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February 27, 2017

How To Look After Long Hair

Looking After Long Hair

Tips on Looking After Long Hair 

So you have seen women with long, shiny, perfectly groomed and salon-worthy hair in L’Oreal commercials or as a lead character in various dramas and movies. Well, thinking from a common women perspective, one might think that she could never be like them as they follow a strict routine to shampoo, blow dry their hair with regular leave-in treatments, conditioners and so on. Come on, stop thinking the older way! No matter what type of hair you have, regular care and easy to follow hair dressing regimen can help you get and maintain lustrous hair. Salon insure quotes have complied a list of actions and tips to help you attain long and beautifil hair. 

Some handy tips to keep your long hair Beautifil

Unfortunately, long hair doesn’t grow overnight, however by the time your hair has reached hip-length or even slightly down the shoulders, they need more attention and regular care.

  • Hair Type : First thing first, hair typing - Get to know your hair type, i.e. either they are coarse (fine), thick, oily or dry. Knowing your hair type is the first and essential most step towards hair care and choosing your hair regimen.
  • Avoid over-washing - Wash your hair 2-3 times a week (maximum). Over-washing (with harsh chemical products) can even result in irreversible damage and hair loss.
  • Not too hot : Use hot blower with optimal heat and from a minimal distance of 5-6 inches. Excessive heat can damage your hair follicles.
  • Mositure : Conditioning keeps your hair soft, healthy and well-hydrated. Condition every time you shampoo your hair; however, don’t forget to towel dry your hair first.
  • Cleaning: Proper cleaning is the key when it comes to hair care. Using a good quality shampoo is essential for getting rid of pollution, dandruff, and cell debris. Wash your hair sparingly and avoid shampoos that contain sulfates or parabens. Choose a shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products that perfectly match your hair type.
  • Massage : As hairs grow bigger, they need more nutrients and blood supply for optimal growth. Massaging your hair once or twice a week with a blend of essential oils (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) not only provide effective nourishment but also increase the blood flow to the scalp, resulting in long, thicker hair. Massaging is also associated with enhanced brain functioning and improved memory!
  • Allow your hairs to air dry as wet hairs are especially sensitive to damage. Even a mistreatment with a soft brush, towel or a simple scrunchy can end up in the drastic result
  • Reduce Friction : Besides other numerous factors, friction is the most dangerous one. Rubbing your hair when toweling, gathering wet hair in tight ponytail, metal barrettes and rough pillows are an absolute no-no.
  • Trim : Regular use of dyes, styling, and pollution often results in rough, dry hairs with split ends. Snipping the lower hair (1-2 inches) not only reduce damage but also ensures faster, smooth and non-fizzy hair growth.
  • Brushing : Although brushing promotes hair growth by stimulating hair follicles however, excessive brushing will cause weak hairs with frizzy, split ends. Using a wide-toothed brush or with most natural bristles produces the most beautiful luster

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February 26, 2017

What Type of Massage is Good for You

What Type of Massage is Good for You

So you need a massage; either due to a headache, backache, deep body pains, sprains, muscle soreness, muscular tearing or simply owing to body calmness and relaxation. But you are confused to choose one out of several types of massage having their own individual benefits. Depending upon the type of your requirement (most reasons mentioned above), here is a quick guide to some of the most popular types of massage therapy.

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Presenting complaints: 

You are an office worker or you have to sit in front of a computer screen for many hours and your upper back, shoulders, and neck are chronically sore.

Type: Swedish massage therapy

Best for:

· Decreasing muscle toxins

· Relaxation and relief from stress

· Improving flexibility, blood flow and level of oxygen in the blood

Why: It is the most common type of massage for good reason. It is actually a combination of different movements; i.e. Muscle kneading, Friction rolling, Long, sweeping strokes and Rhythmic tapping. These movements are applied in such a way that they tend to release tension & soreness, warm up muscles, eliminate toxins (by increasing local blood flow) and gradually breaking up muscle knots and adhered tissues.

Type: Deep tissue massage or sports massage

Best for:

· Postural problems

· Muscular tears and injuries

· Release chronic muscle tension

Why: A type neuromuscular massage that specifically targets the neuronal trigger points and neuromuscular junctions that cause chronic muscle tension, knots, and pulled muscles. Two of the most common subtypes of deep tissue massage are tapotement (high-intensity rhythmic tapping motions using fingertips for general body aches) and petrissage (application of deep pressure onto specific trouble points rather than the whole body).

Presenting complaints: You are so depressed, so tensed that your lower back and other parts of the body feels like concrete. You have a whole day standing job.

Type: Palliative massage or reflexology

Best for:

· Stimulating nerve function

· Boost energy and induce a deep relaxation

Why: Also called foot massage or sometimes hand massage, reflexology is a form of gentle therapeutic treatment that uses pressure on certain points of the feet and hands in specific dimensions and positions. It is believed that these reflex areas on the hands and feet correspond to particular organs and systems in the body (e.g. little finger corresponds to head region including the face, ears, eyes and sinuses). This method has been used anciently to treat people with degenerating diseases and chronic ailments.

Why: Smooth cobblestones of specific shapes are heated at varying degrees (depends on your age, body strength and massage purpose) and masseuse weighted down your body for an overall body massage. The heat released by stones is absorbed by your body that helps you to release tension, stimulate local neurons, eliminate toxins, boost blood circulation and to bring harmony in the body, mind, and spirit.

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Healthy diet, beautiful nails:

Importance of optimal diet should not be underestimated, especially when it comes to health. As nails are made up of protein (keratin) so protein rich diet is crucial to maintaining healthy nails. Vitamin B/C prevents ridges, iron gets rid of white patches, drinking plenty of water prevents drying and dullness while zinc & calcium keeps them strong. Biotin, (banana is the richest source) is again another important vitamin that plays a key role in nail hardness and thickness.

Topical applicants; moisturizers and ointments:

Constant friction, regular workout or overuse of nail polish/removers often results in dryness, peeling and flaking of nails. Provide your nails an additional layer of protection by putting a top coat of moisturizer or lotion that will keep them hydrated and helps them grow better and healthier. Moisturizing twice a day (before going to bed and after a shower) with a coconut oil based moisturizer helps reduce breakage, preventing them from becoming brittle.

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Monitoring your nails:

Manicured Nails

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Texture, colour and thickness are various indicators for your nail health. Observing and recognising the signs of discoloration, deformity, infections and bulges can help you not only in prevention, but also in the early diagnosis and treatment of underlying health problems. Keep an eye on the indicators mentioned above and in case you find something abnormal, immediately consult your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation.