As a licensed Electrologist, I've seen many people use hair removal methods that actually encourages hair growth and as a result of these practices create a worse unwanted hair growth problem for themselves. There are several methods of removing unwanted hair between Electrolysis or Laser treatments that will not promote hair growth, which you can also use as a regular removal regiment.
The first removal method is cutting the hair. If you hold the hair taut with tweezers you'll be able to cut the hair extremely close to the skin without cutting yourself. The second method is bleaching the hair. There are many products on the market that you can use to lighten the hair or if you want a natural remedy you can use lemon juice to accomplish the same result; however, it does take several applications. A recommended practice you can start before heading off to bed that will lighten the hair and tone your skin.
The most important removal method to avoid is pull out the hair. When a hair is pulled out of the follicle the body recognizes this as an injury and sends blood to the area to heal the wound. Blood nourishes the hair and promotes healthy hair growth. So, if you're intentions are to get rid of your unwanted facial hair the last thing you want to do is nourish the hair making it stronger. So in conclusion, don't wax or tweeze the hair especially in hormone influenced areas such as the upper lip, chin and sternum. Consult your doctor if you suddenly experience excessive hair growth in these areas for it may indicate a health issue. Watch Video!
Permanent Fun Colored Highlights
1. For a 'permanent' splash of fun colored highlights use food coloring. First, slip on a pair of gloves to prevent staining your hands then apply some food coloring to specific strands and wrap them up in aluminum foil. Leave on for about 10-20 minutes or until desired depth of color is achieved then shampoo and condition. Note: Porous hair will stain more quickly and darker than healthier hair. 2. Add a few streaks of blue or purple to your hair with mashed blueberries. Apply to desired strands of hair then wrap in aluminum foil. Leave on until desired depth of color is reached then shampoo and condition. 3. Use Kool-aid to add some fun colors to your hair. Mix a packet of powder Kool-aid with 2 tablespoons of peroxide and apply to desired strands of hair then wrap with foil. Depending on depth of color and porosity of your hair process until desired color is achieved then finish with a shampoo and conditioner. More Highlighting Tips!
For ingrown hair problems take EPSON SALT BATHS once a week to draw the trapped hair to the surface of the skin. To help prevent future problems exfoliate at least weekly and moisturize the skin on a daily bases. Great summer facial EXFOLIATE! Combine a teaspoon of table salt and one teaspoon of light olive oil into a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply mixture to face and neck messaging gently. Rinse and wash face as usual.
For a quick STEAM TREATMENT to open clogged facial pores add 1/3 cup of sea salt to two cups of water and bring to boil. Remove from heat and hold your face over the rising steam for about ten minutes.
Great way to REMOVE COFFEE STAINS from your teeth is mixing baking soda with your toothpaste. The fine texture of the baking soda will help to remove stains if used periodically.
Use OLD MASCARA to color eyebrows as you would with an eyebrow pencil. Brush on color in opposite direction then in the direction of hair grow to shape brows. Check out Old Time Remedy BEAUTY TIPS!
A waterfall braid is basically a french braid with the lower section dropped and replace with a new section of hair and crossed into the center.
A french braid is just a simple braid that adds additions of hair to each section before crossing into the center.
The only difference between the french braid and dutch is each section of hair is crossed 'under' the other section instead of over.