Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Recipes For Healthier, Stronger Hair!

Recipes To Get Healthier/Stronger Hair...

Hey hairoholics!

Too much hair in the drain/on your brush? Ever wonder why you cannot grow longer healthier hair? The main reason is breakage. To prevent breakage we must limit the use of hot tools/styling-aids and brushing. We can also make our hair stronger using homemade recipes that are natural and nourishing for our hair. In the recipes below I used only 3 ingredients that are relatively cheap and can be bought at any health foods or whole foods market. I created these recipes to improve my hair condition and so far it is a super success! I hope they help you with your hair woes too :)

* All of the ingredients that I have purchased are from the NOW brand because they are 100% organic and relatively cheap compared to their "big brand" competitors *

Repairing Hair Mask For Damaged/Brittle Hair:

For this mask you need only two key ingredients. Shea butter and almond oil. Shea butter is very repairing for both skin/hair. In this mask it will make your hair more elastic and "pliable". Almond oil on the other hand is very moisturizing and full of healthy fats that will nourish hair from the inside out.

What To Do:

Melt 2-3 tbsp. of shea butter with 3-4 tbsp. of almond oil (all depending on the length of your hair) in a small bowl in the microwave. Apply the mask onto your hair. It doesn't matter whether your hair is wet or dry you still get the benefits of the mask. Leave the mask in for 2 hours - 1 full night. Wash your hair out with a mild shampoo and don't forget to condition your hair.

Hot Oil Treatment For Smoother/Healthier Hair & Scalp:

In this recipe you only need two oils, argan oil and almond oil. Argan oil from Morocco is a lighter oil that penetrates into the hair cuticle better than grape seed or avocado oil because it contains more fatty acids. Almond oil is also a great hot oil because it nourishes hair roots and helps soften your hair.

What To Do:

Heat 3-4 tbsp. of argan and almond oil in a small bowl in the microwave. After, dip your fingers into the oil and thoroughly massage your scalp. "Move" your scalp and gently tug on your hair to stimulate blood flow to your scalp. Comb through your hair and leave the oil in overnight for a whole heap of hair benefits. Wash out the next day with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Ingredients Mentioned: (Pictured Below) Prices May Vary!

   Now Sweet Almond Oil ($12.99 CA)

 Now Shea Butter ($6.99 CA)
 Now Argan Oil ($20.99 CA)

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Xoxo -   Lexie Hair


Friday, July 26, 2013

My Updated Hair Care Routine!

Updated Hair Care Routine + Tips

Today I wanted to share my updated hair care routine with all of you. I apologize for not posting for such a long time, I will make up for it with some new hair recipes soon!

Keep reading for a great list of products I use + tips and tricks that have helped me.

Shampoo & Conditioner:

As most of my readers know by now, I have dry highlighted hair. Because of this I need specific hair care products to help me relieve my hair of it's brittleness and dryness. Yesterday I went to Costco and found two 1 litre bottles of probably the best shampoo/conditioner for dry hair ever! It was a deal (only $15.99 for both). I highly recommend these if you have chemically treated hair like me or if you just want suppler hair.

Tip: Don't wash your hair everyday. Wash it every-other-day (unless you sweat from sports or exercise and feel grimy).


LaCoupe Orgnx Coconut & Macadamia Oil Shampoo/Conditioner (1 litre Shampoo + 1 litre Conditioner 15.99 CA)

(Note: The bottles shown below are not the 1 litre ones that I purchased. These are the standard size and sold separately at  $9.99-$12.99 CA. )

Treatments & Tools:

In my hair care routine, I have a few products that I cannot live without that fall under the treatments category. One of them is the Organix Keratin Oil mask. This mask literally saved my hair when it was falling out in stringy clumps. I will show the mask below and talk about it some more.

Organix anti-breakage keratin oil Miraculous Recovery mask

($10.99 CA)

Well first of all the scent is flowery and the packaging is lovely, this first attracted me to the product. The packaging also listed many claims about the product, all of them are true.The mask contains keratin oil which helps revitalize your hair and restore elasticity + create a luminescent shine.  I have been an avid fan of this mask ever since my hair started falling out. I would strongly recommend it.

Tip: Mask your hair with a good quality protein/keratin mask once or twice a week for less damaged hair.

100% Pure Morrocan Argan Oil

Argan oil is also a staple in my hair routine. I use it to lightly moisturize the ends of my hair whenever they feel crispy or rough. Since this oil is expensive, I try not to pour the entire bottle onto my head at once. My advice is; Less is more! Use only a little bit of the oil, it goes a long way!

Tip: Put one spray or 2 drops of Argan Oil onto your palms and warm before distributing the oil onto the ends of your hair. Brush it out with a natural bristle brush for incredible shine and softness.

DO NOT BE FOOLED! Some brands have Argan Oil treatments that are laden with chemicals and silicones. Argan Oil is hardly present in its natural form in those products or it's at the end of the ingredients list. Always buy pure Morrocan Argan Oil. I get mine from Ebay (2 for 1 deals are popular there).

A picture example of what pure Argan Oil may look like.

(Ranging from $14.99-40.00 CA)

Wide Toothed Comb

A pretty basic hair necessity. Used to comb wet hair and get knots out of dry hair.

Tip: Never brush wet hair! Use a wide toothed comb to prevent breakage.

Goody Stylista Wide Toothed Combs ($2.99-$4.99 each CA)


Thanks for reading! Leave a comment below if you have any questions, compliments or concerns. I love hearing from you.



Friday, July 5, 2013

Natural Hair Bleach Mask Recipe (Not Intended For Dark/Red Hair)

Natural Hair Bleach Mask With No Harmful Ingredients

Hello hairoholics,

today I wanted to share a recipe that will significantly lighten your hair over time with natural ingredients and without any unnatural chemicals. It is a great substitute to chemical salon treatments and it will strengthen your hair very well. If you are a light brunette, it may take a while for this mask to lighten your hair so don't be afraid. If you are going for an ombre look, apply the mask to the ends of your hair only. If you are already a blonde, you can use this mask to refresh your color and add bright highlights. If you are a dark brown/red head/black haired gal, steer clear of this mask unless you want orange hair!

The ingredients needed for this mask are probably already in your kitchen pantry. Honey and lemon naturally contain traces of peroxide, chamomile is an herb that also has lightening properties. If you do not have the individual chamomile herb, tear up a chamomile tea bag and take out the herb inside. Bananas and Greek yoghurt are known to nourish hair, make sure to use plain Greek yoghurt. Let's get started!


1-2 cups plain Greek yoghurt as the base of the mask (depending on your hair length)
4-5 tbsp. of pure, natural honey (honey that comes from your local farm is best)
1 tbsp. dried chamomile herb
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
1-2 bananas (depending on your hair length)

Mix all of the ingredients into the base (Greek yoghurt) and apply onto your hair from lengths to roots. Sit under a dryer or better yet the Sun to warm the mask and let it penetrate your hair follicles,  wash it out after 2 hours. Do the mask twice a week for noticeably blonder, stronger hair.