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Importance_Of_Breakfast

Do you know what skipping breakfast does to your body? It makes you hangry! Hell yeah!

Hangry is hungry + angry. 🙂

Also, skipping breakfast makes you gain weight! THAT’S TRUE.

People who skip breakfast consume more calories than anyone else. And since they consume these calories in the later part of the day, when the metabolism slows down, the fat starts depositing. Hence, weight gain. And thousand other health problems of course!

For all those who skip breakfast, they key to change this habit is to start with simple recipes that don’t need a lot of work.

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7 Ways to Look Great in Designer Fitness Clothes

“Fitness and fashion do not go hand in hand” says only an ignorant. If you thought fitness fashion is an alien concept, you probably are living in an alien world right now. For the realm of fitness has become fashionable over the years and how! Gone are the days of ill-fitted, dull, plain-Jane, no-nonsense track pants and t-shirts. Fitness clothing is just as expressive and idea-elucidating as party-wear clothes probably. And, with the whole concept of working out becoming more holistic, great emphasis is being laid to not only what you do, but also what you eat, what kind of lifestyle you lead, and what you wear while you are on the job. For good-looking clothes not only serve as extra motivation to sweat it out like you mean it, but they also make the whole experience more fun.

And with all the myriad options we have right now to be fit and kicking, there should be no dull moment in your fit life.

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Handpicked by Select CityWalk

Handpicked by Select CityWalk

Keep your friends close and your farmers closer.

Fresh farm grown vegetables

Fresh Vegetables!

I’m sure you know that by the time food reaches us, it loses most of its nutrients. Oh and the chemicals it is loaded with. Whatever happened to you are what you eat.

Gone are the days when people used to own farms, and grow fruits and vegetables. They were surely aware of what they were putting in their bodies but now we are more interested in learning about the latest “healthy foods” in the market, forgetting our roots.

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Love Your Curls

How to keep your curly hair moisturized

Have you ever wondered how your curls are different than those of people who wear their natural curls with utter confidence? How their curls are so well formed and on the other hand you have never had the courage in your life to leave your hair open without a hair tie or bun. Are their curls different than yours and they are born with that well formed curls shape and wear t-shirt with tag lines like “I woke up like this” :).

Best Shampoo for curly hair in India

The answer is a big “No”. The only difference is the way they use products to style their curls and do not treat them like straight hair. Curly hair is completely different from straight hair and hence the curly hair care routine should be different too.

How to keep curly hair moisturized

Have you noticed that your curls look better right after shower when it is wet and after it get dry and you comb it then it converts into a big mess. This is the thing where you need to stop. By combing your hair you separate your curls and make it frizzy, unmanageable and poofy. Then you have to tie them up.  So, first of all stop combing your hair when it is dry and read on to know the complete routine that will make you fall in love with your hair.

Shampoo

Wash your hair by massaging your scalp and let the shampoo rinse through rest of your hair. Most shampoos in market contains sulfates which are very harsh on your hair and leave it dry. So, its a good idea to switch to sulfate free mild shampoo to wash your hair.

Conditioner

Apply conditioner and keep it on for 2-3 minutes. As I told you earlier that you should not comb curly hair when it is dry. So, this is the part where you detangle your hair and take out any knots or loose strands from your hair. While your conditioner is on, detangle your hair using your fingers or a wide tooth comb.  Once you are done then do not run fingers or comb through your hair after this. Rinse your conditioner off by massaging your scalp and keeping your head upside down. It will help you to make your hair lift from roots and give volume on top.

Leave-in Conditioner

Once you are done washing your hair, do not use a towel to wrap your hair, this is what you normally would be doing. Squeeze out excess water from hair using your palms and start your styling routine in wet hair. If your hair is very dry, apply a leave-in conditioner in smoothing motion without running fingers through your hair as it will separate your curls.

How to keep your curly hair moisturized

Styling Product

Curly hair takes its natural shape when it is wet so to keep its natural shape we should use a styling product like gel, mousse etc that provides hold and keeps its shape through out the day once hair is dry.  Section your hair into 4-5 sections and apply the styling product in smoothing motion on each section as shown in the clip above.  Always apply products by keeping your head upside down to get the voluminous curls. If you are not comfortable with that then apply products by moving your hair away from roots so that it does not stick to the roots and lifts up. Now scrunch your hair 2-3 times.  You can also use an old cotton t-shirt to scrunch your hair to remove excess water. Do not towel dry your hair as it can make your hair frizzy and disturbs the curls pattern.

Now you are done!! Leave your hair to air dry and do not touch it at all.

Once your hair is completely dry, then you will feel the crunchiness of the styling product. Do not worry about it just flip your head down and give it a final scrunch. It will remove all the crunchiness from hair and give you bouncy curls.

This is how hair looks when you follow this routine of apply products in hair.

Hair Care Tips for natural curls

How to choose products for curly hair

Other than following the above routine, you should take care of what products you use on hair. Stay away from products that contains sulfates and silicones. Sulfates are cleansing agents present in shampoos that are a bit harsh and drying for curly hair. Most marketed products contain sulfate as the main cleansing agent but now the trend is changing and more sulfate free products are coming in market. You must have already heard about sulfate free shampoos but staying away from silicones might be be new to you. Silicones are film forming agents that can be present in shampoo, conditioner or styling products like serums (Serum are made of only silicones, so are worst for curly hair). Silicones coat your hair and form a film which can not be removed using water only and sometimes can not be washed off using a mild sulfate free shampoo. Because of this they build up on hair and do not let the moisture penetrate into your hair and eventually makes hair dry over time. Depending on the type of silicone, it can take around 2-3 washes to get rid of them. Also because of the build up, your hair does not curl up very well and looks weighed down and lifeless. To remove silicone build up from hair, you have to use a shampoo that contains sulfate which you already know are drying for curly hair. So, the best way to start your curl journey is to switch to products that are sulfate free and silicone free.

To identify these kind of ingredients in your products, it becomes very important that you read your product ingredients and label before buying. Silicone names generally ends with  -one, -conol, or -xane like Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane etc. In shampoos, you can easily identify sulfates by their names like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate etc.

So, it all comes down to how you use products on hair and what kind of products you use. It will definitely  help you to get the beautiful looking curls and waves.

I hope this routine will help you to maintain your curly and wavy hair better. For more information on curly and wavy hair care you can visit my website Right Ringlets.

Keep curling!!!!

Stand Up For Fit

Bra Size Guide by Triumph

Planning to go out for a dance night with her girlfriends, she realized that she doesn’t have the right bra. Oh but how does the bra matter anyway, I mean it’s not like she’s going to take off her clothes.And what about the dance floor? Forget it. She’ll sit in a corner and adjust the under-wire and deal with the quadraboob battle every few minutes.

Bra Size Guide by Triumph

She opened her bra drawer, only to realize that it’s just a bucket full of bad decisions.There’s this amazing bra that she bought on offer; it’s so pretty and it’s an A cup, I REPEAT, AN A CUP. She’s a C Cup!

And then she spotted a sexy bra that she intentionally bought two sizes smaller so that her cleavage would look noticeable; and then there’s this pretty one that stabs her in her armpits, and then another one, her favourite one that closes in the front, though it’s a little tight but she loves it because her boyfriend has a hard time figuring out how to open it.

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Why you should have mithai today

Dieting is darkness and Diwali has lights written all over it!Diwali sweets gulab jamun

It’s high time we stop obsessing over Diwali detox without understanding what goes into making the delicious laddoos and mithai. It’s time to teach your kid how to roll a laddoo and make it the new cool thing (again), instead of teaching him how to play games on a cellphone.

This festive season, what’s the plan? To pretend that you have an upset stomach or skip that party or to tell your friends that you have an upset stomach? WHO ARE YOU FOOLING?

If you keep looking at that piece of gulab jamun, thinking of ways to skip it, you and your body get disturbed. A disturbed and stressed body converts maximum food to fat. Now would you want that?

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How to revive dull skin


Waking up to dull skin is every girl’s nightmare. And let’s face it, the problem occurs frequently. It’s time to keep things Clean & clear. Hello freshness!

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I have been travelling 2-3 times a month for the last few months. All this travelling and running around in the sun has taken a toll on my skin. I’ve always had sensitive, oily and acne prone skin but the change in weather, sun, etc took the problem to another level, making my skin dull and lifeless.

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THIS ONE THING WILL PUT YOUR EXCUSES TO NOT EXERCISE TO SHAME!

How to do squats at home

I will start exercising from Monday!
New Year Resolution: Start exercising!
Friend’s wedding: Start exercising!

To begin with, why do you need a reason to start exercising? NO I am not going to serve you with the Fitness should be a journey gyan but who are you trying to fool with the constant gym memberships that you keep spending on and the number of clothes, one size smaller, that you keep buying, hoping that someday you’ll fit into them?

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