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Are you bored with same old hairstyle day in and day out? Mix it up with this cute bow hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion! It’s super easy and certifiably adorable. All you need to achieve it is Tony Odisho’s Flexible Hold Hairspray and Infrared Curling Iron . Read on to see how!
First, brush out the hair completely. Then pull back two pieces of hair and tie them together with a rubber band.
Tease the half ponytail with a rat tail comb to add some volume.
Pin it (as well as any stray hairs) into place with bobby pins.
Pull on the loops to make the bow a little bigger/fuller.
Use the infrared curling iron to loosely curl the remaining hair.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
Has the summer sun left your hair dry, dull and lifeless? As much as I love summertime, all that time spent swimming, hiking and just enjoying the sunshine can take its toll on our hair, leaving it dry and brittle.
Restore shine, health and vitality to your hair with Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops. I use these miracle hair drops after every hair wash, and I have never used a product that has worked so well before! It has completely restored my hair to almost a virgin state!
Rahua by Amazon Beauty Inc. Elixir Daily Hair Drops with Gardenia Enfleurage is a 100% pure and powerful daily treatment to maintain healthy, radiant hair and is handmade by the indigenous women living deep in the Amazon rainforest. Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain super-fine Omega 9 molecules that deeply penetrate hair to rebuild its core, strengthen hair follicles and help hair grow long, along with helping to push color pigmentation deep into the hair shaft. This luxurious, potent elixir fortifies weak, damaged strands, nourishes and maintains hair follicle health and provides long-lasting moisture.
Rahua® Elixir Daily Drops softens hair, smooths flyaways, provides a generous shine and keeps hair in peak health. With daily use of Elixir Daily Hair Drops, hair looks healthy and vibrant. Naturally scented sweet Gardenia soothes and enlightens the spirit while mystical Palo Santo fragrance creates an energizing calm.
Harvested in the Andes using the age-old enfleurage pure essential oil extraction process, Rahua’s Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain sweet gardenia essential oil. The pure aroma is extracted from the actual flower, treating the blossom extremely delicately, and obtaining a pure natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Through this process, the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved.
I love this liquid gold!
Gardenia Enfleurage Process: One of the oldest processes of obtaining pure essential oils, the Gardenia Enfleurage technique extracts the pure aroma of actual Gardenia flowers, treating the blossoms extremely delicately, and obtaining pure, natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Obtained from flowers in the South American Andes in a unique microclimate that sits 1600 meters above seal level, gardenia flowers bloom all year long.
Freshly opened flowers are picked in the morning or evening and laid on trays, covered in layers of vegetable butters. The flowers stay on the butter for 24 hours and are then replaced with fresh blossoms. Once the butter absorbs the scent from the flowers, the butter, which is now called pomade, and then washed to obtain the resulting oil. This process is repeated several times, ensuring the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved. Retains the flower’s purest essence and antioxidants.
I wash my hair about 3 times each week. After washing and towel drying my hair, I apply a small amount of Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops to the palm of my hand, and rub my hands together, and then apply the elixir throughout my hair. I then allow my hair to air dry.
Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops has taken my dry, damaged, color-treated hair back to a state of perfect health. I have not had my hair trimmed for about four months now, and there has been no breakage! I have zero split ends, and my hair is growing longer than it ever has without becoming brittle and breaking off. I am amazed! My hair has never looked or felt this healthy.
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
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To learn more about Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops, or to make a purchase, go to: https://rahua.com/us/rahua-elixir-daily-hair-drops...
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer is the best time to try out braids, waves and other fun styles. However, the sun and the sand can be a burden to the hair. These John Frieda Hair Care products are necessary to protecting and styling your hair.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Hydration Detangling Mist ($9, Ulta.com)
Sand and salty water after a day at the beach can leave behind quite a few hair knots and tangles. After washing your hair, spray the Luxurious Volume Detangling Mist liberally throughout damp hair to help untangle any knots. Strengthened with Pro Vitamin B5 and honey, this spray’s nourishing formula tames tangled hair, prevents breakage and leaves fine strands feeling soft and visibly healthy.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray ($9.99, Target.com)
Tousled, beachy waves are a summer must-have. To help create this windswept waves look use the Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray. The sea salt infused formula has a summery scent and can be used on towel-dried or dry hair.
Rahua® (pronounced Ra-Wa) by Amazon Beauty®, Inc. announces their 10-year anniversary, a business born through the environmental work of Ecoagents Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers in protection of the Amazon rainforest. From the first initial product launch of Rahua Elixir, the global brand has grown to include 26 hair care, treatment, styling and body care items.
Watch this video:
In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Rahua introduces Founder’s Blend, a Limited-Edition gift to share with Rahua partners and fans! Rahua Founder’s Blend is a hair and scalp treatment made with organic, pure plant derived ingredients to strengthen and protect hair from heat and frizz as well as nourish the scalp. Founder’s Blend can be applied to hair or scalp, wet or dry, as needed. The 22ml sized gift has an $18.00 value. Customers can receive a complimentary Founder’s Blend with a purchase at www.rahua.com while supplies last.
Lliguin and Ayers’ approach to founding their company was to establish a business model with philanthropy built into the DNA and company function with reverence to Mother Nature. Prior to creating the company, they were brought together through environmental passion and preservation establishing the non-profit organization, Ecoagents, with a mission to create awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the people that live there, and their wisdom. While on this mission Rahua became that channel to do the work. By producing ingredients through revived traditional methods, the tribal communities have established economies and take great pride in their culture and land. The couple’s philanthropic approach is to empower the indigenous people to create and sustain an economy based on preserving their traditions, in doing this – simultaneously they remain strong as the forest’s guardians and protectors living in balance and nurturing its abundance for generations.
While on an environmental mission, Lliguin, a New Yorker of Quechua-Inca descent, was introduced to Amazon women and was amazed by their extraordinary long, strong, healthy hair. The women shared their use of a natural oil, called Rahua, derived from the ungurahua nut. This rare oil is made through a highly sustainable and regenerative process using ancient wisdom andceremonial practices. A hairdresser by trade, Lliguin brought the Rahua oil back to his New York salon and when he started using it his clients was amazed at its potency and what it did to replenish and restore the hair. The introduction of the Rahua oil served as the method to help the Amazon tribes sustain their environment and create their local economies. Research followed to develop a hair and beauty line to honor the rituals and a business was born.
I love Rahua products. I was introduced to Rahua about six months ago, when I was given the opportunity to review several of their products here, on Beautiful Mommies. I received their amazing hair-perfecting shampoo, conditioner and body wash. You can read my review of those products here.
And just in time for summer, I was given the opportunity to review one of my favorite products ever, Rahua Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray
Inspired by the Galapagos Islands, Rahua's Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray offers sexy, tousled, wavy beach hair. Crafted with natural pink sea salt for texture and volume, this spray offers light, brushable hold and the lush, tropical fragrance combination of guayaba, hibiscus, and passion fruit. It creates beautiful beachy waves in my hair! I love it!
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Happy Anniversary, Rahua!
There only 36 days left until summer! If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and feel the warm sun on your skin. However, with the fun in the sun attitude comes the responsibility of using SPF. At this point, we all know that protecting our skin from the sun is a priority, but it’s equally important to protect your hair from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Does your current haircare routine contain any SPF? If not, you should consider switching to products that incorporate UVA and UVB protection to avoid a dry scalp, brittle locks, and color damage. ColorProof, a vegan hair care brand who fuses the finest botanicals with advanced technology, has selection of products that can easily be incorporated into your daily mix of products, providing you a flawless finish and coverage all summer long.
The RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum instantly provides a smooth finish for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Featuring Camellia and Abyssinian Oils, this creamy serum will seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing and a silky shine. For all you curly girls, the TruCurl Anti-Frizz Oil will not only give your curls structure with revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed, but also provide long lasting shine and protection from the sun with UVA / UVB protection.
With the summer, also comes humidity, and the one product that you NEED to try is the HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray which will weatherproof your hair, lock out humidity and repeal moisture, providing frizz-free protection all day long. This summer, get out there and have the time of your life and remember if you don’t care of your locks, no one else will!
Summer Hair Essentials from ColorProof
RadicallySmooth® Anti-Frizz Serum($28.00, ColorProof.com)
This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.
TruCurl® Anti-Frizz Oil ($25.00, ColorProof.com)
Revolutionary, clear, non-staining, oil nourishes, defrizzes and restores hair to its healthiest condition ever. Provides long lasting exquisite shine, full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Proprietary IllumaCurl Complex™ featuring revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed gives curls structure while Abyssinian, Camellia, and Grapeseed Oils soften and defrizz for the bouncy, beautiful curls of your dreams.
HumidityRx® Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00, ColorProof.com)
Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast System provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Weather or not, brave the elements with confidence.
Mother's Day is around the corner. Treat your mom to something to help make her look and feel beautiful! Beauty products are always something that Mom will appreciate, especially if the products are unique, just like she is. Rahua Beauty has the perfect gifts for her.
Rahua (pronounced “Ra-wa”) is Rainforest Grown Beauty, founded with a passion to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Using the power of Mother Nature, Rahua has grown to become the luxury standard for clean, sustainable beauty. What more could Mom want when it comes to beauty products?
Rahua® products are vegan, organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and support indigenous economies. Amazon Beauty® is dedicated to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people that live there. In the process of bringing the Amazon’s greatest products to you, Amazon Beauty® Inc. has committed itself to building sustainable communities and creating learning centers within the Amazon rainforest.
Here's a video clip that explains a bit about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty:
Rahua Classic Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel are the perfect gift for mom from Mother Earth! I received samples of these products to review.
Rahua Classic Shampoo~ This luxurious shampoo leaves locks luminous and soft by imparting omega-9 packed rahua oil and other all-natural, plant-derived nutrients. I love the rich lather, and the uplifting fragrance. After washing and rinsing, my hair is left perfectly clean and has incredible volume.
Rahua Classic Conditioner~ This rich and ultra-hydrating conditioner delivers lustrous, healthy locks and detangles with powerful omega-9 rich rahua oil and exotic extracts that maintain strong hair and manageability. My color-treated hair tends to be extremely dry. After just one use of this amazing conditioner, it felt as if my hair had been transformed. It was shiny, smooth, silky and perfectly hydrated.
Rahua Body Shower Gel~ This energizing plant-powered shower gel gently cleanses and nourishes skin. It awakens the senses with the invigorating scent of palo santo “holy wood”, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla. I love this richly lathering formula. It is perfect for shaving my legs in the shower, and makes my skin so very soft!
To learn more about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty, or to place an order, go to: https://rahua.com/us/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NEW LINE FROM THE GRANDPA SOAP COMPANY PROMISES UNIQUELY NATURAL HAIRCARE
Originators of Pine Tar soaps start a new haircare tradition, with cruelty-free, naturally-formulated shampoos and conditioners
I am always on the lookout for natural hair care products, and so I was happy to get the chance to review The Grandpa Soap Company products. (I honestly thought that the products might geared more toward men or perhaps the elderly because of the name, but boy, was I wrong!)
The Grandpa Soap Company, one of the oldest continuously operating soap-makers in America, is introducing a new line of naturally-made hair care products. Formulated from proven, functional ingredients, Grandpa’s shampoos and conditioners round out a product line that is able to solve any skin and hair problem, the natural way.
The new haircare collection includes Pine Tar scalp-therapy shampoo and conditioner, which teams pine tar with the natural properties of tea tree oil to combat dry, itchy scalp.
Three additional shampoo and conditioner duos are being introduced to provide specific benefits: smoothing and nourishing Buttermilk for dry and damaged color-treated hair, purifying and rejuvenating Rosemary and Rose Clay to restore healthy hair shine, and clarifying and calming organic Witch Hazel to remove environmental build-up and oil residue.
All of The Grandpa Soap Company’s products are free of the harsh chemicals commonly found in bath products, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors. They are gentle enough for daily use and safe for color-treated hair.
The company’s commitments to cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable practices are backed by third-party certifications, including Leaping Bunny and the National Celiac Association, for certified Gluten-Free. The packaging for Grandpa’s haircare products, including the 8-ounce tube and cap, are fully-recyclable and all components are made in the same facility, to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a home free of unnecessarily toxic cleansers.” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-CEO of The Grandpa Soap Company. “We are excited to reveal our new line of shampoos and conditioners to families who are seeking responsibly-made and naturally-formulated personal care products.”
My thoughts: I was sent a generous assortment of samples from The Grandpa's Soap Company. I received several smaller sizes and several full-sized products. I am in Grandpa Soap Company heaven!
I have been using and loving all of the products in the month since I received them, but my very favorite hair care shampoo and conditioner is as follows:
Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner
My hair is highlighted and tends to be extremely dry. It takes a special nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep my parched hair hydrated. The first thing I noticed when I used the Buttermilk shampoo, was that it smelled so amazing! And then the lather is so luxuriously rich. It felt exhilarating to wash my hair. As I was rinsing, I could actually hear my hair 'squeaking' which to me means that this shampoo was doing its job in cleansing my hair. It was leaving zero residue behind!
After rinsing out the shampoo, I actually lightly towel dried my hair before I applied the Buttermilk conditioner so that it would have a better chance of penetrating my damaged hair shaft. The first thing I noticed about this conditioner (besides the delicious fragrance) was how thick, rich and creamy it is. I worked it throughout my hair, and placed a shower cap on my head to keep on while I shaved my legs. This process allows the conditioner time to get the chance to repair the damage in my hair and to fully hydrate it. After rinsing it, and allowing my hair to air dry, I just cannot stop running my fingers through my hair because it is truly soft as silk.
Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
A calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower & Coconut Oil gently removes environmental buildup and oil residue from scalp to leave hair shiny and smooth.
I use a lot of different products in my hair, which causes a layer of build-up over time. It is very important to remove that build-up every other shampoo with a clarifying shampoo like Grandpa's Soap Company's Witch Hazel formula. I use this shampoo and conditioner duo every other time I wash my hair. It gently breaks down all of the dulling layers of old product from each strand of my hair, deeply cleaning it without disturbing my hair's natural oils. I feel such an incredible difference after using these products.
The lather is luxuriously foamy, and the conditioner leaves my hair so soft. The Witch Hazel shampoo and conditioner are two of my very favorite beauty essentials.
When my hair looks healthy, I feel great!
Grandpa’s haircare products have suggested retail prices between $8.49 and $9.99, and are available nationally in supermarkets and independent, natural grocery chains.
Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are all are searching for the perfect gift for Mom. What better way to make her feel appreciated and loved than by giving her a product that makes her look good on the outside, and feel good on the inside! YANTRA Beauty gives people the ability to “Feel good about looking good” by donating 10% of every purchase to one of their charity partners,which you choose at check out.
If Mom is looking for the perfect, lightweight serum, look no further than YANTRA’s “ Reign Supreme”Serum. This serum hydrates hair and tames frizz without weighing it down or making your hair greasy. For the moms with shorter hair, “The Bomb” balm is the perfect pomade to help texturize with light hold and hydrate your mom’s locks. Both of these products utilize oil from the Alexandrian Laurel, which has been used in the Polynesian Islands for generations as a restorative element for the skin. YANTRA beauty is the first company to formulate the oils for hair as well.
"Reign Supreme" Serum, $60
"The Bomb" Balm, $40
I am so excited whenever I discover another amazing hair care company that specializes in making my hair beautiful, and yes, SEXY. My hair is one of my main focuses of beauty. If my hair does not look good, then I will not even leave the house. That sounds so shallow, but it is so true!
PK by Pearson Knight is Pearson Knight is an independent, free-spirited hair stylist + style maker who has created beauty products that reflect his passion for high-fashion and fierce love for effortless, natural + raw beauty.
That sounds like just the kind of hair styling products that I seek! Products that make me look effortless and natural, so I knew that PK by Pearson Knight products would be right up my alley.
Beach Grit Volume and Texture Spray
Sexy, effortless, casual style that is always a good look on any day. Mist on damp or dry hair from root to tip for easy, undone texture and enhanced natural waves. Or, just hit the roots for extra volume.
I am in love with Beach Grit! First of all, it smells heavenly! I apply it to my hair when it is dry, and spray it all over, and then I start scrunching it. This adds delightful beachy, wavy texture and shine. I love it!
For effortless texture and hold, apply into palms, then work through damp or dry hair to define and shape as desired.
I always enjoy a texturizing product in my hair styling routine because I like to tame the baby hairs closest to my face. I also use the mud to 'flare out' and add volume to my bangs and my sides. (This is similar to how I styled my hair in the 80's.) This product gives my hair amazing, yet flexible hold without any flakiness.
I can count on PK products to ensure that I never have another 'bad hair day.' Another plus is that my hair is done in minutes, and I am always thrilled with the results!
For more information on PK by Pearson Knight, go to: https://www.pearsonknight.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With the spring season right around the corner, there will be trips to plan! There are festivals to attend! I know that Coachella is one of those popular springtime fests! Check out the below Coachella essentials from Sun Bum, Streekers, DDF Skincare and Smashbox.
Yeah, we like to look good, but we really don't like spending too much time worrying about it. So we made Texturizing Sonny's Original Surf Paste, which gives our mops a soft, matte finish for a casual look & feel we like. Do less, live more.
Or try a different look every day with Streekers temporary hair color!
A revolution in temporary hair color,Streekers instantly delivers bold, candy-colored highlights without any fuss or muss. Unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bonds to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed. Streekers is true temporary color that washes out when you want it out.
Don’t skimp on your skincare just because you are traveling! Try DDF Skincare’s Youthful Tranquility kit to keep your skin ready for whatever happens next!
Ideal for Sensitive Skin Types, these gentle yet effective formulas are perfect for those who experience rashes, irritation or any type of redness from using anti-aging skincare products. This set includes our Nourishing Eye Cream, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
Take time to relax after all of the craziness with Smashbox Cosmetics Primer Water.
Set and refresh your makeup and your mood in seconds with new limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water: a 3-in-1 face essential, this hydrating primer preps, sets and refreshes, awakening skin and leaving it glowing and radiant for hours, while unleashing a balancing blend of soothing scents to relax the mind.
Each face mist was co-created with YouTuber and makeup artist Nicol Concilio and is infused with electrolytes to improve makeup application, skin’s hydration and natural radiance. Available in three different limited-edition revitalizing scents formulated to boost your makeup and enhance your aura.