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The Hair: Do's, Don't's & Tips

Thinking about your big day? I know the excitement and the stress are killing you. Luckily you have nothing to fear. We here at Krystal Studios have tips for everything and this week, we would like to focus on... HAIR. 

Hair is definitely a big item to work with and the sooner the better. We have tips for do's and don't's, when the best time is to start planning your hairstyle and products we definitely recommend to keep those locks healthy, shiny and smooth.

First off, I bet all you lucky brides are wondering when should I start planning out my hairstyle?  We definitely recommend seeing us as far out as six months before the big day. Planning on the perfect look from highlights to colors to updos or leaving your hair down is a big decision and you want to make sure you like the style and the color.  This also gives enough time that if you want to alter, or change the style you have plenty of time to do so. 

Photo Courtesy: Styleweekly.com

Photo Courtesy: Styleweekly.com

It is also good to keep your hair conditioned and treated. Depending on your hair type, here are some good options:

For Fine hair: It is best to stay away from oil based deep conditioners. These products will wipe away any volume from fine strands. This can also leave your scalp greasy. We here at Krystal Rose Studios recommend a Keratin conditioning treatment. Find these treatments that are made of proteins to strengthen hair without adding any excess weight. Once a week is enough for your hair type.

Our recommendation is Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment

For Curly hair/damaged hair: If you have thick, coarse or dry curly hair, shea butter and/or coconut oil are your best bets. You definitely want to speak to your stylist at Krystal Rose Studios in regards to the best hair masks and conditioning treatments to keep those curly locks hydrated. A leave-in conditioner like Paul Mitchell's Full Leave-in Circle Treatment is a great option

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A few extra other tips:

Be sure to visit your hairstylist 2-3 weeks before hand to get the color touch-up and style you want. (1.5 weeks for Blonde colors/style touch-ups)

 

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So, ladies remember plan your color/highlights/hair cut/ deep conditioners 6 months out with your hair stylist. By the time your wedding comes around your hair will be on point because you and your stylist had a plan! Three months out from your wedding book your bridal trial. Your color should be around the color you envision for your wedding day at this time. When you come to your trial you want to be prepared, things to bring are; clip in hair extensions, hair accessories, veil, earrings, necklace, photo inspirations, and anything that is involved in your wedding vision. If your unsure of what color or where to get your hair extensions let us know, so we can help you! Enjoy hair planning! 

DIY black head removal

Hello my beautiful people, 

Today's blog is for anyone that have those stubborn black heads. How many face washes or scrubs that have promised you that their product will remove them ,but don't work? Ill tell ya, way to many.  The answer to your little problem is actually so simple and you can make at home in your own kitchen! I'm going to give you an easy  DIY that you can make whenever your in need of removing your pesky blackheads.

INGREDIENTS :

unflavored gelatin ( flavored gelatin may stain the skin)

milk( any kind of milk will do)

STEP 1:     Place 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin powder in  microwavable safe bowl, add in 1 1/2 tbsp of milk.

STEP 2: Stir the  milk and gelatin mixture and place it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

STEP 3: Dip a brush or the tip of your finger in the mixture and brush it over your problem area,( which i typically the nose).

STEP 4: Wait about 30 mins or so for the mixture to fully dry. After it is completely dry you can pull it right off. As you pull it off any dirt, dead skin cells and the clogs will go with it.

STEP 5: Enjoy your blackhead free skin! 

 

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How To Conceal Under Eye Circle/Bags

Learn how to cover up dark circles with orange salmon concealer.

1)When you need to neutralize a color refer to the color wheel.

2)If you want to get rid of the blue undertone in your eye go with the opposite color on the wheel, which is blue.  

3)Your next step is to conceal with one shade lighter than your natural color. I recommend using Bobbi Brown Correctors they come in 16 pink- or peach-based shades that are designed to layer with Bobbi Brown’s yellow-based concealers. My other favorite is Eve Pearl Concealers, which come in peach/salmon conceal shades.

Watch this video tutorial on how to skin correct and apply!

Natural Remedies For Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes

Did you wake up only to look in the mirror after a night of partying, or studying, and see dark circles or puffy eyes! No worries we got you covered with these 6 all natural remedies you can do at home!

1) Get Plenty of rest. Typically, tiredness, lack of sleep or tension favor the look of these marks under the eyes. However, with time, the bags start to store fat, fluid and a swelling happens. In turn, the coloration of dark circles ends up being emphasized and ended up being more visible.

2) Hydrate. Dehydration can cause bags under the eyes, so up your water intake.

3) Severe cases can be fixed with surgery. Other factors that may predispose its development are genetic aspects, allergies, adverse effects due to the usage of certain drugs. When this problem is not dealt with early, the only method to eliminate dark circles and bags is through a little surgery, with risks running back to develop them in the future. If you do not have an extreme, persistent or recent issue, you can treat them with homemade dishes much more effective than any industrial cosmetic treatment.

Natural Remedies

1) With sweet potato.
The potato starch has bleaching properties to the skin. Besides this vegetable it is excellent for fighting inflammation and moisturizes the skin, as their water content is very high. To remove dark circles and bags, cut potato slices 1.5 cm thick and place in refrigerator 10 minutes. Then, apply directly on the eyelids and bags, let it act for 15 minutes.

2) With cucumbers.
The treatments we have seen so many times in the movies are true. Cucumber has anti – inflammatory properties that work very well topically . To do this, cut cucumber slices 0.5 cm thick. Place them over your eyes until they warm, then change them into new slices. Do this for 20 minutes and you will immediately notice the difference.

3) With green tea or black & green tea.
Green tea prevents fluid retention, so drink it daily promotes the elimination of toxins and prevents inflammation throughout the body. Drink two cups of green tea daily , one in the morning and one at night.

To take advantage of the antioxidants of this infusion and remove dark circles and eye bags, you can also moisturize two green tea bags with a little hot water. When they warm, remove some of the excess water and apply the sachets directly over the eyes.

4) With Ice.
Apply an ice bag for 10 minutes. The ice will help to reduce swelling.

5) With cow or goat’s milk.
Place the milk in the refrigerator. When cool, soak two cotton circles and place them directly on the eyelids and pouches. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. You’ll see that this trick to remove dark circles and bags is one of the easiest and effective!

6) With apples.
Apples help relax the muscles , so that will be a great help if you are tired and tense face after a long day. Place an apple in the refrigerator, when it is very cold, mix it together with a tablespoon of oats until it forms a thick paste. Cover your entire face with it, even the circumference of the eyes, and let it act for 15 minutes. Then rinse with plenty of cold water.

Additional advices…

1) Avoid anything that promotes fluid retention such as consumption of salt.

2) Consume abundant diuretic foods such as asparagus, green tea, etc.

3) Take care of your skin with moisturizers and protect it from damage by sun exposure.

4) Avoid the habit of rubbing the eyes continuously. Many people do it on repeated occasions every day and they do not know it. This habit irritates and damages the delicate tissues around the eye and interferes with treatment if you want to eliminate dark circles and bags .

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