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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Add Movement And Volume To Hair

Go for the right cut

A bob or layered cut can give an illusion of much more volume, so do consult your hairdresser for advice on cutting and styling. Be sure to get the ends trimmed every 6 – 8 weeks. That removes split ends and gives the hair lots more natural movement.

Feed your hair when you feed your body

Eat a diet rich in protein and calcium to boost natural hair growth and volume. Dairy products, poultry, beans and pulses and green leafy vegetables like cabbage and sprouts rank as the top hair healthy foods. Vitamins A, C, and E, and the B group of vitamins are also vital for healthy hair. Eat a varied diet, with lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. That really is the best natural boost you can give to dull, lifeless hair.

Massage the scalp

Massage helps to boost the circulation and therefore stimulates blood flow to the scalp. So the nutrients you’re eating for overall health will find their way to your scalp and hair follicles. Do a massage whenever you have a few moments spare, and particularly when you shampoo your hair. Use a little castor oil occasionally to give your hair more volume. Apply the oil before shampooing, massage for 2 – 3 minutes then shampoo to remove the oil.

Get to work with an egg

Protein treatments are one of the best ways to add volume and shine to your hair. Don’t spend money on expensive treatments – just whip up a large egg and massage into your hair. Leave on the 5 – 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Repeat this treatment once a week for shiny, healthy hair.

Dry your hair naturally

For extra body, it’s better to let your hair dry naturally. Pat the hair dry with a towel, then put your head forward so your hair falls towards your knees. Ease your fingers through the hair to remove tangles, then toss your head back and allow the hair to fall into place. Using this method, the hair will have more body when it’s dry. If you have time and your hair is long enough, twist it around the top of your head like a crown while it’s still wet and let it dry like that. Shake your hair out when it’s dry then comb it with a wide-toothed comb to give it extra bounce and volume.

Blow drying can weaken and thin the hair. If time constraints mean you really must blow dry, don’t dry your hair completely. Let the last section near the roots dry naturally for extra lift and body.

These simple, natural tricks will all help to give your hair more bounce and body. You could also try volumising shampoos and conditioners. However, don’t rely on products like styling gels and sprays which are left on the hair. If you use too much it will weigh down your hair and rob it of natural body and movement, and often these products contain chemicals which can be harmful in the long term. In most cases, natural is always best.

Sun Kissed Look

Pay Attention to All the Details

In our efforts to ditch the heavy make up during summer, we tend to skip certain steps and focus mainly on our skin. Instead, remember to pay as much attention to your lips and eyes as you would to your face. Skip the foundation as it will only block your pores and may even form a glossy coat on your face due to the heat. Instead use just a concealer for your eyes if required and finish with some powdered mineral make up that helps achieve the same look.

Get a Flawless Finish

To have that ideal summer glow on your face, use some wrinkle correcting eye cream to make them appear less fatigued or a hydrating cream or serum that will help in hiding your puffiness and fine lines. Use a bronzer to add some shine and finish with long lasting kohl or liner and give yourself a minimalistic look. Use a coloured liner for an outing to give your eyes a slight pop.

Lip Care

The sun and heat are affecting your lips much more then you realize. Just like your skin, your lips too may form blisters due to over exposure and the best way to avoid this is by using lip balms and lip moisturizers which will protect your lips and keep them from drying out and feeling chapped.

Lip Colour

Applying your regular lipstick during the harsh summer is not very advisable as it often melts and leaves your lips feeling sticky. Instead of going full out by using lipsticks give lip tints or stains a try, which would give you the desired look without the sticky sensation. Try to stick to light colours through the day such as shades or coral, peach or pink and bring out the darker tones of red and plum only at night. Finish with a coat of lip gloss if required.

Remove Scars

There are a number of professional methods that you can use to get rid of scars. One of the most common methods is seeing a dermatologist. Here you need to visit a dermatologist who will tell you the type of scars that you have. The dermatologist will also guide you on some of the prescription methods available. Some of the great methods that you can use include: peels, laser surgery, and steroid injections.

Other than visiting the dermatologist, you can also consider dermabrasion. Here the surgeon takes a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges and gets rid of the top layers of the skin. The procedure causes you to bleed and as the skin heals, new skin forms which is usually free of scars.

If you have burns, long scars, or abnormally healed scars, you should go for surgical scar revision. The surgery aids in removing the scar and as a result a delicate and less obvious scar is left.

If you don’t have money to afford the professional healing methods, you can make use of home remedies. Some of the excellent home remedies that you can go for are: onion extracts, slather on cocoa butter, aloe Vera gel, lemon juice, and honey.

You should be very cautious when using these home remedies. The first thing that you should do is to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the remedies. To be on the safe side you should first test the remedies on a small part of your skin and if you are allergic to any, you shouldn’t use it.

Creams aid in healing small scars. For ideal results you should apply them daily. When applying, you should ensure that you apply liberally and consistently. The good side with the creams is that in addition to healing the scars they also aid in reducing sun damage.

Sheets are ideal for keloids. Keloids are the extra scar tissue that results after the skin has healed. Some Keloids last for ever on the person and some will became slightly visible by our naked eye. One of the great sheets that you can consider buying are Europlasts, Elastoplasts and ScarAway.

Cute Nail Design

1. Half-Moon Nails

These consist of leaving the half moon at the base of the nail bare, while designing and coordinating the colors above it. Colors that compliment each other are vital in giving the utmost effect, for examples, blues with blue tones or silver, or in contrast red with red tones or gold. These are simply color schemes, but leave the Half-moon bare.

2. Floral Nails

These can be designed by choosing the preferred base color. While you can apply decals that are floral, it is just as simple to add daisies or other similar flowers that can be completed on top of the base coat by means of simple dots and streaks. They are gorgeous attention grabbers.

3. Glitter Nails

Very simple and effective. By choosing a coordinating base-coat, you are able to choose a glitter topping that will accent the base coat and your clothing color scheme as well. You are free to choose whatever colors you like, which will allow you to showcase your style and personality.

While many designs now days may be done with air-brushed techniques, it is very important to remember that you are able to design your finger and toenails with quick originality and use it as an expression of self. As you gain more confidence in this area, feel free to begin to experiment with air guns, decals, and other original ideas at they fit the message you are trying to spread. You will find manicure and pedicure work done by yourself and to your expectations is far more pleasing and less expensive than to go to the salon.