The Best Ways to Detox for the New Year

Do the holidays make anyone else feel the need to hibernate for a month straight? After running around trying to find the perfect gifts, hosting guests, and eating like it was your part-time job over the holidays, you could use some time to devote a little TLC to yourself. After all, what are all those visa gift cards for if not to spend on yourself? As a huge self-care advocate, I decided to compile a list of New York City activities for those of us who need a little me-time to reflect or connect. Or maybe for those of us who are still unsure of what day/year it is! I made this post New York City specific but if you don’t live in New York you might be able to find similar ideas in your own hometown.

 

Spa Day

Of course, I was gonna start with a Spa recommendation. Seriously, the Sojo Spa Club is just a quick stop over the river in New Jersey, they provide a complimentary shuttle bus. You will then arrive at what I call the adult playground of relaxation. I went as a plus one with my bestie who’s a beauty writer and this place was HEAVEN! For the small price of $60-55 dollars, you can purchase a day pass which includes access to an array of amenities including pools, hot tubs, saunas. Plus, you can get buried in volcanic ash, an ancient Japanese beauty practice that feels like what I would describe as a messy gravity blanket sauna. Of course, you can purchase other spa packages, at an additional cost, ranging from massages to acupressure, facials, and my personal favorite, the Korean body scrub. They also have a café so you never have to leave the facility and get the most out of your spa day!

 

The Wrecking Club

This one is a little out there but honestly some of the best good-ol fashioned fun I’ve had in a while. The Wrecking Club is essentially a place where you rent a room with x amount of stuff to smash. Yea, you read that right. I bought the “double dip” package which included two electronics and one bucket of dishes. In the room, we had crowbars and baseball bats to smash our goods and an aux cord to play the music of your choosing. You can also add more to your package via “à la carte” should you destroy all of your electronics too quickly. I ended up purchasing another bucket of dishes and felt that was enough. This was a great way to blow off steam post-holiday stress. Maybe even cheaper than therapy, just saying.

 

Mountain Escape

Escape to the mountains. You won’t find Wifi but you will find a better connection. Getting in touch with nature is a great way to decompress from the everyday chaotic city life and a great way to just unplug/relax. I’m planning a trip up to Hudson, NY and plan on doing a day ski-trip to Hunter Mountain. Even if you don’t ski, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the lodge with cozy fireplaces and plenty of cocktails. Hunter Mountain is only a few hours from the city and is easier to access than you might think. I’ll update this post after my trip with more details of course, however, highly recommend you get into the upstate New York vibes. You won’t regret it.

 

Yoga to the People

So for those of you who don’t know, although you probably do, Yoga to the People is a donation based yoga studio that offers a variety of yoga classes. If you’re like me and have a love-hate relationship with the gym or find juice cleanses appalling, this a great way to move your body, detox some sweat, and clear your head. I’m not a yogi by any means but this place is truly a gem. The recommended donation amount is $10 dollars but their policy is “give what you can.” Perfect if you’re on a budget or don’t know if you want to commit to the yogi life yet. Plus, they have several locations around the city so it shouldn’t be hard to hard to find one in your area. Na-Ima-stay in the realm of positivity/sunshine as should you.

 

 

The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

After a recent Instagram poll, you guys mentioned that you wanted to see more travel tips on the blog for the new year. If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning you might remember I used to do an annual tip of the week. I got great feedback from this feature, however, when I went back to working full time the extra weekly posts proved to be quite the challenge. These days a post once a week is all I have to give. Although, my posts are much more detailed oriented and I thought about bringing back the weekly tips, however, I figured it would be better to post one detailed post where you can find all the info you need as opposed to dragging it out over weeks. So with that being said, when I first started traveling, I’m convinced I read every article about finding cheap flights in the history of the internet. I’ll often post about a cheap flight on my Facebook or Instagram page but these are the methods I use and find the most effective. I’m always still learning but any info I don’t know chances are I know someone who does, so after extensive research and interviews, these are my best recommendations for finding cheap flights.

 

Use a search engine

When looking for a flight it can be intimidating trying to look up what airlines to fly with beeing that there are so many options available. If you’re not loyal to a specific airline, i.e you don’t use miles and just want the cheapest flight, use a search engine. I’d recommend Google Flights or Skyscanner. I’m more partial to Skyscanner though because if I know I have time off and want to plan a vacation I’ll use the explore option and search for the cheapest flights then plan my vacation accordingly. The search engine will scan ever website for you and then provide you with every option available. You can search by, time, date, airline, layover preference, etc. Which leads me to my next tip…

 

Be Flexible 

Are you flexible on time or dates off? Flights are always cheaper if you leave on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Sunday is the most expensive day to fly back so if you can avoid it and fly back on Tuesday you can save hundreds of dollars. Be mindful of peak seasons. Traveling in the summer months are more expensive than in the offseason. Tropical places can still be enjoyable in the offseason and colder destinations can be just as nice in the Winter. Another good general rule of thumb is to avoid traveling during popular holidays. Everyone travels during Christmas time and airlines know that hence a larger than normal price tag.

 

Search incognito

It’s not necessary for every website, but in general, it’s a good idea to search incognito when you’re looking up flights, hotels, car rentals, etc. Several websites will use “cookies” to track your search history. Websites like Expedia will see that you are searching flights based on your history and will raise the price of flights because they know that you are looking to buy. By searching incognito, you’ll hide your search history so companies won’t have access to this information. You can open up an incognito window by opening up your search engine, I use google chrome, clicking on the “file” tab and then by clicking on “new incognito window.”

 

Embrace the Layover

Flights with long layovers tend to be lower in price than direct flights simply because most people hate them. If you’ve ever had to sleep overnight in an airport or book a stay in an airport hotel than you definitely know why it’s awful. However, sometimes long layovers can work to your advantage! For example, I recently found a $400 round-trip ticket to the Philippines from NYC with a 13/15-hour layover in Shanghai, China. Shanghai has been on my list for a while now so I was more than happy to entertain the idea of a quick pit stop. I arrive in Shanghai at 6 am and depart at 10 pm, giving me a full day of exploring Shanghai on the way there and back. I don’t need to book a hotel since I can sleep on the plane for my next flight and I can always check my carry-on luggage at the airport or check a bag and just take essentials in an easy to carry carry-on. This is a great way to explore a city and get a, as I like to say, “flavor,” to see if one day you’d like to come back. Sometimes airlines will even offer you free layovers as a special promotion to entice you to visit their country like Iceland air in Iceland or Etihad in Abu Dhabi.

 

Fly into a city outside of your destination 

Have a destination in mind but flights are expensive? Do some research on Skyscanner and see if there’s an airport a bit outside of the main city that you can fly to and take a cheap train or bus to the main city. Popular budget airlines will typically do this but you could fly into Frankfurt, Germany for example and rent a car and drive to Paris. It’s not always that easy of course but definitely worth investigating if you are looking to save some money. When I flew to South Africa, for example, I flew into Johannesburg and rented a car and drove 8 hours to Kruger National park instead of taking an expensive connecting flight to Kruger.

 

Price difference refunds

This one can be tricky. I’ve personally never been able to pull this one off but I certainly know people who have. Essentially, if you are stalking airline tickets and see that a price has dropped you can call the airline and see if they’ll refund you the difference or negotiate a full refund and book a new ticket with the cheaper price. If you go through a second party agency website they might not refund you but a major airline might honor it, especially if you’re a loyal member.

 

Get alerts

Have a destination in mind that you’ve been dying to visit? Sign up for flight alerts! Google flights and Skyscanner offer this option for specific destinations that will email you when prices have gone up or down. This also works well if you are interested in negotiating for a price difference refund. Typically the best time to book a flight is three months prior to your planned departure. As you get closer to your departure date prices will start to increase. That’s not always the case in the wild west of flight booking but generally, that’s the most common trend.

 

Skip the last leg of your trip

To be honest, I haven’t personally tried this but know many people who have and they’ve saved tons of money. For those of you not as familiar, skipping the last leg of your trip refers to booking a flight with a layover and missing the second flight. The idea is that the layover is actually your intended destination and you simply miss the second flight. Now, this only works for the second flight as once you miss the first flight your whole itinerary gets canceled. Not to mention, you can’t travel with a checked bag as it will continue on to your final destination. Overall, this method provides a lot of finesse and would only recommend experienced travelers do this. Websites like Skiplagged are great for looking up these flights with their homepage alma mater saying, “Our flights are so cheap, United sued us…but we won.”

 

Budget Airlines

If you travel, even a little, you know exactly the kind of budget airlines I’m referring to…Spirit airline, Frontier, EasyJet, Ryan Air, etc. So let’s break down the pros and cons. Are you traveling in luxury? Absolutely not. Does everything cost extra? Sure does. So when is it beneficial to fly on a budget airline? If you’re traveling a short distance, as in anything under three hours, it’s worth it, in my opinion. If the trip is broken up with a short layover, it’s worth it. Some tips when flying budget airlines are: buy a checked bag as soon as you purchase the ticket. Checked bags are cheaper in price when you book in advance and carry-on’s typically aren’t included. Bring a snack with you. Snacks and food are extra so come prepared and buy a water bottle before you board. Print your boarding pass before your flight. Some budget airlines will charge you for this and it’s better to have it printed and not need it than get hit with an extra 15 dollar fee for printing the boarding pass.

 

Credit card points

Credit card points and miles are a great way to get credit towards flights from everyday spending. Of course, you have to be careful with credit cards as they can end up doing more damage than good, however, if you use them responsibly for everyday purchases you could earn a significant amount of miles and credits towards flights. This method is best for frequent travelers and long-term use but if you have one dream destination in mind and want to use those free sign-up miles this is a good option.  The Points Guy is a great website for finding out more info on travel cards.

 

Have any other tips? Any questions? Leave a comment and let me know! Hope this helps you on your next vacation.

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Happy Traveling,

Riss

My 7 Holy Grail Beauty Products that will Up Your Skincare Game

If you’re as beauty obsessed as I am, you’ve probably heard the term “holy grail” on more than one occasion. The “HG” in skincare is given to a beauty product when it lives up to the buzz-worthy hype that’s bestowed upon it by the all-powerful internet. In other words, really good sh**. What I think is probably the most fascinating thing to me about skincare is that it’s actually a science, chemistry to be more specific. Every individual’s skin has a different chemical reaction to a product based on their genetic makeup. Basically, every skin reacts differently to different products and what works for me may not work for you. Skincare is all about experimentation, however, with that being said, I’ve found myself picking up these products time and time again for the simple reason that, for me, they work! Here are my go-to skincare products…

 

Grapeseed Oil

If you’ve been reading my articles, you have noticed by now that I’m OBSESSED with grapeseed oil. It can literally do no wrong in my eyes. So, I jokingly say that I put coconut oil on the market after learning about it on my first trip to Thailand back in 2013. My only issue with coconut oil is that it’s not made for all skin types. Coconut oil has a high comedogenic level, which is a fancy technical term for saying it makes some people break out. It’s a thick oil and if you have sensitive skin it can clog your pores. For me, love it in the winter and HATE it in the summer. Grapeseed oil has a lower comedogenic level meaning it’s great for sensitive skin and good for all year round. I’m not kidding when I say I use it as a moisturizer, I use it as hair oil, I use it to cleanse my face, in my lotion, etc. At $10 a bottle, this will be the best investment you make this year! You can find the bottle I use, here.

 

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Works so well for de-puffing under eye bags. Although the effect takes a few minutes to work, it does the job well. After I double cleanse my face, I apply a face oil all over and then squeeze a drop of the solution under each eye. Then, I follow up with a  dermaroller with my fresh out of the freezer Refa. The cold + the caffeine does wonder for my tired eyes so I look refreshed and ready to take on the day. In the past, I would typically opt for creamier textured eye creams but would go through them like water and as you know, they’re not cheap. I use this in the morning and splurge for the creamier eye cream at night which not only saves me a product but it also saves me money. This is a great bang for your buck by a great company that provides simple ingredients at affordable prices! You can find the product on the ordinary website, here.

 

Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask by Dr. Jart

In my honest opinion, this mask not only works for all skin types but it also does exactly what it says. Noticed a significant improvement in my Acne after using this mask after only one use. It was recommended to me originally from the store owner of Mask Bar in the West Village but has since then been recommended by skin care gurus everywhere. The brightening mask is also a fan favorite! You can buy it at Sephora, here, but if you live in NYC hit up a beauty market in Korea town and get 5 for the price of 4.

 

Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay

I’ve posted about this mask before but it is seriously magic! After a quick mix with apple cider vinegar, this clay mask pulsates as it pulls out all the dirt and toxins from my pores. It’s been recommended by every beauty blogger alive and why? Because it works. I’ve been using this for years now and have yet to find a better substitution. You can read my full article The Easiest 2 Ingredient Face Mask Beauty Bloggers Swear By, and buy it, here

 

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

This is a new product that I tried this year and absolutely loved! It’s seriously brought my skin to the next level. I look forward to my nighttime skincare routine just so I can put this on before bed. Make sure to shake up the bottle before you apply to make the consistency more liquid than lather, sleep and wake up with baby soft skin. I just read that they came out with a new avocado formula that I’m dying to try too! They have a moisturizer that I also like as well, plus, both these products smell so so so so good! Seriously, it’s intoxicating. I bought mine at Sephora, which you can find, here.

 

Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator + Balm

Had to mention these products because I’ve been using them since the 8th grade! No seriously, they’re that good! The balm’s texture on your lips feels like straight up butter. So hydrating and glossy. I have a tinted one that I use for going out but the Lip Polish Exfoliator is actually what I can not live without. This scrub is the KEY to smooth and soft lips. Did you know when your lips are dry they actually become lighter in color? Well, I didn’t until I tried the scrub and had a whole new hue of lip! I looked it up it’s legit. This is a must for Winter and the product has lasted me years. Use a small pea size amount on lips and a slightly damp washcloth to rub it in. Then, rinse with water, dry lips, and apply balm for your softest lips ever. You won’t regret it. You can find it at Sephora, here.

 

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Speaking of lips, this lip mask is seriously next level. I like to put this on at night and sleep with it on but you can wear it in the daytime as well. It goes on thick but I promise it’s so moisturizing! After a bad sinus infection, my lips were the driest they’ve ever been. I needed a rescue ASAP! By day three my lips were back to normal. This mask is definitely deserving of the title holy grail. You can find it at Sephora, here.

 

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Get glowing,

Riss

 

Everything you need for New Years Eve

From throwing the best soireé to decluttering your life away, these articles will help you get ready for your best year yet! I’ve been decluttering and re-organizing like a psycho in my apartment and I can’t even begin to tell you how good it feels. I bought new shelves less than a year ago and am just putting them up. I’ve never felt so much joy from such a mundane task. Of course, for me, this means more space for my ever-growing collection of skincare products. Speaking of skincare, this year for my New Year’s article I’m doing a spotlight on skincare, featuring my all-time favorite products of the year. I get to try so many amazing products and procedures in my line of work but to be honest I always find myself going back to the same staples.

 

With that being said, this cleaning spree reminded me that I have so many products I’ve never used/opened, so many clothes I don’t wear anymore, and so much junk collecting in my closets that was taking up vital space. I plan on taking some time in the New Year to donate everything and I strongly encourage you to do so too! Women’s shelters will take makeup and feminine products, Goodwill and the Salvation Army take clothes as well as home goods and offer you a tax write-off (I think is the technical term) for doing so. It’s great to set goals for 2019 but it’s also great to look back on how much you’ve grown in the last year and how much you have to be grateful for. Remember to pay it forward!

 

The Skincare article will be out tomorrow but you can find my previous articles below. Let me know if you have anything to add or any questions! Happy holidays everyone!

 

Decluttering Tips for a New Year, New You

 

New Years Eve Party DIY Guide

 

New Year’s Eve Fashion Guide

 

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Happy New Year,

Riss

Easy Christmas Recipe Ideas

It’s almost time for Christmas! If you waited to do everything last minute, like I did, you’ll love this easy recipe article I did for CBS two years ago! I make all of these dishes often, even when it’s not Xmas, and always get great reviews from the toughest critics I know….my family. The appetizer I mentioned in this article, the salami Caprese skewers, are especially a crowd favorite and take minutes to assemble with no cooking needed! I’ll even bring a baguette and use the extra oil, where the cheese was marinating in, as a dipping sauce. I’m mostly Italian and as you can see this menu has a lot of heavy Mediterranean influences. I grew up with all these dishes and personally make everything that I write about. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! As always, feel free to ask me anything or let me know if you’ve tried and tested this. You can read the full article on CBS Local NY, here.

5 Course Christmas Dinner Recipes For Your Big Get Together

 

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Happy Holidays,

Riss

New York City’s Best Hotels for the Holidays

This holiday season I got so many questions about what hotels are great to stay in during the month of December in New York City. There’s so many to choose from in Manhattan, however, my favorites vary based upon the type of experience your craving this Winter. If you’re a foodie, check out the Innside by Mélia, if you have kids, stay at the Peninsula, and so on and so forth. Of course, most hotels will have decorations but if you’re gonna do it once, do it right and choose a hotel that caters to your style. I tried to include suggestions that had a little something for everyone but of course if you have any other recommendations or thought I missed something, let me know! You can read the full article at CBS Local NY, here.

New York City’s Best Hotels For The Holidays

 

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Wishing you a happy holiday!

Riss

 

Simple Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you stressing about what dish you’re going to bring to your relatives? Or how about mulling over what you’re going to serve your gluten intolerant guests? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know I’ve written many articles about Thanksgiving. Letting my foodie monster roam free to cook for nothing but two days straight is something I look forward to every year. It’s more than just the creative aspect of it though, to me, food is what brings people together. Because I’m constantly traveling, it’s hard for me to make it home all the time so I’m so looking forward to spending some quality family time.

 

Here’s a round-up of my favorite Thanksgiving articles. I made every side dish in my, Show-Stopping Thanksgiving Side Dishes, article last year. My younger cousin, Brianna, uses this article to make my kale salad all the time she says. Everything I write about is personally tried and tested, so I hope you enjoy these recipes and let me know what you think! These recipes also work great for any time of the year but are particularly great dishes for Fall/Winter.

 

Show-Stopping Thanksgiving Side Dishes

 

8 Gluten-Free Recipes for Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Alternatives to Turkey

 

For more Thanksgiving, check out these articles too:

How to Turn Your Thanksgiving Gathering Into a Party

 

8 Dishes to Enjoy While Watching Football

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Love your favorite city girl,

Riss

 

 

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in New York City

This past month, October 17th, marked the official National Pasta Day. Of course, October also happens to be dubbed Italian heritage month here in NYC. Kicking off the biggest Italian celebration in NYC is the famous San Gennaro feast, one of the cities longest running street fairs on Mulberry St. As an Italian-American myself, I go there for the best sausage and pepper sandwiches and zeppoles. Although I grew up on fried dough and chicken parmigiana, I’ve been lucky enough to make it to Italy several times. Not to mention, it’s my favorite cuisine to whip up on a Sunday night. I can’t say I make it to Italy as often as I’d like for authentic Italian cuisine, however, New York City is home to some of the best Italian restaurants in the nation. If you’re in town, I’d highly recommend checking out a few of my favorites…

 

L’Artusi

228 W 10th St
West Village

 

This West Village restaurant is a favorite for pasta lovers. Although it’s hard to come by reservations on a weekend, you can always hang around for seating at the bar. When at the bar, I’d recommend ordering a starter followed by two pastas to share and an olive oil cake to finish. The staff is also extremely knowledgeable on wine pairings so I’d say ask away when it comes to recommendations. Regardless, one night at this sleek West Village stop and you will see why everyone’s saying A’more.

 

Bella Gioia

209 4th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Probabl the only restaurant I’d travel for! Italian-American chef Nico uses his Sicilian background and old school family recipes to bring new life to Sicilian classics. Bella Gioia had the best calamari I’ve ever had in awhile. I went for an Italian-American heritage night, which was just as delightful but on a typical night you can find dishes like, deep-fried burrata, charcuterie, pappardelle pasta, truffle fries, and Sicilian style pizza, to name a few. Not to mention the incredible wine pairings and charming decor that make you feel like you’re in a cozy alleyway in Sicily amongst friends. When I was there they had live music featuring a vocalist and guitarist playing a mix of classic beatles as well as classic Italian numbers. I was a BIG fan! The live music was such a great touch and would be a great choice for a first date or family outing.

 

I Sodi

105 Christopher St
West Village

 

I stumbled upon I Sodi as most do, through a recommendation through a friend of a friend. Italian food is my favorite cuisine and I always like to ask foodies where they go for their favorites. I Sodi was one that kept coming up time and time again. I couldn’t figure out what was so special? Simple Italian dishes with few ingredients and very straightforward menu items like fresh bread, fried artichokes, and lasagna. After a visit to see for myself, it was clear why New Yorker’s kept raving about this place. Here you won’t find over played flavors all competing to be something revolutionary. What you will find are delightful combinations of fresh ingredients, classic to the point menu items, and an explosion of flavors. Even the decor is to the point and crisp lending a pleasant atmosphere to the restaurants biggest star, the food.

 

Spaghetti Incident

231 Eldridge St
Lower East Side

 

To be honest, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and have a meal at Spaghetti Incident. I have, however, gone to experience what they’re Insta-famous for…the take out spaghetti! It’s served up nice and hot in a big cone. GENIUS! The pastas, are rich, creamy, and the flavors are delicious. Simple pasta comfort dishes like pesto, pomodoro, and carbonara. It’s cash only but these prices are worth trading paper for. Perfect for grabbing and walking around the streets or to the park. Talk about ambiance!

 

Palma

28 Cornelia St
West Village

 

Another West Village gem, this little Italian restaurant is what Instagram dreams are made of! After walking through the entryway, which I would describe as a picturesque rustic italian kitchen, past the bar you’ll enter a beautiful courtyard. With gorgeous tiles, plenty of greenery, flowers, and a retractable rooftop this place is like an escape. So you already know summers at Palma are a warm weather must! And the food? Delicious Italian classic just the way grandma used to make it. I’d recommend the Ravioli’s with a side of broccoli rabe. Caio Bella!

 

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Happy Italian Heritage Month,

Riss

 

 

 

The October Issue

Happy October everyone! I don’t know about you guys but I’m so excited for fall.  From pumpkin flavored everything to cooler weather to my favorite holiday, Halloween! My costume in particular, has me counting down the days till Halloween, however, I love  looking back on some of my older October articles as they’re some of my favorites. I recently finished the new Netflix docuseries called, “Dark Tourist.” The show features some of the scariest and most extreme tourist destinations around the globe. In one of the episodes the host visits Mckamey Manor, which is featured in my, “Scariest haunted houses in America,” article. Probably the only time I’ve written about a destination that I have not personally experienced myself. But kidnapping, flogging, eating BUGS!? NOOOOOOOOPE! I was luckily enough to make it through the trailers. I’ve linked below my favorite October articles. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback!

 

5 Scariest Haunted Houses in America

Step by Step Halloween Makeup Guide

5 Spookiest Halloween Travel Destinations

How To Turn Your Home Into A Haunted House

5 Pumpkin Spice Recipes You’ll Love

 

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Happy Halloween,

Riss

The Easiest DIY Hair Oil for Long and Shiny Hair

As I sit in my NYC apartment, soaking wet from the rain, scolding myself for not buying a replacement umbrella for the one I lost weeks ago, I can’t help but stop and laugh as I pass the mirror and see the giant fluffy, pom-pom, cotton ball that my hair has morphed into. At the faintest sight of moisture, my hair expands to volumes no self-proclaimed beauty blogger should ever have to endure. In fact, I’m sure many of my thick haired ladies out there know the struggle I’m referring to. Even women with thin hair, know what it’s like to leave the house after meticulously blowing out their hair to find that moments later it’s demolished as soon as “moisture hits the fan.”

So the big question is, can weather really effect our hair that much? The short answer is, YES. In summer months, humidity will attract water molecules from the air causing your hair to expand or become too heavy. In the winter months, the scalp is more prone to dehydration causing dry and brittle hair. Not to mention, the excess heat you apply during these months from excessive blow drying. As we approach winter here in New York, I’ve slowly started to switch all my beauty products over to my winter routine. My hair oil, however, is a staple that works for me year round.

Did I mention its only one ingredient? Grapeseed oil! I originally bought this oil for my skin many years ago. It’s lightweight and good for sensitive/oily skin types. Once I read it was good for hair, I had to try it for myself. My hair has never been the same from there on out. The oil leaves my hair feeling shiny, smooth, and knot free. That’s because this oil is full of nutrients like vitamin E, C, and D. It protects against heat, sneaky weather conditions, breakage, and it detangles. Plus, the fact that my hair has reached incredible new lengths is something to write about. I mentioned this hair oil in a previous article, “three tips for longer healthier and hair,” and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and blog about it. So I give you the easiest hair oil recipe that actually works…

DIY Hair Oil

Ingredients

  • 7 parts Water
  • 1 part Grapeseed Oil (10 drops for fine hair, 20-30 drops for thick hair)

Directions

  1. Using a spray bottle combine the two ingredients.
  2. Feel free to add other hair friendly essential oils for added benefits or fragrance, such as rosemary, chamomile, grapefruit, or lavender.
  3. Shake, spray, and brush!

Side note: If you spray too much and find that your hair is too oily brush a little baby powder or dry shampoo over it. This will absorb the excess oil. 

Have you tried hair oil before? Have any questions or love this post? Let me know in the comments below!

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Till next time,

Riss