Jojoba oil is an extract of the Jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil has been used for hundreds of years by American Indians to moisturize and grow hair. The molecular makeup of jojoba has similar characteristics to the natural oil the glands of the scalp produce. Jojoba oil can be purchased at herb shops and can be applied directly to your hair or you can add a few drops to your favorite conditioner to promote hair growth. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and will not harm your hair or scalp. Aloe vera is another product used by Native American Indians to promote hair growth and is also an excellent moisturizer for your hair.
Mix ¼ cup of wheat germ, ¼ cup of aloe vera and ¼ cup of coconut milk and use this product as a natural shampoo. Aloe vera can be purchased at drugstores and herb shops and can also be applied directly to the scalp as it will open pores on the scalp that may have previously been blocked and will allow the hair follicles to grow. The American Indians also used and continue to use several kinds of oils to promote hair growth such as emu oil, rosemary oil, and mustard oil.
A few drops of any of these products can be massaged directly into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Peppermint oil is also a good scalp stimulator but must be diluted before application. Mix 3 drops of peppermint oilwith 3 teaspoons of water and massage into the scalp. These oils can be purchased at herb shops and all are hypoallergenic and not harmful to the hair or scalp.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis), native to the Mediterranean, is now grown in temperate climates worldwide. For centuries, lavender has been used by herbal practitioners to prevent baldness and to encourage new hair growth. Lavender contains potent anti-bacterial agents that soothe and heal scalp infections. It is useful in treating dandruff and adds volume to the hair shaft. Place a few sprigs of lavender in a glass container and cover with extra-virgin olive oil and cover tightly. Place in a cool, dark spot and allow to age for 3 to 4 weeks. Use the lavender infused oil as a daily scalp massage. Apply and leave on overnight. In the morning, wash hair with a gentle organic shampoo and style as usual.
A daily rinse of lavender water (bring water to a boil, add a few sprigs of lavender, reduce to simmer for 20 minutes, then cool) will impart a delightful fragrance and shine to hair. Apply lavender as a daily rinse after shampooing.
Burdock (Arctium Lappa) root oil, also known as Bur oil is one of the most important herbs used to restore hair. Burdock promotes healthy hair by relieving scalp irritations and improving blood circulation to the hair follicle. Burdock root oil supplies natural phytosterols and important essential fatty acids to hair roots, and has been traditionally used to reduce and reverse hair thinning. It is a key ingredient in many hair restoration treatments.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been used for centuries as both a food staple and as a healing medicinal herb. The herb produces a dark red berry which is dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. Saw palmetto is available in several forms including ointments, capsules, tinctures and teas. Recent scientific studies have shown that Saw Palmetto may have beneficial effects for those suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); male pattern baldness and other conditions associated with excess DHT (male hormone) production.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia), found growing naturalized across America, blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Excessive DHT contributes to hair loss in both men and women. Stinging nettle can be purchased in either pill or capsule form and is said to be more effective when used in combination with saw palmetto. Nettle can be harvested in the wild (use gloves as the leaves are covered with tiny hairs that cause a stinging sensation upon contact with human skin). The fresh leaves can be submersed in olive oil in a glass jar. Seal and place in a cool, dark spot for 2 to 3 weeks. Apply the oil in an invigorating scalp massage. Stinging nettle essential oil is frequently an ingredient in organic shampoos and conditioners.
Used for centuries in cultures worldwide to promote hair growth and delay the onset of gray hair, Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation of the scalp. A refreshing daily rinse of rosemary leaves simmered in water retains hair color. The rinse is most effective on dark hair. A few drops of rosemary oil can be added to olive oil and used as a scalp massage oil.
1. Wash your hands before approaching the newborn. You are a sniffling heap of death germs.
2. Don’t touch the baby unless specifically invited to do so. Especially not the face. Yes, this includes kissing and holding.
3. Please don’t wear heavy perfumes…
New parents love that amazing newborn scent. If the baby smells like a stripper after you left, you’re doing it wrong.
4. If the baby needs feeding, give mommy space to do her boob magic discreetly. No, the fuzzy, hungry baby won’t wait until the end of your super-important story.
5. Bring stuff and better ask beforehand what is needed.
And don’t pull that quid pro quo shit like ‘If I bring food, I can hold the baby’. Nobody is entitled to hold the baby beside the parents, period. Again, unless you’re invited to, then knock yourself out.
(Don’t bring flowers. This stuff is smelly as hell and/or needs caring… ain’t nobody got time for that. They are well meant and beautiful, but an apothecary run, diapers or nipple cream are more important.)
6. Make it short, make it quiet and tune into the mood.
Chances are the new family isn’t down for a big social event, they are probably tired, overwhelmed and glad that the baby is sleeping. So maybe leave dogs or small kids at home, but if in doubt, just ask.
7. Be respectful.
Don’t ask the new mommy about her weight or her vagina. If she’s open to discussing her genitals, she will bring it up. Compliments are always a good idea - tell mommy she looks great, she will appreciate it big time.
8. Suck it up and keep your well meant advices. I mean it.
New parents have probably heard them all (some of them even contrary) and if they don’t specifically ask, they don’t want to know, at least not for now - again, overwhelmed, tired and not very susceptive.
9. If you take pictures, loose the flash. Be respectful… Mommy and bubs are no zoo animals and if baby is fuzzing, they won’t pose for yet ANOTHER picture.
Every woman is different in that matter, so maybe some women are more relaxed about these issues. In my experience, first time mommies tend to be more sensitive than those who already have kids…
1. He’s kind of a germaphobe. Avoids humans like the plague, especially if they’re coughing or sneezing and spreading their disgusting organic fluid. Usually, won’t shake hands or open doors, and wrinkles his nose at monitor duty because ugh so many mechs have been sitting on this chair and touching this screen. So far has managed to hide it from the rest of the crew, but its only the matter of time before he lets loose panic at too many germs.
2. Claustrophic. Hates small spaces and has to have the top bunk otherwise he feels too trapped. (At the beginning of the war he got trapped underneath a bunch of rubble and couldn’t move, not fun.)
3.hecka upper body strength because of his pile drivers.
4. He used to be silver, but he changed his paint colour when the war started.
5. Extremely good at math. He struggles with reading and glyphs, but he’s so good at math. Can calculate big equations in his head, solve math shit really easy ect. He does enjoy reading though, he’s just not too good at it. Prefers to listen to audio books because it’s easier for him.
6. He’s not one to usually lose his temper, or be grumpy, but once you push him to his limit and he snaps, it’s terrifying. Scarier than good old Sunny.
7. Has wormed his way under Ratchet’s plating. But neither of them admit to the father-son figure thing they have going on.
8. Incredibly reckless because he doesn’t fear getting hurt, and doesn’t particularly care if he does, which worries both Ratchet and Sunny. He’ll fall off the top of the ark because he was trying to paint it bright pink, drag himself to Ratchet, get repaired, and try it all again.
9. Has fucking no sense of direction and gets lost so easily. They sent him to pick up spare parts and he ended up at a dump, horrified at the car getting smooshed to pieces.
10. Also excellent at tactics, he just has no interested in it.
1. I’m kind of a germophobe, if such a word exists. My spellchecker keeps trying to turn it into “Anglophobe.” Anyway, I’m so paranoid that I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in my lunch box and I’m always washing my hands like I’m Howard Hughes. I don’t like drinking after people or taking a bite of something off of someone else’s fork. I don’t even like to sit silverware on the bare table at restaurants. At birthday parties I’m torn because the fat guy in me loves cake but the germophobe in me knows that the person who blew out the candles just spit all over it. Why can’t we just eliminate candles from birthday cakes? It’s totally pointless! Unfortunately, the only birthday candles I have any say over are my own, and I don’t really mind eating my own germs.
2. In the morning, when I get in the shower, I’d bet I hack up a quart of phlegm at least. I also blow tons of snot down the drain. Some people think that this contradicts the last item on this list, but, like I said before, I don’t mind my own germs. That’s why I’ve been known to poop in the shower as well. If it’s diarrhea, it goes right down the drain! This is much grosser than I thought it was going to be. Sorry about that.
3. I took a jazz appreciation class once and now I appreciate jazz.
4. I hate the new Esurance commercials because they don’t have that sexy cartoon crime-fighting insurance agent Erin Esurance anymore. Just the voice of Jim from The Office.
5. I’m a sleepwalker, or at least I used to be. When I still lived with my dad, my sister said I would get up at like 3AM and make myself the messiest peanut butter sandwich you ever saw and eat it over the sink. She said that if she asked if I was awake, I’d say, “of course I am!” and then I’d start snoring. There have also been times when I woke up and a peanut butter sandwich was on the table next to my bed along with a full glass of milk, like the Sandwich Fairy visited me in the night.
6. Speaking of sleepwalking, I used to sleepwalk into my sister’s bedroom and pee into her closet. But I haven’t done that in a few weeks.
7. If someone is talking to me and my mind is focused elsewhere, my response to any question is a long, drawn out, “I don’t know,” no matter how simple the question is: Distracter: “Hey, what’s your name?” Zach (Distractee): “Uhhhhh… I… don’t… know…”
8. Today a Jehovah’s Witness came to my door so I pretended not to be home because I didn’t want to put on pants.
9. Lobsters are immortal, I hear.
What, that’s not a fact about myself? I said, “I hear.”
10. The other day there was a pile of frosting on a piece of cardboard I found in the trash, and I really wanted to eat it.
At some point in their unspeakably cramped apartment phase, Philip gets Eliza's wedding ring and she and Alex have to coax it away from him as he gums at it.
Well, Hamilton’s first question is: “why was your wedding ring off?”
And like not to be gross, but your kid made a big poop, that’s why (asshole).
Ham is like “…still.” And he wants to consider tattoos of marriage rings, which is a funny thing for him to say, considering how he will come to feel about vows.
Ham figures that his child is very smart and can be reasoned with. “I’m going to lawyer him so hard.”
Eliza is like “if my baby chokes on this ring because you’re trying to explain to him the finer points of handing it over rather than just taking it, I will….hurt….you.”
But Hamilton is like “we need to get his brain working rationally while he’s young!” So he starts trying to explain to Philip why it’s a bad idea to be sucking on mommy’s ring.
1. It makes daddy sad when he doesn’t see the visual representation that mommy married him on mommy’s finger.
3. if you swallow it, it might hurt you.
4. if your hurt yourself, i will be sad.
5. if you hurt yourself, i will also be dead because of *glances at eliza*
6. If you are hurt and I am dead then mommy will be very sad and what did we agree to when you were born? Mommy >>>>>>>.
Meanwhile, the kid is just sucking away, Eliza getting closer and closer to him. When Philip puts it fully in his mouth, that’s go time and she reaches in and takes it from him. He cries. She comforts him as only her bosom can. Ham is like “he heard what I said though.” Uh-huh.