These frigid temps we’ve been having can be absolute torture on our skin, causing severe dryness, flaking, chapping, and even splitting for those that wash their hands frequently like we do here at Head Candy!
Coconut oil is one of our favorite ingredients for moisture for not only the hair, but for the skin as well. It has amazing antibacterial properties, provides natural protection from sun damage, and improves the moisture and lipid content of the skin, all naturally without any added chemicals. It is the main ingredient in a few of our favorite Bumble products including the Creme de Coco and Invisible Oil lines and is a must-have for winter!
We recommend splurging on the Bumble & Bumble Creme de Cocoa Conditioner for the ultimate in moisturizing conditioner for your hair. It delivers the perfect amount of coconut oil to the hair without overloading on proteins, which is too much of a good thing. Applying too much pure coconut oil directly to the hair can overload it and cause it to become brittle. No need to worry with a perfectly mixed and tested conditioner that we’ve loved for years!
We also recommend the Hair Stimulator Vitamins, especially during the harsh winter months! When our hair is constantly in hats, feeling dry and in need of extra moisture, it needs all the nourishment it can get. Start from the inside-out to make sure you’re taking the best care of it that you can! All of those vitamins are also helping your skin at the same time to ensure optimum cell turnover! And our vitamins are only $12.99 for a 30 day supply! But don’t forget- you get Candy Points with every $1 you spend so that adds up to free services!
Where you can save your money is on those expensive lotions and body butters! We have a few recipes for the most amazing DIY skin Soothers that we know you will love! They’re super affordable, they’re all natural, and they work better than the drug store varieties!
Whipped Coconut Butter
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E + 1 Cup solid Coconut Oil
Whip with the whisk attachment of your electric mixer for 5-7 minutes. Store in an airtight container. (We love small recycled jars for this!)
Soothing Coco Lotion
1/4 Cup Coconut oil + 1/2 Cup Olive oil + 1 teaspoon Vitamin E + 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter + 1 drop Vanilla extract (optional)
Place all ingredients in a glass jar with lid on, closed loosely. Put 2 inches of water in a saucepan and place jar in center of saucepan. Place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Slowly heat until ingredients melt completely. Remove from heat carefully, remove lid and stir. Use lotion within 5-6 months.