What you should know About Models: Lily Aldridge Speaks Out About Photoshop

Everyone knows Lily Aldridge as the beautiful Victoria’s Secret angel that lacks any sort of flaw, but this just in: LILY ALDRIDGE HATES PHOTOSHOP! Recently, she has stated her dislike for the program and the industries use of it, because they have a tendency to “go crazy” with the editing. It’s almost impossible to come across a photo in today’s society that has not been re-touched in some way. Whether it be a change in eye color, a smaller nose, or a trimmed down waist, a non-edited photo is hard to come by these days.

“I honestly don’t like Photoshop. I think that when people Photoshop things, all of a sudden you’re like, ‘That’s not even me anymore.’ It takes away the natural beauty of a person.” You go girl. There is nothing more empowering than someone speaking out about the beauty of natural beauty. Many tend to view Victoria’s Secret models as the perfect examples of what everyone should look like, but even they admit that they don’t look like that.

“I have a gap in my teeth and sometimes people take it away. But I’m like, ‘I love my teeth.’ You know, that’s fine, but don’t go crazy.” Don’t worry, Lily, we love your natural smile, and we love that you love it, too.

So the next time you’re flipping through your Victoria’s Secret catalog, thinking, “I wish I looked like that,” just remember, the exact models in that catalog are wishing the same exact thing.

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7 Reasons Why African Women Hair Breaks.

why african american hair breaksAfrican women hair is not all the same. Hair comes in different colors, lengths and textures. Hairstyles, hair products and styling tools should be chosen for you, based on your hairs specific needs. While all African American hair may not be the same, the reasons why African Women hair breaks are shared by all hair textures and hair types.

1. Drink More Water

Water is a must for body replenishment including hair and skin. Hair strands are 25% water, if hair is not getting enough moisture – hair dries out and snaps! Besides excellent benefits on hair, drinking more water improves your skins health, hairs shine and helps increase energy levels. Water should be your best friend!
2. Use Too Much Heat

Too much heat can damage hair. African American hair is fragile already, once heat strips away moisture, the potential of hair breakage is much higher due to hair losing its elasticity. Elasticity allows for hair to be touched, pulled or tugged without breaking off. If using heat is a requirement in your beauty regimen, consider using thermal protectant sprays, creams or hair oils that will protect hair from excessive heat damage.
3. Chemical Processes

Peptide bonds which are built from amino acids (proteins), create the structure of African American hair. Any type of chemical processes, color, bleach, and perms – will break down hair structure. Relaxers are the worst for African American hair. Relaxers basically eat away at your hair, changing its curly texture, to straight. Of course, hair breaks and snaps, it’s damaged, weak and unhealthy. Once you strip away the structure, you can’t get it back.
4. Bad Hair Styling Habits

Do not wear a hairstyle if it hurts, no matter how cute it is! If your scalp is hurting, imagine what your hair is going through at the roots. If too much stress is on the hair roots, hair can break from the roots or in some cases cause real follicular damage such as traction alopecia. Brush hair gently, rough brushing can cause premature hair breakage too. Twisting or braiding dry hair can also cause hair to break.
5. Moisturize More

If your hair looks dry, it is – hair needs moisture. Drinking water is excellent for hair health, yet is just as important for water to be applied directly on hair. Making your own leave-in conditioner with your favorite conditioner, is an excellent way to lightly moisturize and condition your hair (especially your ends) on a daily basis. Save deep conditioning treatments for when you wash.
6. Neglecting the Scalp

When washing your hair, focus on the scalp more than your hair. Your scalp needs to be clean and free of any growth inhibitors including natural oils, sweat, dirt, hair products, smoke, pollution, etc – for hair to have a chance at growing out healthy. Use your fingertips to treat your scalp to a massage and to break up any buildup on your scalp. Don’t wash often? Use oils like coconut oil or tea tree oil that have antibacterial and antifungal agents and will not clog scalp.
7. Eat Hair Healthy Foods

Even when you are trying to eat right, many nutrients are cooked out of foods. Raw vegetables and fruits are an excellent source of nutrition for hair. Proteins like fish, chicken and beans are also helpful for hair growth. The foods you eat have to provide nourishment to vital areas of the body before your hair gets any. In some cases, hair never actually gets the proper nourishment it needs. Hair vitamins are an excellent supplement to your diet insuring your body is getting what it needs to grow strong, healthy hair.