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7 Thin and/or Fine Hair Hacks | Girl Talk Tuesday

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You know me…  I love attacking issues that others don’t really talk about.  Today, that issue is thin and/or fine hair.  If you read my birth control Girl Talk Tuesday post, then you’ll remember that I specifically talked about hair loss.  I’ve always had fine hair, but a lot of it, as my hairdressers would always tell me.  But after coming off birth control, my hair loss was a real problem.  My hair is visibly thinner around my face.  Every time I wash my hair, I lose handfuls of it.  It can be not only frustrating but embarrassing.

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thin fine hair hacks angela lanter hello gorgeous

thin fine hair hacks angela lanter hello gorgeous

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In true Angela form, I’m not going to just sit here and take it.  I’ve decided to try different hacks for hair loss and fine hair in general over the years, so I wanted to share a few of the hacks that have worked for me.

Hacks for Thin and/or Fine Hair:

  1. Include Biotin in your daily supplements.  When I was in high school, my eyelashes fell out on one eye.  Talk about cute senior photos…  I was so mortified, but there was nothing I could do, except apply false lashes daily.  After visiting the doctor, he determined that a stressful family situation was the culprit, and then suggested Biotin.  I’ve been taking this beauty B vitamin ever since.
  2. Add volume with layers.  If you have thin hair, volume can be hard to come by.  Adding layers into your haircut can create the appearance of fuller hair.
  3. Take the NIOXIN 30 Day Challenge.  I’m currently taking the NIOXIN 30 Day Challenge and sharing the results on my YouTube Channel.  I posted my first video showing the before of my hair and after 30 days of use I will be posting another video to show my results.  If you’re not familiar with NIOXIN, watch my video to learn more! You can also get a prepaid reward, with a qualifying NIOXIN purchase, here: www.NIOXINRewards.com.  Visit here to take the online consultation to find out which system is best for your hair needs.

  4. Don’t apply too many hair products.  The more products you use, the heavier your hair becomes.  The heavier your hair is, the more limp and lifeless your hair will looks.  Heavy hair will not equate voluminous looking hair.  Be smart in choosing the right types of products for your hair.

  5. Don’t be afraid to tease.  I’ve always been a teaser.  I love backcombing to add a little oomph to my hairdo.  In order to prevent damage to your hair, only backcomb in one direction and use a light hand.
  6. Invest in clip-in extensions.  If you’re in a situation where you need a quick fix (like a wedding or special event) a couple tracks of hair extensions can make a huge difference.  I don’t wear mine every day, but when I have a special event that I want my hair to look extra voluminous for, clip-in’s do the trick in a pinch.
  7. Keep your hair healthy.  If your hair already looks a little limp, then dry, brittle ends aren’t going to help the situation.  Keep up on your maintenance hair trims to keep your ends looking healthy.

What are some of your thin or fine hair hacks?  Leave a comment below and let me know!  Also, let me know if you’re taking the NIOXIN 30 Day Challenge with me!

Photography by Kara Coleen.

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9 Headache & Migraine Hacks | Girl Talk Tuesday

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One thing I’ve got plenty of experience with is headaches.  Listen, I’m not bragging about that experience…  I’m just saying that I know a thing or two about that nasty word.  And migraines?  Girl, I got you there too.  If you’ve never had a migraine, count yourself blessed. Very, very blessed.

I felt like Girl Talk Tuesday was the best time for us to tackle this topic since we talk about things like period cramps and small breasts.  A lot of times headaches and migraines are hormonal.  Other times they’re hereditary, a result of your environment or a plethora of other reasons.  If you read my birth control blog post, then you know that I went through a dark period of time when migraines literally took over my life.  I learned so much about my body and how to deal with headaches/migraines during that time.  I wanted to share the wealth with any of my sisters who also suffer.

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Headaches Migraines Hacks Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

9 Headache and Migraine Hacks:

  1. Pain Killers.  This one is a duh, I know.  But the reason it’s #1 on my list is to not wait until it’s too late to take something for the pain.  Many times I feel like I can just deal with the pain, because it’s no that bad…  Then, all of sudden, the pain takes a quick turn and I’m in severe pain.  Listen to your body.  Take a small dose to knock it out before it gets worse if you know that you have a tendency to get worse before you get better.  I personally use either Advil or Excedrin Migraine.
  2. Chug that water!  Girl, stay hydrated.  Being dehydrated can be the only reason you’re in pain, so try to stay on top of your water intake daily.
  3. Find a cool, dark place.  My migraines come with an aura, so I get about a 30 minute warning.  At the first sign of migraine (aura) I pop an Excedrin Migraine and go find a cool, dark place to lay down.  I’ve found that if I do this immediately, I sometimes only get a mild headache.  If I wait too long, then the headache comes full force.  Being in a cool, dark room relaxes your eyes and keeps you calm.
  4. Turn down the volume.  Being in the quiet will dramatically help reduce the pain sometimes.
  5. Keep an ice pack on hand.  I’ve found that an ice pack placed on the base of my head/neck area really helps manage the pain.
  6. Invest in a steamer.  When my headaches are allergy or sinus related, I find that oftentimes I’m just really dried out.  Sitting under my steamer is such a relief during a bad headache or migraine.
  7. Rinse those passages!  If you’re suffering from allergy or sinus headaches, consider doing regular nasal passages.  As my allergist put it to me, we wash our bodies every day, but we never wash our nasal passages.  Think about all the dust, dirt and pollen we breathe in on the regular.  A nasal rinse can really help to keep those allergy headaches to a minimum.
  8. Olbas oil.  I’m a big believer in homeopathic medicine.  When I can, I use Olbas oil to treat my headaches instead of popping yet another painkiller.
  9. Watch your diet.  Have you noticed that your headaches or migraines come from certain triggers?  Maybe it’s only the week before your period?  Or maybe it’s when you skip your morning cup of coffee?  For me, I know MSG is a major trigger.  Consider journaling your headaches, what you did and ate the day before, and maybe you’ll begin to see a pattern form.

What are your headache tips and tricks?  I feel like I’ve tried just about anything and everything under the sun, these are just the things I’ve found that actually work for me.  Leave a comment and let me know how you treat your headaches.  Also, if you’re noticing more headaches than normal lately, go see your doctor.

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How to Get Over a Breakup | Girl Talk Tuesday

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I’m tackling one more love topic in our special Girl Talk Tuesday series.  It’s not a happy topic.  In fact it’s a topic that most of us want to avoid at all costs…  Yet it’s something that most of us will experience at some point in our love lives…  Breakups.

If you’re like me, you’ve been through a breakup (or ten) in your life, and you have handled at least one of them all wrong.  It’s easy to let your emotions take over in these situations, I know.  But once the breakup happens, the hardest part comes…  Getting over it.

Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

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Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Girl Talk Tuesday Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Practical Tips of How to Get Over a Breakup:

  1. Allow yourself time to be sad.  I’m not talking months or years here, but I am talking about a reasonable amount of time to allow your heart to hurt.  I believe that a broken heart is some of the worst pain we humans endure.
  2. Don’t badmouth him.  While the wounds are fresh, your emotions are obviously maxed out.  This is not the time to tell anyone who will listen every bad thing he ever did…  Especially not his family or his friends.  Talk to your most trusted friends only.  Otherwise, keep the details private until you’re in a better place.
  3. Understand that each relationship is a learning experience.  It may not feel like it at first, but you learn something valuable from each relationship you’re in.  My aunt used to say that every guy I dated was a stepping stone to the right man.
  4. Focus on yourself.  After a breakup, there’s nothing you can say or do to change your ex.  The good news is that you can change yourself.  Use this time to evaluate where you are in life and work on who you want to become.
  5. Don’t Allow it to start bad habits.  Don’t allow yourself to get so depressed that you do things you normally wouldn’t do.  If you see yourself starting to pick up bad habits, check yourself before you wreck yourself.  Yes a carton of Ben & Jerry’s and a good cry will make you feel better in the moment…  Just don’t do it every single night.
  6. Put the reminders away.  Put away the photos and old shirts of his.  Don’t toss them just because you’re angry…  These are memories of a certain period of your life that you may just want to look back on one day (or not)…  But for now, find a box and pack them away, out of view.
  7. Turn off the sad songs.  Sometimes you need to wallow, I get it.  But once you’ve had your time to be sad, shut the sad music off.  Music has such a grasp on our emotions.  When I was in high school, my ex-boyfriend & my song was Brian McKnight’s “Back At One”.  When we broke up the first time, every time that song came on the radio it felt like my 15 year old heart was being ripped out of my chest.  It was a 3 minute long reminder of something that was over.  I had to learn that the second I heard that familiar tune, the station needed to be changed.
  8. Write.  Have too many emotions to deal with?  Trying writing them down.  Writing down how you feel then reading it back to yourself can sometimes be such a healing experience.

I’m a serial monogamist.  I’ve only ever been in serious relationships, so the breakups I’ve been through have been hard.  Every tough experience I went through shaped me into the woman I am today.  Remember that the pain you’re feeling, the situation you’re in, it’s all just a season.  Even when you feel like the world is crashing down around you, know that you are stronger than you realize.

If you’re going through a breakup, I understand how hurt you are.  I’ve found that in my breakups are the times that I learned to lean on God the most.  When I couldn’t see why I had to go through the hurt, He provided a comfort that I couldn’t get anywhere else.

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