10 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has become the hot trend in the healthcare, beauty, and baking world! One that feels good, smells good, and is overall very good for you. Not to mention, a jar of it can go a long way, saving you time and money. Here are 10 examples of the versatile ways to use coconut oil:

  • Cooking: a great substitute for unhealthy oils or fats, coconut oil can give the food a little flavoring at a much healthier benefit.

  • Hair mask: coconut oil softens the hair much like a conditioner and is often used in conditioners, so it’s definitely an added bonus when it gets a chance to sit and moisturize your tresses

  • Sunburns: coconut oil is a natural soother for irritated skin, so the next time you spent a little too much time out in the sun grab some.

  • Face mask/Skin softener

  • Makeup remover: a gentle and natural alternative to harsh makeup wipes

  • Lip balm: the taste is just an extra benefit of this delicious lip balm. So the next time you run out of your favorite gloss, just reach into the cupboard!

  • Natural deodorant: coconut oil serves a dual purpose when used as a natural deodorant, it can mask a smell and help with underarm rashes

  • Natural highlighter: apply a small amount of coconut oil to upper cheekbones for a little extra shine when rocking a fresh face

  • Helps with indigestion or heartburn: the properties of coconut oil soothes an upset or flair in the digestive system

  • Shaving cream: believe it or not, the oil softens the skin much better than traditional shaving cream!

The Benefits of Wearing Weave

It is considered taboo to say weave is beneficial. Many stylists even encourage clients to stay away from weave in order to achieve healthy hair. At The Bee Hyve, we believe that weave can actually benefit your hair if cared for properly. Here are the top 4 benefits of wearing a weave.

 

1. It protects your hair from heat damage

For the ladies with more course hair, you know how rigorous the process of doing your hair is on “wash days.” You have to shampoo/condition, detangle (which can literally take forever), blow-dry, then straighten your hair. By the time you finish, your arms and hands are begging for mercy. Even with the hard work and beautiful finished product, all that heat is really damaging for our hair. With it being kept away underneath those beautiful Brazilian locks, our hair is safe from heat damage.

 

2. It’s great for growing out your hair

After a terrible experience with hair color, I had to cut my hair into a short, asymmetrical bob to remove the damage and to allow my hair to get healthy again. It was extremely short. After having a sew-in for three months, my hair grew almost three inches! Our hair enjoys a good vacation, and giving it a break prevents tension and breakage, which stimulates growth. For those of you who aren’t quite comfortable with the length of your hair or your haircut, I definitely recommend this! Just be sure to moisturize and maintain your natural hair underneath.

 

3. It allows for a range of possibilities

Is there anything you’ve ever wanted to try with your hair, but you were too afraid to? Worry no more! All the things you’ve always wanted to try can be done to your extensions without damaging your natural hair! Do you like a shorter hairstyle, but don’t want to cut your own hair? You can try it out with your weave instead. Do you want highlights or ombré your hair, but don’t want the responsibility of maintaining permanent color? Want to try out a wild, crazy color like pink or orange? Virgin weave can be dyed almost any color you want!

 

4. You can achieve the long hair look

If you have difficulty growing your hair or achieving a desired length, extensions can give you those long locks you’ve been longing for. I’ve even seen extensions up to 30 inches long! If you can handle all that hair, then more power to you! Flip and whip your hair all you want!

This is not a PSA for weave, and by no means is this to encourage you to buy four bundles of top-grade hair (but if you want to, we got you J). I’m simply telling you that wearing weave/extensions is not a healthy hair killer and it's nothing to be ashamed of; it’s actually really beneficial for your hair!