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How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

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Yes its too hard now a days to take care of your hairs from this fast and hectic daily life, but by following some of these tips you can keep your hair healthy and can make it grow faster. Also your hair can get shiner and stronger with these tips.

Stop washing every day
Washing your hair daily or even more often can cause damage. Overwashing dries your hair and makes it more prone to breakage. Both dryness and weakness keep your hair from growing long and strong.

Stop torturing you hair with different product and styling
Your hair is damaged every time you blow dry, curl, perm or color it. Using product that dries the hair only makes this worse. If you cannot imagine not styling your hair, try to take a break at least two days a week. Your hair will thank you for the time away from stress.

Know your hair's strengths and weaknesses
Everyone's hair is different so you need to assess yours before you can begin a course of treatment. Is your hair dry or oily? Do you have split ends o…

Hair in growth

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Hair in growth is an irritating problem faced by many women. A good skin care regimen can take care of the difficult to handle 'hair in-growth'.
Have you ever seen a thin layer of skin grow over the new growth of hair on your legs ? This is hair in-growth. In-grown hair is like a curse to beautiful skin. Have you wondered why the irritating skin problem strikes women soon after a hair removal session? Hair in-growth is a result of using improper methods for hair removal and unhygienic conditions while removing hair. Sometimes it may also occur naturally. Hormonal imbalance can also be one of the reasons to cause hair in-growth.

Most women have good looking hands and legs along with a good looking face. But after shaving and waxing hands and legs, the most common problem faced is hair in-growth. Problems like itching, rashes, pus collection and infection are faced because of in-grown hair. This mainly happens when skin grows above the left over hair after waxing or shaving. Peopl…

Home Remedies for Glowing Skin & Smooth Skin

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You can transform your dry skin into a super smooth, soft, supple, and glowing skin by using these home remedies. Mash a banana with milk and apply on face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water to get a skin that will glow. Apply honey on your face and neck for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Your skin will glow and become soft and smooth. Mix egg white with honey and apply on the face for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Make a paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, honey and lemon juice. Scrub your face with this paste and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Rub a piece of papaya on your face and neck for 15 minutes. Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoon turmeric (haldi) powder in orange juice. Scrub it on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Make a paste by mixing mashed banana, honey, lemon juice and margarine. Apply on face for overnight. Smear on hands and feet, and wash off in the morning (wear gloves in h…

Tips for clear and smooth skin

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It is now more commonly accepted that beautiful skin requires a sensible diet, regular exercise, regular care and - possibly the most important of all - a healthy and positive mental attitude. The mind does seem to play a huge role in determining how our bodies function. A calm, relaxed and positive mental state may be able to greatly promote health and well-being in general.

Use a good sunscreen, avoid excessive exposure to Sun : Sunbathing may be fun for a while, but lots of it can seriously harm the skin. The Sun dehydrates the skin and this may cause wrinkles, dryness and roughness and possibly more - signs of aging. However, sunlight is also a source of vitamin D which is required for metabolism and growth.

Eat lots of raw vegetables and fruits, avoid spicy food : Easier said than done :-) Most people would rather eat only spicy food and avoid raw fruits and vegetables.

If you use makeup, remove it before going to bed.

Keep you liver, intestines and kidneys clean and healthy : Your …

Exercise Shoes Tips

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Exercise shoes can trip you up when it comes to buying a pair suited for your feet. Avoid the pitfalls (and blisters), use these tips to shop for the best exercise footwear for you.

I've got it badly wrong in the past. Lights, mirrors, great displays, pushy sales people and I was straight to the till.

Big mistake. It's not all about looks when buying footwear for exercise.

The right footwear will help prevent injuries and stimulate correct technique. Both essentially, go hand-in-hand. Many overuse injuries start from poor technique when running or walking.

Your feet have specific needs. The key is buying according to those needs. When you next go shopping for exercise shoes, remember to take these tips with you.

Buying Tips

1) Socks. Wear the socks that you usually wear for exercise, or the thickest socks you have.

2) Insoles. Take any insoles or orthotics that you have been prescribed. Put them in the exercise footwear when you try them on.

3) Timing. Head to the shops late in the d…

Is it OK to wear Hose or Tights with Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes ?

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Is it OK to wear Hose or Tights with Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes ?
Is it okay to wear hose, tights or stockings with dressy sandals or open-toed shoes ?

No ... okay, that's the easy answer, and the one you'll hear most often - but not a very realistic one.

One of the reasons people resist the idea of wearing nylons and open-toed shoes is that hose have a tendency to get bunched at the toes. Since the whole point to strappy sandals is to show off your feet, you don't want to call attention to an unattractive attribute (such as bunchy nylon toes). This presents a bit of a fashion dilemma.

Many women are not comfortable with the "bare leg" look, and I don't believe they should be denied sexy, strappy shoes. So, I say, if you want to wear opened-toed shoes with hose or stockings - do it.

Here are a few tips for making it work.

Remember to go with a sandal toe in very pale, nude shades - just a touch of sheen adds a great, sophisticated look. Save the reinforced toe hose…

Hair Dye Allergies

About 5% of permanent hair dyes users develop allergy, mostly as an allergic contact dermatitis with redness and itching in the head area, but systemic reaction with involvement of the whole body skin and other organs may appear in severe cases (1). Hand dermatitis affects considerable percent of hair-dressers (2). The main cause is substance PPD.

PPD (4-ParaPhenyleneDiamine, C6H8N2)

PPD is widely present on the market since 1909 and it is still used in over 2/3 of permanent hair dyes. Commercial hair dye product typically comes in two bottles: the one with PPD based dye (non-oxidized and thus colorless) and the other with oxidizer or developer, usually hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In the hair dying process initially the peroxide is used to break down the natural hair pigment melanin, then the PPD is used to replace melanin. When PPD reacts with peroxide it becomes partly oxidized and colored and it is this form which may cause allergy. Fully oxidized PPD does not cause allergy, so PPD se…

Fancy Dress Party Ideas

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Here's a few ideas to inspire you when planning your Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve or Hogmanay fancy dress costume party. If you really do need some excuses to have more costume parties then you'll find 52 of them towards the bottom of this page.

Teen Movies party:
Road trip, Scream, Porky’s, Bring It On, American Pie, Cheerleader Costumes

Vicars and Tarts party:
from the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Vicars, Cardinals, Tarts and sexy nuns.

Uniforms party:
Naughty Nurses from Newcastle or Doctors from Derby, Fire Girls from Fife or WPCs from Wrexham, Firemen, Army, Navy, Police, & FBI Costumes

Wild West party:
Cowgirls, Indians, Saloon Girls, Can Can Dancers, Sheriffs

Garden Party:
Flowers, weeds, honey bees, love bugs, head gardener

Invaders party:
Vikings, Pirates, British Empire , Martians, Virus

Pirates of the Caribean party:
Pirates, Pirate wench, Jack Sparrow, Navy Officer, Admirals

Allo ‘Allo party:
Herr Flick, Helga, Renee, Yvette, La Resistance, Gendarme

Once upon a time …

How Often Should I Color My Hair ?

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"It depends on the growth rate of your hair" says colorist Giselle of the Pierre Michel salon in Manhattan. "You should go in for a highlight application every two to four months, and single process color application about every six weeks."

Giselle, who has pumped up the blonde in such actresses as Sharon Stone and Renee Zellwegger, also says, "During the summer hair grows faster, but it also naturally lightens up, so you don't have to get your highlights done as often as during the winter."

What's the Best Way to Apply Foundation ?

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The worst mistake women make in applying foundation is to cover their entire face with the stuff. They end up with a mask-like, unnatural look. Here's the best way to apply foundation or tinted moisturizer (a great alternative to foundation):

1. Start with a clean, moisturized face. Dab dots of concealer on undereye circles or blemishes. Tab the concealer into place (never rub). Makeup artist Bobbi Brown suggests using concealer before foundation because you won't use as much foundation if you conceal problem spots first. There's no real rule to whether you apply foundation or concealer first.

2. Dot foundation on red spots or uneven areas of skin (usually the chin, along or on the nose, under the eyes and the corners of the mouth). Again, do not cover the entire face, your goal is to achieve an even skin tone.

2. Moving from the inside of your face outward, blend the foundation into skin. You can use your fingers, a nylon brush or a wedge sponge.

3. Blend at the hairline and …

Bed Skirts and Down Comforter Sets

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You've never approved of miniskirts that show your rose tattoo, but you think it's the height of prissiness to have a long bedskirt with a down comforter set. If you have a twin extra long bed with a down comforter, you may need that 18" or 21" drop bedskirt--drop refers to how tall a bedskirt is, like the drop off the mountain you won't climb in a micro-mini. The drop is the distance from the floor to the top of the box spring. A longer drop bedskirt in the same maroon as your down comforter cover may make the whole bed and especially the comforter down look top-heavy, depending on the height of your mattress.

One solution is to use bed lifters with lesser-height beds that have down comforter sets. That way, your black down comforter looks loftier and taller rather than drowning your bed in fabric. Remember that you can take your bedskirt home and try it with your bed and down comforter set.

Most down comforter sets include a bedskirt that's coordinated with …

Selecting Bed Sheets

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Sleeping in bed is the most rejuvenating part of a person's life. So a comfortable bed and bedding that complements the overall bedroom décor is a must. Since bed sheets are the most visible part of a bed, high quality bed sheets can make quite a difference to the visual appeal and comfort level of the room. Here are a few tips on choosing the right kind of bedsheets: While most of the mattresses come in standard sizes such as 'King-sized', 'Queen-sized' and 'Full-sized', the customized mattresses with pillow tops and other accessories attached to them can make them larger and wider and will need larger bedsheets than the standard ones available in the market. Thus, it is better to measure the bed and the mattress size that you use beforehand, so that the bedsheets you buy are of appropriate sizes. Thread count per inch or TPI is an important factor to be considered while buying a bed sheet. Bedsheets with higher TPI (more than 250) are softer, more comfort…

Natural Face Lift

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Aging - turn back the clock - is a fact of life. It is an inevitable process that we cannot really escape from as the years take their toll on our bodies. But despite this inescapable fact, there are a lot of women who spend a great deal of time, effort and money to keep themselves looking young regardless of their real, chronological age. It is largely due to our youth-oriented culture, where beauty always translates to youth.

Trying to look young is not really bad at all. After all, who does not want to look young for as long as she can? It is just that most of the methods available right now to keep those wrinkles and sags at bay are too expensive and too effort-intensive. Anti-aging creams and lotions are good for keeping the skin looking young, healthy and wrinkle-free, but what about the sags ? It seems that the only way to get rid of those sags is to go under the knife and have a face lift.

A surgical face lift is expensive and scary. A lot of times, it also looks unnatural. Ther…

Pedicure

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There is nothing more attractive then a woman dressed up or casual looking, wearing open toes shoes, or sandals and her feet look clean and maintained. Keeping those soles heavenly are another thing. If you cannot afford to visit your spa monthly do what the rest of the working world does. Do them yourself ! But if you can visit your spa twice a year it really helps. If you can plan a winter Pedicure and a before summer Pedicure at your spa, keeping them maintained in the meantime is simple. Stock up on some products before hand always be prepared.

Foot Scrub

Purchase a good foot scrub. Every Department store carries them and they are made for every type of skin. Soak your feet for a good 10 minutes in warm water then use the foot scrub to exfoliate any dead skin cells. Giving your feet and calf a new smooth layer of clean skin.

Nail File Kit & Cuticle Oil

If you go to a dollar store you can find kits that already have the files and clippers that you need for your Pedicure. Most inclu…

Color Matching

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Matching Black & White
While we call black and white colors in their own right, they are actually not. Technically speaking, white is the complete absence of color combined with a maximum of lightness. Black, on the other hand, is a combination of all colors with a maximum level of darkness. Both white and black can be combined with any color (even themselves) and work well. These "colors" are considered exceptions to the rules of color matching.

Matching Reds
When matching reds with other colors it is easier to work with darker red shades, such as brick red. Since red has violet and orange as analogous colors, shades of these colors often work well, especially when the colors are kept away from opposing levels of light or dark.

The compliment to red is green, and can make for a reasonable color match so long as you keep the colors muted. Otherwise you create an ugly clash as the colors make one another stand out far too much, or in unpleasant ways.

Be especially cautious in…

about puffer jackets

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The leather puffer has arrived. Puffer jackets have been through a rollercoaster in women’s fashions terms: out of fashion, chavvy, not so chavvy. With winter round the corner it seems puffer jackets are getting a look-in alongside the usual ladies winter coats at the moment.

Gap has a gorgeous buttery soft puffer in quilted leather. It’s expensive but team it with blue jeans and a cute hat and you are bang in season.

It’s worth mentioning that if it comes with a designer label doesn’t automatically make it worth buying. Rock and Republic do a men’s version and frankly it’s disgusting. Firstly, it looks plastic, secondly it looks stiff and thirdly it looks like a tyre. Not a good look, especially with the added puff for the Michelin look.

However, Ralph Lauren have a lambskin puffer with a faux fur collar. It’s brown, so it immediately looks much nicer and cosier and more expensive than the black. Beware though, if you go hunting for this - and I strongly recommend that you do - you migh…

Preppy clothes

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Wears, but is not limited to, Polo, Lilly, Brooks Brothers, Lacoste, LL Bean (ie duck boots), ribbon belts, prints (ie cords with embroidered whales, palm trees, etc), sweaters tied around the neck, collar always popped, looks neat and put together. Hair ribbons or ribbon headbands, pearls, and other classic jewelry pull the look together. Preppies are partial to monogrammed and engraved items (ie tote bags, oxford shirts, jewelry, money clips, etc). Colors are always brite (favorites include pink and lime green). Preppies may not always match EXACTLY but they are always coordinated. Hats are worn (ie polo player, Lacoste, Brooks Brothers), but they are unique- not designs you would see in the mainstream and the "mall".

Preppies often attend prep schools (ie Middlesex School, Governor Dummer Academy, and Belmont Hill) followed by New England private colleges.
They are confident and unafraid to express their own styles and be daring in their fashions. Preppies vacation on Nantu…

What Your Type of Handbag Uncovers

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What Your Type Of Handbag Uncovers:

What you take along with you-just in case you might need them-and in what type of handbag you place them can be quite self descriptive.

Activity Handbag:

Taking with you lots of reading material and other things to do, and actually being admired by others for putting every spare moment to a practical use , if the true meaning behind you taking these objects are to take advantage of the time that has been allotted to you, then you have an intelligent way of cutting all kinds of corners in your life. Nevertheless, if the true purpose behind all of this paraphenalia is to avoid where you are holding in your life, it is actually a means of escape.

Bookbag or Knapsack:

You have more foresight than others.

Business Contents:

Possessing checkbooks, pens, stamps, etc., you are quite business oriented, now try being more people oriented.

Cluttered:

A definite busybody, you take people’s telephone numbers at random and place them in your bag amongst all the debris…

you wanna dye your own hair ?

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To dye or not to dye ? It's an age-old question. Bleach-happy Ancient Greek heroes reddened their hair into a fiery symbol of courage, while their Roman counterparts used natural dyes to darken their locks. During the 1700s, French women used powder to tint their tresses shades of blue, yellow, pink and white (punk rock pioneers). Today, about half of all American women color their hair, and men are getting in on the game in record numbers.

Due to high salon prices (or temporary bouts of creativity), more and more people are dyeing their own hair. You've seen these people walking around-they can usually be identified by tufts of fried orange hair peeking out from beneath large hats. But a home-hair-colorist's best weapons against hair dye mishaps are careful planning and knowledge. So whether you're trying to bring back the color of your youth or are simply interested in trying something new, SoYouWanna.com is happy to help you dye your own hair.

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Define Your Body Type for Women Jeans

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Knowing your body type can help find ladies jeans that fit you the best. It is rather simple to figure out what type you are and to figure out which type of jeans will look the best on you.

Do you have a full figured body type? The suggested jean for a full figure body type is boot-cut. These have just a slight flare at the bottoms, and usually have a better average fit to them. Instead of being too tight or too loose, they are usually just right. This can help accentuate your full figured body in a great way.

Do you have a more athletic body type ? Do you have muscular thighs with a narrower waist ? The suggested jean for the athletic body type is low-rise. These help show your fit body off. You could even consider wearing skinny jeans if you wanted to bring out your curves.

Do you have more a curvy body type? Many people that think of 'curvy' think of an hourglass figure. This rings true sometimes. If you want to bring out your curves consider wearing skinny or tapered jeans. …

Women Jeans: the Versatility of Jeans

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When fashion is concerned, women are the main carriers of it. As a matter of fact, they tend to set new trends after every regular intervals. To step out of the house in perfect look is what everybody desires. However, it is also true that in spite of several options of dressing, jeans seem to be the appropriate choice for most of the woman. It would also be a daring comment to say in today's date, a huge percentage of women don't like to wear jeans. Instead, the fact would stand otherwise. In fact, almost every lady would possess a pair of jeans in her wardrobe. Clothing oneself is also definitely an art. This is particularly because the entire personality of an individual is based upon the dressing style. Like for instance, If you are casually dressed then it means you are ready to shop around and when you are dressed in lehenga choli that means you are ready to be a part of a wedding party. Thus, you should be pretty wise to understand what would actually suit you and yes h…

Straightening Hair Tips

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Use a mild shampoo and strong conditioner so that the hair is well protected. You must keep off from any heat -styling tools so as to prevent any damage to the hair. Regular deep conditioning of the hair can give it a healthier bounce and shine. Use good detangling products and wide -toothed comb for the hair after a straightening treatment.

Who want to add a bit of shine - Add a drop of silicone serum and watch the tresses bounce. A little care will go a long way in maintaining the straightened tresses.

If you are using a straightening iron to straighten your hair, use it with care, and use it sparingly. It can be very damaging if used often.

Blow-drying Hair Straight - Always use a protective product when styling your hair straight. Good tools are essential - use a blow-dryer with a strong air flow, not just a very hot one. If blow-drying hair straight regularly, use a treatment, weekly, to prevent your hair from drying out and frazzled ends.

Having your hair colored and using a straig…

How To Lose Face Fat

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Here is a fact that you should take note of. What do you look at first when you meet somebody ? You look at their face first right ? For example you meet up with old friends, colleagues, your neighbor or new friends, most of the time you will focus your attention on their faces first.

The point is that the face is very important and that is also why so many people are looking for ways to lose face fat. Any weight loss will show on the face first and when people look at your face, they will straight away notice changes. Plus, influences from the media and the entertaining world also create an impact on how a pretty or sexy face should look like. If you just would flip through the magazines, the faces of the models are all very slim and well defined with high cheekbones, sharp nose and a lean face.

Well, since so many people is looking for the answer to lose fat in their faces, here is a couple of tips on how to lose face fat. Before we move on to that, lets understand that there is no su…