Friday, August 18, 2017

5 Tips to rocking the latest hair trends in 2017

Every woman knows just how important a good hairstyle is. Sometimes, a well thought out outfit becomes a fashion fail because of the wrong hair. That’s why many women are not afraid to shell out the big bucks just to some special pampering and treatment at a salon.

There are many hair trends that have emerged in 2017, and if you decide to try out one of them, check out some tips on how to rock that new hairstyle of yours.

1.   Be confident – first of all, if you’ve chosen to sport a hairstyle that is very different from your usual one, just be confident about it. A little confidence goes along way. When you feel better about yourself, you’ll definitely have that glow that people will notice. Don’t think about whether the style will really fit you or not. If that’s what you want for  your new hair, just be bold enough to do it and not think about what others might think.

2.  Ask your stylist for tips – when going to the salon, most women spend their time overusing through magazines or checking stuff on their cell phone. On your next salon trip, it would actually be a good idea to see what your stylist does to your hair. You can check out what products were used and just how that particular cut you want will be achieved. Take the time to talk to your stylist and ask for tips on how to maintain your hair.

3.  Choose a hairstyle that jives with your lifestyle – when choosing from the many hairstyles available that you want to try, consider just how it will fit with your lifestyle. If you’re a very busy person and you know that you just cannot spare 30 minutes every morning curling your hair or applying products, you might want to choose the kind of hairstyle that would not require a lot of upkeep. Go through the latest hair trends and find one that would not only look good on you, but one that you would not have a hard time doing at home.

4.  Use the appropriate hair products – it’s important that you are using the right product for your hair. If you’re trying to achieve a platinum blonde look, your hair will definitely need bleach a toner, and you need a good shampoo to keep your hair healthy after all the products applied to  it. There are specific products that can address problems such as dry, frizzy hair so you can ask your salon for whatever products they might be selling.

5. Jazz it up with cool accessories – try to look for accessories that would look perfect for your specific hairstyle. It can be a cute headband or a studded clip that will just enhance your whole look. You can choose the accessory based on the event you’re going to. Whether it’s a date at the amusement park or attending the wedding of a friend, there will surely be a perfect accessory for your chosen hairstyle.

Monday, August 7, 2017

5 Ways That You Can Overcome Hair Loss

In the world that we live in, it wouldn't be farfetched to call hair loss an epidemic. Millions around the globe suffer from hair loss. Although it is natural for the head to lose up to 90 hairs daily, it is also a natural occurrence for the body to replace the lost hair. However, it gets more difficult for the body to generate hair as we grow older. If you are looking for ways to overcome hair loss, you have come to the right place. Here are 5 ways that you can overcome hair loss!

1. Stem cell therapy

There are many therapies you can try to help promote hair growth. And, one of the trusted methods that has gained rapid popularity in recent years is the stem cells therapy. So, what exactly is it? In a nutshell, the stem cell therapy involves the isolation of adult stem cells from fats located in the abdominal areas. The stem cells are then introduced to the areas of the body that requires therapy and recovery. So, why are stem cells used? Basically, stem cells excel at repairing tissues and they have been scientifically proven to aid in the development of cells. So, when stem cells are injected to the scalp, they help promote hair growth by encouraging the hair cells to function actively.

2. Using Medical Shampoo

An easy way to prevent hair loss is to swap your usual shampoo for a shampoo that is medically approved. Opting for medical shampoos that contain useful ingredients such as ketoconazole can prove to be extremely beneficial. Scientific evidence proves that ketoconazole functions as an anti-androgen. Now, what does anti-androgen do? Well, it basically prevents the transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone; dihydrotestosterone plays an atrocious role in shrinking hair follicles.

3. Eat a balanced diet

Hair is essentially composed of protein in the body. Therefore, the more protein you consume, the better your chances are of promoting growth of your hair. Hence, it is essential for your diet to comprise of protein-rich foods such as eggs, dairy products, and red meat. In addition to that, you can also feast on fruits such as blueberries and guava, and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and broccoli etc.

4. The importance of staying hydrated

Are you aware of the fact that 70% of the human body comprises of water? Hence, it is of paramount importance for you to stay hydrated at all times in order to allow your body organs to function at a high level. In order to promote growth of hair, you must drink water frequently! Drinking water regularly will aid in increasing energy, weight loss, removal of toxins from the body, improvement of the skin, boost of the immune system etc.

5. Minoxidil

Although minoxidil does very little to help the growth of hair, what it excels at is to help maintain the hair and prevent hair fall. How does it do that? Well, it excels at increasing the flow of blood in the follicle. In addition to that, it also provides the necessary nutrients and oxygen that the hair follicles require.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

LG InstaView Refrigerators at Best Buy

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*

You all probably know by now that I love Best Buy. Whenever I am looking for electronics, I check out Best Buy first. In fact, after a tragic incident involving our beloved 70" Smart TV, we just bought a new TV from Best Buy 2 weeks ago.

We not only got a great price, but great service. The price actually went down a little after we had ordered it. I called and they refunded the difference so we still got the lower price. It was not even a question. I said "The price is lower now.", they said "We'll take care of it" and processed the refund.

Even when I am not actually planning to buy something I love to "shop" at Best Buy and check out all the cool new products, especially the electronics and appliances. My latest obsession? LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators. They are so cool.

I know, refrigerators aren't normally the type of product that are #goals worthy, but the InstaView definitely is. At least for me. Maybe because I am a stay at home mom, or maybe because it is just awesome. I think it's the latter.

Have you ever told your kids (or hubby or yourself) to close the fridge because they are letting all the cold air out? But you need to see what's inside right? Even if you just looked earlier. You just HAVE to look. Well with the InstaView all you have to do is knock twice to illuminate the contents, allowing you to see inside without letting cold air out. Best knock knock "joke" ever.

While you cannot see every item in the fridge this way,  the most popular items go in the front (door-in-door section), making them more accessible. That is the part that illuminates, so you see all the most used items with the knock twice feature. Plus the door-in-door feature allows for more usable space. If you do still need to open up to see inside, the ColdSaver™ Panel reduces cold air loss to extend the freshness of food.

There are several size and style options available, to ensure you get exactly the storage space your family needs. I love the ones with the double freezer drawers. It's not only the storage capacity, it's the organizational capabilities that makes the InstaView refrigerators so extraordinary. I need all the organization help I can get.

Plus all the styles are so sleek and modern looking. There are 3 different colors and multiple sizes and configurations. They are all gorgeous and, better yet, fingerprint resistant. With kids, that is like the holy grail.

After the TV catastrophe, we cannot afford a new fridge right now (since it's not a need), but I am totally crushing on the InstaView and it will probably be our next splurge purchase. Who needs diamonds? Food is a girl's real best friend, and, naturally, the appliance that keeps it fresh and happy is too.

Do any of you have the LG InstaView yet? How much do you love it? I'd love to hear about it. Is anyone planning to buy one soon? Are you just hearing about it? I love to hear everyone's thoughts.