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Hair Care Tips

Hair Care

 

While growing up, I had healthy, thick long hair (I am hairy remember), and thankfully I have passed the hairy gene to my kids. However, over the years, my healthy hair began to thin out, and I lost a good chunk of it. In fact, my hair is usually buried under some hair extensions, braids, or wig, so I don’t have to deal with it.

I did not pay attention to my hair care when I was younger, and I am living with the result of my neglect. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would pay special attention to my hair, but since I can’t, I will do what I can do now, which is, shower the little hair I have on my head and my daughter’s beautiful long  kinky hair, with extra love and care.

There is nothing as beautiful as healthy hair, so if you have it, you better take care of it. Many people would do anything to have a second chance to take care of their hair. Just ask the people at Hayley Street Hair Clinic – the leading hair replacement specialist, renowned for pioneering the adoption of high quality follicular unit extraction technology (FUE) in the UK. Many people are willingly to spend good money to have a full head of hair. The hair transplant cost page provides more information on how much people spend to have their hair back.

If you have gone through the website, I guess you won’t need anymore convincing on how important it is to take good care of your hair while you can. Here are some hair care tips you may find useful:

 

Washing your Hair

Now this tip is more for black women because majority of us tend to have hair extensions or braids on.

Try not to wash your hair too frequently if you can get away with it. I aim to wash my daughter’s hair twice a month, in between I have her hair in plaits. I also aim to wash my hair twice a month. Listen to your hair, if it looks dry, you are probably washing your hair too often.

Also, while washing, make sure you are using the right shampoo ad conditioner for your hair. I usually start off with a hair shampoo, then I leave my conditioner in for about 30 minutes, then wash off.

Oil your Hair Religiously

I oil my hair and my daughter’s hair every two days. The weather, the sun and pollution could damage your hair, so try to apply a moisturising hair oil, cream or spray to protect it. Oiling the hair regularly nourishes the hair, which makes your hair look healthy, and shiny.

 

Use the Right Curling Iron

There are so many types of curling irons in the market today, many perform similarly, but meant for different hair types, so make sure you have the right curling iron for your hair type. I have very thick hair, so I use a ceramic flat-iron hair straightener and a ceramic curling wand to get the curls out, and it works perfectly.

 

Protective Styles

I noticed my hair breaks a lot when I just have it out in the open, so I usually have my natural hair in a protective style, usually a weave underneath the whole glam you see. That way, I can be rest assured that the ends of my hair are nicely tucked in, and protected from the elements.

So there you have it, my hair care tips. What do you think? How do you take care of your natural hair?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

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Product Review: MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

 

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I am a MAC girl. I adore most of their beauty products. I think they are one of the best in the market today, and I enjoy using them. So today, I bring to you the MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation review, I am loving at the moment:

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Now I have two different shades of the MAC Matchmaster foundation because the sales girl sold me the whole shade at first. Some of these makeup salesgirls are indeed clueless when it comes to makeup for the dark skin. Many of them still think all black women should use the darkest shade available, so if you are a coloured girl, keep your eyes wide open when testing makeup products, so you don’t end up with the wrong shade like I did.

Anyways, back to my story, so I was sold the wrong shade at the first, which is the foundation on the left and below – MAC Matchmaster SPF Foundation 9.0.

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It was way too dark on my face, so I went in search of another shade, and decided to settle for the MAC Matchmaster SPF in 7.0. Looking at it, I think the perfect shade for me is the shade in between these two, which should be the 8.0, but I wanted to still make use of the wrong shade I bought already, so I mix both foundations together to get the right shade, and that has worked fine so far. I use the dark foundation – 9.0,  to contour as well.

Here is the 7.0 shade below:

MAC Foundation 7C

I was applying both shades on here.

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Product Description

M·A·C Matchmaster Spf15 Foundation. New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin`s undertone. Moisturizing demi-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage. Line-reducing soft-focus powders.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I love the size. I have been using this for ages and it is worth every penny.
  2. I love the demi-matte finish.
  3. This foundation blends in beautifully and stays on all day.
  4. It provides good coverage. It covers all the black heads and pigmentation issues.
  5. It has SPF 15 which is fantastic.
  6. There is a foundation for every skin tone, as long as you keep your eyes open when testing in the shops, lol..

CONS

  1. It costs for £29 for a 35ml bottle so it is quite pricey, but so worth it.

What do you think of the MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation? Which foundation are you loving at the moment?

Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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