Saturday, 21 March 2015

10 Simple Homemade Beauty Tips For Hair

Long, thick and lustrous hair is high on every woman’s wishlist. But everyday exposure to dust, pollution, sun and dirt makes it an almost impossible dream to achieve. Products available in the market contain chemicals which do more harm than good in the long run. So how do you combat all these problems while still keeping hair healthy and strong?
Here are some easy homemade beauty tips for hair to follow:

1. General Health: Diet

diet food
Diet plays a very important part in the overall health of our hair just like skin. Here are a few additions to your diet as per your hair type that will help you add some glory to your crowning glory.
  •  Normal Hair: Fish, chicken, dals, sprouts.
  •  Dry Hair: Raw vegetables, pulses, brown rice, bananas, nuts, vitamin E capsules.
  •  Oily Hair: Green leafy vegetables, salads, fresh fruits, yogurt.

2. Shampoo: Mild shampoo

The most important of steps to keeping your hair healthy is keeping it clean. And the product you choose needs to be right for you. Always keep them mild.
  • For dry hair: Choose one doesn’t further strip your hair of its natural oils.
  • For Oily hair: Choose one that works on 
  • limiting the activity of your oily scalp
Do use a clarifying shampoo every once in awhile or the product build up will effect the results that you shampoo has. Ladies, please remember that the shampoo is meant to clean your scalp and not condition your hair so aver doing the shampoo for dry hair is not going to help you in anyway. If anything it will only cause harm in the long run. Use only a drop the size of a coin for one wash, it is more than sufficient.

3. The best conditioners: Egg

egg best conditioners
Eggs work wonders on your hair. The yolk is rich in fat and proteins which greatly acts in moisturizing while the white helps to remove unwanted oils.Use egg to condition normal hair, egg yolks for dry hair and whites for oily hair. Remember to rinse with lukewarm water only !!!

4. Cleansing away the itchy scalp: Lemon juice and olive oil

olive oil for skinAn itchy scalp can be a result of poor diet, stress or climate. Treat it with a mixture of 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, olive oil and water.
  • Massage your scalp with this mixture and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off as usual.
The lemon juice helps remove dry flakes of skin while the olive oil moisturizes the scalp. 

5. Damaged hair: Honey and Olive oil

Honey and Lemon
Sun’s rays can be really harmful for your hair and can damage it badly. To get rid of this problem, try honey and olive oil.
  • Massage 1/2 cup honey and 2 tbsp olive oil into clean damp hair
  • Rinse off after 20 minutes.
Olive oil conditions while honey has both anti-bacterial and conditioning properties.

6. Volume boosters: Beer and Eggs

Volume boostersTo add body to limp or flat hair, this is the perfect remedy.
  • Mix 1/2 cup flat beer, 1tsp oil and 1 egg
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with tempid water.

7. Frizzy hair: Avacoda

Avocado on frizzy hair
Treat frizzy hair by massaging a mashed avocado into hair.

8. Dandruff: Brown Sugar

Brown sugar for Dandruff
One of the most common hair problems is dandruff.
  • Treat it effectively at home by mixing 2 parts of brown sugar to 1 part of your hair conditioner and lightly rub it on your scalp.
  • Rinse off thoroughly.

9. Hair fall: Aloe Vera

Hair fall is an ever existent problem in out lives. And it constantly captures our attention! We are unable to think of anything. Aleo Vera is a perfect for healing the scalp and bringing the pH balance to normal. It also has cleansing properties that cleans the pores out.
  • Blend aloe vera gel with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Add 2tbsp. coconut oil.
  • Mix it and apply on your scalp and hair.
  • Wash your hair as usual after 20 min.

10. Graying hair: Hair Color

Gray hair is never welcome. Even as a remainder of age! Even more when it comes earlier in life. Hair colors in the market are always there but have you considered that a more natural choice would be better for your hair?
Henna has been used a coloring agent for centuries now and when mixed with Indigo the results are only better. Here is how you can do it yourself.
  • Mix henna and Indigo. Allow it to sit over night.

For brown hair

  • Mix Indigo in warm water and leave it for 15 mins.
  • Mix the above two pastes.
  • Apply to hair and leave it on for an hour wrapped in a shower cap.
  • Rinse well and shampoo

For black hair

  • Mix Indigo in warm water and allow it to sit for 15 mins.
  • Apply Henna paste on hair for 25 mins and wash off.
  • Add salt to the Indigo paste and apply to hair.
  • Leave it on for 2 hours wrapped in a shower cap.
  • Rinse after.
I hope these tips help you all in getting and maintaining your hair,so it can be the healthiest hair you can have. Also remember, it’s important to hydrate from the inside out so make sure you drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as it really does make your hair  look more healthier and lustrous.

75-Year-Old Herbalist Paraded By The Police For Sexually Assaulting 12-Year Old Boy(Pictured)

The Abia state police command has arrested a 75- year-old herbalist, Odinkemere Ogbuehi, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
According to Punch report, the herbalist, who hails from Abia state took the boy without the consent of his parents and was having sex with him the anus for three days.
The police said the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation, adding that he was having sex with other little boys in the village.
The suspected herbalist who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old
According to the Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, who paraded the suspect in Umuahia on Friday with other suspected criminals, the incident occurred on March 8, 2015.
He confessed that he sexually assaulted the little boy between 7th and 9th March 2015,” the police commissioner said.
Joshak added that that the suspect said he had been having homosexual relationship with the boy any time he came around to his house.
He further stated that the villagers had previously warned the boy against visiting the herbalist’s house, and expressed surprise that the boy strolled into his house again.
However, during an interview with journalist, the herbalist denied having any sexual intercourse with the victim.

Whitney Houston’s daughter moved to rehab facility

The daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in January, has been moved to a rehabilitation facility, a source close to the family said Friday.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, had been treated at Emory University Hospital. No details about the transfer to a rehab facility were given.

Brown, Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive January 31 in a bathtub at her home in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell. The extent of her injuries isn’t known.

Last month, doctors at Emory removed her breathing tube, allowing Brown to be ventilated through a hole in her throat.
At the time, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta said the procedure suggested she would need to be on such support for “weeks and months to come.”

I regret not pushing my football career because i see the success and money in it - Halima Abubakar

In a recent interview with Punch, Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar opened up about her career and style.

Halima said if not that she was not picked to join the Super Falcons from the club she played with then, Jegede Babes, she would have become a footballer today and she regrets not pushing her career in Soccer. She also mentioned she started colour-blocking in Nigeria, before Nigerian ladies took over the trend.
Read except from the interview after the cut....

How did you discover your passion for acting?
I just woke up one day and decided that I wanted to become an actress. I took interest in acting because of the kind of movies I was watching then. I watched a lot of Indian movies and television series and that was how I developed the love for acting.
What was your dream job while growing up?
Actually, I thought I was going to become a lawyer because I love arguing. I also developed the passion for football and thought I would become a footballer at a point in my life. I had a lot of passion while I was growing up and I was confused at a point about what I wanted to become in life.
Did you eventually play football at any point in your life?
I played with Jegede Babes and I was meant to be drafted to the Super Falcons but I did not make the list and my career was cut short. I was not a very good runner. Looking back, I actually regret not pushing my football career.
Why do you have regrets?
Because I see the success and money footballers are making. Also, footballers are making a lot of impact in the world. I am equally grateful for my chosen career in acting. I am proud of where the industry has taken us. I might not be rich but I am very knowledgeable.
Do you see yourself as a trendsetter or you follow trends?
I am definitely a trendsetter. I’m eccentric and weird in my style. Sometimes, I don’t get it right but I am happy with the result. I’m always glad that I’m not copying anyone. In fact people copy me. When I started colour blocking, it was just for the fun of it and not because I did not know that I should not have more than three colours on my outfit.
So, you started the colour blocking trend?
Yes and people were criticising me but shortly after, they started doing the same thing. At a point, I outgrew that phase. I just believe people judge too much.
You are known for your love for revealing clothes…
That was in the past. I was a young girl experimenting with fashion and I stopped when I got tired. I did not change my style because of anybody. I wasn’t doing anything extraordinary; it was just a short dress or bum shorts. When you look at my age at that time, it was a normal thing that a teenager does. I grew out of it but in movies, I wear skimpy clothes sometimes. I don’t wear them off set any more. I need to be responsible to my fans and my family. My parents do not like me wearing short things. My mother says if I want to wear such, I should cover my hair. She says if I want to wear miniskirt, I should cover my hair but it cannot be covered in every movie. The funny thing is that at home, I do not wear skimpy dresses. I don’t know how people were able to single me out of the crowd. I was just a teenager having fun.
What is your fashion weakness?
It is definitely shoes. When I was growing up, I did not have so many shoes. Now that I am grown, I think I overdo it because I have a room full of shoes in my house and my friends call it the shoe boutique. I have over 400 pairs of shoes and my mother has warned me against buying anymore because most of them still have their labels on them. I give them out a lot to my fans.
Are there disadvantages being a curvy lady?
For me, it has a lot of disadvantages because people think I am fat because my bum is big. I am a small lady but because I am curvy, I look short. It could be so annoying when someone says I should lose weight because I am fat. When someone’s stomach is big, there are reasons for it. I have ulcer but they conclude that I eat too much.

Yay or Nay? Peter Okoye rocks men's see-through net top[Photos]

Peter Okoye of the singing duo Psquare stepped out in this mesh top last night. What do you think of this outfit? Yay or Nay?

Photos: Lunatic gives birth to bouncing baby girl in Ogun state

Residents of Shodipo Estate, Agbara in Ogun State were greeted with surprise on Friday morning, as they trooped to watch a healthy and beautiful baby girl brought to life by a lunatic.

It was gathered from eyewitnesses that she alleged fled to Agbara for refuge after having four of her babies abducted by unidentified people.

Though it is not known when or where she put to bed, some residents speculated that it must have been at midnight or in the early hours of Friday due to the state of the woman and her baby.

Comrade Femi Okeowo who rescued the baby from her insane mother said; " I was on my way to school when i saw the mad woman with the baby. Some residents were scared of taking the baby away from the mother but thank God for some men in the vicinity who intervened.

The woman and her baby were taken away by a Rescue Operations team from Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Continue to see more pics after the cut....

Source: PM News 

Photo: Dencia acquires 2015 G Wagon

Wao! Business is booming for Dencia, as she acquired a brand new 2015 G Wagon. And ho, she already has a Pink Range Rover SUV. Her love for the color Pink tho! 

Big congrats to her!

Mr President Please Leave Entertainers Alone; Stop Wasting Your Time On Them - Etcetera tells GEJ

Oh dear Etcetera is at it again. He just fired at his colleagues as usual. In what seems like an open letter to Mr President. Read below...

Once again, Nollywood and President Jonathan are disconnected from the priorities of Nigerians. Millions are hungry and the country is headed off a cliff and what we get is the President having weekly dinner with celebs at Eko Hotel. 
Mr. Presidentshouldknowthatallentertainers in the country won’t amount to a spoon of water in the bucket of our population. I agree that our entertainers judging by recent behaviour are now seen as hungry men and women with insatiable appetite, but Mr. President, the larger part of the society are equally hungry and should be fed as well.
Why feed just the entertainers? Isn’t that discrimination? What will the entertainers say to Jonathan except the usual lies and half truths. Can a man with a mouthful of undeserved food speak or say the truth? An assessment of the lifestyle of these entertainers gives a false picture of the situation of things as it affects the society at large. I got your invite for the first dinner which held at Eko Hotel and I boycotted it because I felt that any event by the government at this point in time should be about reassuring the people that the government feels their pains deeply with promises of working tirelessly to bring an end to the underlying causes of such situations in this country,not getting together to eat small chops and samosa while most Nigerians are languishing. It was very embarrassing waking up the next morning to see our shameless celebrities posing with their invites on social media which invariably means they are telling their fans and the masses who brought them to fame that they are enjoying the good life and everyone else can go to hell.
One entertainer jokingly asked why the President is having these dinners with (the same set of) celebs all the time.Iwanted to attribute it to youth empowerment but on a second thought, If Mr. President has a genuine interest in youth empowerment, hosting a few entertainers doesn’t cut across as empowering the youth.
I think Mr. President has been wrongly advised that entertainers can be used to influence the Nigerian youths and electorate. These entertainers can’t influence votes within their families. Another thing is, if Mr. President must have an interactive session with entertainers,he should consider a larger representation of entertainers from all parts of the country, not just those who ply their trade in the south. It will seem to most people that Mr. President is only interested in entertainers from the south. It is called the Nigerian entertainment industry not the South South and South East entertainment industry.
 Has Mr. President taken over responsibilities of the Lagos State governor because he currently seems to enjoy greater visibility in the state than the governor and these visits come with a heavy cost to the state in terms of lost man hours caused by traffic along the routes to the event venue. Streets are usually cordoned off by security personnel and a strange difficulty to use mobile phones in such areas, possibly because of the deployment of radio signal jamming devices by the operatives on guard in those areas. Residents of Lagos shouldn’t go through this because their President is in town. I’ll love to tell Mr. President that service, not celebrities, delivers votes.

Big setback as Ebola hits Liberia again

Liberia Friday confirmed its first new Ebola case in more than a month in a setback to hopes the country would soon be officially declared free of the deadly disease.

The country was the hardest hit at the peak of the epidemic in west Africa and has seen more than 4,000 deaths in all, but was at an advanced stage in its recovery and was expecting to be declared Ebola-free by mid-April before the latest case in the capital Monrovia.
“A woman has been confirmed as an Ebola patient… This is a new case after we have gone more than 27 days without a single case. It is a setback,” government spokesman Lewis Brown told AFP.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced earlier this month that no new case of the deadly virus had been registered in Liberia since February 19.

It was not immediately clear where the new patient became infected, as all contacts associated with the last known chain of transmission completed the 21-day observation period during which symptoms of Ebola are exhibited, according to the WHO.

A source close to the case, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the woman was the wife of a cured Ebola patient.

According to experts, a patient can still transmit the virus through sex days after being cured.

Suge Knight Collapses in Court After Judge Sets Bail at $25 Million[Photos]

Marion "Suge" Knight's health continues to decline in the midst of his murder trial. 

The rap mogul, 49, collapsed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, after the judge ordered him held on $25 million bail, the Associated Press reports

In photos from the hearing, Knight appeared to go unconscious in his chair, hitting his head on the desk in front of him. He was then removed from the courthouse on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance. His current condition is unknown. 

This is now the fourth time he has been hospitalized since being charged with murder after allegedly running over two men with his car and killing Terry Carter, 55, in early February. 

In his last court appearance, on March 3, Knight – who is diabetic and has a blood clot – told Judge James Brandlin that he's been receiving inadequate medical care since being taken into custody, and complained of suffering from blindness

As the former Death Row Records CEO's health continues to decline, TMZ reports he is being held "in solitary with no hot water, no blanket and only sporadic showers."

Chris Brown OFF Probation: Rihanna Assault Case Officially Over After Six Year

"IM OFF PROBATION!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!!"
These were the words of Chris Brown yesterday, after his court case stemming from his 2009 assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna came to a close. 
The Los Angeles District Attorney confirmed the News on Friday that the 25-year-old singer's probation has ended after Judge James Brandlin found that Brown had officially completed his 1,000.5 hours of community service and the Probation Department concluded there were no violations. 
After his Feb. 8, 2009 attack on Rihanna, Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats. In June 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor. Over the past few years, Brown has appeared in court multiple time regarding whether or not he violated his probation.
It's safe to say Brown is beyond happy that he won't have to see the inside of a courtroom again any time soon.
In addition to "IM OFF PROBATION!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!!" Brown also tweeted, "Hopefully this is my last day in court..... Pray for me.."
The Internet also seems to be pretty happy for him. "Thank the Lord" is currently trending on Twitter. Brown's probation tweet also has 13,000 favorites and 10,000 retweets.