10 Easy Tips to Growing Longer and Stronger Hair

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Growing your hair out can be so hard! It’s a long process and it’s hard to keep your hair healthy during the transition! Especially during the summer, with the sun and the wear and tear your hair takes. So, I came up with a list of 10 most helpful hair growing tips, that are easy and don’t cost a fortune!

1. Cold Water: It can help in more ways than one. Rinsing out your hair with cold water closes your pores, and it’s also a lot healthier than using scorching hot water on your scalp; which will dry it out, and give you limp, frizzy hair. (The goosebumps are worth the healthy hair!) Also staying hydrated with cold water helps your hair grow faster. If the body is hydrated, the hair is hydrated. (It also helps with all areas of your body, especially acne, and clearing up your face.)

2. Dry With Caution: Blow drying your hair daily can tangle, and leave a lot of damage; especially if it’s on high heat. It may feel good, but it is causing your scalp to dry, and your hair to tangle and damage. Instead, try air drying, or pat it down with a towel. However, if you are in a time crunch and you HAVE to blow dry, dry it on cool. The less heat your hair has to go through, the better.

3. Eat with Care: Like water (” if your body is hydrated you are hydrated:), food is a lot the same. If you are feeding yourself junk, your hair is gonna show it. I found a list of good hair food which contained: fruits, vegetable, sweet potatoes, walnuts, eggs, bananas, salmon, strawberries, and kidney beans. You don’t need to make this a strict diet, but a few of these a week, and vegetables, and fruit daily, you will see a change in your hair strength.

4. The Trouble with Combing: We’ve all heard the secret to long hair is “Brushing your hair 100 times a day will give you shiny healthy hair.” Well they lied. Excessive combing can cause breakage and dries out hair. When you get out of the shower, you should comb through with a wide tooth comb. Ratting your hair will also cause damage, especially to your roots, which is where the growth comes from. If you want a voluminous look, try adding mousse to your roots, instead of harmfully ratting it. Also tight ponytails and harsh styling will strain your hair. Give it a rest and let it down, and go natural for a few days out of the week. Natural beauty is the best beauty!

5.Protect from Chlorine: We still have more summer to go, and chlorine can be very damaging to hair. (It also turns mine green… -_-) But my friend had the idea to put conditioner in her hair before we went swimming. After, we showered and my hair smelled like chlorine, was an even darker shade of green, and impossible to comb through. Hers on the other hand, was soft, smelled good, and the green wasn’t there. Needless to say, I now put conditioner in my hair before swimming. You can also use a swim cap to protect it from getting chlorine, but if chlorine does touch it, just wash your hair out as soon as ya can! Don’t let it sit in your hair for very long after swimming, wash wash wash!

6. Use the Right Shampoo: Washing your hair is necessary to get rid of build up in your follicles, but it is also a good idea to find a shampoo that is designed for your hair. It will say right on the bottle what the shampoo and conditioner are designed for what type of hair. Use the one that your hair best fits and needs.

7. Vitamins: Though they aren’t necessary, they can help your hair grow longer and stronger, a bit faster. You can buy hair and nail vitamins at any local drug store. Even if you aren’t buying vitamins for hair and skin, it’s important that you are getting all your vitamins in. Taking a pill to get your full daily vitamins will also help hair growth and strength.

8. Don’t Wash Your Hair Daily: Your hair produces oils that can also be healthy for your hair. Washing it everyday won’t allow those oils to help your hair get healthy. Your hair will also be dry and damaged from everyday washing. My friend’s hair stylist told her she needs to train her hair to not get greasy. You need to show your hair who is boss. She went 6 days without washing it. Then she went 4 days, and 5 days, and etc. Her hair didn’t get greasy as fast, and she could tell it was getting stronger. My hair is also greasy, but I have started to “train my hair” and I feel I can go longer without washing my hair, and not having it nasty and greasy! Try it out! :)

9. Cut the Split Ends: Even though trims can be a little devastating to let that extra hair length go, it is for the best. You were gonna lose the ends eventually since they would’ve broken off, so a trim is good for continual hair growth. Your hair will also seem more full, and it will be easier to maintain.

10. Massage and Condition: Massage your scalp when you are applying your shampoo and conditioner. Even during the week, you can massage your scalp. This helps blood flow get to the follicles and helps your hair grow. Not to mention it feels amazing.

Wishing you the best and fastest hair growth! Hope this helps!

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DIY De-Frizz Hair Mask

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One of the hardest things I have to do is fight my frizz. Maybe it’s because I fear being a frizzy-red-head – but I am always trying new things to keep the frizz at bay. This is one of my all-time favorite hair masks! Even in the humidity, I can tell a difference after I put this baby on and let it soak.

Here’s what you need:
1 banana (I prefer my bananas a little more ripe, but a little green won’t hurt)
2 tablespoons honey (I prefer raw honey – it’s better for your hair)
2 tablespoons milk

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Mix all three ingredients together in a food processor (or a blender). Make sure you mix it well, otherwise you’ll be left with banana chunks in your hair!

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Put it on dirty, dry hair – starting at the scalp and working your way to the ends. Put on a shower cap (or sometimes I just stick it up in a tight bun) and let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour. Wash out in the shower (be sure to get all the banana out!) and shampoo and condition like you would regularly.

The best part? It leaves your hair AND scalp hydrated – with more moisture and less noticeable damage.

Happy de-frizzing!

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My Mod Cloth

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I have fallen in love with a new online clothing store. ModCloth has it all! I love their style of clothes and I fell head over heels in love with my Mint Tulle Skirt, and Black and White Plaid shirt.

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The skirt length isn’t too long or too short! It’s just perfect! I also love these colors together! It’s easy to wear a pattern with this skirt, and it’s fun to mix and match with it! You can dress it up or dress it down.

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This shirt was probably the best decision of my life. It is so comfortable! It’s so soft, and it just feels expensive (even though it wasn’t). It will also be a fun shirt for fall! It’s a good staple to have in your closet for all seasons. You can layer this with sweaters and scarves in the fall and winter, or unbutton it for summer with a graphic tee underneath. It’s a must have!

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Now for the shoes! I love this shoe. The heel isn’t impossible to walk in, yet it’s still a flattering heel with a lot of support! It’s comfy and cute!

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I am in love with this outfit! I would highly recommend you check out modcloth.com :) You will fall in love with their classy clothes, and fun apparel.

Enjoy your shopping!

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10 Fashion Hacks Every Girl Should Know

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Ever get those annoying deodorant marks when you put on your shirt? What about your cute new sweater that is now covered in fuzz after you’ve worn it one time? Today we are sharing 10 fashion hacks that every single girl should know!

#1- To keep your jeans from fading, place 1/2 cup white vinegar in the wash with them.

#2- De-fuzz your sweater by rubbing it with a pumice stone. This will remove all the small balls of fuzz leaving your sweater looking like new!

#3- Use your hangers to help you decide which clothes you never wear. Start the beginning of a season with all of the hangers facing one direction. Every time you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the opposite direction. At the end of the season, any item of clothing that is still facing the other direction can be donated, or tossed! This will clear up a lot of room in your closet. Don’t get too attached, if you didn’t wear it this year, you won’t wear it next year!

#4- Spray your favorite pair of tights or nylons with cheap, sticky hairspray before putting them on to prevent runs. This sounds so strange but I promise that it works!

#5- Remove deodorant marks by rubbing your shirt with a pair of jeans. The fabric on fabric will make them disappear much faster than rubbing them with your hand.

#6- Use a tampon instead of a cotton ball when removing nail polish on your feet. You can leave it in the applicator so that your fingernails don’t get messed up when touching the remover themselves. Sounds crazy, but once you try it you won’t go back! Just don’t do this one in public maybe… ;)

#7- No time to iron or steam your clothes? You can easily remove big wrinkles by hanging up your favorite dress or blouse in the bathroom while you take a hot shower. Make sure to keep the door and window closed so it gets steamy in there!

#8- To get rid of sweat stains on shirts, spray them with a little bit of lemon juice before washing them. Let the lemon juice soak for about 10 minutes before throwing them in the wash as usual. This will prolong the life of all your favorite t-shirts.

#9- Adding a little clear nail polish to the buttons on your favorite shirt will keep them from coming loose.

#10- If your zipper won’t stay up on your pants, attach a small key ring to your zipper, and slip it over the button when you zip your pants up. This will keep your zipper up all day long!

What are some of your favorite fashion hacks? Let us know!

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Normal Mascara Versus Younique 3D Fiber Mascara

 

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Have you heard the hype about Younique’s Mascara called Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes?  I had been looking at it for a few months but I didn’t know anyone personally who had tried it. My cute friend Tera insisted that I try it and she sent me some last week.  I am now obsessed with it!

Magnify and enhance your OWN lashes!

The 3D Fiber Mascara comes with 2 things, Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers.  It only takes 3 steps to get them on. 

The first picture is me… with no mascara.
The second and third are me with the 3D Lashes.
All you do is apply a layer of the Transplanting Gel onto your lashes, then brush on the the natural fibers, then added another layer of Transplanting Gel. It really is that simple to add thickness and volume to your lashes.

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The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. 

The price is $29 and they last for 2 months if you use it every day. If you use it for special occasions, they will last longer!

Just a quick comparison:

Eyelash Extensions: Up to $130 for 2 to 3 weeks

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes: $29 for 2 months

Want to give them a try? You can get them HERE  (I promise… you will never go back).