Hair Care

Lemon Juice and Coconut Oil

So, I’ve decided to trial ‘Beauty Hack or Beauty Whack’ – a feature on my blog dedicated to stuff I find on the Internet which claim to “change your life“. First up is something I touched on yesterday… The experiment that claims to revert premature grey/white/silver hair to its natural colour.

Was I sold before trying it?

Look, a girl can dream, right..? As much as I’d hoped it would, I knew it wasn’t actually going to (least of all on the first try)…

Come on, I’m an optimist, positivist and someone who has hopes, dreams and aspirations – but I’m also not stupid or gullible – over stuff like this, anyway!

The overruling reason as to why I wanted to try this was because I know the benefits of applying lemon juice onto the hair and coconut oil too – so putting it on my hair for those reasons Justified it.

What you’ll need:

Juice of a lemon (3-4 tablespoons) 🍋

Coconut oil (4 table spoons, or enough to cover your hair)

As I said, this hack isn’t just for those who suffer from premature greys/whites/silvers from leading stress-free lives, waking up to rainbows above their beds, and singing Teletubbies… Oh no! You could do it just to boost the condition of your hair, making it healthier.

What you’ll need to do:

Mix the lemon juice and coconut oil together (melted, liquid consistency), and lather on your hair root/scalp to tip. Then, leave the solution on your hair for one hour, before washing off with a non-harsh shampoo and conditioner.

What does Coconut Oil do for the hair?

Coconut oil helps to condition the hair and scalp, it also strengthens the hair, treats the damaged and promotes hair growth. I knew all of that from before, but apparently – coconut oil also helps reverse greys and stop/prevent dandruff.

I find the latter hard to believe, I’ll tell you why… If you’re coating your hair with Organic coconut oil (with bits) you’re going to look like you have dandruff, even when you know it’s just shavings of coconuts.

The people you meet out and about don’t know that, do they? 😆 I’m speaking from experience…

What does lemon juice do?

Obviously lemon juice includes vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus – this nourishes the hair, treats the root cause (pun intended) of greys, and claims to prevent premature greying.

I’m sure it does, don’t get me wrong, but if someone could’ve possibly called me up before I discovered my first grey and told me: “BATHE IN LEMON JUICE!” I think it would’ve helped more than telling me after finding my 6th…

Did the experiment work?

LOL. Major diluted LOL. Can we just laugh. Can you just accept my answer is LOL. Did you really think it would work in just one try? Come on now… The only way this’d work is if it was mixed in with the age old thing called HAIR DYE. That’s the only way you’ll get your natural hair colour back and reverse the grey!

It does say do this twice a week to see results – but I’m sceptical and don’t believe it… I’ll be doing this just because I like the way my hair feels and looks afterwards. It’s cheap, affordable and natural. My hair feels shinier, healthier and is easier to manage. No more ‘Russell Brand: The Early Days’ for me.

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Are you ready for a SAXXY🎷 JAZZ-y review about haircare products that I had delivered to me YONKS ago courtesy of ‘Harmony Life‘?

Harmony Life are sponsors of Beauty Bae. They regularly send me stuff to try out in return for an honest review.

If you’ve followed me since the beginning of the year, you’ll remember that I posted about them, mentioning that I’ll be trying Hair Jazz out and tell ya’ll how I’m finding it months later. Well, umm, here I am telling you about it.

Strap yourself in, enjoy the wonderful journey where you won’t be moving anywhere – just – umm – move your eyes and fingertips at least or else you’ll miss it…

Although I have been using Olaplex and regularly cutting my hair (because bleach really damaged it), I can actually say that Hair Jazz is a saving Grace (Kelly – #MIKA).

Honestly, my hair looks so much less homeless since I’ve been using it, and it’s actually started growing faster. I have been getting it trimmed regularly though (every 8-10 weeks). I’m trying to regain my hair’s optimum health, but my hair grows considerably in that time – due to Hair Jazz.

I’ve used Biotin supplements in the past, and I’ve raved about SugarBearHair too, but I do think that these work better imo – simply because there is no risk of them affecting your moods, bodily hair growth and/or hormones.

HAIR JAZZ – CAPABLE OF INCREASING HAIR GROWTH BY UP TO 3 TIMES ITS NORMAL RATE

Normally, hair grows up to 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month. Active ingredients in HAIR JAZZ shampoo and conditioner helps to increase the rate of hair growth such that hair grows up to to 3-4.5 centimeters per month. You will see the first results after just two months

BENEFITS OF HAIR JAZZ:

  1. HAIR JAZZ makes your hair stronger;
  2. Your hair will become softer and shinier;
  3. Proven efficiency on all hair types;
  4. A visible reduction in hair loss;
  5. Your hair will grow up to 3 times faster.

The price, like Atomic Kitten’s tide is: HIGH! I mean, £56 for a shampoo and conditioner is a little ‘burn-a hole in your pocket and Natwest bank card so you’ll have no option but to call the Fire Brigade’-esque, but alas – it was FREE so I trialled it.

When the products arrived, I was happy that they were BIG and full-sized. So, although you’re paying £56,  you’re getting lots of product. In the box, I found two 250m bottles of conditioner and shampoo with an added bonus of a hair mask tub.

Prior to trying it, I read that people who suffered from hair loss used it and were happy with the results – but complained about the price (which I agree with) and the scent.

To be honest, I don’t care about how something smells… Smell isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of life. Of course, if it smelled really off putting, I wouldn’t go near it – but what’s a chemically/medicinal smell going to do? I’m not going to apply it and walk out with it reeking am I?

It’s not fragrant, but it’s certainly not pungent. I love a good punning gent 😉💖🔥🦄🦏 (#MyABSOLUTEFavourite), but I’m not a fan of PUNGENT smells.

Anyway, I’ve yet to suffer from hair loss so I can’t really comment… But, those that did or have, who’ve also tried it, said it helps. So, yeah – that’s a good sign.

My verdict? I like the amount of product in the packaging, I also like that I don’t have to use a lot of the product. For example, I usually have to wash my hair every couple of days, but with this one, I can go three days without washing it. This is so much better for the hair because over-washing causes hair loss and thinning in the long run (unless you’re Usaine Bolt, then – short sprint).

I’ll tell you what I wasn’t quinoad on… The retail price and conditioner. The conditioner didn’t apply easily. Honestly, it was very thick and hard to blend evenly root-to-tip. Also, the fact that the bottle suggests you should only apply the shampoo on your scalp is a bit weird… Like, who do they think I am, Phil Mitchell?! How’s the rest of my hair going to get cleaned?

Things I didn’t really care about: the smell.

Differences that I noticed or didn’t notice: my hair was easier to style, but then again, it could just be because I’ve been taking a lot more care in my hair recently… Olaplex, less hair styling and regular trims definitely seem to be working. I do think that Hair Jazz has added to that though. Also, I did notice, as I said, my hair grew about an inch longer than usual – which in itself is good.

Overall, this was a pretty good product. I just don’t think the cost is effective and I don’t think the results are worth that high of a price; only because I’m sure there’ll be something cheaper that works in the same way.

Having said that, it is good and I didn’t encounter any problems… For instance, I didn’t go bald, get an allergic reaction or anything crazy like that.

It did help, just not £56 worth of ‘help’.

TTYL

FYI

TC

BTW

ICYM

KEEP IT ON THE DL

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I’m excited. I’ve just signed up to a monthly subscription of GLOSSYBOX!

I covered it in a previous blog post, expressed interest but didn’t know if I was going to go through with it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like all of the products that they send over every month. However, I just decided to go through with it and place an order, I’m sure I’ll enjoy what I get sent, and will be sure to blog about the products afterwards.

I’ve seen a few of you ladies have a subscription with GLOSSYBOX, how are you finding the samples? I know everybody’s different and each box is customised, but you must know if you like the stuff that’s getting sent to you each month, no?

Also, I’m guessing they send out special gift boxes on our birthdays because why else would they ask for it, right? What sort of stuff have they put in yours previously?

In other news, my long awaited Hair Jazz post is coming next week. I will be doing a TeaMi tea one as well soon, I’ve just been too busy to give it a go – but I’m working on it…

0256a561f0076deb4d7324625fde90e5This post is HAIR to stay… 💖

Right, your follicles need to try the best high street hair colour to ever be invented since the day the person who personifies their slogan was born.

I love red hair on myself. It all started in the days when Cheryl Tweedy rocked it. #BlackCherry – I don’t blame you for having to do a ‘360’ (number of shade) take.

Yeah, I kinda, sorta rocked it too… Picture BALOO. Yes, three out of four of us had red hair here (2013/4), but I’m the one on the far right. This was right before we set up our girlband: ‘Chiquitito, Tell Me (You’re Hungry and) You’d Like A Burrito‘#SortOfLikeMammaMia #ButAlsoKindOfNot…

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Umm… What else is there to say other than my hair shined, glossed, looked extremely healthy and less homeless-looking? Result.

The price is affordable and the conditioner/shampoo that it comes with ‘Royal Jelly’ is the most perfect shampoo I’ve ever used. Putting the majestic and regal in ROYAL JELLY!

L’Oréal needs to stock full-sized bottles of the stuff, I’d use it forever. So, if you’re reading this L’Oréal, help a girl out!

Right, I’ve got two more posts to write… This was my favourite though, still.

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I had never heard of Lisap until the end of 2016… I went to cut my hair at a newly discovered hairdresser, and the game was well and truly changed.

It’s a leave-in spray for the hair that moisturises and revitalises it – leaving it soft, shiny and very healthy/nourished looking. Truth be told, the only other reason besides cutting it, brushing it and using Olaplex – that my hair has been looking less homeless – is because of this. I can honestly say it’s helped my hair a lot. Split ends are a thing of the past.

Lisap – as far as I know – is an Italian brand. When they’re not making love, cooking pizza or pasta, they’re manufacturing this and hosting family get togethers and OD’ing on cannolis! #Bellissimo #CaioBella

The good thing about this is you can spray it on wet or dry hair and even use it before styling, so it’s multi-purpose. Also, I did notice that some sprays I’d used in the past stripped my hair from the colour, this one makes it more vibrant. The colour stays shinier and brighter for longer. Ladies, or gents, you need this!