What is threading?

In threading, a thin cotton or polyester thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair.

Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, include that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and that it is gentler on the skin. A disadvantage is that it can be painful, as several hairs are removed at once; however, this can be minimized if it is done correctly, i.e. with the right pressure.

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Man having his eyebrows threaded

There are a few different techniques for threading. These include the hand method, mouth method, and neck method. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages; however, the mouth holding method is the fastest and most precise.

Threading allows for a more defined and precise shape and can create a better definition for eyebrows. It is also used as a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face and upper lip area. Threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is too much to remove.

Threading

THE BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES OF EYEBROW THREADING

Threading is an ancient hair removal technique that has been used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years. Recently, threading has begun to gain popularity in Western culture, particularly in the United States. The technique has provided many people with a proven alternative to waxing and plucking. However, there are still many people that do not know about threading and how it can improve their beauty routine.

What is so great about threading? Read this list of benefits and you will be compelled to give it a try.

No Chemicals

Unlike other hair removal procedures, threading does not use any chemicals. The only thing that is used is a soft cotton thread. There are no artificial products or ingredients that can touch your skin and cause irritation. Someone who has sensitive skin that is prone to redness or itchiness would benefit greatly from an all-natural technique like threading. At threads we believe strongly in organic beauty care and products.

Accuracy

Perhaps the biggest benefit that threading has over other techniques is the ability to shape eyebrows with stunning precision. Individual hairs can be targeted, but multiple hairs can still be removed at the same time. It is like having the accuracy of tweezing and combining it with waxing’s ability to remove an abundance of hairs simultaneously. Threading can remove one clean line of hair at once, allowing the threading artist to perfectly shape the eyebrows. Unlike waxing, a threading artist has a perfect view of what he or she is doing at all times. Since there are no other materials besides the thread, there is nothing to obstruct their vision.

Less Pain

It is generally agreed that threading is not as painful as waxing and other hair removal procedures. This may be due to the fact that the thread itself does not touch the skin during hair removal. The skin beneath and around the eyebrow is thin and can be sensitive, which is why techniques that pull directly on this skin typically cause more pain.

Save Time

Tweezing your eyebrow hair by hair can take an eternity. Fortunately, threading solves this problem by removing multiple hairs at once. The threading artist simply weaves the thread through all of the hairs that need to be removed then gives the thread a tug. This quick process can be repeated until the desired eyebrow shape is attained. Eyebrow threading can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes to complete.

Safety

According to WebMD, threading is a safer alternative to waxing for someone who is using topical retinoids or acne medications. Those drugs can thin the skin, making the skin even more vulnerable to getting pulled off or damaged during a waxing session.

Threading is also safer because it does not use chemicals that can lead to skin irritation and will not lead to painful unwanted skin removal.

Long Lasting

How does threading last? The answer depends on each individual and how fast their hair grows. For most people, the results last from anywhere between 2-5 weeks. Another thing to take into account is that threading weakens hair follicles, causing growth to be less dense over time. So the more you get your eyebrows threaded, the finer the hair will grow in and the less often you will have to thread.

Affordability

Due to the fact that threading uses no chemicals and is a quick procedure to perform, it is extremely affordable. Here at Threads, high quality eyebrow threading starts at £5.00

Technique and Skill

Threading is an ancient technique that requires a great amount of skill and takes hours-upon-hours of practice to master. Because of the difficulty of the procedure, it is not recommended that you do it yourself or find a low-end salon. Finding a salon with a good reputation will ensure that you will get the best trained threading artists to give you the eyebrows you desire. Most of the artists here at Threads honed their threading skills in India or the Middle East. They have years of experience and have learned how to use the precision of threading to create the perfect eyebrows.

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Garlic For Hair Growth: Tips And Benefits

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Garlic For Hair Growth

Garlic is a traditionally used ingredient in the kitchen as it adds a distinctly strong flavour to the dish. Not only this, it is known to have medicinal properties that help heal various ailments. This wonder ingredient is more than just a flavour adding agent and medicine; it is known to be an excellent hair care ingredient. For all you people dealing with hair loss, garlic is the solution. Hair loss is essentially unnatural; it’s a sign of a deficiency or imbalance in the body. What is it that garlic has, which makes it an excellent hair growth natural ingredient? Let’s find out.

According to a study published in the Indian journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, application of five percent gel to areas where hair loss had taken place led to hair regrowth in the previously bald areas of the scalp, reduction in size of bald patches, and higher hair count numbers. As per the study, the sulphur and selenium contained in garlic can help fortify the structure of the hair shaft. Basically, it doesn’t only help re-grow hair, but also strengthens the existing hair.

Here are a few benefits of garlic for hair growth:

  1. Garlic has anti-microbial properties that help kill germs and bacteria, which are responsible for causing damage to the scalp, further inhibiting hair growth.
  2. Raw garlic is known to be rich in vitamin C content that is great for promoting hair-health. It also boosts collagen production that helps stimulate hair growth.
  3. The presence of selenium content in garlic helps boost blood circulation for maximum nourishment.
  4. It also helps cleanse hair follicles, strengthens them and prevents clogging, further curbing hair loss.
  5. Garlic helps calm aggravated scalp and treats issues like dandruff.

Garlic for hair growth: Garlic has anti-microbial properties that help kill germs and bacteria

Here are a few ways to use garlic for hair growth:

1. Garlic and honey for hair growth

Add minced garlic and honey in a bowl and mix them well. Apply this paste on your hair and scalp and leave it for about 30 minutes or more. Rinse it well with running water.
 

Garlic for hair growth: Raw garlic is known to be rich in vitamin C content that is great for promoting hair-health

2. Garlic and coconut oil to combat hair loss

Mix the minced garlic with mildly warm coconut oil. Massage the mixture into the scalp and hair and leave it for about 30 minutes before washing it off.

Note: Using only garlic can be irritating to the skin as it packs a strong punch. Therefore, it is imperative to add something with it to reduce the chances of skin irritation. Also, do not use garlic essential oils.

3. Garlic oil or garlic infused oil

We are not talking about garlic essential oil here, but garlic infused oil is completely different and much effective than essential oil. You can add garlic in any of the oils like olive and coconut oil and leave it overnight and apply the other day. You can also make garlic oil at home.

4. Garlic and ginger for hair growth

Crush the garlic and ginger and blend them in to a paste. Now heat the paste in some carrier oil. Once the pulp starts turning brown, turn off the heat. Once the oil has cooled down, discard the pulp. Take the leftover oil and massage it on your scalp for 15 minutes. Now, cover the length of your hair in oil and sit for about 30 minutes before washing it off. 

How to make garlic oil at home for hair growth?

Preparing garlic hair for growth at home can is an easy process. All you need to do is to mince a few cloves of garlic in either olive oil or coconut oil, depending on which one suits your hair. Now put it in a mason jar and store in a cool and dry place for at least a week. After a week’s time, you can use it on your tresses and watch garlic oil do wonders. 

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Why Jackfruit Is Good For Diabetes? Here’s The Answer

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ackfruit, the largest tree-borne fruit, is known by many names across the country and world, and is used in cooking in an even more varied style. While some tropical countries use ripened jackfruit to make custards and cakes, in southern India, it is extensively used with rice to make idlis and dosas. The powdered form of the fruit has binding capabilities, and is thus, added to the idli or dosa batter to make a healthy high-fibre breakfast. In the northern part of the country, jackfruit or ‘kathal’ is used as an occasional gourmet vegetable, commonly referred to as the vegan’s chicken. The leaves and even the seeds of this fruit are edible and are used in different ways by culinary maestros. The seeds of the fruit are considered protein-rich and are served roasted in Kerala, which is the largest producer of jackfruit in the world. Jackfruit truly is the ‘jack of all tastes.’

While a lot of people might know or have heard about this versatile fruit, very few people know about its health benefits, especially about the health benefits for diabetics. Unlike ripe jackfruit, raw jackfruit that has a lower glycemic load can help you balance your blood sugar levels.

Raw jackfruit, due to its low acidity level, is one the fruits that can be consumed as a replacement to your regular intake of carbohydrates. So, if you substitute a bowl of cooked white rice with raw jackfruit, its high soluble fibre content helps you keep your sugar levels in control or even lower the risk of developing the condition.

The presence of natural sugars and fibre in the fruit may actually help control blood sugar levels in diabetics or lowers the risk of having diabetes. It prevents and manages diabetic symptoms by regulating the release of glucose and insulin in the body and improving insulin sensitivity. Moreover, the powdered jackfruit seeds are known to give instant relief from indigestion. Sun dry the seeds first and then grind them to a powder. Store this powder for a quick, homemade remedy for indigestion. You can also consume jackfruit seeds directly for constipation as it is a rich source of dietary fibre. All of these conditions, if not treated in time, may result in diabetes.

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Tomatoes For Beauty Skin Care:

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Tomatoes For Beauty Skin Care:

When it comes to skin care, tomatoes are one of my favourite and most effective remedies for a clear and clean skin. Not only are these humble robust red balls full of nutrients but also highly effective in healing and clarifying the skin.

Slightly acidic in nature, tomatoes contain high contents of potassium and vitamin C; this transforms the dullest of skins and restores glow to the skin. Tomatoes also have lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body. Apart from this, it helps treat skin problems related to ageing and sun damage therefore making it a great skin rejuvenator. Due to their astringent properties, tomatoes help reduce excess sebum on the skin’s surface preventing oil build up, which further reduces the chances of blackheads and whiteheads. Since they have pore-shrinking properties and help tighten the skin, chances of acne and pimples are also greatly reduced. This makes tomato a versatile and popular ingredient for problematic skin conditions.

Here are some wonderful tomato-based recipes that could be used to treat skin and so effectively!
Reduces Oiliness-Not only are tomatoes excellent to reduce oiliness, they also help keep the skin cleaner and tighter. Rub raw tomatoes all over the skin and leave on for five minutes before you wash off.

Reduces Open Pores-Tomatoes help reduce open pores and blackheads .Just cut a tomato in half and rub all over the skin, letting the juice saturate into the pores. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off.

Acts As A Skin Lightener– Not only do tomatoes act as an astringent but also help wake up the dullest of skins. Mix the pulp of one tomato with 2 tsps. of fuller’s earth and add 1 tsp. fresh mint paste. Apply to clean skin until it is dry and watch the magic. Not only will your skin be lighter but will also feel refreshed and taut.

Detan With Tomatoes-Tomatoes are great for reducing summer tanning. Mash a tomato and mix its pulp with a tsp. of honey and massage on the skin. Not only will this help reduce tan but also naturally reduce dryness caused by the strong UV rays of the sun. Leave this on for a minimum of 15 minutes before washing off with cold water.

Reduces Effects Of Sunburn-Loaded with Vitamin C and A, not only does tomato give the skin a fresher and fairer look, but it helps reduce effects of sunburn as well. Mix tomato juice with some buttermilk and apply to the skin allowing it to soak in the coolness of this magic concoction. Even if you have sunburn rashes, it will soothe the skin,reduce heat on the skin’s surface and also even out the redness caused by sunburn.

Tomato Skin Toner– When it comes to skin care, most people do not realise the importance of a toner. Believe me, it is more than essential. Not only does it keep your skin supple and soft but also naturally hydrates it giving it a natural sheen. Take the juice of 1 cucumber and 1 tomato and strain well into an air-tight spray bottle. Spritz this tomato toner on your skin whenever you are coming from outdoors and let it soak up the natural lycopenes present in the vegetable that make your skin youthful in minutes. This toner can be kept in the fridge for upto four days without going bad.

Tomato Sugar Scrub– Blend two whole lemons with peels along with two cubes of ice, 20 mint leaves, and 2 tomatoes in a blender. Now take five tablespoons of sugar and mix well into this concoction. Use this to scrub onto the face, neck and hands until the sugar granules have melted. This power-packed tomato sugar scrub can be used to exfoliate, cleanse, detan and nourish the skin naturally. Use it twice a week for better results.

Use it in your daily skin care to treat your skin and use in your cooking to give maximum health care benefits  as you may well know that tomatoes are great for lowering blood pressure, preventing clots and lowering cholesterol. They are great for healthy bones and teeth and help reduce cell damage and tissue damage. Apart from this, tomato seeds help improve eyesight as well.

So bring tomatoes to your rescue and use them efficiently in your skin care regime. Start right away and see the magical effects on your skin in no time at all.

Health Benefits Of Warm Water: 6 Ways Drinking Warm Water Can Heal Your Body

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Health Benefits Of Warm Water

There are a few steps that I always take when I’m applying my makeup. For example, I always apply moisturizer but I only sometimes apply primer. I always curl my eyelashes but I only sometimes use lash fibers to add length.

Tightlining, or applying eyeliner as close as you can to the area that your lashes grow from, is now a daily staple in my routine. I never used to think about it, and occasionally I would get comments from readers suggesting that I do that because you could sometimes see a gap between my liner and my lashes. I have thin lashes, and I just didn’t “major” on that part of my makeup routine.

More recently, I’ve been liking the lighter look of just a dark or black eyeshadow as eyeliner versus a heavier line of a kohl pencil or gel eyeliner. But I was missing the definition for my lash line!

So my latest eyeliner routine is as follows.

  1. Wet an angled eyeshadow brush, press it into a dark shadow, and glide it across my lash line. It will dry a bit lighter, and I like to give it a good minute or so to dry.
  2. Pick up a gel or clay liner, I’ve been loving this one, and press it into the base of my lashes, from the top and the bottom. Don’t drag the brush! Just press it in. This will create a “line” from where your lashes grow, and ultimately fake the look of a thicker lash line.

I love the definition it gives without looking too heavy along my upper lash line.

Even on super light makeup days, I’ll use this trick for eyeliner and just swipe a little mascara on. It makes a huge difference to me and is a great trick to use this summer!

The gel eyeliner I used for this look is Tarteist Clay Paint Liner and I used this brush.

You can read more about another one of my favorite daily beauty products here and a drugstore lipstick option here!

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Red Wine For Skin: Ways To Use It For Facial Skincare

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Red wine is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks around. Humans have been consuming the ruby red vino since time immemorial. The drink, which has been an instrument of leisure and relaxation for wine lovers, also comes with a number of health benefits. Some of the most well-known benefits of the red wine are credited to the presence of antioxidants in the drink. Apart from being great for the skin, red wine has also been known to be heart healthy and one of the healthiest drinks to partake in, while on a weight loss diet. This is because it has very less calories and the antioxidants and tannins present in the drink fight inflammation in the body. A number of scientific studies have vouched for the health and beauty benefits of that occasional glass of red wine. It is also used in a number of luxury facials and spa treatments around the world.

However, its most important and direct benefits are for the skin. Red wine is believed to be one of the best anti-ageing drinks, not only because it may reduce risks of heart diseases, strokes and reverse cell damage, but also because it may have long-lasting effects on your skin and hair health.

Here are some purported health benefits of red wine for your skin:

  1. Helps fight skin ageing: Red wine may just help you age better. The presence of antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannins fight skin ageing by restoring collagen and elastic fibres, reveals Anshul Jaibharat, a Delhi-based nutritionist.
  2. Helps you catch some beauty sleep: Red wine may also help you sleep better, due to the presence of melatonin, the hormone which regulates our sleep cycles.
  3. Improves complexion: Red wine may also help you get an even skin tone and regain that elusive glow on your face, which often gets lost due to excessive stress and pollution.
  4. Fights acne: Red wine also has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties and can help fight acne breakouts. Applying red wine topically on your face can clear pores and hence, prevent acne.

How To Do Red Wine Facial At Home:

A number of salons and spas across the world offer wine facial services and these often tend to be quite expensive. You can re-create the effects of these expensive facials at home, at a relatively lower cost. All you need is a bottle of a good quality red wine and some basic ingredients which are readily available in almost every kitchen. Also, the results of the facial depend on the quality of the wine used, as different types of red wine, have different types and levels of antioxidants. For example, Pinot Noirs have the highest levels of resveratrol. Meanwhile, Shiraz, Cabernets and Merlots are rich in the antioxidant procyanidin. Red wine can be used in all the steps of a facial; right from cleansing, toning, scrubbing and even for normal facial massages.

  1. For Cleansing: Start out by cleaning your face with a clean, damp cloth. Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with three or four tablespoons of red wine. Dip a clean cotton ball into this mixture and apply it all over your face. Gently massage the cleansing lotion on your face and after some time wash it off with a clean tissue paper.
  2. For Scrubbing: You can use red wine to create an exfoliating paste as well. Mix the wine with a good natural exfoliator, including ground rice, coffee, sugar, etc. Mix a few tablespoons of red wine with your exfoliator and mix it to make a rough paste. Apply this paste in circular motions to remove dirt and dead skin cells.
  3. For Massaging: Take some aloe vera gel or rose water, a few drops of any essential oil of your choice and a tablespoon of red wine. Mix all three ingredients properly and massage it on your face gently. Use your fingertips to massage the paste onto your face and make sure you focus on all areas of the face including forehead, chin and under eyes. This will help improve blood circulation on the face and will also let your whole face benefit from it. Massage your face for at least 10 minutes and then wipe the paste off.
  4. For Red Wine Face Pack: Red wine face pack can be made using two tablespoons; each of red wine and yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients, apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with a damp cloth and notice the difference yourself.

So there you have it! You can use any of these steps independently or in combination, to improve the quality of your facial skin.

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Fantastic Ways To Use Cranberries For Your Hair And Skin

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Cranberries For Your Hair And Skin

Glossy red in colour and round in shape, cranberries have a strong yet a delectable flavour. Cranberries are considered are as a super food and the credit goes to its healthy nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Cranberries are rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, cranberries are good for our cardiovascular heath, moreover, on this juicy fruit is also known to heal stomach inflammation, prevent urinary tract infections, avoid respiratory infection, prevent scurvy, strengthen bones and teeth and aid weight loss. People enjoy eating cranberries in their raw form, plus also in the form of jam, sauce and juice.  Apart from these health benefits, cranberries are quite beneficial for our skin and hair too. Here are some amazing ways to use cranberries for our skin and hair.

1. For Acne And Blemishes

If you are suffering from acne, then cranberries are perfect for you. Cranberries have an anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that help to treat ache and blemishes. Moreover, the fruit has a rich amount of vitamin C, which helps the scars and marks to fade away.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice.
  • Dab it on a cotton swab and apply directly on the acne or blemishes.
  • Leave it to dry and wash it off with clean water.

2. To Unclog The Pores

This is for the ones with oily skin.Cranberries contain natural acids that help to prevent clogging of pores and decrease the risk of acne and boils on the face.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and dab it on a cotton ball.
  • Apply the juice on your face and leave it for some time.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

3. For Hyper-pigmented Skin

Cranberries contain high amount of antioxidants and astringent properties, which help to remove pigmentation on your skin.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and mix it with gram flour.
  • Apply the mask on your face and massage it in a circular motion for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

4. For Glowing Skin

Cranberries help to give you a glowing and supple skin as it is rich in antioxidants. It helps to fight free radicals that are responsible for dull, dry and saggy skin.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and mix it with yogurt.
  • Massage it for few minutes.
  • Wash it with cold water.  Follow this routine regularly to get youthful glow.

5. For Firm Skin

People with saggy skin must include cranberries in their daily skin care routine. Cranberries are rich in vitamin C that help in boosting our collagen production that is known to improve the elasticity of the skin. Collagen production helps to carry the oxygen and nutrients to the skin that makes our skin soft, glowing and firm.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and mix it with orange juice.
  • Apply it on your face and leave it for some time.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

6. For Scalp Irritation

Cranberries contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in preventing scalp irritation. If you have scalp irritation then you must try cranberries.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and mix it with egg white.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp and make sure you cover the tips of the hair as well.
  • Massage your scalp with it for some time.
  • Wait for few minutes and wash it off with cold water. For better result follow this remedy twice a week.

7. For Shiny Hair

Cranberries have large amount of vitamins and proteins in it. Washing your hair with fresh cranberry juice can help to give you lustrous and shiny hair.

How to use:

  • Take some cranberry juice and mix it with one cup of mayonnaise.
  • Apply this mask on your scalp and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

8. Works As A Natural Hair Color

Cranberry juice can be used as a natural hair color. Use cranberry juice to have a natural red hue to your tresses and the best part is that it does not have any side effects.

How to use:

  • Take some purred cranberry juice and mix it with water.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp and let it dry naturally.
  • Then wash it with normal water.
  • In order to get natural red tinge on your hair repeat this routine regularly for 2-3 days.

How To Use Aspirin To Treat Pimples?

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Popping aspirin pills to combat fever is something we all know but did you know you can powder them and use it to treat your acne problems as well? Do not doubt it because it is legit.

Let me tell you how. But before that let me reaffirm to you that acne is a pain! Let’s all say it once again. Acne is a pain! It is pure torture that all of us have been dealing with ever since puberty.

Now, how to use aspirin to treat this menace of a problem called acne. Don’t fritter up to figure out because we have done the research and study for you. Just stay calm and read on to find out.

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Waxing at Holly Threading & Beauty Zone

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Whether you are heading on a night out, embarking on your holidays, or just keeping up with your regular beauty regime, you will find waxing to be both an effective and convenient method of removing body hair, more long-lasting than shaving and far kinder to your skin than damaging hair removal creams.