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The hair care industry needs a code of conduct

‘Thou shalt not bring damage to another person’s hair’ and many other rules should be put in place just to protect the hair of the African woman. The hair every woman wears with pride and joy should be protected and taken care of well

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The African woman’s hair has been for a long time subjected to destructive methods in the name of looking good. Methods like heat use, tight hairstyles, and lack of knowledge when it comes to achieving its potential have been used repeatedly, causing dire irreversible consequences to the hair and in turn causing emotional damage to the bearer.

This can be attributed to the fact that hairdressing was regarded as a purposeless venture, that could be carried out by anyone regardless of their inexperience. Until recently when it has become an art to be admired and sought after.

However, still, this trade is being conducted by inexperienced individuals, who bring damage to the hair of their client as opposed to according it the treatment it deserves for its prosperity.

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That is why a code of conduct would be necessary; a written policy that guides the treatment hair is supposed to receive and the penalty attracted in case of any carelessness and violation. This code of conduct should include things like:

Thou shall establish your client’s hair handling history before proceeding to their request (This improves the decision-making process on how to proceed in order to achieve best results)

Thou shall establish a healthy hair routine with your client (This may include how often they moisturise, shampoo, and oil their hair).

Thou shall advise your client on the necessary treatments that will boost the potential of the hair (It is very likely to attend to a client who has insufficient knowledge on hair care. It is therefore up to the hair expert to ensure the client is aware of all the healthy hair options available and how they will work in her favor).

Thou shall provide your client with several options of products to use with clear instructions for best results.

Thou shall not burden the client with heavy hairstyles (The hair being at the top of the entire head means its weight is bone by the rest of the body. Making it even heavier is catastrophic for your client and their daily activities)

Thou shall keep heat away from a client’s hair unless deemed necessary (Hair is made up of keratin, which is a protein. Heat is known to denature proteins. Therefore, excessive use of heat on hair is likely to lead to its brittleness which then breaks away thus undermining all efforts to retain length)

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Thou shall be the expert when it comes to hair care (Make sure to inform yourself on the critical information and trends on hair care. Take a master class if possible to understand how best to care for hair in order to deliver the best of services and to allow your client achieve their goal)

Thou shall keep tabs on your client’s hair development journey (walking the journey with your client is the one thing they need in order to uphold the standards you are setting for them. Clients are likely to be lax when it comes to ensuring a regimen is followed. Be ready to offer any advice in case of a challenge)

Thou shall deep condition your client’s hair during all her consultations (Deep condition is the reinforcement the hair needs to grow stronger against external pressure. Deep conditioning should become second nature)

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Thou shall protect your client’s hairline and scalp at all costs (Do not force neatness by straining the baby hairs on your clients hairline. A damaged hairline is very difficult to repair and it diminishes a woman’s view of her beauty)

The above would make for a good foundation when it comes to hair care. These provide the basic requirements for hair care, due to the consideration for the general health of the scalp and hair strands.

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Celebrity styles at the MET Gala 2021 (Photos)

Yes, the MET finally happened, and the guests sure brought their A-game to the exquisite event.

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With the main focus on the theme, ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, we saw a whole display of fashion. From Kim Kardashian’s mysterious aura, to Lupita Nyongo’s denim gown, everything sure was a spectacle. Let’s check out some of the most memorable outfits at the ball.

 

Singer, Normani came through in a Valentino gown. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Model, Winnie Harlow wearing an Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

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Natalia Bryant stepped in with a disco dress by Coner Ivers. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

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Kendall Jenner in a shear statement dress. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Lupita wearing Versace. Credit/ Matt Bryant

 

Gabrielle Union wearing Iris Van Herpen. Image/ Matt Baron

 

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Fragrance tips for men

Let’s put your dressing on hold for a minute, nothing beats a man who smells good!

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When venturing into the world of fragrance, start with a light scent as you discover your body odor and settle on the fragrance that compliments it best. The first thing that hits others before you speak up is the scent you come with. This will judge if they’ll want to stick around longer or sprint as fast as they can.

That said, invest in a really good perfume, cologne, or deodorant, then let’s work from there. Bomb fragrance. Check. How to apply it? Let’s look at fragrance tips that come in handy when complimenting your style.

Just a little is enough

First things first, applying too much cologne is off-putting to those around you. Remember, fragrance should be discovered, not announced. It could be the best designer brand but how you wear it might narrow it down to a nauseating scent or give what it’s meant to.

Fragrance spots

A pro tip is applying your scent of choice to warmer parts of your body. Your lower jaw and neck are a perfect complement to your hugs. It gives the other person just a whiff, leaving them in suspense and admiration. The armpits are a MUST spot for fragrance application as it is the area you sweat most. A subtle deodorant is ideal for this area. Other areas include the inner elbow, shoulders, inner wrists, and chest.

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Apply directly to the skin

Make sure to apply your fragrances to your skin and not clothes to prevent ugly stains. Also, fragrance scent when mixed with sweat is a bad combination. Make sure to apply your fragrance on dry skin, preferably after taking a shower, when you are fresh and clean.

Don’t rub it in

After applying a fragrance, let it settle in on its own. Rubbing it in does not intensify the scent but rather, makes it weaker. If you really really have to, slightly dubbing the area is a better idea.

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Sleepover activities for your girl squad

Though its very rare to ran out of activities to do during these nights, somedays you just want to plan beforehand to make sure everything flows.

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Sleepovers have to be one of the best ways to catch up with your girls. You get to spend a whole night with your favourite people, and do whatever you want. Though its very rare to ran out of activities to do during these nights, somedays you just want to plan beforehand to make sure everything flows. Here are some sleepover activities to keep you and your girls psyched throughout the night.

Prank calls

I got to do this with my roommates once and though almost everyone I call recognized my voice, it was such an amazing time. The joy of telling someone, “its a prank!” and the ripples of laughter that follow is a feeling you want to experience at your sleepover. Come up with ideas for a prank call and find people to try them out on. You can even prank your parents!

Dye each other’s hair

It is not the first time someone has woken up at a sleepover with dyed hair or shaved eyebrows. There’s something about the night that makes bad decisions seem soo good. Hope on to this opportunity with your group and dye your hair. After a couple of shots of course. You might wake up and regret it, or love it!

Self-care

Aside from bad decisions, sleepovers are also the best time for self care. Take long baths, do a skin care routine and paint your nails. Pamper yourselves while listening to chill music for the vibes. Go the extra mile and light up some candles!

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Movie night

A great way to ensure a successful sleepover is picking a nice movie for the night. My favourite sleepover movie has to be ‘Girls Trip’ starring Tifanny Haddish. Its a movie about friendship that will have you rolling in laughter. Pick any other movie that will be suitable for the night. It could be horror, comedy, romance and any other genre that will do the trick.

Card and board games

Card and board games give room for healthy competitions and overall fun. They will leave you playing 20 games in a row just to help everyone become a winner. Truth or dare cards also allows you to ask that one think you wanted to know about your friends or just dare them to do the unthinkable. You will definitely enjoy putting them in tight spots with these.

Try a new skill

This is a great way to come up with something together. Try new recipes, have a karaoke moment, make DIYs, braid each other’s hair and basically any new craft you’ve always wanted to try out. Who knows, you might find your talent in these!

Scavenger hunt

It’s not a sleepover without games that keep you on toes to shoo away any feeling of sleep. Scavenger hunts are a fun way to have you running around the house in such of hidden items. You can make it more fun and engaging by declaring that the winner keeps the item.

Make snacks

Keep your mouths chewing throughout the night with homemade snacks. There are some stories that come with being in the kitchen. Make good use of this time to catch up on your lives. New boos, work struggles and all the juicy tea.

To sum up..

Once you are done with one activity, start another one to keep them coming. Make sure to have the most fun and bond over each step.

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