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  • Hair Weaving and a Hair Replacement System

    Posted on November 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Cindy Lee asked:


    Among the most interesting and often important services provided by hair stylists are hair weaving and hair extensions.
     

    Hair loss in either men or women can create feelings of vulnerability, self-consciousness and a loss of self-esteem.  Imagine every day being a “bad hair day”.  This is what people who are balding or have suffered any significant hair loss experience every day of their lives. 

     

    With hair weaving techniques that add more hair, these people can regain their confidence, self-esteem and youthful appearance.

     

    Aging, chronic hair pulling (Trichotillomania) and incomplete hair re-growth after chemotherapy are some of the factors that can create partial hair loss. 

     

    For those of you new to the area of hair weaving this article will provide some basic information on hair weaving to attach a hair replacement system or full wig, and introduce you to the electric hair weaving machine.  This device helps the stylist create the exact look desired and shortens the time it takes to create the weave track.

     

    First, here are some basic terms. 

     

    Hair weaving is where either synthetic or human hair is cornrow braided or woven into the person’s existing natural hair at the scalp.  An extension weft or custom made hair system is then sewn on the created track.

     

    A hair extension is the synthetic or natural hair that is attached to the existing natural hair.

     

    Natural human hair used for weaves, wigs and extensions comes mainly from the continent of Asia and to some smaller degree from China, India, Eastern Europe and Russia.  This human hair comes in a wide variety of grades.  The highest is pure human hair from young donors that has been gently processed leaving the cuticles intact.  This is called “Remy” hair.  Human hair can also come in lower grades included those diluted with animal or synthetic hair.  High quality unprocessed 100% European human hair is of course more expensive than hair mixed with animal hair or synthetics.

     

    Synthetic hair can be made from a variety of synthetic fibers including Kanekalon, Toupelon, wool, alpaca, mohair, rayon, goat, nylon and yak.  Synthetic hair comes in wefts and single strands for braids.  This type of hair is best used for braids since using heating appliances such as straightening combs or curling irons is not recommended.   For the obvious reason of supply synthetic hair is cheaper than natural high-quality human hair.

     

    Corn rowed hair refers to a traditional style of African origin in which the hair is made into small braids starting close to the scalp.  These can be made in simple rows or very complex patterns.

     

    Human hair extensions can also come in higher Cuticle Remy or unprocessed Caucasian European grades as well as lower grades including those diluted with animal or synthetic hair. 

     

    One of the most innovative recent inventions in the world of hair replacement is the electric hair weaving machine.  A hair weaving machine takes the place of traditional cornrow braids and is used to help the stylist create the track for attaching natural or synthetic hair extensions to the head.  By using this machine the stylist saves time while keeping the track extremely small as well as less detectable, typically the size of a pencil lead. With it you can attach several different types of hair additions to the head such as Integrations, wefts, wigs, and partial hairpieces giving the client an extended wear ‘prosthesis’ that can be slept with and showered in. 

     

    Hair replacement systems have been a part of society since the early Egyptians.  With current advances such as the electric hair weaving machine we can make hair extensions and custom hairpieces look more natural than ever before and so help our clients get exactly what they are looking for.

     

    To see a fun, informative and entertaining video on hair weaving and hair replacement from Cindy Lee go to http://www.hairreplacementsystem.com/info-beyonce-lace-wigs.html



  • Latest Hair Weave Styles

    Posted on November 4th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Synapse India asked:


    Long and beautiful hairs are always in fashion. However, it is always necessary to maintain the hair in such a way so that they retain their shine and liveliness for a longer period of time. For this reason, many hair conscious people turn to human hair extensions to get the right look. People suffering from hair problems have found their answers in human hair extensions to get the look which they dreamed of.

    Mainly, there are two types of hair extension: strands and wefts. In strands, through some techniques additional 20 to 50 strands of synthetic or natural hair have been added to the natural hair by weaving, heat fusing, gluing, clamping, or using waxes and polymers. Hair extension wefts are the method in which wefts of hair that is sewn into a small braid of the hair that has been put across the scalp for the purpose of hair extension.

    Using both the methods, a person can view dramatic results. It will further help you to get thick and lengthy instantly. And the hair extensions can be matched up perfectly to your own hair. In addition, you can also style your hair in any manner you wish too.

    If you are thinking about the cost of your hair extensions, you must know the available options in the market. There are different types and qualities of hairs can be chosen for hair extension program. You can enquire from your salon to know more about your hair extension hairs and pay accordingly. The cost and frequency of your upkeep appointments will depend largely on what type of extensions that you purchase. The amount of damage to your natural hair and longevity of your hair extension will also be determined by which type of hair extensions you choose.

    If you want to have a long and beautiful hair and unable to get it over a time, going for good hair extension program will surely help to realize your dreams.



  • Choose your Latest Hair Weave Style

    Posted on October 29th, 2009 admin 64 comments
    Synapse India asked:


    Both men and women dream of having long shining hair to make their appearance better. However, it is not possible for everyone to extend his or her hair to the desired length as average hair grows only few centimeters every month. Human hair extensions have come as a positive solution to give you the look that can distinguish you from a crowd.

    Human hair extensions are the ultimate hair solutions for those who have lost every hope to get a thick hairy hair look. It is the most effective process to get the desired look in relatively less time.

    Mainly, there are two types of hair extensions. One can be made out of synthetic fibers and referred to as human hair extensions. Going for human hair extensions can prove a better styling agent as they look and feel a lot more natural then the synthetic kind. Also, they will not harm the growth of your natural looks.

    However, human hair extensions can prove a costly option for many people. Usually they are expensive means then the synthetic ones. Also, human hair extensions differ on quality, style and varied length, you need to choose your style and budget.

    Hair Extensions - A Complex Topic:-

    Going for hair weave styles could be a complex one. You need to decide on many important things including hair weaving styles, hair quality and others. Also, you need to see if you want your hairs to be tied, bonded, glued or any other methods should be used.

    A person need to decide the consequences of using different methods and dramatic results it shows onto your hair. It will further help you to get thick and lengthy instantly. And the hair extensions can be matched up perfectly to your own hair. In addition, you can also style your hair in any manner you wish too.



  • Wig and Hair Extensions

    Posted on October 23rd, 2009 admin No comments
    wigs weaves asked:


    People who desire to get custom look should choose different kinds of wigs and hair extensions to change their existing hair styles within no time. In addition, if you want to get rid of them, you can do it instantly. It is so easy to change out that you will feel almost no problem to change them out. So, now you don’t have to commit to any one color, and no need to wait for the color to look before you decide to change your hair style. Also, by using hair extensions and wigs, you need not to spend hundreds of dollars at a hair salon to get the dramatic look that can make you look like your favorite rock star or movie star.

    Wig and Hair Extensions Give You the Best Feel:

    Do you want to add length or color to your hair? Get a few interesting and easy options that can change your look drastically. Go to a good hair salon just to highlight your hair and add hair extensions that are woven into your current hair style. However, always go for trained and professionals hair dressers so that the procedure gets you the effect as you have thinking of for long. When you know what method or option can give you the best feel, it is easy to allocate money to achieve a better and beautiful dimensional hair that enhances your over all personality.

    If you don’t want to go to hair salon, getting hair streak or colored hair extension can be a great option. You can get your preferred pieces of colored hair and get them fixed onto your head by a trained professional to get the dreamy effect instantly.

    To learn more, please visit My wigs and weavesand get the details about Hair Extensions



  • Hazards of Hair Weaving

    Posted on September 27th, 2009 admin No comments
    Sharon Bell asked:


     

    The simplest way to cover up baldness is to wear a wig. Others may opt for more sophisticated techniques like hair weaving, hair implantation, or fiber implants, but all have serious side effects.

    “In hair weaving, the patient’s own hair is used to anchor a woven-on hair piece to the scalp. This technique tends to weaken and damage what is left of the wearer’s hair. Not only that but also the process needs to be repeated frequently since the hair piece will loosen and lift as the patient’s locks grow longer,” revealed Dr. Fredric Haberman, a dermatologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Denise Fortino in “Your Skin: A Dermatologist’s Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty and Health.”

    If you’re considering hair implantation, the results can be disastrous. This technique, in which a hair piece is sutured to the scalp, can cause soreness and scarring that may destroy the patient’s healthy hair follicles. Implanted hair may also be ruined by combing, styling, or shampooing.

    Fiber implants are even worse. The implantation of synthetic fibers into the scalp can result in infection, scarring, soreness, and ****** swelling. If the above methods scare you, there are a number of drugs that may do the trick. Since the hair root is usually alive even after hair is lost, there is a possibility or re-growth.

    Oral cortisone tablets can sometimes stimulate hair growth but prolonged use can lead to serious physical or mental side effects. Furthermore, once the drug is stopped, the new hair falls out.

    “Other forms of cortisone are rubbed or injected into your scalp. Their effect is often temporary and this treatment is practical and effective only for small areas,” according to Dr. David E. Larson, editor-in-chief of the “Mayo Clinic Family Health Book.”

    Certain chemicals rubbed onto the scalp can cause hair growth by irritating the area. Not everyone, however, will be pleased at the results of this time-consuming method.

    So far, the most successful method for treating male-and female-pattern baldness is a hair transplant. There are many variations of this surgical procedure.

    In punch grafting, the surgeon removes tiny pieces of skin containing about eight to 15 hair follicles and transplant these on the bald areas on the scalp. This is done by means of a small instrument that punches out pieces of scalp from the sides or back of the head which aren’t affected by baldness.

    “The punched follicles are placed in spots on the bald scalp that have been cut with a similar instrument. The donor sites are closed with stitches, while the area that received the transplant is bandaged for a day or so. The grafts have to space far enough apart to ensure adequate nourishment from surrounding blood vessels. That’s why hair transplants are done in stages, often with about 30 grafts at a time, then at least a three-week wait,” said the editors of Consumer Union’s “The New Medicine Show.”

    After six weeks, the transplanted hair falls out but new hair starts to grow in three months. The new hair is coarser in texture but appears thicker. It will grow just like any other hair on your head which you can cut, comb or style. (Next: Scalp reduction for hair loss?)

    Even if you don’t have hair, you can still look good with Lumnaderm, a whitening cream that eliminates freckles, unsightly age spots, sun spots, blemishes and hyperpigmentation. When used as directed, Lumnaderm will balance uneven skin tones and illuminate your skin. For more information, visit http://www.lumnaderm.com.



  • Chinese Silk Through 5,000 Years

    Posted on February 6th, 2009 admin No comments
    Himfr Ivy asked:


    China has a history of silk more than 5000 years, since she first invented the sericulture and silk production. It is silk that built a bridge between China and Europe, then the Silk Road became a symbol of the cultural and economic exchange between the East and the West. So silk is a part of the Chinese civilization, which made a great contribution to the world.

    What kind of oriental silk mysteries will be brought to this beautiful country? It is learned that there will be more than 140 pieces /sets of silk textile exhibits collected by ChinaSilkMuseum, of which 80, carefully selected, extremely precious and rare, are relics of ancient China which epitomizes the historical development of ancient silk culture. Besides, woven fabrics and modern brocade add up to 60 pieces / sets, among which, some master embroidered pieces are supplied by the Culture Ministry of the People’s Republic of China.

    The exhibition is made up of three parts.

    Part I narrates how China and Europe are connected through the route of Silk Road, that is, the silk relics textiles excavated along the Silk Road by land, sea and desert. Chinese silk chronology charts the development of silk in the past 5,000 years with emphasis on Chinese silk history and culture. A group of model weaving looms, ranging from the primitive back-strapped loom, the treadle plain-weave loom, the reclining loom and the mechanical patterning loom act out not only the weaving technology but also how the ancient Chinese made exquisite silk. The precious exhibits, the 5,000-year old components of a primitive back-strapped loom and the silk yarn unearthed in Yuyao county, Zhejiang Province, enable people to understand that the ancestors of the Chinese people began to grow mulberry trees, raise silkworms and weave silk fabrics even then, hence, the long civilization history of China.

    Part II exhibits the silk textile relics from the early Qin period (306 BC) to the 40s of last century. You can see a Han dynasty brocade (206 BC) with the motif of running animals amidst the misty mountains, an indication of people’s longing for a fairyland. Still another piece called “Persian Samite” which dates back to the Northern dynasties (386-581AD) with its motifs of elephant, camel, winged horse, lion, and hunter in half a dozen colors, clearly indicates the influence of the western regions. Rare animals and gods from the Greek mythology form the major motifs of silk textiles from the 5th-9th centuries. A well preserved silk tabby coat tie-dyed by hand helps us to understand and study the silk production techniques as well as the fashion style in that dynasty. The brocade fabrics, elegant and poised with pearl roundel and floral spray motifs produced in the Tang dynasty not only reflect the prosperity of that dynasty but also the high level of technology in the silk production. The delicate and refined style of the Song dynasty is shown in a suit of gauze coat, trousers and a pair of shoes on display. They are thin, light and graceful. The trousers with its short yet loose legs recapture the fashion style of that time. The silk textiles and clothes after the 19th century on this show are all bright in color, diversified in style and exquisite in embroidery. Beautiful and gorgeous are these magnificent yellow fabrics for the emperor’s robe with dragon motifs, the embroidered coats with red flowers, green embroidered woman’s-wear and slim-figured Qipao of superb handwork.

    Part III deals with the rapid advance of computerized digital technology and resultant digital weaving techniques. Brocade embroidery is the most resplendent chapter of the silk history. With the help of color separation and structure design, electronic jacquard and the new- type rapier, digital colorful silk paintings are more vivid in motif and richer in color expression. On the basis of the traditional printing and dyeing technology, printed silk paintings, and silk paintings from wax-resist dyeing and digital ink-jet improved on by contemporary high tech, are enjoying more appreciation among people. Hand painting and embroidery know-how are also nearing perfection with quite a number of innovative embroidery stitches. Dozens of scenic paintings and embroidery art needlework will surely bring you an eye treat.

    The Chinese delegation also brings with them a team of fashion show. At the opening ceremony six beautiful girls from China will put on a performance of what the Chinese wear from the Han Dynasty(206BC-220AD)down to the present, a manifestation of the good time of silk in the past 5,000years. The show will last for 3 days. At the same time, the Chinese textile experts will have dialogue with the audience and receive interview by the media ( in English).

    In the past 5,000 yeas silk has become an integral part of Chinese civilization and a great contribution to the world civilization as well. Living in silk is one of the pursuits by the people for a better life. It is believed that this exhibition will promote the cultural exchange between the two countries, strengthen their friendship and facilitate the Czech to understand the long history and culture of China.

    “A silkworm spins all its silk till its death and a candle won’t stop its tears until it is fully burnt.” This Tang poem accurately describes the property of the silkworm. Despite technological development, a silkworm can only produce a certain amount of silk—1000 meters (3280feet) in its lifespan of 28 days. The rarity of the raw material is the deciding factor of both the value and the mystery of silk.

    Legend has it that in ancient times, Lei Zu, the wife of Huang Di , taught people how to raise silkworms and how to extract the silk.

    The Warring States Period, the beginning of feudalist society in Chinese history, witnessed a prosperous time. The development of productivity popularized silk and it was no longer a luxury just for aristocrats. The pattern, weaving, embroidery and dyeing skills were all improved as they were influenced by the free ideology of the time, while the silk designs had sense of a free and bold air about them.

    The silk products excavated from Mawangdui Han Tomb are proof of the advanced skill and artistry of silk at this time.

    Silk production peaked during the Han Dynasty when the manufactured goods were transported as far away as Rome from Chang’an (today’s Xian). The overland trade route was to become famously known as the Silk Road. However, there was also a Marine Silk Road extending from Xuwen, Guangdong or Hepu, Guangxi to Vietnam. An outward bound voyage lasting five months would arrive in Vietnam; it would take another four months to reach Thailand; while a further twenty days would carry the merchants on to Burma. Two months later they would arrive in India and Sri Lanka, from where the silk would be eventually transported to Rome via the Mediterranean. After such a long journey, the price of silk was equivalent to that of gold. Legendary as it seems, tender silk connected China to the rest of the world.

    During subsequent dynasties, professional designers created novel patterns and improved the machines.

    The Marine Silk Road took supremacy over the land Silk Road following the Song Dynasty extending the trade to Southeast Asia which became fully developed in the Yuan Dynasty. Besides Chinese exports, foreign businessmen also came to China to buy silk and china wares.

    During the Ming and Qing Dynasties silk was transported to Europe and America from Manila and this meant that China dominated the world’s silk market until 1908.

    Chinese characters including the component “silk” have the intonation of silk or its implication of fine and deep. The richness of color, texture, strength and beauty of silk make it the means to imply something is fine and impeccable. A woman’s raven hair is referred to as ‘black silk’ ; tender feelings are ‘feelings of silk’ and the Chinese word for a lingering and emotive feeling contains the component of “silk”, and even a flavor can be silky and smooth.



  • What Causes Hair Loss ? What Can I Do?

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 admin No comments
    Gary Heron asked:


    It is normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, this is part of the hair renewal process. However most people suffer from excessive hair loss at one time in their life. There are many reasons for this including medication, radiation, chemotherapy, exposure to chemicals, hormonal and nutritional factors, thyroid disease, generalized or local skin disease, and stress.

    Many of these causes are temporary and a few are permanent. These are some of the more common reason for hair loss.

    HORMONAL BEHAVIOUR

    Since hormones both stimulate hair growth and cause hair loss, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on hair loss. These can affect both men and women in the following ways:

    This is the most common cause of thinning and affects both men and women. Men generally have hair loss concentrated in a specific pattern from the front through to the crown. Women tend to have thinning throughout their head without being in any specific pattern. This type of hair loss is caused by the androgen DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone. Since everyone has DHT that is produced by their bodies and only some people suffer from hair loss there has to be another factor involved. This other factor is having follicles that have a greater number of Androgen receptors for the DHT to attach to. This is the component that is inherited through the genes. To date the most effective preventative treatments are anti androgens, drugs that prevent the creation of DHT. In the future gene therapy will one day be able to alter the genes to prevent the follicles from being affected by DHT.

    Childbirth

    After pregnancy many women experience a loss of hair, this is caused many hair simultaneously entering the resting (telogen) phase. Within two to three months after giving birth, some women will notice large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs. This can last one to six months, but resolves completely in most cases. This condition is caused by the hormonal changes that take place after a woman’s body recovers from her pregnancy.

    Birth control pills

    Women who have a genetic predisposition to suffer from Androgenic Alopecia can have it occur at a much younger age by taking birth control pills. The hormonal changes that occur trigger the onset of the Androgenic Alopecia. If a woman has a history of female pattern loss in her family she should advise her doctor before going on the pill. After the discontinuation of the pill the woman may notice that her hair begins shedding two or three months later. This may continue for six months when it usually stops. In some cases the process cannot be reversed and the woman may not regrow some of the hair that was lost.

    DISEASE OR ILLNESS INFLUENCES

    Since the follicle is a very sensitive it does respond to imbalances in the body. Most hair loss causes by disease or illness is temporary and resolves itself after the body has returned to a healthy condition.

    High fever, severe infection, severe flu

    Sometimes one to three months after a high fever, severe infection or flu, a person may experience hair loss, this is usually temporary and corrects itself.

    Thyroid disease.

    Both an overactive thyroid and an underactive thyroid can cause hair loss. Thyroid disease can be diagnosed by your physician with laboratory tests. Hair loss associated with thyroid disease can be reversed with proper treatment.

    Deficient diet

    Some people who go on low protein diets, or have severely abnormal eating habits, may develop protein malnutrition. To help save protein the body shifts growing hair into the resting phase. If this happens massive amounts of hair shedding can occur two to three months later. A sign of this is if the hair can be pulled out by the roots fairly easily. This condition can be reversed and prevented by eating the proper amount of protein. Its very important when dieting to maintain an adequate protein intake.

    Medications

    Some prescription drugs may cause temporary hair shedding in a small percentage of people. Examples of such drugs include some of the medicines used for the following: gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure, or blood thinner. High doses of vitamin A may also cause hair shedding.

    Cancer treatments.

    Chemotherapy and radiation treatment will cause hair loss because it stops hair cells from dividing. Hairs become thin and break off as they exit the scalp. This occurs one to three weeks after the treatment. Patients can lose up to 90 percent of their scalp hair. The hair will regrow after treatment ends and patients may want to get wigs before treatment. There are some drugs in development to help prevent this hair loss from occurring.

    Low serum iron

    Iron deficiency occasionally produces hair loss. Some people don’t have enough iron in their diets or may not fully absorb iron in their diets. Women who have heavy menstrual periods may develop iron deficiency. Low iron can be detected by laboratory tests and can be corrected by taking iron pills.

    Major surgery/chronic illness

    Anyone who has a major operation - a tremendous shock to the system - may notice increased hair shedding within one to three months afterwards. The condition reverses itself within a few months but people who have a severe chronic illness may shed hair indefinitely. A relatively unknown fact is that hair transplantation surgery can actually cause additional hair loss or “shock fallout”. Hairs lost from shock fallout usually don’t regrow.

    Alopecia Areata

    This type of hair loss is believed to be caused by the immune system reacting to hair follicles as if they were antibodies and shutting them down. The hair loss is usually limited to a coin sized area and all the hair in the area is lost leaving a totally smooth round patch. In a more severe rarer condition called Alopecia Totalis, all hair on the entire body is lost, including the eyelashes. Treatments include topical medications, a special kind of light treatment, or in some cases drugs.

    Fungus Infection (Ringworm) of the scalp

    Caused by a fungus infection, ringworm (which has nothing to do with worms) begins with small patches of scaling that can spread and result in broken hair, redness, swelling, and even oozing. This contagious disease is most common in children and oral medication will cure it.

    Stress

    Stress can cause hair loss is some people. Usually it occurs 3 months after the stressful event has occured and it may take 3 months after the stress period has ended for the hair growth to resume. In most cases it is temporary if the person is not predisposed to genetic or Androgenic Alopecia, if they are stress may trigger the onset of genetic hair loss or may worsen existing Androgenic hair loss.

    MECHANICAL DAMAGE CAUSES HAIR LOSS

    Damage to the hair can be self inflicted either by intentional or unintentional means. Some people going through stress continuously pull at their hair until it comes out. Styling hair by bleaching, braiding and straightening can also cause damage and results in hair being lost.

    Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling

    Some children and less often adults play with their hair by pulling on it or twisting it. This can be part of a behavioral problem or a bad habit that is often done unconsciously. If the behavior is not stopped permanent hair loss can result from the constant stress on the hair. Its best to seek the help of a mental health professional to solve this problem.

    Hair Styling Treatments

    Many people change the appearance of their hair by using chemical treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, relaxers and permanent waves. If correctly done and done using reputable products, its rare to have any damage. However, hair can become weak and break if any of these chemicals are used too often. Hair can also break if the solution is left on too long, if two procedures are done on the same day, or if bleach is applied to previously bleached hair. Some chemical relaxers do contain powerful chemicals and there have been instances of people get chemical burns from these products resulting in permanent hair loss. Only go to qualified hair stylists and if doing it yourself make sure you only use reputable products and follow the product directions.

    Hair Braids/Weaves

    Many black women and some black men braid their hair or wear hair weaves. Under normal conditions these cause no problems. However if the weave is attached too tight or the braids are wrapped too tight, they put a constant strain on the hair follicle. If this is done for an extended period of time permanent hair loss can result. This is known as Traction Alopecia and is fairly common among people who braid or weave their hair. Make sure the person applying the braids or weave is qualified to do so and don’t wear braids or weaves continuously for extended periods of time.

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  • Stop Losing your Beauty and Valuable Time Removing Fusion, Braids, Weaves, Hair Extensions and Dreadlocks!

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    global beauty asked:


    The popularity of braids, dreadlocks, add on hair / wigs, weaves, natural hair styles, and hair extensions with or without glue is exploding.

    The key importance and selling point for the Take Down removal cream is that it is an oil based cream. This key factor allows women to transition easily from wearing braids to a relaxer in the same day.

    Most women of color assume that after removing braids or extensions they have to wait 1 week in order to relax or straighten their hair, but because Take Down is a cream- not a spray. and is an oil based product.

    It protects the scalp and hair so that a chemical relaxer can be used. Most people or stylists don’t have the time or patience to remove fusion, braids, dreadlocks, weaves or hair extensions the right way. And the average consumer goes to the salon to undo or “take down” a style.

    And if the hair stylist does not have proper understanding of how to remove any of these styles, they just pull and tug, which ultimately damages their client’s hair. But now there is a solution.

    The Take Down® brand is not only unique, but is the lead product for the removal of all add-on-hair styles in the beauty industry. It is a very strong cross over product, for all types of women and hair textures.

    Every one from hollywood,models, entertainers to the everday college student wears some form of hair extensions, braids,and add-on-hair.

    Anyone who has removed fusion, hair extensions, weaves that are saturated with bonding glue, or tiny micro-braids, understands the hassle. When removing hair extensions with fusion, braids, weaves or dreadlocks, the hair can become dry and matted together, so it can take hours upon hours to remove these styles. And often, once these styles are removed, unhealthy, broken hair is left behind.

    Introducing a new product that helps detangle hair and aids in the fast and easy removal of fusion, braids, hair extensions, weaves and dreadlocks. TAKE DOWN® makes the pain, tangles, knots and damage associated with removing these styles old news.

    With TAKE DOWN®, women and men who desire changing their locked hairstyles don’t have to cut their Dreadlocks off any more, they can salvage all that beautiful hair. With TAKE DOWN®, you have no more hair loss, damage or balding. And definitely no more excess fusion adhesive or bonding glue stuck to the hair and scalp.

    TAKE DOWN®, THE REVOLUTIONARY HAIR REMOVAL CREAM penetrates through the hair and softens the hair as you comb through it. This natural cream can be a relief from the pain of combing out knots and clumps of tangled or matted hair once you have taken out the extension, braid or dreadlock. This revolutionary process makes removal of braids easy, fast and painless…

    TAKE DOWN’S ®, revolutionary and unique selling points sit squarely with its ability to address a strong, yet previously overlooked, need in the hair care market.

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  • Rustic Western Style Home Decorating

    Posted on February 2nd, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Trinity Tresp asked:


    Aching for some West Texas or old fashioned log cabin style home decorating?

    This is a great choice to make! This is a timeless and rustic style of home decorating. This style is also known as pioneer, log cabin, ranch, western or mountain style decorating.

    No matter what you call it, this type of style is based upon the use of natural materials such as logs and woods, twigs, animal hides and antlers, rocks, metals, etc. To begin with you will want to figure out how you can add these natural materials to your home.

    Western style furniture is usually rugged large heavy type furniture, but simple in design. There is a lot of use of bare wood. Very often in this style you will see rustic log beds, and other log furniture. Fabrics are often Native American prints, Cowboy prints, or cabin style-kinds of prints, including use of moose, bear, elk, etc in the prints. If these are not your usual preference, consider a rough or natural hair on finish leather, denim, suede, or weaves.

    Colors should be mostly earthtones, such as rich browns, dark greens, dark reds, golds, etc. Some additional colors might include slate gray, wrought iron black, deep dark blues or lighter creams and yellows.

    You’ll want to add such items as knickknacks, old bottles, kitchen tools, quilts, blankets, wall hangings, pillows, antiques etc. This decor would integrate cowboys, saddles, horses, Native American crafts, wild animals and antlers found in forests and mountains, trout and streams, wildflowers, etc.

    Old time items will go well with the look. You should look for bright and bold-colored quilts, old saddle blankets, barrels, weathered farm tools, Native American tools, feeding troughs, ropes and so on.

    Use old horseshoes as candle holders or clothes hooks on your wall or as bookends. Take bandanas, animal hides, etc and make them into pillows, quilt squares, or even lampshade covers. Rawhide is often used for rustic lamp shades and lamps are also commonly made from logs and or antlers. Decorate with old Mason jars and canning items by scattering them around on your side tables, bookcases, or fireplace mantel.

    A rustic, western style, or log cabin home should usually have a natural floor… preferably made from hardwoods or recycled plank flooring. But they could also be made from tile or flagstone. Western-style area rugs are also a nice look and will help to keep the tootsies warm.

    Rustic lighting is a perfect complement and will go well with your new style of decorating. Old lamps made with cowboy or ranch prints are great, but you can use almost any lamps made from wood, metal, antlers and or rawhide. Lampshades made of stretched rawhide will really add to that ranch feel.

    Other decorative details might include Native American beading, fringe, twig accents, metal drawer pulls and doorknobs, and anything made from logs. Many items made from animal antlers are popular such as lamps, chandeliers, coat hooks, drawer pulls, etc. Pottery and stoneware will add to the rough look.

    Obviously there are a number of ways you can add this look to your home or business. Whether you are just adding a little touch, or decorating a rustic log cabin. The use of natural logs, metal, animal hides, antlers, etc will give a warm, rich look in the rustic, cowboy, or mountain style you are looking for.



  • Fall Collection | Fall Dresses | Fall 2006 | Fall 2006 Collection

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    Sharp Feminine Silhouettes and Drapes for formals

    The first influence of this season is the highlighted bodice; designers this season are placing more emphasis on fitted shapes with striking color and embroidery or ornaments. Plunging neckline is crisply molded and matched to the extravagant inlays of the skirt with deep neckline and decorative mosaic designs are ruling the fashion modes. With the globalization of fashion trends, simplifying and highlighting the bodice in formalwear designs broadens the designer’s reach across cultural expectations.

    The second influence is the bold feminine shape. Pinpointing the key looks, there is a distinct departure from the soft, pretty femininity of the past few seasons for autumn, as designers cut a cleaner silhouette and toyed with the concept of shape. The possibilities of texture and layering are cleverly explored and designers are using sheath, trumpet, princess, mermaid, and a-line styling to create curvy dresses, many with corseted or structured undergarments, reasserting the womanly look in this season’s formal line. Gone are the demure straight silhouettes and the tailored work wear looks of the previous century. The post-9/11 woman sees her public as a proud yet traditionally sensual individual.

    The third influence of the season is the new emphasis on soft, feminine expression through silk and chiffon overlays, lace bordering, and beaded or rhinestone hems, lines, and straps. While the partygoer is simply elegant with brilliant structural accents, the bride dons a flowing gown overlayed with embroidered or appliquéd sheath. Soft satin silk is the fabric of choice, with form-enhancing embellishments to match the wearer’s personality.

    Color in bold and beautiful

    The palette for the season, though predominantly dark, is occasionally electrified with brilliant flashes of color. The traditional shades of black and grey are represented beautifully, supported by bursts of bolds and touches of shine. With a season draped in darkness, refreshing shots of sapphire blue and pops of marvelous magenta or coalesce colors in divine dresses perch up the entire season. Have fun and let bright colors and bold prints accessorize you this fall!

    Color in Red

    Punctuating the collections like a brilliant exclamation mark, red shows up intermittently, glinting through a mainly muted palette. Sophisticated and classic for the look that says you’re on top of the world.

    Black and White

    Classic black & white fashions are a hit again in prom 2006 as trend-savvy consumers desire the classic and elegant look. From clean lines to bold stripes and optical waves, monochrome combinations are the seductively simple route to smart dressing. Winter white is an important focus of the season, and it works great for the calendar events like winter or fall formals and cocktails.

    Black is Back

    Black is the number one staple for the season and will remain so well into 2006. Bright black looks showcase the blustery raven theme in tailored suits, asymmetric tops, and frothy evening gowns.

    Gorgeous Grays

    Grey is the designers’ shade of choice, and no wonder: restrained, chic, edgy - its subtleties allow for eclectic interpretation, whether sharp as steel in silk or soft in jersey knits. Pin tucks and pleats complement grey’s cool sophistication. Mix shades and textures for a more directional look. Choose hosiery carefully - sheer styles are a flattering option. Soften up with shades of heather gray this season. It is the only color that encompass coziness and comfort while remaining glamorous. Not to mention it looks great on everyone

    Chocolate treat

    The beginnings of fall bring decadent shades of our favorite indulgence to another level of luxury. Go ahead and indulge in fall’s color palette. The hue drapes beautifully in jersey, sequin or shimmering satin without adding a pound! From rich and dark to creamy and light, chocolate makes everyone feel and look just fabulous!

    Eighties Vibes N Trends Romantic, off the shoulder neckline dress with empire waist in dramatic chiffon drape seem to revive the popular culture for that regal yet fresh and modern look embraced by generation X. Strapless is getting a lot of exposure these days, and the stylists use gems, beads, sheer, and train to add sparkle to the conservative evening. Recapturing the sexiness of the era, the Eighties silhouette is back. Try it in black or jolts of electric colors. Shimmers and Shines

    The warm shine continues into the cooler months. No need for a full metallic blast, instead designers subtly weaved sparkle throughout garments to create a soft yet **** sheen. For the girls who still want their bling, sequins combined with satin and sheer georgette get you ready for that fabulous evening.

    Mini dress Boom

    The mini dress or mini skirt for the spring will still reign come the winter, but don’t panic: Stores are ordering them longer. Revolutionary mini dress has resurfaced on the runway with its traditional tunic-like and bodice-less smocks in delicate lace and flowing fabrics. Details of woven necklines, perfectly pretty collars and oh-so-fun pockets will take you back to the mod Swinging London times! Thigh-grazing A-line flirty micro dresses will imbue a girlish charm for the season. There are endless ways—dark opaque hose; leggings; long, long boots—to make the mini work for snow days. Opaque tights and leggings will give these short skirts and tunics a cool stylish and contemporary feel as well.

    Formal Opulence Rewind to the baroque luxury of imperial princess and Seventies glam rockers - gilding, rich fabrics and lavish embroidery with confident insouciance Opulence is the theme for the fall 2006, so drape in this opulence with dress down hair and make-up. Tracking down the allure of historical Helen of Troy and Hollywood Jean Harlow-esque with bias cutting and deep décolleté, designers make them the season’s next big-night numbers.

    Prance in Prom wear, Home coming dresses and Eveningwear

    Beaded and bangled, sparkling and luster fabrics factor big this prom 2006 season. For prom dress fabrics, it’s smooth satin, silky chiffon, slinky jersey, and lace. Jewel tones in emerald, ruby, sapphire, silver, and gold are important, as well as dress combinations in black and pretty shades of pink. Of course, the geek theme continues strong into this year, paying attention to the details - interesting necklines, pretty fabrics, sparkly touches - to make your prom dress to dazzle. A new trend is a high front slit accompanied by cascading ruffles. Sparkle and shine on the dance floor in shimmering fabrics like organza, glitter ice lace, and lustrous satin. Unique beads and ribbon detailing enhance the figure: rhinestone along the bodice, lace-up ribbon corsetry, criss-cross open backs, or swirls of lace with glitter topping.

    New prom silhouettes this 2006 season are in empire waists, princess shapes and A-line separates and modified Mermaid design with a slim bust, waist, and hips that flares out below the knee, the vintage-inspired Empire design with a ruched bodice and flowing, and the lingerie-influenced Corset design with ribbon lacing along the front, side, or back. Rich reds, burgundies, and deep romantic purples and blues pretty coral pinks and turquoise capture the essence of the American Classic look. Winter white and classic black is still strong for early prom events, particularly in strapless dresses.

    Fall on Cocktail Numbers

    How to achieve fall’s most intoxicating evening look? Mix up equal parts satin, silk, and lace; add an elegant neckline, a defined waist, and a flared, flirty skirt. Serve in a sexy-but-sophisticated knee-length dress. Lace in all forms takes center stage, kept simple and modern in white, ivory, and blush.

    Bridal and Ball gowns

    Fresh from the runway, designers are showing off the softer side of their style. Big voluminous dresses and hair, delicate beading in unique patterns, gorgeous, floral-worthy embellishments, bodices with unique touches, and vintage-inspired details that are far from old-fashioned.

    Whether you want a little or a lot of sparkle—designers worked it in this season from subtle glimmers to bold, beautiful bling. Beading gets worked into the lace on this tank gown with a trumpet skirt for an allover sparkly, shimmery effect. Beside this geometric, concentric, circular pearl design ornaments the bodice of sleek, silk crepe gowns. Strands of crystals form the delicate straps on the silk crepe dropped-waist gown. Flowers on wedding dresses are nothing new. Modern, streamlined back detailing recalls a patterned Art Deco look for these gowns. But this season, designers took a bold twist on the romantic front using color, subtle crystals, and crepe—accents worthy of a modern garden wedding. Embellishments of all kinds graced the bodices of this season’s gowns, from bold color and pretty pleats to refined ruffles. This season, designers took cues from eras gone by and worked retro accents into distinctly modern gowns—with show stopping results.

    So now, accessorize yourself in exotic leathers, metal details and new shapes to give fresh interest to accessories when it comes to dressing up this season’s pared-down looks. Carry clutch bags, put on platforms, wedges with elbow-length gloves for that demure, and style to welcome the fashion swing this fall.