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Who Says I'm Not Natural?!

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For the past couple of years, my friends and family have thought I’m bizarro for drinking apple cider vinegar and smoothering my hair with coconut oil. I have some whole foods-y, natural beauty supplements I love. I really knew the bachelorettes in the house were my kind of people when I saw them downing ACV and conditioning with coconut oil after rose ceremony styling wrecked havoc on their hair.

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 4.27.07 PMI used to take 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day. I would hum the spoon full of sugar song from Mary Poppins hoping it would ease the pain of swallowing that nasty shit. You’ve seen many of my disgusted facial expressions on The Bachelor, but this one was uglier than all of them. I suffered through it because ACV is nature’s cure for…well, a lot of stuff. See a complete list HERE or anywhere else on Google. I, of course, am most interested in ACV because of it’s skin benefits. It helps clear acne and make skin glow. I would contemplate giving up my voice to Ursula for consistently clear skin. (Not that it would be a very good deal for her.)

Taking ACV was the worst part of my day. (I guess that means I live a nice life.) I thought I needed to come up with an alternative way to ingest this yucky crap. Thankfully I found ACV pills. I buy them on Amazon. You can also buy them at GNC. I take 6 pills a day, usually 2 pills every time I eat a meal or snack. SWU292_Xl

Ingesting coconut oil is said to be good for your skin, brain, heart, digestive system, and weight loss. Buy unrefined, organic, and extra virgin coconut oil. You want it to be purer than me. I like to put a tablespoon of it in my coffee with cinnamon in lieu of cream and sugar or on top of a piece of dark chocolate.

coconut-oilI don’t suggest putting coconut oil directly on your face because people react to it differently. However, I use it as a body moisturizer especially in the summer because of the smell. My favorite use for coconut oil is as a deep conditioning hair treatment. I will drench my hair with it, along with olive or avocado oil, and tie my hair up with a paper towel wrapped around it. Go to sleep, wake up, wash your hair, and then be that girl who says, “Feel how soft my hair is.”


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  • Tracey
    Posted at 05:52h, 07 March Reply

    Hi I hope to hear from you soon

  • tjoy711
    Posted at 16:05h, 08 March Reply

    Hi Ashley how is your weekend going my been
    Amazing my mom through me a beautiful
    Surprise bridal shower so did you check the mascara I emailed you

  • Samantha
    Posted at 03:12h, 09 March Reply

    It is also possible to take it in pill/tablet form, but I don’t recommend that because a 2005 study showed that the true vinegar content of these supplements was highly questionable (33).

    There is also a report of a woman having an apple cider vinegar tablet stuck in her throat, which led to esophageal burns.

    It is recommended to use organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the “mother.”

    Dint take the acv pills ashley. This is from the link to the article you gave e us.

  • Kiss & Make-up
    Posted at 11:03h, 09 March Reply

    I’m a big fan of coconut oil for beauty purposes! I never tried apple cider vinegar though.

  • sewsarafox
    Posted at 04:05h, 10 March Reply

    Soooo basically… I stalk this site everyday, in high hopes of new posts. I DIE for you and your style. Oh, and your face also. So gorgeous, but natural. You need to be my friend in real life. I enjoy reading what you have to say AND the way you say it/write it. Your sentence structure is on FLEEK. ??

  • Anastasia
    Posted at 17:59h, 11 March Reply

    Ah I just watched your spreecast with Michelle Money and it was so nice to see how you girls are in real life without all the editing…

  • Crafty Coin
    Posted at 21:59h, 11 March Reply

    I just posted about my favorite ways to use coconut oil and using it as a hair mask definitely made the list! Love coconut oil’s versatility. I also use it on my face, but that’s because I don’t react.


  • Tiffany Layne
    Posted at 23:46h, 12 March Reply

    I thought you were awesome before, but now after reading this I am even more impressed. I had no idea that there are ACV pills! That would seriously solve the morning “this is not the first thing I want to taste” dilemma. 🙂 Maybe my kids will be less emotional over it as well.

    Oh, and coconut oil on the hair? Best thing EVER!!!!

  • Tiffany Layne
    Posted at 23:49h, 12 March Reply

    Okay, so seriously I had no idea that there were ACV pills! That will definitely eliminate the morning “I don’t want this to be the first thing I taste” dilemma and may even stop the kid complaining.

    Oh and the coconut oil in the hair, BEST THING EVER!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 16:34h, 18 March Reply

    Hi Ashley, big fan of you on the Bachelor!
    did you breakout after you starting apple cider vinegar pills? I’m on about a week and my skin has gotten so bad!

    • ashleyiaconetti
      Posted at 16:49h, 19 March Reply

      It should do the opposite. Very strange. I’m so sorry! Maybe try ACV shots instead.

  • Kimberly
    Posted at 23:29h, 10 September Reply

    I love you I think your great but ? My hair is dry n damage is coconut the best to restore it help !!!!!

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