it up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, until the solid form of the oil has melted down to a liquid.

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Once you have your liquid coconut oil, you’ll want to crack one egg into the bowl. Whatever the length of your hair may be, I would still only suggest using one egg.

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WHISK AWAY

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After both the egg and the oil are evenly mixed up, you may want to put the mixture back in the microwave for another 15-20 seconds (sometimes I find that the cold egg yolk turns the coconut oil back into a solid). Once you have your mixture, you are ready to start applying it to your hair! This part gets so gross and messy; I would highly suggest applying this mask ONLY when you know you don’t have plans for the rest of the day. Applying it is really your call. Whatever works best to just completely soak your strands, ends and roots in the product. I use my hands and fingers to just brush it through until my hair is drenched in the mask.

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After the application, I wrap my hair up into a little bun and let the product sit for 2-3 hours. You’ll notice that your hair becomes rock solid, but don’t worry. It’s completely normal.

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When you’re ready to wash it out, just simply wash your hair as you would. I would suggest scrubbing more and rinsing longer to really get the product out. Since my hair is relatively fine, the coconut oil likes to stick around with me for an extra day. After day two, though, my hair is completely clean and shinier and thicker than ever.

I hope you all test this hair mask out at some point and experience all the goodness that it promises. Enjoy!!

DIY | HAIR MASK

diy | planting a cactus

For some of you out there, planting a cactus has never even been a consideration. For people like me, it’s a hobby. I think cacti are adorable and so easy to take care of- but how does one plant a cactus without constantly hurting themselves? I’ve created this DIY of four simple steps to take when planting a cactus.

First, gather all of the items that you’ll need. The cactus, a ceramic pot, potting soil, tongs and water.

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Next you’ll want to fill your pot with soil. Fill it high enough to where your cactus will fit snug in his new home.

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Using your tongs, you’ll then want to gently grab the base of the cactus, lifting it out of it’s temporary pot and placing it into the new pot. If you find there’s still extra room surrounding the cactus, simply fit it in with more soil, avoiding the needles of the cactus.

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Once your cactus is happy in his new home I’d suggest to give him a drink. Remember that they’re desert plants and don’t need too much water; I spray my cactus once a week!

Enjoy!!  xo

diy | planting a cactus