Monday, September 26, 2016

Natural Hair Care: Daily Tip #9

Hello and welcome back!!

This is a great tip from our sister-friend, Ms. Keianna Johnson, because many of use are constantly wondering, "How do I know when its the right time to trim their natural hair?" 

On 2012 I wrote a post about "Ms. Bree's First Trim", in which I explained how important it is to trim the ends regularly so split ends don't form as well as to how I trim her hair myself. Remember, while we all want long hair, our ultimate goal is for them to have healthy hair. 

Here are a few signs that their natural hair is in need of a trim:  

If you have to moisturize their ends more than usual;

If the detangling process requires a little extra time; 
If you can clearly see a split end when styling; or
If you are left with tiny pieces of hair that clearly didn't come from the crown.

The next step to take after you determine whether or not your child needs a trim is who is going to do it?? Should you do it yourself? or go to a Hair Salon?

Trimming the hair is very simple because the only thing you are doing is taking the very ends off.  You are not looking to make the hair even or trying to give the hair layers, you are simply getting rid off those dry ends.  Read our full article on how you can trim your child's natural hair "Ms. Bree's First Trim".

We hope today's Natural Hair Care Tip was  helpful!!  If you missed any of our previous Daily Tips, you can find them here: 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review: Retinol Spa Treatment Mask

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Hello everyone!!

Today I am sharing my review on Retinol Spa Treatment Mask by Global Beauty Care.  This mask was included in my August Beauty Box 5.

Missed our last post which revealed all of the items in our Beauty Box 5?  Don't worry, you can see them all in our Subscription Review Post.

This is the very first time  I use a mask.  My night time facial routine consists of removing all my make up using Almond Oil by Now Solutions followed by  my homemade facial scrub and after my face is all nice and clear from all make up and dirt, I apply Tamanu Oil by Shea Terra Organics.  Thankfully this simple routine has proven to be my skin's life saver.

I've always been curious about masks and this was the perfect opportunity to try one!!  Let's be realistic, at my age, I have to make sure I drink plenty of water, I have to be very cautious of what I put in my mouth and I also need to make sure that my skin stays healthy.

This Retinol Spa Treatment Mask by Global Beauty Care contains star-ingredient retinol which reduces expression lines and wrinkles while boosting cell renewal.  

Their Claim: 

Global Beauty Care Retinol Spa Treatment Mask in an effective skincare therapy, designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin.  Our rich moisture  rich formula contains Retinol to help minimize the expression lines and wrinkles, boost cell renewal and delay the effects of skin aging.  Just one treatment will help repair, revitalize and restore your skin to a healthy and young looking complexion.

Their Ingredients: 

Aqua (water), Glycerin, Beta-Glucan, Collagen, Glycoproteins, Betaine, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethyl, Vitamin A (Retinol), Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, DMDM Hydantoin, Parfum. 

To Use:  

Remove all make up, wash and dry your face.   Open the package and remove the pre-moistened mask and unfold carefully.  It's a bit tricky so make sure you take your time when unfolding the mask.  Carefully place the mask on your face.  Slowly smooth the mask with your fingertips to make sure the mask is spread evenly over your face, be careful that the serum doesn't enter your eyes or mouth.    Leave the mask on for at least twenty minutes before removing.  Gently massage remaining serum on skin until its completely absorbed.  

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