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Hair thread Anonymous 569[Reply]

What are some of your favorite hair related YouTube channels?

What's your hair routine?

Do you take any supplements/do (you think) they work?
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Anonymous 18519


Came here to ask something similar.

I've always wanted to shave bald to see how it feels/looks. But I am worried about the social ramifications. I want to look for a new job this year. Will a non-conventional appearance make it harder to do interviews?

Anonymous 18521


Any tips/tricks/techniques to encourage slightly faster hair growth? I already do scalp massages with oils, sleep on satin pillow cases, stay hydrated, do olaplex treatments every week or so. I'm growing out a pixie and I'm in the shaggy overgrown awkward stage.

Anonymous 18568

I've had hair parted down the middle all my life, but I've thought about wanting to try having no or at least not as apparent of a parting.
my problem is, that whenever I try to do that, it just falls back into place.
have you nonas got any tips?

Anonymous 18581


I get my hair cut like picrel. I really dislike styling, so I mostly fluff it with dry shampoo and/or hairspray (nexxus, the pink can). I use Tresemme shampoo and conditioner (red/white bottles). Anyone got good anti-buildup shampoo so I can avoid buildup?

Anonymous 18609

Use a clarifying shampoo. Neutrogena has a really good one.

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Basic Hygiene Maintenance Tips Anonymous 18217[Reply]

For women who were never taught hygiene maintenance tips by their parents. I'm still learning.

>Teeth should be brushed once in the morning, once at night for 2 minutes each
>Personal preference to brush teeth mid-day
>Floss once a day before brushing teeth, specifically at night to get gunk out of teeth
>After brushing teeth, use a tongue scraper to prevent build up of bacteria, which causes bad breath and health issues
>Visit dentist for cleaning 2x a year (every 6 months)

>Cleanse face in the morning and at night
>Apply moisturizer when done

Body - General
>Get a checkup 1-2 years
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Anonymous 18218


>Teeth should be brushed once in the morning, once at night for 2 minutes each
Also don't forget to brush your gums, but not to harshly, and also the very back of your mouth. I did not do this for quite some time.

>Cleanse face in the morning and at night

Salicylic acid is very good against pimples and other spots. I only use it when I have something to "clean away" though.

Anonymous 18219

Oh I have tips! Some might be too basic, but here goes.

>Like mentioned, exfoliate/scrub legs, arms, body with a washcloth and shower gel/body soap
>Shampoo first, working shampoo into scalp before rinsing
>Apply conditioner and leave it for a couple minutes before rinsing out
>If you can’t/don’t want to wash your hair every shower, get a shower cap to keep it dry while you wash your body
>If you have curly or textured hair look into curly girl method, some people get better results by washing their hair with conditioner (cowashing) rather than shampooing every time they get their hair wet
>Change towels every couple showers (I change my towel once a week.)
>After towel drying yourself, apply lotion/moisturizer to body

>Wash sheets once a month
>Wash pillowcases more often to prevent acne (I can’t manage more than once a week)
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Anonymous 18608

on top of brushing your gums, make sure to use mouthwash.


Skin whitening Anonymous 11271[Reply]

Is it possible to actually get pale with products? I see lots of korean beauty influencers getting really pale with creams and stuff but everytime I try them, nothing changes. I feel like nothing ever changes. Same for kojic acid soap. Never did anything! My skin is probably as dark as Salma Hayek. She is a really beautiful woman and I think all skintones can be attractive but me, personally, I don't wanna be dark. Everytime I use a filter that makes me lighter it makes 10x times prettier.
Anyone here tried any cream that worked for them?
(also no point in telling me to love myself blablabla, i do like myself i just wanna be paler it's the same as paler women wanting to get tan. nothing is wrong with it.)
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Anonymous 11292

This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. To think this is even possible in the first place is retarded.

Anonymous 11303

Some people tan in the sun significantly without even trying. If those people use skin lighteners, they go back to their "default" color which may be a few shades lighter than their sun-induced color. I don't think it's actually possible to get lighter than your "default" color, though. That's just genetics. Skin lighteners and zinc-oxide sunscreen can definitely prevent and remove sun tan, though, thus making people who tan easily noticeably lighter.
Also, keep in mind that influencers shoop themselves lighter. A lot of asian selfie apps also have a lightening filter.

Anonymous 11304

I don't think a lot of those creams are necessarily bad for you. They can even out skintone, remove dark spots from acne, and protect your skin from sunlight.
They aren't going to make you pale if you weren't born that way, though.

Anonymous 11358

being tanner is also damaging, so i wouldn't recommend that either. anything that damages your skin is not suggestible. even sunless tanner has been found to literally damage your dna.

Anonymous 18396

Skin whitening injections. But i personally think you should love your skin color as it is. I was trying to bleach my olive skin too and its my biggest regret in life. I am a bronze sculpture


/mhg/ - mental health general Anonymous 9712[Reply]

hi anons, hope you're all doing well. i didn't see anything like this and wanted to hear from people in similar situations as i am.

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?

>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?
>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?
>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?
>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?
>do you tend to tell others about your mental illness or keep it to yourself?
>if you don't consider yourself recovered now, what obstacles are keeping you from recovery/low impact from symptoms?
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Anonymous 9852

I’m kind of freaking out because I had my appointment… it seemed to go well… the psychiatrist said it sounded like I’m bipolar. When she asked about medication I’m taking I specifically said I don’t take any me, not even birth control. She prescribed me valproic acid and told me the only side effects were nausea and drowsiness. I decided to look up the medicine on my lunch break and wtf it’s all articles talking about how women should be on birth control while taking it and lots of articles questioning if it should even be prescribed to child bearing women. Both the prescription from the office and the pharmacy say nothing about not taking the medication when there’s a possibility of becoming pregnant. I feel betrayed. I mentioned a lot of times that I live with my boyfriend and mentioned sleeping together. But I’m just going to do the responsible thing and call tomorrow to ask if there’s another medication I can try.

Anonymous 9879

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?
I take medication for OCD and depression but I am not in therapy. When I was younger I took Luvox but it completely annihilated my appetite. Once I was older I switched to Zoloft which was better in terms wanting to eat (it's still repressed though). I am so grateful that those SSRIs don't cause me to gain weight. They do wonders for my depression, the OCD not so much.

>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?

I have dermatillomania so it is helpful when people around me remind me not to pick, I tend to do it mindlessly. There have also been some studies on excoriation disorder that suggest that treating it like substance abuse is more effective than treating it like OCD, I would like to try that method to see if I have more success.

>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?

I prefer one-on-one therapy, it allows me to open up more. Medication has been a lifesaver for me, but there are many people who struggle on it. Everyone, and their plan for treatment, should be individualized.

>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?

I suppose I was the cringe one in this case. I was in a new therapy group for the first time which was targeted towards patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. There was another lady who also had a skin-picking disorder, and she admitted to picking the scabs off her cat. I got quite angry about this, and the therapist ended up kicking me out. "This is a support group, not a judging group." This situation is why I avoid group therapy now.

>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?

When I was younger I used to be extremely embarrassed about it, I never wore shorts or t-shirts. It really impacted my self-esteem as a teenager. My OCD was way more severe then as well, I lived in a house infested with bugs and itching was a major trigger of mine. Now that I am able to a) cope better thanks to therapy, and b) have more control over my environment I am doing much better. The scars have faded for the most part and I can wear all the clothes I like to wear now.

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Anonymous 10031

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?
Was inpatient this past spring. Been in therapy for years. Currently on meds and seeing a therapist bi weekly.
>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?
I have a good therapist who knows me well and doesn't just spout bs or newage treatment plans at me. I try to stay active and have short term tasks or accomplishments so I don't feel useless. Doing dishes, cooking a meal, etc. Also having a dog forces me to at least care for him. I walk him multiple times a day which helps as well.
>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?
The most effective treatment is the one that you actively participate in. If you don't want to recover, you won't. If you are pessimistic and overly critical, you won't get better. I've been in group therapies where people seem to just pass through, learning and achieving nothing, just so they can say they went to get help. In my personal experience, I enjoy a mix of group and individual therapy, DBT is most effective for my illness. I'm on the fence about anti depressants.
>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?
I've had female therapists who insist on treatment via "natural/healing/new age" hippie shit. Meditation and prayer as answers to complex issues.
>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?
I can function normally, but I have a hard time focusing. If I get triggered I usually dissociate and wait until I'm out of the environment to react.
>do you tend to tell others about your mental illness or keep it to yourself?
My family and friends know about it. I try hard not to be a person who uses it as an excuse for my behavior, so unless I really get pushed to the breaking point I try to not talk about it.
>if you don't consider yourself recovered now, what obstacles are keeping you from recovery/low impact from symptoms?
I still have bad social anxiety and it's hard to recover from it since I have a job which requires me to talk to coworkers. I constantly believe I'm stupid and they hate havingPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 18554

Is anyone here on a mood stabilizer?

Anonymous 18564

I've been having episodes where I get angry and don't remember anything after. I'm starting Lamotrigine on top of my regular Latida. I hope it helps.


Anonymous 9184[Reply]

How do we get men to put more effort into their appearance?
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Anonymous 15311

step 1: LARP as giga-chad, slayer of pussy on 4chinz
step 2: give advice to lonely moids on how to look in order to attract women
step 3: watch as they screenshot your post and spread it around all of their self-improvement and dating forums
step 4: profit
then all you have to do is deal with their god-awful personalities.

Anonymous 18116

Shame moids to death

Anonymous 18394

The internet is separated into little bubbles where people go if they’re interested, so we have men gathering around Reddit and refusing to look into what women want, and then they COMPLAIN about “not knowing what women want.” You didn’t even try!

Anonymous 18546


Anonymous 18562

This nona >>15311 has it right at a basic level.
If you want men to change their behaviors they need role models for how to be men.
Many of them didn't have fathers at home, or the fathers were working the whole time. Leaving only the media for impressions.
And mass media has largely eliminated positive role models for men. They only have basketball players, Pete Davidson, and Jack Harlow as things that are praised in current year. Oh and ones that wear dresses (I wonder why that's pushed?). The more ignorant the moid on tv, the more mass media pushes him.
Things like idolizing the k-pop bands is a great start. But they need something far closer to home for them to culturally to embrace.


Ideal Body Type thread? Anonymous 1672[Reply]

What's your ideal body type, anons?

Are you into being thin, or curvy, or maybe fit? Were you born a cone shape but long to be a pear? Or maybe you're a banana but would rather be an hourglass?

I'd like to hear your opinions and what you're doing to get there!
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Anonymous 18328

I like my body shape but everyone just calls me fat.

Anonymous 18351


Anonymous 18352

Samefag, I want the body down to the boobs. I don't want boobs too big they hurt my back or I can't crop tops that stop at the boobs. I definitely need to get a breast augmentation though

Anonymous 18358

She has a really nice body and I love the tanned tone of her skin. I find high-waist clothing so comfy but low-rise looks sooooo good on skunny/fit women.

Anonymous 18556

>my ideal body is an idealized version of mine, precisely because it could be me one day
absurdly based.
I view body types the same way. There are features I admire on other women, but my 'ideal' body is the one that I know I can achieve.

Painfully relatable about being comfortable.

I'm short and very curvy. Only slightly out of the 'technically perfect' hourglass measurement range (slightly too bottom heavy). Small waist.
I'm overweight at the moment. my ideal goal is to lose weight and gain a little muscle. I don't just want to be pretty. I want to be strong.


how to stop wearing makeup Anonymous 18526[Reply]

>no more washing makeup brushes
>less breakouts
>faster mornings

I no longer care about achieving clear skin/eliminating. Just trying to embrace my human face.
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Anonymous 18530

You don't have to go all in, you know?

Anonymous 18534

I stopped wearing makeup everyday/every time I went out. I probably wear it once a week at most. Easily one of the best decisions I've made in recent years tbh. You just get used to your natural face after enough time. Sometimes when I wear makeup now I feel like I look worse lol. I still enjoy wearing makeup from time to time because it can be fun, but wearing it everyday became such a pain and made me hate it.
>those are so confusing… and take literally more time and money
All I do now is wash my face and put on sunscreen in the morning. At night I wash my face and use a moisturizer. That's a total of 3 products all of which can be bought at drug stores so it's not as bad as you think.

Anonymous 18535

Same. Cold water, tonic, moisturizer. Rinse and repeat. Except I don't use sunscreen.

Anonymous 18536

get a filter that softens hard water

Anonymous 18555

I recently cut my hair, and it frames my face much more nicely than my old hairstyle. I feel like I don't have to put on eye makeup to emphasise my eyes and 'balance' out my face. I've been looking in the mirror at 3am when I get up for a piss, and feeling happy with what I see.

Skincare and weight management are the obvious answers, but getting a new hairstyle is a surprisingly helpful way to find more confidence in your face itself.

How do you usually style your makeup? What 'illusions' are you trying to create?


Anonymous 18515[Reply]

I ate pizza again despite it being so unhealthy. How do I stop eating junk food?

Anonymous 18517

difficult answer? avoid them as best you can until you lose appetite for them.

easy answer? use appetite suppression pulls.

Anonymous 18518

>appetite suppression pills
do you know of any that work without having too annoying side effects?

Anonymous 18550


cook your own healthier, less calorie induced version. i use

>one tortilla (160 calories)

>less than one serving of tomato sauce (20 calories)
>one slice of mozz cheese (70 calories). i cut the slice into smaller slices to put around the pizza, then i put it in the oven and suddenly i have a pizza that does not go over 300 calories and is a decent meal. pic related

Anonymous 18553

Don’t keep it in your house! Additionally, don’t eat out unless you know you’ll pick a healthier food option. Opt out your cravings for a healthier option.
Sweets?= Fruits
Savory? = Avocado & Eggs

There are so many other options. Also, keep healthy snack options so you don’t have to cook a whole meal to eat something healthy.


Insomnia Anonymous 18549[Reply]

>Do you have insomnia?
>How many hours do you usually sleep?
>Sleep tips? I’ve had enough
I also want to add, I’ve been having the most vivid nightmares only sleeping 4-5 hours a day for the past week.


Preggo clown Anonymous 18544[Reply]

So I’m pregnant. And I am so uncomfortable and tired. It feels like turning inside out. It’s because I waited until I’m “advanced maternal age”. I have never been this uncomfortable in my life.

I know it’s not the baby’s fault - it’s just my stupid old body and the fact that I’ve always been sensitive and delicate with issues regarding my body (lifelong sickly but no diseases).

I’m glad it’s going to be a girl but oof it’s hard. I’m just ready to not be so tired and my guts feel like its gonna spill out onto the floor.

And it’s like, no body talks about it. Like yeah I know labors difficult or when something is really wrong. But apparently the baby and I are having a normal pregnancy yet UGH this awful feeling of not being comfortable in my own skin bc every position I sit or lay or stand is awful and I’m only in my second trimester.

Sorry for the vent. I guess I’m just upset I’m not some radiant earth mother goddess walking around barefoot showing off my growing belly.

Anonymous 18547

This sounds scary and isolating, I send good wishes to you, mama.

Anonymous 18548


Thanks anon. I just hope I stop sleeping so fucking much. Like I currently am falling asleep at 5am and walking up at 5pm it’s so annoying.

It’s not scary as much as frustrating and annoying. I wanted this. It is isolating though bc I do feel alone. I don’t have any friends where I live. But I’m used to feeling isolated and alone (it’s nbd).

Really, I just want the 9 months to be over so I can stop feeling icky and get the annoying painful part over with if that makes sense.

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