Jewellery like clothes can make or mar your appearance. It is no use having a smart well-cut choli and a beautiful saree if you will ruin it with unsuitable jewellery. What makes a woman appear pleasing and draw attention to her is her good jewellery sense. A sophisticated woman would always team a white chiffon saree having jet black print on it with either light diamond or pearl jewellery in this attire. This is to tell you that every attire requires different type of jewellery. In this way, every season, every mood and different occasions require different types of jewellery.
In summer to feel cool and garden-fresh, you should wear light clothes in softest of shades. Soft shades should be offset with either silver, pearl or diamond jewellery. But avoid wearing too many jewels as these will make you feel hot and uncomfortable. Wear the barest amount and look cool and graceful.
Monsoon requires vivid vibrant colors glowing turquoise, rich green, deep orange to beat the grey rainy days. And with vibrant colors you require vibrant jewellery made of gold, precious stones and mina work, anything which puts a glow in your complexion should be worn during this season.
And winter is the season when you can wear everything and anything and look bewitching.
Like different seasons, the different occasions require different makeup tips and jewellery. You should choose the jewellery you wear during different occasions very carefully, because badly chosen jewellery can ruin you whole personality.
For morning outings wear a simple strand of pearls, delicate mangulsutra or a simple gold chain. Ear tops or other delicate ear-rings with one or two gold bangles on the arms will look pretty.
For afternoon lunches and parties you can go in for a little more elaborate jewellery and this means delicate sets of diamond, mina or precious tones.
At night, you jewellery can be mire elaborate but very heavy jewellery with elaborate diamond mina and precious stones should be worn on very dressy occasions only.
Different colors of dresses also require different colored jewellery. All the women should have two basic shades of jewellery in an excellent combination with cream, yellow, red, most greens, violet and various shades of brown. Silver looks excellent with peach, white, pale pink, blue almond green and every delicate shade. Besides these two basic types of jewellery which every woman can afford, there are the exclusive diamonds, pearls, jadau and mina jewellery. It you can afford blue mina jewellery, a pink saree would look beautiful with blue mina jewellery and a cream or black outfit would look stunning in a diamond set. If you can, buy varied type of jewellery, add to it jewellery by wearing it by rotation. In this way you will be the envy of all the women and remember jewellery is not only a great asset which adds to you appearance but is also an extremely sound investment.
Along with wearing good jewellery and clothes, one need to use our beauty secrets and makeup tips to optimum usage even at workplace. You should also know how to avoid wrinkles which are a big age giveaways as well as practice Yoga on regular basis for overall beauty and body care.
If your treat your hair kindly with our natural hair care tips, your hair can truly be called your "Crowning glory". Whatever type of hair you have to keep them glistening with health and vitality by eating a sensible diet. Proteins, Vitamin B, Iron and Iodine are very essential for healthy hair because they are responsible for maintaining the color of your hair and maintaining its regular growth.
Vitamin B is mainly responsible for preventing the hair from thinning and greying. Besides taking plenty of proteins and diet rich in vitamins, you should also take plenty of curd. Curd is credited with producing certain acids in the digestive tact which are responsible for maintaining color of your hair and restoring color to grey hair. Next to the importance of feeding your hair, discover for yourself the texture of your hair of which personal care and attention will add to your crowning glory.
Dry hair is mostly the outcome of insufficient oil in the dry hair which is not attended to immediately it results in dandruff and split hair. Dry hair can be improved by giving your scalp a thorough oil massage. Take some olive or almond oil and warm it. Rub the oil thoroughly into the scalp. Then massage your head. Start massaging at the crown of your head.
There are two basic movements you do throughout; pushing and moving scalp while fingertips remain still, then very lightly rub with your fingertips to feel a slight tingling sensation. Carry these movements over from the front to the back of your head, behind your ears, down the nape of your neck. Do this for 15 minutes. Cover the scalp with a plastic bag to generate heat and aid in penetration. It is a good idea to have 2 or 3 smaIl napkins already warmed up over a closed boiling vessel. Use thee napkins over the plastic bag. The idea is to keep the scalp as warm as possible to enable the oil to sink in.
Half an hour later wash your head with shikakai. To prepare your own shikakai at home, take a cup of shikakai seeds and boil them in 6 cups of water, or till the seeds soften; allow cooling, and then rubbing the shikakai between your hands till it turns frothy. Strain through a muslin and use instead of soap for washing your hair.
You can also use shikakai soap if you like.
Do not perm color or bleach dry hair. Comb hair gently from the roots and make it smooth with a soft brush to give them life. Avoid a long session in the sun without a scarf and always wear a bathing cap while swimming. Also take 2 to 3 tablespoons of raw butter, ghee or oil daily either in your soup, rice, dal or milk. Besides, take Vitamins A & E in the form of pills.
Use our hair care tips with care so as to achieve the desired results in whatever hair styles you carry.
Greasy hair is the natural outcome of a greasy skin and if not kept clean it may give rise to dandruff and other scalp infections. To treat a greasy scalp, wash your head with multani mitti, (fuller's earth) and warm water. Soak a big lump of multani mitti in a vessel of water. Add to it a juice of big lime.
Rub into the scalp leave for half an hour. Wash your hair with warm then cold water and Rinse it finally with water to which either 2 tablespoons cider vinegar or lime juice has been added. This not only removes extra oil from the hair but proves very cooling to the head especially in the burning hot summer. It also prevents prickly heat and sun-stroke. Gram-flour too is a good grease remover and it is used in the same manner as multani mitti. Spices, fried and highly seasoned foods should be avoided as much as possible.
DAMAGED AND SPLIT HAIR
Damaged and split hair is the result of excessive use of bleaching, dyeing, tinting, hair dryers and curlers. When the hair splits into 3 parts, it is known as split hair. Split ends should be trimmed from time to time to avoid further separation of hair layers.
To treat split hair, massage in egg shampoo. To prepare this shampoo place an egg, 3 tablespoons of lime juice or apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in the blender.
Pour in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Cover the blender container and run at fast speed till thick and nicely mixed. Remove the centre cap of the lid and slowly pour in a thin stream of 1/2 cup of more oil while the blender is still running. Massage generous quantity of this mixture on to your scalp and let it remain for half an hour. Give your hair this treatment every week to give suppleness and shine.
For badly damaged and split hair, take 1 cup honey and mix with 1/2 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Set in a Jar for 2 to 3 days. Rub onto the scalp and roots of the hair. Now Comb from the scalp to the ends of the hair with a wide-toothed Comb.
Castor oil also helps in the growth of hair, Rub the thick oil to your scalp and hair. Comb through the hair. Place a plastic bag over the scalp. Take bath and cover with hot, moist towels. After half an hour either covers wash with shikakai or shikakai soap. Use an apple cider of lime. Do these once a week till you find improvement in your condition? To increase the rate of hair growth, take a diet containing all the essentials of good hair health.
An important hair care tip to follow is to take plenty of proteins. Besides, take Vitamin B and Vitamin A, C & E. Sometimes, hair starts falling due to tension. Tension creates muscular contraction which in turn constricts the blood vessels carrying nutrition to the hair shaft. If nervous tension continues for a long time, noticeable hair loss can result from this scalp starvation.
Calcium is a calming agent for shattered nerves. Take a few calcium tablets with a cup of warm milk and honey in the night and sleep a sound sleep. Lack of sufficient calcium in the body creates unrest and tension in the body.
Another effective hair care tip for losing hair is cut a medium-sized onion and put in a cup of rum. Set aside for whole day. Remove the onion and bottle the alcohol. Massage this into the scalp every night till the condition improves and then do this once a week.
Massage once again. Cover the head with a plastic bag and tuck in the ends to help generate scalp heat place 2 to 3 already warmed napkins over the bag. After half an hour either wash with shikakai seeds or shikakai soap. This not only great but improves the health of damaged hair but also gives it glim and vitality.
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