Posted in Beauty on June 23, 2014

summer-hair-tipsEvery girl wants to lighten her hair in the summer season. A light shade looks amazing in the warmer months so a lot of people want to highlight their hair during the hot season. However, they want to steer clear of the harsh chemicals that are used in most lightening products, which are available in the market. Salons also use lighteners that have dangerous ingredients and they inflict a lot of damage on the hair. Therefore, it is better to use natural remedies for lightening the hair and protecting them from harm. Moreover, it is less expensive to undertake hair lightening at home.

Listed below are some natural ways you can lighten your hair to welcome the summer season:

  • Honey and Vinegar

A great lightening ingredient is honey and the hair will not dry out because olive oil is also used in this recipe. For making this recipe, you will need a cup of uncooked and raw honey that’s easily available at health food stores, 2 cups of distilled water, one tablespoon of ground cinnamon and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. The ingredients have to be mixed together and applied to the hair when it’s damp. It can be distributed evenly with a brush or comb. Wash the hair in the morning and leave the mixture on overnight.

  • Chamomile Flowerslighten-hair-naturally

Chamomile flowers can also be used for making a rinse. These flowers are known to have a mild bleaching effect, due to which they are ideal for lightening the hair. For every 1/3 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of chamomile have to be steeped. The rinse should be strained and left to cool for a while. It should be applied to the hair for about 15 minutes. This should be repeated thrice or six time before the hair is washed.

  • Lemon Juice

Hair can also be lightened with olive oil, water and lemon juice. Lemon juice is highly effective in lightening the hair color, but it also dries it out. Therefore, olive oil is used for moisturizing the hair and keeping it shiny and soft and also because of its bleaching properties. Take a cup of water and mix it with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the hair and disperse it evenly with a comb. It should be washed after half an hour.

  • Rhubarb

People can also highlight their hair with rhubarb, but it works best when it is fresh. Take one cup of boiling water and mix it with ¼ cup of chopped rhubarb to it. Let this mixture cool for a little while. Now the rhubarb should be strained. The leftover liquid can be used as a rinse on the hair.

  • Sun

There is a reason why everyone is glowing and golden in the hot summer; the rays of the sun have a natural bleaching effect on hair. Daily exposure to the sun will naturally lighten your hair and eliminate the need of using products.

Posted in Beauty on March 1, 2014

Chubby women were acceptable in the good old days but now, even an iota of extra cellulite irks not just the woman herself but even her family loses no chance to mock at her cellulite (which is almost non-existent). Moreover, men and women today are more health and fitness conscious and will go till any length to get that perfect, fashion runway-like body shape. For people not in the know, instead of killing your body with slimming chemical formulae, there is a list of natural and organic ways by which you can get rid of your cellulite. Brace yourself to try out the below.

 

Have you ever heard of gelatin? Yes, it is the stuff that is used to make jelly, etc. According to a study, gelatin (consisting of amino acids and proline) promotes hair, skin and nail growth along with cutting down on cellulite, boosting immunity and regulating weight. Consume food items containing gelatin. If it does so much good for your body then it is worth giving a try. Another natural way of getting rid of cellulite is by enjoying a relaxing myofascial massage. Myofascia is a layer just below our skin and contains fat cells. Due to inactivity, injuries or lack of exercise, Myofascia gradually becomes thick, inflexible and coarse. A massage surely helps in smoothening it out and you can do it yourself with the help of a deep tissue foam roller.

 

If you are a coffee lover then you will love to do this. Make a paste of coffee grounds, sugar and coconut oil and massage on your skin for a few minutes. Do it 2-3 times a week and you will see your cellulite melting away as caffeine has skin-tightening affects and this paste will scrub your skin as well? Another most effective way of reducing cellulite and toning your muscles is using Kettle bells for workout. No gym, no instructor and no additional costs- just buy a kettle bell and stretch your hips, thighs, abs, etc. to get a toned body. Consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to bid farewell to unwanted cellulite. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to flush out toxins and cellulite from your system. Eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables as part of your daily diet. Avoid junk food and stop being a couch potato. Just follow the above and you bet you will say bye to cellulite forever.

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