FOLLOW THESE SKIN CARE TIPS

1) Wash your bedding + pillow cases often – Once a week for sure, twice if you can! The bacteria that builds up from unwashed hair, daily grime, natural oils from the hair and face can wreak havoc on our skin. It’s a good practice to get into, and who doesn’t love freshly. washed. sheets. One of my simple pleasures. 

2) Avoiding long, hot daily showers – When we are exposed to hot water for a long period of time, our skin will dry out, and any skin condition you do you (eczema, psoriasis, acne, breakouts) will be exacerbated to the max. Hot water, and especially h a r d shower water is extremely hard on our epidermis. Be mindful of how often, and how long your showers are. Turn down the heat, and replace your shower add that has a filter in it. If we take good care of the water we put inside our bodies, than the shower/water that we bathe in should be given the same TLC.

3) Clean your makeup brushes often – Even after one application oils, and bacteria can build. Wash them with Dr. Bronners soap at least once per week, twice, if you suffer with breakouts.

4) Hands off– This one is a hard one for some. We become so unconscious of what we are doing with / placing our hands sometimes, that our dirty hands get all over our face. Resting, leaning, and chatting on our phones are major  culprits for breakouts. Be mindful of how often / if you are touching your face often throughout the day.

5) Don’t pick – I knoooooow this is a hard one for many, especially those of us who deal with flare-ups (white heads). It is EXTREMELY tempting to pick, squeeze and pop our pimples, and I have to admit I used to be a massive picker / popper (gross, but true). 

 But at the end of the day it will only make it worse. It is much easier to cover a pimple, than it is a scab/scar. Trust me on this! Almost every time I’ve done it, I’ve regretted it. Unless it was a major white head, that was there in the AM, and I had to face people super face – to – face. I practice safe “popping practices”, and make sure it’s super white + ready to pop. If not, leave it alone. 

6) Relax your face – Squinting, frowning, raised eye brows, scowling, all of these create pronounced / deep wrinkles! Remember when your parents used to say, if you keep doing that face, it will stay they way? THEY WERE 100% Right!!! You can see in people who squint lots or furrow there brows, pronounced lines stay. I used to furrow when I was deep in thoughts, and stopped the habit about 6 years ago, and became very mindful about it. This going back to complete and overall mindfulness of your body and mind. Just as your aware of your thoughts, be aware of your body – posture, hands, face, etc . . . Don’t be fanatical about it, because that’s not cool either, but relax and fall into a more peaceful resting state. Which ultimately benefits your mind, body, and skin. 

7) Be mindful of your sodium intake –  Don’t cut it out, just be mindful of lots of added salt in packaged food.  I use Himalayan Salt, and add salt onto my food, instead of already having it in it.  I noticed a huge difference in my skin – more glow, not as puffy, clearer eyes, less pronounced circles under my eyes. Salt creates fluid retention, which in turn creates puffy eyes, and a bloated face. 

8) We love Mr. Sun, but he can do damage – Be mindful of how much sun exposure you’re getting.  A little in the early hours, and late afternoon are amazing, as the UV AGING) and UV BURNING) aren’t as strong. Again, the sun isn’t bad or evil, it actually has a lot of healing properties, but it can cause cellular damage to our largest organ. So just be sun safe! 

9) Practice self-love – If we don’t love ourselves from a genuine, authentic, and truthful place it’s very hard to show our bodies, and minds the love they so desire, and need. If anywhere, we have to start here. It’s like a plant – if you don’t care, nourish, nurture, hydration and love your plant – what happens to it? We’re the same. So next time you take care of your plants, or even your pet – think about the love that you’re giving yourself, is it the same, more, less… we wilt just the same. 

FOLLOW THESE HAIR CARE TIPS

Before Using virgin remy Hair: Thoroughly inspect each piece making sure the color, texture, length and pattern is correct before inserting hair.

Washing virgin Hair: Remy Hair should be treated as normal hair and washed regularly to maintain the health and shine of the hair. Shampoo, condition and moisturize your hair every 5-7 days. Make sure to brush out all tangles before you wash your hair or go to sleep at night. Always use a low PH high moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Hair extensions do not receive a benefit from your natural scalp oil, so it’s important to use a leave in conditioner after washing.

Some shampoos can be too harsh for your hair extensions or weave due to the absence of natural scalp oil; we recommend that you pre-condition your extensions before washing by wetting the hair and applying conditioner without rinsing it out. Then wash and conditioner normally. (follow directions on conditioner bottle.)

Dying Hair: To avoid frizz never rub your hair with a towel, that can make frizz worse, instead you should pat your hair dry. It’s always best to let your hair air dry but if you need to use a blow dryer only half way(semi damp) dry it and let it finish by air drying.

Styling: 
• Use a soft bristle brush starting from the bottom, gently work your way up. Do not tug or pull on the hair. Do NOT brush or comb curly hair while dry. 
• At night, tie your hair up gently or wrap it to prevent tangling.
• If you have braid extensions, run your fingers through the braids to help prevent tangling.

Recommended Hair Products: Get the full benefits of your hair by using high quality products. Taking care of your hair is an important part of maintaining longevity and shine. Below are some recommended products that keep hair soft and manageable. Redken All Soft, Pureology Hair Care, Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath and Inflúance Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.

***DO NOT PUSH CUT OR NEEDLE THROUGH HAND-TIED WEFTS***This will jeopardize the integrity of the hair causing tangling and shedding. The wefts come in pieces and are flexible and can be folded to desired length then sewn in.

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