Lake Sebu

I flew to the lowermost part of the Philippines for my first solo travel this year to experience Lake Sebu. It is an actual lake in a small town also called Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, Mindanao. Before I leave for this trip, my mother, sister, friends, and office friends kept on telling me to take care, for obvious reasons that it is just a few hours away from where the bandits are nesting. To be honest, I kind of hesitated because of its reputation but still followed my guts, that everything will be fine. So I decided to go. But as expected, it has the warmest people. 🙂

It’s amazing to find peace in a place where most people perceive is lacking. 🙂

Here is a video of my adventures in Lake Sebu:


Things you must try:

  1. Seven Falls Zipline
  2. Extreme River Tubing
  3. Water Biking

Places to visit:

  1. Divine Mercy Garden
  2. Lotus Watching on Lake Sebu
  3. Bai Lang Dulay
  4. T’Boli Homestay
  5. Seven Falls
  6. T’Boli Museum

I will update this post soon for my Guide to Lake Sebu. 😉

Be well,

Lake Sebu

DIY Seasalt Hairspray

For someone who has long straight hair and love the waves and the great volume it gets when it dries out after a few dips in the sea, this is for you.

You will need the following:

  1. Spray Bottle
  2. Organic Seasalt
  3. Organic Coconut Oil
  4. Odorless leave-in conditioner (optional)
  5. Essential Oil (optional)

But for me, since I couldn’t find an affordable organic leave-in conditioner and essential oil, I went for just the basics: warm water, organic seasalt and coconut oil. Below are the ones I used.

I got the organic seasalt from Healthy Options in Greenbelt 5. There are a lot of Healthy Options out there and organic shops like Santi’s; Hain is a personal choice because  I have been using it since the day I started doing the Master Cleanse and aside from that, it is the cheapest I can find, a 10 ounce costs around 100 pesos.

The organic coconut oil was from Sesou Nature Source shop in Greenbelt 1, it is located on the lower ground floor. It is not an actual store but just a stall near Mango. I bought the Botany Works Virgin Coconut Oil for 165 pesos.

Before we proceed to the instructions, here is a photo of my hair before I apply my DIY Seasalt Hairspray:



Mix warm water (120ml) and seasalt (1 tbsp) in a container and wait for the seasalt to melt. Once the seasalt dissolves, add the coconut oil (1 tbsp) and mix until you are satisfied. And then put it in the spray bottle (mine is a 150ml bottle). That’s it! Your Seasalt Hairspray is ready. But of course you can always add an organic leave-in conditioner for more volume and thickness and essential oil for flavor.

Now, spray it evenly to your hair (preferably towel dried after shower). Since this is my first time, I just put what I think is enough. I don’t want to put a little and too much since I’m not sure yet what it will look like. Ha! Once you are satisfied with it, bun it and let it air dry for about 30 minutes.

Mine looked like this:


Although it was not as wavy as I wanted it to be, it really looked and felt like my hair after a day at the beach. Try it yourself and leave a feedback on the comment section. 😉


DIY Seasalt Hairspray