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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dandruff Dandruff and Dandruff

Dandruff may be the result of anything from a desert-dry scalp to a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis to eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus called malassezia.

What will get rid of serious dandruff?

Different dandruff shampoo ingredients do different things. Zinc pyrithione targets fungus and bacteria; ketoconazole also fights fungus; coal tar and selenium sulfide slow the growth and die-off of skin cells on your scalp; salicylic acid loosens flakes so they can be washed away. If one doesn’t work, buy two or three different types and alternate between them.

Still flaky? If nothing’s helped after a few weeks of shampooing with various formulas or if your scalp is irritated, see your doctor. She may prescribe a prescription-strength dandruff shampoo or another treatment if a skin condition like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis is the real cause.

You can also try the following natural treatments to see if they help with the problem.

It is important to comb your hair daily as this promotes blood circulation inside the scalp. Also, regularly massage your scalp with herbal oil.

Use hot olive or sesame oil on the scalp before bedtime. Next morning, rub little lime juice on your scalp one hour prior to bathing. Wash and rinse your hair well.

Prepare a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and water. Apply this on your scalp and leave it on overnight. Wash your hair the next morning with a mild baby shampoo.

Soak a handful of fenugreek or methi seeds in some water overnight. Next day, grind the seeds to a paste. Apply this on your scalp and leave to rest for a couple of hours. Rinse your hair with shikakai or ritha.

Massaging the scalp with fresh apple juice is said to fade dandruff away.

A solution of beetroot juice, vinegar and some ginger juice, when applied on the scalp helps to get rid of dandruff.

Washing your hair with powder of green grams is another remedy.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Face Shapes & Eyebrows

A Long Face Shape Example 

Here a long face shape looks shorter with a flat eyebrow shape
Determine Your Face Shape
“Knowing your face shape is the first step to creating your most beautiful look.....”
There Are Six Basic Face Shapes

Start by pulling your hair back from your face, and with no makeup on, look closely in the mirror.

The features for each shape to look for are:

Oval Face Shape
Round Face Shape
Long Face Shape
forehead is wider than the chin
 face is almost as wide as it is long
 forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
prominent cheekbones
 face is widest at the cheeks
 can tend to have a prominent chin
face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin

has an elongated appearance

Square Face Shape
Heart Face Shape
Diamond Face Shape
 forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
  similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point.
not as common as the other face shapes
 squared jawline is the most obvious feature

typically the face is highly angular

the forehead is somewhat short

 the face is widest at the temples

Still not sure? - A simple test

Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67 or 2 2/3).

Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3),

If the last number (the 2 1/3 number) is larger than the first number (the 2 2/3) than chances are you have a long face. 

If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.

 If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face
 Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guide to Different Eyebrow Shapes

The most important rule for eyebrow shapes is to always use a shape that mimics your forehead's natural curve. Though a certain eyebrow may look stunning on your favorite movie star, it could easily look terrible on you.
Always approach any eyebrow tweezing with extreme caution. Sometimes certain hairs will never grow back, which can result in a permanently unflattering eyebrow shape. Even if the hair does grow back, the wrong shape will stay with you for weeks to months, depending on how fast your hair grows.
You need to determine where your eyebrow should start and end before anything else. To find your eyebrow length, simply use a straight pencil. To determine where your eyebrow should start, place the pencil sticking vertically from the nostril. To determine where your eyebrow should end, keep the pencil against your nose and angle it to the edge of your eye. When the pencil hits your brow, that's where the brow should start or end.


An angled eyebrow has a sharp arch going up, then a dramatic slope coming back down. This shape works well for round faces, as it can help add depth and dimension. However, you must be careful not to make the angle too extreme, or you may end up looking constantly angry.

An arched eyebrow looks just like it sounds. It has a gentle arch that curves slightly upwards for most of the eye, and then gently slopes downward towards the outer eye. This shape works for most faces, but is particularly useful for opening up a low brow line.

A curved eyebrow is basically a half circle. The area that slopes upward and the area that slopes downward are just about even in proportion. This shape is wonderful for making angular faces seem softer and eyes brighter.

A flat, or low-angled, eyebrow has very little curve to it and goes along a basic, almost straight line. This brow shape looks good on people with widely spaced eyes or long faces, as it minimizes overall distance and helps your eyes appear slightly closer together. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Get Thicker Eyebrows

How to Get Thicker Eyebrows – Makeup Tips to Create an Illusion of Thick Eyebrows
If your eyebrows have been plucked too thin, the first thing you would need to do is make some small and simple cosmetic changes to them. For urgent occasions when you need to appear perfectly groomed, you can always use mascara on your eyebrows as well as eyelashes. Using a shade of mascara that is the same color as the hair on your eyebrows is the best way to go. Apply smooth and swift strokes with a mascara brush upwards, in the direction of your forehead. This will give the appearance of thicker as well as meticulously groomed eyebrows. In any case, you should know that it will normally take about a couple of weeks to a month for the hair on your eyebrows to grow back to normal. Once you have achieved full hair growth, you can simply get them reshaped.

How to Get Thicker Eyebrows – Home Remedies:
If you generally want the hair on your eyebrows to grow back thicker, there are some home remedies you can use for the same.
·         Applying castor oil to your eyebrows and eyelashes is a well known remedy to make them thicker and longer. Sometimes, you could notice your hair growing back better in as little as a week, as castor oil is very good for healthy hair growth.
·         Aloe Vera gel is also a very effective remedy to make your hair grow back thicker and better. You can try to get some fresh from the leaves of the plant. But if you cannot get this, you can also use a store brought one. This will work equally well. Aloe vera will also smoothen your skin in this area.
·         Applying coconut oil to it. Coconut oil has the property of making your hair grow back thicker and faster. It can also be used very effectively on your scalp, unlike castor oil, which is simply too thick and viscous for this purpose. All you have to do is apply the oil and leave it, preferably overnight, for best results.
·         Apply Vaseline petroleum jelly around your eyebrow area twice everyday (preferably in the morning and in the afternoon) as it is known to promote thicker growth of eyebrows. At night, apply olive oil on the areas where you want to grow your eyebrows and wash off next morning. Olive oil will make the whole process faster. Once you get the eyebrow of the desired growth, stop the application of both

How to Get Thicker Eyebrows – Treatments

  • Cosmetic eyebrow treatments- I am sure you have heard about hair transplants! Well, a cosmetic eyebrow treatment is quite akin to that. Cosmetic treatments are often very expensive and this may not be successful in the first place. But once your body accepts the implanted hair follicles, you are sure to gain the positive outcome. But this entire procedure can be painful!
·         Topical eyebrow treatments- Topical solutions are available in markets to spur hair growth. However, the choice of topical solutions is not many when it comes to stimulating eyebrow hair growth (though there are countless ones that claim to spur the growth of hair on your head). Since availability might be a problem, this is not a viable option as far as growing eyebrows is concerned