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All About Hair by Mandy Bowen

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Hello ladies! Today we are going to talk about all things hair. I am so passionate about hair. As women, our hair renders such a beautiful meaning. I Corinthians 11:10 states that women have power with the angels because of their hair. We can also read in I Corinthians 11:15 that our hair is our glory. How awesome and beautiful is that!? Not to mention this beautiful verse, “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7 KJV That one really tugs on my heart strings and blows me away. Imagine all the hair we lose in the shower or in our hair brush, yet God still knows the number because he loves and cares for us that much! 

So next time your kids make you want to pull your hair out or the next time you’re having a bad hair day just think about those verses, maybe it will help ease the frustration because let’s face it, we’ve ALL been there! 

Today I am going to be sharing some helpful tips I’ve picked up along the way that have helped me manage my hair and keep it healthy and strong! I’ve even included a fun, easy to follow hair tutorial for the style pictured below. Just click on the link and make sure you share it so other ladies can watch it too! :)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=149047729052778

 

The two most common complaints I get about hair is “my hair is so dry and damaged” and “my hair is too thin, I can’t get it to grow and it lacks volume”. So today I will be addressing those three very common complaints with the hopes that these little tips and tricks will help you achieve healthier and stronger hair.

 Let’s start off with tips for dry/damaged hair.

    • Experiment with hair masks, specifically one with ingredients that targets moisture and restoration. You can either do a DIY hair mask or purchase one from the drugstore. For me personally as a busy mom on the go, I prefer the convenience of drugstore hair masks just because I don’t have the time to sit there and mix together a bunch of ingredients. But, if your into DIY things all you have to do is go on Pinterest and the possibilities are endless! For drugstore hair masks, I recommend the brand Maui Moisture. I am all about some all natural products!!! Their products are totally chemical free. They have a hair mask called Heal & Hydrate that targets specifically dry and damaged hair. It’s super affordable too, it ranges from $6-$9 depending on where you buy it from and you get multiple uses from one container of it. 

     • Switch up shampoos & conditioner. As mentioned above, Maui Moisture has a Heal & Hydrate shampoo & conditioner that I highly recommend! Another great brand to consider would be Uncut Hair Products. They are an Apostolic based company too, how awesome is that! I love supporting small businesses and I just had to give them a shout out while I was at it.

     • I’m sure you’ve heard this one...coconut oil!!! The holy grail of beauty products. Did you know that honey is also a great ingredient to use on your hair??

Here is a super quick recipe for a DIY hair treatmentusing just two ingredients and it’s great for restoring dry and damaged hair:                                                                                                                                                   1 tbsp. of 100% organic unrefined coconut oil                                                                                                         1 tbsp. of raw honey                                                                                                                                                     1-2 drops of lavender or peppermint oil (optional, I personally love the tingling from the peppermint)        

Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together. If you have longer thicker hair just double up on the ingredient’s so you’ll have enough. This mixture can be applied to wet or dry hair. You want to section your hair in sections, similar to how some people section when curling their hair. Also, I put a towel around my neck like a cape to protect my clothes. I start from the bottom section and work my way up just putting the mixture all throughout my hair and really focusing on the ends.       Once I have applied it to all of my hair I put it in a top bun and let it set for about 35-45 minutes prior to my shower then I will rinse it out and wash and condition my hair like normal. Its literally that simple and totally doable for busy moms! You can do this once a week.

Next we will discuss thin hair.

     • A good brand and line to use for achieving thicker fuller hair is the OXY thick & full + biotin & collagen line. It’s a mouth full I know! In this line they have a shampoo & conditioner, healing oil mist, healing oil treatment. This is another easily accessible drugstore product that won’t break your bank.

                                                                       

     • If your hair is already thin, the last thing you want to do is pull even more hair out by brushing it. Make the simple switch from a brush to a pick. You will be amazed how much hair you will stop losing just by using a pick to gentle comb out your hair instead of a brush.

     • Avoid heat as much as possible, this one is so hard for me personally. You can find alternative ways to achieve texture and volume. One easy solution I’ve found to work is French braids. I will wash my hair and put mousse in it and will do two French braids and sleep in them over night. When I wake up I take them out and instantly have wavy voluminous hair that even has texture. The exact look I achieve with a crimper except it required no heat ad didn’t cause any damage to my hair. Why the mousse? I apply the mouse to keep the frizz factor down. The mousse is totally optional though.
     • Vitamin E is a great source of nutrients for thin hair. You can get this in a form of oil or a capsule. Let’s have a quick science lesson shall we! Vitamin E contains a chemical called alpha-tocopherol (super fancy word I know) which helps improve blood circulation to the scalp and brings a balance to the Ph. levels and sebum production all while nourishing the hair follicles which will ultimately result in thicker hair.
     • Also, prenatal vitamins do wonders as well!

 

So there you have it. I hope you find these tips to be helpful! The products I mentioned can be purchased at most local drugstores including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. For more hair care tips and inspo you can follow me on Instagram @mbs.hairwithstylewhere I am always sharing new products, modest outfit inspiration, and filming new tutorials for long Apostolic hair. I also have a Facebook page, Hair with Style. There you will find 15 tutorials ranging from dressy curly updo’s to quick and easy styles for on the go!

Have a blessed and fabulous Wednesday!!

Fun fact: I am actually in the hospital as you are reading this right now being induced to have my second little bundle of joy! Exciting right?! If you could, whisper a little prayer today for me for a safe delivery and healthy little boy. I will be posting updates in my Instagram story @mbs.hairwithstyle throughout the day so if you want to share this little journey with me, go follow me and tag along!:)

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