Sunday, 5 March 2017

Here’s a tried and tested organic solution to Hair Fall problems

Post natal side effects and aftermath of surgical processes are marked by severe hair fall for many people. This is characterized by severe depression and stress of losing natural hair.

There are many hair solutions available in the market in the form of oils, creams, serums and masks, but many are synthetic in nature, mass produced by factories. Many hair oils produced by companies don't pay heed to customers' issues. Very few address the concerns.

I’ve recently fallen for a new organic fusion hair oil available in the market by the name of Miracle Oil. It is an amalgamation of six essential oils that perform various functions and keep hair intact, free from fall.

In the last few months I had gained a lot of weight, later tried to rapidly lose all of it (majorly by starving myself). Goes without saying that it took a toll on me and the lack of nutrient intake proved disastrous. I started losing a little hair to it. My hair though dead straight, silky and brown, never had the volume I desired so it was kind of alarming. This is when I decided to give it a try. I’ve been using Miracle Oil since the last few weeks (twice a week) and I have to admit that I’ve seen quite a difference in my hair volume. I feel them stronger and whenever I brush, I hardly lose a bunch of strands. Great, no?

Miracle Oil is a mix of Lavender Oil, Almond Oil, and Coconut Oil with a bunch of secret ingredients (of course). Through my research I learnt that Lavender Oil helps soothe hair scalp through its moisturizing properties and works well with dandruff. It relieves headaches and pains and adds a natural fragrance to the oil. Almond oil has quite a few therapeutic properties too. It is optimal for hair loss and damage repairs. Coconut oil is best known for penetrating hair follicles, fostering growth and strength. After reading up all that, I was like ‘no wonder this oil works’.

Look below for yourself.

This would be me flaunting my gorgeous hair ;) I plan to continue using the oil, decreasing the frequency though to once a week (over the weekends) so to keep the luster and volume. You might want to give it a try.

Here’s the link of the Facebook page from where you can order Miracle Oil, just in case. Happy massaging! :)

Literature and Fiction have no Creative, Moral, or National Boundaries, proves #KhiLF, its panelists and authors

Every year, the Karachi Literature Festival is organized and celebrated with great zest. Many of us experience a literary extravaganza over the weekend it is spread over. Over the years, the concepts and themes picked have become redundant, yet some bits of the festival never fail to surprise.

Each successive year, Karachi Literature brings together literary figures, authors, publishers, journalists, artists, columnists, poets etc. under one roof, looking beyond national and cultural boundaries. Last year, Nandita Das, the Indian film actor and director marked presence at the Karachi Literature Festival and Laxmi Tripathi, Transgender Rights Activist’s attendance at the premises made waves. But people have been complaining about the dearth of international authors time and again.

This year, on the 8th edition of KLF, some inspiration that I got was from Piyush Jha, a Crime Fiction writer who has quite a few books published under his name. Well known for his critically acclaimed best sellers Raakshas and Mumbaistan, I got all pumped up knowing he was going to bless Karachi with his presence. A panelist for the discussion ‘Murder, They Wrote’, he said some things, making me consider crime writing myself.

I’ve always been into crime fiction. Sherlock Holmes has been an all-time favorite and Sherlock, the TV series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch has caught my attention. Recently I’ve fallen in love with Shameless (US version), and all this fascination is for the classic amalgamation of crime fiction and drama. After this session at Karachi Literature Festival, I’m exploring crime fiction as my goodreads.

A few pointers that Piyush and other panelists Omar Shahid and SS Mousoof touched about Crime Fiction, answering important questions are critical for any emerging writer in the genre. They said female have largely been ignored as protagonists in crime scenes when they can play pivotal roles in setting up the stage. Part of the reason why these writers didn’t have female leads was because they themselves wouldn’t have been able to do justice to the character as men. As offensive as it sounded at the moment, I believe females have a penchant for drama and scheming and I might want to revolve my first criminal story around a strong female character.

While answering whether crime writers have any social responsibility, the authors said portraying the complexities of mental illness is challenging. Trying to keep a balance is the key in crime fiction, so the reader empathizes with the character but does not necessarily like him/her. So, Social Responsibility is something that a journalist might want to keep into consideration but authors have no such responsibility. Fiction is fiction after all, and has no creative or moral boundaries.

I have developed a huge fascination for this genre, as evident. You might see a book or two by me in Crime Fiction in the near future. Amen to that! :D