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Still Using My Winter Beauty Routine

The calendar may say it’s Spring, however; Winter hasn’t quite let go in my neck of the woods. I live in the northeast section of the United States. This past Winter was listed as one of the coldest on record. There were even some below zero days and a lot of snow. Pittsburgh, PA has had some warm days but that weather hasn’t lasted.

Winter is extremely hard on my skin and hair. Here are the products I used.

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  • Ion Reconstructor
  • Shea Oil
  • Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner Repair Cream
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
  • Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave In Conditioner

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I used the Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave In Conditioner to add extra moisture to my hair. The dry air makes my hair feel crunchy. This leave in conditioner eliminated that.

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I used the Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter as a part of the LOC method (leave in, oil, cream) in my hair routine. This cream is the last step of that.

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The bitter cold caused dry patches on my face. I used the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s to remedy that.

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The shea oil was a part of the LOC method in my hair routine. I used to use castor oil to seal my ends. I like the shea oil much better.

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I hardly used traditional lotion during the Winter. My skin wasn’t ashy at all when I used the shea butter.

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I’ve gotten in the habit giving my hair protein treatments. That’s why I use Ion Reconstructor as a deep conditioner.

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I’ve read some really positive reviews on the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner Repair Cream. This is the first step in LOC method of my hair routine.

I will probably make some adjustments to my beauty routine once the weather warms up. One thing for certain I am keeping the products for the LOC hair method and the Ion Reconstructor. They seem to be working.

Sally Beauty Supply Haul

I am always amazed when I go to Sally Beauty Supply and actually purchase items I need. I am always tempted to buy nail polish.

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I decided to try the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Curl Defining Pudding. My youngest daughter has been wearing her hair in pin curls throughout the Summer. In the past she has used the Coil Moisturizing Souffle from Dark and Lovely.

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I also bought the QP Elasta Recovery Anti-Breakage Oil Moisturizer for my youngest daughter. She has made this product a regular part of her hair care routine.

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The last item I purchased was the Proclaim Coconut Oil. I recently made coconut oil a part of my natural hair care routine. I use it to seal my ends after I wash my hair. 🙂

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