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Do’s and Don’ts of Nail Care
” Leave your nails without nail polish once in a while atleast inorder to allow them to breathe.
” Keep a pack of hand lotion or cream near the kitchen sink and use it each time after washing your hands.
” Wear gloves while doing housework or gardening and rub some hand cream or lotion before putting on the gloves.
” Apply oil to your nails whenever possible inorder to strengthen them.
” Include ample quantities of calcium and vitamin A in your daily diet.
” Keep your manicure set clean inorder to prevent any infection.
” Have a professional manicure done atleast once a month.
” Prolonged exposure to the sun is not good for nails and a lot of swimming will dry them. This can be encountered by keeping the nails and cuticles well moisturised.
” Before doing chores like dusting or gardening, first dig the nails into a soap bar. This prevents dirt from getting embedded under them and also make them easier to clean later.
” To keep nail polish intact in the bath, smoothen a little skin cream on it before going for a bath.
” If a nail breaks, we can get, professional help in fixing ‘false’ nails. Otherwise, try to file them down. If the break is bad, remove all the polish from that nail and mend the break with a small piece of cello-tape, cut to fit. Then re-apply polish.
” If nails are brittle and break or split easily, keep them oiled.
” Don’t use your nails on a job that can be done just as well with a pair of scissors, pliers or a hammer
” Don’t file nails when they are damp.
” Don’t cut cuticles
” Don’t wash clothes or dishes in very hot water
” Don’t bite or chew your nails.
” Don’t clean your nails with a sharp metal instrument – use a nail brush and orange stick instead.
” Don’t be seen with chipped nail polish – it is a sign of careless grooming.
” Don’t leave your hands in detergent for long.
” Don’t peel-off your nail polish as you wish to – always use a nail-polish remover.
1. Nail Polish Selection. Whenever we use nail polish, we should select the shade carefully. Deep toned polish looks good on long and slender nails. Pale colours make short nails look longer and they also look good on small, delicate-looking hands.
2. Nail- Length Decision. As regards the nail-length, not everyone can manage long nail. If we do a lot of typing or housework , play the guitar or are a sports freak, long nail are not for us.
File rather than cut as cutting weaken the nail and cause it to flake. File in one direction only from sides to centre, using the softer side of an emery board, not a metal file. Aim for a rounded tip: the shape at the tip should reflect the shape at the base to make a perfect oval.
USEFUL TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL HANDS
” If your elbows have been darkened, apply a mixture of lemon juice mixed with milk cream. Wash off after 30 mts.
” To get rid of elbow darkness, you can also apply a mixture of cucumber juice and lemon juice ( in equal quantities). Wash off after 15 mts.
” If there is a lot of hair on your hands, apply a smooth paste of gramflour and oil on them. Wash off after 30 mts.
” Massaging hands with almond oil is most ideal inorder to maintain them in a good condition.
” If the hands are stained or discoloured, rub a little lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide on the stain after washing and before drying the hands. This lightens the stain.
” For big hands, wear exotic bracelets high on the arm and wide ornamental rings.
” Slim, small hands call for daintiness in the choice of jewellery and nail polish shade. Narrow bracelets and rings with delicate elongated settings look the prettiest.
” To suit small square hands use small and simple jewellery.
” On wrinkled hands, use rich cream after steaming the hands
” As one matures, one tends to get freckles on the hand. Use a good bleaching cream for this. Although the results are temporary, they are quite effective.
In today’s society it is important to put your best look forward. There are so many of us
that are looking for the perfect look, product, care, and price. It’s rare we find a style
that fits into all these categories, but we try our best. Women of different ethnic
backgrounds have a certain needs that need to be addressed, but often times we are neglected
by the mainstream.
Its important to for manufacturers to keep in mind the different textures that we have to work
with, and what products are going to work best for us. A lot of styles that we are trying to
achieve are often techniques that tend to dry our hair out. Whether it’s complete coverage
dye, highlights, relaxers, perms, or any styling tool.
Keep in mind that its not only the style that makes us look good, but the health and vitality
of the hair itself. Having shine in our hair is a sign of good health. Even psychologist
think that men go after the younger woman not because of age, but the aesthetic that come with
the woman. Shinny hair, a creamy completion, and other various attributes contribute to this
theory. Now a days though woman are not judged by age, but the attention getter is the look.
Now in order to keep the man that comes from within, which would take another article.
There are many shampoos and conditioners that contain shea butter which is rich in vitamins.
If you’re looking for products that don’t contain or have little chemicals to damage your hair
I recommend going for organic products. These products are with a high content of natural
ingredients. They have organic shampoos, conditioners, dye, and even skin care lines.
In the 80s, the hair accessory was invaluable. Almost every style involved some sort of hair accessory or embellishment to really set it off. Today, the hair accessory is not a part of everyday style and care should be taken as to when and how to use the hair accessory so that you will not look dated.
With that said, there are some occasions that scream for hair accessories: Work, social occasions and formal events may all have you searching for the perfect hair accessory to set off your look. While different occasions will call for different hair accessories, a good rule of thumb to follow is to choose the sedate hair accessory over one that could not go unnoticed in a crowd of a few hundred or a few thousand.
While choosing the right one can be tricky, there are a few pointers that you can follow to help you pick the perfect hair accessories to complete your look. Here are just a few:
” Work. In many work situations, you will likely have to wear your hair up. No matter if your type of employment requires it or you simply like to change your look now and then, wearing your hair up calls for the right hair accessory to do the job. The number one rule to finding the right hair accessory for work is to avoid banana clips at all costs. I mean, who still makes these things? Apparently they’re making money at it or they wouldn’t still be producing these torture devices of the 80s. Don’t further their cause: stop buying this hair accessory. The second rule is to choose hair accessories that closely match your hair color or that blend nicely with it. Matching a hair accessory to your clothes is only cute when you are 5-years-old. What you choose will depend largely on your length of hair and how you like to wear your hair up. For French twists, choose hair accessories that resemble over-sized hair clips. Simply twist and clip.
” Social and formal occasions. In social and formal occasions you have a greater opportunity to express your artsy side through hair accessories. Again choose sedate pieces over garish hair accessories. Classy pieces can be perfect for social occasions, whereas a little sprig of flowers or garnishment may be needed for formal occasions. Formal occasions are the only time that is okay to match your hair accessory to your clothing. But still, do not go overboard. What attracts the eye should be the beauty of your hair, not too-busy hair accessories. If in doubt about what hair accessory or how much of it to include, opt for the simple solution: use as little as possible.
The bottom line with hair accessories is that too much of a good thing can confuse the eye and make your do look garish. Simple hair accessories, on the other hand, can make a bold beauty statement that makes your hair the talk of the office or party.