Mens Health

Hair Illusion Review: Does it Work?

hair-illusionWhat is it?

Hair Illusion is a non-synthetic hair fiber brand said to look completely natural. It’s made up of real human hairs that helps improve the appearance of either thin hair or balding heads.

Similar to other hair fiber brands it does not regrow hair, but it is made to help provide a cosmetically pleasing experience. Both men and women can use Hair Illusion with both curly, straight, or in between hairstyles able to use it. Unlike many other hair fiber products this one can be used on completely bald heads, it does not require any existing hair to cling unto. It’s currently available in 8 different colors:

  • Jet black and black.
  • Dark brown, brown, and light brown.
  • Light blond, blond, and auburn.

It’s advised to choose a color similar to one’s roots. It can also be applied without the need for professional hair stylists. It’s estimated that the time it takes to apply it is roughly 1 to 5 minutes.

The stated benefits of Hair Illusion can be summed up as:

  • Won’t block any hair follicles. People performing hair replacement therapy can use this safety without any stalling in regrowth.
  • All natural and safe to use. It is not considered a topical cosmetic due to its natural hairs.
  • Free of any kinds of dyes.
  • Unlike other hair fiber brands, it’s made up of real human hair.

In applying it it’s advised to mist a light layer of the company’s sold separately fiber hold spray. After this point one lets it sit for 30 to 45 seconds. After applying the Hair Illusion it’s recommended to spritz more of the fiber holding spray in short bursts. To maximize results it’s advised to repeat these steps from 2 to 3 times. (more…)

DermMatch Review: Does it Work?

dermmatchWhat is it?

DermMatch is a hair concealer product that is made for both men and women. It can create the appearance of hair and it’s suited for people of all hair colors, skin colors, styles, and ages.
It is said to be much better than hair fiber sprays or any other form of concealer. The websites states that it can stay on and appear thicker with a neat look for every stand of hair. You can also brush it, sweat, and swim without it being affected in any way. It’s made up of a powder that is intended to be safe and healthy to use, due to it being all natural. The following 8 different colors are offered:

  • White and silver grey.
  • Platinum blond
  • Red, light brown, medium brown, and dark brown.
  • Black.

These colors can also be blended to make unique color combinations.

It’s intended to be rubbed on directly into the scalp and brushed. Applicators are also advised to further shape the product. There is no hair regrowth possible; however it won’t also delay regrowth if one is using any products to regain hair. There is no blocking of hair follicles and instead is meant to rest gently on the skin of the scalp.

DermMatch is unique to any other kinds of hair concealers as it can be used even while swimming. No other hair fiber brands or concealers offer this much protection against moisture. It’s intended to be kept on until one shampoos their hair. (more…)

Top 25 Diets of 2016: Reader’s Choice

It’s here!!!

We are halfway through 2016, and nearing closer to the summer months day by day.  To help you navigate the endless diets out there, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to our top 25 diets as determined by you, our faithful readers.

From pills to Paleo, to counting points to cabbage soup, see what hot diets every one is talking about this year!

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Play Your Way to a Summer Body Without Losing Intensity

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As you roll out of bed, you are met by the warm sunshine of spring. Finally! After months of oppressing rain and cold, warm weather is finally here.

So what to do first? I know! How about we go and sit in the dark, dingy gym to work on our summer bodies we have all procrastinated on.

Sike! Walking on a treadmill while peering out of the gym windows at the blooming flowers and chirping birds is right next to jumping off a cliff on my list of things I would like to do with my time.  However, something must be done about the several mugs of hot cocoa and cookies being used as insulation to keep warm during the winter months. Very strategic. But, now it is time to unveil the holy beach bod and it appears the only choice we have is to drag ourselves into the gym if we want to get a workout intense enough worthy of a bikini ready booty.

What’s that, you say? Tight and toned without a dumbbell? That’s right. Those extra few pounds may just be enough resistance to build a bit of muscle. Now, let’s go to the park for a full body workout!

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Resistance Training is Best Defense Against Type 2 Diabetes

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According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, engaging in some form of physical activity every day may serve as the most effective way to lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, as well as the most important step in managing the disease in those that have already been diagnosed.

A 2014 study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 12.3% of U.S. adults have diabetes, most of whom are Type 2. Type 2 diabetes is recognized as elevated levels of blood glucose due to reduced insulin sensitivity resulting from a poor diet with excess carbohydrates and a lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes can cause nerve damage, blindness, heart attack and stroke, among many other issues.

“With Type 2 diabetes, your body can no longer make or use insulin, the hormone which helps the body regulate glucose levels,” Dr. Sheri Colberg, a professor of human movement sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., specializing in exercise as it relates to diabetes told the WSJ.

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Day After Super Bowl Biggest Diet Decision Day for Men

Chips, football and Six Pack of Beer and TV

According to an online US survey, 1 in 4 football fans claim to have gained an average of 10 pounds during football season.

The survey, conducted on behalf of Nutrisystem by Harris Interactive, found that out of 1,283 American football fans polled in early January 2013, 25 percent reported that they gained weight during the football season. For those that reported weight gain, the average was 10 pounds, while 16 percent admitted they gained 20 pounds or more.

Here’s another shocker: According to the USDA, the Super Bowl is the second largest food consumption day behind Thanksgiving. Americans will eat 30 million pounds of snacks, with the average football fan consuming 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat, reports The Calorie Control Council. And that’s just from snacking- it doesn’t even take into to account all the alcohol and calorie-laden beverages that are also consumed.

This weight gain can be made even worse if you’re a fan of the losing team. According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, fans of the losing team tend to load up on saturated fats and sugars the Monday after the big game, whereas fans of the winning team opt for healthier foods.

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Kim Kardashian Using Atkins 40 to Drop Baby Weight Again

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian recently gave birth to a baby boy and has resumed her role as Atkins ambassador to lose the 40 pounds she gained during her pregnancy. Kim followed the controversial diet after her first pregnancy, and said she had such great results, she’s doing it again.

We spoke with Colette Heimowitz, vice president of nutrition and education at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. who is working with Kim directly to shed the baby weight this time around.

Heimowitz told DietinReview.com Kim will be following the Atkins 40 program, an extension of Atkins 20, which is the same high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, but gives people more flexibility in the foods they eat and a few more grams of carbs to work with while still promoting weight loss.

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4 Bio-Hacks to Lose Weight and Get More Sleep

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By Janis Hauser, Weight Loss Coach for Personal Trainer Food

Sleep. Everyone needs more of it.

Fat. Everyone wants less of it.

It turns out that what you eat strongly influences how you sleep…and how you sleep affects your waistline.

Did you know that getting less than seven hours of sleep per night is a risk factor for obesity?

Here are four easy bio-hacks that will help you get more sleep AND lose weight at the same time.

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Nutrisystem’s New Turbo10 Delivers More Variety and Faster Weight Loss

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Nutrisystem, one of the most well-known meal delivery diet programs in the world, has a new look for 2016, bringing you more variety in your food options and quicker results with it’s all new Turbo10.

In January 2016, Nutrisystem launched Turbo10, a clinically tested program that delivers up to a 10 pound weight loss and an overall reduction of five inches from your body in just the first month.

In a clinical study sponsored by Nutrisystem, those who followed Turbo10 lost 3 times more weight, 3 times more total body inches and 3 times more body fat in the first month compared to those who followed their own, do-it-yourself (DIY) weight loss plan. In addition to the weight loss, participants on Turbo 10 also significantly reduced their systolic blood pressure after the first month.

What’s so different about Turbo10?

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What to Expect from the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

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You can’t drive down the highway these days without seeing at least one car with some version of  an “Ask me about AdvoCare!” window decal proudly displayed on it. But if you want to know more about this diet before dialing a random number scrawled across a back windshield, read on.

AdvoCare’s 24-Day Challenge is a comprehensive supplement and nutrition program designed to give your body the jump start it needs to help you reach whatever your goals may be, from weight loss to weight management, to increased energy, or to see an improvement in your overall health and wellness.

The 24-Day Challenge is split into 2 phases, The Cleanse Phase and The Max Phase, where challengers consume specific daily supplements at specific times, while preparing their own well-balanced, nutritious meals of their choice. The 24-Day Challenge products can be purchased individually, or as a bundle, which includes one box of meal replacement shakes, two boxes of natural energy drink packets, one bottle of omega vitamins, and the supplements for each phase of the challenge, which are available in three different formulas depending on personal preference and needs.

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