Thursday, May 24, 2018

Leave in or Rinse Out? Which Conditioner is Right for Your Hair? #haircare #ad

To Leave in or Rinse Out?

Which Conditioner is Right for Your Hair?


When it comes to hair treatments the conditioner we choose can really impact not only how our hair holds a style but it’s overall health and appearance. Most people feel overwhelmed by the number of conditioners available. Do I leave in or rinse out? Which conditioner is right for my hair type? How long do I leave it in for? How much should I use? 
To help us crack the code on hair conditioners we connected with Maya Smith, International Master of Natural Curls and founder of The Doux, a haircare line created specifically for naturally curly hair which includes The Fresh Rinse conditioner. Below are the most common questions about hair conditioners with awesome insights and tips from Maya, where she lends over 2 decades of hands on experience as a stylist.


What are the benefits of a conditioner?

Conditioners help protect the hair from dryness and breakage by coating the hair shaft to help it retain moisture and softness. People tend to use it mainly for the added benefit of detangling hair however, it’s important to choose a conditioner that won’t weigh your hair down.


What are the benefits of a rinse?

A rinse unlike a conditioner doesn’t coat the cuticle of the hair. A rinse has a much thinner consistency and is in actuality a detangler.


Do I use a leave in conditioner or a conditioning rinse?

You can use both if your hair is dry, course, or color treated, however, fine hair or hair that tends to be porous should stick to conditioner only.


Should everyone with curly or kinky hair use a conditioner?

Yes. Conditioners help maintain the hair’s elasticity, or its ability to stretch and expand without breaking, which is essential for curly hair. 


How long do I leave in a conditioning rinse?

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions start there. Every formula is different, so you want to be sure to use the product as directed to avoid under or over-conditioning. You can always leave it in a bit longer or switch to another conditioner specifically for the result you want to achieve. 


What’s the best water temperature to use when rinsing it?

I prefer luke- warm to cool water, because it help the cuticle of the hair close during the rinse, which makes the hair shiny and sleek. 

How much conditioner should be used for every inch of hair? 

It depends on the density, or thickness of the hair. Again, follow the manufacturer’s directions on how much to apply. Many suggest the amount of a quarter however if hair is thinner or really thick you may need more or less. 


What are some ingredients that can weigh hair down?

Oils and certain types of silicones can weigh hair down. However, some formulas include these ingredients intentionally, because of the smoothing effect that they create on the hair. This is why it’s important not to leave it in too long and to make sure to get it all out unless it’s a leave in conditioner. 


What ingredients should be avoided?

I’m not a fan of petroleum jelly, or mineral oil. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding silicone, but what most people don’t know is that silicones get a really bad rap because they’re commonly associated with silicones found in products that aren’t made for your hair. Cosmetic-grade silicones like dimethicone actually creates slip, protects the hair from breakage, and helps the hair shaft retain moisture during the styling process.


What about conditioners for color-treated hair?

Some ingredients can break down artificial pigment in the hair, causing it to fade, look dull, or turn brassy. Make sure that the label says that the product is color-safe. You certainly want to switch to products formulated for color treated hair. 


Can I dilute a regular conditioner with water and use it as a detangler?

You can, however, I recommend opting for a product that was intended to be a leave-in conditioner. This will help you avoid unnecessary build-up. Some people like to put a leave in conditioner mixed with water in a spray bottle and add it to their beach bag. After swimming they spray it in to make hair easier to comb through. 


What are some mistakes people make when using a leave in or a rise out conditioner? 

Over-conditioning is the most common mistake, because too much coating on the hair can cause dryness, brittleness, and ultimately breakage. Make sure you’re not leaving a conditioner in longer than 3 minutes unless the manufacturer instructs you to do so. 


The Doux's Fresh Rinse Conditioner, sold at Target for $12.99, addresses the need for deep nourishment for wavy, curly or kinky hair without heaviness or build up. 



About Maya Smith:
Maya Smith is an International Master Stylist and Founder of The Doux Salon and haircare line now available in Target. With over two decades of styling experience, Maya dedicated two decades to cracking the code on curl care, maintenance and expert styling. When it comes to caring for one’s natural hair and styling it, according to NaturallyCurly, Maya is among the best there is. While still in high school, Maya got her hair cutting license and graduated from beauty school. Soon after graduating high school, Maya began following her passion and worked as an assistant for celebrity stylist Tracy Johnson. She learned from Johnson and progressed as a hair stylist for celebrities and entertainers. Years later the military wife would relocate to Germany, where Maya opened up her first salon The HoneyComb, a mecca for textured hair care for women from all over Europe, The UK, and as far as Africa. Maya's unique system of textured hair styling sparked the development of The DOUX® haircare products, first launched overseas, and distributed throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Currently, Maya leads a carefully selected team of stylists at The DOUX® Salon in Macon, Georgia and celebrated the arrival of The DOUX® in select Target stores nationwide. Maya Smith, wife, mom of 5 and savvy business woman is an example not just for women of color but for all women who believe their gifts can impact the world, striving for entrepreneurial endeavors with grace, ease and hustle.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kick off Summer with amiclubwear Trendy and Cute #fashionblogger @AMIClubwear #BrandAmbassador

Spring and Summer wear with amiclubwear add these stylish sandals to your spring look! Featuring, a nubuck texture, open toe, a strappy cut out front lace up, a back cut out, and a cushioned foot bed. 
Dress these up with a casual jumpsuit like the one see here. Lined and soft material the jumpsuits are hella cute... Amiclubwear has trendy Summer Swimwear, Clothing, accessories.
Shoes, Lots of cute curvy women's plus-sizes and just so much more. 
Price points are amazing, quality is superb. You will find so many things to buy. They always have amazing sales going on. Check them out today.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Win Women's Lugz Regent Lo Sneakers (($44.99 )) @LugzLifestyle #US,

Up your style with the Regent Lo, at lugz.footwear a low-top oxford sneaker that provides a casual finish to your look. This sneaker features vulcanized construction, padded collar, cushioned insoles and a durable rubber outsoles. Dress these up or go casual for the Summer time. Or pair them with a cute Sundress for a casual day out. All these Colors of Regent Lo Sneakers, Scream out to me Spring and Summer Wear, How about you? They look sweet in the Canvas material, you will want one of every color of these Sneakers. 

You can walk in style and comfort by wearing these sneakers, They have a sturdy construction and are made with the durable and lightweight material, they have what ever girl wants Comfort. 
Take your sneaker game to a whole new level with these Women’s Regent Lo Sneakers, a classic canvas shoe that offers modern appeal and a versatile design.
Come in a variety of colors as seen below, What every girls wants and needs. Trendy looking for almost any outfit. Kick off your Spring and Summer with these Women’s Sneakers, a classic sneaker canvas shoe 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Omg, PR Package @derma_e New Mask and Scrub #Dermae #DermaeAmbassador #DermaeSocial #SkinCare

Yes, Dermae has made 2 more amazing skincare line products, Like This purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, This mask goes on wet and dries to a white kind of chalky finish and you might feel a  tingling effect, It’s letting you know it's pulling all the gunk out of the pores, but in a sweet gentle way, Easy peasy to wash off, If you don't leave it on for a long time, However if you do leave it on passed... Of what they recommend, You can easily remove it with wipes, or some coconut oil, and the mask leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean, smooth and firm.. and if you have blackheads, they will be gone. 
Also, you will see your other skincare products seep into your skin better after using the Purifying charcoal mask.   You will be surprise with the healthy glow your skin has. And if you are looking for a purifying Daily detox scrub, with activated charcoal, DERMAe has come out with this exfoliating scrub. - DermaE's face-masks daily Detox Scrub is a natural way to exfoliate and lifts away micro pollutants and impurities for a fresh, healthy glowing radiance face. Nothing like a natural exfoliate for the skin. DERMAe makes healthy skincare products for your skincare needs. Leaving your skin flawless and ooh so soft. So gather your friends and tell them about 
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Does coffee actually have an effect on your mood? #coffee #health


Does coffee actually have an effect on your mood?



Does coffee actually have an effect on your mood?

Yes, coffee is a stimulant, which typically elevates your mood, making you feel good. However, with some patients, overstimulation of the nervous system can cause a boost in adrenaline, leading to anxiety.

Why does coffee make some people’s stomach hurt?

For the same reason it boosts adrenaline, coffee’s stimulant effect causes the stomach to contract and squeeze. In large amounts, this can cause stomach pain. Also, coffee increases the acidity in stomach, which can be painful for those with acid reflux.

If you’re like us, you can’t get by without that cup! Is there a way to drink coffee that’s easier on the stomach?

Absolutely! Drinking it very slowly – and with small sips – can make it easier on your stomach. Taking an antacid prior may also help.

Is there any other beverage that could wake you up that wouldn't hurt your stomach as much?

Tea, especially green tea, is much milder and less likely to cause stomach issues. Matcha lovers, rejoice!

Does a regular coffee habit affect your sleep habits over time?

Regular caffeine users can develop tolerance over time, so though it might not immediately affect your sleep, you will find yourself needing more and more cups! However, caffeine can cause insomnia in some patients.

Coffee Concerns: 
Q&A With Dr. Ehsan Ali, Concierge Doctor to the Stars


 A house-call specialist to the stars, Beverly Hills Concierge Dr. Ehsan Ali is board certified in Internal Medicine and fellowship trained in Geriatric Medicine.

Recognized as a Top Health & Wellness Expert byAngeleno Magazine, Dr. Ali has been named to several ‘Best of Beverly Hills’ lists and has appeared on Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body, as well as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Dr. Ali  has active hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. He also spends his spare time volunteering at free medical clinics in the area.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mask Your Way with New neutrogena face masks #ItsInTheGelShop @Neutrogena

Please let us introduce you to the New neutrogena  masks, We love their beautiful packaging. The material is thick and soft, it's nice and gentle on the face. Fits nicely, They clings on to the face, and did not move. It is semi thick and a bit sticky/slimy consistency. If you know what I mean, as seen in the pics. Help nourish the skin, leaving your skin soft and much more dewy. Goes deep down to the pores to clean out impurities and absorbs oil build up.
This moisturizing face mask with hyaluronic acid instantly quenches dry skin and contours to your skin for optimal absorption, leaving it supple and hydrated. Moisturizing face mask leaves the skin hydrated, Very gentle and non comedogenic face mask TheGelShop the right masks based on your skin's needs. All the mask for everyones needs,Replenish Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask instantly quenches dry skin. 
Brighten Neutrogena Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask is infused with vitamin B3 gives smooth and radiant skin. Purify Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying 100% Hydrogel Mask contains seaweed extract which help soothe and refresh. And your choices for your skincare needs.  Like the Hydrate Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask deeply hydrates for skin that feels supple and smooth. Decongest Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask helps remove dirt and oil for a healthy-looking complexion. The pod version are great to take along for traveling. 
Leaving your complexion visibly clean, soft, and smooth. I love how silky smooth my skin feels.... I can't stop touching my face. It balances my skin and it looks so healthy. I would say these mask are a keeper, and also the price point is great on these mask. So masking is the way to go for all around glowing healthy skin. No matter what your age ranges are ((20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, etc.)) these mask are made for all skin types, and all skin concerns. 
The New two piece masks that Neutrogena came out with is beyond functional. They stay in place so well without the gel seeping out the sides etc. big plus there. Time to grab yours today and start masking, for better skin!! Stores-Find




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Monday, May 14, 2018

Win Father's Day Bass XL Lucky Tackle Box #giveaway @LuckyTackleBox #Father'sDayGifts #US #Canada

Please let us introduce you to this New luckytacklebox Subscription boxes that would make the perfect Father's Day present. Getting a box filled with goodies in the mail every month will not only remind Him that He is special all year, but it will also look like you put way more effort into His gift than you actually did. What man wouldn’t love to receive everything for outdoor recreation fun times...  Like this fishing gear XL box loaded with lures bait and whole lot of goodies and of course lots of fun. This box says relaxation and fun all over it. 
Father’s Day is right around the corner and a subscription box to Lucky Tackle Box is the best gift idea for all the Men in your life. Why, you ask? Fishing and Father’s Day just go together. 
For generations, getting out on the water with dad has been a symbol of everything that this holiday is all about. Not to mention stress free fun. If you need a little convincing, here are 5 reasons dad needs a Lucky Tackle Box: 
The Subscription boxes seen here!! select-subscription for whatever you are looking for, makes perfect gifts for every ones taste. 



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 1. Lucky Tackle Box is Better Than a Tie What do you get the man who has everything? Well definitely not the same stuff he gets every year. Gift cards to Home Depot, an ugly tie with ducks on it, a noisy dinner at Olive Garden… we can do better!! Surprise the dad who loves to fish with the best baits, from the best brands, delivered to his door every month for a low monthly subscription rate. 
 2. Lucky Tackle Box Gets Dad Outdoors Alright, not all dads are the outdoorsy type, but if your father enjoys hitting the lake or pond with a fishing pole in hand, then Lucky Tackle Box is a fantastic present for him to enjoy all year long. No matter what type of fishing he does, LTB has the right box to fit his fishing style. 
 3. Lucky Tackle Box is Great for the Family – Planning any big camping trips this summer with the whole family? Lucky Tackle Box has the resources that will help dad teach the kids how to fish and let mom have more fun on the water. You have a chance to fill his tackle box with new lures for bass, trout, panfish, walleye, catfish, fly fishing and even saltwater. 
 4. Lucky Tackle Box Pays for Itself – Every month, dad will get a box jam-packed full of baits that exceed the cost of the subscription. It’s an awesome value, plus you get the chance to try out products that are not even on the market yet! Dad will be pretty excited to fish with a bait before any of his buddies get them in their hands. 
 5. Lucky Tackle Box Gives Dad Something to Do – Does your dad (or husband) need a new hobby? A subscription to LTB will get dad out of the house and doing something that he will love. If building birdhouses or playing golf isn’t getting him excited, maybe landing a 10 pound bass will! Celebrating dad isn’t always easy, but this Father’s Day take the guessing out of gift-giving and sign him up for Lucky Tackle Box, something he’ll be excited about all year long. making it a fun gift to 
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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