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CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXERS LINKED TO FIBROIDS AND INFERTILITY

Recent medical research reports some chemical hair processes negatively impact women’s health. A study by the American Journal of Epidemiology says the chemicals used in hair relaxers may be linked to tumors and early puberty in black women. The study followed 23,000 African-American women and found that black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids. Research claims that higher tumor rates may be connected to chemicals that enter the bloodstream through hair follicles, cuts or burns on a woman’s scalp. As a national hair research dermatologist, with more than 15 years experience and reviewed nearly 70,000 African-American hair loss cases, it is clear that chronic use of chemical hair relaxers in African-American women causes hair loss, especially in the crown called “Follicular Degeneration...

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT MASCARA PART II

Last week we spoke about using the right mascara for your eyelashes. This week we break down each mascara's pros and cons. Water soluble Mascaras get easily smudged/ flaked and are not for long wearing. They can be easily removed with any basic makeup remover. Water proof Mascaras don’t get smudged & are long lasting. They are the best bet for summers & monsoons. They are hard to remove with ordinary removers and it needs special oil based makeup removers. These are highly processed formulas, which stay intact on eyes for long hours. Powder Mascaras are very different from wet and dry mascaras. You add a few drops of water into it and use it with a wand. The mascara gives a false eyelash kind of a finish. Creamy Mascaras provide volume to...

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The Best Nail Strengtheners

If you are one of the millions of women plagued with weak, brittle, nails I have good news for you.There are products available today which will help to strengthen and improve the condition of your fingernails.Since fingernails and hair are both made of keratin, you will find that products which work for your nails (internally taken of course) may also improve the condition of your hair.With that in mind, there are various products and forms that nail strengthening products come in for strengthening your nails More: http://www.essortment.com/reviews-nail-strengtheners-66465.html#ixzz3CjGDIPii Original article published by Essortment.com...

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How To Rewire Your Thinking

How do you treat yourself on a daily basis? Are you good to yourself or do you badger your ego with rude comments? Most people do not realize how important our own voice is. Those comments we say in our head day after day make us whom we are. These comments are called mantras. These mantras can be negative statements like: “my thighs are so big”, “I can’t stand my hair”, “(insert attractive friend’s name here) is always stunning when we go out”, and “why do bad things always happen to me?” At first these statements just sound like words. In reality, these words eventually evolve into beliefs after we’ve said them over and over again. We can use this fact to our advantage, with positive mantras....

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25 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Natural Hair

Here are 25 things you can do to improve your natural hair and prevent damage.  The goal here- to keep your hair on your head! Not including the obvious elimination of chemical treatments, this list contains all you need to maintain a healthy head of hair. They are categorized by care/maintenance and styling. Click here to read more...

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Smoothies on the go!!!

Smoothie on the go! What better way to jump start your morning workout then with a fruit smoothie filled with the best nutrients guaranteed to give you energy throughout the day. By: Latoya johnson, Certified Zumba Instructor In my smoothie I use frozen blueberries, strawberries, a banana, whole cherries, mangos, Whey protein power, flax seeds, and coconut almond milk. Put all these ingredients into your blender then let the magic begin. Not only is this drink extremely healthy, but it tastes amazing. Use this in place of sugary sports drinks and energy boosters. Trust me this will give you twice the energy without the sugar overload, which makes you sluggish in the long run. All ingredients can be found at your nearest grocery store. Remember stay FIT, stay...

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JORDAN SPARKS TALKS ABOUT HOW HER LIFE CHANGED POST WEIGHT LOSS

Are you over-sized or know anyone that is? Well, there is never a time you can say "it's too late!". Jordan Sparks, a popular entertainer, has begun to look on the bright side after her surgery. She has dropped at least 50 pounds over the past time! So it's more than likely you have the ability to do it as well! Sparks explains, "For me to be on stage singing and dancing, the stamina that I have now is better." When you improve, you feel the move! Staying focused, determined, and prepared for ANYTHING, will get you to where you want to be and the way you want to look. Sparks also gives further information on how everything is basically a relief. She says, "I don't get...

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What Mascara Is Best For Your Eyelashes?

There are different types & compositions of mascaras available in the market, which change your entire eye look in a second. For short lashes? Try a lengthening mascara. For thin lashes? Try a thickening mascara. For straight lashes? Try a curling mascara. All three? Try volumizing mascara. Choosing Right Mascara Applicator:   Mascara Applicator comes in different shapes and sizes, and each wand serves a different purpose. 1. Straight mascara wands are easy to use as they allow easier access to small lashes and inner eye lid lashes. You can also hold the brush at different angles to fully coat the lashes. 2. Curved Brush is perfect for those who are looking for more curls and an extra lift to the lashes. Comb shaped mascara is designed to discourage clumping and separates the lashes. 3....

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Tilapia With Lemon Spinach Pesto

Tilapia with lemon spinach pesto This no-cook sauce is bright and citrusy. The tilapia is nice, light, and needs only a smear of the lemon spinach basil pesto.  Enjoy! Ingredients: Marinating the Tilapia: ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon) 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 large lemon) 2 large garlic cloves smashed Sea salt to taste Black pepper to taste 4 (2-4 ounce) Skinless tilapia fillets Lemon-spinach pesto: 2 pack cups fresh spinach Grated zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon) Sea salt to taste Black pepper to taste 1/3 teaspoon crush  red pepper (optional) 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions:  In a large glass dish, combine ¼ cup of the olive oil, the lemon juice, garlic, salt pepper, lemon...

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