6 Tips to Wakeup With Amazing Hair

You know those girls who just wake up on the right side of gorgeous? Will you can be one of them. Here are six ways to jump out of bed with seriously sexy hair:

The Bed Braid:
For loose, bombshell waves, sleep with your hair in a loose plait. Leave the end out so it will have a really natural feel, and apply a shine serum in the AM when you let it out for gorgeous waves.” Try Ghd Smooth and Finish Serum for a glossied effect.

Curl Behavior:
A great trick for curls is to apply a mousse before bedtime, blow dry with a diffuser, and let the product do its magic overnight.  "Apply the product and then grab a section of curls and use your fingers to manipulate it into place in the direction of the hair curl,” This’ll help mold the curl into it’s natural curl pattern and, when you wake up and run your fingers through your hair, will help it look more sculpted and less frizzy.  “The aim is to twist the curls into place yourself, rather than extending or pulling the curl out.”

After showering, towel dry your hair and spray Sally Hershberger Glam Wave Texture Spray into small sections and twist each section into a twist or individual braid. It’s a really easy way to get sculpted movement into the hair when you wake up. Upon rising, flip your hair upside down and spritz with a volumizing hairspray, or mellow out if needed by lightly combing. The more sections you do, the tighter the texture will be.

Sleek Preservation:
So you’ve just gotten a blow out and need to keep it slick. but loose, so you don’t lift or skew your roots ponytail and tie up softly. A great trick is to flip your head over and tie up the ponytail while your head is upside down, so no hair is pulled and the natural movement of your layers can be kept in check.

Observe The Golden Rule:
Unless you are doing a masque, it’s a bad idea to go to bed with wet hair. “Sleeping on wet strands is going to lead to breakage and split ends.

PM Repair:
So you didn’t go to bed with great hair, but you NEED hot hair for the daytime. Apply a nighttime hair masque before you retire. Choose your masque correctly, though. There are both protein and moisture masques available. Anyone who has damaged, fried or colored hair that needs rebuilding should go with a protein-based masque, whereas someone who needs frizz control but isn’t worried so much about damage needs to pump the moisture back in. To slick on your masque (try Bumble & Bumble Deep Protein Masque for damaged hair and Organix Moisture Hydrating Intensive Moisture Masque for frizz) before you hit the sheets, wrap it up in a loose, low bun, and let the product soak in all night (try wrapping it in a shower cap to avoid pillowcase stains).

12 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, which is all natural and available at just about every grocery store within a two-mile radius of wherever you are right now, is that holy grail. From working as a natural sunscreen to helping rehydrate your dry hair, below are 12 weird beauty uses for coconut oil.

Body scrub: Use coconut oil as a base for your DIY body scrub, mixing in an exfoliant like granulated sugar for some seriously smooth skin.

Inside your nose: Whether you have a runny nose or allergies, rub just a bit of it inside your nostrils for relief.

Lip Balm: Spread coconut oil over your lips before bedtime for extra hydration (that tastes amazing!) throughout the night.

Makeup remover: Trouble getting off that last bit of mascara? Use a dab of coconut oil — just be careful to not get it directly in your eyes.

Hair regrowth: Known to help with cell regrowth, apply coconut oil to any areas of baldness (especially your eyebrows) to help with hair growth.

Sunburn relief: Though it can be used as a natural sunscreen, coconut oil can also be applied to the skin for sunburn relief.

Oil Pulling: If you haven’t heard all the buzz about oil pulling yet, get yourself on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) can help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and much more.

Cuticle softening: Our cuticles need a little T.L.C., and if you’re fresh out of cuticle oil you can substitute coconut oil. Aim to apply to your fingers twice a day, especially if you spend a lot of time washing your hands every day.

Ends of your hair: For ladies with regular to thick hair, using a pinch of coconut oil on the ends of your hair can help dry, damaged tips to get a huge dose of moisture.

Shaving cream substitute: Instead of using shaving cream, apply coconut oil to your skin and then go about shaving. This’ll be especially helpful if you have sensitive skin and get irritated easily. Plus, it’s easier on the razor when it comes to cleaning.

Wrinkle prevention: Use coconut oil on the area around your eyes to prevent wrinkles and under eye bags.

Acne treatment: Put the coconut oil on acne and leave on for about 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water and don’t use anything on top. The anti-bacterial components in the oil will work to combat acne.

Whay Your Acne Is Telling You About Your Health

Royal Blue Zones (forehead): Digestive System and Bladder. In order to improve acne in this area, you may need to consider a diet change or an increase in your intake of water. Consider cutting back processed foods–that can really help clear up this area.

Hot Pink Zone (in between eyebrows): Liver. To eradicate in-between-eyebrow pimples, consider a detox of sorts. Cut down on your alcohol consumption, eat lighter foods, and consider any foods you may have developed an allergy to (such as dairy)–this area is where an allergy traditionally manifests itself.

Forest Green Zones (outside of eyes): Kidneys. This is a quick fix: cut down on coffee, soda, and other sugary beverages, and drink some good ‘ol H20 instead. Hydrate your body and you should see a significant decrease in acne around your eyes. Acne on your ears relates to the kidneys as well.

White Zone (nose): Heart. Acne on your nose could mean high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Try cutting back on red meat and increase your intake of foods with Omega 3′s like avocado and fish. Additionally, because your nose is so porous, make sure that your makeup isn’t expired.

Purple Zones (cheeks): Respiratory System. Acne in this area usually points to allergies or smoking. In the case that neither allergies nor smoking are the culprit, consider keeping your body at a neutral temperature rather than allowing it to overheat–avoid spicy foods and add more green veggies to your diet. You should also ensure that the items that touch your face the most (your cell phone, pillowcase, and hands) are squeaky clean.

Teal Zones (outside, corners of mouth): Hormones. Personally, this is my problem. This zone is difficult to eradicate because hormones by nature are somewhat out of our control. However, getting enough zzz’s at night, keeping skin clean and moisturized, and a balanced diet can help. Which side of the face this acne presents itself is also indicative of which side a woman is ovulating…how interesting…not get off of my face! If you’re willing to go on birth control, some pills can help clear up skin if hormones are the cause.

Looking for a more natural approach than birth control? According to Wellness Mama, a woman experiencing hormone imbalance should cut out polyunsaturated fats (like vegetable oil), caffeine, and household toxins. She also suggests getting plenty of sleep and supplementing with vitamins such as maca and magnesium, which have been shown to help balance hormones. Her post on balancing hormones is very interesting, read more here.

Yellow Zone (chin): Stomach. Because this area is associated with the stomach, increasing the amount of fiber in your diet, drinking more water, and generally detoxing your body may help clear up this area.

These zones and the organs they correlate to can be very useful in self-diagnosing your acne woes and addressing them. Really, you’re fighting your acne from the inside out! If your issue is truly internal, no amount of creams and cleansers will clear up your face anyway….I know, I know, I feel your frustration! But a quick fix won’t work. Clearing up adult acne takes some dedication and lifestyle changes.