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Makeup Wars DIY

This week the Makeup Wars members are sharing our do it yourself beauty tips. When it comes to DIY beauty I like to keep it simple. I don’t make any complicated concoctions. I like to use natural ingredients that work well as beauty treatments.

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One of the best and multitasking beauty treatments out there is oils. Whether it’s a luxury store bought blend of high end oils or your basic olive or coconut oil from your kitchen, oils are one of the best beauty treatments out there. As a makeup remover, facial moisturizer/treatment, or hair mask you can’t beat the all around versatility of a great oil. Olive oil makes an excellent makeup remover. One of my all time favourite hair treatments is an overnight or extended treatment with coconut oil.

Basic baking soda is a great all around basic in the bathroom. You can use it for brushing your teeth as well as an alternative to shampoo. Baking soda is pretty drying so you massage it into the roots of your hair to cleanse away built up natural oils and dirt but try to keep it away from the length and ends of your hair. The easiest way to do it is to have a mix of baking soda and water in a water bottle that you can spray onto your roots in the shower. You can follow with apple cider vinegar to restore the natural ph of your hair, moisturize your hair in place of conditioner, and add shine. Apple cider vinegar is also an excellent treatment if you are struggling with dandruff. My sister in law does this with her hair and it cured her dandruff and it looks, shiny, healthy, clean, and just plain fantastic. If it weren’t for all the products I am testing all the time I would love to go this natural route and see how it would impact my curls.

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  • AllLacqueredUp

    A curly haired friend of mine swears by baking soda and ACV. I’ve been meaning to try it myself though she warned me that there is an adjustment period where your hair will look super greasy. I guess the winter hibernation months may be my best time to give it a go.

    • Perilously Pale

      I never have an issue with my hair getting greasy so I probably should try it!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    These are such great tips! Bookmarking!

    • Perilously Pale

      Thanks Brooke!

  • CarleenPruessCoulter

    I adore coconut oil and I have use olive oil for my hair too.

    • Perilously Pale

      It’s great for so many things!

  • Phyrra

    I need to try the coconut oil! Great tip!

    • Perilously Pale

      I love it for all kinds of things! Smells amazing too of course!

  • marciaf

    I didn’t know about the Cider Vinegar. I’ve been asked about dandruff and now I can refer people to this.

    • Perilously Pale

      Thanks! It’s nice to treat with something natural.

  • Tara Shelli Coe

    Excellent article but you made a little booboo when you referred to baking soda as acidic and vinegar as alkaline. The reverse is true. Household vinegar is usually 5% acetic acid. Keep up the good work!