5 Facts you didn't know about Hair Extensions

5 Facts you didn't know about Hair Extensions

HERE ARE SOME FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEAVES BEFORE YOUR NEXT TRIP TO THE SALON

 Africa, Europe and the US are major clients of the Indian hair. Across the world human hairs are ordered from India because of their quality. Some may also argue that the Chinese hairs are the best. Either way, both countries are widely known for the trending human hair extensions. With all certainty, there have been speculations and even jokes made about the origin of human hair who had precedence of artificial hair extensions with uncomfortable shine, spongy feel and tangles that could not be brushed and was further and chemically processed from wool and animal hairs. (Protect your pets still)

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5 Nigerian Skincare brands to jump on

5 Nigerian Skincare brands to jump on

A few weeks ago I poured hot water on myself and no i'm not going to yap about how I cried till my eyes shut or how I was literally babied till I healed; i'm here to speak good about natural products and leave some below for you to check out and #buynigeriatogrownigeria. It was a second degree burn and was told Dermazin would dry up the scalds, all it did was make my skin cake-up and look all messy, even I couldn't stand it, then my mother, woman in charge of every weird natural recipe went out and came back with aloevera which was blended, the affected area was cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and I began religously applying the aloevera with cotton balls and it was dried in two days, this is after wasting over a week with the chemically produced cream recommended. If you are a natural product addict like I am, you can of a truth attest to how often honey, Shea butter, coconut oil have come through for you over face washes and the likes. In light of this i'm going to go ahead and list 5 Nigerian skin care brands that are all natural.

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Skin tips for W.O.C

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SKIN GLOWING ALMOST MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE

If you are like me and you are tired of a million home remedies suggested by beauty bloggers and YouTubers, well this article is for us! First of all I hate routine which is a hidden reason why those tips may not be working for me but nevertheless, everyone deserves almost effortless glowing skin, right?

1. Get oil under control

"People who have darker skin tend to be a bit more oily, so they should use products that are non-comedogenic and won't clog the pores," explains board-certified dermatologist and founder of DermWarehouseAlan J. Parks, MD. One of Dr. Park's favorites is the Glytone Mild Gel Cleanser for oily skin. Another great option is BlackUp Daily Face Purifying Gel.

2. Stop popping your pimples-

If this isn't me, the explainable satisfaction i get from picking at my face. But since darker skin tones tend to scar easily, those popped zits can turn into dark spots that will take WAY longer to heal. "I always counsel my patients to avoid picking their pimples as much as possible," says dermatologist and founder of Derma di ColoreCarlos A. Charles, MD. Rather than squeezing, soak a cotton swab in benzoyl peroxide and dab it on the zit. 

3. Sunscreen is not optional-

Not sure where we dark skin girls got the orientation that we do not need to use sunscreen before going into the sun to get our skin recharged and stuff. According to Dr. Park, since people of color are more likely to have discoloration from old acne lesions and the sun makes dark spots darker, you absolutely need to be on top of your sunscreen regimen. Try UNSUN, a sunscreen line developed by Katonya Breaux (singer-songwriter Frank Ocean's mom). UNSUN is slightly tinted to blend with darker skin tones, so you won't wind up with that white film all over.

4. Forehead Acne?

There's actually a name for this type of acne: Pomade acne. Sometimes hair oil can clog the pores in the areas around your hairline. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you swap out your hair-care products for ones that contain water or glycerin (instead of oil). Another good habit to pick up: Use hair oil only in the middle of your scalp and ends of your hair — that way it's less likely to come in contact with your face. Also, ALWAYS wash your head scarf to avoid transferring hair oils and dirt onto your skin.

5. Give oil cleansing a try.

To oil cleanse, hold a warm water-soaked washcloth on your face for about a minute. Then, rub a dime-sized amount of the oil of your choice into your skin. Use the same washcloth to gently remove the oil. If straight-up oil cleansing makes you nervous, get your feet wet with an oil-based cleanser first. 

Also you know what they say "you are what you eat"; so eat healthy for good looking skin.

Source: www.seventeen.com

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Bolden- A Nigerian cosmetic line

TWO NIGERIAN SISTERS HAVE DEVELOPED A COSMETIC LINE TO PROTECT OUR MELANIN AND IN SAME WAY EDUCATE BLACK PEOPLE ABOUT SKIN CANCER

A lot of black people don’t wear sunblock because they don’t see the damage immediately,” Chidozie says. She points to the late musician Bob Marley, who died of acral lentiginous melanoma, a serious skin cancer, at 36. “There’s an issue with education around sunscreen in the black community. Even though skin cancer doesn’t affect people of color as much as it affects people with white skin, that makes it more dangerous because it’s often not caught until it’s in an advanced stage.

Who better to develop a cosmetic line than these two Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa, who know just how much protection our skin needs. Growing up in West Africa, they often used Shea butter at home. Bolden was created to help expand the beauty options available to women of color, and support communities that produce Shea nuts in Burkina Faso. In their quest to develop their line of shea products, the number one beauty complaint from their customers was hyper-pigmentation—or, the discoloration of darker skin due to sun exposure. Now, a lot of black people do not think they use sunscreen and go out into the sun bare without protecting their skins in a bid to tan and with the claim that sun does not affect our skin due to its pigmentation. 

Now i can testify to the fact that sunscreen does not work well on black skin, because I have tried it and it left a white residue on my skin. "Consumers shouldn’t have to one-style-fits-all products that don’t suit their needs." Chidozie and Obidoa started investigating why sunblock leaves a white residue. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, two chemical compounds found in most sunblock ingredients and are known for reflecting sunlight off of skin. But only for certain skin pigments do these compounds actually look good; or you will leave home looking like you didn't finish applying your body lotion properly.

I know a lot of people that really just stick to natural and self-whipped shea butter, because even in 2017, a large number of cosmetics have lightening, toning and whatever hidden language they use for bleaching added on the container; for the sisters, it was an obvious gap in the marketplace. The answer was to develop a formula that acts more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen; it’s a cream-colored serum that dries clear on the skin. Bolden plans to add it to their line within the next couple of weeks, and they know there’ll be demand.

“We’ve tested it on ourselves and a wide spectrum of skin tones, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive,” Chidozie says. “Folks are very excited that we are increasing the number of product options that work really well for their skin concerns.”