One year it’s all about athleisure, the next is about hippie-inspired outfits, then the Scandi style comes to steal the spotlight and so on. In the fashion world, trends seem to come and go at the speed of light. It can be difficult to stay up to date with all these transformations, let alone embrace them and adapt them to your personal style. And let’s face it, you might not even have the budget to change your whole wardrobe on a regular basis just for the sake of keeping up with the latest trends in the fashion industry. 

But then again, you don’t want your outfits to look boring and dated either. One way to solve this dilemma is by building a capsule wardrobe comprised of timeless pieces that you can wear time and time again and look as stylish as ever. But if that implies more effort (and money) than you’re willing to invest, you can always choose plan B. And in this case plan B means using the right accessories to bring your outfits back to life and give them the oomph they need. 

So, let’s see what are the must-have accessories that can update even the most basic and boring attire.   

Hoops 

Some say hoop earrings are making a comeback. We say they never left the chat, but they were just laying low for a while. There’s something about hoops that evokes power, confidence and femininity all at once. And we’re not only talking about the classic simple hoops here. Since they come in a variety of styles and sizes, you can have fun with it and choose the colors, materials and designs that appeal to you the most. You can wear just one pair or more, wear them alone or layer them with other earrings to create looks that will definitely make an impression. 

Eyewear

If the eyes are the window to the soul, eyewear is most certainly the window to stylishness. Whether we’re talking about sunglasses or vision glasses, the right pair of glasses can instantly transform your attire. You go from preppy to sassy in just a second or choose the quirkiest eyewear if you want to make a fashion statement with your outfit. 

Quick tip: learn to choose the right frames to complement your face shape if you want to enhance your natural features. Also, if you need vision glasses, always opt for reputable eye care providers like Muunel eyewear to make sure you get the best quality eyewear and your eyes are well protected.  

High heels 

When it comes to footwear, sneakers and flats are definitely the most comfortable options and they can be stylish as well. They’re also basic items that everyone should own. But they’re not necessarily the pieces that can transform your outfit from boring to spectacular. Leave that task to high heels. You should never underestimate the power of high heels. They can elevate your outfit both literally and metaphorically. 

If you’re not a regular high-heel wearer, you don’t have to choose sky high heels to put together a great outfit. You can always go for medium high heels that are much more comfortable and they won’t have you tripping over your own feet on a smooth surface. 

Wrist piece 

Not in the mood to wear a fancy outfit? No worries, you don’t always have to look like you came out of the covers of a fashion magazine. But you can give your attire a touch of elegance and sophistication with a statement wrist piece. 

A nice watch is your safest bet here, not to mention it’s also a practical accessory. When you wear a beautiful watch, there’s really no need to add jewelry or other accessories to your outfit (unless you feel like it). Watches are total show-stealers, so adorn your wrist with the prettiest watch you own and you’re good to go. 

Clutch 

Looking good is important, but let’s not forget about practical aspects either. We all need to carry around certain items with us, so why not carry them in style? Usually, people opt for the classic handbag or backpack where they can throw any item and go about their day. 

But when you need to stand out from the crowd and make your outfit a bit cooler, these options won’t do. Choose an elegant clutch instead and you’ll see how your whole look instantly improves. You won’t be able to fit as many things inside a clutch, but then again, you probably don’t need to carry all that stuff with you anyway. 

Gold jewelry 

It’s one of those days when the only clean clothes you have are a classic white top and a pair of blue jeans. Nice and simple, right? But it can look a little dull as well. So, what can you do to level up this basic outfit? Our suggestion is to throw some gold jewelries in the mix and then take a glance in the mirror. We promise you’ll like what you see. 

Gold jewelries can bring a bit of spark and joy into any outfit. And they don’t necessarily have to be made out of genuine gold. There are plenty of quality gold pieces made of other materials that will look just as good and won’t leave a dent in your budget. 

Red lip 

Let’s talk a bit about makeup, shall we? Some might argue that’s not an actual accessory, but we beg to differ. At least when it comes to red lipstick, we can definitely add it to the list of essential accessories every woman should have. 

A red lip is like the little black dress of makeup. It will never go out of style and it looks flattering on anyone. So, when you don’t feel like dressing up, a bold red lip can make you look amazing, no matter what you’re wearing. Find a shade that works for you and skyrocket your style and your self-confidence. 

xoxo D



When smartwatches first came out, they were designed with men in mind, but as they have grown in popularity, there has been a shift in design, with women’s devices becoming more accessible. If you are looking for a budget-friendly and reliable smartwatch for women, then take a look at these great devices before you make a purchase.

HUAWEI Watch Fit

Not only does this watch come in under budget, but it works hard to help you stay in touch with the way your body works. From stress monitoring, step counting, and menstrual cycle tracking, each feature works to give you the most accurate data at the touch of a button.

Waterproof up to 50m, this watch also offers nearly one hundred different workout modes so that you can be certain your exercise of choice can be tracked. The only disappointment with this device is that the strap is not changeable, meaning that you will not be able to change looks for different events.

Fossil Women’s Hybrid

If you are looking for a watch that has smart features but looks like a traditional timepiece, then the Fossil Women’s Hybrid may be the solution. It comes with a beautiful clock face that is easy to read, a thin and comfy strap, and has a companion app that allows you to get the notifications you need no matter where you are.

This device has a battery that will last anywhere between 6 – 9 months and can be easily replaced for very little cost. The companion app is simple to navigate and will tell you your daily steps, the calories you have burned, and provides you with the option to set specific goals to work towards. It’s a sleek and affordable watch that will look great wherever you wear it.

Ndur Watch

Ndur may not be a well-known brand, but their budget line of smartwatches offers the style and functionality that any woman needs. The device is comfortable to wear and looks like a combination of an Apple Watch and a Fitbit Versa. It has a full touch screen and is simple to use so that you can get on with your day with ease.

The watch comes with a heart rate monitor and can track your sleep and menstrual cycle so that you are always up to date with how your body is functioning. Plus, it comes with IP68 waterproof standards, so it is safe in the rain or when you are washing your hands. Plus, it comes with extra-long battery life and can be charged in under two hours when it goes flat. 

Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit are well known for their high-quality tracker devices, and the Fitbit Inspire 2 is no different. It comes with a whopping ten-day battery, allows you to track up to 20 different activities, and is water-resistant to 50m so that you can wear it swimming without worrying.

The Fitbit companion app is highly regarded and can give you further insights and analysis into your performance over time. You can also opt to upgrade to Fitbit Premium and access guided meditation, additional challenges, and much more.

Why You Need a Women’s Smartwatch

It may seem crazy that men and women can find gender-specific smartwatches, but what is important to a woman, such as menstrual tracking, may be irrelevant to men. Whichever watch you choose to buy, make sure that it suits your needs and fits your lifestyle so that you get the best from it every time you wear it.

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Cool as it may look, when you really think about it, the range and selection of shoes in a shoes store can be very overwhelming if you don’t know where to  start looking! While it makes for a great display, having hundreds of shoes for sale displayed in one place can be a one-way road to decision fatigue – so where to start when you need a new pair of shoes? 

The trick is to break the process down into steps – starting with analysis of your likes and dislikes, considering your budget, looking at materials, and finally, purchasing your shoes.

How ideal is ideal when it comes to the right pair of shoes? 

If you’ve ever been to any of the Nike shoes sales,  you will know that it is a brand built on durability and good reputation. But if you think about it, what is this brand best known for? Running shoes! Perhaps you’ve been to a footwear store with several pairs of Nike shoes for sale, and the chances are great that they are all running shoes. The success of these shoes comes from the fact that they are purpose-designed and purpose-bought, so people who buy them will generally use them for running – the activity they were designed for. 

Conversely, if you wear shoes for reasons other than what they were designed for, you risk wear and tear to the shoes and even injury to yourself. This is because shoes are designed to function in a certain way for various activities, and using it in an unintended way can have terrible consequences. 

How do you fill your days? 

What do you enjoy doing? How do you stay active, and what sports get you out of bed in the morning? If you have a sport you enjoy, or even have a job that leads you to speding a lot of time on your feet, you need to make sure that your feet are properly cushioned and protected.

When you go out to investigate potential shoe matches, there are certain factors that you could investigate to make the process more smooth. 

Think about aspects such as the material the shoes are made of, how thick or thin the soles are, how solid or breathable the shoes are, whether they are ergonomically designed and what activity they were designed for. 

Body aches, blisters, postural issues and swollen feet are just a few of the consequences of shoes that are incorrectly worn. Your most crucial consideration is to protect your heels and ankles from impact at all costs, and that requires the right kind of shoes. 

Your shoes should move with you

Durability is a huge factor in the longevity of shoes, and in this case, material matters. Leather is always a solid option, as it is strong, and difficult to break. It is however heavy, and difficult to run in, unless combined with other materials. For running shoes, look for something light a flexible, while hiking boots should be tough and structural. 

xoxo D.

Simple, easy to throw on, and classic is the key here. If there’s one thing this pandemic changed in terms of fashion it’s that style became much more laid back, and casual. We are still working from home these days so… our lazy asses have even found a way to make office blazers look relaxed. Whats’ my take on this? Well, let’s see: I LOVE IT.  I love the casualness of it all, the style, the vibe, which ironically goes hand in and with my lack of time and motivation really to get all dressed up these days. I still wanna look good tho, if that makes any sense, but if it can be done with good clothes and 0 effort I’m in. And apparently the ‘zoom fashion’ CAN be done in such a way to please both our professional/fashion selves as well as lazy selves.

 Think t-shirts with gorgeous necklaces, or blazers over sporty tank tops, luxe knit cardigans over sweats. That sort if style narrative…

Also… I think we might as well milk this laid back vibe till it’s still here, cause after pandemic like is gone I seriously predict a boom in all aspects of life, fashion included. So I think we’ll be overdressed  and oner the top when this ends for a loooong time.

Bottom line is what does one wear to zoom work meetings? Yeah yeah we know by now there’s a party on the bottom and most often than not we’re in leggings or sweats. Pjs anyone? (raises hand). But do we keep up appearances on the top? Do we bother or need to bother anymore to look professional? YES and NO really. Personally I think the definition of smart wear changed a lot, and is more relaxed. We’re not pretending to be anything we’re not, but we are still keen to look good. For lack of better word.

Hey you’d be surprised to see how cool and put together a blazer looks even over the oldest pj top.

So yes our fashion office life is hanging by our tops alone. That’s all our colleagues and bosses see so no wonder there’s more emphasis on simple cute tops, good makeup, jewelleries, lipstick, low maintenance hairstyles.

Simplicity is the key.

Best tops to wear for zoom meetings:

Blazers over anything.

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T-shirts and necklaces

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Cardigans and knits over loungewear.

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White shirts/button-downs

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Looks and sounds so easy, yet I always end up having a little mental breakdown before a zoom meeting cause I don’t know what to wear.

xoxo D.

I must be the only human alive these days who occasionally still dabs into skinny jeans outfits. I mean it was only last week when I had a hoodie on, all my leggings were in the laundry pile so I pulled a 2017 and wore some skinny jeans. But… look, I was born in the 80s. I lived the dad jeans trend once in my early teens… plus I’m a mom now, and a grown ass woman and I can wear whatever the hell I want. (tbh skinny jeans with a high waist, or skinny high waist mom jeans will forever flatter my body and boost my self confidence. Why argue with that, you know.)

For fashion’s sake girl. – says I to myself.

Also, there comes a point in our fashion lives when even the best most classic staple bores us. Plus fashion is cyclical and the baggy jeans were bound to make a comeback, all you had to do to see that was look at the oversized trends that were happening out there for the past 5 years or so. So yes, with a bit of heartbreak I must say it: skinny jeans are dead.

(I will secretly still pull out my fave pair from time to time. #whynot)

Okay now let’s focus on the present:

What exactly are DAD JEANS? And are they universally flattering? Are they a staple? Are they easy to style and mix? Are they beautiful, or more like cool?

They are SO COOL. Think late 90s Aaliyah and TLC – with a high waist, a long cut, and a million styles in between. The best styles come a mile long (which is a tough one for tall girls like me, but hope dies last.), and they hug the body/waist while still leaving room for coolness. Slim but baggy.

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In theory and on Pinterest they sound like the holy grail of jeans, but in practice you may need to go through more dad jeans pairs until you find the right one for you. Also, is it just me or do they look more flattering on skinny girls? And if you’re tall – you can almost forget about it.

Or maybe I’m just dad jeans traumatised from the last 2 pairs I got. The first one fits perfectly but is too short and my legs look ridiculous aka overgrown woman in kids jeans?!? Plus I feel fat in them. #cottonjeanscandothat

The second pair I got is AMAZING. Baggy, very long, but the waist is too big. I need to tailor them. So… dad jeans style is a process for me. But the style and outfits are a major payoff. And they look more grown up. Serious. Like work pants but way cooler. They are a very very beautiful mix of mom jeans and cool baggy jeans.

It may just take a while to find your perfect pair.

But in case you don’t, or you just don’t like them, girl… I got you. *hugs you in skinny jeans. :)

Happy to be back typing and creating.

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xoxo D

Gaining his start with Gucci, there’s no question Tom Ford carved a lane in the fashion world. In 2019, he pulled an incredible fashion show in Los Angeles on the eve of the Oscars. Actress Renee Zellweger had a prime spot midway down the mirrored runway, and surrounding her were celebrities A-Rod, Jason Momoa, J.Lo, Miley Cyrus, and Jon Hamm.

Though the pandemic shut down fabric mills, ateliers, sample rooms, and corporate offices in 2020, it couldn’t stop Ford. In February, being the rare designer he is, he put on a wide array of athletic gray sweats and DIY’d jeans on the runway—precisely the kind of clothes customers would want to wear through quarantine.

A year later, Ford is back with hope, and the last thing he wants to create is serious clothing. He believes people need an escape, a reason to smile, and that’s what he offered—creating bright clothes that make everyone smile.

Now is the time to get ahead on this fashion designer’s 2021 trends and elevate your wardrobe with a new collection.

Tom Ford

A film director and fashion designer, Tom Ford, was studying at the Paris campus of the Parsons School of Design when he decided to switch to fashion. He became the womenswear designer for Gucci in 1990 and creative director in 1994. He largely contributed to Gucci’s reinvention from a flailing brand to a thriving designer company.

Under Ford’s leadership, Gucci’s annual sales increased to $3 billion. Since resigning from Gucci in 2004, he began his formidable self-branded enterprise, Tom Ford Fashion, in 2005. He also directed several movies, including producing a motion picture, The Single Man, that gained exceptional praise in 2009.

2021 Collections

Tom Ford crafted the Spring and Summer 2021 collections amid the worldwide pandemic, and all his inspiration came from retro 70s glamour that incites hopeful feelings.

Ford, who believes in the power of fashion, saw how women and men made great efforts to dress up for small outdoor dinners and parties during the pandemic. He also watched the Netflix documentary on the fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez which primarily featured 70s models Donna Jordan and Pat Cleveland. This experience inspired and excited him since every picture from that era was synonymous with fun and glamour.

Ford felt a connection between his dinner guests and those women, and instantly the theme for his collection was born. Tom Ford’s 2021 trends primarily feature aesthetic components like loud animal stripes and splashy floral prints, complemented by bold makeup statements.

Floral and Tropical

Despite the timelessness of the prettiest motifs and beads, 70s glamour is incomplete without floral garments. When spring rolls around, florals and tropical prints are undoubtedly seasonal. Tom Ford revived this style in tropical-inspired swim shorts that make a great addition to any beach collection.

Casual Animal Print

Following the 70s inspiration, animal print is in full swing throughout the collection. However, the collection’s most significant takeaway is perhaps the leopard print pajama bottoms. They were a hit back in the 70s, inspiring countless knockoffs, and they will undoubtedly gain popularity in 2021. If that sounds like a fashion risk, consider wearing these pants to bed or incorporate them into a relaxing day outfit to craft a statement look.

Bold Eyewear

No collection is complete without designer sunglasses. Brilliant fashion designer Tom Ford is taking the eyewear game next level this year with classy and chic sunglasses crafted by hand in Italy. The new collection highlights effortless elegance and style, representing a timeless look, making Tom Ford’s eyewear collection the most luxurious lineup of 2021.

Check out these Tom Ford sunglasses to accessorize your spring and summer attire.

Colorful Attire

When thinking about the color for spring, bold hues often take center stage. Tom Ford is doing precisely this by going ‘out with the old and in with the bold.’ Loud colors crowd Tom Ford’s latest collection. From chic to rainbow styles and more, the explosion of different hues will add positivity to this year.

When Fashion Calls, Tom Ford is the Answer

If you’re starting to incorporate designer quality into your wardrobe, look no further than Tom Ford, especially this spring. With a wide array of attire to choose from, you will find an outfit perfect for you. After all, a little bit of fashion and color can help brighten your life during trying times.

While the wedding dress is indisputably the focal point of a bride’s look, she should match her hairstyle, makeup, and accessories to achieve the perfect wedding day look. However, finding a good hairstyle that complements the wedding dress can be challenging.

The best course of action is not to treat your wedding dress and bridal hairstyle like they are mutually exclusive. Have the two in sync, and you will find the best wedding day look.

If you aren’t familiar with many hairstyles, it might be challenging to know where to start. There are endless unique wedding hairstyles. Figure out what works the best with your particular wedding dress.

Hairstyles

The gown is arguably the most crucial element of a bride’s wedding day look. Hence, it only makes sense to choose a dress first so you can find a suitable hairstyle. Your dress’s neckline will act as a guide to choosing your wedding day hairstyle. 

Updos

Wedding trends come and go, but the bridal updo is a wedding hairstyle that always looks flawless. From classic chignons to twisted, knotted, and braided, the great thing about a bridal updo is its versatility—there’s one version that will fit your hair’s natural texture and wedding gown.

To add an edge to your updo, or to create a more relaxed look, consider adding flowers to a messy bun with some wispy, face-framing pieces. Some small white blooms will be fantastic to give your wedding updo an extra touch of romance.

If you are looking to add visual interest, opt for the twisted style. You can also pull your hair into a sleek ponytail and add curls for extra volume and elegance. It looks super elegant, and you get to show off your long, luxurious locks while not having to worry about fussing with your hair.

Half Up, Half Down

A half-up, half-down hairstyle is perfect for keeping your hair out of the face and showing off your gown’s neckline. You can play around with this style by dressing it up with a braid crown and sprigs of baby’s breath.

For a chic yet ethereal look, consider adding a half topknot. Or, if it is an ultra-glam look you are aiming for, have your hairstylist smooth the front part of your hair and tease the back section so that it looks sleek in front and has some serious volume in the back.

Entirely Down

If your tresses are long, it is only right that you get to show off your hair by rocking some gorgeous smooth curls. Do the classic middle part, and have your stylist work some frizz-fighting products into your waves before the photoshoot, so they stay shiny and sleek all day long.

To add a fun twist to your wedding look, use a temporary dye to color the ends of your curls. But be sure to think about photos when opting for more bold choices.

For an ultra-glam look, get a good blowout—extra volume and curls. Then pin your hair up on one side down with a sparkly barrette. Your hair will shine all day.

Accessories

While there are no rules about wearing hair accessories on your wedding day, it goes without saying that the right piece for your hair can genuinely elevate and tie together all the aspects of your bridal look. From tiaras to hair combs, the options are nearly endless when it comes to finding a bridal hair accessory.

Depending on your personal style, you can choose a crown, a flower crown, or perhaps add a ribbon to your hairstyle. Fun hairpins and sparkly hair accessories, like hair vines and headbands, also make great options.

Finding a Hairstylist

It is never too early to book your hairstylist, especially if you are getting married during the busy bridal season. But before you hire a stylist, put together a budget. Go over details with your stylist—discuss travel costs, handling gratuities, and the suitable form of payment—so everything goes smooth on the wedding day.

When on the hunt for a hairstylist, consider reaching out to your family and friends for referrals. You can also search Instagram hashtags to find the right stylist in your area. Ensure you have inspiration photos to show the stylist when you show up for the initial meeting.

Practice

You want everything to go smoothly on your wedding day. For this reason, a trial run (possibly multiple trials) is important. Schedule an appointment for a trial with your hairstylist before you hire them. Often, the first trial might not be that great. So, make sure you communicate your likes and dislikes and be open to trying at least a handful of looks.

Experts recommend scheduling a trial after choosing your wedding dress so you get the complete picture of how you will look on your big day. Furthermore, practice wearing the accessories as many times as possible to be sure they will stay in place.

Make Your Big Day Perfect

From pretty braids to classic updos, these unique hairstyles are something every bride-to-be can rock for their “I dos.” While some brides prefer wearing their lush locks down in soft curls spilling over their shoulders, others love sweeping their hair up in clean and chic chignons for a timeless vibe. It is totally up to you to decide which hairstyle works the best for you. Regardless of which style you choose, ensure you enjoy your big day to the fullest.

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We age because of the molecular and cellular damage that accumulates in the body over time. It leads to a decrease in physical and mental abilities. It also increases the likelihood of many age-related diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, etc.)

Let’s say your cells are your cars. You rent them out during your life, which results in their wear and tear. But is it possible to rent out your cars with no additional damage after? There are. Let’s take a look at some mundane yet scientifically proven ways to reverse the aging process.

Restful Sleep

The quality of our waking hours depends on the quality of our sleep. The way our body will rest at night depends on how it will function during the day. Sleep promotes the production of several vital hormones, particularly the hormone of youth – melatonin, which restores your vitality. A healthy amount of sleep ranges from 6 to 10 hours, and 8 hours of sleep is considered ideal.

If you have trouble falling asleep, light and intermittent sleep, it is a sign of increased stress levels – which is something to avoid to slow down your aging process. Lack of sleep results in an increased cortisol release – the so-called stress hormone – that leads to adrenal fatigue, characterized by severe fatigue, increased anxiety levels, hair loss, muscle and joint pains, and other symptoms. If you are familiar with any of these, consider getting medical advice and start adrenal fatigue treatment.

Balanced Diet

It is not a secret that fruit and vegetables are extremely beneficial for our bodies and overall well-being. They contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, which heal the body and promote long, active life. Eating seasonal is one of the most efficient ways to provide your body with all the diversity of fruit and veggies, recommended to be no less than five portions a day. It is capable of preventing the development of heart disease and stroke.

It is equally important not only to enrich your diet in some nutritious elements but also to eliminate those of a negative impact. For example, the most effective way to minimize the effects of aging is to lower sugar intake. The decoy products of excess sugar in the body accelerate the aging process, the appearance of wrinkles, and flabbiness of the skin. Instead, it would be more beneficial to increase the amount of healthy fats in your nutrition.

Another vital thing is to keep an eye on your water balance, as the older you get, the more the feeling of thirst gets blunted, and as a result, your body may not realize that it wants to drink. Staying hydrated is crucial as it allows your cells to get enough water to maintain their shape.

Intermittent Fasting

Researchers have repeatedly proven that reducing calorie intake can slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of developing age-related diseases. A study conducted in 2018 showed that choosing the time of eating and the amount of food can have an anti-aging effect and prevent cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and dementia. The main rule of such a diet is intermittent fasting, which has gained more popularity over the last few years.

The most popular intermittent fasting model is 16:8 (16 hours of fasting, and the 8-hours window for eating), but you can adjust it to your needs and lifestyle, choosing proportions of 14:10, 18:6, or even 20:4.

Physical Activity

Exercising is crucial for healthy aging. It helps prevent many chronic diseases associated with premature death and also supports your mental health – yet another impactful factor.

Scientists’ recommendations for an adult person’s physical activity are introducing exercises into your daily routine, allocating for them from 150 to 300 minutes per week. Indeed, the more you exercise, the better, but even ten minutes of exercise a day is preferable to nothing.

Regardless of the contradictions based on an individual’s health information, there is an exercise useful for everyone without exception: normal walking. Ideally, at a brisk pace, as long as the breath allows. When we walk at an intense pace, the blood moves more actively through the vessels, not allowing harmful fat deposits to accumulate on their walls. Also, active walking trains our blood vessels, keeps them in good shape, slowing down aging. The best solution will be a daily walk for about 40 minutes.

Conclusion

Ways of prolonging human life span and reversing the aging process have always been one of the most exciting subjects to study, as some changes that a human body is going through when getting older – like disease development – are too hard to accept and live with. However, the secret of healthy longevity did not change for ages. It lies in your lifestyle.

If you want to live longer, it is time to be mindful not only of environmental factors but also of your own actions and the way you are treating your body. The aging process is easier to prevent than to deal with its consequences, so make sure your life is based on three core fundamentals of slow aging: wholesome diet, full sleep, and sufficient physical activity.

Have you ever felt like your hair is weak, dry, or maybe you see some split ends? If you are here, that means you would like to give your hair more love and pamper them as much as possible. If you are tired of using potentially harmful chemical products and want to live more sustainably, you can make some DIY masks from organic ingredients. Masks are a great way to improve the condition of your hair, but it might take some time for you to see the desired results. 

Nevertheless, hair masks you make by yourself will work the same, and maybe even better than the ones bought in stores. In times of pandemic and social distancing, you now have more time to take care of yourself! Keep on reading to learn more about DIY hair masks and why you should try them.

But Why Masks?

Hair masks are a little more complicated than regular hair conditioners, and you have to keep them on your hair for a long time. So why bother? A hair mask will work wonderfully both on the hair and the scalp. These home treatments mixed with some good  Primal Harvest supplements can do wonders are are simply fantastic for our hair and skin. They can also provide more profound conditioning treatment like:

  • Shinier and softer hair
  • Reducing hair breakage and damage
  • Less frizz
  • A healthier scalp
  • Stronger hair

You have to remember that if your hair is already broken or split, it may be necessary to shorten it a bit. You can easily do that at home, but remember to use professional shears, not kitchen scissors. There are many great websites like Scissor Tech that have amazing models in offer. You can choose high-quality scissors and pick the design you really like.

So, which masks are easy to make and can give you the best results? You’ll find our suggestions below!

Coconut Oil + Honey Mask for Damaged Hair

Coconut oil is known for its cosmetic properties. It is used to moisturize the skin, remove makeup, as a lip balm, or even as a deodorant. Aside from that, you can use healthy fat in the kitchen as it aids digestion. The oil is full of fatty acids, which will help to penetrate the hair a lot more deeply than regular conditioners. 

Honey is an emollient, so it will be a great addition to the mask if your hair stay dry. Its humectant properties will add moisture to the ends and add the healthy glow you need. After regular use of this mask, you may expect smoother and softer hair. 

All you need to do is one tablespoon of honey and one of coconut oil. Mix them in a frying pan or a pot and heat them until they melt. When the mixture gets a little colder, apply it to your hair from top to bottom and keep it for 20-30 minutes, then rinse. 

Banana + Olive Oil

These are the two ingredients that probably sit in your kitchen already. Bananas contain many vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, so they can repair your hair and restore the balance of the scalp. If you have problems with your skin’s pH, bananas are the way you want to go. 

Olive oil’s nutritional properties will make your hair shiny and sleek. It’s rich in fats and Vitamin E, so that it will work wonders on split ends. It will also create a protective layer to keep the hair moist for a long time and protect it from environmental damages like pollution or UV light.

If you want to make this mask, you will need one ripe banana and mash it until you have a lump-free puree. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and stir it until it’s creamy in texture. Apply it and massage your scalp for a few minutes. Keep it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse.

Yogurt + Egg Mask

For colored hair, you can use yogurt to keep it shiny and silky smooth. The proteins that are found in yogurt may strengthen your hair and cleanse the scalp, all without damaging the dye. Some people claim that the regular use of yogurt-based masks will fasten your hair growth. When it comes to vitamins and minerals in eggs, they can make your hair more resistant to damage and boost growth as well. Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin A and E, biotin, folate, and iron.

To prepare the mask, you will need a small bowl. Inside, put four tablespoons of yogurt, one egg, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix it all together until smooth and creamy. Apply it to your hair and massage the scalp for 5 minutes. If you have long hair, put it under a cap, leave for an hour, and then rinse. 

The Bottom Line

These DIY masks will give your hair what they need and make them healthy, shiny, and smooth. You don’t need to buy expensive bottles of cosmetics to take good care of them. It may turn out that you already have the majority of ingredients in your kitchen!

Every mask can be mixed with different proportions depending on your needs. You can add or remove anything you like. However, pay attention to the ingredients you use and be careful how much you add. Some oils can have a harmful effect if they are used too often. They may cause your hair to look greasy and weigh them down. Always wash your hair before and after applying a mask, and have fun!

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You might already know that your hair is just dead protein cells. Only the root of your hair that stays attached to the scalp can absorb nutrients, but the minute it surfaces from the depth of your scalp it loses the ability. Now you might wonder how is it possible for your hair to become susceptible to environmental conditions, as it is already dead. Well, just because you have a head full of dead cells, doesn’t mean you have nothing to take care of.

Just like your skin needs moisturizing in winter, your hair too needs nourishment. No matter what texture is your hair, curly, smooth, wavy, or natural, all are vulnerable to the winter air. The dry winter air sucks all the moisture out from your hair, making it unprotected against the harsh environment. Read on to know how to take care of your hair in winter.

Skip Hair Drying With a Blow dryer

We know how irritating it is to be left with wet hair after your shower in winter. Blow-drying your hair might sound like the fastest and easiest way to dry your hair. However, all the heat from the dryer can damage your hair and cause hair breakage. When your hair is wet, it is most susceptible to split and damage. 

So instead of plugging in that blow-dryer after the shower, let your hair dry naturally.  Towel dry all the excess water and let it dry itself; if you have short hair, it will dry in no time. Even if you have to use a hairdryer, use it at a medium heat high-speed setting; apply a heat protector before you blow-dry.

Don’t Go Out With Damp Hair

You might have already heard from your parents or even grandparents- going out with damp hair will make you sick. Now you can point out it’s not true, but little does it change the fact that going out in damp hair in winter does damage your hair.

When you go out with wet hair, the water in your hair shaft expands by the cold temperature, it exposes the cuticle and leaves your hair susceptible to damage. Besides, cold temperatures can make your hair stiff, making them prone to snapping and breaking off. To avoid going out in damp hair, try to wash your hair when you return home.

Wear a Hat Whenever You Go Out

A hat will provide a buffer against the harsh winter wind. The cold wind can rob off moisture from your hair, making them dry and frizzy. Even if you think a hat will make you look drab or spoil your looks, it is necessary for protecting your hair. However, make sure the material of your hat is smooth, wearing coarse material like wool or cotton can result in split hair. If you have naturally textured or curly hair, apply some hair moisturizer before you put on the hat. If you want to keep your blowout style intact underneath the hat, add a layer of silk scarf between the hat and your hair.

Use Deep Conditioning and Moisturizer

Conditioning is vital for keeping your hair smooth and healthy in winter. Apply leave-in conditioner at least once a week to regain some moisture in your hair. All the indoor heat, hot shower, blow-drying, and exposure to freezing air leave their mark on your hair. To avoid static hair in winter use a leave-in conditioner at least twice a month; more frequently if you have dry hair.

You can use a steam cap during conditioning, to ensure all the nutrients are absorbed well in your scalp. Oil-based moisturizers such as castor oil or shea butter can trap moisture far longer in winter, they don’t evaporate easily in dry air. Oiling your hair will also protect your hair from frizzing, just apply a few drops and see the change.

Shampoo Less

Your hair has a way of protecting and hydrating your scalp with the small secretion of sebum or natural oil. Frequent shampoo sucks out all the natural oils from your hair. When your hair is already dehydrated from the cold winter, depleting even more moisture by shampooing is not a good idea. Even if you have dry scalp or flaking scalp problems, try to use less shampoo in winter.

However, using less shampoo doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your cleanliness; just be a little strategic with hair washing. Wear a hat when you are out, so you have less reason to shampoo your hair; try using a mild shampoo if you have to. You can also use a cleansing conditioner instead of a shampoo.

Don’t Use Hot Water to Wash Your Hair

A hot shower might be the first thing on your mind to kick out the cold when you return home. But hot water opens up the pores on your scalp; the moisture in your hair gets leaked from there. Just like the sauna, it cleanses deeply but also robs all the natural oils. As a result, you end up with dry, frizzy hair.

Coldwater traps the moisture, closes the pore of your scalp and prevents the collection of any dirt. Wash your hair with lukewarm water; if possible give it a final cold rinse to seal off the pores.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

No matter how much care you take to maintain your hair they are bound to develop split ends with everyday wear and tear. To prevent split ends you need regular trimming of your hair. Take out time for self care and trim your hair every four to eight weeks.

Eat Well and Stay Hydrated

There are two ways of maintaining your appearance, one with external care using different products or moisturizer and the other one with healthy eating that will heal your cells from the inside. Getting healthy winter hair also requires you to maintain a healthy diet. Add vitamins and minerals to your diet necessary for your health. Stay hydrated for better scalp health.

The Bottom Line

Ensuring proper winter hair care might feel like too much if you have a busy schedule. However, if you want healthy hair during summer, there is no other way around it. So squeeze out a little time every day for some hair care. Besides, if you invest in hair care it can improve the quality of your lifestyle. Maintain proper hair care and get through this winter like a champ!

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