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Hair & nails
June 17, 2019

How to prevent and treat ingrown toenails

You have a 20-minute walk home from the bus station. To make things worse you’re limping because your toe is throbbing. Could an ingrown toenail be the culprit?
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Hair & nails
October 8, 2018

The best vitamins for hair growth

Your hair is your crowning glory. If you want long, thick hair, but struggle with thin hair, and slow growth, these vitamins can help stimulate luscious locks. Vitamins are essential nutrients that help your body perform different duties. This is what allows you to function properly. Vitamins can help heal wounds, keep your bones strong and boost your immune system. Vitamin A All the cells in your body need Vitamin A for growth, including your hair. If you lack this vitamin, you may notice you’re losing hair. Vitamin A helps your skin glands make an oily substance called sebum. Sebum…
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Hair & nails
August 3, 2018

Get strong and healthy nails

Your hands are always on display and can be exposed to a number of infections and diseases. So, give them extra attention to help them stay in the best shape. The ultimate guide to nail care You may chew on your nails or put your fingers in your mouth without even thinking about it. But this puts you at risk of spreading germs and bacteria to your mouth. Moisturise Keep your nail bed and cuticles moisturised. This will help prevent breakage from dryness, chipping, cracking and splitting. Dab oil around the cuticle to help moisturise the entire nail. Treat your…
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Hair & nails
May 11, 2018

Bring back the good hair days!

You’re dressed to the nines and your skin is glowing, but your hair looks like a bird’s nest. No thanks! From split ends to coarse hair and an unruly mop, we all have bad hair days. Could it be your conditioner? The problem with conditioners Store-bought conditioners often contain synthetic chemicals and oils which may appear to improve your hair – for a little while. Josh Rosebrook, an American hair care professional reveals that over time, these shelf conditioners make your hair look shiny and healthy, but they may leave you with an unhealthy scalp and hair. Many of them…
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Hair & nails
October 24, 2017

How to wear your ‘fro like a pro

Whether you’re in the hairstylist’s hot seat or facing yourself in the mirror with that dreaded comb, untangling knots isn’t something you look forward to, but it must be done. According to market intelligence agency, Mintel, fewer Africans are buying hair-relaxer than before. It seems that natural hair is here to stay! A natural movement Due to the coarse texture and tightly coiled or curly pattern, African hair can be fragile and prone to damage. But don’t be fooled into thinking that natural hair is messy! Your natural hair can be transformed into a lot of different hairstyles, whether long…
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Hair & nails
October 24, 2017

Your most common hair issues, sorted!

Long or short, the road to healthy hair is paved with a good diet, quality products, and tricks and tips from your stylist. Left to its own devices, we know hair problems can ruin your whole day! We have a few simple ways you can sort out those common hair issues. 1. Lack of volume Your hair may be tired, fine and damaged. The lack of texture may weigh it down and make it greasy. Solution: Dry your hair in an upside-down motion (with the hairdryer) to create instant volume. Use a back brush method (teasing) to whip up some…
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Hair & nails
September 28, 2017

The real cause for grey hair and baldness

Whether grey hair is a sign of wisdom, or a just a sign of stress, it may not be possible to prevent it. And the same goes for losing your hair. So what are the root causes cause of these pesky problems? And, how can we prevent the toupee and the hair-dye as we age? The roots of the problem While studying a rare genetic disease, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center accidently came across the cells that cause greying and hair loss in mice – a big step in developing a potential treatment for grey hair…
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Hair & nails
September 28, 2017

How to get rid of dandruff

Uh oh… it’s those telltale white and grey flakes, making it look like your head is snowing! Dandruff can be embarrassing, and no matter how many times you wash your hair, the problem keeps coming back. There is good news, though: dandruff is perfectly treatable. Dandruff, decoded You are not alone! Half of the people in the world are affected by dandruff. It’s a chronic scalp condition that causes the flakes of the skin to appear on the surface of the scalp and hair; sometimes ending up in your ears too. The noticeable flakes may vary in colour from white,…
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Hair & nails
September 26, 2017

5 natural ingredients for healthy hair

Are you struggling to find the right product for your hair, or simply looking for a cheaper option? We’ve scoped out some natural remedies that make good alternatives to expensive products. Bonus: they can also help heal pesky hair problems. Remember: As with any other natural oil, it’s important to do a patch test first: rub it on a small part of your skin, such as your arm or hand, and give it a few hours to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. 1. The problem: hair breakage and split ends. The solution: coconut oil. Coconut oil is the…
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Hair & nails
February 23, 2017

How to identify and treat a lice infestation

What are head lice? Head lice are wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from the human scalp. They are white to grey-brown and about the size of a sesame seed. These tiny insects infest in human hair, and sometimes in the eyebrows and eyelashes. Head-to-head contact spreads head lice. These little critters climb from the hair of an infected person to the hair of another. An infestation of head lice most often affects children. However, it is possible for people of any age to become infested with these pesky creatures. Why is it a common occurrence in…
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