For the past couple of years, my friends and family have thought I’m bizarro for drinking apple cider vinegar and smoothering my hair with coconut oil. I have some whole foods-y, natural beauty supplements I love. I really knew the bachelorettes in the house were my kind of people when I saw them downing ACV and conditioning with coconut oil after rose ceremony styling wrecked havoc on their hair.
I used to take 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day. I would hum the spoon full of sugar song from Mary Poppins hoping it would ease the pain of swallowing that nasty shit. You’ve seen many of my disgusted facial expressions on The Bachelor, but this one was uglier than all of them. I suffered through it because ACV is nature’s cure for…well, a lot of stuff. See a complete list HERE or anywhere else on Google. I, of course, am most interested in ACV because of it’s skin benefits. It helps clear acne and make skin glow. I would contemplate giving up my voice to Ursula for consistently clear skin. (Not that it would be a very good deal for her.)
Taking ACV was the worst part of my day. (I guess that means I live a nice life.) I thought I needed to come up with an alternative way to ingest this yucky crap. Thankfully I found ACV pills. I buy them on Amazon. You can also buy them at GNC. I take 6 pills a day, usually 2 pills every time I eat a meal or snack.
Ingesting coconut oil is said to be good for your skin, brain, heart, digestive system, and weight loss. Buy unrefined, organic, and extra virgin coconut oil. You want it to be purer than me. I like to put a tablespoon of it in my coffee with cinnamon in lieu of cream and sugar or on top of a piece of dark chocolate.
I don’t suggest putting coconut oil directly on your face because people react to it differently. However, I use it as a body moisturizer especially in the summer because of the smell. My favorite use for coconut oil is as a deep conditioning hair treatment. I will drench my hair with it, along with olive or avocado oil, and tie my hair up with a paper towel wrapped around it. Go to sleep, wake up, wash your hair, and then be that girl who says, “Feel how soft my hair is.”
As a true pisces, I live in a magical and delusional land in my head. In this world romances unfold the way they do in romantic comedies, everything at Sephora is free, Shake Shake burgers are a diet food, and we have the capability to clone Harry Styles.
In real life (what's that?), I spend my days pondering how Kylie Jenner's face changed so much. I'm a beauty junkie and pop culture-loving wedding videographer and freelance journalist. I have a Princess Jasmine complex. I am a Fanson (die hard Hanson fan). I enjoy belting old Celine Dion songs.
Please take everything I say seriously (I have my Masters in journalism from Syracuse University), but not too seriously (Cosmo is my favorite publication.)