Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Read this from an old school mate’s page…xoxo

ONIONS!!!

Onions on a neutral, mostly white background

Onions on a neutral, mostly white background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Wow, read this and decide to share- very interesting….
ONIONS! I had never heard this!!! PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT …
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu… Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill… I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
This is the other note.  Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame.  Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS….
I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.
Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz.During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.
“It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.
He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Culled from New Mumbai Property

WEARING PEARL.

Español: Muestrario perlas

I love pearl so much that I can’t take my eyes off it at times, it makes you feel so feminine, makes you glow, it also show a sign of purity…..

A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk, the ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth.

Every Lady is found wearing a piece of pearl jewellery daily on either their neck,earring or hand, this could range from low to high cost of pearl and can also find them in different colours. Long length pearls can be wrapped multiple times around your neck or even tied across your shoulders to the straps of a plain black cocktail dress to make an interesting statement or tie a knot to make a drop down depending on your sense of fashion.

Having a clean and good pearl always is best to wear after your make up and perfume. Cleaning your pearl after each wear, wipe with a soft, dampened with water or dry cloth and allow to air dry before putting them in the a soft jewellery bag. Your pearl should be stored away from other jewelleries, because they can be scratched easily, keep them in a soft bag.

Every Lady should have a piece of pearl jewellery for that fashion statement but you can contact me if you need one **wink…xoxo

WASHING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS!

Hair extension

Having human hair extension is like a  long time investment, if maintained properly, it can last as long as you keep them and still look good. Maintaining your human hair extension should be important by keeping them clean and brush out like twice daily with soft bristle brush or wide comb.

A good cleaning steps will keep them looking great and shiny, start by brushing or combing the hair extension to remove nay tangles, arrange them properly, get a big round bowl add enough warm water and add shampoo or detergent and place your well brushed hair extension and leave for about 30minutes, throw away the first wash water and repeat process again, rinse out with clean water and apply an appropriate  of a good quality conditioner,too much conditioner ca cause build up that can lead to tangles, rinse and press out the excess water out, comb through the extensions and place on a smooth surface to air dry. Robb little amount o serum when it’s properly dried for a shiny result.

FRUITS FOR HAIR GROWTH…..

Common culinary fruits.

Common culinary fruits. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Genetic heredity and stress can play a role in hair loss or growth. Every Lady’s joy is to have a shiny, healthy and full head of hair but remember that God didn’t create us to be the same.

Some Ladies in essence to have full head of hair uses so much chemicals on their hair and this results to damaged hair.

Having a balanced diet is essential for a healthy hair growth, your hair talks about your style and cleanliness.

Eating fruits can be of help to grow your hair naturally….

Fruits that contain Vitamin A, eating fruits high in Vitamin A help promotes healthy and overall maintenance of hair, also reduces hair loss to hair growth. Examples are Apples, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Fruits rich in Vitamin B complex, this aid hair growth because it improve blood circulation within the scalp and body, also helps to reduce stress and cholesterol. Examples are Pineapple, Tomatoes, Banana, Cranberries

Fruits that contain Vitamin C is essential for the body functions nd development, it has a powerful anti oxidants which contribute to the creation of collagen to aid splitting and breaking of hair. Examples are Guava, Blackcurrant, Strawberries

Enjoy your fruits for a healthy hair…..xoxo

SHEA BUTTER……(ORI OR NKOTU)

Ori as its fondly called in the local dialect, Nkotu in Ghana language….

                                   

Shea Butter is extracted from the nut of West Africa’s wild karite tree. Its high content of essential fatty acids and natural anti-oxidant compounds provide extreme moisturizer capabilities as well as cellular restoration. It is used widely in cosmetics as a moisturizer and as a substitute for cocoa butter in the chocolate industry.The unrefined shea butter is still the best for use as it contains the natural ingredient for healing while the refined shea butter contains different chemicals added to it.

Shea butter works well for conditioning and protection from damaged related to dryness hair, use a small amount of shea butter on your hair, rub a little into your palms and run your fingers through your  hair and on the ends, apply the  butter directly to your hair. Shea butter can be used before and after air or blow drying.

BENEFITS OF SHEA BUTTER (ORI OR NKOTU)

  • Shea butter softens and prevents dryness and cracking on the heels and elbows.
  • Shea butter is very useful for dry hair, dry scalp and dandruff.
  • Apply shea butter to hair twice a week and once a week to scalp, it improves hair texture, moisture and growth.
  • It helps protect the hair for chlorine and salt when swimming.
  • It helps to avoid bumps after shaving.
  • It helps to reduce stretch marks, dark spots….hey ladies.
  • It helps you to relax when applied to a hot bath.
  • It reduces stress and tensions in the body when massaged on your feet.
  • It revitalize your hair, massage a good amount of shea butter on your scalp and in your hair then wrap with a warm towel for 30 minutes.
  • Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp, especially over processed & heat-treated hair.
  • Shea Butter benefits include healing and soothing some scalp & skin irritations such as eczema, acne, rash, minor scrapes and burns.
  • Shea butter  is rich in a number of vitamins, especially A, E, F and K.

Shea butter appears to be in popular demand in the last few years with increase in demand for natural products for hair and its used by salons.***XOXO

Thank y’all!

HAIR BY Bee

Today, I am trying to decide how much I am holding myself back, writing has always been a problem for me, well will have to do this but never mind any grammatical jargons….***covering my face.

It was a very busy weekend for me, making a bride’s hair who happens to be my friend since secondary school daiz(Sola fajemisin), she believes so much in my work and also encourages me to never relent in the this path.

Sola’s Wedding

I so much love this my bride, she is blessed with a full length hair which made it easier to work out her desired hair style

Different pix of the bride’s hair

Sola really believes in me and my love for making her look beautiful always, thanks for giving me the chance to do this.***muah

Old School Dating Cues…Are you a Betty?

The Vintage Revivalist

 

GOOD DAY REVIVALISTS!!!

I came across this page through a costume designer’s group on Facebook and I knew this would be an awesome post to share with you revivalists.   The following images appeared in the March 15, 1944 issue of Life as part of a piece entitled “High School Fads.”  Back in the 40’s and 50’s young women in high school and college rocked bows not only for the fashion but to express their love intentions.   I thought it was pretty interesting to learn that a majority of these young women were named “Betty”.  So tell me revivalists!  Are you a Betty?

How would I wear my hair bow?  Well let the picture below tell you!  I decided to do a black & white pic to go with the retro theme

-total Betty!!!

If you want to check out more of the March 1944 Life issue then check…

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DEALING WITH DANDRUFF

English: Spirit Vinegar Français : Vinaigre bl...

English: Spirit Vinegar Français : Vinaigre blanc Svenska: Ättikssprit Dansk: Gaeringseddike ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Eddik ‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Eddik Suomi: Väkiviinaetikka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Nizoral (Australian packaging)

Dandruff is a common hair problem, Embarrassing indeed, but a very, very common problem nonetheless.

What causes dandruff? Well, you see, our entire skin, from our scalps to the soles of our feet, sheds dead skin cells on a daily basis. We get a complete coating of new skin every 28 days or so, but we hardly even notice it.

Dandruff is an embarrassing hair condition, and it can recur despite your best efforts. But with proper hair care, the recurrence of dandruff can be controlled,start using anti-dandruff shampoos. Look for anti-dandruff shampoos with zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid or ketoconazole as the active ingredient. To keep your scalp from developing immunity to these shampoos, go ahead and rotate brands at least once a month.

For optimum results, you can lather your hair  with the shampoo of your choice twice. The first wash will clear the scalp of the flakes and the oil buildup. The second one will let the chemicals in the shampoo get absorbed by the scalp.

You can also try homemade remedies to wash the flakes away and to keep the dandruff from recurring. What is considered the best homemade remedy to dandruff is a vinegar wash. Mix two teaspoons of vinegar with six teaspoons of water and rub it against your scalp before you go to bed, then wrap your head with a towel. Apply the same solution to your hair once again in the morning when you wake up, then rinse it with water. You do not have to worry about the smell of vinegar in your hair, as the smell of vinegar does evaporate eventually.

Whatever you do, never, ever scratch the clumps with your fingernails. It will cause wounds on your scalp.

Dandruff is an embarrassing hair condition, but it is not unmanageable. Just take good care of your hair and the flakes will go away.

TIP

Ladies….your hair can make or break the strongest impression about you” CEO Hair Limited.