Between crushes, fascinations and lust-have trends, our sea of inspiration is never-ending, which brings me to my latest obsession… the color MINT! From my manicures to my midnight snacks, I just cant get enough. I took a cue from my go-to hue and decided to inject a happy medium (literally) into my home. A new coat of paint can transform a room and your mood, but choosing the right color can be a little nerve-racking. I dove into this DIY with my head and paint brush held high knowing that Valspar’s Love Your Color Guarantee would be my safety net. Make your home stylish from the floor to ceiling with a freshly painted feeling!
To create: Chose three paint colors in a light, medium, and darker shade that hail from the same color family. I chose Valspar’s Ultra Green (light), Beach Blanket (medium), and Sea Treasure (dark).
STEP 1: Trim wall with painter’s tape and use a roller to paint entire wall the lightest hue. STEP 2: Paint a bottom panel with the darkest hue. STEP 3: Mix your medium and dark shade together to create the 2nd darkest color and paint a section. Next, move up on the wall and paint the 3rd section the middle color only. STEP 4: Blend the colors together using a smaller paint brush that is DRY, until areas and lines bleed together. You may need to touch up with mixed paint as you go, as it takes on an amazing ombré effect.
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1. Shea Moisture Anti Breakage masque
2. Grapeseed Oil
3. Tea Tree Oil
4. Cantu Leave- In
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MAC Pink Nouveau/Revlon Stormy Pink
MAC Snob/Revlon Pink Pout
NARS Turkish Delight/Loreal Color Riche in Baby Blossom
NARS Orgasm/Milani Luminous
Benefit Hoolah/NYC Sunny (matte bronzer, not orange based)
MAC Cremecup/Maybelline Pink Please
I use Coconut Oil for everything, I mean everything.
Hair - Brush through my hair in the shower, without shampoo or conditioner, when I get out I rub a few fingers full of coconut oil through my hair. When my hair gets dry, I braid my hair with some coconut oil and let it sit all night. The coconut oil defines my curls, gives my hair that shiny shampoo commercial look and keeps it from becoming a frizzy fro in the humidity. It works wonders for all hair type and ethnicities.
Face - Hello, Coconut Oil in a natural anti-bacterial. So long as you don’t use too much (you want the skin to feel soft not slippery) it will keep breakouts aways whilst naturally balancing skin tone. I use it day and night in cold climates and just at night in warm ones.
Body - If its good for the face, its great for the body. Again with the climate thing.
Nails - Am I the only one whose nails/skin around the nails get super dry?! Well this is my cure.
Cooking - I only cheat on Coconut Oil when I make Italian Food, cause Italian without olive oil is simply unacceptable. The oil balances blood sugar and actually stimulates the hormone that burns body fat.
Some people like the beautiful Miranda Kerr like to add a tbs to their smoothies, I for one would rather cook with it but the smoothie thing is a great option. Especially if you’re getting sick.
As with anything you put on your skin on in your body its best to by organic, raw or unrefined. This bottle cost $12.99 from Whole Foods. It will likely last me 2-3 months and I save a ton of money because I don’t have to buy multiple products.
Breakage is caused by too much moisture or too much protein.. The key to staying away from breakage is learning how to balance the two.
How do you know if your hair is over moisturized ???
Let me start by saying if your just starting your hair journey and you are experiencing breakage… I would bet money its not from over moisturizing… Most women prior to starting their journey do not deep condition enough , don’t co wash and is not consistent with moisturizing daily… Usually women that experience over moisturized hair have been on their journey for a while… That’s just what I’ve learned in consulting women for the last few years..
So if your just starting out … I would tell you to lean towards the moisture side in your regimen and do a light protein treatment maybe 1x a month…. If your natural and don’t use heat you may not need do the protein 1x monthly but less only when your hair needs it…
To determine if your if your hair needs moisture or protein … I would suggest doing a Strand Test on Wet Hair..
Remove one strand from the root … Pull on both sides of the strand …
If the strand stretches and stretches then breaks … You need protein
If your hair stretches and stretches and doesn’t break .. You need protein
If your hair doesn’t stretch then breaks or barely stretches before breaking.. You need moisture
If your hair feel rough and hard .. It needs moisture
Healthy hair will slightly stretch then return back to its original length with no breakage..
Right after the stand test is when most people are more confused about what their hair needs than before..
Honestly over moisturized hair feels completely different from hair that lacks moisture….
Overly Moisturized Hair That Needs Protein
Hair that is over moisturized will cause breakage and cause your hair to be very elasticity… It will also cause your hair to become porous..Over moisturized hair that needs protein… Is usually described as mushy , spongy hair , stretchy …
If you can recognize the problem before it causes breakage you can simply use a protein leave in conditioner or use a light protein conditioner for your co washes for a quick fix..
If you are experiencing breakage I would suggest using a light protein treatment …Like Aphogee 2 min reconstructor… Start off with a lighter protein before going heavier if needed… Do not do your protein treatments more than 1x a week…
Hair That Needs Moisture From Too Much Protein
Your hair is made up of about 91 percent protein, and is made up of long chains of amino acids… Protein is what gives our hair structure and strength..
When the hair has too much protein it lacks elasticity so it will break super easy.. …Hair that needs moisture will feel rough and hard to the touch…
Relaxed hair needs protein !!! When you relax your hair your hair loses protein because the relaxer breaks down the protein bond to straighten the hair.. You should do a light protein treatment 1x a month.. Or rotate conditioners , moisturizers and leave ins that contain protein in your regimen..
If you are protein sensitive .. I suggest using at home protein treatments or amino acids..
Natural hair does not need as much protein.. Unless it is heat styled often… Hair loses protein during heat styling..
It is extremely hard to correct a protein overload… To correct deep condition at least 1x a week with a moisturizing conditioner… Stay away from hair products that contain protein.. That includes moisturizers , rinse out conditioners , leave ins and deep conditioner.. Use all moisturizing , protein free products… Think moisture , moisture , moisture to correct the problem…
Breakage Even Though Your Doing Everything Right
If you answer yes to 1 or more of these….This is what you should do..
- Hair won’t hold moisture
- Products you usually use stop working..
- Hair appears dull
- Doing everything right and still getting breakage ( Build up on hair causes breakage)
- Clarified and still experiencing build up
Some would answer you should clarify… Well your almost right.. Build up on the hair will cause all of the above… When your hair won’t hold moisture its usually due to build up on the hair or porosity issues … Also unexplained breakage is almost always caused by two common problems…That is Build up or Moisture and Protein balance being thrown off.. Clarifying only removes certain kinds of build up.. So when clarifying doesn’t help..I recommend using a chelating shampoo ?
What is the difference between Clarifying Shampoo and Chelating Shampoo ?
Clarifying Shampoo removes styling products, such as hair mousse, hair gel, hair spray, conditioners, and even daily shampoos etc….
Chelating Shampoo removes mineral deposits , removes metal , copper, iron and toxins, chemical and calcium build up ( what causes this ?.. Hard water and chlorine) It removes green hair from swimming and removes chlorine…( yes it removes product build up as well)
So it is a pretty big difference in the two types of shampoos.
If you live in a hard water city then the hard water you are using to shampoo your hair is leaving these types of build ups on your hair that most clarifying shampoos can’t remove…You would need to use a chelating shampoo..
This type build up will cause breakage or your hair won’t hold moisture… I always say listen to your hair.. Problems like these you want to catch before it causes damage… Clues that you need to use a chelating shampoo ….
- You live in hard water cities… If you do I would consider using a chelating shampoo 1x a month
- You hair will not retain moisture no matter what you do
- Dull Hair
- Products that usually work for you stop working
Don’t wait till you start getting getting breakage…
You should not use a chelating shampoo more than 1x a month .. If you use a chelating shampoo you do not need to use clarifing shampoo’s..
Another option you have is to buy a water softener for your shower from Home Depot or Lowes…They are pretty inexpensive
My favorite Chelating Shampoo is Joico K-Pak Clarify Chelating Shampoo !!!
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