Tag: brown sugar

Overnight Oatmeal

Family, Food, Health, Photography, Uncategorized January 19, 2016

 
New Years resolutions are in full swing and let’s be real, we ALL want to tone up a little. We’ve been moving our beautiful bods and making healthier food choices.  This is yet another healthy little addition to your morning routine. 

 
It may look like typical oatmeal but there’s a twist. To start, take a half cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, dash of brown sugar, and some fruit. Put it all in a fancy bowl and throw it in the fridge. Let it sit overnight and you’ll have a healthier version of instant oatmeal in the morning. Just one minute in the microwave. Simple!  It’s great if you’re busy early in the morning and don’t have time to boil water and wait. 

  

Tress Treatment

Advice, Beauty July 11, 2011

Today I gave my hair some tender loving kindness.

1.  First, I identified my grade of hair (so I could plan how my treatment).  Hair ranges from 1A-totally straight to 4C-Kinky Ziggly (that’s what they called it).  I identified my hair as 3C-curly kinky, so I have pencil sized curls, I’m prone to frizz, dryness, and breakage.  Identify yours HERE then get the  CURLS ON THE GO free iPhone app for tips on curly hair treatments and hair style recommendations.

2.  I exfoliated my scalp with a home made brown sugar tea tree oil exfoliant.  I added 1/8 cup of brown sugar and enough oil to turn the solution into a gritty paste.  I massaged the concoction into my scalp.  Quite luxurious!

3.  I then mixed two table spoons of mayonnaise and one egg in a bowl, then coated my tresses in the protein packed mess.  I let it sit for approximately 10 minutes.

4. Two, or three rinses later, my hair was squeaky clean.  I conditioned normally, but next time I plan on adding avocado to a deep conditioner like Pantene Curly Hair Deep Moisturizing Treatment.

5.  I allowed my hair to air dry a bit and added more tea tree oil.  Some beauty editors recommend adding oils and moisturizers to soaking wet hair, but that changes the texture of my curls.  So, I typically add it after my hair is partially dry.

Thanx to my treatment my hair is noticeably shinier and almost frizz free.  Let me know how it works for you.

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