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FIND OUT THE HAIR ACCESSORIES THAT CA– USE HAIR LOSS

Every woman enjoys changing their hairstyle by using a variety of hair accessories. However, they can lead to hair thinning and hair loss if used excessively and inappropriately.  The commonly used hair accessories include: ponytail hair attachments, scrunchies, barrettes, banana clips, rubber bands, rollers and even wigs and weaves of all types. The type of hair loss can range from simple hair breakage to extreme patches of hair loss. Most hair pieces can be attached to your existing hair with either a comb attachment or a pulled string.  However, tension alopecia can result if the hair is pulled so tightly that it causes damage to the hair root/follicle. In some cases, the root can become permanently damaged due to scarring within the scalp. The string attachments...

WHY YOU SHOULD EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN

Your skin's job is to protect you day and night from the elements of the outside world, and that means it can take a heavy beating from time to time. There's actually a lot that goes into keeping your skin healthy, and part of the process involves the constant regeneration of cells. You might not be aware of it, but your body produces new skin cells nonstop around the clock. It has to because an average adult can shed up to 50,000 dead skin cells every minute!!! Gross right?  It's an important process, but sometimes cells don't slough off as well as they should, so they can end up clogging pores, which leads to breakouts. You can do your part to help facilitate the shedding of...

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE FIBROIDS (PART 2)

So, how are fibroids diagnosed?  Sometimes, fibroids can be found on a gynecological appointment during your yearly pap smear exam where the uterus is felt by the practitioner both internally and externally at the same time.  The uterus might feel larger or a irregularly shape.  Small fibroids, which cannot be felt can be found during an ultrasound (sound wave picture).       Other imaging techniques used to diagnose fibroids include:   Saline infused sonography - salt solution injection into the uterus to improve the ultrasound picture of the uterus MRI - use of magnets and radio waves to create a picture X-ray - electromagnetic radiation CT  (computed tomography) or CAT (computer assisted tomography) - scan of the body by use of X-rays from different angels that make the picture So what do we do with our fibroid once we have...

How to transition from acrylics to natural nails

Are you ready to get rid of acrylic nails and go back to natural nails? Transitioning back to natural nails can be time consuming, so it requires patience with your nails. Here are some tips that will help you get those healthy nails back. First, cut down your nails with nail clippers and soak them in acetone or acetone polish remover to get the acrylic off your nails (Do not soak longer than needed). As the acrylic softens, push the acrylic off with a cuticle pusher. Next, trim or file your nails to the length that you want, (not too long) and gently buff your nails smooth. After that, rub cuticle oil, vitamin E, or olive oil on your nails, followed by soaking your fingers in warm...

Low Carb Recipe of the Week: Crispy fried tilapia with ginger chips

Looking for a low carb meal to help you on your weight loss journey. This one fits the purpose and it’s absolutely delicious. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 6 -8 tilapia fillets 1/2 bottle of canola oil 1 large piece of ginger (thinly sliced) 3 large garlic cloves 1 large bunch fresh cilantro 1 bunch green onions cut in half Sea salt Black pepper DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in a large frying pan with garlic cloves until garlic becomes golden brown. Then remove garlic from oil and add sliced ginger and fry until ginger is golden brown. Remove ginger, add green onions until crispy, then remove and add cilantro until crispy then remove.  Season fish with salt and pepper. Add fish to the well season oil and fry until crispy brown. Top each piece of fish with cilantro, green onions,...

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EMOTIONS

What are relative emotions? These types of emotions are those profound feelings and mood changing emotions that are present in our minds all day, everyday. You have 100% control over them when you exert enough effort. We'll show you exactly how you can take control of your emotions with practice and positive thinking. Your mind is a beautiful mystery. Any emotion has the potential to overpower your strength and consume your overall happiness. If you have pain (physical or emotional) and it's all you can think about, you have essentially chosen to give that emotion power. You have now given that emotion permission to rule your every thought and action. Examples of negative-relative-emotions are: fatigue, anger, pain, and loneliness. It's safe to say that allowing negative...

MISS BLACK MARYLAND’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTION

My New Years Resolution is to take better care of my natural hair. Growing up I would always wear my hair in braids. I didn't get a perm until I was in the 6th grade. In middle school and high school I would try different styles on my hair that caused a lot of stress. Eventually my hair got weak and started to break off, so I decided to go natural. I did the big chop in 2010 my sophomore year in college at Morgan State University. I knew it was the best decision to get healthier hair. Once I did the big chop I wore my hair out in a few natural hair styles. I really did enjoy it, but I went back to wearing...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: POWER PLANKS

Here's another great exercise for your core while engaging shoulders and legs. Start with a plank position; begin with lateral raises and front raises, alternating arms. Perform 4 sets of 15 seconds (beginners) working your way up to 60 seconds (advanced). Points to keep in mind during the exercise: Stay as tight as you possibly can, engage your core by pulling your abdominal muscles towards your spine, keep your chest tight, and arms tight during the movement. I wish you the best New Year for 2015 and all the years to come! As always if you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com I'd love to hear from you, feed back or suggestions of exercises you'd like to see. SPANISH TRANSLATION: He aquí otro gran ejercicio para...

DENISE VASI IS NO STRANGER TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

There is only one word to describe Denise Vasi “breathtaking”. Just one look into those beautiful eyes would make anyone melt. This actress and model is no stranger to a healthy lifestyle. As one of the leading ladies on the TV hit Single Ladies staying camera ready is imperative. This sexy Latina understands that it takes work and effort to stay fit and lively.  Vasi loves to try different types of exercises to keep working out fun. She loves pole dancing and yoga, but her favorite is core fusion. The best thing about these classes is that you can find them all over the world, which helps Vasi since she is constantly traveling. There are two beauty products this actress cannot live without which is hand...

WHAT’S YOUR SKIN TYPE?

Skin types include normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. Some people also have a combination of skin types in different areas of their skin. Normal Skin Type: Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. Characteristics of normal skin include: No or few imperfections No severe sensitivity Barely visible pores A radiant complexion Combination Skin Type: A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas. Combination skin can produce: Overly dilated pores Blackheads Shiny skin Oily Skin Type can produce: Enlarged pores Dull or shiny, thick complexion Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes Dry Skin Type can produce: Dry skin can produce: Almost invisible pores Dull, rough complexion Red patches Less elasticity More...