To Review / Maple Holistics Tea Tree Conditioner (Sponsored!)

 
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     Hi there! I'm back with another Maple Holistics review! They graciously extended the option of reviewing another product of theirs, and I immediately picked the Tea Tree Oil Conditioner! I wanted to see how well it worked in correspondence with the Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, and so far so good!

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      It's made my hair so much softer, and with zero buildup or residue left behind! That's always a concern of mine with conditioner, so I was ecstatic that their formula is free of all the yuck that causes buildup.

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      Using both the shampoo and conditioner has been a godsend for my hair. It's gone from frizzy and unmanageable to smooth and shiny! What more can a girl ask for?! 

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        Now, not only does Maple Holistics have amazing products, they also have a pretty cool blog! My favorite post so far is their one breaking down dermarolling! I've always been interested in it, and the article was super helpful. Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out Maple Holistics' free samples program! I can't think of an easier way to test out products before purchasing a full size! 

       Thanks for reading, and have a fun Wednesday!

This post is sponsored by Maple Holistics. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support What a Fun Day!

To Make / Salt Spray for Beachy Waves

 

     Good morning! Today, I wanted to share a fun summer DIY with you! I'm always in the mood for beachy hair in the summer, even though I don't live anywhere near a beach. My natural texture is wavy-curly anyways, so this salt spray just adds a little more definition to it. For the fine hair folks out there, it will breath life into limp hair! Get the how-to below!

Materials:

- distilled water

- macadamia oil

- 1 tsp. of Himalayan Pink Salt

- grapefruit + tea tree essential oils

- an amber glass spray bottle

Directions:

1. Grind up your salt and pour it into the bottle. Then, add water until the bottle is 3/4 of the way full. 

2. Drizzle in a tiny amount of macadamia oil, then add 10 drops each of your essential oils. 

3. Give the bottle a good shake, and spritz onto your hair for mermaid waves! Enjoy!

To Talk About Hair

 
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      Happy Monday guys! It was a busy weekend, and I have another busy week ahead as I plan Bailey's 2nd birthday! Her actual birthday isn't until the ninth, but we are having her party over the weekend so that family can attend. I can't wait to see my family, and I'm sure Bailey is just as excited! For today though, I decided to stick to the simple topic of haircare, in correlation with the new cut I got over the weekend. I had my hairdresser do a "lob" again, mostly because it's just as low-maintenance as long hair and I needed about 5 inches cut off anyways, so I told her to chop away! I had done this about a year ago, and loved it. I wasn't as nervous this time to lose so much hair, since I already had an idea of what it would look like and how to style it.

     This type of cut works for most hair types and face shapes, which is awesome and rare. I have wavy/fine hair, and a heart shaped face, so layering is a must regardless of the cut. Once I get some good style going, I really don't do much to my hair otherwise. I don't own a straightener or a hair dryer, just a curling wand. The products I use are minimal as well, I have four but only use two on a daily basis. Dry shampoo (DIY coming soon!) and a leave-conditioner are my essentials, and a split-end mender and salt spray are my extras. My dry shampoo is gold when that second day hair comes around, and my frizzy hair would be much worse without the leave-in conditioner. I use the split-end mender when I want some definition to my waves, and I use the salt spray for a more fun feel to my already wavy hair.

     The next product I'm on the hunt for is a curl cream, mostly to get more definition than the split end cream. It just doesn't have the hold I'm looking for! Stay tuned for an update on my picks for some curl cream. Have a great Monday!

To Make a Hair Mask

 

     Hey there! This hair mask has saved my hair from everything the evil winter winds do to it. I'm talking split ends and just overall dryness. I figured I'm probably not the only one suffering. Enter, the hair mask. I can't think of anything more appropriate than a hydrating and smoothing hair mask. I had never made one before, but I knew that if it involved food, it would probably be a little gross. Shocker: it was. The effect it had on my hair made it so worth it, though. While I could also use a hair trim, I knew that the length was not the only thing causing what was happening to my ends. It's the same thing that happens to my lips and nails every winter too. I really don't think I was this aware as a teen how much the seasons mess with your body, but now that I am, I am determined to take much better care of myself when the temps change.
I know it looks gross and feels gross when you apply the mask, but seriously stick with it and you will have zero regrets! Get the how-to below!

Materials/Ingredients:

- 1/2 a pitted avocado

- 1/2 a banana

(Side note: I gave Bailey the other halves of these ingredients because they are her favorite foods. Baby meal and hair mask in one! K. Bye.)

- any essential oil you like

- a mortar and pestle or your preferred method of mashing and mixing! (A fork and bowl works well too!)

Instructions:

Step one - Mix all ingredients and apply to wet hair (this really only yields one use, excess will keep for a couple of days in the fridge). Put hair into a bun and leave in for at least 20 minutes. Rinse out and follow up with your usual shampoo and conditioner.