lazy wake ups! lazy workouts! enjoyable sleep! food maniac! easy digestion and many more. This is how the winter season to be called like. But all that glitters is not always gold and the same applies here as well. This chilling season comes with white tiny dots on the clothes with the embarrassment as an added advantage to it. How can we forget the hair strands on the floor of the washrooms and the bed rooms? This was the condition which i was experiencing with each passing day of this winters but thankfully i popped up into something which turned out to be the real time savior and the great solution to hair fall .
One month ago, while surfing on Instagram i found one advertisement of an Ayurvedic Hair Oil in the name of iVeda NIVR manufactured in Hyderabad. It had a 30 days money back challenge and lot of claims along. I was inquisitive to know the formulation and found out – Amla( phyllanthus emblica), Bhringraj(eclipta alba), Neeli(indigofera tinctoria), Mint oil, Jojoba oil, Aloe Vera . A big sigh to find it out Herbal because i was tired of experimenting and loosing my pocket off every then and now when i used to find out new product hitting the market.
Being a bong! i was blessed with good hair. Thanks to my mother who feed me enough of what was required. But suddenly i was shocked of finding such rigorous hair fall and had to buy this hair oil without giving a second thought especially after listening to great reviews.
They clearly mentioned to experience the same condition of hair fall in the first three applications and then eventually finding the result and hence happened the same way. The best part is that in our country maximum products are for women. But this amazing product can be used by both men and women.
I was applying thrice a week before every wash and stick to one of the favorite Ayurvedic Brand Khadi for hair shampoo. It may sound you too early to share the reviews but trust me i have got the result. I was desperate to share the same with you folks because i could feel that there must be thousands like me who is still going through the same pain of seeing the beautiful long hair strands here and there on the bed sheets, pillows etc. Many of you are afraid of wearing black and the dark shades specifically when it is the right time to wear the dark color leather jackets.
Guys ! Think, what more worse can happen to you than this..
Nivr hair oil first reduces hair damage and hair breakage caused due to urban lifestyles, digital exposure, UV rays, pollution and lack of a proper diet. It treats the scalp for dryness, allergies & infections that cause hair damage. It will nourish the hair root and the scalp base with direct exposure high quality organic protein-rich ingredients. It helps in improving hair thickness by a minimum of 10-15% by continuously nourishing and maintaining the protein levels in the hair root to give you stronger, longer and thicker hair.
You can buy the product by clicking the linkhttps://www.amazon.in/iVEDA-NIVR-Hair-Growth-100ML/dp/B07HF9ZZF1/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1544703852&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=iveda+nivr+ayurvedic+hair+growth+oil&psc=1
Winters! One of the most loved weather wherein you can enjoy food, easy digestion, less chances of getting stinking smell around , but along with this, it comes with dry hair, hair fall, dry skin, itching scalp and the most irritable problem is to deal with dandruff. Not only is it extremely embarrassing when someone points out the flakes in your hair, but dandruff is also an indication of poor scalp health. There are few good options available in the market out of the wide range existing that claims to remove dandruff. So, lets find out the best anti dandruff shampoos available in India.
1. Biotique Bio Margosa Anti-Dandruff Shampoo And Conditioner
The shampoo is enriched with a blend of bhringraj and the sap of the margosa and euphorbia trees. It helps in eliminating dryness, itching of the scalp and flaking. It contains all herbal ingredients, keeping the scalp clean and is readily available. This shampoo improves the hair texture as well.
This product promises to reduce the dandruff and leaving the hair soft and shiny. It doen’t dry out the hair. It also helps in reducing the itching of the scalp. But as per own experience it doen’t eliminate the dandruff completely as claimed.
3. Khadi Neem And Aloevera Shampoo For Dandruff
We have been a true believer of the herbal products which claims to be chemical free. Khadi products are among them. This shampoo is paraben free. It helps in removing the dandruff with the itching of the scalp. It cleanses and improvises the health of the scalp.
4. Fabindia Tea Tree Dandruff Control Shampoo
This is also one among the finest product we have in the market which helps to eliminate the dandruff with the itching of the scalp. It helps in building up the dead cells. It also acts well against the bacterial and fungal issues.
5. Himalaya Herbals Anti Dandruff Shampoo
This product promises to strengthen the hair and the scalp along with eliminating the dandruff. Enriched with tea tree oil, this product helps prevent scalp infections and the recurrence of dandruff. It also contains grape seed oil, which possesses strong antimicrobial properties.
I know many of you are fed up of washing their face several times a day and still feels as if not washed even once. Tired of loosing off the pocket out of desperation and hope, still in the search of finding the correct product. Don’t be hopeless! There is one product in the market out of the humongous range available which would be the real time savior in this regard and that is something i would talk about today by reviewing on Cetaphil oily skin cleanser.
The packaging is quite decent and modest, and you may not have seen the advertisements just because it doesn’t require to propagate. Word of mouth works for all. It comes in white bottle with no fancy appearance which itself is self explanatory that they are so sure of the quality of their product.
The ingredients are- Aqua (purified water/eau purifiée), peg-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate (and)peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolmer, glycerin, sodium laureth sulfate, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, parfum (masking fragrance/fragrance masquante), panthenol, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium edta, methylparaben.
They are ideal for daily use. The results are apparent , when used two times a day. It washes away the dirt and the impurities of the skin, leaving it clean and oil free. It doesn’t cause breakouts. This cleanser is a miracle for those with acne prone and blemished skin. It maintains the PH balance of the skin. No matter how sensitive your skin type is, it works effectively without clogging the pores.
The only disadvantage is that it has a medicnial smell which may irritate you and it doesn’t cause foam easily , so you have to take more in quantity in order to form a lather.
On the basis of my own experience i would rate this product 4.7/5. and i would definitely recommend this product to everyone out there who has been the sufferer of the above mentioned problems and wants to be sorted now .
You can purchase this product with the link mentioned below-
Glow on your face! very rare thing to desire for, especially in days like when we are so prone to dust , pollution, chemicals, sun exposure etc. But what if i say that you are only 2 mins far to get that sheer on your face, and that too without makeup. In my previous blog posts i have already talked about the home care products , which can help you get that glow. But today’s blog post would talk about the quick 2min effort without any hassle. So, lets spill the beans and find out the top products for a glowing skin.1.Lotus Herbals White Glow 3 In One Deep Cleansing Skin Whitening Facial Foam –
This foam is considered to be one of the efficient product to give the desired glow. It contains aloe vera extracts, milk enzymes, and essential minerals, has deep cleansing properties that help to eliminate dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities from your face thereby leaving the face healthy and shine.
2. Maybelline New York ClearGlow All In One BB Cream –
This cream is a real time savior by solving multiple problems like uneven skin tone, skin imperfections, dehydration, lifeless skin etc. It contains SPF, which is an added benefit, so it protects you from sun exposure. It is non greasy, and doesn’t cause break outs.
3. L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Clinical Day Cream-
This cream act as a blessing , when it comes to correct pigmentation and spots. It inhibits melanin production and leaves your skin with a light glow. It contains SPF++ too, that protects sun damage. It is light in texture. It instantly livens your face.
4. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Night Repair Cream –
It is a delight to the skin as its efficient product to repair and rejuvenate the skin. It is formulated with Vitamin B and C that makes the skin healthy. It helps in making the skin soft and radiant.
5. Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening And Brightening Cream –
The product is enriched with pure coconut extracts. It also contains Manjishtha and dandelion extracts which help keep your skin spotless and free of blemishes. It is an excellent herbal skin product which lends a radiant glow to your skin.
Let the Lips talk! It is rightly said that when we speak , the first thing which captivates others” mind is the eyes and the lips. How can we forget our beautiful smile that can hold someone’s heart forever! Women wants to flaunt the soft and pink lips always, but what if , you can see the beauty of your lips diminishing with each passing day and you are tired and agitated trying almost all the products available. Lips get pigmented and dark because of multiple reasons like exposure to sun, smoking, too much intake of tea and coffee and least care of the lips. But instead of being tensed and worried, lets find out the ways to get rid of dark lips .Coconut Oil- No matter how many products hit the market, but the old traditional product would always remain the best as it says. Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that keep the lips healthy and soft. Use it as a lip balm and apply anytime in a day and before going to bed at night by spreading the oil with the help of finger tips.
Lemon and Sugar- lemon has a bleaching agent that helps to removes the tan and sugar helps in peeling off the dead skin and the pigmentation of the lips. squeeze the lemon and mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with the lemon juice and rub it with the help of your fingertips. Repeat the process everyday and the result would be apparent.
Lemon and honey- As discussed earlier, lemon is considered to be one of the best method of removing pigmentation with the citrus extract present and honey helps in nourishing the lips and replenishing it to be pink and soft.
Aloe Vera- It contains polyphenolic compound that helps in removing the pigmentation of the lips. It also helps in lightening the color and proving the essential nutrients. Apply a thin layer of aloe Vera, let it dry, rinse it with Luke warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar- Vinegar is acidic in nature , that helps in lightening the pigmentation caused to your lips. Dilute the vinegar in water, dab this with the help of cotton and let it dry, rinse with Luke warm water after 10 mins. Repeat the process once daily.
Apart from this, you can use cool rose water, glycerin, cucumber juice also for removing the tan and pigmentation of the lips.
It is rightly said “All that glitters is not always gold” what we see on screen, the actresses flaunting long shiny hair, beautifully colored hair, are not always the same off screen. Their hair too gets damaged and requires huge care because of which they are found in the salons getting hair care treatments on and off , whenever they can. Do you also relate to this love in between the strands that they do not want to get apart. Let’s not get worried and look at the ways to hold back your hair from tangling .But before that, quickly, we will find out Causes of Hair Tangling:-Sleeping with Open Hair- Being in half slumber mode, we really do not care about cleaning our face, combing hair and sleep as it is with open hair and that is the moment we invite the tangles to take place and it is too tough to remove. Hair becomes fragile, frizzy and are prone to breakage.
Lack of Moisture- In the absence of proper moisture content, hair becomes rough and frizzy and and easily break down.. Lack of hydration decreases the condition of hair.
Lack of Regular Combing- In case of lack of regular combing, With no combing, the oil or residue that is built up over time can disrupt the health of your hair.
Trimming the ends at bay- When we do not trim the edges of the hair for a longer period, it tends to become weak and splits. And once your hair splits, it cannot be repaired. It remains dry and causes tons of frizz in your hair.
Chemical Treatments- Too much of hair styling, and other chemical treatments no doubt beautify the look of your hair for sometime but internally damage the cuticles which is almost hard to repair.
Remedial actions:-Hair Conditioning- Along with cleaning the scalp, it is equally important to provide moisture to your hair, so that there are less chances to dryness. Conditioner smooth ens your hair and softens dry strands effectively. It is best to leave the product on the hair strands for sometime and then wash it off.
Use of Serums- Serums, spray and other de-tangling products provides an ease to undo the tangles or the bigger knots. You simply have to apply on the area and the surrounding and moving the comb or fingers towards the downward helps in de-tangling.
Regular Oiling- Out of my own experience, oiling with a warm oil before every wash results in lesser chance of dryness and helps in locking the moisture balance. The words or tricks which have been with us from the ages would always rule, no matter what new products hit the market.
Rinse with cold water- Always keep in mind to wash your hair with cold water and not warm, since warm water removes the moisture resulting into dehydrated and dead hair. It also helps in closing the cuticles.
Hair Masks- Application of different hair masks can also be one of the effective option to keep the tangles at bay. You do not have to spend much because the home made mask with the ingredients from the pantry would work better than the one available outside. You can check out my posts to get better understandinghttps://www.lovethemirrorz.com/2018/10/09/hair-masks-to-treat-hair-fall/ .
Ease with Towel- Apart from the above mentioned points, we need to be very particular with the way we rub our hair with a towel. It also disturbs the structure of the cuticles, resulting in split ends and frizzy hair. Gently squeeze your hair with a towel and let it air dry. Microfiber towels are the best options to get quality results.
Look at her hair! she has got such an amazing hair texture, silky smooth & shine. We all love to listen this from others. Don’t worry! Its possible. Rather than dreaming in the daytime, lets think upon the ways or the products for making it happen. The kind of the environment we live in, the food we eat, the chemicals we apply or intake are the few reasons out of all , which leads to the quality of hair to deteriorate. God has blessed us with a beautiful body, hair, skin, but the ultimate maintenance and care has to be done by us to sustain the beauty. Moreover, the care at this era needs to be more than the one used to take place way back. So, lets explore the top hair growth tonics.1.Sesa Hair Oil-
This hair oil is another hair growth product that is well-liked widely all over India. Enriched with the goodness of natural herbs, this oil promises to prevent hair loss and boost hair growth simultaneously. I have personally experienced the same while i was in Delhi studying. Must try product.
2. Indulekha Hair Oil-
This hair oil claims to be the best effective hair oil ever; it is also acts as good conditioner for your hair. By improving hair cuticle and scalp, Indulekha hair oil can truly renovate broken hair. Also, the antifungal property of this hair oil helps to remove dandruff from the scalp. You have to spend 400-500 to get 100ml of this oil.
3. Biotique Bio Bhringaraj Fresh Growth Therapeutic Hair Oil-
This fresh tonic is perfect for those who prefers to use natural products. It is suitable for all hair types, regular application of this oil will help nourish the scalp and revitalize hair growth
4. Khadi Ayurvedic Hair Regrowth Tonic-
With the kind of the ingredients present, this hair tonic provides proper nourishment and does justice to the scalp. It also claims to enhance the growth of the hair by regular usage.
5. VLCC Aroma Hair Strengthening-
This product from VLCC is an all-round tonic for the hair that prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth. Safe to use, this product is worth trying.
6. Livon Hair Gain Tonic-
This tonic is a popular hair growth tonic available in India. The product helps prevent hair follicle shrinkage effectively. This product claims to provide the fastest hair growth process.
To have a flawless skin is absolutely a blessing, but if you think you are not, need not to worry about it. Is there anybody who wouldn’t love their glowing skin without any blemishes, discoloration, spots on face? A good skin boosts our self confidence to embrace the whole world, because that’s what speaks loud. We all know “WHEN THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY” makeup can be the most miraculous thing to do to make the skin flawless and even. Concealers would be the best for the same and in short of time, you do not have to put makeup, concealer would act for all. lets have a look on the top concealers available in India.1. Mac Prolongwear Concealer- It has a creamy texture that is very easy to blend and provides base to coverage, for covering prominent dark circles as well as acne and blemishes with a natural finish. It sets on its own and stays for whole day without any creasing.
2.Revlon Photo Ready Concealer- It provides light to medium coverage and is ideal for everyday use. It acts well in hiding the spots or discoloration of skin. It is available in 3 shades and comes in a stick form , so its convenient to use.
3. Mac Studio Finish Concealer- It is an appropriate pick for acne prone skin and it gives a high full coverage in a single layer itself, but can also be used for under eyes with proper blending. An added advantage it contains SPF 35.
4.Estee Lauder Double Wear All day Extreme Waterproof Concealer- This product is a must buy in terms of long stay, matte finish, high quality and keeping all the imperfections at sight. It provides the required hydration as well. It is expensive but worth buying.
5.Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer- Another big brand for concealers is bobby brown. They are known for their amazing range of products.. It contains a high coverage creamy concealer along with a setting powder to give you the perfect flawless finish.
6.Kryolan Derma Color Camouflage Creme- It is specially designed for dark acne scars and other blemishes and gives a great full coverage along with lasting whole day. It is available in many shades, and does not look cakey, it is pocket friendly.
In today’s scenario, the problem of hair fall has trapped millions of people across the globe. Hair being one of the major and crucial part of our personality cannot be handled casually and hence need to be taken care off well. If you are one of them suffering the same, you need to relax first as this is absolutely treatable with few ingredients available in the pantry and without spending hefty amounts. An efficient and smart way is to try out some homemade hair masks to treat hair fall .
Egg Mask- Eggs are rich in proteins and nutrients that works well with all hair types, and provides absolute conditioning to the hair. It contains vitamin B that are essential for hair growth. This is one of the most effective method of providing nourishment and strength to your hair.
Ingredients required would be 1 egg+ 2 tablespoon olive oil+ 1 cup of milk+ 2 tablespoon of lemon juice,mix it all, apply in the hair and scalp and leave it for 20 mins and wash it off with cold water. Alternatively, you can only whisk few of the eggs and apply it as well, leave it for 20mins and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Egg mask is rich in amino acids and work wonders in providing the ultimate shine, reducing the hair fall and encouraging hair growth.
Yogurt Mask- Ingredients required are 1 cup yogurt+1 tablespoon honey, mix the ingredients well in the bowl, apply it in the roots and scalp, leave it for 15mins and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Yogurt contains vitamin B, D and protein that plays vital role in generating hair growth. It moisturizes and nourishes the hair and reduces breakage.
Banana Mask- Ingredients to be used are 1 ripe banana+1 tablespoon honey+ 1 table spoon coconut oil+ 1 tablespoon olive oil(optional), mix it well, apply in the hair and scalp, leave it for 5-8mins and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Banana’s are rich in potassium, vitamin, antioxidants and natural oils that stops hair loss. It is found through out the year so it can be easily available in the market. It makes your hair soft and shine, nourishes the hair and repairs the damaged hair and reduces dandruff.
Green Tea Mask- Green tea is rich in antioxidants and performs well for hair loss. Ingredients to be used are 1 egg yolk and 2 table spoon of green tea. Mix those ingredients well, apply it into your hair and scalp , and leave it for 15-20 mins then wash it off with cold water. It nourishes the hair, reduces hair fall and its antioxidants fight the free radicals.
Gram flour Mask– Ingredients to be used are 5 table spoon of gram flour+1/2 cup curd+2 tablespoon olive oil. mix it well, apply it in the hair and the roots , leaving it for 15-20mins and wash it off with lukewarm water. Gram flour provides strength to the hair whereas, curd and olive oil provides shine.
Hurray! festivals are round the corner, and guys let me tell you, i desperately wait for this month the entire year… Bright colorful days, all happy faces around, great opportunities to explore the indianism lies within, add flavors to the persona and lots more. When it comes to the festivals, it’s perfectly acceptable to splurge on makeup to complement your festive ensembles. We have to match with the sparkling decors all around. So here i am with the few tips for the right makeup for the festive season .
The tips or choices are on the basis of my own preferences:-
Get the right foundation- I have already discussed in my previous blog posts to apply the correct foundation, keeping the weather in mind, it is advisable to use stick foundation instead of liquid foundation as per your skin color. But yes, before you apply foundation, it is essential to cleanse your skin so as to get the natural and subtle look. My personal choice is Mac Studio Fix Foundation Spf 15 .
It works extraordinarily great to my skin in providing an uniform look. You can choose yours. If you have open pores, or any spots which needs to be hidden, apply concealer as well. i like kryolan concealer.
Eye Makeup- Get your eyes toned up with the foundation , then as per the trend and with the festive feel, i would recommend you guys to try out cat eye look. The cat-eye is a classic look for a night out, which is why celebrities always show it off on the red carpet. For a retro look, keep the liner only on the top lashes. To create a straight line, it’s easiest to look down at a compact mirror while applying the eyeliner, but make sure your elbow is steady.
Make it a point to keep a cotton handy , as there are chances of committing mistakes in getting that wing at the first go. To complete the look , you can add on the lashes, no matter those are voluminous or too thick. Add a coat of mascara and you are sorted with the eyes. You can use light golden or bronze eye shadow to give your eyes a spice with the CUNNING CAT EYE LOOK.
Lip Speaks- There is no other time than a festival or wedding to experience the bold lip. Without giving a second thought, i will high five for Mac ruby woo, but if you are not convinced with this richly colored lipstick, you can try out any shades of pink or plum.
Pink in mind- When it comes to blusher, i can not think of any other color than pink. You can blindly go for pink blusher. Although there are multiple shades of pink, which you can choose as per the skin tone and the kind of eye makeup you want.
Add the glow pinch– After you are done with all the steps, the last thing is to get the glow on face. For this, you can highlight your cheeks with gold- for a deeper skin tone and with pink- for a lighter tone.
To complement yourself with the festivals, you can add shimmers to the look.
Hope the tips above would help you to look the best and go GAGA .