Sunday, 20 May 2018

3 Trendy Hairstyles Inspired by Deepika Padukone

Bollywood divas are known for their inspiring hair dos. We pick our favourite Deepika Padukone who over the last decade has continued charming the fashionista circle with her minimalistic yet eye catchy hair trends.

Chic Side Braid:
The side braid can easily be donned by plaiting all of your hair together to form one large loose braid. Deepika looks super-chick and nails the look.

Divo loves the idea of dressing up side braid hairstyle with a pretty ribbon rather than simple hair elastic. It’s a great and subtle way to give your plait a girly touch.

The Elegant Bun:
A head turner on the red carpet and among the fashion brigade, Deepika nails the looks. The hairstyle is elegant and gives her a charming look.

If you are attending a traditional ceremony or attending a formal invite, you can certainly be inspired by this stunning look of Deepika.

Centre parted Straight hair:
Deepika rocked the straight hairdo for the airport look. An excellent hair style for most women; helps frame the face neatly and show off your long locks, without allowing it to get too heavy.

We at Divo suggest by taking weight off the top layer, your hair is more likely to maintain volume instead of falling flat on your face thereby easy to carry off the look anytime, anywhere.

The above are our top 3 picks. Let us know in comments which Deepika Padukone hairstyle got your heart?

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Hair Essentials for Vacations

As we hit the vacation season, most people plan their trip. Planning and packing for vacation can be really stressful. There’s always that one thing you miss! I’m sure we all agree to this. Summers are anyway a bit harsh to your hair so here are a few things you must carry on your trip to care for your hair.

Hair Pins & elastics

I know this is extremely basic but most of us forget carrying this as we take it for granted. Always carry extra pins and elastics as you’re bound to misplace one. You can have a lot of varieties with hair pins and elastics. You can experiment with different hairstyles and get some amazing pictures for your Instagram. We have to admit that your vacation will give you at least 3 months content for your Instagram :P

From a ponytail to side swept hair with bobby pins you can pull of any hairstyles with these.

PS - Try to keep your hair pins and elastic in a small pouch or zip lock bag to be able to find them easily.

A Comb and Hairbrush 

It’s always better to carry both a comb and hairbrush. Generally we tend to carry either or. You will need the brush to make up-dos and ponytail and a comb to detangle knots post swimming or washing your hair. We tend to carry hair dryers and straighteners which are bulky and occupy space. Let your hair also be on vacation and give it a break from the heat. Instead of dryers and straighteners we suggest you carry a comb and a hairbrush.

Shampoo & Conditioner

Along with other toiletries always carry your own shampoo and conditioner and avoid using the hotel products. Carry what suits your hair the best. The last thing you want on your trip is your hair looking frizzy or dull. Always carry your own products be it your leave in conditioner or gel. This will help to maintain your hair texture. You needn’t carry big bottles, you get travel bottles easily available in the market which you can purchase and carry it along without any difficulty.

Shower Cap

Shower cap will come very handy when you plan a mini vacation and don’t wish to wash your hair. It's small and compact and will fit in anywhere very easily. Also, when you’re hair is done and you just want a quick splash on your face the shower cap will be extremely useful. This is something we generally forget and don’t value, but trust us, this will be very handy at the trip.

Travel light and have fun! Just carry these essentials and you will be sorted :)

Let us in the comments below if you have any travel tip to share.

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Monday, 30 April 2018

Home Remedies to get Rid of Yellow Nails

Your first thoughts on dull and lifeless nails is to just colouring them away. However, n​ails are not just about fancy and vibrant nail colours. Have you ever considered the natural way to make your nails appear cleaner, healthier, shinier and more attractive?

Dull or yellow nails are not a permanent condition and could possibly suggest some health issues in certain cases, we recommend you to see your doctor. However, in most cases a little extra care and maintenance using home remedies can positively improve the health of your nails.

Below are the two easy home remedies we recommend to bring some natural glitter to your nails:

1) Lemon Juice and Baking Soda:

Lemon juice is loaded with vitamins and minerals that replenish your skin and nails. It is also a natural bleaching agent that helps lighten the yellow staining.

Mix well to form a thick paste of 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of banking soda and ½ teaspoon of olive oil to exfoliate, lighten and moisturize your nails.

Apply the mixture on your nails and give it a light rub. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Follow it with your regular hand wash. This remedy should give you visible results after the very first use. You can use it 2 or 3 times a month to keep your nails white.

2) White Toothpaste
Toothpaste can also be used to get rid of yellow nails. It contains mild abrasives that scrub your nails the same way they do your teeth. Keeping your nails white is just one of the numerous applications of toothpaste.

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Squeeze out some toothpaste onto a soft and clean nail brush. Apply the paste on your nails and scrub it around in small, circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes. Leave the toothpaste on your nails for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, rinse off the toothpaste with lukewarm water. Apply some vaseline on your nails and hands afterwards. Use this remedy 2 or 3 times a week to get rid of yellow nails. They should be noticeably lighter after 1 week, you can continue for 1 month if needed.

Divo wishes to create a community of hair & beauty lovers and shall continue to bring such DIY. Please share what you think of the above home remedies and if something else did the trick for you!

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P.S - More often than not, certain bacteria or fungi may call your nails home and lead to infection and discoloration. We alternatively suggest seeing a doctor as well.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sonam Kapoor's Electric Pink Bobby Pins

Heading to a date night or simply going out for some fun times with your BFF this weekend? 

Whatever the occasion, we’ve got a celebrity bobby pin hairstyle which we are crushing on ATM.

Sonam Kapoor recently stepped out in Delpozo pant-suit giving boss-lady vibes but what got our attention was her quirky twist to her hair-do. 

She opted for the neatly tied twisted hair bun accessorised with electric pink bobby pins. She pulled off the look with ease. The pink bobby pins gave a pop of colour, just in the right way. It adds drama and fun element to the look.

This hairstyle is perfect for those with little time to style their tresses, too!

Let us know which celebrity hair style is on your mind!

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

DIY - Pearl Hairpins

Hair accessories are something every girl loves to spend on. Giving your hairstyles a makeover with your own hair accessories is the way to go. We bring to you our DIY section on how to make your own jewelled hair clip and give your updo a bit of pearl this week :)

All you need is:
  • Glue gun
  • 8-12 mm Pearls
  • Artistic 20 Gold Gauge wire 1-5 ft long
  • Hair clips
  • Wire cutter

To decorate your hair clip, simply start by cutting off a 5 inch piece of wire. Fold the wire in half and than flatten the fold. 

Now, apply a few drops of super glue onto the tip of the folded part and insert it into the pearl. Allow it to dry completely. 

Spread the two wires apart. 

Lay the pearl on the hair clip and start wrapping one side of the wire around the top of the pin. Continue to wrap tightly 5-6 times. 

Now, secure the pearl by wrapping the other side around the bottom half of the pin. Cut the wire and reapply a few drops of super glue. You now have successful handcrafted a pearl hairpin. 

Tuck a few pins into an updo and adore the new hair accessory! Watch out for our DIY section for more such posts. 

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Hair fall is one of the most common problems both men and women deal on a regular basis. 

We start seeking solutions the day we realize that we are losing those precious strands and in the process of achieving quick results we are more than ready to try anything that comes our way which is how we make the hair fall problem even worse.

We at Divo, strongly suggest using home remedies that uses natural ingredients as there are less chances of making the hair fall problem go worse. We share some very effective home remedies to control hair fall naturally at home.

Scalp Massage:

Hot oil massage applying pressure with finger tips helps in improving the blood circulation and opening the clogged pores thus it helps in stimulating hair growth. It can be done with nourishing oils, as the follicles will get the nourishment and thus will remain healthy.

Amla or Indian Gooseberry:

Amla is used traditionally in various ways for treating different hair problems like temporary hair loss, baldness, greying of hairs etc. You can soak dry amla fruit overnight in water; use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo.

Yogurt / Curd:

Apply the mixture of half a cup of yogurt and 1/4th tsp of black pepper powder to your hair and leave it until it dries. Wash your hair with clean water. This will help to control hair fall naturally.

Coriander Juice:

Take out juice of fresh coriander and rub this juice on the scalp. This helps hair grow healthy and helps to control hair fall even in case of excessive hair loss.

Aloe Vera Gel: 

Aloe Vera gel is a gift from nature to human skin and hair. Mix Aloe Vera gel with wheat germ and coconut milk this mixture acts as shampoo and aids in controlling hair fall naturally.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

Rosemary can be applies in various ways to prevent hair fall. Choose carrier oil like the Olive oil or Coconut oil, regarded the best for hair growth. A add a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to Olive oil/Coconut oil. Massage with this oil and see how the number of hair reduces on your brush after you finish brushing.

These all are the best homemade natural remedies which are useful for hair loss problems. If you guys have any other homemade remedies for hair loss then please share your views with us below in the comments sections.

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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sonam Kapoor giving us Hair Goals

For a woman, hair is an important aspect that transcends her beauty and thus they pay undivided attention to it. Gone are the days when hair accessories were restricted to the good old maang tikka’s only. Hair accessories are the most trendy thing. This summer we bring to you the coolest hair accessory we have spotted - The hair bun accessory.

Sonam Kapoor wore this to an event and hell yes! she nailed it. We have compiled a couple of variations to the hair bun accessory.

Buns are by far the most comfortable hair style most girls sport more often or not. But with great comfort comes greater difficulty in maintaining it. Strands of hair either coming out or the bun becoming all loose. These problems now have a permanent solution - The very cool hair bun accessory. Buns are the best thing to a woman either relaxing at home or outside attending formal event. 

We also found some other variations to this hair bun accessory - the hair bun clip that can be worn two ways. As a Juda Pin or has Pretty Pony Tail Clip. We love how Roma Narsinghani Jewelry has upped the game for hair accessories.

A huge shout out to all the bun lovers. Let us know, so we too can drag ideas out of your feedback.

Love, DIVO Diaries