Monday, April 20, 2009

Trendy and Affordable Wholesale Apparel

Trendy and Affordable Wholesale Apparel
by Claire Schaper

If you plan to set-up a successful clothing business, one great way to start would be buying wholesale apparel from a reputable company that guarantees quality, style, and cost-effectiveness. Today, lots of wholesale companies are in the market and you can find them both in directories or on the Internet. However, if you don't want to settle for anything less than quality wholesalers with the best possible price then Los Angeles or New York fashion district are the best places to start. Of course this applies only if you are in based in California or New York. But if you have access to these places, you can walk around the streets of the fashion district area full of wholesale women's clothing wholesalers offering off-price fashion apparel. If not, your best bet is scouring the wholesale apparel directories on the Internet and you will see a good number of stores located within the fashion district. Most of them have an online presence so buyers from anywhere in and out of country can find them. There are excellent sites where you can browse thousands of wholesale tops, bags, dresses, jeans, plus size clothing and more. On top of it, you can choose the styles you fancy based on your budget.

Aside from the women's wholesale clothing and apparel, these establishments also sell niche items like overstock or off-price brand name fashion apparel such as Roca Wear, Rock Revolution, Forever21, Charlotte Russe to name a few. For those non-branded items, you can find just about anything from boys, men's girls, juniors, for plus size only and of course the biggest market, women's. They carry everything from wholesale accessories, fashion jewelry, halter, t-shirt, shorts, capris, bermuda, jackets, dresses and night gowns, skirts, sportswear, sweaters, pajamas, lingerie, outfit sets, you name it they have it all. Believe it or not even brand name cosmetics like Cover Girl, Revlon, Rimmel London and so much more.

Every season, all these clothing wholesale distributors add new selection to their inventory, adding new styles, colors and cut depending on the season. Whatever your market is, you definitely can find the right supplier for your needs in this area. Best of all, if you live outside the New York and Los Angeles area, their online presence gives you the convenience of making your inventory purchase from the convenience of your office or home. If you get lucky, you might even get "free shipping" depending on the purchase amount of your order. But even without the free shipping, if you can get all this items for 40% -80% below wholesale price, with no minimum purchase, that in itself is such a great deal!

If you don't know where to start, here are some wholesale directories you can browse for inspiration. These directories cover everything from niche to wholesale products and services. Best sources are Wholesale Central, Top Ten Wholesale, Wholesale U, goWholesale or Or you can go to any search engine, preferably Google, and type keywords like wholesale clothing, wholesale apparel, wholesale women's clothing, apparel wholesale, clothing wholesale or any of those combinations depending on what you are looking for. Bottom line is when you are looking for a certain item in the search engine, your keyword needs to be very specific to give you the best search result you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for women's clothing, and you are retailer and this is for inventory buying, you always want to include wholesale and niche - say women, then the product itself. If not, and you type in very broad or general keyword, for example, apparel or clothing, it will give you hundreds of thousands if not millions of search result. Your time is best used in looking into your new supplier rather than spending hours and hours looking at every single one of the search result that the search engine gives you.

These are just a few of the many places where you can find your best clothing supplier. Watch for next article, and there will be more!

About the Author

This article is original and copyright of Claire Schaper, online media specialist for For more information or purchasing, please contact Yosy or Gracy at (213) 749-1405 or send e-mail to You may also visit,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Can We Prevent Wrinkled Skin

Can We Prevent Wrinkled Skin
by Peter Foremski

The condition of our skin tells a lot about who we are. If it is not that elastic or as thinner as before, then you may already have wrinkled skin. The question now is, can we prevent it?

A lot of experts believe that we are only delaying the inevitable. There have been advances in the dermatological field which people can use as well as home remedies that have proven to be quite effective.

You can use lotions or facial creams that contain AHA's or alpha-hydroxic acids. This contains Vitamin A and is usually extracted from milk, fruits and sugar cane and works by clearing away dead cells on the surface of the skin. It encourages collagen growth which fills in the wrinkles and also counteracts free radicals that can damage the skin.

The only side effect is skin irritation which happens on occasion. You can test the product you are using by rubbing a little of this on a small patch of skin behind the ear. If it doesn't turn red the day after then it is safe for you to use.

You should also exfoliate your skin twice weekly to remove dead and dry skin cells and encourage the body to produce new skin cells. This enables the skin to absorb the cream or the moisturizer better since it is hydrated.

You can prevent wrinkles the natural way by cutting a piece from an aloe vera plant and then apply this to the skin as the leaf itself contains malic acid. Papaya is another good example to use because it contains enzymes that can etch away the top layer of the skin.

Apply a moisturizer every morning after washing as this helps retain moisture in the skin. Ideally, this should contain SPF30 so it can protect you from the sun's ultra-violet rays which also cause wrinkles to appear. A natural method would be to use fresh avocado as this contains vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant.

Aside from applying creams to your face, you can also prevent wrinkles by watching your diet and drinking lots of water. The food you consume should be rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that will help you achieve healthy skin cell structure.

You should also exercise regularly as this helps maintain general health and improve circulation to the skin. You shouldn't smoke or drink too much because it defeats the purpose of all the safeguards you have done to prevent wrinkles.

Stress forces us to make excessive use of the facial muscles which causes the skin to crease into expression lines. To prevent that from happening, don't frown too much or raise your eye brows in surprise.

Lastly, as much as possible try to stay indoors especially between 10 am and 4pm since this is the time that it is very hot outside. If you have to go out, wear a hat and even a pair of sunglasses as well as an umbrella to protect your arms.

Can we prevent wrinkled skin? The answer is yes as long as we take the appropriate steps. Those mentioned above are much cheaper than having to undergo laser surgery or injecting some chemical into the body so do your best before you have to resort to other means.

About the Author

Peter Foremski is Editor of an informational website that uncovers the best products for better looking skin and where to find them.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Psoriasis, Fumaric Acid and the Natural Sun

Psoriasis, Fumaric Acid and the Natural Sun
by Joni Bell

In the past 30-40 years fumaric acid has been used to treat Psoriasis and many reports have indicated there is a problem of its becoming toxic in the liver. Almost everything could become toxic, even water, if a person did not use common sense.

It was about 1969 when a fellow named Schweckendiek provided some information about fumaric acid and the treatment of psoriasis.

But maybe I am getting ahead of myself. If you currently have psoriasis then you know about the disease, but if you don't and your notice people with some sort of reddish rash on their arms and legs, then that person most likely has a psoriasis condition. It is not easy to live with.

Psoriasis has been determined to be a immune-mediated disease and sometimes effects not only the skin but also the joints. The National Institute of Health (NIH) says up to 8 million Americans are affected.

When you see someone with psoriasis you may think it is "catching". It is not. The lesions may look ugly and sometimes because of scratching (they itch) you may see scabs and possibly broken skin. It is not contagious.

Psoriasis has been around for along time, the Greek Physician, Hippocrates spoke of it. That could make it a centuries old disease. A Roman author Cornelius described the condition. After all this time the cause is still unknown and a total cure is rare.

The total surface skin of a human being is replaced every 28-30 days, normally. With a person that has a psoriasis condition this cycle is reduced to 7-10 days.

There has been some interest in activated vitamin D (Rx only) that reduces the growth of skin cells and also some of the itching. It sometimes takes up to one month to see any effective improvement. Of course the sun produces vitamin D and the Dead Sea area in the middle east has grown very popular with people with a psoriasis condition. The water of the Dead Sea is known for its heavy content of minerals as well.

Don't try to take vitamin D as a supplement as the body only needs a certain about and any excess will be eliminated by the body.

Fumaric Acid was mentioned above as a possible treatment. There is a lot of controversy over whether this will have a positive effect on psoriasis before it becomes toxic to the person. The Fumaric Acid that has been used to treat psoriasis is normally referred to as FAE's. This treatment therapy has been used in Germany since the mid-1990's. Reports vary on the success of this treatment protocol.

It seems, as usual, what will work for one person will not work for another. One just has to experiment with all suggested treatments until one is found that is successful, Fumaric Acid together with 20 minutes of full sun exposure to the psoriasis affected area just may be the answer to some improvement in the condition.

About the Author

Joni Bell has many years of extensive study in the area of natural cancer prevention and treatment. He has numerous success stories of people being diagnosed living cancer free with use of alternative methods. Ask Joni Bell!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Best Anti Aging Skin Creams - What to Look For When Buying the Best

Best Anti Aging Skin Creams - What to Look For When Buying the Best
by Marianne E. Arnesson

With so many anti aging skin care creams available it is difficult to know which one to buy. Of course they all claim to be the best but you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars finding out. This article aims to provide a guide by reviewing some of the better brands available.

Elizabeth Arden's Prevage is one product that has caused a stir. And at $200 for 50ml that's hardly surprising. It is for these reasons that it is being included here. Clinical trials have produced some positive results but the public should be aware that more testing needs to be done. Another positive aspect of the clinical trial was that the product was tested in its finished form, not just the active ingredient. Reviews from users have been mixed. It seems that some people love Prevage while others hate it. Common side effects are rashes and itchy skin. Therefore it is recommended that you try it out on a small area of skin first. It seems Elizabeth Arden may want to reconsider the price.

Topical treatments containing Tretinoin (retinoic acid) have received some very positive reviews. The prescription only products such as Retrieve Retin A are considered to be the best. These also come with a budget price tag around $40. It seems that most users are very happy with the results.

Anti Aging skin care creams containing AlphaHydroxy Acids also seem to be successful in providing the results they claim can be achieved. The key, however, is to make sure that the product you buy contains at least a 10% concentration of the active ingredient (AHA). Some products containing AHA's are Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy, and Gamma Hydroxy Forte available on eBay for $60.

Purchasers of anti aging skin care creams would do well to take note of a 2007 review by Australian consumer magazine Choice. A test on women aged between 30 and 70 carried out over 12 weeks revealed that all anti aging skin care creams worked but only very slightly. Also it is noteworthy that no cream had an effect on all women. Of the products tested the best anti aging skin care creams were the ones containing AHA's.

About the Author

Marianne E. Arnesson is a life-time user and passionate fan of the benefits of natural skin care with a scientific base to promote natural skin care and fight the effects of aging.

Visit Marianne's site now to find out more about the latest developments and products in the world of skin care and anti-aging.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wearing Perfumes With Elegance

Wearing Perfumes With Elegance
by Roberto Sedycias

magine when somebody smelling nice enters a room. You love those small bits of air that enter your nasal cavities. Perfumes are not just good smelling vapors that spread in the air, rather they are an extension to your overall personality. The best looking man or woman is incomplete without perfume. Perfumes have a sensual touch to them for every man knows how the woman he loves smells.

Perfume has the power to attract or turn away people from you. That is why it is important to choose perfumes that linger on you while they are not so strong to give somebody a headache. Wearing perfumes can have multiple effects on you and others.

Wearing a perfume for yourself

When you wear a perfume for yourself, you pamper your self. You can start with the same body lotion and end with the perfume. Perfumes perks up the mood, makes you feel confident and builds up the oomph factor too. They have the quality of making one feel prepared for an occasion. Perfumes and colognes build an aura around the person who wears them.

You can try perfumes like Nina Ricci Premier Jour which has a musky touch to it. Cool waters from Davidoff has a fresh and crisp note to it. Burberry, Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Prada, Liz Claiborne, Moschino, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder, Bvlgari, Victoria`s Secret and Chanel are some reputed perfume makers who manufacture some of the best designer couture perfume. Though heavy on the pocket these perfumes give what they claim. Wearing them in itself is an indulgent pleasure. Spray one of these on and you are going to love yourself for the way you smell.

Wearing a perfume for others

Wearing a special perfume always creates an impression. It makes you appear well-groomed. A perfume is interconnected to your sensuality and sexual appeal too. There is a fast attraction that takes place as soon as the smell of good perfume spreads. A good smelling person is always appreciated. To make the impression even better you can use specific brands. A Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren or a Davidoff is easily recognized. The way you smell shows a lot about your style statement and even the lifestyle you follow.

If you are on a date you can go for a strong floral scent or may be a vanilla based perfume. Try Coco Chanel`s No.5. Even citrus scented colognes would work fine. Whereas, if you are in a business meeting you need to keep it subtle and go for musky, woody and more earthy scents. Never wear scents like chocolate, strawberry or fruity smells to work .They are for a day out at the beach. If you are going out for a social evening you can consider something like the Little black dress perfume or Elizabeth Arden`s Provocative woman.

However, never over do it. Wearing too much perfume may be making it difficult for others in the vicinity. Remember, you just have to spread a whiff not reinforce your brand.

Perfumes are invisible messengers that give talk about you. So while you may be getting noticed, remember someone may even be romancing the soft puffs of scents rising from you.

About the Author

You can have access to portuguese articles about perfume from page

Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for

Monday, March 30, 2009

How to Grow Longer Hair: Easy Tips for All Hair Types

How to Grow Longer Hair: Easy Tips for All Hair Types
by Phoebe Georgialis

Hair has an overwhelming importance in many cultures. It is seen as a crown of beauty, shaped to create beautiful things, and even adorned with jewels to highlight its magnificence. In Western cultures, hair styles, cuts, and care pervades fashion, style, and even health magazines, all seeking to pump a new product or an adventurous celebrity hair cut. Yet, despite our endless search for the ultimate hair fitness or the perfect hairdo, men and women alike often find their hair in shambles, destroyed from gels, mousses, sprays, heat styling, and bad cuts from over zealous stylists. Before you read another Allure's best article, borage yourself with new drugstore products, or quote the newest celebrity stylist hair tip, here are some myths and truths about hair and hair care. As a trichologist and former cosmetic chemist, I have heard and, unfortunately, seen some of the hair and scalp horror stories. While I champion personal grooming and loving and discovering your hair, brilliant hair care should not come at a risk to your hair or scalp health. Here are some things that you should be know.

Truth # 1 Your Hair is Dead, But Your Scalp and the Hair Follicles that Push From the Scalp are ALIVE Secretly, the most top reputed cosmetic companies will tell you that there is nothing you can do to remedy your hair woes because in reality the hair is dead. And, frankly, this is true if you are using about 98% of the products on the synthetic or non-prescriptive products on the market. Generally, all products are virtually the same, so much that they are created by the same companies and masked under different brands. For example, Estee Lauder is Aveda, Origins and Bumble & Bumble. Loreal is made by the same company as Matrix, Mizani, The Body Shop, Keratese, Garnier, Soft Sheen Carson, Redken, Lancome and Nexxus. This list goes on forever and generally all the products contain the same chemically derived ingredients in a different concentrations. The only difference is the packaging, the fragrance, the chemical dye of the product, or the list of extracts dashed inside. Because many consumers buy frequently off of packaging, they are often duped and run into buying the same products under different names over and over. This causes you to feel that there is nothing that you can do to help your hair, and the message is only hammered home when someone tells you that your hair is dead, your hair cannot repair itself, your hair cannot grow. But, what you must remember is that scalp health and the providing of nutrients to the scalp is critical for healthy tresses. The hair at the scalp root is quite alive. Have you ever pulled a hair from your scalp? It hurts quite a bit because that is hair is hooked to the follicle and is receiving nourishment from the follicle, which is receiving its nourishing from what is applied to the scalp and what you give the body internally. However, if you feed you hair what it needs to thrive, as it sprouts, its health will show. So what can you do?

TIP# 1 Eat for your hair and overall body scalp. I have discovered that patients who are often plagued repeatedly with dry scalp and scalp fungus have anti-inflammatory difficulties and dry skin overall. Introduce moisturizing and anti-inflammatory supplements into your diet, such as Evening Primrose Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Biotin, Olive Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Pantothenic Acid, and Green Tea. I have truly seen tremendous results in patients' hair and scalp shine, texture, health, and moisture within 4 weeks of changing their diet or adding oils rich in essential fatty acids to their daily supplement cocktail. To further increase the health of the hair and scalp, apply oil rich products that are water based to your scalp. Yes, oils have gotten a harsh wrap in hair care, but in many cultures, especially those with luxurious hair, oils are a necessary requirement. As an Indian myself, Amla, Brahmi, Coconut, Neem, and many other oils are in daily application to my hair to maintain its beauty. I personally love Beauty 4 Ashes' Mango Scalp Nourish Hair Cream and their Ayurvedic Scalp Food Cream. These creams are lightweight and very soothing to the scalp, especially if you are not comfortable mixing oils yourself and have trouble styling your hair after the application of the oil. A few of my patients have also documented increased hair fullness after increasing their intake of fruits, oils, and nuts and applying Beauty 4 Ashes' Ayurvedic Scalp Food Cream, which can be found in the UK at mybeauty4ashescom. These products have had quite a success rate in the States at discoverb4acom and also in Canada at myb4acom

Truth # 2 Your Hair Can Grow if You Do Not Cut It I love the versatility of long hair, and many others do as well. But, there is also beauty in a wonderful cut. Yet, many of my patients come to me expressing deep sadness about their hair thickness or length. I often hear them stating that they desire longer hair, but their hair cannot grow and when it does, their stylist cuts it because it has some form of splitting ends or breakage. It often strikes me as absurd. In India, I went years without hair cuts. It was simply braided or just worn. Further, individuals who have dredlocks may cut their hair very infrequently, and may even burn the ends of the hair to create uniformity and neatness, yet their hair still increases length. I desire more than anything to dispel this lie. You hair can grow without frequents trims to it. While it may grow uneven or even have some splitting, this is common because each hair that sprouts from the hair follicle is on its own timeline. Since some sprouted yesterday and some today, of course they will be different lengths and may split. But, since the hair grows from the root, not the end, your hair can grow, even if you do not cut the end.

Tip #2: If you want your hair to see more length, do not cut your hair, instead nourish it gently to prevent as much damage as possible. If you want your hair to grow, and you plan on not trimming it, understand that it may not look celebrity like---perfectly even and shaped. But, it still can have volume, shine, and health. During this time, make sure you moisturize the ends, using something as simple as Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Lanolin Butter, or even natural hair cream. Natural works best for the hair. Because your hair is a part of you, and you work best on natural nutrients, such as vitamins, proteins, oils, nuts, and the like, it is best to give your hair what you would give your body. Make sure you gently comb your hair during this time as well. This will prevent breakage. And, as mentioned above, do not neglect your scalp.

Truth # 3: Chemicals can hurt the hair Natural works best for the hair. Because your hair is a part of you, and you work best on natural nutrients, such as vitamins, proteins, oils, nuts, and the like, it is best to give your hair what you would give your body. Products that contain chemicals can create amazing momentary effects. But, they are only hair bandages that use silicones, polymers, plasticizers, straighteners, softening agents, and chlorides to alter the feel and look of your hair for a very temporary period. For this sweet moment of gratification, you often live with years of hair damage or have to endure chemicals that canb negatively impact your health. A constant scalp condition I encountered due to chemicals is purple and red bumps on the scalp from chemical hair dyes. I also often see thick patches of the scalp from the repeated use of shampoos containing SLS, Behetrimonium Chloride, and ALS. Despite the hoorah about chemicals not being bad, many of the chemicals used in hair care products are derived from petroleum or alcohol. Petroleum is toxic and alcohol is very drying and damaging.

Tip #3 Buy Natural, Change Your Hair Salon quality and great products can be found with all natural products. Of course, be cognizant of semi natural products and those that use parentheses to indicate something is derived from a natural ingredient. 100% natural products are out there. And, if anyone tries to discourage you, and they will (I had a patient tell my that Paula someone wrote about how herbs, fruits, and oils are awful for your hair ---how absurd the things we will believe), just ignore them. As a trichologist, I am personally privy to the reality that over 25% of pharmaceutical products are made of plant compounds. As doctors, we search from cures to the hair, skin, and body from rain forests and then apply for the patent, label it as a drug, and rename the plant so that our consumers are not privy to the plant origins. Trust me, your hair will behave better by using natural products. Aubrey Organics and Beauty 4 Ashes make excellent 100% natural products. If you have specific hair care needs, Beauty 4 Ashes has more variety in its product selection and makes products that are suitable for all hair types.

About the Author

I am a trained trichologist and has studied and successfully completed a recognised Trichology Educational Program. I am a registered member of the International Association of Trichologists.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How to Color Gray Hair With Henna

How to Color Gray Hair With Henna
By []Suzann Kale

Henna doesn't cover gray: It's written on the product box, and it's part of hair-coloring culture. But times have changed. And it's no longer a choice between going gray or using commercial hair dye.

There are two ways to cover gray with henna.

1. Henna kits that are made specifically for gray hair.

2. Using pure, powdered henna in a whole new way.

Henna Kits for Gray

Most henna kits for gray are 2-step processes. Your hair is first coated with a natural, non-toxic preparatory mixture. This helps the gray hair become more receptive to the henna.

There are also pre-mixed cream hennas on the market which will cover gray. Most, however, take 2 or 3 applications before the gray is covered completely. Some products, like Surya Henna Cream, are easier, 1-step processes which claim to cover gray on the first application.

Henna, as you probably know, coats the hair. It doesn't open or rough up the hair shaft like most commercial dyes do. And because gray hair tends to be coarser and slicker than pigmented hair, henna has a tendency to slip off the gray. That's why henna is categorized as a semi-permanent hair color. Even the best henna application washes out a little with each shampoo. And that's why most boxes of 1-step, powdered henna will warn against using it on gray hair.

Pure Powdered Henna

Most henna users are already familiar with this green powder. It comes in a plastic bag (some buy in bulk), and it's made from leaves of the Lawsonia tree. To create different colors, other natural ingredients are added, like walnut or clove.

If you're gray and you want to use pure henna, you can. It's a long process, but it worked for me and I'll never go back to anything else. Light Mountain Henna is good as are many other brands.

Before Beginning

Do a strand test. If you have your hair cut, save a curl to use for the strand test. Otherwise, cut a small bit of hair from underneath or in the back so the cut doesn't show. Hold the hair swatch together with a rubber band, and go through the entire coloring process with this strand. This is important because it's the only way to calculate the leave-in time. Unlike commercial hair dyes, henna varies wildly in how long you'll want to leave it on to achieve your desired color. Timing for coloring gray hair can be from 2 to 6 hours.

Another reason for the strand test: to make sure that the final color is what you want. Henna on gray hair will come out lighter than henna on pigmented hair. Henna on blond hair is unpredictable. The strand test will let you know.

A note on purchasing henna. Read the ingredients carefully before you buy. Make sure there is nothing in the list you don't understand. Any hair color containing PPD (p-Phenylenediamine, sometimes labeled as Paradiaminobenzene, Para-aminoaniline, p-aminoaniline, Paradiaminobenzene or PPDA) is off-limits for health and safety reasons. However, most hennas you find in a reputable health food store will be pure and safe. Hennas purchased over the Internet usually list their ingredients, and I encourage you to read them.

Ready, Set, Go

The first step is to apply a line of emollient on your forehead. This will prevent the henna from staining your face.

Next, mix a brown-based powdered henna in a non-metallic bowl, with just-boiled water. Add a couple of pre-beaten eggs if you like, to help keep the mixture sticky. Slowly add more hot water until the mixture is a smooth, thick paste.

Apply to dry, clean hair, free of styling products, conditioners, spray, or moisturizers. This is a key.

Apply to roots first, as you would with commercial hair dye, but use more product - at least a golf-ball sized dollop of paste each time you part your hair and apply it. Every hair strand must be completely coated with the henna. Use the plastic gloves that are included in the package, and apply with your hands to get the most coverage. Continue to part your hair in 1/4-inch rows, rubbing the henna into the hair, until all the gray is covered.

Yes, the henna will stain the scalp - but it's non-toxic, and will wash off the scalp itself (not the hair) in a shampoo or two.

After the gray is covered with the paste, apply the remaining henna to the rest of your hair if desired.

Cover your head with a plastic cap, and cover the cap with a towel.

Once an hour (or less, if you have a short leave-in time), take off the towel and plastic cap and spritz the henna pack lightly with water. Put the cap back on and manually (but gently) rub the hair to coax the moisture all the way through to the scalp and to make sure each hair strand stays covered with henna. Reapply the towel.

You may want to bake the color in even more, by using a heating cap or hooded hair dryer for 10 minutes each hour.

When the time is up, rinse the henna from your hair in warm (not hot) water. Your hair may be very tangled: that's normal for now. So be gentle - don't rub or tug. Apply a small amount of mild conditioner, like Jason's or Aveda Color Conserve, and rinse it out after about 30 seconds. Do not use shampoo at this point.

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How to Keep Your Henna from Fading

Wait at least 2 days before your first shampoo. After that, if you can shampoo every other day instead of every day, that will preserve your new color better. Be sure to use a color-safe shampoo. Some brands to try are Pureology, Aveda, Jason, Arbonne, and Aquage, among many others.

Note: I would not recommend too many styling products. So many of them strip color. But if you have a leave-in conditioner that you know won't take the henna out with it at your next shampoo, go ahead and use it to untangle your hair and protect it from styling heat.

Your new hair color should be gorgeous, shiny, and healthy. Because the henna coats the hair, it makes the hair look thicker. And best of all, you've colored your gray without harming yourself or the environment.

Suzann writes for the website My Makeup Mirror - a potpourri of articles, product reviews, and how-to's on hair, cosmetics, and well-being

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