Today I'm excited to share another hair tutorial! My genius friend Caroline used chalk (yes, plain old chalk) to color the ends of her hair like a rainbow, and you could also do ombre or just your favorite color. Don't you love this sexy rocker look? Here's how to do it... Dying hair crazy colors is a trend that's been going strong for a while now, but what do you do if you want to have some fun, and don't want to commit to a semi-permanent dye? 1. 2. 3. 4. Three extra tips: * If you have lighter hair, skip wetting the chalk first and just use the chalk dry on your hair. There you have it! Thank you so much, Caroline and Jamie! P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo.
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Grow Healthy Hair NaturallyBEFORE Client with over processed dull and dry hair After: 6 months later - same client with new found hair growth! How to: 1) We do not massage our hair enough! Scalp massage is essential in this process. Use approximately 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar for this process and add more if necessary. 2) DO NOT RINSE; after massaging with distilled white vinegar, take a tablespoon of rosemary oil (used to promote hair growth for centuries) and massage all areas of the head - for thicker hair use another tablespoon. **Massaging the scalp is the key here - take your time and be thorough! Distilled white vinegar is a natural product build up remover and clarifies hair. Rosemary Oil - stimulates circulation to hair follicles which leads to healthy hair growth. 3) Now that you have treated your scalp - where the hair grows from and promoted circulation; Use Coconut Oil right from the jar and emulsify in your hands, approximately a quarter size at a time.
DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub | Nerds and NomsenseIt’s here, Nerdship. Summer. Hot. With the shedding of layers and shorter crops of clothes like shorts, tank tops, etc… we expose our skin to the elements. There are THOUSANDS of DIY scrub recipes out there on the web. Before I go into how to make the scrub, I’d like to throw a little PSA out there when it comes to store-bought exfoliating scrubs. Photo courtesy 5 Gyres Institute It’s a fairly recent problem that’s crept up over the last two decades so long-term studies on the effects it will have on the environment are still a little hazy, but scientists have already said that it is having negative effects on the local ecosystems. Good news is 5 states (Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, and California) have some proposed legislation in the works that will hopefully ban the use and distribution of products containing those pesky microbeads. Enough scary stuff. If you’ve frequented the blog before, you’ve probably read about our Stinky Feet Scrub. Yay hygiene! Ingredients: Directions:
The Ultimate Guide to Good SkinBy: Steven MacariSteven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever. Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a “detox diet” might bring you temporary relief chances are the issues will resurface, often at the worst time. In my experience, skin problems are usually linked to four primary areas—digestive dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies or toxicity. 1) Digestive Dysfunction: The link between the digestive system (the gut) and the skin has become well known. RELATED: How Your Diet Shows up on Your Skin 2) Hormonal Imbalances: Males and females all have the same hormones, just in different ratios. 3) Nutrient Deficiencies: Your body requires numerous nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids) to function properly. 4) Dairy/Sugar.
transform-your-butt-in-just-6-moves-108099273633The butt has gotten a lot of attention lately (see: J.Lo’s “Booty,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” — none of which are leaving our workout playlists any time soon), so we decided to create an exercise routine that will get that booty in gear. We already came up with the only 10 workout moves you need, and we weren’t kidding about the title — from those exercises, trainer Kira Stokes designed this routine to specifically target your posterior. A better butt isn’t just about looks — working your backside helps you move faster and stronger in the rest of your workouts, too. Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like Living with insulin just got a little bit simpler Abbott Diabetes Care Sponsored Lateral Lunge / Lateral RaiseWhy it works your butt: By shifting your weight to each side and squeezing your butt to pull yourself up, you’re shaping the gluteus maximus (the largest muscle in your backside).
5 Teas That Melt FatThink of your body as teapot on the stove and the water inside as your belly fat. Chances are the pot is sitting there over a low flame, not doing much of anything. The water inside may be warm, but it’s not boiling. If you want the pot to whistle—and attract a few whistles yourself—you need to crank up the heat. Well, that’s exactly what will happen if you take that teapot from metaphor to reality. Tea—at least, certain types of tea—can rev up your body’s ability to melt fat as quickly and easily as turning a stove from low to high. Why not give your body every advantage it can get in the battle against fat? White Tea: Breaks down stored fat We like: Twinings, The Republic of Tea, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Think of white tea as Spanx in a cup. Barberry: Blocks fat cells from growing We like: TerraVita, TeaHaven The stem, fruit and root bark of the barberry shrub contains berberine–a powerful, naturally occurring, fat-frying chemical. Pu-erh Tea: Reduces belly flab