DIY Haircare of the week

Magaleigh

Today: how to get dry hair smooth again!

 

Honey – Egg – Shampoo

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

 

How to proceed:

  1. Mix the ingredients
  2. Apply the mixture on your humid hair
  3. Massage your hair and scalp (like you do it when you apply a regular shampoo)
  4. Rinse your hair with medium hot water (and again: if you think you can’t get everything out just use a little bit of regular shampoo)

 

If you try it let me know how it turned out! 🙂

 

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More than Skin Deep

Connect Furness

 NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS  … That Don’t Cost The Earth

Take a moment to count the ingredients in the jar of cream sitting on your dressing table.  I have counted over thirty in some commercial creams!

Do you understand the ingredients?

There is a wide variety of animals whose by-products are used in cosmetics and toiletries.  These include the humble Bee, Beaver, Bird, Civet Cat, Cow, Crab, Fish, Goat, Mink, Musk/Deer/Ox, Otter, Pig, Silkworm, Shark, Shrimp, Sheep, Sperm Whale, and more.

Our skin can absorb up to 60% of what is applied to it and a recent survey suggests that the average woman can absorb up to two kilograms of chemicals through her skin every year by simply using everyday commercial skin products.

In contrast, Skindulge creams and lotions are made by hand using just a handful of ingredients compared to those made commercially.  As a result, they are less likely…

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FASHION DESIGNERS FROM NIGERIA: MUMA & ICES

Muma & Ices is a growing fashion company in Nigeria that produces ingenious fashion accessories with the use of “Ankara”, a colourful fabric worn by many in Nigeria. This fashion company was founded in 2011 by Mercedes Nwokoma and Emeka Iweka.

MERCEDES NWOKOMA (FOUNDER)

EMEKA IWEKA (FOUNDER)

The designs of these accessories which include shoes, bags, hats and jewelry are holistic and universal and accentuates any style of clothing for any season. Here is their 2012 collection.

It’s obvious that creativity isn’t lacking in this company and I look forward to seeing and wearing more of their designs. What do you think?

For More info on this designer, visit their webpage here: www.mumaicesdesigns.intuitwebsite.com

THE ‘BRO’ CODE

The “Bro Code” is a set of guidelines and rules by which some men choose to live – it governs how they interact with women and with their friends. Here are some of the very interesting rules.

The Bro Code was the brainchild of the television series, How I Met Your Mother. The character of Barney, hilarious I must add, (played by Neil Patrick Harris) has updated the Guy Code throughout the lifetime of the show so that there are now at least 150 rules that men need to bear in mind when functioning socially with other men and with hot women. Here are some of the more fascinating rules:

#RULE 1: BROS BEFORE HOES

If it comes down to a choice between your bros and your girlfriend, you always help your bros out first. Unless your girlfriend is super-hot and ready to have sex right that minute. Then your bros are on their own.

#RULE 2: NO SEX WITH A BRO’S EX

Never, ever let on that you might be attracted to another bro’s woman. Never discuss her body. Another important rule about girlfriends is, No sex with a bro’s ex.

#RULE 3: IT’S OKAY IF EVERYONE IS DOING IT

A bro gets a free pass for doing something stupid as long as all the other bros were doing it, too.

#RULE 4: BIG DOGS

A bro is allowed to own a dog, but the dog must be at least as tall as the bro’s knee when it is fully grown. And, no, you can’t slide on this one by getting a teacup poodle and naming it ‘Killer’.

#RULE 5: NO CHICK FLICKS ON A  GUYS NIGHT OUT

Two bros can go to see a movie together, but it must be a matinee, and each must buy his own drink and bucket of popcorn (no sharing). Bros may watch adult movies together – in fact, they are encouraged together – but they must not allow any body parts to touch during a sex scene. Finally, a bro never rents a chick flick, though he may watch one if his super-hot girlfriend rents it.

There is a certain protocol that must be followed exactly. When the bill arrives, each bro makes a grab for it and claims he wants to pay the whole thing. They argue who should pay the substantial ticket until they finally reach the inevitable conclusion that each bro should pay for his own share. No matter how broke he is, a bro should never admit that this decision is a relief.

#RULE 6: ALWAYS ORDER THE LARGER BEER

When ordered a choice between two sizes of beer, a bro must always take the larger size. If one bro orders a round of drinks for everybody, the other bros in the party must reciprocate. The one legal loophole is if one of the bros orders a drink with an umbrella.

This topic was so fascinating to me that I had to actually publish this article about it. So, women, next time you think your boyfriend is just being simple-minded, remember that he may be playing in his role in a long, time-honoured tradition.

EAT THESE SUPER FOODS TO GET GLOWING SKIN!

If you want a smoother, clearer complexion, I  urge you to toss all six of these fortifying Feed Your Skin foods into your grocery cart.

TOMATOES
Definitely one of your skin’s best defenses, tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. While studies have not yet been entirely conclusive, many suggest that lycopene may be responsible for helping to protect the skin against sun damage.

Lycopene is best absorbed by the body when it has been cooked or processed, so eating tomato sauce, tomato paste, and ketchup is likely to be more effective than just eating raw tomatoes when trying to safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays. Lycopene is also fat soluble, which means that it is absorbed more easily when consumed with fat, such as eggs, avocado, and olive oil.

RED MEAT
Sometimes it gets a bad rap, and even though red meat does contain saturated fat and cholesterol, lean red meat is one of  the best skin foods because it’s so high in protein and zinc. In fact, recent studies suggest that red meat may be even better at treating acne than antibiotics.

To produce collagen, your skin needs the amino acids glycine and proline, and the protein in red meat has the highest concentration of these two amino acids. The mineral zinc is also crucial for collagen production and without enough zinc, it’s difficult for the skin to make collagen. Plus, zinc is a natural anti-inflammatory. For vegetarians,  high concentrations of glycine can also be found in seafood, proline in cottage cheese and cabbage, and zinc in lentils, kidney beans, and raw oysters.

GREEN TEA
It’s no secret that green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. Its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects is attributed to its high concentration of catechin compounds. Studies have shown that green tea could be used both orally and topically to help protect the skin from sunburns and UV-associated skin cancers. Research also suggests that drinking one cup of green tea twice a day over the course of six months may actually reverse sun damage and significantly improve any problems you have with redness and broken capillary veins.

GREEN BEANS
As long as we’re going green, let’s talk about how these low-calorie beans can help you grow thicker hair and healthier nails. Green beans are a star Feed Your Skin food because they’re one of the richest sources of silicon — not to be confused with silicone, which is found in bad lip jobs and breast implants! The USDA has not yet established recommended daily intakes (RDIs) of silicon, but 10 mg per day seems to be adequate for strengthening hair and nails, according to recent studies. Choosing organic green beans is also recommended, since they retain more silicon from the soil. Don’t like green beans? You can also get your silicon fix from volcanic mineral waters such as Volvic, which contains 14.5 mg per liter.

WALNUTS
Usually it’s salmon that’s synonymous with omega-3 fatty acids, but did you know that walnuts are also incredibly high in omega-3s? If you’re concerned with redness, swelling, blotchiness, acne breakouts, or wrinkles, walnuts may be your new best friend. Plant-based omega-3s, such as the ones found in walnuts, are naturally anti-inflammatory; they can help seal moisture into your skin and protect it from chemicals and other toxins. In particular, the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in these omega-3s can work to combat the dryness associated with aging that leads to wrinkles. But don’t stop with walnuts; you can also increase the amount of plant-based omega-3s in your diet by eating almonds, olive oil, and flax-seed, too.

YOGURT
Not only is it the main ingredient in the best smoothies, yogurt is a natural probiotic, which means that it helps replenish the “good” bacteria in your body and keeps yeast in check. This can come in handy if you have gastrointestinal issues or you’re prone to yeast infections, but what does it have to do with feeding your face? Yogurt is an excellent Feed Your Skin food for dealing with acne breakouts, eczema, and even dandruff. Just be sure to choose a low-fat and low-sugar yogurt, since sugar can aggravate inflammation. And if you think your breakouts are dairy related, I suggest skipping the yogurt and going straight for a probiotic supplement instead.