Monthly Archives: October 2012

13
October
2012

You know you want it. You strive to attain it. But do you know what “healthy hair” really is, and how to achieve it?

Long flowing locks, crisp cuts, vibrant colour, no split ends, super shiny hair. All obvious indicators of healthy hair. But what you might think is conducive to healthy hair, may not always be the healthiest way of caring for your tresses long term.

In essence healthy hair is that which is in optimum condition, i.e. not stressed or suffering from damage, which may be caused by external factors such as processing (straightening, blow-drying), or internal (such as poor diet). The key to healthy hair, as well as healthy-looking hair, concerns your scalp almost as much as your hair, along with

11
October
2012

Residing in a land of year-round sunshine & outdoor lifestyle, it may come as a revelation that many people here in Dubai and UAE are Vitamin D (25(OH) D) deficient. Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) is synthesized from sunlight when our bare skin is exposed. In a further conversion cascade involving enzymes from the liver & kidneys, the active & most potent form of Vitamin D – termed Calcitriol – is produced & stored in the liver & to a lesser extent, the tissues of the body.

9
October
2012

Contrary to some popular rumors, the sun does not actually contribute to hair loss. However, it’s always a good idea to protect your hair and scalp against the sun’s harmful UV rays with a hat or scarf, or use UV hair protectant products such as a liquid sunblock. Long term exposure to UV rays may damage your hair, leaving it dry and brittle, and more prone to breakage as well as split ends. So, don’t forget to deep condition your hair on a regular basis.

7
October
2012

Did you know that an afternoon snack can actually be good for your hair?

I am not talking about simple carbohydrates (think cakes and pastries) – which raise and drop your blood sugar levels quickly – but complex carbohydrates, such as whole meal bread, fruits and vegetables that release fuel more slowly and give sustained energy.

2
October
2012

I was reading some of my latest Twitter updates when I saw another claim about a beauty product being “chemical free.” Reading claims like this really bug me because nearly EVERYTHING is a chemical.

There is no such thing as a Chemical Free Sunscreen!!! Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are CHEMICALS!!

Alright, enough of that. I’ll calm down. But it does remind me of all the other misleading cosmetic claims that I see from cosmetic marketers. Here is a list of 10 of the most misleading cosmetic claims that I could find.

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