The Price of Looking Good

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Hair Loss, Pain, and Hair Thinning – The Price of Looking Good

30 Dec 2010

By Lola TOKUNBO
The cost for looking good can vary depending on each woman’s tastes and status; however as of recent, thin hair and loss of natural hair has become the price many women are paying to “look good”.

When a woman wears any
type of hairstyle for 4 weeks or more the hair can become dry, and filled with build up of dust, sweat, and oils.  The natural hair can even begin to get matted like a dreadlock.  And when the natural hair is mixed with hair attachments there is a tendency for the hair to tangle in with the add-on hair as it gets older.

It is hard for the hair to
breathe when we wear hair weaves, so women must keep the hair clean to prevent bacteria growth on the scalp.  Your hair should be shampooed while wearing these hair styles, use leave-in conditioners and oils to protect your natural hair under the hair extensions and braids.

If you wear bonding glue
hair weaves, the hairstyle should not exceed 2 weeks so that the hair and scalp can be cleansed to allow fresh air to the scalp.  For Lace front extensions, after shampooing the hair, re-apply the glue adhesive to the front  of  the scalp for a smooth look.

Alopecia, scalp
discolorations, white spots and persistent flaking of the scalp (dandruff) are all byproducts that have been on the increase due to improper maintenance and removal methods of braids and hair extensions.

Suffering hair loss

The natural hair of a woman
is her crown and glory, and should be cared for and maintained no matter what hairstyle she is adorning.

When we do not take the
time to care for our hair, or demand that our hairstylist respects our hair; it is a manifestation of lack of self worth and love of self.

It is never too late start loving your natural hair.

For more questions and concerns, contact:email:
[email protected]

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True Facts of Apricots


Carotenoids

The secret of apricot’s power lies in its high-level of a mighty antioxidant called carotenoids.The oxygen-free forms of carotenoids such as lycopene, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene are the organic pigments helpful to men.

Beta-carotene is being converted by the body to Vitamin A which is beneficial to the eyes- it protects the eyes from functional deterioration, lessens the risk of acquiring cataracts, and prevents the eyes from xerophthalmia – a disease that dries the conjunctival epithelium.

Apricots also protect the heart through its famous bright red carotenoid called lycopene. Lycopene protects the heart by reducing the blood levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) which causes formation of plaque in the blood vessels, which in turn, precipitate a number of heart diseases.

The Department of Agriculture of the United States says that Lycopene is the most potent antioxidant among other carotenoids as this extinguishes peroxyl radicals that damage the DNA that initiates cancer. Lycopene helps in fighting breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Dried apricots are good sources of lycopene. People susceptible to these diseases should include apricots in their diet.

Other properties and benefits

Velvety apricots are also high in fiber. Apricots are used to prevent and allay constipation and can even induce diarrhea. Three apricots are enough to take effect. This means also that it can help you slash your weight, have a normal digestion, and control high blood levels of sugar. Fiber also keeps the blood vessels from being congested.Apricots are also high in potassium that helps in regulating the blood pressue and the contraction of the heart.

The kernels of apricots are equally nutritious. Each kernel has several helpful properties that are proven to assuage cough and helps the respirator system to be toned. But before eating a kernel, the tip of the seeds should be cut off as this contains high levels of laetrile that can upset the stomach.

Apricots are also rich in Vitamin C and iron.

Apricots also help the body fight Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and an eye-disease called Age-Related Macula Degeneration.

Around the World and Beyond

Apricot is a traditional Chinese medicine that helps in restoring lost body fluids (which also prevents dehydration) and in detoxifying the body. Without knowing why they did, the Chinese also ate apricots to improve their fertility. Now we know that this fruit is abundant in minerals that boost the production of sex hormones.In the Hunza Valley in Himalayas, people used apricots as staple food. Many centenarians live in this area.

Because of that benefit, Europeans have long thought of apricots to be aphrodisiacs. In fact, William Shakespeare depicted apricot in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as such. In The Duchess of Malfi, apricots were depicted as an inducer of childbirth

Three centuries ago, the English used apricot oil to fight tumors and ulcers.

Officials of National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that astronauts (in flight) included apricot on their menu for a number of occasions already. In fact, apricots have been on the menu of the Apollo 15 trip.

Royal Wedding Guests Outfits and Fashion

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Apparently not only the Royal family dazzled at the big event today, but most of the guests expected by the Royal house, so check out the Royal wedding guests fashion outfits and pick your favorites!
With the Royal Wedding continuing behind closed doors, in a private reception, the attention has been diverted towards the guest who arrived to celebrate this important event. Kate Middleton’s wedding gown and Prince William’s wedding attire has been admired by millions of people across the world and now it’s time for the rest of the crowd.

The Royal Wedding requires a certain attire and since not everyone has the opportunity to participate at such a high-class event, the guests have brought out the best from their wardrobe. The Royal Wedding guests arriving at the Westminster Abbey dazzled with their amazing designer dresses, fancy hats and flawless style, so check out some of the celebrities who have managed to stand out of the crowd!

 
 
Among the favorite appearances at the Royal bash were Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton’s sister and chief maid of honour, who wore an amazing floor-length white dress. It seems that good taste runs in the family as with such a dress Pippa captured a generous amount of attention and positive critiques.
Pippa’s silk white dress glided around her slender figure and showed off her feminine forms in a very elegant manner. The font of the dress revealed a lovely subtle draping cleavage while the back was kept simple, with just a few silk covered buttons following the spine-line. The dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, but in a much simpler manner, so it didn’t overshadow the bride.

Another great pair who made a stunning impression at the Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey was David and Victoria Beckham. The British couple opted for a classic timeless style, Victoria selection a gorgeous baggy navy boat neck tunic dress from her latest fashion collection, AW 2011. To complete her stunning look pregnant Victoria rocked a gorgeous pair of custom, super-high Christian Louboutin shoes and a lovely Phillip Treacy hat to spice-up her simple sleek ponytail hairstyle.

 
 
Princess Beatrice always manages to attract attention and she enchanted the crowd with a lovely Valentino couture, blush colored coat dress. The dress featured a great lattice collar detail that gave a stylish edge to the outfit. A stylish fascinator seems is a must at exquisite events and this time Princess Beatrice complimented her outfit with a bold Phillip Treacy bow-style headpice.

Princess Victoria of Sweden looked amazing in a lovely, long sleeved, mid-length peach colored dress. The dress signed Ellie Saab complimented her figure, skin tone and accessorized with suede platform shoes from the designer’s SS2011 collection.

 
 
Another great and edgy appearance was made by Tara Palmer Tomkinson, who strolled into Abbey looking as elegant as ever in a electric blue Kingfisher cocktail dress paired with a gorgeous pair of matching blue peep toe high heel pumps. To complete her look Tara opted for a matching blue hat and clutch.

On the other hand, Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole, opted for a classy light blue Catherine Walker dress, paired with a large brimmed hat by Jane Corbett and a pair of suede neutral/grey heels. The look was flawless and fit for a Royal mom.

 
 
Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William’s step mom, opted for a dress by the same designer she chose for her wedding outfit in 2005, when she married Prince Charles. Anna Valentine created a gorgeous two tone champagne and blue coat featuring hand embroidered details around the waistline, coat paired with a lovely matching champagne dress. She completed her look with a gorgeous Phillip Treacy hat and a pair of neutral Jimmy Choo heels.

The Queen looked bright and joyful at the ceremony wearing an Angela Kelly signature single crepe wool primrose dress featuring hand sewn beading around the neck area and a matching double crepe wool tailored primrose coat. The same designer created a matching crepe hat adorned with two handmade silk roses and matching apricot colored leaves.

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Short Hair Styles Trends

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Flirty Short Hair Styles Trends

Flirty Short Hair Styles Trends

Don’t get stuck in a rut when it comes to your crop. These flirty short hair style trends are here to keep you up-to-the-minute with high street hairdressing tendencies. Show off your unique do by opting for a refined and glamorous take on the classy hair designs.

Aspiring trendsetters should have a keen eye on the newest trends in the hairdressing world. With the speed of light evolution of cutting techniques we also have the chance to benefit of a myriad of new looks. Analyze your face shape and go for a crop that oozes refinement and high class. Flirting with the idea of going short can be the best solution to get rid of unmanageable hair texture.

Those who struggle with their lifeless locks will have the chance to pick their favorite from these flirty short hairstyle trends. These hair designs suit literally all features and will help all hair fans revolutionize their hair sculpting rituals. Thanks to the versatility of the length there’s room for brand new and innovative styling alternatives. Flip through the brief gallery to make sure you don’t deprive yourself of a stunning makeover.


by Braun der Friseur
by j7 Hair
by j7 Hair
by Wella
  • The numerous crop designs that popped up on the market will allow you to emphasize your soft or more prominent features. Choose a style that matches your face shape and brings out the most of your hair texture. The cutest pixies come in zillion styles, from choppy cuts to bunt ones or stylish layered short hairstyles which will all have a unique impact on your tresses. Select a stylish haircut that best reflects your personality. Layering is one of the cool techniques you can play with. Sport your forward-facing or swept-to-the-side crop like a real diva. Use some styling cream or wax to set the locks in top shape and preserve the long-lasting hold of your A-list hairdo. If you wish to nail down a funky fresh crop, you can also rely on the natural volume of your locks using simply a high class blow dryer.

by j.7 Hair
by Great Lengths
by Redken
by Intercoiffure
  • The festival season encourages you to go bold with your haircut and hair color. If your shorties need an extra glam factor, it’s time to live out your wildest hair sculpting fantasies. Grab some texturizing paste or gel to create the hairdo you were dreaming of. Stay up-to-date with the newest hair style inspirations and have them at hand when visiting your favorite salon. Short trimmed tresses have heaps of radiance and attitude. Therefore, make sure you don’t waste your precious time neglecting the infinite styling options this hair length offers. Ruffle up your chic tapered haircut or slick it back if you are more of a romantic fan. Speedy sculpting is one of the greatest benefits of these flirty crops.

by Schwarzkopf
by Sebastian
by Braun Der Friseur
by Paul Mitchell

Dangers of Split Ends

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To obtain healthy hair in this new season, let’s start by getting rid of those split ends.

Split ends are hazardous to the hair while they can destroy the hair shaft. As a healthy hair expert, I can quickly determine the condition of a person’s hair by looking at hair ends.

In this column, we will examine why untreated split ends are dangerous, how split ends are obtained and the best methods to eliminating split ends.

Split end start to ends and split the hair strain continuously upward creating multiple thin strains while making the hair thin and vulnerable to breakage.  Once this process of split ends start it is often referred to as damaged ends.

Damaged ends can cause the following to occur, such as: prevent optimum styling, prevent lustrous hair, prevent hairstyles from lasting long, and create additional split ends. Typically, split ends are due to poor hair maintenance.

It is important to consult with a professional hairstylist to obtain the best moisturizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner for your hair type to help prevent split ends.

In addition, there are a few things that you will have to eliminate from your daily use because these practices cater to split ends, such as:  excessive use of hair styling tool (e.g. curling iron and flat iron, excessive use of hair accessories (e.g. ponytail holders and headbands), and not properly maintaining hair overnight.

To prevent breakage and damage to the hair overnight, you should always use satin hair wrap and sleeping on a satin pillow. To maintain a healthy hair, it is important to get rid of the split ends immediately and to get hair trimmed every 6 weeks.

How to Maintain Healthy, Beautiful Hair With Color

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Hair color can add beauty, character and personality to your hairstyle. It also can damage your hair and make it unhealthy. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy hair with color.

By Crystal Giles | Email the author | April 29, 2011

To wear hair color, you must educate yourself on the various professional hair care products designed for color-treated hair and develop a system for using them.

The basis of maintaining hair color and healthy hair is determined by the types of shampoos and conditioners used on your hair and the frequent use of these products.

A good professional moisturizing shampoo and conditioner should be used on a weekly basis. To determine what products to use on a weekly basis, you should consult a professional hairstylist. You should ask your stylist which products can extend the lifespan of your hair color, help with fading hair color,  make your hair color look natural and not brassy, and keep your hair healthy.

The type of hair color you apply to your hair will determine your weekly routine.  Semi-permanent and cellophane color do not usually cause damage to the hair or alter density of hair. Therefore, you can maintain healthy hair by following your basic weekly routine.

You can reapply semi-permanent and cellophane every 6 to 8 weeks. Semi-permanent and demi-permanent are very similar in many ways because they both do not lift the natural hair color nor penetrate the hair shaft. They are both deposit-only hair colors, and you can follow the same weekly routine to maintain healthy hair.

Demi-permanent requires a once a month reconstructor treatment with keratin and protein to create long lasting healthy hair. It can also be reapplied every 6 to 8 weeks.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have permanent hair color which requires more attention. Permanent hair color can lighten hair while penetrating the hair shaft. As a result of this process, permanent hair color requires a weekly deep conditioner or a weekly professional conditioner with keratin and protein to help strengthen hair integrity. When determining how often permanent hair color should be reapplied, you should consult with a professional hairstylist.