Hair care tips

Having pretty hair can add various traits to a person’s personality by being a natural thing of beauty. After all, attractive hair styles can be the difference in the average person and ‘eye candy’, but if you got dandruff going on you’re getting looks for the wrong reason. Don’t worry, there are ways to avoid this, keep reading. Below are natural ways to care for your hair so you get all the looks, in a good way.

Having a nutritious diet

Did you know that one of the biggest ways you can care for your hair is to have a diet that is nutritious? This includes drinking plenty of water and consuming protein. For instance, meat and lentils are great sources. Green leafed vegetables promote hair growth as it contains Vitamin A. Cod liver oil and carrots are good too.  If you’re not getting everything you need from your diet you should consider supplementing your diet with vitamins.  Hairfinity is a great brand.  I’ve reviewed them here and you can also use Hairfinity coupons.

Avoid hair style products

Although sold for the purpose of styling hair, these type of products should be avoided as they often contain harsh chemicals that only harm hair growth in the long-term. If you must use them, it’s a good idea to use them on rare occasions.

Aloe Vera for adding shine and volume

Aloe Vera is not just for soothing burns, it can also be used to enhance your hair and give it a new feel. You simply apply small amounts to your hair rather than hair conditioner. It comes in a gel, allow it to remain on your hair for a couple minutes and then rinse out. Frequent use will lead to benefits to your hair. Another option is to create a hair mask with aloe vera and let it sit for half an hour before rinsing.

Avoid oily hair

It may seem like common sense, but you may be surprised how often people go without actually washing their hair. This can lead to a buildup of oil on the scalp, dandruff, and dirt as well. However, it’s not recommended to wash it daily as the hair does have natural oils that promote hair growth. Everyone has their own balance; this could be a few days or a week.

Choosing the correct shampoo/conditioner

With an entire aisle dedicated to shampoo and conditioner products in just about every store, it can be challenging to choose. The best way to decide if the product is the best one for you is simply by trying it out for a certain period of time, say a couple weeks. Pay attention to what you need it to do, does it improve your hair, make it worse, or no change at all? Find the combination that’s best for you, then stick with it.

Overall, the best thing to do is start out using the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. From there, don’t over wash your hair, but keep it washed regularly. If you still need extra care, switch your conditioner for aloe vera or do a hair mask each week. This can lead to many added benefits.


Product review – the Husqvarna hatchet

Many of my readers won’t know this but I’m actually a survivalist.  I love all things survival, whether they be survival axes or survival machetes.  This little Husqvarna hatchet has a two-pound Scandinavian style part head that is hand made in Sweden.

There many tools that you need in your survival kit and a hatchet is definitely one of them. It is necessary to get a good quality hatchet if you really want it to be purposeful when you need it. There are quite a few hatchets available but one of the most popular ones is the Husqvarna hatchet.  Other awesome axe brands are http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Gardening-and-Yard-Care/Axes-and-Mauls and http://www.wetterlings.com.

Husqvarna hatchet is a fit for your survival kit

First, it has a good weight and its length is also just 15 inches, which means it is easy to handle. Good weight means though the hatchet can be considered to be heavy as it weighs over 2 lbs but the weight is actually useful when it comes to splitting heavy wood. At the same time, it is light enough to be carried and can be fit easily in the equipment belt.

The handle and the head are designed in such a way that it is easy to use and hence it can be handled well by all.  Let us take a look at its each part.

The handle of Husqvarna hatchet

The main feature of the hatchet is that it has a good grain and it is larger when compared to the previous models. It is also thicker now. The handle is very convenient to use and it gives a good grip. The hickory handle of Husqvarna hatchet lends it an ergonomic advantage.

The head of the hatchet

The head is designed very well, and has a great shape. With a good curvature, the head gets a good balance. Being made from Swedish steel, it is very sharp as well. It is semi-soft steel with excellent high carbon. The advantage of soft steel is that even while doing heavy chopping, it remains together and does not shatter. There is a wooden shim attached to the head. Another advantage of the Swedish steel, that it lends a kind of industrial strength to the hatchet which means it is pretty durable.

Other features

The Husqvarna hatchet comes covered in a leather sheath. It makes it convenient to store the hatchet. But there is no strap that can hold the hatchet within the sheath and that’s why it tends to fall off. It is wider which means it is very handy for split kindling. Apart from using it for cutting and chopping, the hatchet can also be used for carving.

Conclusion

In terms of design and quality, the Husqvarna hatchet is pretty good and it can also last for a long time. That is, even after you handle it roughly and undertake all the laborious tasks with the hatchet, you can be assured that the hatchet will remain the way it is. The drawback is that there should have been a better sheath or at least a strap should have been there to hold the sheath. Overall, the Husqvarna hatchet will remain a good and handy item in your survival kit. Since the main features of a good hatchet has to be a sharp head and a convenient handle, the Husqvarna hatchet does fulfill these two main criteria