A few months ago, I happened to be searching for some new cool things to try on my nails, and ended up coming across dripping paint nail art. It was very simple to do, and did not take long at all! So!-take a chance this summer and become your own nail artist for a day with this easy technique! » click here for step by step instructions!
It doesn’t matter if your hair is relaxed, natural, short or long- deep conditioning is a staple in every hair routine. Not only does deep conditioning add moisture to your tresses but it provides other benefits which include strengthening, repairing and maintaining healthy hair.
I want to let you know that instead of paying high prices for quality deep conditioners, you can head to your local whole foods or grocery store instead and get the ingredients to make your own. I, personally, have made my own conditioner and it does wonders for my hair. Here a few recipes to try out and maybe even permanently add to your current hair regimen.
Avocado is great for deep conditioning. It can also be used for a quick softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask. The use of honey on hair is talked about everywhere. Honey by itself isn’t sufficient enough to provide the conditioning necessary, but when combined with other products it can make your hair feel softer and provide smooth hair.
Banana is another great kitchen item that can help give you that soft hair you have been wanting. The key to this recipe is getting banana baby food instead of using an actual banana. When using a whole banana, if you do not blend it well enough or strain it, it can leave pieces of banana throughout your hair. You would then have to shampoo and condition your hair several times to get them out and that would defeat the purpose! When you use the baby food it’s already strained and liquefied so it can mix easily as well as still provide you with a great conditioner. Not to mention you have the great scent of banana and honey to accompany you throughout your day!
The recipe: Cucumber & Egg
• 1/2 cucumber • 1 egg • 1/2 an eggshell’s worth of extra-virgin olive oil
Cucumber is a natural refresher so it’s no wonder that a great treatment would include it. It’s a great finishing touch to a deep conditioning treatment. Eggs are also great to give your hair a great smooth finish. An important thing to remember when trying this treatment: NO HEAT (including hot water)! The heat can literally cook the egg into your hair and that just spells disaster for everyone. Your hair will also smell like egg unlike banana, the smell of eggs cooked into your hair is not pleasant.
You might be hungriest after making this one so leave some fruit aside for you to enjoy while this treatment goes to work! The fruits in this treatment all work great together to give you soft hair that also will smell just as great. If you are worried about using the banana, substitute the banana baby food so you can be sure to avoid the chunks. If you have no fear of the actual banana, be sure to blend it well and strain it before mixing it with the other items. This recipe will make your hair smell fantastic and it will provide you with a great, healthy snack.
The recipe: Honey-Based Deep Conditioner
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions Mix honey with olive oil. Heat in microwave oven to melt and apply to wet or dry hair, then cover head with a very warm towel for half an hour while taking a warm, soothing bath, then shampoo off.
Summer will be here in a couple of weeks and it’s time to put our hands and feet on full display. The nail trends for the summer take a simple manicure and pedicure to a whole new level. The nail polishes are bold, bright, sparkly, and have creative designs. These looks can be worn on a simple day to the beach or for a special occasion. Don’t be shy and let me know what summer nail trends you plan to rock.
Question:” Black women don’t have to wear sunscreen because brown skin can’t burn, right?”- Wrong! Women of color need sunscreen just as much as any other race. The sun’s UV rays are very damaging to the skin and can cause skin burns, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and take away from our natural glow. This became very clear to me when my boyfriend, after spending all day in the summer sun at a soccer tournament, was completely sun burned across his shoulders and back. After being on aloe application duty for about a week, I quickly learned how vital it is for people of color to use sunscreen. So, before walking out of the house make sure to put on sunscreen to keep your skin beautiful and healthy. Check out Madamenoire.com for an informative article further explaining the importance of sunscreen.
With summer right around the corner a bun is a simple way to beat the heat and still look cute. Whether you want to go with a topnot or a low messy bun, you can rock this style with ease!
Want that messy beach look? No matter if you are relaxed, natural, or rocking weave no beach look is complete without loose curls. This carefree style can be achieved through a variety of methods.
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Many woman of color tend to shy away from wearing pink lipstick or gloss, feeling that it might be too bright or clash with their skin tone. But do not fear because brown girls are now dominating the red carpet and everyday life with a touch of pink on their lips.
Mrs. Jarette has a wonderful list of different shades of pink:
No outfit is complete without the appropriate jewelry and what other than a stylish ring can make your hands stand out? Rings are no longer small and dainty but now making statements with their size, shape, and color. Add some flare to an outfit by choosing a ring that demands attention.
The definition of a nude color in fashion can be quite confusing but the color is often described as the one that is closest to a wearer’s skin tone. Consider this when choosing a nude nail polish as well as pay attention to undertones. Since there are many different shades and hues in nude nail polish so try several different shades of polish before buying to find the best shade that comes closest to your skin tone.