Fighting Asian Hair With Keratin Kung Fu

I don’t know why but for me Kung Fu just isn’t enough, Asian hair seems totally immune to straightening hair care products such or smoothing lotions and creams. Especially to all of us Japanese girls, you will know what i mean. We have courser strands of hair which never succumb to the Caucasian hair products designed style and straighten thinner and softer hair types. Lets face it Asian hair can be very unmanageable, even with regular hot irons, re bonding and trips to the salon, Asian hair has a mind of its own and can be quite a costly expense trying to manage it. I think it would also be fair to say that Asian hair has been left out of the hair care market and neglected for its specific needs.

However, some recent findings have been promising as there now seems to be stronger products to cure the unmanageable and course Asian hair. Out of all of the straightening products I’ve used there is now a solution which can be found in many salons across the globe.This new trend originates from Brazil and wasn’t initially designed with Asian hair in mind. However it certainly has done wonders on my hair and I’m sure others with course unmanageable hair of the ethnic variety.

The products which are winning this crowing glory are Keratin based products, there are at the time of writing this 3 leading brand name Keratin products currently available. I have personally only tried the Global Keratin treatment which is a non chemical straightener that smooths and reconditions the hair, plus it lasts up to 5 months. Best of all the process is not irreversible and the straightening can be reverted back to natural waves if need be.

For me this is fabulous news because it means no more damage to the hair cuticles from regular hot irons, chemicals and re bonding. Global Keratin actually nourishes and replenishes the hairs natural keratin and vitamins. Also the more applications the product is used the better the hair quality and shine will become. However i was pretty impressed by just the first application, i cant imagine it looking even better, so its all good news.

The product is applied on damp hair to allow the cuticles to absorb more of the nutrients and keratin, then a flat iron can be used to seal in these nutrients and glossing the hair from the inside out. After 2 days the hair can then be washed and you can enjoy amazingly soft, silky, smooth and even shiny straight hair.

The Global Keratin range has been designed to keep course thick hair lasting in this beautiful state for longer and without chemicals or damage. The only draw back to Global Keratin is that local salons may charge a hundred dollars or more for the 3 hour Keratin treatment session. However, considering these amazing keratin results can lasts for up to 5 months and cost less than typical re bonding or weekly trips to the salon, like many things in life quality is worth it in the long run and pays for itself many times over.

I have been studying hair and beauty for over 20 years and work at The Corner Hair Salon Bangkok.

Suggestions For Asian Collectibles

When people start to think about decorating their homes with Asian collectibles, like Oriental figurines, they can feel apprehensive. It is natural to be repulsed by the idea of placing cheap, Dollar store knock-offs in one’s home just because they “look” Asian. Of course, the thoughtful buyer will be able to avoid committing this kind of egregious error easily. A genuinely intelligent person often thinks that he wants his home to have a vintage look because this is supposed to be what the East is all about. In the Eastern custom don’t we have respect for our ancestral traditions? Don’t we believe in enlightenment through knowledge of one’s self? Of course! Granted this, vintage collectibles are always an asset in home decor. However, we should remember that the word “vintage” really means a type of decor that signifies an earlier time period. What if I told you that there is far more to finding the right Oriental collectibles than this?

It is a market-based fact that many people like to decorate their homes and places of business with Oriental figurines. This is why retailers like Wal Mart and Target are selling the cheap products which are mass-produced. However, how many people really understand what Asian home decor really means? Some people, even those who are not Asian, desire a taste of Asian culture in their home because it is more in style these days. After all, people nowadays from the West go to places like China and Japan on vacation or business. They usually bring back an Oriental figurine or two for display. Yet the person who is reading this article is probably not this kind of sporadic buyer. You want the best Asian collectibles possible within your budget.

Let’s start with the obvious. First, you must decide on the size of the figurine. It is no secret that some very fine and high quality figurines are larger than other equally beautiful and elegant figurines. However, this does not necessarily mean that you will always pay more money for the larger one. Some large figurines cost considerably less than finely constructed smaller ones. Some times it may pay to start your collection with a larger figurine if you have taken the time to plan a strategy for your home decor. Yes, a strategy is a very helpful tool in making the right decision about collectibles!

The next thing you might want to consider are the vintage collectibles available to you. There are many vintage lines of collectibles. A short sampling might include the historical figurines like Kong Ming and Bruce Lee. There are mythical creatures from China like the dragon and qilin. Also in the Chinese vein are the figurines which embody folklores like the Eight Immortals line. Lastly, there are village people enacting ordinary peasant life in old China. It comes down your personal taste as far as making a final selection from any of these categories. Even a couple vintage figurines will add positively to a modern Asian decor plan in ways you probably can’t imagine now.

What if you would like to emphasize the beautiful aspects of Asian culture with your Oriental collectibles? Once again, we return to our beloved Geisha figurines for this desirable task. It is my personal belief, based upon a broad survey of the Oriental collectibles market, that Geisha figurines are the most beautiful and elegant works of Asian collectible art available…. anywhere! After all, this was the sole purpose of the Japanese Geisha: that is, to be beautiful, elegant, and artistic. Geishas are perfect for a shelf or hearth in your home. They are also elegant for curio cabinet. They are appropriate in most any display case you may already have. Geisha figurines improve your home decor almost without any extra effort on your part. Why do I say this?

The answer is found in the inherent symbolism of the Japanese Geisha artist. The Geisha wore an elegant kimono of classical Japanese design. In old Japan kimonos were often symbolic of particular seasonal festivals, imperial holidays, historical commemorations, and traditional mythical celebrations. The Geisha hairstyles could be one of many styles, referred to commonly as “shimada.” The bun style shimada was the most popular with the Geisha artist. The elaborate hair combs and hair pins which a Geisha had to wear indicated either her junior or senior status which was called “kanzashi.” It is no accident that a Geisha was often considered a moving work of art in almost every possible way. So, a Geisha figurine cannot help but bring this same timeless, beautiful quality to your home by her mere presence.

There is a final consideration before you choose an Asian home decor which includes Oriental collectibles. Asian interior decor is gradually becoming a very popular style of elegant home/office decoration. However, Asian decor involves a comprehensive understanding of this trend. Asian decor is far more than merely being linguistically correct by incorporating a little calligraphy into a decor scheme. It is more than buying collectibles which appear to be vintage just because they depict earlier or interesting periods of history. It is also more than looking for beautiful and elegant collectibles to awe your family, friends, and visitors. Yes, Asian decor is different because it is evolving through a process of continuous learning and adaptation. This is what makes Asian decor contemporary. This kind of decor revolves around light and provides ways and means to allow the passage of sunlight into your home. Therefore, it would be an excellent idea to remember these important facts as you consider the kinds of beautiful, elegant, and vintage collectibles in your home or office. You want all visitors to “see” your collectibles and other Asian decor choices clearly. Since Asian decor emphasizes a minimalist style, you will want key collectibles located in the right places for the full effect. You want the atmosphere to exude the spirit of Asian beauty, elegance, and art in one viewing!

How To Use Asian Bridal Makeup To Look Great On Your Special Day

There is not a bride in the world who does not want to look beautiful on her wedding day. Asian bridal makeup is not hard to apply and as long as you keep a few simple tips and pointers in mind while you are putting your Asian bridal makeup on you will end up looking absolutely stunning. The key is to know what looks good on you color wise and how to apply different products in order to look beautiful and natural on your wedding day.

Remember that makeup is unlike any other kind of makeup. You need to apply it in such a way that you will look good in photographs and on video but still look like yourself. Many women have applied their makeup and now look back at their wedding pictures and cringe. A good makeup artist will understand the requirements of appearing on camera and will be able to adjust your Asian bridal makeup so that it shows up on camera. It can be a good idea to have a trial run before the wedding so that you can tell whether or not the look you get is the one you want.

If you do not have someone to help you apply your Asian bridal makeup you can still look beautiful on your big day. Remember that color and the way that they eye makeup is applied can really affect whether your eyes will look big and beautiful or whether they will look very small and close together. Light colors will open up your eyes and let everyone see how big and beautiful they can look. Just remember to make them pop using a thin line of dark eyeliner in order to give your eyes definition and dimension.

You want to use colors that work with your own eye color. Purples, pinks and mossy greens will often look beautiful and warm, two things that you are looking for in Asian bridal makeup. Just remember to apply your colors carefully and spend time blending.

You also want to make sure your skin looks flawless so a good foundation and concealer are two products that belong in any Asian bridal makeup kit. Match them to your skin tone and make sure to blend away any lines so that they do not show up on camera. A flawless canvas will really help you look amazing on your wedding day.

By learning how to properly apply Asian bridal makeup you can ensure that you look as beautiful as your dress and that your photographs will look great for years to come.