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Coconut Oil Saved My Edges and More

Last week, I felt like I was living on an arctic tundra. Take it that I’ve never been on an arctic tundra, but I imagine it resembled my city last week. All the snow, ice, and below freezing temperatures proved too much for my hair, skin, and nails. After trying every product I owned that claimed to hydrate and moisturize, there was only one product that did; coconut oil. When you have a closet full of beauty products in luxe packaging with claims to blow your mind, you can forget about that jar white solid oil in the pantry.

everyday beauty uses for coconut oil

To be honest, coconut oil has been transforming my life, inside and out, for years now. However, I use it more for my exterior than interior. Keep reading to see the ways that this miraculous oil has been upgrading my everyday life.

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Pantene Gold

Over the summer, I’ve mostly been wearing my hair in it’s natural curly state. In the past, it’s been a struggle for me to embrace my natural curls for this long, but I’m doing it. I’ve been natural for over 10 years now and the culture for curly hair has changed dramatically. For one, big beauty brands have created new lines and collections for natural curly hair. One brand that I think has done a great job embracing the need for products for naturals and curly hair is Pantene. Actually, I think they were one of the first big beauty brands to do it with their Pantene Truly Naturals line. It wasn’t the best products, but it was an effort. However, they have revamped the line with new products and new name; Pantene Gold.

A few weeks ago, while dragging myself to Walgreens for medicine and cough drops, I picked up a few products from the line. Walgreens was having a buy 2 get 1 free deal that I couldn’t pass up. So, I picked up the co-wash, leave-in detangling milk, and the hydrating oil. After trying them for awhile, I think it’s time to share my results and opinions. Keep reading to get my honest opinion of these products from the Pantene Gold collection.

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Styling Products That Saved My Hair This Summer

After spending most of last week battling an acute case of bronchitis, I decided to take a week off from the blog and rest. Although I still have a pesky cough that I will probably have for a couple of weeks, there’s still plenty of summer left. This summer, when it came to my hair, I went very laid back by wearing my hair mostly naturally curly. I didn’t apply much if any heat to  my hair these past couple of months. Therefore, I used this summer to experience with different products, mostly styling products for my curly hair.

summer styling products 2017

From refresher sprays to curling cremes, I tried a lot of styling products for my curly hair. However, there were only a few that I used continuously this summer. Keep reading to see which products had me loving my natural curls this summer.

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New Beauty Products To Try This Summer

Currently, I’m still going through my phase of saving more money while spending less money. So far, so good. This new personal challenge involves every aspect of my life, including my beauty products. With the exclusion of mandatory needs such as shampoo, I haven’t bought any new make-up and beauty products in a minute. However, there are so many new beauty products out there that I’m low-key dying to try.

new beauty products to try summer 2017

Although, at times, I want to try everything, I have to be a good girl. So, I’ve broken it down to 5  beauty products that recently came out or are coming out soon that I’m dying to try. Keep reading to see the ones that made the cut.

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil: A Love Story

A couple of months ago, I had a less than average wax job at a wax bar by a big makeup brand in a bigger makeup store. If you know the players in that sentence, please know that I still love those brands. However, they did your girl and her brows wrong this one Saturday. However, my brows and I were able to regrow and prosper again thanks to patience and one product. That product is Jamaican Black Castor oil.

jamaican black castor oil

I decided to try it on my brows and voila, brows are back! Jamaican Castor Oil has been a blessing to my life for the past couple of years. Trust me, this oil has helped me with more that my brows and probably for you, too. There are so many benefits to this oil and I’m going to share a couple of my favorites with you.

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