3 Ingredient Mask for Softer Hair

As a person who has pretty dry hair, I've gotten into the habit of putting a little oil on my hair before I wash it. I put it about through about half way down my hair. Starting from the chin down and rubbing it into the ends. When I do, I usually just use one ingredient, olive oil, coconut oil (most likely), or avocado oil. I don't really think it matters that much which you choose, but more that you're doing something to protect your hair before washing it.

The problem with putting oil all over my hair is that it just doesn't distribute that well and it can be hard to wash out. And I think there are some ingredients that feel better on my scalp, like aloe, which is calming. Both honey and aloe are good for exfoliating dry skin, while also moisturizing. Same goes for your scalp, plus these two ingredients distribute a lot easier than the oil alone.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of aloe vera
  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Apply from the scalp to the ends.
  • Leave on for 30+ minutes.
  • Shampoo out.

Pecan Cinnamon Banana Bread

I haven't baked anything in a while, but when you've got mushy bananas calling your name, what else can you do? (Probably a lot of things, but I made banana bread.) I have to admit it wasn't the greatest day for this, being so hot and all. Speaking of, it might be time for me to spend some time near a large body of water. Maybe a lake for a change. It would suit my introspective mood. Introspective about what, I can't really say. It's just kind of a random mush of thoughtfulness. Seems a lot of folks are having this experience right about now. Just a bunch of misplaced thoughts finding their homes, or final resting spots. I can't put many more words to it than that, but one thing I do know is that you should watch footage of Tom Petty on tour with Bob Dylan.

I got this recipe from Lovin' From the Oven and then added pecans:

Here's what you'll need:

  • 3 bananas - very ripe
  • 1/3 cup of butter - melted - I used salted Amish butter 
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of pecans - coarsely chopped
  • 1 whole egg - whisked
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla - I used my homemade
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Topping/Swirl:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven t0 350°
  • In a large bowl, mash up the bananas working out the bigger chunks with the back of a spoon. 
  • Add in vanilla, sugar, melted butter, and egg. Mix well. 
  • Add in pecans and mix. 
  • Sprinkle in baking soda and salt. 
  • Fold in flour, being careful not to overwork.
  • Bake for 50 minutes in a bread pan