Saturday, May 30, 2015

DIY Damaged/Dry Hair Repair

If you've ever colored your hair, then you know how damaged your hair can get afterwards! I just went from my natural color (brunette), with blonde ends (a grown out ombre), to WAY TO BLONDE, back to brunette. I did all of it at a salon, 2 different ones actually, so there was no over the counter dyes, but my hair was still course and brittle. Even though the texture felt 100% thicker, it continued to break and don't even get me started on the dead/split ends!! I had just cut my hair about 6 weeks ago, so I didn't want to go back to the salon for a trim. Instead, I decided to try a natural remedy on my dry/damaged hair!!!

Here's what I used:

I have a ton of hair, so I used 1/4 cup of each:

*Coconut Oil
*Wide Tooth Comb

-I put the coconut oil in a bowl and heated it up with my blow dryer. (You can use a microwave, which will prob be faster, but I don't own one.) 
-Then mix in the other three ingredients and add to empty bottle. (The bottle just makes it less messy, but if you don't have one, just use your hands and lots of towels ;) You can also apply in the shower!)
-Part your hair into sections: bottom, middle and top. 
-Start with the bottom layer: Start at the roots and brush with  comb downwards.
-Repeat onto middle and top layer. Once roots are covered move down to ends. Make sure to really work in the ends. 
-I then like to massage the roots for 10-15 minutes.
-Twist in a bun, clip it, put a plastic shower cap on and chill for as long as you want. (I've done this, leaving the treatment over night and leaving the treatment for an hour. I've found that you'll get the same results!)
-Lastly, rinse your hair and wash it with your favorite shampoo. Again, I like to massage the shampoo into my hair for about 10 min, helps to get the oil out.
-Don't forget to condition!

I then towel dry, use my fav leave-in conditioner, 'It's a 10 Miracle leave in product' and then fav Argan Oil Hair Serum, to help with frizz, I have naturally curly hair. 

I try to stay away from blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons/wands after using this treatment, as they tend to dry out my hair. So just air dry, you'll thank me later! 

My hair feels so amazing after this treatment, 
I hope yours does too!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DIY Painted Animal Jars

I was surfing on Pinterest one day looking for party favor ideas for my guests at my baby shower and came across mason jars with tiny animal glued on the lids. Since I was doing a safari theme, I thought they were absolutely perfect!!


-Mason Jars (I used the 4oz size.)

-Spray Paint in Green, Pistachio & Copper

Step 1: Super glue lids together.

Make sure to hold down firmly for about 10 seconds. Otherwise, when you're gluing the animal to the lid, the lid will come apart.

Step 2: Select animals. (I used all expect the ostrich and elk.)

Step 3: Glue animal onto top of lid.
 (I found it easier to use two hands, but because I was alone while crafting, I had to use one lol.)

Step 4: USE PRIMER! When you've finished with the desired amount (I made 70!), begin the spraying process. 

I tried one with our primer first, and it began to bubble a little on the back of the plastic animal...then I primed them all before using the colors. 

 Step 5: Spray paint with colors! Make sure to do one thin layer at a time because the paint will run.

Step 6: Let dry and add jelly beans!! How cute did they turn out?! I was very happy!!

Here are the final products at my baby shower! (Baby Shower post coming soon!!)

Hope you have as much fun making these as I did!