Healthy Hair Care

Moisture Moisture Moisture

(read like Jan Brady when she said, Marcia Marcia Marcia).   I talk about protein so much because it does get the Jan Brady/middle child effect. Until I started my hair journey, I had never heard of or considered using protein so it’s like part of my message that I try to get out there when I talk about hair…

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Healthy Hair Care, Regimen Building

It’s all in the Ingredients: Protein

Demystifying protein-based/strengthening hair products can be tough some times because hair product labels can be confusing.  Even the list of ingredients can be misleading because protein ingredients will be list on intensive protein treatments, mild reconstructors, deep conditioners AND moisturizing conditioners.  If you use heat on your hair and/or perform chemical services (i.e. color, relax, etc).  You should consider incorporating…

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Beauty, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Product Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (15.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Octocrylene (2.8%), Oxybenzone (6.0%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), BHT, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Acrylates/C12 22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum , Trideceth 6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone,…

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Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Nexxus Humectress

Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner:   This is my go-to deep conditioner.  This was the conditioner that saved my hair from extreme dryness when so many others could not. Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Stearalkonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isostearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Dimethiconol, C14-15 Alcohols, Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid,…

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Healthy Hair Care

Wardrobe Essentials.

There are 5 basics wardrobe essentials that EVERY lady should have in their closet: A Pant Suit – Jacket and Trousers to be worn together or separately. A Pencil Skirt (or A-line depending upon your figure). A White Button-Up Shirt. A Pair of Jeans. A Little Black Dress.  And some other classic items include: a cashmere sweater or cardigan, a trench…

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Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Vatika Oil

Before I purchase a new hair product, I always check out the ingredients to see what’s packed inside.  If there’s nothing that I recognize as a good or quality ingredient, I won’t buy it. My all-time favorite hair oil is Vatika Oil.  It’s mainly coconut oil, but it’s got a few other ingredients in it, which are commonly used in…

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Lifestyle, Travel

The Queen City.

I’m in Charlotte for the next couple of days and decided to share some pictures from my last trip here.  Enjoy!  Uptown Charlotte The Stadium for the Carolina Panthers – Any fans out there? In front of the Bank of America Building… about 30 seconds before the sky fell out and I was running for cover.