The little white flakes that come off your head when you brush your hair are known as dandruff. Dandruff is a common problem today and it can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition. Dandruff is also often caused by dry scalp, psoriasis and eczema. But, the good thing is that dandruff is extremely treatable. Apart from over the counter shampoos that are especially created to treat dandruff, there are some effective home remedies that can also be used. Here’s a look at 7 easy ways to say goodbye to dandruff.
1. Baking soda
Some ingredients in your kitchen can be very helpful when it comes to getting rid of dry skin flakes from your hair, but the most effective one is baking soda. Baking soda is a mild exfoliant and it can help absorb excess oil and remove flaky skin cells. In addition to this, baking soda can help maintain the pH balance on the scalp and prevent further growth of fungus or bacteria that can cause dandruff. To use baking soda as an effective natural remedy for dandruff, you can wet your hair and rub baking soda on the scalp. You will need about three tablespoons of baking soda. Once you have applied it thoroughly on the scalp, you can rinse it off with plain water. Although this may cause your hair to become dry as you will be skipping the shampoo, you will soon be able to get rid of dandruff. Read more
Superfoods are foods that offer great nutritional advantage to the user. Just as the name suggests they are super meals to ensure that your bones get stronger, your immune system gets boosted, chronic diseases do not affect you, mind alertness and many more. Medical experts argue that these superfoods also help those that have goals to shred some extra pounds. This critique features 5 superfoods that would help you in losing weight.
Veggies and Hummus
Veggies are the most important source of nutrients. Sadly, few people are aware of this and they opt for other foods thinking they would offer more nutritional values. In addition to getting vitamin C, veggies could also offer fiber to the body. Cutting down on weight requires that you eat small quantities of foods rich in nutrients. Hummus would do the trick since it is rich in proteins and it is well known to fight hunger. To top this, it helps in balancing of your sugar levels. Blending some veggies and hummus would help you a lot in your slimming plan. Read more
What defines beauty in women? Hair right? It is true that women are normally defined by the way they style up their hair. As a matter of fact, they do spend a lot of money in making sure that they are styled up in the best designs in town. On the other hand, men consider hair to be part of something that makes them handsome. Losing hair would therefore instill some form of stress to both men and women. Who wants to get bald at the age of 30?
There are certain signs that will tell you that you are continuously losing hair. For example, if you constantly see hair on your comb every morning then this could be a sign that you are indeed losing hair. Beauty experts argue that losing hair is a common thing but when you lose more than 100 strands on a daily basis this could be a problem. Below are some of the leading causes of hair loss and possible remedies.
Causes of hair fall:
• Lack of vital body nutrients
• Excessive usage of chemicals i.e. constant use of treatments and coloring chemicals
• Poor dietary habits
• Lack of hormonal balance
• Scalp disorders, alopecia and dandruff
• Stress Read more
Few years ago we had barely heard of coconut oil and all its attributes and applications. Maybe in our vegetable green curry or as some ingredient relegated to the shelves of the local health food store, but not as something we were using every day and applying to our face and skin.
Pressed from the fruit of the coconut palm tree, coconut oil is ideal for light fare and subtly flavored dishes. It gives a perfect touch of coconut flavor to many tasty dishes like Chicken and Vegetable Curry Soup. It’s great in baked goods, desserts, confections, smoothies and it’s best for healthier frying since it’s stable at high temperatures. You can use it to cook veggies, fry potatoes or drizzle it over popcorn to get delusions and healthy meal.
Regardless of the use make sure you pick organic, pure, extra virgin coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has a soft coconut aroma and more pronounced coconut flavor. Pure virgin coconut oil, containing no hydrogenation, contains over 92% saturated fat — the highest amount of saturated fat of any fat and it’s also very healthy.
Coconut oil is a miracle product. Besides for cooking it’s also used as natural skin care product. It contains lauric acid, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that keeps away inflammation, infections, viruses and acne. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and also rich in essential fatty acids, which are perfect for keeping your skin soft and smooth. Coconut oil is natural solution for almost all skin problems. It relieves insect bites, helps with rashes, gets rid of flaking skin, softens and shrinks wrinkles, protects against sun damage, speeds healing, keeps tans longer, acts as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging. It removes makeup easily and you can also warm it up and use it as massage oil.