Moyeen Beautician, La Belle
I have tried colouring my hair myself at home. Unfortunately, the colour
never seems to be dark enough. Although it is mentioned in the directions
to keep the colour on hair for only 30 minutes, I have kept it on for
almost 3 hours, without the desired effect. For your information, I
did try the Mahogany Red and Reddish Brown which are much darker shades.
I would appreciate if you could please advise me what is the cause for
this light shade? Why does the colour does not have the darker effect
on my hair? Is there any other item to be included to the colour? Please
Perhaps your hair is naturally very dark and needs a more prominent
colour than the ones you selected. Disproportionate mixing of the product
could also be a reason for inadequate colour. Besides, if it's absolutely
imperative that you follow the instructions on the products to the letter,
keeping the colour on for 3 hours was quite irresponsible on your part
to say the least. You could have ended up damaging your hair.
It's best not to experiment with chemical products at home and allow
a professional to do it for you the first time at least.
I want to remove my facial hair by waxing it and by no other way like
threading, etc. So I want to ask you the following questions: -
a) Can you mention any specific store for finding facial wax?
b) You have said earlier that waxing does lower the rate of hair growth.
Then, will waxing my face regularly lower my facial hair growth? If
so, after how long will it work?
Thanks for your help.
Cold wax is usually freely available in stores abroad and I have to
admit I haven't found any in Dhaka yet. You can check at Almas General
Store in Gulshan-1 as they have a huge selection of beauty products.
If you are looking at waxing your face as a long term solution to get
rid of unwanted hair, I think I should warn you the hair growth may
lessen over a few years but it will tell on your skin which may sag
prematurely. Why not try hair-removing creams? They're painless and
I am a 13 year-old girl. I have got two problems. The first one is,
I am very short (4 feet and 11.5 inch). I really wish to get tall but
don't know how, can you help me? Please don't tell me to do things that
have anything to do with outdoor activities. Like swimming, cycling
or jogging. My family restricts me from engaging in such activities
for a number of reasons. My second problem is that the shape of my face
is square, and my cheeks are puffy. I need a good hairstyle that can
make me look attractive at school. Can you please help me? I have tried
keeping my hair open but that is not allowed in school. I do not want
to do the common ponytail again.
Don't lose heart. You have enough time and will continue to grow until
you're at least 17 or 18. Meanwhile, eat healthy food, drink milk etc.
Just for your information, though, height is genetically determined
and chances are that if both your parents are short-statured, then you
will be so as well, and no amount of indoor or outdoor exercise will
My hair falls a lot everyday. Can you please tell me the home remedy
for falling hair again, which you mentioned in the last issue, and how
long should I keep those on my hair? Thanks.
tablespoon of yoghurt, 4/5 tablespoons of eggs, 2 tbs. of oil (any oil)
2 tbs. of onion juice (optional as it smells). This is a great home
remedy for falling hair.
Use weekly for half an hour, then shampoo off.
The year is about
to end and may we know what are your plans? Please we hope you have
travel plans, if not then read this and start planning, the holiday
mood is on. Get your travel bag out of the closet, dust it and pack
it, and set off to experience the sights and sounds of Bangladesh.
have to be dealt with, to enjoy the holiday that you have been waiting
for so long. Tickets to confirm, hotel rooms to reserve, did you get
enough time to prepare for it? Life being so busy there is hardly enough
time to manage things like these. Why not assign someone to take the
hassle for you. Hand it over to the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.
tours around the year in all the hot spots of the country. Enjoy the
bracing breeze from the sea in the longest beach of the world, just
when the 31st celebration is on. From December 30th to January 2nd,
2004, Parjatan will arrange a tour to Cox's Bazaar and St. Martin's.
The tour includes
Dhaka-Cox's Bazaar-Teknaf (round trip) journey by AC bus, food facility
(breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks in the afternoon and dinner), living
arrangements, sightseeing tours with guides, and a visit to St. Martin's
on a special ship. Total cost for the tour will be Tk.6, 000 per person.
There will be two more package trips to the beach in the first month
of the year 2004. One from January 2nd to 5th and the other one is from
January 22nd to 25th.
Visit the largest
mangrove forest of the world, from 20th to 24th December. Five days
of wild jungle tour with similar food facilities, living arrangements
and sightseeing tours. The journey includes Dhaka-Khulna-Dhaka (round
trip) bus journey on AC bus; the later part of the journey will be from
Khulna to Sundarban on ship. There will be rescue boats and forest guards
with the trip. For Sundarban, the package cost is Tk5, 800. Foreigners
will have to pay a little more than that. Two more Sundarban trips will
be arranged from January 7th to 11th and from January 27th to 31st.
and March 2004, Parjatan will arrange similar trips to Cox's Bazaar
and the Sundarban. The trip to Sundarban from March 8th to 12th coincides
with the full moon. During full moon the tour is even more enjoyable.
Parjatan also arrange trips to Kuakata and Sylhet. Every month a daylong
river cruise is arranged, which costs Tk.900 for adults and for kids'
bellow 12, the cost would be Tk.750.
If you think you
can manage the tour by yourself, the Parjatan has hotels and motels
in all the beautiful places that you would want to see. Parjatan has
hotels in Cox's Bazaar, Teknaf, Mongla, and in Dhaka. Other than these
hotels Parjatan mostly has motel facilities. You will find their motels
in Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachari, Sylhet, Bogra, Rajshahi,
Benapole, Tungipara, Rangpur, Kuakata and also in Cox's Bazaar.
In all the hotels
twin bed AC room with balcony will cost Tk2, 200 and without balcony
will cost Tk1, 000. In the motels non-AC twin bed room will cost Tk600
and AC twin bed will be around Tk1, 100. Rooms with TV will cost a little
For package tour
booking, you will have to go to the Tours and Travel Unit and to reserve
rooms, contact Reservation of Bangladesh Parjatan, situated at Bijoy
Courtesy: Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.
stories on travle in page 4
A DIFFERENT SKY
So the other night
we rushed to the least favourite place of mine, with a family member
who felt sick enough not to be kept at home and under constant medical
care. Emergency Room, or 'ER' was the destination towards which we
headed. Unfortunately this is not my first trip to the ER, and so
almost all my body cells and pores screamed out a big NO, and my mind
had to force a necessary YES to make our way towards the nearest hospital's
The first rule
of Emergency rooms in the American hospitals is that you walk in and
wait for the hospital staff to call you to find out what brought you
to the Emergency Room. They get your necessary information, your blood
pressure, temperature etc, with their moody, annoyed hands. They send
you back to the waiting area with the rest of the too-sick-to-be-athome
crowd. You are called again to a different desk, where they note down
how you are planning to pay for their service, your social security
number and address, etc. Basically a way of tracking you down, so
they get paid for their job done or undone, while you live or die.
You go back and you wait, once again, you try your patience, for an
hour, two sometimes up to five. Unless you are bleeding heavily or
you have a chest pain, you just have to wait with the rest of the
The word Emergency
usually means an Urgent situation, a crisis, a disaster or a tragedy.
It is something that needs immediate attention. Sadly, between naming
the Emergency Room and serving its name something failed because there
is no urgency in waiting for hours. Did the hospital authority ever
think about the fact that, sitting in the same room with other patients
one can spread disease if not mental despair? Ironically enough, the
post of the ER receptionist is considered to be amongst the ten most
underpaid jobs in America. So if you do that math, the money from
this ER business is going to the bigger fishes, while the underpaid
and understandably sour staff is serving poorly to the ER patients,
waiting and being waited on without caring much about the people who
need the most care.
So we too, wait
for our turn, we also face a few grumpy, sleepy, and angry faces.
We eagerly anticipate the utterance of the magic word, our last names,
so that we can get up and do a victory walk on the way to the emergency
room, looking at the rest of the unfortunate patients, with a look
that says, "Boo-hoo I made it before you." You think the
waiting is over after you make it inside? I did too, my first time,
but it's only the beginning. They have to note the hours you spend
in the emergency room to make the fat bill. A fat bill from our pockets,
going back to the institution made with our own tax money, the chunk
that is mandatory to donate from every paycheck.
This time our
sick relative went through many different tests in a span of 6 hours.
A doctor came by in the end, explained the problem, and prescribed
some too-expensive-to-swallow prescribed medicines. We went home exhausted,
ready to erase the last hours and on our way to recovery. Except,
a week passed, and our sick family member still remains just as ill,
so we made our way back again to the dreaded ER. We received the expected
bad attitude from the hospital staff for coming back and not giving
it a few more days to get better. This time, the wait was a little
longer, and at the end of the night our family member was kept back
at the hospital, admitted as a too-sick-to-go-home patient, and they
realised that the medicine they prescribed for one week was erroneous.
So we wait for our family member to get diagnosed, to find out exactly
what is the matter, but a day passes, then two, then three. Our poor
sick one is living on Jell-O and boiled beans, in hospital scrubs
with all kinds of needles stuck into him. After three days we bring
him back home, the doctor doesn't release any information but again
prescribes a few outrageously expensive medications. This time he
gets better only for a few days, again his dizziness starts making
rounds. This time he doesn't mention the word ER. He starts trying
things on his own, and guess what? He figures out the problem, nothing
but a mix of two wrong medications together. How the highly educated
Emergency room doctors overlooked such a minor yet important detail
I do not know. Being Bengali, we bothered not to make a fuss calling
them up and yelling, as our gentle side usually takes over our outspoken
Just a note, the
Television that our sick patient watched while in bed was charged
$36 per day, the extra pillow he requested was $15 per day, room and
board was $500 per night. There was no George Clooney or even a lookalike
to greet the patients like they show on the TV-show 'ER', and the
rush and fuss presented in that show is only possible in the movies,
not in real life. So if you are unfortunate to visit an American Emergency
room, please be prepared to sit and rot for at least a few hours,
if not days.