Too bad “radiant” most likely leads to tan and wrinkly in the (hopefully not-so-near) future =_=…I definitely pamper my hair! Some treatments I do include:
- Leave-in-conditioner after showering. I use Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine. It’s only $2.99 at Target! Works well at night because it’s thick.
- Another leave-in-conditioner I like, Aussie Hair Insurance. This is good for daytime because it’s misty and light.
- For more intense treatment, I use a tablespoon of hair oil like Weleda Rosemary Oil, and massage it through my hair. I make sure to moisturize ends thoroughly. Then, I tie my hair in a loose bun and sleep with it overnight!
- I hardly ever use a blow dryer or straightener. My hair stylist uses them on me once every 3-4 months.
- I only use curling irons or hot curlers once or twice a year for very special occasions…(I’m really lazy about my hair when I go out..wooo little braid or poofy half-bun).
- When conditioning your hair in the shower, leave the product in for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. Take care of other stuff in the meantime!
- I eat a lot of omega-3s and Vitamin E! :D
I only have experience with straight, albeit rather dry, hair! I have no clue how to manage curly hair.
Thank you, you’re so kind. I splurge on shampoo and conditioner…I use Matrix Biolage Color Care. I don’t dye or highlight my hair, but this version was on sale lol. I want to try their Hydratherapie Shampoo & Conditioner. I was using Nexxus Therappe Shampoo and Conditioner, but the moisturizing effect does not last as long. Matrix Biolage is amazing! Especially if you have coarse hair…it makes it feel instantly sleeker and look shinier…And it STAYS that way. Also, my mom swears that Nexxus made her hair sleek…but it made more it fall out! Matrix has slowed down the hair-loss problem for her lol.
Matrix Biolage is expensive in stores and salons, but I buy it from Amazon for discounted prices (albeit large portions…I get the 1 Liter shampoo and conditioning set!). I think Shampoo and Conditioner is worth a splurge, especially if you have thick hair. The bottles last a long time. Good quality products make your hair more manageable, enjoyable, and just overall prettier!
I’m so into the Olympics this year, and naturally I’ve been curious to see what the athletes have to say about food! These are my favorite reads so far:
Nastia Liukin (22, gymnast, 5x medalist) “My mom raised me to believe that you have to treat your body like an expensive car — you have to put in the most expensive fuel. My approach is to have a clean diet and eat fresh food, and eating organic is definitely important to me.”
Nick McCrory (20, diver) “Want a gold medal or an ice cream cone?”
Common thread: “It’ OK to have bites of food that probably aren’t the best for you because that way you won’t deprive yourself and then want more of that food.”
2. What do Olympic Gymnasts Eat? This one is an old article (from 2004), but I think it’s a pretty honest portrayal of how an elite Olympic gymnast eats…lots of protein, checking the carbs, and frequent small meals.
4. Olympic Diets from Olympic Committee Nutritionist: Elite athletes have strict, purpose-driven diets, but struggle with the same things as us! Read about how they cope with emotional eating and how they break habits (they also get a lot of help that us normal folk just don’t have!). This is from Gabby Douglas’s nutritionist!
5. One of my favorite track athletes, Lolo Jones, drinks a green protein smoothie everyday! Her go-to recipe contains strawberries, spinach, banana, and protein powder. I loved her interview on the Today Show this morning where she talks about her childhood and beliefs.
And on another note…I read that Serena and Venus Williams are now raw vegans!
I was able to run 30 minutes on grass today before I felt any discomfort in my knee! Yayy, things are looking up, but I definitely won’t rush it. I’m going to keep taking it easy and super focus on eating well for the rest of the week. Next week it’s back to Week 1 leading to the Nike Women’s Marathon (Oct. 14th)! I’m so excited to start running again, especially with the Olympic track and field events going on. (More favorite moments to come!). I’m just completely mesmerized watching the runners’ form and fluid movement. I’m actually just obsessed with so many British things right now…Doctor who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, all these shows’ actors, style..I even listened to One Direction while I was running today…good god they make me feel old >.<!
Have a good night and remember to start practicing a good sleeping schedule in preparation for Fall!
You should aim to do your best! Work your butt off and go for the A’s! The average GPA for accepted students around the US in 2011 was 3.66 so maybe you can use that as a long-term goal. Medical schools like to see that you’ve gained some experience in the field and have worked on a project (volunteer, research, study groups) to a significant degree. They also like to learn how you are unique and what you are passionate about!