ENDED!» Oil for hair and skin – Giveaway!!
The winner for this giveaway is London Leonard!!
I had bad moments with putting oil in my hair or skin. I first started with Egyptian Magic which contains olive oil and no, it was a fail on me. I am not sure if it is because of the beeswax, bee pollen, royal jelly and etc but it just wasn’t absorbing fast enough and I ended up getting milia or these tiny little bumps. The main reason for milia is because oil is trapped underneath the skin. After I found out about that I stop putting oil on my skin.
Lately, I have hair problems and I know coconut oil is really good for the hair and my mom got me a few bottles of Adara Virgin Coconut Oil in Lavender. I have another bottle in Peach which I bring along with me in my bag. The oil is pretty light and moisturized my hair and scalp really well. I use mine to take off eye makeup too which is amazing. The coconut oil is totally 100% pure unrefined coconut oil with drops of essential oil to mask the coconut scent. The coconut oil comes in different scents; Rose, Lavender, Jasmine, Green Tea, Peach and Unscented(original coconut scent). I am not sure which is my favorite. I would want to say Peach but I can still detect the scent of coconut on it. I could hardly detect the coconut scent in the lavender scented. I have bad memories with coconut scent.
On the bottle, it shows number of uses for the coconut oil.
• Moisturizer for the skin
• Natural makeup remover (I use this to remove eye makeup and stubborn waterproof mascara. Perfect!)
• Massage oil
• Hair treatment (continue reading on how I use this as hair treatment)
Another oil I’ve been rocking lately is avocado oil. There are a lot of questions about avocado oil and not a lot of people knows about avocado oil. The avocado oil has to be unrefined and the oil will be green in color. The avocado oil I have smells like avocado and kinda nutty, I suppose. Avocado oil is packed with Vitamin A, B1, B2, D ad E. It also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin and other essential fatty acids. Studies also show that it builds collagen over time. It all sounds brilliant right?
How do I use these oils?
I mostly oil my hair before I go to sleep. I will pump a teaspoon of avocado oil and massage my scalp and my hair ends. I will then take a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage my scalp and run it along the length of my hair. It helps to mask the smell of the avocado oil. I then will bun up my hair with my claw clip or braid my hair or wrap my head with a Wrapadoo and go to sleep. You can use a shower cap. It doesn’t matter or lay a towel.
I wash my hair in the morning with shampoo and add a pump of avocado oil into my conditioner. My hair is usually crazy dry and tangle up like crazy so I do tend to oil my hair a lot more. My hair hardly has any split ends now. I do trim my hair once every 2-3 months. My hair is super soft and smells so good and a friend said even after a day in the pool, her hair is still soft and all she used was the coconut oil. Highly recommended for swimmers.
Recently, I started to use the avocado oil for my face. I don’t use it every night cause I am afraid that I will breakout or cause milia. I do avoid putting it underneath my eyes. I use a separate eye cream for that. My face feels so much moisturized and glowing but I do avoid using it all the time. I will update after a couple more months of using it.
Where do I get these oils?
You can get the Adara Coconut Virgin Oil at B-Glowing. Bad news? It cost $12 for just 2 oz minus shipping. To me, that is just expensive for coconut oil that you cannot even use for cooking. My mom taught me that I should just get a food grade 100% pure unrefined coconut oil and add any essential oil I like to mask the coconut scent plus I could divide the coconut oil and use it for cooking too. They’re usually a lot cheaper. The same goes for the avocado oil. You just have to get these oil 100% unrefined. Unrefined coconut oil will turn solid at colder temperature while unrefined avocado oil is green in color. Do NOT buy avocado oil which is white or yellow in color. Those are usually refined.
This is my FIRST giveaway ever. I am currently giving one lucky winner chosen at random a 2 oz bottle of Adara Coconut Virgin Oil in Soothing Lavender.
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