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Don’t Be Fooled by These Hair-Care Myths

July 27, 2010 on 3:29 pm | In Beauty Tips, General, Hair Care | 1 Comment

Myth: Frequent trims make hair grow faster.

Truth: “Hair grows a half-inch per month, whether you cut it or not,” says John Barrett, owner of the John Barrett Salon in New York City. Hair may grow slightly faster in the summer, but that has nothing to do with the stylist’s scissors and everything to do with hormones, which do speed growth a little. One thing a trim will do: Eliminate split ends, making hair look better.

Myth: Stress can make your hair fall out.

Truth: Although your hair is falling out all the time, to the tune of 50 to 120 strands per day, it’s possible that you may lose a few more strands when you’re “catastrophically” stressed, meaning you have had a major life change such as a divorce, lost job, or surgery, says Gerome Litt, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. “Other culprits are pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks, it will almost certainly grow back.”
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Dealing With Dry Hair

July 16, 2010 on 3:06 pm | In Accessories, Beauty Tips | 1 Comment

Most of us have dealt with dry hair, a dry scalp, or both at some point. First there’s the static electricity standing-on-end look, then there’s the itching — just there, above the ear, no, no wait, over here by the neck, up, up, just a little more — then, if you’re really lucky, there’s the dandruff (but that’s another story). Dry hair, a dry scalp, and even dandruff have a myriad of causes and solutions.

You need to figure out what’s happening to the natural oils your body should produce to keep your skin and hair healthy, and then you need to figure out how to replenish and replace that moisture. And that’s why we’re here.

Salon products such as Kerastase haircare line prove effective.

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