Let’s talk Restructuring the Hair

restructuring lineLet’s talk about the new Restructuring Line.

What is this for? Damaged hair, really damaged hair, extremely damaged hair, chemically damaged hair, over processed hair, over stressed hair.
It Rebuilds, Restrengthens, Restructures,, Resurfaces. Works inside and out.

Never before has there been a product made like this. Monat is the very first.

The Fiber Rescue & Rejuveniqe S are 2 exclusive to Monat ingredients that no other line has or will have.

Do you need this?  yes.  or does everyone need this? NO. Those with damaged hair need this. Healthy hair probably doesn’t need this.
The best time to us these products would be after a color, lightening, or texture service, or any time hair is damaged.

Reverse the signs of damage

The Restructuring Hair Care Collection is designed to take a 360 approach to reverse the appearance of hair damage, correcting the entire hair fiber, inside and out. The products within the Restructuring Hair Care Collection work together as an advanced, high performance program re-building strength from within while reinforcing and protecting the hair’s surface for a softer, smoother, shinier, healthier-looking finish.

How do you use it? 

Step 1. 
Conditioning Pre Wash: This conditioning prep step is important because it protects hair from the stresses of washing. That is a big deal with really damaged hair. Use it on wet hair, work it through strands, to improve elasticity and reduce stress. Apply as you would any other Monat conditioner. Rinse it out after a few minutes.

Step 2. 
Restructuring shampoo. This is a low lather shampoo. If it doesn’t lather, that doesn’t mean it isn’t working. Work the shampoo through strands gently applying as you would any other of our shampoos. Just use it after the pre shampoo conditioner. Rinse it out after a minute. Bypass the 2nd wash as that extra friction may be hard on fragile damaged strands. Towel blot water from hair.

Step 3. 
Masque. It can be used every 3rd shampoo. Apply to towel dried hair, as you would any of Monat Masques and leave in your hair for 5 minutes.

Step 4. 
Inner Force Restructuring Serum. This penetrates, (without lifting the cuticle or stressing strands) deep into the cortex. This is left in the hair as a leave in treatment. It can be used daily and without use of the other products, meaning if you want to use it on non shampoo days, you can. You can use it with Rejuvabeads, too. Apply the Beads first, gently brush or comb through, wait a minute, then apply Inner Force Restructuring Serum over top of the beads.

What do we know?

In testing, 100% of Research subjects agree that:
The product works as a protective shield
Improves Resistance to breakage
Reduces damage and brittleness
Improves manageability
Hair appears stronger
Hair looks healthier, younger, shinier.
Provides mild effective cleansing
Improves elasticity
Looks in better shape
Hair feels softer, smoother,
Helps repair damage
Transforms hair from brittle to silky
Immediately restores softness.

The research subjects were stylists and clients and they all agreed!

Where do I Get it:

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BENEFITS

Restructuring Pre-wash Conditioner– A lightweight pre-shampoo conditioner that shields strands from friction and further damage during washing, leaving hair luscious and healthy.

Restructuring Shampoo– A mild and creamy, sulfate-free corrective cleanser that rebuilds, re-hydrates and fortifies tresses.

Hair Transformation Masque– Fixes breakage, strengthens, softens and transforms the look of damaged, brittle, over-processed hair within minutes.

Inner Force Restructuring Serum– Dual treatment serum that reconstructs hair at its core, restoring strands to a healthier, pre-damaged state in just one treatment.

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Get your vitamins here;  S3

 

A growing number of consumers are interested in naturally based, vegan and/or plant-based alternatives.

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One tremendous movement is for corporations to be cruelty free.
We are Leaping Bunny certified is a big win for those of us who care.
Naturally based products are becoming the rage among today’s health conscious shoppers.
What you will not find in MONAT products are listed below in our “no’s”
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Cyclic Silicones
  • BHT
  • DEA/MEA
  • Phthalates
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Petrolatum
  • Mineral Oil
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Triclosan
  • Plastic Microbeads
  • Formaldehyde Releasers
  • Harmful Colors
  • Harmful Fragrances
What you will find in MONAT’s products are naturally based ingredients and botanicals extracts that benefit the hair and scalp. These ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and improve the hair’s overall condition to leave it silky, shiny, healthy and beautiful.
If you are interested in these products and want more information then please click this link:  Elaine’s Monat
I would love to show you around the Monat business and if you are also interested in join just click the join opportunity button on the site.
We have three ways to buy also so you have choices with Monat.
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Some blog posts, articles or other content on this website contain affiliate links for products or services I recommend. This means I may receive a commission or other compensation if you choose to purchase something I’ve shared with you.

Rock on with October.. Rocktober

 

I am so so excited for October.. not only is it the best time of the year for me but I know when the colors start changing we all get a little excited of all the beauty around us..  Monat has sweetened the month just a little bit more.

We have so many great things going on that I can hardly wait to finish this so you all know whats going on..

Golly where do I begin..  Okay well this just isn’t October its Rocktober… and we are doing jut that..rocking October with many many things for you to get October off to a good start..  First I am asking you to join my team..  2nd once you got your product pack picked out,  just follow each link in the set up of your very own business.. that alone is exciting.

Essentials Product Pack

Get in the game this month, with our LIMITED-EDITION ESSENTIALS Pack. This product pack comes with some of our best-sellers and will get you started as a successful Market Partner, but act fast, this is only available in August.

This Product Pack includes: 

  • REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive (1)
  • Revive Shampoo (1)
  • Revitalize Conditioner (1)
  • Rejuvabeads (1)
  • Blow Out Cream (1)
  • The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo (1)
  • Hair Apparent Magazine (1)

PLUS STARTER KIT WITH:

  • Assorted Product Samples
  • SMART Start Roadmap
  • SMART Start Workbook
  • Product Magazine + Price List
  • VIP Customer brochure
  • Packaging Band (for brochures and samples)
  • Jelly Bag(For Samples)

$199.00

 

One the very first page of you back office on the right and about half way down you will see the heading called company news. Click on each one of those and download everything to your computer like I do and your ready to take off with your business.  Get excited as you tell all your friends that you are now a Monat Boss Babe.. that’s right your are a boss babe now my friend.. and I welcome you..

So lets me help you get rocking this October with your very own Rocktober Biz..   You deserve to pamper yourself.

 

Watch how Kristy is rocking october too.

Don’t forget to pick up your Halloween treats today..

 

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Some blog posts, articles or other content on this website contain affiliate links for products or services I recommend. This means I may receive a commission or other compensation if you choose to purchase something I’ve shared with you.

 

Winter will be here soon.. be ready

Summer is about to end so why not get ready for those winter months.. So for all you grilling buddies this is for you.

Everything you need for indoor grilling.

Indoor Grill Cooking Tips

Enjoy these tips and things..

 

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Some blog posts, articles or other content on this website contain affiliate links for products or services I recommend. This means I may receive a commission or other compensation if you choose to purchase something I’ve shared with you.

What to do when the air quality is bad!

 

Watch this video first then we will chat a minute..  Here’s what to do when the air quality is bad.

 

Air quality has been bad in Portland, Oregon and much of the northwest, which includes Redding California.   B.C. is suffering from thick smoke from the wild fires too which has grounded fighting aircraft. Sign reading danger wildfire

Bad Air Day? Here’s How to Survive

Polluted air contains particulate matter, lead, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide—all of which can cause problems in people with allergies or asthma. Even if pollution is low, airborne pollen and mold can make a trip outdoors particularly daunting for people with respiratory conditions.

One option is to reduce excessive exposure on days that might trigger symptoms. Avoid areas where pollen, mold, or other allergens are high. If you know that grass and trees are a problem, don’t spend the day in a tree-filled park; if you have to mow your lawn, wear a mask with a filter to reduce exposure to grass. Staying indoors with the windows closed and the air-conditioning on is also helpful.

Todd Rambasek, MD, of ENT & Allergy Health Services, in Cleveland, says there are three things that typically affect your ability to breathe outside:

  • How much of an allergen or pollutant is present.
  • How heavily you are breathing. (For example, you breathe more heavily when exercising.)
  • How well your symptoms are controlled, if you have asthma.

People with asthma often need to use an everyday controller medication, which is a drug that eases underlying lung inflammation. Bronchodilators are another type of asthma drug that can be used to expand airways and relieve symptoms, such as shortness of breath or coughing. However, if you are using a bronchodilator inhaler all the time to treat symptoms, its a sign that your asthma isnt under control and that you should be taking controller medication daily.

“If people take daily controller medications, they are less likely to have problems when they are near triggers,” says Dr. Rambasek.

In addition to regularly taking controller medications—such as fluticasone, Singulair, and Azmacort—asthmatics should also carry albuterol, a common bronchodilator, according to Dr. Rambasek. Using a bronchodilator inhaler about 30 minutes before going outside can be helpful, he says.

Over-the-counter antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) tend to work well and are relatively safe for those with allergies, Dr. Rambasek says. Dr. Benninger recommends using topical anti-allergy eye drops and Afrin for itchy eyes and congestion if symptoms are infrequent, though he cautions that Afrin should only be used for a few days at a time.

Dr. Benninger also advises patients to begin taking medications two to three weeks prior to allergy season. Steroid nasal sprays are particularly beneficial when taken in advance if you have allergies that affect your sinuses, he says.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggest to take steps to decrease your risk from wildfire smoke. 

https://www.cdc.gov/features/wildfires/index.html

  • Check local air quality reports. Listen and watch for news or health warnings about smoke. Find out if your community provides reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index (AQI) or check the report on AirNow.gov. In addition, pay attention to public health messages about safety measures.
  • Consult local visibility guides. Some communities have monitors that measure the amount of particles in the air. In the western United States, some states and communities have guidelines to help people determine if there are high levels of particulates in the air by how far they can see.
  • Keep indoor air as clean as possible if you are advised to stay indoors. Keep windows and doors closed. Run an air conditioner, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter in a designated evacuation center or away from the affected area. Learn more about reducing your smoke exposure indoors.[819 KB]
  • Avoid activities that increase indoor pollution. Burning candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves can increase indoor pollution. Vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home, contributing to indoor pollution. Smoking also puts even more pollution into the air.
  • Prevent wildfires from starting. Prepare, build, maintain and extinguish campfires safely. Follow local regulations if you burn trash or debris. Check with your local fire department to be sure the weather is safe enough for burning.
  • Follow the advice of your doctor or other healthcare provider about medicines and about your respiratory management plan if you have asthma or another lung disease. Consider evacuating if you are having trouble breathing. Call your doctor for  advice if your symptoms worsen.
  • Do not rely on dust masks for protection. Paper “comfort” or “dust” masks commonly found at hardware stores are designed to trap large particles, such as sawdust. These masks will not protect your lungs from the small particles found in wildfire smoke. Read more on choosing and using respirators to protect your lungs from smoke and ash.[321 KB]
  • Evacuate from the path of wildfires. Listen to the news to learn about current evacuation orders. Follow the instructions of local officials about when and where to evacuate. Take only essential items with you. Follow designated evacuation routes–others may be blocked–and plan for heavy traffic.
  • Protect yourself cleaning up after a fire. Cleanup work can expose you to ash and other products of the fire that may irritate your eyes, nose, or skin and cause coughing and other health effects. Learn how to protect yourself from ash.[845 KB]

Who is at greatest risk from wildfire smoke?

  • People who have heart or lung diseases, like heart disease, chest pain, lung disease, or asthma, are at higher risk from wildfire smoke.
  • Older adults are more likely to be affected by smoke. This may be due to their increased risk of heart and lung diseases.
  • Children are more likely to be affected by health threats from smoke. Children’s airways are still developing and they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Also, children often spend more time outdoors engaged in activity and play.

Wildfires burning near residential area

 

How to prevent Fires. 

 

Are you suffering from Burn Out?

Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. One author described the difference between feeling tired and being burned out: 

‘There is a difference between feeling tired because you put in a hard day’s work and feeling fatigued in every cell of your being.

Most of us have experienced a long day’s work and the reward of hard-earned exhaustion . . .That is one kind of tired.

The kind of tired that results from burnout is a bone-tired, soul-tired, heart-tired, kind of exhaustion (Pennebaker, 2004).’’

I love this quote because it so clearly outlines the difference between being tired and being burned out. When you are burned out, your entire body feels it. You feel like you are exhausted in every sense of the word. If you have been burned out before, you will understand exactly what I am saying.

Burnout is a seriously overlooked issue in today’s home and workplace. Many of us take on way too much, and wind up becoming overworked and overtired. When we take on too much stress for too long, this can lead to burnout. Burnout can quickly spiral out of control and be difficult to overcome.

It is SO important to know the signs of burnout. That way, you can stop it before it spirals out of control! After reading the most relevant and recent research on burnout, I was able to narrow it down to 10 common symptoms of burnout. Reading this signs can help you identify these symptoms in yourself and others early. 

Here are the 10 Common Symptoms of Burnout (listed in no specific order):

  1. Physical Exhaustion– Burnout often leads to exhaustion and takes a toll on your physical self.  Some signs of physical exhaustion include: Waking up exhausted, finding yourself relying on many cups of coffee to get through the day, and not feeling like you have the energy to do the things you once did.

  2. Decreased Satisfaction– One telltale sign of burnout is when a person starts feeling decreased satisfaction in areas of their life they previously enjoyed, such as decreased  satisfaction in your job, school, and/or relationships.

  3. Lack of Confidence– Another sign of burnout is feeling self-conscious and a lack of confidence in areas that you were previously confident in.

  4. Emotional Exhaustion– Emotional exhaustion happens when we feel that we have nothing left emotionally to give. When you feel that you can no longer handle even a simple conversation with a friend or family member, you may be struggling with emotional exhaustion.

  5. Bitterness – This is a big sign when it comes to burnout! Feeling bitter towards activities that you previously enjoyed is often listed in the research as one of the primary signs of burnout.

  6. Poor Self Care – If you no longer feel that you have the mental or physical energy to shower, go to the gym, put on nice clothes, make meals, or anything that contributes to healthy self care, you may be struggling with burnout.

  7. Relational Difficulties– If you find yourself fighting more often with your partner/family member/ friend, or if you find yourself withdrawing and not communicating about how you are feeling, this may be a warning sign that you are burning out.

  8. Health Problems – Health problems are often one of the first signs of burnout!  Personally, my body always tells me that I am burning out before my mind even realizes it! Be mindful about what your body is telling you. If you are constantly getting sick and not getting better, this may be a sign that something more is going on!

  9. Sleep Difficulties – Examples of sleep difficulties include: Laying in bed at night thinking about all of the things you need to do, tossing and turning for hours on end, nightmares, and having negative thoughts about yourself that you cannot control. It is normal to have a night once in awhile where you cannot sleep, but if these sleep difficulties are becoming typical for you it is time to talk to a doctor our counsellor about it!

  10. Loss of Motivation– If you find yourself lacking motivation to finish your project for work, get your kids ready for school in the morning, or meet up with a group for school; this may be a sign of burnout.

If you are feeling any of these signs, it is important to know that you are not alone and there are ways that you can get yourself out of the horrible spiral of burnout.

 

SO, HOW DO YOU OVERCOME BURNOUT?

1. KNOW THE SOURCE OF YOUR BURNOUT.

Are you just overwhelmed with the amount of tasks on your plate? Maybe you’re juggling a full-time job with your side hustle and also trying to maintain your home life. Or maybe there’s a deeper issue at hand… Perhaps your lack of motivation is because you’re no longer passionate about your work? Determine what is causing you to feel burnt out so you can overcome it.

2. THINK ABOUT THE BIGGER PICTURE.

It can be hard to get motivated to complete a certain task if you aren’t seeing the reason behind it. Ask yourself: What will accomplishing this task mean in terms of my larger goal? It’s a good way to remind you of what your long-term goals are and can help you get back on track.

3. BLOCK OFF TIME FOR SELF-CARE.

You have to take care of yourself, no matter how much you have going on in your life. Block off time every week (or even a short amount of time each day if you can) to do something just for you. Tune out everything else and just relax. Take a bath, watch a movie, read a book, pamper yourself, go for a walk, or meditate. Whatever makes you feel relaxed and relieves your stress is what you should be doing during this time. You’ll see those feelings of being burnt out melt away.

4. SCHEDULE BREAKS INTO YOUR DAY.

It’s not healthy to always go at it non-stop. If you do, it could very well be the reason you’re feeling burnt out. You need to make time to take a break and step away from the laptop. Even a short break can help you clear your mind and recharge so you can get back to work. Schedule breaks into your day so you don’t forget to take them.

5. TAKE UP A HOBBY.

Take up a hobby that you can enjoy doing during your free-time. Your hobby should be something that you look forward to every time. It can be a great way to eliminate stress.

6. UNPLUG.

These days, it’s hard for us to ditch our phones and computers. We feel the need to be connected at all times, but the truth is that it can easily contribute to those burnt out feelings. Take time away from your computer, your phone, and any other devices. You don’t need to be logged into social media 24/7. And you most certainly shouldn’t be checking those emails after-hours.

7. DELEGATE WHEN YOU CAN OR ASK FOR HELP.

If you’re running a small business, you may not be in a position to hire an employee to delegate tasks to. But if you are, consider hiring someone who can take the workload off of you. If you can’t hire someone, you can still seek help from family or friends.

8. CLOCK OUT AT THE END OF THE DAY.

If you have a day job, don’t take your work home with you. I mean those both physically and mentally. Don’t bring work assignments home to complete after-hours (unless the boss says so, but you need boundaries). Don’t take it home mentally either, which means you shouldn’t think about it. Leave the stress and thoughts about work assignments at the door when you leave at the end of the day.

If you run your own business and work from home, it can be hard to clock out because your office is always right there. Set virtual office hours and do not check your inbox after this time. Make sure clients know your hours so they don’t expect a response from you during your off times. You can’t be available all day every day.

9. GET SOME SLEEP.

When people are feeling burnt out, they often lost out on precious hours of sleep because they’re stressed. Find a way to relax before bedtime and get to sleep early so you can catch up on your ZzZz’s.

As a first step, be sure to talk to someone about it! A trusted friend, family member, family doctor, or a counselor is a great place to start.

Interested in where I found this research, or want to read more on burnout?  Here is my source! https://ourmamavillage.com/much-stress-10-signs-burning/

 

And

http://www.defineyourhustle.com/what-to-do-when-youre-burnt-out/?utm_content=buffer6d3cd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

If you know of some one that is burned out then share this with them..  Sharing is Caring.

 

 

 

 

 

Everything you need to Build Your Own Business

Monat just announced they have made a new product pack just for the month of August.

 

A new month and new opportunities await you.

It’s time to dust off those dreams.

At MONAT, you’ll change your life and, consequently, change the lives of others.

In this product pack for only $199.00 USA dollars you get:

  1. Starter Kit
  2. “Hair Apparent” magazine
  3. Rejuvenique Oil Intensive
  4. Revive Shampoo
  5. Revitalize Conditioner
  6. Blow out Cream
  7. Rejuvebeads
  8. The Champ dry shampoo

Never before has Monat jumped right out there to help all you new opportunity seekers.

See what we’re all about, get in the game and join the#MONATmovement.

Join Now

Not interested in being a Market partner.. no problem  you can now become a VIP Customer and still get 15% off the already discounted price.

 You can join for as little as $60.00

Come check it out on my website.  Click here

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Welcome Everyone To My Blog “Lynn Sparks”

My name is Elaine Babb and I have started a brand spanking new blog for my Lynn Sparks brand. Let me tell you just a little bit about Elaine BAbb aka Lynn Sparks and what she stands for.  First off I am a mother of one son and seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and one on the way.  God has blessed me with my family. I live in La Porte, Texas and enjoy life with my children and working from home.  I retired at 62 and needed to stay busy so I decided that social media was the best way to get involved and to help people around the globe. Which brings me up to why I am doing what I am doing today.  This is my first blog as Lynn Sparks.   I chose Lynn Sparks because my middle name is Lynn and I use it a lot and I used Sparks because I love to spark a fire under people to get them going and motivated to see the potential that is in each one of us.  I am a business owner and for the last few years I have struggled like some of you have to build my brand and to be seen by the masses. I am dedicating my life to help others that like me struggle with the whys, the how’s, and what do I do next in this world of social media..  If there is one thing I have had to learn that is, not everyone thinks like I do.  Thank God right..  Well I am here to help you the business owner, the want to be,  the one who don’t mind learning from others.  It don’t make any difference what type of business you are in, contractors, work at home mom with a health and wellness business or the hairlady like me.  I am here for you to help you thrive in what you do.  Together we will help each other grow.

 

To better serve you please go to my Lynn Sparks Page on facebook at: Dreamers