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Excessive Hair Shedding? Check your Iron!

Have you been seeing more hair than usual having out on the bathroom floor? Don't panic! Dr. Mac lists the probable causes of your excessive hair shedding. Hair shedding is a very common and natural process that occurs from the scalp on a daily basis. Typically, it is normal to shed up to 150 hairs per day from the hair root within the scalp (with white bulb on the end) with some days being less or more.  However, losing more than this amount is considered abnormal and should be carefully evaluated by your dermatologist. Potential reasons for excess hair shedding include internal conditions such as thyroid problems, medications, post-pregnancy, and iron-deficiency anemia to name a few. Low iron can be quite common in females in the reproductive...

How Chrissy Teigen Maintains Her Post Baby Body

The notoriously funny and beautiful Chrissy Teigen lands in this weeks #WomanCrushWednesday spotlight. Find out how the new mom keeps her body snatched and free of toxins. This beauty came on to the scene as a fashion model. Now she has evolved into a cook, talk show host, mother, and wife. This week’s #wcw goes to the outgoing and beautiful Chrissy Teigen. Now married to music super star John Legend and mother to a gorgeous baby girl named Luna, Teigen is even more stunning. It is no secret that Chrissy loves food, but she still tries to incorporate healthy eating habits into her diet. Teigen likes to stick to a low carb diet filled with protein and vegetables. She also is known for going on detox cleanse...

Reality Star Nicole Murphy Ages Gracefully

At 46, Nicole Murphy is the prime example of fabulous. This 5’11 beauty is in tip top shape. Nicole works out almost every day. She believes in doing a variety of activities to stay fit and not bored. Murphy rotates between cardio kickboxing classes, circuit training, hiking and yoga. One interesting fact is that Nicole has a serious sweet tooth and loves to eat cookies from wholefoods. She believes that you are allowed to cheat on your diet every once in a while. We are only human and depriving yourself will only make for a larger splurge later. However, she always stays mindful about the proportion of lean proteins, vitamins, minerals, complex carbs, antioxidants etc. and inculcates nutrient packed foods such as chicken, oatmeal, salad etc. in...

SACHA Buttercup setting powder VS. Ben Nye’s Banana Powder

For those that haven’t heard of buttercup yet, it is Sacha Cosmetics newest setting powder from their Kamaflage line. All of their Kamaflage products tend to have medium-full coverage, and when I heard what people were saying about the Buttercup powder of course I had to try it. I’m cheap so I went to a fellow mua’s house because I knew she had it ANNNNND  Because I wasn’t going to purchase in the future without trying it first. Immediate thoughts when using: This powder is SUPER soft and fine milled. It feels velvety. It melts into the skin. The Ben Nye Banana Powder is a beautiful powder but is on the chalkier side. I think we also have to remind ourselves that Ben Nye is STAGE makeup....

CHRIS BROWN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND SKIN REGIMEN GETTING ALL THE ATTENTION

We all know her as Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, but after their last breakup Karrueche Tran has definitely been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Not only is this 27 year old gal drop dead gorgeous, but she is also showing the world her talent for hosting and acting. Before she became such a public figure she was a model. No wonder her figure and beauty is so breath taking. When asked what she does to keep her skin glowing she was quoted telling Elle magazine “Kiehl's is my dermatologist. I love their facial moisturizer and I use their deodorant. Their body butter, that's really good too. I've been using Clean & Clear face wash since high school, and I love that it's...

Keep Your Hands Gloved During Spring Cleaning

The weather is getting warmer and spring is here, but that doesn't mean you should say goodbye to gloves! Yes, I said it,  "gloves." It's that time of year when you're outside with your friends hanging out, spring cleaning, gardening, doing yard work, and camping. Don't forget to wear a pair of gloves to protect your nails! Not taking care of your nails, which is not just limited to wearing gloves, but what eat, medical conditions, and daily maintenance can result in the following nail problems: Stain nails or changes in nail color Dirty nails or nail fungus, Chipped, smudged, or smeared manicures and/or polish Weakened nails Gloves should even be worn every time you do the dishes. They're affordable, too! Any grocery store or pharmacy type place (even...

4 QUICK WAYS TO WHITEN UP YOUR NAILS

Above is a "before and after" picture of how effective natural whitening remedies can be on your nails. If your nails are turning yellow or brown and you want that healthy white or pink nail below are a couple home remedies for you to try: Brush your nails with tooth paste on an old tooth brush. You could also make a paste with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, just by mixing it together and placing it on your nails, wait a few minutes and then rinse it off. You could use just the hydrogen peroxide by applying it and rubbing it around your nails. You can also buff your nails just slightly until you see the stain start to come off. That is just a couple of natural ways on...

“Healthy Skin Beauty Tips for 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50+”

We can all attain healthy, beautiful skin at any age, own it and keep it! It is possible with gaining proper knowledge of what to do and actively following through essential regime. Regardless of your age, we should all get adequate sleep every night, exercise regularly, drink at least eight full glasses of water to keep skin and body hydrated and eat a healthy diet. There are also a few specific things to do in the different age ranges that will keep your skin looking its’ most beautiful! Social 20’s: At this age, it is all about being the socialite, carefree hanging outside on sunny days! However, UV (ultraviolet) protection is very critical. Although, as women of color, we have a lot of melanin pigment in...

HOW TO GET GLITTER OFF YOUR NAILS

Add some glitter if you’re looking for a fun look for your nails. Some glitter could be the little bit of pop you need to add some spice to your style. You can put just a top coat with some glitter on it or maybe some color that already has glitter in it. Even though, glitter takes your look to the next level, getting it off is the real headache. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO REMOVER GLITTER: You can go to your local store and get nail polish remover designed to take off glitter You can soak the glitter off with regular nail polish remover. Just by taking a cotton ball and putting nail polish remover on it, and then putting the cotton ball...

WHO SAYS EXERCISE AND HEALTHY HAIR DON’T MIX?

As an ethnic women, you may quickly turn your nose up against anything that will dry out or mess up your hair. And all too often WATER has been the biggest Culprit to stay away from. So that means no swimming, no exercising for many. However, while you’re avoiding staying fit to keep your hair in tip top shape, you may be causing more harm than good to your hair in the long run. First case in point, experts have repeatedly said stress can lead to hair loss, and cardio can help release endorphins, which will in turn help relieve stress. And in terms of hair growth, Naturalhairmag.com points out that how burning a sweat through exercise can help lead the way. Click on the...