Saturday, 30 June 2018

3 Reasons to use a Bamboo Bristle Brush

At Divo, hair is by far the most interesting and engaging conversation we have for most part of the year.

Today we are sharing with you that we expertise in, Brushes. In this post we tell you 3 advantages of a wooden bristle brush over a plastic one.

1. Reduces the Dryness:
Natural wooden bristles help to naturally condition your hair, unlike the plastic brushes that boost dryness of the scalp, resulting in an itchy scalp with heavy dandruff. A wooden comb evenly distributes your hair’s natural oils and avoiding a dry scalp.

2. Maintain the health of your hair:
Blood circulation and combing are vital to maintain a healthy hair. Wooden bristles are gentle and durable. Since they are wide, they are less likely to break the hair when combing. Therefore a joy! The more you comb, the better the circulation thus bringing lovely nutrients to the hair follicles and helping you maintain healthy locks.

3. Less Hair fall:
The right brush along with right products helps you a whole lot in low hair fall. Wooden bristles are often gentle to your hair and follicles. Therefore less tangled hair and a lot less damage to your hair and therefore less hair fall.

DIVO Asanti Cushion Brush

It’s the small things that count. Make these small changes to your daily routine and see how you are able to maintain healthy, beautiful and envious locks with minimum effort.

Love to hear if you have an interesting thought to share.

Love
Divo Diaries.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

5 Blow Drying Mistakes

Whether you’re rushing to dry your locks or taking the time to create a sleek blow dry, we’re all prone to making a few mistakes, meaning we aren’t getting the full potential of our hair. Follow these 5 simple tips to avoid and improve your blow drying skills! 

Mistake # 1: Not using products.
Hair products are the best way to ensure your hair stays protected during styling. Not only do they protect the hair from damage but they also help to optimize the performance of hot tools, which means you get healthier hair and a better overall style. We at DIVO Diaries suggest use of gel or a hair serum before blow drying. It will provide heat protection and always guarantees a smooth, shiny finish!


Mistake # 2: Your hair's too wet.
Hair that is too wet will take forever to dry and style. If you’re planning to properly air-dry and avoid tangled hair, dab your hair with a towel for a smooth and absorbent approach, then gently squeeze out the moisture so that your hair is no longer dripping wet. We recommend drying the hair off to around 80% before using a brush to begin styling the hair.



Mistake # 3: Blow dry at one go.
Many people make the mistake of trying to dry and style large amounts of hair in one go. Take a moment to section your hair, even if you only divide your hair into two sections. You can choose ear to ear, separating the top from the bottom. This will make your hair easier to blow dry for a more even result and ensure the back and underneath is dry. Be sure every section is completely dry before moving onto the next one to protect your hair from frizz and fuzziness.


Mistake # 4: Not using the Right brush.
Using the right brush is by far the most important aspect to achieve the desired result. Use a small-medium round brush to achieve bounce and a medium-large sized round brush for smooth and sleek. Extend your arm up and out when you're drying the root area to add volume and body then let your arm fall once you've reached the ends of your hair with the brush.

DIVO Professional Thermal Brush II

Mistake # 5: You are not using the heat protector.
Using a heat protector is a must! It doesn’t matter if your hair is strong and healthy, this step you must not skip. If you use a heat protector you will achieve better results and a better-styled hair. And of course, it will protect your hair from heat damaging. Your hair will look better and keep the healthiness so think of this step as a crucial thing of blow-drying!



Let us know what you think or have something that has worked well for you. We would love to hear from you!

Stay Lovely!
Divo Diaries

Saturday, 16 June 2018

DIY Lip Balm

Caring and nourishing your lips with a lip balm, softens as well as adds shine. Applying a lip balm should invariably an everyday routine. Lip balm’s can well be made at home. Let’s have a look at what to start with;
  • A small tin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon of raw honey

Once you have everything together, here’s how you make the lip balm:

Start with mixing together the coconut oil, beeswax pellets, and almond oil. Next, microwave or heat the mixture on the gas for about 1-2 minutes.

Once the mixture is heated up, remove it from the gas and immediately add 15-20 drops of your essential oil. Now pour the mixture in the container tin. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, until solid. We like to let ours cool for at least 45minutes to be on the safe side.

Once it’s solid, it is all pretty and ready to use. You can experiment with a variety of lip balms.


Let us know if you have ever tried making a lip balm at home before or any other cool DIY’s ideas in the comments below.

Love,
Divo Diaries

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Save your Hair from Tangling

Hair texture, frequency of brushing, as well as the healthiness of the hair can all contribute to the reasons why your hair is tangling a lot. People with dry and damaged, curly hair or sleeping with your hair open, are prone to tangling a lot more.

However, there is some good news! You can follow certain routines to minimize tangling and the damage that comes from detangling it. Here are our favourite tips on how you can do that.

Routine 1: Oil your hair
One of the favourite natural hair treatments is Pure Coconut Oil. Leave it in for 30 minutes before your shower or overnight, wash it out with shampoo and enjoy gloriously smooth and silky, hydrated hair sans any tangling.


Routine 2: Condition your hair

Never, ever skip on conditioner. Conditioning the hair after shampooing will restore help moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle. Wash your hair with normal tap water than using hot water.


Routine 3: Use a wide tooth comb

Using a wide tooth comb will not only remove the tangles more efficiently, but you will also protect your hair from being torn and damaged. Patiently, start at the bottom of the knot, work your way up until it is combed out completely.



Routine 4: Brush Daily

Brush your hair 2-3 times a day using a soft bristle brush, especially before a shower and before sleeping. This could avoid tangling!


Routine 5: Care while Sleeping
We recommend you to tie your hair up in a loose bun to avoid the friction against the pillow when you toss and turn, tangling and damaging the loose hair.

Let us know if these help you! 

Love,
DIVO Diaries 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

3 “Get me Gorgeous” food to eat or apply for Glowing Skin and Shiny Hair

You are what you eat!

The food that we eat matters and eating right will keep us living, feeling, and yes, looking good!

It’s the subtle difference between shiny, healthy hair and hair that is dry and dull, or between skin with a natural glow, and skin that is pale. Sometimes it’s just a feeling you get when you look at someone and they look beautiful, because they look healthy.

While everyone is different, fortunately there are a few basic guidelines to follow when it comes to picking the right food to eat or apply for your hair and skin. Read on as we pick 3 food for achieving clear, soft, supple, glowing skin and give you the ins and outs of exactly why we picked them.

Almonds
Almonds are packed with essential fatty acids, fibres and protein. They are rich in Vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals such as zinc and potassium. It has pro-biotic properties that help maintain a healthy digestive system. It improves your haemoglobin and promotes blood circulation. Snack on a handful of almonds daily.

Almond oil when applied warm is helpful in treating dandruff and hair loss. It is often applied to dried and washed hair to add a significant sheen plus a protective layer to it, making your hair more manageable and tangle free.

Soak almonds for 6-8 hours in water or milk then crush it into a fine paste. Scrub this paste on the skin for 5-10 minutes gently. This will remove dead skin and dirt off your face leaving a radiant and glowing skin.


Avocados

Ever seen shampoos or facial masks using avocados? There’s a reason for that. Avocados contain good amounts of vitamins A, D and E and omega-9 fatty acids ‘one of the building blocks of healthy skin ‘ which is highly concentrated in the oil not only helps lower bad cholesterol levels, but also reduce the appearance of aging in skin. Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate. All of these nutrients help to even out skin tone over time when added to your diet regularly. Avocados are the most definitely on the priority “get gorgeous” food list.



Walnuts

Walnuts are a good source of potassium, omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Regular application of walnut oil keeps the scalp moisturized and hydrated, thus keeping medical conditions such as dermatitis at bay. They also protect your hair from sun damage and keep it lustrous. All these ingredients strengthen the hair follicles leaving it healthier with glowing hair.

Walnut benefits in fighting the free radical induced due to stress. Walnuts are good for the skin as they are packed with vitamin B. Vitamin B is an excellent stress and mood manager. The presence of the vitamin B together with Vitamin E, act as a natural antioxidant. Oil extracted from the walnuts is known to ease puffiness and relax eyes, retaining its glow and colour. The regular application of warm walnut oil is known to lighten the dark circles.


These are our top three ingredients for glowing skin and healthy hair. Let us know if these work for you or if you follow something else.

Love,
DIVO Diaries

Friday, 25 May 2018

3 Shades of Kangana at Cannes 2018

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is sparkling with glamour and the dazzle of celebs. And like every year, our Bollywood celebrities have been gracing the red carpet in their haute couture dresses. The French Riviera has witnessed the entire spectrum of glitz and stylish dames that have made a super lasting impression at Cannes.

This year we were in love with Kangana’s on point style quotient. She totally rocked her debut at Cannes with a don't care attitude. She pulled off three completely different hairstyles which we are a fan off.

Shade 1: Kangana started this year’s event in a black sequined saree by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. She donned a retro-styled hair and makeup with a sparkling choker necklace with embedded diamonds, emeralds and pearls from the designer’s collection, she looked drop dead gorgeous. 



Shade 2: The second look of Kangana we were head over heels was her chic menswear-inspired jacket, bra and trousers from Trussardi with a messy side swept hair and those dark lips, added to the sassiness she carries effortlessly.


Shade3: This is indeed our favourite, Kangana adorned an embroidered catsuit Nedo By Nedret Taciroglu to the Cannes red carpet. Her slender frame, smoky eyes and messy curly hair completed her ensemble. A perfect mix of sensuality with the drama of the design, she was a certain game changer at the red carpet and an eye candy to fashion lovers world over.


We at Divo Diaries, loved these 3 shaded of Kangana. Let us know who you loved the most this year.

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DivoDiaries!

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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Divo Diaries