• 4 Signs You Should Stop Coloring Your Hair


    Few women welcome gray hair with open arms. When the salt outnumbers the pepper, most of us—as many as 75 percent of women, according to various sources—turn to the beauty industry for an all-over color correction. But once you start dyeing your hair to cover the grays, how do you know when enough is enough?

    When 56-year-old former brunette, Paula Winnig, was 35 years old, a number of well-meaning friends handed her their colorists’ business cards, a not-so-subtle nod to her rapidly graying hair. She took the hint and began dyeing her locks, a practice she continued until quitting for good at age 50. “I hated having to schedule my life around my roots showing,” says Winnig. “I also hated the expense, and I didn’t like looking in the mirror and seeing a stranger looking back at me.” With her hair dyeing years firmly behind her, Winnig couldn’t be happier. “I am thrilled to have my own color again—it is very freeing,” she says. “Coloring my hair was a necessary evil, but I’m glad I don’t do it anymore.”

    Paula made her decision from the gut—she knew she resented the entire hair-dyeing shebang. But if you’re on the fence, consider these tell-tale signs you should go gracefully gray:

    #1: Your hair feels dry and brittle

    Traditional hair dye that deposits color typically won’t damage your ‘do, says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. But if you engage in the more involved ritual of processing your hair to lighten it in preparation for a light-colored dye, damage is almost certainly in your hair destiny. “The hair fiber has a coating called the cuticle,” says Dr. Piliang. “When your hair is healthy, the cuticle looks like the shingles on a roof, all laying down. When it’s damaged, the shingles can flake off or peel back. Bleaching wears away cuticle.” The result? Hair that can be described as ‘straw-like,’ dry and brittle, or frizzy. Split ends, flyaways, and hair of varying lengths are other sure signs of damage and breakage, she says.

    #2: Your grays return within two weeks.

    If you can’t seem to keep up with the advance of your gray hair (either at the roots or all over), it may be worth it to leave your coloring days behind you, says Sarah Nitz, contributor for Latest-Hairstyles.com. “If you have an appointment at the salon every two weeks, but you could go every week, it might just be time to let it grow in,” she says. “You want to enjoy every minute of your pending (or current!) retirement, traveling, visiting with friends, not visiting the salon.”

    #3: You notice your scalp is newly itchy and irritated.

    Whether you’ve been coloring your hair for days or years, unexplained itchiness, soreness, or oozing of the scalp may indicate you’re allergic to the hair dye, itself. “A fair number of people are allergic to an ingredient in hair dye called p-Phenylenediamine (PPDA), which is what gives the dye its permanent color,” says Dr. Piliang. “The symptoms can be pretty mild in the beginning so people don’t always recognize it.” While all hues of permanent dye contain PPDA, semi-permanent dye and wash-out colors often don’t, though they do require more frequent application, she advises.

    #4: You’ve dyed your hair progressively lighter.

    If your once lustrous mane has gone from it’s original honey gold to highlighted ash blonde to full-on platinum over your years in the styling chair, it may be time to give up the ghost. “When you’ve gone lighter and lighter to camouflage your silver roots, so that you’re almost white, that’s a sign,” says Nitz. “If you’re going so light with your hair color that it only slightly differs from what’s growing in, it makes sense to stop coloring.”

    How to Repair Damaged Hair

    There’s no way around it: If you’ve been processing your hair and it shows signs of damage, it’s time to stop the harsh treatments and take a few steps to repair it. “It’s time to put down the dryer, put down the iron—stop the things that are damaging your hair,” says Dr. Piliang. “Your hair is biologically dead but underneath, new, healthy hair is growing.” Next, give that new hair a chance to thrive by getting a haircut to remove the damaged ends. Then get regular trim-ups once a month, which should keep your hair at a constant length as it grows out. “It removes the split ends and keeps them from splitting farther up the shaft,” she says. “Each cut trims off the thinnest portion, and your hair looks thicker.” Finally, practice healthy hair habits, she advises: Use a heavy conditioner that contains natural oils (coconut, moroccan, or argan), a heat protectant product, and specially formulated hair-strengthening products. Tip: “With all those products, you don’t need it up by your scalp; you can start at ear level,” she says.

    source :huffingtonpost

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  • 6 Types of Headaches: How to Recognize Which Ones are Dangerous

    1.     TMJ Headache

    TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) headache is caused by clenching the jaws or grinding the teeth (usually during sleep), or by abnormalities in the jaw joints themselves.

    The diagnosis is easy if chewing produces pain or if jaw motion is restricted or noisy.

    TMJ pain can occur in the ear, cheek, temples, neck, or shoulders.

    2. Sinus Headache

    Many primary headaches, including migraine, are misdiagnosed as sinus headache. Sinus headaches can occur in the front of the face, usually around the eyes, across the cheeks, or over the forehead.

    They are usually mild in the morning and increase during the day and are usually accompanied by fever, runny nose, congestion, and general debilitation.

    Sinus headaches spread over a larger area of the head than migraines, but it is often difficult to tell them apart, particularly if headache is the only symptom of sinusitis; they even coexist in many cases. Often, the visual changes associated with migraine can rule out sinusitis, but such visual changes do not occur with all migraines.

    3. Cluster Headache

    Cluster headaches are among the most painful of all headaches. The signature is a pattern of periodic cycles of headache attacks, which may be episodic or chronic. (It should be noted that a significant percentage of people who experience a first cluster attack do not have another one.) Between 80% and 90% of these headache patients have episodic cluster headache cycles. Such patients experience cycles of daily or near daily attacks that may last from one week to one year. During an active cycle, sufferers can experience one or more bouts a day, or as few as one every other day.

    The attacks themselves are usually brief but extremely painful. Such cycles are followed by headache-free periods lasting at least fourteen days. About 10% of cluster headache patients have a chronic form, which lasts more than a year and remissions that last less than 14 days. About 10% of patients experience so-called premonitory symptoms from one day to 8 weeks before a cluster headache attack. They can include fatigue, neck ache, stiffness, odd sensations in the limbs, an extreme sensitivity in the area where the headache will develop. When the actual attack occurs, symptoms typically increase rapidly (within about 15 minutes) to intense levels.

    People often awaken with them a few hours after they go to bed. The attack typically causes very severe, stabbing or boring pain centered in one eye. Pain may also occur above the eye, near the temples, or on one side of the head. Migraine-like symptoms (sensitivity to light and sound, auras and rarely, nausea and vomiting) may occur. Women have a higher risk for nausea and vomiting than men do. Capsaicin-based nasal sprays have been found to be very effective for cluster headaches.

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  • A Proffesor who finds a Cure for HIV/AIDS

    Nigerian Professor Produces Antivirt, An Anti Viral Drug For Treating HIV AIDS. Despite doubts in some quarters about the authenticity of his claims, Professor Maduike Ezeibe of [COLOR=#67B045 !important]Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, has insisted that his recent therapy

    or the dreaded HIV and AIDS is [COLOR=#67B045 !important]real and effective.
    The discovery of the therapy, Ezeibe said, was a major scientific breakthrough in the search for a cure to the global pandemic.
    He said after 19 years of hard work, [COLOR=#67B045 !important]he was able to discover the therapy and his research was eventually published in the British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research.

    Life plays better!!

    መልካም ቆይታ ይሁንላችሁ!!

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  • Ways To Reduce Your Cancer Risk

     Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow and reproduce uncontrollably and invade nearby tissues by spreading to other parts of the body through blood streams and lymphatic systems hindering the activities of the normal cells.

    The exact causes of cancer are not known and very often no single cause can be found. Some findings try to show that, it is related with the changes of genes. This happens to the living habit such as tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet like high fat foods and physically inactivity and also environmental factors like exposure to infections and carcinogens and longer life expectancy and too much exposure to the sun radiation.

    • Do not smoke. Do not use any form of tobacco.
    • Make your home smoke-free.
    • Be physically active.
    • Have a healthy diet.
    • Limit your alcohol intake.
    • Avoid too much sun. use sun protection.
    • Breast feeding reduces the mother’s cancer risk.
    • Ensure your children get Hepatitis B and HPV vaccine.
    • Take part in organized cancer screening programmes.

    source :zepsychologist

    Life plays better!!

    መልካም ቆይታ ይሁንላችሁ!!

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  • የአእምሮ ጤና መታወክ ምክንያቶች ምን ምን ናቸው?

    አሁን አሁን እየተዘወተረ የመጣ ያለው የአእምሮ ጤንነት መታወክ ከመለስተኛ የቀን በቀን ችግር አንስቶ እስከ ከፍተኛ ደረጃ ድረስ አስተሳሰብንና ባህርይን በማወክ ከሰዎች ጋር ያለንን ግንኙነት የሚያበላሽና ህይወትን ባግባቡ ለመምራት የሚያስቸግር ሁኔታን እየፈጠረ ይገኛል፡፡ ይህ ችግር በሁላችንም ላይ በማንኛዉም ጊዜና ቦታ ሊከሰት የሚችል ሲሆን፤ ችግሩ ከፍተኛ ደረጃ ላይ የደረሰበት ሰዉ የምክር ሰጭዎችንና የባለሙያዎችን እርዳታ ማግኘት ያስፈልገዋል፡፡ ህመሙ እንደታየ ህክምና ካላገኘ በጣም ከተወሳሰበ ደረጃ ላይ ስለሚደርስ በታማሚዉ፤ በቤተሰቡና በዙሪያዉ በሚገኙ ሰዎች ላይ ከፍተኛ ስቃይን ያስከትላል፡፡ ስለዚህ ማናችንም ብንሆን በዚህ ዙርያ ላይ የየራሳችን አስተዋፅኦ ማበርከት አለብን እያልን የአእምሮ ሊቃውንትና ምሁራን የአእምሮን ጤና መታወክ የሚያመጡ ችግሮች ምንም አንኳ ብዙ ቢሆኑም ዋነኛወቹ ግን እነዚህ ናቸው ይላሉ።

    የአእምሮ ጤና መታወክ ምክንያቶች ምን ምን ናቸው?

     የአእምሮ ጤና መታዎክ ምክንያቶች ብዙ ሲሆኑ እንደግለሰቡ የተለያዩና የተወሳሰቡ ናቸዉ። የአእምሮ ህመም ሊመጣ የሚችለዉ አካባቢያችን በሚፈጥርብን ዉጥረትና ተፅዕኖ መነሻ  ምክንያት ሲሆን ከነዚህም ዉስጥ የፖለቲካና የማህበራዊ ፤ እንዲሁም ኢኮኖምያዊና ባህላዊ ችግሮች ናቸው። ይህም ማለት ጦርነት፣ ርሃብ፣ ድህነት፣ ረብሻና ጸበኝነት፣ የስደት ኑሮ፤ የቤተሰብ ዉስጥ ችግር፣ የዘርና የባዮኬሚካል አለመመጣጠን ይገኙበታል፡፡  በተጨማሪም እንደ መሪር ሀዘን፣ መጠጥ/አልኮል፣ ጫት ፣ አደንዛዥ ዕፅ፣ ዘረኝነት፣ ቁማርና ሌሎችም ያሉትም ይካተታሉ።

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