Monday, 24 September 2012

After Shampooing

Step 2: After Shampooing

Shampooing causes the hair cuticles to interlock and can lead to tangles.Conditioning the hair smooths these cells, so that you can comb your hair more easily.A conditioner also gives the hair extra shine.You should always apply conditioner after swimming,because chlorine dries out the hair.

Regardless of type, most hair benefits from a conditioning rinse, leaving hair shafts smoothed and flat.Not only does this mean that combing and brushing are easier, but styling is more manageable too.There are many different sorts of conditioners available, with different degrees of effectiveness, but they all act to coat the hair for a sleeker result.A cost effective way to choose what is right for your hair is to buy trail sizes,available at drug stores or to seek hair expert advice from your hair dresser.

One of the reasons that hair always feels so wonderful after a trip to the hairdresser is that they are adept at geting rid of any excess product buildup.So once again rinsing is the key.Conditioners by their very nature, are more time consuming to get out than shampoos , so pay careful attention to ensuring you have rinsed enough.Many people make the mistake of not rinsing their hair thoroughly after conditioning .However, it is essential to remove all traces of conditioner if your hair is to remain healthy,shiny and full of body.

The active ingredients used in commercial products are known as "cationic surfactants"-chemicals that are attracted to dry and damaged hair.However, they do little more than temporarily coat the hair.Conditioners made from natural ingredients tend to be more compatible with the composition of the hair, leaving it smoother and more manageable.

1.Pour small amount of conditioner into the palm of your hand and rub your hands together.Run your hands over your hair,starting about 3-4 inches down from your scalp and working right to the ends.Never rub conditioner into your scalp or apply it to the hair near the scalp,since it could become greasy.

2.If you have long hair that is dry and damaged at the ends, apply a little extra conditioner to this area.Leave the conditioner on your hair for the length of time recommended on the bottle by manufacturer;most commercially produced conditioner work virtually instantaneously.

3.Rinse,rinse and rinse again, leaving a residue of conditioner on the hair will make it dull.Finish with a cold-water rinse.

4.Wrap your hair in a thick cotton towel and press against the hair with your hands to absorb the excess moisture.use wide-toothed comb or your fingers to remove any tangles, starting at the ends of the hair.

I have some recommendations for wide tooth comb , which we need for our hair care routine.

1.Crystalmood Boutique Seamless Peach wood Wide-Tooth Hair Comb Handle

2.Conair Tooth Lift Comb Wide For Thich Hair (6-Pack)

3.Hair Art Wide Tooth Rake Comb (Pack of 12)


How To Wash Your Hair

Your hair should be a crowning glory.The way you wear your hair , its colour and condition all reflect a style, indicate an outlook and add up to a definitive statement about yourself.

You can not get the best from your hair if you do not have a healthy scalp.To have a healthy hair and scalp, the basic routine has some steps which we all suppose to do.

Step 1:Washing your Hair

Your hair is valuable natural fibre and to get it looking its best you should treat it with as much as care you would silk or wool.Fortunately,hair is very resilient.An average single hair can be stretched by 20 to 30 percent its notmal length- a force that would snap most textile fabrics.Wet hair needs less force to stretch it and is more vulnerable to damage.If your hair is in poor condition because of the neglect, or if it has been subjected to harsh treatment, all is not lost.With care and attention you should be able to restore its bounce and glossy sheen.

Your hair type is inherited , but learning to make the most of what you have can make a difference to the look, feel and texture of your crowning glory.There are plenty of myths surrounding the seemingly simple process of hair washing.
Does washing your hair everyday make it greasy?
Do you need to spend a fortune on shampoo?
Does a rinse of freezing water make your hair shine?
The answer to all is no, but there are a few hard and fast rules that will benefit both your hair and scalp.

Most hair products advise that two wash are essential; this simply is not true.Unless your hair is unusually dirty, normal hair reacts and cleans perfectly well with one good wash, using roughly a dollar-coin-sized amount of shampoo in the palm of your hand.Bear in mind, though, that if you live in a hard-water area , you may need more.It's good idea to rub your hands together to distribute the shampoo before applying it to your hair.That way, it is less likely that you will end up with one big lump on the top of your head that then has to be worked down through the hair.

Trichologists(Hair specialists) advise clients with thinning or troublesome hair to massage their scalp every time they shampoo, as this stimulates the scalp, increasing blood flow.Hair is made from protein keratin, and is fed by blood vessels at the roots, so increasing the flow gives hair a nutrient boost.A scalp massage is easily done by placing fingers spread apart over your head, and gently kneading the scalp for two minutes.

No matter what your hair type and no matter what shampoo you choose, the key to glossy ,clean locks is to rinse, rinse and rinse again.Even when you think that every last drop of shampoo is out, give yourself at least another couple of minutes under the shower to get rid of the very last remnants.Smooth your hair under the water flow over and over again ruffling it distrubs the hair shafts making it less likely to be sleek.


1.To avoid tangles while shampooing , run a wide-toothed comb through your dry hair.Remove any knots from the ends , then gradually work your way up toward the roots.Once you have rid the hair of tangles, brush it to help remove any dust, dirt and dead skin cells.Brushing also increases the blood circulation of the scalp, helping to rejuvinate hair, aid new growth and redistribute the natural oils.

2.Next,presoak your hair.Apply warm water and gently draw you fingers through the hair as the water flows through it.Tug gently at the hair near to the scalp to improve circulation.

3.Pour a little shampoo into the palm of one hand and rub your hands together.Smooth your hands over your head to apply the shampoo,moving your hands from the root of your hair down toward the ends.Carefully massage the scalp with your fingers for couple of minutes.Every few seconds , run your fingers through your hair from top to bottom to make sure there are no tangles.

4.The final, all-important stage is rinsing.This is vital for healthy,shiny hair.The reason many people have dull hair is that it is covered with a thin film of shampoo residue.Even if you -think your hair is sufficiently rinsed, do it just one more time.Finish with a final rinse of cold water to refresh and invigorate the scalp , then condition your hair.There is no need to shampoo more than once, unless there is a lot of dirt or sand in your hair.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Skin Type

Identifying your skin type is crucial to choose the products that will give you the maximum benefits and results.

There are 5 steps to know which skin type you possess

1.Wash your face -Wash your face with cleanser and dry with towel or tissue.This will clean away the makeup or oil or dirt lying on your face.

2.Wait an hour -During this time, skin will return to its natural state .Don't touch your skin again and again during this time.

3.Dab your face with tissue -Pay more attention to 'T-zone' -forehead and nose of your face.

4.Determine the skin type:

Normal Skin-This is neither too oily nor too dry and rarely gets blemish flare-ups.Pores are usually small and fine, and the texture of the skin is firm and supple.

Oily Skin-This type of skin tends to be shiny,particularly around the nose and chin areas where excess oil is often secreted.Blackheads and large pores are part of the oily skin condition.This type of skin is more common during hormonal changes such as puberty.

Dry Skin-This is the type of skin that is most prone to aging due to the lack of natural oils.Skin feels rough or tight and there may be patches of obvious dry skin.Dry skin is generally not prone to breakouts.

Combination Skin-This type of skin is characterised by oiliness down the nose and across the forehead and chin.Occassionally , oiliness occurs at the hairline.Other skin areas are normal or slightly dry.

Sensitive skin-Sensitive skin reacts to weather conditions, can feature redness and broken capillaries and often suffers irritated reactions to beauty products and makeup.

Problem skin-It is invariably caused by acne-flare-ups of pimples, pus-filled sore spots and blackheads that don't easily heal.These can cause facial scarring.It is often over oily.

5.Know what problems your skin have and choose skin products according to skin type.It will lead less problems for your skin.

Have a Healthy Skin!!!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Healthy Skin Diet

It will be no surprise that what you put inside in terms of food very often has a direct reflection on the outside.Glowing healthy skin is fed by a healthy diet.

Healthy Skin Diet

  • Vitamins C and E

Vitamin C found in:Oranges, lemons,papaya and tomatoes

Vitamin E found in :Sweet potatoes,nuts,olive oil,sunflower seeds,avocados,broccoli and leafy green vegetables

What they do for our skin:
These antioxidant vitamins fight oxidation damage in skin cells' DNA.Because they are key elements in the structural proteins in the body, they are important to the integrity of the blood vessels and hair follicles.They are important for decresing wrinkling of the skin.Vitamin E reduces inflammation and helps wound helping.Vitamin C enhances the immune response.

  • Vitamin A
It's found in: Fish oil, salmon, carrots,dairy products,spinach and broccoli
What it does for the skin:
Since it promotes normal keratinization, it helps with conditions such as acne,eczema and psoriasis.Without it, skin becomes extremely dry and dull.It's importnant to note that if you use a synthetic retinoid(a derivative of vitamin A) on your skin, you may need to stop vitamin A ,since too much of vitamin A can lead to hair loss and liver dysfunction.

  • Protein
It's found in:Meat,eggs , grain,sunflower seeds, dairy products, fish, legumes like beans and peas, and nuts such as walnuts and pecans.

What it does for the skin:
Protein is the component of all the cells in the body and building block of the skin tissue.Proteins are broken down into amino acids, the building blocks of new proteins  for the body's constant reconstruction job.They are like Legos,coming in different shapes,sizes,and types that help construct collagen or create lubricating ceramide in the skin.It's a perfect economy ,witht he amino acids being recycled into new proteins on a supply and demand basis.

  • Zinc
It's found in:Turkey,almonds,Brazil nuts, and wheat germ.

What it does for the skin:
This antiinflammatory mineral calms irritation in the epidermis and helps to heal acne and treat rosacea.It also facilitates cell regeneration.

  • Biotin
It's found in:Egg yolks,bananas,brewer's yeast, lentils, cauliflower and salmon.
What it does for the skin:
This B vitamin strengthens skin,hair and nails.A deficit can lead to hair loss or dermatitis.


  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty acids
Omega 6 found in:Seeds,nuts,eggs,sunflower and soyabean oil

Omega 3 found in:Cold water fish like salmon and sardines,flaxseed oil,walnuts,sunflower seeds and almonds

What they do for skin:
These essential fatty acids support skin health,improve nerve and vascular function and aact as antioxidant.Omega 3 has strong anti inflammatory properties and may calm skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema and minimize redness.

  • Monosaturated Fats
Found in:olive oil,canola oil and avocados.


What they do for the skin:
These healthy fats help to maintain the water level in the epidermis and supply the ceramides and fats that keep the bricks and mortar of the skin healthy andintact.This translates into less itchy ,healthy looking,glowing skin.

  • Antioxidants
Found in :Blueberries,green tea,red kidney beans,olive oil,artichokes,pomegranates , dark chocolate, and red wine.

What they do for the skin:
They are indeed the superheroes of the nutrient family.According to research,they have cancer fighting potential.

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