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Studio Fifty Eight Recreate The Cover Look All Things Pretty Contributing Beauty Editor: Joy Adenuga The Beauty Forum Beauty Writer Intern: Kemi Kings
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It’s The Summer Wardrobe Essentials Loud Prints - A Cultural Outlook Fashion Writer Intern: Stephanie Banya
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The Fabulous Summer Hair Hot List Glorious Hair Foods Hair Writer Intern: Velenzia Spearpoint A View From Columbia Lifestyle Writer Intern: María Adelaida Ospina
On The Cover: Model: Siobhan Ridguard, Photographer: Michael Stuart-Daley, Make-Up artist: Joy Adenuga using MAC cosmetics, Fashion Stylist: Alexi Kotkowska, Hair Stylist: Gracilynn
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Colour Blocking London City Photo shoot: Photographer: Michael Stuart-Daley Photographer’s Assistants: Rukon Miah & Daniel Igbinyemi Models: Siobhan Ridguard, Stella Joseph, Bella Skye. Fashion Stylist: Alexi Kotkowska Stylist Assistant: Bukki Ojo Hair Stylist: Gracilynn Make-up Artist: Joy Adenuga Contributing Fashion Designers: Creation 26 - Charlie Lamb RAR Fashion - Ryan Anton Reid Image Source : The Fabulous Summer Hair Hotlist: www.istockphoto.com Get the Natural Look: www.istockphoto.com and Noble Sleek Ltd (Hair Stylist: Dionne Smith) Website: www.bronze-magazine.com E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 08432 896 180
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BRONZE | Inside This Issue
It’s The Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves! Mix-match essentials to wake up your wardrobe with lasting looks that will keep you looking great all season.
11 Cultural Outlook: Loud Prints
One of this summer’s biggest trends. An insight to some of the best prints and the cultural influences that have taken to the catwalks.
A 70’s Glamour Inspired City Romance. Colour-play fashion on the streets of London.
A View From Abroad From Columbia to London, differences in culture, attitudes and lifestyle.
Recreate The Cover Look Make-up Artist Joy Adenuga, shows you how to achieve the sizzling Spanish inspired cover look.
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Colour Blocking London City
The Beauty Forum You asked, We answered. Kemi Kings gives you the top tips & tricks to your burning beauty questions.
| Summer Promotional Issue 2011
All Things Pretty The ultimate guide to the latest beauty products that will keep you looking gorgeous this season, with something for every woman.
The Fabulous Summer Hair Hot list A top ten of assorted products covering all hair types to keep your hair luscious over the summer months.
Get The Natural Look Achieve Boho waves, perfect ringlets, and touchable choppy textures for that out of bed glamour.
Photography: Michael Stuart-Daley
Glorious Hair Foods Eat right, feel great! We’ve got the secret that will keep your hair healthy and full of life.
The Bronze Directory
The business directory for all your hair fashion, beauty & lifestyle needs.
What’s On Miss Black Africa is back! We find out what’s in store this year from one of the shows the top judges.
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WARDROBE MUST-HAVES Mix - Match Essentials By Stephanie Banya
So the long awaited season has finally arrived! On a scale of one to ten how excited are we about summer? Our wardrobes are absolutely screaming for some TLC and attention, and we have all the right things for that "summer loving" its been yearning for! We've all had a great time experimenting and getting used to wearing colour this spring, from reds
Outerwear /THE BLAZER JACKET
and oranges to those deep purples and greens, now were more than ready to step it up a level and get even more fun with colour. With exciting trends heading our way such as floral prints, solemn whites, loud prints and the one and only 70s glam, we have all the essentials and perfect items to rock with these looks this summer.
Cropped Style /DENIM JACKET
Topshop / Bleach Stone 3/4 Sleeve Crop Jacket £42 www.topshop.com
For Hot Days /THE MAXI DRESS Trouser Chic /CHINOS Those Blue Jeans / 70’s FLARES
H&M / Blazer Jacket £29.99 www.hm.com
Warehouse: / Belted Chino £45.00 www.warehouse.com Topshop / MOTO Jessie Flared Seventies wash blue jeans £42 .00 www.topshop.com Dorothy Perkins / Apricot swing jacket £31.50 www.dorothyperkins.com
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Topshop / Navy Stripe Racer Back Maxi Dress £30.00 www.topshop.com
Miss Selfridge / Tan Shirred Maxi Dress £25.00 www.missselfridge.com
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| Season Essentials The Little Denim & Tan /SHORTS
Lace & Whites /BLOUSE & BANDEAU
Colour & Pleats / MAXI SKIRTS Topshop / Red Gathered Skirt Slit Side Maxi Skirt £35.00 www.topshop.com
Miss Selfridge / White Crop Shirt £25.00 www.missselfridge.com H&M / Beige Shorts £14 .99 www.hm.com
Miss Selfridge / White Cut Out Bandeau Top £28.00 www.missselfridge.com
Warehouse / Turn up mini shorts £25.00 www.warehouse.com
River Island / Orange Pleated Maxi Skirt £34.99 www.riverisland.com
Love. Adore /SHOES
Chocker Shoes / Clancy £30 .00 www.chockershoes.co.uk
Aldo / Ellingwood Light Yellow £60.00 www.aldo.com
River Island / White Canvas slip on Espadrille shoes £14.99 www.riverisland.com
The Perfect Finish /ACCESSORIES
ASOS / Leather Bright Tooled Satchel £55.00 www.asos.com
ASOS / ‘70s Straw Floppy Hat £20.00 www.asos.com ASOS / Aztec Barrel Flat Handle 70's Bag £35.00 www.asos.com Topshop / Orange Washed Zip Cross Body Bag £22.00 www.topshop.com
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BRONZE | Fashion
Blue Parrot Print Tie Back Sun Top £28.00 www.topshop.com
By Stephanie Banya
ts been a daring season but there is so much more we all can do to bring that real, Safari sunshine feel this summer. Loud prints have been an ongoing favourite since it’s introduction last year, we have had celebrities such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Rachel Gibson sporting pieces from cultural and tribal inspired collections from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Suno Spring / Summer 2011 and more underground fashion lines such as Boxing Kitty. Asos Online had a fantastic year with the Africa collection that became available in Spring / Summer 2010. This season we have a chance to bring all that wonderful culture
into our wardrobes once again. With a range of animal prints, tribal jewellery and all the tropical inspired clothing. There is also an additional bohemian vibe which has been combined with the styles of the 60s and 70s, from the flared trousers to the hot mini shorts. The key word 'Tropical' has taken to our fashion trend look books. The colours and fruit inspired looks all root from that South American and Caribbean feel, bringing these home towns into the beautiful world of Fashion. We have a great chance to strut in the finest styles that have originated from cultural backgrounds, so lets dive straight into it, fill up those shopping bags and prepare for these hot Summer looks.
Cream Geometric Print T-shirt With Pocket Detail £12.00 www.desire clothing.com
Fair+True Fair Trade African Print Trousers £85 www.fashionconscinece.com
Floral Print Hot pants £34.00 www.topshop.com
Aldo Necklace Konwinski Turquoise £7.98 www.aldo.com Pieces Lumbo Bracelets £12.00 www.asos.com
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Fair+True Fair Trade African Print Ruched Skirt £39 www.fashion-conscience.com
Red Floral Layered Playsuit/ Price: £34.00 www.topshop.com
| Cultural Outlook Aldo Chango Necklace £25.00 www.aldo.com
Leather Strap Crochet Bag £35.00 www.asos.com
Fair+True Fair Trade Print Ruched Sun Dress £49 www.fashion-conscience.com Fair+True Fair Trade Print Ruched Sun Dress £49 www.fashion-conscience.com Asos Leather Trim Aztec Pattern Backpack £45.00 www.asos.com
The prints and patterns we see today go way back in cultural and tribal history. Trending back to its African roots, the appreciation of these beautiful patterns have finally been unleashed onto the fashion scene. With skirts such as those pictured titled Mozambique print, we are definitely heading back to the Motherland with some trends this summer.
Topshop Cream Feather Print Cape Back Blouse £35.00 / www.topshop.com
Black Tribal Print Jumpsuit £40.00 wwww.dorothyperkins.com
Fair+True Fair Trade African Print Ruched Skirt £39 www.fashion-conscience.com
Red Ethnic Panel Dress £27.00 www.dorothyperkins.com Asos Basket Weave Waist Belt £15.00 www.asos.com
Tribal Print Gypsy Top £29.00 www.rarefashion.co.uk
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Opposite Page: Purple blouse, Orange Maxi Dress, Hoop earrings, Yellow hair flower accessory, - all Primark. Yellow Clutch bag - Etui Vintage Topshop, Red flower hair accessory - H&M
Photography by: Michael Stuart - Daley Models: Stella Joseph / Siobhan Ridguard / Bella Skye Make-up Artist: Joy Adenuga Hair Stylist: Gracilynn Fashion Stylist: Alexi Kotkowska Fashion Assistant: Bukki Ojo
A 70â€™s Glamour Inspired City Romance
This Page: Turquoise shirt blouse - Miss Selfridge, Electric blue playsuit - Topshop, Ochre suede platform shoes - Topshop, Hair accessory - H&M, Earrings -Primark Opposite Page: Bright pink two colour vest - Topshop Mint harem pants - RAR Fashion www.rarfashion.bigcartel.com Clutch bag - Jaeger London
Purple Jumpsuit - RAR Fashion www.rarfashion.bigcartel.com Earrings - Topshop
Orange blazer jacket - Zara, Purple bandeau Primark, Blue Cropped Trousers - Creation26 www.charlielamb.co.uk, Earrings - Ava Skye www.avaskye.co.uk, White stilettoes - Primark, Hair accessory H&M.
Green Kimono Top - Creation26 www.charlielamb.co.uk Pink Maxi Skirt - Creation26 www.charlielamb.co.uk Hair Accessory - Accessorize
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BRONZE | A View From Abroad
A VIEW FROM ABROAD
Columbia By María Adelaida Ospina
iving in Colombia involves a lot of music and good food, everyday is sunny so you’re really surprised when it rains and doesn’t stop. People look into your eyes and it is as easy to start a conversation, mostly about politics, economics, death or football. Dancing is just our way of walking, food comes in many shapes and colours, right form the earth, although, not everybody has three meals a day, or a job to go to, or a house to live in. Making a living in London, for me, has to do a lot with image and good luck, if you believe you have those qualities and work them, people will take you for who you are because they don’t fool around.
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It is real people that attract me the most, the ones who you can’t put into a category or stereotype because they are so contradictory and full of variation. Boys who dress like little girls and older people wearing fashionable customised garments to go to their serious jobs. Many people walk the streets without trying to attract attention from others, but there are also people who enjoy attention so they experiment with the inner and outer stimulation of personality and character. What we have in common, is the feeling of detachment and the empowering rush of living in nobody’s land therefore, everybody’s land, when you recognise yourself among the surrounding difference.
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BRONZE | Recreate The Cover Look
Get that perfect summer glow!
To achieve this sizzling Spanish inspired look: 1 Moisturise your face before applying foundation for a flawless base.
For eyes, begin with a beige or gold eye shadow and apply over the eyelids like the MAC Goldmine eye shadow
3 Then apply a reddish colour, like the
MAC Cranberry eye shadow to the outer crease of your eyes blending upwards into the inner corner.
4 Smoke it out by using a dark espresso brown like the MAC Espresso eye shadow in the outer crease. Blend well.
Look created using MAC Cosmetics.
5 Use eyeliner and mascara not forgetting to groom your brows. 6
Finish off with a wine coloured blush and a medium red lipstick like the MAC Russian Red.
MAC Goldmine Eye shadow £11.50
MAC Cranberry Eye shadow £11.50
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MAC Espresso Eye shadow £11.50
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MAC Russian Red £13.50
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation £19.50
BRONZE | Beauty Questions & Answers
How do I glow without looking oily?
During the summer, my eye makeup is always the first to fade. By mid-morning, my shadow is already disappearing!!! Any suggestions? Invest in an eye shadow primer. Some good ones include: Urban Decay Primer Potion, KK Beauty Eye shadow Base, Too Faced Shadow Insurance and MAC Paint Pots . It ensures your lids are prepped with colors popping and lasting all day! Also, try patting your eye shadows onto your eyelids instead of rubbing , this gives you effective layers of colours. Teresa, 18 , Lewisham
Be sure to use your bronzers on the outer perimeters of the face using a fluffy face brush for an overall glow. For specific placement, buff some high lighter on your cheekbones, inner tear duct, brow bone and on the cupid's bow. Practice makes perfect, so if you end up looking like a disco ball, not to worry, wipe off and practice some more. You'll love the fabulous glowy you!
Elisa, 27, Highgate
BY KEMI KINGS Your Beauty Questions, Answered! By Kemi Imevbore
I am bored with the mascara I am using now. I am ready for something new! What should I try?
I've got really thin lips, how do I make them look fuller? Purchase a lip pencil a shade close to your lip line colour as possible. Carefully pencil in just above your lip line to give the illusion of fuller lips. Then, get a lip brush and fill your lips with your desired lipstick. Ensure you clean around the edges with a q-tip for a crisp, neat line. Add some gloss, and you are ready to pout your full lips! Natalia, 24, Hackney
Kemi Imevbore International makeup artist www.kemimakeovers.com
Maybelline one by one mascara. This is my holy grail for now. I am yet to find a mascara better than this. It has got thousands of tiny soft and firm bristles which ensures it coats even the tiniest lashes thereby, giving fabulous lashes. It should be called lash extensions in a bottle!
What are some ways to store all my make-up products so that they look accessible, neat and orderly ?
Gloria, 33, Leyton
Hurry to your local craft store or stationery store and invest in some office supplies that can double as makeup storage systems. Pencil pots keep your eye pencils and lip liners tidy & office pins trays will keep your lipsticks, mascaras and lip glosses tidy.You can even cut up your lipsticks and squash into pill boxes to save space. Open up your mind and you'll be amazed at the options available. Marina, 21, Clapham
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BRONZE | Beauty Must - Haves
All Things PRETTY Six of the hottest beauty products with a little bit for every woman
By Joy Adenuga
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm £13.50 Meet Clinique’s newest colourful lip companion, a unique, pleasantly plump and playful nourishing lip balm. Packed with ‘do-gooders’ to keep lips luscious and irresistibly soft, NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm provides a sheer hint of colour that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a natural blush of colour and sheen. www.clinique.co.uk
Barry M Perfect Tan Gradual Mousse and Instant Spray £6.99 Fake tan for face and body. With the option of a moisturising mousse and a light mist instant spray. www.barrym.com
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Barry M Black Wink Marker £4.59 A brilliant chunky marker that makes lining your eyes easy. Its available in black and its quick drying and long lasting. www.barrym.com
| Summer Goodies
Sleek Makeup Luminaire Concealer Pen £6.49 Sleek introduces a new essential addition to any modern woman’s make-up bag. A highlighting concealer with moisturising properties, LUMINAIRE brightens dark circles, conceals blemishes, and fades out imperfections. www.sleekmakeup.com
Mac Surf, Baby! Limited Edition Collection Beautifully packaged limited edition collection from MAC!!! Made up of Lipsticks, lip glosses, sun tints, lip balms, bronzers , power point pencils, pressed powders, pigments, nail lacquer, bags, mascaras and eye shadows. Enough to leave any woman looking gorgeous through the summer months. www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Barry M Instant Nail Effects £3.99 Simple to use nail paint that creates stunning effect on your nails, new colours have been added to the line. www.barrym.com
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10 years later, married and with the same drive and ambition, the Company is now recognised as one of the best in the industry winning numerous awards and making a positive difference in the lives of people and in the community in which they work. In addition to the Afrotherapy Salon, the company has expanded with a mail order and online service at www.afrotherapy.com offering some of the best ethnic hair and beauty products from over 50 leading brands including Mizani, Mixed Chicks, CURLS, IMAN Cosmetics and much more. Harriet, Creative Director says, “We would love to thank all our loyal customers and every client that has ever visited the salon and we look forward to many more years of serving you.”
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THE FABULOUS SUMMER HAIR
Hot List By Velenzia Spearpoint
Keeping hair luscious over summer months can be a tricky business; lack of care can result in moisture loss, leaving hair looking dry and frizzy. Here are some top products for the tastiest summer looks.
Lather it up
Mark Hill Holiday Hair Shampoo A gentle shampoo great for European and Asian hair. Protects from sun, sea, chlorine and sand damage. £5.10 Available at www.boots.com
Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo Perfect for relaxed, permed, dyed and natural Afro-Caribbean hair. This soft shampoo lightly conditions as it cleanses! £8.68 Available at www.afrotherapy.com
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Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner For easy to maintain tresses this conditioner detangles, softens and most importantly moisturises your hair. Most beneficial on curly hair. £12.25 Available at www.afrotherapy.com
James Brown London Photo Fabulous Moisturising Conditioner Nourishes dry/damaged hair giving your locks a glossy shimmer. £6.99 Available at www.boots.com
| Hair TLC
Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner Non-sticky and lightweight formula defines curls and keeps them moisturised all day long. £17.50 Available at www.afrotherapy.com
Get it straight
Aveda Be Curly Style Prep This new product leaves hair frizz free making styling curls easier whilst maintaining volume and leaving hair soft. £18.00 Available at www.aveda.co.uk
S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer from TIGI Used by stars such as Jessie J this is the ultimate sleek styling product for silky smooth summer locks! £13.50 Available at www.feelunique.com
Keracare Thermal Strengthening Protector
This leave in lotion is packed with UV protection is said to improve elasticity during thermal styling. Great for permed, relaxed and dyed hair £11.26 Available at www.afrotherapy.com
Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray Reduces flyaway and frizz while protecting hair from wind, UV rays and humidity. Leaving hair big and beautiful (perfect for the big hair summer trend) without the stiffness. Great for all hair types! £5.57 Available at www.amazon.co.uk
Keratase Huile Celeste This new shimmering spray leaves hair looking shiny and feeling soft while protecting your hair from harmful UVA & UVB rays. £15.60 Available at www.feelunique.com
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AXE Buzzed Look Cream leaves hair feeling soft and smooth while protecting the scalp with its new SP15, perfect summer hair! £8.98 Available at www.abc-wholesale.amazonwebstore.com
By Velenzia Spearpoint www.velenzia.blogspot.com BRONZE / 38
NATURAL LOOK Get ready to go back to basics this summer, because it’s all about big hair. Have fun and go wild by adding textures, ruffles and embracing those natural curls. This year the catwalks were stormed with 70’s glam hairstyling inspiration. We saw flashbacks of boho waves, colourful afro’s and gorgeous corkscrew curls, for that subtle out of bed sultry look, getting us eady for those long hot delightful days ahead. The best thing about this trend is that it is low maintenance and very much about loving the hair your in. If you have straight hair it’s time to experiment with a choppy textures & for those who use heat appliances regularly, well, it’s a time to give your tress an rest. The wonderful thing about the big hair trend is that it’s a look that any woman can achieve. What’s more, there are plenty of ways to make your natural look exciting by spicing it up with colour & tones, and by adding or
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taking away length. One celeb who’s hair has been brightening up the press has been Rhianna with her popular daring firey ruby red ringlets. Here are just a few ways we can all achieve the natural look this summer.
TOUSLED CURLS /
Great for creating volume on European hair Wash your hair as normal then blast it dry working in your fingers to create volume. Choose your favourite holding spray divide the hair into sections & apply heat rollers roll from mid length to the ends. Take rollers out one by one and brush out each layer. Brush separating layers then style as desired.
CORKSCREW AFRO /
Perfect for Afro Caribbean & mixed hair types Achieve touchable texture by washing your hair as normal followed by deep conditioning. Using your fingers, or a wide tooth comb, separate your curls while your hair is wet. Towel dry, then use an anti frizz serum. Comb through your hair with fingers as you blow dry. Finish off by using an anti frizz finishing spray or olive oil for a shiny beautiful natural curly tress. Then style as desired.
SILKY CURLS /
Adding lustrous body to Asian hair Wash hair and blow dry, Apply a serum & separate the hair into four parts. Start with one bottom section divide it into parts and use a curling tong to create a beautiful bouncy effect. Repeat the process throughout the hair. Then style as desired. If necessary use a holding spray to keep your look flawless.
TEXTURES TRESSES/ Achievable with all hair types Add a little length and colour to your summer look. Wash & dry hair as normal and get an experienced hairstylist to assist. Add tracks to your hair by dividing your hair across & adding corn rows in between lengths. Weave in your desired length & colour. Brush out & then style as desired.
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BRONZE | Hair Essentials
Glorious THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
FOODS By Velenzia Spearpoint
Eating the right foods can help your body make the energies needed to keep healthy hair. Variety is the key to health and beauty so lots of lean protein, fruit, vegetables, oily fish, low fat dairy and whole grains can help induce the natural growth and maintenance of your hair. The following foods include some of the best vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair.
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Full of beans?
Beans are full of biotin (vitamin H), and is said to improve the condition of brittle hair and nails. The protein in beans also promotes hair growth along with iron and zinc. Biotin can also be found in bananas, cauliflower and mushroomsâ€Ś Take your pick!
Eat your greens!
Yes, thatâ€™s right! Dark green vegetables are rich in vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum this is secreted by your hair follicles and acts as a natural conditioner, all in all this makes the hair look and feel healthier.
Walnuts, pecans, cashews and almonds are all packed with zinc. This is an important nutrient for the build up of the immune system, which is proactive to the health of hair and nails. Brazil nuts also contain selenium and this is vital for the health of your scalp.
Like dark green vegetables carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp. Healthy scalp= Happy healthy hair!
Poultry is high in protein, essential to the structure of keratin, which maintains healthy hair. If the outer layer of keratin in hair is kept healthy this will protect the living cells at the core and inevitably produce healthier hair!
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Your aphrodisiac, oysters, can also be your favorite hair boosting antioxidant, Zinc! Nuts, whole grains and red meat also contain zinc
Good old Grains
Whole grains contain iron, zinc and B vitamins. An iron deficiency is said to lead to hair loss so snacking on some healthy whole grains can be very beneficial. Inositil is also found in whole grains this helps to keep hair follicles healthy.
A lack of fatty acids found can often be a cause of dandruff or dry scalp. Omega- 3 rich foods such as salmon can assist in boosting the health of the scalp making the hair more luminous. Other foods containing omega-3 are mackerel, sardines, tuna, spinach, eggs and walnuts.
Scrambled or boiled?
Protein, biotin, vitamin B12, omega-3 and vitamin B6, which is said to act as a prevention to hair loss. Eggs are the superfood of healthy hair!
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| Hair Goodness
Delicious home-made hair mask ideas Cut-out and keep
For Dry/Damaged Hair
Mash one banana and one avocado together add a tablespoon of natural yoghurt and a tablespoon of almond oil. Mix well and massage into scalp. Almond oil is great for damaged hair. For extra conditioning you could also add a vitamin E capsule. Leave for half an hour. Rinse well and shampoo as normal.
For Frizzy Hair
Fussy eater? How about using some healthy hair ingredients to create your own homemade hair mask?
Blend a banana until smooth add three tablespoons of mayonnaise and one tablespoon of olive oil and blend again. Apply to the hair and leave for twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water and wash with shampoo and conditioner.
For Shiny Hair Beat two eggs and mix with 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk the mixture and massage thoroughly into scalp and cover hair with shower cap for 30mins. Rinse with a mild shampoo.
The Simplest Of All! Warm coconut oil and apply liberally to scalp, length and tips. Leave overnight (make sure your pillow is covered) and wash out the next day. This can be used as often as you wash your hair!
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“A platform for young women to achieve personal growth and development and take pride in their heritage” Rachael Nosofor - Miss Black Africa Judge
The Miss Black African Pageant is a non-political, non-partisan platform for young women to achieve personal growth and development and take pride in their heritage, discover their inner beauty in achieving their humanitarian goals in life and laying a strong foundation as leaders of the future. The pageant has five rounds in total spread over the next few months with its grand final being held in November 2011. There have been hundreds of entrants however only one lucky girl will be crowned. It is very exciting to be on the judging panel along side Ibukun Jegede. The Multi award winning African male model, who also recently won first place in the UK's Top Model of colour. The first round auditions took place in London on April 2nd. 2011 We had brains and beauty that came from all over the country to compete in what I must say, is going to be a very competitive pageant.
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