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Mayo Hair Mask for Soft & Shiny Hair

Two of the main ingredients of mayo are oil and eggs, both great to fight dryness and give your hair the shine it needs. It is also incredibly rich in vitamin A, C, and antioxidants that help protect the Keratin in the hair. Mayo is especially good for people with curly hair as it helps with curl definition and less frizz. 

This mask is as simple, just slightly dampen your hair, saturate the hair and scalp with mayonnaise, cover with a hair cap, and rinse!

Tip: If mayo smell makes you gag, simply add a few drops of essential oils in the mayo and voila! Some people prefer adding vanilla, but I don’t think it does a good enough job of masking the smell.

There are many variations of a mayo hair mask, some people make their own mayo or add ingredients like avocado, additional oils, vinegar and more. I like to keep it simple when it comes to the mayo hair mask (I get the one with olive oil and lime), but occasionally heat it up a bit to use it as a warm oil treatment. What is your preferred hair treatment method? Share it with me so I can give it a try!

Stay true – Chantal

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Coffee Lovers Face Scrub

Hello my loves! If there is one thing I love more than not waking up early, it is COFFEE! Not only do I enjoy drinking a delicious cup of that miracle potion to get me going in the morning after I managed to growl my way out of my bed, but it is also a fabulous exfoliant! Coffee is rich in antioxidants and helps treat/prevent acne as well as an anti-aging treatment. It is also helpful to reduce the appearance of cellulite as it improves blood circulation. For this exfoliant, mix the coffee with some olive oil while maintaining a grainy consistency.

Apply the paste on your face and/or body gently in circular motions to unclog your pores and remove dead skin. The smell of the coffee is also super delicious and therapeutic, giving your brain a boost and even reducing stress. The olive oil in this exfoliant paste is also incredibly important as it is another powerful antioxidant and moisturizer (among many other benefits). The olive oil will help your skin feel incredibly soft. If you are just doing your face and not your entire body, please remember to also exfoliate your neck. Any kind of facial treatment MUST include the entire neck area as that’s a delicate area that tends to age quite a bit. Instead of olive oil you can use coconut oil, honey, or avocado oil; they are all great options! After you rub all of the areas to be treated, leave on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Warning, because it is a scrub and it is not the gentlest of treatments, it should not be used on a daily basis, but a couple of times a week should be good for beautiful, glowing skin.

Do you have a favorite coffee inspired beauty treatment?

Stay true – Chantal