Artificial hair transplant in India

Artificial hair transplant in India

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According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) more number of people, both men and women, are looking towards hair transplantation procedures. In the year 2014, more than 397,048 hair transplant surgeries were performed and it was an increase of 28% compared to the previous year. Another interesting fact is that more than half of the men and women treated for hair loss were under 50 years of age, with the 30-39 age group making the biggest group. Over the years, the number of available procedures for hair transplantations has increased. Among them, artificial hair transplantation is believed to be the most common procedure for hair transplant.

Artificial hair replacement or transplantation involves a surgical procedure with minimal downtime and is the safest and cheapest way to tackle baldness. However, it is also among the last resorts when permanent natural hair transplantation fails. Artificial hair transplant involves the use of bio-fiber hair which gives a patient much fuller appearance.In case of bio-fiber artificial hair transplant, these artificial fibers are inserted into the scalp to give a more natural appearance. However, the hair strand doesn’t grow and might even come off after a length of time. In most cases, artificial hair replacement has a life span of around 4-5 years after which the procedure needs to be repeated. The only complicacy here would be trying to get a matching fiber for your scalp from about 100 different options. Bio fibers are popular among patients who want instant result for special events like marriage and important parties.

Partial hair additions like hair weaves are becoming more popular than wigs. It would be interesting to know that all forms of artificial hair transplant either uses the existing hair or the scalp skin to root itself in the head and give a more natural look. A wig on the other hand is just a dressing that can be differentiated easily.

As such, artificial hair implants are also dependent on the existent hair and would be the best way to cover bald spots.The natural hair keeps on growing but the artificial hair remains stagnant,so hair cut should be done only for the natural hair.This is the only precaution that you should be prepared for.

The cost of artificial hair implants is certainly more than that of a wig but it also does give a more natural look. The choice depends on your lifestyle needs and expectations.

Home Remedies For Pimples Or Acne

Home Remedies For Pimples Or Acne

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Pimples or acne on face are a common problem faced by every individual. It is too irritating to roam around with that pimple on the face. You just don’t feel like facing the mirror until you get rid of it. Or you will have a look at it every minute to check whether it’s gone or not. Instead of opting for medicines or creams try to get rid of them with simple chemical free products. But before that let’s get to know the mains reasons due to which you suffer from acne problems.

  • Pollution

One of the major reasons you are suffering from acne or pimple problems is due to excessive pollution. The toxic gases which are known as ground-level ozone causes a chemical reaction with the natural oils in your skin thus changes the consistency from liquid to wax.

  • Workouts

Acne or pimple problems are prone to arrive due to sweaty workouts. Pimples are caused when you use your hands or towel for wiping your sweat. A dirty towel can transfer bacteria to your face causing pimples. Taking shower immediately after gymming is a good way to prevent acne.

  • Diet

Dietary factors which include dairy products and carbohydrate rich foods such as bread, bagels and chips may cause acne or pimples. Consuming chocolate can make acne worse.

Acne can be caused during any time of the year. People have complained about winter acne problems and I have got you some natural ways to get rid of winter acne.

  • Drink to excess amounts of liquids

The main causes of breakout in the winter are due to dehydration and lack of proper moisture. Drinking adequate amounts of liquids can curb this problem. Mineral water is mostly preferred to reduce the acne problem.

  • Cleansing is crucial

Cleaning face is very essential in every season. People simply avoid cleaning face during winter as they don’t sweat. The air during winter carries a huge amount of dirt and dust particles. This leads to clogged pores. Blocked pores lead to acne. So, cleaning face with deep moisturizing cleanser is very important.

  • Nourishment

If you really want a glossy and glowing skin in winter then nourishment is best option. Applying a fruit mask is a good solution for skin’s wellness. Ripe bananas and strawberries fruit masks are a good for preventing from winter acne.

Nobody wants those pimples to stay on their face even for a minute. But you can try out these home remedies to get rid of pimples or acne faster.

  • Ice

Ice can be used to decrease the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples quickly. It also helps to improve blood circulation, tightens the skin pores thereby removing dirt and oil which is accumulated on the skin.

  • Lemon

Applying lemon juice is another way to get rid of pimples. Lemon is rich in vitamin C; it helps in drying up the pimples faster. Fresh lemon is recommended instead of bottled juice. Dip a clean cotton ball in the lemon juice and apply it over the pimple before going to bed.

  • Toothpaste

Toothpaste can also be used to get rid of pimples quickly. It shows desirable results when used after using the above ice remedy. Use white toothpaste instead of the gel. Apply it and let it stay for overnight. Wash it in morning and you can see there is improvement in swelling.

  • Garlic

Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in getting rid of pimples soon. The sulfur in garlic helps to heal the pimple quickly.  Cut the garlic into two halves and rub them. Leave it fore for 5 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it frequently in a day to achieve better results.

I-Tip Hair Extensions – Find out Your True Look

I-Tip Hair Extensions – Find out Your True Look

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The magic of glamorous hairstyles proliferate our television screens and magazines and tabloids covers. Popular actresses, singers, and TV stars are always coming up with new looks, hairstyles, and different colours every other day. Hair extensions have played a phenomenal role in glamour industry. Nowadays, it is easily accessible to everyone.

There are several stereotypes about hair extensions. For instance, many believe that you won’t need hair extensions if you already have long hair or good volume. But that is not the case. Hair extensions can do more than add length or volume – they can also add colour and highlights. Moreover, they are used as a chemical-free hair colour transformation option that will allow you to change your look without any damage to your hair.

One must explore different ways to get hair extensions done. Different methods may suit their hair type. Extensions can be braided, glued, woven, or even clipped in. It is always a wise choice to invest in good quality hair to avoid falling clips or untidy hairdos.

Some of the hair extensions are discussed below, with some pointers to choose one according to your hair type.

•    Sew-in: Sew-ins are cost-effective, low-maintenance, and fairly easy to remove. However, not all hair types can handle the weight of the extensions or the stress from the braiding.
•    Micro link: Micro links are also known as micro-beads or locks. They are quite popular and well–known. Micro link hair extensions are used to add both length and volume. One must be careful not to use conditioners near the bead to help reduce slipping of the extension.

•    Tape-In: Tape-in hair extensions are semi-permanent. Their main appeal is that they are quick and easy to fit in. They are applied with a heated tool that heats up a thin strip of glue on the hair weft.

•    Fusion: Fusion extensions are great for people seeking length and volume, but want the benefits of low-maintenance hair extensions. Fusion extensions might be hot or cold and used on individual keratin bonds.

•    Weave Hair Extensions: Weave hair extensions are particularly advantageous for women with extremely thick locks. These extensions are woven into the client’s own hair, the stylist will also want to assess if they need to be “tightened up”. Weave hair extensions require regular maintenance and salon visits to ensure the section where it is sewn is in good nick.

Every coin has two sides, and it is true for hair extensions too. One must balance the pros and cons of the type of extension they opt for. It is important to adhere to its maintenance regimen and take care of the extensions. This effort is not in vain as you would cherish the hair you had always dreamed of.

Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 Trends To Try Now

Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 Trends To Try Now

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Top-5-Menswear-Spring-Summer-2016-Trends-To-Try-Now-BannerSpring 2016 collections brought back traditional colours, modern shapes and a range of unexpected accessories for the hotter months. From 50’s inspired shirts to overalls, this guide will help with navigating the latest menswear trends for your new Spring/Summer 2016 wardrobe.

1. Bomber Jackets

Use the 50s bomber jackets from the menswear Spring/Summer 2016 collections as a style reference and try them in dark hues.  Bomber jackets are versatile for casual days and keep looks cool and comfortable. Channel this trend with the variety of new colours and materials available to keep things more contemporary.

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Yes, You Can Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Yes, You Can Make Your Hair Grow Faster

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Your hair is the fastest growing tissue in your body. On average, it grows about half an inch per month or about 6 inches a year. If your hair doesn’t seem like it’s growing, length retention may be a factor. Hair damage may be causing hair to break off, negating any apparent hair growth. And though there are no magic potions or lotions that will instantly make your hair grow faster overnight, there are hair treatments and good practices, such as a healthy diet, exercise and minimizing stress that will promote and stimulate healthy growth. So, take great care of your hair and treat it right.

Here are several key tips on how to get long hair faster plus products to encourage growth and help maximize length.

Detox Your Scalp

When you frequently cleanse and treat your scalp with healthy ingredients, you will produce healthy, beautiful, shiny, strong hair. “It’s important to clean the scalp of all impurities so that you’ll have an ideal environment for hair growth,” says Lucinda Ellery, a world-renowned hair loss and extensions expert and founder of Lucinda Ellery Consultancy New York. Be sure to use a mild, sulfate-free hair wash that won’t strip hair of its natural oils.

Energize Your Roots

Stimulate hair growth by massaging the scalp. When your scalp is being massaged, the increased blood flow oxygenates the area, which in turn stimulates follicles to increase hair growth and speed. Scalp massages can be even more beneficial by adding essential oils to help moisturize the scalp and nourish hair.

 

Minimize Tangling

Be gentle to your hair. Rough handling will cause hair stress and damage. “For longer hair, it is wise to keep it up at night in a bun when you sleep. It’ll prevent unnecessary tangles and tugging in the morning,” says Ellery. And if you do get snarls, be sure to divide your hair into sections and use a seamless, wide-toothed comb that won’t snag on your hair or pull out your strands. Work you way up from the bottom and apply a little leave-in conditioner to ease the process. This step is especially important when your hair is wet and it’s at its most fragile state. (Get more tips on how to detangle hair here)

Stop Abusing Heat

We love how flat ironing makes our hair lie straight and feel silky smooth, but frequent heat styling breaks down your hair’s protein bonds causing irreparable damage. Blowdrying can also cause tress stress. “Be careful not to over-dry your hair and always use a nozzle. Remember to keep the nozzle moving, moving, moving. If you leave it in one spot for too long, the heat can easily cause harm,” advises Chaz Dean, founder of WEN. So, turn down the heat and use a heat protectant before any heat styling to minimize damage.

Add Protein

Poor diet can lead to iron deficiency, which in turn can cause hair loss and breakage. “Proteins are the building blocks of hair, so it always helps to have a balanced diet and eat protein-rich foods, such as organic chicken, beef and eggs or plant-based legumes, nuts, seeds and hemp daily. Avocados and even oysters are also rich in proteins and nutrients, which promote hair growth,” adds Ellery.

 

Nourish Your Scalp From Inside Out

Good nutrition is extremely important in achieving hair growth. But if your diet is lacking in colorful fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy legumes, be sure to supplement it with antioxidant-rich vitamins. “Vitamin A, which can help promote shiny, healthy hair. Vitamin E can nourish damaged hair and prevent breakage. Biotin is a supplement that encourages hair and scalp health,” says Ellery.

Stop Smoking

“Smoking restricts the blood vessels, which can drastically reduce the amount of fresh nutrients that reach your hair roots,” says Ellery.

Limit Chemical Processes

Avoid overprocessing your mane with strong chemicals, such as bleach, relaxers and perms. These chemical processes break the protein bonds of hair, which causes breakage and hinders healthy hair growth.

Protect Your Locks

A lightweight, moisturizing leave-in conditioner will help keep your strands soft and supple. Coating the cuticle seals in moisture, reduces breakage and promotes elasticity. Also, after a fresh cut, smooth on a split end repair treatment daily to prevent future tears, splays and frays. These protective measures will guard hair from styling and environmental damage and help maintain your hair’s strength and length.

Dust Off Your Splits

Unruly, broken strands can inhibit the growth and strength of healthy hair. Dusting your tresses is a great way to maximize length, while avoiding cutting off large amounts of damaged hair. When you dust your hair, you’re basically micro-trimming it to rid it of splayed ends. Simply twist a small section, then snip off the damaged sections that stick out. Repeat the procedure every eight weeks to keep your mane healthy and split ends at bay.

Would you sport this new hairy nail trend?

Would you sport this new hairy nail trend?

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Fashion elites are howling for hairy nails, but what do you think of the unusual new trend?

A new and bizarre trend is lurking around the fashion world and we’re not sure how we feel about it.

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Furry nails are now a thing after Jan Arnold, co-founder of Creative Nail Design (CND) debuted them at Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2016 Show during New York Fashion Week.

We’re not sold that these fury fingertips are the answer to completing a look but if you’re after a werewolf look for a dress up party, then these are the perfect nails for you.

2_1bcnlet-1bcnlgtUnusual and downright strange, it’s hard to believe this fierce fury trend will really take off, given most women hate it when the first few hairs on their legs or armpits begin to regrow again.4_1bcnlet-1bcnlgv

One thing is for sure however, hairy nails will certainly get heads turning and people talking.

So, would you give them a go?

Apple takes a confident step into fashion with its first Met Gala

Apple takes a confident step into fashion with its first Met Gala

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In the era of laser cutting and 3D-printing, this year’s Met Gala fashion mega-event aims to definitively interrogate the divide between man and technology in fashion. Titled “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” the annual event, according to Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, is purposed with “unraveling the hand-machine conundrum” that sets handmade and machine-made fashion in opposition. Apple is the Institute’s partner in that project, making this more of a tech event than any Gala before it. We were made to expect disruption. Instead, this year’s event will likely represent more of a celebration of technology’s place in fashion than a challenge to the status quo.

The preview ahead of the May festivities is big enough that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour sits front row. (Where else would she sit when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center is named for her?) In opening remarks, museum director Thomas Campbell extolled the virtues of this year’s gala: inspired by Fritz Lang’s sci-fi classic Metropolis, the ethos behind the exhibition is the belief that “the mediator between the hand and the machine must be the heart.” The collection, therefore, includes future-forward pieces from the likes of Chanel and Christian Dior that combine hand craftsmanship with, say, motors and radios — artful designs that subvert what it means to make a dress.

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Apple evidently cares deeply about this, and, thanks to the Apple Watch, has the opportunity (and the raw thirst) to push its way into the fashion world. “More than ever, we believe that it is fundamentally important to personally work with materials as a means to truly understand their physical nature and to design authentic objects,” chief design officer Jony Ive said in an official statement. Ive is serving as Gala co-chair with Wintour, alongside actor Idris Elba and fashion icon / musical superstar Taylor Swift; though he wasn’t at today’s unveiling, it’s clear he’s positioning himself and Apple as masters entering a new discipline. “Far from being mutually exclusive notions, we believe that technology and craft go hand in hand — much like beauty and utility — and become all the more powerful in combination.”

“We believe technology and craft go hand in hand.”

With all this in mind, the exhibition will examine materials in a way that will suggest fashion has reached a point where it must embrace technology in order to innovate. We’re entering a new age, full of promise and discovery. The results on display today were undeniably beautiful, and there was a certain sense that the event was trying to upend conventions that uphold the hand-machine dichotomy.

And it’s true. Working with machines is traditionally denigrated in the fashion world, with bespoke couture often fetching a much higher price than factory-made outfits. However, designers have long been employing technology in their work — a fact the Costume Exhibit doesn’t attempt to hide. Take Issey Miyake’s “Flying Saucer” dress:

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That dress, unveiled in 1994, was machine-pleated, machine-sewn, and is an avant garde icon. Meanwhile, Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture evening dress was also machine-sewn and hand-finished. That was finished in 1969.

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In other words, the blurring of the line between craft and technology isn’t especially new. If the raison d’être for the exhibition is to show how technology is changing fashion in the present moment, the same conclusion could have been drawn decades ago.

Racked’s Julia Rubin found the looks on display at the preview visually stunning, but the exhibition’s conceit seemed forced. “The tension between the handmade and the machine-made has existed in fashion for 100 years,” she explained. “So, the distinction feels pretty arbitrary. More than anything, this is a way for them to tie their archive to Apple within a frame that makes sense for a technology company, and they can show off their most impressive pieces whether it’s couture or avant garde ready-to-wear.”

“The tension between the handmade and the machine-made has existed in fashion for 100 years.”

That’s not such a bad thing, though. Apple is absolutely committed to making the collisions between its industry and the fashion world plain. As for the Costume Institute, collaborating with Apple is a shrewd move, and art that engages with technology is worthy of celebration. We expect to see as much at the Gala; this year’s event will almost certainly be the looks celebrities and entertainers wear that line up with the theme. Rihanna made headlines last year for her jaw-dropping fur cape, a look she found to celebrate last year’s Chinese couture theme. With this year’s tech focus, the fashion world has an incredible chance to be daring when things kick off this May.

But Apple’s entering fashion doesn’t make for a new era of couture meeting technology. Fashion met tech a long time ago.

Is This the End for Fashion Week?

Is This the End for Fashion Week?

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Is This the End for Fashion Week?

Traditional, seasonal fashion shows are exhausting, expensive, and increasingly irrelevant—and many designers are opting out.
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New York Fashion Week officially starts on Thursday, but the hottest show of the season happened the night before, when Hedi Slimane presented his fall menswear collection for Saint Laurent Paris at the Hollywood Palladium, 2,500 miles from Manhattan. The space is a massive concert venue—not the kind of place typically used for a high-fashion debut. But Saint Laurent is only one of a number of major labels abandoning the tents and runways of seasonal shows for something a little less conventional.
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Does Fashion Week matter anymore? It’s a question that comes up every year in some form or another, along with debates over whether models are too skinny, and whether the industry should ditch fur. But it’s not a rhetorical one: Even in a generic tent or studio space, the cost of mounting a show averages just under half a million dollars. With up to two dozen shows per day in New York alone, many scheduled at the same time, it’s a game of diminishing returns for designers, in terms of press coverage as well as sales.

The glamour of live fashion shows—from the star-studded front row to the backstage drama—has become enshrined in American pop culture, eliciting tears in the Project Runway finale and laughs in the Zoolander films. But labels are increasingly (and rightfully) questioning the value of traditional, seasonal runway shows in a time of social media. Big names from Misha Nonoo to Tom Ford are already experimenting with possible alternatives, including informal “presentations” that bring models and journalists together, and videos, pop-up shops, and Instagram feeds instead of live shows. It’s a sea change that could bring renewed energy, creativity, and engagement to an industry that, for all its innovation, is still often reluctant to depart from convention.