Tips for dying blonde hair brown
Tips on achieving the right shade of brown hair for those with natural blonde hair.
Blonde's have more fun, don't they? It seems that everyone and their mother wants to have blonde hair of some sort. From highlights to lowlights, to fully bleached-out hair, blonde is definitely the color of choice.
But what about those of us who have been blonde for their entire life and desperately want a change? It's no secret that having blonde streaks framing your face tends to make you look older. If a blonde tries to have red highlights put into their hair, the hair dye will react oddly with the natural pigment in blonde hair, turning it pink. If pink is a color that you would like to have, all the power to you and have a great time. For the rest of us, there are some options available, including the wonderful shades of brunette hair.
Let it be recommended that lowlights are a great starting point if you are not used to seeing yourself with dark hair. A temporary color is another option, but can cost close to the same amount of money as a permanent color. Temporary colors wash out within two weeks, while a permanent color can last forever, or at least until your color is cut off.
Lowlights are, quite simply, the reverse of highlights. Thin groups of you hair is either pulled through a cap with tiny holes in it or placed in foil with the appropriate hair color painted on it. You will sit under a heating lamp or hairdryer to allow full penetration of the dye for between ten and thirty minutes, depending on the darkness of your desired shade.
The best shade to start with, for natural blondes, is the
Skin care: is herbal really better?
With the myriad herbal skin care products now available, are they effective or a fad.
The latest craze in skin care is also the oldest: herbal products. Once considered merely the eco-friendly choice of hippies, these plant derivatives are now found everywhere. The most highly reputed manufacturers have recently added herbs to their skin care lines, from cleansers to moisturizers and everything in between. Still, those who have not tried them may be concerned about their effectiveness. After all, "must have" products come and go, from infomercial fads to weight loss gimmicks. For those who are skeptical, here are the facts about herbal skin care's benefits.
- The use of herbal beauty products dates back to ancient times. As far back as 3000 BC, the Egyptians were employing herbs like fenugreek and roses to prevent wrinkles. Cosmetics containing mint were favored by Greeks from the time of the first Olympic Games. In fact, virtually every ancient culture recorded the use of native herbs for a beautiful healthy complexion. This evidence supports herbal skin care's efficacy, with recipes once highly reputed being lost for a time and rediscovered in recent history. Furthermore, modern science has evaluated and confirmed the cleansing, healing, and protective qualities of many herbs. For instance, studies have found that aloe vera has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating actions as well as large quantities of vitamins E and C, zinc, and amino acids. Thus, the healing properties of this traditional plant have finally been
How to treat dandruffDandruff is the accumulation of dead skin cells on the scalp, which form scaly flakes on the head. Homemade recipes are best to treat dandruff.
Dandruff is the accumulation of dead skin cells on the scalp, which, if not removed, form scaly flakes on the head. Normally, dead skin cells are replaced once a month. But with people with dandruff, the process takes about one or two weeks.
To take care of dandruff, here are some recipes:
1. Dry thyme 3 table spoon
Dry rosemary 2 tablespoon
Apple cider vinegar 1 cup
Distilled water 1 1/2 cups
Boil water. Put the herbs in it. Remove from heat. Steep for 1/2 hour. Strain into a bottle. Pour vinegar in it. Shake well. Gently massage a small amount into the scalp after shampooing and rinsing properly. Do not wash hair after application. Towel dry hair.
A regular application with 2-3 days interval can help eliminate dandruff and stimulate hair growth.
2. Coconut oil 2 tablespoon
Ginger root (grated) 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 5 tablespoon
Gently massage scalp with coconut oil in circular motion. Mix grated ginger roots with lemon juice. Apply all over scalp. Leave on for 30-40 minutes before shampooing. Repeat every 3-4 days.
This is a great scalp tonic for dandruff. It moisturizes dry scalp and conditions hair while lemon juice cleanses scalp of flakes.
3. Castor oil 2 tablespoon
Almond oil 2 tablespoon
Mix the oils. Warm them. Gently massage scalp with the mixture at bedtime. Leave it on for the night. (Cover the pillow with a towel to prevent staining.) Shampoo it off the next day.
This is excellent to promote hair growth. Massage of oils help loosen dandruff to speed up it's removal.
4. Eggs 2
Amla fruits 4-5
Kesuth (or ashwagandha) leaves 2 oz
Distilled water 2 cups
Boil amla in water for 10-15 minutes. Strain and store the water in a bowl. Crush kesuth or ashwagandha leaves to make a paste with little bit of water. Add it in the bowl. Beat eggs separately. Add to the mixture. Mix well. Apply this hair pack to the head thoroughly. Leave on for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.
This not only treats dandruff but also strengthens roots of hairs and promotes hair growth.
5. White vinegar 1 cup
Distilled water 1 cup
Mix the ingredients well. Apply to scalp after shampooing and washing. Do not rinse after application. Let hair air dry or towel dry hair.
Apply once or twice a week to get rid of dandruff.
6. Fenugreek (methi) seeds 3 tablespoon
Distilled water 1 cup
Soak fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind them in the morning to make a fine paste. Apply the paste all over scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off and shampoo. Apply twice a week.
This prevents dandruff and falling hair while promoting hair growth.
7. Amla fruits 4-5
Shikakai pods 3
Reetha fruits 4-5
Distilled water 5 cups
Boil all the ingredients in water over slow heat for 15-20 minutes. Strain the water in a bowl. Shampoo hair with it twice a week.
This is an excellent hair tonic that removes dandruff, promotes hair growth and strengthens the root of the hair follicles.
8. Witch hazel 2 oz
Lemon juice 3 tablespoon
Distilled water 1 cup
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply to scalp after shampooing when the hair is damp not wet. Do not rinse. Repeat twice or thrice a week.
This treats dandruff and gives hair a healthy shine.
9. Olive, coconut or sweet almond oil 6 drops
Tea tree oil 3 drops
Mix the oils thoroughly. Massage all over scalp and leave on overnight. Shampoo off in the morning.
This is an excellent scalp conditioner. The vitamins E and F in almond oil are great for soothing dry, itchy scalp. Olive oil is a superb conditioner.
10. Lavender oil 2 drops
Rosemary oil 2 drops
Thyme oil 2 drops
jojoba oil 3 drops
Mix the oils thoroughly. Massage the scalp at bedtime with the mixture. Cover head with a cloth overnight. Shampoo in the morning.
These essential oils remove dandruff, stimulate hair growth and thicken and improve hair texture. Also the cooling and calming effect of the essential oils will help you have a good night's sleep.
11. Birch oil 5 drops
Cocolut oil 2 drops
Lemon juice 3 tablespoon
Mix the oils well. Gently massage the entire scalp. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball. Leave on for one hour before shampooing. Repeat thrice a week.
This recipe is a splendid anti-dandruff scalp soother.
12. Aloe vera gel 7-9 tablespoon
Apply the gel to the roots of hair. Leave on for 15 minutes. Shampoo.
This is a quick fix for dandruff. Regular application keeps dandruff away.
13. Coconut oil 3 tablespoon
Lemon juice 5 tablespoon
Warm oil. Massage gently all over the scalp. Steam hair. Wrap a towel over the head for better penetration of the oil. Leave on for 1 hour. Apply lemon juice. Shampoo after 15 minutes.
The warm oil softens the dandruff while lemon juice cleanses it. Repeat after every 3-4 days for complete dandruff removal.
14. Dry rosemary 1 oz
Dry sage 1 oz
Distilled water 2 cups
Boil water. Pour rosemary and sage in it. Steep for 2 hours. Strain. Apply to damp (not wet) hair after shampooing. Leave on for 5 minutes.
This will eliminate dandruff if repeated after every 2-3 days.
15. Tea tree oil 1 tablespoon
Jojoba oil 1 tablespoon
Mix the oils well. Gently massage scalp with the mixture. Wrap head with a warm towel. Leave on for 2 hours. Shampoo. Repeat twice a week.
This method eliminates dandruff and keeps hair healthy.
1.To preserve the potency and lifespan of the products, store away from heat and sunlight in tightly closed bottles and refrigerate.
2.Shelf life is approximately one week after refrigeration since most of these products do not contain any preservative.
Shaving tips for preventing ingrown hairsPreventing ingrown hairs and shave bumps, as well as treating them after you get one, is easy if you know what to do.
Hair removal is an option for some, but an essential part of a beauty routine for others. There are various ways to smooth and hairless results, but some result in dermatological problems such as ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are a result of shaving. When the hair begins to grow back, sometimes it will either grow under the skin or curl back under the skin. These result in unsightly and sometimes irritated skin bumps. If you are fair skin, ingrown hairs will cause inflamed and red bumps. If you are darker in skin tone, they will be dark. Either way they are aesthetically challenging, especially in the bikini area. So how does one prevent ingrown hairs, when shaving?
There are several techniques to use, to prevent ingrown hairs. The primary technique is to choose a multi-blade razor. Use a two to four blade razor to get the smoothest results.
Do it yourselft Aromatherapy Recipes
Does the idea of making your own aromatherapy blends conjure images of witches stirring big steaming cauldrons? You're not alone. Somehow it seems far easier to walk into a Wal-Mart and pick up a couple of mass produced bottles of the stuff from the beauty specials department, bring them home, pour some into a bathtub and be done with it! However, many people are discovering that the actual process of making their own is almost as therapeutic as using them!
Witches' brew, or gentle remedy?
Inventing aromatherapy recipes yourself can definitely help you get in touch with your creative side. You get to choose what fragrances you like, the intensity and the blends. You can turn your concoctions into bath salts, oils, hair treatments, and inhalation preparations and add them to massage cream, and use them as the mood strikes. There's much to be said about the healing properties of some aromatherapy recipes. Granted, some blends may be purely for added wellbeing, in that the enjoyment of a particular fragrance makes us feel good about our environment and ourselves. But some truly offer benefits to our emotional and physical health. A prime example is anxiety. If you were to feel a panic attack coming on, or felt that anxious feelings were beginning to overwhelm, certain aromatherapy recipes are particularly useful in treating such symptoms. Try the following blend of essential oils: 1 part neroli (orange blossom) 1 part marjoram 1 part bergamot An alternative is: 1 part sandalwood 2 parts bergamot 3 parts lavender For more basic life issues, aromatherapy recipes abound. Does anyone in your family have smelly feet? Shake a few drops of lemon essential oil combined with tea tree oil on a cotton ball and placed inside
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