WAS IT WORTH IT WEDNESDAY: COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK

Hey guys & Happy Wednesday! Today I’m back with another Was it Worth it Wednesday post!

I’ve been looking at old pictures and I’ve been missing my long hair so much. I feel like my short hair suits me, but long hair is so fun, especially for summer! I did some research on hair masks, supplements for hair, how to make your hair grow, etc.  I found this DIY coconut oil hair mask, and it seemed like the easiest thing I could do right at that moment, and thats exactly what I was looking for.

LONG HAIR VS. SHORT HAIR!

Do you guys like long hair or short hair better? Let me know!

I used the organic coconut oil from Amazon, that I use to remove my makeup every night. I sectioned my hair off into about four sections and covered my hair, focusing more on the ends, but also spreading it all the way to the roots. I then wrapped it up into a bun and left it in for about 30 minutes.

I read online to put your shampoo in before you wet your hair so the shampoo could really get the oil out. So thats what I did. I noticed as soon as I got my hair wet to wash out the shampoo my hair felt like straw. It was so knotty and it felt more dry than it did before the mask!! I was so confused on to why this happened, because there were so many good reviews on this mask. So I washed it all out then I used my conditioner, but I conditioned twice, because I couldn’t stand the feeling of my hair!

The next day, I noticed my hair being oily at the roots, which I kind of expected. But there was no difference in the freshness of my ends, and my hair didn’t feel more moisturized at all!

This mask isn’t hard to do, and I don’t think I messed anything up. Have you guys ever done this mask? Has it worked for you? Did I do something wrong? Let me know!

Overall Rating: 3/10

As of now, I think I will stick with putting my Moroccan oil in my hair after I shower! Let me know what you guys think of this mask if you’ve tried it before!

xox,

Jul

PLAN WITH ME!

Hi guys! Happy Friday Eve!

Today I’m sharing everything I use to plan out EVERYTHING, literally. I love planners and anything stationary related, I’m so nerdy about that kind of stuff.

First, my planner that I am literally obsessed with is the “8×10 Blue Sky Day Designer Planner in the Spotty Dot Gold pattern. I got it off of Amazon for $25!  It has a nice plastic covering over the sheets of paper which I love because it keeps it protected. In the beginning it also has a section to set your goals and a little guide on how to effectively use the planner.

There is tabs for each month, and then a monthly view. The tabs are a teal color, as are all of the other details in the planner! But my absolute favorite part about this planner is the daily/hourly section!

So this is an example of a day in my life:

  • BLACK PEN- I write my to-do list and notes with black pen. I do this so these things don’t stand out as much as the other things I write, and it is the common color pen I’m always writing with.
  • YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER- Anything I have to do that day that I have planned or scheduled for a certain time is highlighted in yellow. Gym time, coffee date, meetings, events, etc.
  • PURPLE PEN- School work. I box my deadlines or due dates of things I have for each class, and then I will write my assignments for that day under the to do section in purple as well.
  • PINK PEN- This is a new section of my planner but its everything to do with my sorority! We have dinner hours, library hours, and meetings a lot right now because I’m in the new member stages. So all of that is in pink, as well as any deadlines or events for DZ.

That is my color coding system, and to some its crazy to color code, but I love it! It keeps it visually aesthetic, and keeps me organized!

Another detail I love about this planner is on every day page, theres a quote in the right hand corner. Its a little detail that is really cute and its fun to read an inspiring quote each day!

There is also a section in the bottom right for gratitude. Every night I make my to do list and plan for the next day. During this time I will write my gratitude for the day in that little box. This honestly has really helped me to focus more on the little things in each day that make me so grateful for my life.

 

Another thing I love to do is use cute notebooks like the floral one I have pictured, from Marshalls, in the cover photo. I use this for lists on lists on lists. I also love to make cover pages for my notebooks, like the one shown. I write a bunch of random things in here like to do lists, wish lists, blog ideas, etc.

I recently made this Habits Chart. I saw this idea on one of my favorite Youtubers, Kalyn Nicholson, videos. This has really helped me promote new habits into my life and its a fun way to do it! You can also track how many times you do those things, which is cool.

I hope you guys enjoyed this insight into how I plan and use my notebooks! Do you guys like to crazy plan like me or are you more of a whatever color pen/whatever random paper you can find type of person?

Have an awesome weekend!

xox,

Jul