DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask Repairs Damaged Hair

Every day, your hair suffers damage from styling tools, heat appliances, and the sun.  This coconut hair mask can help restore damaged hair and leave your hair smooth and shiny.  The best part?  It smells delicious!  This is one of the easiest hair masks because it has just one ingredient: coconut oil.  Organic extra virgin oil is the best coconut oil to use for this hair mask.  Don't buy refined coconut oil because it doesn't have as many benefits for your hair due to the refining process.

coconut oil hair mask

LANEIGE Skincare Review and Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with LANEIGE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.

I've been taking steps to take better care of my body lately.  I've been eating better, exercising, and scheduling time off to relax.  I feel better, and my jeans are starting to get loose.  But I didn't notice much of a change in my skin despite my changes.  I've had a skin care routine that I've been using for the last year, but lately my skin has been looking tired.  I recently tried LANEIGE skin care because it's different.  It's like a destresser for skin.  Korean skincare products are all the rage lately because they help revive your skin and give your skin the care that it deserves.  I haven't tried any Korean skincare yet, but I saw LANEIGE in Target and got intrigued.  When I read that they use natural botanicals, I had to try it.  

LANEIGE skincare

Zim's Max Crack Creme Review and Giveaway Ends 10/10

I live in sandals in the summer, so my feet take some abuse.  My feet are actually worse in the summer than in the winter!  I ended up with callouses along the edge of both heels, and one foot started to crack.  I was thrilled when Zim's sent me some of their famous Zim's Max Crack Cream in the original formula and the creamy daytime formula.  Finally!  My heels have been saved!

zim's max crack creme

List of Carrier Oils for Hair

If you're new to Everything Pretty, you might not have seen my post about carrier oils and their benefits.  Since I wrote it, it's been one of my top posts, and it even inspired me to write my first book, Carrier Oils.   In that post, I list several popular carrier oils and their benefits for your skin and hair.  In the book, I list more than 40 different carrier oils and their uses.  In this post, I'd like to concentrate just on a list of carrier oils for your hair.  Some of these carrier oils can be used alone on your hair like argan oil.  Others are best used in DIY recipes like hot oil treatments or hair masks.

carrier oils for hair

Snack Brighter This Summer

Everyone keeps talking about fall, but it's still in the 80s here in Ohio.  We've been enjoying the nice weather as long as we can because this winter is expected to be very cold.  Although my kids do indoor sports like ballet and martial arts, we play outside as a family at the park.  We have a fairly large park for a rural area with play equipment, ball fields, and a walking track.  My kids don't play baseball on a team, but they like going to the park to play.  It never fails that as soon as we get there, they are hungry and thirsty.  They'd like to pack junk food, but I want them to eat healthier.  With Outshine Fruit Bars, we both win.  They love the taste, and I love that they are a healthy snack alternative.