Repair Damaged Hair

The sun not only causes damage to you hair, but if you color it, it can also cause the color to fade. The sun combined with the chemicals in hair dye dries hair out immensely. Drinking plenty of H2O can keep the body and hair moisturized, but sometimes you need a little extra help. Kiehl’s has a great product for that. It’s called Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovering Pak ($26). It hydrates your hair while preventing the color from fading.

This conditioner contains Sunflower oil and Apricot Kernel oil to help not only prevent damage, but also repair what’s been done. If you like the treatment you’ll probably also like their Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo ($18 & $28) and Conditioner ($19 & $30) . The Kiehls products contain natural ingredients and go a long way protecting the skin and hair.

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Stop Excessive Sweating

Sometimes you’re not involved in any physical activity what so ever, but for some reason your underarms are excessively sweating. If regular antiperspirant deodorant isn’t working there are other options to consider.

You can save up for Botox injections (which stop the sweating for up to 6 months) or you can something a little less expensive. DERMAdoctor offers a product from MED e TATE called, Hyperhidrosis Control Wipes. The wipes are supposed to be so strong that with one wipe you’re sweat free for a week. It retails for $48 and brings 30 packettes. The Hyperhidrosis Wipes are not just for underarms, but they can be used on other parts of the body that you experience excessive sweating like:

  • Palms of your hands
  • Feet
  • Soles
  • Cleavage
  • Face

The Brazilian Blowout

Dry, damaged and frizzy hair can be a major pain, especially in the summer when the humidity makes it almost impossible to keep your locks smooth. On my last trip to the hair salon I came across a pamphlet about Brazilian Blow outs. It couldn’t have been more eye-catching. The Brazilian blow out offers healthier hair after just one treatment with no damaged being to your hair what so ever.

The blow out is supposed to give you frizz-free hair for up to 12 weeks. While the treatment takes up to 90 minutes to complete, if the results are as great as promised then the time is well worth it. Along with the treatment, there is a line of products especially made to maintain the strength of your hair. The website doesn’t name a pricee for the treatment, but it’s supposed to be around $350. Of course it’ll most likely also depend on your type of hair and length. This is a large investment to make in your hair, but if nothing else has worked then it might be a good idea to give this a try.

The competitor of the Brazilian blowout is the Japanese straightening method. Both treatments are said to bond damaged hair leave you with a frizz-free scalp. Although both methods straighten the hair, the Brazilian says it will leave you with natural body and volume. Some reviews on the Japanese straightner say that you get more of the pin straight look and will lack in volume.  Before trying either of the treatments it’s best to do your research and consult with a stylelist that specializes in it.

And then let us know how it is!

Detox Your Hair

Here’s a beauty quickie you can do at home. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got about 5 different bottles of shampoo in my bathroom right now. I’m always trying something new and I just don’t want to throw out a perfectly good bottle of shampoo. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to one of your shampoo bottles, shake it up and waah-laa! You now have your own homemade remedy shampoo that you can use once a week. Vinegar is good for removing build up and closing up hair cuticles, which is great for preventing split ends. The vinegar also helps remove scaly build up. If the scales on your hair cuticles lay flat, that gives your hair the chance to be shinier. Apple cider vinegar is a good choice for trying this out. You can also use plain white vinegar.

Get A Facial At Home

Skin care is important, but it doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. Feeling pampered and getting a facial can be done from the comfort of your home. Get a small towel that covers your face completely. Soak it in hot water and place the warm towel over your face for about five minutes. Using an exfoliator specifically for the face will help get rid of the dead skin. Doing so will give your face a healthy glow. Neutrogena has a couple daily facial scrubs that also help prevent breakouts. After exfoliating apply a mask that suits your skin’s needs. Sabon’s mud mask works like a vacuum. It’s based on mud and vanilla oils from the Dead Sea and sucks up all the dirt and oils from your face. It’s great for soothing combination and oily skin. If you have dry skin using it once every other week will be fine.

Give Origins Clear Improvement Mask a shot if you’re battle-ling major clogged pores. The mask has activated charcoal that works like a magnet while getting rid of the entire gunk that clogs your pores. It goes straight to work by clearing up everything that keeps your skin from looking its best. While the mud mask takes a few minutes to harden, the Clear Improvement mask instantly hardens in less than a minute. Both masks get the job done and will leave you with smoother skin.

Get Skin Like the Kardashians

Is there anything the Kardashian sisters haven’t done? Being the exotic beauties that they are, it’s no surprise that they are now spokeswomen for a beauty product. Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney are proudly representing PerfectSkin. This is a three step beauty line consisting of a cleanser with exfoliating pads, toner, and moisturizer. The sisters swear by it, and say it’s the only thing that’s worked for all three of them. The products are for the use of all skin types: dry, oily, sensitive, combination, and even skin prone to acne breakouts. PerfectSkin also has a hydrating face mask, and brightening eye cream.

As women who are constantly in the spotlight and juggling hectic schedules, the Kardashian sisters need a skin care system that’s simple, as it is effective while working for virtually all skin types.”

Dr. Ron DiSalvo, World-Renowned Scientific Researcher and Dermatological Expert

Dr. DiSalvo led the research, along other top scientists and dermatologists, to create the product they have now. He says that by using the three step regime for 30 days, your skin will look and feel different. The products are meant to repair damage and restore a healthy glow to all complexions, no matter what skin type. This newly released product doesn’t have many reviews yet, but if it’s able to keep the Kardashians’ skin glow-y through countless nights of make-up and constant spotlight stresses, then it shows promise.

Detox Your Body & Skin

Don’t underestimate the benefits of lemon. They’re high in vitamin C, which not only helps fight bacteria but also reduces the risk of developing cancer. It’s clear now why so many body cleanses include lemon as a main ingredient. Cleanses might not be for everyone, but you can still benefit from it in other ways.

Body: Squeeze a lemon into your water bottle. It flushes the toxins out of your body and helps with your digestive system.

Nails: Use it to bring your nails back to life. Have you ever noticed your nails looking a little stained or yellowish?  They might not be getting enough nutrients and it’s a clear indicator that you need to start getting more vitamins A and C. You don’t even need to go to the nail salon for this treatment. Stick your nails into two lemon halves for 5 minutes. It will instantly brighten your nails.

Skin: For acne; rub the lemon juice on the skin to help clear it up.

Lighten Your Hair With Lemons

If you’ve never dyed your hair before, it can be a little scary to take a chance. Sometimes it’s easier to take baby steps. There’s no doubt about it, hair dyes are full of chemicals that are not exactly hair friendly. Not to mention it can be costly. Once your roots start growing in all you want to do it get those bad boys touched up. Before taking the leap and dying my hair I did a little lightening with lemon juice. The acid in the lemon juice accelerates the exposure from the sun that lightens your hair.
It’s really simple. Cut one or two lemons in half and squeeze all the juice out and about one third of water. Pour the juice and water into one of those plastic spray bottles. The spray bottle is perfect for helping you distribute the lemon evenly.
The lemon juice won’t give you the same results as if you’d dye your hair, but it will lighten it. This works best for brown to dirty blond hair. So get to squeezing those lemons and pick the perfect spot to lay out in. Exposing your hair to the sun can dry it out. Make sure to get a good conditioner afterwards.
It’s cheap, simple, and you get to work on your tan.