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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hair Always Oily

Some of the problems that could be causing over oily hair, other than over washing, might be hormonal, too much oily food, shampoos with sulfates, and or not rinsing well. Fortunately, it’s a problem that’s correctable.

Believe it or not, Americans wash their hair nearly 5 times per week on average, when several generations ago, it was normal to wash hair on average just once a month! We are washing our hair way too often thinking we are helping to condition our hair. Personally, I shampoo about every four or five days. If you are a daily washer, try to work up to that. The correct amount of oil secretion on your scalp should balance over time. Another option is to use dry shampoos in between washings. Typically baking soda based, they can freshen your hair and scalp at a fraction of the cost of shampoo, cut down on the excessive packaging waste of shampoo bottles and decrease water usage, too. This, ultimately, will help your hair and your scalp, and your pocketbook.

Blow drying your hair every time you wash it can over dry your hair and make it frizzy and brittle. I always air dry my hair and I highly recommend this to maintain the integrity of your hair. Limit the amount of hair product use, too. Often I apply a leave-in conditioner because this keeps my hair protected from the elements. That’s the only product I use on my hair after shampooing.

How you brush your hair is important, too. Be very gentle when brushing your hair by starting at the ends and brushing a bit higher with each stroke until you reach the roots. This way you limit breakage and over pulling on your hair.

Tips Bronze Your Face

• Choosing the Products:

Since the bronzing product has to be something that you can comfortably apply and carry, you need to test first that whether if you are comfortable with the powder one or the liquid one. If you are contented with the powder bronzer, then you can opt for the bareMinerals Bronzer – The Skinny Dip. Make sure to purchase the one that is two tones darker than your skin tone.

• The Blending:

A good angled brush allows you to blend all of the product onto your skin flawlessly. However, you should know that once you get the product onto the brush, make certain to tap it onto the powder palette to remove the excess. After applying it onto the cheekbones, you have to blend it upwards with a Kabuki brush or any other blending brush. Do not leave any harsh lines during the blending process so that the bronzing looks natural.

• The Right Method:

The chiseled look it gives your face solely depends on how you blend the product. Make sure to put it only onto the line that starting from the cheekbone from the upper side of your ear till the outer corner of your mouth. Similarly, form a shade on your forehead, by blending it into your hairline so that your forehead seems smaller, and it allows you to highlight the center of the head. Use very light strokes when you are forming a structure of the product so that you can merge it flawlessly later with a flat-topped brush.

The basic goal of a contoured or bronzed look is to give the face a three dimensional look, which makes the face look slim as ever, so that your features become prominent. Furthermore, in order to contour according to the shape of your face, you need to determine your face shape first so that you know the high points of your face.

Foundation Secrets

To make foundation last apply moisturizer first giving the foundation a base. Dry skin will soak up the foundation if not given that base. For oily skin use an oil-free moisturizer and powder foundation

On hot days foundation can be difficult to keep looking fresh. Set your foundation in the morning using a loose powder and puff, then do regular touch ups throughout
the day.

To cover imperfections apply foundation first and then go back and dot on a concealer that neutralizes red. For noticeable imperfections like very dark circles and birthmarks use a yellow concealer (available from Mary Kay). Don’t use too much powder in problem areas because it will draw attention to it.

To avoid a foundation line around the jaw apply foundation as usual then use a little moisturizer in your hand and blend it down your neck.

For evening mix some shimmer powder with your powder and put it where you want to attract light such as the bridge of the nose, underneath the brow bone, the temples, cheekbone, chin and shoulders.

Always use a foundation with a sunscreen of at least 15 to prevent future sun damage.

Change your foundation shade if the color of your skin changes.

After you apply foundation go near a window to make sure it looks natural. Natural light is the ultimate test.

Remove Dye From Hair

There are some commercial products to remove dye from hair, and a few home potions and processes.

Color Fix by Jheri Redding is designed to remove unwanted permant hair color, and controlled usage allows color correction to specific areas, either full or slight color corrections.

Loreal Color Zap gently washes away all permanent haircolor. Ideal for color correction, removal of dark shades, muddy, uneven results or color build up. Leaves hair ready for immediate re-coloring. Loreal Effasol Color Remover washes away permanent haircolor, leaving hair ready for recoloring. Can be used with water or developer.

Jerome Rusell’s Punky Color Punk Off is an easy to use gel that will cleanse your skin from hair dye stains.

Roux Clean Touch is a gentle formula that removes haircolor from skin and scalp. Removes excess color from hair ends and assists in removing stains from clothing.

Home remedies include this one:

Hot Oil treatments, hairspray, shampooing and exposure to water will gradually fade hair dye.

To remove the last bit of residue or stain on the hair (or to get color out immediately) make up a small batch of bleach mixture and add it to 2 tablespoons or so of shampoo in a cup. Stir it up.

Shampoo your hair with this mixture, “kneading” the hair. Start at the roots and work your way down to the end, and then back up.

You should see the color disappear right before your eyes.

Black hair dye is a special case.

It’s very hard to remove black hair dye from your hair completely, especially if it’s permanent. Better to let it grow out and not bleach it. Bleaching with chemicals damages the hair it may make it so stretchy and thin that it comes out in your comb.

Likewise if black hair dye stains skin or fabric. The best way is to prevent it from staining in the first place by applying Vaseline around the hairline before dyeing.

If black hair dye stains fabric then using detergent and water quickly is a good idea – otherwise dry cleaning may be required.