Full Lace Wigs and Lace Front Wigs

Full Lace Wigs 2The majority of celebrity women are wearing wigs but it’s very hard to tell. Yes, more than you know they are wearing wigs whether it’s for the natural look or for the easy maintenance.   Who knows?

Lace front wigs and full lace wigs have been the wigs of preference as of late. The full lace wigs look more natural than the front lace wigs. Most women are very creative with the styles of the wigs. The wigs are even styled into natural looking ponytails. This is possible because the hairs of the full lace wigs and front laced wigs are all individually tied to the lace. They look so natural; they truly give the appearance of hair follicles coming directly from the scalp. The hairs fall naturally and with this technique it creates the perfect natural look.

Countless women favour the lace front wigs or the full lace wigs because the lace blends in with the scalp or skin toned stocking cap, either exposing the scalp or the colour of the stocking cap.  These wigs also create a natural looking hairline. Some of the wigs come with baby hair tied to the front.

Affixing the full lace wig or lace front wig to the head is pretty effortless. Depending on your own hair length, you may or may not need to braid your hair underneath.  It can be placed directly on the bald head (if your hair is braided underneath, a skin toned stocking cap is recommended). Either use a liquid adhesive, specifically for wigs, around the outside of the hairline, adhesive tape, or wig clips.

Most lace front wigs and full lace wigs are pricey since each hair is tied to the lace and then styled.  In addition, wigs made with 100% human hair are more expensive. Remy hair is the most expensive.

Shea Butter – A Natural Skin Care Ingredient

The skin care industry has changed more in the past ten years than it has in the past 20.  With the ever-increasing popularity of natural skin care products, Shea Butter as an ingredient is fast becoming known as a great skin moisturiser. Predominantly known for skin care in the natural product and ingredient communities, Shea butter is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties as well as its softening and conditioning capabilities for the skin. Extracted from the Shea nut of the Shea tree in Africa where it has been used for generations, this butter has a yellow colour and has a rich, creamy nut aroma.


Shea Butter is used in a large majority of natural skin care products such as Shea butter body butters, soaps, lotions/creams, lip balms and shaving creams. Rich in cinnamon acid, it also protects the skin from UV rays and therefore can be included in skin care products for the sun. It can also be used as a massage butter and as a treatment for minor skin wounds and irritations.


Other benefits of Shea butter include the fading of scars, ecezma, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks, wrinkles and psoriasis as it absorbs rapidly into the skin without feeling greasy.  Because Shea butter contains vitamins A, E and F, it is great for year round use however using it in the winter is a great aid for dry skin.

10 Tips To Improved Hair Care

Hair care is an important part of looking good and feeling good, both inside and out. There are an endless number of hair care products that promise to shape up, curl, straighten, moisturise and rejuvenate, but what is the best way to maintain healthy hair? Here are 10 tips to get you started.

1.  If you notice split ends, have them trimmed. This will result in healthier hair and a better overall appearance. A trim is relatively inexpensive and should only take a matter of minutes at the local salon.

2.  Use a low to medium heat on your hair dryer. Extreme heat can dry out the hair and cause the frizzies.

3.  Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, which is not only bad for your skin, but can dry out your hair as well.

4.  Many people suffer from dandruff. If you are one of the many, avoid scratching or rubbing the head as this will promote flaking. Instead, use a shampoo and/or conditioner that is especially designed to treat dandruff and eliminate flaking.

5.  If you have thin hair, add a volumising shampoo for added body. If you have thick hair, using a healthy shine shampoo will bring out the additional beauty.

6.  Avoid harsh hair care products, which can dry out or damage the hair. In some cases, individuals have even experienced hair loss in using certain at-home perm and/or coloring treatment products. If you want to have this type of treatment done, have it done at the salon.

7.  In choosing a salon, make sure that you opt for one that has been in business for awhile and has a clean, professional workspace.

8.  Ask friends for referrals. If they have used a certain hair care product, which coincides with one that you are searching for, inquire about their experience. The same is true with salons, which are often best recommended by friends and family.

9.  When brushing your hair, use soft strokes rather than those swiped in a hurry. A part of quality hair care is, just as the name implies, caring for your hair.

10.  When using styling products, make sure that they do not overheat prior to using them on your hair. Extreme heat can and will damage the hair, not to mention the discomfort of a burn resulting from an overheated styling product.

Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Anti-wrinkle eye cream contains ingredients that provide extra moisture to your skin. This helps in diminishing darkness from the skin and makes it look more firm. Many anti-wrinkle eye creams contain vitamins A and D. These are the vitamins that are lost when skin is exposed to sun rays for longer durations.

Anti-wrinkle eye cream come in different potencies and times of application. The creams can be classifieds based on their time of application.

Day Creams

Day creams work on puffiness and dark circles.

Night Creams

Night creams usually contain alpha hydroxy acid and/or retinol. It is used to protect against damage to skin.

General Creams

The primary purpose of these creams is to provide moisture to skin.

What is the cause of wrinkles?

Due t0 gravitational force, the tissues of our body are pulled down. This phenomenon is helped by the loss of moisture in our skin. Loss of moisture results in collagen breakdown and the free radical damage over a period of time. This results in sagging of the skin, marking thin and deeper lines. Anti- wrinkle eye creams work to prevent the easing factors by providing extra moisture daily, reducing collagen damage, and free radical activity with anti-oxidants.

Does anti-wrinkle cream work?

Creams are local applications and effects produced can veer off after some time. We need to catch the root cause of wrinkle and act on them. The onus is on everyone to try on their own and check the results over time. Many women think about it far too late and for creams and lotions to have any protective effect you need to start the treatment at the right time. A good diet and active life style are the best ways to take care of wrinkles especially water, vitamin C, anti-oxidants from vegetables, etc.

8 Tips For Choosing The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

Black woman face 4The right cosmetics for any skin type is important to create a fresh natural appearance as well as to prevent reactions to the cosmetics such as allergies with resulting rashes, itching and weeping or breakouts with whiteheads or blackheads and painful skin eruptions. Every person’s skin is unique and different areas on a person’s face may have different characteristics which must be taken into consideration when choosing appropriate cosmetics.

If you’ve been disappointed when your powder eye shadow creases and slides before lunch or your foundation looks lined and caked, understanding the characteristics of your skin and purchasing appropriate cosmetics for your skin type is a worthwhile exercise. Here are some tips to help you look your best.

1.              Avoid cosmetics that dry or irritate your skin

Each different skin type will react differently to the various types of cosmetics. Even if a particular brand works for your eye shadow, the same brand may not work for lipstick. This is because the skin type on your eyelids may be very different from the skin type on your lips. When you are choosing cosmetics such as foundation, for example, avoid drying cosmetics or cosmetics that cause your skin to break out. Unfortunately, you may have to try several products in order to determine those that work on your skin consistently. Another issue which must be considered is that your skin may build up a reaction to a particular cosmetic which did not previously cause a skin irritation, so you may be forced to find an alternative to a tried and true brand which worked well in the past. Skin characteristics may change significantly over a lifetime as well, forcing a change in the type of cosmetics which you select.

2.              Consider your skin tone when selecting cosmetics

Even if the particular type of cosmetic is just right for your skin type, choosing the wrong colour – one which is either too light or too dark will make the cosmetics less than attractive. Select cosmetics that complement and match your skin tone and minor imperfections in skin tone and texture will disappear. Darker foundations, deeper colours for eye shadow and eyeliner will be best suited for those with black or brown skin tones. On the other end of the spectrum, if you have pale skin, you should choose lighter shades of foundation and eye makeup. Cosmetics should enhance, never overpower the skin tones.

3.              Invest in quality makeup

Quality makeup often tends to get painful to the pocketbook, but it shows on your skin. Cheap makeup can cake or slide on your skin and isn’t as likely to blend. It is more likely to sit on the surface, giving a plastic look. Look for good quality cosmetics that aren’t necessarily expensive. It’s better to invest in yourself by purchasing quality makeup that you know looks great with your skin type.

4.              Dry Skin

If you are the victim of skin that is dry, don’t despair. You should find a mousse or crème type foundation. If you use a concealer, make sure it is cream based and your compact powder should be pressed compact powder.  You should avoid loose power or oil free formulas as they will tend to settle in the fine lines on your face. Eye makeup is best done with silk-textured powder or crème eye shadows and eyeliner should be either a shimmer pencil or a matte type. Moisture is the key word with lipsticks and lip glosses. Find a moisturising lipstick and use lip gloss that has ingredients such as aloe or vitamin E, both of which provide additional lip moisture.

5.              Sensitive Skin

Look for products that are labelled specifically for use with sensitive skin and avoid fragrances in your cosmetic products. Non-allergenic is another phrase to look for on the labels. The key is to avoid anything with high dye levels or preservatives.

6.              Combination Skin

You can either choose different products for different skin conditions on your face or you can select products which are specifically created for combination skin. Even so-called normal skin often has areas which are more or less oily than other areas. Normal skin may have times during the monthly cycle when it is oilier than usual.

7.              Oily Skin

For oily skin, try using an oil free primer before applying a matte type foundation that won’t clog your pores.  Loose powder has fewer oils than pressed powder. Blot the skin periodically throughout the day to remove any shine. Avoid crèmes for eye shadow or mascara and creamy style lip pencils.

8.            Cleanser options

Avoid harsh or drying cleansers as well as greasy cleansers since either extreme will react unfavourably with your skin type. The best skin cleanser, regardless of the skin type is a water-soluble cleanser that is gentle on the skin.

Beauty Secrets

Beauty Secrets 8There is a lot of pressure these days to look young and desirable. We have become obsessed with losing weight and getting rid of wrinkles. Cosmetic surgery is beyond the means of a lot of people, so we search the glossy magazines for any beauty secrets that the experts can give us. Celebrities give their tips too, of course it’s easier to stay gorgeous when you have an entourage containing a personal fitness trainer, make-up artist and hair stylist.

Millions of pounds are spent on face creams and products that promise to remove wrinkles. Men have become just as vain as women, moisturising, exfoliating and dying their hair. Is there anything we can do apart from Botox injections? Some beauty secrets have been handed down from the old Hollywood stars. Many an actress today plunges her face into a bowl of cold water and ice. If the shock doesn’t kill you, it’s supposed to invigorate and stimulate the skin. This might be too extreme for a daily regime but no pain, no gain.

It may be a cliché but the best advice on looking good is to live right. Smoking, partying, eating rich foods and alcohol all take their toll if not moderated.  The body can only take so much and the skin will start to show the visible results of an unhealthy lifestyle. Dry, creased skin and dark circles under the eyes will betray all. There is no great mystery to beauty secrets. There’s nothing wrong with buying lotions and potions but it’s only a temporary fix before it all catches up with you. Eating plenty fruit and vegetables, no smoking and drinking water or pure juice instead of caffeine is a good regime to follow. A sufficient amount of sleep is also beneficial. The body needs time to recuperate.

Some women won’t take the garbage out until they are fully made up. The thought of facing the world without putting their face on sends them into blind terror. The fact is that cosmetics were not invented to preserve our youth. The less make up, the better. Of course, we women couldn’t give it up entirely so it’s important to cleanse, tone and moisturise every day. If you are buying products that claim to offer all the beauty secrets known to civilization, make sure the manufacturer has a good pedigree. If it retails at a ridiculously low price, the chances are that the ingredients are not as pure as you would wish.

A Note From Women to Men: Get Your Own Skin Care Stuff!

A Note To Women To Men 4Have you ever gone to wash your face only to then discover that there are just a few drops left of your prized moisturiser? This may mean that the man in your life has been using your skin care products – again.

While the basic structure of a man’s skin may be the same as a woman’s, his skin has quite a few unique characteristics that make sharing facial products an unwise practice. For instance, even though signs of aging appear in men’s skin similarly as they do for women, they don’t necessarily happen on the same time scale.

Men’s skin also is thicker than women’s, making it tougher and somewhat more resilient. Further, the oil glands in men’s skin produce more oil than women’s, giving men more “natural” moisture.

Because of differences such as these, it’s clear that men and women have different health needs for their skin. Unfortunately, however, men’s skin care products have been limited until recently.

As more men become motivated to feel and look their best, more products that are made especially for men’s skin care needs are hitting stores’ shelves. In particular, L’Oreal, one of the leaders in technology-driven skin care treatments, has created Men Expert, the first anti-aging line on the mass retail market for men.

Men Expert products contain what L’Oreal calls an Active Defense System, or ADS, which is a powerful combination of active ingredients that increase the skin’s resiliency and help protect it against shaving irritation.

The Men Expert line includes products such as Power Clean, a face wash that deep-cleans skin without drying it out; Oil Controller, an anti-shine moisturiser that zaps away oil, soothes razor burn and is designed for teenagers and young adults; and Vita Lift, an anti-wrinkle and firming moisturiser that recoups elasticity for men in their late 40s.