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My Hair Journey and How I Grew Out My Hair (w/ Pics)

Like most people my hair has experienced a lot of damage over the years. Luckily I have discovered a few regimens that have helped my hair stimulate growth, retain length, and have a few tips of my own!
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My On-the-Go Look

img_4201We all have those days where we don’t have that much time to get ready. For me that’s nearly everyday. I always find myself crammed with classes, studying, and work. Luckily I’ve found products that make getting ready on-the-go simple.

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Moisturizer

I use elf’s tinted moisturizer almost everyday along with Ponds face cream or coconut oil. I love it because it’s great at covering scars and irritation. It also gives your skin a flawless finish!

Mascara

I use the Super Sizer mascara first. I like it because the brush is thin and elongates each individual lash. Then I use Falsies flared mascara. It makes my lashes really thick and also makes them look longer. The last mascara I use is Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara. It is my favorite out of all three. It makes my lashes look extremely long and gives them 1,944% more volume!

These products are perfect for trying to achieve a simple and natural look. You can purchase the elf tinted moisturizer at Target, Walmart, or elfcosmetics.com. The Covergirl and Maybelline mascaras can be sold at any drug store. Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara can be bought at Sephora or toofaced.com.

DIY Deep-Conditioning Hair Mask

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Every winter I suffer from dry, frizzy hair. I have bought deep conditioning treatments in the past which for the most part have worked well but I’ve noticed my hair doesn’t stay moisturized for more than a day. Last night after being frustrated with the dryness of my hair I decided to make my own deep-conditioning hair mask. I only used 3 simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen. From watching multiple DIY hair mask YouTube videos I found that these products were the most popular and beneficial for dry hair such as mine (I have 3C curls). Today I woke up with soft, shiny, moisturized hair. After going on campus, facing the wind and cold it is still poppin!

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

The first ingredient I used was organic virgin coconut oil. You can get this product from any grocery store. I got mine from Trader Joe’s. I love that they use 100% all natural ingredients. If you chose to buy a cold-pressed jar be sure to melt the coconut oil either over the stove or in the microwave (for about 30 seconds) before mixing with the other ingredients. Coconut oil is rich in nutrients and vitamins and great for preventing breakage and maintaining shine. It smells great and is also great for your skin! Many make up artists use it on models in fashion shows.

The second ingredient I used was olive oil. I began to use olive oil way back in middle school to keep my hair moisturized and protect it from heat. Olive oil also prevents hair loss and provides moisture to your scalp which stimulates growth and shine. My favorite thing about using it is that it leaves my hair soft and isn’t too heavy on my hair.

The last ingredient I used was mayo. I’ve done mayo hair mask in the past but wasn’t too fond of it because I couldn’t tolerate the smell. But I learned with adding coconut oil and olive oil the smell isn’t nearly as bad. Mayo is rich in omega 3 and restores your hair’s PH balance which is perfect for me because I have color and heat damage.

Once you have all your ingredients mixed, apply it to your hair in small sections. You want to be sure you moisturize each strand from root to tip. Leave the treatment in for as long as you desire. I recommend leaving it in for at least an hour. I left mine in over night (leaving my hair in two french twists) to be sure my hair absorbed as much moisture as possible. You may want to wear a shower cap while having it in. This mask is great to use as a monthly deep-conditioning treatment. I am hoping that it stimulates my hair growth being that my hair tends to grow at a slow pace. I am also taking multivitamin and biotin tablets daily. I have heard of other treatments (e.g., Hairfinity) but I am super skeptical of products that are not 100% natural. I have heard mixed reviews about the popular ones and do not recommend them at all! I hope this mask has helped you get a better idea of how to achieve natural, beautiful, healthy hair!

Favorite Pinterest Finds of the Week

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I am in love with the gold accessories in this outfit.

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This is one of my favorite outfits. It casual, chic, and edgy all in one. I love the striped pattern and fit of the crop top and high-waisted capris.

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This is a perfect example of my casual style. Basic top, joggers & sneakers. Not to mention the big hair.

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One of my favorite trench coats that I’ve found so far! I love the soft pink color. Looks really good with the light denim and tan used to complete the outfit.

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The styling of the dress is perfect. I would personally wear this.
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Perfect summer fit. Inspired to buy a high-low shirt dress and knee high gladiators.

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I love everything from the all black to the hair style. Rihanna slays every time. Very grunge/chic.