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Is it better to wash our hair in cold water?

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After discussing whether it’s good to wash our face with hot, warm or cold water, I thought I’ll cover the same for our hair.

I like to wash my hair in lukewarm water but on some days, I might end up with a rinse in cold water because I find this helps to control the grease on my scalp slightly better. In fact, this is recommended according to information about haircare in wiki.

Toners affect efficacy of active ingredients

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The topic on whether or not toners should be incorporated into our daily skincare regime has been much discussed. I’ve already written two to three entries on the topic and here’s one more for today. The reason why this entry came about is because I found a very interesting comment left by Dr Veronica Waks of Natural Health and Medicine in yesterday’s entry on Hydrosols. Veronica, by the way is a licensed Naturopathic Physician.

Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix

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Makeup usually does not get me as excited as skin care. But these are exceptionally appealing! I’m talking about Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix Collection that was launched in Japan last month. Terribly exciting to look at!

Created by Glaswegian designer Christopher Kane for Shiseido, the collection includes six new shades of Lasting Climax Rouge for lips, five new colors of Forming Shiny Eyes and a unique limited edition powder-foundation case.

Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

skincare ingredients Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

Interestingly, I noted that a few ladies at a forum I lurk have been talking about ordering hydrosols to make clay mask or even for toning purposes. So what are these?

Hydrosols are also known as distillates and are byproducts from steam distilling, created while extracting essential oils. Apparently, they are also known as floral waters and the highest quality of hydrosols come from the distillers who steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol. Witch hazel is an example.