Common Techniques on How to Get Your Eyebrows in Shape

When it comes to personal grooming, you have to decide at some point on how to keep your eyebrows prim and proper. There are a number of ways for you to keep your brows in shape, of which you may opt to do at home by making use of a set of tweezers or at an eyebrow grooming salon equipped with the latest threading and trimming trends.

Tweezing
Also known as the process of plucking your brows, this is one of the most common methods people use to shape their eyebrows. Plucking out the hairs on your brows doesn’t have to be difficult especially if you have the right set of tweezers. You need a sharp pair which can easily isolate individual strands to firmly grip them and remove them without failing.

If you’re wondering, the perfect time to tweeze your eyebrows is right after stepping out of the shower. Your skin will be notably pliant and soft during that time, helping you pluck with ease.

Waxing
Eyebrow waxing is generally similar to the waxing procedure of the other hairy parts of the body, but since your eyebrows are considered a much more sensitive area — you need to be more delicate and precise in doing the process. It is better to get it done by a professional to avoid any mishaps, especially if you don’t have the slightest clue about eyebrow waxing.

Trimming your brow hair by waxing is considered better than mere tweezing because the hairs will take a longer time to grow back. You will also be left with a softer and smoother skin after the procedure.

Threading
Threading involves the use of a thin twine or a thread piece to grip and remove hairs on the brow one by one. The eyebrow threading process has been practiced since ages ago, notably in a number of Asian and Middle Eastern countries. It soon spanned a worldwide popularity because of its accuracy and painless nature.

It has to be done by someone who is well-versed and experienced in the practice, so your best option is to head to the nearest brow salon to have a threading. The whole experience is noted to be liberating as it leaves you with perfectly shaped brows.

Tattoo
Doing your brows in the morning can turn into a bothersome chore, especially if you’re doing it almost every day for years. One solution into shaping your brows without having to fill it in daily is through getting an eyebrow tattoo. A trained tattoo artist will draw your preferred brow shape which lasts for long stretches of time.

The tattoo doesn’t go as deep as the typical ones since it uses a less concentrated ink. Hence, you will need to go for a touch-up at least once a year as it is noted to fade eventually.

Every Girl’s Guide to Caring for Colour-Treated Hair

 

You finally took the plunge to dye your strands. With an endless inspiration, you dyed your hair lavender or perhaps you went for the classic blonde and auburn shade. So, now what? Surely, you wouldn’t want all the time and money you spent on dyeing your tresses to get easily washed down the drain. With that in mind, we asked some of the top hairstylists in Singapore for tips on how you could possibly keep your strands looking as shiny and bright as when you left the salon, and here’s what they said:

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  1. Avoid Washing Prior to Your Salon Appointment

Regardless of the colour you’re planning to dye your hair, hairstylists recommend not washing your hair two days prior to your hair dye appointment, so as to prevent any possible scalp irritation from occurring. It’d also be good to skip on applying products that could prevent the colour from penetrating your strands, such as hair wax or teasing powder.

  1. Perform Weekly Hair Masks

Every colour-treated hair needs a weekly mask, so ensure that you perform one regularly. Not only will this keep your strands well moisturized, it’ll also help in maintaining the vibrancy of your hair dye. Some of the good hair masks that you can try is L’Oréal’s EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque. It won’t cost you more than S$10, but it can already provide the nourishment that your colour-treated hair needs.

  1. Use the Right Shampoo

If you dyed your hair blonde, then it’d be best to purchase a shampoo formulated specially for blonde hair. Also, limit using a volumizing shampoo after your colour appointment, as it can expand the hair shaft and make your strands look brassy.

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  1. Let the Colour Soak In

Have a brown hair? Then the best thing you can do after getting your strands coloured is to avoid washing it for the next two days. Doing so allows the colour to properly soak onto your hair, resulting in a hair dye that won’t easily fade away.

  1. Apply a Clear Gloss

Applying hair gloss is necessary for colour-treated hair, but do opt for a clear gloss if you dyed your strands red. While there are red hair glosses available in malls, do understand that some of these glosses aren’t made for most shades of red – and it might not also work out that way you wanted it to. Instead, consider using a clear formula for a week or two to keep your red hair as bright as when you left the salon.

Making your hair colour last longer doesn’t need to be stressful if you know how to properly care for it. So the next time you decide on dyeing your strands, do keep these pro tips in mind so you could enjoy your colour-treated hair for as long as you want.

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How to Naturally Grow Out Your Pixie Cut

 

Pixie cuts are irrefutably adorable in its own way, but if you’re thinking of switching up your look for a bit then you might be wondering about how you can naturally grow your hair out without looking like a mismatched mess. With that in mind, we listed down some easy ways on how you can stylishly grow out from your pixie cut.

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  1. Trim Your Strands

Although you may think it’s counterproductive, trimming your hair is actually necessary to ensure that your strands grow beautifully instead of thin and straggly. Since you’ll be waiting for your tresses to grow out, then you might as well ensure that they grow out healthily.

  1. Grow Your Hair in Sections

Aside from regularly trimming your strands, growing out your hair in sections is another way to naturally transition from your pixie cut. As much as possible, aim for a trimmed back of your mane with the front and top pieces kept a bit longer. Your goal is to achieve that bowl-shaggy cut blend that’s cute, spunky and easier to style.

  1. Learn to Love Your Bangs

As you grow out your pixie cut, you have to learn to love your bangs for quite some time. Go for a sexy look by considering a side sweep bangs that dangles over your one eye, or opt for a retro-inspired look with a thick bangs lined right above your eyebrows. If you really can’t find it in you to embrace your bangs, however, simply tuck them away with a bobby pin until they’ve grown out more.

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  1. Make Great Use of Bobby Pins

When growing out a pixie cut, bobby pins will always be best friend. Simply pin those uneven strands that are stuck at an awkward length, and make some cute hairstyle out of it. Using bobby pins to create numerous trendy styles for your tresses won’t only help in covering up that awkward length, it’ll also ensure that you stay stylish all day long.

  1. Embrace the Shag

One of the best routes to go when growing out your pixie cut is to pull off a thick, tangled hairstyle. Not only are shags trendy and easy to style, they also evoke a carefree attitude that matches any girl’s style with ease. So bring out your 1970’s inspiration and make the most out of your shag for a while.

Growing out your strands from a pixie cut doesn’t have to be that challenging. All you’ve got to do is to properly care for your hair, choose a hairstyle that suits you and embrace it.

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5 Common Causes of Hair Fall

Hair fall problems are one of the most alarming problems experienced by men and women in Singapore and all throughout the world. We lose some hair when we shower, blow dry or brush our hair. We think of numerous ways on how to address our hair fall problem yet not all the time it’s cured. It’s about time we identify the causes in order to know on how to effectively address such problems:

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  1. Hereditary Hair Loss. Most of the people who experience hair fall are due to hereditary hair loss. It is called androgenetic alopecia which is the genetic cause of hair loss. When your parents experience such problem, more likely you are going to inherit it. You have to consult your dermatologists in order to know how will you solve this type of cause.

 

  1. Excessive Styling. Different hairstyles require different ways on how to make them as fabulous as they are. We use flat irons, hair curlers, and other chemicals just to get our hair straighter, curlier or have it in color shades we think are stylish. Apart from that, too much shampooing, combination of treatments and dyeing can stress our hair which is why it causes our hair to fall out. With that, split ends are usually observed and breakage of hair happens frequently.

 

  1. Telogen Effluvium. This is an alarming phenomenon of hair loss. It is usually experienced after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress. Apart from hormonal effects, the consumption of some medications can trigger this problem. If you do not want to shed all your hair out, you might as well consult experts and make yourself stress-free as much as possible.

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  1. Scalp Conditions. Hair will find it difficult to grow if it unhealthy and inflamed. The usual skin problems in the scalp are dandruff, psoriasis and other infections caused by fungi or worms. There are medications and shampoos specifically made to cure such scalp conditions so you might as well have your scalp checked by your dermatologist as soon as possible.

 

  1. Iron Deficiency Anemia. Those people who are prone to iron deficiency like women who experience heavy periods or those who do not eat enough iron-rich foods. These people lack red blood cells needed to give them enough energy that their body need. If you are one of these people, you might experience weakness, pale skin, fatigue, headaches, and of course hair loss. In order to address this problem, you need to consume iron-rich foods like fish, pork, vegetables, beans, etc. In worst case scenarios, you can consult your doctor for possible iron supplements.

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7 Fashion Trends for Your OOTD

Deciding what trends to follow can be very tricky. If you are a fashion enthusiast, if would be quite difficult to decide since you now there are a lot of trendy styles out there that you can follow like the current hot picks in Singapore and other leading fashion cities in the world. To help guide you, here are the fashion trends you can wear for your day to day OOTD:

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  1. Cropped Tops. These are trendy tops you can definitely use especially if you are confident with your body. You can strut through the streets wearing a cropped top with a mini or long skirt. You can even wear it with shorts or any pants that would best pair with its design.

 

  1. Cape Tops and Blazer. For office and business women, these are very trendy. It’s the perfect outfit once paired with pencil skirt, basic tops, and stilettos. You can also wear these on special occasions like weddings and birthdays. You can be very chic to look at even in both casual and formal.

 

  1. Anything Denim. What’s there not to love about denim? You can wear it with most probably anything. You can wear a denim distressed jeans or a denim button-front A-line skirt and pair it with basic tank, floral, or crochet tops. Denim jackets are also quite popular nowadays especially if you’re living in a tropical country. You can wear these any day.

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  1. Leather Jackets. If you want to unleash the rock chic fashion girl in you, then these are the type of jackets you should mix-up with your clothes.

 

  1. Slitted Skirts. These skirts are quite popular the past few years and most especially this year. Aside from the fact that it’s very comfortable to wear, you can show how sexy and alluring you are by exposing your legs a bit. These are impeccable if paired with the sexy spaghetti strapped tops or sleeveless tops.

 

  1. Mirrored Sunglasses. Nowadays, teenagers and ladies prefer mirrored sunglasses over the usual black shades of sunglasses. With a lot of brands offering these sunglasses, you can have a vast array of choices for colors and designs.

 

  1. Over the knee boots. These are best used on daytime or even night time. You can wear it casually or during special events. It’s very flexible specifically if you have one in black leather or suede. You can pair it with miniskirts to emphasize your long stems or you can wear shorts and slick dresses. It would really depend how you style your whole outfit with it.

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Makeup Tips for Skin with Acne Scars

 

You always hear your mother scolding you for perennially picking your pimples. She said it will leave a mark and just leave it be. You already know that it will make a mark but sometimes it is hard not to notice and get pissed every time you see yourself in the mirror. This is a common scenario for most teenagers here in Singapore.

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Once or twice in your life, you were plagued by acne. The dark marks are expected if you perennially picked at your pimples. What is the best way to hide the unpleasant dark spots? Makeup can at least conceal it ideally but sometimes, the more you hide things, the more it can draw attention. In this line, it is important that you know what makeup to use to achieve the right look.

Here are some makeup tips for skin with acne scars:

  • Always prime: Before anything else, do not forget to do priming. With the help of a good and trusted primer brand, you will prepare your complexion. Primers are important because it can smoothen your problem areas. Some primers are effective when it comes to filling out the scarring at the same time brightening your whole face.

 

  • Forget about glowing: You are always tempted to get that dewiness or glowing look but if you have many scars, it cannot help conceal. You should know that luminous formulas have content that can emphasize the flat skin and the scarred skin. The best thing to do is to choose matte products. Matte products are effective because of their ability to absorb light. This will result to softening of scarred areas.

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  • Use color-correct: After putting layers of concealer but dark spots are still visible, it is time that you learn to use color-correct. There are different products that you can consider so do not worry about it. To totally hide the dark spots, use a peach-toned concealer.

 

  • Consider setting spray: Putting makeup is in itself hard work. You should always preserve your hard work so think about having setting spray. Setting spray will extend the life of the base you used plus it will not leave a dry powdery effect on your skin.

 

  • Try buying an airbrush: Finally, for a smooth application around the scarring, you should at least try or purchase airbrush. There are many airbrush available in the market. You just have to buy this because at the end of application, it can leave your skin naturally glowing.

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How to Treat Acne Scars

 

If you have acne breakout, you always wish that there is something that can fix it overnight. You also know that this is not possible at the moment. All you can do is face it in the mirror and learn to treat it. Learning how to treat it is important. Before anything else, you should know what caused the scarring.

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Acne scars are permanent indentations and it can come in many shapes and sizes. There are some scars that are thick – scars that stick out above your skin while others are keloid – scars that have overproduced skin tissue. Then there is atrophic scars that leaves depression on your skin.

If the acne is severe, the body will create little or too much tissue that can eventually lead to a depression in your skin. You have to remember that the deeper the acne lesion or the more it is squeezed or picked, the more likely it will lead to scarring. There are some Singaporeans who have this issue and it is time to know how to treat it.

Since scarring is more serious than marks, it is important that you consult your dermatologist first about your status. If you are that conscious, you should not waste time sulking. You cannot restore it to its former glory but you can do something to at least lighten it up. Dermatologists will base the treatments on the following:

Steroid injections

This is perhaps the fastest treatment of them all. As soon as you identified the pimple, a steroid shot can easily be asked from your dermatogist. The importance of steroid injections is to reduce the inflammation. If you take care of it immediately, you will not give your fingers chance to prick them.

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Dermal fillers

This can be a long process but dermal fillers can be one of the most effective treatment. In this treatment, dermal filters will elevate the depressed areas immediately. Dermal fillers have two ingredients that can help improve scarring. Polymethylmethacylate that can help the body make protein to allow scarring to heal then collagen.

Lasers

To reduce the redness, lasers can be considered. This is only for scars that are still red. However for scars that are no longer red, a different kind of laser is used. Remember though that the result of lasers will vary depending on treatments and the downtime of your recovery process.

Submit to varying treatments

You just do not continuously ask for topical prescriptions every time you think that it doesn’t work. Scars are different from marks. Topical prescriptions will not work for the scars. To know about varying treatments, you should see your dermatologist right away.

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