New Found Beauty Love: Camellia Oil

Ever heard of Camellia Oil? It’s also known as tea seed oil, which is the actual green tea oil. It comes from the seeds of Camellia sinensis, the plant from which all the tea is made. Tea seed oil is a wonderfully healthy in more ways than one. Tea seed oil is used in a number of beauty products and I’m going to share the 2 products that I just recently discovered and CANNOT live without.

  1. 1 Step Camellia Cleansing Oil by Tatcha – $48

Camellia Cleansing Oil Face Wash

Recently I was invited to an event at Barney’s where I received a sample of this cleansing oil from Tatcha. I’ve heard great things about cleansing oils, but never tried it because I was afraid of breakouts or leaving my face greasy. But let me tell you…I was SO wrong.

This cleansing oil not only removes your make up (even waterproof – I only wear waterproof mascara!) gently but it also cleans your face. You start by putting a pea sized of the cleansing oil in your palm, then gently massage it throughout your face as you watch your makeup melt before your face. Then you wash it away with some warm water, leaving your face moisturized and clean.

2. Camellia Hair Coating Essence by Red Flo – $20

REDFLO CAMELLIA HAIR COATING ESSENCE 100ml

I was at a Korean beauty store recently and the sales manager told me I HAD to get this hair serum and that’s all she said. I was a little skeptical, but eventually bought it anyways. I used it that night on my hair and let me just tell you – it left my hair silky and smooth. I definitely recommend this to everyone who has colored or damaged hair.

So here’s how you use it, for those who can’t read Korean (like myself haha). First, you start off with damped hair and massage a pump of this hair essence in your scalp (I guarantee you it won’t leave your hair greasy). Then you blow dry your hair like normal. After you’re done styling your hair, apply a small pump to the ends of your hair only. And there you go – you have the smoothest hair out of all your friends.

Have you ever tried Camellia Oil before? Let me know!

 

Much Love,

Vanessa

 

How To Make You Hair Grow Faster?

Let’s be real, there’s no magical way to grow your hair overnight. But, here are some tips to help increase your hair growth in a shorter amount of time, while still keeping your hair healthy!

  1. Dry Scalp Massage
    Give yourself an at-home massage using your fingers. Start at the front of your head, slowly move it towards the back of your scalp. Repeat this at least 50 times a day to help increase blood flow to your scalp. This helps nutrients get to your hair follicles more quickly.
  2. Wet Hair Massage
    While washing your hair, massage the scalp with your fingertips, starting at the back of the neck and moving around the hairline.
  3. Get Trimmed
    Healthy hair grows faster and split ends can work their way up stands, damaging hair and making it even shorter.
  4. Vitamin 101
    Supplements like biotin, found at basically any local pharmacy, encourage healthy hair and nail growth, while some haircare experts recommend taking Viviscal as well to speed things up.
  5. Condition, Condition, Condition
    Shampoo takes all of the dirt and grime out of your hair and scalp, while conditioner replenishes nutrients that your hair needs to be healthy and shiny.
  6. Lay off the Heat Tools
    Use your dryer, curling iron, and flat iron less, and when you do use product to shield your strands from harm
  7. Cold Water Rince
    Before you step out of the shower, douse your mane in cold water for a few seconds. This will help seal your hair cuticles, and prevent moisture loss and heat damage. Alternatively, avoid using scalding hot water when washing your hair, as it can weaken your strands.

Hope these tips help!

Much Love,

Veee