Beauty, Fashion, Hair

Synthetic Wig Care

pexels-photo-1586999Wigs that are worn daily should be washed every 2-3 weeks. During warm weather you may want to wash weekly if you are sweating a lot or have two of similar style to switch out during the hot months. Washing  your wig is important to keep hair looking fresh and realistic looking.

Remember synthetic hair is not the same as human hair no matter how much they may look the same. only use hair products that are designed for synthetic hair. Do not use human hair shampoo or conditioner on your wig. This will cause build up on the wig, and dull  the hair fibers.

 

Washing Care

De-Tangle

Start out by  carefully detangling your wig hair using a wide tooth comb.

Brush through and gently remove any tangles using a wide tooth comb or brush.

Be careful not to pull or drag the hair fibres as this can cause damage to the wig.

Wash

Fill a bowl with cold  water (never hot, heat will damages the synthetic fibres).

Add a capful of shampoo into the water.

Immerse hair into water and let  soak for few minutes.

Rinse

In  a fresh bowl of cold water to remove shampoo from hair.

Do not squeeze or wring wig out this will also damage hair.

Condition

Apply conditioner directly to your wig, stroke hair in a downwards  motion from the

roots to ends.

Leave in 4–5 minutes.

Next rinse by immersing wig into more in fresh cold water.

Dry

Place the wig between a folded towel and pat dry.

Again do not  squeeze, or wring your wig while drying.

Style and hair dry

Remove from towel and gently shake out wig to regain its style. Place wig on a wig stand to dry naturally. Do not use hair dryers the heat  can cause damages synthetic fibres even if it is a heat safe wig, do not use heat while hair is drying.

 

Food, Health

Cucumber Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Mint

IMG_0588.JPGEarlier today I pulled our first  cucumber out of the garden along with spearmint, sage, and some basil flowers. I started thinking about making a really yummy salad. Here is a recipe to one of the salads I will be making.

 

 

 

Cucumber Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Mint

pexels-photo-1059905.jpegYIELD Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 large English hothouse cucumbers (you can use other varieties of cucumbers just check for bitterness as some tend to be a little bitter in taste.
    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 large tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
    • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped red onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

PREPARATION

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    1. Start by washing and cutting your cucumbers in half lengthwise. It is optional to remove or leave seeds inside. I prefer to leave the seeds inside mine.
    2. Cut cucumber halves diagonally in 1/2-inch-wide pieces.
    3. In a large bowl add vinegar, sugar and salt. Let stand at room temperature  for 1 hour.
    4. Combine tomatoes, red onions, mint (or basil if you are not a mint person) and  olive oil to cucumbers.
    5. Toss in seasoning
    6. Add salt and pepper to taste

*One 11-ounce (300-gram) unpeeled, raw cucumber contains the following

  • Calories: 45
  • Total fat: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 11 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 62% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 10% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 13% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 12% of the RDI