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(Gold bottle normal to oily and Blue bottle normal toOur Price: $57.40 Shampoo 2 oz60 ml This unique deep cleansing shampoo has been specially formulated to maximize a clean and nutrient rich environment for healthy hair growth. Available in normal to oily and normal to dry formulas. Nisimâ„¢ Shampoos are GUARANTEED to reduce excessive hair loss for men or women within one week. 2 oz size is ideal for your travel kit.Our Price: $6.40 Back to top Nisim's: NewHair Biofactors Conditioners Oil Free Conditioner - 8 oz.240 ml. This Is designed for those people who have fine, limp hair or a very oily scalp. This conditioner contains no oils or silicone that can weigh your hair down. Women try the oil free conditioner on your legs prior to shaving, for a silky smooth shave. Our Price: $18.40 Oil Free Conditioner - 33 oz.Liter This Is designed for those people who have fine, limp hair or a very oily scalp. This conditioner contains no oils or silicone that can weigh your hair down. 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Our Price: $20.60 Hair and Scalp Extract - Gel Formula ---- 8 oz.240 ml The Hair and Scalp Extract AKA Stimulating Extract is available in Original formula (wateralcohol based) or Gel formula. The Gel is a little easier to apply and provides some styling properties. Our Price: $73.60 Hair and Scalp Extract - Gel Formula â€“--- 2 oz.60 ml. The Hair and Scalp Extract AKA Stimulating Extract is available in Original formula (wateralcohol based) or Gel formula. The Gel is a little easier to apply and provides some styling properties. This convenient size is great for travel or to take to the office. Our Price: $20.60 Hair and Scalp Extract 4x50ml Nisimâ„¢ is the ONLY non prescription product that can and does provide PROOF of its ability to neutralize DHT. Nisimâ„¢ does not rely on chemical irritants that cause skin irritation for vasodilatation. Our Price: $67.80 Back to top Nisim KitsPromos Normal to Dry Tripack 1 - 8 oz. Dry Shampoo 1 - 8 oz. Finishing Rinse Conditioner 1 - 8 oz. 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Wax in comfort with the Personal Roll On Waxer and remove hair up to 4 to 6 weeks. Our Price: $31.95 Clean and Easy Facial Microwave Roll on Waxer This first of its kind, ergonomically designed Microwave Roll-On Waxer allows for wax to flow easily and evenly to deliver a quick, easy and comfortable hair removal session in the privacy of your own home. The clean + easy Facial Microwave Roll-On Waxer heats up in just seconds. Your skin will be touchably soft and free of unsightly hair without the nicks and cuts in just minutes. Our Price: $9.95 Back to top Kalo Tweezers Others StimuliteÂ® bath mitt by Supracor Supracor's luxurious bath mitt cleans, exfoliates and massages your skin. It needs just a touch of soap to create a foamy lather. Or use it dry, brushing your body with upward strokes toward the heart, stimulating the lymph system and releasing the toxins that produce cellulite. Naturally antifungal and antibacterial, it dries quickly and is great for traveling. 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Kalo is applied right after the hair has been epilated. Kalo should be applied 3 times the day of the hair removal and 3 times the next day. Our Price: $82.75 Kalo 3 Pak Lotion, Spray and IHT Kalo Prevents Unwanted Hair From Growing Back Kalo Spray is ideal for use on large areas like legs, back, chest etc. Kalo 4 oz. aqueous spray is the most economical way to buy Kalo. It is easy to apply, effective and soothing. Kalo is applied right after the hair has been epilated. Kalo should be applied 3 times the day of the hair removal and 3 times the next day. Our Price: $110.35 Back to top Kerte Kerte Nutrient Enriched Styling Gel Kerte Nutrient Enriched Styling Gel with organic ingredients that actually heal and protect the hair, Kerte Nutrient Enriched Styling Gel keeps even the wildest tresses under control. It combats flaky scalp, hard hair and flat style. Moisturers so your hair wont break or look dull. Sunscreens to protect your locks from the harsh rays of the sun. Nutrition with a blend of natural extracts, amino acids and proteins. Superior hold. Our Price: $18.40 Kerte Nutrient-Enriched Styling Spray Kerte Nutrient Enriched Styling Spray is made with organic ingredients that infuse your hair with essential nutrients, leaving it strong yet flexible all day long. It prevents dry scalp, crunchy hair, and sticky messes. Moisturizes so your hair wont break or look dull. Sunscreens to protect your locks for the harsh rays of the sun. Nutrition with a blend of natural extracts, amino acids and proteins. Provides flexible lightweight hold. Our Price: $23.00 Back to top F.A.S.T Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy FAST Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner Combo 1 Get everything you need for maximum length all in this one kit. Thisi kit should last about 6 weeks. Most people will see results after using just one FAST 2 pack. This kit includes a shampoo (12 oz 360 ml) and conditioner (12 oz 360 ml). F.A.S.T is designed to supercharge your hair. Our Price: $31.80 F.A.S.T Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Shampoo 12 oz360 ml For Maximum Length in Minimum Time. F.A.S.T. can get your hair grow up to 99% faster. Works best when used with the F.A.S.T. Conditioner. Leaves your hair feeling clean smooth and managable. Customer satisfaction Guaranteed. Our Price: $18.00 F.A.S.T Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Conditioner 12 oz360 ml This product is for anyone looking to grow their hair as FAST as possible. Works best when used with the F.A.S.T. Shampoo. F.A.S.T. can get your hair grow up to 99% faster. Deep rich cream conditioner. Formulated to be used with FAST shampoo but can be used on its own. Our Price: $18.00 F.A.S.T. Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Shampoo 33oz For Maximum Length in Minimum Time. F.A.S.T. can get your hair grow up to 99% faster. Works best when used with the F.A.S.T. Conditioner. Leaves your hair feeling clean smooth and managable. The liter pump bottle is a convienient to use and saves you money. Our Price: $46.00 F.A.S.T. Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Conditioner 33oz F.A.S.T. will give you maximum length in minimum time. F.A.S.T. has all the proteins and amino acids your hair needs to grow as FAST as possible. The liter pump bottle is a convienient to use and saves you money. Formulated to work with FAST shampoo. Our Price: $46.00 F.A.S.T. Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy - Detangling comb. This convenient comb is used for detangling long hair. For really stubborn hair use it in the shower with conditioner in your hair. Our Price: $1.25 Back to top
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Before: I started playing piano when I was eight years old. I worked hard to learn difficult pieces. I began to love music. After: I started playing the piano at the age of eight. As I learned to play more difficult pieces, my appreciation for music deepened. 7. Do Use Active Voice Verbs. Passive-voice expressions are verb phrases in which the subject receives the action expressed in the verb. Passive voice employs a form of the verb to be, such as was or were. Overuse of the passive voice makes prose seem flat and uninteresting. Before: The lessons that prepared me for college were taught to me by my mother. After: My mother taught me lessons that will prepare me for college. 8. Do Seek Multiple Opinions. Ask your friends and family to keep these questions in mind: Have I answered the question? Does my introduction engage the reader? Does my conclusion provide closure? Do my introduction and conclusion avoid summary? Do I use concrete experiences as supporting details? Have I used active-voice verbs wherever possible? Is my sentence structure varied, or do I use all long or short sentences? Are there any clichÃ©s such as cutting edge or learned my lesson? Do I use transitions appropriately? What about the essay is memorable? What's the worst part of the essay? What parts of the essay need elaboration or are unclear? What parts of the essay do not support my main argument? Is every single sentence crucial to the essay? This must be the case. What does the essay reveal about my personality? 9. Do Answer the Question. Many students try to turn a 500-word essay into a complete autobiography. Not surprisingly, they fail to answer the question and risk their chances of attending college. Make sure that every sentence in your essay exists solely to answer the question. 10. Do Revise, Revise, Revise. The first step in an improving any essay is to cut, cut, and cut some more. 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