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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Monday, 21 December 2015
The ever stylish wife of Gombe State governor, dignitaries and other guest during the inauguration ceremony that took place in Gombe government house amidst glitz and glamour .. please feed your eyes with the gorgeous pictures exclusively from Tozali Magazine..
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
ADDING A WEAVE TO YOUR NATURAL HAIR
A woman’s hair is often seen as a symbol of her beauty and personality. For decades, women have been using hair extensions (weaves) to enhance the natural beauty and uniqueness of their hair. Hair weaves have always enjoyed popularity among women, especially nonwhite women. In recent years, as more stars and celebrities begin to experiment with new hairstyles, hair weaves have become omnipresent. Like hair coloring, a hair weave is a relatively easy and non-invasive way to change your appearance. However, if you are considering adding a weave to your natural hair, it will be very important to explore your options and understand the different effects that certain hairstyles can have on your natural looks.
In a braided weave, your natural hair is braided along your scalp in tiny horizontal cornrows. These braids are done in the middle of your scalp and should not be noticeable. The top area of the hair, known as the crown, will cover the highest braid, making it invisible. Next, the hair you have chosen is sewn onto the braids with heavy weaving thread and your own hair is combed over the extensions so that they blend in. The number of braid rows will be determined by the amount of hair you want to add and how your stylist thinks the weave will best simulate your own hair. A braided weave usually lasts about two months and if cared for properly can actually stimulate hair growth; assuming it is not too heavy and pulls your natural hair. Another advantage is the absence of any chemical or heating process, which can cause damage to the natural hair. It is, however, important to care for this type of weave meticulously. If the braids are too tight, or if the extensions are too heavy, there is a high risk of pulling out one’s own hair. You must also be careful to keep the areas around the braids from drying out and becoming brittle. It is advisable to apply oil to the areas of the scalp around the braids to prevent breakage and premature balding. Bottom Line, although hair extensions are a great way to enhance naturally beautiful hair, they can also cause hair and scalp damage.
In addition, many women do not realize that while length can be beautiful, having long heavy extensions also puts additional pressure on the scalp. This pressure can pull hair out, and may cause long-term damage in the form of thinning and pre-mature balding. Therefore, if you are trying to grow your hair long, you might want to think seriously of the potential hindrances hair extensions could pose to your longhair quest. However, if you simply wish to have a new look for a few months and are prepared to possibly lose some of your natural hair along with the extensions, a hair weave can be a great solution. Weaves actually provide a way for nonwhite women to experiment with new styles and current hair trends in a unique way. Weaves provide new looks which are usually easily cared for, but you must be aware that these procedures have a limited life cycle. It is important to take care of your hair during this time, and to do proper upkeep while you experiment with your new look.
Friday, 20 November 2015
5 NATURAL WAYS TO KEEP SPIDERS OUT OF YOUR HOME
Spiders are something most people are not crazy about and they certainly do not want them in their homes. This is especially true if you live in an area with dangerous spiders, such as the black widow spider or brown recluse spider. Keeping these spiders away from you, your family and your pets helps to keep your home safer and healthier. There are different things you can do to prevent spiders from taking up residence in your house without using powerful chemicals. These natural remedies are easy to use and you can combine for maximum spider fighting effects.
Home Made Natural Spider Spray: You can make your own spray and use it in areas where spiders tend to congregate, such as the bathroom and other damp areas in your home; you should also spray it outside of your home, along windows and doors so spiders do not want to enter. To make this spray, combine a cup of pepper and a teaspoon of liquid soap. Put all of these in a spray bottle and mix well. Make sure to re-spray everything every couple of days and after it rains.
Keep Things Clean: Spiders love clutter and they like to set up shop behind boxes and other things that are just sitting idle. Dust at least once a week and make sure to put all boxes and packages away quickly to prevent spiders from spinning a web. You should also remove cobwebs as they occur. The perimeter of your home should be free of things like wood piles, trash and debris. Spiders will hang out in these and if they find a small entry, they will make their way into your home. If you have a fire place and need a wood pile, make sure that this is several feet from your home. Use Cedar: The smell of cedar is something that spiders are not crazy about, so adding some cedar mulch around the perimeter of your home can prevent spiders from coming in.Just make sure that you use a good quality cedar and that you maintain it. You can also place cedar in the home to repel spiders.
Use Citrus Peels: Spiders hate the smell of anything citrus, such as lemon, oranges and grape fruits. You can find essential oils in citrus scents or save the cash and just use the left over peels when you enjoy a piece of citrus fruit. If you are using citrus peels, make sure to replace them every 24 to 48 hours so that the smell stays potent enough to chase spiders away.
Use Peppermint Oil and Borax: Pure peppermint oil is strong and not only do spiders absolutely hate it, but most other pests do too. You can grab a plastic spray bottle and combine peppermint oil with water to make it last longer and to dilute the oil a bit so it does not irritate the skin of people or pets. Simply spray this everywhere spiders tend to go. Borax is most commonly used to keep ants out, but it helps to repel spiders too because it kills them if they get into it. Just sprinkle this in areas where spiders are coming in and setting up spider webs like the window and along the thresholds of your doors.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
ESSENTIAL OIL TREATMENTS FOR SWOLLEN ANKLES, LEGS AND FEET
Many people suffer from swollen ankles, legs and feet. Treatment of swelling is possible with essential oils. Essential oils are derived from the herbs and are completely safe to use. But one should know how to use them for a certain health problem. Here is a list of essential oil treatments that can be easily done at home. Apply these treatments and say goodbye to swollen ankle, legs and feet. Lavender Oil Treatment: Lavender essential oil has versatile use. It is widely used for various beauty regimen as well as health issues. Lavender oil is one of the popular essential oils and can be easily found in stores. Fortunately, you can use lavender oil to treat swelling in feet, ankles and legs. Take a wide vessel or bucket and fill it with warm or cold water. Don’t use warm water if you are pregnant or if the weather is very hot. However, if the affected area is stiff, use warm water: mix two drops of lavender oil, one drop of lemon oil, and one drop of geranium oil. Now, dip your feet, ankle or legs into the water for 5-10 minutes. Don’t dip your legs for more than 10 minutes to avoid any complications. Chamomile Oil Treatment: Chamomile oil contains azulene which has anti-inflammatory properties. Azulene also acts as a disinfectant that enhances its properties to act against swelling followed by discharge in case of insect bites. You just need to apply one or two drops of chamomile essential oil on the affected area and massage it so that the oil is completely absorbed by the skin. Otherwise, mix a few drops of the oil in water and dip a cloth into it. Use the cloth as a compress over the affected area. Juniper Oil Treatment: You can use Juniper oil for subsiding body swelling due to premenstrual symptom or water retention in the body. Juniper essential oil has the properties to extract fluid from the skin. It is very easy to use juniper oil to cure swelling. Just add half teaspoon of the oil in a bucket of water and dip your feet into the water for 15-20 minutes. You will instantly notice the swelling going away within a few minutes. Fennel Oil Treatment: Fennel oil is very effective in curing inflammations. It can be used along with other essential oils. You prepare massage oil by mixing 15 drops of fennel oil, 15 drops of cypress oil and 30ml of evening primrose oil. Massage the affected area with the mixture for quick relief. Tea Tree Oil Treatment: Tea tree oil is extensively used to prepare anti-acne or antidandruff products. It has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties which make it highly effective against dandruff and acne. Surprisingly, tea tree oil can also be used to treat swelling.