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Thursday, July 19, 2018

MORINGA SHEA MIX FOR HAIR

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Moringa

Are you experiencing receding hairline, traction Alopecia, stunt hair growth, severe hair breakage, thinning of hair, damaged hair? Then this Moringa Shea Mix is here to help.

This super combo of moringa powder and sheabutter is fortified with

▪Fatty Acids
▪Vitamin A, C, B6, B2, B3
▪Biotin
▪Inostinol,
▪Folic Acid,
▪Minerals
▪Amino Acids

They boost the formation of hair, regrowth, strengthens the hair, prevents hair loss and repairs damaged and dull hair.

INGREDIENTS
▪3tbs sheabutter

▪1/2 teaspoon of moringa powder

▪2tbs of aloe vera gel

▪2tbs of castor oil

▪1tbs of olive oil

▪3 drops of eucalyptus oil(optional)

PROCEDURE
1.Combine all ingredients in a bowel, using a stick blender, hand mixer or wooden spoon and whip thoroughly till whole ingredients combines well giving you a creamy consistency.

2.Return your mix into an air tight container and use daily for maximum result.

GENERAL NOTE
The Moringa Sheamix has got protein in it due to the moringa present. I however suggest you avoid applying it on the all over your hair after a protein deep conditioner, best you apply only on affected area if you are experiencing traction aloepicia or receeding hair line but apart from a protein Deep Conditioning day, it's ok to apply on the full hair.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Guest Post- How To Tighten Your Loose Or Saggy Skin With 3 Steps

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Saggy skin

Are you looking out for the ways to reduce your aging signs without undergoing a surgical procedure? We all know that looking better in our late thirties or forties requires a little more effort than it did in our twenties or early thirties.

If you are worried about your nagging flaws and want to fix them but are afraid of undergoing the knife, then the advanced cosmetology brings you the wide and modern options to treat your sagged or droopy face with non-surgical skin tightening treatments. Now, it's time to turn back your time and enjoy the wrinkle free and flawless skin.
ULTARcel
ULTRAcel is used for redefining your facial contours and for improving the quality of your skin without the downtime associated with surgical procedures. ULTRAcel involves a device that never breaches your skin instead of it, the handheld devices of this skin lifting machine moves over your skin gently emitting radio frequency or ultrasound waves in the form of heat energy. In 2015, ULTRAcel was launched which offers the patients an even more efficient way of non-surgical skin tightening.  
A 3 step Skin Tightening Procedure
ULTRAcel, A triple face lifting & tightening procedure which uses powerful and gentle technologies to lift and tighten your skin from the deep fascia layer which was earlier treated with a surgical procedure. ULTRAcel uses;
GRF (Grid Radio Frequency)
FRM (Fractional RF Micro-needling)
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
How ULTRAcel gives the ultra-lift to your skin?
ULTRAcel uses the 3 different skin lifting technologies in a single skin tightening procedure which can be used in combination or even as standalone skin uplifting treatments. During the treatment, warm waves of ultrasound energy are transferred deep under the skin which causes the muscular layer of epidermis to contract. This transferred heat energy stimulates the skin regeneration and rejuvenation process. This will encourage the collagen and elastin production in your body which will give you much firmer, brighter and tighter skin. ULTRAcel targets all the layers of the skin.

Loose skin

1st Step-Grid RF: Grid RF transfers the radio frequency and high intensity focused ultrasound waves in the upper dermis which are emitted to 3.0/4.5 mm depth with the fractional shape. It encourages the collagen production and smoothens the skin surface.
2nd RF Micro-needling: RF Micro-needling uses the small insulated micro-needles which create tiny wounds by penetrating into the dermal layer of skin. When this micro-needling technique is combined with RF, it enables the thermal energy to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism which enhances the collagen production.
HIFU/FUS: In HIFU, the high intensity of ultrasound waves are emitted to the deep structural layers such as fascia, SMAS fat layer which causes thermal wounds, stimulating the body to launch its natural healing mechanism. As a result of which skin starts to produce more collagen, which lifts, tightens and contours the skin.
Right candidate for ULTRAcel Skin Tightening Treatment:
ULTRAcel is a non-invasive skin uplifting procedure and is safe for everyone. However, the suitable candidate for the ULTRAcel procedure is;
Those who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure for face uplifting but are looking for the ways to improve skin laxity. You must have mild to moderate amount of soft skin tissue laxity.
If you are a chain smoker or have excessive photo aging, then you are not a suitable candidate for ULTRAcel as you may have inadequate ability to regenerate collagen. However, you may consult a doctor and can get a consultation for your treatment.
If you have severe aging or wrinkles, then your results may be impaired as you may have lost the ability of collagen to shorten.
Before going for the treatment, it is important that you must have realistic expectations regarding the results of your treatment. As, clinical improvements often are more restrained disparate surgical procedures.
Benefits after your ULTRAcel skin uplifting procedure:
You will observe a significant reduction in the signs of aging including reduced fine line & deep wrinkles
Your skin elasticity will be improved
Eyes free from under eye dark circles
You will have an improved facial shape along with jaw line
You will no longer have acne, acne scars, pimples or blemishes
No longer post-pregnancy stretch marks
Suitable for every complexion
Proven results for sure:
ULTRAcel is known to provide clinically proven results in skin uplifting and tightening. Various clinical trials have shown that there is an increase in the collagen production and your skin starts looking tighter and firmer instead of saggy or drooped.
Saggy skin

However, these results may vary from patient to patient and depending upon the skin condition. But once, you have undergone the full treatment as recommended by your dermatologist, you will continue to see the improvement in skin up to 3 months. So, get ready to give a glossy, fresh, lifted and smooth effect to your skin with ULTRAcel-A revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment.

Author Bio: Dr. Aman Dua, MBBS MD, skilled dermatologist & hair transplant surgeon and co-founder of AKClinics. She had practiced both medical and dermatology for years. Exceptionally talented at treating skin conditions require laser therapy such as acne, scars, wrinkles, pigmentations or other treatments like facelift, chemical peels and anti-aging treatments.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

URINARY INCONTINENCE IN MEN AND WOMEN

By On 11:50 AM
Urinary incontinence

Urinary Incontinence can also be seen as the loss of bladder control. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking of urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong that if you don’t get to a toilet in time, you might make it on the way.

It is a common and often embarrassing problem for the person even if she is the only one that is aware of it. Though it occurs more often as people get older, it is not an inevitable consequence of aging.

For some folks experiencing it, probably simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease off discomfort or stop the urinary incontinence. So if you are experiencing this and it affects your daily activities, don’t hesitate to see your doctor.

Now What Are The SYMPTOMS In Women
▪ Many people experience occasional, minor leaks of Urine.
▪Others may lose small to moderate amounts of urine more frequently.
▪Sudden uncontrollably urge to urinate.

Urinary incontinence In Men
The definition of urinary incontinence in men is the unintentional loss of urine.
Faint, impaired and over-active bladder muscles, certain prostate conditions, and nerve damage are some of the possibly underlying causes of urinary incontinence found in men.

There are different types of urinary incontinence in men, including stress incontinence, urge incontinence , and overflow incontinence. Some men may have one, two, or all three types of incontinence.

▪Examination of urinary incontinence in male folks will involve a medical history and physical exam, and may include keeping a bladder diary. also an ultrasound and urodynamic test might be carried out
▪The Treatment of urinary incontinence in males might include some behavioral treatments, examples are bladder training, kegel exercise, medication, surgery, or a combination of these therapies.

TYPES of URINARY INCONTINENCE

 ▪Stress Incontinence
This is a cause of urine leaking out when you exert pressure on your bladder. e.g coughing, sneezing 🤧, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy

Urge Incontinence
You're likely to have a sudden intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. In this case, you may need to urinate often, including throughout the night.

Overflow Incontinence
This is when you experience frequent or constant dribbling of urine due to a bladder that doesn’t empty completely.

Functional Incontinence
This is when a physical or mental impairment keeps you from making it to the Toilet in time for example if you had pains in the Legs due to a fall or Arthritis.

Mixed Incontinence
This when you experience more than one type of incontinence

Now let’s look At The Causes

It’s important to know that URINARY INCONTINENCE is not a disease, rather It is a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, it could occur due to an underlying medical conditions that needs to be diagnosed and treated or due to Physical impairment. In anyway, a thorough examination by your doctor can help determine, what’s behind the cause of your in continence

As it has been pointed earlier, the causes varies from, certain drinks, food and medications which may act as diuretics, stimulating your bladder and increasing your volume of Urine.

These May Include
▪Alcohol
▪Caffeine
▪Carbonated -drinks
▪Chili peppers
▪Some Foods which are high in spice, acid, especially citrus fruits
▪Heart & blood pressure medication, sedatives & muscle relaxants
▪Large dose of vitamin C

Urinary Incontinence May Also Becaused By
▪Urinary tract infection
▪constipation
▪Neurologic disorder
▪Diabetes
▪Hormonal changes during pregnancy or
▪weaken vaginal muscles after birth
▪it can be caused due to aging ( aging of the bladder muscle thereby causing a decrease in the storage of urine in the bladder).
▪Menopause ( due to decrease in the production of estrogen that keeps the lining of the bladder & urethra healthy).
▪ Surgery such as Hysterectomy may eventually damage the supportive pelvic floor muscle.
And many others....


Friday, July 13, 2018

The Basics Of Growing Long And Healthy Natural Hair

By On 12:41 PM
Hair growth

Ladies get to ask a lot of questions each day about growing long hair. Well so many people are desperate to find the “secret.” Is it Shea butter? Onion juice? Rice water? It’s actually none of these things. It is just a good, solid regimen.


What is a Hair Care Regimen? It is simply the way in which you care for your hair. Just because you have a regimen, doesn’t mean it’s good or comprehensive enough. Many have very poor regimens that do not lead to healthy hair, which is important for growing long hair.

Before we delve into the four main components of a regimen, let’s talk about hair growth rate and terminal length. Both hair growth rate and terminal length are determined by genetics. But while the rate is easy to calculate (with some effort), terminal length is not. Just because you are not retaining length (retaining length means retaining the amount of hair that has grown) doesn’t mean you’ve reach terminal length. Often times, when we aren’t retaining length, it’s a sign that the hair is breaking, the question becomes what is causing the breaking (this will be answered in a moment).

Hair grows from the scalp, Hair can break at any point along the hair shaft, but most often towards the ends, the weakest part of the hair. Hair grows, on average, half an inch a month, give or take. This means you can grow 6 inches a year (Again, this will vary from person to person, it could be 4 inches for some, could be 8 inches for others. Because it is genetic, you can not speed growth rate. But I’ll elaborate in a moment.). You will want to aim to retain at least 80% of this growth. It’s possible to have 100% retention, but not probable nor likely.

Hair growth rate is genetic, but can be influenced by your overall health (as well as hair care, but again, we’ll discuss this). This means that to get the best growth for you, you’ll want to eat healthy (get a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients - protein, fat, carbs), drink water, exercise, and reduce stress. While these things are important, honestly, many people can grow long hair without doing these things. My advice, do them to be healthy, not to grow long hair. And a quick note about health growth vitamins, there is no guarantee that they will help with hair growth. If you want a vitamin, pick a daily vitamin that supports overall health. Not just hair growth.

The best way to determine growth rate is dye a section of hair and then measure the amount of hair that has grown out after three months. This isn’t necessary, but it’s actually the easiest, most measurable way to create a clear start point. Again, it’s not necessary, nor do you have to do it (I also don’t recommend if you don’t want to dye your hair, but I’m being as comprehensive as possible, so I’m giving all the answers in this post).

Putting Together a Good Regimen

A good regimen requires four main components, the wash day, daily maintenance, detangling, trimming and styling. Let’s go over each one, common issues that can be addressed with good technique, and potential issues that could  prevent you from retaining length.

Wash Day
A good wash day will involve using shampoo or soap, applying it to the scalp, massaging the scalp for 3-5 minutes, rinsing completely, apply deep conditioning for 20-30 minutes, detangling, rinsing, applying a leave in conditioner, sealing with an oil or butter, and then styling.

This is a very basic wash day that addresses many common issues. First, massaging the scalp with shampoo or black soap helps to lift and remove dirt and dandruff from the scalp. Second, using a deep conditioner will add moisture back into the hair. Moisturized hair resists breakage due to dry hair. Detangling at the end of deep conditioning should give the hair enough slip so that it’s easier to detangle, which reduces breakage from manipulation, and moisturizing and sealing helps keep the hair moisturized (again, moisturized hair resists breakage due to dryness). Some tips to make the process easier: wash, condition, detangle, and style in sections.

Personally, it is best to wash in two sections, conditioner and deep condition in four sections, and detangle in 8 sections. Second, shampoo or soap isn’t necessary, but you want something to clean the scalp and hair. This can include clay washes, using Ayurvedic herbs, etc. If you want more information, please google or search on YouTube. If you have a lot of tangling during the wash process, put your hair in two strand twists to help minimize this. Fourth, it’s important to understand the proper order of the wash day. Pre-shampoo (pre-poo) treatments, like onion juice applied to the scalp, it is done before shampooing. Rinses are usually done after conditioning. Although some rinses, such as an apple cider vinegar rinse, can be done after shampooing.

Also, I want to make it clear that I am going to spend the majority of this post discussing the basics. Things like onion juice and rice water are extras and are not necessary, nor should they be the main focus on a regimen.
A common issue I see is that people are forgoing a basic regimen, but add onion juice and think it’s enough. It isn’t and you’re going about it all wrong. If you don’t have a basic regimen, you shouldn’t be trying to add something that isn’t necessary. 

A Quick Note:
People seek answers about preventing shrinkage during the wash process. Well the hair is going to shrink, you cannot prevent this. After you’ve finished washing, if you want, you can make a few twists or braids and let hair dry to stretch the hair. This is temporary (being natural will mean you deal with shrinkage, there is no permanent solution). 

So common issues with a wash day. First and foremost, people try to go as long as possible without washing. The longer you go without washing your hair, the more dandruff you’ll have to contend with. This will vary from person to person, but expect dandruff, which is a build up of dead skin that flakes, to start around one to two weeks after washing the hair properly. Also, I can’t stress this enough, but you need to massage the scalp when you wash. This will help to remove any dandruff on the scalp.

Another issue, people don’t condition after shampooing. Stop doing this. You need to condition after shampoo. Every single time. If you don’t know the difference between conditioner, deep conditioner, and leave in conditioner. Your hair will be dry and break if you skip the conditioning process. You will want to make sure you use a protein deep conditioner once a month. This helps prevent breakage due to weak hair. You shouldn’t do this all the time, once or maybe twice a month will do. 

Daily Maintenance
Daily maintenance is how you take care of your hair day to day. It doesn’t need to involve much, just keep your hair moisturized and reduce breakage. To do this, moisturize with water or a water based leave in conditioner (read the ingredients on the bottle, water will be the first ingredient) and immediately follow up with a butter or oil. Water moisturizes and sealing seals that moisture in the hair. This helps prevent breakage due to dryness.

I recommend doing this every day, but you can do it every other day or every third day. If your hair is particularly dry, you can even do it twice a day. Just make sure your hair isn’t always wet or damp, you want hair dry (physically to the touch) in between moisturizing and sealing. If you have braids, twists, or any other similar protective style, add water, leave-in conditioner, and oil in a spray bottle and spray hair. 

Some tips and common problems. You shouldn’t be combing every day. I realize many people do this; it’s not necessary and is way too much manipulation on natural hair. Keep hair stretched (in simple two strands or braids using your own hair, buns, etc.) if your hair gets tangled easily. 

Detangling
Detangling is a common place people experience breakage. I explained above that detangling can be done during the wash day process, but it doesn’t have to be done during the deep conditioning process. It can also be done before shampooing. But also after moisturizing and sealing but before styling. It can also be done at other points, but keep these basic tenets. Detangle on damp, but not wet or dry hair, which can cause excessive breakage due to manipulation. Use a product which slip like a conditioner, leave in conditioner, or water and oil. In sections (always detangle in sections), start detangling from the ends and slowly work up to the roots. Detangle with a wide tooth comb (do not use a fine tooth comb) or your fingers. Personally, I detangle after moisturizing and sealing but before styling so that I can stretch my hair and my hair stays relatively detangled until my next wash day. 

Common issues during detangling. People just aren’t detangling properly. After reading my explanation, it helps to see this in action. Go to YouTube and type in the search “detangling natural hair.” You will see many, many videos. Try different ones to find the right one for you. Don’t rush this. If you rush, you’re more likely to be too rough and cause breakage due to manipulation. 

I want to talk about shedding and I’m placing it in the detangling section for a reason. Shedding is a normal, biological process. Shedding is a hair strand reaching the end of its cycle. It is identifiable by a white bulb on one of the ends. Excessive shedding is something to be concerned about, but outside of a medical issue or malnutrition, excessive shedding isn’t that common. You should expect to lose around 100 hairs a day. If you have a protective style in for a long period of time, when you finally loosen and detangle, you will see a lot of shed hair. This is normal, it’s just because you weren’t removing the hair when it shed. It’s important to learn the difference between breakage and shedding when detangling to know if your detangling is causing breakage or you’re just remove shed hair (which is one of the goals of detangling). Until you get to a point where you’re comfortable with detangling and knowing that it’s not causing breakage, inspect the hair after you detangle. If you see a lot of hair, but not that many white bulbs, you’re causing breakage. 

Styling
Styling is how you style your hair. There’s a few basic tenets, but we’re mostly going to talk about protective styles, low manipulation styles, and balding/ alopecia/ losing front hair. Hair styles should never pull the scalp or hurt, always be careful putting them in. Do not pull or rip through the hair while making a style.

Protective Styles and Low Manipulation Style 
A protective style protects and covers the ends (braids and twists with extensions, crochet braids, bun, french rolls), while a low manipulation style is a style where you don’t have to redo or restyle the hair daily (can be anything but you’re not redoing the style daily). A hair style can be both protective and low manipulation. There’s no time limit to keep a protective style in for. It could be a day, a few days, a week, a month. You don’t want to keep one in for more than six weeks. The longer the protective style is in for, the more likely damage and breakage occurs due to dryness and build up. To take a protective style out, go slow, take your time, and work in sections. Apply a deep conditioner, let sit on hair, finger detangle to remove any tangled and knots, then do a normal wash day. Again, you will have a lot of shed hair during this time. It’s normal.  

About Edges/ Front Hair
The edges are the weakest part of the hair. They tend to be finer and more susceptible to damage. It’s easier to pull the hair out from the root. This is why it’s so important to leave the edges alone and not try to pull in every single strand of hair in a protective style. Unfortunately, many have been doing these protective styles for years, and, in some cases, decades. Pulling hair out from the root can cause damage. This continued damage can permanently damage the hair follicle to the point that it will not grow hair again. If this happens, there’s nothing you can do, outside of medical intervention, to regrow hair. If the hair is not permanently damage, but severely or moderately damaged, it may take awhile for the hair to regrow, upwards of a year, and be significantly thinner and sparser than it was before. 

The Details
Okay, so we’ve gone over the basics of a hair care regimen. I’m going to go over a few more things, but I always recommend that people go to YouTube and see this in practice. It’s easy to read through, but it also helps to see real world application. Type in phrases like “natural hair wash day” or “natural hairstyles” or “natural nighttime routine” to see how all of what I said looks like in real life. You’ll see many different processes and techniques, and it’s important to note that these things work for those people. You’ll need to figure out what works for you. Try different things (not all at once), see how you show responds, keep what works, get rid of what doesn’t.

Porosity
Porosity is how well and fast your hair absorbs water. Low porosity is when the hair cuticle tightly overlaps making it difficult for the hair to fully absorb water. High porosity is when the hair cuticle is more open and/ or chipped and absorbs water very quickly, but also becomes dry very quickly. High porosity can be normal, but can also be hair that is damaged. To determine porosity, place clean shed hair in a class of water. After a 30 seconds to a minute, if the hair stays at the top, it’s low porosity, it floats to the bottom, it’s high porosity. If it floats in the middle, it’s medium porosity. Porosity is neither good nor bad, but a simple characteristic of hair. 
Tips for low porosity hair - wash hair with warm water, deep condition using a heating cap, open hair cuticle before moisturizing and sealing (to do this spray hair with water, then steam or use a heating cap before moisturizing and sealing), avoid heavy butters and oils like Shea butter and castor oil 
Tips for high porosity hair - cowash hair in between washes, moisture and seal every day, deep condition using a heating cap, avoid long term protective styles, avoid heat, use heavy butters and oils like Shea butter and castor oil, close hair cuticle by using aloe vera juice 
Medium porosity can adopt any of the above tips

Ingredients / DIY
It's of notice that some folks mainly in African Countries do not have access to made products, and instead have to make them for themselves. This is fine, but understand that you cannot mix whatever you want and get a good product. It’s important to understand the role of each ingredient you use, you can search on Google about products before using them.
Here’s a quick take on the most common ingredients that people talk about.

Onion Juice, Oil And Garlic - This is applied to the scalp to treat excessive dandruff, itching, and to encourage hair growth on bald spots. (Note: Before going through the process of adding onion or garlic to treat dandruff, make sure you’re massaging the scalp when washing, and wash every one to two weeks. Don’t add it if you don’t need.)

Rice Water - Rice water helps to moisturize hair. Great for those with really dry hair or who still struggle to keep hair moisturized despite deep conditioning and daily moisturizing and sealing. Use as a rinse on wash day after conditioning but before moisturizing and sealing.

Shea Butter - Shea butter is a sealant used to seal moisture in after moisturizing. It can also be added to conditioners and deep conditioner, and used to help detangle. Can also be used as a pre-poo to help prevent dryness during the wash day.

Guava Water - This can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner.

Aloe Vera Juice - It can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner.

Okoro Water/ Gel - This can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner. The gel can be used to help get more definition from a wash n go, and braid outs and twist outs, as well as slick down edges.

Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is a sealant used to seal moisture in after moisturizing. It can also be added to conditioners and deep conditioner, and used to help detangle. Can also be used as a pre-poo to help prevent dryness during the wash day

Honey - It serve as a moisturizer, when mixed water, can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner. Honey can lighten hair for some, so avoid if you want to keep your hair color.

Egg - Can be used to strengthen hair. Egg isn’t a protein treatment because the protein molecules are not small enough to penetrate the hair. It can still be useful, but if you want a real protein treatment, use gelatin instead. Add to conditioner or deep conditioner.

Avocado - moisturizer, add to conditioner or deep conditioner. People often say that avocado is a protein treatment. It’s actually not, it has very little protein in it. It is a great moisturizer.

Banana - it's a moisturizer, add to conditioner or deep conditioner.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Helps close hair cuticle making hair shinier, helps with an itchy scalp. Some say it removes build up and dandruff, but I would say no. Never use 100% Apple cider vinegar on hair, instead for every one part Apple cider vinegar, mix with 3 parts water.

Castor Oil - along with castor oil having the same usage above as coconut oil, it can be applied to scalp to encourage growth of bald spots. 

Trimming
You should expect to trim your hair. Trimming hair helps to get rid of split and frayed ends that make the hair look raggedy, but can also cause knots and tangles. Personally, I trim when my hair tangles more than usual, but it may differ for you. If you feel you don’t need to trim or don’t know when, a good baseline is once every 3 months. If you’ve been following a good regimen, you shouldn’t have too much damage to trim off. Maybe half an inch. 

Genetics Often people cite their mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, etc. as a reason that they can’t grow long hair and it’s genetic. But I often ask where did they get their hair care advice. Mom? Grandmother? Aunt? So many mothers do a lot of damaging hairstyle on their kids and actually think it’s okay. They’re literally setting their child up for a lifetime of hair problems and they’re completely unaware of it. It’s okay to acknowledge that you learned everything wrong from mom. There’s nothing wrong with this. But now that you know, you can do better. Don’t blame genetics. 

Hard And Soft Hair
So, if you’ve read this super long post, notice I didn’t mention hard or soft hair. That’s because these are simply characteristics of hair. Let me explain a few things. Neither hard or soft hair is better than the other, and it’s not an indication of whether hair is breaking or if you’re retaining length. It is simply a way people are describing their hair. Regardless of if you have hard or soft, you need a good regimen and this post will help you. Do not skip or add something in hopes of changing this. Often times people will ask how to change it, and unfortunately be recommended something that they don’t need to do, or even worse, is damaging. Learn to work with the hair texture. So if you say “my hair is soft and I can’t do braids,” just don’t do them. Just find a different style. 

How To Go Natural
This really isn’t the post for this, but I’ll answer it quickly regardless. You need to cut your hair to go natural. You can cut all the hair off at once, which is called a big chop, or let the natural hair grow as you gradually cut off the relaxed hair, which is called transitioning.
Neither option is better, it’s a personal decision you have to make for yourself. Regardless of the decision you make, you still need to care for you immediately. Some people will say “I big chopped a month ago, when should I start a regimen?” 
You should’ve started when you big chopped. Same for transitioning. Start caring for your hair immediately. 

Also, some people say the relaxed hair turns to natural if you give it time, it doesn’t. What’s happening is the relaxed hair is breaking off. I don’t recommend you aim for this because it can split and fray the ends, which can travel up the hair shaft damaging the natural hair. Some people also say you revert the hair using beer or soda, this is also false. When people do this, their hair will feel rough, but it doesn’t mean your hair reverted to natural. Lastly, your natural hair date is the date of your last relaxer. It’s not when you officially decided you weren’t going to relax again or when you starting making the hair. People get confused by this, especially if they had a long transition. It is the date of your last relaxer. So, for example, if your last relaxer was September 2017 and you big chopped June 2018. You’ve been natural for 10 months, NOT ONE MONTH. Also, if you've been natural, but have kept your hair in a low cut, you would start counting at the most recent low cut. If your hair had some length, make sure you just let people know. 

Patience and Consistency
This is the last thing I will leave you with. All this hard work will pay off, but only if you’re consistent and patient. A regimen is a lifetime. It needs to be integrated into your day to day life. Please don’t do it once and stop. You don’t do it ten times and stop. It’s forever. So decide now if you really want to put in the work. If you don’t want to take the time to learn all of this and do it, then get a wig and call it a day because this won’t happen without you adopting it as a lifestyle. And also be patient. I explained above, but you should only expect 4-6 inches of hair growth a year. This isn’t really that much, but it adds up over time. Be patient. Don’t stress yourself out over that. Just focus on the care and the length will come.

Thanks for reading......

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FEMALE VIRGINITY- FACTS AND MYTHS

By On 2:52 PM
Female virginity

For the umpteenth time, I have had to tell people that the idea of using the hymen for asessing virginity in females is unfair and ineffective. Although I have, in the past, discussed this on my instagram and Facebook pages, I am compelled to to use this medium to, again, educate both men and women on the controversial issue of female virginity and the role the hymen plays in it. 


Few days ago I got contacted by a young lady (newly wed) who was practically in tears. After I calmed her down, she narrated to me that her hubby was threatening her with divorce on account of her not bleeding during sex with him even though she had confessed to him that she has always been a virgin until that very day that her hubby got intimate with her. So she wanted me to explain to her on how possible it is that she didn't bleed even though that was her very first sexual encounter, and if possible, to relay same explanation to her hubby so that she is spared the embarrassment.

Here Are The Facts

1. First of all, you need to have some knowledge of the anatomy of the female organ so that you are kept in perspective of the explanation that will come soon. As you may already know, the entrance to the vagina of  most women who are not yet sexually active (haven't started having vaginal sex) is usually covered by a thin membranous tissue. This tissue is known as the hymen. The hymen partially covers the vaginal entrance and leaves only a small, narrow opening for menstrual flow to come out during menstruation.

2. While majority of women are born with the hymen, a few others are born without it while some of those born with it lose theirs via nonsexual activities without even realizing it.

3. In women who have the hymen present until the time they attempt penetrative vaginal intercourse, the process of penetrating the vagina often stretches the hymen so much that it tears and gives way to the penetrating penis. For some women, especially those with very thick hymens, this (first time sex) can be unbearably painful.

Anyways, once the hymen gets torn, little blood leaks out and the woman may experience some burning sensation when she tries to wash up or when tries to urinate afterwards. This is normal and expected. That said, there are instances when, although the hymen is intact, first time sex can happen without bleeding.

4. As already stated, quite a number of women are born without a hymen while some born with it tend to lose to nonsexual activities like bicycle riding, active sports e.g gymnastics, horse riding, etc. In addition, even in women who have it up to the point of their first sex, depending on how thick the hymen is, penetration can happen without bleeding. Well It is very possible.

In fact, any sexually skilled man who is patient enough can, over time, use his finger to stretch the hymen gradually until it is slack or spacious enough for penetration to happen without corresponding bleeding.


SO WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN?

It means that the idea or practice of using the hymen to assess virginity in females is subject to error. For example, one may want to ask: what about those girls who are born without it? Or what about those who unknowingly lose theirs via nonsexual activities?

The truth is that, as far as medicine or science is concerned, there is yet to be a test for virginity in females that is unbiased and reasonably accurate.  May be in the nearest future but certainly not now.

Which is why developed countries have outlawed the practise of using the hymen to test for female virginity. Sadly, the practise still holds sway in underdeveloped countries of the world.

By the way, do you know that is now possible for women to have their hymens surgically restored even after they have been sexually active? Yes, it is very possible. The surgical procedure is known as *HMENOPLASTY* and it is so good that after the procedure, these women can bleed and claim to be virgins after meeting with their partners. In fact, there are now artificial hymens impregnated with artificial blood and covered over the vaginal entrance. Once penetration is attempted, the artificial hymen ruptures and bleeds. The man, unaware of this, easily believes that indeed his wife must be a virgin.


MORE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW 

The times have changed. Enough of all these *"you-must-bleed-during-first-sex"* tales! It is outdated. If you are lucky to have your hymen intact up until the time of first sex, then good for you. If you are not, it doesn't make you less of a virgin so far you are not sexually active and neither does it make you abnormal. By the way, vaginal sex is just one of the many types of sex. There is also anal, oral sex, etc. Medically speaking, we consider these other types of sex as sexual activity as well.


WHAT NOW??
Well Nothing
Now, to the all men out there, I admonish you all to relax your insistence on that senseless rule of "she-must-bleed-if-she-is-a-virgin". As you can see from my explanation above, she can be a virgin and still not bleed or she can even get an artificial hymen and bleed and claim to be a virgin even after she has had intercourse before.

As it stands, you can only take her word for it. The fact that some women are noreb without hymens and the fact that it can be artificially restored when lost makes it an inaccurate method of assessing virginity in females. Stop giving yourself sleepless nights. Stop victimizing your wives or partners because they failed to bleed even after claiming to be virgins.

NOTE
By the way, there is absolutely no correlation with feequency of sex and the size of the vagina. There is this misconception that if a woman sleeps around, she will have a wide or lose vagina.

No amount of sex can cause the vagina to become lose. If you understand the anatomy of the vagina then you will know that it is not possible at all. That said, there are things or factors that can cause the vagina to widen or become lose (this is not even a correct description of the condition. There is actually nothing like lose vagina- it is either less elastic, inelastic or elastic) e.g multiple childbirth. I shall do a detailed post on this as well in the coming coming weeks.

Thank you for reading!

CREDITS- Dr. DAMIAN AVAR

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Health Benefits Of Exercise For Your Body Muscle And Cells

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Exercise

Exercise is precisely essential to human body for Good health, improve your Body Mass Index [BMI], plus fortify bones and muscle mass.

Whether muscle is wholesome or not, it genuinely determines whether the complete frame is healthy or not.
Your workout ability, in particular is decided by using muscle length and characteristic, which is the great predictor of mortality inside the general body wellbeing.

Aerobic exercising eliminates broken mitochondria in skeletal muscle. If you engage in aerobic most of the time routinely your everyday workout structure, you will maintain the casting off the damaged ones and youllyou'll gain a higher muscle with higher mitochondrial quality.

To keep and fortify your muscle tissues, aim for 20 mins of electricity-training physical activities two to a few instances every week with at least one day off in between workout routines so your muscular tissues have time to rest, recover, and develop.

Strengthening or resistance physical activities assist to keep your muscle tissues that guide your spines, stomach, knees, chest, shoulders, neck, and wrists sturdy and you are less possibly to get injured. sturdy muscle tissue mean greatly to staying and retaining power with endurance and perseverance, it aids for a faster metabolism [which burns calories] and higher posture.

SOME EXERCISES FOR MUSCLE STRENGTH

● PUSH-UPS
● SQUATS
● BICEPT CURLS
● PLANKS
● KICK BACKS
● SHOULDER PRESS
● DIPS FOR CHEST
● DUMBELL PULL-OVER

Have a Lovely New Week Ahead Everyone.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Health Benefits Of Pumpkin And It's Seed

By On 10:25 AM
Pumpkin

Pumpkins boasts more than a few fitness blessings, making it a wonderful option to inject clean, seasonal produce into your eating regimen.


It contains 19 vitamins and minerals - which include antioxidants - and filling fibre, pumpkin is a healthy and nutrient-dense meals that you can consume in a spread of methods.
Dietician Tiffany Dewitt of Worldwide Healthcare Corporation Abbott, uncovers some sudden health benefits of pumpkin and a few easy approaches to revel in both the flesh and seeds.

You Can Read WATERMELON AND IT'S HEALTH BENEFITS

Pumpkins Are Refilled With Fibre
pumpkin is a great supply of fibre, with 3 grams in every cup (about 225g). incorporating fibre assist you to feel fuller for longer, so it will let you get from one meal to the next.

Benefits Of Fibre Found In Pumpkins
▪Lowering the hazard of coronary heart sickness
▪Lowering blood stress and cholesterol
▪Helping digestion
▪Fighting constipation
▪Enhancing gut fitness
▪Strengthening the immune device
▪Improved memory and concentration.

Amazing Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

Pumpkin As A Super Source Of Lutein-
Regarded for its role. Lutein can also enhance cognitive characteristic, together with studying, memory, awareness and cognizance.
Supplementating lutein and any other carotenoid referred to as zeaxanthin can also assist enhance visual processing velocity, in step with a look at inside the journal data of biochemistry and biophysics.

Pumpkin As A Stronger Immune Machine-
Pumpkin is an exceptional supply of vitamins a, c and zinc, all antioxidants that beef up the immune machine. pumpkin also consists of beta-carotene, an antioxidant plant pigment that gives pumpkin its shiny orange color.

Pumpkin For Sharper Eyesight-
Thanks to the beta-carotene and carotenoids it carries, pumpkin may help lessen the risk of persistent eye sicknesses, consisting of age-related eye degeneration and cataracts.
To boom your daily intake of a diet , you could easily add one cup (about 225g) of cooked, mashed pumpkin in your day by day smoothie or morning oats. one serving alone packs greater than 2 hundred percentage of your recommend every day consumption of vitamin A – an essential nutrient for eye fitness.

Pumpkin For Potent Heart-
Pumpkin seeds are a very good supply of phytoestrogens, plant-derived compounds that after included right into a wholesome eating regimen and way of life, have been shown to manipulate ldl cholesterol and improve coronary heart health.

■Pumpkin Helps You Relaxed And Have Good Sleep-
pumpkin seeds in particular are an amazing source of tryptophan, an important amino acid this is transformed to serotonin, a chemical related to wholesome sleep and happiness. for the reason that frame can't make tryptophan on its own, pumpkin seeds are an clean, versatile manner to add it into your weight-reduction plan.

Pumpkin seed

Homemade Meat-Pie Recipe

By On 8:36 AM
Meatpie

When you have kids and you work from home as a mum, you should make attempt at baking your kids snacks. By doing that, you know what goes in and it's Nutritional value to your kids and the family.

Most times those commercialized snacks can be dangerous to our health with this reasons below.

Environment: Unless you know the environment where the pastries are made, you will agree with me that it can POSE hazzard health risk to your kids and other members of your family. The water might be contaminated, there might be defecation hanging around where the pastries are made. Rotten Eggs and Veggies might be used, Etc. 

Source: you won't be certain if the flour, sugar, butter are in good condition and have life span for consumption. There are tendencies that expired goods will be used for making and baking those pastries we buy for our kids.

There's always a start filled with failures but don't give up and continue trying till you get it right or you enroll in a pastry class to learn how to make them.

I am sharing my meat-pie RECIPE for any one interested and please you can contribute to the post by sharing your thoughts on the comment box.

MEAT-PIE is a Nigerian snack that are served in parties and any other celebrations. People snack on it as a fast food when famished with hunger and it usually goes with a soft chilled drink, juice, zobo, Etc. 

Ingredients
For filling  (I didn't load it)
▪2 medium size carrot
▪3 Irish potatoes
▪1 medium onions
▪I knor cube
▪Salt  to taste
▪4 pcs of Beef  meat ( I grinded it myself)
▪1 tsp rosemary grinded preferably
▪1 tsp  curry.

For pastry
▪3 cups flour
▪1 tsp baking powder (optional)
▪2 tbsp sugar (optional)
▪100gm margrine
▪Half cup room temperature water plus extra little.

Directions
▪Grind  your beef with onions together.
▪Cut your carrot and potatoe wash and boil, add your beef.
▪Boil till soft and the water dried.
▪Add 2 tablespoon veg oil, seasoning, salt, rosemary, curry.
▪Mix 2 tbsp of flour with little water to get a loose batter, pour it inside your veggies sauce for hold (This optional  but most people do this).
▪Stir till it incorporates, Bring down and allow to cool.
▪In A big bowl sift your flour and baking powder, add sugar, salt and butter.
▪Mix to incorporate the butter, add water and mix to get a soft dough that is not sticky.
▪Cover and put inside the fridge for 20 mins.

Cutting
▪On a floured Board cut the size of dough you desire, roll it to get a circle shape you can place it in a meatpie cutter or you add your sauce manually.
▪After you are done, egg wash and bake until golden brown on low heat at 190°


Meat-pie

Meat-pie cutter
MEAT-PIE CUTTER
                 Cutter

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Natural Hair Elasticity

By On 10:36 AM
Hair Elasticity


Hair Elasticity is very important to know when you have natural hair.


What Is Hair Elasticity?

Hair elasticity is an indicator of healthy natural hair. If your hair is healthy, it will have high elasticity, which is shown by the way it bounces back to it original form when pulled on. If your hair has lost elasticity, it will look limp and can break easily. Also, when pulled, it will stay in that stretched position.

You can also read Hair Porosity 

What Can Affect Hair Elasticity?

▪ Use of chemicals that permanent straightens hair

▪ Constant use of heat, especially when not used with heat protectant

▪ Over stretching of hair, even when wearing ponytails

▪ Loss of protein in hair; if routine protein treatment are not done

▪ Not maintaining proper moisture in hair

How Can You Maintain Or Restore Your Hair Elasticity?

Incorporate routine protein treatments. Make sure you are using real protein treatments that penetrate into your hair shaft. When buying products with for protein treatment, hydrolyzed protein is a great ingredient that should be present. Even if you are Low porosity, you can still use protein, just minimize the frequency at which you use it.

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