We all tend to go to salons for getting our hair treated by professionals. Either we want to straighten our hair or getting it colored, going to a salon is the only choice for us if we want to get it done professionally. No doubt that the professionals at salons are well-trained and can get the best out of your hair but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it yourself. Going to salons again and again can cost you a lot of money and it’s not really possible to visit a salon all the time. In different situations, you need to take care of your hair yourself. To help you out in a situation like this, here are some secrets that you can learn to style your hair professionally at home.
Blow Drying Your Hair
A good blowout would take around 15-30 minutes depending on the length of your hair. So, for a good blowout you need to follow these steps:
Firstly, you need to make sure that you take a shower and then lightly dry your hair by using a towel.
The next thing that you need to do is to use a good product depending on the type of your hair. If your hair are dry, use a shine serum or a straightening balm. If your hair are flat and weak, use a thickening spray.
Now, separate your combed hair by using holders.
First set your preferred temperature and then start blow drying from the roots by pulling your hair out while the dryer throws air.
After drying the roots, take a round brush and pull your hair with it while blow drying — throwing the air downwards.
Lastly, throw cool air from the dryer so that your hair retain the style.
Straightening Your Hair
Hair straighteners are very common and are really easy to use for different hair styles, but there are a few steps that you need to follow while straightening your hair:
First of all, you need to use a product. Use straightening balm if your hair are curly or use a styling cream if your hair are dank.
Use a heat-protective spray as a precaution.
After that, dry your hair thoroughly.
Now divide your hair into light sections by using holders or clips in a way that when you use the straightener, you only need use it once through a single section.
Work through sections to sections in this way.
Coloring Your Hair
You can also color your hair at home and save a lot of money by following these steps:
First of all, you need to know that you can only color your hair at home if you want to try some darker or lighter shades of your hair. Otherwise, go to a salon.
While buying a hair color, you need to see the detail of the color on the box — not the picture. So, that you know what kind of color you will get as a result.
After you have bought the color, just test it on a few strands.
If the test results in a color that you wanted, you can apply if to your hair.
Never wash your hair after you color, at least wait a whole day after you apply it.
A 3D printer is simply magical, it can enhance your life in various ways. The possibilities can be mind-boggling as you can print any type of things, from replicating a printer to a printed prosthetic limb. As we learned from these 7 best rated 3D printers, the technology utilized by such printers is also used by the largest brands, like eBay, Amazon, and Coca Cola.
This equipment utilizes different types of materials depending on the type of printer you’re using.
Most of the 3D printers are making use of plastics. The PLA or polylactic acid is the most commonly used type of plastic as it’s the easiest one to work with, especially if you’re just starting to use 3D printing. It’s safe and environment-friendly.
Some higher-end 3D printers utilize power-based materials, like polyamide and alumide. If you wish to produce a colorful object with granular appearance, you may choose to use a multicolor powder.
It’s the cheapest material that you can use if you are creating large objects, and a 3D printer that uses stainless steel can produce an object with stunning stainless steel appearance.
Or if you wish to produce a bronze object, you can use a 3D printer that uses bronze powder. It’s the most commonly used material in creating models in metal.
They are perfect for creating objects for tableware or home décor items. They are made of ceramics from alumina silica ceramic powder, and then they are sealed with glazed, silica and porcelain.
Before you consider getting a 3D printer, it’s best to purchase a sample kit first to know the materials being used by such unit. This is to make sure that they can meet your printing requirements.
In some countries, installing smoke detectors in all homes is mandatory.
But, as being trapped inside a burning house can be frightening, you must opt to install smoke alarms inside your home even if it’s not a requirement in your state.
Why install smoke detectors?
One of the main reasons you should have working smoke alarms in your home is the fact that they can prevent fatalities in the event of fire.
According to some research, 50% of house fire deaths could be prevented if the owners of the house had at least a working smoke alarm inside the building. In addition to smoke detectors, they could have practiced an escape plan each month to know where to go and what to do in case of fire.
Fatal fires usually happen during nighttime when everybody is asleep. And they are, by and large, caused by heaters, electrical faults and open fires. If these fires have been detected earlier through smoke detectors, the damage and cost could be reduced significantly.
When should you install smoke detectors?
If you have a newly constructed or renovated house, then you should opt for the best smoke detection for home. But of course, old houses can also take advantage of the benefits of such device.
Your smoke detectors should be mains-powered. They must be installed by a professional so you can be sure that they will work. The mains-powered smoke alarm should have battery back-ups. In that way, they would still work even if there’s a power failure.
You should also consider installing more than one smoke detector, and if possible the smoke alarms must be interconnected. This will help in alerting everyone in the house.
Water filters are for people who want their water to be completely clean and healthy (and who wouldn't now that you have this beautiful faucet). No matter which area of the world you stay in and how you get your water, there are always invisible organisms, bacteria and other contaminants present in the water not to mention all the pesticides, chemicals and industrial wastes that go into the soil and natural water sources daily.
Water filters come with a variety of filtration mechanisms such as Reverse Osmosis, CTO or Chlorine, Taste, Odor filter, activated Carbon filter and so on. Each type of filtration has its own purpose. The best type of water filter uses more than one level of filtration to ensure that the water is completely pure and drinkable. Most of the better water filter models in the market can get rid of pollutants up to 0.3 Micron in size. These water filters usually come costlier than other variants but you will not have to bother about the quality of water at your home again.
A toilet has more to it than it meets the eyes. Like it or not, your toilet plays a very important role in your lifestyle. Although you may think that is the filthiest part in the house, still you will never be able to shun its importance in the morning. Moreover, your toilet plays a greater role in boasting your lifestyle when a visitor has an emergency. So sometimes it becomes really important to be careful while choosing your toilet.
Broadly there are two variations of toilets, the one piece and a two piece variants. But we can categorize them into the Round Bowled and the Elongated Bowled ones as well. Toilet bowls are either elongated or round. The Round ones are the traditional ones and are still quite popular due to its less space consumption not to mention the cheaper price. Elongated ones are known more for their comfort (as you can see here).
One Piece Toilets:
Toilets with the bowl and the flush tank attached together are called one-piece toilets.
Pros: These toilets are really easy to install. Since both the parts come together, they kind of consume less space too. The best part about these toilets is the reduced chances of leakage.
Cons: The cleaning part becomes a pain sometimes. So does the repairing part. If either one of the flushing system or the bowl needs repairing, you have to mend the entire structure. The choices about bowls and flushes also reduce.
Two Piece Toilets:
As the name suggests, here the bowl and the flushing tank comes separately.
Pros: Since you can have separate types of flushing systems and bowls, your choices increase manifolds. We all should be a more careful about the environment and stopping water wastage is a primary concern. With two piece toilets you can buy a flushing system with minimum water consumption (and just as with our faucets, we do like water saving technolgies). Cleaning these toilets is very easy. Just separate the parts and clean at your ease.
Cons: Installation can be a real headache.
There will always be debates and personal choices, but do give these facts a thought when it comes to buying or installing a new toilet.
Portable air conditioners are the “In Thing” at the moment. These units are loved by all and sundry for their mobility and effectiveness in every atmosphere. The Honeywell MN12CES has curved a niche for itself by being a very powerful air conditioner and air dehumidifier at the same time.
The first look at this suave black and silver compact unit will surely leave you amazed. But it’s not the looks, it’s what’s underneath the surface that matters, right? So here we go. This awesomely designed unit has 3 temperature control settings that will leave your room as cool or as hot as you want.
The dehumidifier function will suck out 79 pints of moisture out of air every day. No drip tray is needed hence your room never gets messy. Use the “Fan Only” option and you have got a master of all trades. Just 55 decibel of noise at the highest setting is definitely tolerable. It is a 5 star product that will adorn your home or office perfectly.
There is nothing like going on a family trip with your kids. But as we all know, it is hard enough to get the kids to sleep in their own rooms let alone on a trip. Thankfully, this problem can now be taken care of with AeroBed Sleep Tight that is specifically designed for kids.
This bed is made from durable PVC material so even the naughtiest kids won’t be able to punch a hole in it. The 4” high side rims will prevent them from rolling over to the ground. The bed comes with a washable sheet and bed itself is washable so any nuisance during the night can be easily cleaned away in the morning.
Despite being made from durable material, the bed is very comfortable to sleep in so even the most energetic ones will be fast asleep within matter of minutes. If you have been putting off that long planned family trip for your kid to grow up first, there is no need. Just buy the AeroBed Sleep Tight and you will be all set for an entertaining vacation.