Saturday, March 16, 2013


Are you tired of the waves in your hair? Do you wish to get that straight silky hair that you have just seen in your favorite shampoo ad? A few home therapies can definitely make your hair relatively straighter than before. These ways to straighten hair naturally will not just help to achieve desirable straight hair, but also protect hair from harsh chemicals as well. Just try and follow these easy homely tips to straighten your hair naturally!

Coconut and Lemon
Add a few drops of lemon juice to freshly prepared coconut milk and mix well. Keep the glass of coconut milk and lemon juice into refrigerator for a few hours. A thick foamy layer will appear over the glass, which needs to be applied on the scalp and entire length of the hair right away. Steam your hair for 15-20 minutes after this and follow it up with a wash. Repeat this process regularly to get straighter hair.

Celery (Ajvain)
Crush a few fresh celery leaves and mix them with a little water. Squeeze it to extract the juice and store it in bottle. The bottle has to be left unused for at least a day, so as to allow the juice to develop properties and effectiveness for straightening. Using them regularly, preferably in the morning, before bath will help in straightening hair. Massage it well on the scalp and leave it for 15-30 minutes, prior to washing it off with 
a shampoo.

The Milky Way
Milk is known to have moisturizing properties, which are suitable in straightening the hair. Take half cup of milk, preferably boiled and cooled. Then mix it with half cup of water. Store it in a spray bottle and spray over the hair. Allow it to stand for half an hour, before shampooing the hair. This mixture will help in straightening as well as adding substantial amount of moisture to add smoothness to the hair.

Cast a Spell with Castor
Castor oil is known to have hair growth and hair straightening properties. Massage the oil on the scalp, along your hair strands and then comb your hair properly. As you comb, blow dry your hair, which has been separated into sections, on high heat. The hair should feel dry and not oily after being blow dried. When done, wrap it with a chilled towel and leave for half an hour. It will soothe the hair from excessive heat and will restore the straightness. 

Hair Dryer and Hair Brush
This combination is something that people have seen in salons and spas. This can be done at home too! Get a hair dryer and a good hair brush, which will stretch and hold your hair firmly in place. Comb your wet hair and while it is still wet, use hair brush to stretch a section of hair by rolling it in end and then blow dry it. Repeat the process for other sections of wet hair till dry. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Winter means lots of clothes and less of skin show. But on the flip side, if you are busy caring about only your skin and face, you may forget about other areas- like armpits. And, when the time comes to flaunt your sleeveless clothes with pride, you may find out that you've been growing a reserved national forest in your armpit. So, it is time to think and start taking care of it. Here are a few tricks to get rid that armpit hair and go sleeveless in any season.

Since armpits have sensitive skin, it’s important to follow these techniques with attention and care.

It is a tried and tested method by many, and women swear by this monthly ritual for getting rid of armpit hair. For this you need regular cold wax and a few clean cloth strips for removal.

Cold wax needs to be heated in a suitable boiler and cooled to a suitable temperature. Mind you, armpit skin is soft and more sensitive to other body skin; hence it requires relatively lower temperature of wax. Before applying the wax layer, it’s always important to sprinkle a little talcum powder on the armpit. Apply a thick layer of the wax and immediately press it with a clean cloth strip. Stripping more than once may be required for rigid hairs.

Depilatory Creams
Although, there are many creams readily available over the counter to get rid of body hair, it’s important to go with a patch test first. If the cream doesn't cause any irritation then using it on the armpit hair suggested.

Wash and pat dry the armpit before applying the cream. Do not leave the cream for more than 5 minutes. If required then you can add an additional layer, post cleaning. Discontinue use, if you develop some sort of skin rash or boil in your arm pits.

Although shaving can help in getting rid of armpit hair in those last moment emergency situations, frequent use always crops up more hair and hardened hair. While shaving armpits, it is important to keep the region stretched as much as possible to avoid the loose skin from getting clipped by the razor. Use bikini razors that are meant for cleaning hair along the bikini line. They are gentler and safer for use in armpit regions.

Laser Therapy and IPL
None of the above mentioned techniques will help you to get rid of underarm hair permanently. For a permanent solution, try and resort to laser technique. It uproots the hair and destroys the hair follicle completely, preventing hair growth. IPL or intense pulsed light is a cousin of laser that too helps in getting rid of armpit hair permanently. However, it is a milder version of laser and involves different wavelengths of light to stunt hair growth.

Electric shock by way of fine needles into the hair follicles retard the growth process of hairs, thereby elimination of hairs in the armpit region.

With all these techniques, one is bound to get rid of unwanted armpit hair easily and in some cases permanently! So next time, you have that impromptu party or an outing, don’t worry. Just be equipped with first few aforementioned methods for armpit hair removal, and you will definitely make heads turn! 
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