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Saturday, November 18th is National Apple Cider Day – so yes perfectly fitting for fall (I’m thinking of apple cider donuts of course) but let’s not forget Apple Ciders amazing beauty benefits – one of best being for your hair. Apple Cider is often used for its detoxing and deep cleansing properties in clarifying shampoos (& dry co-washes), which is an essential product for maintaining clean beautiful locks.
Wanted to share the below products and tips in case you have any Apple Cider themed beauty stories you are working on this week. Additionally, I have great Fekkai Stylists if you need any tips on why it’s great for your hair!
Here are a few reasons why you need a clarifying shampoo:
1.To get rid of build-up from your conditioner, treatments and styling products
2.In preparation for color or highlights
3.As a once-in-a-while volume booster for fine, straight hair
4.To clean non-color-treated hair that's very oily
5.As a pre-masque step
6.To keep blonde hair from turning brassy
7.To get rid of hard water deposits or damaging chlorine
8.To re-start your hair regimen when nothing is working
Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo
Clarifies and Renews. Infused with Apple Cider. Scented by fresh apple and pear. Silicone-free purifying cleanser clarifies and removes buildup. Overworked hair is deeply cleaned for a new beginning.
Cantu Refresh Dry Co-Wash
(Target.com, SallyBeauty.com; $4.99)
Cantu Refresh Dry Co-Wash is made with apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and shea butter – a deeply cleansing yet nourishing cocktail that cleanses and conditions in one easy step. Whether you’re wearing your hair straight, curly, weave, or extensions, bring your look back to life and condition your strands at the same time.
- Part dry shampoo, part conditioner
- Absorbs excess oil plus adds natural shine
- No white powder residue
- Great for straight styles
- Free of Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicones, Phthalates, Gluten, Paraffin and Propylene.
Spring cleaning – no one wants to start, but it feels so much better once you’re done! Wondering how to make your spring cleaning (or detoxing!) more enjoyable? Start with you! These must-have products are meant to renew and refresh your lifestyle, just in time for the new season.
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant ($58.00 at Dermalogica.com)
It helps cleanse the environment too! This highly-active resurfacer delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers (like pollution) known to accelerate skin aging. The advanced powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing powerful enzymes, skin-smoothing alpha hydroxy acids and anti-pollution technology. Activated Binchotan Charcoal purifies the skin, helping to adsorb environmental toxins from deep within the pores, while Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract help guard against the damaging effects of pollution.
BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($19.95 available at BosleyPro.com and Ulta.com)
Refresh last season’s look but remove those oils! Leaves hair soft with lots of volume and never flakes. It is formulated for fine to medium hair. Removes dirt, excess oil and product build up. DHT Inhibitors help maintain healthy hair and scalp. Keeps hair color safe and lasting longer by lengthening time between washes.
PHYTO Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo ( $24.00 available at Phyto.com)
Purify your scalp and enjoy the process! This detoxifying shampoo with essential oil of eucalyptus stimulates the scalp and eliminates product build-up without stripping hair of its natural protective barrier. Used weekly, hair is gently cleansed, refreshed and revitalized.
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Treatment ($30, $44, or $74 available at professional salons only)
After your scalp is cleansed and detoxed, time to nourish those strands! The L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Treatment builds body & strengthens your hair follicles. An ultra-healing blend of Keratin Protein and Phyto IV Complex combine to leave hair incredibly soft and smooth with a healthy, radiant shine. Free of sulfates, parabens, gluten and sodium chloride.
Artis Cleaning Starter Kit ($30.00 at ArtisBrush.com)
Deep clean your brushes while you’re at it! The Artis Cleaning Pad unit includes an antimicrobial microfiber cloth held in place over a rigid base, and the cloth has over a million loops per square inch, creating the perfect surface to wipe brushes clean. The Artis Brush Cleansing Foam dispenses as bubbly foam which coats each fibre/hair of the innovative Artis brushes. L.
Who would have thought that lava could equate with beauty? I mean, lava flowing from a volcano can be picturesque, but I would have never even imagined that hardened lava could contain substances that could make my skin beautiful!
Nutritionist Elisabeth Dunham founded
Lava Love LLC with Bend, Oregon, business partner Jennifer Clifton in order to share these incredibly healing yet gentle products with the public. Lava Love contains three of Mother Earth's best detoxifying substances - all originating from lava:
Bentonite is a type of absorbent and detoxifying clay from volcanic ash that binds strongly to toxins such as heavy metals and other environmental pollutants.
A facial mask that can draw out impurities such as blackheads. It can also be used as a poultice placed directly on sore joints or over the liver or tummy for a strong detox.
A detoxifying bath powder that clears chemicals from tap water in the tub and gives the body a gentle cleanse by drawing toxins through the pores of the skin. You leave your bath feeling grounded and relaxed.
Today, Dunham is a certified nutrition consultant who works with clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia helping them regain and improve their health using the same gentle system. A former staff writer for major regional and national news organizations, she now writes the Healthy Home column for Oregon Home magazine. She is also the author of the guide “Lava Love: How Mother Earth Can Heal Your Body” due out in 2015.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Detox with Easy Recipes After Holiday Indulgence!
The holidays over and our waists have sufficiently expanded. What can we do to detox and stop this Waist Line Disaster!?
Vanilla Ice Cream:
Take 3-4 bananas, place in blender on high with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder. Blend until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
Soak 1/2-1 cup dried figs in water for 2 hours. Remove from water and blend on high.
Here's the video:
More about Rawvana:
Rawvana is fluent English and Spanish and is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Certified Lifestyle Coach protégé of Dr. Douglas Graham (author of The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time). Rawvana’s iTunes and Android app, Rawvana’s Raw Recipes, took the #1 spot in the Food & Drink Category for April and May of 2014
To learn more, visit Rawvana’s You Tube channel here or her website, Rawvana.com.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.
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- Reduces the appearance of aging
- Replaces dirty, excess oil with healthy botanical oils
- Firms and tones skin’s appearance
- Pores appear to shrink, giving a smoother look to skin’s complexion
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My Experience: I have been using this product for about three weeks now. I apply the AM Moisturizer in the morning after I wash my face. I add just 1-2 drops and massage it all over my face and neck as well as my chest area. It absorbs pretty quickly and is not as oily as I thought it would be. I apply my foundation next and it looks very pretty and fresh all day long. After cleansing at night, I apply the PM Revitalizer (just a few drops) as my night time face treatment. When I wake up in the morning my skin looks amazing, dewey and fresh. I did experience a very small breakout after about 4 days of using this product, but it cleared up quickly and my skin has never looked better! This product also works as an excellent eye makeup remover! Just add a few drops to a Qtip and it comes off easily without stinging your eyes.
My skin looks fresh and young!
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Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Bulu Box is a monthly subscription box which includes everything you need for a healthier you. Each month you will receive a variety of assorted deluxe samples of top brand health care products for both men and women, including vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, meal replacement, diet, energy, protein, detox, sexual health, herbs, natural remedies, endurance and more. It is the most convenient way for you to discover exciting health products to benefit your life. It costs only $10.00 per month and you can cancel anytime.
I received a sample Bulu Box to review. I was so excited to open my box. I absolutely love to try new healthcare products! My box contained samples of the following products:
A metabolism booster made from a blend of honey, soy and yogurt safe for even people with diabetes. It nourishes the body as it stimulates healthy long term weight loss.
My opinion: Of course with only a sample, I cannot tell if it works, but I am intrigued. I will definitely keep this in mind for my future weight loss endeavors.
Reserveage CocoaWell True Energy with AdaptoStress3:
Natural herbal blend of caffeine to help enhance energy. Made with cocoa.
My opinion: I don't drink coffee, and I can always use energy! It gave me a huge burst of energy which helped me to clean my house. If I am going to use caffeine, it is much better to get it naturally than from sodas, which have chemicals I don't need.
FRS Healthy Energy Chews:
Formulated with quercetin, a powerful, all-natural antioxidant found in foods such as red apples and grapes. These soft chews taste great and provide natural energy.
My opinion: I like these chews. My kids think they are icky, but I actually enjoy them. They have a vitamin-y taste, but knowing that they are full of healthful ingredients makes me enjoy them more. I like to chew on these when I do not have time to eat breakfast and I need fuel. They satisfy me until I can eat. I have the pineapple flavor.
Drinkwel is a multivitamin designed for health fanatics who enjoy their alcohol. It is reccomended to take one packet before and one packet after indulging in the 'spirits.'
My opinion: I don't drink, but if I did, Drinkwel seems like the answer to staying healthy from the damaging effects of the booze, I guess.
Immuno-Viva Defend+ Energy
Antioxidants and Vitamin C neutralize free radicals for immunity support. Great for keeping those dreaded colds away!
My opinion: These handy packets are great tasting and perfect to keep your immune system strong. My daughter was getting a sore throat so I made her drink this 3 mornings in a row before school and she never ended up getting sick.
Crystal Essence Mineral Deoderant:
These crystal-infused towelettes offer all the benefits of top quality deoderant in a convenient packet.
My opinion: I think these towelettes are perfect to stash in your bag for quick freshen-ups when you may not smell your best after working out or after PE. My daughters really love these. They make you feel fresh and clean without scary chemicals.
To learn more about Bulu Box or to sign up for your monthly subscription go to: http://www.bulubox.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample Bulu Box to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.