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It’s not just your, Your Hair Needs Organic “Food”, Too!
It’s not just your, Your Hair Needs Organic “Food”, Too!
We are all being told that organic food is good for the environment and for human bodies for using the least amount of artificial chemicals in growing and processing the food. Same as organic hair products. They are made from all natural-grown herbal ingredients to avoid the damages that artificial chemicals like silicon oil, SLS, etc.  I have tried several types of organic hair products and found some major contrasts between organic and regular haircare products. For shampoos, regular shampoos have an absolute advantage in cleansing power but tend to over-cleanse the hair and scalp and cause dryness and dullness. Similarly, regular conditioners have more slippery and sticker texture and make hairs extremely smooth, but it always feels like it cannot be completely rinsed off. On the contrary, despite the less visible instant effect, organic products are very mild and gentle so they do not damage your hair, neither do they bring fake smoothness or shininess to your hair. But it doesn’t mean that the products are useless. Real organic products are designed to improve your hair and scalp condition gradually over time.  My favorite set of organic hair care products are shampoo and conditioner from Bamford. The products have a natural herbal scent with a slight touch of floral fragrance. The shampoo is in non-sticky clear gel, and the conditioner is creamy and yet has a rich texture. They visibly improved my hair loss problem and dryness after a week, and restore its shininess and smoothness permanently after 3 weeks. Most importantly, like most organic products, the products can never be very cheap but still in a reasonable and affordable price range. Bamford shampoos and conditioners are around $25 for a bottle of 6.8 fl oz. For the care it provides, it is worth its while.
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Scalp Detox is the Key to Anti-Dandruff Treatment
Scalp Detox is the Key to Anti-Dandruff Treatment
I have been proud of my thick and strong hair that everyone is jealous of. However, I have problems that I feel embarrassed to share. Despite the strengths, my hair gets oily very easily and the scalp is both oily and dry and produces dandruff. It only gets worse in the fall and winter the weather gets dry. It has been a big headache and sometimes embarrassments as I wear dark tops a lot.  Detox Treatment I was told by my dermatologist that detox treatments are helpful to improve the oily condition and dandruff by clearing the impurities attached on my scalp that can hardly be removed without adequate shampoo and thorough wash; most shampoos I tried, however, overcleaned my scalp and made it extremely dry and itchy in the winter. While the old problem was just improved a little, new problems came in and caused me an extra headache.  Having tried bottles after bottles of shampoo products, I finally found one that is suitable for my problems and does cause new troubles. ORIBE - Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is exactly designed for problematic scalps like mine – oily and dry. Its great cleansing power removes dandruff and impurities attached to my scalp very quickly after 1 to 2 washes, and the dandruff problems were visibly improved after only a week. Most importantly, they do not come back! It was very apparent that I could feel the shampoo touching and cleansing my scalp, and after my hair got dry, I felt so much more refreshing in my scalp without the oily feeling. Most importantly, as a reparative product, the shampoo is very gentle and moisturizing, which is very important for the dry and cold season. It is slightly more expensive than most pharmacy shampoos. An 11 oz bottle costs around $40 on Amazon, but you do not need more than a few drops to thoroughly clean your hair and scalp, and you can return to your routine shampoo after problems are improved.
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Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
ORIBE-Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Life saver lip stain from no other but drugstore
Life saver lip stain from no other but drugstore
I have recently fell in with my new lip stain. Surprisingly, it is not anything splendid or rare to find. It is a random drugstore lip stain that I normally tend to ignore. I got it only because I was in an urgency of finding lip stain that I thought I was only going to use once, so I decided to give pharmacy a try, instead of driving two blocks down to find a Sephora. As mentioned, I was not giving it much of a hope because I was only using it as for my rate care of emergency, which turned out to be a big surprise. Well, I did not carefully pick any brand, I just chose the first I saw that is close to the color I was expecting. This one I chose is Super Stay – Matte Ink from Maybelline, and the color is coded 170 and named “Initiator”, which is also a catch for me. From its package, it looks like a neutral pink; the color of the lip stain itself, however, is a little bit darker and reddish, which I think is very subtle among other colors I tried, but still enough to give your face a vibrant look overall. There are of course a few other things I love about it. The fragrance is not super strong or overwhelming. The vanilla scent is very soothing and yet rich and creamy so it last for a while. So as the color, it dries fast and perfectly stays on your lip for an entire day with drinking and eating and all over activities. I was very impressed by how persistent the lip stain is after a long day, which is worth its while for only 15 dollars. The main dissolvent of this product is dimethicone, a nonpoisonous and odorless clear liquid that can evenly dissolve and preserve the paints and keep it persistent on the skin. So far, it has been proven very safe for even sensitive skins. Moreover, another feature I like about it on top of all above is that this lip stain is actually very light and moisturizing. I had dry lips that week but this product made me forgot about it for that day.
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SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
MAYBELLINE-SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
Bronzer or Blush? I would pick one for all
Bronzer or Blush? I would pick one for all
There has often been a struggle in the weekend morning, where I have to make a decision between bronzer and blush, which for a lot of times sets my mood for the day. Between the two, there are actually several differences and similarities. Function The similarity is simple, they both are used to modify the skin tone and give it a little bit of variety before the final touch. However, bronzers are used to strengthen the highlight and shade and brings up your cheekbones as part of or after doing the contour. Blushes are for a later stage; it gives a little bit of garnish by setting a warm tone of your cheek on top of your already completed makeup, which can be used as the final touch. Color Another difference would be the color you choose. Blushes are normally in the red hue (pink, orange, etc.) and the colors are more vibrant and the texture is much lighter so it only gives a touch of warm tone without making major change. It brings up your cheek by the drawing attention to the vibrant color tone. In comparison, bronzers are in the brown and khaki hue where it helps to structure your facial contour and adds a bit of healthy bronze skin tone. And bronzers bring up the cheeks by sharpening the angles and bone lines. What I use? The blush I am using now is from Sephora. It is not the best yet the quality is enough for my demand in what it is for. Most importantly, I travel a lot, having something universal in the US and in Europe and in very rare cases that could run out of stock is just safe and easy for me. It has two parts – peach pink on the left and a little more orangish on the right. Bronzers are used more frequently than blushes as I care my facial structure and cheek bone a lot and I like the appearance of healthy bronze tone. I can run out of it very frequently. However, what I have been using lately is a contour and bronzer 2-in-1 stick. The darker side is for the shadow and the highlight can be used as bronzer. It works very well although there are very few things regular bronzers can do better, which does not matter to me at all. But having one stick than a few pieces, I would rather choose this one. The color of the highlight side is almost equivalent to my skin tone but in a healthier color, which hardly go overwhelming and still remains easy to apply.
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If u have thin hair, u should have this blow dryer!
If u have thin hair, u should have this blow dryer!
Thin hair can be a bit a problem when it comes to the time to blow it to dry, regardless of however healthy and strong it is. Apart from all the hair care products, it is also very important to choose the right hairdryer, as there is so much a hairdryer to do to damage your hair but very little it could do to restore it. So when you are choosing a hairdryer, what you are looking for is to avoid the damages. But before you choose, you need to know what kind of damages a hairdryer could make.   Heat and electrostatic are the two main problems that you could expect while having access to instant cold air is also helpful. Therefore, when you choose a hairdryer, make sure the heat is controllable and on reliable levels. Instant drying is another function that could help to reduce the amount of heat your hair is going to expose to. Meanwhile, instant cold wind, aside from its purpose of finalizing styles, could be a safety net when you suspect overheat.    I got my Dyson Supersonic a year ago and it has been very helpful to my thin hair. It is not cheap at all, the 250 dollars I spent was worth its while. Dyson Supersonic comes with built-in programs to control the heat and to protect your hair from overheating, and it releases anion to smooth your hair and make it more manageable. Most importantly, it has a specialized instant drying function that could dry your hair, even very dense long hair, in 6-7 minutes so your hair will be exposed to a minimum amount of heat.   Dyson Supersonic has an edging design of rounded hollow shaped vent. It offers several options of colors, all of which come in very stylish metallic finishing. It has four different switches on including two on the handle – one main switch to turn it on and off and another button to instantly switch to cold air so you can quickly finalize your hair shape after styling it. There are two more buttons, each controls the strength and temperature of the wind. To help styling, it comes with a concentrator and also offers options for different diffusers, so you can choose whatever works the best for you.  
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Best Daily-Use Conditioner For Medium Density Hair
Best Daily-Use Conditioner For Medium Density Hair
I have thick strong hair, but it was relatively loose yet hardly manageable. I don’t really see very noticeable problems with my hair, but I keep gradually losing hair because my scalp gets dry very often, even in the summertime where I tend to shampoo too often.   For the hair type like mine, average hair with medium density, it is important to give it decent care very often. When it comes to daily care,  my personal favorite would be Kiehl's Amino Acid Conditioner. It is very gentle but more than enough for what your hair needs every day.   My experience with Kiehl’s Amino Acid Conditioner is that, it does not give you many instant improvements overnight except for making it smooth, but it does gradually improve both your hair and scalp health over time.   Kieh’s Amino Acid Conditioner is one of the most gentle conditioners that I have used, with a rich creamy texture and very subtle coconut and wheat scent. Unlike most conditioners, it does not make your hair extremely slippery when applying it on your hair, and it could all be rinsed off your hair. So there is no fake instant effect. But over time, say 2 months, it restores the shine and smoothness of your hair and maintains it manageable all day long even if you forget to bring your conditioner or any conditioner on your trip.   Most importantly, this conditioner is designed for both hair and scalp. So don’t worry that you have to avoid it from your scalp; instead, it moisturizes and soothes your scalp, and works particularly well for dry scalps. Although it is not a loss prevention conditioner, it does help to reduce the problem and would work very well for medium density hair type as hair loss is often caused by scalp problems.
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Amino Acid Conditioner
Kiehl's-Amino Acid Conditioner
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