The most popular use of lemons is to make fresh, sweet lemonade. Besides this, there are other things you can use lemon juice for especially in your home. Here are some of the surprising and interesting things that lemon juice can function.
Make your blonde shiny
Lighter-colored hair strands, squeeze two to three lemons and evenly apply the juice on the ends of your hair. It will make your hair especially if it is blonde shiny.
Wipe your microwave
If your microwave is unclean, you can combine water, vinegar, and chopped-up lemon in a bowl, then place it in the machine and microwave for a few minutes until the inside is steamy. Allow it cool, then wipe down the interior with a damp cloth.
Prevent veggies from browning
To prevent browning, soak cut fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, fennel, and potatoes in water with a squeeze of lemon juice. This is a good way to preserve these veggies from spoiling.
Remove dead skin
Mix yoghurt, honey, a few teaspoons of lemon juice, and salt to make a DIY mask that will help you get rid of dead skin. Leave the mask on for a couple of minutes, then scrub gently before washing off.
Clean your toilet
Rub half a lemon juice mixed with salt around the inside of your toilet bowl. Then after cleaning for 5 to 10 minutes, you can then flush it. It will be sparkling clean.
Whether you’re new, transitioning, giving it a thought or already in the game, being a naturalista is no cup of tea, from hair care and maintenance, getting weird looks and answering awkward questions to finding the right products and sticking to them…..Clueless??? we’ve made a list of 10 things every naturalista should own to help you care for and maintain your natural hair while you enjoy your awesome journey.
We know that moisture is the no 1 essential ingredient for natural hair to thrive and remain beautiful, bearing that in mind, every naturalista should own a spray bottle to containing water and other natural moisturizing mixtures to revive dry hair and keep hair looking alive and beautiful. This is also essential during styling to avoid running back and forth to the bathroom to wet your hair while getting you wet in the process.
2. HAIR PINS/THREADS/ROLLER SETS
These things will make your styling life a lot easier, no heat needed. Hair pins whether bobby pins or big fancy pins are a natural girl’s best friend in terms of styling and holding hair in place. Ranging from up dos, side parts, single and multiple buns and what not’s, with hair pins, you have nothing to be afraid of. African threading is another ideal way to ensure good styling through its ability to stretch hair and make it more manageable and open to diverse styles. Roller sets are of different types and they have their different functions, these help with twists and curls while also stretching the hair although you might not achieve as much stretch as you would with threading.
3. A LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Emphasis on “works for you” because every hair type is different, as well as porosity levels and hair textures. It’s cool to play around with products in the beginning, experiment and find out what works for you, most of all its important to research, read product reviews, find out your hair type and supposed product that works for it. There are different types of leave-in conditioners, some are protein enriched while some are not, many of them have long lists of promises, expectations are high and most don’t even deliver… but its most important to check for leave-in conditioners that are water-based (key for hydration) with natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals as these will interfere with your hair’s natural state and bring about damage.
Habits are like glue. When it gets stuck, it either becomes indelible or takes forever to remove. This is why it’s not advisable to allow a habit overwhelm you because it requires painstaking efforts to abandon. If you, however, continue with these habits, it will affect your health and general well being over time. Read them up below: –
Sitting all day
Since jobs are now performed mostly with computers in the 21st century, it is possible that you will sit in front of it for hours without taking breaks. This is not good because the longer you sit, the more you are susceptible to heart diseases. Therefore, the import of breaks can’t be overemphasized.
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You brush your teeth daily. It is as white as snow. However, you don’t clean your tongue because you always forget. This is not good as you may be at risk of some mouth diseases. Brushing your teeth is therefore as important as flossing your tongue. This is because bacteria are oftentimes lurking around the tongue and the only way you can get rid of them is to brush. See 5 things that usually happens if you don’t clean your tongue.
Halitosis is also known as bad breath and it is one of the biggest consequences of not cleaning your tongue. When you don’t clean your tongue, the bacteria builds a house on it, lives there and if it stays longer than usual, it will give off a foul smell. If you have bad breath, you will discover that no one wants to talk to you.
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When a woman is pregnant, a lot of changes happen to her body. One of such changes is the appearance of stretch marks. For some women, it is only when they are pregnant these marks appear while for others they don’t have to be pregnant. Although stretch marks are very easy to get, they are not difficult to get rid of. The only thing women fear is the stigma, especially from men. Some men say that they dislike stretch marks. Below are 5 ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
Keep your body hydrated
Your body needs to be hydrated for maximum skin elasticity. Skin elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch and then go back to normal. So, drinking between 8 and 12 cups of water daily can help skin elasticity and thus prevent these stretch marks. Generally, it is not good for pregnant women to be dehydrated.
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The role the eyes plays in your life can’t be overemphasized. One of such roles is alerting you about your health status. So if anything changes in your eyes, you immediately take notice. It may not be just any change. These eye problems may be alerting you to some crucial health conditions that you must not ignore. Try to pay attention to these signs.
Jaundice is very common in common in newborn babies. It causes the yellowing of the skin and whitening of the eyes. It can also happen to adults. If jaundice doesn’t disappear within a reasonable period, it may be a sign of liver issues.
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HIV, short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks, alters and weakens the immune system which is responsible for protecting the body against illnesses, it does this by gradually destroying a type of white blood cell in the immune system called T-Helper and then goes on to grow and double itself in the cells. The virus can be found in blood, semen, vaginal/anal body fluids and breast milk and can be transmitted through Unprotected sexual intercourse, Sharing needles and other sharp objects, Infected organ transplant, blood transfusion, Mother to child infection during childbirth and breastfeeding.
Most HIV victims don’t have visible symptoms especially during the first stages of the virus and could infect or pass it on to others unknowingly and this can last up to 10 years or more in most cases.
HIV happens in 3 stages, The Acute Primary Infection(Early Stage), The Asymptomatic Stage(Clinical Latency stage) and The Symptomatic Infection(Late Stage),which if not diagnosed,treated and controlled at the early stages can become complex and eventually develop into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) which is predominantly the Symptomatic stage and can lead to death with no treatment available.
During the Acute Primary Infection\Early stage of the virus, most people might not downright know when they’re infected, but as time goes by they may start to experience symptoms. Most of these symptoms are similar to other viral illnesses and can sometimes be mistaken for Flu. They also can last for about a week or two and then go away
BELOW ARE SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS:-
At this point, an infected persons response to the weakened immune system is exhaustion and tiredness. They’d be unable to complete a task or perform at work. This could be a symptom both in the early and later stage of HIV infection.
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Love is never easy to maintain. Despite this, you should make efforts to spice up your love life. There are so many ways to do this. Hurray, technology can help! There are now apps that can assist you to make your love life stronger and better. These apps are awesome ways to get both of you closer. You can download the apps on either Android or iPhone. Thank us later! 🙂
Romantic idea 500
Out of romantic ideas? Then you should download this app. It has 500 free romantic ideas to strengthen or boost your relationships.
You are really enjoying your love that you don’t want to ever forget. You can use Couple create a history of your love life. It should mainly feature all the beautiful moments you had together. You can also use the app for chatting and video calls.
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Harmattan in Nigeria
Living in Nigeria during harmattan can be very tasking. It’s quite unfortunate that when it’s winter in the western world the dusty wind from Sahara chooses to send down it’s particles to the western coast of Africa. What can we do, ENJOY it!
Harmattan in Nigeria starts from the month of November and ends by March/April… Of course these periods are just estimations.
Aside’s from the fact it doesn’t rain during harmattan, it would have been my best season, hehe that’s why its harmattan sha! Anyways, in the spirit of the dryness the air brings during this period we thought it be fun and perhaps needful to serve you with a few tips on ways to handle harmattan in Nigeria even if you already know, reading wouldn’t hurt 🙂 Check below:-
7. Avoid Skimpy clothing – hello girls? and boys? when you barely dress up, you are exposing your body to dryness and dust. And not forgetting, the cold that comes along with the season. It could cause a little more stress for us when we refuse to adhere to this. This is not time to show off your skin at least you should know that the dust isn’t meant to be showing off on our skins either. Receive sense dear!
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