As anyone with naturally wavy or curly hair knows, once you stop trying to straighten and flat-iron it into submission, and decide to find a way to make it look like the beautiful bouncy curls you see in magazines and the internet, suddenly, horror of horrors, you discover that there are hardly any ‘curl-friendly’ products out there in our Indian market. Now, before you straight hairs turn away, this is something that could be great for your hair as well, in fact, for anyone with dry or … [Read more...] about DIY Leave-In Conditioner
Archives for June 2015
Long long back, I remember reading a comment on my blog about how a reader uses olive oil + sugar every single day to keep her skin soft. Well, as much as I love sugar or salt for scrubbing, I would love to say it is not for everyday. Exfoliating everyday harms the skin in the long run. In fact, recently, I came across an article which claims that it is better to skip exfoliation altogether as a skin care step. And, then, I thought it might be a good idea to look at the reason why we should do … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons to skip Scrubbing in Skin Care Routine
The other day, I was shopping at Spar and saw some wonderful fresh basil and thyme and picked up a packet each. Unfortunately, when cooking for one, there’s only so much you can use. After making some pasta with basil and avocado sauce, a couple of other dishes and a toner with thyme, I was wondering what to do with the remainder while it was still fresh. It struck me that I could try making an infused oil with them along with other things I had at home. My goal was something that would … [Read more...] about Infused Herbal Oil to promote Hair Growth
We watched Dil Dhadakne Do yesterday night finally! And, I am absolutely in love with Priyanka Chopra. I had forgotten how amazing she can be on screen and she did do justice to her role. And, the chemistry between her and Ranveer Singh was just amazing! I wish I had a brother :D And, the extremely simple conversations and quirky dialogs made my day. And, the expressions are just to die for :D Btw, watch out for the dog :) On the other hand, Tanu weds Manu 2 was great as well but not this … [Read more...] about My Hair Diary – May 2015
Lifestyle, today, is not as simple as it once was! The 9 to 5 jobs are long gone and inflation rates have risen quite high. The 3 basic needs for living - house, food and clothing - now also include a laptop, a mobile and a car, if not anything else! As a consequence, you are working harder and longer to make that lifestyle possible. Hence, more stress and poor health. Irregular working hours, the easily available junk food, the hectic life spent more in traffic than having a peaceful chat with … [Read more...] about Edelweiss CritiCare+ Critical Illness Policy
Whaaat?! Bhindi? Why would anyone put that in their hair… In fact, it’s used by Rastafarians to make their dreadlocks and keep them healthy. Okra is one of numerous natural items that contain mucilage, which is the slimy stuff you must be familiar with when it’s cooked. Mucilage is good for the skin and hair, and even for your gut health. The reason I was even looking this into was because I’ve been trying to find a way to put less chemicals into my system. And I definitely see an improvement … [Read more...] about Okra (Bhindi) Hair Treatment and Conditioner
When I reviewed the Nutrova Collagen + Anti-Oxidant Nutritional Supplement, Jyothi shared a few concerns about how long should the product be taken. Hi Swati, thanks for this update. Seems like a good product, the only concern i have is how long i need to take this, as you already mentioned, it is damn expensive, a couple of months is okay. But if it needs to be taken for a long time, it will make a dent in our budgets. Also once i stop, will the skin still have the positive effects or will … [Read more...] about Nutrova Collagen + Anti-Oxidant Nutritional Supplement – The Dosage Instructions!
#DidYouKnow the very air you breathe is the cause of aging our skin! Well, that must surprise you,right? Okay, this was the theory I first encountered when I was reading The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi. Though, I would really not say great things about the literature in the book, there are quite a few social concerns addressed in the book which actually make a bit of sense. Well, if you are interested, I shall definitely go through the book and collect those excerpts. But, for now, … [Read more...] about Oxidation, Free Radicals and Anti-Oxidants: Everything You Need to Know
It has been sooooo long since I have done a beauty product review. The reason being I have not been taking care of myself at all and just ignoring my skin and hair and everything else. So, yup, as I said few posts back, I am 15 kgs overweight :( And, to utterly gross you out, I did not get waxing done since 4 months!! I have to add here that please do not ignore taking care of yourself. Self-grooming is extremely important when it comes to your self-confidence! And, do not hesitate to spend a … [Read more...] about Just Gossip Vol. 41 – On the Review Shelf!