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Country Life Maxi Hair Plus – Best Hair & Nail Supplement used ever!

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Most of the expatriates here in uae are battling with hair loss problem for years and years. There are a couple of factors causing hair loss like the water is saline and not too good for the hair and tank of older properties may not be maintained and cleaned out so dirty tanks can also contribute to hair loss.

 

Even for me from the time I have been in uae I have been losing a lot of hair and the thought of me becoming bald got me scared so I went out long time before to look for a supplement and found out that this is the strongest supplement available here in uae for hair growth. So I told myself I should give it a shot! And am super happyyy!  🙂

 

Country Life Maxi Hair Plus is promised to bring life back to hair, skin and nails thanks to B vitamins, biotin and MSM. Adults have to take 4 capsules daily with food. This supplement is packed with lots of vitamins but most importantly the dosage of Biotin is high compared to other hair supplements.

 

Country Life Maxi Hair Plus does not contain:

  • wheat, soy or milk

  • artificial color

  • artificial flavor

  • artificial sweeteners

 

I can definitely tell that there is a big difference in my hair and nails. I have used this for about 6 months now. My hair is less brittle, it has become thick, the level of hair fall has decreased and also it is helping new hair to grow. This supplement also gives you strong and beautiful nail. So if you want strong and long nails you should get this product. As for my skin I have  not seen any major change.

 

This supplement is available in major pharmacies in uae for the price of AED160 which is super expensive! So I would suggest buying it from iherb for around AED56. If you have never ordered from iherb.com before then use code CRF004 to save up to 10$ from your very first order.

 

If you are confused and not sure what is causing hair loss for you then best thing would be to go to a Dermatologist or Endocrinologist and get your scalp checked and do a blood test to understand why you are losing hair.

Hope this post was helpful! 🙂

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Coconut Water For Healthy & Beautiful YOU!

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Fresh coconut with straw.

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Hey ladies… am so happy that the heat is reducing in UAE. It is quite unbearable for me to take the heat despite me coming from a tropical country – Mauritius. There the highest temperature I’ve ever dealt with is not more than 34°C. So you can imagine how hard it is for me to survive here.  😦

 

So from childhood I have been taught to drink coconut water as it cools down the system and helps to fight back the heat. Beside that Coconut water has lots of benefits which I wanted to share with you guys. Am sure some of you will definitely give it a go after you read this. 🙂

 

Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink where the electrolyte levels are similar to those found in the human body. It is very refreshing and rich in sugar, electrolytes and minerals – available in the natural form in most sterile conditions. Some research has shown coconuts to have cytokinins which have significant anti aging, anti carcinogenic and anti thrombotic effects.

 

The water of fresh green coconuts is actually fat free and has zero cholesterol – some studies even go as far as to say that it increases the HDL levels in the body. Once a coconut is cut open, the water should be consumed as exposure to air can result in loss of nutrients. It is low in fat though rich in vitamins and the potassium level is twice the amount found in bananas. So interesting huh?! Specially those who hate to eat bananas like me!

 

 

 Here are some of the benefits of Coconut Water:

 

1. Anti-Ageing – Coconut water contains cytokines and lauric acid, the two important elements which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. It has significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balances PH levels and keeps the connective tissue hydrated and strong.

 

2. Antioxidants – Emotional stress reduces the flow of blood to our skin and contributes to the ageing process. Consuming coconut water in high quantities improves the skin health and vitality, and removes damaging free radicals from the body. Antioxidants in coconut water help in fighting free radicals; it also helps to reduce the swelling in hands and legs. It helps to overcome the toxic effect of antibiotics and sulpha drugs. Thus it is very useful for patients as it helps to absorb drugs easily. It also help to remove free radicals that damage the skin.

 

3. Oxygen Circulation – Poor oxygen circulation results in impurities getting deposited on the skin. Each and every cell in the body needs an adequate amount of oxygen which is possible only through proper blood circulation in the body that carries oxygen throughout the body. Coconut water is very effective in boosting proper circulation in the body, thereby allowing the skin to breathe a lot of healthy oxygen which in turn promotes a healthy and flawless complexion.

 

4. Increases Immunity – Coconut water is rich in Vitamin C which increases immune system functions which provides immunity towards common disease cold, flu and infections.

 

5. Bone and Teeth Health – Coconut water provides a high amount of calcium which strengthens bone and teeth. It is effective to prevent osteoporosis. It also improves oral health and prevents tooth decay.

 

6. Oily Skin – Coconut water helps to wash off excess oil from the skin, cleanses the oil and makes skin tone more even. People with Oily skin tend to have a shiny face. Coconut water helps to control shine and provides a natural glow to the face. So it is definitely a blessing for Oily skinned people. Yayyy… 🙂

 

7. Acne and Blemishes – Washing face with coconut water regularly can also eliminate acne, black spots, wrinkles and blemishes on the skin.

 

8. As Moisturizer – Dehydration can sap all the charm and leaves the skin lifeless. Coconut water treats dull and dry skin and imparts a glow to the face. It has natural properties which hydrates the skin giving a glow and smoothness to the face that you have always wished for. Coconut water can be used as a moisturizer during both summers and winters. It has a light consistency and can be an excellent moisturizer that can be applied all over the body. It is an ideal moisturizer for people with oily skin as it helps to reduce the oiliness of the skin. For more results consume Coconut water to enhance the skin from within.

 

 

9. Skin Infection – Coconut water has many healing, anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties which keep skin safe from infections. You can apply it directly on the skin or can even mix it in your bath. Both ways you can treat the infection to a great extent.

 

10. Reduce Inflammation – Due to the anti-inflammatory property coconut is beneficial to prevent inflammation.

 

11. Hair Care – Coconut Water Fights Hair Loss by addressing issues by improving blood circulation in the scalp, strengthening the hair follicles and increasing the density of the hair. It also Fights Dryness, Dull, dry and frizzy hair is hard to manage and looks unsightly too. Massaging your hair with coconut water prior to bathing will help you to get rid of rough and unruly hair and will make your hair soft, smooth and manageable. Lauric acid, present in coconut water gives water conditioning abilities. Lauric acid shields the hair proteins and protects the root of the hair strands preventing hair breakage. Coconut water also moisturizes the hair and possesses the ability of penetrating into the hair shaft by conditioning the hair from within. The water can be consumed and can also be used to wash hair. Coconut water’s antibacterial, anti-fungal properties may help hair growth and also protects the scalp against dandruff, lice and itchy scalp, all of which can hinder hair growth. Coconuts are a rich source of hair loving nutrients like Vitamin, Vitamin K and iron. These nutrients are essential for maintaining your hair’s shine and softness. So if you are in the conquest for beautiful hair then you should definitely give it a go! 😉

 

 

12. Weight Loss – Coconut water has time and again proven to be very effective for losing weight. This drink has been viewed as one of the healthiest ways to lose weight as it is a natural drink and contains no chemicals whatsoever. You can relish the goodness of coconut water as an early morning juice.

 

 

13. Post Work Out Drink – Coconut water is widely known to replace the minerals and fluids that we lose during physical activities. People who work out on a regular basis should drink a lot of coconut water specially if you sweat a lot as you can dehydrate. Coconut water has been used to treat dehydration caused by dysentery, cholera, diarrhoea and stomach flu. The electrolyte balance and plasma content in coconut water has been found to be similar to human blood.

 

 

14. Increases Metabolic Rate – Regular consumption of coconut water increases the metabolism rate which helps to burn sugar a lot faster. As a result, the level of insulin in a person’s body burns faster. Thus a person has more energy and loses fat faster.

 

 

15. Bloating – Bloating treatment and prevention is one of the top health benefits of coconut water. It often minimizes the accumulation of gas and makes one feel more comfortable.

 

 

16. Digestion – Coconut water is composed of bioactive enzymes such as folic acid, phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases and so on. These enzymes help in easy digestion and metabolism. The water also has more minerals like calcium, manganese and zinc than some fruits like oranges. It is also a good source of Vitamin B such as riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine, and folates. Human body requires them from external sources to replenish and hence It becomes very essential to the human body.

 

 

17. Cardiovascular Health – Coconut water is rich in magnesium and potassium and is helpful for people who suffer from low blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of heart attacks. Coconut water regulates the blood circulation and prevents the formation of plaque. Drinking coconut water regularly contributes to health and prevents heart strokes. Coconut water also helps to increase good cholesterol which makes it a wonderful treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

 

 

18. Manages Stress & Boosts Energy – Coconut oil consists of Vitamin B derivatives like riboflavin, thiamine and pantothenic acid which help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Abundant in essential nutrients, coconut water makes a wonderful energy drink. Coconut water has less sugar and sodium content and has high content of potassium, calcium and chloride which helps to hydrate, replenish and rejuvenate the body.

 

19. Cancer Prevention – Coconut is also effective to prevent colon and breast cancer.

 

 

20. Pregnant women SAVIOUR! – Coconut water is one of the best sources for preventing health issues in pregnant women because it refreshes the body with vitamins and fibers. It also helps in boosting the immune system which is essential for both, mother and the baby. Having a glass of coconut water on daily basis will be beneficial for healthy living. It is naturally sterile and is especially good for pregnant women as it helps to improve the immunity and the health of both mother and the baby. The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties prevent infection and illness during pregnancy. It also helps in fighting acidity as pregnant women mostly suffer from acidity problems. Since drugs and medicines should are mostly recommended to be avoided at this stage, coconut water is the best natural remedy for acidity and heart burns. Its natural diuretic properties treat urinary tract infection in pregnant women. Drinking coconut water increases the flow of urine and gets rid of this infection naturally. Coconut water boosts the levels of amniotic fluid and improves the overall health of the fetus. Fetal development receives a unique boost from an array of vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants present in fresh coconut water. 

 

 

So enjoy Ladies!!! 🙂

 

DermaDerm Garlic Shampoo Review

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DermaDerm Garlic Shampoo

Hello Ladies! For the past few weeks I have been trying the DermaDerm Garlic Shampoo and here is the review.   🙂

 

I am happy with it for it has worked really well on my hair. What is more interesting is that even though the main ingredient is Garlic it does not smell garlic at all its odor free! This shampoo can be used by both men and women. It leaves my hair very soft and clean after washing which I really like.  It has got Biotin also in it which makes it more interesting since Biotin helps new hair to grow and makes hair thicker & stronger.

 

The benefits of Garlic shampoo is that it adds significant shine and body to hair that may have been damaged from coloring or bleaching. Garlic shampoo will also help those suffering from dry hair and an itchy scalp by reducing or even eliminating these symptoms with repeated use. When massaged into the scalp, garlic shampoo helps in maintaining strong, healthy hair.

 

Those with thinning hair will enjoy stimulation of new hair growth with the use of garlic shampoo. Long time ago people used to use garlic for stimulating hair growth by massaging it into the scalp. Antibiotic properties of garlic were noted by Louis Pasteur in the 1800s. If hair loss is caused by bacteria, the antibiotic effects of garlic shampoo may eliminate the problem and restore thickness to the hair.

 

Garlic shampoo helps in restoring healthy hair when hair has been damaged after the application of a chemical perm. Inherent properties of garlic will return hair to its healthy state eliminating breakage often resulting from these chemical perms or repeated use of hair dryers. Using garlic shampoo stimulates blood flow and helps remove toxins from the hair follicle eliminating the problem of split ends.

 

How I use this is I massage the shampoo into the scalp until foamy and leave it in the hair for a few minutes to ensure absorption of the many nutrients contained in garlic. These nutrients are far reaching well beyond restoring healthy hair.

 

Available in major hypermarkets around UAE for AED 30

 

Kérastase Bain Age Recharge Lipo-Replenishing Shampoo & Kérastase Masque Age Recharge Review

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Kérastase AGE-RECHARGEFrom where I come we are very fond of french products and one of them is Kérastase. I have been using both the Kérastase Bain Age Recharge Lipo-Replenishing Shampoo and Kérastase Masque Age Recharge for the past 5 years.

Kérastase Resistance Bain Age Recharge Lipo-Replenishing Shampoo is an Anti-Ageing hair bath for tense scalps and hair losing vitality. It leaves the scalp supple and hydrated and gives body, suppleness and vitality to the hair fiber.Also Smooths and strengthens the fibers surface. It definitely makes your hair shine and has a very pleasant smell. If you have damaged hair then you should definitely try this shampoo.

Kérastase Masque Age Recharge is a firming gel-masque to replenish hair that’s lost vitality. Its protective formula works to renew your hair’s strength and vitality, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and looking beautifully shiny. It contains Vita-Ciment, to rebuild the hair internally; Euphorbia Wax to even out the hair’s texture; soluble silicone to lightly enrobe the hair giving it great shine; and vitamin E derivative to protect the hair from pollution, UV rays and damage caused by free radicals. This unique gel-masque will reinforce your hair’s natural defences and transform the texture of your hair without weighing it down, to leave it with renewed strength and feeling silky soft and smooth. The result I get with these 2 products are shiny, smooth, light and bouncy hair. Just Perfect! 🙂 For the Masque Age Recharge you need to apply mèche by mèche! I definitely recommend it if you have damaged hair or if you simply want shiny silky beautiful hair! 🙂

Can be bought Online for AED200

 

Thursday Plantation Organic Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Review

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From the time I’ve been in UAE I’ve been complaining about Hair Loss and I know there are a lot of people out there who are going through the same. Plus in this hot summer with me always wearing my scarf + my long hair my scalp definitely gets oily and sweaty and you know the result! DANDRUFF!!! Nooooo!!!!!! 😦

After trying several shampoos from several brands nothing worked. My scalp was always itchy. While doing some research I came across this organic shampoo Thursday Plantation Organic Tea Tree Oil Shampoo. This shampoo is from Australia and has got so many benefits since the main ingredient is Tea Tree Oil. Click here to know more about Tea Tree Oil. A shampoo with pure tea tree oil can be beneficial for those who suffer from dandruff, scalp irritations or infections, as well as for all those who simply want to benefit from the health promoting benefits of tea tree oil. Unlike conventional/commercial shampoos this shampoo contains no SLS, parabens or other harsh chemicals or preservatives.

Well I love the scent of this shampoo. It simply smells good and fresh, rather than having it be fruity or flowery. The scent is obvious, but delicate and not too strong nor overwhelming in my opinion. The smell fades once the hair is dry. I use it on my fine, long and straight hair and it leaves my hair soft, clean, shiny and manageable. Those having problems with their scalp I definitely recommend this product. If you tend to have dry hair then do get the conditioner as well.

Can be bought from all major Pharmacies in UAE

 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil – Acne Remedy

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Tea Tree Oil

 

I have been struggling with acne for years and years and no need to mention the amount of products I have tried…. pfffff!!! And one of the best product I have tried for my Acne has been the Tea Tree Oil. My sister recommended me to try it.

This oil is available at The Body Shop has a very strong smell and I like it. Does burn your face a little, especially where you may have acne, so if you have very sensitive and easily irritable skin, you may mix it in your moisturizer and apply. Further more, the product is actually quite drying to the skin which is a plus for me since I have super oily skin. My skin felt smoother and softer. In the past I have been using Benzac AC which helps in curing acne but this cream would make my skin super red with some burning sensation. So if you want something more natural go for the oil.

Tea Tree Oil can cure many other things like Dandruff, Athlete’s Foot, Yeast Infection, Fungal Infection of Toenails as it contains constituents called Terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and anti-fungal activity.

The oil is sold at The Body Shop for AED 30 for 10ml. It is a bit pricey for the amount but its worth it!