This post is in collaboration with THIQUE Hair Care. As always, all opinions are my own.
I love that this year has been a self-care focused year for many people, including myself. I’ve never realized how important self-care was until a few years after having a family and a baby of my own. Normally, instead of taking care of myself I gave all of the care to my family, which is a good thing but not a great thing in a self-care perspective.
I used to feel that taking care of yourself before others was a behavior of selfishness. But when looking more closely at what exactly self-care can do to help you, it made me change my mind. I started practicing self-care because it helped me to achieve and become a better person inside and out.
Just to give you a quick example of why you need to incorporate self-care to your daily routine. If you don’t take care of your health, either physically or emotionally, you might end up in poorer health condition. How can you be capable of taking care of others? No one will be able to take care of you and know exactly what you want, like or dislike as good as you do. There’s no reason to not take care of yourself.
For me, because I love my family so much, I should pay more attention and take better care of myself before it’s too late. Even though I started to adopt self-care in my routine after I had a family, you don’t need to have a family to start taking care of yourself. You can start at the stage you are at and it doesn’t matter how old you are and what life situation you are in. All you need to do is to start with small steps at a time and know that you’re important, you need love and care just like other people who you want to give your love and care to.
If you say, you don’t have time to take care of yourself, well, I don’t blame you. But don’t get discouraged because in today’s post I put together the easiest way to start incorporating your self-care practice to your daily routine. They’re super simple and easy to follow. As I said in our topic today, self-care can start with your hair! Yes, you can start by taking good care of your hair. Here’s how.
Tip #1 Comb Your Hair Everyday
Combing your hair is a healthy habit to have and you should do it every night before going to bed. The reason why it’s a good habit is because combing can help increase blood circulation in the scalp, promote healthy hair and help to transport oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. While combing your hair, the natural oils (sebum) that’s produced by sebaceous glands will be released which will help your hair look and feel shinier, and stronger. Combing also helps to get rid of dead skin cells, left over chemicals and old hair.
Be aware of excessive combing or brushing which may promote the excess sebum and make your scalp greasy.
Tip #2 Trim Your Hair
Trimming your hair can help remove split ends, damaged and broken hair. You can do it yourself once a month or every other month.
As you know that the end of your hair is the oldest part of your hair. To keep your hair looking healthy, you have to trim the damaged parts out. This will make your hair look and feel fuller and healthier afterwards.
Tip #3 Use Natural Ingredient Haircare Products
I’ve been hooked with natural haircare products for at least a few years now. I have noticed a significant change in the health of my hair after switching to the natural haircare lines.
I used to have hair loss and dry scalp problems but not anymore since I started paying attention to how I care for my hair.
During my pregnancy and now during my postpartum stage, my hair is still stronger and healthier than ever. Even my husband noticed that the other day that I don’t have any problems with my hair anymore.
With my first pregnancy I lost a lot of my hair like crazy both during and after the pregnancy. But this time around I figured out the ways to keeping my hair healthy which includes using natural ingredient haircare products. The brand I’m using right now is THIQUE Hair Care.
THIQUE Hair Care reached out to me last year and they wanted to get my honest opinions on their products. I said yes after doing some research and learned more about them in the process.
I love that their products are non-toxic, naturally based which features natural plant extracts and the purest essential oils. Their products are free of sulfates, parabens and gluten. Their products are hypoallergenic, vegan, safe for color-treated hair and not tested on animals.
I’m now using THIQUE Hair Care products (SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER, SCALP SERUM and VOLUMIZING MIST) for over a month now and I wanted to share with you what I thought about them.
Gently removes buildup and gets thicker and fuller looking hair. Formulated with 90% natural and naturally-derived plant extracts and the purest essential oils including:
AMAZONIAN COPAIBA OIL. Natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties nourish the scalp
NATURAL CAFFEINE EXTRACTS. Stimulates hair shaft and promotes hair growth
CANADIAN WILLOW HERB. Soothes the scalp as it gently removes impurities
First impression: This shampoo has a lovely and light floral scent combined with a cool peppermint scent. It isn’t overpowering. The packaging is sleek and simple. Nothing is too complicated when it comes to using the product. The shampoo is in a clear gel form. It gives a good amount of foam once you apply onto wet hair. It’s very easy to rinse off the product. It also gives my hair a refreshing and very clean feeling.
First impression: This conditioner has a light natural scent combined with a cool peppermint scent to it. The conditioner is lightweight in a white gel-like form. I tend to use a lot more condition than the shampoo. I think it’s because of its lightweight that makes me feel that I don’t put enough of the conditioner on my hair. It’s very easy to rinse off and gives my hair a very clean and soft to the touch feeling. I can feel and notice that my hair gets fuller and thicker after only one use, which is amazing.
Stimulate the scalp while you exfoliate dead scalp skin cells to create ideal surface for maximum volume. It is a lightweight gel that works directly on the scalp, ideally applied before bedtime and allowed to work overnight.
Formulated with 98% natural and naturally-derived plant extracts and the purest essential oils including:
AMAZONIAN COPAIBA OIL. Natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties nourish the scalp
NATURAL CAFFEINE EXTRACTS. Stimulates hair shaft and promotes hair growth
PEA PROTEINS. Anti-aging, nourishing peptide that strengthens follicle stem cells. Stimulates hair growth at the root and prevents further hair loss
First impression: I really like this product as it makes me feel like I give my hair extra attention and I’m providing it the nutrients it deserves. This serum smells pleasant. It comes in a clear gel form and in an easy to pump bottle. There’s no stickiness feeling when applying. The serum absorbs into my scalp very quickly. They recommend using it before bed, but I use it after every hair wash.
First impression: This hair mist smells very refreshing. It’s making me feel like I’m in a garden with fresh flowers. My hair looks fuller. I like the lightweight and non-stickiness of this mist. I feel like this product helps to lift up my roots all day.
Result after one month of using all of the products
I’m very satisfied with how THIQUE Hair Care shampoo, conditioner, serum and hair mist turned my hair and scalp to a healthier one. My hair loss problem is gone even though I’m now in a postpartum period. My hair is very shiny, feels fuller and looks thicker. I’m happy every time I use the products because I know that I’m treating my hair with plant based and natural ingredients.
If you’re interested in learning more about THIQUE Hair Care and their products, make sure you stop by their website (https://thiquehair.com/) to learn more. They just launched this new Hair, Skin and Nails Multivitamin Supplement for Women, feel free to check it out.
I hope you find those above tips helpful and simple enough to get you started with your self-care routine.
Like I said earlier, there’s no reason not to take care of yourself. The easiest way to start is to start small. And don’t forget that your self-care journey can start with a love for your hair.
Share with us on “your haircare tips” in the comments below! Excited to hear and try!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and all I’m thinking about are roses. I normally don’t like any specific type of flowers accept the one I really love, peonies. They are absolutely my fave.
Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the most famous flowers for this occasion is rose. I thought why not talk about a few rose beauty products that I’m currently loving and have enjoyed using them these day. I want to use this special occasion to share some rose-love with you.
Before I show you what are in my rose beauty and skincare collection, let’s talk about the benefits of rose for a little. You might already know that rose helps rejuvenate and replenish skin that’s why a lot of products on the market now incorporate rose as an ingredient.
Rose has antioxidants and antibacterial properties that can help regenerate skin tissue and heal scars. Rose water helps to hydrate, moisturize and maintain its PH balance in your skin. It also helps fight free radicals.
The scent of roses can also help lift up your emotion if you are feeling down.
Now, at my house we always pick up roses and I have realized that every time we have flowers around the house they really pick up everyone’s mood. I encourage you to have flowers around your place to make your space more lively and for your emotional wellbeing.
Those are some benefits of the rose. There are still more, just easily search on Google you will find a tons of them
By the way, at the end of this post, I’m announcing the winner of our #GOODVIBESGIFTING contest of January 2019. Check it out if you are one of the 6 winners who will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. 🙂
If you’re ready let’s get into my mini reviews on each of my favorite rose beauty and skincare products.
What I like about this mask is that it is so refreshing every time I use it. My skin turns out super soft and smooth. I love that the scent is not over powerful, it’s a beautiful rose scent. The texture of this mask is jelly-like and very easy to apply. No mess, no drip while using it.
The fun part of this mask is that you can refrigerate it and use it as an overnight mask as well. It’s one of my favorite face masks I tried recently.
I have a blog post about my favorite face masks for all concerns if you would like to check it out.
Pixi by Petra Rose Collection
I had a chance to try the whole rose collection of Pixi by Petra and have been loving these four products so far.
This rose oil, I’m on bottle number 3. I love how quick this oil absorb into skin. I don’t feel too oily after applying this oil on. This oil gives a healthy glow look to my skin and moistens up my skin very well. It has a light rose scent which I like because it’s good when layering more rose products on.
I have been using face tonic for quite sometime and this one is my new favorite. I guess I have to give credit to Pixi by Petra that came out with products that provide comfort to skin.
This tonic is very gentle and again quick to absorb into my skin just like the other products I mentioned earlier. The beauty benefits of this rose tonic is to help with skin tone improvement, brightening, moisturizing and color correction.
My acne scares and blemishes on my face are starting to clear out slowly after using this tonic for about 2 weeks.
I’m into face mists lately and this one is so divine even my husband likes to use it. It’s very soothing when spraying onto my face. It also helps moisturize and hydrate your skin.
It’s like you are spraying rose water on your face without the oily affect afterwards. If you’re looking for a glowy and to illuminate your skin, I do not recommend using this mist because you will only get a natural looking glow from this product.
What I like the most about face mist is that you can apply it anytime you’d like.
My oh mind! This highlighting luminous powder is so gorgeous! I’m absolutely in love with the rose design. It gives such a beautiful glow once you apply a small amount to the top of your cheekbones, center of your chin, bridge of your nose, and center of your forehead.
I love that I can use it dry or damp for an intense look. It doesn’t make my skin feel and look cakey at all.
I was afraid to use it at first because it’s too pretty and I did not want to ruin the beauty of it. But now I just can’t stop using this highlighter.
The only down side about this product is the high price point ($60), but it’s totally worthy it. 🙂
This roller is by far the cheapest one from a well-known brand I saw on the market not including the ones that you can buy from amazon.
I have been using face roller for over 6 months now and have been loving the feel and results it gives to my skin. I have different types of stones, white jade, black jade, amethyst (I broke it the other day!) and this rose quartz one.
What I love about them is that they are from nature, won’t harm your skin and have specific healing powers and meanings behind them.
For skin benefits, the stone helps depuff and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It supports blood circulation. I see my pores are getting smaller as well.
My husband and I are switching to an aluminum-free deodorants since last year and this one is our favorite.
It doesn’t smell like roses but it does smell pleasant. It doesn’t stain on cloths and it’s non-sticky which make us love using it. My underarm area feels very comfortable and dry all day.
If you are a first time user of a non aluminum deodorant, you might want to put it on every few hours just to make sure you won’t stink others! LOL! You will need sometime to adjust and let your body detox all the bad before your underarm area gets used to a chemical free product.
The one I have here is the Vanilla + Air for Creativity: awaken the mind and unleash your creative energy with violet, rose, and vanilla.
Those are all of my rose faves at the moment. If you’re looking to buy rose products for yourself or gifting it this Valentine’s Day, don’t hesitate to check some of this products out.
Feel free to share your current favorite skincare products with me in the comments. I’m looking to try something new! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will be back and share more of my beauty favorites soon.
Have a wonderful day!
Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life – Renée Rouleau.
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I’m getting into another brand new clean beauty product last week and they are from a brand called Skylar. Since I got 6 bottles of clean, cruelty-free and vegan perfumes to try, I am so super in love with them.
Skylar is creating a new world of fragrancies by using clean, conscious ingredients to craft beautiful, innovative and hypoallergenic scents for yourself and your home. They promise that you will never find suspicious ingredients like Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Allergens, Animal-derived Ingredients and Synthetic Dyes in their 6-Free Scents.
So in today’s post, I will be talking a little bit about each of the scents I have.
Let’s talk about my first impressions after I smelt each of the perfumes, all I had in my mind was CLEAN! All of these scents are so light, soft and clean. I can just feel that they won’t harm your body.
With the scents being very light, you can layer them together to create your own perfect scent or to match it with your mood of the day. This is one of the fun things I like about these perfumes.
I have to let you know first that I’m still using my normal perfumes but after discovering this brand, I’m going to try to cut back on all of my usual and give Skylar‘s perfume an everyday go-to.
If you are interested in learning more about them or want to get some samples to try yourself, you can stop by their website at skylar.com and can get a 10% discount by using my code “GOOODVIBES10” at check out.
Now I want to give you a quick review on each scent.
What I feel about this scent: Very charming scent! It’s perfect for an outdoor party event.
Ingredients: organic sugar cane alcohol, distilled water, galbanum, benzoin tree, cedarwood, parfum (Skylar’s own fragrance blend with natural and essential oils).
I hope this post is giving you some motivation to get to try Skylar‘s perfumes and take your clean and cruelty-free journey to the next level. Don’t forget that you can layer each perfume to find your perfect scent that will empower your soul and body. And you can get a 10% discount by using my code “GOOODVIBES10” at check out.
If you are interested in more clean and cruelty-free products, feel free to take a look at all of my posts here.
I was on Nordstrom.com for so many hours to try to find the perfect Luxe beauty gift sets to gift out during the upcoming holidays and to share with you here today. There are so many great deals that many brands are putting together but I picked 20 sets in total out of hundreds.
All of the gifts I have here, I have to say that they are a little pricey but if you have a large budget and are ready to spend and save, these below gift sets will be waiting for you. Even though they’re expensive you will sure get a great value out of them. I’m going to list by the highest value offer first and go down to the less expensive ones.
Before we get into the list, I have a new giveaway going on today located at the end of this post. I have teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card to shop this holiday. The giveaway will run until December 11th, 2018. You can enter below. Good luck !
Alright, I hope you enjoy looking around this post and will find the right set to gift out! Let’s get right into the list! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by All About Good Vibes today. See you again soon!
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins
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Winner will be announced here. Good Luck! *this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.
Molly Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes — a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she has been loving and enjoying her own DIY masks and scrubs from natural ingredients. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her baby to sleep early, relaxing and watching a movie with her husband.