PIERCINGS are very popular and thousands of people are fans of this method of body modification.
But what is a daith ear piercing and can it really help to ease migraines? Here’s the lowdown.
Alamy The daith piercing is inside the ear
What is a daith piercing and does it hurt to have done?
The daith piercing is a piercing through the inner most cartilage of the ear – which means it can be a little more uncomfortable than a lobe piercing to have done.
Once healed, the most popular jewellery worn in a daith piercing is a ring.
Fakir Musafar, founder of Body Play magazine, said of the piercing: “A true daith must be done in such a way that the bottom part of the ring appears to come directly out of the ear canal.
“If one can see both the entrance and exit hole of the ring, it is not a true daith.
Getty – Contributor Some people believe that the piercing can ease migraines
“The technique for this piercing is quite advanced and requires a specifically curved needle.”
How long does a daith piercing take to heal and can it cure migraines?
The daith piercing takes around three to six months, on average, to completely heal.
Some who suffer from migraines and had the piercing have claimed that the procedure has helped ease their migraines.
This could be because the area of the piercing focuses on an acupuncture pressure point – which some believe may relieve the severity of migraines and headaches.
However, currently there is no medical evidence to back up the theory,
According to the Cleveland Clinic, daith piercings are a “highly unconventional remedy” for migraines.
The clinic adds that there is “no medical research that supports this theory” and that the only relief people are experiencing is due to a “temporary placebo effect”.
This is the unique perfume Meghan Markle might wear on her wedding day
THE Queen’s perfumer has created a bespoke fragrance for Meghan Markle to wear on her wedding day. Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume, which is inspired…
THE Queen’s perfumer has created a bespoke fragrance for Meghan Markle to wear on her wedding day.
Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume, which is inspired by hot, summer days in the Med.
Getty – Contributor The Queen’s perfumer has created a wedding scent for Meghan Markle
On the British brand’s website, they describe the fragrance as a “citrus marine eau de parfum that evokes the warmth of a Mediterranean sea breeze, sunshine and clear shimmering water”.
Floris is the only perfumer to have a royal warrant from Her Majesty, one it has held since 1820.
While the one-of-a-kind perfume has been submitted to Kensington Palace, it is not yet confirmed what scent Prince Harry’s fiancee, 36, will wear down the aisle in May.
Amalia Robles, the manager of Floris’s Jermyn Street store in London, told People that the fragrance designed for Meghan is based on the brand’s Bergamotto di Positano perfume.
Floris Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume
Bergamotto di Positano has notes of wood, spice and mandarin, as well as bergamot, orange blossom and green tea.
The perfume costs £120 for a 100ml bottle, but the perfumer’s bespoke design service costs up to £4,500.
Floris London was founded in 1730 by Juan Floris. The luxury perfumer has created fragrances for Queen Victoria, King George VI, Winston Churchill and James Bond author Ian Fleming.
The Floris perfume created for Meghan will be not be put on sale, but will remain in the perfumer’s private collection.
Getty Images – Getty The Duchess of Cambridge wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum on her big day
They create a new perfume for every major royal event, as well as sending Queen Elizabeth a new perfumer for her birthday every year. Her favourite scent is roses.
Speaking to the Express before her romance with Harry emerged, Meghan said: “Fragrance is my favourite thing – so much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home.
What perfumes have royal brides worn on their wedding day?
- The Queen – White Rose by Floris
- The Duchess of Cambridge – White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum
- Princess Diana – Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris
Shoppers go wild for No7’s new anti-ageing serum that claims to reduce wrinkles in 14 DAYS… and there are 17,000 people on the waiting list
NO7 is launching a new serum that has racked up a waiting list of 17,000 shoppers thanks to its wrinkle-busting properties. The skincare brand will release its new No7 Laboratories Line Correcting …
NO7 is launching a new serum that has racked up a waiting list of 17,000 shoppers thanks to its wrinkle-busting properties.
The skincare brand will release its new No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum, dubbed the Avenger, on Wednesday and fans can’t wait to get their hands on it.
There’s currently 17,000 people on the waiting list for No7’s new Line Correcting Booster Serum
The 15ml tube costs £38 to buy and is designed to be applied directly to wrinkles instead of the whole face.
In tests, women who used the serum for 14 nights experienced a reduction in the appearance of lines around their eyes, lips and on their foreheads.
In addition to this, they also saw visible improvement between the brows, in their crow’s feet (outer corner of their eyes) and in their nasolabial fold (corners of their mouth).
The winning formula is said to be thanks to anti-ageing agent Matrixyl 3000 Plus, which helps elastin production and boosts collagen.
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum, £38, Boots
The Line Correcting Booster Serum is said to reduce the appearance of lines around the eyes, lips and forehead in just two weeks
And good news for those considering Botox, 72.8 per cent of women in trials said they would be less likely to get the injections following using the serum.
A staggering 80 per cent said the serum gave them better results than they had deemed possible from skincare alone.
The waiting list for the serum is now closed, but you can buy the serum online and in stores from Wednesday April 11.
You can get your hands on the serum online and in stores from Wednesday April 11 News Group Newspapers Ltd Women queued for hours when No7’s Protect & Perfect serum was released 11 years ago
How often should you wash your hair and is it bad to shampoo it once a day? Hair myths and best tips explained
FOR many, washing our hair is a total chore – but equally, no one likes walking around with dirty hair. So how often should you wash your hair and, if you want to do it everyday, does it do l…
FOR many, washing our hair is a total chore – but equally, no one likes walking around with dirty hair.
So how often should you wash your hair and, if you want to do it everyday, does it do long-term damage? Here’s the lowdown.
Getty – Contributor Washing our hair can be a total chore – but no one likes walking around with dirty hair
How often should you wash your hair?
How often you wash your hair each week all depends on your hair type and lifestyle.
However, there are a few helpful hints and tricks for washing your locks the optimum amount – and the less you wash your hair, the less you will have to in the long run.
As a general rule, if your hair is dry, you should wash your hair a maximum of twice per week, while oilier hair can be washed more frequently – as and when needed.
And when it comes to washing, try not to shampoo the ends of your hair, just let the shampoo rinse through them to prevent extra drying.
Getty – Contributor Generally, long hair needs less washes – as it takes longer to get oily
If you have long flowing locks, you need less washing as the oil will take longer to reach the ends – if the hair looks flat at the roots, use a dry shampoo.
Dyed hair is likely to be drier and therefore should need less washing.
Some types of curly or Afro hair can be left longer between washes – usually a week.
And, celebrity stylist Shah Karegar recently revealed that brunettes should not wash their hair more than twice a week or they will lose their shine.
Is it bad to shampoo it every day?
Washing your hair everyday is routine for some – but it can sometimes be too often.
Justin Anderson, a celebrity hairstylist, told Byrdie: “Overwashing your hair – which means every day or more – will dry out your hair, not only because you are stripping the hair of its natural oils, but also because you will probably end up using heat on the hair more often as well.”
Previously, we revealed how another stylist was also against an every day hair wash.
According to stylist Scott Miller of Bauhuas salons, just one wash a week could be enough for some of us.
He said washing every day, as many of us do, is overkill as your hair is not dirty and overwashing will stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, making it more greasy.
He told Wales Online: “Unless you’ve been working really hard at the gym or have been on a building site and it’s covered in dust – you don’t need to wash your hair every day.
“There’s a big #nopoo movement at the moment, with people boasting about going weeks without shampooing, but for most of us, cutting out one or two washes will make a big difference.”
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