December can be the best month of the year. Here’s how.
1. START YOUR GOALS NOW: Think back. Like, waaay back. Have you ever successfully held onto a New Years Resolution? No? Okay. They’re far more trendy than useful. You have a better chance of actually committing to your goals if you simply start NOW. Wanna hit the gym? Go today (while they’re empty) or do a 15 minute exercise session using an app on your phone.
2. REMEMBER THAT THE YEAR ISN’T OVER: Sometimes we train our brains to believe once December 1st hits, the year is already over. You have weeks to complete something fantastic. Instead of only focusing on how you’ll kick off 2016, think of something really cool to top off 2015. It could be something as small as finally learning how to make that dish you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest or booking a last minute trip like you promised yourself back in July. DO it!
3. PLAN FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ONLY: What are you planning to achieve from January to March? This is a great place to start because it’ll force you to break down your goals instead of keeping them so lofty, they overwhelm you.
4. PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK: You’ve made it through another year and you’re dedicated to making 2016 another amazing year. Definitely take advantage of your vacation and chill, love, bake, laugh, read and whatever else helps you recharge.
5. DENY AN UNREALISTIC PERSONAL OVERHAUL: There is something about being on the precipice of a new year that makes us believe we should enter it as totally new, shiny creatures, void of all flaws. Yes, you want to enter 2016 with your best foot forward but it’s unrealistic to believe you’ll completely leave your less than appealing habits on the other side of midnight. You are a beautiful, complicated work in progress. As you should be.
And while you’re planning for 2016, we are SUPER excited about Myleik’s latest journal! It’s full of great tips to attacking the year. Order here.
We looooooooove mixing conditioners and hair masques. Check out this cocktail idea using the Aunt Jackie’s In-Control Moisturizing and Softening Conditioner and the ORS Olive Oil Hair Masque in your February curlBOX. Read More…
Don’t you just love a fresh flat-iron? Going straight in the winter is a great idea, but you want to make sure to protect your curls. Here are three absolute DON’T’S to keep in mind when going sleek. Read More…
You’re chilling, right? Watching movies? Indulging in Black Friday? We gotcha. While you’re enjoying your Friday off, here are a few things you can say NO to this weekend. We’ve equipped you with everything you need in your 2013 November box items. Say YES to pampering those curls. Read More…
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Tags: relieve stress
Did you lose your zen this week? Get it back today with these stress-relieving activities.
Burn a lavender candle. Lavender, known for its soothing scent, helps sedate a weary mind and lulls you to sleep. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your lotion.
Take a sea salt detox bath. A week of stressing will leave your body full of toxins that can cause sickness. No bueno. A twenty minute soak in a hot tub full of dead sea salt will help pull impurities from your body and you’ll be so relaxed afterwards, you’ll literally feel intoxicated. Read More…
Tags: cleansing conditioner, clear ultra shea, pre poo, shampoo
With the popularity of cleansing conditioners more women are opting for the “no poo” method of cleaning their hair. I’ve consulted with lots of women, and “no-pooing” causes them to clean their hair with shampoo only once a month or not at all. The idea of sulfates being compared to harsh detergents that strip the hair of moisture has a lot of us turning our back on shampoos, even those that are sulfate-free. We do not want to see the evidence of lather, because immediately we think, “liquid detergent, my hair will get dry and break off.” I am here to tell you this is not true, and one of the most important foundations of healthy hair is clean hair. Cleansing Conditioners are great as a temporary solution for removing build up but not as a permanent practice for cleaning the hair and scalp. You must include a shampoo as a part of your regular hair care regimen.
Tags: dr kari williams, fairy knots, single strand knots
Do you have Fairy knots? They may feel like little beads along the hair shaft. They are annoying and most women comb as much hair as they can towards the front of their head, grab a pair of scissors and begin clipping away any knots in view. First, let me state that I do not advocate trimming your own hair, especially with any pair of scissors. Dull scissors can fray the ends of the hair shaft, leaving them in the same condition they were in before the makeshift trim, if not worse. Most importantly, there are some irregularities of the hair shaft that cause consistent knotting. This is most commonly seen in curlier hair types. Unfortunately some women will experience knots in their hair shaft on a regular basis. These knots are not always at the end of the hair shaft. Instead, single or multiple knots can be seen and felt along the length of the hair shaft. We have nicknamed this phenomenon “Fairy knots” but the technical term is Trichonodosis.
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by Rikki Danielle
Don’t be afraid to wear bright lipstick! It’s beautiful on all tones. The trick to rocking a neon or bright lip is this: CONFIDENCE (or paired with a fab lip liner)!