Getting Shiny Nails

Nails are bae

My girls, this is for you <3
Men, take notice. Surprise your special someone with these tips and you just might earn some brownie points!

Olive Oil

To promote growth, it is essential to keep your nails well moisturized. Olive oil is the best when it comes to nail care. It penetrates deep into the skin and nails and thus helps nourish your nails. Plus, it contains vitamin E which improves blood circulation, helps repair damaged nails and promotes nail strength and growth.

 

Source: http://stylesatlife.com/articles/how-to-use-olive-oil-for-nails/

Petroleum Jelly

For dry, brittle nails, rub petroleum jelly or a thick cream into your nails to hold moisture around and under your nails. If you do this at bedtime, slip a pair of thin cotton gloves on your hands before you to sleep. Petroleum jelly also helps in gaining shiny nails. Just rub Vaseline or any other petroleum jelly on your nails after taking a bath or before going to bath, for nourishing them.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works well for healthy nail growth. It contains important nutrients to keep your nails moisturised and strong. It also strengthens your cuticles, which play a key role in nail growth. Plus, it helps cure hangnails.

Lemons

Lemons contain vitamin C that is essential for nail growth. Also, it helps treat yellow nails and gives your nails a nice shine.
Prepare a nail soak with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Slightly heat the solution in the microwave and then soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Follow this remedy daily.
You can also rub a slice of lemon on your nails for 5 minutes, then rinse them with warm water. Pat dry and apply a moisturiser. Do this once daily. Avoid rubbing lemon on your nails if you have any cuts or hangnails, as it may sting.

How to Take Proper Care of Your Nails?

Remember the three basic rules:
  • Don’t bite your nails
  • Don’t apply acetone based nail paints
  • File your nails

 

When life gives you lemons, make sure you up your #style game 😉

 

Dark circles – the grey matter you’d wanna get rid of

How NOT to cover your dark circles!

What Causes Dark Circles?

  • Lack of sleep is not the only reason behind dark circles. In fact, ailments like allergies can make those spots look darker.
  • An unhealthy lifestyle can also contribute to dark under eye circles. People who smoke or drink heavily, or eat a poor diet can experience this annoying problem.
  • Too much exposure to the sun can be another reason people get dark circles under their eyes. The skin has something called melanin, which reacts to sunlight and produces pigmentation in the skin.
Dark circles, though serious looking, are relatively easy to get rid of from the comfort of your home.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Circles:

Almond Oil

A completely natural ingredient that benefits skin around your eyes, almond oil helps lighten dark circles. Combine almond oil with vitamin E oil and your dark circles will be history.

Source: http://homeremediesforlife.com/almond-oil-for-dark-circles/

Cucumber

Remember those Hollywood movies where women are seen relaxing at a spa with cucumber slices on their eyes? Well, there’s a reason beyond gloss. With skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, cucumbers are completely equipped to fix those raccoon eyes. Better yet, they are soothing and refreshing too.

Get a snack while looks fab! Source: https://ayoti.in/blog/home-remedies-to-remove-dark-circles-naturally/

Cold tea bags

Another simple technique to get rid of the dark circles is using cold tea bags. Soak a tea bag preferably a chamomile or green tea bags in water. Chill it by placing it in the refrigerator for a while. Now, place them over your eyes. Use this remedy on a regular basis to see considerable difference.

Buttermilk paste

Turmeric is known for its multiple health benefits.Take two tablespoon of buttermilk and turmeric powder and mix them well. Apply this paste on your dark circles and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
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How to Get Rid of Grey Hair

What’s one of the worst things that you can observe one day in the mirror? A bald patch, a pimple, or a mole perhaps? No, I’m talking about something much worse – a strand of gray hair – the ultimate enemy of every woman or man.

 

You’d think coloring is the only option left now, but, most of the time these commercially available colors can damage the hair follicles and cause hair fall.

A better alternative to combat premature greying of hair is to use natural remedies. These home remedies are more effective to get rid of any grey hair and to make the hair follicles healthier. Here are some quick and easy remedies to treat greying of hair naturally:

HENNA

Henna is a natural dye. Gray hair has always been a problem troubling women for centuries. But what did they use to color their hair when there were no hair dyes available? Well, Henna is the answer to that.

Henna is this amazing flower plant with natural red-orange coloring properties. It’s the best hair dye for gray hair because it:

  • Strengthens your hair
  • Makes your strands shiny
  • Removes dandruff
  • Can be used regularly with no ill effects
  • Doesn’t wash off easily

Source: http://butterfliespeacepaleo.blogspot.in/2013/11/my-henna-hair-color-experience.html

 

Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Beej) and Coconut Oil

Looking for an easy option to stop grey hair? Then try this fenugreek seeds and coconut oil remedy. Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin and amino acids, which makes it an excellent treatment for grey hair.

Coconut oil is rich in minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates, which is beneficial for preventing greying of hair.

Source: http://foodtofitness.com/grey-hair-treatment/

 

Aamla

Also known as Indian gooseberry, aamla is an edible fruit that has been used for centuries to treat various ailments. Among its exceptional health benefits is preventing premature gray hair. Why is that, you ask? It has a potent antioxidant effect. Thus, it takes care of all free radicals that damage your cells and speed the aging process. Aamla is also rich in vitamin C, opens the pores on your scalp and promotes hair growth.

Many such aamla products are available in the local grocery stops Aamla & Brahmi Oil: https://www.thekhadishop.com/products/amla-brahmi-hair-oil

Onion juice

Amongst home remedies every household’s staple vegetable – onion is highly effective to get rid of gray hair. Onions help boost the levels of catalase, which restores the hair’s natural color.

Caution: Before using this remedy, do an allergy patch test with onion juice to ensure that it doesn’t react adversely with your skin.

Apply onion juice daily to your scalp and message it in very gentle motions. The gentle massage stimulates the follicles of hair, and also allows maximum amount of juice absorption. Leave the juice for about 40 minutes to 1 hour. Your hair may become a little stiff by now, but that is how the hair becomes, so there is nothing to worry about. Wash with a mild shampoo after an hour, your hair now shall be normal and not stiff.

Just in case you cannot stand the smell of onion, you can try using the juice in night, sleep and wash your hair next morning. Storing onion juice for more than a day is not recommended; Infact using the juice instantly after extracting is considered best.

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Men’s Grooming: Beard basics

Alright guys, let me put this straight – beards are hot AF! Here are some tips on how it can be done – rather, done the right way.

 

A beard is a great conversation starter! I’m just sayin’

First and foremost – be patient

A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4 – 6 weeks. This will allow the hair to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.

Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape

Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. Choose a final style that complements your face shape. Your beard will look better, and so will you.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.in/This-is-the-best-beard-style-for-every-face-shape/articleshow/57156070.cms

 

How to Comb A Beard

Ok maybe combing is easy. Who would need a guide? And yet here you are, my friend, and I congratulate you. Watch this video, you will comb beards better than 99% of all bearded fellows on earth. Embrace your destiny! Tricky things can often be deceptively simple.

Keep it Clean and Moisturized

Keeping the beard clean prevents itchiness and keeps it soft. This is an essential step especially when you’re in the process of growing one. If you don’t wash and condition it, chances are it will get dry and wiry – this leads to the feeling of itchiness which leads to men giving up.

Avoid Trimming a Wet Beard

A wet beard is typically longer and if you try to trim it wet, you may end up cutting more off than you would like. Before trimming make sure the beard is dry so you’ll be accurate in terms of how much facial hair you need to cut off.

lastly, Fuel Up

You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair. Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens.

 

Here’s some manspiration for you

 

#beardsarebadass

 

MEN’S GROOMING: THE LONG AND SHORT OF HAIRSTYLES (PART 2)

My last post talked about small to mid length hair and how to maintain them. It is no easy task but with some perseverence, you can get through…

Now, that you are at this stage – your hair looks nice and long and you know the basics of haircare – here are a few styles that might work for you:

The Man Bun

Longer hair for men has become mainstream and with it came the man bun.
But if you’re wondering what is a man bun, well, to the uninitiated, it’s a cool alternative to the ponytail for pulling long hair up and back. A bun it a twist or loop of hair. It can be worn high on the head, low towards the neck or somewhere in between.

The hipster manbun

The mid mounted hipster man bun gives you a funky look

This style, in particular, is usually combined with a hipster beard: the shaggy and messy type of beards that right until 2011 were not trendy at all.
As you hair gets longer, it becomes more important to make sure you’re looking after your locks properly.

The full bun

The top mounted full bun can look elegant in any situation – be it sports, professional or at a rock concert!

The full bun is what we’d consider a textbook man bun. The full bun uses all the hair on the head to make the bun; thus, when styling your manbun, you will be grabbing all the hair on your head (sides and back included) and be tying it all into a single bun.

So, here’s a little recap

How to Grow Your Hair Out

  • Don’t avoid barbers – Despite what you may hear, not getting your hair cut at all is bad. Get those split ends tidied up
  • Look after your hair – Use good quality shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair moisturised and healthy
  • Use a product to style – Depending on your hair thickness and texture, use wax or clay to manipulate your style
  • Find the right length – Depending on the look you’re going for, keep the back and sides at a mid length with something like a number five haircut

And there you have it folks! Some tips to help you grow your hair out into the perfect look. Until next time! Ciao