If you shampoo you hair and you’re also a hair loss sufferer, there are some very important things you need to be aware of. There are several do’s and don’ts that you must specifically follow for your hair to grow.
Escape. Relax with A Winter’s Tale, The Call of the Wild, The Long Winter, or Smilla’s Sense of Snow. “Reading about cold can take your mind off the thermometer, evoking one’s own experience of ice and snow,” says Walter A. Brown, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the medical schools of Brown and Tufts Universities and an expert in the placebo effect. “It’s also a bit of self-hypnosis. Sometimes when I shower and the water is cold, I tell myself it’s hot and I can make myself believe it.” You can save that last insight for another season entirely. Freeze a water bottle and put it behind your neck as it melts to an ice-cold bottle of water to sip. If you arent the reading type, you can also put on a Christmas movie and make your Christmas List early.
You perhaps know a dog who is badly behaved and bullies everyone in the neighborhood. As a child, I knew one such dog who terrorized all the kids in the neighborhood and made it impossible to head outside the home without adult company. Anybody who has been the victim of a dog attack, or has even lived under the shadow of a prospective attack knows how terrifying an ordeal it can be.
The first thing to look for is Botanicals. If you are not sure what a Botanical is let’s talk about it. A botanical is from the word Botany. Botany is the study of plants for simplicity sake. When a good skin care product contains botanicals you know at least one of the ingredients is a plant. Have you ever been to a botanical garden? It is made up of plants, many plants, thousands and thousands of plants that thrive and live in harmony with each other. What does that have to do with good skin care products?
Dip the bottom 1/3 of the cutting into rooting hormone. Rooting hormone, a sodium sulphide formula that promotes root growth, is available at lawn and garden centers for less than $10. An alternative root hormone that has been shown to be somewhat successful is honey. To avoid the potential of contaminating the container of rooting hormone, transfer some of the compound to another container, like a sandwich bag, and dip the bottom 1/3 of the cutting into the bag. If the powder does not cling to the cutting, dip the cutting in water and then re-insert it into the bag. Shake off the excess compound. Multiple cuttings from the same healthy shrub can be dipped into the same bag. Discard the bag with any left-over rooting hormone.
Many people are sensitive to this compound and don’t know it. If you happen to have a chemical sensitivity to it, you could potentially experience hives or some other reaction to your skin if you ingest it. Or even if you simply place it on your skin. The really bad thing, however, is that not all foods that use BHA advertise it as one of the ingredients on their label. And, in restaurants, it’s even worse. There is no ingredient label.
More than anything, to survive the heat, you need a sense of humor and the ability to remember what it was like last February when our noses were cold…