NOBODY likes having frizzy, crunchy-feeling hair, but we've all had it from time to time. Split ends are pretty much unavoidable, so here's all we know about them and how you can get rid of them. What are split ends and what causes them? Human hair is made up mostly of a protein name Keratin, and it's stitched together by chemical bonds which keep the hair healthy, but it's damage prone and very fragile. Split ends occur when the hair is damaged for whatever reason. There are multiple different causes behind why hair might damage to the point of breaking. The main cause behind hair splitting is a lack of moisture, so using heat on hair, especially without a protecting spray increases the risk of hair snapping. Using chemicals on the hair such as bleach dries out hair and increases strain on the follicles. Over-washing can also contribute to split ends as it can strip hair of its natural oils, which keeps hair healthy and hydrated. Some have suggested that central heating can cause … [Read more...] about How to get rid of split ends – does central heating cause dry hair and do split end trimmers actually work?
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WITH temperatures set to hit a record 34C leading vet charity PDSA is advising to owners on how to keep their pets cool and calm in the heatwave. PDSA vet, Paul Manktelow, says: 1) Never leave pets in hot cars, conservatories or caravans. Not even for a couple of minutes. Even on a mild day the temperatures can rise incredibly quickly causing our pets to overheat. Within a very short space of time, they can develop heatstroke, which can be fatal 2) Provide lots of clean, fresh water. Check your pet’s water bowls or bottles at least twice a day and regularly refill with of cool water. 3) Exercise your pet at cooler times in the day. Take walks in the mornings or evenings when temperatures are lower, and avoid the midday heat. Be extra vigilant of any flat-faced, overweight pets, or very fluffy dogs who may struggle even more to keep themselves cool. 4) Ensure your pet has access to shade. Constant access to cool shaded areas is a must for hot days, and it’s also important to … [Read more...] about Hot tips from the PDSA to keep your pet cool in the heatwave
Leading vet charity PDSA has issued advice on how keep pets cool and calm during the UK's record-breaking heatwave, which is set see temperatures peak at 34c this week. Our pets can’t tell us if they are too hot or uncomfortable, so it’s important that we know how to keep them happy and healthy during the hot weather. PDSA vet, Paul Manktelow, outlines his top tips for keeping our animal companions fit and well during summer. Never leave pets in hot cars, conservatories or caravans. Not even for a couple of minutes. Even on a mild day the temperatures can rise incredibly quickly causing our pets to overheat. Within a very short space of time, they can develop heatstroke, which can be fatal Provide lots of clean, fresh water. Check your pet’s water bowls or bottles at least twice a day and regularly refill with of cool water. Exercise your pet at cooler times in the day. Take walks in the mornings or evenings when temperatures are lower, and avoid the midday … [Read more...] about How to keep pets safe during heatwave
Whenever the sun’s out, most of us will happily slather on sun cream and have aftersun at the ready – nobody wants to burn and peel, do they?But wile many of us put a lot of time and effort into protecting our skin from those harmful rays, we rarely spare a thought for our poor hair.Obviously, slap sunscreen on your skin is a far more important issue because of the dangers of skin cancer. But while the consequences of crisping your hair in the sun won’t be nearly as serious, it can still wreak havoc on your locks.We spoke to celebrity stylist Jason Collier, who’s been tasked with looking after famous barnets of the likes of Eva Longoria and Sienna Miller, about the complicated relationship between hair and the sun. Here’s what he has to say on the matter…Why you need to protect your hair Hairdressers repeatedly warn us about how excessive heat can damage our hair – that’s why we’re advised to not have the hairdryer on the … [Read more...] about Here’s how to protect your hair in the sun this summer – according to a celebrity stylist
NADIA Udin, 30, is married to Shaz, 30, a senior communications engineer. They live in Buckhurst Hill with their children, Iman, 10, Shifaria, six, and eight-month-old Musa. Every day I tell my daughter Shifaria she is beautiful - but I also weigh her. The reason for weighing her daily is that I wanted to keep her healthy - and I did the same with her older sister, Iman, at the same age. I am proud to say I weigh myself everyday. I worked for a weight loss company for three years. During that time I recognised that such a move helped me keep my weight in check. The trigger to do this began after I’d given my birth to my eldest daughter, Iman. I put on four stone. Five months after she was born I burst into tears because the pounds weren’t shifting. People would say, "oh, are you pregnant again?" When I wasn't! Normally I was seven and a half stone and wore a size six to eight. Yet I weighed 12 stone. I knew it was my fault. When I found out I was pregnant, psychologically, … [Read more...] about Kids called my daughter, six, ‘chubby’ now I weigh her DAILY to keep an eye on her ‘puppy fat’