What are the Hair Care Habits for Well-Behaved Hair


What are the Hair Care Habits for Well-Behaved Hair

Having a beautiful hair is very important especially for girls. As our crowning glory, our hair could either make or break our entire outfit. Maintaining a healthy and beautiful hair though could be bothersome for most people as you need to spend a lot of time and money on salons. Read on the lists of easy and effective way of having a great hair without bankrupting your entire savings account.

Lighten up on the shampoo. It is not advisable that you apply shampoo everyday as this could damage your hair. For normal or dry hair, you can use shampoo three times a week, while those that have oily or fine hair are fine to use shampoo daily. Do not use more shampoo than you need, you only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape. The suggested amount of shampoo to be applied for normal hair is quarter-sized. After washing your hair, make sure that you rinse thoroughly.

Choose hair product as per hair type. There are a lot of different hair products in the market, and to maximize its effectiveness, it is very important that you choose the hair product that is suitable for your hair type. The texture and thickness of your hair should be primarily considered when choosing a hair product. Read the labels of the hair products first to know which hair type they are best suited for. Purchasing a wrong hair product not suitable for your hair type would not only give you the result that you desire, but could possibly damage your hair as well.

Always keep your hair color in check. Make sure that the color that you select when you dye your hair would not only work well with your complexion but could also be easily maintained. Though red could be eye-catching, this is the color that would require a lot of maintenance. Make sure that you visit your salon to retouch your hair color to keep that vibrant look. Also use shampoo and conditioner that would keep the color of your hair last long. Also avoid washing your hair too much since frequent shampoo could make the hair color fade faster.

Washing hair

Eat clean for clean hair. One of the common problems that people experience with growing older is hair loss. The good news is we can avoid hair loss and keep our thick, lustrous and healthy hair by the type of food that we have on our diet. These foods are known to give you the benefit of having a healthy hair: Red meat, kale, spinach, broccoli, eggs and sweet potatoes.

Condition, condition, condition your hair. Our hair can get damaged from the use of heat styling tools, chemicals, dyes, straighteners, and exposure to the sun. If you want to maintain or restore your hair’s moisture and body, you would need a good conditioning treatment. Choose a good conditioning treatment that is right for your hair type. Check the instruction on the product that you use on how long you should leave the conditioner on before washing it. You can also do a DIY conditioner as there are a lot of items in your kitchen that can be used as hair conditioner. Olive oil for hair is known to be an effective hair conditioner.

Trim-tastic. Changing your hair style could give a different perspective on your face. Make sure that you talk to your hairdresser first on what type of hair style that is suited for the shape of your face. If you have long hair, it is important that you visit the salon every month or two for a trim to remove split ends and damaged hair.

Use old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair. Never dry your hair with towels as this could damage and break your hair, instead use an old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair as they are soft, ultra-absorbent and perfect for drying freshly washed hair.

These easy steps are your perfect way to a bouncing, healthy and vibrant crowning glory.


Author Bio:

Alice is a professional writer for SmartHealthAdvice.com. She is very passionate about researching and writing on different health issues and beauty tips. Her goal is to provide smart and actionable health advice for everyday people with her extensive knowledge.

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Make your lips “lip smacking good” with Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins


Dry Skin

I am NOT a fan of summer. I dislike the heat and humidity A LOT. I can honestly say that I enjoy the winter months so much better. I rather be cold than overly hot.

There is a downside to the winter months – dry skin. For some people, like me, dry skin can be a huge problem. Every part of my body dries out – so much so that my heels, hands and lips crack. Have you ever experienced cracked skin? It’s NOT fun. It’s very painful (and it looks horrible).

I always wait until I have a problem before addressing it. Why? Why do I wait until it’s too late?

I’ve been trying to remedy my dry skin problem by addressing it NOW before it is a problem. This summer I have been cognizant of my dry skin issues, so I have been making a conscious effort to moisturize my skin NOW so that it isn’t a problem later on down the road.

I’ve been apply moisturizer daily to my body, as well as using more concentrated moisturizers on my hands and feet. I have also been using Vaseline Lip Therapy on my lips.


Vaseline Lip Therapy comes in convenient, premium steel, tins. The tins are a perfect size to tuck in your pocket, purse, gym bag and beach tote. I also kept one in my car for a bit but the super hot heat and humidity we’ve been having melted it. I’ll wait for the cooler weather before keeping one in my car. I like to keep products like hand cream, aspirin and tissues in the car just in case I need it and I don’t have any readily available.

Vaseline Lip Therapy’s non-sticky, non-greasy formula spreads on smoothly and gives lips a natural, glossy shine. Unlike other lip care products, Vaseline Lip Therapy doesn’t feel “clumpy” on your lips. I don’t like my lips feeling unnatural or weighed down. That is why I am not a fan of lipstick or lip glosses – because they feel unnatural on my lips. That is why I like Vaseline Lip Therapy – it absorbs well and leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins are available in Original, Aloe, Cocoa Butter and Rosy Lips.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Four Tins

I like Rosy Lips because it leaves a very subtle touch of color to your lips. Since I don’t normally wear lipstick or lip gloss, I really that I can get a very subtle touch of color while protecting and moisturizing my lips. It’s a natural looking tint, which I prefer. I don’t wear a lot of make up most of the time. I prefer to look as natural as possible most of the time.

The Cocoa Butter version is another favorite of mine. I grew up using Cocoa Butter on my skin and I love the scent of it. The Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin in Cocoa Butter has a light scent to it that brings back memories of my youth.

The Aloe also has a nice, fresh, subtle scent to it.

If you don’t like to add color or appreciate scents, the Original is for you. There are no colors are scents at all (and it still works just as great as the other ones).

Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin

Vaseline Tip Therapy Tins are great for year round use (not just the winter months). The harsh heat and sun during the summer months can dry out your lips just as much as the winter months.

Speaking of excess – a little goes a long way. You don’t need to apply a lot of this product. A little bit goes a very long way. I’m sure one tin will last a very long time, even with daily use.

The product also seems to stay on your lips for a good amount of time, so you won’t find the need to keep reapplying it every hour. I guess it would depend on if you are eating and drinking, but so far I have not had to reapply too frequently.

If you would like to try out Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins, you can find them at your local Rite Aid store. To find a Rite Aid location near you visit RiteAid.com. You can also find the brand on social media.

Have you ever tried Vaseline Lip Therapy? Have you tried the tins yet? What do you think about the product? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Cocoa Butter Vaseline Lip Therapy


*I received free products to review. I also received compensation. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture Hair Care Products



My hair used to be my crowning glory. I used to have a head full of lush, thick hair. So much so that my beautician referred to it as a lion’s mane.

The years have not been good to my hair. Mix in perms (back in the 80’s), styling products and coloring my hair more times than I can count have added to the lackluster appearance of my once beautiful hair. People still compliment me on my hair, but nothing like they would when I was younger.

When it comes to my hair I am very picky about the products I use. I need products that will provide an extra benefit to my hair and not just wash it. I need something that will add moisture and hopefully help with the split ends and frizzies.

About a month ago I was sent Schwarzkopf’s Essence Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture shampoo and conditioner to try out.

Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner are made with a breakthrough hair care technology called Ultime 4 complex. It’s a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. It helps to repair damaged hair at the cellular level, as well as to help prevent split ends up to 90%.

The shampoo and conditioner work to rebuild your hair while providing it with the hydration that damaged hair, like mine, needs.

From the first time I used the shampoo and conditioner I was impressed.


The shampoo washes in well and rinses out completely. Before I even used the conditioner my hair felt much better than it did in a long time, just by using the shampoo. The conditioner only added to the great feeling.

I did notice a barely there scent in both products, but it’s a clean smelling scent. Its not a perfume-like scent, nor does it stick around after you are done washing/conditioning your hair. I only smelt it in the shower.

From the first try there was a noticeable difference in my hair. The #1 thing that stood out to me the most was how soft my hair felt. It felt so soft that I couldn’t help but run my fingers through my hair.

I have A LOT of split ends (“frizzies”). The shampoo and conditioner did seem to tame them a bit, but they were still there, even after continued use. After about two weeks I finally got my hair trimmed, which got rid of a lot of split ends. From that point on my hair looked A LOT better. I think the shampoo and conditioner could only do so much. I needed a health cut to make my hair look better.

Normally I have to run the hair dryer through my hair to tame it a bit. I let it air dry for a bit, then run the dryer through it. Using this shampoo and conditioner combination I have been able to let my hair completely air dry and it looks great. Not having to use the hair dryer on a hot summer day is greatly appreciated. Not only that, the heat from the dryer only damages my hair more. Being able to let it air dry has also saved me a lot of time getting ready.


The real test of Schwarzkopf’s Essence Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture shampoo and conditioner came after spending the day at the ocean. My hair was in salt water and sun all day. I couldn’t even comb it! It was that much of a mess.

As soon as we got home I jumped into the shower. As soon as I put the shampoo in my hair it started to feel better. I was able to run my fingers through my hair again.

After my shower and letting my hair air dry, you would have never had known my hair spent the day in the salt water (ocean) and sun. My hair looked and felt great. I didn’t even have any knots when combing my hair.

It’s been about a month since I started using this shampoo and conditioner combination, and I have to say, I am very pleased. Being able to let my once awful, frizzy hair air dry and have it look and feel great is wonderful.

I have thick, course hair. I’m not sure how this would work with thin hair, but I would assume results would be similar.


Schwarzkopf also makes an Amino-Q Hold gel. I was also sent this to review.

I don’t always put product in my hair (gel, mousse…) but I do on occasion.

Normally I don’t like gel because I don’t like how gels make my hair feel sticky or “crunchy.” I also find that gel is hard to wash out and tends to dry out my hair.

Since I was sent the Amino-Q Hold Gel to review, I thought I would give it a try.

This gel DOESN’T feel sticky on your hair. It also holds very well without making your hair “crunchy.” I was even able to comb my hair without the comb getting stuck in the areas where I applied the gel (mostly in the front/on top with my bangs and front of my hair). It does hold very well.

I also like that when I went to wash my hair the gel washed out completely with no issues. I wasn’t left with any sticky or greasy areas. In fact, after my hair was washed and dried you would never know there was ever gel in my hair.

This is not a product I would use too often, but when I do want to ensure my hair stays in place I will be reaching for my tube of Amino-Q Hold Gel.

You can find these and other products made by Schwarzkopf at your local Rite Aid store. To find a location near you visit RiteAid.com. You can also check out the brand on social media. All of their links are found on their website.


Rite Aid is also hosting a Beauty Extravaganza event until August 31st. I wrote about it in a recent post. You can read more about it here – Get Back to Beauty Basics with Rite Aid this Fall – plus enter to win a $525 Beauty Gift Box!

Aside from entering to win the sweepstakes you can also learn more about beauty trends, tips, trick and money saving deals on beauty products.

Are you a fan of Schwarzkopf products? What is your favorite?



*I received free products to review. I will also be receiving compensation. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Get back to beauty basics with Rite Aid this fall – plus enter to win a $525 Beauty Gift Box!



As the temperatures soars, and our minds are dreaming about cooling off at the pool or beach, it’s hard to think ahead to the fall. Personally my mind has been on the fall since the start of summer. I am not a fan of summer. It’s my least favorite season (yes, I actually like winter more than summer).

We are already seeing back to school displays are local stores, much to the dismay of my kids.

Let’s face it, summer is almost half over. Soon enough we’ll have to start thinking about the fall.

With each season come new trends in beauty and fashion.

Rite Aid wants to help you get ready for the fall with their Back to Beauty Basics Beauty Extravaganza.

From now until August 31, 2016, you can learn about fall’s hottest beauty trends, tips, trick and money saving deals from Rite Aid.

Each week, Beauty Advisers in Rite Aid stores will be hosting weekly beauty demonstrations of this falls hottest products and looks. If you don’t have a Beauty Advisor at your neighborhood Rite Aid store you can also find all the information, as well as instructional videos, at RiteAid.com/Beauty.


In addition, Rite Aid is hosting a sweepstakes where you could win a box full of beauty products retailing $525.00. WOW!!! All you have to do is follow the brand on Instagram and Twitter. More details can be found at RiteAid.com/Beauty.

Don’t forget about the great money saving deals you can also find on that page. Currently I see deals for Buy One Get One at 50% Off on Sally Hanson Nail Enamel, Revlon Face & Eye and L’Oreal Face products as well as deals on other popular brands like Banana Boat, Physicians Formula, Garnier and Almay, to name a few.

Visit RiteAid.com/Beauty for all the details.

To find a Rite Aid location near you visit RiteAid.com. You can also check out the brand on social media. All of the links are found on their website.

Be sure to check out the hashtag #RiteAidBeautySweeps on social media to see what others are saying.

Rite Aid Logo


*I received free beauty products in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Fresh summer scents from Soap & Paper Factory



Are you the type of person who enjoys wearing a signature scent every day? Or are you the type of person who likes to mix things up a bit and wear a different scent every day, or change it up depending on the season?

I am some where in between. I do have a scent that I enjoy wearing often (Angel by Thierry Mugler), however I often wear different scents depending on my mood and the season. I even own a Pumpkin Spice perfume that I enjoy wearing in the Autumn.

I like perfumes and I am often adding to my nice collection. I tend to go for light, natural scents over more rich and complex ones.

Soap & Paper Factory has a lovely assortment of perfume oils that not only smell wonderful, but they are also ideal for summer traveling.

Soap & Paper Factory Perfume Oils are made from only the finest ingredients, the premium oils hydrate the skin while leaving it lightly fragranced.

The current available scents include:

  • Verbena
  • Green Tea
  • Jasmine
  • Gardenia
  • Lavender

These are some of my favorite scent.

SP Perfume

I was sent to review Lavender and Jasmine. I wanted Lavender because I find it soothing and ideal for rolling on my skin before retiring to bed to help me to relax so I can fall asleep a bit faster.

To me, Jasmine is a summery scent. It reminds me of a tropical paradise with it’s exotic allure. It reminds me of something you might smell while lounging on the beach in Hawaii (I’ve never been to Hawaii… I just imagine what it would be like). My husband thinks Jasmine smells a bit like suntan lotion, which is another reason why this is a wonderful scent for the summer.

I find that both scents are true to their REAL scents. I don’t smell anything added to them.

Soap & Paper Factory Perfume Oils come in small, shatter-proof bottles. They have a roller ball at the opening that you use to roll the scent on your skin. You can wear as little or as much as you want – but from personal experience a little bit goes a long way.


You can apply the scent to your wrists, neck, décolletage or where ever you like to apply fragrance.

The scent seems to stick around for a decent amount of time, unlike other fragrances which seem to fade right away. I think a lot of the reason why the scent stays a bit longer is due to the oils they are made with.

The bottles are small in size (a wee bit taller than a standard lipstick). You can tuck one in your purse, luggage, gym bag, beach tote or even your pocket. Because the bottles are shatter proof you don’t have to worry about them breaking while traveling.

These would make a lovely gift too.

If you would like to learn more visit the Soap & Paper Factory website at SoapandPaperFactory.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Do you have a signature scent?

What types of scents do you enjoy wearing the most?



*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Summer Hair Care Tips


Hair Care

It’s the unofficial start to summer. That means plenty of time at the beach, taking a dip in the pool to cool off and other activities that can actually damage your hair.

Ricky Pennisi, a leading stylist and founder of RI CI, wants to make sure that your hair doesn’t get dry and fried this summer season (and beyond). Many people don’t realize that their “fun in the sun”can cause damage and stress to your hair from the exposure to the sun, salt water and chlorine.

Here are Ricky’s top tips on how to prevent damage to your hair.

Tip 1:

Dry, frizzy hair won’t hold a curl or style, and can even take longer to dry. Prevent dry hair by using sulfate-free shampoo and conditions. Many shampoos that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can strip the hair of its natural oils leaving it dry and frizzy. Just like your body, your hair craves moisture. Think of your hair as a sponge. It can only hold a certain amount of water in it. Products that are water-based hydrate your hair. If you fill your hair with hydrating products, you satisfy your hair’s thirst and prevent it from getting it outside.

Tip 2:

Invest in a great conditioner, like the RI CI Drench which can be used as a leave-in conditioner when added to a water in a spray bottle. This step seals your hair’s moisture. The bottle is also great to bring with you to the pool and beach to give your hair that extra bit of love.

Tip 3:

Eliminate the heat. Heat causes your hair cuticle to split open, which creates frizz. If you must blow dry or use a diffusor, set it to a medium setting. It might take a little longer, but it’s better for your hair.

Tip 4:

Always apply your styling products immediately after you wash your hair. Once hair starts to dry without products, frizz begins to set in. Dry hair is most fragile to frizz. Use a brush/comb only on wet hair and if you’re blowing out, limit to 2x week.

Tip 5:

It is important to touch your hair as little as possible while wet. Over manipulation of wet hair that’s curly or naturally wavy will lead to frizz. Once your hair is completely dry, feel free to manipulate your hair freely.

Tip 6: 

Your scalp and hair are two separate entities. Never put conditioner above your crown line. The oils in the conditioner are too heavy for your scalp and can leave you feeling greasy.

Do you have any additional hair care tips for the summer that you would like to add? Feel free to leave a comment and tell me more about them.

Washing Hair


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit if site readers. Any opinions expressed are that of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect my own. 

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