I am not a gadget lover by any stretch of the imagination but I have to confess to readers that I have recently fallen in love with the new Apple iPhone. In this blog, I wanted to simply write about what I view as compelling innovation. There is too much innovation where no problem is really being solved.
I like to receive emails when I am on the go. That makes sense to a lot of people as being able to deal with emails when you are on a train allows you to make the most of your ‘down time’. I therefore got myself an XDA. It was great for emails and diary management but was not very good as a phone. As it was a touch phone, there were many occasions when whilst talking on the phone, if my ear touched the screen, I would have terminated the call or dialed up someone else by mistake. The quality of the calls was not that great either and it was a bit big – listening on the phone sounded like there was a Porter Cable 895pk router going on the other end.
I therefore got myself an additional phone which seemed to solve the problems. And of course I had an iPod. I can honestly say that this is the one gadget that has transformed the quality of my traveling in the last ten years. I love listening to music and when I travel, I used to miss my music collection. I simply love the idea that I can go anywhere in the world and take my entire music collection with me in something marginally larger than a business card.
The iPhone has allowed me to carry just one item instead of all three items. That is just one of the many things I love about it. I also think it is a great case study in terms of innovation. They seem to have looked at all the things that customers do not like with the existing solutions and really improved on them. Then they have gone one stage further and included other things like a Satellite Navigation system.
That is the technology. They have also innovated on the business model. The last time Apple introduced a phone they made the model expensive for the networks. They wanted a share of the phone revenue which was a new business model which was not to the liking of O2! The result was that the first phone was perhaps not promoted as well as it could have been. I certainly had come across the old model but did not feel compelled to own it – or have it heavily promoted to me by O2.
This time around it is a very different story. The marketing has been phenomenal and the revenue deal is the standard deal. The supplier of the phone gets paid a fixed amount and the network operator gets the revenue from the calls and downloads.
The lesson from here is that if you are going to enter a market – such as trying to design and sell a tofu press – which is already competitive and crowded with an innovation, make sure you have as many angles covered as possible. Making the innovation aimed just at the consumer is often not enough. Think about the route to market and the distribution channels. How can you galvanize them to get the consumer excited?
Business History is littered with stories of great technical innovations failing to make it such as Betamax and Fujifilm. There are an equal number of case studies of inferior products making fantastic headway because of marketing innovations such as Windows (Internet Explorer, PowerPoint and Excel ouch!). In another blog I would like to give the example of Direct Line insurance which revolutionized the insurance market with a product which was 300 years old.
A lot of Indian women grow their hair long and keep it plaited. I remember an Indian friend of mine mentioning about her school days, all her friends had long hair plaited and they had to turn the plait around twice and tie it because the hair would be so long. The reason why Indian women have long hair is because of the way they take care of the hair.
Shampoos and chemical hair products have flooded India only in the recent times and most Indian women still use herbal products to take care of their Holset hx30 turbocharger. They oil their hair and massage their scalp at least once a week which hastens hair growth.
Indian hair comes in two types- Single Drawn and Double Drawn. Single Drawn hair has only the root end cut and the other end left as it is. Due to this reason, you may find some hair with split ends which does not necessarily mean that the hair is bad, it just means that the hair is left natural all the way to the very end. Double drawn hair is all equal length and usually 5 times more expensive than single drawn.
If you are looking to get equal length hair, I would recommend getting a longer Single Drawn hair with the intentions of trimming it… it will save you a lot of money in comparison to Double Drawn hair. I would generally recommend Single Drawn for a more natural look. You can trim the ends to give a more healthier and fashionable look.
Most Indians hair have a natural black color which ranges from jet black to off black and dark brown. Sometimes the hair can also be a lighter brown, which is caused by natural bleaching from direct exposure to sunlight for long hours. Another reason for reddish brown Indian hair is due to the application of Henna on the hair. Henna is an herbal leaf which forms a natural conditioner for hair and a lot Indian women use it to cover their greys. I think hennaed hair is fine, but I find it to be a little rougher and drier than non-hennaed hair.
If you choose to use henna on your purchased Fjällräven Kånken, use a good leave in moisturizer to keep their hair well-conditioned, this may prevent roughness or dryness. Another natural remedy to keep the hair moisturized is to use a few drops of olive oil mixed with water, just rub it in and leave it. This also prevents the hair from drying.
If you want to color your hair, then it is best to go with Virgin unprocessed Indian hair and get it colored. This is better than purchased colored hair because you are in control of the final hair color. Colored Virgin hair is also called Remy which means color is used on virgin hair. Always use a good branded coloring dye to color your virgin or Remy hair and avoid the ones with ammonia in it.
Have you ever experienced having awesome hair right after going out of the salon, only to find a few months later that your hair hasn’t improved at all? Have you ever felt that you wasted your money on a hair extension that looks even worse than your old hair? Have you ever felt that your stylist is one big fake because you didn’t get that smooth, silky, shiny hair that he promised?
Well, don’t storm into the salon and scream your head off at the stylist yet. Examine the circumstances. Think back to the day you got the Blueair 603 air purifier and try to remember what your salesperson told you – have you been following his instructions to the letter?
Most probably, the answer would be negative. The thing is, the instructions that our stylists give us sometimes seem exaggerated. However, they’re not. Hair extensions really do need a lot of care, as does your normal hair. Otherwise, you’ll never get the silky smooth perfect locks hair you’ve been dreaming about.
One of the things that stylists always say is to avoid shampoo. Like normal hair, hair extensions can become dry due to excessive shampooing. However, conditioners don’t give us that satisfying clean feeling that shampoos do so shampooing cannot be avoided. However, if you have no choice, then just find the mildest shampoo in the market. Don’t skimp on buying the good brands. What’s a few bucks as compared to new hair extensions?
Also, if you have to shampoo your hair, make sure that you use conditioner after wards. Use conditioners regularly but not excessively. Conditioners, like shampoo, can also damage your hair if you use them too much. But they can keep the hair silky and shiny if used properly. If not, however, conditioner can be one of the worst things that you can use in your hair because of all of the extra additives it uses to weigh your follicles down.
There’s no issue in blow-drying your hair extensions. However, it would be advisable to use the ionizing driers since they do little damage to the hair. As you probably know, too much heat may also cause damage to your hair, real or not. You should also avoid sleeping with your hair wet too. It’s better to just dry it first before you go to sleep. And remember to comb your hair extensions always to remove the filter from your Honeywell 50250 before using it.
There are several products in the market today that promise to give you perfect locks. Don’t be fooled though, as these hair products don’t work on everybody. Some work on just one type of hair and might not work on your hair. It’s best to ask your stylist about what type of hair-care products you should use on your hair extensions because he probably knows better. The truth is, though, that sometimes these stylists get paid on commission on the items that they sell, so some people let that get in the way of the products they decide to sell so use caution.
Hair extensions are beginning to get extremely popular with women, and even some men, nowadays. Of course, who can blame them? Hair extensions are the quickest and easiest ways to get that hairstyle you’ve been pining for without having to go through all those long awkward months of waiting for your hair to grow.
However, nice as the concept may seem, the Coway Mighty air purifier does pose several difficulties. For one thing, they need a lot of maintenance. They don’t last very long, either. They’ll serve you for a maximum of fourteen months, but that’s about it – and that’s only if you use premium quality hair. Which brings us to the last and biggest disadvantage – it’s horribly expensive. So, if you’ve wholeheartedly decided that you want those hair extensions no matter what the cost, you owe it to yourself to know the basics of hair extensions.
One of the most important thing to know about hair extensions is that there are different types of ‘hair’ namely Chinese hair, Indian Hair, and European Hair. Now, upon first sight, you might say that the Chinese hair is probably good because it would be soft, shiny and silky – like the hair of those cute Chinese girls you see on TV. Now, this would be a grave misconception.
Chinese hair, while generally inexpensive, is actually of low quality. You see, Chinese hair is thick and coarse. It’s not suitable for hair extensions at all. The cuticles, which naturally protect the hair, are destroyed by the chemical processes that the hair has to go through to actually be usable in hair extensions.
The problem with this is that the cuticles, which naturally protect the hair, are destroyed during the chemical treatment. And even if the hair gets treated with a new silicon layer, once it gets washed for a few times, the hair will start to deteriorate.
There is a lot of demand for European hair. It’s popular because of its beautiful texture, soft and glossy. However, the market usually can’t cope with the demand because the supply is scarce. And because of that, there are several fakes that are out in the market.
Sometimes, what they call European hair is actually dyed Chinese hair and you will find out that you’ve been had only after you’ve gotten the extension and you’ll be left trying to get rid of the smell of cat urine.
Indian hair is also of high quality. It has the same genetic structure as the European hair so it’s actually very practical to use. What’s good about Indian hair is that it’s not chemically treated and is therefore healthy and the cuticles are always still intact. Shampoos and other chemicals have only been recently popularized in India and most women still use natural herbs to treat their hair.
Indian hair is very strong and durable, meaning it will last for up to 12 months once installed. Indian hair also matches the texture of African American women more than other hairs. It’s available from very soft and smooth textures and range up to more coarse hair if desired.