Thursday, April 30, 2009

Which Hair Style Suits You? - Short, Long, Spiky, Sleek, The Bob, Straight, Curly?

Jessica Alba Inspired Hairsyle

by Sarah H

Hair styles are like stars in the sky; no one knows exactly how many there are! It may sound funny, but it�'s actually pretty true. There seems to be a hair style for every type, texture, and color of hair, for every occasion and for every personality including who opt for letting a professional work his/her magic and those who prefer to experiment in their own bathrooms. It�'s amazing what can be done with hair. It is so versatile to work with and anything that is done to your hair in terms of styling can be undone and even if it may take a few months the significance here is that it is not permanent, which is probably the reason that people experiment so much. So what have some of these experiments yielded over the years? Incalculable different types of hair styles! And here are just a few of the many, many types.

For starters, going short is a hairstyle in itself, and if you wish to get a short hairstyle, you have a vast range of types of short hair styles to choose from. The Bob is probably the most sought after short hair style simply because it is both trendy and easy to manage. But the bob cut can be altered in a variety of ways to make it a completely new type of bob hairstyle. There are all-in-one length bobs, inverted bobs, layered bobs and bobs with long, short sweeping, fringed or choppy bangs among others. Color and highlights are also used to give bobs of any type depth and difference.

Apart from the bob hairstyle, which is fairly long compared to other types of short cuts, the variety of styles is just as vast. For those wanting to go really short, you have the option of choosing the ‘short and sleek�' style which is great for dead-straight, full hair, there is also the ‘short cropped�' and ‘short and spiky�' styles that are edgy and fresh and the ‘pixie cuts�' that are cute but sexy. Again, color and highlighting can make the difference between an ordinary short hairstyle and an extraordinary short hairstyle!

Like short hairstyles, long hairstyles come in an equally vast range of different types and variations. Long hair in general, is a style, but it does not work for everyone, especially those with fine or thin hair as the weight that comes with the length will make hair look stringy and even more flat. But for those who find that long hair works, there are numerous things you can do to add more life or appeal to your hair. Going curly, or straightening curly hair are great ways to change up your look for different occasions. Changing your hair color or adding highlights, are also great ways to change your look on a more seasonal level, for instance many people opt for highlight during summer.

But when it comes down to the actual cut of your long hair, that should be determined on various factors the major of which is the shape of your face. The shape of your face will lead you to choosing a haircut that will suit you best. Short bangs, or sweeping bangs, parting hair in different ways are also great ways to enhance a hair cut. Also it is a good idea to start collecting hair accessories to keep your long hair looking stylish, but tidy and out of the way when it's down. Headbands, lace, ribbon, barrettes, jeweled or beaded clips and pins are the daily staples of long hair devotees.

The vast and varied types of hairstyles can be easily seen on everyone walking around, but remember that everyone has different qualities, features, bone structures and personalities so what�'s good for someone else may not necessarily be good for you. But the good news is that if you see a type of hairstyle style or cut that is appealing to you, you should get some professional advice on how it will look on you, and if you find that the particular style or cut will not do you justice you and your hairdresser can come up with a variation of the style that you like and that will look great on you, and this is the benefit of having so many styles, types and cuts to choose from when it comes to your hair.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get Kissable Lips With Lip Agumentation And Limited Surgery

by Dave Stringham

Angelina Jolie - sexy lips

During the past decade, the size and shape of lips has gained special attention and prominence in the sphere of cosmetic surgery. Enhanced, full, sensuous lips have become the accepted standard as a characteristic of beauty. Great emphasis has been placed on the full lip in glamour and fashion magazines, which has influenced millions of women to achieve this look.

Lip enhancement gained particular popularity in the late 1980's with the invention and availability of Collagen. Over the past decade plastic surgeons have looked for a variety of ways to achieve this look with products and methods that are both safe and long lasting. Today the most popular techniques include Hylaforms, such as Restylane and Juvaderm, Collagen, and Fat injection.

One of the most sexy and youthful features of the face are the lips. Luscious, plump, and full lips are signs of youth, health, and fertility. As we age our lips lose their fullness and volume. The upper lip sags and becomes thinner. Meanwhile, fine wrinkles develop around the lips which are called "lipstick lines" or "smoker's lines".

Lip augmentation consists of a variety of procedures designed to give a person more defined and fuller lips. Besides enlarging the lips, lip fillers or implants are also used to balance the upper and lower lips.

Injection of fillers such as Collagen, Hylaform, Juvederm, and fat into the lips is an easy way of enlarging or shaping the lips. Collagen is commercially available through plastic surgeons, but before having this procedure, you must first pass a collagen allergy test.

Lip augmentation advantages are, it does not require surgery and it is relatively inexpensive. Its disadvantage is that it is not permanent and usually lasts 3-5 months.

Other newer injectable fillers such as those mentioned above usually last much longer than collagen and don't need to be allergy tested. Fat, tendon, or dermal grafting is another method used for lip augmentation. They require harvesting of the fat, dermis, or tendon from another area of the body. Its biggest disadvantage is that the lips remain swollen and inflamed for a much longer period than when synthetic fillers are used.

These procedures like any other surgical procedure carry certain risks and have potential for complications. There is a risk of infection, which is minimized by taking antibiotics.

Lip augmentation is an excellent, minimally invasive technique used to augment thin lips and improve the shape of one's lips. Thin lips can appear at any age, while changes in shape and the appearance of fine wrinkles can be a function of the aging process.

This method can be used to rebuild volume as well as fill in fine lines around the mouth. A lush, sensuous and youthful look is quickly achievable. As with all Plastic Surgery, the goal is to improve self-image and, in turn, invigorate self-confidence.

Dave Stringham, the President of writes about plastic surgery procedures like lip augmentation, laser hair removal, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, nose job, tummy tuck, and ear pinning.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Best Firming Lotion- 6 Sure-Fire Tips For A More Youthful You

- By: Brandy Moser

I was reading a skin firming lotion review and the writer stated the winner was a popular, heavily advertised brand that you will find in most department stores. I was surprised at the writer's choice for best firming lotion but then realized he was selling the product also.

A review can be convincing but it's always best if you know the facts and that's what I want to give you. Below are tips to help you make your decision.

1. Many of the highly advertised products such as the lotion that was rated best by the reviewer above aren't what you should be using. Many of these well known lotions contain synthetic chemicals which are at least irritating and at worst toxic. Products containing toxic chemicals and preservatives are to be avoided.

2. An organic product with natural essential oils will usually also contain keratin, manuka honey and other firming ingredients. Many of the best natural products also have antioxidant agents as well as compounds that promote the production of collagen by your skin. Antioxidants are important for toning and slowing of the aging process. Collagen is needed as we age to firm and keep the skin elastic.

3. The best firming lotion will also plump your skin up and really rejuvenate the skin by creating a healthy atmosphere so that the pores breathe easily and your face isn't greasy.

4. A legitimate skin firming lotion review should be open about side effects of the products. A great organic product will not contain chemical additives, fragrances and preservatives. Instead you will find only healthy, natural ingredients that the skin will absorb easily and will result in the healthful glow you're looking for.

5. Remember that what you rub into your skin will work its way into your bloodstream. This means that toxic chemicals can affect your health along with possible irritation and the formation of red, blotchy areas.

6. This skin firming lotion review is being written to help you make not only the choice of the best product but more importantly the safest product. I've found that the heavily advertised and marketed products are usually the products with chemical additives and other negative ingredients.

You'll find the organic choice is somewhat more expensive but this is your skin and especially your sensitive face we're talking about here. I want you to look and feel your best and a healthy glow with reduction of wrinkles and lines will result in a happier you guaranteed.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Why Your Hair Dye is Burning Your Scalp - Itchy Scalp and Hair Dyes

By Roger james

What's The Link Between Itchy Scalp and Hair Dyes?

Hair dyes can cause allergic reactions, typically resulting in a red, burning itchy scalp. This problem can usually be dealt with fairly easily if action is taken early on, when you first notice some irritation or something simply not quite right with your scalp.

Unfortunately many folks don't always know the link between their itchy scalp and hair dyes, or they will buy special shampoos and conditioners to treat their condition without realising that many of these big name products contain very harsh chemicals that can aggravate and even worsen your tender itchy scalp condition.

So What's In A Hair Dye?

Typically the nastiest culprit of an itchy scalp and hair dyes problem is the chemical Phenylenediamine (PPD). This is known as a contact allergen, and can result in a nasty itchy scalp...or in doctor-speak, sensitisation dermatitis. It absorbs itself into the skin causing serious irritation. If inhaled it can cause throat irritation, and bronchial asthma, and in extreme cases has led to blindness from contact with the eyes.

It is often found in many hair dyes, as well as leather dyes, fur dyes, various printer inks and photographic products. Some manufacturers of these products have explicitly stated that PPD should not be used directly on the skin, however most manufacturers of PPD often do not do the same, and neglect to tell the consumer and end-user the dangers associated with this compound.

Other harmful chemicals found in hair dyes include Hydrogen Peroxideand Ammonia. Most off-the-shelf brands of hair dyes and even some gentler salon hair dyes contain one or more of these chemicals.

What Can We Do To Solve The Itchy Scalp and Hair Dyes Problem?

First of all, I would advise that the next time you go to a salon, ask for a "sensitive scalp" hair dye. There are many brands which are NOT harmful and can leave your hair in much healthier condition due to their gentler active ingredients and conditioning properties.

Second, make sure you're using a natural pH-balanced shampoo, that doesn't contain the harmful chemicals like Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) and Propylene Glycol. These will only serve to aggravate your itchy scalp problem.

Finally, you can try a natural itchy scalp remedy Chamomile is excellent at soothing an itchy scalp and is readily available and 100% natural.

Either buy some chamomile tea from your local health store or make your own by simply boiling a pint of water and adding 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers. Chamomile oil is also wonderful when dabbed on itchy scalp sores, and is the perfect treatment for problems caused by an itchy scalp and hair dyes.

Are There Any Natural Hair Dyes?

Henna is a natural dye which thickens hair (coats it), as well while coloring your hair safely, and thus any Henna based dyes should be fine (providing they contain no chemicals such as the dreaded phenylenediamine of course).

Henna naturally gives hair a red through auburn to deep brown colour but you can mix it with other herbs to give other colours.

It can be purchased on it's own or already mixed, ready to be applied and is one of the few things that can cover grey hair successfully.

Also, unlike chemical hair dyes the colour builds up and deepens over time too - so if you dye it a few times a year it will get deeper and richer each time.

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