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NYBee Edge Control: Organic Hair Care Products

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I’ve come across this awesome line of organic hair care products. It’s called NYBee and it’s based in New York City. There are so many edge control products on the market so it’s hard to figure out which are the best.

Some edge control products leave your edges feeling hard, looking flaky, and they wear off within only a few hours. NYBee is completely different. They’ve been able to formulate an edge control that will leave your hair laid and slayed!

Did I mention this haircare like is organic and uses all natural ingredients to promote hair growth? Before we go any further I’ll tell you a few reasons why I love this product.

Packaging and Product Containers

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Everyone loves a product with awesome packaging. NyBee doesn’t disappoint. They’ve packed this product into an octagon shaped black container. When you open it up it has a mirror for you to look at your hairline with. (How cool is that?)

They pride themselves on being a royalty edge control and the packaging definitely lives up to that standard.

They also sell smaller containers of edge control that will fit into your pocket or purse. These little containers have a lid that you screw on and off for easy access. (& they’re super cute).

Delicious Smell

Have you ever smelled your edge control? Usually, these products don’t smell that great but this one smells amazing. The mix of different fruits and rose water make this product smell like a tropical paradise.

You have their use of organic ingredients to thank for this.

Organic Hair Care Products

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Healthy living is a huge trend now and it has tons of benefits. The makers of NYBee took this into consideration. There’s plenty of edge controls on the market that sell you strange chemicals that will end up damaging your hair,

This company uses rice water, rose water, argan oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, raspberry leaf wax, carnauba wax, and honey beeswax to make your edges lay down flawlessly.

Always look at the first few ingredients in hair products. The first ingredient in this product is water! You can even melt and mix this edge control with coconut oil, olive oil or your favorite oil to make a heat treatment for your hair.

Does It Actually Work?

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The answer to this question is yes. You can get in the pool and it will still keep your edges laid. It’s great for kids because they love running around and it won’t sweat out.

4C Hair?

No problem with this product. I have 4c hair and it actually worked amazingly. Usually, products won’t last in my hair but this one kept my edges laid for an entire day. When you wake up your hair feel soft and moisturized from the edge control too.

Can I use it with weave and straight hair?

Yes. It will blend those baby hairs in perfectly with any hairstyle you wear. The natural deep conditioning properties will also promote hair growth and length retention.

Where Can I Buy It?

The easiest way to find this organic hair care product is straight from the retailer.  It’s available in all 50 states in the US and is probably at your local beauty supply outlet too. you can check it out here.

When you do try it you won’t be disappointed. Let me know what problems you’ve had with edge control in the past.

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Deep Condition: Avocado, Honey, and Egg?

You may have heard of this deep conditioning trend on the internet. Wondering if there is any truth to it? Will these ingredients actually condition my hair?

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Curly hair guru’s and natural hair wearers everywhere have been diving into this new trend. Mixing half a slice of avocado, a teaspoon of honey and 1 egg is supposed to replenish, moisturize and add protein to the hair.

 

Let’s break down how each of these ingredients works in the hair to see if this deep conditioner will work in your hair.

 

Avocado

 

Avocadoes are a food naturally occurring in nature which is filled with fatty acids, protein, amino acids, and vitamins. So, yes Avocado will replenish damaged and dry hair. These components inside of the avocado are crucial for moisture and length retention.

 

You may have noticed avocado oil on shelves in the local beauty supply store or drug store. Making your own DIY hair conditioning treatment from Avocado will yield amazing results for these reasons.

 

Avocado has a thick consistency so it’s best to blend this tropical food in a blender to mix thoroughly. Use this superfood by itself or pair it with other ingredients to maximize your conditioning treatments.

 

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Egg

 

Eggs are known for housing tons of protein, amino acids, and fat. The proteins and amino acids help strengthen the hair shaft and prevent breakage.

 

The yolk of the egg is the most important part. Yolks contain the highest level of vitamins and nutrients including protein. The yellow part of the egg also has vitamins A and E which both help rejuvenate hair and skin.

 

Some people mix olive oil and egg together to come up with a super moisturized hair regime. Most people use 1 egg and pair it with another ingredient. It should be noted egg can be used alone in the hair as well as a conditioner. Make sure to rinse thoroughly when finished.

 

Honey

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Honey probably doesn’t seem like something you want to saturate your hair with. The truth is this sticky brown liquid can attract moisture and retain any moisturizer already in the hair.

 

After using honey on your hair, it will feel both soft and smooth. Your curls will be bouncy and full of life. The natural softening properties in honey make it a hot commodity in the hair industry.

 

Here’s another tip: honey works great in face masks as well. It will fade scars and totally get rid of any acne.

 

Final Thoughts

 

To answer the question, yes pairing Avocado, Egg and Honey will give your hair excellent results. Each of these foods can be used alone but imagine the benefit of using all three of these foods together.

 

Make sure you don’t overdo it. This deep conditioning treatment should only be used every 2 months or so. Putting high amounts of protein in the hair can have adverse effects which are the exact opposite of what you want.

 

Mix these items in a blender and you will be ready for smooth, luscious hair on wash day. Remember it’s always best to condition after washing your hair. Enjoy!

 

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Helping Others: The Service of Life

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Wherever you go make it your life’s mission to be in the service of those who need you. This doesn’t always mean poor or homeless people.

Serving others is also a key component in business life, the success of an entrepreneur and the success of college students and purpose of fundraisers.

Be kind and offer free insight, tell people what you’ve experienced so they don’t have to make the same mistakes as you.

Life isn’t about being selfish. The moment you become SELFLESS great things happen.

If you’re always worried about money, your possessions and keeping knowledge to yourself, you will end up with NOTHING.

Why?

Because you made no attempt to build relationships or help those who could have used your services.

You made no attempt to help someone when they needed it and the world can see that. Especially in today’s time.

Do you think people want to…

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5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Grief

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It strikes when we least expect it and we are forced to learn how to live our daily lives without someone who was close to us. We learn to figure out a new tune to life and find hope in new places.

Grief is something that can be all consuming if it’s not properly understood. We can’t hide from it and at some point or another everyone has to deal with it (some more than others).

Here are 5 things you didn’t expect during the grieving process:

1. It Hurts Long After They’re gone

You’ve lost a loved one or friend, maybe even both. Nothing prepares you for the pain after the fact. A year, 2 years, 5 years, a lifetime after it happens.

The initial pain and shock of hearing someone you cared about has died or witnessing it. As time goes by it may seem alright for a…

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5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Grief

It strikes when we least expect it and we are forced to learn how to live our daily lives without someone who was close to us. We learn to figure out a new tune to life and find hope in new places.

Grief is something that can be all consuming if it’s not properly understood. We can’t hide from it and at some point or another everyone has to deal with it (some more than others).

Here are 5 things you didn’t expect during the grieving process:

1. It Hurts Long After They’re gone

You’ve lost a loved one or friend, maybe even both. Nothing prepares you for the pain after the fact. A year, 2 years, 5 years, a lifetime after it happens.

The initial pain and shock of hearing someone you cared about has died or witnessing it. As time goes by it may seem alright for a little while. You’ve got it figured out and read all the life quotes and bible verses to aid in the pain.

Somehow years later the wound still feels fresh. Perhaps from some dream, a smell that reminds you of them, or their favorite song. These reminders tell us that they were once here. They used to laugh and talk with us.

Don’t forget those moments. Hold on to them with all you’ve got. Change something painful into something totally beautiful. Laugh while you reminisce and be thankful for their presence.

2. Nothing is The Same

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Absolutely nothing at all. Celebrations and day to day life won’t ever be the same and that’s okay. Life isn’t supposed to be the same, you’re supposed to grow, change and understand life during the grieving process.

Maybe you get the urge to text or call the person that has passed on. You could be driving down the street passed their favorite restaurant or going by their house.

Life feels just a little bit different, doesn’t it?

Like something is off. How can one person tilt the way your life feels so much?

It’s okay. Breathe. Take this time to find new beginnings. Don’t be afraid to move on without them. They don’t want you to sit here staying stagnant while life keeps going. Embrace this change, accept it and try your best to move on.

3. You’ll Be Mad

This is one of the steps of the grieving process. For some, this cycle lasts for years and for others they can maneuver through the process quicker.

Anger. It’s healthy as long as you know how to handle it. Don’t settle your emotions here. You’re mad they left you. Maybe you’re mad you didn’t get to say or do the things you wanted. You’re mad they are gone a little bit too soon. As if any amount of time could be long enough to be with someone you love?

Be mad. Scream. Cry. Pout. Whatever you need to do let it out. After that pull yourself together and think of happy times. Life and death go hand in hand. Death is part of the cycle of life.

You weren’t prepared for how angry you’d feel but don’t let that emotion or state of being, rob you of happiness and growth.

4. The World Goes On

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This is obvious, right? For someone that has lost a loved one, it may feel like you’re suspended. Stopped in mid-air and don’t know how to go on. Like that very day plagues you.

You have to move on.

Plain and simple.

Write, talk about it, cry about it, laugh about the memories and go on. Live your life as if they are watching you. Make that person proud of you. Surely if they were here they’d want you to move on.

The rest of the world continues as normal. You should too.

5. You, Will, Think About Them Every Day

Some days will go better than others. Some days you’ll laugh and some you’ll cry.

It’s all healthy and necessary.

It’s not bad to think about them every day. It’s not bad to remember good memories and cry when you miss them. Some people would tell you to forget but don’t. It will make this process last longer than it needs to.

One day you’ll wake up knowing they’re gone, but it will be okay. Because you still remember them. And you’ve gotten to the point where you can talk about them, and think about them without being sad.

Sadness leaves because you realize and understand that this is part of life. Everything is in the creator’s control and you understand that now.

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How To Write Business Blog Posts

The internet is a powerful tool and when you utilize it business opportunities are limitless. Combining the right marketing tools will allow you to reach a worldwide audience.

Who doesn’t want that?

Learning how to write a business blog post can be the turning point in your business. Small business owners, medium and large scale companies can utilize a blog. The purpose of a business blog for any business is to show off your expertise to potential consumers.

Mastering the art of content creation will allow your business to thrive in new ways. Forget all those marketing classes you took and focus on researching what really works for your consumers.

1. What Are Your Goals?

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This is key to creating relevant blog posts. Are you trying to bring more traffic to your website? Hoping to close and secure new clients, or wanting more publicity for your brand?

Figure this out first. It will save you time in the long run. Ask yourself what your company is struggling with right now. Brainstorm ways to promote your services and products in a unique way. (Everyone has the same tactics, think outside of the box)

After you pinpoint your goals set deadlines and expectations. What use is having a goal if you can’t track exactly how close you are to accomplishing it?

Write out a 30-day plan to assist with this.

2. Brush Up On Grammar

Please, please, please don’t skip this step! Especially if you’re in an industry related to real estate, law or finances.

Your blog posts may be packed with tons of advice and helpful information but if you cant spel crrectly (See that’s annoying right?) then you will be unsuccessful in finding new leads.

A missing comma here or there might be okay, but you really need to either outsource your blogging to a freelance writer or take a few grammar lessons.

Knowing what you’re talking about shows professionalism. This is no different in the blogging world. Bottom line: don’t let bad grammar mess up your business!

3. Learn Proper Formatting

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You probably didn’t realize blogs need proper formatting. This means you don’t write a blog the way you would have written a college thesis. No one wants to read huge blocks of text.

Everyone has a smartphone and most of the time we look up information on them. This is why it’s important to write in small paragraphs (2-4sentences at most).

Unlearn everything you were taught in your English class about formatting your writing. You can get away with 1 sentence paragraphs.

See?

You’re not getting away with it, actually, it’s necessary. The entire reason to have a blog is to create a loyal audience. You want this audience to grow right? Hopefully, your audience turns into clients and consumers.

This won’t happen if they don’t enjoy reading your content. Another aspect of formatting is using bullet points. These will make your content easier to read.

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Show Off Your Products/Services

This is your business blog. It’s more than okay to have a few posts related to your products rather than just giving advice all the time. If you’re having a sell tell your audience about it.

Maybe you’re launching a new product soon, or you want to explain why your product will be better for your potential consumers than your competition.

Your audience wants to know about you. They want to know about the advice you can give and they also want to know what makes your different from the rest of the business owners in your industry.

5. Get Creative and Use Awesome Graphics

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Pictures and graphics are everything. Especially for your blog posts featured photo. Part of learning how to write business blog posts is finding the perfect pictures to go along with what you’re writing.

Take your own pictures or search online for fascinating, eye captivating photos. But, don’t use Google images. Here are a few sources you can use:

  • Adobe Stock
  • Unsplash
  • Pixabay
  • Pexels
  • Stock Snap
  • Free Stocks

Bright colors are always a good choice but, if your company colors aren’t bright then it’s okay to use other colors.

Besides the feature photo that will appear when readers see your link, provide 2-3 other photos to break up some of the text in your post. Make sure these are high-quality large photos over 800 pixels.

Why?

Your pictures will look tacky and grainy if you just post any picture in there without considering the size and quality.

Get To It

Now you know the basics of starting your own company blog. Blogging will make you a go-to authority in your niche and you may have some fun with it along the way.

Write about new sales and products on your blog too. Finding and keeping new clients is one of the many benefits of your blog. Ask your readers how you’re doing and take a poll to see how they’re liking it.

It’s okay if you don’t have time to write these posts. You can always hire a quality freelance writer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Inside Look: Content Marketing for a Small Business

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You’ve heard it time and time again, “create content that converts.” But, what does that really mean? How do I create content my consumers will be interested in?

Knowing the power behind small business blogging is the first step towards monetizing your business via content marketing. Whether you’re a health, automotive, finance, real estate or food industry business you can benefit from knowing how to content market for a small business.

Who’s Your Audience?

Get out a notebook or word document and think about who you will read your content. Will your consumers read your blog and website descriptions? Figure out how to help them.

Depending on your industry you can provide helpful tips and advice for your consumers. Answer their questions and become the go-to for industry questions. For example, if you’re a baker write a blog post about how to make a gourmet handmade icing.

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Helping Others: The Service of Life

Wherever you go make it your life’s mission to be in the service of those who need you. This doesn’t always refer to those who are poor or homeless.

Serving others is also a key component in business, life, the success of an entrepreneur and the success of college students. This is the purpose of fundraisers and charities.

Be kind and offer free insight, tell people what you’ve experienced so they don’t have to make the same mistakes as you.

Life isn’t about being selfish. The moment you become SELFLESS great things happen.

If you’re always worried about money, your possessions and keeping knowledge to yourself, you will end up with NOTHING.

Why?

Because you made no attempt to build relationships or help those who could have used your services.

You made no attempt to help someone when they needed it and the world can see that. Especially in today’s time.

Do you think people want to support the cause of a selfish person?

Do people want to do business with a company that never gives, never fundraisers, doesn’t care for the community and will never give free advice?

The answer is NO. People don’t want to associate with selfish rude people.

Give more than you receive and your business, life, and personal life will triple with success.

Better relationships, more business connections and networks, and of course you will feel pretty good about yourself after helping someone.

Genuinely caring about people you come in contact with is the beginning to understanding that life is about service.

Life is NOT about how people can serve you.

How you can serve others?

In the end you’ll get the thanks and gratitude for being a kind person.

Patience, gratitude and insight are the elements you need to be of service.

Once you master your craft or niche offer it to someone (who is less fortunate) for free. Or, at least do a free consultation to show how knowledgeable you are. This will build your brand, business and reputation.

Once you become larger help the homeless, offer resume writing services to them.

Sincerely think of ways to help people no matter what industry you’re in or what you like to do.

Try it out. Tell me how it goes. Or if you’ve done this before and understand that life is about service share your thoughts. ❤️