Star Transformation: extreme weight loss

Did anyone see Magic Mike? I know I did! It was like going to a strip club without the shame of walking in, the shame of walking out, or the one dollar bills pulled from my purse and stuffed into some hunk’s g-string. It was a great show… not a great movie. Channing Tatum has a body and face to die for, and Matthew McConaughey slides in nicely at second (I’m young so I pick Channing, but my mom is a diehard McConaughey fan, so I think he fares better with the more mature ladies). He was buff and tanned and oiled up. It was a great look, I won’t lie.

However, he has recently been forced to shed forty pounds for a role as a man with AIDS. The film has since concluded filming and the star has put healthy weight back on– by that I mean, in the form of muscles, and is looking great. Here we see him during filming:

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….He looks downright terrifying.  Some other stars that have shed necessary weight are Fifty Cent, who was actually portraying a friend of his, and Christian Bale for the Machinist. We’re happy to report that both Fifty Cent and Christian Bale have since returned to their healthy musculature. You can see the comparisons of both below:

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And last but not least, since I like to leave on a positive note… but more so because I really like to look at Matthew McConaughey when he doesn’t have a shirt on:

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Hair Care

Hair is a strong indicator of personal health and hygiene. It can be one of the first things people notice about you, and even unknowingly pass judgement on about you. Put your best hair forward by following the do’s and don’t’s provided below:

DON’T use heat excessively. In fact, avoid it like the plague. Dry heat on dry hair is ONLY harmful to your hair, stealing all the helpful oils your scalp produces to keep your hair healthy. As much as you can, let hair air dry, and avoid heat while styling. If you MUST use heat, use it sparingly, and never apply it to a section of hair for very long, especially on the ends, which are often already deprived of moisture.

DO trim your hair. Trimming does technically make your hair shorter. But it also eliminates split ends, which can travel all the way up the shaft, thereby minimizing shine. Healthy ends come from trimming!1147550330_2010_003_H_0011v6_4dd_xlarge

DON’T wash every day. Washing removes oil from our hair, so when oil becomes excessive, visible, etc., that’s a good time to wash! But no sooner, because those oils are also helpful to hair as stated above. Most people can go more than one day without shampooing, so try an “every other day” routine instead.

DO take your vitamins! Vitamins such as B12, C, and E are all vital to the health of hair. Taking these supplements, or “catch all” supplements such as Biotin or Hair, Skin, Nails can make up for any deficiencies that your hair may be facing.