Category: Hair Science

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COLD WEATHER? DRY THAT HAIR! We’ve all heard the wintry warnings before: don’t go…

COLD WEATHER? DRY THAT HAIR! We’ve all heard the wintry warnings before: don’t go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold. While you won’t catch a cold…you will damage your hair. Cold weather can exacerbate hair breakage in wet hair, causing strands to snap off. The water penetrates the hair shaft, and if that…

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Mastering: line, layers and graduation! This video from Shannel Mariano @shannelmariano is brilliant! Racking…
Mastering: line, layers and graduation!

Mastering: line, layers and graduation! This video from Shannel Mariano @shannelmariano is brilliant! Racking up over 580,000 views in the last 6 days. It’s a great visual on mastering these 3 core skills to be a better hairdresser. She explains: “LINE (or one-length) Starting from the bottom, I took horizontal sections cutting all the hair…

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Winter hair is all about the frizz but there’s hope to getting rid of the static. Here’s a quick hair hack: grab a dryer sheet anytime your hair gets all frizzy, and run it gently along the top of your hair to eliminate static electricity. You can also try placing a dryer sheet over your […]

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Printed Hair Is Here for Cancer Survivors!

A breakthrough in 3D printing allows cancer survivors to feel like themselves again with a custom 3-D printed scalp! Melinda Carstensen | Fox News | March 30, 2016 For so many of us, our hair is everything…so deeply interconnected with our level of confidence that we don’t appreciate that depth until we lose it. For […]

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The crazy hair secret of Asian women

Rice Water for Long, Healthy Hair?? Throughout Asia, the secret women have been hiding from the world for millennia is not found in forests, plants or science. It’s found in the kitchen. Unlike the rest of the world, Asian women do not throw away the water in which they washed or boiled rice. Instead, they […]

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What Dandruff REALLY Looks Like

HAIR MYTH OR HAIR FACT?: Dandruff is Caused By Dry Scalp MYTH! Dandruff and dry scalp are two very different hair conditions. Dry scalp is characterized by small, white flakes of the scalp, which is basically caused by dehydration on the scalp, which in turn makes the scalp shed. It can be caused by lack […]

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A HUGE Breakthrough in Grey Hair

BREAKING: SCIENTISTS JUST FOUND THE “GRAY HAIR” GENE In a few decades can gene therapy find the “off switch”? Genetics have always been to blame for gray hair (thanks mom and/or dad!), but scientists have now found the specific gene that leaves many looking more salt than pepper as they get older. According to CBS […]

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Weird Hair Facts!

Did you know? Healthy hair can stretch up to 30% of its length, can absorb its weight in water and swell up to 20% of its diameter! A single strand of hair can hold a weight of 100g and an average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons. However, this is only if […]

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Healthy hair: This is healthy hair. In a perfect world our hair under the microscope would look like this all the time. The cuticle (the outer layer) lays smooth with all of its “scales” lined up and flat, one on top of the other. Flat cuticles = smooth surface. Smooth surface = light reflection. Light reflection […]

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What’s the deal with the “cowlick”?

Do you ever wonder what a cowlick really is? As we all know hair is produced below the skin of the scalp in follicles. The size and shape of these follicles affects the texture and wave pattern of our hair as it grows outward. Hair follicles aren’t perfectly vertical…they’re actually slighted tilted, causes hair to […]