[ Rules / FAQ ] [ meta / b / media / img / feels / hb / x ]

/hb/ - Health & Beauty

Email will be public

*Text* => Text

**Text** => Text

***Text*** => Text

[spoiler]Text[/spoiler] => Text

Direct Link
Options NSFW image
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
| Catalog

Use REPORTS. Posting 'Mods pls' achieves nothing.
News: /cgl/ has been merged with /hb/.
Please read the rules! Last update: 01/18/2019


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?
123 posts and 26 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 4904

Does anyone take any supplements that help with hair growth? I really need some. I see biotin supplements were mentioned, but not recommended in this thread.
My hair was great when I was a kid but I think when I started puberty it just somehow turned horrible. It's very frizzy and I have a lot of broken hair, like the ends are ok, there aren't a lot of split ends, but 5-10 cm above the ends there's tons of shorter broken hair sticking out.
I don't know why my hair is like this, I use hair oils, conditioner, some leave-in oils after washing it, I don't blow-dry it, I don't wash too often, don't dye it or curl/straighten so I've concluded the problem must be my diet.
But I dunno what supplement to buy. Please, any recommendations or other information is welcome.

Anonymous 4905

have you tried practicing to get the hang of it by just braiding some string
it's a lot easier to manage for a beginner than hair because you're just working with single solid strands instead of bunches of many separate hairs that can separate and go all over the place

Anonymous 4906

This is an interesting idea! Thanks. I will try it. It is kinda harder when it's on your head though haha

Anonymous 6205

I know i am late to the party but does diva curl help wavy hair?
I don't have curls but after the shower my hair is nice wavy, but because my hair is so long it often straighten itself. I also have frizzle hair at the top.

Btw. does anybody know what to do with dandruff?
I have some, they are not extreme but quite annoying and it looks so unhygenic. I tried many shampoos for them but it only got worst.

Anonymous 6552

>It's bumping time

How often do people on here wash their hair? I do it every 3 days but I want to know what other anons do.
For context, my hair is thin but has a some wave to it. It's long, like back brastrap length. Only products I use are shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant, and dry shampoo when I need it.


Why is 14/10 IF recommended for women? Anonymous 6528[Reply]

Instead of 16/8?

Anonymous 6529

I think it's cuz reproductive health or whatever. There's fears of IF, or "skipping meals" in general, fucking with your periods, since most research on diet stuff is done on men unless explicitly stated.
I think this is bullshit unless you're losing weight for vanity reasons only. If you're significantly overweight to start with, there's no way that just restricting your food intact to 8 hours a day will do anything to your cycle.
Personally, I did what was essentially a 16/8 IF along with cycling to lose weight and go from medically classed as obese to the larger end of normal.

Anonymous 6531

Just from my own experience, I didn't purposely do if (busy work schedule plus low carb) and it seriously fucked up my hormones. I lost NY period and ut took at least a year plus to get it back.

Anonymous 6532

>along with cycling
Cycling what?

Anonymous 6551

…a bike


Anonymous 6463[Reply]

Does anyone know any good toning exercises or sports for stomach, butts and thighs? I'm trying to avoid things like running or squats because it fucks with my knees but i don't know what other options are worth trying
1 post omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6465

I've never been to a doctor about it but they just randomly ache sometimes so I don't want to make them any worse

Anonymous 6466

Spin classes! Or biking in general. It's low impact and well really help you lose weight all over as well as tone your entire lower body. I lost 30 pounds within 4 months with them before I got too poor for 2 day a week pay-per-class deal.
For abs, I've heard pilates is good for building a strong core, but I've never tried it. I do planks after I run, but I don't do much ab stuff because I'm afraid of bulking up in that area.

Anonymous 6467

What makes you so afraid of bulking up your abs?

Anonymous 6468

Unironically squats are your best option. You just need to do them right. When you are at it, look down your feet and check your knees don't go over the tip of your feet.

Anonymous 6537

I have issues with my knees too. I like to bike, but I couldn't overdo it or my knees would start hurting again. Swimming is the best cardio for crummy joints. You get a great workout and you can become pretty toned if you train enough.

You would think this would make it worse but it actually works. I did weight training, so I had to wrap my knees at first, but once I built enough muscle it really helped my pain a lot. After about 6 months I didn't need the wraps anymore either.


Anonymous 4914[Reply]

I always hated my tiny boobs but lately it started to bother me way too much. They are super small, when I lay on my back I'm completely flat. On top of that I'm really tall (taller than a lot of guys) and skinny and I think it makes them look even smaller

how do I deal with it? Seriously are there any tricks to make them seem at least a bit bigger? I tried gaining weight but even when I had 15kg more they didn't grow a bit

it's such a shitty reason to not like myself :|
5 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6454

im so flat chested and i dont mind it for the most part, i dont need to wear bras, i can sleep on my tummy, men dont stare at me or notice me at all, but occasionally id like to borrow some boobs to fill out a nice dress, or look sexy for an evening. and then give them back when im done bc i like my tiny boobs

Anonymous 6487

You could just use a padded bra.

Anonymous 6488

You could get work done.

Anonymous 6522

depends on how flat we're talking. pushup bras are great, but if anon is literally boy chest mode, not much padding or push up can help if she doesn't want to be totally obvious.

Anonymous 6530

that's not true. anon should buy japanese/chinese bras. those things are magical!


Anonymous 2364[Reply]

How do you guys feel about the controversy surrounding MakeApp?
57 posts and 4 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6495

It's not the app that should stir controversy but how people can't live without make up.
Including men.
Two of those animals are disease ridden vermin tho.

Anonymous 6497

feral dogs can be disease ridden vermin too
>t. triggered rat owner

Anonymous 6521

I wonder who could have bumped this cancerous thread???

MakeApp shows me what I've always known: make up is a political thing.
Women who wear makeup hate the app because it makes them look ever so slightly worse than they look without makeup, but still like themselves. This is upsetting to them because it gives them spots and wrinkles they know they don't have but will make them think "oh my god, maybe I do look like that!" anyway.
Men take this app and the backlash as evidence that women who wear makeup are vapid and deceitful. Even other women who don't wear makeup, or are """red pilled""" on makeup, have this same vitriol towards the women who do use it liberally.
Honestly the women are even worse than men. Men mostly just view make from a childish "not fair" sort of lens. The women view themselves as superior since they're "natural beauties" instead of these "lying roastie whores" with purple lipstick who society celebrates.
I support this image heavily. It's ok to be ugly. Once woman stop equating beauty and worth like how men do for women, we can finally live in harmony.

Anonymous 6523


I agree with most of your comment but I want to point out that it really doesn't show women looking "like themselves". It's really such a weird approximation that it falls more into the uncanny valley with the grey skintone and misshapen eyes to overcompensate for liner and mascara. The OP gif isn't even flattering before the app and washed out the entire picture too. The app has been given wayyy more credibility than it deserves, it's not accurate.

A much better example is pic related, a collection of porn actresses before/after makeup. They're way more accurate because it's a real before/after and not AI clumsily approximating parts of a face.

Anonymous 6527

Looks fake lmao. There's no way she looks like that without makeup. Maybe in 20 years tho.


Cellulite Anonymous 4499[Reply]

Anyone else suffer? I am not even overweight but the back of my thighs look like shit.

It was at it's worse as I lived this insane hermit hikki lifestyle which is when most of it happened. Since being more active it reduced but can never go away.

What are some advices to minimize it as much as possible. What exercises would you do for the upper back thigh? My biggest fear is that all the exercise I am doing won't fix anything.

I hate that I feel confident looking at myself front on but seeing myself from behind it all falls apart.
3 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 4542


This is something I've suffered with since I was in middle school. I'm still pretty skinny, but I accumulate most of my weight to my butt and thighs, and when I was going through puberty my weight would fluctuate so much that I got intense stretch marks and cellulite.

The stretch marks I've come to just accept since its nothing I can change but I just can't seem to get rid of cellulite with just exercise. I think I'll start trying anon's (>>4506) advice so wish me luck

Anonymous 4545

If you have strech marks I'm not sure wether you can use a cup. Some women had skin damage from it, some damaged their veins and gave their skin a reddish colour that stayed.
I would recommend hand massage.

Good luck anon!

Anonymous 6420

cellulite is literally just how women store fat. it's a female thing. you literally can't avoid it, almost all women have it. It's completely normal and natural and unless you reduce your body fat a fuckton, it's not gonna go away. sorry.

Anonymous 6486

I don't have cellulite, am I not female or womanly enough? What a meme

Anonymous 6518

I've heard that fasting will cause autophagy, which will "tighten" the skin. Otherwise I'd look into asking a dermatologist about what can be done.


Healthy comfort foods Anonymous 1920[Reply]

Habitual eater here, I want to take better care of my health and skin and not eat as much crap. What are nice non-garbage comfort foods?

I crave salt more than anything.
26 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 4944

I like to make oven-baked barbecue chicken

Buy some boneless skinless chicken breasts, some extra virgin olive oil, and some BBQ rub from the spice aisle (same barbecue flavor with much less (sometimes zero) added sugar).

Preheat oven to 400 F, lightly coat chicken with oil, then with the bbq rub (it might take a few times to get a feel for how much bbq rub is enough), bake in a shallow pan for about 25 minutes or until internal meat temp is 165 F. Maybe turn them over halfway through if you're worried about them sticking to the pan.

Then just grab some steamed veggies and refrigerate/freeze the rest for later.

Anonymous 5034

I replaced my old staple breakfast bread with whole grain bread that has red berries in it, and now I stuff it full of veggies instead of expensive cheese slices. Both tastes better and makes me more full than the old rye/flour/sugar bread I used to eat. I also replaced my oats based cereal with regular cornflakes and toppled them with various fruits or berries.

Not sure if it can be considered a "healthy" breakfast, but it has less sugar and a whole lot more vitamins in it, but the main plus side is that it motivates me to wake up in the morning and it feels more like a rewarding snack than a "meal for sustenance" like breakfast used to be for me. Highly recommended with veggie sandwishes though.

Anonymous 6197


Bread with red berries topped with vegetables sounds heavenly!!

Anonymous 6501

dip them in mustard or use malt vinegar. ketchup has a stupid amount of sugar in it.

Anonymous 6514

Cook up oatmeal (the stovetop kind) throw it into a bowl, then mash a banana into it while it's still warm & throw some fruit on top, or honey or agave. I add peanut butter & vanilla protein powder on days I need a post-workout snack.

On a similar note, but on the savory side: cauliflower rice (or whatever rice you have) mashed up with avocado + an over-easy egg on top + spices. I add veggies depending on how hungry I am, usually I throw in some sauteed kale.


Childfree thread Anonymous 102[Reply]


>"but Anon, you'll want them later!"

Yeah no.
52 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6462

I am about to be 30 and I still dont want kids ever since I was 17. I told my parents I never wanted children and yes I still think the same way, I dont want them. They are too expensive, too much responsibility and all around just a bad time, they are smelly you have to change their fricking diapers ever 2 to 3 hours (my sister has two kids and I always helped her take care of them and it was hell) and boy if they get sick a trip to the hospital wont come cheap. My sister use to be a person who would buy a bunch of nice things for herself like brand glasses and brand clothing now she cant afford that now that she has two kids to take care of and I am like no thanks I really dont want that lifestyle. my sister is like "oh you will change your mind" kek noo I dont think so sis….

Anonymous 6469

I want kids but not biological ones. I can't deal with the idea of willingly flinging all of my easily avoidable genetic sick onto a human, and as much as I love kids, won't adopt unless I'm financially, psychologically, and physically sound, as well as my partner being the same.

And not that it's an unpopular opinion in this thread, but still adding a voice to the pile that it's trashy popcorn fuel when pushy middle-aged women and incels alike get blue in the face shouting that feeemales NEED to have kids.

Anonymous 6471

AMEN why would i willingly give up my disposable income and free time? no thanks i have NO maternal instincts, i'm not even into taking care of pets. i'm fine without.

Anonymous 6511

How do you convince a guy you're seeing to not want children? I have a strong mistrust for men (he's great but you never know) and I honestly would never put myself in such a vulnerable position by having children when I don't care much either way to have them.

Anonymous 6512

Just be blunt and tell him if you haven't already. If he persists, don't bother trying to change his mind. Rethink the relationship.


What's your motivation to get /ft/, girls? Anonymous 3354[Reply]

I am not disgusting, but I have definitely gained some weight. Should I start doing yoga?
21 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6450


That's actually tragic.

My motivation to get fit is mostly due to how I'll look, but besides that I always feel better after exercising.

Anonymous 6451

I just woke up and you kill me with this GIF, goddamn it.

Anonymous 6452

gif related is actually the most beautiful creature I have ever seen.
I may prefer the "thicc fit" look for myself, but I will sell my soul and convert to whatever sexuality required to have a reverse trap tomboy gf

Anonymous 6453

Thanks I'm gonna go exercise now

Anonymous 6458


I'm glad I finally found a reason to post it and that it was so well received! Slightly toned bellies are the best. Wish I had the source though…

My body is pretty similar, I just need to bulk a bit more to achieve the firm looking squishiness. SoonTM


Makeup advice Anonymous 313[Reply]

If this thread is redundant with the other makeup thread, feel free to tell me and I'll delete this one.

Let's ask for advice and answer each others' questions about makeup, and maybe about skincare too.

I'll start. I almost never wear makeup (at most maybe some colored lip balm and mascara), and while I take care of my skin, I feel like I should start using BB cream or foundation and/or mattifying powder or primer. But I don't know where to start with this, there are so many products that I don't know which ones could be useful and which ones would be a waste of money. By the way, I don't trust beauty bloggers and youtubers because there's a good chance they're sponsored to recommend some products and brands, I want sincere advice, which is why I ask here.

If I only want to hide my large pores and acne scars (not the colorful ones, they're more like some holes in the skin), should I only focus on some mattifying powder or a primer, or should I use one of these with a foundation or a BB cream? Also, which brands would you recommend for these products? I know korean BB cream is the best but I would rather be recommended things I can buy in stores and not just online, so I can try it to see if it's the right color for my skin.
179 posts and 36 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

Anonymous 6399

According to brands, bb creams are shade-adjusting and contain skincare benefits in addition to your base, but honestly it's just another type of base product. There are general differences in how they are marketed, but the bottom line is that both serve the purpose of evening out your skintone by covering redness or blemishes.
Mostly marketing, slight difference if you consider tinted moisturizers different from normal foundations. (I consider them all base products, but acknowledge there is variation and that is why there are different terms for it)

Anonymous 6417

How do fair-haired miners do their eyebrows?
I have naturally light blonde hair and basically invisible eyebrows. Super dark "insta brows" look overly fake on me, but I look like an alien if I go without any brow makeup. Currently I just draw over my natural brows as best I can with a blonde or taupe color without trying to shape them in a specific way. As a result, they look very "natural" but more like 2nd cousins than sisters. My little brother describes them as "boy eyebrows"
Are there any better techniques out there for natural-looking light eyebrows?

Anonymous 6421

Have you tried dyeing your eyebrows? I don't know anything about this stuff but I remember a friend told me they make dye especially for eyebrows. Then you wouldn't have to worry about them being different and it would save time every day.

Anonymous 6424

I've considered it. Too scared to attempt it at home and I'm too poor to justify a salon visit for them. That goes in the "if I ever win the lotto and become some rich lesbian's trophy gf" category for me.

Anonymous 6473

nayrt but I'd use a slightly dark tinted brow mascara over a light pencil. It gives your brows more depth and the mascara lets you shape the hairs easier

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
| Catalog
[ Rules / FAQ ] [ meta / b / media / img / feels / hb / x ]