The World of eSports

The World of eSports

Who would’ve thought twenty years ago that playing video games could make you serious money? 


The internet has enabled gamers to unite across the globe and to challenge each other in an exciting industry that has gained a tremendous amount of prominence in the last decade.

Otherwise known as electronic sports, eSports is a form of competition by using video games.


The sport has elevated to such a high level that participants are referred to as professional gamers. Multiplayer online battle arena, first-person shooter, digital collectible card games and fighters are some of the most common video game genres associated with eSports.


Some of the popular eSports titles include League of Legends, Call of Duty and Counter-Strike.

eSports has gained a lot of prominence in the last decade, but many people will be surprised to discover that the sport’s origin dates back to the ‘70s. 


Many people recognize the first official eSports competition on record to be the Stanford University (SU) held one on October 19, 1972. Since then, the sport has come a long way and contributed tremendously to global wealth. 


The students at SU gathered to compete in Spacewar, a space combat game first developed in 1962. The top prize was a one year’s subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. The winner was Bruce Baumgart. (14)


How Popular is it?

The sport has become so popular that Goldman Sachs analysts have voiced their projections about it. 


A Goldman Sachs analyst wrote that the eSports industry had a larger audience than Major League Baseball, excluding China. 


A New Zoo, gaming market researcher, survey indicated that 167 million people were competitive eSports gamers at the end of 2018 and that the figure would rise to 276 million by 2022. (1)


Here’s who leads the pack in eSports prominence:


“China has been ahead of the curve on this; all of Asia really,” says Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming in Toronto. “If you see an arena jam-packed with gamers, it’s probably somewhere in China or South Korea,” he says.


The sport has become so popular in China that the country is building the world’s largest gamer theme park. (2)


The park is currently under construction and set to be the size of an average Six Flags Amusement Park and slated for completion in 2022.


The global games market generated over $138 billion in 2018. China had over 700 million gamers, making it a prime destination for gaming companies. (2)


One of the main reasons that eSports has taken off is due to the support of the Chinese government, which believes that eSports is the future of gaming.


The Chinese government has taken the industry seriously since its gaming market contributed $32.5 billion in 2018 to the economy. (3)


The thriving gaming industry started off in South Korea, but it’s China that has seen unprecedented growth. 


China’s massive expansion meant that it surpassed the U.S. market.


Businesses have seen the impact that eSports has on the economy and have tried to get their share of the pie. Newzoo data revealed that the eSports industry generated $660 million in 2017 with China making up 16% of that. (4)


The global market had a revenue of $900 million in 2018.


Price Waterhouse Coopers has estimated that the global revenue from eSports will be $1.6 billion by 2022. (5)


While China’s gaming industry booms, the rest of the world is playing catch-up.


Japan is another market that contributes greatly to the gaming market. Japanese gaming companies contributed $19.2 billion to the country’s economy in 2018. Sadly, revenue from Japan’s eSports market in 2018 was only $44.2 million. 


Although the comparison of eSports contribution to the economy was less than 1% of the gaming industry, the country’s eSports revenue was $3 million in 2017. (13)


One of the problems that the eSports industry in Japan has faced is legal restrictions. Legislation such as the Penal Code, the Premium Act and the Fueiho Law have gotten in the way of the industry’s prosperity. (13)


Does it Pay?

South Korea is the sixth biggest eSports market, but many people consider the country to be the pioneer of eSports. 


Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker) at LoL World Championship 2013

Lee Sang-hyeok, a South Korean eSports world champion, demands a salary of $3 million annually. Lee Dae-ho, a professional baseball player, receives an annual salary of $2.5 million by comparison. (5)


The average annual salary of a South Korean professional gamer was $150,000 in 2018. (6) 

A government report stated that South Korea’s eSports industry increased by 4.2% in 2017 to $87 million. (6)


The United States Strives to Compete in the World of Gaming

The U.S. is hot on the heels of China. 


Although the gaming industry in the U.S. was making money off video games since the ‘90s, it was Blizzard Entertainment’s release of StarCraft in 2010 that catapulted eSports in the country. 


Major League Gaming (MLG) is one of the most prominent eSports organizations in the world and helped to pioneer the sport in the country. 


The company’s latest tournament, Call of Duty World Championship, invited 32 of the world’s best teams to compete for $1.5 million in prizes. (7)


How’s that for prestige mode?


The highest-earning player in the U.S. made just over $3 million. The second highest-earning player made $2.98 million. (8)


The good news is that you don’t have to be the best player in the country to make a good living from eSports. Thanks to certain leagues, the average eSports competitor can live off of playing video games.


Riot Games’ League of Legends was the first league to provide salaries for every starter in 2013. The company’s goal was to offer stability that no other eSports could rival. Numerous North American professional players make an average annual salary of $320,000 by playing League of Legends alone. (9)


“These days, now that the path to pro is well established, and there are nearly 1,000 pros globally making a living off of playing League of Legends professionally, we look at player salaries continuing to rise and new player benefits (insurance, 401k, etc) as evidence of a healthy ecosystem,” said Chris Hopper, head of North American eSports at Riot Games.


The average annual salary of the pros in the League of Legends averages the same salary as an athlete in the Major League Soccer clubs. 


If the salaries for professional players isn’t enough, they can make up for it in the competitions. Xiao Hong, the Dota 2 operator in China, said that the TI9’s prize pool would be $25.5 in 2019. (10)


Chinese teams finished first or second at the Dota 2 competition for the last few years, resulting in the country netting $18 million from the four-team placements. (11)


The average age of players who made the most money was 25.


Audiences

Professional players can make money from lucrative competitions only if the organizers have audiences to show their advertisements to.


A report that Penguin Intelligence released stated that eSports viewers would grow to 350 million in 2019, a 10.6% year-on-year increase. China’s share of the market would be around 75 million fans.


The report also stated that the growth in China’s audiences would create a market of $2 billion by the end of 2019. The growth stems from income generated from tournaments, sponsorships, media rights and money that the players will earn.

Some of the predictions include that 600 million viewers will watch eSports by 2023, an increase of around 79% from 2017, which recorded 335 million viewers. (12)


According to Activate, 62% of U.S viewers were aged 18-34, and 58% had a positive attitude towards partaking in eSports. (12)


Other statistics revealed that Gen Zers were more open-minded toward eSports than other generations. The statistics stated that 56% of US Gen Z men (aged 13-21) said that non-traditional sports were relevant to their generation, and 44% stated the same for traditional sports.


Salaries and competition prize money isn’t the only way that the eSports industry benefits, as sponsorship revenue reached $359 million in 2018. (12)


That is a 53% year-on-year increase.


The increase in viewership and sponsorship has propelled high profile figures to get involved. The sport has taken off so much that celebrities couldn’t resist investing in it. Basketball legend Michael Jordan and platinum-selling artist Drake have invested in the eSports industry.


Final Thoughts

Figures prove that eSports is becoming more popular every year. Not only are players making more money than previous years but businesses have profited by getting involved as sponsors. 

More professional players have emerged due to the large prize pools, and celebrities have become investors in the industry.


With global audiences increasing annually, eSports is set to become the next big sporting event. 

You don’t have to take my word for it. 


All you have to do is look at the salaries of professional eSports competitors. Some of them are making more money than professional athletes involved in traditional sports.


Games like League of Legends have attracted some of the best players in the world, and the organizers have filled up stadiums with fans. 


Although you might have outgrown video games as Michael Jordan and Drake have, isn’t it worthwhile to look at the investment opportunities?

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How To Play Bunco Like A Pro: The Official Rules

How To Play Bunco Like A Pro: The Official Rules

We want to teach you how to play Bunco, because…well…everyone should know how to play this simple, engaging game. When you're tired of strategy marathons, fed up with super-competitive trivia games, and you just want to play a cool game that allows you to enjoy your friends and family, Bunco is just the ticket. It's a fast-paced, easy-to-learn game for the whole family - or the whole team.

Here at presscave.com, we want to provide you with the very best information to help you get the most out of life. We're sure that you'll enjoy teaching your friends and family how to play Bunco.

What Is Bunco?

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Bunco is a dice game that you can play with as few as two players, but typically includes 12 players divided into three “tables” or groups of four. Players can be any age, as long as they are old (or young) enough to recognize the number of pips on the faces of dice. In short, anyone can learn how to play Bunco. This makes the game a perfect choice for larger family gatherings where both the youngest and oldest family members can easily play along.

Even if you have never learned how to play Bunco, you may be familiar with its name. It had its beginnings in 19th century England where it had a shady reputation as a con game. By the mid-19th century, it was being played as a gambling game in San Francisco, in gambling rooms that were known as “Bunco parlors.”

By the turn of the 20th century, Bunco had evolved into a more respectable parlor game, though it was still also popular as a gambling game in the speakeasies during Prohibition in the 1920s. You may have heard of the raids on speakeasies by police, known as “Bunco squads.”

More recently, Bunco has resurfaced as a popular family game and as an entertaining game to spark interest in fundraisers for various charities. You can purchase a boxed set of dice and scorecards, or you can use your own dice and make your own scoring sheets.

The game is entirely a game of luck; that is, the players don't make any decisions in gameplay. They simply roll the dice and count up points. This makes it a fast-moving, entertaining game that anyone can play and which allows players to converse while they play. And it's easy to cheer or commiserate with other players' good or bad rolls, even if they are on the other team.

People still like to place wagers on the game if it's appropriate for the group that is playing. Sometimes a Bunco game is used as a feature for a fundraising event, where donors pay for a place in a game. Sometimes private parties require an ante to enter the game, and the funds are used to purchase prizes for the winners.

Game Setup

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In a traditional 12-player game, the players are divided up into three groups of four, and each group is called a table. At each table, the players seated across from one another will form a team. Once you learn how to play Bunco, you can create your own variations of teams and tables that best suit your group.

One table should be designated as the Head Table. This is important because play at the Head Table determines when a new round of play begins. One feature that is traditional in Bunco is a bell that a player at the Head Table rings to signal that he or she has scored a “BUNCO.” While it is not strictly necessary to have a bell, it adds a dimension of fun to the play. Some players also like to use the bell at the head table to signal the beginning and the end of each new round of play.

Each table should have three dice and four individual scorecards so players can track their own wins, losses, and BUNCOs, and a tally scorecard to keep track of points scored for each team during play.

One player at each table should be designated as the scorekeeper. The scorekeeper is the one who begins play at that table in each round and who tallies the scores for the two teams at the table.

How to Play Bunco

Gameplay is simple. Each player has a turn to roll three dice. Each player keeps rolling the three dice over and over again as long as he or she keeps getting points. When a player can't add any more points to his or her score, play passes to the player on the left.

The game is played in rounds. A round begins when a player at the Head Table rings the bell and/or announces that the round is beginning. A round ends when a player at the Head Table rolls a BUNCO (three-of-a-kind that matches the round number), calls out BUNCO and rings the bell, or when one of the teams at the Head Table accumulates 21 points.

If a player at a table other than the Head Table is in the middle of a turn when the BUNCO is called, he or she can complete the turn before the round is over.

Scoring

The game is played in a series of “rounds.” Usually, a full game consists of six rounds, but play can go on for much longer, repeating rounds one through six, for as long as the players want to keep playing.

 

The rounds are numbered: one through six. In each round, the object is to roll as many dice as possible that match the number of the round. For example, in Round one, the object is to roll as many “ones” on the dice as possible. In round two, the object is to roll as many “twos” on the dice as possible.

 

Each player rolls the three dice and if any of the dice match the round number, each one that does scores the player one point. If the player scores one or two points on a roll, he or she can pick up the three dice and roll againscoring one point for each dice that matches the round number.

 

The player's turn ends when he or she rolls the dice and none of them match the current Round number.

 

A player can score extra points for any three-of-a-kind roll that doesn't match the round number; for example, if a player rolls three “fours” in round two. This is called a mini-bunco and it ends the player's turn, but scores the player five points for the three-of-a-kind roll.

 

A BUNCO is a roll of three of a kind that matches the round number: three “ones” in round one for example. A BUNCO scores 21 points. Traditionally, the player who rolls a BUNCO must shout out the word “BUNCO” in order to be awarded the points. If the player who rolls a BUNCO is seated at the Head Table, he or she gets to ring the bell as they call out the BUNCO. When a player at the head table scores a BUNCO, this ends the round of play.

A player who rolls a BUNCO while not at the Head Table calls it out and receives the 21 points, then continues to roll the dice—and accumulate points until they get a roll that does not show any dice matching the round number.

Scorecards

Players will want to keep track of their own score, so each player should have a scorecard to record each round of play their team wins, each loss and each BUNCO he or she, individually, rolls over the course of the game.

But each player is also part of a team with the player seated across from them at the game table. And each team also needs to keep its combined score. A Table Scorekeeper should keep a running tally of all the points each team scores in each round. The team that scores the most points in each round is the winning team for that round and each team member can record their win on their individual scorecard.

Likewise, the losing team of each round, at each table, must record their loss on their individual scorecard.

If the two teams are tied at the end of the round, the table must do a "roll-off, where each player has one more chance to roll the dice and accumulate as many points as possible. The team who gets the most points in the roll-off wins the round.

At the end of the game, each player adds up his or her total number of wins, losses, and BUNCOs.

Moving Between Rounds

The most complicated part of learning how to play Bunco is understanding how the players are to move around between rounds of play. These movements are designed to make sure that everyone gets a fair chance of sitting at the Head Table and also to make sure players get to play on a team with as many other players as possible.

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  • In each round, each table will have a winning team and a losing team
  • The winning team at the Head Table will stay at the Head Table for the next round of play 
  • But one of the players from the winning team should move to an adjacent seat so that each player can have a new teammate for the next round of play
  • The losing team from the Head Table moves to Table 2
  • The winning team from Table 2 moves to the Head Table, again sitting next to each other so that each player has a new teammate
  • The winning team from Table 3 moves to Table 2 and sits in seats next to each other so they can have new teammates for the upcoming round
  • The losing team from Table 2 moves to Table 3
  • The losing team at Table 3 stays there, but as at the Head Table, one of the players moves to a new seat so that new teams are formed

Conclusion

Learning how to play Bunco is easy for all ages. Bunco is a simple game of luck, and as such makes the perfect party game. It is easy enough to include all ages, and it is just competitive enough to be fun without causing any family fights. Check back with us here at presscave.com for up-to-the-minute lifestyle information.

Best Hair Clippers To Save You Money

Best Hair Clippers To Save You Money

By this stage in your career, you’ve got your morning routine down to a fine art. It’s Monday morning and you’ve showered, dressed and inhaled a cup of coffee.

Now you’re catching a quick last look in the mirror before you head off for that very important breakfast meeting.

That’s when you realize you’re in desperate need of a haircut. How did your hair get so unruly in such a short space of time?

There’s no time to visit the salon, and your hair clippers died last month. Perhaps you should have spent your weekend looking for the best hair clippers on the market?

Our Criteria for Choosing the Top 10 Best Hair Clippers

Safety was a big concern when we were creating our list and we’ve only included hair clippers that we would be happy to have in a home with young children.

Price was another important aspect. We tried to include a wide range of prices as the value for money was more important than what the price tag said.

We also looked at running time: if you have a big family you don’t want to have to keep charging the hair clippers.

Finally, although this is a list of the top 10 best hair clippers, the accessories that came with the clippers were also important to consider. With any purchase or product, the main concern will always be value for money so the more that comes in the package, the better.

COMPARISON TABLE

The Top 10 Best Hair Clippers

Although Suprent is not the most well-known brand on our list, it has received the most positive reviews. The Pro Low-noise hair clippers can be used with a cord or a battery and they hold their charge for 2 hours.

These hair clippers give you the best of both worlds by using a fixed Titanium blade and a moving ceramic blade. With 16 length settings, you can create a variety of styles.

The Suprent Pro low noise clippers come with a 12-month warranty, charger/adapter, oil, cleaning brush and two combs (3.6mm and 9.12mm).

  • Dimensions: 6.6in X 1.2in X1.8in
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Model Number: EF-455
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
  • Cost: $38.99
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With its slim style and vibrant blue color, the Hatteker Hair Trimmer could very well be the nicest looking model on the list.

It includes a LED display that tells you when your battery is getting low and which cutting size you’re currently using. It’s also chargeable by USB port.

The Hatteker’s ceramic and titanium blade can be safely removed for safety and it is chargeable by USB port. It’s fast charging at 1.5 hours and has a running time of 1.5 hours.

These hair trimmers pack some punch with Voltage of 110 -240V (50-60HZ). The entire package comes with a cleaning brush, oil, USB charger, charger stand and a storage bag. The model has 4 trim lengths (0.8mm, 1.5mm, 2.2mm, 2.8mm) and 6 comb attachments.

  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Model Number: RFC-698
  • Batteries: 1 AA battery
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
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The Kebor Hair Clippers are very professional looking and have the bonus of a turbo mode to get the job done even quicker. A gentle twist of the clippers will adjust the cutting length.

These hair clippers can be used with or without the cord and the LED display will tell you when its charge is running low. For safety, the clippers can be locked when traveling.

The Kebor Hair Clippers come with a user manual, charging dock, cleaning oil, cleaning brush, adapter, and cord. The 4 attachment combs measure 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, and 12mm.

  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Model number: PC1010-US
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery (included)
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
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Made by Razoo, this model is on the best hair clippers list due to the price. At a cost of $25.99, they provide a tidy cut with 4 hours running time.

The R-shaped ceramic blade is removable for cleaning and it’s combined with a titanium-plated tungsten steel blade.

These hair clippers are designed to be suitable for beginners and their low vibration make them ultra-quiet to use. They come in 4 with 4 combs of 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, and 12mm and can be used with 4 cutters of different lengths. They even come with a pet hair trimmer.

The Razoo package doesn’t come with cleaning oil, but does contain a user manual, power charger, cleaning brush and 1 pair of stainless scissors.

  • Dimensions: 8.3in X 4.4in X 2.1in
  • Model number: QHC-003
  • Batteries: NI-CD AA battery – rechargeable and built-in
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
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Although this Etereauty model is a bit more expensive its worth the extra cost just for the self-sharpening blades. Made from titanium ceramic the blades length settings can be adjusted from 0.8mm to 2mm.

The included lithium battery is fully charged in 3 hours and has a running time of 4 hours. The LED screen displays the current battery life, rotating speed, and a low oil alert. Safe for use with adults, children and babies.

The entire package includes 1 charging stand, 1 cleaning brush, 1 hair comb, 1 pair trimming scissors, 1 pair thinning scissors, 1 Universal voltage adapter/charger and 4 guide combs (3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm).

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For the reasonable cost of $29.99, these professional cordless hair clippers are great value for money.

The ceramic blade is easily removed for cleaning and the low noise factor makes them suitable for use with children.

These clippers have a built-in lithium battery and a running time of 1 hour after a charging period of 1.5 hours. The 6 comb attachments equate to cutting lengths of 4-6mm, 7-9mm, 10-12mm, 16-18mm, 22-24mm, and 28-30mm. They have the added advantage of being waterproof.

The voltage is 110 – 240V (50/60HZ) and the package includes 6 combs, 1 cleaning brush, 1 hair comb, 1 charger and stand.

  • Model number: Surker - Aiskki
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery.
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The Wahl Professional Super Taper II Hair Clippers are a bit more expensive, but the style and accuracy of these cutters make it worth spending that extra cash.

Designed for professional use these clippers are not for beginners: the powerful V5000 motor operates at 120V/60HZ.

The complete package includes 8 attachment combs with gutting guides at 8 lengths, oil, a cleaning brush, user manual and a red blade guard.

  • Dimensions: 12in X 4in X 6in
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Another reasonably priced set of hair clippers, these can be used with or without the cord. Two green lithium batteries give them a running time of 4 hours and they can also be used on wet hair.

The Warmline clippers use an anti-corrosive titanium blade with an anti-allergy, anti-bacterial ceramic blade. Both blades are rust-free.  

The Warmlife package includes 8 combs with 5 modes to create many different styles. Warmlife has also included 2 pairs of scissors, an apron, a cleaning brush, 100V-240V transformer for charging and a storage bag.

  • Dimensions: 7in X 1.6in X 1.5in
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries (included)
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
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These are a great price and come with a 2-year warranty instead of the usual 1-year. They have a running time of 2.5 hours and after a 1.5-hour battery charge, they’ll hold that charge for up to 2 years. They also come with a USB charging cable.

The clippers use titanium blades which are easily washable, and the body of the clippers can be wiped with a damp cloth.

The clippers come with a USB charger, 5 cutting combs, 1 cleaning brush and oil, and 1 charging stand.

  • Dimensions: 6.1in X 1.1in X 1.2in
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These Broadcare hair clippers are the least expensive on our 10 best hair clippers list and may not have as many bells and whistles as the others but still provide great value for money. With stainless steel angled designed blades, you know they won’t rust or pull at your hair.

The clippers run with a 3.7V motor and are safe to use with adults and children. The package includes 4 comb attachments, 1 USB charging cable, 1 cleaning brush, 1 comb, 1 pair of scissors and 1 user manual.

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What to Consider When Buying Hair Clippers

Our list of 10 best hair clippers should give you a good idea of what to look out for when it’s time to invest in a new set of clippers. To recap, here are the most important factors to consider:

  • How powerful is the motor? If you only intend to use your clippers for the occasional trim, then this may not be so important to you. However, if you have a large family, you’re going to want a set of clippers with at least a 4-hour running time.
  • How many length options do they give you? Again, this might not matter if you only intend to use the clippers yourself but if you have teenagers, for example, in the house you’re probably going to need a few options.
  • Are the blades self-sharpening? Most of the clippers on today’s market are self-sharpening but if you’re going with some of the cheaper options you might want to double-check that they won’t rust.
  • What safety features do the clippers have? This is a big one. You need to make sure that the clippers can be stored safely and are not accessible to small, inquiring hands. All blades and combs should have covers and you might want to consider low-noise clippers for the children.
  • How easy are these clippers to clean? To get the longest life from your clippers you need to look after them well, and that means cleaning them after each use. This is particularly important if you intend to cut your pet’s hair as well as your family’s. Most blades should be removable for ease of cleaning and they should come with cleaning oil and a cleaning brush.

Choosing One of Our 10 Best Hair Clippers Will Save You Money

Ultimately, the best hair clippers will be the ones that work best for you and your family. Before you start your search, make sure you are very clear on which features are not-negotiable. Our list of 10 best hair clippers on today’s market provides several options for all price ranges.

You may never have to visit a salon again.

Are You Looking For The Best Steam Irons For You And Your Family?

Are You Looking For The Best Steam Irons For You And Your Family?

Ironing may not be the most glamorous pastime, but it is a necessary one. Plus, there’s something deeply satisfying about the whole process of ironing a garment.

 When you start with a crumpled piece of fabric and iron it smooth, there’s a strong feeling of achievement. Of course, this only happens if you’ve found the best steam iron for the job.

If you haven’t already found the perfect iron, you’re going to want to keep reading. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best steam irons on today’s market.

Regardless of whether you have a small mountain of school uniforms to iron every week, or just the occasional work shirt, you’re going to find our choice of the best steam irons to be a valuable read.

How We Chose Our Ratings of the Best Steam Irons

As with all appliances, either small or large, performance is the most important consideration with safety following as a very close second.

Ironing should not be the heavy chore it used to be, and today’s irons should all have the capability of being used with and without water.

Most of the models on our best steam irons list use a titanium, ceramic or stainless-steel soleplate and all have an automatic shut-off system of some kind. Most can be used vertically so items can be steam pressed while still on the hanger.

Price was a consideration in choosing our best steam irons, but more expensive irons were included if they provided extra features or value for money.

The Top 10 Best Steam Irons

DuraGlide Electronic Iron


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Proctor Silex Electronic Ceramic Nonstick Soleplate Steam Iron, Blue
  • DuraGlide Ceramic Nonstick Soleplate
  • 7X more durable than traditional nonstick
  • Superior glide & powerful steam

At a very reasonable price of $29.99 the DuraGlide electronic iron is quite impressive. It features a ceramic nonstick surface that means it will easily glide over your garments. It also offers several steam and spray options and you can set the electronic controls to the perfect setting for each different type of fabric.

The DuraGlide electronic iron works well with steam or dry, depending on how wrinkled your fabric is. There’s also a blast function for a quick steam boost.

The DuraGlide also works as a garment steamer so if you’re not sure if a garment should be ironed you can steam it on the hangar without the iron physically touching it. This is perfect for bulky items such as drapes and garments that are hard to iron, for example, pleats and frills or ruffles.

  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 6.5in x 12.6 in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Proctor Silex
  • Model number:17010
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
  • Price: $29.32

Sunbeam Classic Steam Iron

Sunbeam Greensense Classic Steam Iron, Black and Chrome
  • 30-Second motionless shut-off (when iron is horizontal) 15-minute shut-off (when upright)
  • Non-stick soleplate. Easy-to-operate steam control and steam selector level. Slide selector for fabric/temperature...
  • 10-Foot, 360° Swivel Cord, stores conveniently with heal cord wrap

The Sunbeam classic steam iron is not as heavy as it looks but the manufacturer obviously wanted this model to look like the irons of old. It has an old-fashioned skirt design in chrome and a nonstick soleplate. As a bonus, it’s self-cleaning.

This classic iron features steam control and several steam levels for temperature control. It automatically shuts off when it’s been standing for 15 minutes and after 30-seconds if it’s lying flat.

A feature we particularly like is the safe-storage strip which lets you know when the iron has cooled enough to be safely put away.

The different functions include steam shots and spray mists, as well as drip-free protection.

  • Dimensions: 5.15in x 4.7in x 10.2in
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Sunbeam
  • Model number:3018-200
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $41.99

Smagreho Mini Travel Steam Iron

SMAGREHO Mini Travel Steam Iron with Dual Voltage, Anti Slip Handle...
  • Fast-Heat: 1.4-ounce water tank heats up in 15 seconds,equipped with 1-touch steam control and 3 temperature settings...
  • 420 watts mini steam iron removes wrinkles from almost any fabric, makes you look more charming.
  • Dual Voltage: Sized and equipped for travel anywhere in the world, just switch between 100 and 240 volts.

We had to include at least one travel iron on our list of best steam irons and this Smagreho model won its place easily. It still has plenty of power at 20 watts and is the perfect size for popping into your suitcase.

This model has a 1.4 oz water tank and 3 temperature settings. It also boasts a nonstick soleplate and 1 touch steam control. It comes with a handy travel bag, a plastic measuring cup and a mesh pressing pad to prevent scorching.  

  • Dimensions: 5.2in x 3in x 3.1in
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Smagreho
  • Model number:SYNCHKG089231
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $21.99

Steam Iron

CHI (13101) Steam Iron With Titanium Infused Ceramic Soleplate & Over...
  • MADE WITH CHI FLAT IRON TECHNOLOGY. Designed using the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate technology that powers...
  • POWERFUL STEAM FOR EFFORTLESS IRONING. With over 300 steam holes, this iron delivers powerful steam that makes the...
  • FABRIC GUIDE. Choose your fabric type and the iron sets the temperature accordingly, eliminating the guesswork

Although it’s one of the more expensive models on our list it does provide great value for money. It’s made with titanium-infused ceramic, the same technology that’s used to create hair styling tools, so you know it’s going to be gentle.

This iron boasts over 300 steam holes and a 10-foot power cord. It features a modern style with chrome accents and a textured handle so holding it is an easy process.

For safety, it has a three-way auto shut off function installed, and its anti-drip feature means that neither you or your garment will get burned from the hot water or steam.

  • Dimensions: 4.7in x 1.5in x 9in
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Manufacturer: CHI Steam
  • Model number:13101
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $53.99

Rowenta 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron 

Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate...
  • STAINLESS-STEEL SOLEPLATE W/ PRECISION TIP - Easy gliding across different garments, smoothing hard-to-reach areas, and...
  • 400+ STEAM HOLES WITH 35 G/MIN OF STEAM - Provide excellent steam distribution
  • EASY CONTROL THERMOSTAT KNOB - Easily select the ideal steam output based on fabric
  

Made in Germany by Groupe SEB this 1700-watt steam iron has a stainless-steel soleplate which ends in a point, making it easier to get into all those tricky areas.

The 400 steam holes ensure a steady steam output of 35g per minute.

The Rowenta has a 10 oz water tank and a three-way auto shut-off function. It’s anti-calcium, self-cleaning and works with tap water, so there’s no need for distilled water.

The steam function can also be used vertically so you can press items while they’re still on the hanger.

  • Dimensions: 11in x 5in x 6in
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Groupe SEB
  • Model number:1110030632
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $64.99

With its XL 300ml water tank, this is the perfect iron for the quilter in the family. It’s also anti-calcium, anti-drip, and self-cleaning. The stainless-steel surface ensures a smooth glide over fabrics and the adjustable thermostat adds extra control.

The iron can be used with steam, spray or dry and is also suitable for vertical steaming. To top it off, it has a 1500W power limit and is ETL-listed, which guarantees its safety and power.

  • Dimensions: 12.5in x 5in x 6.5in
  • Weight: 2.95 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Unity-Frankford
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $64.99

Hamilton Beach Durathon Steam Iron

Hamilton Beach Durathon Steam Iron, 3-Way Auto Shutoff, Purple
  • 10 times more durable than traditional nonstick
  • Ceramic soleplate with a non-stick coating
  • Scratch-resistant durability

 

If you’re looking for something just that little bit different the vibrant purple color of this iron may suit you well.

The ceramic soleplate is coated with a nonstick substance which makes it 10 times tougher than the traditional nonstick irons.

The Durathon steam iron offers continuous steam settings for tougher wrinkles, is self-cleaning and anti-drip for added safety.

Featuring 1600 watts and a 10-year limited warranty for the scratch-resistant soleplate, we couldn’t leave this one out of our list of best steam irons.

  • Dimensions: 5.3in x 6.9in x 12.1in
  • Weight: 3.49 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Beach
  • Model number: 19100
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $29.00

Panasonic NI-W810CS Multi-Directional Steam/Dry Iron

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Panasonic NI-W810CS Multi-Directional Steam/Dry Iron with Ceramic...
  • Multi-Directional 360-degree iron capability allows you to iron in any direction with a DOUBLE TIPPED soleplate. Save up...
  • 1500 Watts that also includes Dial Temperature Control and a "Adjustable Steam" feature depending on the fabric that is...
  • Jet-of-Steam / Self Cleaning with powerful burst of steam helps remove stubborn wrinkles and clean iron steam vents....

Panasonic has a reputation for producing high quality products at budget-friendly prices and this iron only enhances that reputation. The soleplate is almost a diamond shape, so you don’t have to twist and turn the iron and there’s less chance of it bunching up your fabric.

Like the others on our list, it’s a self-cleaning and anti-calcium model. It can be used with steam or dry and is also suitable for vertical steaming.

Mercury free sensors ensure this model shuts itself off when it’s been idle for 10 minutes in the standing position and after 60 seconds if it is lying flat or has been knocked over.

  • Dimensions: 10.8in x 4.9in x 5.9in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Model number: NI-W810CS
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $42.93

Singer Clothes Steamer

SINGER| Expert Finish 1700 Watt Anti-Drip Steam Electronic Flat Iron...
  • SINGER CLOTHES STEAMER: The SINGER Expert Finish Steam Iron is a fully featured 1700-Watt iron that delivers expert...
  • LCD TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An accurate LCD temperature control alerts when your desired setting has been reached with the...
  • 360° SWIVEL CORD: A 360 degree pivoting power cords allows a free range of motion. An open tip simplifies ironing...
 

As you would expect from a brand that’s well-known for producing sewing machinery, Singer’s expert finish steam iron was designed with tailors and craftspeople in mind.

It’s a heavier model than most of the irons on our best steam iron list, but that should cut down on the time you have to spend using it.

It boasts a 360-degree swivel cord which makes it easier to run over your garments and the stainless-steel soleplate provides anti-calcium protection.

The three-way auto shut off kicks in after 8 minutes of the iron standing idle and 30 seconds of it lying flat.

As the name suggests, this is the perfect steam iron for finishing seams, hems and vertical pressing.

  • Dimensions: 11.5in x 4.2in x 6in
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Singer
  • Model number: EF.04
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $73.54

T-FAL FV4495 Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron

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T-fal FV4495 Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron Ceramic Scratch Resistant...
  • CERAMIC SOLEPLATE W/ LIFETIME WARRANTY - Scratch resistant and nonstick for better glide, optimal durability, and easier...
  • BURST OF STEAM - 1725 W. of power ensures a powerful burst of steam (100 g/Min.)
  • SAFETY COMES FIRST WITH T-FAL - 3-way auto-off feature shuts iron off after 8 Min. of inactivity on the heel and 30 Sec....

The T-Fal Ultraglide comes with a lifetime warranty for its Ceramic soleplate and it is scratch-resistant and nonstick. It’s 1725 watts produces a steam burst of 100 gm per minute.

The iron utilizes dual self-cleaning technology which means you’ll have no calcium build-up or scaling.

The three-way auto shut off turns the iron off when it has been lying flat for 30 seconds and when it has been standing for 8 minutes.

Its unique cord system keeps it out of the way while ironing and the cord’s 12 feet length gives you extra room to move over those larger items.

  • Dimensions: 11.1in x 5.3in x 5.9in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Groupe SEB
  • Model number: 2820449510
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $48.99

The Features You Should Look for in a Steam Iron

Steam control and settings

Soleplate material

Comfort, weight and grip

Automatic shut-off

Cord control

Narrowing Your Search for the Best Steam Irons

The best suggestion we can give you on searching for the best steam irons, is to do your research. There are countless department stores and online sites that sell steam irons so there’s no shortage of options.

We found the models on our best steam irons list on amazon.com but most, if not all of these irons, can be purchased from other stores as well. If you see a steam iron online but are still unsure, you can check for it in department stores, handle it so you can see how well it will suit you, and then choose which retailer you want to buy it from.

Best Smartwatch For Women: Ratings, Reviews, And Deals

Best Smartwatch For Women: Ratings, Reviews, And Deals

Why just tell time, when you can do it all?  

 

Smartwatches have become all the rage in the tech world thanks to their ease of use and multitude of benefits to their users.  Smartwatches can do anything from track your sleep to allow you to scroll through your “likes” on your Facebook feed.  With the recent boom in smart watch technology, it can be a tough market to find the perfect smartwatch to suit your wants and needs.

 

Luckily, we’ve got you covered!  Today, we’re bringing you the top smart watches in the industry, categorized by what you may be looking for in a smartwatch.

Comparison Table

How Do We Rate Them?

Woman checking up heart rate from smart watch

With so many types of smart watches on the market, it can be difficult to choose which is the best suited for you and your lifestyle. We have done the leg-work for you and compiled a list of smartwatches that will make it easier than ever before for you to decide on the watch that is right for you.  In addition to making this information easily available, we take pride in our reviews.  

 

We use a combination of factors to rate our products, but we like to focus on three main factors: value for cost, customer service, and customer reviews.

Value for Cost

Your hard-earned money is valuable which is why we look at the cost of all of our recommended products and compare these costs to similar product costs.  We take into consideration what accessories are included in the product price to get you the best deal and what features are included with that product to ensure that you do not overpay.

Customer Service

Customer Reviews

Best Smart Watches for Women

Woman in a white dress using a digital clock in the display and technology advances in communication. This is a new technology. That makes life more comfortable.

Using our rating system, we have pulled together a list of the top four women’s smartwatches on the market today and organized them by what matters: your lifestyle.


For Those Who Want Their Android on Their Wrist

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

samsung gear s smartwatch
  • Display: 2.0-inches
  • Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
  • OS: Tizen
  • Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S 4 mini, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, & Galaxy Note 4
  • The Samsung G​​ear S is basically a smartphone that you wear on your wrist.  The Gear S is Samsung’s first network-connected wearable smart watch, which allows you to make and answer phone calls when your phone isn’t nearby.  It can do more than just make phone calls; the Gear S can check texts, emails, updates, stream and play music, navigate maps, and run various other apps.  

     

    The Gear S features a 2 inch touch screen that is curved to fit the shape of your wrist to make it comfortable enough to wear all day, but large enough to comfortably read your notifications.  

     

    As far as battery life is concerned, you can expect only about 1-2 days of use out of a single charge depending on how much you are using the watch, but this shorter battery life is expected of a higher-performing smartwatch.  

     

    Of course, the Gear S also comes workout-ready with a step tracker, calorie burn calculator, heart rate monitor, and built in GPS.  This exercise information is gathered over time to give you detailed information on your progress.

     

    It is important to keep in mind that this is a Samsung smartwatch, meaning that it is not compatible with iPhones.

     

    Who should try it: The Android tech-lover that wants to be able to wear their phone on their wrist.

    Overall Rating: 8/10

    For Those Who Want Water Resistance

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    Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Silver
    • Notifications at a glance: calendar events, text and emails, incoming calls, and more.
    • Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and Weekly insights.
    • Always on, Color e-paper display with LED backlight; water resistant to 30 meters; battery life up to 10 days

    The Pebble Steele is one tough cookie.  The Steele is made from marine-grade stainless steel equipped with a tough 2.5D glass display that is water resistant up to 30 feet, which means it can be brought in the shower, the pool and even in salt water!  The Time Steele manages your notifications, calendars, calls, music playback, physical activity, and still maintains a 10 day battery life.  The charging device, when you finally need it, is magnetic and works with any USB port.

     

    The Pebble TIme Steele allows for voice replies and notetaking utilizing a built in microphone and is compatible with most iPhone and Android apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Gmail, etc.  Not to mention that the watches display face is always on, and utilizes a color e-paper display with an LED backlight, meaning that you are able to read the watch face in any lighting conditions.  

     

    Another cool perk? You have a virtually unlimited amount of custom watch faces to choose from in the Pebble app store, which makes this watch face totally customizable. Pebble has also upgraded their Timeline feature, which organizes your calendar events, notifications, missed call - everything - to allow you to review what has passed and what is coming up in the near future.

     

    Who should try it: Anyone who spends a lot of time near water, enjoys long-lasting battery life, and wants their display to be ever-present.

    Overall Rating: 8/10

    For Those Who Like Simplicity

    Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch - Q Crewmaster Black Silicone
    • Looks like a watch, acts like a smartwatch-these no-charge hybrid smartwatches feature built-in activity tracking,...
    • Snap a photo, ring your phone, control your music and more with the customizable link button
    • Track your everyday accomplishments including steps, distance, and calories burned and monitor your sleep duration and...

    The Fossil Q Crewmaster is a smartwatch in disguise, a beautiful disguise.  These watches are GORGEOUS and come with tons of options for customizable watch straps to match your style.  

     

    The Q Crewmaster works as a fitness tracker and calculates your steps, distance, and calories burned along with your sleep duration and quality. A gentle buzz notifies you when you receive texts, calls, and social messages.  The watch features three buttons that are completely customizable, you can choose to use them to control your music, check the date, set a personal goal, anything.  

     

    Additionally, the watch doubles as a camera remote and allow you to take a photo with the push of a button.

     

    The best part, there is no charging, ever.  The Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch comes equipped with a built in battery that only needs to be changed once every six months.  One of the coolest features of the watch is its ability to recognize what time zone you are in and automatically update to that time zone, without you having to lift a finger.

     

    Who should try it: Someone who wants a smartwatch that looks like a watch and only gives you the notifications that matter.

    Overall Rating:  8/10

    For Those Who Want a Designer Watch with Functionality

    Michael Kors Access, Women’s Smartwatch, Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone...
    • Smartphone notifications & Touchscreen functionality; Activity & custom goal tracking; Customizable faces, bands, &...
    • Band & Case Material: Stainless Steel; Case Color: Rose Gold-tone; Band Color : Rose Gold-Tone; Case Size: 44 mm; Case...
    • Battery Life: Estimated 24 hours based on usage. Voice-Activated Google

    Michael Kors is embracing the smartwatch world with their Access Bradshaw smartwatch.  This watch is sleek and beautiful, with an almost endless array of customizable watch faces and watch straps to choose from.  On top of the 24/7 touchscreen display, the Bradshaw comes equipped with 24/7 fitness tracking.  The watch will track steps, distance, and sleep tracking is available through a 3rd party app.  

    The coolest feature of this smartwatch? The voice commands.  

     

    The Bradshaw gives you the ability to search the web, set alarms, create calendar notification, and even check the weather using just the power of your voice.  This smartwatch has a relatively short battery life due to the “always-on screen” and you can expect to charge your Bradshaw every 24 hours.  This smartwatch is both iPhone and Android compatible and comes with an external speaker so that you may play your music aloud.

     

    Who should try it: Anyone who is fashion-forward, but still wants to be connected.

    Overall Rating: 8/10

    Which is the Best Women’s Smartwatch for You?

    woman happily showing her smartwatch

    It is important for you to take into consideration your lifestyle, price range, and desired features when choosing which smartwatch is the best for you.  

    Some Other Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Smart Watch

    The Band

    Size

    Phone Compatibility

    App Compatibility

    Battery Life

    To learn more details about the specific products listed, click the name of your item of choice.  Each link will bring you to a webpage complete with further details on your selected smartwatch and tons of personalized customer reviews.

     

    Happy Shopping!

    How to Keep Your Hair Healthy: Nutrition Edition

    How to Keep Your Hair Healthy: Nutrition Edition

    We all yearn for those long, wavy locks that we see on Hollywood starlets and shampoo commercial models. And while not all of us can have those thick curls, we can have healthy hair, if we take care of our bodies as we should.

     

    Here are the three primary nutritional tips on how to keep your hair healthy.

    Maintain a Healthy, Balanced Diet

    Eating the right foods is certainly not a quick fix, but it is the long-term solution for having the healthiest hair possible. Your body needs certain nutrients to maintain healthy systems, including the ones that grow your hair, teeth, and nails.


    Foods that will help you improve or maintain your hair health include those rich in Vitamin A:

    vitamin A rich foods
    • Carrots
    • Dark, leafy greens
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Butternut squash
    • Eel
    • Amaranth
    • Apricots
    • Tomatoes
    • Egg yolks
    • Grape fruits
    • Pumpkins
    • Leeks
    • Peas
    • Asparagus
    • Legumes
    • Jalapeno peppers

    Foods that are rich in Vitamin B complex will improve your hair health.

    • Soy
    • Dark leafy greens
    • Kelp and seaweed
    • Cereal grains
    • Rye
    • Pork
    • Oysters
    • Sunflower seeds
    • Nuts
    • Mushrooms
    • Legumes
    • Salmon
    • Beef
    • Brown and wild rice
    • Octopus
    • Chili pepper
    • Haddock
    • Potatoes
    • Barley
    • Yams

    Foods that are high in Vitamin E will help keep your nails, teeth, and hair strong and healthy.

    • Almonds
    • Raw seeds
    • Leafy greens
    • Olives
    • Papaya
    • Parsley
    • Broccoli
    • Avocado
    • Pine nuts
    • Hazelnuts
    • Plant oils
    • Mustard greens

    And, finally, foods rich in folic acid will help your hair stay strong.


    • Rice
    • Corn
    • Cereal grains

    Take the Right Supplements

    For those who struggle to get the right amounts of nutrients into their meals daily, which, honestly is most of us, the use of dietary supplements may be necessary. For someone who’s gluten-free, for example, getting enough folic acid naturally may be quite challenging since folic acid naturally is most commonly found in wheat based foods.

    Vitamin E supplements

    supplements

    How to keep your hair healthy: use Vitamin E. This is one of the biggest, most well-known factors for improving thinning or brittle hair.

     

    While your body needs Vitamin E taken internally, using it externally on your hair roots may help with growth. Vitamin E helps reduce inflammation, and promotes the healing of tissues. If your scalp has had damage, such as sunburn, applying Vitamin E from a vial may help.


    1. Wash your hair thoroughly with mild shampoo.
    2. Put about a quarter size pool of grape seed, sesame, or carrot oil into a dish.
    3. Then pierce and drain two Vitamin E capsules into the dish with the other oil.
    4. Part your hair into four sections and pin separate from each other.
    5. Dip your fingers into the oil mixture, and massage the mixture into your scalp, one section at a time. Make sure you work the oil deep into the roots of your hair for full effectiveness.

    Folic Acid Tablets

    Folic acid should help prevent more gray hairs from cropping up early. It should also help your hair look shinier, and thicker. Folic acid should also help to strengthen your hair, which should help prevent breakage. Most people have difficulty getting enough of any particular nutrient, but if you don’t eat a lot of grains, folic acid will be one of your biggest deficiencies. For this issue, consider taking a Folic Acid supplement.

    Biotin Shampoo or Capsules

    Biotin is technically a part of the Vitamin B complex, though it is known as “Vitamin H.” It’s supposed to help promote healthy hair growth. Deficiencies in biotin are rare, but its symptoms include thinning hair, and unhealthy scalps.

    herbal shampoo

     

    Scientific evidence isn’t solid enough to guarantee biotin will help improve hair growth, but it’s still commonly believed by most to do so. If you feel that biotin would be a beneficial addition to your regiment, you can either use biotin rich shampoo and hair products, or take a biotin supplement in pill form.

    Vitamin D Supplements

    Our bodies need Vitamin D for many things, including healthy immune systems, and healthy hair. If you don’t get into the sunshine as much as you’d like, you may want to consider taking a Vitamin D capsule on a daily basis.

    Drink Plenty of Water

    woman drinking from a glass of water

    Your hair will have minor changes due to your hydration. Enough water daily can help keep your hair shinier and visibly fuller because of having enough moisture. Use a water calculator to understand how much water you should consume each day for maximum health.

    How to Keep Your Hair Healthy

    In our society of junk food, dining out, and eating on the go, we tend to neglect the most important aspects of our beauty care: eating well and drinking enough water.

     

    If you want the healthiest hair possible, make sure you’ve got a balanced diet with healthy foods like carrots, dark leafy greens, nuts, and legumes. And always get enough water to help every aspect of your health.