How To Properly Wash Your Hair

Remember growing up when you thought if you didn’t wash your hair every single day it would fall out? Well, welcome to the new age, where we now know going a couple of days in-between every wash is actually ideal.  Now that we have the frequency down, we really need to focus on making those 2-3 times a week you scrub your locks count.

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Step one:
Before stepping into the shower make sure you are brushing your hair out starting from the ends and working your way up. Doing this before the shower is ideal because it allows you to detangle. You never want to use a brush to detangle when your hair is wet because it is just too harsh.

Step Two:
Always rinse your hair with warm water first. Before applying any products to your hair, make sure you give it a thorough rinse with just warm water. This will help open up cuticles which will get any trapped dirt out.

Step Three:
A little bit of product actually goes a long way. Using just about a quarter sized squeeze of PON (Pure Organic Natural) shampoo is enough to get the results we’re looking for. Shampoo is supposed to cleanse your hair and rid it of dirt and toxins, using too much can actually work against you by stripping your hair of its natural vitamins and oils. Focus on the roots when shampooing and help lather it up with your fingertips and avoid shampooing the ends of your hair.

Step Four:
Once your PON (Pure Organic Natural) shampoo is thoroughly rinsed out take your conditioner and work that from mid-length all the way down to the tips of your hair. You don’t need to put conditioner on the roots of your hair because your scalp already produces enough natural oils. Take your hair and clip it up while you finish the rest of your shower routine. This will ensure you get a good 5-15 minutes soaking that moisture into your hair before we wash it out.

Tip: You don’t need to use conditioner every time, especially when you’re going to style your hair for a night out.

Step Five:
Take a dip in cold water. When getting ready to rinse out your conditioner, switch your faucet from hot to cold. Since we started with opening up your hair cuticles we want to finish by sealing your cuticles. This will help lock in the moisture and shine and create beautiful smooth and healthy hair. Did we mention this will also help your hair become shiny too?

Extras:
Once every week or so we like to take our routine to the next level by deep conditioning my hair with a natural DIY hair mask. We have found that this deep conditioning has left our hair soft and silky and most importantly has helped with split ends.  We also like to make sure our hair stays healthy by using only Pure Organic and Natural ingredients like the ones found in our PON (Pure Organic Natural) shampoo products.swiss_alps-shampoo-2pack-lo_res

For all hair types, try our Swiss Alps Artemisia Shampoo in a convenient set of 2 or in a combination set with our Swiss Alps Artemisia Body Wash.

For dry & damaged hair, try our Swiss Alps Linum Shampoo in a convenient set of 2 or in a combination set along with our Swiss Alps Linum Body Wash.

If you’d like to share any healthy hair tips, please leave a comment!

Don’t Forget About You: Self Love, Love Yourself

With all the love in the air, don’t forget to share a little bit of that love with yourself.

However, self love or loving yourself is sometimes the hardest things to do because on some days it is just really hard to find a kind word for yourself or to turn off that little voice in your head. To help you find your own love you or happiness ritual, here are a few of our favorite to do.

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Love Your Mind

Loving yourself is sometimes the hardest things to do because on some days it is just really hard to find a kind word for yourself. Keep your pep talk positive like you would for your best friend. Staying positive is key to loving yourself.

Love Your Body
Your body is a strong, healthy, and beautiful. Your body allows you to walk and talk and jump and run, so make sure to treat your body with the respect it.

One way to show self-love is to nourishing your body with whole healthy foods and drinks is an everyday self love activity that can easy be included in your life because food is the energy that keeps us going. A great way to eat better is to start cooking.

Another great way to show your body self-love is to get moving and grooving. Move that gorgeous body every day and learn to love your skin. Try turning up the music and dancing in your room or simple just taking a walk around the block. Both are a great way to let loose and reboot.

The last way is to pamper yourself. This could mean taking a nice hot bath or and shower, getting your nails done, or going out for a nice jog. When you love your body that self-love is what can help bring a smile to your face. Remember to read the labels on your shampoo and body washes to make sure there are no harmful ingredients that may cause adverse affects to your mind and body. Pure Organic Natural (PON) products never contain Parabens, MI/MCI, Sulfates, SLS/SLES, Silicone, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, Colorants, Fragrances, Phthalates, and GMOs.

Love Your Soul

Lastly, with all the hustle and bustle in the busy lives we lead, there never seems to be a moment where times stays still. Our minds are constantly running our to-do lists rarely pausing to catch a breath.

It’s time to take a break, reenergize and refresh your mind and soul. Here are some helpful steps for relaxation.  Try disconnecting from constant distractions by being alone to reflect or focus on you. This could mean practicing mindful meditation and deep breathing or practicing mindful meditation. Self love for the soul is very important to rediscover yourself by listing and doing what you want and need for yourself.

If you have any helpful tips, please make sure to leave us a comment!

DIY Hair Spa Recipe

 

Renew and Refresh Hair

All our recipes use all natural ingredients you can easy find and are also easy to make!

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One of my favorite and super easy home hair spa recipes is the Four-Oil Hair Recipe. With these blends of oils, I started seeing healthier hair by adding extra nourishment and conditioning your scalp and hair follicles. All I did was blend four oils together and massage it into my scalp. Did you also know that scalp and hair massages are great and effective methods to increase blood circulation, so your hair can grow healthy and strong? Learn more about scalp massages, click here.

Pon’s Four Oil Hair Blend

Ingredients: 
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Sesame Oil
Coconut Oil

Directions:
Mix 1 teaspoon of each oil at room temperature (slightly warmed is OK)in a small bowl. Make sure all oils are blended thoroughly. Gently massage the oil into your scalp using your fingertips. Make sure to work your way from the root to end, so all the hair is covered evenly. Let it sit for about 15-30 minutes and rinse.  

Optional:Leave in overnight for a deep conditioning experience. Don’t forget to cover your hair with a shower cap or  a thick towel over your pillow to protect your linens. In the morning, gently shampoo out the oil with a natural or organic shampoo like PON’s.

For more hair recipes, make sure to stay tuned! If you have any hair hacks, please share with us by leaving a comment below.

You May or May Not Be Doing This To Your Hair Every Day!

Do you notice the bad hair habits you have? We have listed 3 bad hair habits women do almost every single day. It’s time to avoid this, ladies! Here are some of the most common practices that are actually damaging your hair.

Bad Habit #1: Manhandling your Wet Hair

Hair is at its weakest and most fragile when it is wet, so some of the worst things you can do right out of the shower is to roughly towel dry your hair, brush your wet hair, and wrap your wet hair up in a towel.

What to do instead. Try using a wide-tooth comb while conditioning your strands and gently pressing or blotting to remove the extra moisture. An extra plus to patting, opposed to rubbing with a towel, as it reduces frizz, knots and tangles.

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Bad Habit #2: Not Cleaning your Hairbrush

You have a regular routine of washing your hair, but when was the last time you washed your hair brush?

Hair brushes are breeding grounds for bacteria. Yikes!

What to do instead. A good practice is to use a toothbrush to scrub and deep clean your hairbrush with a mixture of baking soda and lukewarm water every single month to prevent a layer of hair, product buildup, and bacteria and all that other gunk.

Bad Habit #3: Over drying your hair.woman-morning-bathrobe-bathroom

Using heat-styling tools like a blow dryer or a flat iron on too high of a heat setting or for too long can really extend the damage to your hair.  Furthermore, if you have color or chemical-treated hair the damages are even worse.

A better practice to keep your hair healthy and beautiful is to make sure to replenish all that lost moisture with regular oil treatments, deep conditioning, and by finding a great moisturizing or hydrating shampoo. Try our PON (Pure.Organic.Natural) shampoos and give your hair a rest from all those chemicals.

Burn 100 Calories in Just 10 Minutes

Now that it’s the middle of January, are you starting to come up with more excuses when it comes to not having any time to exercise? If you are too busy at work and don’t have any time to hit the gym, we have something for you to try out. Here’s the no excuses workout where you can burn up to 100 calories in just 10 minutes!

  1. Run a flight of stairs at full speed. Once you reach the top of the stairs (make sure it’s safe to do so), then do 5 burpees.
  2. Run back down the stairs and repeat.

If you aren’t ready for an intense run, you can always walk briskly up the flight of stairs and try 10 jumping jacks at the top of the stairs. Make sure to stretch and don’t overextend yourself. Once you get the hang of it, this workout will become easier and you can add more challenging aspects to it.run-1270806_640

The goal for 2017 is to try to become healthier and more active. For more fitness ideas, don’t forget to visit our Pinterest board for more ideas.

Health & Beauty: Benefits of a Scalp Massage

Are you always looking for ways to help relieve some stress? Try a scalp massage! If you haven’t tried one yet, you’re missing out on relaxing and even falling asleep at the hair salon. Scalp massages can instantly help alleviate stress as well as being great for overall health.

Boost your mood with a scalp massage by increasing the serotonin in your body. Serotonin is defined by MedicineNet.com as, “a neurotransmitter that is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. Serotonin is also a key to mood regulation.”

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A scalp massage improves your mood and also helps aid in the removal of dead skin cells from your scalp, stimulates blood flow to and from your skin. There are so many good things and everyone should definitely massage their scalps regularly. There isn’t a set time on how long these massages should last but you can give yourself a 5 minute massage about twice a week. Don’t forget to take some deep breaths to increase the oxygen flow in your body as well as massage carefully (you don’t want to tangle your hair).

If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, a scalp massage is not meant to regrow hair and we would like you to know that this issue has other causes such as your diet, lifestyle and metabolic functions.

PON has two wonderful shampoo offerings that smell great and are made with all natural ingredients:

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Try our PON Swiss Alps Artemisia Shampoo which works great for all hair types.

You can use this as a daily cleansing shampoo which deeply purifies hair by removing dirt, oils and product build up. This shampoo will help rebalance your scalp and adds volume and body to your hair.  

 

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For dry and damaged hair, try our PON Swiss Alps Linum Shampoo which is specially formulated to reduce scalp irritation and inflammation promoting hair growth and healthier follicles. Our formula contains honey to help repair damaged hair and increases moisture for soft, silky hair without weighing your hair down.

 

 

All of our Pure.Organic.Natural Shampoos (PON) and Body Washes may be ordered on our Amazon Storefront. Coming Soon!