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I chopped off my long hair! + Hair Care Routine

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Yesterday, I thought, hey, maybe it’s time to cut off my locks. I took a pair of scissors and there you go — it happened. Yes, everyone, I cut my own hair. I’ve been doing it for years. I’ve been practicing for 10+ years already from bangs, layers, blunt cuts. People have asked, “How do you make it even?” All I can say is, practice, practice, and practice some more. If you can’t, go to the salon. 🙂

Check out my hair right here CLICK!

It’s not the shortest, but I think I chopped off 12+ inches of my hair! I didn’t keep track. Still, it was a lot. My head felt sooo much lighter. My hair looked cleaner. No more dry hair and split ends! I’m very happy about it! It’s much easier to wash and style too. I’m actually very excited about it. I thought about coloring my hair, but I don’t know. It’s such a huge commitment to change the color. I’ve dyed my hair blonde, ash brown, brown, blue black, red, whatever color before. It’s very high maintinence. That’s not something I want in my life right now. I want to wake up and go!

*Hare Care Routine*

Here’s my hair care routine. I use a multiple of hair care products. I don’t stick to one thing. If something doesn’t work, I just move onto something new.

I have two sets of shampoo & conditioner. The first one is…

*The Original Mane ‘n Tail Herbal Gro Shampoo & Conditioner*

The Original Mane 'n Tail Herbal Gro Shampoo & Conditioner
The Original Mane ‘n Tail Herbal Gro Shampoo & Conditioner

It’s been about at least 1 month of using this shampoo & conditioner. I’ve been using this one more often. It’s not my favorite, but the product comes in larger bottles. I’m trying to use it all. The reason why I don’t like it that much is that it weighs my hair down. Otherwise, it does a great job at preventing my hair from breaking and moisturizes it. I’ve experienced less hair fall out after using it. I could perhaps use it 1-3 times a week and swap it with another shampoo and conditioner. This leads to my other set of shampoo & conditioner.

*Maui Moisture Detoxifying Shampoo & Conditioner*

Maui Moisture Detoxifying Shampoo & Conditioner
Maui Moisture Detoxifying Shampoo & Conditioner

This shampoo does a better job at removing excess oils and giving my hair more volume. I really like it. It removes oil and debris very well without stripping the hair of natural oils. The conditioner, on the other hand, it’s not for me. From my experience, it’s too heavy for my hair. It makes my hair look flat afterwards, so I only use it on my ends. I will most likely not purchase it again.

Other hair care products

*Trader Joe’s Organic Argan Oil*

Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil
Trader Joe’s 100% Organic Argan Oil

I use Organic Argan Oil on my hair and skin. I only dispense 1 drop for my hair, since the oil weighs my hair down. For my skin, I dispense 1-3 drops. I like Organic Argan Oil. It hydrates my hair and skin. I just have to use it sparingly like any other oil. By the way, Organic Argan Oil is amazing at moisturizing eyelashes. I’ve noticed that my eyelashes are stronger and has lengthened! Try it!

That is my hair care routine. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you have any questions, leave a comment. Ask away! 😊

Love, Jen

My Skin Care Routine

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Here’s my skin care routine. I’ve been meaning to share this, but I’ve been trying to figure out what works best for my skin or not. Once I post this, things might change. Look out for that. Well, let’s begin!

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

Face Wash (AM, PM): I use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Cleanser. This face wash is affordable, and it works on my skin type. I have oily, acne-prone skin. It has not caused my skin to break out in acne. It’s very gentle and removes excess oil very well. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry either. I love it! 😀 It’s one of my favorite skin care products.

I have thought about changing up my face wash for something that helps with large pores, but I don’t have a good solid reason to. If it works, there’s no point in switching it for something else (unless the new face wash was beyond better than what I have, haha).

Toner: I don’t use a facial toner. I haven’t for years. My skin is doing well without it. In my opinion, toners are not necessary.

Eye Care:

Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel
Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

I use an eye gel instead of an eye cream. I use Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel (AM + PM). This is one of the best eye care products I have ever used! It simply just works! Dark under eye circles? Yes. Fine lines and wrinkles? It smooths them out! Yes! Softer skin? Yes!!! LOVE IT!! I also use hydrogel eye patches — Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch (PM). I mainly use hydrogel eye patches at night before I go to sleep. They are soothing and calming. They help to add a little bit more moisture to my under eyes.

Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch

Serums (AM, PM):

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum
Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Everyone needs a Vitamin C serum in their skin care routine, and this is mine! I haven’t noticed brightening results, but it’s really good at moisturizing my skin. I haven’t broken out from it like many other Vitamin C serums I have tried. I’m sticking with it until something better comes along, lol.

Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum
Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum

Also, I use a hyaluronic acid serum. This stuff is just awesome! I only need a few drops to hydrate my whole face. If I need more moisture, I add some more. This is possibly one of my favorite skin care products. =)

Sunblock:

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

I mentioned my new sunblock in my Differin Week 1 Results. I’m back to using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. This used to be my HG sunblock. I went back to it because I had a difficult time finding a sunblock that didn’t break me out. I’ve been using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer for close to 3 weeks. No breakouts so far! Well, it never broke me out in the first place. That’s why it was my HG sunblock back in the days. I’m happy. 🙂 This sunblock also helps to brighten the skin and fade dark spots while protecting the skin from the sun. I have noticed my skin looking brighter after using this. It works for me! I’m done searching right now. It’s been a difficult road.

Acne Products:

Differin Gel

Differin Gel
Differin Gel

Read about my experience here:

Differin Week 1 Results

Differin Week 2 Results

In 1 week, it’ll be one month, so look forward to my 1 month results.

Acne.org BP Treatment Gel (as a spot treatment when needed) + Acne.org Organic Jojoba Oil as a makeup remover.

Acne.org Skin Care Products
Acne.org Skin Care Products

I haven’t been using the BP Treatment Gel much. I guess it’s there if I need it. I’ve been using the Organic Jojoba Oil a lot more. Not just to remove my makeup. I use it to moisturize my body. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated without feeling heavy. I love how it’s organic and natural.

Face Masks:

Currently, these are the face masks I’m using. I prefer sheet masks over the ones that come in a jar or tube. It’s because they are left on the skin instead of washed off. When left on the skin overnight, the beneficial ingredients are absorbed into the skin. I have wash-off face masks, but I’m thinking about using them all and be done with them. Sheet masks have been doing a better job at changing the texture of my skin compared to wash-off face masks that’s why. I’m liking the results.

Dermal Collagen Essence Mask

Dermal Strawberry Charcoal Sheet Mask
Dermal Strawberry & Charcoal Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask
Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask
Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

That’s my skin care routine. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading. 🙂

Love, Jen

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