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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Hydrafacial

Pros Of Hydrafacials

• Hydrafacial treatment is appropriate for all skin types. Even those that have sensitive skin benefit from this procedure as it does not cause irritation and excessive redness.
• The recovery time is quick and fast. Soon after the procedure you can carry on with your day to day tasks. There is no downtime and you can even apply makeup on the same day itself.
• At the first sitting itself, instant results are immediately visible. After the required number of sittings, your skin looks clean, firm and glowing.
• The texture of your skin is greatly improved.
• The serums used in the hydrafacial treatment can be customized to suit your skin type and texture.
• The cost of a sitting is on par with most other cosmetic treatments.

Cons Of Hydrafacials

• You require more than one session to spot a drastic change in your appearance. It can be a time consuming process as you have to go in for more than one sitting.
• The results of the treatment are not definite in the sense that it differs from person to person. While some may experience favorable changes within the first sitting itself, others may need to go for multiple treatments before seeing any significant changes.
• Although the cost of one session is the same as most other facial treatments available, it can become more expensive if you require more than one sitting to get the desired results.

Some Things You Should Know About Hydrafacials

Itching, swelling and redness are the more common effects that many people experience immediately after the treatment, especially those with very sensitive skin. However, it is only a temporary phase. These sensations are mild and will go away soon after.

Maintain Virgin Hair

Virgin hair is donated by a living individual person that is not chemically processed, styled or coloured so that they possess the natural qualities and feel 100% natural with your own hair. They are often straight as they are not permed before use. In simple words, they are exactly the same which was on the donor’s head.

These are often harvested from young women with long, full healthy hair, which will be clear of greys, split ends and other damages. They are usually collected in ponytails so that their cuticle remain healthy and already show shiny, soft texture. Virgin hair is the highest quality hair extension option available in the market.

When saying chemically untouched or not at all permed, it is meant the same before collecting the hair from the donor as well. Even prior to donation, the hair should be not styled, relaxed or not exposed to any type of hair treatments. These types often show an undamaged cuticle, which in turn results in the softer and natural texture of the hair extension or replacement.

Cuticles are the vital part in your hair. Once they are damaged, it may cause serious problems like tangling, dryness, frizziness, to the hair, whether your own or the extension you use. So it is important to maintain them or to choose the best quality product. Cuticles may be replaced by silicone, but they fade away quickly.

Once used by the accepter, these extensions can be an easy styling component as they are too soft and easily manageable when used with appropriate products. If you want to maintain your hair’s natural quality as such, just follow some basic habits while styling occasionally.

Instead of using chemical permanent dyes or colours, you can use temporary and conditioning dyes. These temporary ones can affect your hair less harshly than those permanent dyes and help to retain the natural quality. However, to get lighter shades of hair temporary hair dyes are not advisable as they need to be bleached.

Beard Hygiene

To begin your beard cleanse, it’s important to wash it with water. But be selective with your water temperature. Cold water might not be the best choice, as tends to reduce the effectiveness of your beard wash. And very hot water dries out hair follicles. Like Goldilocks, the perfect temperature is in the middle. Lukewarm water enhances blood circulation and opens pores, ensuring that every wash is effective.

Pro tip: Avoid washing your beard with body washes, face washes or regular soap. These cleansers are too strong and tend to strip your beard of its natural oils and awesomeness. Try using a mild soap, cleanser or beard wash instead. They’re designed to gently clean and maintain your fuzz, while energizing the skin beneath your beard.

Harsh weather conditions tend to drain natural oils from your face, leading to dry and split ended beard hairs. To keep your beard soft and healthy consider using a moisturizer or beard oil (Beard oils have been used for centuries to help mimic natural skin oil). Of course you could use natural oils too. For instance coconut oil is known widely for its ability to moisturise and nourish hair and skin.

Pro tip: Did you know beard balm is also an excellent way to moisturise and nourish your beard. High quality balms contain some of the best natural ingredients around including coconut oil, Shea butter and vitamin E. These ingredients are included to not only feed those facial follicles and nourish the skin but also tame stray hairs and shape your beard.

Another way to keep your beard healthy is to groom it regularly. Grooming and maintenance might not be your thing but it helps tame those split ends..and women dig it.

Multhani Mitti

I first discovered this clay during my ”slippery slope” internet searches when I was searching for a natural conditioning product that can condition my hair without containing parabens and sulphates. I became interested in it as it is one of the aryuvedic products hailing from India. ”Aryuveda” is a holistic maintenance of the mind and body with the use of ”mother earths” natural abundance. This product was a great find for me as I realized its uses would be good for my problem skin and for my hair. It has been used for many centuries in India and here are the benefits of this clay.

Multani mitti contains silica, calcium, iron and magnesium these minerals are essential for our body, you can imagine the great benefits these will have on your skin, I will write a post on the skin mask, however today we will focus on the hair mask. I made the hair mask using the following ingredients. Silica is essential for the hair structure and texture (hence the conditioning properties), calcium is vital for fuller, thicker hair. With iron promoting hair growth and magnesium helping with absorption of all these wonderful minerals.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp of multani mitti
  • 1 tsp amino acids
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Coconut milk – enough to mix until you a get a smooth slightly thick paste

Applying the paste

  • Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste, ensure it is not runny as you will end up with the mixture running down your neck!
  • Apply to freshly cleansed hair, (I use castille soap to wash my hair). Others use a squeeze bottle, depending how thick your mixture is, but I muck straight in there with my fingers as I then finger comb my hair during application.
  • Wear a shower cap, or cling film your head, wrap cling film round until all your hair is under the wrap. I found this the best method as it traps the heat. Leave it for a minimum of 30 mins, I left mine for about 3 hours (why not!!)
  • Rinse with luke warm water and ensure all the mixture is washed out of your hair
  • Style as desired, after rinsing, my hair felt so soft and my curl pattern was defined.