Hair | Its Structure, Function, Growth, Beauty, Management – The Vintage Woman

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Hair | Its Structure, Function, Growth, Beauty, Management – The Vintage Woman.

The hair is not only invaluable as a protective covering of the head, but it gives a finish and imparts unequalled grace to the features which it surrounds. Sculptors and painters have bestowed on its representation their highest skill and care, and its description and praises have been sung in the sweetest lays by the poets of all ages.

Whether in flowing ringlets, chaste and simple bands, or graceful braids artistically disposed, it is equally charming, and clothes with fascination even the simplest forms of beauty. O wondrous, wondrous, is her hair!A braided wealth of golden brown,That drops on neck and temples bare.

If there is one point more than another on which the tastes of mankind appear to agree, it is that rich, luxuriant, flowing hair is not merely beautiful in itself, but an important, nay, an essential, auxiliary to the highest development of the personal charms.

Among all the refined nations of antiquity, as in all time since, the care, arrangement and decoration of the hair formed a prominent and generally leading portion of their toilet. The ancient Egyptians and Assyrians, and other Eastern nations, bestowed on it the most elaborate attention.

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The ancient Jews, like their modern descendants, were noted for the luxuriance and richness of their hair and the care which they devoted to it. Glossy flowing black hair is represented to have been the glory of the ancient Jewess, and in her person to have exhibited charms of the most imposing character; whilst the chasteness of its arrangement was only equalled by its almost magic beauty.

Nor was this luxuriance, and this attention to the hair, confined to the gentler sex, for among the pagan Orientals the hair and beards of the males were not less sedulously attended to. Among the males of Judah and Israel, long flowing ringlets appear to have been regarded as highly desirable and attractive.

The reputed beauty and the prodigious length and weight of the hair of Absalom, the son of David, as recorded in the sacred text, would be sufficient to startle the most enthusiastic modern dandy that cultivates the crinal ornament of his person. Solomon the Wise, another son of David, conceived the beauty of hair sufficiently dignified to express figuratively the graces of the Church.

The hair, though devoid of sensibility and unsusceptible of expression under the influence of the will and the ordinary mental feelings, like the mobile portions of the face, and though it may be popularly regarded rather in the light of a parasitic growth than as an essential portion of the body, is capable of being affected by the stronger emotions and passions, and even of aiding their expression in the features.

Who is there that, at some period or other of his life, if only in childhood, in a moment of sudden terror or horror, has not experienced the sensation popularly described as “the hair standing on end?” Or who is there that, at some time or other, has not witnessed the partial erection of the hair in children or females under like violent emotions, or seen the representation of it in sculptures or paintings?

Those passions, so aptly styled by Gray the “vultures of the mind,” frequently affect with wonderful rapidity the health of both the body and the mind, which wreck the hair soon sympathizes with and shares. Instances are recorded in which violent grief in a few weeks has blanched the hair and anticipated the effects of age; and others in which intense terror or horror has affected the same with even greater celerity, the change having occurred in a few days or even in a few hours.

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Besides daily attention to the hair, something else is necessary to insure its cleanliness and beauty and the perfect health of the skin of the head from which it springs. For this purpose the head should be occasionally well washed with soap and water, an abundance of water being used and great care being subsequently taken to thoroughly rinse out the whole of the soap with the water in which the head has been washed.

The water may be either tepid or cold, according to the feelings or habit of the person; and if the head or hair be very scurfy or dirty, or hard water be used, a few grains of soda (not potash or pearlash) may be advantageously added to the water. This will increase its detersive qualities.

After the hair has been washed, which should be done quickly, though thoroughly, it should be freed as much as possible by pressure with the hands and then wiped with a soft, thick towel, which should be done with care, to avoid entangling it. After laying it straight, first with the coarse end of the dressing comb and then with the finer portion, it may be finally dressed.

In ordinary cases once every two or three weeks is often enough to wash the hair and head. The extreme length of ladies’ hair will sometimes render the process of washing it very troublesome and inconvenient. In such cases the patient and assiduous use of a clean, good hairbrush, followed by washing the partings and the crown of the head with soap and water, may be substituted.

The occasional washing of the head is absolutely necessary to preserve the health of the scalp and the luxuriance and beauty of the hair when much oil, pomatum or other greasy substance is used in dressing it.

Medical writers have frequently pointed out the ill effects of the free or excessive use of oily or greasy articles for the hair; but their warnings appear to be unheeded by the mass of mankind. Some object to their use altogether. There are, however, exceptions to every rule, and some of these exceptions are noticed elsewhere in this volume. The ill effects referred to chiefly occur from their being used when not required, and in excess, and are aggravated by the neglect of thorough cleanliness.

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To improve the growth and luxuriance of the hair, when languid or defective, the only natural and perfectly safe method that can be adopted is to promote the healthy action of the scalp by increasing the vigor of the circulation of the blood through its minute channels.

For this purpose nothing is so simple and effective as gentle excitation of the skin by frequent continued friction with the hairbrush, which has the convenience of ease of application and inexpensiveness. The same object may be further promoted by the application of any simple cosmetic wash or other preparation that will gently excite or stimulate the skin or exercise a tonic action on it without clogging its pores.

Strong rosemary water or rosemary tea, and a weak solution of the essential oil of either rosemary or garden thyme, are popular articles of this kind. They may be rendered more stimulating by the addition of a little ammonia or a little spirit, or both of them. The skin of the head should be moistened with these on each occasion of dressing the hair, and their diffusion and action promoted by the use of a clean hairbrush.

Aromatized water, to which a very little tincture or vinegar of cantharides (preferably the former) has been added, may also be used in the same way, and is in high repute for the purpose. When the skin is pale, lax, and wrinkled, astringent washes may be used. Strong black tea is a convenient and excellent application of this kind.

When the skin and hair are dry, and the latter also stiff and untractable, a little glycerine is an appropriate addition to each of the preceding washes or lotions. The occasional use of a little bland oil, strongly scented with oil of rosemary or of origanum, or with both of them, or with oil of mace, or very slightly tinctured with cantharides, is also generally very serviceable when there is poorness and dryness of the hair.

When the hair is unnaturally greasy and lax (a defect that seldom occurs), the use of the astringent washes just referred to, or of a little simple oil slightly scented with the essential oil of bitter almonds, will tend to remove or lessen it.

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All the articles named above promote the glossiness and waviness of the hair, and are also among the simplest, safest, and best applications that can be employed when the hair is weak and begins to fall off.

To impart some degree of curliness or waviness to the hair when it is naturally straight, and to render it more retentive of the curl imparted to it by papers or by other modes of dressing it, various methods are often adopted and different cosmetics employed.

The first object appears to be promoted by keeping the hair for a time in a state intermediate between perfect dryness and humidity, from which different parts of its structure, being unequally affected in this respect, will acquire different degrees of relaxation and rigidity, and thus have a tendency to assume a wavy or slightly curly form, provided the hair be left loose enough to allow it.

For this purpose nothing is better than washing the hair with soap and water, to which a few grains of salt of tartar (carbonate of potash) have been added; or it may be slightly moistened with any of the hair washes mentioned in the last paragraph, in each half-pint of which a few grains of the carbonate (say ten or twelve), or a teaspoonful [of glycerine, has been dissolved.

The moistened hair, after the application of the brush, should be finally loosely adjusted as desired with the dressing-comb. The effect occurs as the hair dries. When oils are preferable to hair washes, those strongly scented with the oil of rosemary, to which a few drops of oil of thyme or origanum may be added, appear to be the most useful.

To cause the hair to retain the position given to it in dressing it, various methods and cosmetics are commonly employed. When the arrangement is a natural one and the hair healthy and tractable, the free use of the hairbrush will usually be sufficient for the purpose. When this is insufficient, the application of a few drops of oil, or, better still, moistening the hair with a little simple water, will effect the object satisfactorily.

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In very elaborate and unnatural styles of dressing the hair, and to cause it to remain in curl or to retain its position during dancing, or violent exercise, bandoline and cosmetique or hard pomatum are the articles commonly employed in fashionable life.

Mild ale or porter has a similar effect, and is often substituted for the preceding expensive cosmetics. The frequent use of any of these articles is objectionable, as they clog up the pores of the skin and shield both it and the hair from the genial action of the atmosphere, which is essential to their healthy vigor.

They should, hence, be subsequently removed by carefully washing the head with a little soap and tepid water. Their use may be tolerated in dressing for the ballroom, but on no other occasion. Simple water skillfully employed, as noticed elsewhere, is the best and safest mixture, and under ordinary circumstances is amply sufficient for the purpose.

The practice of artificially changing the color of the hair, and particularly of dyeing it, has descended to us from remote antiquity, and though not so common in Western Europe as formerly, is still far from infrequent at the present day.

This might be inferred from the multitude of nostrums for the purpose continually advertised in the newspapers, and from the number of persons who announce themselves as practicing the art, even though the keen and experienced eye did not frequently detect instances of it, as it now does, in the hair and beards of those we see around us.

The recent rage after light auburn or reddish hair in fashionable life has, unfortunately, greatly multiplied these instances. The consideration of the subject, however, in its ethical relations does not come within the province of the present work, and I shall confine myself to pointing out how the color of the hair may be changed in the safest and most satisfactory manner.

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To change the color of the hair various methods and preparations are employed. The principal of these are intended to darken it, but sometimes the contrary is aimed at. Whichever object is desired, it is necessary that the article or preparation employed to carry it out be not of a caustic or irritant nature, capable of injuriously affecting the delicate skin to which it is applied, or that it may be liable to come in contact with, as is the case with many of the nostrums vended for the purpose.

Some of the substances that necessarily enter into the composition of hair strains and hair dyes, or that are used in connection with them, possess these objectionable properties in a high degree, and can, therefore, only be safely employed in a state of proper dilution and combination. If any doubt exists respecting such an article, it is a wise precaution to regard it with suspicion and to test its qualities before applying it for the first time.

This may be done by placing some of it on the soft skin of the inner side of the wrist or fore-arm, and allowing it to remain there as long, and under the same conditions, as it is ordered to be left in contact with the hair or skin of the head or face. In this way the injury or loss of the hair, sores, and other serious consequences that too often follow the use of advertised and ill-prepared hair dyes may be generally avoided.

To gradually darken the shade of the hair on these principles, provided its normal sulphur be still secreted by the hair-bulbs and be still present in its structure, it will, therefore, generally be sufficient to occasionally employ a weak solution of any of the milder salts of iron as a hair wash.

The menstruum may be water, to which a little spirits and a few drops of oil of rosemary to increase its stimulating qualities have been added. In applying it, the head being first washed clean, care should be taken to thoroughly moisten the whole surface of the hair and the skin of the head with the wash; and its absorption and action should be promoted by the free use of a clean hairbrush.

Wine is the favorite solvent for the iron; ale and beer are also sometimes so employed. Most of the fashionable ferruginous hair washes also contain a few grains of acetate of copper or distilled verdigris, the objections to which have been already pointed out.

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The daily use of oil or pomatum, with which a few grains of carbonate of lead, lead plaster, or trisnitrate of bismuth, have been blended by heat and careful trituration, has generally a like effect on the hair to ferruginous solutions; so also has a leaden comb, but its action is very uncertain.

None of these last are, however, safe for long-continued use. Atrophy of the scalp, baldness, and even local paralysis, have sometimes, though rarely, been caused by them.

When the normal sulphur of the hair is absent, or deficient, the preceding substances fail to darken the hair. In this case the desired effect may often be produced by also moistening the head, say twice a week, with water, to which a little sulphuret of potassium or hydrosulphuret of ammonia has been added.

When it is desired to dye or darken the hair more rapidly, as in a few hours, or even a few minutes, plumbite of lime, plumbite of potassa, or nitrate or ammonia—nitrate of silver—is usually employed. The first is commonly produced by the admixture of quicklime with oxide of lead (litharge), carbonate of lead, or acetate of lead. These ingredients should be in appropriate proportions, but very generally the reverse is the case in those of the shops.

It may be laid down as a rule that when the lime is in greater proportion than about two to one of the oxide, and to the corresponding equivalents of the other substances mentioned, or when the lime has not been prepared in a proper manner, the compound is not safe, and very likely to prove injurious to the skin and hair-bulbs, and perhaps to act as a depilatory.

The effects of these lead dyes arise partly in the way previously described and partly by direct chemical action between the sulphur of the hair and the lead which they contain, sulphuret of lead being formed in the surfacial portion of the hair. It is on the last that their more immediate effect depends. If there be no sulphur in the hair, they will not darken it.

After the necessary period of contact, they should be gently but thoroughly removed from the hair and skin by rubbing them off with the fingers, and by the use of the hairbrush, the head being then washed clean with tepid water. Should the tint imparted by them not be deep enough, or be too fiery, it may be darkened and turned on the brown or black by moistening the hair the next day with a very weak solution of sulphuret of potassium, or of hydrosulphuret of ammonia.

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None of the compounds of lead stain the skin, an advantage which has led to a preference being given to them by many persons who are clumsy manipulators, and to the more extensive use of them than of other hair dyes. The salts of silver above referred to are more rapid in their action as hair dyes than those containing lead.

It is only necessary to wash the hair quite clean and free from grease, then to moisten it with a weak solution of one of them, and, lastly, to expose it to the light, to effect the object in view. Sunlight will fully darken it in a few minutes, but in diffused daylight it will take two or three hours, or longer, to acquire the deepest shade.

To avoid this delay and inconvenience, the common practice is, a few minutes after applying the silver solution, to moisten or wet the hair with a solution of sulphuret of potassium, or of hydrosulphuret of ammonia. The effect is immediate, and the full depth of shade which a silver solution of the strength employed is capable of imparting is at once produced.

A few minutes later and the hair and skin may be rinsed with tepid water, gently wiped dry, and the hair finally adjusted with the comb. The effect of its application, its rapid action, and the satisfactory nature of the effect produced, all tend to render a solution of nitrate of silver the favorite hair dye of those who have sufficient skill and steadiness of hand to use it properly.

It will be useful here to inform the inexperienced reader that all solutions and compounds which contain nitrate of silver stain the skin as well as the hair, if they be allowed to touch it.

These stains may be removed, when quite recent, by rubbing them with a piece of rag or sponge wetted with a weak solution of potassium, of hydrosulphuret of ammonia, or of iodide of potassium; but as this is attended with some trouble and inconvenience, the best way is to avoid the necessity of having recourse to it.

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The hairdressers commonly adopt the plan of smearing hard pomatum or cosmetique over the skin immediately surrounding the hair to be operated upon, in order to protect it from the dye. By very skillful manipulation, and the observance of due precautions, the hair may be thoroughly moistened with the silver solution without touching the adjacent skin; but this can only be done when the hair of the head is under treatment by a second party.

In reference to the tone and shades of color given by the substances commonly employed to dye the hair, it may be useful to state that the shades given by preparations of iron and bismuth range from dark brown to black; those given by the salts of silver, from a fine natural chestnut to deep brown and black, all of which are rich and unexceptional.

The shades given by lead vary from reddish-brown and auburn to black; and when pale or when the dye has been badly applied or compounded, are [generally of a sandy, reddish hue, often far from agreeable. However, this tendency of the lead dyes has recently led to their extensive use to impart that peculiar tint to the light hair of ladies and children which is now so fashionable. Other substances, hereafter referred to, are, however, preferable, as imparting a more pleasing hue.

The reddish tint produced by lead, as already hinted, may be generally darkened into a brown, more or less rich, by subsequently moistening the hair with a weak solution of either sulphuret of potassium or hydrosulphuret of ammonia.

The favorite compounds for external use in baldness, and, perhaps, the most convenient and best, are such as owe their stimulating quality to cantharides or Spanish flies, or to their active principle, cantharidine. This application of these drugs has received the sanction of the highest medical authorities, both in Europe and America.

The leading professional hair-restorers now rely almost exclusively on cantharides, and all the more celebrated advertised nostrums for restoring the hair contain it as their active ingredient.

Oils and pomades, very strongly impregnated with the essential oil of garden thyme (origanum) and rosemary, and lotions or liniments containing ammonia with a like addition of these essential oils, probably come next in the frequency of their use as popular restoratives of the hair in actual and incipient baldness.

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Is it good to buy shoes online?

Yes, you can buy shoes online, it’s safe. Buying shoes online is a very good option. … Buying shoes or anything online is the safest option now various reputed onlinestores like amazon, flipkart, snapdeal, jabong offers wide range of shoes they have all the best brands available in the shoe industry.  Quora 

How do I find my true shoe size?

Use a ruler or tape measurer to measure your foot (from the heel to the tip of your longest toe). Choose a table below (U.S. to find your U.S. size, U.K. to find your U.K.size, Euro to find your European size). Find the closest measurement, in inches, that is equal to or greater than the length of your foot. Shoes 

How much does a pair of shoes weigh?

Large Boots | 4 – 6 lbs.
Running Shoes | 2 – 2.5 lbs.
Sandals | 1.5 – 2 lbs.
If you are ordering multiple shoes you can ask to have my USA partner take the shoes out of the original boxes before shipping. – PriceUSA

How do you know if a shoe fits?

Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe. Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. Your heelshould fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping – the shoes should not ride up and down on your heel when you walk.  OnHealth

How do I know my shoe width?

Width is relative to shoe size, so a foot that is 3 1/2 inches wide might be considered regular width for one size but narrow for a larger size. To find the width, go to the appropriate table below and move down to find the right shoe size. Then move horizontally until the width measurement is reached. Ebay

What sneakers are best for standing all day?

–Grasshopper Windham. …

–Timberland Icon 3-Eye. …

–New Balance 608v4. …

Skechers Sure Track Trickel. …

What are the most comfortable shoes for standing on concrete all day?

Birkenstock Womens Stirling Shearling Lined Boot. …
Clarks Maypearl Ramie. …
Aetrex Ara Mary Jane. …
Clarks Un Hinton Oxford Flat. 

How much do shoes add to weight?

The authors concluded that women can subtract 1.75 pounds and men can subtract 2.5 pounds for their clothing (without shoes). So next time you’re getting weighed in a clinical setting, be sure to mention to whomever weighed you to subtract 1.75 pounds for your apparel. Popsugar

How much is the wiggle room in shoes?

If your finger cannot fit, the shoes are too tight. If your finger has too much room, the shoes are too large. At the other end, your toes should be able to wigglecomfortably. You should be able to fit the width of your thumb in between the tips of your toes and the end of the shoe.  –Ask Men

Is it bad to tie your shoes tight?

Don’t Tie your Shoes too Tight! Make sure two fingers fit under the tongue ofyour running shoes. Tying your sneakers too tight can cause shin splints and tendon damage!  Run Keeper

How tight should shoes be?

Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe. Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. Your heelshould fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping – the shoes should not ride up and down on your heel when you walk.  –On Health

What happens when you wear shoes too big?

Wearing shoes that are too big can cause alot of the same issues that occur whenyou wear shoes that are too small. Wearing shoes that do not fit can lead to blisters, lost toenails, bunions, and hammertoes. Shoes that do not fit properly can also cause the child to trip and lead to other foot problems. –Doctors Lounge 

Should my toes touch the end of my shoes?

Yes, they are. You should have a finger’s-width distance between the end of yourlongest toe (which might not be your big toe) and the end of your shoe. If you don’t have that distance, you can develop hammertoes. Your toes will automatically retract a bit when they touch the shoe end.  –Quora

What is the difference between D and M shoe size?

In American shoe sizing, letter indicates width. C is narrow, D is standard (or medium, hence the accompanying “M“) and E, EE (or 2E), AND EEE (or 3E) are the extra wide sizes. If most off-the-shelf shoes in size 44.5 fit you, go with a corresponding US size in D(M). … You need to read a conversion chart for shoe sizeAmazon

What are the best shoes for obese walkers?

–Crocs Women’s Mercy Clog. …
–Alegria Women’s Debra Slip-On. …
–Brooks Women’s Ghost 6 Running Shoes. …
–Skechers Women’s Shape Ups. …

Where should toes be in shoes?

The rule of thumb to live by when buying a pair of shoes is that there should be a thumb’s width between the tip of the longest toe in your foot and the end of theshoe. The first, second or third toes are often the landmarks because they are usually the longest toes in your foot. –Huffington Post 

Is it better to buy shoes bigger or smaller?

You can always grow into them, but the small ones will just keep getting smaller. If you wear small shoes all the time, that are to small to fit, it can cause real damage to you feet. … Also, if you’re planning to wear these shoes in the winter with thick socks, it’s better that they are bigger rather than small. –Quora

What happens if you wear tight shoes?

As the bunion grows, the big toe may turn in toward the second toe and cause swelling and pain with shoe wear. … Although genetic factors may play a role in whether you develop bunions, in most cases, bunions are widely attributed towearing shoes that are too tight. OrthoInfo

How do you loosen tight shoes?

Put on a thick pair of socks (or as thick as will fit!) and slip on your shoes. Aim a hairdryer on the tight section for a few seconds, while wiggling your toes and and bending your feet inside the shoe. Keep the shoes on while they cool down. If you need more room, repeat the process again.  –OneGoodThing 

How can you make shoes smaller?

–Wear thicker socks (or multiple pairs). Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to make a loose pair of shoes fit better is to “bulk up” your feet with thicker layers of socks. …
–Stuff the toes of your shoes. …
–Use an insole. …
–Use ball-of-foot pads. …
–Use a set of heel strips.  –WikiHow

Do leather shoes stretch at all?

STRETCH WITH SOCKS. If you have time and patience on your side, you can also pull on a pair (or two!) of thick socks, pull your shoes on and wear them around the house for the day. The benefit of this one is that wearing the shoes warms up theleather a little bit, which can help the stretching process.  –ShoesOfPrey 

What is ill fitting shoes?

Corns are a ‘plug’ of hard, dead skin that occur over a bony prominence, like a joint. They are often caused by prolonged pressure to the specific area – usually from poorly fitting footwear. “It usually has a punctate, discrete shape and can be very painful when pressure is applied to the site.  NetDoctor 

When should I buy shoes for my baby?

Before babies start walking, they don’t need shoes. In fact, supportive shoes like hard-soled Mary Janes may actually get in the way of your child’s mobility. Socks, booties, and soft-soled baby shoes are useful for warmth, but bare feet are fine, too. Once your child takes those first steps, it’s time for real shoesBabyCenter 

How should baby shoes fit?

A child’s longest toe should be a thumb’s width (roughly half an inch) from the tip of the shoe. The back of the shoe should be snug but comfortable. If a baby’s heel slides out easily, the shoe is too big; if the shoe pinches the heel, it’s too small.  –Parenting 

What can I do if my shoes are too big?

–Wear thicker socks (or multiple pairs). Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to make a loose pair of shoes fit better is to “bulk up” your feet with thicker layers of socks. …
–Stuff the toes of your shoes. …
–Use an insole. …
–Use ball-of-foot pads. …
–Use a set of heel strips.  –WikiHow

What is the difference in half a shoe size?

One difference in size, also known as one barleycorn, measures 8.46 mm and corresponds to one-third of an inch (an inch is 2.54 cm). In order to achieve a bettershoe fit, halfsizes (with a 4.23 mm difference between each consecutive halfsize) were introduced in 1880.  ShoePassion 

How do you loosen tight shoes?

Put on a thick pair of socks (or as thick as will fit!) and slip on your shoes. Aim a hairdryer on the tight section for a few seconds, while wiggling your toes and and bending your feet inside the shoe. Keep the shoes on while they cool down. If you need more room, repeat the process again. One Good Thing 

How do you break in shoes?

Put thick socks on your feet.
Blast one of the shoes all over with a hair dryer for around a minute, until it’s warm and soft.
Put the shoe on your foot.
Repeat with the other shoe.
Walk around your house at least until the shoes have cooled – the longer you can keep them on the better.  –Independent 

How can I widen my leather shoes?

Blast your shoes with hot air from a hair dryer (an amazingly useful tool) for about two minutes while flexing your toes and feet to stretch the tight areas. 4. Keep the socks and shoes on until the leather cools. Test out the shoes without socks, and repeat if necessary until they’re comfortable.  –ImprovisedLife 

How do you stretch shoes with ice?

Fill freezer bags with water. Fill two plastic baggies with water: one bag for each of your shoes. …
Check the bags. Make sure the bags are sealed and remove any extra air from within the bag. …
Place the bag in your shoe. …
Place your shoes in the freezer. …
Remove the bags of ice.   –WikiHow

How do you stretch shoes with alcohol?

Quickly put the shoe or boot on while still wet, as the alcohol will dry quickly. Another variation is to take a pair of cotton socks, soak them in rubbing alcoholand squeeze out the excess. Put on the socks and wear with the shoes until thealcohol dries. Repeat several times if necessary.  –WikiHow 


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So, in continuing our series on trendy, fashionable, stylish, classy dressing for the godly and Christian woman, I’m writing on shoes. The kind of shoes one wears is important. If you put on the wrong kind of shoes, they can cause you immense discomfort, hamper movement and cause health challenges.

So while choosing shoes, it is imperative to put in mind comfort, decency, stylishness and appropriateness. I guess when Apostle Paul was speaking on putting on Shoes as part of the whole armor of God and he equated wearing shoes to having the readiness given by the gospel of peace he did understand about wearing the right kind of shoes because great shoes equals peace of mind and comfort.

I strongly believe, godly and Christian women can be fashionable, trendy, stylish and classy while being modest and attractive. If you missed some of the articles in this series, you can catch up by clicking the links below.

1. Who Do You Dress For
2. Asian Inspired | Kaftans | Designer, Stylish, Trendy, Quality, Classy | Women’s Fashion And Beauty
3. African Inspired | Dresses| Designer, Stylish, Trendy, Quality, Classy | Women’s Fashion And Beauty

4. European And Western Inspired | Dresses| Designer, Stylish, Trendy, Quality, Classy | Women’s Fashion And Beauty

And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:15

This Yellow Wedge Heel Pointy Toe Mule Pump With The Cute White Fluffy Ball Is Totally Adorable.

Yellow Pointed Pump Shoes

White Satin Lace Kitten Heels are just what you need for class at that Bridal event or for Church. 

When I saw these Pink Mary Jane round toe Rhinestone Flat Pumps all I could think of was Gorgeousness overload. 

Pink Mary Jane Pumps Round Toe Rhinestone Flats for School

Lace Pump Peep Toe Kitten Heels gorgeously designed in Turquoise with white lace is perfect for a wedding or any formal function.

Turquoise Wedding Shoes Lace Heels Peep Toe Kitten Heel Pumps

For cold weather or any casual endeavour, these Red Buckle Boots are such a comfortable must have!

Women's Red Casual Boots Buckle Comfortable Boots

Speaking of the Biblical Queen Esther, check out these really stylish Esther Blue Slip-On Easy Comfortable Flats. 

Women's Esther Blue Slip-on Easy-walking Comfortable Flats

Who says Chelsea Boots with chunky heels can’t be chic and stylish? Totally stylishly chic shoes! And they are Black, meaning they can be paired with any outfit color.

Black Chelsea Boots Pointy Toe Slip-on Chunky Heel Ankle Boots

Comfortable, Fuchsia Cartoon Printed Slip-On’s for running your errands.

Women's Fuchsia Cartoon Printed Slip-on Comfortable Flats

For school, for the office, why not have yourself a pair of comfortable Ivory Lace Oxford Flats?

Ivory School Shoes Lace up Oxfords Vintage Flats

For running errands, for walking around at home, these comfortable Black flat mule slipper sandals are a must have. 

Black Comfortable Flats Mules Studded Slipper Sandals by FSJ Shoes

For that wedding, for that baptism, for that engagement party, these white flower flat sandals are not only pretty but they are also comfortable.

White Flower Rhinestone Flats Wedding Sandals Comfortable Shoes


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Who Do You Dress For

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Who do you dress for?

“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”

Marlene Dietrich

So as Google celebrate’s the birth of the German Singer and Actress, Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich who was born on December 27, 1901, I came across the above quote by her which led to the question.

Who do you dress for?

As a Christian Man or Woman, when you dress up, who is on your mind, heart and soul?
Are you dressing for the glory of Jesus?
Are you dressing for your spouse?
Are you dressing for your friends?
Are you dressing for the public?
Are you dressing for yourself?
Are you dressing for a crush?

Who do you dress for?

Fashions keep changing and becoming more Liberal. Our world has grown so generous with the amount of flesh people can show in public without causing shockwaves escalating. If we keep going at this rate, soon people will be able to move naked on the streets with no qualms. With all the images that keep flooding the internet, televisions, magazines, the streets, the malls, slowly by slowly we are being conditioned to accept generous shows of flesh and skin. However just because the world accepts this doesn’t mean it is the kind of standard that Christians should be following.

I recently opened my Opera browser page and I was flooded by a barrage of images. They have a column for trending news where they show all sorts of news stories. I wish they could change their settings to allow an individual choose what shows up on their feed as some of the things they show are not acceptable to everyone using their browser.

As believers we should not forget who we belong to and who we should be dressing for. This goes for both men and women as more men go shirtless.

Let your dressing glorify Jesus. Don’t dress for anyone but Jesus. Before you adorn yourself with anything, ask yourself, if I was to meet Jesus, would he cringe or would he be comfortable and happy seeing me in this outfit?

Jesus looks at both the internal and external. Don’t be deceived that he only looks inwards and ignores what is outside. When God was choosing the first King of Israel Saul, he did consider the outside.

And he had a choice and handsome son whose name was Saul. There was not a more handsome person than he among the children of Israel. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.
1 Samuel 9:2

Apostle Peter has a few words of wisdom for godly women:

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
1 Peter 3:3-4

Apostle Paul, goes further to speak wisdom to both men and women.

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
1 Timothy 2:8-10

I pray that if you are ever asked the question: “Who do you dress for?” you will answer, “I dress for Jesus and his glory.”

If you missed some of the articles in this series, you can catch up by clicking the links below.