Everybody wants to be rich. If not rich, at least, everybody wants to be comfortable and financially independent. In truth, not everybody will end up being rich, not because certain people are not destined to be, but because of the mindset they possess and the habits they have developed. Yes, there are habits that prevent people from becoming financially independent and keep them poor. We are going to be telling you 6 of those habits today, so you can avoid them and be mentally and financially free.

1. Thinking it’s too early to start saving
It is very easy to assume that it is too early to start saving and spend all your money instead. Young people are usually victims of this habit, as they are vulnerable to spending to all their income on the various pleasures life has to offer. So they just decide to spend first, then save later and this style does not always work out.
On the contrary, savings should come before spending. According to experts, when you earn, keep a percentage of the income aside first for saving, then go on and spend the rest.

2. Not keeping a record of your expenses
It is normal to believe that you have absolute knowledge of how you earn and spend your money. While the major expenditures may be clear to you, there are still some small expenses that you make and overlook that eventually end taking a toll on your income.
So it is best to have a record of your expenses- what you buy, the services you pay for- this will help you keep a track of your money and control your finances.

3. Ignoring your debts
In today’s world, interests eat up the majority of most people’s money. It is a painful reality and a cycle that most people still do not know how to leave. They keep on borrowing and leaving very little or no savings for themselves at all.
Make paying all your debts a priority in your to-do list. Draw a plan and stick to it, no matter what. Then, sit back, relax and watch you break free from the shackles of debts.

4. Lack of good budgeting
No matter how well you keep the record of your spending, all the efforts are going to be in vain if you do not have a good budget to keep you in line.
From personal experience, budgets help you spend right and make a huge difference in your financial life. In the absence of a budget, you will most likely spend your money on unnecessary things and have very little savings at the end of the day.

5. Not making plans for the future
Most times, the escape route people find for problems is ignoring them totally. Sadly, this same mindset is usually applied to financial matters. People spend all they have on the present while believing that the future would take care of itself. Then when the future eventually arrives, they start running around for a way out. This is why many people do not move above the financial level they are in.
While spending, always find a way to keep some for the future too, either by budgeting or by saving.

6. Increasing your expenses as your income increases
“More money, more problems”- this saying is not always true and have mis-led a lot of people. It is fine to want to upgrade your lifestyle every once in a while, but if you’re constantly looking for what to spend your money on whenever you get an increase in income, you would soon find yourself in a difficult financial situation.

Try to maintain constant expenditure while looking for ways to increase your income. This will surely lead you to financial success.

Everybody wants to have the perfect eyebrows; not too bushy, not too empty, just perfect with the right curves. Well, since you looking good and your wellbeing is our concern, we are going to share tips with you on how to achieve those perfectly carved eyebrows. Do you know the best part about it all? The steps to achieving this are very easy. Just relax and read along.

1. Leave them to grow
Allow your brows to grow to the fullest. Experts recommend that you let the brows grow for six to eight weeks to its full potential. This gives the opportunity to see the natural shape of your eyebrows and know how to go about with the shaping.

2. Find the shape
You can find the shape of the eyebrow by using a brow pencil. If properly done, you should be able to tell where your brows start from, the arc and the end of the brows. You just have to hold the pencil vertically at the middle of each nostril and then mark that spot for later reference. You then pivot the pencil to the outside of your iris to find the arch, mark again. Finally, still having the pencil at the middle of your nose, you slant it till it grazes the outer corner of your eye, then mark it again.

3. Trim them
You should trim the brows while repeating the steps mention in number 2. To easily cut down the long hairs without shaving off too much, brush the hair up with a spoolie and then trim only the very long hairs, one hair at a time.

4. Prep them for plucking
It is recommended that to prep for plucking, a generous amount of your favourite facial oil be massaged on the brow bone. This will help to lubricate your skin and prevent the hair from breaking while taking the edge off the skin’s sensitivity from tweezing.

5. Pluck away
For eyebrows that are not fussy, skip hot wax and make use of a set of tweezers, Rubis preferably. To get the most painless pluck, tweeze the hairs in the direction of the hair growth while holding the skin. Make sure to always natural light and avoid magnifying glasses. Pluck the eyebrows in a way that removes the hairs out the marked area, so that the real shape of your brows can be achieved.

6. Calm your skin
The plucking may really have effects on your skin, so be sure to resolve any irritations and tighten your pores by applying a cooling gel to the brows.

7. Perfect it with a brow pencil
If after the whole process, you still have some spots that are sparse, you make use of a brow pencil to fake a bolder brow by feathering in some ‘hairs’ in a shade that matches your naturals brow colour on those areas and then comb through with a clear brow gel.

8. Repeat Step 1
After getting this perfect shape for your brows, you keep all tweezers away from them for six to eight weeks again to allow them once again grow to their full potentials. Then you repeat from steps 2 to 7 again.

Have you found this article helpful? Do you have any or tip or suggestion that other readers may find useful? Feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

Ever wondered why you always feel your hair is better washed whenever you take a trip to the salon to have it washed than when you wash it yourself? The answer is simple. It is because the pros who handle your hair know the right steps and follow them judiciously to make the hair well shampooed. Since we have a team of the pros with us, we decided to consult them to share these tips with us, so that we can in turn, share them with our dear readers to take your shampoo game to the next level and leave you with silky shining beautiful hair.

1. Avoid washing your hair often
Contrary to popular belief, those with the best hairs do not actually wash their hairs as often as you think they do. Sometimes, the reason you feel unsatisfied after washing your hair is actually not because you do not wash it well, but because you wash it too often. According to studies, your hair produces more oil when you wash it too often, so the best way to wash your hair may actually be by not washing it too frequently.

2. Always make use of lukewarm water
We know how relaxing a steaming shower can be and we also know how dangerous it is to your hair. Apart from the fact that the high temperature makes the hair look dry and lifeless, they also make dyed hair fade faster. Though the ideal temperature for the hair has not been ascertained, it’s best to use cool water because while warm water opens up the cuticle, cool water seals it shut, helping in locking the moisture and benefiting the hair in the long run.
Also, avoid using water that has chlorine and synthetic materials to wash your hair. If possible, invest in water filters. It won’t only leave your hair healthier, but also give you skin the glow it deserves.

3. Massage the scalp and roots of your hair gently
The health of the hair begins at the scalp, so it is only right that you exercise the utmost gentleness when washing the root and scalp. Avoid using your nails or massaging the scalp too harshly. Your scalp may feel like it needs the pressure, but trust us, it usually isn’t as dirty as you think. So when next you are washing your hair, dedicate one or two minutes to massaging your scalp. It also helps boost blood flow to the scalp, thereby stimulating hair growth.

4. Select a shampoo that suits your hair type
Always know the type of hair you have and go for the one that suits your hair type the most. Contrary to popular belief that the shampoo leaves the hair immediately it is washed, it actually stays on for a bit longer than you think. So if you have a dry hair, go for shampoos that are smooth, moisturizing formulas. You don’t want to use shampoos that are not hydrating for your hair. If you have fine hair, a gentle shampoo should work just fine for you. And for those with bleached hair, a clarifying shampoo would work best for you, as it prevents unwanted yellow tones.

5. Give your conditioner enough time in your hair
The key to properly conditioning your hair is patience. Unlike shampoo, it doesn’t require a quick massage and rinse. Leave the conditioner in your hair for about 5 to 7 minutes to condition it properly. You can also use a comb to detangle the hair while the conditioner is still in. Getting the timing right is really important, as leaving it longer than that will leave residue in your hair.

6. Properly towel-dry your hair and apply protectant
After washing the hair, always endeavour to towel-dry it properly and apply some sort of heat protectant to it, especially if you plan on using a hot tool afterwards. It is no news that your hair needs to be totally dry before applying any heat on it. Never make use of any hot tool is the hair even slightly damp, you have no idea the harm you’re causing to your hair and the follicles if you do.

While we assure you that these steps we have given you above will your hair washing game a facelift, we also believe you may have some other potent tips that we did not mention in the article. Kindly do well to share them with us in the comment section, so other readers can see and learn from it too.