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The New-School Coconut Oil: Avocado Oil

Coconut oil is a naturalista’s BFF: use it on the hair, face and body….and let’s not forget about oil pulling. The thing is, times are a-changing and as soon as we get used to using a certain product something new comes along…let’s talk about avocado oil.

If you read our DIY deep conditioner recipe blog post, you saw a video of the avocado hair mask. Avocado oil is packed with protein, vitamins and more hair nourishing components that are excellent in your hair care regimen.

HAIR

  • Pre-poo, deep conditioner or moisturizer – the protein-boosting effects of coconut oil can make some hair hard and brittle. Avocado oil is a great substitute for sealing,  moisturizing and strengthening without these issues.

SKIN

  • Avocado is high in antioxidants and fatty acids, which fight aging an repair the skin, and is light enough to be easily absorbed without leaving a greasy feel afterwards.

FACE

  • Perfect as a makeup remover, avocado oil doesn’t have the irritating effect that coconut oil can sometimes have on the eyes. It also softens the skin, giving the appearance of lines and wrinkles being reduced.

INSIDE OUT

  • We all know that beauty is an inside job, right? Avocado is known for being full of the heart healthy monunsaturated fats, which are excellent for the heart.

Avocado is an all-around beauty product that you should consider adding to your self care regimen. Click To Tweet….your body will thank you 🙂

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What is a Dad??

What is a Dad?

A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail…

 

Happy Father’s Day <3

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{Guest Post} Summertime Fine…On a Dime

Summer Thrift Tip #545
Shop the lingerie section of your fave thrift store for super awesome tops!

 

Here’s why:

 

Figure flattering
Anything in the lingerie section is SURE to fit the shape you have without having to worry about those clumps of material settling in places that are not flattering. Now, granted, not all lingerie is created equal but I am certain that it’ll give you the shape you’re looking for!

 

Breathable material
We all know lingerie isn’t made to ‘cover’ everything (or anything for that matter) and it’s material tends to lean towards  sheer in its appearance. Here in Arizona, the less material, the better!

 

Most def a unique look!
You can partner it with a high waist skirt, shirts, jeans, etc! It can be a camisole, bralettte, corset, or kimono style robe! The possibilities are endless! Have fun and rock out! Recreate. Restyle. Repurpose. It’ll give you a nice little edge when you walk out on the scene and everyone is wondering ‘where’d she get that fashion forward top?’ And you’ll happily reply, ‘From the thrift store!’
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Southern Arizona Natural Hair & Wellness Expo

Southern Arizona, our time is NOW.

Never resting on our laurels, we’re bringing an even bigger, more unifying experience to southern Arizona! We saw 100 men and women from Sierra Vista, Tucson and all areas in between come out to celebrate the natural hair, beauty, fashion and wellness communities during our International Natural Hair Meetup Day event.

This fall we’re planning to connect with thousands……

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We want to see you at the 1st Annual Southern Arizona Natural Hair & Wellness Expo (SANHWE) in Tucson!!! Click To Tweet This event is going to be jam-packed with workshops, demonstrations, vendor shopping, entertainment and more. Basically, it’s going to be EPIC.

Who should be there??

Anyone looking to do any of the following:

Build and heighten brand awareness in new, untapped market

Extend and strengthen consumer base reach in southern Arizona region

Increase brand visibility and exposure to loyal consumer

Increase sales of products or services

Learn about products and services to enhance your lifestyle

Connect with hair, beauty, fashion and wellness professionals

Take advantage of vendor deals and discounts

 

Click the flyer to be taken directly to the expo website where you can download the vendor application, request sponsor info and get your ticket.

It’s our time, southern Arizona, let’s come together and put our area on the map!!!!!

 

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Is Your Hair Fine or Thin??

You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t it the same thing??” No, it’s not…and not knowing the difference isn’t helping you on your natural hair journey. Here’s what you need to know:

Is Your Hair Fine?

Fine hair refers to the width of the actual strands, fine hair is the thinnest of the three types (there’s normal and thick AKA coarse). Fine hair usually doesn’t have much volume on its own, so lifting the roots or styling hair when wet creates the illusion of full, voluminous hair.

It’s important to not use an excessive amount of product on fine hair as it can weigh the hair strands down, making them clump together and allowing the scalp to show even more.

NOTE: Fine hair occurs naturally, there isn’t anything permanent that you can do to change the width of your hair strands.

Is Your Hair Thin?

Thin hair refers to the number of strands, or density. Having a lower number of hair strands can be seen with normal or even coarse hair. Thin hair also doesn’t have volume naturally, so it’s important to go easy on products and stick with styles that make hair appear more voluminous.

If you don’t have naturally thin hair, your hair is thinning and you may have some options: you can start with using products that help regrow hair (you’ve seen the commercials). You should also see a dermatologist/trichologist to determine if there is an underlying medical condition  that is causing your hair to thin.

Knowing the difference between fine vs. thin hair is important to help you determine the best hair care regimen for you. Click To Tweet

Knowledge is power, right??

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Why You Need to Take a Milk Bath

Cleopatra had the right idea; milk is for more than your cereal! It’s a wonderful beauty ingredient that can do wonders for your skin.

 

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The natural lactic acids in milk are gentle enough to loosen dead skin cells, allowing them to be rinsed or scrubbed away without damaging skin. The casien protein in milk can help skin absorb and retain moisture. Skip the 2% milk this time; the higher the fat content, the more nourishing for your skin.

Milk is also rich Vitamin E and zinc, which slow the process of aging and help skin retain its natural elasticity. Click To Tweet

Use powdered milk or straight from the fridge – run your bath like you normally would, pour it right in and soak your way to more beautiful skin!

Add rose petals or your favorite body oil to make it even more luxurious.

Lactose intolerant? No worries! You won’t be drinking this milk so no digestion issues.

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The Southern Arizona Naturalista Community is Here it Stay

Hey y’all, it’s Mo,

I’ve been saying for the past few months that we are on the cusp of something amazing, and I am so encouraged this morning. It was almost 2 years ago that I got this crazy idea to do something here, and we are seeing the fruit of our labors. Southern Arizona naturalista community, our time is NOW, let’s not miss our moment!!!!!!

I'm a southern #Arizona naturalista, and I'm here to stay! Click To Tweet

As I sit and type this blog post it has been about 40 hours since the end of Southern Arizona International Natural Hair Meetup Day. Although my planning process is not done, I am grateful that the event itself is over…LOL.

May 30, 2015 was the culmination of months of planning, and this event would not have been possible without the support of the community, meaning YOU.

We saw a room full of women (and men) from  a variety of backgrounds, walks of life and we even had several curly cuties running around eating candy and keeping things interesting :-).

Click the pic below to read the awesome write-up from The Sierra Vista Herald, we made the front page!!!!

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