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  • Why Are You Washing Your Hair The Wrong Way? It Causes Significant Hair Damage

     

    We all spend a lot of time and money on many different products that we find on the market to make our hair look perfect.

    If you want to have perfect hair like the models you see on TV, here’s something surprising that you probably didn’t know: you might not really know how to wash your hair the right way!

    All you need to do is to use the right techniques that can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine—but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your lovely locks without even realizing it.

    We asked two of New York’s foremost hair pros, Kyle White, lead colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon and  hair stylist Nunzio Saviano of Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York and, to share their best tips for lathering up—and doing it the right way.

    • YOU SHOULD START WITH A RINSE.

    Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be completely wet before you add your shampoo. This will enable the hot water to open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt from the hair.

    • IF YOU HAVE LONG HAIR, CONDITION FIRST AND THEN SHAMPOO.

    If your hair is beneath the shoulders long, protect fragile ends from drying out by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing.  This will not only keep ends healthy, it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine,” says White.

    • LATHER UP — BUT ONLY AT THE SCALP.

    “You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape,” Saviano says.

    The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.”

    Don’t use more shampoo than you need, a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. If your hair is particularly long or thick, go ahead and double that.
    • BE GENTLE!

    Rubbing can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Try to wash your hair like you hand wash your delicates — very carefully.

    • DON’T RINSE AND REPEAT.

    Despite what the instructions on the back of your shampoo bottle may say, there’s no need to wash your hair twice.

    “Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient,” says White. “Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce lather,” in which case, go ahead and lather up one more time.

    • ADD CONDITIONER FROM THE MID-LENGTHS TO THE TIPS.

    After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, “squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner,” says Saviano.

    “Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner rinse out for the final step of your shower.”

    The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair; the natural oil from your scalp is more concentrated there.

    • FINISH WITH A COLD WATER RINSE.

    “Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine,” says White.

    More Hair Washing Tips…

    How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type, too. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week.

    Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type. If your hair is dry, choose moisturizing products. If you color your hair, opt for color-safe formulas.

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  • After reading the reasons why, you will never go to bed without a lemon peel on your heel again!

     

     Cracked heels are a frequent notion among world population. Moreover, different creams, peels, rubbing stones, etc. often require a lot of effort, money, as well as persistence. However, even if you have all these three allies, there is still a chance of failure to soften the cracked heels. But, do not worry, since one of the best natural solutions is available to everyone: lemon. First, take a lemon that is at the size of your heel and squeeze it. Use the juice for lemonade, whereas you will need the peel for the treatment. And, put a half of the peel on the heel and put on socks.

    The lemon peel will remove all the dry and hard skin. For optimal results, leave the peel overnight. You will feel the difference only after one night of treatment. Repeat the treatment several times until you notice improvement. Instead of lemon peel, you can also apply chopped onion.
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  • DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE WHILE IT IS CHARGING. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

    Injuries caused by using cellphone are quite rare but they do happen.

    Gabbie Fedro is a 13 year old girl who suffered second – degree burns when the charger of her cellphone overheated. She had LG d500 which she had received as a gift for Christmas.One night her father heard Gabbie screaming in her bedroom. Her mother stated: “She came running downstairs after it happened grabbing her neck. She was in so much pain she was screaming hysterically.” Unfortunately there were other cases when the phone chargers have proven dangerous. The most of the injuries were caused by the phone’s lithium-ion batteries overheating which ended with explosions or burns.

    In June 2014, a USB phone charger caused the death of Sheryl Anne Aldeguer from Australia, mother of two children.She was killed after the faulty charger sent a high current through her body throughout the headphones while she was speaking on the phone.Similarly, her phone had also been plugged into a wall socket.This incident was used to raise the awareness about cheap electronics and encouraged Fair Trading to warn the people about the sale of unapproved USB chargers in New South Wales.

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  • 10 Habits that Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Kidneys!

     

    The kidneys, which are two organs that are bean-shaped and which are approximately the size of a fist, are found just under the rib cage on every one of the sides of the spine. The kidneys purify around 120 to 150 quarts of waste, urine and excess fluid on a daily basis so that there is no waste accumulation in the body. The kidneys are responsible for keeping the electrolyte levels stable and they also produce hormones which regulate the blood pressure, keep the bones strong and make red blood cells.

     

    The kidneys are very important organs. One needs healthy kidneys so that their body can function properly. Kidneys’ damage can sometimes go unnoticed and it is very important to take precautionary measure and make sure that your kidneys are healthy. Read about 10 usual habits that have bad influence on your kidneys and you may not even know it.

    1. Lack of Water

    One of the main kidneys function is to purify the blood and eliminate waste materials and toxins which can damage the body. If you don’t drink plenty of water, the waste and the toxins may start to buildup and that can eventually cause serious damage.

    1. Eating High Amounts of Salt

    In order to work properly, the body does not require salt, nevertheless high amounts of sodium can cause damage. The majority of people consume plenty of salt and that can stress the kidneys and can alleviate the blood pressure.

    1. Eating High Amounts of Sugar

    According to studies, the odds are that those people who have a few sugary drink per day have protein in their urine. This is an early warning sign that something is wrong with the kidneys.

    1. Holding the Urine

    As weirs as it sound, this is quite common. This usually happens in the middle of a car ride or a phone call or when there isn’t a bathroom anywhere near. Nevertheless, if you hold urine regularly it can increase pressure which can then lead to kidney stones and kidney pressure.

     
    1. Having Minerals and Vitamins Deficiency

    Healthy diet is vital for the health in general that includes the kidneys as well. There are number of deficiencies which can increase the formation of kidney stones or lead to kidney failure. Magnesium and B6 are some of them.

    1. Drinking too Much Coffee

    Caffeine can stress the kidneys and it can alleviate the blood pressure. Too much coffee consumption can cause kidneys damage with time.

    1. Consuming Animal Protein in Abundance

    Eating too much animal protein, red meat in particular can elevate the metabolic weight to the kidneys. Eating animal protein in abundance can stress the kidneys and can cause kidneys damage.

    1. Lack of Sleep

    Constant lack of sleep can cause a number of health issues that also includes kidney disease. The body repairs the kidney tissue while sleeping, so lack of sleep can make it harder for the tissue to heal.

    1. Misusing Painkillers

    Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are usually taken for pain and aches and people usually do not keep in mind that they come with side effects. Abuse or excessive use of painkillers can cause grave liver and kidney damage.

           10. Consuming Too Much Alcohol

    Alcohol stresses the kidneys and also the liver. Even though many people enjoy a bottle of beer or glass of wine occasionally, if alcohol is consumed too often, it can lead to kidney damage.

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  • Things We Do That Damage Our Skin

    Your face is your calling card. It’s your first impression on others and the first thing you notice in the mirror. Your face can radiate your emotions or be as opaque as a mask. It’s often important to our self esteem and general good feeling to keep it young and healthy. However, you should know that there are many things you do that damage the delicate skin on your face.

    Below you'll find 7 of the worst things we do to damage our skin - some of them may surprise you!

    A long, hot shower – As pleasant as this sounds, frequent long & hot showers are terrible for your skin. They strip away the outer layer of skin, leaving it dry and scaly. If your skin turns red and itchy in the shower, it’s your queue to get out.

    Exfoliating too much – Exfoliating once in a while is very good for your skin. It clears out dead, dry cells and adds a healthy shine to your face. Too much exfoliation, however, is bad for your skin. It removes the natural oils the skin needs, taking away from its shine.

    Testing too many products – You may want to avoid makeup disasters, so you test products before buying them. It’s a great idea, but here’s the kicker – what if you get an allergic reaction to a product? The solution: try a small amount on your hand, so if there’s a reaction, at least it’s not on your face…

    Alcohol – Sorry, but consuming too much alcohol will dehydrate your skin. Dry skin will get wrinkles faster and will look dull and flaky.

     

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