DIY: 3 Hair Masks My Mother Swears By

Beauty, grannyhacks, Hair

I am not going to write a long intro, ’cause I know no one really reads all of that jazz.

So here are 3 amazing hair masks!

1) Fenugreek seed,  also known as Methi Seeds, you should be able to find it in your local Indian Spice Store. Massaging your head every week with fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in water can be an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall. It also is brilliant to get rid of dandruff.

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You will need:

1 cup or half Fenugreek seeds,

1 and a half cup water

Soak them overnight, the next morning they will be very soft. Drain the water and blend them with coconut oil or olive oil ( not more than 1tbsp.) Apply it on your hair and let it settle for 30 mins. Rinse with water and wash your hair with shampoo the next day.

2) Go Bananas with this Banana Mask:

This one should help make your hair shine and prevent split ends. 🙂 For this you will need:

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1 really ripe Banana, (2 if you have long hair)

2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or Olive Oil ( again depending on your hair length)

3 Tbsp. Honey

Make a paste of the above mentioned ingredients, make sure there are no banana chunks, otherwise you will combing small banana pieces from your hair. Anyway, slather the paste into your hair. Let it settle for at least 15-20 mins and then rinse with warm water. It’s entirely up to you, if you want to shampoo. However, I suggest you don’t.

3) YO-GURT!

Yogurt has a lot of vitamins and it’s not only great for losing weight but also for your scalp. It moisturises your scalp and controls grease.

You will need:

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Plain Yogurt (quantity depends on your hair length and volume)

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil or 1 Tbsp. Honey

3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix your ingredients in a bowl, and apply it on your hair. Let it sit for 15 mins and rinse with warm water, then wash your hair with shampoo ( preferably something natural)

Hope these help you achieve your hair goals! 🙂

Clothing Items every woman needs in her closet!

Fashion, trends

This post basically talks about important clothing items every woman needs in her closet. I go by the rule of buying once and buying good. Spend your money like you’re investing. Let’s say you spend 100$ on a pair of leather jacket which will last you longer because it’s of good quality rather than buying a jacket that costs about 20$ and will most definitely tear after a few wears.

My clothing essentials:

1) Leather Jacket ( obviously):

This one goes without saying, you can style it with basically everything and it looks so DAMN HOT!! Whether you’re going for a casual, street or a sexy look. Every woman should own a good leather jacket.

Tip: Make sure it’s well fitted. DO NOT buy “M” if you’re clearly “S” or vice versa. Don’t buy the first one you see, try on a few different jackets before you pay for the one. You wouldn’t want to spend money on something that you’ll later regret.

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2) Black Blazer:

This is a life saver. It’s great for both formal and informal wear. You can style it with a jump suit, denim or a suit. You’ll look hot, ALWAYS.

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3) Bold Colors:

Accessorize yourself with bold colors, if you’re bored with the nudes or blacks. It’s an awesome way to stand out and look gorgeous!

I always try to wear either a very bright-colored shirt or shoes, if they don’t go with my outfit, i try to wear a statement necklace.

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4) A comfortable Outfit:

It could be anything! Yes, that’s right. ANYTHING! I have a pair of shorts that fit me perfectly, they were actually my jeans that I cut into shorts. They are so comfortable and it’s so darn easy to pair them with any shirt/blouse.

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Tip: make sure it’s not nothing. lol.

5)BELTS BELTS BELTS

Belts are awesome! They are a great way to accentuate your waist if you’re wearing something oversize. Even if you’re just wearing an XL/boyfriend button-down, you can tie a belt around your waist line, preferably above and pair it with leather boots, a watch, curls and you’re good to go. Very summery!

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6) Button-down

Yes, always have a couple of nice cheap and expensive button down shirts. You can wear it formally or informally.

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7) DENIM

Women tend to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive denim but they fail to make sure if they fit them or not. My mother is a great example of it. She is a size 8 UK and she always always always purchases size 10UK! Then she comes back home and complains about her denim not fitting her right! (we live in Saudi Arabia, there are no fitting rooms here)

Try your at least 3 sizes to make sure if you’re investing in the right one. Also, stop being so stupid and buying 200$ jeans, H&M denim is very affordable. However, it may be a bit difficult to find your length.

A pair of ripped off jeans is a must too. Distressed jeans are very in and cost a lot of money, my tip is to take an old pair of jeans and distress it yourself. 😉

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8) Little Black Dress:

Every woman needs a little black dress, it goes with everything and makes you look slim and chic and hot and sexy and good and omg everything!

If you’re going all armani, dkny or chanel, good for you. But if you’re broke like me, invest in something that looks like it’s expensive, even if it’s not. If your perfect black dress has belt holes on the side, tear them. They are there only to hold the cheap belt that comes with it. You don’t need either. Make sure, it’s your size. If you’re heavy on the chest, don’t buy something that is strapless. Trust me, It’s not appealing. But if that’s your only option, make sure you have a nice jacket that looks good wear that on top of it. If you have big arms, don’t go sleeveless, buy something half or 3-4th sleeves. It looks very good and shows you know what looks great with your body. If you have a bit of a thigh problem, don’t buy something too short, make sure it’s till your knees.

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Tip: Don’t overdo your makeup, if you’re over accessorising.

Thank you for readin’!! 🙂