Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

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Hi guys!

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about how good coconut oil is for you hair, skin, and health.  I’m trying to grow my hair out right now (about 3 years ago I cut off over 10 inches and kept it short for a few years), so I decided the healthier my hair, the faster it will grow.

I really liked how shiny and healthy the coconut oil ended up making my hair.  I also saw that it is a great moisturizer so I put some on my face.  It leaves your skin a little oily, but it is also absorbed quickly.  I am definitely a coconut oil fan!  I recommend doing this around once a week, however, I am not a hair professional so if you have any concerns, please contact your hairdresser first!

If you’re worried about it ruining your colored hair, no worries!  I have some coloring in my hair and the oil did not make it fade or strip my hair in any way.

Here’s how to do a coconut oil hair treatment!

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Put about half a tablespoon of *organic extra-virgin coconut oil* in a bowl.  I have more than half a tablespoon in that bowl, but I used way too much!  If you get too much, don’t worry!  You can put in back in the jar.

You now need to liquify the oil because coconut oil becomes solid in the cold.  You can either put a small bowl of oil in a larger bowl filled with hot water to melt it (shown above) or you can microwave it in 10 second intervals.  I tried both and microwaving it is easier.

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There we go!  All melted.  As you can see, it will be clear.

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Dip your fingers in the oil and massage it into your scalp until your hair is completely covered in oil.  Massage it for about 10-20 minutes, depending on your patience. 

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You will want to put your hair into a bun when it is finished.  If you put it in a ponytail, there is a risk of the oil getting all over your furniture, clothes, etc.  Leave the oil in for about 1-2 hours.

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Wash your hair with shampoo and just a little bit of conditioner.  Do not put the conditioner in your roots because the oil makes your hair look greasy enough!  To keep it from looking greasy, I have to wash it with shampoo twice.  You may need to wash it more, or just once.  Just make sure you really scrub and rinse!

After, comb your hair.  I did not put any products in my hair, and I just let it dry over night.  However, I’m sure you could style your hair how you please.

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My hair looked really shiny and wasn’t frizzy even after sleeping on it overnight.  I left it natural like I normally do.  This is definitely going to be part of my hair routine from now on!

I haven’t been doing it long enough to know if it makes my hair grow quickly, but it does look healthier!  I’ll let you guys know if I notice a difference.

Let me know how it works for you.

Stay Serendipitous!

XOXO Sara

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How to Cut an Onion the Right Way Video

Hi everyone!

I got a request from another blogger to do a video from my last post “How to Cut an Onion the Right Way”.  This is my first video so it’s not perfect and I messed up a few of the words.  Sorry!  If you have any more requests for videos, I’m open to it as long as I have time.  Just let me know 🙂

I also apologize for the audio.  I can’t figure out how to make it louder so I will have to work on that!

How to Perfectly Cut an Onion

If you have any questions, you can email or comment and I will reply ASAP!

Also, I’m now on YouTube as Serendipity by Sara so check out my videos on there too!

Stay Serendipitous!

XOXO Sara

How to Cut an Onion the Right Way

Hi everyone!

This weekend I had a wonderful vacation full of snow, sledding, and many movies.  But now that I’m back, I’m ready to start cooking and crafting all over again!

Many people do not know how to properly cut an onion and opt for the harder way (the one where the onion falls apart resulting in frustration and uneven pieces).

Here’s the way to do it:

What You’ll Need

Onion(s)

A cutting board

Chef Knife

Paring Knife

Paper Towel

 

Cut the top of the onion off with your paper towel on the cutting board.  The paper towel will keep extra dirt from the onion off of your board.  When you cut it, make sure you are NOT cutting the root or your onion will fall apart.  (Sorry, I forgot to get a picture of this).

 

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To peel the onion (without getting onion smell under your fingernails), use the pairing knife and carefully place it under the skin.  Gently pull it off piece by piece.

 

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Using your pairing knife, cut around the rim of the root (the end with little sprouts).  Do NOT cut the onion.  Just the rim or again, the onion will fall apart!  Then, just pop the root off and it should look like that!

 

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Cut the onion evenly in half.

 

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Cut lines up the onion.  Do NOT cut all the way through.  You will cut to about 1/2 an inch before the end as seen in the picture.  The thickness of the lines will depend on how big you want your dice.

 

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Now cut across the onion to make your dice.  Again the thickness will depend on how big you want the dice.  Once you get to the top of the onion, you’re done and ready to add it to your recipe!

Wasn’t that easy?  And it didn’t fall apart!

Also, I’m really sorry that I’m so bad at explaining things.  If you have any questions, you can email me or ask in the comments!

Stay Serendipitous.

XOXO Sara