Monday, May 27, 2013

Hair Mask using Coconut Oil

So here is the tragedy that was my hair. 
Last year I dyed my hair a red ombré. I did this process twice. The first time I bleached my hair it was fine. I dyed from my chin to the ends. My hair was a little dry but I was using the Redken All Soft hair care line and it kept my hair moisturized and soft. Approximately 3 months later, I decided to do the ombré again and kick the red up a notch to a bright firetruck red. Instead of just touching up the parts where the bleach needed to be added, I was really smart and used the strongest developer and bleached the bottom half of my hair again. The result was dismal. It looked okay but my hair would break to the touch. It was a sad occasion. 

That's me in California. YAY CALIFORNIA!

I got back and decided I needed to change my hair care routine and also just dye my hair brown and let it grow out naturally. Then I discovered coconut oil. I started out using coconut oil made specifically for hair. Then I bought the cooking coconut oil because it is (a) cheaper for the bigger container and (b) it is also more pure. The brand I use is the LouAna Pure Coconut Oil. 

I also have been using this Organic Root Stimulator Hair Fertilizer to help my hair grow.

Here's the step-by-step process of how I treat my hair. This is to be done 30-40 minutes before you wash your hair or if you wash your hair in the morning you can leave it overnight for extra conditioning. My hair is really dry so if you have oily hair definitely wash it really well afterward. 

I put a quarter-size amount in my palm and then run it through my scalp. This is supposed to make your hair grow strong and fast. I have been using this for months and haven't noticed any quickness in growth compared to not using it but I have noticed a significant change in how strong and soft my hair has grown in. 

I use two tablespoons of coconut oil and put that in my hair. Coconut oil is solid at 75 degrees and liquid at 76. Once it touches your hands it will start melting. What I do is start at the ends and work my way up to the roots until the hair is saturated. 

If I want extra conditioning I pour a little bit of olive oil in my ends too. 

From here I have two options:

Leave for 30-40 minutes or overnight.

When I wash my hair, I make sure to wash it well. I use Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo, Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo, and Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Conditioner in my hair. 

I have used Wen Haircare and various pH balanced shampoos and organic shampoos but I really like the Herbal Essences line and how it cleans deeply but conditions really well. Here is my hair now. As you can tell It looks a lot shinier and healthier. :) It is a lot thicker now as well. 

This is a really long post but I wanted to show you my hair care routine! Let me know if you try it and if it works for you! 

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Auctions for free stuff at
I just joined this thing called listia. i'm hoping to start using it to give and get free stuff! :) try it out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hi everyone! This is a really quick update post on everything. Here we go! J
I’m graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree on May 5th, 2012 and then I plan on pursuing a master’s degree in music education. I’m really happy with the smooth flow of everything in my life so far! Lately I’ve been getting into the YouTube scene and I’m so happy I decided to do that. I’ve been meaning to start posting videos and it just never happened until this break! J I’m really excited and enjoy editing the videos a lot. The only thing that’s keeping me from posting more videos is that I work third shift during the holidays! I go in at 10:45pm and get off work at 7:15am. Then I sleep until I wake up! This is usually from 12-2pm. I get up and then hang out until about 7 o'clock which is when I take a pre-work nap. Some days I’m pumped and clean and film. Others I just want to lie in bed. Some days I mean to do stuff and then the computer gets ahold of me! We all know how that works. Anyway, I’m really happy about Christmas and I got my family really awesome gifts that I’m excited about. I still have 2-4 more gifts to buy but that will come later. Ok that’s all for now. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day and a very merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hey everyone! Im really excited to share these new products and some known products with you! J I hope you enjoy this video! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos and tutorials!
Let me know if you want me to do any kind of special tutorials! I dont have my camera charger/USB cord so I cant upload just yet but theres one in the mail for me and it should be here by Wednesday so I can start uploading videos with nice quality! Enjoy everyone! Have a wonderful night. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Washing Your Makeup Brushes :)

Hi everyone. I have been meaning to do this blog post for the longest time but this semester has been really crazy and I haven’t blogged since the summer. Anyway… here it is!
I learned this cleaning method from Michelle Phan on YouTube. These are the ingredients you’ll need:

Olive Oil
Antibacterial Dish Soap (I use Palmolive)
Baby Shampoo (optional)

Here are my dirty brushes

And... here is my soap concoction: pour olive oil, baby shampoo, and antibacterial dish soap in a plate.

Dip the brushes evenly in the soap/oil mixture and rub in your hand and you can either rinse them in lukewarm water immediately or wait like i do.

Here are the brushes after they've been rinsed. A clean brush is a happy brush. :)

Now... for drying... I leave my brushes drying overnight and there are only a couple that have to dry for longer, and those are the more synthetic ones. There are different methods for drying brushes.
In the picture above, the smaller brushes are just drying on a paper towel. 
The way I dry the big brushes is with my brush guards. You can buy them on their online store: 
They are weaved and stretch but keep the shape of the brush. When I dry them, I put them in a cup (shown below) and gravity pulls the water down and doesn't go back into the brushes' binding to the wooden/plastic body. I'm at a loss for words because I am sleepy so forgive me. 


Here's my kabuki brush (I lost it in Michigan last summer); it stands on its own in the brush guard. 

Here's the dry kabuki brush. The fibers are tight and compact but it fans out when I use it.

I hope this post was helpful. The only thing I did different than Michelle Phan was that I added the baby shampoo. A clean brush is a happy brush. Your face will be happy too. Clean your brushes at LEAST once a week if you wear makeup every day. I also wipe them daily with baby wipes in between washes because they have to dry overnight. 

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Hey everyone! I haven't been uploading... been busy with kids and stuff. But I wanted to talk about EBATES! It's an amazing website that gives you CASH BACK for purchases on a lot of stores! You can click on the store from the ebates website and it'll give you a certain cash-back amount. Everyone should try this out! This is really quick but hope you like it! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Florida and Update

I know I haven't been updating this as much as I should. I've been so busy lately! I AM keeping up with the Insanity program. I am a few days late because I'm in Florida. Anyway. I am so disappointed! I haven't lost any weight yet so x_X I hope I can lose some weight soon. I am going to Michigan pretty soon. Maybe I'll lose some weight there? I'll be at a camp so it won't be so bad. I have made some posts but I need to upload the pics... etc. So anyway, have a good night everyone! I'll try to post every day when I get home. IDK if that will happen though. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dry, Brittle, and Dull Hair? DO THIS!!

My mom is always trying natural remedies for her hair and skin. I am usually reluctant because of the smell. I decided to try this home remedy for dry hair and the results were PHENOMENAL!!

Ok... so you get an egg yolk (one if you have short or thin hair... two if otherwise) and a tablespoon or two (eyeball it) of honey and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. I usually just pour it in a bowl until I feel like it is good enough to cover my hair... Ok so let me recap the ingredients:


You just stir it up with a utensil of your choosing and put it on DRY hair (BEFORE WASHING!!) Once it's in your hair, just leave it alone (put it in a shower cap or just let air dry). DO NOT try to brush out because your hair will not like it (and it gets kind of hard).


Watch an episode of The Office (or your favorite 20-30 minute show)....

20 minutes later...

Shower. I recommend mixing baking soda with your shampoo (sulfate-free or professional salon pH balanced shampoo of course) to get all the build-up off. I usually shampoo two or three times when I do this just to get squeaky clean hair, and then I put the conditioner in and while it's chillin and my hair is soaking it in I shave and stuff.

After this, style as usual. You will believe. The results will be completely clear. Ok here's why these things work.

Egg Yolk: Eggs contain lecithin and protein, which help strengthen and moisturize hair. Egg yolks are also a natural emulsifier, meaning it binds homemade hair mask ingredients for a smooth, homogeneous mixture. Yolks also have a high sulfur content, which can help relieve dandruff symptoms.

Read more:

I got this from this article, but here is what I know offhand. The protein in eggs is similar to the keratin treatments that cost hundreds of dollars in salons. Just trust me: It's good for you.

Olive Oil: Extra virgin Olive Oil has a high level of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E that moisturizes, protects and nourishes. It makes your hair grow stronger and can be kept in a longer hairstyle without a need to cut. It is very beneficial for dry, damaged, or split hair.

Honey: Here are a couple of websites that talk about the benefits of honey:

Hope this was helpful!!