Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Easy & DIY Methods to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hello Friends!

Few things are more frustrating than watching your coiffed hair gradually blur out into a frizzy, poofy mess. Frizz can be brought on by damage caused by heat or protein-stripping products, the natural texture of your hair, and our personal favorite and equal opportunity frizz-producer: humidity. In the continued war against frizzy, unruly hair, we’ve put together a list of the best simple and DIY methods worth trying before the next humid day gets the best of your locks and looks.

Avoid Alcohol Products
Products that contain alcohol tend to dry out your hair leading to breakage, a lackluster appearance and yes, frizz. So check your hair product labels and chuck ones with alcohol. 

Use Products with Polymers & Silicone
Tons of hair products promise to tame frizz, but focus on looking for conditioners, leave-in treatments, styling products, etc. that say they contain polymers or silicone on the label (often listed in the forms of PVP Copolymer and dimethicone, respectively, on the label).
Polymers and silicone coat your hair to help keep your style in place and also act as barriers between your hair strands and the outside moisture that causes frizzy, poofy, unkempt hair. While they aren’t perfect, polymers and silicone will help to reduce frizz caused by humidity.

Condition the Ends 
Make sure that the ends of your hair (the driest and frizziest part of your mane) get conditioned well to help them lay smooth rather than pop out. 

When you’re in the shower, apply your conditioner starting at the ends of your hair and then work the product up toward your scalp. Or, you can instead use a leave-in conditioner for an added barrier—after showering, apply the conditioner starting at the ends and working your way up.

Cool Wash
Frizz happens when the cuticle of your hair is open or raised. The flatter the cuticle lays, the healthier and shinier your hair looks. One way you can keep the cuticle flat is to blast your hair with cold water right after you condition, just before you get out of the shower. 

T-Shirt Dry
It’s best to let your hair air-dry—the heat from blow-drying damages your hair, causing it to get even frizzier. 
But don’t be tempted to reach for a towel to speed up the air-drying process: Too much friction can aggravate the cuticle of the hair, ruining that cold wash you just endured for frizz-free, shiny hair. 

Instead of using a thick, rough towel, dry hair with a clean, soft t-shirt by twisting the hair within the shirt. Do not rub up and down at the scalp or the ends as this can damage the cuticle and lead to even more frizz. 

If you’re air-drying your hair over night, you can also wrap your hair in the t-shirt while you sleep. 

Tie-It Back
If your hair gets poofy after you’ve just blow-dried it, loosely tie it back in a low bun and let it out when you get to your destination or right before you leave your home. This will help smooth out and tame down frizz. And pulling your hair back low and loosely won’t indent it like a ponytail will.

Avoid Brushing
If your hair tends to be frizzy, the best thing you can do is to not brush it. Brushing dry hair can stretch out the hair cuticle, while brushing wet hair can damage the hair shaft leading to hair loss. It’s best to just gently comb your fingers through your hair or use a wide-tooth comb to distribute conditioner if you need to. 

Skip Shampoos
Washing your hair everyday can strip your hair of the natural oils it needs to maintain a healthy, frizz-free appearance. Instead, rinse hair with water, rub your scalp and roots to stimulate the area (this will help prevent it from clogging with oils), and apply conditioner (starting at the ends), then rinse.

Or, skip the water entirely and use a dry shampoo at the roots to give your hair body and soak up unwanted oil. 

Frizz often shows first at the ends of your hair, leaving hair looking dry and unhealthy, even when it’s not. So mix up a little re-conditioner to keep it in-check. (Note: These tricks are also great for controlling those pesky fly-aways.)

In your palm, squeeze a dime size amount of conditioner and add water until it is a thin consistency. Apply the mix to the ends of your dry hair (make sure to be really careful if you're applying it near your scalp, as you don’t want your hair to look oily or unwashed!). This should not make your hair soaking wet, but just wet enough to help the ends lay down. Now let your hair dry fully. 

Another option: simply apply some coconut oil to your dry hair. Dab just a small bit on your fingers, and run it into your hair, applying first to the tips and then working your way midway up (go easy near your scalp—you don’t want to look oily, plus coconut oil can be pore clogging and cause breakouts in some). 

Deep Condition: Avocado + Olive Oil Hair Mask
Frizzy hair tends to need more moisture than regular hair, so a weekly moisturizing mask can be exceptionally beneficial. There are several hair masks you can apply to frizzy hair, but this one with avocado and olive oil is particularly helpful. Avocado and olive oil add moisture to help smooth frizziness, and olive oil also helps act as an emollient to keep your hair moisturized. 
Mash up one avocado and mix in a splash of olive oil. Shampoo your hair first, then apply the mask, starting at the tips of your hair and working it generously up to your scalp. Slip on a shower cap and let your hair absorb all the nutrients for 30 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, rinse and condition as normal. 

                                                                                                   ♥ Afsana ♥

Friday, 20 September 2013

What I got in My Mail?

Hello Beauties!

I won Avon body butter, Avon lip balm and Avon glimmerstick from Being Me :) Thank You! THANK YOU SO MUCH Being Me for this fabulous contest and Thanks to the lovely sponser Make up ,jewelry and bags by iramlilani. When I received the parcel I got super excited to see these prizes.

1-Avon Planet Spa Mediterranean Olive Oil Whipped Body Cream
A luxurious, rich cream.With olive oil moisture beads that dissolve on application, leaving skin smooth, soft and fresh. Rich in vitamins A, 

2-The lip balm is a Romantic Hearts lip balm that is flavored heavenly peach.

3-Avon glimmerstick is Highly pigmented - deep, rich colour, especially in the darker shades which i won.

                                                                                                                                ♥ Afsana ♥

Friday, 6 September 2013

What I got in mail today?

Hello Beauties!

I never expected to win this contest, Yes, it is the Remington Hair straightener!! Can you believe???!!! 

I won this from Sunsilk Co-Creations Pakistan. My happiness knew so bounds.The product reached me in a perfect condition :) I am super hyper today ;) Thanks a lot Sunsilk Co-Creations Pakistan :)

                                                                                                                       ♥ Afsana ♥

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tips for oily skin care

Hello Beauties!

Women are so much conscious about their look. They can enhance their look by using several kinds of cosmetics but can not change their skin tone permanently. Even they tolerate great pain to make them beautiful and to hide their overage look. Human are miserably being treated for their attractive look. Still here are some people who try to be content with the natural skin care tips and they utilize them on daily basis. Here are some tips and suggestions for oily skin care.

1-Before make-up, always use astringe lotion. Then apply make-up after 5 minutes.
2-In summer, wash your face several times a day.
3-Do not use oily and cheesy food.
4-Take cucumber juice and lime juice in equal quantity and apply it on your face. Wash away after 15 minutes. Try it once in month for oily skin.
5-Take half bowl of water and add 5-6 drops of ude-co-lean and refrigerate it for one an hour. Then apply it on your oily skin with cotton or sponge.
6-Add lemon juice in ice water and wash your face with this water for oily skin.
7-Add 5-6 drops of lime juice in about 2 table spoon of gram flour and make it in paste form with rose water. Apply this past on face. Wash it when it gets dry. You can also use gram flour as face washer on daily bases for oily skin.
8-Take one table spoon on apple juice and add 5-6 drops of lemon juice. Apply it on face and wash it after 15 minutes.
9-Use deep cleanser and milk cleanser for oily skin.
10-Glycerin-based soaps are best for oily skin.
11-Mash cucumber, tomato and apple and apply it on face for at least 15 min.
12-Make paste of egg and 1 teaspoon of honey and apply it on face for 10-15 minutes then wash it.
13-Use almond moisturizing cream at night for oily skin.
14-Almond face pack weekly treatment is ideal for oily skin.
15-Before going outside in summer, clean your skin with fresh butter milk with help of cotton or sponge and leave it for 10 minutes. Then wash your face with cold water.
16-Before going outside in summer, clean your skin with fresh butter milk with help of cotton or sponge and leave it for 10 minutes. Then wash your face with cold water.

                                                                                                  ♥ Afsana ♥

Monday, 2 September 2013

Protection from cosmetics

Chemical Cosmetics? Oh No!

Hello Beauties!

If I ask you that what are the necessary elements which enhance beauty? You will answer without thinking and estimating :
Nail polishes
Hair dyes and etc.
But if I invite you to think over it for a while, that how these cosmetics are created, your answer will be hopeless and you will say NO. Likewise most of the people have no idea about the chemicals that are being used for making cosmetics, while these cosmetics are very much harmful for us.

Cosmetics are used to cleanse our body and face deeply. It enhances our beauty and charm. But the dreadful fact is that the cosmetic are produced several drugs for remedies of blemishes the other problems of skin.
Why the chemical cosmetics are harmful?

Do you know how many cosmetics products are used in the market nowadays? Near about 50,000. To improve your knowledge I want to tell you that all these cosmetic products have some amount of drugs that is used to prevent thing from decaying. These drugs helps are a sort of remedy for skin problems.

Nearly all of the creams, lotions and moisturizers are made from these preservatives and to overcome the bacteria and fungus these are mixed with cosmetics.

What are natural cosmetics?

When we made cosmetics from natural products, they are called natural cosmetics. In these cosmetics the natural resources are so many kinds of flowers and plants. We may name these cosmetics as herbal skin care products, because the basic elements of these cosmetics are used sensibly and carefully, especially by trying to avoid unnecessary risks. The natural cosmetics have a positive effect that it didn’t reacts on our skin and gives us comfort. These natural cosmetics have herbs, roots and flowers which help us in curing for skin infections and small marks of the skin of face and other parts of the body, which damages its appearance. The manufactures are producing these natural cosmetics for Ayurvedic recipes of India that are harmless for skin.

Protection from cosmetics

If you want to have a protection from these cosmetics, follow the guidelines:

1) Don’t share your makeup with you friends and relatives.

2) There is always a possibility of allergy and ill effect of cosmetics, so be careful, if the color of your lips is changing, put the cosmetic aside and don’t use it again.

3) If you want to use a new kind of moisturizer, test it first. The procedure is that apply it on the skin of your arms, which is covered. After using it, if it is not giving any harm to your skin, it means the moisturizer is suitable for you.

4) The atmospheric air causes decaying and produces bacteria, so it is necessary to keep your cosmetics in air tight boxes.

Natural and chemical cosmetic’s identification

When you are going to buy natural cosmetics, it is necessary to see the ingredients of the products. When we will find the ingredients of the product, it will be very easy for us to ensure whether it is chemical or natural.

If the ingredients are not mention on the product, then note down the code printed on the product. After making a contact with the manufacturer you may get the details of every component.

If you will follow these instructions, you may be able to buy the true and original natural cosmetic and keep yourself far from the chemical cosmetics.
                                                                             ♥ Afsana ♥

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Makeup for HD photography/ Look good in photos

Hello Beauties!

I’m pretty sure all you girls can relate when I say that I take pictures every time I do my makeup and often I used to get disappointed looking cakey, ashy or washed out. Today’s post is about getting photo ready makeup done on you or someone else. It’s all about knowing your needs and using the right products for it.
Prepping before makeup application is vital! If you know that you have an event coming up, don’t forget to pamper your skin more than usual at least 3 days early. This way you will prevent breaking out and basically have manageable skin on that day.

I highly recommend you get a cleanup done at a salon. If not use an oil controlling clay mask. Clay masks or charcoal masks are known to absorb dirt and oil stuck in your pores which lead to breakouts. You will notice a significant change in your skin when you do this. So once you’re done prepping beforehand, you need to work on your foundation. Stay away from any foundations with spf if the event I indoors as even the least bit of spf will give a white cast on your face with flash photography.

Prime your face with water or gel based primer. If you’re like me and have oily skin, try the benefit professional. It controls oils for the longest time and also provides a smooth canvas for my foundation.
Getting the right shade is vital! Match the foundation to your neck and don’t go for a full coverage if your skin is really good and well behaved.

Use liquid highlighters if you have normal skin on your cheek area. I suggest you avoid shimmery highlighters.

Neutral shades are best for photography unless you’re posing for artistic pictures! DO NOT opt for glitters and shimmers as it will reflect back and give prominence to the colour on your lids instead of giving balanced exposure. Matte or pearl finishes are perfect!

If you want a Smokey eye, go for more diffused ones with browns instead of using straight up black.
Small details like tighlining and filling in your brows make a huge difference to the overall quality of your makeup.

If you choose to wear falsies, avoid the plastic looking ones as in flash they tend to shine which makes it so obvious that your wearing false lashes. Try the ones which have hairs like natural ones. I recommend ardell falsies. 

Just as shimmer eye shadows won’t do justice for photography, shimmery rather frosty lipsticks will not make you look your best. Try to stick with matte formulated shades even if you want a old hot pink lip. Matte lipsticks tend to be drying on your lips so don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm beforehand. If you want your lips to look plump, apply a lip gloss on the centre of your lips only! Don’t over use glosses.

If you have really pigmented lips, apply concealer to your entire lips after applying lip balm and follow it up with liner and lipstick.
Just as shimmer eye shadows won’t do justice for photography, shimmery rather frosty lipsticks will not make you look your best. Try to stick with matte formulated shades even if you want a old hot pink lip. Matte lipsticks tend to be drying on your lips so don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm beforehand. If you want your lips to look plump, apply a lip gloss on the centre of your lips only! Don’t over use glosses.

If you have really pigmented lips, apply concealer to your entire lips after applying lip balm and follow it up with liner and lipstick. 

Final touches that make a world of difference!
1-Powder your T zone only if you have oily skin.

2-Finish off your makeup with a reliable finishing spray

3-If you need to touch up don’t apply powder over the oily areas. Instead lot the area and remove the excess oil and then apply powder. This prevents a caked up face.

4-Bring down your foundation to your neck even if you think your foundation is the perfect match! (HD photography shows every difference)
                                                                                   ♥ Afsana ♥