DIY Summer Treat

Healthy Popsicle                                                                 (Photo: LaRie Taylor)

Hey guys!

The other day I made some yummy popsicles using frozen strawberries, yogurt and frozen blueberries.  The turnout was delicious.  I was inspired by a recipe I found in InSyle Magazine and I’m happy I gave them a try. The recipe is really straight forward even though it calls for “layering”.  The first few layers I took my time and let each semi-freeze, but as I got toward the end I quickly poured in what was left of the strawberry and yogurt .  They didn’t come out as neat as the mag images, but I’m sure they were just as delicious! Ha.

If you want to try them the recipe is HERE.062215-july-fourth-lead-5_0                                                                 (Photo: Johnny Miller)

My First Shampoo

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Hey guys,

 

So, I had an opportunity to try Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo for the first time and it was great!

 

As I mentioned in my latest haul video/post, I had not shampooed my hair in 5 years!

 

It was due to my discomfort with the ingredients listed on most shampoo products and greatly due to my scalp itching like I had fleas whenever I did shampoo.  I cannot say that shampooing will become a regular practice for me, but I will try again in the future since it was faster than having to make my clay wash. And after almost a week I have had zero itchiness. I shot a video detailing my conditioning process if you’d like to take a peek here.

 

Also, in the video I share my recipe for my homemade deep conditioner:

 

1/2 Ripe Banana
1/2 Avocado
2.5 Tbsp of Coconut Oil.

 

I slept with the conditioner over night and rinsed it out in the morning. I did not apply any additional product until I styled the following day, yet it felt super, sponge cake moist and soft!

 

For styling, I shot a video that I will share soon, but I used Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel to set my waves.  I had a chance to use that bonnet I mentioned a few posts back as well!  I LOOOOOOVE IT!

 

Hope you like!

 

Let me know if you decide to try the deep conditioning recipe!

 

Besos!