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Quick Tip #11: Banish Hair Static

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Quick Tip #11

Dryer sheets aren’t just for imparting a refreshing scent to your delicates or controlling the static of your favorite skinny jeans … At least, not any more! If you are battling “staticky” strands, gently smooth a dryer sheet from root to tip. To play it safe, I prefer a more natural brand like Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dryer Sheets.

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They come in a variety of tantalizing scents like lemon verbena, basil, geranium, and lavender. All of which smell absolutely divine! I love that these sheets, unlike the chemical-laden ones of more mainstream brands, contain a vegetable-derived softening agent and essential oils on a paper sheet. On top of this, 99% of the contents are naturally-derived ingredients. This product also has 35% post-consumer recycled packaging. A win-win for the environment AND your staticky hair!

Don’t have any dryer sheets laying around? Use some good old-fashioned H2O. Just lightly spritz the palms of your hands and then pass them over your hair. Since static is a result of increased friction and reduced moisture, the light addition of water should help fix those troublesome flyaways in a pinch!

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African Pride Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion 2.0

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Remember this? I found a bottle of African Pride’s Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion at my local beauty supply store for only a few bucks last year. Because of the sickeningly intense banana scent, I have only used this product sporadically. In fact, the last time I used it, my mom and sister smelled the product the moment I stepped into the car. redface Not cool! redface And, to make matters worse, they were not a fan of the scent either.

Because I like the results I receive from this moisturizer lotion, I wanted to try to see if I could find a way to salvage it without almost getting sick every time I use it (due to the intense aroma). So, this is what I did … Once I had used about half of the product, I filled the remainder of the bottle with Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Juice. I also added a ½ teaspoon of vitamin e oil. To mask the unpleasant fragrance of the product, I added 20-30 drops of essential oil. Then, I transferred the new concoction into a spray bottle.

The result? A product remix that hydrates and seals moisture into my hair in ONE step. Just shake and repeat prior to each use! 😉

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