This month’s faves:
- Sexy Hair Concepts Powder Play / göt 2b Powder’ful
- Dr. Teal’s Gentle Exfoliant with Pure Epsom Salt
- Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Cloth
Since October is my birthday month I decided to focus on faves I use to pamper or beautify myself. My first favorite thing is actually a tie because they do pretty much the same thing. Flat, limp hair girls rejoice! Here is a product that puffs up your do giving hair some major volume. I love this stuff!!
When I describe this product I’m essentially describing both so if you can only find one or the other don’t worry, both are equally great. I’m almost out of the göt 2b and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere but since I can use the Sexy Hair it’s not a big deal.
If you haven’t used powder in your hair before there are a few things to note. First, use this on dry hair only. Make sure your hands are dry, too. Second, less is more! Start with a small amount and use a little more if you need it. The powder kind of turns sticky/tacky if you use too much and will make your hair greasy and gross. I dry my short hair then use a straightener on it and eventually sprinkle a small amount onto my hand gently working it into my hair. I kinda fluff it through gently just where I need lift.
You can experiment with how much you need for your amount of hair but as I said before start slowly. I go back and forth with different hair products that I use and right now this is a staple in my routine. I finish my style with a little hairspray to lock in the volume. This is a must have if your hair lacks body! Major fave!
My second fave for October is a foot scrub that feels so much more luxurious than it is. I picked this up at Wal-Mart for around $4 or $5. The smell is absolutely divine, so calming and light. The scrub itself works wonders when started on dry feet.
I like to sit on the side of the tub and squeeze a quarter or larger size amount onto my foot. I massage it over my entire foot focusing on my heels and other dry areas. It feels and smells so good. Then I rinse with warm water, pat dry and apply a foot moisturizer. If I’m in a rush in the shower but will be bearing my feet that day I do a quick massage with the scrub. I’ve even used this on my dry knees to help soften the skin.
My third and final fave is a product I bought a couple of years ago and still use today. I discovered the Salux Cloth while on one of my favorite websites, MakeupAlley and decided I had to try it. I ordered a set of three, one for me and one for each daughter and we’ve used them for different things over the past couple years.
Basically the Salux is a long thin exfoliating cloth. It’s 35″ long and 11″ wide. The fabric is very rough and can usually be ordered by the varying exfoliation level. I wasn’t even aware of that when I bought mine so I’m not sure which one I have but it’s pretty rough. I like to use it every week or two to polish my skin or just buff off the dead skin cells. Sometimes I’ll really concentrate on my knees, heels or elbows.
The cloth suds up very well once you start using it after you apply your choice of soap. One of my daughters has KP and she uses this over her arms and legs to try to smooth the bumps. My other daughter is prone to ingrown hairs and she uses her Salux to unclog her hair follicles when she gets one.
I definitely recommend using a total body moisturizer after using the Salux. In the past I’ve noticed that if I don’t moisturize afterwards my skin becomes itchy. For anyone wanting to try the Salux, use it gently the first time to get the feel for how gritty it is. It’s very possible to scrub way too hard and cause injury to your skin. Once you get the feel of it you’ll be glowing in no time! Best part? You can throw it in the washer and hang it to dry!