Curly Hair Method

Curly Hair MethodLast week, I gave my curly hair another chance and I promised you all that I’d share my new techniques. The curly hair method requires a few steps and some super moisturizing products. There’s a book called Curly Girl which gives an in-depth explanation of achieving beautiful natural curly hair. It does require you to eliminate shampoo from your routine, so I just adopted a few tips without following it to a T.

When it comes to products, it’s all about the added hydration. I’ve been using the Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo for a few months and not only is it sulfate-free, but it’s really helped tame my frizz. My favorite conditioner is the Dry Bar Sake Bomb Conditioner; a little bit goes a long way with this stuff and it leaves the hair smooth and silky. Part of the curly hair method recommends you don’t rinse out the conditioner entirely, kind of like a leave-in conditioner.

I combed my hair while rinsing it in the shower and skipped brushing it afterwards. I gently dried my hair with a towel, then applied some Biosilk Silk Therapy serum to the ends. Next, I rubbed some Organic Argan Oil between my palms and worked it gently into my hair. I finally tipped my head over and I scrunched my hair upwards using some Pantene Oil Replacement. With whatever product left in my hands I patted down the top of my hair and scrunched it again. I let my hair completely air dry and was left with some neat twisted curls, a few messy ones and a little frizz at the top. I brushed down the fly aways near my roots, and tidied the messy curls with a curling iron. When I slept on it, I woke up with soft loose curls.

Let me know if you try any of products or techniques of this curly hair method, I’d love to hear how yours turns out! Xo

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10 Things I Learned

Wisdom, Bedding, LC Lauren Conrad throw

Each stage in our lives teaches us new things and we emerge wiser and hopefully stronger too. It’s my 28th birthday later this month so I’ve decided to reflect here with you: 10 things I’ve learned in my 20’s (so far).

  1. What people think of you is none of your business. You’ll meet thousands of people in your lifetime; some will love you while others will judge you and then there will be those amazing few that will be by your side for the long haul. Don’t waste time worrying about how each individual feels about you and just stay true to yourself, those who matter will stick around.
  1. Your dreams and passions do matter. Not everyone will understand how or why your dreams are so important to you, but don’t be swayed by this. There’s a right place and time to do what you love, and usually it’s right now.
  1. Rest and hustle go hand-in-hand. Work long and hard, always be prepared and pay your dues, but don’t ever feel guilty for taking time for yourself and enjoying life. You’ll come back renewed, refreshed and more productive than ever.
  1. ‘Have courage, and be kind’ – Cinderella. Let kindness be your legacy and let it guide you in life. On the other hand, don’t let anyone take advantage of you and have the courage to stand up for yourself.
  1. Travel does the heart good. Nothing you could ever buy will be as satisfying as exploring a new city. Save when you can, travel often and feed your curiosity and sense of adventure.
  1. Take what you need from each day and be done with all the rest: Being hung up on negative moments and experiences is inefficient, so just learn from what happened and put it behind you. Tomorrow is a new day so make it the best one ever.
  1. We are entitled to nothing: Your goals won’t come to you, so you need to go out there and earn them with hard work, focus and integrity. Don’t wait for something to happen, instead figure out how you can achieve it yourself (and with the help of those around you).
  1. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Yep I’m quoting Shakespeare. There’s not much else to add, live by this and see how positivity will surround you.
  1. Comparison is the thief of joy. My mother always used to say: ‘We each have our own journey and our own troubles.’ Your worries aren’t too small and neither are your achievements. You don’t know what other people’s paths are about and what it took to get there, so focus on your on growth and the beauty of your story.
  1. Always be grateful. On the darkest of days and most difficult moments, count your blessings and all the wonderful things you have to look forward to.

I wish you love, happiness and all the success in the world! Xo

Flight Comfort

Flight EssentialsTravelling is exhausting to say the least and can really take it’s toll on your body. I’ve traveled a lot over the years and I can never get used to the dry cold air, tight seats and the long hours. I did learn to always keep a few things with me that make traveling more tolerable and even quite cozy.

  1. Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headset for serene silence.
  2. Hello Kitty Band-Aids in case of any accidental cuts.
  3. Cozy Socks to keep your toes warm.
  4. Evian Facial Spray to refresh and hydrate.
  5. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to soothe dry skin and reduce redness.
  6. Padded Sleep Mask to block out the light without irritating the skin.
  7. Microbead Neck Pillow because that little cushion on the plane is not enough.
  8. iPad mini with movies and episodes of all your favorite TV shows.

I hope this helps! x Rania