Posts Tagged ‘Texture’

BareMinerals SkinCare Range

I’m very ecstatic to announce the BareMineral skincare selection has arrived solely to Selfridges and also the Bare Escentuals Boutiques!  Although it’s not readily available nationwide till the 1st of September, you may nevertheless pop right down to Selfridges or amongst the boutiques to acquire your mitts on a lot of the items!

So, I’ve been trialling the BareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer, BareMinerals Deep Cleansing Foam and BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment around the previous handful of weeks.  I definitely adore the Pure Transformation Evening Therapy and cannot express the amount of I’d advocate this product or service.  I’ve been working with it religiously above the last very few weeks and also have noticed a significant transform to my skin ailment.  I’ve never ever had awful skin, only a few pimples here and there but this has seriously stored them at bay.  It’s available in the distinct powder as well, which I’ll be getting for my more youthful brother who with the moment has actually undesirable “teenage” skin and incorporates a bad circumstance of acne.

In the beginning I believed the BareMinerals Deep Cleansing Foam will be my style of cleanser, but as being a hectic woman on the go, I want I’d opted with the BareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser, just because it is a pump with is often a far more liquid texture and you’ll use to your skin and wipe off.

My sister has also been utilizing the products, so I’m gonna try to get her to write down up a mini evaluate of how she’s identified the items as well!  But from the meantime, here’s some additional information and behind the scene videos from the wonderful team at BareEscentuals, get pleasure from x

Solutions for Cancer Related Hair Loss

This article is from Cancer Information.

DID YOU KNOW?  “A woman’s fear over losing her hair can top the fear of losing her life to Cancer?” – Jan Ping

Emmy-award–winning TV hairstylist and cosmetologist and Cancer-survivor herself, Jan Ping, found this out first-hand when she began working with Cancer patients in the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” program.  “It’s so personal how people feel about their hair,” says Ping. It might help to understand how your scalp is changing and how to choose a wig for your total hair loss condition.

What can I expect?

According to hair loss experts, your scalp undergoes changes as hair is falling out and becomes very sensitive. You may notice hair loss in clumps and you may notice the texture of what hair you have left changing, becoming thin and fuzzy. Stylists and hair loss professionals are there to help ease your feels and deal with hair loss issues as they arise.

1.     Ask for privacy: When you go to see your stylist for help with your hair loss, ask the receptionist for a private area when you make the appointment over the phone, especially if you are very self-conscious. Most stylists will do everything they can to accommodate your feelings…and if they won’t, switch salons!

2.    Tell all:  Tell your stylist or hair loss professional all about your hair loss issues, why it is happening, what diagnosis the doctor gave you, what medications you are on and anything else that could be important. This way you can work together to make an appropriate plan to deal with your hair loss as seamlessly as possible.

3.    Get lots of trims:  You’ll need to come every few weeks to keep hair trimmed up until you decide to shave it all off or it all falls out.  Salon owner Ouidad, a Cancer survivor and hairstylist, says that trimming shorter also allows you to clearly see the shape of your head and scalp so it is not so shocking once hair is totally gone.

4.    Shave it all off:  At some point, you may just want to ask your stylist to shave it all off. But don’t shave it too short, cautions Carol Galland, founder of Headcovers.com and Cancer-survivor herself, “If you shave it too short, it feels like needles sticking your head when you rest it on a pillow!”  Also, watch out for shavers and scissors – don’t be afraid to double-check with your stylist that they have been properly sterilized, because infection is an issue when your immune system may be comprised by chemotherapy, caution doctors and stylists alike.

5.    Have a fit:  A Cancer wig fitting that is.  And do it before hair falls out and your original style is lost, advises Diahna Husbands, owner of Diahna Lynn Hair Studio in Maryland. Also if you do this early enough in the game, you’ll come in with hair and leave with new hair that looks the same so there is no awkward transition, advises Husbands.

Options for Oncology-related Hair Loss

For oncology-related hair loss, you can choose any of the usual wig types or you can investigate an actual medical prosthesis for medically related hair loss that breathes like your own skin and is capable of giving you a more natural, healthier appearance. These devices can replace all of your hair and allow you to sleep, shower and perform your normal daily activities, which can go a long way toward helping you feel a lot better.

Ideally, you should find a high-end professional before you lose your hair.  Once you know you are going to endure chemotherapy treatments, a hair loss professional that specializes in hair systems can design a hair system for you that exactly matches your existing hair and style, color and density.  This eliminates the need for wigs and scarves after the procedure.  According to Andrew Pollard, co-founder of White Cliffs Hair Studio in London, “it is a fact that a patient who achieves and maintains a healthy image while recovering from the trauma of chemotherapy will benefit tremendously from it.  It actually helps the healing process.”

Look for people who make you feel good, who want to help you look and feel better … avoid negativity.  Actually, says Husbands, ”It may seem terrible at first, but I’ve seen women turn it into a fun thing and order a few different wigs for different looks – they see it as a way to express personality and I agree!”

What are the different types of Wigs available?

Basically, there are three kinds of wigs available, “stock” (meaning machine made and mass-produced), semi-custom, and custom made.

There are many different kind of wig bases, or “caps”, varying in construction and size. Also, there are several different kinds of “hair”, meaning human hair versus synthetic fibers. Within these terms, there are vast differences in the texture and quality of the hair.

Wig Bases or Caps

Basically, there are three types of wig bases or caps. The cap can be machine made, hand made, or a combination of machine made and hand made.

Machine made caps are the most durable and the hair is sewn onto the cap using a sewing machine. The hair, synthetic or human, is attached to a “weft”, which is a long string on which the hair has first been sewn prior to sewing the “weft” onto the machine made cap. These types of wigs are pre-designed into a specific style and are generally the least expensive because they can be mass-produced.

The combination wig cap varies between manufacturers as to the construction of the cap. In general, the crown is a fine mesh net, a monofilament fabric, or a polyurethane material, and may or may not have mesh net sides with a wefted back.

A hand-tied wig cap is a slightly stretchy mesh net on which hair, synthetic or human, is tied, or knotted, by hand into the mesh netting of the wig cap. It can be semi-custom or custom made.

The monofilament top wig cap is the most natural looking wig cap available. Like the combination cap, it also varies in construction between manufacturers; however, the basic function remains the same. It allows for the natural scalp color to be revealed, which is why it is the cap that best simulates a natural looking head of hair. The hair is hand tied into the monofilament fabric and gives the illusion of hair growing out of the scalp.

In upcoming posts we will go into more detail on each type of wig.