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  • Why Are You Washing Your Hair The Wrong Way? It Causes Significant Hair Damage


    We all spend a lot of time and money on many different products that we find on the market to make our hair look perfect.


    If you want to have perfect hair like the models you see on TV, here’s something surprising that you probably didn’t know: you might not really know how to wash your hair the right way!


    All you need to do is to use the right techniques that can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine—but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your lovely locks without even realizing it.


    We asked two of New York’s foremost hair pros, Kyle White, lead colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon and  hair stylist Nunzio Saviano of Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York and, to share their best tips for lathering up—and doing it the right way.



    Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be completely wet before you add your shampoo. This will enable the hot water to open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt from the hair.



    If your hair is beneath the shoulders long, protect fragile ends from drying out by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing.  This will not only keep ends healthy, it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine,” says White.



    “You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape,” Saviano says.


    The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.”


    Don’t use more shampoo than you need, a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. If your hair is particularly long or thick, go ahead and double that.


    Rubbing can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Try to wash your hair like you hand wash your delicates — very carefully.



    Despite what the instructions on the back of your shampoo bottle may say, there’s no need to wash your hair twice.


    “Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient,” says White. “Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce lather,” in which case, go ahead and lather up one more time.



    After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, “squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner,” says Saviano.


    “Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner rinse out for the final step of your shower.”


    The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair; the natural oil from your scalp is more concentrated there.



    “Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine,” says White.


    More Hair Washing Tips…


    How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type, too. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week.


    Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type. If your hair is dry, choose moisturizing products. If you color your hair, opt for color-safe formulas.

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  • When Your Ears Itch, This Is How You Can Safely Handle It

    There's no worse itch than the kind you can't scratch. Sometimes, it's because scratching it will only make things worse like when you get a mosquito bite or the chicken pox


    . In other cases, the itch is just out of your reach. Anyone who's fought the uphill battle to convince their friends they were scratching their nose instead of picking it knows how annoying this can be.


    However, the most annoying itch is the one you feel inside your ear because it has the "fun" of being both out of reach and dangerous to scratch. But why is that and, more importantly, what can you do about this awful feeling?


    Read on and hopefully you'll finally free yourself from this most irritating problem.


    Please SHARE this and help others deal with their ear gremlins.


    To deal with ear itching, we first have to know what's causing it.


    Unfortunately, it could be anything from bacterial or fungal infections to allergies to simple irritation. Infections are the most likely if you often have water in your ear since the moisture opens the door for a lot of bacteria.


    Such constant intense itching makes us all want to dig in and scratch it.


    Using your finger or a cotton swab is bad enough, but some doctors reportedly treated patients who tried to use bobby pins, toothpicks, and coat hangers to relieve their itching.




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  • Your little finger reveals what a person you are


    Is it short or long, tapered or square … the shape and length of the little finger can say so much. Who would have thought that it is so true.


    personality, and this method, which comes from South Korea, precisely reveals so much about us, just on the basis of the little finger.


    One of the factors is the length of the finger, that is, its position relative to the ring finger, and the other factor is the shape. See interpretation and compare whether it is true.




    Short little finger is one that does not reach the first knuckle of the ring finger. People who have a short little finger are shy and reserved, particularly in relation to people who are less familiar with. They have big dreams and goals, but mostly afraid to follow them and to realize, and if dare, can achieve whatever they want. According to others they are attentive and friendly and have a big heart.



    Normal is the little finger that reaches right to the joint of the ring finger. People who have such little finger are balanced, mature personality, something can be difficult to disrupt and usually what they rarely disturbed. Because of this these people are often considered cold and distant, or just need to know them well enough to get to the warmth and richness of inner life.



    Long considered to be the little finger whose length exceeds the first joint of the ring finger. This means that a person is passionate and enthusiastic. They are always looking for attention and they will be in the center of many events. They are charming, charismatic … and still around them are people who want to be near them. Talented are at an advantage compared to others, but in life often have to work hard to prove.





    Same as ring

    If the tip of the little finger is almost equated with the tip of the ring. For these people there is little to say that they are ambitious, they are free – power-hungry. They have a good chance to become politicians, directors … celebrities and influential personalities. They have a lot of potential and can create large problems, and be of great benefit to the whole society.


    Low positioned

    Some people have let down the little finger relative to the other fingers, because the root of the little finger is set much lower than the root of the other fingers. That means the people who live in a dream world. They have many ambitions and plans, but about all that prefer to dream than to realize their ideas.


    Square shape

    If the first joint of your little finger reminiscent of a rectangle and its tip is flat, it means that you have a boxy little finger. These people have some rare traits and qualities. Are extremely honest, which is both their strength and weakness. It is hard to become friends with sensitive and offensive to people, and often refuse people with their sincerity, but when you gain a confidence, never lost. Good leaders.



    It is clear that these are people with pointy tip of their little finger, and they are, as a rule, excellent speakers and phenomenal in public performances. They are often good writers, but when it comes to eloquence, they are the best. Good diplomats and easy to learn foreign languages. They are able to resolve a very delicate situation with a lot of tact.



    If the top of the little finger is bent towards the other toes, or vice versa, you belong to this group. These people often have a fear of confrontation, but not so much because it is so much fear, but because they are great pacifists and do not like conflict. Often people in this group are the peacemakers, and those who have the ability to combine separate worlds.




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