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Hair and There: Venezuela

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Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits Venezuela to bring you hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and fascinating facts.

This beautiful South American country is a treasure trove of all-natural beauty, from Angel Falls, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, to the Amazon Rainforest, which is home to nearly 10 million species of plants and animals. Venezuela’s rich cultural heritage is populated with American Indians, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabs, Moroccan Jews, and countless other ethnic groups—making it one of the most diverse countries in the world.

Beauty Tip: Avocado Oil
Avocado is used in many South American countries as a natural mask to moisturize both the hair and the face. Cold-pressed avocado oil has the same effect, with a much cleaner application. Avocado oil can also be mixed with rose, eucalyptus, and other essential oils to give it extra aroma. When mixed with peppermint or tea tree oil, it can provide the added benefits of scalp stimulation and promotion of hair growth. Apply the oil or the raw, smoothly-mashed fruit paste directly to your hair and scalp, concentrating on the most damaged or irritated areas. Rinse with water after 45 minutes, then wash and condition as usual. While your hair is still damp, finish with a leave-in treatment like Madison Reed Style to provide ongoing nourishment and hydration, as well as lightweight hold and a smooth, sleek look.

Hairstyle: Hair Extensions
A popular style in Venezuela is big, glamorous, blown-out hair. Women have their hair layered to fit their face shape, and many grow it to the middle of their backs. Of course, not everyone has the ability (or the time) to grow their hair that long, so many women use extensions for the appearance of long, silky hair. The key is to choose extensions that are up to 2 shades darker than the natural hair color, with the same texture and type.

Fun Facts:
The term Venezuela means “Little Venice.” The country was named by its explorers, who were reminded of Venice by the lake houses built on stilts.

Women from Venezuela have won the Miss Universe contest 6 times, and Miss World 5 times.

On Christmas, it’s a popular tradition for the whole family to roller skate to church. Baseball is the most popular sport in the country.

Many Venezuelans move to the U.S. to play Major League Baseball.

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