Monday, 29 August 2011

Ombre Hair Envy: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato looked flawless at last night's VMA's. That hair .. I want NOW!!!
I have mentioned previously in former posts my intention to try out the Ombre look in September. Like I mentioned before, I may dye my Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions myself (with the help of youtube DIY videos) and install them to get a look similar to this. Can't wait to show you guys how it turns out... if i go through with it!

Wish me luck :P

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

My Acne Cure

This post is dedicated to all those who have suffered with moderate/severe acne at some point in their life or are currently suffering from moderate-severe acne. After trying everything and anything for years I am glad to say that I finally found something that keeps me Acne Free :)

I had severe acne from about age 14-17 and after that my acne went from severe to moderate. I tried everything and anything both prescription and on the counter. This included creams, tablets,laser treatments etc. You name it , I probably tried it. 

What most people don't understand is that Acne is more than a physical ailment. It also affects you emotionally and mentally .If you haven't been through it then it might be hard for you to relate. It had a big impact on my self esteem and made me very withdrawn in high school and i struggled with low self esteem until i was in my 2nd year of University.

Everything changed when I was prescribed Retisol-A about 2 years ago. I have been acne free for two years. It is a topical cream and it stopped me from getting new breakouts, also my old acne scars have faded over time and my skin looks more even now.
I also changed some of my habits to maintain my results:

  • I eliminated dairy milk from my diet and I only drink soy milk
  • I drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday
Retisol- A cost me about $45 & you need a prescription to get it. One tube usually lasts me 2-2.5 months. I use 1-2 times a day. It comes in different concentrations. The one i use is pictured below.

Remember what works for me, may not work for you! But it is worth a try. If you don't try, you will never know. 

Make Virgin or Remy Hair Extensions Last Longer

Buying hair extensions is the first step, caring for the hair after purchase will determine the longevity. Just like your real hair, the hair needs moisture and tlc. And unlike synthetic hair,Virgin or Remy Hair Extensions requires more maintenance.

A few useful tips:
  • Co-wash your extensions with a moisturizing conditioner prior to putting them in. You do not know where the hair has been and the hair may appear dry on arrival. Co-washing cleans and moisturizes the hair.
  • Seal your wefts. Like I have stated before, ALL HAIR EXTENSIONS SHED!! It is unrealistic to expect no shedding at all.Some company's have good quality hair but the weft is weak so you experience a lot of shedding. Regardless of which company you purchase from you can further protect your investment by sealing your weft yourself. I use Dritz Fray Check (pictured below) to seal my wefts. I purchased it from Walmart.

  • Apply the product to both sides of the weft as well as the top of the weft. Leave to dry.
  • Video on how to seal your wefts.\
  • Try not to cut the weft at all. I find that this not only reduces shedding but it also makes it easier to store the hair for future use after you remove the install.
  • Do not use too many products. Find products that work and stick to them. Avoid excessive heat, excessive dying and coloring which can shorten the life span of your extensions.

DIY Kinky Straight Wig

Revisiting my favorite texture of all time... kinky straight. This time I constructed my own wig with two 16 inch bundles and a 12 inch lace...