Monthly Archives: February 2017

6 Beauty Ingredients To Try This Spring

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Spring is coming!  Unfortunately, winter is never kind to your skin and hair. Chapped lips, brittle hair ends, itchy skin. Cold weather can dry out and damage your hair and skin, regardless of how frequently you condition it. Buried under all many protective layers of clothes and hats, nothing can breathe properly.

Needless to say, we are looking forward to spring. Warmer temperatures, lighter jackets, mild sun rays on the skin and spending more time in nature.The time has come for revitalization, detoxification, and regeneration. Therefore, we chose six beauty ingredients to rejuvenate your skin and hair. These ingredients support natural glow and health, which you need for the start of the new season.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay is a powerful natural detoxifier which has been used for centuries. Now it is a common ingredient in skin and hair cleansing products due to its ability to absorb toxins. On top of that, it is packed with minerals. You can mix it with other ingredients when making a mask for super clean and soft skin/hair, but avoid using metal spoons and containers!

Panthenol

Most of all, panthenol is an ingredient which is well-known for regenerating, healing, and softening skin and hair. Use it after sun tanning, waxing, shaving, or whenever your skin is stressed out. In addition to that, panthenol can be added to your shampoo to promote growth and hydrate your scalp and hair. Perfect!

Glycerin

A substance found naturally in skin, glycerin will protect your skin and fight against dryness. That’s why it is a frequent ingredient in creams and lotions. Our suggestion – add a few drops of pure glycerin to your hand cream. However, note that glycerin must always be combined with other ingredients. Don’t use pure glycerin on your skin as it will have a rather opposite effect of the one you are after, and try to avoid synthetically derived glycerin.

Catalase

An enzyme found in nearly all living organisms, Catalase is now clinically studied for its ability to protect cells from the toxic effect of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is believed to be the culprit to why human hair ages and looks dull. CatalaseNow is one of many hair supplements which include Catalase. In addition to Catalase, it contains a blend of minerals and vitamins which promote youthful and thicker hair.

Coconut Oil

Do we even need to write about coconut oil? Let this be just a reminder. Our favorite ways to use this popular beauty ingredient include coconut oil as a makeup remover and an overnight hair treatment. Apply coconut oil to the hair ends before you go to bed, and wash it out thoroughly the next day. Your hair will be amazingly soft.

Chamomille

A chamomile tea is not only a soothing and calming herbal tea but a great beauty ingredient. It will calm down your nerves AND your skin. Whenever your skin is irritated, dab a bit of unsweetened chamomile tea with a cotton pad. What’s more, you can use it as a hair rinse to soften your hair.

Catalase Supplements – Anti Aging Pills?

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When we think of aging, we usually think of wrinkles on the face and saggy skin. However, aging is not only visible on your skin. Unfortunately, as the years go by, you will notice that your hair looks different, too. It’s only graying, your hair also looks coarser, thinner, finer. The volume and the vibrancy slowly diminish. Your hair starts looking dull and lifeless. If you still feel young and full of energy, you will not be pleased. You want to look as young as you feel. After all, hair is one of the first features that people notice.

Hair and Aging

As we age, our hair changes its color, texture, and density. Losing hair is usually associated with men, however, women are not immune to hair loss. The majority of people of both sexes will experience hair loss to a certain degree. The slowlier rate of hair growth is also noticeable. The reasons can be various, but it is usually related to the altered hormone balance. With age, our scalp produces less sebum – that’s why mature hair is usually drier and more prone to breakage. Every decade we live we can notice a 10% drop in the sebum production. Not only that, but we slowly start noticing more and more gray hairs popping up (although this happens to younger people, as well)

Catalase Enzyme vs Aging

Currently, the studies are conducted on the connection between the levels of Catalase enzyme in the body and hair graying. As we get older, the Catalase in our system can diminish. On the other hand, Hydrogen Peroxide can make our hair look less appealing and less youthful. It is suspected that Catalase is a key component in combating the toxic effect of Hydrogen Peroxide.

Catalase Supplements

Luckily, nowadays there are more ways to preserve your youth and health than ever. Still unknown to the mainstream public, there are many catalase hair supplements that contain this super powerful antioxidant. One of the products is CatalaseNow, which contains herbal, plant and mineral additives (along with Catalase) to support shine and thickness to your hair from the inside out. The CatalaseNow Super premium vitamin supplement can leave your hair noticeably thicker. Similar catalase supplements include products such as Catalase Extreme, Catalase Extreme 10 000, Catalase XP and Gray Hair Rescind.

Have you ever tried Catalase supplements?

(Lear how to care for aging hair here)

Five Simple Haircare Tips for Redheads

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There aren’t many natural redheads in the world. In fact, it is estimated that less than 2% of the population was born with red hair. (Read 13 fascinating facts about redheads here) There aren’t even that many “gingers by choice” compared to blondes and brunettes. Whether you dye your hair copper, auburn, Rihanna-red, bright orange or any other beautiful shade on the red/orange spectrum, you probably know that being a ginger/redhead is

  1. a way to stand out from the crowd.
  2. the hard work to maintain the color and keep your hair healthy.

Whether it’s your natural color or not, here are five simple haircare tips for redheads.

Use the shampoo and conditioner for redheads

Preserve the vibrancy of your hair by choosing the products which are designed specifically for your hair color – the color depositing products. Here are some suggestions: Davines Alchemic Shampoo in ‘Red’, Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo, and Henna and Horsechestnut Conditioner. These products contain the ingredients which will save your color from fading. Only you know how temporary red pigment is, and how quickly it can be washed off. In fact, red hair color fades faster than any other.

Dye your hair with henna

Some redheads swear by henna, as it is a natural way to get a copper shade, other just don’t like the fact that it is hard to dye your hair with artificial dyes after using henna. The author of this article is a huge fan of henna, having found the way to have copper hair which actually makes the hair shinier, without any damages. One very important rule – buy only organic henna, which doesn’t have any toxic chemicals in it. If the color you get after using henna is too bright and too orange, it might have some additives.

Protect your hair from sunlight

Don’t let the sun rays mess up with your color and damage your hair. During summer, equip yourself with protective sun-blocking sprays and a hat. The same goes for your skin, especially if you’re a natural ginger!

Use hair supplements

Pamper your hair from the inside out with hair supplements which contain vitamins and minerals. There are many products on the market. One of them is CatalaseNow, the hair supplement with the powerful antioxidant Catalase and a number of other ingredients which support healthier and thicker hair. Read more about it here.

Cool rinse after washing your hair

A quick cool rinse when you finished washing your hair might not be very pleasant, but it will stimulate the blood flow and close the hair follicle. It can be beneficial for promoting hair growth, making your hair shinier, and preventing the color from fading.

How do you take care of your red hair?