If you, like us, joined in the summer spirit of letting go and living free a little too literally, then your home might be in need of a mini-overhaul. There’s never been an easier way to reconnect with your roots and to get grounded than by working on increasing the zen in your home. With the weather slowly getting cooler, now is the perfect time to declutter and create the perfect home environment to soothe your mind, body, and soul.
You’ve heard about the huge amount of health benefits associated with Coconut Oil and how good it is for you, but how exactly should you consume or even use it on a daily basis? Given that the fatty goodness is now easily accessible in local stores and supermarkets, paired with its proven beauty and health benefits, we’ve put together a handy list on how to use the in-demand oil:
Everybody wants that dream hair that’s full and has a gorgeous bounce – Especially when it’s the summertime! Sometimes the heat can mess with your beautiful locks, and we’re here to make sure your hair stays revived and hydrated! So what can Raw Sugar’s hair products do that’s different from the rest?
To simply put it: We’ve created a hair care regimen that nourishes, enriches, and revitalizes your hair… naturally, and in 3 simple steps!
There’s never been an easier and healthier way to restore and revitalize your hair! At Raw Sugar, we believe in using only the very best ingredients in our formulations so that your hair can absorb all the beneficial goodies!
It’s simple, choose from either The Moisture Smoothie or The Bounce Back in our Shampoo and Conditioner for an encompassing and nutritious hair revival. Then, treat your hair to deep hydration therapy with the Healing Power Hair Masque… Voilà, you’ve got yourself a happy, healthy + hip hair care regimen!
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Most of us generally have some sort of daily beauty regimen we abide by, right? What about for your hair? Have you got your hair regimen sorted?
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There’s a new hair regimen on the shelves, and it’s about to transform the way you care for your hair.
Following our philosophy of harnessing the purity and power of mother nature’s most divine ingredients and processing them through ColdPress Technology® into skin-loving products, we’ve launched a brand new hair regimen that will nourish, enrich, and revitalise your hair… naturally.
At its roots, our hair regimen is all about pure blends of organic fruits, vegetable oils, organic extracts and superfoods – and the nutrients and vitamins they pack. These wholesome products get their power from ingredients found in nature and their heavenly scents from the essential oils locked into them.
Vegan-friendly, paraben and sulphate free – this is hair-loving goodness you can feel good about.
Without further ado, we’d like you to meet our hair’s brand new best friends – we think you’ll get along very nicely.
MOISTURE SMOOTHIE (COCONUT + RAW HONEY + SWEET ALMOND MILK)
Say hello to nature’s miracle recipe for dry hair. Made to quench the thirst of moisture-deprived hair, it’s packed full of intense hydration. Moisture Smoothie’s natural blend of Coconut, Raw Honey and Sweet Almond Milk works overtime to support growth, soothe dry ends, strengthen and nourish parched hair – leaving you with shiny, well-moisturized locks.
Did you know coconut oil is incredibly good for your hair? This amazing natural potion improves scalp health, supports hair growth, and adds spades of volume and shine. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil has powerful antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
Honey is a powerful humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air. This is especially good for overly-dry, overworked hair that’s seen a few too many flat irons and blowdryers – and it works wonders on a dry scalp. Honey is an emollient, which helps to smooth and soften your tresses. The smoothing of the outer cuticle layer helps hair reflect more light and appear shinier.
Almond milk is incredibly rich in protein, which means it’s super effective in strengthening hair and reducing breakage. It also has the efficacy to tame fly-aways and smooth the texture of your hair. Additional nutrients in almond milk include potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc – it’s chock-full of good stuff.
MOISTURE SMOOTHIE SHAMPOO
-Perfectly cleanses without stripping hair
-Restores hydration levels in dull, dry, thirsty hair
-Helps minimize breakage and shedding
-Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients
MOISTURE SMOOTHIE CONDITIONER
-Nourishes and softens hair
-Restores hydration levels in dull, dry, thirsty hair
-Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients
-Improves elasticity and hair breakage
THE BOUNCE BACK (MANGO BUTTER + AGAVE + CARROT OIL)
Sometimes your hair needs a little extra love. Maybe it’s moisture levels have been depleted, or it’s seen its fair share of overworking. Our replenishing The Bounce Back formula works to minimize hair breakage, improve elasticity and restore a healthy shine and bounce back into hair. Think of it as your hair’s very own personal hero.
If your hair is longing for a drink of hydration, Mango Butter is the perfect moisture-restorer. Packed with fatty acids and loads of beneficial vitamins, Mango Butter is great nutrient-rich food that works to soften the hair and prevent any kind of damage from the external environment.
A super-soothing hair humectant, Agave feeds your skin moisture and gives it a lustrous shine. A great benefit of Agave Nectar is the large molecules it is comprised of: polysaccharides, which have hydroxyl groups that make them attract water to nourish dry, thirsty hair.
Carrot Oil is magic. It plods away to stimulate the growth of new cells and is a natural source of vitamins A, E and beta-carotene – meaning dry tresses and scalps get to soak up some much-needed moisture.
THE BOUNCE BACK SHAMPOO
– Restores natural luster and shine
– Cleanses without stripping
– Gently rinses away impurities & product build-up for bouncy, more manageable hair
– Volume support
– Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients
THE BOUNCE BACK CONDITIONER
– Moisturizes without adding build-up
– Hydrates and balances
– Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients
– Leaves hair feeling revitalized and refreshed
HEALING POWER MASQUE (AVOCADO + BANANA OIL + COCONUT MILK + HONEY)
In this hair-worshipping, scalp-saving, hair ‘masque’ recipe – we combine the power of nature’s best healing and moisturizing oils to restore health and life to love-deprived hair.
Avocado loves your hair just as much as you love avocado. With incredible powers in rejuvenating and moisturizing the scalp, Avocado is a rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins – meaning it helps soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair and strand growth.
Banana Oil is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protecting its natural elasticity – all while preventing split ends and breakage. Banana Oil promotes manageability, shine, growth and works to keep dandruff under control by deeply moisturizing the scalp.
As for the Coconut and Honey, we’ve already covered the immense healing powers of those above – so you already know how effective they are on your hair.
– Deeply penetrates to intensely hydrate and rejuvenate dry, damaged hair
– Nature’s miracle formula to soften, balance, and intensely hydrate stressed-out hair
– Restores luster and shine
– Leaves hair feeling soft, shiny, and healthy
– Helps promote a healthy scalp
Are you a bit puzzled as to why you might need a hair mask if you’re perfectly happy just using your shampoo and conditioner?
Please, allow us to guide you into the wonderful world of hair masks – and describe exactly why our new Healing Power Hair Masque is not just a haircare luxury, but a necessity.
And just a quick tidbit to remember, hair masks aren’t a new trend – people all over the world having massaging masks into the their locks for centuries!
We put our hair through a lot. There’s blowdrying and straightening, curling and gunky product. There’s coloring and bleaching, and let’s not dismiss the damage that can happen from bad hair elastics. But, our Healing Power Hair Masque has come to the rescue. One of its main ingredients is Banana Oil, which is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins – all working to help soften the hair and protect its hair natural elasticity, preventing it from breaking.
Did you know that your hair has it’s own personal breaking point? Everyone’s does. It’s the length your strands get to where they’d rather fall out than grow any longer. But the stronger your strands are, the longer your hair will grow before splitting. If you’re trying to get a few more inches out of your hair, our Hair Masque will help get you there. It goes straight into the roots for a deep, intense conditioning treatment – meaning your hair will gradually get stronger and grow longer.
If your hair’s been feeling a little flat (or weak, frizzy, unmanageable, etc…), a Hair Masque will help restore it back to its happy, healthy old self. Using nature’s most reparative natural ingredients and processing them through ColdPress Technology® – our Hair Masque is filled with natural oils that work super hard to heal your hair, and it gets right to the root of the problem, too. Your tresses will come out of the shower looking visibly stronger, healthier and glossier. Yes, please!
Hydration is key for healthy, shiny hair. The Avocado Oil in this Hair Masque is moisturization central – it helps hydrate and rejuvenate the scalp. A rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins – Avocado Oil works to soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair. It deeply penetrates, meaning your hair is healthy from the inside out.
Unlike just your ordinary conditioner, our Hair Masque works its way deep into the hair cuticle – rather than just working the surface. Its bucket-load of hair-saving vitamins and nutrients deeply nourish hair –and restore lustre and shine
Masks contain vital nutrients that will help bring your hair back to life. They help nourish dry locks and provide a serious dose of moisture. Eventually, you’ll notice that your hair becomes softer, silkier and more manageable. Use hair masks twice a week if you want hair that looks beautiful and fabulous.
Hard-to-manage hair can be hard to live it. It’s frustrating and time-consuming, and we can’t have a busy lady like you fussing and fretting with unruly locks every morning. That’s where Hair Masque comes in – because masks are the unsung heroes in the realm of hair manageability, and ours is particularly powerful with its secret weapon of Banana Oil – which creates order, shine, growth and even controls dandruff! It’s our little miracle formula is restoring balance and control to disorderly tresses.
Because nothing is sweeter than a good night’s rest.
We devote a large chunk of our lives to sleep. Around 200,000 hours of it in the first 60 years of our lifespan, in fact. So we’d better hope it’s of quality.
If you often feel grumpy or exhausted after a night of tossing and turning, here are 14 easy things you can do to help you get a solid sleep – every night.
1. Aromatherapy oils
A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow can increase your sleep quality by 20%. Lavender is a natural relaxant, and will help lull you into a blissful state of sleep.
2. Power off
The blue light on your phone or tablet can hinder your ability to fall asleep. Many phones come with a blue light filter you can switch on in the your before bed, or you could simply just refrain from scrolling before you plan to nod off.
Many people swear by meditation as a means of getting to sleep. Try it.
4. Watch your nap time
Naps can be really beneficial to your health, but try to keep them at 20 minutes or less if you’d like a restful night.
5. A leg pillow
Is back pain stopping you from getting 8 hours of shut-eye? Try a leg pillow. A pillow between your legs aligns your hips and relieved stress from your lower back.
6. Make your bed a sleep-only sanctuary
Reserve your bed for sleep (and cuddles) only. Watching tv, eating, surfing the net or worst of all – working – in bed takes away from its aura of relaxation and rest.
7. Get a routine going
Setting your body clock is the way to go. Hitting the sheets at the same time every night and waking up at around the same hour every morning will help you fall asleep with ease.
8. Avoid caffeine after noon
Coffee in the morning is fine, but not so much in the afternoon. Look for hidden caffeine too – chocolate before bed can keep you up longer than you’d like.
9. Smart exercising
Working out is wonderful at helping you fall asleep – as long it’s not 3 hours or less before you hit the sack.
10. The alcohol myth
A lot of people think wine makes them sleepy. And it may help you fall asleep initially, but it’s not a good idea for a sound night’s rest. Alcohol dehydrates the body, so you’ll be waking up parched at various times throughout the night.
11. Eat wise
Eating rich and heavy foods before going to bed can hinder the quality of your sleep. Keep snacks light – and try not to eat an hour before going to bed.
12. Dim the lights
Start lowering the lights in the hours before bed. Dark lighting signals to your body to make melatonin, the hormone that sends your body to sleep.
13. Unwind the mind
Let go of work or daily stresses before going to bed. If you struggle to switch off, try a warm bath or relaxing music.
14. Temperature control
The perfect sleep temperature for most people is between 68 and 72 degrees. Being too hot or too cold has a major effect on our sleep quality – so it’s best to keep it in check.
Don’t you just LOVE feeling stressed? Said literally no one ever. Unfortunately, like traffic jams in LA, stress is kinda an unavoidable part of life. It’s part of the human condition to feel a bit anxious when we feel overwhelmed – or when we bite off a little more than we can chew.
While a bit of stress from time to time can be a positive thing to motivate you, too much is hardly beneficial. It can have a negative impact on our emotional, physical and mental wellbeing – and leave you feeling anxious and exhausted.
That’s why, particularly as a busy person, you need to understand what techniques and activities will help you alleviate stress and shoot tension right in the foot.
Here are 5 helpful stress-busting activities every busy person needs to try.
It may seem obvious, but it’s surprising how many people miss out on the benefits of meditation. The mental silence of meditation works very effectively to counter stress (especially of a work-related nature). If you find yourself struggling to get ‘in the zone’, then practicing some easy breathing exercises will work a treat too. Take repetitive deep breaths when you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed – it will reduce cortisol levels, which are related directly to stress and anxiety.
2. Hit the beach (or the pool)
Water – nature’s ultimate healer. A Swedish study on stress management found that the simple act of floating in water prompts the body’s relaxation response, which in turn decreases the levels of the stress hormone. And it really works. Approximate 80% of people who participated on the study said being in water helped them feel calmer a d less anxious.
3. Snack on something healthy
When we’re feeling stressed, we tend to turn to comfort foods to give us a momentary satisfaction. Ice cream. Chocolate. French fries. You name it – if we’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re eating it. We overeat and binge on foods that just end up making us feel worse – not better. The key is convenience. Always keep some healthy snacks handy – so when you’re feeling under pressure, you can reach for the peanuts, dark chocolate, or carrot sticks and hummus instead. This will leave you feeling more positive and energetic – while also not feeling deprived.
4. Light up a scent
Aromatherapy has been proven to be a very effective stress reducer. Scents such as lavender have a particularly positive effect on our senses, and leave us feeling soothed. Make it a habit to light up a calming aroma before bed – it will help you sleep and keep your head clear.
5. Yoga asanas
Relieve the tension that builds up in your back with some simple yoga asanas. If you’re time poor, it can be as easy as doing a quick spinal twist in your pajamas. Simply sit on your bed with your legs crossed and place your right hand down behind you, while your left hand sits on your right knee. Sit up as straight as you can and begin to twist around to your right hand. Repeat the same on the opposite side.