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How to Shave a Design in Your Pubic Hair

Imagine the shock value of getting down and dirty with a guy for the first time and having a picture, lightning rod, heart, or some other image shaved into your private area. If you want to amaze your other half, whether he’s a new guy or the spouse you’ve had for ages (read same-old-same-old), it’s a fun idea to learn how to shave a design in your pubic hair. It’s guaranteed to give your man a jolt and liven things up a bit, so if you want to learn how to shave a design in your pubic hair, here’s what you need to do.

First decide what kind of design you would like to have. Keep it simple; a rendition of the Last Supper or a troop of motorcycles is too complicated and too large for that area. The best design is an easily-recognizable and simple one. There are different ways to go about it; you can try freehand, but there are products available to help you, including templates that will make it easier for you to see how to shave a design in your pubic hair.

Once you find a site including templates you can use, print out the image. Then, get some card stock and cut out the design to use as a template. A good idea is to leave some of the top of the paper on there and tape it to your skin above the top line of your hair. Then, holding the pubic hair design template in place at the bottom, get a little shave cream and apply it. Then, take a fresh, new razor and shave away all the hair that is not under the design template. Start on one side, and then focus on the other side. When you are done, you will have hair only where the shave design template was in place. That’s all there is to it; that is how to shave a design in your pubic hair, including template advice to make it all work out well.

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Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong

Unless you get yourself a top-rated, board certified, experienced, plastic surgeon who can perfect your surgery while making you look the best you can be without anyone knowing you actually had surgery, you might spare yourself from a terrible case of cosmetic surgery gone wrong. When performed well, with an eye for beauty and with professional aesthetics, breast enhancement surgery can be a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, bad cosmetic surgery is a lot more prevalent than you might think.

In fact, successful cosmetic surgery results are the exception not the rule. So if you are seriously considering plastic surgery, please beware of the possible complications.

Now, before you start your search for physicians, you might want to know exactly what can happen so you are not a victim of cosmetic surgery gone wrong. Here are a few tell tale signs you need be aware of in general.

Bad Face Lifts

Probably the most common case of bad plastic surgery is from a facelift procedure. You see, in this procedure the plastic surgeon pulls the excess skin horizontally from the face towards the ear usually more than he or she does vertically. More often than not, this creates the effect of the skin looking tighter than normal at the points of attachment, namely the ears and the nose area or in the middle area of the face. This can often lead to what most people call the “windblown” effect. I think you get the idea, so I won’t bore you with the details. The worst part of this kind of a “cosmetic surgery gone wrong” is that as time goes on, the skin between the said points of attachments may sag, appearing weirder and weirder as you get older.

Another issue with facelifts is that sometimes plastic surgeons may leave obvious surgical scars, especially on the ears, making it all the more obvious that one had undergone a cosmetic surgery gone wrong. It is for this reason that sometimes patients end up hanging their hair down all the time after surgery, and may never be able to muster up the courage to pull their hair up in a ponytail or any brushed-up hairdo for that matter.

Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong (Addiction)

Any cosmetic surgery that is repeated too many times almost always ends up as a cosmetic surgery gone wrong. These are done by people who were not satisfied with their previous surgery results and end up spending thousands of dollars on revision surgeries in the hopes of achieving the best possible results. Some celebrities are poster children to this phenomenon and end up having very strange and unnaturally shaped noses (Michael Jackson was a famous example of this.) These people end up being addicted to cosmetic surgeries, and it becomes a vicious cycle for them. Instead of looking and feeling great, some may suffer from inevitable depression and regret for what they have done. These are only some of the many tragic cases of cosmetic surgery gone wrong.

Then there is the more famous cosmetic non-surgical procedure – Botox. This is probably the most popular procedure especially among celebrities in Hollywood. When done right, Botox is a very effective method for reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face as well as on then neck. Before a Botox procedure, the physician examines a patient’s ability to move the facial muscles especially the muscles controlling the brow movement before injecting the Botox into the patient’s face. When the doctor fails to do this and injects the Botox into the wrong facial muscle, voila! you have cosmetic surgery gone wrong. Technically, of course, Botox is a non-surgical procedure. The patient will end up looking shocked all the time, which might appear a bit scary and weird for many people. The great thing though is that this “cosmetic surgery gone wrong” can easily be reversed through another Botox injection, as long as it is done in the correct muscle.

Having discussed a few examples of cosmetic surgery gone wrong, you may now proceed with caution and for God’s sake, do your research before hand! In order for you to prevent this “cosmetic surgery gone wrong” phenomenon, this “perfect doctor” search should your top priority. I know the word perfect may sound a bit too rigid, but trust me, it is exactly what you will need to do. No more mister nice guy (or girl) I say, and do your best in finding the best plastic surgeon available, who has the experience as well as the expertise in performing these procedures. You also need to look for someone who understands that beauty also means looking as natural as you can be. You do not want to end up like that Cat woman, now would you?

You might also spare yourself from unnecessary additional costs from revision surgeries should you find yourself not satisfied with the performance of the two-star doctor you just hired. Take this advice; it’s absolutely free of charge. By then, you can say goodbye to cosmetic surgery gone wrong, and say hello to a new and beautiful you!

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Suboptimal Thyroid Can Cause Weight Gain and Depression

One of Oprah’s viewers diagnosed her as having a problem with her thyroid. That was one factor in her constant struggle with weight. Your thyroid is the main hormone of metabolism and it affects your energy, weight, mood, temperature, fertility, menstrual cycles, hair growth, bowel movements, sleep and more. It’s a hormone that is sometimes misunderstood and it is suggested that the range of normal be changed. I will shed some light on the symptoms and tests. These are the most common symptoms and is not a complete list:

Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid- Hyperthyroidism

  • Rapid heart beat
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Irregular menses
  • Anxiety
  • Feel hot & sweaty

Symptom of Underactive Thyroid – Hypothyroidism

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Excess sleep
  • Depression
  • Dry coarse hair & skin
  • Poor memory
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Feeling cold

These symptoms can overlap with other conditions. You may have one or more of these and should report these to your doctor, have a check up and get laboratory studies to determine if an overactive or underactive thyroid is causing the symptoms. You may find a difference in opinion when it comes to measuring and interpreting thyroid levels. Here are some tests you should be aware of:

Thyroid Tests

  • TSH – this is a common screening test and most doctors order this. It is the signal from the pituitary gland in your brain that tells your thyroid to make more hormones. If it is high, it means it is shouting at your thyroid gland to make more hormones because your levels are too low. The common misinterpretation is that high means high thyroid levels and it is actually the opposite.
  • New range of normal – The current range of normal for TSH is quite wide 0.5-5. Normal and optimal are not the same. People with symptoms who are on either end of the range, may be considered normal and won’t be treated. The American Association of Clinical endocrinology and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry have recommended changing the range since people who don’t have severe symptoms may be suffering and can benefit from treatment. They recommend a range of 0.3-2.5.
  • Free versus bound – most hormones are carried through the blood stream by protein carriers. If they are bound to protein, they are inactive. When it comes to thyroid, the free hormone is what counts.
  • Free T4 – has 4 iodine molecules, it is a reserve or storage hormone that becomes active when it is converted to the active hormone free T3 by removing one iodine molecule.
  • Free T3 – is the active hormone. This conversion can be halted by aging, stress, nutritional deficiencies, trauma, infection, surgery, medications, hormone imbalance and diet. The hormone’s actions can also be blocked by thyroid antibodies (Antithyroglobulin or Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies) and/or Reverse T3. The standard of care is to measure TSH and free T4 or to calculate free T4, however you can see that there is more to it than that. There also seems to be a subset of people with depression that respond better when a combination of T3 and T4 is given. The most commonly used thyroid replacement medication, synthroid, only has T4 and if you have a problem converting to the active form, it may not feel as effective.
  • Reverse T3 – binds to the same receptor as T3 and blocks its actions. If it is too high, even though all of the other lab tests are “normal” you may have symptoms of low thyroid function. The most common causes are stress and hormone imbalance. Anything that interferes with the conversion of free T4 to free T3 can also cause an elevation of reverse T3. The ratio of free T3 to reverse T3 is important. Just think of one as the gas (free T3) and the other the brake (reverse T3). If you are below the midpoint of the range of free T3 you have less gas, and if you are above the midpoint of the range of reverse T3 you have too much braking action.

Hormone balance is complex. It requires a nutritionally balanced diet, hormone balance, stress management and other factors. There may be restrictions on your doctor to do the full battery of thyroid tests. If that is the case, consult an anti aging, metabolic or functional medicine physician to help you get to the root cause of your issues and find a natural approach.

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Weight Loss Advice – Why You Shouldn’t Consider Becoming Anorexic to Lose Weight

A disturbing finding

As I was doing my routine keyword analysis for my Internet marketing, I accidentally discovered something that I am not very comfortable with. I found that there are almost more than 2,000 searches a day in the Internet, for the phrase Ways to Become Anorexic. Well, if you are reading this article, you might already know what anorexic means, but just in case if you don’t, anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves despite of already being very skinny, and they are convinced that they are overweight.

I know that there are people affected to anorexia through genetics. But if you are searching ways to become anorexic by finding information in the Internet, you are not likely the one who falls under this category. Why on earth should you do something which is a potential threat to your life?

If you still think that becoming anorexic is your choice of losing weight, at least please read this article to the end. This is the only thing I ask you to do.

3 reasons why you should not use anorexia approach to lose weight

Have you ever seen anorexic people? They are thin of course. Sorry, let me rephrase, they are skinny. Well, you may think that being skinny is attractive, but try to ask those guys out there. Do they think anorexic girls attractive? Or do they think healthy and full-figured models more attractive? Being an anorexic will make you skinny, no doubt about that. But is that kind of skinny your purpose of losing weight? Weight loss is only a mean, and not the purpose. It is a mean to be more healthy, or to be more good looking, or to have more energy. Effective and successful people always focus on purpose, not means. If you want to be an effective and successful person, please do reconsider your actual purpose of losing weight.

Secondly, becoming anorexic not only doesn’t give you the outcome you want. It also come with a package of potential diseases. Do you want to know what are the potential health problems that you might get for becoming anorexia? Here are some of the list:

  • heart failure, which leads to death
  • inability to have children
  • osteoporosis (weak bones which break easily)
  • kidney failure, and you may have to depend on a dialysis machine for the remainder of your life
  • hair loss
  • gastric rupture
  • tooth decay and staining due to frequent vomiting
  • bruises easily
  • sensitivity to cold
  • death

Or maybe you choose to become anorexic because you want to lose weight fast. Believe me, there are still lots of ways to lose weight rapidly and healthily. But if your definition of fast is overnight, then you should remind yourself the saying Rome is not built in one day. Remember the saying slow and steady and win the race. Moderation and balance is always the way to win through life. Extremism will never return any solid outcome, no matter from what areas of life.

Finally I urge all blog owners, article writers and ezine publishers to write and publish your own version of articles on the dangers of anorexia. Please help me to spread the awareness on the hazards of anorexia.

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Waxing Versus Sugaring for Male Grooming Treatments

Male hair removal methods have certainly evolved through the years. Gone are the days when men used a shaving blade to remove hair in different parts of their body. The advances in technology help male grooming become safer, healthier, faster and more convenient to do.

Men remove body hair for a variety of reasons. One is to improve their appearance. Women often do not like hairy men especially if a thick mane grows out of the chest or the back. Hairs coming out of the nostrils or a bushy monobrow are also very unattractive to look at. For men who are into sports such as swimming, getting pubic hair removed is almost a must since they look unsightly with Speedos and swimming trunks. Some men remove underarm hair for better grooming and to prevent body odour.

Male waxing and sugaring are two great examples of current male grooming techniques. These two hair removal methods have a number of similarities as well as differences when it comes to application. But they do serve the same purpose which is to get rid of unwanted man hair. An estimated third of the male population regularly do hair removal procedures in the back, chest, intimate areas, legs and other areas.

Waxing

Waxing for men, also called manscaping or more recently maxing, is a popular choice in salons or male grooming studios. Most men prefer to have a waxing treatment as opposed to some of the other temporary hair removal methods available because of the numerous advantages that waxing provides including:

Areas that have been waxed often remain hairless for at most eight weeks. The reason for this is because waxing removes hairs from the roots not just on the surface and for those clients who carry out regular body waxing benefit from a slower regrowth.

Smoother skin. Areas that are subjected to waxing often have smoother skin. The wax serves as natural exfoliant since it removes dead skin cells once the wax is removed. It not just uproots the hair but the dead cells on the skin too.

Softer hair. The hair that grows after waxing is usually much softer. Also, there are no signs of stubble after waxing unlike shaving.

Reduce skin irritation. Shaving may cause irritation to the skin especially if the blade touches sensitive parts. The person may have cuts and razor bumps from shaving. Not so with waxing.

Sugaring

Sugaring is another popular hair removal option. The sugaring mixture is made up of sugar, water and lemon juice. These ingredients are combined in a lukewarm temperature. They are then applied to the skin where unwanted hair grows. The technique originated in Egypt.

Sugaring for some male grooming clients offers the same benefits as listed above in terms of the appearance of the skin, the regrowth period and smoothness of the skin.

Some male clients are drawn towards sugaring as a suitable hair removal method if they have heat sensitive skin or react to the rosins found in a lot of waxes. However it is worth remembering that a lot of the good wax companies often offer a range of products that are rosin free to offer these clients a more comfortable waxing treatment with less trauma and better results on the skin.

Waxing and sugaring are similar processes but they do have differences in the application and results and clients should research the best options for themselves.

Both methods of hair removal use a similar process; strip waxing and strip sugaring – applying the product directly to the skin and then removing with a paper strip or a piece of fabric. Non -strip waxing and hand sugaring – applying hot wax or sugar paste directly to the hair and removing without the need for any paper or fabric.

More often male clients can have strong coarse body hair and with the waxing method it can offer a better hair removal technique for various reasons; the ” shrink wrapping ” effect of hot wax can encapsulate even the smallest of hairs to ensure a smooth hair free result, something that hand sugaring often cannot achieve. New generation non-strip / hot waxes can also be applied successfully to areas where hair grows in various directions, sugaring often does not achieve best results in these areas.

Degree of discomfort. Both procedures require hair removal from the roots. This means a certain degree of pain or discomfort in both methods, but it is worth stating that for most clients this discomfort is minimal and if these treatments are carried out by a professional trained male grooming therapist as opposed to friends or partners then the difference is remarkable!! You only need to look on YouTube to see those terrible home waxing videos…

Waxing and sugaring may not be a permanent solution to male hair removal but they do provide a viable option for male grooming. The long duration before hair grows back makes them a popular choice among male clients. Both procedures are effective hair removal solutions.

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The Surprisingly Simple Treatment For Cellulite – That Works!

What if I told you that there’s a nutritional supplement at your health food store right now that, when taken in the right quantities and with the right combinations of food and exercise, can blast ugly cellulite from your stomach, hips, and thighs?

It really couldn’t get any better. Forget expensive, painful cosmetic treatments, or topical lotions that work for an hour or two and leave you lumpy and bumpy all over again. This substance is not only good for melting cellulite, it’s therapeutic for a host of other important bodily functions, as well.

So what is it?

Gamma-Linoleic Acid, or GLA

GLA is important in the fight against cellulite and general good health. Without GLA the body can’t manufacture prostaglandins, which are critical for:

  • Controlling abnormal cell growth
  • Relaxing blood vessels
  • Balancing the immune, glandular and nervous system
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Metabolizing cholesterol
  • Regulating brain function
  • Regulating blood flow
  • Regulating gastrointestinal activity
  • Regulating fluid balance
  • Regulating fat decomposition

GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that stimulates the thyroid, which raises the body’s metabolism and causes

fat to be burned rather than stored in tissue.

The problem with GLA is that our regular diet doesn’t include adequate amounts to make a difference. That’s why it’s important to take an herbal supplement that contains GLA: Borage oil, Hemp oil, Black Currant oil, and Evening Primrose oil all contain significant amounts of GLA and basically provide the body with similar functions.

Evening Primrose Oil: Blast Cellulite and More

This amazing supplement not only contains powerful GLA to stimulate bile production, aid in circulation, and lower cholesterol-it also helps with a host of other conditions, such as menstrual cramps and to help counteract obesity.

If you’re a woman, you should be taking Evening Primrose Oil, it’s that simple. Check with your doctor first, and be sure you’re consuming the appropriate amount for your weight. And be sure to choose an organic supplement. Some brands of Evening Primrose Oil capsules include the chemical solvent hexane, which is toxic and should be completely avoided.

Can GLA Alone Get Rid of Cellulite?

While GLA is an absolutely crucial tool in your cellulite treatment arsenal, it’s not a one-stop solution. You must combine GLA supplements with very specific dietary changes, targeted exercises, and a thorough skin care regimen to get completely cellulite-free. It’s definitely achievable–it just takes a little consistent effort and discipline.

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How To Apply A Lace Front Wig

Lace front wigs are the secret to many celebrities’ fabulous looking hair styles. Available in various textures, colors, lengths and styles, front lace wigs and full lace wigs allow women to have the hairstyle that matches their needs and their lifestyles.

Aside from providing women with great looking hair, another advantage of using lace front wigs or lace front wigs is that they have invisible hairlines. They provide the most natural-looking hair line among all available options and make a person look stunning.

Another great thing about lace front wigs is that you can apply the wig yourself without the help of professionals. Just practice the right way of applying your lace front wig and have great looking hair every time you want!

If you have purchased a new lace front wig and still don’t know how to properly apply it, continue reading to find out how.

There are two ways to apply your lace front wig: with the use of double-sided tape and using liquid adhesives to keep the wig in place. Some retailers sell adhesives together with the lace front wig so you should have no problem choosing which one will work well with the wig. If no adhesive is sold with the lace front wig then choose either of the two adhesives but make sure that the product you choose has been designed specifically for this purpose.

When using liquid adhesive, first place the lace front wig on top of your head. Pin back the wig hair in front so that you don’t end up gluing them on your forehead. Apply a very thin layer of adhesive on a small part of the lace front. Make sure to also get your real hair out of the way. You can choose to cut the baby hair or keep it out of the wig; it depends on the look you are going for. Press down the lace front wig on the part where you applied the adhesive. With a good adhesive, it should only take you about 5 seconds to press it down. After that part of the lace front wig is firmly in place, move on to the next section. To make the application easier, apply the adhesive to an inch of hair each time until you have applied adhesive and pressed on the wig from edge to edge.

When using a double-sided tape, cut the tape into 3-inch strips. The tape should be around 3.8 inches wide. Take the first strip and lay it on the patch area where the lace front connects to it. Make sure you attach the tape on the front hairline at the edge of the lace. Place the other strips of tape on the edge of the lace until you have laid down the tapes on the entire front side of the wig from edge to edge. Make sure that there are no spaces between the tapes. This should help keep the wig in place and also provide a natural looking hairline.

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No No Hair System – This Hot Little Gadget Is Heating Up The Hair Removal Circuit

After watching the infomercial on the Home Shopping Network a few times, I thought I would take the plunge and try out the No No Hair System 8800. I got it through their web site so that I could get the 60 Day Trial promotion just to be sure. Although I wasn’t expecting to be hairless after 60 days, it would be enough time to get a good feel for it and decide whether I wanted to keep it.

The following review is based on the No No Hair System 8800 as opposed to the No No “Classic”, which is their original unit. I wanted a unit that I could use on my face, and the 8800 was it since the Classic is not recommended for the facial area. Although the No No Hair System 8800 ($270) is $20 more expensive than the Classic ($250), it is definitely worth the extra $20 to have the option to use it on my upper lip. In this review I try to cover every aspect of the product to answer the question does No No work, and help you make an educated decision.

No No Hair System Claims

  • It’s pain free
  • It costs less than laser systems
  • It is safe for all skin types
  • It is effective on all hair and skin colors
  • You get up to 94% reduction in hair growth

It’s important to note that the No No Hair System is not a permanent hair removal system, nor is the length of time to see results as good as those of professional laser hair removal or electrolysis. And remember, professional laser hair removal is also not permanent. In any case, with repeated and continued use, No No Hair System does considerably lessen the density and growth of hair on all targeted areas. The thermal or heat technology used, directly affects the hair follicle and delays and disrupts future hair growth.

It’s been 4 months for me and I would say I’ve experience 80% hair reduction on my legs and 100% on my upper lip. That’s huge! I haven’t used it in any other area yet. Keep in mind, that the No No Hair System, like any other (heat, light or professional laser) hair removal system, it is often time consuming, with applications recommended 2-3 times weekly for a minimum of 8 weeks. Personally, this is not a big deal for me since I’m watching TV when I “no no”.

The Review

The question is, does No No work or is it just a bunch of empty promises? Well, it may not be perfect, but I was happy to buy it after the 60 day trial period was over. Here’s why…

I got my No No Hair System in the mail 1 week after I placed my order from their website. The system comes with the unit itself, a charger, a quick user’s guide, an after treatment lotion, 2 hot blades (a small and a large), a handy carrying case, a skin buffer and a little cleaning brush so you can clean the blades and the unit head.

The first thing I noticed is that the 8800 is thinner and taller than the Classic (which my friend has). It is cordless so all you need is to charge it and you don’t have to spend money on buying batteries, which was a complaint a few people had about the “Classic”. Once you charge it, you unplug it and start using it. I mention that because some electronic stuff needs to be plugged in while you use it – the No No Hair System 8800 doesn’t. The unit has a display that shows how much battery life is left which is also handy since you don’t want to go dead in mid-treatment, charge it and then have to remember where you were last.

How To Use No No Hair System

As you know, the No No Hair System was created to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, back and bikini line – almost all the areas of hair growth except that you cannot use the No No Hair System on your genitals or the breasts – so the areola (the ring of pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) is out. Many people do have hair in the areola so I would suggest tweezing those areas. The No No Hair System is based on Thermicon technology, which basically means it uses heat energy to zap hairs all the way to the root.

Here’s how easy it is to use: hold the No No Hair System device at a 90 degree angle over the targeted area and move it slowly in a straight line. No No Hair System has a little light on the front of the unit that stays green when the device is being used the right way. That’s it. Make sure to follow instructions. For instance, let’s say you’re doing your arms.

Start on one end and glide the No No Hair System device at a 90 degree angle to the other end. When you reach the end, make sure to lift the unit. Don’t stop it on your skin and let it sit there or you may experience a slight burn. Remember it uses heat to zap the hairs. Don’t worry… it doesn’t hurt.

Before you start treatment with the No No Hair System, you need to ensure your skin is clean and dry, and that you’re using the right-sized blade that comes with the system, for the area you are targeting. If you are doing your upper lip, use the smaller blade, if you’re doing your arms, use the bigger blade. The No No Hair System is an absolute no-brainer when it comes to ease of use.

It’s important to note that the No No Hair System folks tell you that to attain good hair reduction, the No No Hair System should be used 3 times per week on intended areas, particularly in the beginning of your treatment phase, for a period of about 6-8 weeks. I would go a bit further and say that if you can use it more often, do so. You will see better results and there are no side-effects to using it more. But it really depends on how sensitive your skin is, how much time you have, how much hair, your skin type, etc. I was using it 4-5 times per week for the first month.

My No No Hair System Results

I have been using the No No Hair System 8800 for just over 4 months now. I have dark, naturally curly hair with olive complexion, so I’m considered an “excellent” candidate for laser hair removal (see the skin type chart in the Laser Hair Removal post). My personal experience has been very good but that will vary depending on your hair and skin color/type. To find out your skin and hair type, please see my post on Laser Hair Removal and scroll down to find the Fitzpatrick Chart. I have also read reviews on people of different hair and skin types who have been using the No No Hair System, and the majority have been positive in their reviews, having experienced good to significant hair reduction.

After 6 Weeks Using The No No Hair System

When I started using the No No Hair System I didn’t follow the instructions and used it 1-2 per week for the first 2 weeks and saw little results (some hair reduction, probably 10%). I was traveling for work at that time and just couldn’t be consistent with it. But once the dust settled I started to use it 3 – 5 times per week and started to see great results after the fourth week.

There was definitely good hair reduction already, I would say around 40%, but the best part is, my hair was growing in much softer than usual. My skin wasn’t totally smooth yet, and there was a soft stubble in the hairiest part of my legs (the shin) where my hair is more coarse. I continued to shave as usual during the first month to get 100% hair-free results, but I did find my skin getting increasingly smoother. By the way, I’ve been using it on my legs and my upper lip only.

Please note that I am not recommending you use it as often as I do (4 times per week). I did and it is fine for me – I don’t experience any burning or side effects but everyone is different. I am a good candidate for laser hair removal according to the “Fitspatrick” Skin chart so I’m assuming my skin type can handle it.

Treatment on my legs takes me around 30 minutes (I take my time and do it right, while I watch TV), and around 7 minutes for my upper lip, which is still much less time than going to a salon or clinic specially if you throw in travel time.

My trial period was going to end in 2 weeks but I had seen enough – “chaching”! I bought it!

After 10 Weeks of Using The No No Hair System

I found that after 10 weeks I started to shave much less – about once a month just to “clean up” the few hairs that are still growing. I will now start to use an epilator on my legs since I don’t have enough hairs to actually shave. All I have now is new hair growth.

It’s been 4 months since I started to use my No No Hair System and I haven’t shaved my legs in 5 weeks, and still going…. This is a huge benefit. I do have some hairs but they are so soft and light, I can’t see them so I’m not worried about it yet. Okay….After 5 weeks of not shaving my legs and not seeing any hair growth on my upper lip, I’m falling in love with my No No Hair System.

The Hot Blades

You will eventually have to replace the No No Hair System blades. The company tells us that you should replace them after about 1 month but I disagree. It’s been almost 3 months for me and only now am I ready to replace it. I already ordered a package of 3 blades for about $25. A colleague at work has the No No Hair System and although she uses it less than me, she has only replaced it twice in about 10 months. She has the Classic unit and bought hers last year. Nevertheless, mine lasted 2 months longer than they were supposed to so don’t spend your money unless you have to. Gauge it for yourself.

Oh That Smell…

Because the No No Hair System removes hair with thermal or heat energy, it generates a smell of burning hair that is certainly unpleasant. To decrease the odor, I only use my No No Hair System in well-ventilated areas or near an open window. Depending how much it bothers you, you may want to wash the treated area or take a shower after treatment (especially if you’re going out for a night on the town)!

What’s It Going To Cost Me?

The cost of hair removal is certainly one of my key concerns when making a choice between hair removal systems. No No Hair System sells for $270 which is much cheaper than professional laser hair removal. You will also have to factor in the cost for new blades which costs $25 for a pack of 3. Although the No No hair system comes with a buffer and smoothing cream, you won’t need to reorder this really. I don’t use the buffer, I just use a cloth to rub the hair off and I use my own natural skin lotion.

Keeping in mind that a professional laser hair removal session (1 session) costs between $100 (upper lip) to $800 (back) depending on the body part, $270 is very economical in comparison. Also, considering that laser hair removal involves a few treatment sessions to achieve long-lasting results, it is definitely the most expensive option available.

The “Ouch” Factor

Another consideration with any hair removal treatment is the risk of pain or adverse reactions.

This is an important consideration for many people when it comes to choosing not only their preferred hair removal method but also the system. How does the No No Hair System score on the pain scale?… is the No No Hair System painless? Yes, absolutely. The No No Hair System is indeed painless on my skin, my friend’s skin, and on the users I researched online. Outside of a warm feeling and a slight tingling sensation, there is no pain.

As you glide the No No Hair System over your skin, it detects hair and zaps it – in other words, in burns or “crystallizes” the hair. Because of that, there is a distinct odor of burning hair that lingers in the air. Unpleasant, yes. But not a deal breaker. This bad smell was the one complaint most users had. The No No Hair System can cause accidental burns if you don’t use it correctly or if you use it in the wrong areas. I did get “burned” once because I used it the wrong way but it was so mild I don’t consider it a burn.

The Final Word

The majority of users I found online (as well as my friend and I), found a significant improvement in hair reduction with consistent, repeated use of the No No Hair System. In addition, No No Hair System does seem to work for all skin and hair types – I know of two for a fact: dark brown hair with olive skin (me) and light blonde hair with fair complexion (my friend, although her hair reduction was less in the same length of time).

Your individual preference and needs will dictate what hair removal system is best for you. If what you want is a system that will give you a very long reprieve from hair growth, and money is not a concern, than professional laser hair removal is a good alternative. Who doesn’t like to lay back and be pampered? But if you are concerned with cost and want to significantly reduce hair re-growth for a reasonable length of time then the No No Hair System is definitely worth the $270 onetime cost.

If you think you just have to run the device over your skin a few times to have perfectly smooth skin, you will be very disappointed with every hair removal system including professional laser hair and this one.

On the other hand, if you’re prepared to follow instructions and use it regularly for a few months, then you’ll be happy with your purchase. Just do it near an open window… because it smells a bit. Follow directions, do it right, be patient and give it time! Don’t forget, the No No Hair System is now risk-free for 60 days. That’s plenty of time to return it for a full refund if you don’t like it.

I hope this review has helped set the right expectations for the product if you do choose to go with it. When I’m asked “does No No work”, my answer is a resounding yes. Bottom line, I had realistic expectations when I bought the product and I’m very happy with my purchase of the No No Hair System.

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How to Remove Raised Moles at Home

Learning how to remove raised moles at home is possible. It is not necessary for you to go to your family doctor and to have them frozen off using liquid nitrogen. This type of procedure usually is very expensive because it’s not covered by a lot of insurance companies since it’s classified as being cosmetic surgery. I will outline a simple technique that you can try at home for getting rid of your moles that are not flat.

This special mole removal technique requires that you tie a piece of string around the part of the mole that is above the normal surface of your skin. I just wanted to warn you beforehand that there could be a little bit of pain involved with this method since the nerves in the mole are quite close to the surface of the mole.

You may have read already that some people have tried just tying a piece of hair around the base of their mole in hopes of cutting off the blood supply to the mole which will kill it off. I personally prefer to use a piece of dental floss to do so since it is much stronger in its more likely to be more sterilized than a dirty piece of hair from someone’s head.

Make sure that you clean the surface of your mole thoroughly before you try this method out. I will outline the story of how someone was able to tie off and to kill their mole.

This woman had a mole that was lumpy and itchy that was underneath her arm and she absolutely hated it. She was afraid to go to her doctor to have it chopped off so she decided to try out a home remedy on her own which consisted of tying a piece of dental floss around the surface of her mole. Some people state that this type of method could cause scarring but the scar is usually very tiny if you perform this procedure properly. If you have a mole that is underneath your arm and it is bothering you because it rubs against your clothing, you are a good candidate for this method.

Of course you should have your mole examined by a family doctor to ensure that it is not cancerous before you start to play around with it.

Now what this woman does did was to tie off her mole using the slip knot and then putting another knot on top of it using a piece of dental floss. The dental floss was actually cutting into her skin that was underneath the mole. She did feel a little bit of pain but it was bearable. It started to fill up with blood and it was necessary to place a bandage on top of the mole to protect it from getting infected. After a few days or so, the mole fell off and all was well.

As it mentioned above, it’s always advisable to get a troublesome mole checked by medical expert before you attempt any home remedy. Good luck with your goal to remove your moles and remember that if you are patient with home remedies, they may work well for you.

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Modern Day Hairstyles

Good modern day hairstyles abound, and choosing a nice style is the way to define yourself. A nice hairstyle compliments clothes, jewelry and accessories to show how fashionable you are. A decent hairstylist can give you a modern hairstyle that matches the shape of your face, skin tone, and body shape. They can even match the hairstyle look of celebrities, or give you a cutting edge emo or punk style that will be sure to attract attention. Whether you have curly, straight, or long hair, you can find a modern hairstyle that works for you.

One of the most interesting modern day hairstyles to become popular recently is the layered hairstyle. With this style the hair is cut in a manner that causes different layers to emerge and take on a jagged look, or with only a few layers, you can have a softer look. Having Dreadlocks is another modern day style option that stands out and makes a statement, but it is not the simplest style to create or maintain. You should ask your hairstylist about all the maintenance issues involved with having dreadlocks before you take the plunge.

If you have long hair, there are many options available for you. You can tie it up, cut it short, or micro braid it. Micro braiding results in a modern attractive look, and it consists of very thin overlapping braids that are much smaller than normal braids. Another modern day hairstyle for women with long hair is the French roll hairstyle. This is a simple but sophisticated style that consists of the hair being twirled, drawn back, and pinned around the back of the head in a roll. Use this style for job interviews or simply to prevent hair from getting in your face.

With respect to face shape, if you have a round shaped face, never choose a medium length hairstyle. Go for short or long, and omit bob shaped hairstyles all together. The key to choosing any of the modern day hairstyles for people with round shaped faces is to select a hairstyle that will decrease the overall round appearance of the face. If you have long, straight hair with a round shaped face, keep it tapered to the side. This will make your face look longer. If you have short hair, go for a cute wavy style.

Body shape is another factor to consider when choosing any of the modern day hairstyles available. If you are petite, you should consider having your hair trimmed short and curly. A short, curly hairstyle is also a good choice for a wedding, and many of the popular up-do hairstyles work equally well for weddings also.

Whatever choice you make among the modern day hairstyles, a knowledgeable hairstylist will be able to help you make one that is both fit and fashionable.

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