Moyeen , Beautician La Belle
I have some complicated and never-ending problems with my hair. After
shampooing my hair remains smooth and silky for two to three days only,
but after that it turns to dry, unmanageable, rough and clinging hair.
I use Livon Silky Portion but it seems to simply dull my hair! For this
kind of rough, dry and clinging hair please suggest me what type of
shampoo and hair oil will be perfect for my hair? Hoping to get your
answer soon. -Depressed
your hair on a weekly basis. Wrap a hot towel on your head for 15-20
mins before shampooing off the oil. Shampoo and condition your hair
every third day and apply very little Livon to damp hair or it gets
sticky and dulls the hair. Use olive oil and Vatika hair oil in equal
qualities for your massage. Pantene shampoo and conditioner is pretty
good-give it a try.
I am a 31 year old female. My problem is, my lower lip is getting darkened
and I smoke 4/5 cigarettes a day. How can I remove this nicotine stain
and make my lips look better? Thank you. Zabin
Could I possibly convince you to give up smoking? It is responsible
for the dark patch on your lips today, and it will tell on your skin
as well. I would fill up this entire page with the evils of smoking
but I'm sure you're aware of it all as well. Take petroleum jelly, 2-3
drops of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Use this mixture to gently
massage your lips twice a day. This will lighten the nicotine stain.
There are some black marks on my legs because I have been using razor
to remove hair. How can I get rid of these marks? My hair used to be
very straight, but now it has become frizzy and broken. Could you please
tell me the reason and also what should I do? My skin on backside is
darker than any other part of my body. It is very uncomfortable for
me to take care of it, please tell me what should I do? What is fair
polish? How much does it cost? I want to buy a hair-ironing machine.
Where can I get it and how much does it cost? I want to iron my hair
permanently. Can it make my hair permanently straight? -Suzana
Switch to waxing. Use uptan oil and milk to massage your body regularly.
If you can get a massage woman to come home and apply this mixture all
over the body and then massage it off, it will really help the black
marks and will also lighten and clear your skin. Use conditioner on
your hair every time you shampoo. If possible, have a deep conditioning
treatment at a salon. Fair polish is a fairness pack, which helps to
lighten the skin. It should cost about Tk 250 for the face and neck.
Yes, you can permanently straighten your hair at a salon but take care
of your hair first and improve its quality before you go in for a chemical
solution. Hair irons are quite freely available at Gulshan-I market
as well as almost all stores selling electrical appliances. It should
cost around Tk.2000, depending on the brand of course.
I am 22 years old. My problem is that my forehead is darker than the
other parts of my face. I tried many things but nothing worked. My skin
is oily and I have little facial hair on my forehead. Can I get rid
of this problem by bleaching? If not, what should I do? I want to buy
a toner. Would you please tell me what brand should I use? -Fareeha
Yes, bleaching will help. You could consider removing the excess hair
on your forehead by threading. The Loreal toner is excellent.
want to know about hair rebounding. I heard that it straightens hair
permanently. Is it true? I don't know the process of hair rebounding.
Is it same as hair transplantation or ironing? Is it effective? Does
it require use of any chemical or any particular machine? I want to
do it in a beauty parlour. I have long hair. How much does it cost approximately?
Please, please answer me quickly in details. -Nazneen
Yes, Rebounding straightens hair permanently. No, it has absolutely
nothing to do with hair transplantation. A chemical product is used
to straighten the hair and an iron is used as part of the procedure
of straightening. If done correctly it is very effective compared to
regular straightening rebounding is much more expensive. It can cost
from Tk 6000 to 10000 depending on the length of the hair.
really need your help. My skin is oily on the T-zone but sort of dry
on the other places on my face. Now I have been facing pimples on my
face, which gradually grows bigger and then disappears it self for I
don't think it is safe to pop it. But as it disappears, it leaves its
dark red marks on my face. These marks are not holes but just marks.
I want to remove these marks off of my face. Could you please help me?
I have been asked to put neem paste on my face but some says that it
is not good for all kinds of skin. I have been as well asked to put
Uptan, but I have heard that before using Uptan one must know which
kind of uptan is suitable for his or her skin type. Now should I use
uptan? If I do, then could you please tell me which uptan I should get
for my kind of skin? I would be very thankful if you can help me, because
I am now in a very confused situation, for different people give me
different advice. -Confused
You have a combination skin type. Neem is a natural antiseptic, applying
it on your pimples with a little haldi will help them heal faster. If
you don't puncture the pimples they will not leave a mark permanently.
The red spots will disappear slowly. Wash your face with the 'Aarong'
uptan every night. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruits and
vegetables. Avoid oily food.
Lutful Aziz FCPS, PHD, Consultant "analgesia", Pain
Strengthen Your Muscles
First Stage Exercise
A. Sit on the bed or floor. Pull your toes up towards
you, brace your knee flat on the floor, Keeping your leg stiff, lift
it up abut 6 to 12 inches off the bed. Hold it for a count of five then
Work in sets of
10 with a short break between each set. Try to complete three sets of
10 in all.
If this exercise
becomes too easy, a weight can be added over the front of the ankle.
Begin with a couple of pounds and then increase slowly if necessary.
b. Sit on the bed or floor with your legs out straight,
roll up a towel and place it behind your knee. brace your knee down
against the towel, your heel should lift off the bed, hold it raised
for the count of 5, then relax. Repeat this 10 times, rest for a short
while, then do another set of 10. Again it this exercise becomes too
easy, a weight can be added over the ankle as before.
c. If you are able to take all your weight on the one
leg, without any discomfort, add this exercise to your routine. Stand
by the kitchen sink or a solid table, hold on to keep your balance.
Now bend at the knee but not at the hip. Hold it bent for the count
of 5 then lower it back to the floor. Repeat the exercise on the opposite
leg, continue alternating legs until you have completed 10 on each leg.
For this exercise you should sit yourself on a chair with your feet
on the floor, but anchored against the legs or front of the chair. Working
with one leg at a time, press your heel firmly against the chair and
hold for the count of five. Relax, then repeat the exercise 10 times
on each leg.
e. Sit on a fairly firm chair with your feet on the
floor. Now squeeze your buttocks together so that you feel yourself
rise a little in the chair. Hold tight for the count of five, then relax.
Repeat 20 times. This may seem a very strange exercise, but the muscles
that are involved here do have a direct function in getting up from
a chair and walking up stairs.
Let your skin breathe
Breakouts due to
stress are common in the college years. But smothering spots with makeup
congests the skin more. Invest in a facial at the beginning of each
term and don't dehydrate your face with astringents or harsh cleansers.
Apply soothing, natural facemasks for weekly skin relief.
A DIFFERENT SKY
I am a treacherous
Bangladeshi. In my day to day affairs I barely ever use anything made
in Bangladesh, except the instances when I unknowingly wear an over-priced
piece of clothing from an over-rated store in U.S.A and the tag reads
"Made in Bangladesh." I do not know if I am completely to
blame for this unfaithful act. When I get gifts from Bangladesh, rarely
any of them are useful for everyday purposes. I usually put away those
beautiful saris for some occasion that might or might not occur, and
the jewellery get locked up in the bank. The books sit and collect
dust until I get the time to pull them out and read a page or two,
realize the state of my deteriorating interest in Bangladeshi novels
and hide the book back in the mess of other never-touched Bangladeshi
books full of words.
I am certainly
not proud of this depressing fact. What hurts me even more is that
I use so many other products everyday that's made from the countries
around Bangladesh. I even read the books published in India and written
by Indian authors. I use electronics made in Japan and plates and
glasses made in China. I went as far as experimenting with toothpaste
made in Korea. Why can't a piece of where I belong come to my use
in an every day basis?
The guilt that
I have acquired from excluding the use of products of my motherland
drives me to do very peculiar things, and I am not alone. I know it
has driven many reasonable and sober individuals to act in the oddest
manners. I once knew a fellow Bangladeshi who would go around wearing
a t-shirt that read "Are you Bangladeshi? Let's get acquainted"
Our guilt of leaving
but still loving Bangladesh leads us to meet one another in this distant
land. Part of that guilt leads us to approach anyone who looks remotely
Bengali and asking them if they are from Bangladesh Part of that guilt
keeps us together even if not united.
I have seen the
opposite too. There have been incidents when a fellow Bengali denied
his link to Bangladesh blatantly in English using the thickest Bengali
accent. There have been times when friends who just moved here from
Bangladesh described their recent visits to Bangladesh as unsatisfactory
and their shopping experiences as disappointing. One individual who
had only lived in U.S.A for less than a year even mentioned how her
tastes and standards have gone up and nothing in Dhaka looks suitable
to her. The materials are too cheap to put on and the make is inadequate.
She mentioned how clothing from Dhaka gives her allergies, the allergies
that developed from breathing American air and setting "high"
of perceiving Bangladesh between the new-comers from Bangladesh and
the ones who have been in U.S.A for some amount of time is often huge.
It is not true in every case but it is true at least 50% of the time
that the new-comers want to cut ties from the B-land as fast as they
can to become Americanized and the old unfaithful ones want to reclaim
their roots by wearing T-shirts with desperate messages.
I am not only
a bad Bangladeshi, I am also a terrible daughter. I never miss to
yell at my Mother when she cooks up a storm, making fish, meat and
vegetables, in our authentic Bengali style. The odor of fish and curry
sticks to our clothing and hair all week around, we carry around our
distinguished curry stench to work home and play. I continue shouting
at my mother for making us and our home reek, as I gulp away the smelly
delicious food that I cannot live without.
are obvious, our confusion is blatant. Our denial is apparent and
so is our desperation. When we step foot in this country we want to
wash away all that's Bengali in us, when we realize we have washed
away too much we search for what we have lost. In the middle we try
to belong, loving or hating our Bengali accents, our smelly curry
or our Bangladeshi products.
I recently stopped
searching for items made-in-Bangladesh that I could use daily. I recognized
there is an invisible tag stamped on me and all the new and old immigrants
from Bangladesh living in America, we are the product, strong and
durable, surviving and evolving everyday, made-in Bangladesh.