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All You Need To Know About Your Skin, Coconut Oil, and Lauric Acid

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It seems like everyone uses coconut oil for everything these days... Frizzy hair? Coconut Oil. Cavities? Coconut Oil. Ran out of lube? Coconut Oil. The list goes on and on. So what's all the fuss about, and why is coconut oil so amazing? What is Lauric Acid? Lauric acid is a fatty acid that can be found in foods contining saturated fats. It is classified as a lipid, a class of organic compounds, and another name for fats. Fats are required for human life, as they contribute to the construction of cellular membranes, and keep our bodies from starving. There...

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DIY Vegan Hair Mask

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I've spent a lot of time lately talking about hair. One of my favorite things to do when my hair gets dry and damaged (I have bright green hair, so it gets dyed frequently), is an at-home hair mask! Things to keep in mind before you get started: This mask can be messy, so wear an old shirt. A warm mask will work better than a cold one, but you don't want hot! Hair masks should be left on for a minimum of 15-30 minutes. The longer you leave it on, the more it can work Sometimes hair is too...

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Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 4 - Density

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Hair density is a measure of how many strands of hair you have on your head, and how close together they are. Density can be classified as thin, medium, or thick. Your classification will determine how you can or cannot style your hair. Determining Hair Density Determining hair density can be done just by looking at your scalp. The average person has around 2,200 strands of hair per square inch, adding up to an impressive total of around 100,00 hairs. To determine your density, begin by parting your hair. Hold a section of hair close to the part and move...

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Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 3 - Elasticity

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Hair elasticity is a measurement of how much your hair can stretch when pulled on, much like a rubber-band. This elasticity determines the strength of your hair, hair with high elasticity will have bounce, volume, and potentially curl. Similarly to the other hair qualities we have discussed, there are varying levels that can be found in your hair. How to determine elasticity As always, begin with clean hair, free of product for the most accurate results. For this test, you want your hair to be dry. Gently pull out a strand of hair at the scalp. You want to have...

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Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 2 - Porosity

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Welcome to step two in having a better understanding of the hair on your head!! Today is all about the porosity of your hair, and how to determine it! Hair Porosity In this context, porosity refers to the ability of your hair to absorb, and retain moisture. Knowing the porosity of your hair can help to determine which types of shampoo, conditioner, and other products are best for you. There are two simple methods to determine the porosity of your hair, and it can be helpful to try more than one and compare results! For both methods, it is important...

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