Self-Care In An Industry That’s Hard At Caring

We have all been there, whether we are wondering where our career is going, agents, bookers, casting directors being harsh at the drop of a dime, speaking dimes, waiting for payment, if you even get paid! On top of this navigating the mean streets of any fashion capital every single day. People think modeling is just sitting and being pretty, it is essentially, but it takes a lot of mental strength. People in your own circle will doubt you every single day, I’m fortunate my parents don’t think I’m a lunatic or my dreams are too big, but I can’t say the same for agents, castings and peers.

Self-care can save you when nothing else will. The smallest things whether it be putting on a face mask, attending a yoga class, detoxing with lemon water each morning, or simply lighting candles, can be that one difference from keeping us from pulling our hair out or sending that email.

I have not hugged my mother in 7 months. But each morning my skincare routine, putting on lavender essential oil, sweating it out at the gym 3-4 times a week or picking up a paintbrush can feel like a warm fuzzy hug -a mental hug.

Here are my favorite products that hug me back.

Anese.co Bless This Mess

 https://www.anese.co/products/bless-this-mess

Leaders Insolution Ampoule Mask

https://www.freepeople.com/shop/aquaringer-first-ampoule-mask/

KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Mask
https://kncbeauty.com/products/all-natural-collagen-infused-lip-mask

Sootheroma Tempt

http://www.buysootheroma.com/

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
http://theordinary.com/product/rdn-caffeine-solution-5pct-egcg-30ml

skinBUTTR Strawberry Coconut Buttr

https://skinbuttr.com/collections/body/products/strawberry-coconut-buttr

Lumion Oxygen Serum + HOCL
https://www.lumionlife.com/products/lumion-skin-serum

100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil by Natural Acres 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010OMPY9U

-@ash_chew

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WHAT TO FEED YOUR NATURAL HAIR

There is a time in our lives where, as “ WOMEN”, we realize, If I don’t take care of me, I can’t take care of the anyone else… AND if I choose not to take care of my health, it will just make the older me suffer. PAINFULLY ! Yea yea, I know that’s a little heavy on the count of … You came to my blog expecting a light fluffy post about how to eat yourself some “good hair” , and yea, I kind of ambushed you… lol … my bad dawg. (Shrugs)  I just wanted to give you some motivation! Motivation about not only why you NEED to eat better for great, healthy, sassy, hair, but for great healthy sassy hair when your 80 shopping with your cute 80 year old diva friends!  And PLEASE, don’t act like you all depressed, omg poor me I don’t care about my hair… blah blah. Just remember depression is temporary, and only last as long as you’re willing to entertain it. So, do your 80 year old self a favor and start eating some high-biotin foods, cause she does not deserve to have ugly hair because you wanted to be 25!

Please AND Thank You!

Just eat a balanced diet that includes some high-biotin foods: almonds, eggs, peanuts,, wheat bran, salmon, avocados, and  cheese

Here’s some more…

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Cinnamon is a sweet way to improve  blood flow, also called circulation. That’s what brings oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles, and if paired will the right nutrients and vitamins, it can help hair grow fuller and longer.

 

 

 

 

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Fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are great sources for  healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They are LOADED! Your body can’t make these healthy fats, so it’s your job to  to get them from the food you eat or supplements. Your body needs them to grow hair longer and keep it shiny full and luscious!

Healthy Food

Is your hair dry and can’t seem to find it’s light? Eat some orange vegetables! Carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, and mangoes are all are filled with a good-for-you antioxidant called beta carotene. Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A which helps protect against dull hair. It also encourages the glands in your scalp to make an oily fluid called sebum that keeps hair from drying out.

 

 

 

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Iron is a great way to prevent hair loss.  Sure you can get iron from supplements but you can easily get it from grains, pastas, soybeans Beef, especially organ meats like liver, selfish and dark leafy greens do too.

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Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, spinach is full of amazing stuff. It has loads of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. They keep your hair moisturized so it’s not fragile. Moral of the story… EAT lots of Spinach!

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