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Archives for July 2014
It sure does mine! I am right now very very sad. Man, I can never understand how do the statistics vary so f*****g much. Why can not they remain constant if not go up and up!! Or, is it really necessary to worry about those stats that much?
Yes, blogging is more about passion but is it just that? Nah, I am not talking about being jealous of the bigger blogs over there but just for self-sufficiency, do we never think what is really wrong. Do we really never doubt ourselves? It is pretty easy to say the counter that there should be no self-doubt but how do you really triumph that?
May be by following the stricture from Bhagvad Gita
which really means do not bother about the fruits of your labor will help. Just do the labor well without being attached to the labor. Does that even happen?
So, two weeks back sometime I had mentioned that Garnier has come up with a new campaign #SayNoToBars specifically targeted at men for their lack of skills or interest at personal grooming. Today, I would like to talk about why is it really important to use a face wash instead of a soap.
Now, I have done a post on how is a soap different from a bar and how a man’s skin is different from a woman’s. So, assuming that you have read both of those posts, I would say I am extremely thankful that Garnier and other brands now a days are coming up with men-specific ranges. So, let me just go through five specific reasons why a face wash trumps the soaps.
Soaps are handled by all family members unless you have one specifically for yourself (which in every case I would recommend) and imagine the number of germs accumulating by being handled by so many people!! Face wash is a squeeze and go. And, you do not have a soap case to clean and cover every time you use it.
So, damn easy to pop and go. You can have on in your laptop case and use it at the office after a polluting ride on your bike (unless you are a car freak)! And, of course, it doubles up as body wash when you are out of station.
Made specifically for your face
The face skin is different from the body and much more sensitive and needs to be handled with care. Thus, a face wash which has been specifically designed for your face instead of a bar has all the actives which will provide a deep cleansing and moisturizing wash. The ingredients will keep your skin soft and young, as well.
Soap is alkaline and skin is acidic
So, coming to a little more technical ground, our skin has a pH level of 5.5 where as all the soaps are alkaline which is why if you use a non-regulated pH product on the face, it will damage and dry out your skin and make you age faster.
Your Acne might be due to soaps!!
The difference in the pH levels of your soap and skin can cause the sebum of your skin to get washed off thereby allowing bacteria to breed on your skin and causing breakouts. Face wash helps prevent such breakouts.
These are just the starting reasons why you might want to shift to face washes. so, what are you waiting for?
So, long back in February I had done a first FAQ post on onion juice method. Please refer to this post to know how to apply onion juice. That is one of the most searched posts on my website and generates a lot of redundant questions which I had thought of answering at one go. This is the second part to this post.
Does it reduce hair fall?
Yes, it does reduce hair fall. But, apply it only as instructed.
Does it help with dandruff?
Yes, it helps with dandruff because of the sulphur present in it.
How soon does the hair grow?
Depends on your hair growth cycle. The onion juice method just provides the sulphur topically to your hair follicles. It definitely helps in regenerating the dormant hair follicles.
How long should the juice be kept on hair?
15-30 minutes is a good time. Onion juice dries off in flakes so its best to remove asap. And, of course, the stink is horrible.
Does it stink?
Yes, it does! And, no, I have not used it with essential oils to tell you that you can use them to make the onion juice pleasant. I have a feeling that both might not mix properly because one is water and another is concentrated oil.
Does it change the hair color?
Actually, that depends. I think it changes my hair color to copper. But, it might just make my hair shine with its natural color. I have heard some people say that it made no difference to their hair color.
Does onion really help?
Now, that is something which you have to find out for yourself. It does for most but it might not for some just like all other home remedies!!
After applying onion juice, I had more hair fall. Will it reduce?
Well, it might be coz your hair is already a lot weak. Always comb your hair before you oil it and apply any kind of hair pack. That makes easy the application process. After combing your hair thoroughly, use a cotton ball to apply the onion juice and instead of rubbing the scalp, dab the cotton ball on the scalp. That way, there should be no breakage. Yes, the hair fall should reduce over time but if applying onion juice after combing your hair is still making your hair fall, you might want to avoid it altogether. Use your best judgment in this.
Do you have any more questions? Do let me know!
Not exactly a review but we watched Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya yesterday and I had to talk about it. It has been quite sometime since some decent movies have come.
Ek Villian was a huge disappointment. In fact, we went for a night show and movie had been running for 40 minutes and the screen disappears. I am assuming that the movie tape was corrupted. And, we were so relieved. It was a damn boring 40 min!!
Bobby Jasoos. I have to say that the trailers were quite interesting and since I am not getting any movie bites on television or youtube, I rely only on the first impressions of the movie. And, this was definitely on my list because of Vidya Balan. And, she was damn good. In fact, we loved the movie except for its cliched ending for about 10 min. A fun and light-hearted film and of course, don’t expect much.
Humpty ….. Dulhaniya. I am not sure if I loved it. But, I enjoyed it and the only reason why I enjoyed it was Varun Dhawan. His cute puppy look face and what will happen with him is what will keep you to the seats. Alia Bhatt is as usual spunky and she is more a Punjabi character than a Tamilian (portrayed in 2 States). SOTY seems to be a bad first movie for either of the actors. It was more of glitz than content.
And, I am waiting for Finding Fanny and there is this one movie on food. Not Chef. It has Om Puri and Helen Miller and the story revolves around a restaurant and an Indian Michelin Star Chef learning cooking from Miller. The movie was supposed to hit theaters in July. Not sure when it will come!!
What about you? Did you like the movies?
In all the time I had been missing on the blog, I have definitely not been missing the daily dose of my favorite sitcoms. Now, some, I have been watching since quite long and some of them are recent favorites. None of them are quite new in fact. You might have even been watching them 2-3 years or more!
The Vampire Diaries
I was never a fan but still I have compulsively watched the show. And, I think it is time to end it. Its getting weirder and weirder.
This is the rip off from Vampire Diaries and I absolutely loved it even though the plot swerves just the way it wants to run the show just like TVD. Its a good show if you are interested in the teenage drama.
And, now we move on to more mature things now!
Currently, the show is running in its seventh and finale season. I had loved the initial three seasons and kept on following its more and more bizarre plots but it feels sad that the show is finally gonna end. The seventh season is coming back to the track followed by the first. And, I am sure all its key characters are gonna die as the finale reaches 🙁
Absolutely brilliant first and prequel seasons. And, a good second season but the third was more or less a compulsion watch for me. The political drama and the actors are a must watch in the first and second season and the prequel, of course. A lot of gore and s*x, though.
Game of Thrones
Ok, I might be living under a rock if I say that I have not watched the series before this summer. I have known GoT for quite sometime but every time I started to watch it, I lost interest right in the first fifteen minutes of the premier episode of the series.
But, then, I watched the most amazing episode 8 of season 4 where poor Oberyn gets killed and in the most cruel way possible. And, that got me hooked. Ok, looking back, the only parts which have me hooked are the Lannisters and Starks. Rest of them might as well go into the narrow sea. Danerys’s plot is really stretchy!! And, the night’s watch, seriously???
House of Cards
Absolutely brilliant. Kevin Spacey and his wife. The first season was mind blowing. Second more or less wavered on and off the track but then the last scene of the season makes you wait for the third which will come next year in February.
This is not a new series. It has been there since I do not know when. And, this is the only show I am watching currently on TV. Has me hooked all seven days from 7-8PM on Zee Studio HD. This is a rerun of the series, fyi. I just hope you know who am I talking about.
The Big Bang Theory
Zee Studio HD is doing a rerun of all the shows and I love Sheldon so I sometimes do watch it. Its currently in season 4 on the mentioned channel. But whatever the channel, Sheldon is always a delight. And, btw, I do not really follow the series. I just watch few random episodes so I have no idea where is the current track heading to.
This is my short and sweet list of the sitcoms I have watched and am watching. So, did you watch any of them or planning to watch any?