Archive for September, 2011

A Home-Made Mask you will go Bananas for!

  There are a lot of face masks on the market. Sometimes you don’t have to look much further than your own kitchen to get incredible soft skin. I love hearing about beauty treatments that you can do at home. I decided to try  the combination of bananas, coconut oil and honey. This mask has so many benefits and is suitable for all types of skin, no matter what time of year.  

Bananas are rich in vitamins, especially the banana peel which contains Lutein (an antioxidant) and potassium. Banana peels are also great for tightening the skin. Coconut oil (as I have talked about in a previous post) and honey are great at moisturizing, soothing, and make the skin soft and supple. Honey has anti-microbial properties which are good for acne or irritated skin.  Honey has been used for anti-aging treatments for centuries.

First I take the inside peel of the banana and rub it over my face and chest. This will start to tighten the skin after a few minutes. I then take the banana, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of honey and mix together. You can either mix by hand in a bowl or in a food processor. Once mixed, spread over your face, neck and chest. Leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour, the longer the better. Take a cloth with warm water and wipe away. After apply your favorite moisturizer to finish it off.

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Hair that’s anything but “boar”ing

  Tangled hair is enough to drive you crazy. Remember when you were little and Mom tried to comb your hair? Those of you who have curly hair like me, know how difficult it is trying to comb through your locks. It seems like I shampoo, add tons of conditioner and proceed to comb my hair. Then when I’m out I add more product!

I have heard about boar bristle brushes for a long time but never really believed they worked. I decided to buy an inexpensive one to see if all this hype was true, thinking what do I have to lose. Honestly, it is amazing! Now they say it’s not good to brush wet hair, but with this brush I starting at the ends and worked my way up and voila. Not only is it good at untangling my hair, I noticed that after blow drying I had extra shine. I did not have to put product in my hair, though I like to. 

I don’t think I will ever buy a brush that does not have  boar bristle. I do recommend a high-end one though as you will get a longer use out of it. Some of my favorites are Mason Pearson http://www.masonpearson.com/ Sephora Collection Boar detangling brush http://www.sephora.com/ and Denman http://www.denmanbrush.com/index.html

A few months ago I was given a gift set of AG Hair cosmetics “Colour Savour” sulfate-free shampoo and color protection conditioner. At first I was skeptical, but after one use I was amazed. Not only did the shampoo smell incredible  like grapefruit and citrus, it lathered up unlike other sulfate-free products.  Even with the insane lather my hair did not seem to get tangled up that much. I also noticed after several weeks of using the shampoo my newly colored hair seemed to still be rich.

As for the conditioner, I always seem to use tons of product and sometimes mix a few different brands. With AG’s color protection conditioner, I used very little and I was able to run the comb easily through my hair. The smell brought me back to when I was a kid when I use to buy pink Hubba Bubba.

These products had great conditioning, moisturizing and detangling power. They protected and prolonged my hair color. This is a definite must have addition to your daily routine. Check out http://www.aghair.com/

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