STYLECRAZE http://www.stylecraze.com India's Largest Beauty Network Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:12:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 5 Amazing Benefits Of Apple Tea http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-apple-tea/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-apple-tea/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:59 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263331 An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, a cup of apple tea a day is even better! One small apple contains around 73 units of vitamin A and 159 mg of potassium. You can reap the benefits of these nutrients when you consume apple in the form of a tea. It is also [...]

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, a cup of apple tea a day is even better! One small apple contains around 73 units of vitamin A and 159 mg of potassium. You can reap the benefits of these nutrients when you consume apple in the form of a tea. It is also known for its pleasant taste and amazing health benefits.

What Is Apple Tea?

Apple tea is a drink, which is prepared by using apple-flavoured black tea. It is widely consumed in Turkey. They enjoy it as a part of their daily meals. Apple tea includes several antioxidants like catechin and quercetin. It also contains minerals like magnesium, sodium and potassium. Amino acids and vitamins B, C and E are also found in abundance in apples. This tea comes in two varieties – koyu, which means dark or strong, and açık, meaning light or weak.

How To Brew A Cup Of Apple Tea:

So, apple tea is good for us. Let’s now learn the methods of brewing a cup of apple tea:

Required Ingredients:

  1. 1/3 cup black tea leaves
  2. 1L water for brewing
  3. 1L water for serving
  4. Sugar, as required
  5. 1 medium sized apple
  6. Cloves and cinnamon, as required

Steps To Make Apple Tea:

Step 1: Fill a saucepan with 2L of water. Now, boil the water.

Step 2: Wash the apple and cut it into 1 inch-by-1 inch pieces. Remove the stem and the seeds but do not remove the skin of the apple.

Step 3: Add the apple pieces to the boiling water and cook it for roughly 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 4: Now, add the cloves and cinnamon to the boiling water. Leave it boiling for another 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: Strain the apple mixture through a colander and add it to a pitcher.

Step 6: Add sugar and stir well. To give it a healthier twist, replace sugar with honey.

Step 7: After refrigerating for a while, pour the freshly made tea into the glasses filled with ice cubes.

Step 8: Garnish with apples slices. You can refrigerate apple tea for up to 3 days.

Benefits Of Apple Tea:

  1. Regular intake of apple tea makes the immune system strong.
  2. Regular consumption of apple tea can offer relief as well as prevent arthritis and several other inflammatory diseases.
  3. Apple tea also prevents certain types of cancer likes lung, colon and prostate cancer.
  4. Helps battle high cholesterol level.
  5. Help increase the amount of oxygen to the body, keeping it active and healthy.

Side Effects Of Apple Tea:

Apart from benefits, apple tea also has some side effects that you should be aware of. Check them out here:

  1. Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding should avoid the consumption of apple tea. Apple tea consumption can cause certain reactions in the body that can harm the growing foetus as well as the infant.
  1. Certain properties of apple tea can cause allergic reactions in a few cases. So, if you are allergic to apples, avoid apple tea!
  1. If you are under medication, be extra careful! Apple tea can interact with certain medications and harm the body. Talk to your doctor in that case.
  1. Apple tea is an amazing way to keep your body healthy and strong. It can be a healthy replacement for the regular tea. So, if you cannot do without a cup of tea a day, switch to apple tea!

Do you consume green or apple tea? Or do you like sticking to regular tea? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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Is feeding a baby with goat milk considered safe? As the usage of goat milk is increasing gradually, it raises the question whether it makes any difference. Does it differ from consuming cow milk? Well, goat milk is becoming popular in countries like India, where it is being utilised for babies. There have been several debates going on regarding the safety of consuming goat milk.

Is Goat Milk Safe For Babies?

In several rural areas, goat milk is available in plenty and is cheap. Many mothers turn to goat milk when the option of breastfeeding is not possible. But, the question that arises here is ─ can goat milk be considered as an alternative to cow milk? Is goat milk safe for the babies? Let’s read the below points to know the answer:

  • Many people do not know the fact that goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk.
  • The fat globules are smaller in goat’s milk and hence easier to digest.
  • Forty percent of the babies, allergic to cow’s milk have resistance to goat’s milk.
  • It has therapeutic uses in medicine and nutrition.
  • Goat’s milk is closer to breast milk than cow milk.
  • The baby’s system accepts the protein content in goat’s milk easily. It is rich in folate and vitamins B12.

On the other hand, there are several studies, which swear against feeding babies with goat milk. It has been advised not to feed babies less than one year old with anything other than breast milk or formula. The fact is that the nutrients present in goat’s milk can be a little hard on the baby’s kidney. This can also lead to several health issues. But, unfortunately not all of them can afford formula milk.

Benefits Of Goat’s Milk For Babies:

Goat’s milk is a healthier alternative when it comes to feed your baby. Let’s read to know about its benefits:

1. Lactose Tolerance:

When compared to cow’s milk, goat’s milk has lesser lactose content. This is an advantage for those babies who suffer from lactose intolerance.

2. Fat Content:

The fat content in goat’s milk is very less. The fat globules in goat milk do not clump with each other and hence, can easily be digested by the babies. It also contains more essential fatty acids and a combination of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids.

3. Lesser Allergenic Proteins:

Protein clumps formed by the action of the acids present in the stomach are called curds. The softer the curds are, the easier the process of digestion for the baby will be. In goat milk, the curds are softer, hence the baby can easily digest it.

4. Anti-Inflammatory:

Goat’s milk holds anti-inflammatory properties. Babies with bowel inflammation problems will benefit from having goat’s milk.

5. Bio-Availability:

It is easier for the babies to digest goat milk as it is closest to breast milk. They have almost the same properties and can be used as a substitution for breast milk.

6. Calcium Rich:

It is a misconception that only cow milk is rich in calcium. Goat milk is also rich in calcium and other vitamins and nutrients that are present in cow milk.

7. Anti-Mucosal:

Milk causes mucous buildup, allergies and rashes in babies. Feeding babies with goat milk reduces mucous formation.

Though goat’s milk offers many health benefits, ensure to consult your pediatrician before starting to feed your baby with goat milk. This is just to make sure that your child is not allergic to anything that is present in the milk.

Do not forget to share your feedback regarding feeding babies with goat milk in the comments section.

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Top 10 Wine Shade Lipsticks Available In India http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/wine-shade-lipsticks-available-in-india/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/wine-shade-lipsticks-available-in-india/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:37:15 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263385 Dark lips are the hottest trend doing rounds in the fashion world today. And when it comes to dark lip shades, wine is an all time favorite! Wine color looks good on all types of skin tones ranging from fair to medium to dark. It is one of the easiest colors to pull off. Yes, [...]

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Dark lips are the hottest trend doing rounds in the fashion world today. And when it comes to dark lip shades, wine is an all time favorite!

Wine color looks good on all types of skin tones ranging from fair to medium to dark. It is one of the easiest colors to pull off. Yes, you can sport it without worrying much. If you are ready to think out of the box and can look beyond the usual red or pink lipsticks, then wine colored lipsticks are the great options to try!

Top 10 Wine Lipsticks In India:

If you are wondering about the best wine lip shades to try, look no further! Here are the top 10 wine lipsticks available in India:

1. Mac Hang Up Lipstick:

Mac Hang Up Lipstick

You can’t skip MAC, if you hold a true love for makeup! It is one of the most popular makeup brands in the world. With top-notch quality and variety of shades, it is no wonder that Mac holds the top position. The Mac Hang up lipstick is a beautiful mid-tone wine color. It has a hint of red undertone to it. There are no visible shimmers, which make this color a true wine shade on the lips. It is not too loud to wear every day. It is a subtle and sophisticated color, which makes it perfect for evening parties. This lipstick gives a cream finish and a good coverage in 3 swipes. It covers up lip pigmentation to a great extent. This lipstick formula feels comfortable on the lips as it has a cream-like moisturizing property. It does not make your lips dry or flaky.

Price: Rs. 1190 

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Black Cherry:

Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Black Cherry

The Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry appears very dark on the lips. The formula being lustrous, as the name suggests, moisturizes the lips. It glides smoothly and doesn’t cause any dryness or stickiness. This lipstick works well on most skin tones ranging from light to dark.

Price: Rs. 550

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Wine Not:

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Wine Not

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color in Wine Not is a soft wine shade. It is wearable and anyone can carry it easily. If you are looking for a soft wine shade, then this lipstick is perfect for you. The formula is hydrating and light on the lips. The color pay off is richly pigmented. It provides a soft and glossy finish to the lips. The color being slightly berry-toned will suit dusky and dark skin complexions well.

Price: Rs. 480

4. Maybelline Superstay 14 Hrs Lipstick-Wine And Forever:

Maybelline Superstay 14 Hrs Lipstick-Wine And Forever

This lipstick is a wine color with soft plum tones to it. It gives a complete matte finish to the lips. It is best to apply a lip balm prior to the application of this lipstick. This color looks flattering on fair, dusky and dark skin tones. Though the brand claims that the lipstick can last for 14 hours, it lasts only for 5 to 6 hours maximum and later leaves a subtle maroon stain on the lips. In any case, who needs lipstick to stay on for 14 hours?

Price: Rs. 525

5. Maybelline ColorSensational Jewels Refined Wine Lipstick:

Maybelline ColorSensational Jewels Refined Wine Lipstick

This lip color is perfect if you are looking for a subtle wine shade. It is a great choice for pigmented lips as it gives a good color payoff. It complements most Indian skin tones. This lipstick shade has soft pinkish berry undertones, which makes it bright. It works well on dusky to deep skin complexions. The formula feels extremely hydrating and lasts only for 3 to 4 hours. It comes in a budget-friendly tag though!

Price: Rs. 399

6. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Backstage:

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Backstage

The Revlon ColorStay Suede lipsticks are popular for the velvety feel they leave on the lips. The lipstick feels moisturizing and provides a gorgeous lustrous sheen to the lips. Backstage is a true wine shade and stays for 5 to 6 hours on the lips. The shade is perfect for most Indian skin tones.

Price: Rs. 650

7. YSL Lipstick Pourpre Intouchable:

YSL Lipstick Pourpre Intouchable

The YSL lipstick is the most expensive one on our list but worth a try for its moisturizing and creamy texture. The color of this lipstick appears to be very intense but transfers to a wearable wine color on the lips. It is a beautiful color with fine shimmer particles. It provides decent lasting power of 4 to 5 hours. Try this one, if money is not an issue.

Price: Rs. 3236

8. Mac Media Lipstick:

Mac Media Lipstick

Mac Media lipstick is a stunning dark wine shade. It is definitely not for the faint hearted! It is the darkest wine shade on the list. It has red undertones to it. So it appears very warm and powerful. This lipstick gives a semi satin finish with good coverage in 2 swipes itself. It easily covers pigmentation on the lips.

Price: Rs. 990

9. Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Color Wine Play:

Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Color Wine Play

Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks became popular for their quality and affordable price range. Wine Play is a gorgeous soft wine hue with faint mauve undertones to it. It is the perfect shade for the Indian skin tone. The lipstick provides a rich powder matte finish, so it doesn’t make the lips chapped or dry.

Price: Rs. 400

10. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Grape Wine:

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Grape Wine

Grape wine is a deep purple-toned wine shade. It is a great option for people who like wearing dark colors. It also comes in a pocket-friendly price tag. The formula provides a matte finish with a decent color pay off.

Price: Rs. 250

From the most affordable to the most exotic – this list gives you the best picks when it comes to wine colored lipsticks. So, check your budget and buy the one that works best for you!

Which is your favorite wine shade lipstick? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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9 Unexpected Side Effects Of Fig http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/unexpected-side-effects-of-fig/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/unexpected-side-effects-of-fig/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:23:42 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263344 Do you remember the days when you were a kid and your mom used to hide the jar of anjeer from you? And the anjeer that is so sweet and yummy when left to you, would be completed in a couple of hours. But as the saying goes, too much of a good often becomes [...]

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Do you remember the days when you were a kid and your mom used to hide the jar of anjeer from you? And the anjeer that is so sweet and yummy when left to you, would be completed in a couple of hours. But as the saying goes, too much of a good often becomes bad. Anjeer or figs has many nutrients and are beneficial for the skin, hair and overall health. But you should take it in appropriate quantity to avoid its side effects.

Here are 9 side effects of figs that you should be aware of before you give in to the temptation of emptying the whole jar of anjeer.

1. Heavy On Stomach:

Overeating of figs can be heavy on the stomach and can cause stomach ache. While for those suffering from constipation can benefit from it, it might end in bad stomach for others. Drinking cold water after eating figs helps with stomach-related issues.

2. Bloating:

Apart from stomach ache, figs cause bloating. Drinking aniseed water helps to cure the problem.

3. Sun Sensitivity:

While figs are useful in treating chronic skin diseases and also beneficial in the treatment of skin tumor, it can harm the skin by increasing its sensitivity to sun rays. UV rays are harmful for the skin and can result in conditions like premature aging, melanoma and skin cancer. It can also result in skin rashes. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun if you consume figs regularly to avoid skin related problems.

4. Harms Liver And Intestines:

Figs can be harmful for the liver. They can also cause obstruction in the intestines because of their seeds. While it may not seem so while eating, the seeds present in figs are hard enough to get digested easily.

5. Calcium Absorption:

Figs contain oxalates, which interfere with the absorption of calcium in the body. This interference results in deficiency of calcium in our body, which can lead to weak bones and other diseases, related to calcium deficiency.

6. Bleeding:

Anjeer is warm in nature and can cause bleeding. Overeating of figs can result in retinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, and a slight vaginal bleeding. It can also result in haemolytic anaemia. In case of rectal and vaginal bleeding, stop eating figs and see if the bleeding stops. If not, then check with your doctor.

7. Lowers Blood Sugar Level:

Figs lower the blood sugar level in the body. This helps the diabetic patients but can be harmful for those suffering from low blood sugar level. If you are suffering from low blood sugar level, avoid eating figs.

8. Allergy:

If you are allergic to figs, it can cause conjunctivitis, rhinitis and anaphylactic shock. It can also cause asthma. Check if you have any allergic problem to figs before consuming them.

9. Harmful Oxalates:

Oxalates present in figs are harmful for those who are already suffering from kidney or gallbladder problems and diseases. In this case consumption of fig can worsen the condition. Figs also harm the spleen, which is responsible for producing white blood cells.

So, these are the side-effects that can result from overeating of figs. You can avoid most of them if you eat only the required amount without heeding to the demands of your tongue. But if you are suffering from any allergic reaction and low blood sugar level, then you should avoid figs and consult your doctor.

Did you ever face any side effect after eating figs? What are they? Share your experiences of eating fig with us in the comments section below.

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What Are The Differences Between Yoga And Aerobic Exercises? http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/what-are-the-differences-between-yoga-and-aerobic-exercises/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/what-are-the-differences-between-yoga-and-aerobic-exercises/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:16:26 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263341 Aerobics or Yoga ─ what is your preferred workout? Are you confused about what you should be doing, which of the two is more beneficial and which you can do without? And if you are doing both, how much of each do you need to incorporate in your workout routine and how? If all these [...]

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Aerobics or Yoga ─ what is your preferred workout? Are you confused about what you should be doing, which of the two is more beneficial and which you can do without? And if you are doing both, how much of each do you need to incorporate in your workout routine and how? If all these questions mess up your workout routine and leave you less satisfied and more confused, then here is your answer. Let’s compare and contrast both the forms of exercises.

Aerobic Exercises:

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Aerobic exercise is also known as cardio exercise. The dictionary meaning of ‘aerobic’ is ‘relating to or utilizing oxygen’. These exercises involve, utilize, or increase oxygen consumption to stimulate the metabolism process in the body. These exercises strengthen heart and lungs by making them work hard for several minutes or more. Aerobic exercises help the person to lose fat. It also provides cardiovascular benefits.

These exercises help burn many calories. Regular practice of aerobics is good for both the heart and lungs. It also improves endurance. Further, aerobics improves the cognitive capacity of a person to some extent. Aerobic exercise also works as an amazing stress-buster. Some of the examples of good aerobics exercises are running, cycling, swimming, rowing, cross-training etc.

Yoga:

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Yoga means union of body and mind. Most people think that yoga is just about practicing a few asanas. But asanas are the most superficial aspect of yoga. Yoga is a combination of yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that yoga is not just a workout but actually is a lifestyle.

Yoga helps in weight loss to an extent but the main benefit of yoga is that it makes the body more flexible and gives lean muscles. Yoga does not burn as many as calories as aerobics. Yoga is good for strength training as most of the asanas are bodyweight poses. It forces the muscles to adapt and control, thus strengthening them. Yoga regulates the breathing process. This does not have much effect on the heart but is beneficial for strengthening the respiratory system.

Most of the benefits of yoga are internal, as it is a therapeutic activity. Meditation helps in relieving stress, anxiety, and tension. Yoga and meditation cure many illnesses like blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, etc., and help in enhancing memory and cognitive function. Yoga strengthens the muscles, bones and ligaments.

Comparison:

On comparing the two styles of exercising, we find marked similarities and differences. If your goal is to lose fat, then aerobics is not your style of exercise. Yoga does not burn as many calories as aerobics does. On the other hand, you need yoga to build lean muscle mass, which is not something you can do with aerobic exercises.

While aerobics is important to strengthen your heart and lungs, yoga is necessary to control and regulate breath, which is related to prana flow. Aerobics puts pressure on your joints and can increase the risk of joint injuries. On the other hand, yoga strengthens the bones and joints. Yoga improves the immunity power of the body while aerobics boosts metabolism.

What Should You Do?

The right answer would be to include both aerobics and yoga in your routine as both offer benefits to make your body healthy and strong. But if you are suffering from any joint-related problem, avoid aerobics and lean more towards yoga. Similarly, if your goal is to lose weight, you should do more aerobics. Otherwise, the ideal workout routine would be one, which has both yoga and aerobics in it.

When it comes to working out, each case differs. Your body is unique, so are its needs. You and your trainer are the best judge to decide the most suitable workout for you. So, study your body and chalk out a workout routine that works for you!

What do you prefer – yoga or aerobics? Share your preference with us in the comments section below.

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3 Amazing Benefits Of Cow Milk For Babies http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-cow-milk-for-babies/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-cow-milk-for-babies/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:11:40 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263337 We all grew up drinking cow’s milk. But when did we first try it? Most mothers introduce their babies to the goodness of cow’s milk. But the question that arises here is when? One thing is for sure – babies should not be put on cow’s milk before their first birthday. This is something all [...]

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We all grew up drinking cow’s milk. But when did we first try it? Most mothers introduce their babies to the goodness of cow’s milk. But the question that arises here is when?

One thing is for sure – babies should not be put on cow’s milk before their first birthday. This is something all experts agree on. Until then, your baby will do just fine on breast milk or formula along with baby-specific solid food. But you can always use small portions of cow milk to cook meals for your baby once she is six months old.

Benefits Of Cow Milk For Babies:

Cow’s milk is a good source of essential nutrients. It helps to build body strength. It is comprised of rich proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and zinc for your child’s overall growth. The main benefits of cow milk are:

1. Builds Stronger Bones:

Cow milk is rich in calcium. It strengthens your baby’s teeth and bones. With high level of calcium and other nutrients, it also boosts muscle control and movement in babies.

2. Contains Required Vitamins:

Cow milk loaded with vitamin A, Vitamin D and phosphorus. It aids in the absorption of calcium by the body. It also lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and cancer in later stages of life.

3. Contains Proteins For Growth:

Your baby needs protein in her growing years. You can provide them through cow’s milk. Cow milk also contains carbohydrates to keep your child energetic all through the day.

What Form Of Cow Milk Is Better For Babies?

Cow milk comes in a number of different forms. Which one is the best bet for your baby? You can start with full cream or whole fat milk for better nutrition for your toddler. The vitamins in milk fat keep your child charged up all through the day. If you want to keep obesity away, you can also opt for toned cow milk. Though, the deficiency of fats in this milk must be covered up by other solid foods.

How Much Of Cow Milk Is Good For Babies?

Never load up your baby with cow milk. This is because it can make her anemic in some cases. So, keep the supply moderate. You can begin with 16 ounces of cow’s milk per day. Gradually increase it up to 24 ounces for children nearing 2 years of age.

While milk is necessary for your baby, it can also cut down her intake of other solid foods. So, be attentive of her appetite before you start giving cow milk.

Probable Allergies Caused By Cow Milk:

Allergies caused by cow milk are rare in babies. In most of the cases, it is caused by genetic food allergies or intolerance to proteins in cow milk. But if you breast fed your child or used a cow milk-based infant formula, you child is relatively safe from any such allergies.

However, if you notice any alarming symptom with the introduction of cow milk, consult your doctor immediately.

You can make a healthy start with organic cow milk as it is free of antibiotics or harmful additives that may badly affect your child’s health.

Why No To Cow’s Milk Before 1 Year Of Age?

Babies fed with cow’s milk before their first birthday can suffer from several health issues. Some of the risks associated with premature introduction of cow’s milk include:

  • Babies under one year are prone to allergic reactions that may occur due to the consumption of cow’s milk.
  • Cow’s milk is hard on the little baby’s digestive system.
  • Potassium, sodium, and chloride in this milk can adversely affect your little baby’s kidneys.
  • This type of milk may lead to anemia in babies due to lower count of zinc and iron in it.
  • In severe cases, cow milk can also cause internal bleeding.

Now, these points should be enough to keep you away from introducing cow’s milk to your less than a year old baby.

Cow milk has provided sustenance to generations and will continue to do so. Don’t hurry into cow’s milk and wait till your baby is one. After that, it is cow’s milk all the way!

When do you plan to introduce cow’s milk to your baby? Do you plan to wait till she is one? Tell us in the comments section below.

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5 Yummy Egg Noodles Recipes You Must Try Out http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/egg-noodles-recipes-you-must-try-out/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/egg-noodles-recipes-you-must-try-out/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:06:36 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=263334 Noodles – who doesn’t like them? A snack time option, a great main course, or just something to eat when you are bored – noodles live these roles without a hitch. And when you add eggs, the taste just becomes unbeatable. You can also make some healthy yet tasty noodle dishes at home for your [...]

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Noodles – who doesn’t like them? A snack time option, a great main course, or just something to eat when you are bored – noodles live these roles without a hitch. And when you add eggs, the taste just becomes unbeatable.

You can also make some healthy yet tasty noodle dishes at home for your kids and guests using commonplace ingredients. They are better than those fat-laden burgers and pizzas as far as health is concerned.

We have listed the five best egg noodle recipes for you. They are easy to make and are delicious too!

1. Microwave Egg Noodles:

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This microwave egg noodle recipe does not take much time to prepare. But the end result is mouthwatering!

Ingredients:

  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced tomato,
  • Egg
  • Oil
  • Green chillies
  • Noodle cake
  • Noodles masala
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chilli sauce
  • Chopped curry leaves

How To Make:

  1. To begin with, heat water using your microwave.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan.
  3. Add noodles to the hot water and microwave again. Then drain the water.
  4. Add beaten egg in heated oil and fry it.
  5. Microwave the curry leaves, oil and cumin seeds together for a few minutes.
  6. Add onion and chillies after 2 minutes.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and microwave for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour in the noodles and eggs.
  9. Microwave and pour on a plate.

2. Egg Noodles With Garlic And Herbs:

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This is an egg noodle recipe with a twist! Try this to spice up your weekends.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Wide egg noodles
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic clove
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • Salt

How To Make:

  1. Boil water in a pot.
  2. Cook the noodles, stirring occasionally. Drain after some time.
  3. In a pan, melt butter.
  4. Fry the garlic lightly.
  5. Mix the noodles with butter and garlic.
  6. Before putting off the flame, add parsley and salt.
  7. Serve hot.

3. Egg Noodles With Peas And Mushrooms:

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This is a noodle recipe with the unique flavours of mushrooms and peas.

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Sliced shallots
  • Frozen baby peas
  • Trimmed mushrooms
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Wide egg noodles

How To Make:

  1. Cook shallots in butter for a few minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook for some time.
  3. Mix the peas and pepper, salt. Stir a little.
  4. Cook noodles well in boiling water.
  5. Drain the noodles and mix with the other ingredients.
  6. Mix salt and pepper and toss well.
  7. Serve hot.

4. Egg Noodles With Cheese:

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Adding cheese to egg noodles results in a blend of two awesome flavors. This noodle recipe is easy to make and healthy too.

Ingredients:

  • Ground pepper
  • Salt
  • Medium egg noodles
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Grated Swiss cheese

How to Make:

  1. Cook the noodles in water until they turn tender.
  2. Drain and keep some liquid aside.
  3. In a pan, mix noodles with all other ingredients.
  4. At last, mix cheese with it and toss well before serving.

5. Egg Noodles With Lemon And Herbs:

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This is a different type of egg noodle recipe with a unique sour and tangy taste. If your palate is adventurous, you’ll surely enjoy this dish!

Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Wide egg noodles
  • Chopped parsley
  • Grated lemon zest
  • Snipped fresh chives
  • Ground black pepper

How to Make:

  1. Cook the noodles in water for 5 minutes.
  2. Then drain the water and keep the noodles aside.
  3. Add butter to a pan and heat up.
  4. Add all ingredients except noodles and butter.
  5. Toss the noodles and mix butter.
  6. Now, your noodle is ready to eat.

These are few of the simplest egg noodle recipes that can make a great midday snack. Add a few veggies to them and they will be transformed into a wholesome and nutritious meal that even your kids cannot say no to!

Do you like egg noodles? Which is your favorite egg noodle recipe? Share with us in the comments section below.

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Hair fall or alopecia is very embarrassing and you tend to feel helpless and confused. You try to hide the bald patches on your head. You try many hair fall products to solve the problem but still search for natural remedies to solve your hair fall problem. Many factors like genetics, thyroid disorders and anemia, chemical treatments can cause hair fall. You don’t have to wait till 50 for hair fall to start! Every time you leave the shower, you see the drain clogged with hair. Even when you comb your hair, you see strands of hair on the comb. This is really frightening! It makes you wonder what can be the possible reason behind hair fall.

If hair fall is persistent, it is always best to contact a dermatologist and get his advice. He will probably give medicines like Minoxidil, Finasteride and Dutasteride to stimulate hair growth. Hair fall might start from a section creating a bald patch; this is commonly called alopecia areata.

Causes of Hair Fall:

So what is the solution to hair fall? Do anti-hair fall products really help? The answer is just look within. Yes internal problems also triggers hair fall. So before knowing how to prevent hair fall, we should know the reason behind it!

a. Lack of Proper Nutrition:

Hair is made up of a protein called Keratin. For the hair to grow you need to have proteins and iron along with essential vitamins. Ninety Percent of the hair is always in a growing phase, it takes two to three years for the hair to grow and then it enters a resting phase of three months. After that hair sheds and new hair takes its place. So to allow the hair growth you need the right blend of protein and iron. A balanced diet will surely give you healthy hair.

b. Aging:

With age hair starts thinning, this happens because the body’s capacity to absorb nutrients decrease.The hair needs 22 amino acids to grow. Due to lack of amino acids from the diet the hair appears thin.

However you can prevent the hair fall due to aging. You need to have soy beans, lean meat, dairy products, fish, eggs and nuts. You can also have fish oil tablets or supplements which is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

c. Hormonal Changes:

Hair fall or alopecia happens due to high or low hormone levels. Hormones regulate all the organs in the body. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone are the active hormones in a woman’s body. Female pattern of baldness occurs when the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels increase in the scalp.

The dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a byproduct of testosterone and it is produced in the follicles where enzymes convert testosterone into DHT. Sometimes genes are responsible in converting testosterone into DHT readily leading to baldness. Also when levels of female hormones decrease the male hormones become active leading to hair fall.

Also progesterone that is secreted in the body during ovulation decreases during menopause. The body produces adrenal cortical steroid called androstenedione. This steroid has male hormonal qualities that cause hair fall.

d. Stress:

Hair fall is caused due to stress.There are three types of hair fall that are associated with stress. They are:

  • Telogen Effluvium- Stress pushes the hair follicles into arresting phase. After a few days you will noticehair fall.
  • Trichotillomania- This is an irrestible urge to pull out hair from the head and eyebrows. Hair pulling can be triggered by emotions like stress, tension, loneliness, boredom and frustration.
  • Alopecia Areata- This type of hair loss is triggered by severe stress. Stress weakens body’s immune system and causes hair fall.

However, hair fall caused due to stress is not permanent and it can be controlled. Just practice meditation or yoga to de-stress. Taking deep breaths and drinking water helps.

e. Heredity:

Androgenetic alopecia is caused by genetic and environmental factors. If anyone in your family has suffered alopecia, there are high chances that you will lose hair too. In women androgenetic alopecia doesn’t cause total baldness but there is visible hair thinning.

f. Prolonged Illness:

Chronic and deadly diseases like cancer, typhoid and jaundice can trigger hair loss.Cancer medicines and chemotherapy cause severe hair loss. Beautiful hair is a reflection of good health, so if there is any problem with your general health it reflects on your skin and hair.

g. Medications:

Hair fall happens if you take drugs on a regular basis, but this kind of hair fall is usually temporary. If you have to take medicines for a chronic disease, then hair fall becomes a long term problem. Medicines for glaucoma or beta-blocker drugs, asthma, heart disease, anti-coagulants, anti-depressants, acne medicine like Isotretinoin, anti convulsants, cholesterol lowering drugs, diet and weight loss drugs like Amphetamines, anti-fungal medicines cause hair fall. Also drugs or steroids given to reduce muscle cramps, high blood pressure, gout and inflammation trigger hair fall. If you are having any hormonal pill like birth control pills it can cause hair fall.

h. Thyroid Disorders:

People suffering from Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroidism lose hair. It is a worst symptom of thyroid and it is easily visible. However, it can be treated by doing a proper evaluation by your doctor. You need to give the hormones some time to stabilize. Also try to analyze the type of hair loss you are having and talk to an endrinocologist about it.

i. Fungal Disease or Infections:

Some infection causing agents are responsible for hair fall. Ringworm, which is actually not a worm, is a fungal infection that causes alopecia. The condition is called ‘tinea capitis,’ ringworm is same as athlete’s foot. The ringworm starts as a pimple and it slowly spreads causing a bald patch. The affected area is itchy, red, inflamed and it may ooze.

Some fungal infections disappear on its own. To tackle stubborn fungus like Microsporum Audouinii, Trychophyton Tonsorans and Microsporum Gypseum you need strong anti-fungal medicines. Most common anti-fungal drug is Griseofulvin. Other anti-fungal drugs like Terbinafine, Itraconazole and Fluconazole can be prescribed.

Never share towels, combs and clothes. You can get fungal infection if you’re a regular at swimming clubs, common showers is the place you can probably get these fungal infections.

j. Pregnancy:

Giving birth is quite scary for most women, in addition if you are losing bunches of hair it adds to the depression. It happens after the baby is delivered and hormonal changes are the main reason.

k. Over Styling Hair:

We all love to straighten our hair and highlight the hair with some funky colours to look trendy.Other chemical treatments like perming and rebonding can destroy the hair texture. Also using straightening rods and curlers cause strain to the hair and leads to hair breakage and split ends. Also using tight rubber bands and hair accessories can cause hair fall. Never tie a high ponytail, keep it loose and simple, you will still look pretty.

l. Excessive Vitamin A Intake:

According to American Academy of Dermatology hair fall is caused due to overdosing on Vitamin A. One should have only 5,000 International Units of Vitamin A. However this hair fall is temporary and can be corrected by reducing the Vitamin A intake.

m. Vitamin B Deficiency:

This problem of hair fall can be corrected and is very common. You just need to correct your diet. Having fish, meat, starchy vegetables, nuts and avocado can solve your hair woes. You can snack on nuts to get good hair.

n. Autoimmune Disease, Lupus Cause Hair Fall:

Lupus cause ‘scarring’, this means the hair will not grow back. All you have to do is to change your hair style to camouflage the bald patches. Short is better for camouflaging the baldness.

o. Dramatic Weight Loss:

Hair fall can be caused due to physical trauma. Eating disorders like Bulimia and Anorexia cause hair fall. So eating right to reduce chances of deficiencies is very important if you want your hair to shine with a healthy glow.

p. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):

This is another case of hormonal imbalance. Excess of androgens cause ovarian cysts and affects your menstrual cycle. Polycystic ovaries cause hormonal imbalance and this leads to hair fall.

All the causes sound very common, yet we cannot control hair fall.

20 Simple and Effective Home Remedies to Control Hair Fall:

Latest technology and hair fall products claim to reduce hair fall and most of them are effective. However it is always better to go for natural products than opting for chemicals that harm the hair.To curb hair fall, you need to include a few basic practices into your hair care routine along with the treatments that you adopt for better results. Here are some home remedies and tips for hair fall control you can try.

1. Coconut Milk:

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Coconut milk is among the richest sources of tissue-nourishing, plant derivatives. Grind the grated coconut and squeeze it to remove its milk. Massage coconut milk on the scalp to reduce hair fall.

2. Aloe Vera:

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Aloe Vera juice is very effective to stop hair loss. Pure aloe gel can be applied directly to the scalp. This is helpful for preventing hair loss due to irritated, dry or infected scalp. Aloe Vera balances the pH level of scalp. After massaging the head with aloe gel, wait for few hours and then wash the hair with lukewarm water. You should do this twice a week for best results.

  • You can also make your own anti hair fall shampoo. Mix aloe gel, wheat germ oil and coconut milk. Apply this on your scalp and wash off
  • Another remedy is to dissolve a small amount of sodium chloride in the aloe vera gel. Now apply this mix on the scalp. The sodium will penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin and reduce hair fall.

3. Oil Massage:

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Regular massaging the scalp for a few minutes every day with lukewarm oil will lead to stimulation of blood flow to the scalp. Coconut oil helps in controlling hail fall. Other recommended oils are: Jojoba oil, almond oil, mustard oil, lavender oil. Jojoba oil is especially good because it replaces the sebum in the scalp. It also helps to control dandruff.

4. Neem Treatment:

Neem is one of the most popular herbs in the country! It has many benefits, both health and beauty. And when it comes to beauty, it has some very effective hair benefits too. The astringent property of neem helps to keep lice and dandruff at bay.

How to use:

  • Boil neem leaves in water until the water level falls to half its initial quantity and then cool it.
  • Rinse out your hair with the mixture once a week.

5. Amla:

Boil dried amla in coconut oil till the oil turns black in color. Massage your scalp with this oil. This is an effective and very easy home remedy to check hair loss. There are also other ways where we can include amla in our hair care routine. Here are some methods to use amla effectively to control hair fall:

  • Use amla and shikakai powder than you can buy in ayurvedic stores. Mix them both and make a paste. Apply this to your hair. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash off after a few minutes. Caution: If you have dry hair, skip shikakai.
  • Mix powdered amla with lime juice. Apply this on your scalp and leave on for some time. Wash off.
  • Soak it overnight. Use the water in the morning to rinse off your hair post shampooing.

The most effective method to reduce hair fall is to drink amla and shikakai juice. Yes, it tastes terrible but if you skip the preference of the taste buds once a day, the results will definitely be worth it.

[ Read: How To Prevent White Hair ]

6. Curd:

Curd is an excellent remedy for improving the quality of the hair and prevents hair loss as well. It ios one of the best conditioners and can be used in various forms:

  • Mix curd with black pepper. Apply this on your hair.  Wash off thoroughly when dry
  • Mix curd with honey and apply this on your hair. Applying curd with honey or lime juice moisturizes your hair.

It also makes your hair shiny. This natural hair mask is also effective against dandruff which can be a cause of hair loss.

7. Hair Fall Preventive Packs:

When hair fall is really severe, then a preventive hair pack is the way to go. Here are a few packs, you can try at home.

  • Pack 1: Aloe Vera mixed with herbal Amla, shikakai and neem powder gives lustrous hair.
  • Pack 2: Henna, egg whites and curd when used together stops hair fall.
  • Pack 3: Honey, olive oil, cinnamon mixed together make for a soothing yet effective hair growth pack.
  • Pack 4: Wash your hair with a paste made out of neem leaves. Follow it up with rinsing your hair with apple cedar vinegar. Neem acts against scalp oil build up and infection while apple cedar vinegar maintains the alkali balance of the scalp.

You can always go for a hair spa once in a while but natural treatment is always a best idea. Stick to homemade hair masks to reduce hair fall. Keep your hair naturally hydrated.

[ Read: Egg For Hair Fall ]

8. No Junk Please:

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Unhealthy lifestyle, eating junk and all these unhealthy habits leads to hair loss. Processed foods are not healthy and it can cause diseases which ultimately lead to a rise in high level of toxins in the body. To counter the toxins you need to drink plenty of water. At least drinking 8 glasses of water on a daily basis is a must and preferably on an empty stomach.Eat fresh home cooked food if you want great hair.

9. Be Gentle With Wet Hair:

Avoid rubbing your hair dry and also avoid combing wet hair. Your hair is more susceptible to breakage when wet and the result will be a clump in your brush and stray strands at your feet.

10. Massage Your Scalp Frequently:

This stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and it also promotes hair growth. You can go for a hot oil massage and turban therapy to control hair fall. Make sure the oil is not too hot otherwise it will cause more harm than good. Listed below are some more ways of massaging the scalp:

  • Mix coconut oil, lime water and lime juice. Now apply this mix to get rid of hair fall
  • Hair massage can also be done with tree tea, olive oil, lavender oil, sesame oil or almond oil. All these oils are known to be good for preventing hair fall.
  • Massage the scalp with fresh coriander juice.
  • Boil 250 grams of henna leaves in mustard oil till only 60 grams of it is left. Store this and massage your hair with it.
  • Boil methi or fenugreek seeds in coconut or mustard oil. Regularly massage your hair using this preparation
  • Massaging scalp with coconut milk strengthens the hair. Grind coconut and strain all the liquid and you have natural coconut milk.

11. Minimize Pressure:

Don’t always opt for styles that require you to tie your hair up tight. As sleek and fashionable as this may look, it puts a great deal of pressure on the hair which adds to the breakage and hair fall.

12. Avoid Excessive Heat Styling:

Hair styling is essential when you step out. You need to look good at all times in today’s world. But it is necessary that you submit your hair to as less of heat treatment as you can! The heat tends to dry the shaft out making it dry and frizzy which over a period causes the hair to turn brittle. The ultimate result will be hair fall.

13. Avoid Hot Water For Hair Rinse:

Do not wash hair with hot water because excess heat is really bad for your hair. Always use cold water or water at room temperature. Dry and frizzy hair when you walk out of the shower is the indication that the water was too hot for your hair.

14. Healthy and Nutritious Diet:

All said and done, jut these simple precautions are not going to help. It will always hold true that only when you are healthy inside will your hair be healthy too. Your hair is made up of proteins and is alive at the roots. And like any other living it also requires nutrients to remain healthy and grow. There are a few things that you can add to your diet to ensure that you intake sufficient quantities of these nutrients.

  • First and foremost will be proteins of course. They are the building blocks of the hair shaft after all.
  • The next in the list will be vitamins. The vitamins that are essential for the hair are Vitamin A, B complex, C, and E. Each of these performs a significant role. Vitamin B complex is most popularly known for its importance in the hair growth and hair fall control. Vitamin C prevents premature graying.
  • Last but not the least, Iron. Deficiency of iron can lead to severe hair fall, which is why women suffering from anemia exhibit a great amount of hair fall.

15. Exercise:

Daily exercising also promotes hair growth. You must be wondering how? Exercise helps in improving metabolism. This allows better absorption of nutrients in your body. Exercise also helps to reduce stress. It releases endorphins or happy hormones which directly help in hair growth. When you are healthy and happy it shows on your skin and hair. So stay cheerful to have healthy glowing hair!

16. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake:

If you already have dry hair, then rethink your coffee habit and evaluate your caffeine consumption. Caffeine further depletes the body of its natural resources of nutrients. And the nutrients required for hair are not spared either! So cut back on the coffee and move on to something healthier and that which promotes good health.

17. Stay Hydrated:

Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.

18. Use Herbal Products:

Keep the scalp clean and as far as possible away from chemicals. Use a herbal or Ayurvedic shampoo that is mild.

19. Regular Trim:

Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends. Keep your hair clean, use a thin comb to clear nits and head lice.

20. Avoid Residue Build-up:

Have a manageable hairstyle that helps to add volume to your hair. If you are using mousse or serum to add volume, make sure you rinse it off well during washing your hair with a shampoo. These residue stick to the hair follicles and create a breeding ground for dandruff and head lice.

A Word of Caution:

When you are using hair fall remedies at home it is necessary to keep a few tips in mind. Here they are:

  • Check to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned in the hair products. Even though herbal products cause fewer reactions than chemicals, some people are known to have allergies to a few specific ingredients. Read labels of hair products carefully.
  • Always follow the instructions given in the product label carefully. If you don’t follow the instructions carefully it will lead to hair fall again. It will do more harm than good.
  • While you follow these basic daily and weekly suggestions to reduce hair fall, you need to supplement it with some products that you can use everyday or twice during the week. Shampoos are the best example for such products. Supplementing these treatments with a good hair fall defense shampoo can be really useful.

Recommended Hair Products:

Here are a few good hair fall defense shampoo’s you can try.

  • The Himalaya anti-hair fall shampoo
  • L’Oreal Paris new fall repair 3X  Anti hair fall shampoo
  • Tresemme hair fall defense shampoo.

There are many more and make sure you try out a few and pick the one most suited to your hair. Remember your hair is precious and you need to pick what works the best for you!

Hair is the barometer of your health. Lead a healthy lifestyle if you want enviable tresses. You can flaunt any hair style with thick hair, so your aim should be to increase the volume of your hair naturally without using any hair serums. Now that you know the causes that trigger hair fall and methods to prevent it, you can take care of your hair even better. So no more embarrassing bald patches to hide! Let your hair shine with health.

Follow any of these simple home remedies and tips for hair loss / fall and get lustrous shining hair with regular practice.

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All hair colours look gorgeous. But burgundy rules in its own league. It can be edgy; but at the same time it is extremely stylish and feminine.

If you want to give your hair a youthful spin like Rihanna or Cheryl Cole, then burgundy is the perfect choice! Whether you want to wear it short or leave it long, burgundy hair colour is one versatile style that emanates a daring look!

These are the five ways you can adapt your dream burgundy coloured hairstyle in the simplest and most elegant ways!

1. If You Have Blonde Hair:

There is a little risk involved in this case. Because when you have blonde hair, you might try dying your hair burgundy but end up with light purple coloured hair. Now I don’t think that’s something you want; or rather, that isn’t something anybody would want.

So what should blondes do? Simple.

Dye your hair red. Or dye your hair some neutral brown colour. This dying process depends on how vibrant you want your hair to be. Based on that, you can choose the dying colour.

After you are done you can use the burgundy shade. In case your hair is dark blonde, then the entire process becomes much easier.

2. If You Have Extremely Dark Or Previously Dyed Hair:

Colouring this kind of hair burgundy can be a tough job. You might have to use a very vibrant dye to get the best results. Use purple or a reddish purple shade to get an attractive burgundy colour.

Ensure you are not bleaching your hair first, unless you are bleaching it at the red level. If at all you bleach it too light, then you have the risk of being blonde. And you might end up with purple coloured hair. Try to avoid this.

3. If You Have Light Brown To Medium Brown Or Light Brown To Black Hair:

This is when you can say you are in awesome luck! If you have any of these hair colours, it is very simple for you to go burgundy. You can either try for a light burgundy or a deep black burgundy. These shades can be used (1, 2, 3, 4).

4. If You Want To Have Burgundy Hair With Henna:

Getting burgundy hair using henna is very easy. And the most natural. All you need for this is a beetroot and required amount of henna.

Cut the beetroot and grind it. Then mix this juice with henna till you get a paste. Apply this paste to your hair and leave it undisturbed for one hour. Wash your hair and there you are! Stylish burgundy tresses sliding down your shoulders!

5. If You Want To Have Burgundy Hair Without Bleaching (Only For Dark Hair):

If you want to get burgundy hair without bleaching, it is possible. And simple too.

You will need:

  • Aluminium foil
  • Conditioner
  • Baby wipes
  • Plastic bags and gloves
  • 2 bottles of L’Oreal HiColor HiLights (for dark hair only, in red)
  • 40 volume L’Oreal Creme Developer
  • Mixing bowl and brush

What you should do:

  • Squeeze a little amount of conditioner in your hand and rub it over your forehead, nape and behind the ears. This is to avoid from getting stained while you are dying your hair.
  • Take 2.4 ounces of 40 volume L’Oreal Creme and pour it into the mixing bowl.
  • Squeeze one whole bottle of L’Oreal HiColor HiLights into the solution.
  • Mix the solution properly with the brush till you get a smooth and thick liquid.
  • Dip the brush into the liquid and apply it liberally to your hair, including the roots. In case you have very long hair, you can use two bottles of L’Oreal HiColor HiLights in place of one.
  • After you are done applying, wrap the aluminium foil over your head. Secure it in place by covering your head with a plastic bag and tying over your head.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about thirty to forty-five minutes.
  • Wash it.

So there you go! The top five ways to get burgundy hair which would place you at the peaks of fashion!

Which one are you going to follow?

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Have you known about the beauty benefits of rice? What about trying rice soap to enhance your beauty? Well, in Asian countries rice is regarded as an amazing source that can make you more beautiful. If the folklore stories are anything to go by, then it is said that the ladies who worked hours in the rice and paddy fields always used the water that was left after washing rice. They would often wash their faces and even bathe using rice water.

Today, most of the popular cosmetic brands use rice oil, rice extract and rice starch in their beauty products. Rice bran oil has become a favorite among soap makers these days. It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin E and other beauty-enhancing ingredients.

How To make Rice Milk Soap

If you too are tempted to try out this natural yet effective beauty product for bathing, here is something for you – an article on how to make rice milk soaps at home!

Required Things:

To make this soap, you would need the following ingredients:

  • Jasmine Rice
  • Water
  • Essential oils of your choice, such as avocado oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil
  • Herbs like rosemary, thyme, lavender, marjoram or any other herb of your choice
  • Lye

Procedure:

Let’s follow the process of making the soap:

  1. Cook 1 part rice to 4 parts of water
  2. Allow it to cool
  3. Now blend the rice
  4. Finally strain rice milk from the fiber
  5. Now, freeze the milk to make cubes
  6. Next, take these cubes in a mixing bowl and slowly add lye. Melt it by mixing
  7. Once the two blend together properly, strain it into a new bowl
  8. Add your choice of essential oils and herbs to it
  9. Blend it all together using a blender
  10. Ensure that the paste is a consistent one
  11. Now, pour the paste into a silicone mould and freeze it
  12. Now, you’re ready to use your rice milk soap

The different herbs and oils you use give a distinct color, texture and fragrance to your soap. You can also add mango and shea butter to your rice milk soap.

Apart from fragrance, it offers many skin benefits. These homemade rice milk soaps are creamy and create good lather.

Benefits Of Rice Milk Soap:

If you look through your skin care products, you will invariably find rice milk as one of the active ingredients in them. Read on to know about some of the benefits of rice milk soap:

  1. Rice milk imparts a whitening effect to the skin
  2. It leaves a gentle glow on your face
  3. It helps to even your skin tone when used regularly
  4. It helps lighten scars and other dark spots on your face
  5. It makes for a good skin moisturizing agent
  6. It seals your skin with good moisture and helps eliminate excess oil secretion
  7. When combined with honey, rice milk can leave your skin soft, smooth and supple
  8. Mix rice milk with almond paste to make an effective body scrub. Alternately, you can mix it with gram flour
  9. Rice milk cures dark lips, if you use it regularly
  10. It soothes your skin from sun burns
  11. Mix rice milk with turmeric powder. You can use it as a toner

We use many types of cosmetics to look beautiful. But nature has stored many good things for us. Rice milk soap is a great way to pamper your skin without using harsh chemicals.

So, what’s stopping you? Make your own rice milk soap and get beautiful! And don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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