Japan Part IV |The last: Kyoto

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Train station departure to Kyoto

Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all doing well. I know this last Japan post has been long awaited. I’ve been trying my best to get over a stubborn cough (it went on for 3 weeks), so I haven’t been in the mood to blog much because of it. This is the last post to the Japan series and that actually makes me really sad because it means that Japan is really over. I mean it has been over for several months now since I have been back, but once I’m done documenting it, that’s when it’s really over. The post-Japan blues feel different because I know it has been too long for me to continue dwelling, but I still miss Japan and I will say it again and again. Japan has such a special place in my heart, and it means a lot to me to that any of you care to read about it at all – thank you so very much! Like all the other places/posts I’ve talked about, I have to say, I wish I took more photos, but that would have required us to have stayed there longer – there just wasn’t enough time to explore, absorb, and have photoshoots at every place. With that being said, I hope that you enjoy the photos that I was able to get from Kyoto. We only stayed there for one day, and a large chunk of it was taken up by travel time, but it was definitely my favorite place to shoot! These are the shots I got from visiting the Fushimi-Inari shrine…acs_0036acs_0037acs_0038acs_0039acs_0042The contrast between the torii (gateway pillars) and the greenery was my favorite thing ever. And it made it even better that it was sprinkling in the morning because it smelled SO good!!!! Does anyone else enjoy the smell of fresh rain? I couldn’t get enough of it. Honestly, I was huffing and puffing because all the walking (asthma problems), but I continued to push myself. The fact that I was able to be there in real life, smell it, feel it, and touch it; my daydream came to life. I feel like Japan just opened up ALL of my senses at the SAME time. It was so overwhelming – in the best way – which is why it is so hard to explain just how amazing it made me feel. I’ve never felt so happy in my life.

A chōzuya for people to wash their purify and wash their hands!

I felt like I was in a scene from Inuyasha here. Just being there, in a place that felt so nostalgic to me because I spent so much of my childhood daydreaming about it is really an indescribable feeling. (Okay, I’m being repetitive again, sorry)acs_0050Unfortunately, we were not able to walk the entire shrine. It will definitely be on our itinerary for our next visit (I mean duh, we’re going back). Next time, I’ll have a much better idea of how I want my photos and how I’ll be documenting my trip. I hope you guys will read that one as well 🙂

When leaving the shrine, we walked past a block of streetfood (it was amazing – see below). In many places did we see a strip of street food. I love how it’s so easy to come across in Japan! They had everything from sweets to savory foods and little trinkets that you can buy as well. Continue below and you’ll get to my delicious crab-on-a-stick. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. acs_0054acs_0053acs_0057

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Can we talk about this crab on a stick?!

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Snacks for the train ride back. Kyoto → Shinjuku

Alright, that about wraps it up. These were some of my favorite shots I took of Japan. You all obviously know I love Japan very much because of how important anime is to me, but take away that aspect and I still believe that many people can appreciate it’s efficiency and the beautiful cultural differences that Japan has to offer. If you are interested in visiting Japan, feel free to shoot me an email or send me a message on Instagram with any questions you may have about how to travel there! I didn’t get into where I stayed or how I got around so if you are wondering, let me know! I’d love to help out as much as I can.img_0063With that being said, thank you for reading about my favorite memory to date. I really appreciate Japan, and I really appreciate you as a reader.

Till next time!

 

 

 

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Japan Part III: Osaka

Well hello lovelies! How are you all today? Doing good I hope. Today, I’m sitting here in my bedroom, sick as hell, but I figured since I’m not doing anything at all, it would be the perfect opportunity for me to squeeze in the third segment of my Japan series. There’s only one more post after this one, and it probably won’t be out until late next week, but I promise you the wait will be worth it! There’s a lot of photos in that one, and I just want to make sure the last post really executes my feelings towards Japan really well. I hope you guys are enjoying these little segments from my trip. Maybe next year I’ll have the courage to vlog for you guys! I probably be going through another round of post-Japan blues after they are done because once this series is over, it’ll really be over. 😦

For today, please enjoy these shots from Osaka! It is another short blog and I apologize for that. In doing this Japan series, I now have a better understanding of what and how I want to shoot for my next travel post. This was my first vacation in a while, and I didn’t exactly know how I wanted to document it so bare with me please. Maybe next time I’ll be brave enough to vlog for you guys! Anyway, I really hope you guys have been liking the Japan series so far. Osaka was really fun. We took a 2-3 hour train ride to get there, and after exploring for a while, we were so SO hungry, but we were in the perfect place to get food. For those of you who don’t know this, Osaka is well known for its street food, and now I know why!Of course I had to take advantage of an empty street since most of the others were packed and swarming with people.CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE YOLK FOR A SECOND. LOOK AT THE YOLK!!!!!!!!!!!!We ate at a place called Gyu Kaku, which is a Japanese barbecue place, found in the states as well, but something about being in it’s homeland surrounded by friends, it just made it that much better. We were floors above ground, overlooking the many street food booths in Osaka, and eating Japanese barbecue – it was a literal dream, a dream I still think about often. And food was amazing to say the least. I was just so happy, inside and out. I even ate barbecue chicken skin. I know that sounds like, so what? But let me tell you guys, 25 years of living and I have never once enjoyed animal skin. Everything about it grosses me out, but in that moment it felt right. Now that I’m back in the states, I’m still not eating animal skin lol, but that was just an example of JUST how good it was. We had to visit the Osaka castle before leaving Osaka. Now, I’m not a huge history-head, and I did have to Google the signification of the Osaka castle, but it is pretty cool to be able to see something so old and important in Japanese history in person. The Osaka castle was a big part of the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century (according to Google). That makes it older than the United States, which is pretty cool in my opinion! I felt like I was behind the scenes of an old Japanese movie!

If you read to the end of this post, thank you so much! I hope you guys enjoyed the photos and reading about my experience even though it was a short one. The next and last segment is going to be long and thorough, I promise!

Japan Part II: Akihabara

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The train station in Japan is so big and clean!

Hi lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well. Today, I’m super excited to share with you the second part of my Japan series. To all the gaming and anime nerds, this one is especially for you! Akihabara was easily one of the most overwhelming places that we visited in Japan, at least for me. You would think Shibuya would be the most overwhelming because of the pedestrian traffic, but for me, it was Akihabara. I felt like I couldn’t taken in everything fast enough! Think of the first time you’ve ever visited Japantown, or somewhere replicating that, and how your eyes were trying their hardest to quickly absorb and process all the different things you were seeing, so much that your brain couldn’t process it all at once; well probably only about half of the excitement I felt here. Akihabara, I had no idea a place like you ever existed.

I wish I took more photos, but to be honest, my eyeballs were working overtime to take it all in, so the last thing on my mind was photos :(, that’s why this post is much shorter than the last, but I hope you can still enjoy what shots I was able to take!

As an anime lover myself, I felt like a kid in a candy store, a really really large candy store. After you step out of the train station, you are welcomed by a GIANT Sega building. There’s SO much to see here, so much to take in – it was unreal (the only way I know how to describe Japan). Multiple gaming centers, anime stores, cafes, you name it. Every building, every turn, had some sort of anime or gaming advertisement on the building. It. Was. Awesome. We didn’t explore all of the buildings, but that’s okay, I felt like after the first building, my brain was fried. The first building we visited was 10 stories of anime figurines and trinkets. 10 stories ! ! ! My heart could barely handle it. We came back here a second time before we left Japan so that we can buy souvenirs for our friends back home. 🙂

Details – Coat: Boohoo | hoodie: F21 | mom jeans: Uniqlo | sneakers: Adidas Ultraboosts

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A vintage arcade we explored in Akihabara!

I can’t explain to you how amazing it felt to just coexist with people who appreciated anime as much as I did.

The anime community has come such a long way since my time (God, I feel old just saying that). I remember my younger self being embarrassed and even hiding the fact that I loved anime because other kids thought it was weird. It felt horrible not having anyone to share my love with, and even worse to feel like I had to suppress it (at least until I was older). Now that I’m…well old (af) I don’t really care about what other people think about anime. I also feel like over the past few years, it has become more popular to the public. Because of that, it has been much easier for me to express how much I love it and be more confident about it. I’m also especially grateful that over the years, I’ve found people who share the same love as I do for anime! It feels great not having to mask my true feelings. Circling back, it made it that much more special to me to have been able to share my Japan experience with people who also appreciate and love anime too! My happiness levels were maxed out. Japan truly brought my childhood dreams to life in every way possible. Thank you so much for reading Part II of my Japan series! I hope to post the next one some time this week, so stay tuned! 🙂

Japan Part I: Shibuya

The view from the top of apartment

Hi lovelies! How are you all doing today? I know it has been a while since we’ve last gathered here. It’s already well into April but I’m still stuck in March. As some of you may know, I visited Japan with a few others last month. If you follow me on Instagram you would have been able to following along with my trip through Instagram stories! If not – feel free to check out the highlighted folder I created for it on there for a recap. I wanted to make a separate blog post to show you guys the photos I took during the trip. I figured that since there’s just SO many, I would pick a few of my favorites and create a 4 segment series for you guys here. I know it’s long overdue now, but I hope you guys enjoy it! I’m thinking of doing a separate post on how to get around and what to do, but it’s just a thought, if anyone wants to see it, let me know if you’d like that.

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I’m finally able to use this emoji! 🍡 It tasted really yummy too.

First of all, Japan has SO many yummy snacks and drinks in their 711 and Family Mart (which is like 711). You can pretty much find them anywhere and the food there is super inexpensive and tastes really good! They had unigiri and skewers there as cheap as ¥120 ($1.12 USD). We probably visited a 711 or Family Mart at least twice a day while we were there. I think about it almost daily. I wish we had something like that in the states!

The statue of Hachi!

For our first full day in Japan we visited Shibuya, located there is not only the statue of Hachi, but also Shibuya Crossing. Shibuya Crossing is the busiest intersection in the world! I wish I got a good shot of the entire thing. 😦 It really was packed! We went back on Friday and it was even more crowded! Shibuya is also a really great place for shopping. There’s a lot of popular stores there such as Adidas, Forever21, Lush, and Muji! They also have a really great store called MEGA Don Qujiote, it’s basically 8 stories of snacks and everyday things. That’s where most of my money went actually – snacks for other people lol. Details: Jacket: Zara | turtleneck: H&M | plaid pants: H&M | boots: Target

One thing I noticed about Japan was that patterned and wide legged pants were super trendy there! I passed SO many people with similar plaid-patterned pants like mine, but I loved their style!

Of course I visited the Muji there, it was HEAVEN — Stationary heaven. I believe there was about 5 floors and they even had a cafe! I’m actually surprised with myself that I was able to restrain myself from buying everything there. Yep, you see that? It’s a Lush Cosmetics! You bet I went inside there, it was so cool! For the most part the set up was the same, but I did snag a few products just for the Japanese packaging. I couldn’t help myself! The photo above was taken on our walk home one night. I knew right then and there that it would be so hard to leave this place. I haven’t travelled to that many places before Japan, but I can confidently say that Japan will always hold a special place in my heart.  It’s the only place where I’ll feel like I’m literally in a real life anime, and that may sound silly to some of you but it means the world to me. I came to Japan with no expectations, and fell in love. To add to that, I haven’t been on an actual vacation since middle school (I know, crazy right?), so I really didn’t know what it felt like to be able to forget about adult responsibilities and recharge; that in itself was so liberating! I can’t wait to go back.

Thanks for reading the first part of my trip! I’ll probably begin to sound repetitive because wanting to say how much I love it will come up a lot, so please spare me that much. I hope you enjoyed the photos. There’s more to come. 🙂

 

Krave: Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser Review

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all doing well. Today, I want to talk about a cleanser that I have been loving! My skincare back, my skin type is combination to oily skin. I also have sensitive and acne prone skin (basically everything but dry). Skincare has always been important to me. But after working at Lush, I was able to understand what a proper routine required, and ever since then I have continued to do what I can to learn about my skincare needs. As a blogger, I love trying new products, even with my sensitive skin, so I’m always trying to find the next best thing to make my skin happy. A few years ago, I tried out the Soy cleanser from Fresh, and it paired really well with my skin. This year, I’m trying even harder to be more cautious about brands that test on animals, so unfortunately, I knew I couldn’t maintain the relationship I had with the Fresh Soy cleanser. I was on the hunt for something on a parallel level. I came across the Krave brand through Instagram and thought I would give it a try, especially after hearing Liah Yoo rave about it. If you haven’t heard of her already, she is not only the creator, but she also has a very insightful channel about Korean skincare. Yes, Krave is a Korean skincare brand (and Koreans know their stuff about skincare), but wait, it gets better….THEY ARE VEGAN AND THEY DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS!!!!!! I know, it’s a good day. There was literally nothing stopping me from trying out this product. Not you’re probably wondering if I’m gassing this up to be a failed, sad, and bad story, nope, my skin actually loves this stuff. And as you continue to read this, I just want to apologize in advance because I will sound like a broken record because I say that I love it a lot…..because I love it a lot.

To skip more fluff (aka my detailed thoughts), the breakdown will be at the bottom for ya! 🙂 Anyway, I use this as my second cleanse, after removing my make up. I use about a penny size amount and that’s enough for my entire face. What I first notice is the smell. Yes it has one, and no there isn’t additional fragrance added to mask or change it. In Liah’s video, she mentions that they wanted to make it as minimal as possible, so they ditched fragrance, and I’m all for that. The smell sort of resembles seaweed, unless that’s just me lol, but it’s nothing offensive. It’s very light, you may find that you don’t even notice it at all.  The second thing I noticed is that the cleanser also doesn’t sud much, which again, doesn’t bother me. One of the things I learned from Lush is that you really don’t need the bubbles, that’s just more unnecessary ingredients. It’ll still be effective without that. The texture feels great on the skin. It is jelly-like, gentle to the touch, and  feels soothing on the skin. It doesn’t feel tight like other cleansers, I think that has to do with how it is designed to not harm your skins barrier. My skin always feels soft and refreshed after using it. Also, there is no residual feeling either! It just feels like MY skin. And I haven’t felt that way with any other cleanser, I don’t even think the FRESH Soy Cleanser made me feel that way. Like I said, my skin just LOVES this stuff 👏👏👏. Krave believes in effective cleansing, without stripping the skin. And from my experience, it truly shows. #Pressreset with Krave’s Matcha and Hemp Hydrating cleanser and be rejoiced! acs_0021-1

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The texture is jelly like and gentle to the touch!

The Breakdown

KRAVE: Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser – 4.05 fl oz. $16 (for all skin types!)

Is this cruelty-free? YES!!!

Is this eco-friendly? Not sure.

Is this natural? Yes.

Claims: According to their website, this cleanser is an antioxidant rich cleanser that doesn’t mess with your skin barrier. Lifts things your skin doesn’t need and leaves what it does. It has a healthy pH, is hydrating, antioxidant rich, and not irritating to the skin.

Directions: Use morning and/or night on wet skin, gently massage on face and neck. Rinse with cold or lukewarm water (stay away from hot water because it can be harmful and damaging for the skin).

Texture: Jelly-like.

Effectiveness: 5/5!!!!!!! Gosh, I love this stuff. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I’m putting my trust in the Skincare Gods when I say that my skin has been feeling G R E A T. I’ve made a lot of adjustments to my skincare this year, but I really think that I owe a lot of it to Liah Yoo and Krave. ♡ My redness has reduced, and if I do get a blemish, it’s pretty small and not painful as it used to be either. It’s amazing!

Packaging: Very minimal and I love it! Mint is my favorite color so I really like the pop of color. It’s good quality too, doesn’t leak water or product. Made very well.

Would you recommend this to a friend? Y E S ! This cleanser is for A L L skin types. I’d  recommend it to anyone of any age. Love it.


Disclaimer: I was not contacted to do this review and purchased this cleanser with my own money. I just love it so much I wanted to share it with you! 🙂 Thank you for reading my review!

Flannel Weather

acs_0009Hi lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well. Can you believe it’s already near the end of February? I’m going to Japan in March and I cannot believe how soon that feels now! I’m super excited. So many of my friends have been supportive and just as excited for me;  but I don’t think it’ll actually hit me that I’m going until I’m sitting in the airport. If you have any tips or suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Let me know!!! I’ll mainly be visiting Kyoto and Tokyo. 🙂 Expect lots and LOTS of photos! I plan on staying connected on social media as well so follow me on Instagram if you want to come along with me.

For today, I just wanted to share with you my outfit from a few weeks ago. I used some of the photos for my last post, Hair Talk, but I wanted to do a separate one of my outfit I wore that day. If any of you know me in real life, a large chunk of my closet consists of flannels. They are what I feel most comfortable in and if I could pick one outfit to wear for the rest of my life, it would have to be either this (or the oh-so-basic, jeans and a loose tee.) I’ll all the details down below, but I don’t believe you’ll be able to find the flannel because I stole this from my dads old clothes pile (my favorite way to find flannels). But the rest you may be able to find or find similar items! It has been a while since I’ve posted a look, I hope you guys like this one! 

Cheesing so hard because my boyfriend gifted me the sunnies I’m wearing in these photos and I’m in love with them, I mean him.

Me hoping that thigh-high socks are still a “thing”.

Details – Hat: Forever 21, flannel: Mens Ralph Lauren (super old), thigh high-socks: Urban Outfitters, booties: Target, necklaces: Forever 21, sunnies: Ray Ban

Thanks so much for reading! Until next time. x

Hair Talk

Hi lovelies! Long time no see. Hope you’re all doing well. Well I’ve popped in here to write something I can’t believe I haven’t talked about on this blog, my haircare routine. Along with beauty products, haircare is something that I feel strongly about. I’ve tried many products while I was younger, but now, I’ve come to find the products I like, and I like to stick to them. Of course, as a blogger, I’m open to trying more new products, but these are the ones I tend to go back to because I know they work for me. I’ve also added some of my hair growth tips at the end. If any of you remember when I was still on Blogspot, I had a haircare post on there, but I don’t have one on my WordPress, and it is definitely time for me to do a little hair talk since so much has changed since then. Grab a snack, because this is going to be a long read.

Hair History

As some of you may know, I used to suffer from scalp psoriasis. For those of you who don’t know, scalp psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. It is super uncomfortable to bare and can be tricky to find effective products on the market because research has not yet been able to pinpoint why or how flares happen. When it does flare, there are many over the counter shampoos and prescription steroid creams/treatments that you can get (believe me, I’ve tried them all). If you suffer from scalp psoriasis, I’m so sorry 😦 my biggest tip is to NOT push what doesn’t work. My other tip is to avoid steroid treatments because most of the time, your flares can and will come back stronger. After about 6-7 years of trial and error, I’ve found that since using the ArtNaturals Scalp 18 shampoowith argan oil and I have been able to enjoy life psoriasis free (plus they are organic and cruelty free)! It’s interesting because I have tried other coal tar shampoos and other argan oil shampoos but something about the ArtNaturals one just works. BUT if you don’t have scalp psoriasis, which is probably most of you (and so lucky you are), ArtNaturals also has a line for regular hair. Feel free to check out my thoughts on their other shampoo HERE (my scalp still enjoyed that one too!).

Along with having scalp psoriasis, my hair is also color treated, dry at the ends, and prone to feeling coarse at times. Over the years of paying close attention to my hair, I’ve also learned that it is best to not wash your hair too frequently. This is because your scalp thrives on the natural oils that it produces on its own. Yes, it is important to get rid of all the build up caused by hair styling products, but no, you shouldn’t wash your hair daily (one of my biggest hair growth tips – I can’t stress it enough). Even if your shampoo claims to be moisturizing, it can still stripping away all the natural goodness that your hair creates on it’s own. It takes a bit of training, and lots of dry shampoo, but I highly recommend everyone to stretch out the days in between washes as  much as possible! For me, I wash my hair once every 5-ish days (gross or impressive, you decide).

Haircare Routine

Okay, let’s talk products. In order to keep my hair happy, healthy, and my color ashy, my colorist recommends the Fanola No Yellow shampoo, the Celeb Luxe VIRAL shampoo, and the Joico K-Pak Color Therapy conditioner. To break it down simply, here’s how I shampoo and condition my hair:

  1. Cleanse with Shampoo with ArtNaturals Scalp 18 shampoo. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT, scrub too your scalp too hard. Scrubbing may feel great, but it can also be extremely irritating and damaging on your scalp (especially if you have psoriasis, that is the last thing you want to do).
  2. Mix Celeb Luxury VIRAL shampoo with Joico K-PAK conditioner and leave it in the 2/3 bottom part of my hair for ~ 5 mins. While the Viral shampoo is reviving the grey color and the conditioner is smoothing out my hair, I use the wait time to wash my body, sometimes shave my legs, wash my face, etc.
  3. Rinse and pat dry.
  4. Follow with an oil and/or leave-in conditioner for extra replenishment and protection.
  5. Wait until your hair is 75% to 80% dry before brushing it out. This allows for your hair follicles to seal and will promote less fallout. I also find that using a detangler helps a lot!

On the rare occasion that I need to wash my hair more often than once every 5 days, I don’t use the Viral shampoo, I’ll use the Fanola shampoo. I do that only because I don’t want my hair to come out TOO blue, but you can do whatever you prefer. The Viral shampoos are fun for playing around with color if your hair is light enough, and the Fanola helps keep your hair brass-free. Below are the products I just talked about for a visual reference. Above is the hair oil that I am currently obsessed with! Bali Secret Hair Vitamins ~ Bali was kind enough to reach out to me and ask if I would like to try their hair vitamin capsules. My hair has been loving it. I use about 2-3 capsules on damp hair each time after I shower and it leaves my color-treated hair feeling nice and smooth. It also has a floral/jasmine smell that I love. The only downside is that you have to snip off the top of each capsule which is more time consuming and adds to waste, but they are GREAT for travelling since you don’t have to worry about it ever spilling. I highly recommend these! I also like the Organix Argan Oil and the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil leave-in conditioner as well. Above is the duo I’m currently pairing together to brush out my hair. I got the wet brush from Amazon, but any wet brush will do!

Hair Growth Tips

First things first, I want to mention one thing that you have to remember – hair growth begins with the roots. Trimming your hair can promote the appearance of healthy hair because you are trimming off all the dry and split ends, but that is not going to make your hair grow faster. It. Begins. With. Your. Roots. Just remember that. If you are considerate and nourishing to your roots, your hair growth journey will be SO much easier. These are just some helpful tips that I’ve found to work for me. I hope you find them helpful too!

  • Train your hair to go longer between washes. Washing your hair often can strip your scalp of its natural oils, thus, making it more difficult to become nourished and healthy at the root. Think of it as dry soil, flowers won’t grow there. You need to have a well nourished base before anything else. Let. Your. Hair. Breathe.
    • Tip for going longer between washes – Dry shampoo will be your best friend.
  • Brush your hair before you wash it to prevent/decrease the likeliness of tangled hair, tugging, or fallout in the shower.
  • Shower in room-temperature or lukewarm water. Hot water can not only be drying but also damaging to your skin (especially your face since it’s so delicate!). Showering in super hot water can also promote further hair fallout because it loosens your hair follicles.
  • Do NOT brush wet hair. After you get out of the shower, that’s the first thing you want to do but it should be your last. The steam from your shower opens up all your hair follicles; brushing it will only cause it to fall out more. Wait until it is at least 75% dry before going in with a wet brush (a brush made specifically for wet hair) or a wide-toothed comb.
  • (This is a given but I have to mention it) Use less heat. Blow-drying, styling, perming, etc. STOP IT. I try to style my hair only once a week and do what I can to keep my beachy waves lasting for days (let me know if you’d like to see a post on that!). And as far as blow-drying, I actually don’t even own blow-dryer (which can be problematic when I’m in a hurry). I highly recommend air-drying your hair. Air-drying might create a longer routine, but the benefits are more than worth it!
  • Use hair treatments when needed. Before, I would recommend using them weekly, but the truth of the matter is, no one has time for that. Just pay attention to your hair, and if you feel like it could use a boost, help it out!
    • Personally, I don’t bother with the $40 treatments you can find at Sephora, just some good ol’ $6 coconut oil will do the trick. If you have psoriasis or dry scalp, focus on the scalp and work your way down. If not, the bottom half and work your way up to the scalp will do (direction matters, working your way from the top will allow the product to be more concentrated at the top, and vise versa for starting at the bottom). Leave it in for at least 20 minutes and shampoo and condition as you would. Your hair will feel so nice and smooth after this!
  • Rinse your hair with cold water before getting out of the shower. This is tough to adjust to, and I have to admit, I don’t always do it, but it does promote your hair follicles to close faster, locking in all the moisture, and sealing in your hair follicles. You’ll notice less fallout when doing so.
  • Stimulate your scalp. You can massage it, brush it, or even add some peppermint oil or cinnamon to your shampoo will not only give it an invigorating feel but also promote hair growth!
  • Oral products such as hair vitamins, biotin pills, and lots of salmon, can all assist in healthier, stronger looking hair, and can help promote growth but you should not rely only on oral products as your miracle worker. It should be used in moderation, as instructed, and in addition to the other tips.

And that about wraps it up! Woot! I know that was a lot of information, but I hope you all enjoyed this post, and maybe picked up a trick or two! What worked for you? And what didn’t, let me know!  Hair care is something that I love talking about. If you have any tips on hair growth, I’d love to try them out so don’t forget to send me some. Hope everyone has a great week!