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Hair Science

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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Proof that Hair is Art!

You aren’t going to believe what an art studio in London created with hair… There is a famous quote associated with Renaissance artist Michaelangelo. When asked how he created his masterpiece David, he said, “It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.” As hair artists…we do the same thing. […]

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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 […]

Hair History

En route from Sydney to Perth, Australia, in the early 1920s, British ethnologist Alfred Cort Haddon acquired a tuft of human hair from a young Aboriginal man. He added it to his sizeable collection of hair from people living around the world….where it sat for 90 years. Flash forward and international team of scientists, including […]

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Hair Myth or Fact?

Frequent shampooing can dry out your hair. MYTH! Frequent shampooing does not dry your hair. Shampooing, if done correctly and with the right products for your hair texture, actually re-moisturizes. It’s often thought that frequent shampooing ‘dries out the natural oils’. However, oil flow does not control the hair’s dryness, it’s your hairs moisture content […]