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Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other …

Make Your Own Detox Drink for Daily Enjoyment & Cleansing

Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this …

Alternative Medicine

Whipped Green Tea & Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Light)

Having scraped out every last bit of coconut oil, it was time to whip up a replacement. A gallon-sized Costco tub is better for hand access but not so much for a tiny bathroom. Which brings us to a perfectly good invention: green lotion. Something that’s totally awesome for your skin.<p>You might remember green-tea infused oil from this <b>SPF lip balm</b>. I love this stuff. You get the benefits of coconut oil and green tea all in one. Coconut oil hydrates without clogging pores, and green tea can …

DIY || 4 Easy & Effective Summer Moisturizing Mists For Natural Hair

<b>DIY || 4 Easy & Effective Summer Moisturizing Mists For Natural Hair</b><p>Are you looking for an <b>effective natural moisturizer</b> that is not too heavy for the summer? Do you want to make your own? Then, check out <b>these four easy recipes</b>.

DIY Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer For Skin & Hair

<b>DIY Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer For Skin & Hair</b><p>“I try to keep my hair maintenance routine as minimal and low cost as possible. I’m not a product junkie and I pick products based on my specific hair problems. Dryness is a huge issue for me. My hair has always been prone to dryness even more now that I bleach/ dye it. So I favor creams and butters versus oils for my moisturizing needs. I personally find oils just sit on top of my hair causing it to feel greasy and does nothing to help my …

Drinking Greens for Healthy Natural Hair

Drinking Greens for Healthy Natural Hair<p>There are a lot of great reasons to drink your greens either in smoothie or juice form. But my hair has been …

Nutrition

Oil Cleansing Method for Beautiful Skin

I’ve posted many natural living and natural beauty ideas before, and this is one of the most simple and effective natural beauty tips I’ve ever found.<p>…

Skin Care

3 Ways to Go From Curly to Straight With No Heat

<b>By Chinwe of</b> <b>Hair and Health</b><p>Who says you need a flat iron to achieve a sleek, straight look on natural hair? Check out these three heatless methods …

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5 Facts on Oil Rinsing

<i>Style Icon Whitney</i><p><b>1. What is oil rinsing?</b><p>Oil rinsing involves applying an excess amount of a liquid/liquefied oil or butter to hair, allowing to sit …

Natural Hair Growth Serum Recipe

Hormones affect every aspect of health, and lately I’ve seen the affect of hormones on hair and scalp health.<p>After eight years of pregnancy and …

Hair

Coconut Plum Lip Balm

Yum yum yum. The natural aroma of Virgin Plum Oil and Virgin Coconut Cream Oil get me every time. This, my friends, is a blend to be remembered. When …

Let's Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!

If you're wondering how best to promote kidney health, it may be as simple as pouring yourself a glass of something to drink. "A drink of what?" you might ask. No magic potions, but drinks you may already have at home can actually boost your health. And if your cabinets aren't already stocked with …

Wellness

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Another way in which I use oils in my haircare regimen is in my deep conditioning treatment. I usually deep condition before I wash, as it makes the wash process a lot easier and quicker.<p>In my deep conditioning mix, I use:<p><b>2 parts Coconut Oil +</b> <b><br>2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil +</b> <b><br>1 part Jamaican Black Castor Oil +</b> <b><br>3 parts conditioning treatment</b><p>Clean

All Natural SPF Sun Oil

<b>All Natural SPF Sun Oil</b><p>“I’m always on the hunt for natural alternatives to everyday beauty products. As the temperatures start to warm up, the only thing on my mind is long days spent in the sunshine. For me, I always feel healthier (and a little bit happier) when I have some color on my skin. Exposure to direct sunlight is a key way that your body absorbs Vitamin D. From building up the immune system to providing just the right amount of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones, vitamin D is …

My new healthy hair obsession is this Alikay Naturals line

My new healthy hair obsession is this <b>Alikay Naturals</b> line. <b>100% natural and 90% organic</b> 😍 Every single product smells fresh and summery! Perfect for all hair types. I met the owner, <b>Black Onyx,</b> and we were discussing how cool it is to see more and more healthy beauty brands on store shelves. Her line is now at Target and you can also check them out at <b>alikaynaturals.com</b> She didn’t ask me to post about it but I just had to because my hair responded so well! I used her <b>Lemongrass Leave-In</b> on freshly …

34 Surprisingly Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes

<b>34 Surprisingly Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes</b><p>“Not a bodybuilder? Enjoy a protein smoothie anyway! Studies show protein works as a building block for healthy skin, hair, bones, and heart in any ol’ person <b>[1][2]</b>. Plus, a protein-packed breakfast <b>can prevent overeating</b>, and a dose of protein <b>after resistance training</b> helps build and repair muscle tissue (especially when mixed with soy) [3].<p>Generally speaking, adults (18 and older) should strive to eat <b>.36 grams of protein</b> for every pound …

4 Scientific Reasons To Try Tea Rinses For Natural Hair

<b>4 Scientific Reasons To Try Tea Rinses For Natural Hair</b><p>“Tea rinses are growing in popularity within the natural hair community. <b>Green tea</b> and <b>black tea</b> are generally widely available and therefore are also the most frequently discussed. Could there be some science to tea rinsing? I decided to investigate and discovered some interesting reasons as to why a final rinse with tea after washing hair may possibly be beneficial.”<p>Via <b>Black Girl With Long Hair</b>

Whipped Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment

<b>Whipped Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment</b><p>Here’s a super easy and affordable Do-It-Yourself Pre-Poo (deep treatment before cleansing hair) for dry natural hair. Coconut Oil is great because it has been proven to actually penetrate the hair and reduce breakage by protecting the hair from <b>hydral fatigue and protein loss</b> during your wash regimen.

DIY All-Natural Hand Sanitizer

To make, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, then transfer to a bottle for use and storage. A small spray bottle works perfectly for this – you can add a bit of filtered water if you want to make your mixture easier to spray. This is so convenient because you can just throw it in your purse and carry it with you wherever you go!

Gorgeous DIY Coffee And Vanilla Body Scrub

Coffee scrub is kinda classic scrub, which won the trust of many beauty bloggers. It not only smells divine but it’s also great for skin, thanks to …

Coffee

Natural Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe

Shares 26K<p>Looking to kick your commercial shampoo that contains sulfates and parabens? Then you’ll love my natural rosemary mint shampoo recipe. This …

Your Guide to Creating an All Natural Day Spa

<b>Hey there busy Mama, how about a spa day?</b> I saw you roll your eyes, but before you blow me off – let me tell you that it won’t cost you a fortune. In …

Multifruit BSC + A DIY Exfoliating Toner Recipe

I've been very curious about exfoliating toners ever since hearing how highly skincare expert Caroline Hirons speaks of them. Unfortunately, there …

#NoBuyJanuary Update + DIY Face Oils / Serums

January's spending ban is already more than half done! I've really started to get into it this week. I've re-homed a couple products and identified …

Getting Started With the Oil Cleansing Method

There are plenty of different ways to cleanse the delicate skin of your face. The classic is with soap and water, but there are also oodles of …

Rock Rose & Chamomile Body Wash For Super Sensitive Skin

Lately my skin has been going absolutely crazy. I think it’s a combination of the changing weather and pregnancy hormones. Whatever the cause, the …

DIY Perfumed Body Powder

Vera is my sometimes friend. Meaning, I only see her sometimes—when we’re on the same bus going to or from downtown Chicago. She’s a plump Russian …

Beauty

Rose Body Scrub