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DIY Beauty: Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

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If your hair is feeling dull and dry than this is the Mayonnaise Hair Treatment for you. It is super inexpensive to make so it won’t break your pockets. The good thing is I’m sure you probably already have all of the ingredients in your house anyway. Here is why I picked these 3 ingredients to create this DIY Mayonnaise Hair Treatment.

Mayonnaise is packed full of protein- Hair is made up of 91 percent protein and that protein breaks down when we do all of those bad things that we do to it.

Apple Cider Vinegar is great for clarifying- The apple cider vinegar will help break down all the product buildup on your scalp and hair. Not getting rid of the product buildup will weigh down your hair. This is why your hair still feels dry when you put moisturizing products in it.

Olive Oil is just fantastic on natural hair- Olive oil penetrates the strands of your hair very well to give it some moisture.

How to prepare your DIY Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

You will need to mix the following amounts together to create this Mayonnaise Hair Treatment:

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise (I used organic because most of the things in my house are organic)
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

How to apply your DIY Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

  • Step 1- Wash your hair with your favorite shampoo.
  • Step 2- Separate clean hair into small sections and apply DIY Mayonnaise Hair Treatment thoroughly to each section and scalp.
  • Step 3- Cover hair with a heating cap or a plastic bag for 30-40 minutes.
    • *Do not put plastic bag over your face*
  • Step 4- Shampoo the mixture out of your hair and follow-up with your favorite conditioner.
  • Step 5- Apply whatever products you normally use and style to your preference. I normally do a twist out after a wash.

This DIY Mayonnaise Hair Treatment will give your hair the boost it needs to feel softer, look fuller and keep moisturized. Try it out and let me know how it works for your hair type.

Please keep in mind of you decide to do this in the shower, the surface of your tub might become slippery so be careful.

 

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Stretch Marks: The Key is Prevention

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Most of us have them and none of us want them. Whether dark or light those imperfections in our skin are there to stay for the most part. Stretch marks are very hard to get rid of and that is why prevention is key to dealing with them. Before you can learn how to prevent stretch marks, you need to first understand how you get them in the first place. So what are stretch marks anyway? To keep it simple, they are just tears in the layers of skin. They are a result of you growing faster than the skin can stretch.

Stretch Marks 3

Pregnancy is the biggest culprit of stretch marks developing because we pack on the pounds very rapidly to bring that bundle of joy into the world. If you just happen to be one of the ones that don’t gain much weight, your stomach is still stretching to carry the baby growing inside and yes I fall into that category. My stomach was hard like a basketball and I knew I needed to keep my body hydrated and moisturized at all times. This was prior to my knowledge of the benefits of shea butter and the science of my skin expanding. I just knew I didn’t want stretch marks so I was slathering on the cocoa butter. It just so happened I was drinking tones of water because certain juices tasted weird during my pregnancy and I was staying away from all soda.

Now that I am way more educated on keeping my skin healthy I look back and realized I was doing the right things. Although cocoa butter is an amazing butter to use, I know now shea butter is more superior because of the extra healing properties it has compared to cocoa butter. Throughout my pregnancy I only developed one stretch mark and I attribute that to me leaving my belly ring in. The stretch mark is right wear the extended plastic belly ring was located, but has since faded drastically.

Stretch Mark 1

So when you know your body is about to go thru a dramatic change, you want to start getting your skin ready sooner rather than later. Unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter are packed full of nutrients that improve the elasticity of your skin and boost collagen levels. This is what makes your skin more stretchy and drastically reduces the chances of it tearing. If you happen to already have stretch marks, don’t get all depressed about them; with the right skin nourishment, you can improve the appearance overtime by repairing your skin.

Happily Naturally Me’s Whipped Shea Butter works wonders for prevention and the fading of stretch marks. My stretch marks from growing into my teenage body are barely visible since I started my natural skin care journey about four years ago.

Thigh Stretch Marks

Happily Naturally Me has just what you need to better your skin. Your skin is the biggest organ you have and you need to give it nutrients. The sooner you start taking care of your skin the better it will be in the future. Preserve your natural beauty with natural products.

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What’s so Special About Shea Butter?

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Butyrospermum parkii also known as Shea Butter is far more superior then all the other seed oils you will come across.  It is extracted from the nut of the Karite Tree which grows in parts of West Africa.  What makes it so special is the fraction of healing properties it contains compared to all other seed oils found in skin and hair care products.  This is why the Karite Tree is called the “Tree of Life”.

In parts of Africa, where the tree is harvested, it is considered “Women’s Gold.”  Shea Butter is the primary source of income for many of the women that live in these areas. With the increase demand of Shea Butter, it has help improve economic conditions to better the lives of the people that live there.

100% pure unrefined Shea Butter contains vitamins A and E in addition to necessary fatty acids. In a nut shell, Vitamin A is great for improving skin cell renewal and contributing to rejuvenated looking skin and Vitamin E increases the blood circulation to the skin and protects the skin against any free radicals that can be damaging. It is said that the moisturizers that are found in Shea Butter are the same as those found in the skins sebaceous glands.  Sebaceous glands naturally protect our skin by keeping it moisturized and waterproof.

Here is a list of some known benefits of Shea Butter:

  1. It helps retain moisture in skin and hair
  2. It improves collagen levels which help with anti-aging, stretch marks, burns and scares
  3. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory and help with other skin irritations
  4. It helps to protect the skin from sun exposure, but should not be used in the place of sun screen.
  5. It can help improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

This article is not a medical guide so please do not use it as such. Always consult your doctor for medical treatment.

Resource: www.SheaInstitute.com