Enjoy Hair Product Ingredients

Your hair will be as good as the care you accord to it. It is given that you need products to keep the hair looking its best all the time. The fact is that there is a wide range of products today, making it hard for many women to make the right choices. There are chemical or synthetic products and natural or organic products. If you want the best results and you are after taking care of your health as well, you should choose natural products over the chemical filled options. Organic products have all the best ingredients for beautiful strong hair.

Why go organic?

Whether you are choosing hair thickening products or styling products, organic or natural is always the better option for several reasons.

They have minerals and vitamins

Damaged and dry hair particularly needs minerals and vitamins to restore its lost glory. Organic products contain all the minerals and vitamins that the hair needs and will easily take care of damaged roots. The products utilize vegetables, juices, flowers and fruits and other natural materials that are easily absorbed by the hair, thus providing the needed nourishment from the root up. It is definitely something that will be hard to achieve with artificial ingredients.

They save you money

Because they are made using natural ingredients requiring minimal processing and additives, the organic products tend to be more affordable. Even with those that are a bit costly, you will still save money because you can trust in the results and don’t have to start taking care of adverse effects such as those that result from using artificial harsh products. The other best thing about the products is that you don’t even need specialized products. Using simple ingredients readily available in your kitchen or garden, you can make very good hair products at home for effective results. You can use fruits, herbs and plants available in your garden to boost the general health of your mane.

They have no side effects

Natural hair care products contain only natural, safe ingredients and you therefore will have no side effects as it is usually the case with artificial products. You don’t have to worry about causing more damage to the shafts when using the organic ingredients. Unlike chemical products that can lead to loss, damage, scalp burns and other harmful side effects, the organic products only work to improve your hair and skin health. The natural ingredients come with added benefits to your general health. Apart from having healthy, strong and beautiful mane, you will be boosting your health to a great extent using the organic products.

Natural hair products are friendly to the environment. This is because they do not require any chemical additions which could find their way into the environment polluting the air, water and soil. Plants are grown to make the products possible and this ends up improving the environment.

Negotiating Skills Enhancement

Negotiation skills are not only important in the business sector, they are also important in our social lives perhaps for deciding a time to meet, or where to go on a rainy day, etc. It is usually considered as a compromise to settle an argument or an issue to benefit ourselves as much as possible.

Be as creative as possible

Brainstorming, listening to outlandish proposals and opening up to unanticipated possibilities make negotiation skills more effective. If we were to respond with new ideas and do the unexpected, this would open doors to far greater gains than when we behave predictably. Creativity can make just about everyone look good.

Be conscious

Consciousness of the difference between positions and interests is among the most important negotiation skills. Great negotiators are people who can figure out why they want something – and why the other party wants their outcome – that is what looking at interest is. These interests are what lasting agreements are made of. 

Always be fair

If the party you are negotiating with feel a process is fair, they’re more likely to make real commitments. They are also less likely to walk away from the negotiations or agreement reached. To make sure there is fairness, sometimes the two teams are helped when a neutral, external authority or mediator.  

Listen actively

One of the bad negotiation skills is spending all of your listening time planning how to get back at the other party. This means when they finally stop talking, you have not heard them. It is a good negotiation skill to focus on what others say, both on their words and their underlying meaning because this will help you understand the interests upon which agreement can be based.


BATNA stands for the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement and it simply means that if you can improve things on your own, you don’t need to negotiate. However, BATNA is not your bottom line and is only a measure of the relative value of negotiating a particular issue with a particular party, or whether you can fall back on a better alternative.


Never make a commitment unless you can fulfill it – this is one of the most undervalued negotiation skills although it is important. You should note that commitment is not likely if one party feels that the process has not been fair.

Sharpening Your Presentation Skills

Regardless of the nature of our job or social standing, sooner or later we will be called upon to make a presentation of one sort or the other. To sharpen your skills, whet your audience’s appetite, and educate them, organize your presentation by keeping them in mind. To help you do just that, here are some tips to consider:

* Have an inviting opening. Greet your audience with a statement that conveys your genuine pleasure in seeing them and in being there.

* Summarize your main points. Inform your audience from the beginning about the structure of your presentation. When you do, they more likely will follow your presentation until its close. They will, consequently, be better able to follow each successive point as you develop it.

* Back your main points with examples, statistics, or facts. Caution: Be careful of overwhelming the audience by turning it into a scientific or technical presentation when presenting to a general audience.

* Design simple, yet convincing visuals that your audience can understand and interpret quickly.

* End with a strong conclusion that invites your audience to take immediate action or seek follow-up.

* Handle questions openly and honestly, admitting when you don’t have an answer, but, at the same time, promising to get back to your audience, or the individual, when you do.

Follow these tips, and I guarantee that you will see progress in your presentation skills that will lead to successful outcomes.

Remember: When you maximize your potential, everyone wins. hen you don’t, we all lose.

© Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW

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