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Tips for Applying Pomade on Curly Hair

So, you have a curly hair – so what? You can still achieve your preferred old school, pompadour hairstyle if you so desire.

Pomades come in a variety of hold strength – light, medium and strong hold. For styling a curly hair, you will need pomade with stronger hold because curly hair is harder to straighten.

Let’s move on to the tips for using pomade for curly hair.

  • As with all hair types, pomade works well with clean and damp hair. This is extremely important for curly hair because moisture helps to loosen the curls, for easier penetration of the pomade.
  • Using a good conditioner will help soften the hair for ease during styling.
  • Dry with a towel after washing; you don’t want your hair dripping wet, this will prevent the pomade from sticking. You don’t want to dry too much either, the hair should be a little damp, this is best.
  • Use a comb to comb the hair backwards to loosen the tangles and to create a direction for your hair. A few strokes of the comb should be enough to loosen the curls; they may come back of course but a direction of flow has been set and the hair is softer now.
  • Your pomade should be of high quality and of strong hold. Scoop a dime-sized amount and distribute evenly on your palm by rubbing both palms together. Generally better to start small then work your way up. If this is not enough  for waivy hairstyle type you can always get a best pomade for wavy hair. Apply the pomade to your hair evenly; making sure it covers all parts of your hair…or most of it. Use your fingers to run through your hair for even distribution.
  • Use a comb to achieve the styling you want. The more pomade you apply, the more hold you will achieve so if the hold is not enough, you can always add more pomade. It is always better to start small so as not to create a mess. Oil-based pomade is hard to get off hair so watch how much you apply because there will always be a small amount left in the hair till the next day.

So, it is possible after all to achieve that Elvis Presley look even with your curls. The tips listed above will guide you to doing that. With time, your hair will get used to the new direction and the pomade, making styling a lot less hard as when you were starting out.

 

Best Nursing Shoes to Save Your Feet from Pain

5b5767c6f8252e5a4326f7edc0aa097bStanding all day can result to foot pain. Wearing the right shoes can reduce the risk of such pains, allowing you focus on the patients rather than your aching foot.

Nurses often deal with foot, ankle, knee and back pains as a result of standing, running and walking constantly during shifts.

Rocker shoes

Rocker shoes have thick and round soles, they make up for lost functionality that can be caused by a stiff big toe joint. They help reduce and possibly stop the pain in the big toe or the ball of the foot. These shoes are good for anyone with ankle arthritis or bunion. Rocker shoes can alter your balance so it might take some time to get used to them.

Clogs

Clogs are the footwear of choice among nurses. They are comfortable on foot, easy to slip on and off. Although, clogs with no rubber bottom, too loose, or generally low-quality clogs not designed for heavy usage can cause foot and back aches, sores and Achilles’ tendon. If you must use clogs, then go for clogs designed for heavy usage and good heel support.

Orthopedic

Nurses who work long shifts and have foot ankle or foot conditions, orthopedic footwear should be worn daily. These are shoes designed to address a particular foot or ankle problem. These shoes generally have more padding and conform to your foot for greater comfort and support.

Running Shoes

Nurses are almost on the run all-day so running shoes would do great on their feet. Running shoes support the ankles and arches and keep the feet in a stable position.

Cross trainers are a great option for nurses with rolling ankles because they rise up higher on the ankle.

Inserts for Improved Support

Nurses with high, low or non-existent arches should invest in orthotic inserts for greater support. Orthotic inserts are great as they provide support for the arches, investing in them will be a good idea.

Socks

Wearing the good nursing shoes without socks can result to blisters if the shoes are not well padded and smelly feet. Cotton socks is not an ideal material for socks for all-day usage because it soaks up moisture. Compression socks are best because they keep circulation going as you stand for hours.

Replacement

Replacing your worn out shoes are a great way of keeping your foot in top shape. If your shoes are excessively worn, the support materials break down and result in problems for your foot. Rotating between footwears can be great also as it reduces the stress each pair has to undergo.