Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at these vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.
PLAN A ROUTE IN ADVANCE
Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
WEAR COMFY SHOES
Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.
STAY WELL LIT
Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Also, carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.
MAKE SURE ALL COSTUMES ARE SHORT
Long costumes that drag on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. After purchasing your child’s costume, make sure it’s an appropriate length, and hem anything that’s too long to avoid tripping.
Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask altogether and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.
USE FLEXIBLE PROPS
Try to avoid costumes that have weapons as accessories. But if your child’s costume won’t be complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic. Choose a prop that won’t cause injury to your child or their friends
CHECK YOUR CHILDS CANDY
When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.
How To Wear A Wig With Long Or Thick Hair
Wigs are awesome, but they can be hard to wear with long or thick hair. Here is a quick method to show you how to tuck and hide all of that hair so you can wear a wig for Halloween or any other occasion.
First separate your hair right down the middle and do two French Braids. Next swirl and tuck the braids into a Heidi Braid hairstyle. To do this, take the first braid and bring it under the opposite braid and up and around the front of your head. Secure the braid a couple of inches away from the crown of your head. When they are at the front of your head they will catch and hold the wig on better, but it may be more noticeable that you are wearing a wig. Secure the braid with bobby pins around the front and leave it a little looser at the back. After securing the first braid, take the next braid and cross that under the opposite braid and bring it around the front of the previous braid. Again, secure it with bobby pins.
Finally, use a hair cap to help hold the braids in place and to help keep the bobby pins from sticking into the wig. It will also help hide any stray hairs. Now it’s time to put your wig on! Put the wig on starting at the base of the skull and pull it towards the front of your head. The braids will help hold the wig so it doesn’t slide right off as you stretch it over your head. Once the wig is on you can use bobby pins or other hair clips to hold the wig on.
8 Ways to Beef Up Your SA Argan Oil Shampoo
Lemon has anti-fungal properties that fight dandruff and other scalp fungal infections. To help eliminate dandruff add ½ a teaspoon of lemon juice to every 2 tablespoons of your SA Rejuvenating Argan Oil Shampoo.
SPEEDING UP THE GROWING PROCESS
Add one teaspoon of aloe vera juice to every two tablespoons of your SA Rejuvenating Argan Oil Shampoo. Using this plant and its gelatin-like component will not just help our tummy be okay and our wounds heal but this wonder plant’s strongest power is its function to thicken your hair and kick some hair follicle butt for them to start producing healthier hair strands again.
Aloe Vera should be used by people who struggle with Hair Loss, Hair Thinning and other type of Hair deceases because this wonder plant contains the Vitamins, Minerals and the Enzymes that our scalp needs for it to function healthily like before.
FIGHTING STATIC FRIZZ
This one is a little different for every teaspoon of shampoo use 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous, frizz-free locks.
HEALING YOUR SCALP
For every teaspoon of shampoo use 2 tablespoons of porridge oats. Oatmeal is a natural moisturizer and regular use can treat a dry and itchy scalp. Also, if you are having issues with dandruff, oatmeal is an ingredient that you should incorporate into your hair regimen.
RESTORING HAIR STRUCTURE
To help restore the hairs structure, simply add one teaspoon of rosewater to every 2 tablespoons of our Renewing Argan Oil Shampoo. It will replenish lost moisture and make hair more manageable, smoother, shinier and healthier. Plus, the natural anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce dandruff and its stimulating properties help to increase scalp circulation and promote hair growth.
PREVENTING FRAYED HAIR & FIGHTING DRYNESS
Chamomile oil is a great essential oil for hair because it adds shine and softness to your hair because it adds shine and softness to your hair while soothing your scalp. Simply add 3-4 drops of chamomile oil for every 2 tablespoons of shampoo. You can also use lavender or rosemary oil as a substitute if you can’t find chamomile oil or prefer a different scent.
Conquering Thick Hair
Everyone wants that perfect hairstyle, but not everyone has the right hair type to make it work. Essentially, you’ve got to find a style that works with the hair you’ve been blessed with (or cursed with depending on your perspective). If you have thick and wavy hair, then chances are you’ve gone through struggles of dealing with poufy hair, hair that won’t hold in place, and hair that seems to have a mind of its own and just goes where ever it wants. I’d like to share my tips and solutions to addressing my wavy hair frustrations and to help makes yours more manageable – and, no, the solution isn’t to buzz it all off. There are several options when it comes to thick and wavy styles, but the overall idea is to embrace the waviness and use that to your advantage by creating looks that are visually interesting, yet playful.
The key to styling thick hair is giving it dimension. This can be difficult because thick hair is so dense, but doing things like adding layers or trying different styles can help you to have more control over your thick hair. You can go from a pixie cut, to a long layer, to a bob, just make sure you’re not making these hair mistakes.
Patience Is a Virtue …
When you have thick hair it’s not a good idea to start blow-drying your hair immediately after you get out of the shower. We suggest letting your hair air dry for a while before picking up the blow dryer. For straight hair, let your hair get 75% dry, for curly hair, wait until your hair is about 25% dry. The goal is to remove the appropriate amount of moisture before manipulating the hair with a brush. It will save you a ton of time and its way less of an upper body workout when compared to round brushing.
Try A Shaved Look Underneath…
If you want to be a little more daring with your hair, try shaving your hair at the base of your head. This can eliminate a lot of the bulk. Many times, when you wear your hair down, you can’t even notice that underneath is shaved because you still have so much hair on top. To add a little more spunk, you can get a fun pattern shaved into your hair.
Start with A Good Foundation…
Whatever result you want to get starts with your foundation. This means, using the right shampoos, conditioners, and products. We suggest sticking to a shampoo and conditioner that is light and adds volume, so that your hair doesn’t get more weighed down than it already is. Like our Rejuvenating Argon Oil Collection. Finish your look with a smoothing cream.
You can also skip washing your hair every time you shower and use dry shampoo. We suggest using a foam dry shampoo versus a spray for thick hair. It removes oil and product buildup and leaves the scalp feeling clean. The foam allows for more control than a spray, since you apply the foam with your hands.
Using the Right Tools …
To release some of the bulk from thick hair, run through it with thinning shears or a razor on a regular basis. You can use a razor on the ends of thick hair to release some of the weight, clean up the edges, and give it a wispier look.
Section Off the Hair …
Thick hair and thin hair ties don’t always work together. We suggest sectioning off the hair and then styling it. Create foundations with multiple ponytails and connect them all. You can easily connect all of the ponytails into a cute up-do and secure it with pins and hair spray.
If All Else Fails, Go Short …
The simplest method, for tackling your thick, wavy hair is to keep your hair short. By cutting your hair shorter, you’re basically solving the issue of excess waviness and your hair will be more controllable. With shorter hair, you’ll also find that high hold products will help create the style you’re trying to achieve and actually keep it in place throughout the day. With shorter hairstyles, using a blow dryer can be key because you can basically get your hair close to the style you want without any product – the styling product will then be used to finish off the look and lock it in place.