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Are the Holidays Dulling Your Hair?

During the holidays, everyone wants his or her hair to be on point. Hair stylists are likely to see an uptick in last-minute appointments as people prepare for holiday parties and galas. However, the holidays also bring many surprise stress triggers, some of which can affect the luster of your hair. Let's explore the science behind dull hair during the holidays and how you can keep your lock healthy and strong all season long. How Does Stress Dull Hair? When you're operating at 100 percent, your body is constantly producing new hair growth. Stress shuts down unnecessary functions, and unfortunately the body doesn't put hair first. Under extreme stress, hair will cease to regrow as natural shedding occurs. This can [...]

December 13th, 2016|holidays|

Did You Know That Hair Loss Can be a Common Side Effect of Taking Medications?

Medications often have side effects that can make using them seem as troublesome as the problem they treat. A large number of drugs made to handle all sorts of conditions can cause hair loss. This is often a shocking experience and can have a huge impact on how a person lives their life. However, more often than not drug-induced hair loss is reversible. How Drugs can Cause Hair Loss The most common way that drugs cause hair loss is by changing the typical growth cycle of hair on the scalp. In the two to six years anagen phase, the hair grows. During the three-month long telogen phase, the hair rests and near the end hair falls out to be replaced [...]

December 6th, 2016|medications|

4 Wonderful Hair Hacks to Get You Through the Holidays

With the holidays coming up, it’s time to dress up, look good and have fun. You don’t need to worry about breaking the bank with your next beauty routine, though. Here are some hair hacks and tricks you can do from home to make your hair the star of the holiday season. Sparkling, Sweet Tresses Have you ever thought about using honey for extra hair shine? Try mixing a cup of your regular conditioner with a few tablespoons of honey. While your hair is still wet, apply the mixture all over, and then leave it to set for about half an hour. The mixture closes your hair cuticle, causing an extraordinary shine. Make sure to wash it off well afterward. [...]

November 27th, 2016|hair hacks|

Home for the Holidays With Hair Loss

You've already booked your tickets to go home for the holidays, but as the departure date approaches, you're beginning to feel anxious. You know that you've been battling hair loss this year, and so you're a bit worried about seeing people who remember you with a thick head of hair. While many people struggle with hair loss, it's not uncommon for your confidence to take a hit when your hair looks thinner than you'd like. Rather than just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, here are five tips to help you become more zen about your thinning locks before your big holiday trip. Don't Stress It's easy to worry about seeing family and friends when your physical appearance [...]

November 8th, 2016|holidays|

‘Staches for a Cause: All You Need to Know About No-Shave November

No-Shave November started as an act of remembrance. In November 2007, after a battle against colon cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. – Matt Hill of Chicago left behind eight devoted children who dedicated themselves to raising cancer awareness. What started as a basement-borne endeavor that collected $2,000 in 2009 has evolved into a national charity that raised one million dollars in 2014. No-Shave November makes a difference in the lives of the afflicted and their families, and you can help. The Premise Participants refrain from shaving in November and donate the money saved to cancer research. Donations range from the cost of a few razors to the price of a salon visit, or [...]

November 1st, 2016|no-shave november|

How to Explain Hair Loss in Breast Cancer to Children

A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment with many things to consider, from treatments to support. One of the challenges faced by most women is how to tell their family and friends. In particular, the hair loss from cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially with children. Choose the Moment When you get a breast cancer diagnosis, you'll need time to gather your thoughts before telling others. A good time to tell children is when you have the facts and are just about to start treatment, but do explain in good time, as children will find sudden changes frightening. It is important to be open and honest, as kids have a way of finding out things online [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Breast Cancer|

When Dandruff Becomes More Than Just an Annoyance

Dandruff is embarrassing and annoying, but can it be cured? Does it lead to baldness? Dandruff may be a sign that something's haywire with your hair follicles, and that can lead to thinning hair. Here's what's really causing that itchy, flaky scalp. Your skin, including your scalp, naturally sheds dead skin all the time, usually once a month. But your scalp can get out of control, shedding every few days. That's most often caused by the hyperactivity of a one-celled organism called Pityrosporum ovale or Malassezia ovalis. Here's how it works: Hair grows out of a tiny shaft in the skin called the follicle. Each follicle is nourished by a sebaceous gland that produces a waxy oil called sebum. Malassezia [...]

October 18th, 2016|dandruff|
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