Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barcelona beats Betis, moves closer to Spanish league title!

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona scored two second-half goals to defeat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 on Saturday and move closer to winning the Spanish league title.

Ivan Rakitic scored in the 50th minute after a defensive blunder and Luis Suarez added his league-leading 35th goal in the 81st to seal the victory.

The win put the Catalan club back in first place after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid had won earlier.

Lionel Messi set up both Barcelona goals at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.

Real Betis played a man down from the 37th after Heiko Westermann was sent off with consecutive yellow cards.

Victories in the derby against Espanyol and at Granada in the final two rounds will secure Barcelona its second consecutive title.

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10 Visual Effects That Changed Cinema Forever!

There will always be stories when you go to the movies, but it’s special effects that truly mark the passage of time in the annals of cinema. These groundbreaking visual effects opened the door to new eras of innovative filmmaking. Do you remember the first time you saw them? Relive the magic moments…




The film: ‘A Trip To The Moon’ (1902)
 
The effect: Georges Méliès puts a man on the Moon

Cinema itself was a special effect back at the turn of the 20th century, thanks mainly to innovator and technological pioneer Georges Méliès, who ushered in a new era of filmmaking with his 1902 short film. This was sci-fi before Christopher Nolan’s great-great-great-great grandaddy was but a twinkle in his great-great-great-great-great grandaddy’s eye: the 13-minute short tells the tale of a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-powered rocket, complete with special effects considered lavish for the time. The crowning moment – a scene imitated for over 100 years – sees the rocket land in the man in the Moon’s eye. Okay, so it’s no 'Gravity’, but bear in mind this was cinema with one eye on the stars at a time before even the first manned flight had taken place.

The film: 'King Kong’ (1933)
 
The effect: Stop-motion animation

Animation is a medium modern audiences taken for granted, but it has come on leaps and bounds since its first baby steps. Stop-motion animation – the act of posing a model, shooting one frame, moving it slightly then shooting again ad infinitum – had been used in movies before Merian C. Cooper’s creature feature, most notably 1925’s dino pic 'The Lost World’, but none used it quite so memorably as he in 1933: no mere man in a monkey suit, Cooper’s King Kong was a fearsome beast that felt every bit as alive as Peter Jackson’s CG creation over 70 years later. The technique was later refined by the likes of Ray Harryhausen, who used it to thrilling effect in adventure movies like 'Jason And The Argonauts’, but they key was always emotion: animators would only move the characters if they knew the characters would move us.

The film: 'Star Wars’ (1977)
 
The effect: Creating a galaxy far, far away

It’s hard to fathom a world before 'Star Wars’ existed – for certain younger generations it has been nothing less than ever-present. Older generations, however, will remember the sheer giddy thrill they felt in the opening seconds of George Lucas’s space opera, when the Blockade Runner zooms into view, swiftly followed by the gargantuan Star Destroyer vessel hoving into the picture, dwarfing the Rebel ship in its sights. Lucas has long been a visual effects pioneer and in founding Industrial Light & Magic in 1975, laid the groundwork for several stunning special effects benchmarks to come. 'Star Wars’ represented the perfect blend of miniatures, practical effects and digital inserts: the sense of immersion was total and all-conquering. Love him or hate him, Lucas is the grandfather of modern movie VFX.

The film: 'An American Werewolf In London’ (1981)
 
The effect: Werewolf transformation

There is no sub-genre of movie that better argues the case of practical effects versus digital effects than the werewolf movie. When was the last time you saw a werewolf movie with a truly shocking transformation scene? Chances are anything made in the last 20 years has relied on CG to turn man into wolf, painting over the pain with pixels: it’s just not the same. John Landis’ lupine adventure, however, expertly utilised practical effects to create a werewolf transformation that still makes audiences uncomfortable 34 years later. Rick Baker was the man who made the magic happen, with all manner of prosthetics and animatronics; the Academy were so creeped out by the infamous scene, they dusted off the category of Outstanding Makeup in its honour. Baker has won the award six times since.

The film: 'Tron’ (1982)
 
The effect: CGI

“Without 'Tron’, there would be no 'Toy Story’,” says John Lasseter, who knows a thing or two about animation milestones himself. Computer-generated imagery – or CGI in today’s parlance – was still in its infancy in the early 80s; it was more of an experimental technique than a proper tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal. 'Tron’ changed all that. The painstakingly-created digital world – an aesthete’s dream of jet black and neon reds and blues – was a marvel of modern technology and opened the doors for those forward-thinking filmmakers willing to take their computer experiments further. Bizarrely, the Academy refused to recognise Tron’s achievement in the field of special effects; they thought the use of computers was “cheating”. And people think the Academy is out of touch…

The film: 'Young Sherlock Holmes’ (1985)
 
The effect: The first CGI character

Not even hardcore Holmes fans will own up to loving this 1985 flop, but 'Young Sherlock Holmes’ will always have a place in cinematic history. The film, directed by Barry Levinson with special effects provided by a young John Lasseter, was the first to contain a photo-real computer-generated character. The effect of a knight formed from the pieces of a stained-glass window is still an eye-opener today, but back in 1985 it was nothing less than a revelation: proof that CGI could and would revolutionise blockbuster filmmaking. Some years later, James Cameron, with the help of ILM, took the techniques learned on 'Young Sherlock Holmes’ to create two more terrifying CG characters: the pseudopod in 1989’s 'The Abyss’, and the liquid metal T-1000 in 1991’s 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day’. And the best was yet to come…

The film: 'Jurassic Park’ (1993) 
The effect: CG makes stop-motion extinct

The story goes that upon seeing the CG dinosaurs created by ILM’s Dennis Muren, 'Jurassic Park’’s stop-motion animator Phil Tippett remarked to director Steven Spielberg “I think I’m extinct!” Computer-generated imagery had evolved beyond Hollywood’s wildest dreams in less than a decade, and 'Jurassic Park’’s dinosaurs – particularly the rampaging T-Rex – rubber-stamped the new technology, announcing that it was here to stay. When combined with the animatronic work of Stan Winston, the ILM dinosaurs looked realer than real – even today it’s difficult to differentiate between the digital and practical effects. Like 'The Lost World’ in 1925, 'Jurassic Park’ did the impossible and brought dinosaurs back to life, to the delight of audiences worldwide.

The film: 'The Matrix’ (1999)
 
The effect: Bullet-time

The Wachowski siblings had lofty ambitions indeed – they wanted to free their movies from the shackles of traditional filmmaking and to set their camera free. 'The Matrix’ was a movie of many a great achievement – perhaps the most impressive was making Keanu Reeves a star again – but the bullet-time effect was the best of the lot: an impossibly dazzling 360 degree shot that circled its star in slow-motion as he limboed under bullets. Bullet-time was achieved by setting up a circular rig of several dozen cameras, all poised to shoot sequentially, allowing the camera to appear untethered. As technologically advanced as the technique was, the most important thing was that it looked bloody cool.

The film: 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers’ (2002)
 
The effect: Motion-capture

Arguably, George Lucas was the first man to commit to a fully-CGI lead character in a mainstream movie, but the fact he did so with Jar-Jar Binks kind of diminishes that achievement. Three years later, however, and Peter Jackson’s WETA took the throne with Gollum: an eye-rubbingly realistic CG addition to Tolkien’s fantasy epic. The reason Gollum worked where Jar-Jar did not was down to the pioneering use of motion-capture, or performance capture, as the pros prefer to call it. Andy Serkis suffered the indignity of wearing a suit covered in ping-pong balls while on set, but the finished product was jaw-dropping. Gollum kickstarted the performance capture craze of the 00s and Serkis became the go-to guy for breathing life into digital creatures such as King Kong and Godzilla.

The film: 'Avatar’
 
The effect: 3D comes of age

3D has, of course, been around for donkeys years, albeit in the crude form of crappy paper spectacles and blurry blue and red visuals. James Cameron doesn’t roll like that. The director actually had to wait for technology to catch up to his vision of a 3D fantasy epic: 'Avatar’ was the first movie to create a three-dimensional world it actually felt like you could step into and explore. Combining bleeding edge performance capture with state-of-the-art 3D – using brand new techniques created specifically for the film – 'Avatar’ proved itself to be more than just a gimmick and went on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. It is the sole reason you still have to pay £1.50 for glasses every time you go to the cinema, but few movies give you your money’s worth quite as much as 'Avatar’ did.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio!

Ask Warren Buffett for the single most powerful factor behind his investing success, and he’d respond “compound interest” — without skipping a beat.

He’s been preaching this for six decades, and it’s made him a billionaire. And it’s something every investor can copy.

Beginning in 1956, Buffett spent 14 years as general partner of Buffett Partners Ltd., the hedge-fund-like entity he ran before dedicating himself fully as Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BRK.A, -1.03% BRK.B, -0.88%   chairman and CEO. This also marked the beginning of his side career as a teacher. 

Buffett has always liked writing letters to teach investing principles. Using his typical wit and easy-to-understand style, he started his first lesson on compound interest to the inventors in his partnership by humorously calling into question the soundness of Queen Isabella’s decision to fund Christopher Columbus’s expedition to find a new route to Asia. “Aside from the psychic income associated with discovering the New World,” he wrote in a letter in 1963, “it wasn’t exactly another IBM (a stock that was doing very well at the time).”

As he figured, had the queen opted instead to invest the $30,000 at 4% instead, it would be worth over $7 trillion today. Such is the remarkable power of compound interest, which Einstein called the eighth wonder of the world. Even modest amounts, when allowed to compound at relatively low rates but over long periods of time, add up to really staggering sums.

Buffett was intent on pounding this idea into his partners’ understanding of what matters in investing.

His second story on compound interest takes a look at King Francis’ decision to commission the Mona Lisa in 1516. The math works out to show that Ferdinand’s $20,000 would be worth well over a $1 quadrillion if he’d only manage to invest it at a 6% annual rate instead.

Buffett said he hoped this figures would “close the discussion of art as investment in our home” (his late wife was a collector and gallery owner for a time).

In yet another humorous letter on compounding, Buffett inspects who got the better deal, Peter Minuit or the Manhattan Indians, who sold their island for $24 In 1626. When he wrote the letter in 1965, Buffett figured the land value of the island was roughly $12.5 billion, which worked out to a 6.12% compounded annual gain. Not bad. However, had the “Tribal Mutual Fund” managed to earn 6.5% instead, their $24 would have been worth $42 billion. If they could have squeaked out yet another half-percentage point a year and get 7%, the value jumps to $205 billion.

This is Buffett’s way of demonstrating the enormous impact from even modestly higher rates of compounding over long periods of time. An extra percentage point a year may not seem like a lot when viewed in isolation, but as you can see from the example, the cumulative impact of a minor change can be enormous.

Acting rationally, consistently, while harnessing the power of compound interest over a very long period of time is what has made Buffett perhaps the most successful investor of all time. Why not harness it for yourself? Start early and think long term.

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Foods to eat, and avoid for a good night’s sleep!

According to a new study, dark chocolate may help you sleep better - that is because the Magnesium found in dark chocolate helps regulate the body clock, and thus, improve sleep quality. In fact, how well you sleep is, most often, a product of your food habits, and so it is a good idea to watch what you are eating, in order to be able to sleep well. 

Here is what you can eat to bring on a good night’s sleep, and what you should avoid:

Warm milk and other dairy products: The good old advise of drinking warm milk before going to sleep, holds true for other dairy products as well. This is because they contain a sleep inducing substance known as Tryptophan, that helps in the production of the chemicals, melatonin and serotonin, which help put you off to sleep. Try a spoon of honey with your milk – since both contain Trytophan, the combination is sure to give you a good sleep. Yogurt is another good option for helping you sleep.

Fish: According to an article published in the New York Academy of Sciences, fish helps bring on a good night’s sleep. Fish such as tuna and salmon contain vitamin B6, needed to make melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.

High Glycaemic Index food: According to studies, carbohydrate rich foods, which contain a high Glycaemic Index (GI) – a measure of how quickly carbohydrates are broken down into sugar in the blood - may help induce sleep. This is because food containing high GI increases the level of proteins which are used to make the sleep inducing hormone serotonin. So if you find it difficult to sleep at night, try having carbohydrate rich food such as rice.

Cereal: If you feel hungry in the night, try having a bowl of cereal with milk. The combination of milk (Trytophan) and cereals (carbohydrates) helps induce sleep. The calcium from the milk also helps regulate the muscle movement.

Herbal teas: Herbal teas such as chamomile, passion flower tea, etc, help calm the mind and induce sleep. This is because, according to research, drinking tea increases glycine, which is a chemical that helps relax the nerves and muscles, hence acting as a sedative.

Food rich in Magnesium: According to the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, consuming too little Magnesium can impair your sleep. Hence, opt for food that is rich in Magnesium, such as nuts, whole grains such as barley, dark leafy vegetables and fish. Dark chocolates also contain Magnesium.   

Bananas: Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 (needed to make melatonin), thus helping to bring on sleep. They also contain magnesium and potassium – both of which are known to be muscle relaxants.

Cherries: Cherries – both fresh and dried, are great fruits to snack on in the night as they help to naturally boost the melatonin levels in the body, hence helping you sleep better. Tart cherries are even better options.

Chickpeas: Chickpeas are a good source of Vitamin B6, which helps boost melatonin levels in the body, and the sleep inducing tryptophan, and thus helps to bring on quality sleep. 









What to avoid:

Some foods may harm your sleep, and hence are best avoided at night:

Foods rich in tyramine: The amino acid, tyramine, causes the adrenal glands to secret noradrenaline – a brain stimulant, which can make you alert, or anxious and can seriously hamper with your sleep. Foods that contain tyramine include vegetables such as tomatoes, brinjals, potatoes, wine and processed cheese or meats such as pork.

Alcohol: While one would believe that a bit of alcohol may help you sleep better, too much alcohol can disrupt the body’s natural sleep rhythm. It tends to dehydrate the body, making you feel more thirsty at night, and also causes the blood sugar levels to dip.

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage: These leafy vegetables, though good for you otherwise, are high on fiber, and hence in some cases, may cause the build up of excess gas – leading to bloating and abdominal cramps.

Processed junk food: This is a no brainer – processed foods which are high on sugar and fats, increase the production of acids in the stomach – leading to heartburn and indigestion. The result - apart from a bad stomach, you may also end up waking up from your sleep feeling sluggish and lethargic. 

Coffee: Come exam time, and most people drink coffee to stay up. The reason is that coffee contains caffeine, which is a nervous stimulant. While people differ in their caffeine tolerance levels, it is best to skip coffee altogether at night.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Retire later and live longer!

New York, April 28 (IANS) If you are 65 and still working, it can be an add-on for you to live longer while retiring early may increase your chances of dying early, says new research, suggesting that there is a strong relationship between work and longevity.

The findings showed that healthy retirees who worked a year longer of age 65 had an 11 percent lower risk of death while unhealthy retirees who worked a year longer had a nine percent lower mortality risk which indicates that factors beyond health may affect post-retirement mortality.

"It may not apply to everybody but we think that work brings people a lot of economic and social benefits that could impact the length of their lives," said lead study author Chenkai Wu from the Oregon State University in the US.

The team analysed 2,956 people who had retired from 1992 to 2010 and looked at effects of retirement on health.

Poor health is one reason people retire early and also can lead to earlier death, so researchers wanted to find a way to mitigate a potential bias in that regard.

They divided the participants into unhealthy retirees -- who indicated that health was a factor in their decision to retire and healthy retirees -- who indicated health was not a factor.

The results indicated that during the study period, about a 12 percent of the healthy and a 25.6 percent of the unhealthy retirees died.

Working a year longer had a positive impact on the study participants' mortality rate regardless of their health status.

"Most research in this area has focused on the economic impacts of delaying retirement. I thought it might be good to look at the health impacts," Wu added in the paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Goat Born With A Human Face Sends Village Into Meltdown!

This goat born with the face of a human baby has provoked a bidding war as people desperately tried to buy it from the farmer it belonged to.

The newborn sadly did not live for long after its birth but it didn’t stop some from wanting to buy the carcass of the so-called fawn - the mythical fusion of goat and animal.

Farmer Ibrahim Basir refused all cash offers after the goat was born on his property in Felda, Malaysia, instead choosing to hand it over to the Veterinary Services Department so it could be studied.

Mystery: The goat’s appearance has so far not been explained (CEN)

Ibrahim told local media he was shocked when he found out that one of his goats had given birth to a kid that had the features of a human baby.

He said: “When I went to check, I was quite shocked but fascinated too as its face, nose, short legs and even the condition of its soft body seemed like that of a human baby, whereas the light brown fur covering its whole body resembles that of a goat.”

He added: "We kept the carcass in a polystyrene box filled with ice cubes before taking it to the district veterinary office at around noon yesterday.”

Ibrahim thinks the animals looks were a result of being trampled by its mother.

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Mitsubishi Motors says cheated on mileage tests for 25 years!

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) said on Tuesday it used fuel economy testing methods that did not comply with Japanese regulations for 25 years, much longer than previously known.

It said aggressive internal targets may have put pressure on employees to overstate the fuel economy of its vehicles, and would set up an external committee to investigate the matter.

Japan's sixth-largest automaker has lost half its market value - some $3.9 billion (£2.6 billion) - since it admitted last week to manipulating test data for four domestic mini-vehicle models, including two it produced for Nissan Motor Co .

It has also said that more models may have used tests non-compliant with Japanese standards, prompting concern about ballooning potential compensation costs and fines. The U.S auto safety regulator is also seeking information, while Japanese authorities have raided one of the company's research and development facilities.

Mitsubishi Motors said it used appropriate testing methods on vehicles sold in the United States, and had no indications of data manipulation in vehicles sold in other overseas markets.

It said it had been submitting non-compliant data to Japan's transport ministry since 1991. It previously said such non-compliance went back only to at least 2002.

Ryugo Nakao, executive vice president, said Japanese regulations changed in 1991 to require testing methods to better reflect stop-and-go urban driving, but Mitsubishi Motors did not follow that rule change. "We should have switched, but it turns out we didn't," he said.

A committee of external experts will report the results of its investigation in three months, he said.
Nakao added that repeatedly raised internal fuel economy targets during the development of the affected models may have contributed to the cheating. "Judging by what the investigations have shown so far, it seems there was pressure," he told reporters.

Another executive, Koji Yokomaku, said Mitsubishi Motors raised its fuel economy targets five times in two years while developing the mini-vehicles, reaching 29.2 km (18.14 miles) per litre from an initial target of 26.4 kms per litre.

Chief Operating Officer Tetsuro Aikawa, who was on the engineering team that developed the original eK Wagon, said he had no idea the fuel economy readings were being falsified. "I was totally unaware this was happening," he said. "It's a problem that this issue didn't come up until now."

FASTER TEST

The automaker has said it compiled data for fuel economy tests using U.S. standards, where higher-speed, highway driving is common, rather than Japanese standards, where more prevalent city driving commonly consumes more fuel. Mitsubishi Motors said the U.S. testing method may have been used as it is shorter and would save time.

Japan’s transport ministry said it found irregularities with the way Mitsubishi Motors compiled mileage data on models in addition to the four affected mini-vehicles. It said it wanted an explanation for this from the company by May 11.

The ministry earlier said it set up a task force to examine how other automakers submit fuel economy data. Last week, it ordered other domestic automakers to submit fuel economy test data by May 18.

The misconduct has revived memories of a scandal more than 15 years ago in which Mitsubishi Motors admitted systematically covering up customer complaints for more than two decades, bringing the company close to collapse. It was bailed out by other Mitsubishi Group companies.

Senior officials at other Mitsubishi firms say it would be difficult for them to help the car maker this time, if needed, as they face their own financial squeeze, as well as calls to put shareholder returns above ties with the former Mitsubishi business empire.

Takehiko Kakiuchi, President and CEO of trading group Mitsubishi Corp , told Reuters he as "aghast" at the scandal engulfing its sister company.

(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu, with additional reporting by Maki Shiraki and Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Ian Geoghegan)

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Hair Shedding Issues: Tips to fight with hair shedding!

Ombree shade (like Angelina Jolie carried it off) The blonde shade.. Naaaaahhhhhh.. or the blue shade on the edges ( that’s like one of my babe got it done) or the global coloring (Love-struck.. simply stunning and spunky “ Deepika Padukone” got it done in the recent VOGUE SHOOT!) Her first look was sure to serenade her fans!! But you also cant ignore the sizzling and sexy “Sonam Kapoor’s” hairstyle in the recent exclusively Elie Saab World Couture Show.. is also undeniable the most SPECTACULAR!!

Undoubtedly, they follow a structured and proper diet, take scrupulous precautions and what not ?? ( Of course, they spend exorbitant like a BOMB..) for their detox regime and exercising routines.

Practically, it’s not possible to retain it that way.. so frizzy hair, greasy and oily scalp.. and along with all this.. comes HAIR-SHEDDING!! (Oops.. which is indeed a TERROR for me)

So girlies.. Before you panic about the state of your curls and coils or the textured hair locks, lets have a look at these handy tips to stop your hair from shredding!

Frequent Brushing

Oh yes, how can you forget this handy cure for hair shedding (Well, I always carry a small brush in my handbag always) I know it’s not possible always, but girls.. believe me!! This is the only way to get rid of the almost dead hairs stuck with the healthy ones.

Also, the WAY YOU BRUSH contributes to the health of your hair. Use a brush which is gentle and soft on scalp. Instead of starting from roots, start section wise.  

TIPS: One should usually comb hair 3/4 times a day.. once in the morning, evening and once before going to bed. Excess of brushing might lead to hair breakage.

And for the girls with CURLY HAIR :

Spray some water or run wet fingers through your hair once you’re done brushing.
Its utmost important to detangle and remove dead hairs.

LOOSE, Leave your hair loose

Whether you make a messy bun in a party, or a Boho-Style-braid with your girlfriends on a lunch.. But don’t ever forget to keep them loose, when you’re relaxing or chilling comfortably at your home. The hairstyles which includes tying up too tightly often gives you stress!!

Generally, on daily basis 50-100 hair strands sheds daily. This might not only give you tension.. but can make your head go round..but do not.. I repeat..do not freak out !!!

Just relax … its the part and parcel of natural hair growth.

TIPS: Whenever you get back from work or office, get into your favorite cotton pajamas and t shirt.. and just loosen up your hair!

Let your hair breathe..!

A BIG NO, to heavy styling products

Initially, you will love them because it might change your look completely . You’ll start loving your hair and might also feel more confident ! Because within seconds, a baffled person who is thinking what to do and what not to? Gets a stunning hairdo and gives you a fashionista celebrity type look!! Avoid gels, mousses, permanent extensions, sprays and other products which makes your hair sticky.
The solution, yes we have!! ( I do follow them on regular basis)

I agree, certain occasions do demand such a professional look ! But not every-time. You can also apply a home-made hair pack every week to make them internally strong. Also, they are natural based..so don’t worry about the side-effects!

TIPS: Girls.. go and raid your fridge for healthy hair..!
  • Wash your hair and rinse it with BEER for an extra special clean. . Yes.. Beer..! Massage them deeply for sometime and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • EGG (pack of proteins) is a great conditioner. Mixing it with olive oil gives marvelous results. Massage your scalp and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing out with warm water.
  • Also, washing hair with GREEN TEA makes your hair soft and shiny. Massage it for 20 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Also, you can use a LOW-HEAT-SETTING for blow drying.

Avoid using TIGHT RUBBER BANDS as it might encourage your hair to get snagged and ripping it out of the follicle.

Enjoy a massage to relax the scalp and strengthen the roots

Girls.. you just cant stop your hair from shedding completely. So the best way, is to deal with it! Massage is one of the simplest ways to stop your hair from shedding. This will relax and stimulate the scalp. Improve blood flood and releases stress. Just a technique.. and no equipment is required! Start slowly with the balls of your fingers, then from top to the neckline and so on.

TIPS: Thinking of those days, when  your mother use to give you a “champi” with warm coconut oil every week during my school days.. !! It does wonders.

Try it out.. its really gonna help you!

Avoid taking very hot showers

Taking shower in hot water, opens up the pores and cuticles of your hair.. causing it to be brittle, frizzy and dry.

Also, it will remove “sebum” (natural oil) which strengthens and gives shines to hair.

No matter, what your hair texture is, it needs MOISTURE to stay frizz free.

TIPS : Always, wash your hair with normal, warm or room-temperature water. Once a month, steam hair-spa is also a must.

Avoid certain colors and fabrics

Choose your fabrics carefully girls! Rougher and static-y fabrics will protract your agony and will make the hair stick. Also, silkier and soft clothes helps them to roll off.

If your hair is dark, stick to dark shades and vice-versa. 

Already your hair sheds daily, so avoiding this will add on to more shedding!

TIPS :- Like if you have any scalp infection or dandruff problem.. avoid wearing dark colors.. because it will fall on your shoulders and will be clearly visible!!

Protect your hair from sun exposure

Girls, excess of sun exposure might damage your hair. The way you protect our skin from harmful UV rays, in the same we need to save our hair as well! Those rays will steal your hair of their moisture and will make them dry and brittle. Hence, it will lead to breakage and shedding.

TIPS: Carry a scarf always. Cover you hair with it, when you’re exposed to sunlight or while driving two-wheeler. 

Handle wet hair carefully

After your shower, let your hair dry naturally. Wrap your wet hair in a COTTON T-SHIRT (yes, perfect!) Towels area made of rough fabric which causes frizziness and split ends.  Don’t brush them when they are wet, as it makes them brittle and dry. Always, use a wide toothed comb to brush out the tangles.

TIPS:- If in case you take a shower at night, repeat the same procedure as mentioned above..put your hair up in a bun, and let it dry naturally in the  overnight. It avoids breakage.

Are you suffering from hair shedding? How do you deal with it? (Like on a rate-o-meter) Going bald is a common female nightmare!!!! If yes, following the above tips might reduce it to an extent.

Look young ..Love your hair.. Feed them with essential supplements.. Style them naturally and say BYE-BYE TO BAD HAIR !!