How to restore frizzy hairs

Healthy hairs play a tremendous part in gaining one’s self-confidence but looking perfect with frizz could be a dream especially when you have those curly hairs.

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But are you finding an instant solution to restore your frizzy hairs?

Today, I will share some in-expensive remedies to cure your dry locks and those damaged cuticles that always make you look like a lion’s mane.

Try a hair massage in butter!

Butter greatly helps in restoring the glossy shine of your frizzy hairs. If they are dull or even dry, nothing works better than a butter hair massage.

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  • Heat a small amount of butter in a saucepan or microwave oven.
  • Once it is melted, apply it on your frizzy hairs.
  • Cover your hairs in a shower cap for almost half an hour.
  • Shampoo as usual & rinse properly.

It is highly recommended to use hair conditioner after each shampoo. A conditioner that is rich in protein will bring utmost results for your frizzy hairs.

Go easy with hair products:

Frizzy hairs always get worse when you use straighter or relaxers extensively. It makes your hair dull and brittle. Also, avoid using flat or curly irons to limit heat sources to your skin.

Moreover, if you use any hair color, select the one that does not contain ammonia as it is a proven ingredient for hair damage.

Mayonnaise- The Game-Changer!

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Heard about Mayonnaise in bread, mayonnaise in salads but mayonnaise in hairs? Sounds weird?

But to your amazement mayonnaise helps in the better nourishment of your hairs & gives an additional hair shine. It adds an extra layer of moisture which greatly helps in controlling frizzy hair effectively. In fact, this is a proven hair remedy for dry and fizzy hairs.

How to use?

  • Take 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of pure almond oil
  • 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of your hair)

 Method

  • Mix all the ingredients: mayonnaise, almond oil, and eggs to form a smooth paste.
  • Generously coat your hair and scalp with the mixture and then cover it with a hot towel or a shower cap.
  • Shampoo thoroughly and use a conditioner afterward.

Use this hair mask twice in a week for proven results.

“Our hair is a statement of style, an affirmation of beauty, and an expression of self-love” By Mandela

After the butter/mayonnaise treatment, please make sure that you use a gentle organic shampoo, followed by a suitable conditioner to ensure your hair does not lose its moisture.

The following pair of shampoo and conditioner are available on Amazon (click on image to read more about them). They are made from natural argan oil from Morocco and help in hydrating and restoring moisture levels of the hair.

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What are the skills a child SHOULD be learning in school

Why do we send our children off to school? So that we can see them evolving into beautiful and independent adults. And while academics are extremely important and necessary, it is not everything. And while schools are great for this, all of them share one flaw: They are depriving children of learning basic skills!

I mean it’s great that you’re getting educated, it does help put food on the table. But what about other necessities and skills which help children to survive in this world? Not only in their youth but also as adults. I’ll be talking about what skills a child SHOULD be learning in school.

For starters, and I think we all agree on this, children should be taught on how to be socially active and confident. Educators have failed miserably in this area. We often see children shying away from public speaking. And that’s fine, they are children after all! But it’s the school’s and parent’s job to encourage them forward socially. Many children all over the world are being bullied, but they don’t know how to cope with it because they are neither aware nor do they possess the courage and confidence to stand up to their bullies. This area of skill is in dire need of attention!

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Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, right? This is something which has been burned into our memory! Wouldn’t it be nice… to I don’t know learn about taxes, mortgages etc. in the same way that we were forced to learn about mitochondria? I mean, sure it’s nice, but it’s of no use to us, right?! It’s essential that the children are educated about these topics so that they understand the importance of it and hence, can function like good and responsible adults.

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Basic cooking! It’s imperative that children know the basic know-how about cooking. God forbid, they can be faced with unusual circumstances when they are alone, or their parents or babysitters can’t attend to them, they should at least know how to put together a simple meal for themselves. We wouldn’t want them to starve right?

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Another major skill children should be taught is to call the right authorities if something goes wrong. There should be enough sense instilled in them that they know what course of action to be taken in which situation. For example, alerting the fire department or calling the police depending on the situation. They should be taught how to act fast and their wits should be sharp!

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Other skills include tackling different situations, compassion, tolerance etc. It is of utmost importance that schools include activities in which a child not only excels at academics but is also given an excellent platform for learning new skills and applying them in daily life situations, in and out of schools! Naturally, we can’t give children a career to prepare for, but we can integrate skills in them which will help them adapt to different situations. They will certainly thank us for a long time to come!

Coolest Wedding Venues

So it seems the wedding season has not yet ended and if you are getting married any time soon, then this post is for you.

Weddings have become rather glamorous over the years and photoshoots are now a work of art to be treasured for life. So it’s not just about the best make up, dress and photographer, the venue plays a vital role in how the pictures finally turn out to be.

Here, we list down 5 Coolest Wedding Venues in Karachi that will help you and your photographer get the best shots of your special day. Please note we have not been paid by any of these places for this post.

Grand Marquee (Sharah e Faisal) 

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The Venue (Rashid Minhas Road) 

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Sadabahar Banquet

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Tulips

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Maham Banquet 

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* Please note that these pictures have been provided by a lovely photographer, Rabbiah Asif Paracha. You can contact her via her Facebook page.

 

 

 

3 incredible ideas to use Mason Jars

Mason jars are now preferred by many people due to a decreased rate of its breakage as compared to other types of canning jars. They generally have a consistent shape & it is liable for holding a consistent volume.

But, have you ever wondered about using Mason jars besides storing food? No?

I am going to share 3 clever ways to use these affordable glass jars in a way you may not have thought of yet!

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Perfect Soap Dispensers:

Choose your favorite mason jar to convert it into a soap dispenser. These soap dispensers not only look luxurious but can be a perfect idea if you are looking for a special birthday gift.  Many brands offer decorative pump kits that will have everything you need but these can also be made at home in few simpler steps.

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  • Make a small hole in the Mason jar lid to fit the pump tightly. You can use a drill machine for a cleaner hole.
  • Squeeze glue into the lower side of the pump & then carefully insert into the lid hole.
  • Fill your jar with hand soap & screw the lid tightly. It’s ready to use now!

Sewing Kit with Pin Cushion:

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Your sewing kit will work wonders if managed with mason jars.

  • Cut a rounded fabric piece, then place a small sized rounded cardboard onto the fabric.
  • Glue the fabric on the cardboard & stuff the small cushion with cotton balls.
  • Now glue the lid at the bottom of a pin cushion. Insert all those small buttons & threads inside the mason jars.
  • Insert needles into the pin cushions. Your mason jar is now your sewing kit.

Stunning Lighting through mason jars:

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Mason jars can now be used for your home décor & giving that romantic vibe to your room. You just need to attach the bulb to the lid & make tiny holes all around. Make sure the lid is tight enough to prevent the jar from falling apart.  These mason jars lanterns can be hung from a ceiling or can even be used as a standing lamp.

 Try these perfect life hacks with mason jars & make your life at ease! 🙂

And of course you can buy Mason jars in bulk from Amazon. To buy, please click on the image below to buy a set of 12 jars for less than $25! Now that’s a great deal if I say so myself.

Mental illnesses explained: Postpartum Depression

You’d think there’s nothing better than holding your newborn in your arms, than becoming a parent. In between the pleasure and joy of giving birth is a period of depression and anxiety in some mothers.

Postpartum depression is a term known to many but seldom understood. Our society brushes it under the carpet, labeling it as a mood swing. What we fail to realize is that postpartum depression is an actual illness and needs to be addressed the same way as any other mental illness does.
This spell of low moods, anxiety and depression can continue for months after giving birth and can worsen to a psychotic condition if neglected. While the root cause of it is still under scrutiny, you can’t deny its existence. Surprisingly, not only new mothers but also fathers might be affected.

Unfortunately in Pakistan where mental illness awareness is still in its infancy, the only solution to postpartum depression is thought of as getting closing to religion and reciting the Quran. It’s true these practices give a sense of peace and relaxation but they are not a viable treatment to a real mental disease.

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Identifying the condition isn’t black and white. You can’t run a lab test and find out whether it’s postpartum depression you’re suffering from.

There can be multiple manifestations of postpartum depression. Keeping a sharp eye out for the signs can help you reach a quick diagnosis. According to studies, around 15% women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Some of these women have a past history of depression while others might be experiencing depression for the first time after giving birth.
If you or your loved one has been showing a lack of interest in activities after giving birth, has brief crying spells, prefers to stay alone for most of the day or even neglects the needs of their newborn, then postpartum depression is highly likely.

Postpartum depression is treated by not only therapy but also pharmacological intervention. If you or a loved one is suffering from it, it’s high time you visit your psychiatrist and acknowledge your condition – it’s important for you and your newborn’s wellbeing.

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How to: Get rid of large pores on your face

Are you worried about those enlarged open pores on your face? Do they look weird & unhealthy?

Don’t panic. Nothing is impossible in this world! You just need to go an extra mile to achieve what you want.

If we talk about those Large Pores on your face, they are surely the neglected version of your skin care routine & your pores become even prominent when they are clogged with oil hence leaving a dramatic impact on your skin.

Why your pores appear larger?

Pores are small openings on your skin that serve as an escape route for body toxins; it also controls the oil & sweats of your body.  Some common reasons for enlarged pores are:

  • Excessive oil production in your skin
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Acne
  • Aging or Genetics
  • Poor quality cosmetics

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Here are some proven natural home remedies that will eventually help in shrinking your large pores.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR- PERFECT PORE MINIMIZER:

Apple cider vinegar is the best home remedy to treat your large pores whether they are on your cheeks, nose or the face. It acts as an astringent that helps in removing blackheads & extra layers of dirt from your face. Consequently, it not only tightens your skin but also restores the PH level of your skin.

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Note:  Do not apply apple cider vinegar directly on your face if you a have a sensitive skin. It may result in burning sensations on your face.

CLAY MASK/ FULLER’S EARTH:

Clay mask is a great option for spot treatments. It naturally helps in recovering your dead skin by absorbing excess oils from your skin. It may also help in reducing scars & acne on your face.

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How to use:

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth & mix well with rose-water to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this mask on your face & leave it for about 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse & scrub your face properly with cool water.

 ADDITIONAL CARE:

  • Use a simple cleanser to remove dirt from your skin.
  • Toners are recommended to maintain the PH level of all skin types.
  • Use moisturizer & drink plenty of water.

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So, follow these simple home remedies to prevent costly trips to dermatologists for addressing your skin issues!

BONUS TIP

Use a natural, organic primer before applying make up. It will not only help set the make up well, it will also keep your skin away from harmful effects of foundation without clogging the pores. We found one such primer on Amazon. Click on the image to find out more.

3 DIY WAYS TO ORGANIZE A GIRL’S ROOM

Organizing a girl’s room may be a hectic job for you especially when you are constantly rummaging through those jumbled drawers & topsy-turvy hair elastics or even those fragile jewelry. This can eventually take a toll on your mood, so don’t worry, I am actually helping you to tackle those accessories by sharing some DIY ideas to spruce up space in your girl’s room & organize things in simpler but smarter ways!

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Here are top 3 clever DIY ways that will surely help to avoid a wave of panic needed to organize a girl’s room!

1.    CANDY BOXES TO ACCESSORIES TRAY:

Now that you have eaten all candies or chocolates from those plastic or metallic boxes, it’s the time to convert it into a perfect life hack accessories tray. The tray has got appropriate compartments to organize all those smaller accessories like hairpins, clips, safety pins & rings hence making it much convenient for you to organize all those minor stuff.

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2.    ORGANIZING WITH SHOPPING BAG WALL HOLDERS:

Organizing with shopping bag wall holders may sound weird but I am going to share some easy steps that will transform your shopping bags into incredible & stylish storage ideas. These reusable shopping bags gives holder will definitely give you a peace of mind while organizing your girl’s room.

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HOW TO USE?

  • Choose two shopping bags of identical sizes.
  • Decorate them by using colored pages or gift papers; it’s all your creativity! No hard & fast rules here.
  • Use a strong adhesive for sticking it on the wall.
  • Now you can organize all your cluttered accessories much smartly.

3.    SHOWER RINGS FOR A PERFECT CLOSET:

The best way to organize a girl’s closet is by using shower rings that are used individually for the collection of scarfs, mittens & other such accessories instead of dedicating an entire hanger to each of your minor accessories. This will ultimately help in increasing storage & organizing your girl’s room.

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From now, stop worrying about your girl’s jumbled room & follow these easy life hacks to get a sigh of relief.

BONUS HACK

These plastic drawer divider is not only economical, they are also customisable and extremely easy to use. They can be used to organize scarfs and undergarments in drawers. The best thing about them is that you can also cut the section to required size. If you click on the image below  it will take will you to the Amazon page where you can easily buy it.