Monday, December 29, 2008

Braiding and “up-dos”

Tight or frequent braiding may pull at the hair roots and cause traction alopecia. Rubber bands with metal clasps or tight clips, which bend the hair shaft at extreme angles, can also have the same effect.

Headaches can occur when there is stress on the hair follicle. For example, hair drawn in a direction other than its natural growth pattern (hair types come out of the hair follicle in particular patterns for curly, body, straight; and also, hair grows in a pattern about the head so that it hangs or forms the way it does for humans). If hair, like braiding, is pinned too tightly, or the whole up do slips causing pulling on the hair in the follicle at the hair root are other scenarios that can cause aggravation to the hair follicle and result in headaches. This is because there is a system of capillaries and even veins that feed into the hair follicle, which is what nourishes the follicle to grow hair. If the hair follicle is aggravated, the capillaries are in turn aggravated and in this way a headache can arise.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Detangling: brushing and combing

The point of detangling is to organize hair, usually in the same direction, and eliminate knots, snarls, tangles, and any hairs that have shed naturally.

There are all manner of detangling tools from very fine toothed combs to very wide toothed combs and picks, and available in a wide variety of price ranges. Combs come in all shapes and sizes and all manner of materials including plastics, wood and horn. Mold seams, splintering wood, and peeling lacquers can all grasp hair and pull, or otherwise stress or cause harm to the outer protective layer of hair, the cuticle. Similarly, brushes also come in all sizes and shapes. There are also a variety of brushes in various paddle shapes. Most benefit from using some form of a wide tooth comb for detangling. Detangling with a wide tooth comb represents the gentlest way to detangle hair. Most physicians advise against sharing hair care instruments like combs and clips, to prevent spreading hair conditions like dandruff and head lice.

The old notion that 100 brush strokes a day produces beautiful hair is somewhat false. Too much brushing may injure the hair, especially with brushes that pull the hair or scratch the scalp. It remains a possibility that the dictum of 100 strokes a day derives from the era when Boar Bristle Brushes were more commonly used, well before the invention of plastics and a time when more organic materials were used to create hair care tools. Usually in conjunction with the idea of 100 strokes a day was the suggestion that hair will 'shine' and be 'soft' to the touch. That said, a person skilled at brushing without hurting the folicules can brush down the natural oils to the ends of the hair fibers, thus intending the natural protection of skin oil. Notice that if the skin has been depleted of oils by shampooing, this won't work.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Length and trimming

Haircuts or hair trimming often involves creating a specific shape and form, and maintaining such sculpture. Haircuts can also be used to define a hemline along the ends and edges of longer lengths. Hair cutting may include shaving the head, in which case scalp skin care would be required. In some settings, hair cutting, creating forms and shapes are an expressive art form. Hair cutting often involves considerations of body proportions, hair density and hair type, face and head shape from all views (profile, 3/4 and 360 degree, from above and from below), overall bone structure, and pattern of how hair lies or falls.

Hair shapes and various lengths are often derived from concerns regarding personal expression and aesthetics (examples: dreadlocks, punk hair, the business haircut/style, very long hair), religion (for example, Pentecostal faith among others), social and cultural values. In short, hair is often a physical expression of one's sense of self, of a desire to present oneself to and amongst a community, of social status and roles, and of cultural values. Such expression often involves adding ornaments to the hair, or partial or full hair coverings (such as a Kippa, Hijab, or a Turban).

Monday, December 08, 2008

Physical styling

Hair dressing processes (and resulting care requirements) may often be associated with the female gender, but hair care and dressing is also associated with males. Many males benefit from improved care, especially considering that males also color and enjoy alternative shapes and hair styles.

For many, hair care means a visit to a professional stylist. Hair styling is a major world industry, from the salon to products to advertising and even magazines on the subject. Indeed, the topic is displayed and discussed in various online discussion forums. Hair dressing may include cuts, weaves, coloring, extensions, perms, permanent relaxers, curling and any other form of styling or texturing.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Food Allergy

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system. Allergic reactions to food can sometimes cause serious illness and death. Tree nuts and peanuts are the leading causes of deadly allergic reactions called anaphylaxis.

In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include

* Fish and shellfish, such as shrimp, lobster and crab
* Peanuts
* Tree nuts, such as walnuts
* Eggs

Problem foods for children are eggs, milk (especially in infants and young children) and peanuts.

Sometimes a reaction to food is not an allergy. It is often a reaction called "food intolerance". Your immune system does not cause the symptoms of food intolerance. However, these symptoms can look and feel like those of a food allergy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Emergence of the design industry

In late 19th century Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, the movement began to divide graphic design from fine art. Piet Mondrian is recognized as the father of graphic design. He was a fine artist, but his use of grids enthused the modern grid system used today in publicity, print and web layout.
In 1849, Henry Cole became one of the main forces in design teaching in Great Britain, informing the government of the significance of design in his Journal of Design and Manufactures. He prearranged the Great Exhibition as a festivity of modern industrial skill and Victorian design.
From 1892 to 1896 William Morris' Kelmscott Press in print books that are some of the most significant of the graphic design products of the Arts and Crafts group, and made a very lucrative business of creating books of great stylistic modification and selling them to the wealthy for a premium. Morris proved that a market existed for works of explicit design in their own right and helped pioneer the separation of design from manufacture and from fine art. The work of the Kelmscott Press is characterized by its obsession with past styles. This historicism was, however, significant as it amounted to the first important response to the stale state of nineteenth-century graphic design. Morris' work, along with the rest of the Private Press group, directly influenced Art Nouveau and is not directly responsible for development in early twentieth century graphic design in universal

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hair cleaning and conditioning:Biological processes and hygiene

Care of the hair and care of the scalp skin may become visible separate, but are really intertwined since hair grows from beneath the skin. The living parts of hair are beneath the skin, while the actual hair shaft which emerges has no living process. Damage or change made to the visible hair shaft cannot be repaired by an organic process, though much can be done to manage hair and make certain that the cuticle leftovers intact.

Scalp skin, just as any other skin on the body, must be kept well to ensure a healthy body and healthy hair manufacture. If the scalp is not cleaned frequently, by the taking away of dead skin cells, toxins free through the skin or external hazards may create a propagation ground for infection. However, not all scalp disorders are a result of bacterial infection. Some arise inexplicably, and often only the symptom can be treated for organization of the condition. There are also microorganisms that can affect the hair itself, but in MEDC's, this is a good deal rarer. Head lice are probably the most ordinary hair and scalp ailment world-wide. Head lice can be removed with great notice to detail, and studies show it is not of necessity connected with poor hygiene. In this way, hair washing as a term may be a bit deceptive, as what is necessary in healthy hair production and preservation is often simply cleaning the surface of the scalp skin, the way the skin all over the body requires onslaught for good hygiene.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hair care

Hair care is an overall term for parts of hygiene and cosmetology connecting the hair on the human head. Hair care will differ according to one's hair type and according to various processes that can be practical to hair. All hair is not the similar; indeed, hair is a manifestation of person variety.

In this article, 'Hair care' is taken to mean care of hair on the person head, but mention should be complete of process and services which crash hair on other parts of the body. This includes men‘s and women’s facial, pubic, and other body hair, which may be dyed, trimmed, shaved, plucked, or otherwise detached with treatments such as waxing, sugaring, and thread. These services are offered in salons, barber shops, and day spas and crop are available commercially for house use. Laser hair elimination and electrolysis are also obtainable, though these are provided by licensed professional in medical offices or field spas.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Teen Violence

Many people think of school shooting when they believe of teen violence. But teen violence includes many different activities. These include fights, gang violence and suicide. The victims of teen aggression are most often other teenagers.

Teens who commit acts of violence are often implicated in other types of risky or wrong behavior. They may use drugs, carry weapons, drive wildly and have unsafe sex.

The most critical risk factor for violence for your children is the deeds of their friends and generation. You ought to know who your kids hang out with and encourage healthy behavior and relations.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Food Contamination and Poisoning

Each year, 76 million people in the U.S. get sick from impure food. Common culprits include bacteria, vermin and viruses. Symptoms range from mild to solemn. They comprise

* Upset stomach

* Abdominal cramps

* Nausea and vomiting

* Diarrhea

* Fever

* Dehydration

Harmful bacteria are the most ordinary cause of foodborne illness. Foods may have some bacteria on them when you buy them. Raw meat may become impure during slaughter. Fruits and vegetables may become impure when they are growing or when they are process. But it can also happen in your kitchen if you leave victuals out for more than 2 hours at room hotness.

The treatment in most cases is growing your fluid intake. For more grave illness, you may need action at a hospital.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic matter inside. They are very tiny, much lesser than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar catching diseases such as the common cold, flu and wart. They also cause severe illness such as AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fever.

Viruses are akin to hijackers. They assault living, normal cells and use those cells to increase and create other viruses like themselves. This finally kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infection are hard to treat because virus live inside your body's cell. They are "secluded" from medicines, which typically move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infection. There are a few antiviral medicine available. Vaccines can help stop you from getting many viral disease.