As I spoke about in my last post, Tuesday was my birthday.
It was so nice hearing from friends and family throughout the day. I don’t teach on Tuesday mornings, and Jax doesn’t have camp that day so we usually go to the gym and run errands in the morning after we drop Weezy off.
He was not having the gym that day … I think he knew it was my birthday and wanted extra cuddle time (or was still super tired from being off his routine while on vacation and needed an early nap).
After I got him down I spent the day cleaning the house, mopping the floors (which needed it), and had my weird birthday cry, a little self-care DIY (which I will tell you about in a minute), and waited for the rest of my family to get home so we could celebrate.
Luckily Jax was in a better mood when we went to dinner. My mom joined us, we had a delicious meal at Redstone (I like their rosé, they are always safe with Jax’s nut allergy … and the food is GREAT).
After that we took a stroll around the mall, tested out mattresses (we aren’t in the market but the kids had fun)
Oh, and ^ this jacket arrived (my birthday present to myself) from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I love it! It was extra awesome that the weather cooled down enough so I could (barely) wear it.
Okay .. back to self-care.
I’m a Leo, and lions love their manes.
One part about myself I have always been prideful of is my hair, it is my most coveted feature and I try to take great care of it.
If you have been following this blog, you know I am pretty obsessed with DIY beauty projects.
TresOmega Nutrition sent me their organic refined and unrefined coconut oils in exchange for an honest review of their product on my blog (see my post on why I’ll still eat coconut oil after the recent AHA recommendations).
I use unrefined coconut oil to cook with, and I will buy refined for DIY projects (usually it is a little cheaper).
I have a few brands that I like, and I have for sure tried coconut oil that I didn’t like.
TresOmega’s was really rich, smooth and creamy. I’ve had some that were really chunky in the past, and this was not.
Since going a little more blonde with my ombre´ this summer, I’ve noticed my ends are much more dry. I try to keep my hair covered at the beach or pool, but think I needed a little extra boost to get that softness back.
Coconut oil hair masks is something I tried a really long time ago, but was too lazy to be consistent with it (and my hair is pretty soft so I didn’t think I need them). Over the past month-and-a-half I have been doing this once a week, and wear it while I do my weekly face shave.
Basically, make up a batch with 1/2 cup coconut oil, 2 TBSP argan oil, and 2 TBSP raw honey plus 20 drops essential oils.
Four Ingredient Hair Mask
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used TresOmega)
- 2 TBSP Argan Oil (I like this one)
- 2 TBSP honey (I get mine locally at Maple Acres Farm)
- 20 drops essential oil (I love Cedarwood & Clary Sage for my hair, see more recommendations below)
Hair Mask Directions:
Soften coconut oil by placing the jar in hot water. Add the honey and aragan oil. You can add essential oils immediately and store the batch on the counter, or do what I do and take as much as you need (usually 3-4 Tablespoons) and add 5-7 drops to it.
Place the hair mask on dry hair through ends and strands, I don’t massage it on my roots, just rub on strands the whole way through. I then place my hair up in a bun in an alligator clip and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before I rinse it out in the shower!
(I shave/dermaplane my face once a week, and on my birthday this was my self-care … hair mask, and shaved while it sat!) You can also throw on one of my face masks! Then you end up with glowing skin and shining hair after you’re through!
Recommended Essential Oils for Nourishing Your Hair
I use Young Living Oils (see more info here about them)
To support hair growth:
- Ylang Ylang
To Support Damaged/Fragile Hair:
- Clary Sage
- Roman Chamomile
To Support Dry Hair:
Let me know if you try this!!! Have a great day!
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