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Friday, June 15, 2018

Can You Mend A Split End?

Can You Mend A Split End?  

NO. NO, you can’t

According to New York Celebrity hairstylist Francky L’Official, it’s not possible to save a split end.  

“You can smooth them by “pasting” them back together with serums and oils that stay put until you wash your hair again, but the only way to get rid of a split end is to cut it off, or stop them before they get worse."

1.    Trim your ends every couple of months, a split end that has gone untrimmed can actually travel up the hair shaft. The higher the split end, the shorter the hair cut to fix it. 

2.    Use a weekly conditioning treatment with strengthening ingredients. LOB is a HUGE fan of anything with coconut oil. We use organic coconut oil religiously. SOOOOO many studies, ourselves, and friends have shown us the benefits of using coconut oil in the hair, it may even strengthen hair so much the hair will start to "grow back."   

                                      LOB's FAVORITE MASK

3.    Avoid drying out the hair. Wash it every other day. If you blow dry or curl your hair use heat-protective products.  


4.    Most importantly, don’t forget what you’re eating and drinking. Proper hydration is key. Not only will your hair look shiny your skin will too. Drink at least half your body weight of water a day and eat a well balanced  diet high in protein. These two tips are essential for strong, healthy hair

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Grow Younger in the Sun


The scientific votes are in: sunlight, in the correct doses, is very good for health.
What more, science is starting to realize, however, that MORNING sunlight may be the best of all, especially when it comes to improving mood and feelings of well-being.
But breaking that news can be a real head-scratcher: how is morning sunlight any different from that in the afternoon or any other time? Take it from Dr. Jack Kruse, famous neurosurgeon and CEO, and a longtime proponent of morning sunlight versus other times of day in his recent 2017 article.
Kruse says: “Sunlight releases a[n] opiate (ß-endorphin) when we are exposed to the sun. Guess why nature did that? Could it be that she wanted us going in the sunlight often for its healing powers?”
“…It turns out that the combination of [ultraviolet] and [infrared] solar light humans are designed to get in the AM also pre-treats the skin to lower inflammation. The fact that [UV] light induces a small opiate response tell us nature is trying to get us to come out into the solar light in the morning.”
Kruse also observes that both UV and infrared light are the most plentiful together in the AM (between 8 and 10 AM). Also, infrared helps enhance the absorption of UV rays in a healthy way—as opposed to one being overloaded and sunburnt when sunbathing in the middle of the day.
He adds later: “The fact that [UV] and [infrared] light in AM sunlight work in unison to create this circumstance says something very deep about sunlight importance…. mood will be altered by a chronic lack of AM life.”
An earlier 2011 article on also referenced a study on mice showing that tumors and melanoma were less likely to develop when UV exposure happened in the morning.
What more, a 2008 study that was referenced in 2014 says that people who were exposed to more blue light (closer to UV rays) in the morning had an easier time getting to sleep (and having more restful sleep) compared to those who were exposed to periods of UV rays later in the day.

Again: it all attests to the benefits of a little morning sunshine!

Not able to get into the sun? Try a Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp at home or office. 

Friday, March 09, 2018

Wrinkle Free with Cocoa

If you haven't tried a cocoa facial mask, you don't know what you're missing.  After one use we noticed less fine lines and a brighter complexion. 

A study by the Department of Food Science and Technology, Seoul National University concluded that the level of antioxidants in cocoa are higher than green tea, black tea and red wine. 

Applied topically,  the polyphenols in cocoa fight nasty free radicals that are responsible for wrinkles. 

One of our favorite facial mask is the cocoa, strawberry and oatmeal mask.  Each are amazing alone, but an anti-aging force when put together.   

Strawberries have a ton of salicylic acid which promotes cell turnover, revealing brighter skin instantly! Strawberries also do a great job at reducing acne, and oatmeal is one of the best moisturizers out there-it naturally moisturizes and plumps skin. 


5 Organic Strawberries 

1 TBS of Unprocessed Cocoa 

1 TBS of Oatmeal

2oz of Water 

Mix in blender until creamy, apply over face and neck 15-20 min 


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