Happy Friday all you beautiful people out there! Today we wanted to share an awesome beauty find, LUSH’s Squeaky Green Solid Shampoo Bar! This powerful shampoo bar is the perfect solution to an overflowing toiletry bag when you are flying. Because this shampoo is solid there is no need to try to squeeze it into your quart-sized plastic bag! Girls rejoice and don’t feel guilty for packing that extra lip gloss.
LUSH Shampoo Bar Tin – $3.95
LUSH has 13 different solid shampoo bars to choose from, but we are big fans of this Squeaky Green scent. Herbal and fresh with hints of rosemary, Squeaky Green is perfect for any hair type. Still looking to create room in your toiletry bag while traveling? They make solid conditioner too (and it doubles as shaving soap)! How might you transport this bar once it get’s wet? LUSH has adorable metal tins to store your shampoo and conditioning bars. Or you could get really thrifty and reuse a hand salve tin. Have you ever used solid shampoo or conditioner?
Today we’ve got a simple recipe that will recharge your hair’s moisture all year long: from the cold winter months all the way to the hot and sunny summer days. This treatment is also crucial if you regularly dry, straighten, or color your hair. All three things strip hair of it’s natural oils leading to split ends and straw like strands (yuck). To replenish moisture and shine try this DIY deep conditioner 1-2 times a week, and we are sure you’ll see results.
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. raw, cold-pressed coconut oil
Small glass bowl
Spoon for mixing
In a microwave safe glass bowl, heat and melt the coconut oil in 30 second increments.
Add the olive oil to the bowl and stir to combine. Make sure it’s not too hot to touch by feeling the bowl.
Then use your hands to apply the oil mixture to your hair, focusing on the ends and leaving your scalp alone. Comb through the oil to make sure it’s evenly distributed.
Put your hair into a braid, or a top knot, or cover with a shower cap and let it sit for at least 3-4 hours. If you really want to condition your hair apply this right before bed and rinse out in the morning.
After 3-4 hours you can shampoo and condition as normal. Repeat 1-2 times a week for optimal results.
Leave-in conditioners are great for many reasons. They detangle hair, add shine, and most importantly add moisture. If you live in a dry climate, or if the winter weather is wreaking havoc on your hair we’ve got some simple alternative sto expensive leave-in conditioners! You can whip up these conditioning sprays with things you likely have at home. Store your conditioning spray in an old spray bottle (thoroughly washed) or any spray bottle of your choice.
Super Simple Leave-In Conditioning Spray
3 oz. distilled water (this will prevent bacteria from growing)
1 oz. olive oil or almond oil
1 oz. of your favorite conditioner (we love Yest To Carrots!)
1 spray bottle
Combine all ingredients in a clean spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Mist over damp hair like you would any other conditioning spray!
All Natural Leave-In Conditioning Spray
2 fluid oz aloe vera gel (be sure it is 100% aloe vera gel, otherwise you’ll get yucky additives)
10 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops jojoba oil
Optional: small amount of vegetable glycerin, only if you let your hair air-dry
4 oz spray bottle
Combine the aloe vera gel through the vegetable glycerin in the 4 oz. spray bottle.
Add distilled water to fill the bottle.
Shake to mix before each use.
This spray works amazingly well as a detangler, a leave-in conditioner, and a curl refresher!