By Alexa Santory
Belle Bar 💗s Pink
We wouldn’t be this excited about pink stuff and not show you some of our own! We have some pretty bomb pink products here at Belle Bar. From a hair mask that uses the power of hibiscus, to a customizable face mask that brightens the skin almost instantly. Keep reading to learn all about our very own pink products (which also happen to be some of my personal favorites).
Waikiki Restorative Hibiscus Hair Mask
AKA the bomb. Anyone with damaged hair, listen up!! This is what you're missing! I’ve talked about this mask before and for good reason: it does everything it says it will. There’s hibiscus, the star of the show, and what helps keep moisture in its place. It has amino acids and hair healthy vitamins A and C, so it cleanses and conditions the hair gently, without stripping.
Damaged hair needs as much moisture as possible, so we also added coconut milk and avocado. Coconut milk contains lauric acid, a fatty acid that gives it antifungal and antibacterial properties. This helps with dandruff and other scalp issues. Plus, it penetrates the hair shaft deeply and leaves the hair feeling moisturized and soft. Avocados, as we know, are amazing for the hair. All those amino acids and good fats help restore split ends and soften dry, brittle hair. Cactus repairs damaged hair follicles, while marshmallow root adds slip to the hair to prevent breakage.
We topped everything off with three super moisturizing ingredients: pumpkin, coconut oil, and shea nut oil, all of which make for a deeply hydrating hair cocktail. Overall, I’d say this hair mask is the best I’ve ever used. I’ve never seen such fast results after using deep conditioners from other brands. Restoring damaged hair can be an extremely long process if you don’t give your hair what it needs. This mask has everything and more.
See how we use Waikiki!
This mask an homage to all the nasty women out there. Keep doing you. I tried this mask for the first time recently and I’m so impressed with the results. My curls are so well defined, super shiny, and my scalp feels clean and balanced. Everyone should work to get their scalp health under control, since that’s where all the magic happens anyway.
We chose strawberries as the star of this mask because of their ability to prevent product buildup and strengthen hair follicles. They’re full of vitamins our hair needs, like vitamin C, B6, and B5. They also contain salicylic acid, which helps to gently exfoliate. The antioxidants in strawberries help protect the scalp from damage.
There’s also goji berry, an excellent source of protein that contains 19 amino acids -- all very good stuff for the hair. Protein is what makes our hair strong, so an extra dose of it never hurt. Rose is super soothing and helps nourish the scalp, while stimulating circulation. We added sunflower oil because it’s full of omega-6 fatty acids that are essential to our hair’s health. There’s also cardamom, a powerful spice that adds shine and strengthens the hair from the root. Cardamom has antibacterial properties, making it excellent for improving and nourishing scalp health. Juniper berry has some awesome scalp saving benefits -- it’s antifungal and astringent, so it’ll help tone and balance the scalp, while still protecting it from issues like dandruff. Juniper berry also helps increase blood circulation, so more blood flow means stronger hair!
Hawaiian Alaea Salt is a standout in this mask. It’s unrefined salt mixed with a volcanic nutrient high in iron called alaea, and it’s pretty bomb for our hair. If you have dandruff, this ingredient will help calm it down since it works to remove flakes. It also helps absorb excess oil on the scalp and strengthen the hair follicles. Then we added ginger, witch hazel, and cloves -- a scalp stimulator and hair growth star, a balancing and nourishing toner, and a fallout reducer. All in all I’d say this mask is the whole package. It truly has something for everyone.
Customizable Hypersensitive Skin Watermelon Face Mask
I try to use this mask like twice a month because I don’t wanna finish it too fast, because it’s that good. If you have sensitive skin like me, this one is gentle and soothing enough to use a couple of times a week. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, you should still check this mask out. Everyone could use a little tenderness, ya know?
We chose watermelon to be the star here because of its high water content. Oftentimes, sensitive skin gets irritated because it’s lacking moisture. If you’re experiencing sunburn or you feel you have UV damage, the watermelon in this mask will help soothe that. They’re high in vitamin A, which is necessary for our skin’s health, and helps slow down signs of aging as well as reverse UV damage. Watermelon is also a natural astringent that helps tone the skin, improving the overall texture and appearance.
We also added aloe vera-- an absolute miracle substance and basically a cure all for your skin issues. It’s a humectant, so it attracts moisture to the skin. Aloe is also really soothing, especially on sunburnt skin! There’s evening primrose oil, which comes from a flower that only blooms at night. This mysterious little oil is excellent for stimulating collagen production, which keeps the skin looking plump and youthful. It also helps stall the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Grapefruit has some pretty great antibacterial properties that help ward off breakouts. It also cleans deep and unclogs the pores. This honestly wouldn’t be a sensitive skin mask if we didn’t add witch hazel, the holy grail of skin toners. To my custom mask, I added green tea to calm my skin down even more, and banana for extra hydration (and because they’re my favorite fruit). We also recommend adding oatmeal to soothe the skin and calm any irritation, and almond for gentle exfoliation. Whether you have sensitive skin, aging skin, or just want your skin to relax, this mask is great for every skin type.