Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunshine VoxBox Wrap Up

A short while ago I received the Sunshine Voxbox from Influenster. The box was filled with products to try. The verdict is in and I'm ready to dish on everything from the box.

*Dickinson's Cleansing Cloths |
I had a good ol' time with these wipes. I love that they are large making it possible to do several rounds of cleansing with the same wipe. These wipes are also textured on one side making them more effective at getting everything off. I used these on what I thought was a clean face and still came away with brown spots. Lastly, these wipes are inexpensive! Go get you some.

*Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds |
These were delicious. I had them for breakfast one morning with a Babybel cheese and an apple. Crunchy and spicy with a sweet edge. Even my spice-phobic husband could eat these. Will be buying these.

These snacking chocolates were another food item from the box that I really enjoyed. I had to use a coupon from the box to pick them up from my local Target but I'm glad I did. I went for the pretzel variety. These chocolates are chocolatey but have that dark chocolate hit that keeps you from overindulging. 

*Vaseline Spray Moisturizer |
This is not the first time that Vaseline spray and I have crossed paths. I received a men's spray for my husband in a Valentine's day box a year or two ago. The opinion from then to now still holds. This lotion does the job in a pinch but won't provide true moisture. I'd wait until right before you go somewhere to use this so you don't end up ashy half way through!

*Infusium 23 Leave-in |
SinfulColors Nail Polish in Totally Teal |
I will not be trying the infusium because it is nothing like anything that I would normally try on my hair. I also did not get a chance to try out the teal polish sent to me because I have been lazy about going to the nail salon. My nails desperately need to be done! I have already tried SinfulColors and I like their price, availability, color selection, and fast drying. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Strengthen Your Hair From The Inside Out

Vitamins are great for ensuring that your hair is growing as it should. I have said it before in previous posts and videos that you can't really speed up your hair growth but you can make sure that your body and scalp are healthy. Vitamins are also great for general health. Your body will take what vitamins it needs first and send what's left to your hair and nails anyhow. The following vitamins are great for hair health.

Vitamin C is said to increase hair growth and improve iron absorption. This is great because iron is also said to help the health of your hair. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits. It is also in some non-citrus fruits like raspberries, pineapples, and kiwi.

Niacin is said to increase blood flow to the hair. Many claim that niacin supplements have caused their hair to grow faster. Niacin can be found in meats (fish, turkey, chicken, pork, beef, liver) and peanuts. I may need to supplement this one being a pescetarian!

Biotin helps reduce hair loss. You can find this nutrient in salmon, almonds, peanuts, oats, eggs, onions, etc. The list is long for this one and I already eat my fair share or biotin daily. This is probably why I found that biotin supplements did not do anything special for me.

Zinc is another vitamin that reduces hair loss. It can be found in meats (seafood, beef, lamb, pork, chicken), spinach, mushrooms, and beans. 

I'm pretty confident that I get a lot of these in my natural diet. I do see a need to boost my niacin through other means as I do not eat most of those meats listed. Woman can not get Niacin from peanut butter and the occasional fish alone!  
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Video: Hair Journey pt.II

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My hair journey is a looooooooong story that began back in 2008 when I went to college and began taking care of my own hair. I began with long (APL) relaxed hair that I preferred to wear bone straight with razored ends. I had maintained long hair through most of my life because I did not want one of the short, trendy haircuts that so many other young people had. Enter hard dorm water and lack of skill and I left my freshman year with hair that was breaking from the ears down. The top length served to hide the broken hairs.

I began my sophomore year with a cutesy bob haircut which is featured in my first ever youtube video. I'm not excited enough about that video to link it so happy hunting! I maintained this bob as best I could then decided to grow it out when the stylist "trimmed" it into an entirely different style! Just before hitting shoulder length I decided to transition to natural hair. Having such short hair I decided to hide my hair away in neck length  protective styles which is why there are so many references to neck length protective styles on this blog and my youtube channel.

Um...the end...for a few years until someone requested that I update my hair journey video. Click the image above or the length below to get the rest of the story!

Watch the video:
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