Hair styling and hair care not the same

A visit to your hair salon can be frustrating, if you actually know about hair care or have great experience with it.

Fashion and Beauty with Heather R

If you are oblivious to good hair care, then you may face a few challenges. Each time I go to the hair salon I end up having to put my foot down concerning the hair care products that hairdressers use in my hair, how they wash it or braid it.

They respond by telling me how they know about hair and how long they have been in the business.

True as that may be, they have been in the business of hairstyling not hair care. Continue reading

Hair Loss – New Treatments May Be Available Soon

According to a recent CBS News report drugs developed for other uses have shown promising results for treating hair loss. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that he looks forward to offering this treatment option to his patients.

As reported in a March 17, 2013 CBS News article, Allergan, Inc.’s eyelash growing drug Latisse is being investigated as a potential remedy for hair loss. Latisse, available only by prescription, was originally developed by Allergan to treat glaucoma. An unintended side effect of the drug was longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes (Go to: Allergan applied for and received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market Latisse for eyelash growth and is now looking to do the same for baldness.

“Hair loss is a significant issue for many of my patients, both men and women,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. It’s important to keep in mind that Latisse is being offered as a treatment for baldness and not a cure. The drug only works so long as you are using it; once you stop hair will fall out.” Continue reading

After Hair Loss at 11, Shame Ruins Woman’s Singing Career

After Hair Loss at 11, Shame Ruins Woman's Singing CareerLillian White, a dental hygienist from Mendham, Mass., was only 11 when a genetic condition caused her hair to start falling out.

“I was just getting into puberty and that awkward phase and my hair started falling out,” said White, who is now 31. “It was terrible. At slumber parties, we would braid each other’s hair with friends and they would ask, ‘Why are your braids so tiny?'”

As she matured, White refused to go out with boys.

“Who would want date a girl with thin hair?” she said. “It was totally detrimental to my self-esteem. I never had any confidence.”

Later, when she studied vocal performance at college, White abandoned her dream of being a singer and slipped into a deep depression.

“I never felt comfortable going on stage,” she said. “I had done plays and worn a wig, but it was terrible and hot.”

Though often associated with balding men, hair loss affects women, too. Continue reading

Are Hair Loss Drugs Safe?

Question: My 28-year-old has been using Propecia for hair loss for several years, which he orders online from a company in India. It is cheaper than Rogaine, but I am worried about the safety of long-term use. He assures me that he does not have any sexual side effects. Your thoughts?
Propecia is an oral tablet taken daily for male hair loss. This drug is actually a reduced dose of Proscar (an oral tablet), which used to help reduce prostate size in men with enlarged prostate glands (called BPH). There are generic forms of this drug made overseas, but it is difficult to know details of its quality if you cannot identify the manufacturer.
It may be that this is a generic version made by the original manufacturer, or not. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates and evaluates quality, chemical content, and consistency of drugs sold in the U.S. When you buy from a supplier from India, you can’t be sure about the quality or content. It’s sort of a potluck guessing game and not worth of risking your health. Bogus drugs are common overseas, so beware.
Also, Rogaine (topical minoxidil) is a topical solution that works differently than Propecia. Rogaine is available as a generic in the U.S. at considerable savings, and is also available in a 2 percent (reduced from 5 percent) formulation for use in women with hair loss.

Product Favored By Women May Help Men Fight Hair Loss

Over 30% of men will experience the affliction of male pattern hair loss by the age of 30. With so many products out there that are developed to fight baldness, men are beginning to find help — through a medication favored by women.

The glaucoma medication, Latisse, has recently become popular among women for the purpose of enhancing eyelashes. The medication is now being tested to discover it’s effect after it is applied to the scalp, and whether or not men may finally get an upper hand in the fight against balding.

Dr. Paul McAndrews, a dermatologist in Beverly Hills who specializes in hair restoration, has prescribed Latisse to patients for years, for this very reason. Continue reading

Hair & Care TVC shows how to Twist and Turn

Be it a last-minute date, an after college party or a day out with girlfriends, there is much more you can do with your hair than just throwing it into a pony. Taking a slice of life from the young female audience, the new television campaign by Hair & Care, from Marico, introduces quick and easy hairstyling by promoting twist and turn hairdos. As part of the Twist and Turn campaign, the TVC hinges on the insight that there is no better way to change your look and make an impression than to change your hairstyle.

Hair & Care TVC shows how to Twist and TurnThe commercial has been created and conceptualised by Taproot India and the film has been directed by Ravi Udyawar. The film showcases a few quick and easy hairdos that will transform you into a new girl in college every day.

Explaining the concept behind the TVC, Pallavi Chakravarti, Associate Creative Director at Taproot India, said, “For our TG sameness is boring. Each day has to be different, each tale needs a twist. By highlighting Hair & Care’s new promise of Twist and Turn hair, the idea was to combine great hair styling and the excitement of doing something new with their fun, mischievous way of life.”

The campaign went live on digital before breaking on TV, given that the average youth today spends more time on the internet than TV. With the intent of popularising effortless twist and turn hairstyles made easy by Hair & Care amongst the style-conscious audience, the brand will be engaging with young girls on its Facebook page through styling tips, latest hair trends and a step-by-step hairstyling guides.

Shraddha Sharma, India’s first YouTube star and youth sensation, will continue her association with Hair & Care through an array of digital engagement activities planned for the new Twist and Turn campaign.

Best Hair Care Finds for March 2013, Bango, Wet Brush and Bio Follicle

Hair MVPs for March 2013: We experimented and tried out many new haircare items to find out which new products are worth the money—and found three of our favorites.

The best in new hair items and treatments, we used these three items and found them to be truthful in their advertising, and effective in their claims.

Best Hair Care Finds for March 2013, Bango, Wet Brush and Bio Follicle

Take us shopping with you:

The Wet Brush
Summary: The best de-tangler ever invented.

What comes in Classic Blue, Black, Pink, Purple ad Yellow? The Wet Brush does.

The best brush ever that can carve through curly, fine or wavy wet hair without yanking it out or causing pain of any kind.  The bristles actually gently grab the scalp for a pleasurable head massage.

The rubber coated non-slip handle is ergonomic, and feels great in the hand. Easy to clean and can stay in the shower too. Perfect for anyone with hair, and works brilliantly on wigs and extensions as well. Under $14 Continue reading