Monday, 20 August 2012

The top ten mistakes that damage our hair!

every day you could be doing something very damaging to the hair without even knowing so today im am going to out line th top ten hair damagers people don't know about.
now lets talk about hair, it can be chemically, physically, environmentally and nutritionally damaged and in theses four was most of us are guilty! i know i was guilty of 3 of those and didn't know it at the time, but know i am helping my hair to recover from my mistakes and hopefully preventing you from committing the same crimes to your hair.

  1. this is the most physical damage that many people suffer from or have suffered from at least once is HEAT DAMAGE!!! those hair curlers and blow dryers etc..... yes it may make out hair look pretty for the meantime, in between time but in the long run it leaves our floor covered with evidence of short broken hairs. i remember my friend once said to me, do you know what she told me?  " chantelle, i don't really understand why people say that heat damages your hair? i mean when ever i use heat on my hair it looks healthier but when i let my hair air dry it always looks frizzy and more damaged, i need heat because it makes my hair healthy!" . and do you know what i told her? " when you apply heat to your hair it covers up the true condition of your hair at the same time damaging the strands, the true health of your hair shows when its airdied that why it looks better heat styled and this is an indication of hair DAMAGE!".
  2. hair colouring causes dry, limp & brittle hair if done to often or applied incorrectly. this chemical damage can be avoided if you only dye your hair 1-2 shades darker or lighter than your natural hair colour and then you will need less touch ups, resulting in less chemical used.
  3. relaxer! yes i know im guilty of this one, this is a common chemical hair damager  in the afro Caribbean/ black community however there are many women with healthy relaxed hair and they achieve this with stretching their relaxers, this is extending the time period you get a touch up relaxer. maybe waiting 3 - 6 months before getting a new relaxer.
  4.   daily over manipulation of the hair this is another common hair damager people don't know about over brushing the hair, using small tooth combs, rough towel drying, tight ponytails and hairstyles all create stress on the strands and produce breakage and hair dryness.
  5. a common eviromental damage your hair suffers from is sun damage this causes dullness and dryness to prevent you should wear sun hats and sun protection on your hair.
  6. another eviromental damage is swimming in sea water or chlorine water this also leaves the hair dry and more prone to breakage. make sure to wet hair before entering a pool because your hair is like a sponge it sucks in the water so if theres already water in your hair it will suck in less chlorine/ salt water. also use a chelating shampoo after swimming pronounced key- la- ting.
  7. next stop is cold weather! it strips the hair of moister which leaves hair dry and brittle. so to combat this in the cold winter months you should do weekly or even twice a week deep conditioning with a nice thick mask or make your owh hydrating mask olive oil and half a ripe advricardo. also try to keep ends of hair wrapped up in a bun to stop the ends from drying out and wearing a protective hat outdoors.
  8. poor diet is the direct link to poor hair growth and poor health in general. most people over look the nutritional damages poor eating can cause to the hair. our hair is 80% protein so eat more protein this can be found in eggs, chicken and lean meat etc... having a balanced diet will help with overall well being and hair growth.
  9. water water water!!!! you need to take care of your self internally to see the outside results aim to drink half you body weight in water to maintain a healthy body.
  10. smoking will result in poor hair growth because it will cause hair loss and malnutrition

Sunday, 19 August 2012

outfit of the day! rose inspired

 i am wearing my hair in a natural looking wavy/ curl style with a floral headband as an girly accessory. i kept the makeup fresh and unique i used a mixture of nude and a touch of pink for lipstick.  then i used mua heaven and earth palette a gold in the inner corner and then a bronzed highlight under the brow bone on the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow.
 im wearing a casual vest in the hot weather its too hot today 29 degrees!

me trying my hardest to strike a model pose tried and failed lol! and a below me trying to capture a arial jump with  the self timer run backwards and forwards several times, would of looked cool if it had worked but again another fail.
 with a cute pink skirt to match my top very girly and relaxed outfit!
my whole outfit was inspired by this rose and this is some close up photography i took in my garden :) you can see the intricrate detail of each petal!!! love! photography success!

so what do you think of outfit of the day?

Thursday, 9 August 2012

this or that tag

MAKEUP :
BLUSH OR BRONZERS?
i like blushes because i feel like bronsers just look ashy on my skin tone.

LIPGLOSS OR LIPSTICK?
Lipstick, definitely.

EYELINER OR MASCARA?
eyeliner because i think it adds defintion to the eyes

FOUNDATION OR CONCEALER?
concealer, even though i only just started using concealer i prefer it to foundation because its less make up and feels more natural

NEUTRAL OR COLOURED EYESHADOWS?
i love the natural look however i love being bold so i would go with coloured eyeshadows

PRESSED OR LOOSE EYESHADOW?
i like loose because its easier to blend.

BRUSHES OR SPONGES?
Brushes, ti gives a better application of make up to achive a better result



NAILS :
OPI OR CHINA GLAZE?
i haven't tried either so i don't know.

LONG OR SHORT?
I love really, really long nails i let my nail grow as long as they naturally can and i don't cut them

ACRYLIC OR NATURAL?
Natural. i went though a phase of wearing acrylic nails when i was younger i thought they looked amazing but after a while i reslied my real nail could grow as long and longer than the fake nail so i stopped getting them.

BRIGHTS OR DARKS?
Brights

FLOWER OR NO FLOWER?
it depends? both
 



BODY:
PERFUME OR BODY SPRAY?
i hate cheap perfume so i prefer body spray its cheap and you can have lots of scents for diffrent moods

LOTION OR BODYBUTTER?
neither, i like the natral oils olive oil, coconut oil ect

BODY WASH OR SOAP?
body wash, coz i don't like waxy feeling soap has

LUSH OR OTHER BATH COMPANY?
other, i never really underdtood the hype about lush its just glitter that smells nice.



FASHION:
JEANS OR SWEATPANTS?
Jeans. I don't have any sweatpants.

LONG SLEEVE OR SHORT?
I prefer long sleeves.

DRESSES OR SKIRTS?
i love both, but a dress is easier to throw on a lazy day and still look put together and good

STRIPES OR PLAIN?
Plain.

FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS?
sandals

SCARVES OR HATS?
Scarves

STUDS OR DANGLY EARRINGS?
big dangly statment earrings!

NECKLACES OR BRACELETS?
Necklace.

HEELS OR FLATS?
Flats.

COWBOY BOOTS OR RIDING BOOTS?
riding boots

JACKET OR HOODIE?
I like jacket especially leather

FOREVER 21 OR CHARLOTTE RUSSE?
Forever 21, because i've never been to charlotte russe

ABERCROMBIE OR HOLLISTER?
more american i don't know these shops

SAKS 5TH AVENUE OR NORDSTROMS?
american shops none in the uk



HAIR:
CURLY OR STRAIGHT?
I like straight but i keep my hair in no heat curls more oftern because its healthier.

BUN OR PONYTAIL?
I've grown to like buns because ther a protective hairstyle.

BOBBY PINS OR BUTTERFLY CLIPS?
Bobby Pins

HAIR SPRAY OR GEL?
gel occassionaly but never spray.

LONG OR SHORT?
Long, can't wait for my hair to grow!

LIGHT OR DARK?
Dark, just leave it natural colour

SIDE SWEPT OR FULL BANGS?
side swept

UP OR DOWN?
up because of protective styling
 


RANDOM:
RAIN OR SHINE?
Shine!
 

FALL OR SPRING?
i like fall i like it so much

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
chocolate!!!!!!!!!!