5 Tips On Coloring Your Hair

5 Tips On Coloring Your Hair

Women generally loves to change the color of their hair especially during special occasions which gives them an opportunity to let their beauty be shown. However, doing this frequently could have a bad effect on the hair, more over when the instructions are not followed properly. This article will give tips on how to color your hair properly.

1. PREPARING

First off, allow one to two days before dyeing your hair. In this way, the natural oil secreted on your hair will help bind the dye during application. Avoid the use of conditioners during this time since it can remove the oil being secreted. While waiting, you may want to use the free time to choose what color you really want to use. For first timers, it is preferable to use colors lighter or darker than the original so it won’t be much distinct when the application does not turn out well. You should also decide on the duration of the dye: temporary ones wash out for about 10 shampoos; semi-permanent rinses off for 30 shampoos and permanent dyes last for more than half a year.

2. PRECAUTIONS

Depending on the product specification, whether it is a natural hair dye or artificial have instructions written on mixing and applying to your hair. Test the color of the dye by applying to only a part of your hair like behind the ears so you can compare it between your skin colors. Cover the area in your home where you will perform the dyeing so that it will not make much blotch. Protect the areas of your body that you don’t want to be stained.

3. APPLYING

Once you achieved the correct color, then you can start dyeing your hair. You can divide your hair so that it would be easier to apply without having to miss any part. Start from the roots to achieve a more uniform gradient of color. Doing otherwise will result in a zebra-like pattern which is not good. And of course, do not forget to count the time. It will always be mentioned in the product package the required time to complete dyeing your hair.

4. RINSING

Use a paper towel or a wet cloth to rinse off excess dye. The shower cap must never be removed until the exact time to achieve maximum result. If time is up, then you can rinse your hair by using cool water initially. Observe the rinsed water until it gets clear, this suggests that you have completely washed off the dye. After that, wait for another 1-2 days to wash your hair again. You can follow it with dyeing conditioner (provided or purchased separately).

5. MAINTAINING

Naturally dried hair is much better than blow-drying it. Also, avoid being exposed to the sunlight for at least one day, especially if its freshly dyed. You can already rinse your hair after two days, and apply the dyeing conditioner. After a month, check on the root of your hair because growth will be evident there and can have an effect on the color of your hair. You can retouch those areas with the dye.

Dyeing your hair is a complicated task for beginners, but eventually you will get used to it and master the art of dyeing. You can have any hair color you wish to achieve without putting much damage on your hair.

The Art Of Gift Giving

The Art Of Gift Giving

I remember long time ago when I was a kid, my older sister would tuck me in bed whenever my mother wasn’t around. Yet, before I would sleep, I would ask her to tell me a lovely story. One time, she narrated to me the story of St. Nicholas from whose life the tradition of gift giving by Santa Claus was derived. She told me then that there was a bishop who always anonymously gave gifts to little children and his name was Nicholas. As a child, I was so impressed with the story of the life of Saint Nicholas that I began to value gifts and the art of gift giving. Gift giving is too diametrically opposed to our natural drives as human beings. We always wanted to be loved, to be pampered, to be babied, and to be given gifts. But once we engage in gift giving, we usually go beyond our very nature and transcend our very own self. In a way, St. Nicholas was right in starting the tradition of gift giving because most people are highly individualistic. In fact, the prevailing philosophy nowadays in the Western World is rugged individualism. Yet, the concept of gift giving runs in contrast to this prevalent rugged individualism, and hence, gift giving should be encouraged to counteract the growing individualistic tendency of humanity.

The Art of Gift Giving

Gift giving focuses our attention away from ourselves towards another person. A good giver always looks at the interest of the other person and tries to make that person happy with a gift. Hence, when practiced repeatedly, the simple act of gift giving becomes an art that allows us to grow as a person. It can also become a useful means of building lasting and deeper relationships. It would definitely enhance our friendships and relationships, and it would allow us to invest more on our emotional banks, leading other people to value and trust us. Hence, we should make it a habit to value other people, and we can show that we value them by giving them special gifts every once in a while.

The Best Christmas Gifts we Can Ever Give

The best Christmas Gifts may be different for each person, but the gifts that are most valuable are the ones that are not concrete and material. You may shower a person with thousands of material gifts, but if you are not present to them as an individual, say for instance as a parent, your material gifts will amount to nothing. Likewise, the love that we shower other people is often immaterial and not concrete. Yet, this love can be readily felt, and any sensitive person will readily appreciate our love for them. But love can also be concretized in the act of giving material gifts. Since we are not spirit and we need to see something concrete, a material gift can become a concrete show of our love for someone else. A well-intended Christmas gift can readily relay our sincerest love and affection for another person. For this reason, we can never really downplay the importance of gift giving, and like St. Nicholas, we should always engage in it as a concrete manifestation of our appreciation and love for other people.