Hair botox: For shiny, healthy hair

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Updated 07 May 2014

Hair botox: For shiny, healthy hair

Hair botox: For shiny, healthy hair

Like a tree, your hair goes through different seasons. One day your hair is healthy and shiny and the next it is dry and screaming for help. A bad hair day is not just a phrase, it is a living proof that your hair is looking for you to save it. Hair botox is the solution to all your hair woes.
Years of brushing, coloring, styling, straightening and blow drying can take their toll on your locks. Sometimes, conditioning and hair masks are not enough to keep your hair healthy.
Hair botox is a new treatment that could turn back the clock and help you regain your healthy hair. It is called botox because just like botox smooths away wrinkles, scientists claim to have devised a formula, which apparently plugs holes and smooths away tears and damages in dried locks.
“As we grow older, our hair produces less keratin, which is a protein that strengthens your hair. After all these years of not protecting your hair from the sun, coloring, styling and blow drying, your hair becomes tired and worn out,” said Dalal Al-Sayyad, hair specialist at Eve Salon in Jeddah. “Your hair needs as much attention as you give to your skin or to your nails. After all we Arabs say a woman’s crown is her hair,” she added.
Hair specialists aim to beautify hair, rather than allow it to continually dehydrate over time, fall off and crumble, like leaves of a tree, according to Al-Sayyad.

What is hair botox?
The treatment repairs the damaged or broken hair fibers with a powerful concentrate of active ingredients including caviar oil, B5, E vitamins and collagen complex, which guarantee to moisturize, nourish, repair and revive hair right from the very first use, adding incredible shine and softness and eliminating frizz. Major benefit of the treatment is that it has the capability to repair split ends.
Botox works on all hair types: curly, straight, thick, thin, grey, blonde and everything in between and the results last for four weeks.

Why hair botox?
1) Unlike Keratin treatments that use formaldehyde, hair botox does not use any harmful chemicals. Hair botox is safe enough to use because of the excellent exfoliating effect of this acid; it helps with scalp conditions, such as dandruff and psoriasis.
2) Unlike relaxing treatments, this product can give you straight silky hair without breaking their bonds. It contains a rich formula that shoots nutrients into the damaged cortex of the shaft cuticles and restores hair from inside out.
3) Unlike many keratin treatments, it is impossible for hair botox to damage hair or weaken its integrity, which is quite possible with keratin treatments that are too strong as they deliver too much protein to a client’s hair shaft.
4) Hair botox also works as a great re-constructive treatment as the organic microspheres help minimize hair loss.

Who should go for it?
Women with worn out, damaged, pale hair, and especially hair that suffer from split ends, should undergo this procedure and help their hair get the treatment needed to get back to its normal state.
It is particularly good for clients with very long hair, who suffer from split ends, or those whose hair have become frizzy or brittle due to heat damage from curling, straightening and blow drying or repeated color treatments.
Who shouldn't do it?
This treatment is not appropriate for pregnant women as doctors recommend them to stay away from chemicals.

Treatment process:
Al-Sayyad explains that this treatment is conducted on clean hair. So the first step is to have the specialist shampoo your hair and not use a conditioner.
The hair is then combed, made tangle free, and sectioned. The hair must be massaged to help it absorb the product.
Once this is done on all hair, Al-Sayyad says the product should not stay on the hair for more than 45 minutes. Then its is washed off and the hair is soaked for exactly seven minutes to make sure the product is entirely removed.
Blow drying is the next step. The hair specialist says that you should hold the dryer vertically to ensure the hair is straight and does not break. Then comes the ceramic, which is not as important as the blow dry, but it is used to obtain optimum result, which is shiny, smooth and healthy hair.
The treatment requires you to use their special shampoo and conditioner to benefit from the treatment for a longer while.

The results:
1) Extreme hair rejuvenation — anti-age capabilities which will transform your hair to its youthful state.
2) Exclusive in salon-service which gives your hair a complete makeover in 45 minutes.
3) Affordable service which gives stunning instant results, ideal before a holiday or a party or any occasion when you desire to look your best.
Al-Sayyad promises that you will see the difference after one session and you will get the hair you have always wanted.

How often should one do it?
It is a harmless treatment and one can even color their hair the next day, according to Al-Sayyad. “I highly recommend those who do this treatment to come back after four months, especially if you work a lot on your hair,” she said. “Those who color, style and blow-dry a lot need this treatment the most and I highly recommend this to help their hair become healthy and shiny,” she added.

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Model Shanina Shaik celebrates becoming a homeowner

Model Shanina Shaik celebrates becoming a homeowner
The model moved back to America in February. Instagram
Updated 12 June 2021

Model Shanina Shaik celebrates becoming a homeowner

Model Shanina Shaik celebrates becoming a homeowner

DUBAI: Part-Saudi model Shanina Shaik is officially a homeowner. The 30-year-old this week took to her Instagram Stories to share the exciting news that she just purchased a home in Hollywood, California.

She wrote: “I’m officially a homeowner!” alongside a trio of the emoji wearing a party hat and blowing a party horn.

“Thank you @deniserosnerhomes, the best real estate agent,” she captioned an image of herself posing in front of a kitchen island. “If you need a home, this is your gurl (sic),” she added.

Shaik moved back to the US from London, where she spent the majority of quarantine, in February.

Shaik purchased a home in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Instagram

The supermodel, who is of Saudi, Pakistani, Lithuanian and Australian descent, moved to London after more than a decade in the US.

In February, she obtained a visa to enter America, thanks to US Immigration Attorney Carlos Rosas who helped her and made “the unimaginable happen,” according to an Instagram post.

“Congratulations @shaninamshaik on becoming a homeowner — you were a dream to work with and I’m so lucky to call you (a) friend,” wrote Shaik’s real estate agent on Instagram, adding “now let’s get #Choppa back so he and #Penelope can have a playdate,” referring to Shaik’s pet dog who is still in the UK.

It appears that Shaik’s new home is not all the model has to celebrate as the Victoria’s Secret star is finally going to be reunited with her beloved French bulldog after months of trying to bring her furry friend home.

“I had a lot of issues with Choppa’s situation but at the end of the day I found out that Choppa is coming home tomorrow,” said Shaik in a video posted to her Stories. “And you’re going to see a really, really happy woman. I’m going to cry my eyes out when I see him so I’m going to keep you guys posted on that video,” she added.

Back in May, the part-Arab model took to social media to ask fans to help reunite her with her pet dog who was unable to undertake the trip with her across the Atlantic for reasons unknown.

She asked if any of her friends or followers are traveling to the US from the UK and would be able to help return her pet pooch home.

The model regularly takes to social media to gush about her dog and even set up an Instagram account for her canine companion, which she has had for several years.


What We Are Buying Today: Kerta

What We Are Buying Today: Kerta
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Updated 12 June 2021

What We Are Buying Today: Kerta

What We Are Buying Today: Kerta
  • The brand provides both leather and vegan products to cater for all audiences

Kerta is a Saudi fashion house founded to provide customers region-wide access to the talent and designs available in the Kingdom.
It is influenced by the old and the new, a theme which inspired the name of the company.
Kerta is the word grandmothers used in the past to refer to their dresses — to describe beautifully detailed designs with a pinched waist made with wonderful fabrics. Graceful and elegant, these grandmothers were the epitome of perfectly poised ladies, combining beauty and resilience.
As times change and fashion adapts, Kerta aims to offer customers the chance to live up to this love of elegance with eight Saudi designers focusing on a variety of collections including abayas, shoes, jewelry, leather products and accessories.
The brand provides both leather and vegan products to cater for all audiences.
One of the most on-trend items that Kerta has designed, and a best-seller, is classic leather shoes with medium heels — bold, elegant and suitable to wear for day-to-day errands, the office or even a social event — making for a professional yet fashionable look.
For more information, visit: www.shopkerta.com


Arab athletes Dareen Barbar, Asma Elbadawi star in new Adidas campaign

Arab athletes Dareen Barbar, Asma Elbadawi star in new Adidas campaign
Updated 11 June 2021

Arab athletes Dareen Barbar, Asma Elbadawi star in new Adidas campaign

Arab athletes Dareen Barbar, Asma Elbadawi star in new Adidas campaign

DUBAI: Lebanese athlete Dareen Barbar and Sudanese-British basketball player Asma Elbadawi are the stars of a new campaign from German sportswear giant Adidas, “Beyond the Surface,” for full-coverage women’s swimwear.

Released on Thursday, the 18-piece collection is designed for women who prefer to cover up when swimming.

According to a released statement, Elbadawi said: “I am incredibly proud to support a campaign that will remove barriers for women across the world to enjoy swimming.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The multi-piece collection includes swimsuits that offer coverage from neck to ankle. They feature press studs that connect the top to the trousers to offer an adjustable fit and prevent movement of the swimwear in and out of the water.

The range, which comes in black, purple and burgundy, also feature thumb holes in the sleeves for optimized fit. The sets also come with a swim hijab with an adjustable inner cap to prevent it from slipping whilst swimming.

“At Adidas we believe that nobody should be prevented from enjoying the benefits of being in and around the water,” said Sybille Baumann, senior product manager at Adidas swimwear. “We are constantly looking at ways to diversify our product offering for all women and our full-cover swimwear collection is rooted in that mentality.”


Carolina Herrera partners with regional influencers for exclusive collection

Carolina Herrera partners with regional influencers for exclusive collection
Updated 10 June 2021

Carolina Herrera partners with regional influencers for exclusive collection

Carolina Herrera partners with regional influencers for exclusive collection

DUBAI: Regional it-girls Hala Abdallah and Alanoud Badr from Saudi Arabia and Nathalie Fanj from Lebanon are the stars of US luxury fashion house Carolina Herrera’s latest beauty campaign.

Released on Thursday, the video features the three social media influencers presenting the brand’s customizable ready-to-wear makeup line.

Shot in Dubai, the campaign introduces an exclusive collection including lipsticks, face compacts, lip liquids, and mini tints for customers in the Middle East.

The collection also features accessories, key chains, and charms that give the products a twist to the brand’s iconic codes.

The new items have been developed by the Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera in collaboration with the fashion house’s creative director Wes Gordon and makeup consultant Lauren Parsons. 

Herrera said: “Traditionally, makeup is something that you keep out of sight whether on your bathroom shelf or in your vanity pouch. But it’s such a personal form of expression, why shouldn’t you wear it? Literally. We wanted to give women an opportunity to wear their make-up like a piece of fabulous jewelry.”

Parsons said: “From the start of our collaboration, the main focus was to create a makeup line of modern, fresh textures and colors that would suit everyone.”


THE BREAKDOWN: Lebanese designer Nada Debs discusses ‘Keeping it Together bowl’

THE BREAKDOWN: Lebanese designer Nada Debs discusses ‘Keeping it Together bowl’
Updated 10 June 2021

THE BREAKDOWN: Lebanese designer Nada Debs discusses ‘Keeping it Together bowl’

THE BREAKDOWN: Lebanese designer Nada Debs discusses ‘Keeping it Together bowl’
  • The Lebanese designer discusses her latest work, made of glass from the Beirut Port explosion and showcased in May at the Menart Fair in Paris

DUBAI: The day after the August 4 explosion, we immediately started working on the renovation of the studio. It was a crazy week of cleansing and I felt so responsible. I know there are a lot of designers but I was one of the first that started in Lebanon. I feel like I’ve paved the way for a lot of young designers. If I don’t stand up and show that we’re strong, it’s not going to reflect well. It was a calling, like I had to do it.

Debs kept aside some of the broken glass and decided to make a collection called “Keeping it Together.” (Supplied)

We kept aside some of the broken glass and we decided to make a collection called “Keeping it Together,” because we needed to keep it together — both emotionally and mentally. We were very aware of other designers who were criticized for using glass. First of all, I think they did it too early in the game. We were still very sensitive to the situation. Secondly, I think the way they communicated it was probably not the correct way. In our case, we were really hesitant. We decided to sell it only on the condition that all the proceeds can be used to support the crafting industry in Lebanon.

We’ve worked a lot with resin from 15 years ago and we gathered so much glass. That’s the memory of what we have from the blast — the sound of glass. I thought ‘Let’s try to take the glass, put it in resin, and see how it looks.’ We were using resin to bring the glass together, which is kind of like upcycling. So instead of melting the glass and using up a lot more energy, we can actually just bring these glass pieces together and create a functional object.

Debs’ latest work was showcased in May at the Menart Fair in Paris. (Supplied)

It’s a very complicated process. We first had to create a mold with a piece of wood that looked like the bowl. We had to make it into silicon and then we had to pour the glass and the resign together very slowly in steps. If we did it too fast, the resin could have cracked. It wasn’t easy to create.

It’s about turning pain into hope. What we experienced was painful, but then when you put it together, it just gives you hope. We can reconnect, reuse, recycle and stand on our feet again.