Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

March 8, 2018

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Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're interested in past weeks and more recommendations, you can find those here.  If you make your own Three on Thursday list, please share it in the comments so I can check it out.


Aloe Vera Gel for Hair.  I don't always remember to do this, but I usually do in winter - aloe vera gel is great for dry scalp and makes your hair super soft and shiny.  I did not invent this, I promise it's a thing, you can google it.  You've heard of keratin treatments, yes?  Keratin is the primary protein of hair.  And aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to keratin.  I use it as a hair mask.  Once or twice a week, which is all I wash my hair by the way, I completely soak my hair in it (it's like 20 pumps out of my bottle, I have long, thick hair) and put my hair up into a clip for 15 to 30 minutes.  Then I shower and shampoo/condition as normal.  I step out of the shower with tangle free hair, which I assure you never happens.  And in the summer I let it air dry, in winter, I let it air dry as long as I can stand it and then blow dry with my wooden brush.  The result is super soft and shiny hair.  Try it, you'll love it.


The Ordinary Skincare.  I'll eventually have a post on everything I'm currently using in my skincare lineup, but I figure that since 4 of the items come from the Ordinary, it was a good one to share here.  I think this is a great line to look into (it's available at Sephora as well) if you're new to skincare beyond moisturizer.  They have things like different oils, vitamins, retinoids, etc., so if you've ever though 'I should really try ___' then start here - because it's so cheap.  You usually have to shell out hundreds for stuff like this.  And eventually, if you want to graduate to the advanced versions of these, you will, but for now?  They are great.  Personally, I think they work just as well as high end brands so they suit my needs fine.  I know they are less concentrated and potent, which explains the lower price tag, but my skin is very sensitive so I can't usually handle the high potency items anyway.  If you want to see how your skin reacts to marula oil or a retinoid, you can do it here for under $10.


This Post from Becoming Minimalist It's a short read, just 5 little bullet points about living simply and saving money.  But I really liked it, especially point #2: the cheapest and most environmentally friendly products are the ones you didn't buy.  It's easy to forget that.  It's easy to forget all the points on the list, as evidenced by the fact that the average America has over $16,000 in just credit card debt (woof.)  If that's you, read this post.

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