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Get Versatile with Your Hair

By Tia Cristy

Get Versatile with Your Hair 

We all go through periods where we get bored with our hair. Is your hair dull? Has you locks lost their life? Does it seem like a bun or ponytail is the only style you’re rocking on a daily basis? Don’t get me wrong, a messy bun or ponytail can be the right style for the right moment, but if it’s your go-to style, you might be in need of a change.

How Drastic are You Willing to Go?

Deciding how to change your look takes some effort. Hair changes are not permanent, but most changes take a bit of commitment. Are you debating about changing your color? If color change is a first for you, you might want to choose a subtle change. Add a few highlights or lowlights to change the whole appearance of your face. If you’re determine to go drastic, I recommend getting a professional. Colors and bleaches are chemicals, which means they have to be mixed correctly, timed perfectly and rinsed properly. It’s a special touch to obtain vibrant colors. If you want to go grey, purple, pink, blue, etc., bleaching the hair is usually a must. A professional can mix the right products to make that bleach safe for your scalp. Warning not all bleaches are safe on the scalp. Also, if you have a color tint mishap, a pro can fix it in the easiest and healthiest way.

Chop It?

Is it time to let go of length? Sometimes the hair needs several inches removed to regain health. Sometimes we get bored with the length. But what happens if we cut it off and wish we could glue it back on two hours later? Easy solution for that in today’s world is to buy yourself some hair. Hair extensions are more popular than ever, and more affordable for quality hair. Check out the many different styles and colors that are available out there nowadays. Some extensions are removable on a daily.  Amazing Beauty Hair has a gorgeous selection of colors and textures to choose from. There are two options to choose from. They can be applied to the head with glue or clips instead of being sewn and weaved into your hair giving you the best of both worlds with long and short hair. The extensions are shipped beautifully in a sturdy box with a comb to section the hair properly. However, if your hair is long, but thin, add extensions to give thickness. I think it’s best to invest in 100% human hair if you’re planning on using the extensions on a frequent basis. It’s worth the little extra for a longer lifespan.

Is that a Shine or Greasy?

Getting a great shine in your hair starts from the inside out. Eating a well-balanced diet helps maintain hair health. B vitamins are important to overall health but adding a Super-B complex can feed your hair properly—always check with your doctor before starting supplements. Treat your hair with a hair mask.

Mix 1 egg, a cup of mayonnaise and a few squirts of your daily conditioner. Run through your wet locks, and then pin it up for 20 minutes. To get better results, put on a shower cap to allow your own body heat to work its benefit. After 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and then proceed with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine. Dry naturally or with a blow-dryer. If you use a hair dryer, give your hair a cold shot to create more shine.

Hair with New Life

Trying new options with your hair can boost your mood and confidence. With minimal effort, changing our hair can change our pyridine.

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5 Reasons to Book a Brazilian Blowout

5 Reasons to Book a Brazilian Blowout

 

You may have seen the results all over your social media feeds, Brazilian Blowouts are having a moment! The treatment is loved by women around the globe due to its transformative and, quite frankly, life-changing results.

 

According to Yahoo, the Brazilian Blowout is a liquid keratin formula that bonds to your hair and creates a protective layer around each strand, effectively diminishing frizz and sealing in the cuticle, thereby protecting your hair against any external damage.

 

It originated in Brazil and uses ingredients indigenous to the country including camu camu, annatto seed, and açai berry. The treatment leaves hair hydrated, less frizzy, and more resilient to heat styling as well as comes with an insanely glossy mirror-like shine.

 

In case you still aren’t sold, here are five reasons you need to book a Brazilian Blowout in Dubai or wherever you are located.

 

1. It’s customizable

 

For many people, a Brazilian Blowout is considered a hair straightening treatment. While allowing those with naturally curly hair to experience smooth, straight locks is undoubtedly the most common use of it; the treatment can be customized for you.

 

If you would rather keep your natural curls or waves intact while smoothing out your hair, the best hairstylist in Dubai can make that happen.

 

2. Requires no downtime

 

Compared to other smoothing procedures, there is no downtime whatsoever. Tuck your hair behind your ears, put your sunglasses on top of your head, wear a ponytail, swim, or exercise immediately after you walk out of the salon with no worries.

 

3. Perfect for all hair types

 

No matter what kind of hair you have, whether it is straight, curly, kinky, coarse, fine or damaged, a Brazilian Blowout can be tailored to work perfectly for you. The treatment is safe for any hair type and helps to improve shine as well as moisture levels.

 

Having one enables you to use less hair care products, decrease daily drying time by half, achieve salon quality hair, and air-dry hair and have it look natural and frizz-free.  

 

If you are looking to grow your hair more quickly, a Brazilian Blowout can assist with this as the treatment reduces split ends meaning you won’t require trims as often.

 

4. Won’t affect your natural curl pattern

 

Your treatment should last anywhere from three to four months. But after this period, your natural curl pattern will return with no line of demarcation. Even if you don’t get your Brazilian Blowout touched up right away, there will be no noticeable line of separation between the previously treated hair and new growth unlike with other relaxing or straightening methods.

 

A Brazilian Blowout is a smoothing treatment that does not contain harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, and it is a non-permanent treatment that won’t give you roots that must be retouched in a few months.

 

5. Done only by certified professionals

 

Overall, the process takes under two hours but depends on how much hair you have and how thick it is. In the salon, a certified Brazilian Blowout stylist will start by shampooing your hair three or four times to remove any product residue, and to create a base for the treatment to adhere.

 

At this point, working section by section, the Brazilian Blowout formula will be applied from root to tip, then blow-dried smooth. Next, a flat iron heated to 450 degrees will seal the formula in; then your stylist will again rinse your hair. This is then followed by a deep conditioning mask before your hair is once again blow-dried smooth.

 

Unlike other similar treatments, there aren’t any restrictions as to what you can and can’t do after a Brazilian Blowout. You can tie your hair up in a bun or clip it any way you want. You can sweat it out and shampoo, so you won’t have to skip your CrossFit class.

 

And since the treatment is already rinsed out while you are in the salon, you can wait for as long as you want to wash it. Just ensure you are using a sulfate- and chlorine-free formula to extend the pleasant appeal of a Brazilian Blowout.

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AUTHOR BIO

Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.

 

7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

 

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In an ideal world, with the advancement of modern technology, one would hope by now, they might have stumbled upon the fountain of youth; however unless the cosmetic companies are keeping this an extremely well guarded secret we are left with a variety of nutritional and superficial remedies to help us keep looking and feeling younger.  In reality, the majority of potions we put on our skin tend to be superficial quick fixes that don’t provide sustainable benefits.  Indeed, prevention is often the best cure in terms of ensuring young looking skin; however this article isn’t just skin deep – it’s about feeling younger too – which entails having more energy and vitality to take life on.

 

Here are 7 tips to help you in your quest to look and feel younger:

 

  1. GET MORE SLEEP

Experts recommend we have between six and nine hours sleep each night.  If you’re a light sleeper then you might want to consider hypnotherapy or guided relaxation videos on YouTube to ensure you’re getting the deep sleep you require, where your brain frequency slows down sufficiently to fully replenish and repair you body.

 

It can take up to 6 weeks to feel the effects of getting a good night’s sleep, but once you do, you will see a reduction in the dark circles around your eyes and will feel a profound increase in your energy levels.  A good way to make sure you fall asleep on time is to slowly wind down your evening.  Try not to watch TV, or be on your phone or laptop, just before going to bed; many experts recommend reading from a book (not a backlit digital device) as a good way to wind down.

 

  1. NURTURE YOUR SKIN

We all know it’s important to moisturise and replenish our skin on a daily basis to keep it soft and looking young, but with so many anti-aging creams on the market containing the vitamin derivative retinol it’s important you discover which Retinol Cream is best for you and your skin as skin care is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  In addition, you might want to consider moisturising with a simple and organic product like aloe vera.  However, moisturisation isn’t the only aspect of skin care; it’s important you cleanse and tone too.  A further consideration, if you wear make-up, is that you remove the make up each night in order to avoid clogged pores.

 

  1. NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

We are often keen to reach for a magic cream to replenish our skin without realising that our skin is an external representation of our internal biology.  If you want younger looking more radiant skin (and hair) then ensure you’re eating plenty of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils that will enrich your body with important nutrients to replenish skin and hair.

 

  1. DO SOME EXERCISE

Getting up and doing some cardiovascular exercise doesn’t mean you have to suddenly turn into a gym bunny; this could be as simple as starting your day off with a brisk walk.  Not only does exercise help keep you lean, and mentally sharp, it has been proven to boost your energy levels which will ensure you feel young as well as look younger.  If you don’t fancy going to your local gym, then head out for a walk or run with your music or get a group of friends together in order to motivate each other.

 

  1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Very few of us drink enough water, on a daily basis, yet drinking water is absolutely vital for the function of all our organs… and in particular, staying hydrated really helps our skin, as dehydration often leads to tired looking dull skin.  In fact, did you know that one of the causes for dark circles around your eyes is due to dehydration – which is why they tend to be much more pronounced when hungover.

 

  1. GET A NEW HAIR STYLE

Getting a trendy haircut isn’t only great for your self-esteem and personal pride, it’s a fantastic way to look and feel younger.  It’s important to have an age appropriate haircut, as otherwise it’ll have the opposite effect – and, depending on your age, it could make you look like you’re the victim of a midlife crisis.  Keeping on top of your personal appearance is one of the most fundamental things you can do to look and feel younger.

 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR WARDROBE WISELY

In a similar vein to keeping your hairstyle current and on trend, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely – as the clothes you wear are a reflection of who you are on the inside; and remember like attracts like – if you wear fun, bold and vibrant clothes you’ll attract fun, bold and vibrant people.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Damage While Wearing Clip-In Extensions

By Guest Blogger, Diana C.

5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Damage While Wearing Clip-In Extensions

 

Clip in hair extensions are an inexpensive and convenient way to add dimension to your hair and to take your appearance to the next level. They’re so easy to insert, remove and style that it’s possible to unintentionally mishandle them and cause damage your own hair in the process.

Protect your hair from damage while wearing clip in hair extensions by doing a few simple things to keep your own hair safe from damage.

Here are just a few things you can do to protect your hair:

  1. Remove clip in extensions carefully

People prefer clip in hair extensions because they are easy to remove but take them out too quickly and you run the risk of taking some of your own hair out with them. Before removing your clip in hair extensions comb or brush your hair smooth and gently separate your hair from the extensions. Create sections in your hair to expose the place where the clip in hair extensions are attached to your hair and gently slide them out of place. Pulling or yanking clip in hair extensions out of your hair or handling them too roughly can cause your hair to break and if done routinely may lead to long term damage.

  1. Choose clip in hair extensions that are lighter in weight

When purchasing clip in hair extensions for regular use go for extensions that weigh less instead of more. Heavier clip in hair extensions have thicker individual strands of hair and are often preferred because they create a greater degree of volume when installed but they can also put stress on your own hair if they are worn daily or even several times per week especially if you have thin or fine hair. Lightweight clip in hair extensions that weigh 120 grams or less put less stress on your hair and can help save your hair from damage.

  1. Eliminate the heat

Frequent use of heat styling tools that are set on high temperatures on clip in hair extensions that are integrated into your hair can cause heat damage and breakage to occur to your own hair. Avoid potential heat related damage to your hair by blow drying, flat ironing or doing other styling with heat styling tools before attaching your clip in hair extensions.

  1. Give your hair a break

Wearing clip in hair extensions all day every day for weeks at a time may take a toll on the health of your own hair. Keep your hair in excellent shape by giving your hair a rest. Wear your hair in flattering braids, twists or upswept hair styles on days when you’re giving your clip in hair extensions a break.

 

  1. Avoid sleeping in your clip in hair extensions

If you fall asleep in your clip in hair extensions you run the risk of getting your extensions tangled during the night or pulling at them while sleeping. Removing your clip in extensions before going to bed at night is highly recommended but if you can’t secure them with a satin bonnet or scarf to keep them in place.

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5 Best Wig Styling Tips Ever!

By Guest Blogger Beth M.

5 Best Wig Styling Tips Ever!

Whether you have bought an expensive human hair wig or you have a synthetic one! If you would like to make your wig look promising and real, let me clear this fact to you that it’s all about right styling and having the right tricks to do it up your sleeve.

For now if you can’t have a crash course on wig styling, here are some great ideas on how to tailor a wig! Here is exactly what you need to do, real or synthetic:

  1. Where to Shop?

If you are someone who wants to try a wig on an occasion like Halloween or some other event, you should shop for your wig at a hair store. Don’t buy your wig from a costume store. Whether it’s a seasonal pop-up or it just a usual need, costume shops always overcharge for wigs. Beauty supply stores and hair stores are best to get a nice quality wig at a fine price.

 

  1. Trim the Wig. Wigs are easy to cut and trim. You must wear your wig while having it trimmed or cut by a wig stylist. Some people do use styling heads for this purpose but then you won’t have an idea of the shape which should best suit your face cut. Wear the wig and make sure it’s synced up with your ears and face when its cut.

 

  1. Dye it a different color. If you’re planning on buying a wig and having a colorist color it, look for one with natural hair fibers–you will also be able to heat style natural hair versus burning a synthetic wig,” explains Bb.colorist Luis Ayala. You must buy a natural human hair wig if you want to dye it later.

 

  1. Don’t use just any hair brush! If your wig is tangled, don’t go brushing it with just any kind of brush. To lightly detangle, look to a wide-tooth wet brush, which will be most soft. There are special wig combs specifically designed for wig styling, you may use them.

 

  1. Use a Styling head A styling head is a great help in saving your time with trying new hairstyle. You can always try a new hairstyle on a styling head. If you want to wear hair band or any hair accessory you can also try it out. It really gives you time to wear the right kind of hair do on a particular party or event.

One general wig styling tip that you must remember is that always spray wig hair products 12 inches away from your wig. If you will spray a product in your wig hair close than that you might damage your wig. If you have a synthetic hair wig, don’t use heat or steam on it you will destroy the hair fibers completely. If you want to straighten or curl your wig, make sure it’s a human hair wig.

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Hope you liked this article! If you have more wig styling tips in mind, do comment below.

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This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She writes about health, beauty and fitness regularly. Check her post on wig combs.

6 Ways To Be The Most Handsome Version Of You

6 Ways To Be The Most Handsome Version Of You

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Men, everyone is different. This is a good thing because every woman has different tastes and preferences; they don’t all fancy David Beckham. That isn’t the only reason you should try and stop modeling yourself on Becks, though. The other reason you need to stop and look for style inspiration elsewhere is simply that you may not be suited for his designer stubble and groomed locks.

Like we said, everyone is different; different face shapes and different body build, and choosing styles that suit what we were given is the only way to accentuate your most handsome of features. That’s where we come in because we’ve got some top tips and tricks to help you look like the best you that there has ever been.

  1. Face Shape

Before you pop into a clothing store or barber’s, your first stop needs to be the mirror. This is because you need to know what face shape you are rocking. Are you oval? Round? Heart shaped? Diamond? Oblong? Or even square? If your eyes are flicking between this and the mirror and you haven’t got the foggiest, then check out this flowchart by thebeautydepartment.com for a better idea.

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  1. Hair For Your Face

How you rock your hair is going to have the biggest impact on your face, which is why getting your haircut absolutely spot on is going to be so influential on how handsome you look. The wrong cut can make you look a little, well, off, while these sexy hair tips can make you more sexy. If you’ve got a roundish face, then square it off with a style that is short at the sides and long on top. If you’re facing is more oblong, then a shortcut with the same length on top as on the sides will work wonders. Forget Beckham, it is all about you.

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  1. Best Beard Advice

Beards are in. That’s a fact. But knowing which beard-type is best for you isn’t as easy as just growing some facial fur. Royale beard, circle beard, goatee, Van Dyke, Balbo, and anchor; these are just a few of the different style that you can choose from. Luckily, by knowing your face shape, you can use the ULTIMATE beard maintenance guide from 99centrazor.com to get the perfect look to suit you. What you are aiming to do is create a graduated, oval shape for your face.

  1. Get The Glasses Right

Summer is here and that means sunglasses can be added to your hot, hot, hot arsenal. But getting the style of glasses is right is going to have just as much an impact on your face shape as hair or beard. If you’re willing to spend a bit more or sturdy, designer glasses then places like Sunglasses Hut will be able to match a style to you. If you’re like us and just want to get something cool but cheap, then offset what you have. If it is a round face, go with large and square glasses. If you have a squarer face, then a light frame will work better.

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  1. Smart Shirts For Smart Looks

Way too many handsome gents don’t realize how much their shirt collars affect their look and accentuate their shape. Yeah, there are different collar shapes and, yeah, which shirt collar you pick matters. Basically, the wider your face is the closer together, more pointed and narrower your collar should be. If you have a more angular face, however, like a Robert Pattinson, then a wider spread collar is going to work better for you.

  1. An Instagram That Suits You

We all use Instagram and Facebook, and we all want to look our best in the photos we upload and share. Luckily you can trick the camera into making you look like that demi-God you have always wanted to be. Slimmer, taller, shorter wider; these are all things you can alter with angles, backgrounds and the clothes you wear. If you want to look slimmer, turn forty-five degrees so that the camera sees that little bit less of you. If you want to look taller, then make sure the camera lens is pointed up at you from waist height or lower. Alternatively, sit down – apparently, the brain doesn’t look for height when people are sat down. When it comes to looking younger, your best bet is to have a subdued background and colorful clothing will help you stand out while also allowing your clothes to be a little distraction. Oh, and you can’t go wrong with black and white can you, let’s be honest.

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Where Beauty & Wellness Go Hand In Hand

Where Beauty & Wellness Go Hand In Hand

If you want to find out how to look your best, you are not alone. We all want this, and it can sometimes be hard to know exactly how to achieve it. Fortunately, as time goes on there is more and more information about the many things you can do to improve your looks – and your health. In certain parts of the body, you will find that looking after them is not just a matter of looking good, although that is part of it. It is also a health concern, and taking care of those areas will help you doubly for that very reason. In this article, we are going to look at some of the main things you should be taking care of in this sense, so that you can both look and feel much better in yourself. Let’s have a look and see what we can discover.

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Hair

Haircare is something that every woman feels expert in – but the fact is, there is always more to learn. If you think you could be taking better care of your hair, then it might be worth going back to basics to see if you are right. Are you doing everything you should be doing to ensure your hair not just looks its best, but remains as healthy as possible too? If you’re unsure, have a look at the following essential advice for taking care of your hair.

First up, let’s look at the act of washing. Knowing how and when to wash your hair is most of the deal when it comes to hair care, so it makes sense to learn this as well as possible. There is plenty to remember here. First of all, you should make sure that you are not using water that is too hot. Hot water can cause heat damage to your hair, and even damage the follicles if you are unlucky. If you look at this Delta in2ition review, you will see that some shower heads are particularly adept at helping you to select the desired temperature – so it might be worth upgrading your shower at some point in the near future. As well as temperature, you should try to keep the amount you wash your hair down – too much is actually very bad for it, so try not to do that. Over-washing has a way of stripping away the natural oils in your hair, and you will probably not be too delighted at the way your hair looks as a result of this. Your hair could become brittle and damaged, something which nobody wants.

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When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, we all know that it’s something of a crapshoot. However, with plenty of trial and error you will soon come to a product combination which is right for you, and once you find it you should make sure to stick to it, unless you feel that there is something which looks even better. Knowing your products well could really make a world of difference when it comes to maintaining your hair as well as possible.

If you do not already do this, be sure to wash your hair brush regularly too. That way, it will be much more effective as a brush, and you won’t be dragging your hair through its own old oils, something which can result in damaged and thinned hair.

Skin

Hair is one thing, but what about looking after your skin? Just as with hair, looking after your skin is important for both health and beauty reasons, and yet it is another area where people tend to not know exactly what they are doing. This might actually be a result of misinformation – this is one of those subjects where you do hear conflicting information from many different sources, so it is worth taking everything you hear with a pinch of salt. That being said, there are certain things which you can basically guarantee on if you want better skin. Let’s take a look at what those might be.

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The number one concern when it comes to skin is the sun. Over-exposure to the sun can result in a great many problems, the worst probably being cancer, and many more besides. Be sure to take all necessary steps to limit the UV that gets to your skin. This means covering up, particularly when it is bright and sunny, and of course using sun protection whenever possible. As long as you limit sun damage, you are doing most of what you need to to keep your skin in good condition.

If you are a smoker, you might want to consider stopping if you want your skin to look better. It is a fact that smoking drastically reduce the skin’s natural elasticity, and reduces the blood flow to the skin, meaning it gets fewer nutrients as a result.

Teeth

Finally, let’s take a look at teeth. We all know that looking after your teeth is hugely important, but how many of us do everything we should towards that end? As it happens, looking after your teeth is not all that hard, so long as you know what you are doing. Regular visits to the dentist is the number one thing to ensure you are doing. You should also make sure that you are brushing twice a  day. That much is clear to anyone – but are you certain that your brushing technique is good enough? As it happens, many people do not actually know how to properly brush their teeth, and this is something that can lead to some serious problems over time.

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As well as brushing, be sure to floss frequently – every other day is usually ideal – and to make sure that you use mouthwash everyday as well. Similarly, taking care with what you eat, and reducing your smoking habit if you have one, will both help hugely towards the same end. End result: a healthier, happier and prettier smile, and that’s something that most women would agree they are keen to have.

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Quick Fixes To Solve The Most Common Beauty Nightmares

Quick Fixes To Solve The Most Common Beauty Nightmares

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Every woman knows that looking her best makes her feel her best. Consequently, millions of us invest a huge amount of time and money into perfecting our appearances. Getting it right when things are going well is one thing. But maintaining that sense of confidence when problems occur is another altogether.

 

Throughout your life, you will inevitably face a number of beauty-related problems. While the seriousness of those issues can vary massively, the need to find a quick solution is always the same. Here are some of the most common issues, along with what can be done to overcome them.

 

Skin Blemishes

 

As the biggest organ of the human body, the skin is something that requires constant care. Even with those daily rituals, though, you cannot prevent all blemishes. After all, the skin is a barrier that is constantly exposed to the elements.

 

Minor skin issues can range from an outbreak of acne to dryness and blotches. In addition to normal hydration, these home remedies can go a long way to repairing the damage. Meanwhile, natural looking foundations and subtle makeup can cover the issue without making it obvious.

 

If you suffer from long-term skin problems, such as eczema, you may wish to consult a medical expert. Similarly, if moles and similar blemishes are causing a problem, getting them removed could be a great solution.

 

Bad Hair Days

 

Most women will encounter the occasional bad hair day. In some circumstances, the quickest way to forget about this is to tie your hair back. But what about when you need to look your best for a date, family event, or business meeting?

Whether you’ve had a bad haircut, suffer from a condition like alopecia, or just can’t get your hair to sit right doesn’t matter. Having a plan B on standby will provide a quick answer to those problems. Something like a lace front wig is a good choice that can be used in a variety of circumstances. Whether it’s a one-off or an extended solution is up to you.

 

Knowing that your hair is in good health can settle the nerves regarding your general appearance too. With that added confidence, any other blemishes will feel far less problematic.

 

Discoloured Fingernails

 

Yellow fingernails are a very unattractive sight. If you are a smoker, this should be just another incentive to finally kick the habit for good. Even if it means vaping for the short-term, the benefits will be seen in a matter of days.

 

Many nail gels will cause problems too, especially the dark coloured ones. This guide to whitening your nails should help you remove the bulk of those stains within a matter of minutes. In future, adding an extra base coat to protect your nail could make a world of difference.

 

Nail strengtheners and anti-biting chemicals can help the long-term health too. Moreover, those ideas can also be implemented to help your toenails. It might seem like a small improvement, but the physical and emotional rewards are huge.

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The Truth Behind Hair Growth

The Truth Behind Hair Growth

Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas
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Every head of hair has a process of growth, rest and shed. Genetics determine our hair growth. For example, black women know their hair tends to grow slow. Asian women know their hair usually has a fast growth, but lacks volume. But no matter what your nationality is, this just shows our ancestors passed down the head of hair we’ve been given. So, I guess all we can do is give thanks or blame our genes on the length and styles we are able to achieve. But is there a natural way to help our hair grow better?

Look at it this way, we have this head of hair as our birthright, but now add the abuse we put onto the hair’s cortex with our styling tools, drying heat, relaxers and volumizers. We cause the hair to weaken or break where we don’t want it to. But there are some things we can do to help it grow to it maximum capacity.

·        Maintain a healthy scalp

·        Keep the strands moisturized

·        Remove breakage before it can split the strand any further.

Bringing back health and shine into any hair type can be challenging because some products don’t seep into the strand. In fact, some products will lay on the hair until it eventually washes away. Now those with black hair already know firsthand, their hair is naturally dry and must be moisturized daily by oils that can penetrate into the hair shaft to prevent breakage. Natural oils like coconut oil has the ability to soak into the shaft and repair inside, out.

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Those born with straight hair that lacks the volume, might not want to add too much oil to the shaft, but may still suffer from scalp issues that need attention. Coconut oil helps with battling bacteria and dandruff which causes excess yeast on the scalp. In recurring cases of flaky scalps, it best to take a look at your diet and talk to your doctor about adding in an oral supplement or probiotic to combat the yeast overload. Scalp issues can start the hair off in a weaken state, which will deter your hair growth goals.

If you are trying to reach as certain length of hair growth to achieve a specific hairstyle, remember patience is key or it will be like watching paint dry. Have short-term goals in between your long-term goal, if need be.

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Look at short pixie styles that will grow nicely into a slick bob style before reaching the shoulder length layer you desire.  

If you have a specific date in mind for your hair to be a certain length, there’s still the options of the extensions. Investing in natural hair extensions can be a great way to go, especially if your genes determine your goals are slightly far-fetched. You can find beautiful choices in weaves or clips. Online places like, https://www.xoticahair.com/ has a gorgeous selection that ships free to the US and Canada. You can also talk with your stylist to see what extensions could work best for your hair type.

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We all know hair trends change, but investing in natural hair extensions, the extensions have the ability to change since it’s well, …natural. It can be a great savings in the long run.

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Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

As we grow older we acquire many applaudable attributes. We’re wiser, smarter, and more grateful for everything that we have. But one thing that doesn’t age quite as well are our looks. When we’re young we have everything on our side, but as time goes on things tend to turn on us somewhat, and we can sometimes end up looking not as attractive as we’d like. However, that doesn’t mean we have to give up on our looks. In the 21st century there is no excuse for us to not look out best, regardless of how old we are! Here’s how.

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Staying Active

Yup, you might have noticed that you don’t look quite as youthful as you once did. But think about it: when we’re young, we’re always running around, being active, regular men and women about town. As we age, we become more sedentary. If you want to stay youthful and beautiful, you should take up an exercise routine that’s right for you, one that’ll have your face looking fresh and your body look good. You’ll be glowing, basically, and everyone’s drawn to someone who glows!

Science Has the Answer

Of course, even if we work out as often as we want to we sometimes can’t mask some factors that we’d rather live without. If you can’t shift weight in one particular part of your body (you can’t, unfortunately, target weight loss when you work), you can always use a service like  GastroCenter’s Smart Lipo treatments and trim away the fat in those areas where the fat is hard to shift. Similarly, if your issue is hair loss – which affects around 50% of women and 80% of men during their life times – then you can look at consulting a hair transplant specialist and add some extra hair to boost a youthful look.

Being a Fashionista

There comes an age where we kind of slip out of the trend scene, where we’re not too sure what’s hot and what’s not. It makes sense, especially as we have so many other things going on in our lives. However, staying abreast of the clothes that’ll make us look at our best actually isn’t all that difficult – dedicate some time to reading the best clothing blogs for older people before you go shopping and you’ll look great when you return from the stores.

Living Well

Of all the things we can do, few affect our beauty greater than our lifestyles. If we eat well and don’t drink too much alcohol, we can carry on staying youthful for longer. If we live the lifestyle of a 25 year old, we won’t. Take care of yourself and you’ll naturally stay youthful and beautiful.

Accepting Who You Are

Of course, you can’t fix every single ailment. At some point you’ll need to learn to accept some of the flaws that can’t be fixed. Part of being beautiful is having confidence, and if you have confidence then people will notice it. Sometimes it’s much more about our attitude to ourselves and life than we think!

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