I Really Simplified My Beauty Routine
For two years: back to “natural” hair, without intensive chemical treatment (straightening etc… ). It seems that I’ve never had such beautiful hair (soft curls). No secret, I moderately take care of them (- no need to smother them -) with the most “natural” products possible.
For two months, I’ve make my own oil bath and after / before shampoo (DIY). For my oil baths that I also apply to seal hydration (every 2-3 days depending on the needs of my super dry hair), the base is a mixture of organic coconut and olive oils (photo 1 above). To which I can add many other organic oils (avocado, argan, castor … depending on the specific needs of my hair).
The two small bottles on the pictures (barely bigger than my index finger) lasted almost two months. I still have some olive oil. I’m not the kind frugal using my products. And sometimes I use one of these oils alone or mixed with a moisturizer on face and body! Super efficient and light convenient for traveling.
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I apply a mixture of natural shea butter with my two organic coconut and olive oils: mixing well and refrigerate the product (picture 4 above). My curls have never been as flexible and well defined! I’ve even had compliments.
And the evening, I rinse or washed them with the excellent Aveda Be Curly Co-wash: superb texture and nice lemon smell. Then I don’t use any conditionner. Sometimes, I just tie my hair without adding any product. If I find them not soft enough, I apply a little bit of oil (I never use coconut oil alone, always associated with another oil).
And if I want to discipline baby hair around the face (almost impossible mission!), I add the Aveda Brilliant water-based gel. My hair stand 1 to 2 hours and the natural goes back (lol)! Next up, I’d like to try natural henna. If you have some tips, please feel free to leave me a comment or sent me an email!
Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.
Styling: Roxy beach towel and Balinese sarong.