Sunday, July 6, 2008

How to look your best with a beautiful and elegant hair

Hair Care Tips 4 u gals........

Brush your hair regularly before going to bed each night.
Take a calcium supplement or drink two glasses of milk a day.
Add iron and minerals in the natural form in your diet.
Restrict blow-drying your hair. The process of blow-drying is harsh on hair as it robs it of moisture.
Use mehandi (henna) as a conditioner and colouring agent.
Trim your hair once in 7 weeks to avoid split ends.
If your hair is oily, cut down on fried food and fat. Drink plenty of water.

Hair Types

Normal hair is shiny yet not greasy, and fairly easy to manage.
Greasy hair looks good for a day or two after shampooing, but then quickly becomes lank.
Dry hair is difficult to control after shampooing, looks dull and has ends that are dry and split.
Greasy dry hair is usually fairly long and the hair nearest the scalp is greasy while the ends are dry.

Beautiful Hair Tips

1. Use a hair oil with Vitamin E which has a vitalising cause on hair.
2. Avoid sleeping in hair accessories such as clips, head bands etc.
3. Avoid shampoos that having sodium laurel sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate.
4. Drink coconut water at least twice a week. It is good for hair.
5. Apply egg white once a week, it gives ur hair a shiny look.
6. Lemon juice mixed with water can also be used as a last rinse to give ur hair a shiny and bouncy look.

Friday, July 4, 2008

K-K-C - Kavi's Kadai Chicken

Recipe of the week , juz for u....

1 kg chicken, washed,cleaned and cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup onion sliced
1 1/2 cups tomatoes sliced
2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves chopped
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon pepper corn
1 tablespoon kashmiri chilli powder
2 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste


Thoroughly clean the chicken and cut into pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai. saute onion until light golden brown in color.
Add pepper corns,red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.
Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste and cook until the tomatoes become tender.
Grind the above gravy by adding lil warm water, to form a thick gravy.(meantime u may pressure cook the chicken adding lil of salt, coriander pwd and chilly powder)
Add the cooked chicken pieces to this gravy and mix well
Reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes (or until fully cooked).

If you have copper base kadai then transfer the contents to that. Heat for a while. Then garnish with chopped coriander leaves, saute onion cubes,tomatoes w/o seed and capsicum.
and serve hot.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Let's Dance!

Could salsa b the next big thing ? i 've been wanting to learn salsa for a long time...

Anybody there who wish to know more abt salsa ?

1, 2, 3......high energy Salsa, an energetic dance form which is becoming increasingly popular in the Indian metros in an astonishingly short time.

There are several versions of the salsa. The most popular one is Club Salsa, the Cuban version.Salsa is a very vigorous dance, the mere sight of girls doing the twirls and the swirls on six inch heels is enough to go "ouch!". There is a lot of toil, sweat and pain (not necessarily in that order) involved in acquiring some level of proficiency. To pick up the dance or at least the basic steps one would need a couple of weeks.

Passion is the key.One has to have a lot of that if you are going to be dancing on six inch heels (for the women) for a couple of hours a day. Dancing in high heels is tough, but footwear is important for the look and feel of the dance.

Besides being an interesting form of dance it is good exercise as well. The movements are vigourous and 15 minutes into each practise session you are drenched in sweat. This is a very good workout regimen as well, plus you are learning a dance form. Its more like a social dance. People salsa because it's exciting.And because it's addictive. But mostly because, there are few short cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.

You may learn it online too. Its a great way to start learning, especially if you are shy and feel awkward learning around other people

anyone wish to b my dance partner ? what are you waiting for ? Time to put on your dancing shoes. wait.....b4 tht lemme learn the steps myself first ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dust Bowl !

Nature's most unpredictable phenomena !

Ever seen a parade of dust plumes ? I can tell u its a sight i 've never seen or experienced b4, a solid wall of sand reducing ur visibility. well sandstorms in the middle east are incomparable and are frequent visitors on hot summer days. And it may be stating the obvious, but trying to live and breathe in a cloud of micro-particles can have a major respiratory impact for people as well. so better stay inside. Once it sets in, its lasts for 3 or 4 days. so ladies, get set to clean the accumulated dust @ home. And especially if u r prone to allergy, then need to take extra care. Come to think of it, i 've been sneezing more lately.....

Each time there is a sand storm, my son gets allergic rhinitis and coughing. Is there any natural remedy I can give him either during the problem or as a prevention? Add in the comments pls!

There are various brands of air purifier units available in the market today. These units will clean the air and helps you stay healthy. we have decided to get one for our home.

See the pic above, the one i clicked when i was out this morning.

Breath Easy !!!!