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As the weather changes, it only makes sense to change your style with it. The fastest route to a completely revamped look? A new hairdo! Changing your cut or color will immediately make you feel like a brand new woman.

Autumn presents the perfect opportunity to finally try that new style you’ve been thinking about. There are just a few things to keep in mind so that you’re happy with the results.

Use the fall palette

This isn’t necessarily the right time to go with shimmery highlights—save that for next spring or summer. Instead, stick with rich or ashy browns and warm blondes. Caramel, golden, burgundy, chocolate and mahogany are all great shades for this season. This is also a lovely time to take the leap and go red. If you want something a little more “out there,” try an icy platinum, gray, cherry or purple.

Consider the chill

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as a drastic new haircut. However, it’s already starting to get cold outside. The shorter your hair, the more protection you’ll need to wear to protect yourself from the chill. It might be worth waiting for warmer weather to go for a pixie cut, although on the other hand, a short cut also presents a great reason to invest in some awesome hats. If you’d like to radically change your haircut without losing too much hair, try a short bob, bangs or layers.

Don’t cheap out—go to a pro

Some people are quite adept at cutting their own hair. If that’s you, more power to you! Dying your hair, though, is a different story. Going to a professional is almost always a better idea than attempting to dye your hair at home, and this is particularly true if you’re lightening your hair. Bleaching at home is simply a risky proposition.

Know what you want

It’s best to have an actual photo handy so that you can show the stylist the exact look you’re hoping to imitate. If they start going rogue during the middle of your appointment, don’t be afraid to speak up! You don’t need to worry about hurting your hairdresser’s feelings. They’re there to perform a service for you, after all, and you’ll save yourself both time and money by speaking up when it counts.

Take care of your new locks

Once you have the fall hairdo of your dreams, it’s important to maintain it properly. Some hair colors benefit from using special shampoo or conditioner. If you’ve bleached your hair, a protein treatment and regular masks will get it back to its previous health. Most haircuts need to be maintained once a month to every few months.

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Treating Common Foot Issues: Fungus

The most common fungal infection to affect the feet is athlete’s foot. Toenail fungus is another common infection. Both of these issues are caused by various fungi that live on the dead skin cells of your outer skin layers, hair, and toenails. These fungi are most often found in warm, moist environments – like your work boots or sweaty socks, but also nail salons, swimming pools, public showers, and locker rooms.

If you’ve never had a fungal infection on your feet before, you might be expecting to sprout green toenails. But no, foot fungus doesn’t look like quite like that.

Athlete’s foot symptoms can vary, but they generally include peeling, cracking, and scaling. Your skin may be red and feel itchy and burn-y, in addition to developing blisters and feeling more fragile than usual.

Toenail fungus, on the other hand, results in white, brown, yellow discolored toenails, which may also become thicker or crack.

So, how to treat it? You can use prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, as well as DIY treatments to fight fungal infections.

Prescription medications. Oral antifungals such as fluconazole (Diflucan) and terbinafine (Lamisil) are usually used to treat toenail fungus, though they can come with pesky side effects like dizziness and upset stomach.

Over-the-counter medications.

Look for an over-the-counter antifungal treatment containing terbinafine, tolnaftate, miconazole, ciclopirox, or clotrimazole.

DIY treatments.

Plant-based, natural antifungal treatments include tea tree oil, oregano oil, vinegar, and coconut oil. You can also use Listerine or Vicks VapoRub directly on the infection. All of these treatments need to be applied at least once a day until the infection goes away.


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