So, how about the weather eh? I. Hate. Snow. Being from Indiana, this is a slight problem, as it snows quite a bit. For example, this was the view outside our garage Sunday afternoon:
- Wear a satin or silk scarf under your winter hat.
Tasha of Belle Butters was kind enough to send me a couple of samples. The first one was her Matcha Green Tea Shea butter. The second was a concoction she was trying out. It is a mixture of unrefined shea butter, evoo (extra virgin olive oil), evco (extra virgin coconut oil), jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and cucumber fragrance.
The first one I tried was the Matcha Green Tea Shea Butter. I opened the container and touched it, and was pleasantly surprised... it was fluffy! Tasha whips her Shea Butters, so you get this light and fluffy consistency. Its not thick and heavy at all. I loved it!
The first couple times I used it, I just used to moisturize my hair after my shower. It was amazing. It moisturized my hair so thoroughly that I didn't have to use any for two days. My hair craves moisture so that was awesome. Tasha sent me a letter with the butters, stating that a lot of people use it to twist their hair. Thinking about this the whole time and staring at the jar, I decided to attempt a twist out using her product. I co-washed my hair using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration.
|Totally cute right?|
|COILS UPON COILS!!!|
So, on the Twitter I have been hearing lots about people using apple cider vinegar (or ACV) for hair rinses. They swear that it makes their hair softer and more easier to manage. I did a bit of research on the internet as well, and I just kept hearing a lot of the same thing. A lot of the articles I read talked about the hair pores closing after using the vinegar, resulting in smoother hair all around.
It sounded a bit odd to me, but what the hell. The husbands gone (he had to go to a remote site for work for a week *sniffle*), I got two feuding dogs, and I am feeling lonely. What way to perk a girl up faster than a hair/ beauty treatment?
So, I put 2/3 of a cup of acv in a squirt bottle, and diluted it with one cup of water. I leaned my head over the guest tub and began to squirt.
I would like to note here that I love salt and vinegar chips. They are MY FAVE. The salty tangy goodness is almost too much to bear. mmmm....However, I do not like smelling like a salt and vinegar chip. That stuff burned my nostrils!! argh!
I hurriedly get done dousing my hair and hop in the shower. I rinse it out, condition, shower, and get out. My hair is thick, so it takes it some time to get finished drying. Before I went to bed though there were parts that were dry though, so I felt them....and, uh, they felt the same as usual. I shrugged and (because honestly? Nothing gets in the way of me and sleep) crashed for the night.
I wake up this morning and start feeling and looking at my hair.... um, bout the same. No difference. I was tweeting about this last night and someone was nice enough to send me this link. I am inclined to agree with the blogger on this one.
Oh well, lesson learned. and luckily I did not buy a huge container of acv. However, there is enough leftover for me to henna my hair. I will be doing that when Jeff gets home, because he is lord of the pictures!
So, last week I discovered that my hair was finally long enough to put in a puff! How exciting! Some pictures for your viewing pleasure
The first puff
Taken from Belle Butters facebook site!
I am excited to announce a new give away today on The Tale of Going Natural. I have teamed up with Tasha from Belle Butters to give you a special opportunity.
We all know the benefits of shea butter both for your skin and your hair. But it doesn’t smell the greatest. That is where Belle Butters come in.
Tasha makes the smoothest creamiest whipped shea butters I have ever seen. Not only that, they have delicious scents that make you want to eat it! But don’t... Not for human consumption.
I’ve been in love with her orange dreamsicle. She has many other flavors, but that seems to grab a hold of me and pull.
Today Tasha of Belle Butters is giving not one, but three of my readers a chance to try some of her delicious smelling shea butters!
Remember, this isn't just for my curly girls! Shea butter is great as a moisturizer for skin.
So here are the rules!
- Contest ends Sept. 6th
- You must be following my blog publicly. You cannot do any of the extra things without doing this.
- You must go to Belle Butters Etsy site and tell me what flavor you would want to try.