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Dear Santa...

Before I explain, how much do you already know from my hairstylist?

Is the year really coming to an end?
It has been a year to remember, that’s for sure.

I think I’ve mentioned this before. I have really missed you. Seeing your smiling eyes (because I can’t see your actual smiles yet) has been a real pick-me up. 

In beauty school we were reminded there are very few professions where someone is allowed to place their hands on another person. Cosmetologists, aka hairstylist, are one of those few professions. We were already a touch deprived society. This pandemic has emphasized this even more. Besides taking care of your hair needs, I hope I'm helping to reduce or alleviate this in some small way.

As always I have quite a variety of articles for you.

The hair you might be losing during and because of this pandemic is to be expected. When we experience stress over an extended period of time, our stress hormones kick in to overdrive. This “shock hair loss” is a temporary hair loss from excessive shedding due to a shock to the system. The good news is that this type of hair loss will reverse once these “stressors” are alleviated. In the mean time, we need to be patient with ourselves, stay calm, and practice good stress management. 

It might be getting cooler out, but that is not a reason why your hair style has to be sacrificed. I have an article with amazing haircut ideas, short and long, for this winter. 

For you guys that are enjoying your hair a little longer, have I got a “Hollywood” hair cut idea for you.

Barber? Stylist? Have you ever wondered what the difference was or if there even was a difference. Fret no more. I have an infograph and more to help you with your questions.

Some of you may be experiencing a little flaking on your scalp this winter. Is it dandruff or just a dry scalp? Hopefully the article I have for you will help answer any question or concerns you might have. 

I don’t know if you knew this, but beard growing and hair trimmers were some of the most searched Men’s Grooming questions. They were way up over last year.

I’ve been wanting to re-share an article about San Francisco’s Crosstown Trail but I hesitated because of the pandemic. But, what the heck. With some planning, calling ahead to restaurants, and of course a mask, a little fresh air might just be what the doctor ordered. 

I also have articles for you on the fastest way to blow dry your hair without damage, top hair dryers, a delicious recipe that I made, and a memorable look at hairstyles from the 1950’s.

And don’t forget I will be away December 25th through January 23rd so plan your appointments now for the Holidays.

As always, I am available by email, text or phone if you have any questions or concerns.

Be well. Take Hair! AND #MaskUp 😷

And HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Prior to the start of your appointment, I need to ask the following:
  • Do you have a new or worsening cough?
  • Have you had a fever within the last three days?
  • Have you experienced a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste?
  • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
  • Have you traveled outside your immediate daily routine in the past 14 days?
  • Have you recently attended a large group gathering?
  • Do you have a pending COVID-19 test?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or cared for anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions or begin to have any symptoms of COVID-19 I cannot serve you at this time.  You will also need to reschedule any previously scheduled appointments.
 
When You Arrive for Your Appointment:
  • Pre-Shampooing no longer required.
  • Arrive at the time of your appointment.
  • Please text me when you arrive. I will let you know when I am ready for you to come up to the salon. The door may be locked so I'll need to come down and let you in.
  • Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  • Hand sanitizer must be used upon arrival.
  • Please follow all salon guidelines and signs to keep yourself, myself, and those around you safe.
Click here for a fairly comprehensive list of COVID-19 guidelines for all of us in the salon.


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Why Is Everyone Losing So
Much Hair Right Now?
Here’s What Experts Have to Say

Reports of hair loss during the pandemic are rising. 

 

Hair loss isn’t painful or dangerous, but that doesn’t make it any less scary. Unearthing clumps of hair in your shower drain or discovering that your hardwood floors have suddenly become a human carpet is a distressing experience—to say the least. But don’t panic! Before you stalk a specialist or dive into thinning hair remedies, keep in mind that hair loss is totally normal. In fact, we shed approximately 50 to 100 strands of hair each day.

So when does hair loss reach a point of concern? “A person will generally know how much hair they see fall out in their brush or in the shower on a daily basis,” says Gretchen Friese, certified trichologist for BosleyMD. “If you’re losing way more hair than usual or if the hair is coming out in clumps, that would be considered abnormal or excessive.”

If you’ve been going through an unprecedented (2020’s favorite word) hair loss phase, you’re not alone. Throughout the pandemic, people have been reporting a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms, including episodes of hair loss. The alarming symptom—sometimes in otherwise healthy individuals who never had coronavirus—is understandably confusing, but it turns out there's a common thread among many of these conditions: chronic stress.

“I have had a number of clients who have noticed increased hair loss since quarantine in March,” says Friese. “This is not from the virus itself, but from the physiological stress of fighting it off.” The stats back it up—nationwide, surveys have found increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts during the pandemic. “People are losing their jobs, cannot see families, and aren’t able to participate in their regular exercise routines. They are also being forced to homeschool children," says Friese. "Naturally, any of these lifestyle changes can contribute to an overwhelming amount of stress."

This phenomenon is called telogen effluvium (also called “shock hair loss”), a temporary hair loss from excessive shedding due to a shock to the system. According to Friese, this usually begins several months after a stressful experience. “Women who have given birth will often experience this kind of hair loss in the months following,” she says.

In the case of coronavirus hair loss, this may be related to increased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Think of the life cycle of a follicle in three stages (growing, resting, and shedding). “A hormonal imbalance can pause the growing phase and put large numbers of hair follicles into a resting (telogen) phase,” says Friese. “This is the third phase of hair growth and the one before the hair sheds (exogen phase). When a larger than normal amount of follicles go into this resting phase, it will force more hair loss in the final shedding stage.”

There may be other factors at play, too. “People are stress eating, eating poorly, and consuming more alcohol than usual. A poor diet can take a toll on the whole body, including the hair follicles,” says Friese.

Cabin fever is another health concern. “Lack of sunlight is known to affect hair loss. Your hair needs vitamins, so without enough vitamin D from the sun (as well as the circulation your body gets from activity), you aren't providing these essential nutrients for your hair,” says Laura Polko, a celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles, Calif.

The good news? Coronavirus hair loss—even if you have telogen effluvium—is completely reversible. Because it’s a hormonal imbalance and not genetic (like alopecia), your hair loss is likely not going to be a permanent issue. If anything, take it as your body’s wake-up call to check in with yourself and prioritize your mental health, both of which are more critical than ever these days.

 
“Keeping stress levels down as much as possible is key. A good diet, sunlight exposure, exercise, and meditation are all great practices in stress management,” says Friese. “Also, reach out to loved ones. Even a phone call can help lift spirits and help people feel more connected and less isolated when we can’t see each other in person.”

Using products to help prevent hair loss—as well as regrow lost hair—can also help. “Don't overdo the dry shampoo which can clog the follicles and work against you,” says Polko. “Instead, wash your hair regularly with products that promote hair growth, like NatureLab Tokyo's Perfect Volume Shampoo and Conditioner ($14 each; ulta.com).” You may also want to look into personalized haircare services that provide targeted remedies. BosleyMD offers customized formulas for any stage of hair loss and will deliver the products straight to your home.

The takeaway: Stay calm. Stressing about hair loss is only going to work against you, so a levelheaded attitude is the best medication for a full head of hair. And be patient: Hair growth takes time—usually half an inch a month. Even hair-loss treatments that work take time, so you usually won’t see results for three to four months. And if it still isn’t improving? Book an appointment with a trichologist or dermatologist. “Hair loss is much more common than most women realize,” says Friese. “There are really good solutions out there—we just have to find the right one for you.”

This article is from Real Simple

8 Winter Haircuts That Look Amazing—Even When It's Freezing Out

‘Tis the season…for good hair.
 
No matter your hair type or texture, there’s no denying that your strands behave differently based on the season. Along with changing up your product protocol, it’s not a bad idea to consider switching up your haircut, too. Ahead, top stylists share eight of the best winter hairstyles. Consider these a foolproof way to ensure good hair days all season long.
 

While a bob is a great option year-round, it’s especially choice come winter. There’s no need to worry about your ends getting caught on the collar of your coat or wrapped up in a scarf, not to mention that a bob is quick and easy to style anytime, anywhere, says Gina Rivera, hairstylist and owner of Phenix Salons and By Gina. While there’s no shortage of ways to wear a bob (versatility for the win), this cut is best for those with fine to medium hair. With thicker hair, your risk ending up with an unflattering, triangular or helmet-like shape, notes Austin-based stylist Michelle Pasterski. The other important part? “Don’t wimp out on the length,” says Pasterski. “A ‘lob’ doesn’t have all of these same benefits." A classic bob should hit about mid-neck.

Already rocking a bob and want to change it up? Consider going even shorter with this trendy new take on the classic cut, suggests Gia Wendt, a stylist at SPACE by Alex Brown in Chicago. Surprisingly low maintenance, it too can be styled a number of ways, and works well with bangs, as seen here, or without. Plus, it looks super chic skimming a turtleneck or peeking out from under a wool beret, says Wendt.

Embrace your natural curls for not only an on-trend winter hairstyle, but also one that will be less damaging. Dry indoor heat coupled with the cold, dry weather outside can take a toll on your hair, zapping it of moisture and shine. The less you can shampoo and heat style, the better, which is why this look is so good; it doesn’t require daily shampooing and blow-drying, points out Rivera. Just refresh your curls in between washes with a hydrating, curl-reviving product. The other upshot? “This is also a great look if you’ll be wearing a hat, scarf, or earmuffs, since you don’t have to worry about them messing up your style,” she says.

If you’ve been pondering fringe for a while, now’s the time to make the cut. “Bangs are a great winter addition. With the lack of humidity, it’s easier to keep them smooth and flat, and you don’t have to worry about them getting greasy from a sweaty forehead,” says Dani Hauflaire, stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago. Curtain bangs—a choppy bang that softly splits in the center—allow for a good amount of styling versatility, and are nice way to help frame your eyes when you’re wearing a mask, adds Wendt. The other nice option? If you don’t love them, they’ll naturally grow out into soft, face-framing layers that you’ll be able to pull back, adds Hauflaire.

One of the best winter hairstyles for those who prefer to sport longer length is the clavicut. “Dry winter air can leave old dry ends extra staticky and nasty, so consider taking off at least a few inches so your hair ends right below the collarbone,” Pasterski says. “Plus, you’ll have less hair to blow dry, which is always nice given that you probably don’t want to run out of the house with wet hair in the middle of winter." This length is also ultra-versatile; it’s pretty worn down, either straight or with texture, but also long enough to pull up. Top tip: If you’re sporting a winter hat, run a little bit of a styling cream or oil through the visible lengths to add polish and smooth out errant hairs, says Pasterski.

Pixies are a good pick for those with fine hair, as they can create the illusion of texture and thickness, Rivera says. The caveat: There are all kinds of nuanced difference among pixie cuts, so “make sure to bring photos of ones you like and don’t like,” she advises. Stock up on some cute accessories, think fun clips or bobby pins too, as they’re a great way to tamp down unruly winter hair and add a festive touch.

If you’ve been growing out your hair and want to keep doing so, but are craving a little refresh or subtle change, ask for lots of face-framing layers and movement, suggests Wendt. Hauflaire agrees, pointing out that a cut like this works well for the season because it’s all about the length, rather than creating volume at the root that will just get crushed under a winter hat. That being said, “the key to any long style is hydration, especially during the winter,” she notes. (It’s the secret to warding off errant frizzies and static), so make sure to load up on moisturizing stylers.

The shag remains a popular winter hairstyle season after season. “Adding shorter layers helps eliminate some of the dry ends that come with winter, while still maintaining length,” explains Hauflaire, who adds that this is another good haircut that works well with or without bangs. As an added benefit, it’s also a great low-maintenance option, a nice plus if you’re trying to minimize salon visits these days. You’ll be able to get through the whole winter without having to come in for a trim, says Wendt.

These Winter Cuts were found here >>>

How to master Brad Pitt’s
Hollywood sweep haircut


Brad Pitt’s doing it, so is la Chalamet – hell, even Ansel Elgort, he of nail-varnish-gate, is getting in on the action. So here’s why you too should be wearing your hair long, pulled back and silver-screen ready this summer
What would men’s magazines have done for the past year or so, I wonder, without the re-emergence of Brad Pitt as the style icon he was back in his 1990s heyday? From the chisel-jawed one’s gilded turn in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last year to his more recent Brioni tux-clad series of red carpet appearances, Pitt has proved beyond any doubt that style and sex appeal don’t go anywhere after 50.

One of the key areas in which Pitt excels is with his hair. Though recent years have seen the actor opt for darker hues and shorter cuts, his most recent honeyed slick-back is not only incredibly complimentary to both his bone structure and his skin tone, but it’s also a look that speaks of a certain glamour only Hollywood can truly muster, and it goes as well with a tux as it does with a beaten-up band tee and jeans, as Pitt so deftly proved in OUTH.

Pitt’s red carpet train chasers Ansel Elgort and Timothée Chalamet have also tried the cut out recently, both with equal levels of success. Here, our resident barber Joe Mills explains how to get the look yourself.

The styling guide

1. Who does it suit? This cut suits medium to thick hair, ideally with a slight wave. You need to have a good four to six inches of hair on the top, and it should be left heavy, with a little texture added.

2. How should I have it cut? The back and sides should be a good three inches in length, which will allow it to be swept back. Texture needs to be added here too, so that your hair has some movement and doesn’t look too “Lego-head”. Ask your barber for a longer, classic layered cut with some texture and no hard lines around the back and sides.

3. How do I style it? Ideally, you’ll need to get the hairdryer out for this. Use a texture spray when your hair is freshly shampooed, then blow dry the hair back from your face using a vent brush. When it’s almost dry, apply a styling cream that will give it enough hold but will allow you to still be able to run your fingers through it.


The products you need

1. A lightweight, non-aerosol volumizing spray - spray on damp hair before blow-drying.

2. A light cream pomade for all hair types - apply to damp hair for a wet-look finish, or dry for a more natural, matte style.

3. A Vent Brush -
like this one by Denman


4. A Hair Dryer (I have some recommendations for you here)


This hairstyle recommendation is from GQ

All The Best Hair Gels For Pitch-Perfect Ponytails And All-Day Edges

Sleek is now decidedly chic, and there’s one hero product that pitch-perfect ponytails and ultra-defined curls all have in common: a truly brilliant hair gel. With slicked-back styles becoming a red-carpet mainstay, haircare brands have been quick to rework formulas and create products that are a far cry from the stuff spiky-haired teenage boys stockpiled in the ’90s. 

Look, too, to the autumn/winter 2020 catwalks for further evidence that streamlined hair is big news. According to Erdem, Burberry and Christopher Kane, a girl’s best friend is a pot of hair gel. Head to Instagram and the likes of Bella Hadid, Justine Skye, Normani and Euphoria’s Alexa Demie are examples of those making it an everyday styling favourite. 

Elsewhere, the style has proved popular in the pages of British Vogue, with Kaia Gerber getting her cropped back slicked back with a helpful handful of product for a shoot styled by Kate Phelan and photographed by Alasdair McLellan in the June 2020 issue.

How to choose one that’s right for you? Gel formulas are a versatile bunch that can be employed by those embracing their curls, those that are going straight or those seeking to jump between chic, low buns, slicked edges and wet-look styles in quick succession. 

Yet, with all this hair manipulation, a gelled look is only as good as the ease of its removal. It’s important to make sure to thoroughly rinse out your product to start with a fresh base for your next style. For the best introduction of gel to your hair, try beginning with easy sleek up-dos the day before your regular shampoo, which will allow you to go wild with the gel without the fear of build up. On kinky and curly styles that have been set with gel, a spritz of leave-in conditioner and water works best for a great refresh before wash days.

Here, Miss Vogue chooses the 10 best hair gels to add to your styling kit now.

1 Only Curls Enhancing Curl Gel: There’s nothing worse than all of the curls with none of the bounce. After you’ve lathered your hair with shampoo and nourishing conditioner, finding a way to set your curls without frizz or crunch requires a lightweight curl gel, much like this one from Only Curls. Not quite cream, not fully gel, but a brilliant hybrid answer.

2 Bouclème Super Style Holder: The curly girl-approved British brand has become a fast favourite for moisture rich haircare and the Super Style Holder is no different. Perfect for defining and holding loose and coil curls, while equally as great as a no-crunch, no-fuss added edge to that super high pony you’ve always wanted to try.

3  Ouai Pomade: Debuting a sheer gown from Tom Ford’s autumn/winter 2020 collection, Bella Hadid strutted her way into catwalk history when she walked in LA back in February. Her hair, however, doesn’t have to live on in the archives thanks to this irresistible pomade from Ouai, the brand by Bella, Kendall and Hailey’s favourite hair stylist, Jen Atkin.

4  Bumble and Bumble Sumogel: WFH or even LFH doesn’t have to spell the end of hairstyling altogether. A quick swipe of this luminous blue — don’t worry, it does dry clear — Sumogel is perfect for a polished look, even if it’s only going to be seen digitally.

5  As I Am Long & Luxe GroEdges Controller: Whether your hair is natural, braided up or currently donning the lace front wig of dreams, gelled edges are a styling rite of passage. Make nailing them even easier by applying this deliciously sticky and non-flaky gel from As I Am.

6  Oribe Gel Serum: Those looking for a luxe touch should end their search now. Reimagining what hair gel smells and feels like, as well as how it works, this shine-inducing offering by Oribe is for the glammest of girls.

7  Shea Moisture Frizz Defense Gel Cream: If an ultra-firm hold is not for you, then this frizz defence gel cream a great option. This ooey-gooey beautifully fragranced gel might even make you consider retiring your favourite hairspray.

8  Trepadora Bamboo ginseng curling glaze: If shine is the goal, then this glaze is the answer. Style by working through damp hair for extra gloss.

9 Gummy Styling Wax Ultra Hold: Don’t be fooled by the packaging, this is not the gel of teenage boys past, present and future. This styling wax may not be your average gel, but is perfect for securing even the bounciest of coils and those pesky rogue flyaways to make your edges stand out all day long.

Recommendations from Vogue UK

6 Sleek Ponytail Tutorials That Won't Make You Look Like a Founding Father

A long-time fix for bad hair days, ponytails have evolved from regular gym hairdo to red carpet and Instagram favorite. But this isn’t your average pony, and achieving that perfect sleek look takes some effort. So how do you avoid looking like a founding father instead of Kim Kardashian? For help, we turned to YouTube for six visual tutorials that achieve your pony goals. And remember: Practice makes perfect!
 
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Barber vs. Stylist

The word Barber, is derived from the latin word “barba” meaning beard.  It is a person whose occupation is to cut hair, perform shaves and trim beards.

Hairstylist or Cosmetologist, is derived from the Greek word “kosmetikos” meaning “skilled in adornment”, and is the study of the application of beauty treatments (haircutting/hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures and electrolysis).

Barbers are also trained to provide facials, color and perm hair. This is quite similar to the services the hairstylist would perform; however, there are two very distinct differences between them.

(1) Shaving – the art of shaving with a straight-razor can only be performed by a licensed barber.

(2) Manicure/Pedicure – these two services can only be performed by a licensed cosmetologist or nail technician, not a barber.

There are many men that seek out hairstylists for that “new” more trendy hairstyle, and in many cases the people they choose are perfect for that goal. But, don’t discount your barber just yet! The growing importance from men to look their best, is constantly putting pressure on barbers to expand their skill-sets.  And, that’s pretty exciting for the barbering world!

From The Men's Room

What is the Difference Between a Barber and a Hair Stylist?

What is the difference between a Barber and a Hair Stylist?  Does it matter?  Well, when it comes to male grooming, guys have a couple of options.  Aside from swanky shaving boutiques, “watch sports while you get your haircut” salons, and the classic men’s barbershop, the options for a men’s haircut boils down to two options: a Barber or a Hair Stylist.  While knowing the core differences between the two professions can be helpful, we argue that choosing one over the other because of their title isn’t the best way to go.

Making the Right Choice

We’ve put together a thoughtful infographic detailing everything you need to know about Barbers and Hair Stylists – the tools they use, the skills they possess and the education they must attain.  It may surprise you to learn just how much the two professions have in common!  Make sure to read through to the end as we include our recommendation on how to choose the best option for you at the bottom.

How to Choose between a Barber and a Hair Stylist

The main difference between a barber and a hair stylist is the fact that a barber can use a straight edge razor to shave your face.  Now, the education piece is important as well.  While cosmetologists learn a variety of skills during their time at school, Barber’s do spend more time learning about the different cutting and styling techniques on men’s hair.  

With that being said, we argue that your decision between a barber and a stylist should come down to the professional and not the profession.  In our opinion, it doesn’t matter which license they hold – the quality of service, the integrity of the person, the commitment to their craft and their passion for the industry should matter much more.

Making Your Decision

The next time you are in need of a new stylist or barber here is our recommendation on how to choose between the two.

  1. Determine your desired cut/style – the type of style or cut you are after will help you narrow down the pool of potential hair cutters.
  2. Research your area’s best salons and barbershops (look at their work on their website or social media, read their online reviews, drop in for a quick consultation, or ask your friends and family for suggestions)
  3. Once you’ve chosen your preferred location, communicate with the guest services team.  More than likely they will know the ins and outs of each stylist or barber who works there – what they specialize in, what types of styles they are good at, what they enjoy doing, etc.  The guest services team will be able to place you with a person who can help you achieve the look you are going for.
  4. Over-communicate!  Every time you visit a new stylist or barber make sure you tell them exactly what your vision is.  Don’t be afraid to speak up during the appointment if the cut isn’t short enough or the look isn’t turning out as you thought it would.
  5. Bring in a photo as an example.  It never hurts to have a visual example of what you are looking for.

All in all, it is important to remember that most stylists these days are well trained and well equipped to handle any type of men’s haircut or style.  On the flip side, most barbers are equally as trained to handle women’s cuts and styles. 

This helpful comparison is from Garbo's Salon and Spa

Is It Dandruff or Dry Scalp?

Symptoms, Treatment, and More

Overview

If you have a dry, flaking scalp, you may suspect dandruff. But it could be a sign of dry scalp. Dandruff and dry scalp have the same main symptoms, which are falling flakes and an itchy scalp, but they are two different conditions.

In dry scalp, the skin gets irritated and flakes off. With dandruff, the cause is too much oil on the scalp. That excess oil causes skin cells to build up and then shed. Knowing which of these conditions you have can help you get the right treatment and banish those flakes for good.


Causes and Symptoms

You get dry scalp when your skin has too little moisture. The skin on your scalp becomes irritated and flakes off. If your scalp is dry, the skin on other parts of your body, like your arms and legs, could be dry, too.

Dry scalp can also be triggered by factors like these:

  • cold, dry air
  • contact dermatitis caused by a reaction to products you apply to your scalp, like shampoo, styling gel, and hairspray
  • older age

The skin cells on your scalp and body normally multiply when you need more of them. Then they die and shed off. When you have dandruff, skin cells on your scalp shed more quickly than usual.

The main cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that turns the skin oily, red, and scaly. The white or yellow scales flake off, creating dandruff. You can get seborrheic dermatitis anywhere you have oil glands, including your eyebrows, groin, armpits, and along the sides of your nose. In babies it’s called cradle cap.

Often, a fungus called malassezia triggers dandruff. This fungus normally lives on your scalp. Yet some people have too much of it, and it causes skin cells to multiply more quickly than usual.

Certain factors can cause malassezia to multiply, including:

  • age
  • hormones
  • stress

Dirty hair doesn’t cause dandruff, but if you don’t wash your hair often enough, the oily buildup can contribute to flakes.

One way to tell the difference between dry scalp and flakes from dandruff is by their appearance. Dandruff flakes are bigger and they look oily. In babies with cradle cap, the scalp looks scaly or crusty. Both dryness and dandruff can make your scalp itch.

Symptoms of dandruff vs. dry scalp

Following is a comparison of the main symptoms of each condition:

Seeing a doctor

You can treat most dandruff yourself with an over-the-counter shampoo. If you’ve tried a dandruff shampoo for at least a month and your flakes haven’t improved, they’re getting worse, or the skin on your scalp looks red or swollen, make an appointment with a dermatologist, which is a doctor that specializes in treating the skin. You might have another skin condition that needs to be treated.

Your doctor will determine whether you have dandruff by looking at your scalp and hair. They can rule out conditions like eczema and psoriasis, which can also cause flaky skin on the scalp.


Treatment

If you have dry scalp, wash with a gentle shampoo and then use a moisturizing conditioner. One way to tell whether you have dry scalp or dandruff is to apply a light moisturizer to your scalp before you go to bed. If the cause is dry scalp, the flakes should disappear once you shower the next morning. Some hair stylists can perform a scalp treatment that uses steam to deliver more moisture to your scalp.

For mild dandruff, wash your hair every day with a gentle shampoo to reduce the amount of oil on your scalp. If your dandruff is more severe or a regular shampoo doesn’t work, try a dandruff shampoo.

Most dandruff shampoos contain medicine that kills the fungus on your scalp or removes flaky skin. Here are some examples:

Pyrithione zinc (Head and Shoulders, Jason Dandruff Relief 2 in 1) is an antifungal drug. It kills the fungus on your scalp that causes flaking. Pyrithione zinc shampoos are gentle enough to use every day.

Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) reduces fungus and prevents too many skin cells from dying off. If you have blond or gray hair or you dye your hair, ask your doctor before using shampoo containing selenium sulfide. It can change your hair color.

Ketoconazole (Nizoral) kills the fungus that causes dandruff. You can buy it in over the counter or prescription strength.

Salicylic acid (Neutrogena T/Sal) removes extra scale from your scalp before it can flake. In some people, salicylic acid can dry out the skin and cause more flaking.

Coal tar (Neutrogena T/Gel) slows the growth and shedding of skin cells on the scalp. Tar-based shampoos can also change your hair color if you have blond or gray hair.

Shampoos containing tea tree oil are an alternative remedy for dandruff. Tea tree oil is a natural ingredient with antifungal properties. An older studyTrusted Source from 2012 showed that a 5 percent tea tree oil shampoo reduced scaling without causing side effects. Some people are allergic to tea tree oil. Ask your doctor before you try it. Stop using the product if you have any redness or swelling.

No matter which dandruff shampoo you try, read the instructions on the bottle and follow them carefully. If you’re not sure which shampoo to use or how often to use it, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You might have to try a few brands before you find one that relieves your dandruff.

Once your dandruff improves, you might be able to cut back on the number of days that you use the shampoo. For more stubborn dandruff, your doctor can prescribe a stronger shampoo or a steroid lotion.

Outlook

Dandruff isn’t curable. Most people will have to manage symptoms over the long term. Usually, the flakes will come and go. Treating dandruff with a special shampoo can manage the condition and prevent itching and flakiness.


Prevention

Here are some tips to prevent dandruff and dry scalp:

  • If you have dandruff, wash your hair often with an antidandruff shampoo. Make sure to rinse out all the shampoo.
  • Avoid using hair products that contain harsh chemicals, like bleach and alcohol. These ingredients can dry out your scalp. Also avoid oily hair products that can build up on your scalp.
  • Spend a few minutes out in the sun every day. There’s some evidence that ultraviolet light exposure can help control dandruff. Yet you don’t want to get too much sun exposure because it can increase your risk for skin cancer.
  • Manage your stress with meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other relaxation techniques.

This article is from Healthline


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A roundup of the biggest men's grooming questions on the web.

Money.co.uk has revealed the most searched for male grooming questions of 2020.

The male grooming questions with the biggest increase in 2020 include:

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Fastest Way to Dry Hair in 5 Steps Without Any Damage

When we want to dry hair fast, we normally reach for a hairdryer, often with some remorse for all the blow drying hair damage we are going to cause. What if I told you that I know how to make hair dry faster and with less damage at the same time?

Read on to see some ‘healthy hair drying’ myths busted and to adopt the best drying routine.

Does Blow Drying Damage Hair?

The short answer is yes, it does. Hairdryers expose your hair to heat, which makes it rough and brittle and causes split ends. Here is how it happens.

Your hair remains strong and shiny when its outer layer, the cuticle, is safely protecting the inner cortex containing water. Too much heat damages the cuticles and makes the trapped water form bubbles and break the hair.

Is cold blow drying bad for hair then?

You might have guessed right, it’s not. The sad part is that it won’t let you dry your hair fast either. Thus, while cold air drying does miracles defining shine and setting naughty strands in place, blowing cold air through your soaking wet mane is both vain and unpleasant.

Air Drying vs. Blow Drying

Before you ditch your hairdryer and start sacrificing time to air dry your hair instead, please be informed that it is not always better to let your hair dry naturally.

Adam Reed, ghd global ambassador, warns that hair absorbs much water while washing, and waiting for all the water to evaporate in the air takes much time. The problem here is not only that nobody has time for that; the longer time the hair stays wet, the more the cortex swells and cracks, causing permanent hair damage.

Recent research carried out in Korea confirms that a long-lasting wet stage is as harmful as exposure to high drying temperatures. More than that, researchers suggest that the right blow drying technique brings much better results than natural hair drying.
 

5 Steps to Drying Your Hair Quickly Without Damaging It

Thankfully, a healthy hair drying routine exists, and the process is not long or painful. Just follow these 5 steps and learn to avoid the mistakes women are prone to make.

1. Use Hair Conditioner

I can almost hear you saying that applying a conditioner is part of washing your hair, not drying it. But hear this: Hair conditioners not only nourish your hair and prevent breakage making it easy to detangle your hair after washing, but they also actually help your hair dry faster.

The secret is that conditioners create a gentle coating that repels water and prevents excessive soaking of your tresses. If you have curly hair, using leave-in conditioners will also let you stop hair frizzing after washing.

2. Be Gentle and Use the Right Towel

Drying hair with a towel is not a good way to dry your hair fast without a blow dryer. Instead, it is another myth that needs to be busted. The fact is, wet hair is very susceptible to damage, so rubbing the moisture out can seriously harm the cuticles.

To make your hair dry faster, use a super-absorbent hair-drying towel to blot excessive moisture or, if you have long thick hair, wrap it up, turban-style. Soft microfiber towels work best here, but you can also dry hair with a cotton T-shirt, piling your hair on your head for 10 to 20 minutes.

3. Fluff the Roots of Your Hair

Roots remain wet longer than the ends and leaving them half-dry can be dangerous, especially in cold weather. This is why so many women prefer to be safe than sorry and blow dry on high heat, running the risk of fried hair.

To dry your roots fast without causing damage, make sure they get as much airflow as possible. Shake your head from side to side, turn it upside down, or run your fingers through hair strands, thus opening up the roots. Needless to say, do this outside the humid bathroom where you have just showered.

4. Comb Your Hair

Note that brushing hair when it’s wet is one of the damaging hair habits stylists recommend to avoid. Still, using a wide-tooth comb to separate some hair strands will promote airflow and make your hair dry faster.

Another option is to use a microfiber brush with soft bristles that soak water. The brush does not damage the cuticles but allows getting down to hair styling faster.

5. Use Protective Blow-Drying Techniques

Now, when your hair is rough-dried, blow dry it to get the necessary volume and styling. To blow-dry hair without damage, follow these simple rules:

  • Stick to cooler temperatures;
  • Use an ionic hair dryer that dries hair faster even on cooler settings;
  • Hold the blow dryer 6 inches away from your hair;
  • Move the blow dryer around letting separate strands cool down a bit before a new round of heat;
  • Apply heat protectant products.

You may finish styling with cold hair blowing; this will help close the cuticles and make hair smooth and shiny.

A Bonus Speed-Drying Hack

A tricky way to save time drying your hair is not washing it at all. In fact, there are many good reasons to stop washing hair daily, and escaping the chance to stress your hair with the drying routine is just one of them.

Wash less frequently or use dry shampoos every other day, and your hair will be more than grateful.

Bottom Line

Drying your hair fast does not need to harm your tresses. Blot the moisture and rough-dry your mane, then blow dry it with warm air, holding the hairdryer at a distance and moving it around. Finish with some cold air blowing to fix your hairstyle, and here you are, ready to go out sporting your gorgeous, healthy and shiny hair.

The best hair dryers in 2020

A hair dryer can make or (literally) break your hair. Finding one that is fast drying for wet hair, doesn’t cause heat damage to your strands, and leaves your locks perfectly shiny and soft is a game-changer. But all too often we resort to using hair dryers that leave you with frizzy hair, or worse, fried hair. Or it takes so long to dry your hair that it makes your arms tired from having to hold the dryer for so long. 

Enter hair stylists to save the day. These are the people who spend hours and hours every day drying people’s hair, so they know a thing or two about efficient, quality hair dryers. The good news is there are plenty of great hair dryers out there that anyone can buy and you don’t need to have access to hair stylist-only suppliers.

Keep reading to find out what we thought when we tested five of the top hair dryers that stylists swear by. We’ll update this list periodically as we review new products.

Amazon/Remington

The Remington Hair dryer is a great traditional hair dryer option for a basic hair dryer that performs well, protects your hair and won’t break the bank. The hair dryer has a damage-protecting coating and three different heat settings. It also comes with two attachments, a diffuser and a concentrated nozzle for two styling preferences. “This is a decent lower priced dryer that features current technology to help keep hair healthy,” says Shelly Aguirre, stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago.

Personally, I prefer a more powerful hair dryer since I have thick, coarse, curly hair and it needs a lot of power and heat to get it into a sleek blowout. But for a budget dryer, this one is lightweight and gets pretty hot, which is great for smoothing strands. 

The Remington blow dryer is the best option overall for someone who is on a budget, or seldom uses a hair dryer. Someone who has short, fine hair or thin hair or does not use a blow dryer very much would be happy with this value hair dryer. 


Amazon

The BaBylissPro dryer is a midpriced option that performs similarly to its $100-plus counterparts. When I tried the ceramic dryer myself, I was impressed by the drying power in such a sleek and relatively compact design. The dryer comes with one concentrated nozzle attachment (no diffuser) which is something to keep in mind. You get the standard three heat settings — hot, warm and cool — plus two different speed settings.

“This is another lower priced dryer, but it still performs well making it a good bang for your buck,” Aguirre says. For $60, you get a great blow dryer — stylist approved! — and you can feel confident that the ceramic technology isn’t doing more harm to your hair than necessary. 

Sephora

DryBar is known for making salon blow-outs into an entire experience (complete with rom-coms and wine) and you can bring some of that experience home with its professional-quality blow dryer. 

The Buttercup blow dryer is the same professional blow dryer that DryBar stylists use in the salon. It features an ultra-powerful motor and wave heater to help distribute heat evenly and dry your hair faster. The brand promises that the dryer, priced at $199, will get you a frizz-free blowout 20% faster than other professional hair dryer options.

When I tried the Buttercup Blow Dryer I was impressed by how comfortable the dryer was to hold and style my hair — it’s not ergonomically awkward, bulky or too heavy. I have a lot of hair, so I need something relatively lightweight. 

The dryer definitely delivers on power and heat. I was able to get my hair smooth and dry fast when I used the dryer with the concentrator nozzle and a round brush. 

If you’ve ever had a blowout at DryBar, loved the results and want to try your hand at getting the same result at home, you’ll be a fan of this hair dryer.
 

Dyson’s Supersonic hair dryer goes above and beyond when it comes to style and function. When I first turned on the dryer I was amazed — this is unlike any hair dryer I’ve ever used before. The motor is super powerful and blows an intense jet of air that dries hair fast. 

I used it without an attachment at first to rough dry my hair and then I attached one of the nozzles to concentrate the heat with a round brush. The attachments (there are a variety of nozzles and a diffuser) are super easy to use and attach to the nozzle via a magnet almost instantly. 

Besides the fact that it looks (and sounds) super cool, this dryer delivers when it comes to hair styling and function. There are four heat settings and three speeds. The high speed and heat setting will likely dry hair faster than anything you’ve tried before — it’s worth the splurge if you have hair that takes forever to dry (like mine) and use a hair dryer every day. This could be a real game-changer for your morning routine.

Dyson claims that the dryer can prevent hair damage since it contains technology that controls overheating the hair. It’s also celebrity-stylist approved. “My favorite hair dryer is the Dyson dryer because it gives just the right amount of heat with the least amount of damage,” Justin Anderson, celebrity hair stylist and co-founder of DPHue, tells CNET.

DevaCurl

One of the toughest things about having curly hair is taming unruly frizz and getting definition in your curls. It takes a combination of good products to help style curls — and the DevaCurl dryer is one addition for those with curls who want to use a dryer made specifically for their hair. Many people with curly hair can air-dry and go — but sometimes you need to dry your hair quickly or you want some extra definition and volume, which a diffuser can help you get.

Although the dryer itself is designed to use ionic generator technology that doesn’t fry your hair, the star of the DevaCurl hair dryer is really the diffuser. You can buy a universal dryer attachment for other dryers, although the one that comes with the DevaCurl dryer only fits on that specific dryer. 

I have to admit that I all but gave up on being happy with my natural curls until I tried this diffuser. I don’t love air drying my hair because it holds so much water and takes forever. But when I tried the DevaCurl diffuser, it really helped tame my curls and dry them without making my hair huge. 

It’s a bit tricky to learn to use the diffuser, but since it’s shaped like a hand you get the hang of it pretty quickly. Depending on the result you want, you can either rake the diffuser through your hair to calm curls or use it to “cup” them from the bottom, which gives them some volume. The hand-shape also makes it easy to reach your roots without messing up your curls, which is nearly impossible with most diffusers.

For someone who uses a diffuser or wants to try one soon, the DevaCurl dryer set is a good investment in the essentials you need (you also get a concentrator nozzle for when you dry your hair straight). If you already have a blow dryer you love but are interested in the diffuser, save some money and order the diffuser attachment for your current dryer.

How to buy a hair dryer

Since technology has ushered in even more benefits and features in hair dryers, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for one, according to Aguirre. “I blow dry up to 15 people a day, so the ergonomics mean a lot to me in addition to the technology behind the dryer,” she says. “Today, most dryers offer ceramic, tourmaline and ionic benefits.”

Here’s how each compares, according to Aguirre:

Ionic hair dryer: Negative ions break up the positive ions in water more quickly, preventing frizz and speeding up drying time.

Ceramic: Creates infrared heat that penetrates the hair shaft, preserving hair’s natural moisture and luster. The benefit of a ceramic hair dryer is that it heats up quickly and evenly across its surface.

Tourmaline: A mineral that produces negative ions when heated, so this closes the hair cuticle, creating smooth hair.

“The nozzle on the dryer is also very important — don’t remove it (as most people do),” Aguirre says. “Your cuticle lays like shingles on a roof and you want to make sure to lay the cuticle down on top of itself. You can achieve this by pointing the nozzle down towards the ends of the hair. This will increase shine and body and make the hair look super glossy. This may seem a little awkward at first, but get those arms up and you will definitely notice a difference right away.”

How much should you spend on a hair dryer?

How much you spend on a hair dryer depends on what kind of dryer you want, how much power you need and any other special features important to you. If you have very short hair, you may not need to invest in a dryer as much as someone who has very long hair or a thick hair type that needs a lot more power to dry quickly. Also, if you have very straight hair or thinner hair you won’t need the same dryer as someone who has curly hair and wants to get it straight. 

“The reason prices vary so much is because some dryers may have a ceramic coating versus a more expensive version that is actually 100% ceramic,” Aguirre says. “I inform my clients that if the dryer they are using at home was purchased more than five years ago, it’s time to invest in a new one as the technology will be greatly improved from the prior. With that being said, the investment in this tool will last you years to come.”
 

From DHT News

This year are started a section for the "Follically Challenged".  There are so many conversations and articles on the topic and I want make sure you are getting good information. 

This month I have another article for you.
 

Researchers identify a mechanism to prevent hair loss

An international research group headed by Associate Professor Sara Wickström at the University of Helsinki has identified a mechanism that is likely to prevent hair loss.

Hair follicle stem cells, which promote hair growth, can prolong their life by switching their metabolic state. In experiments conducted with mice, a research group active in Helsinki and Cologne, Germany, has demonstrated that a protein called Rictor holds a key role in the process.

The study was published in the Cell Metabolism journal.

New information on mechanisms that regulate stem cells

Ultraviolet radiation and other environmental factors damage our skin and other tissues every day, with the body continuously removing and renewing the damaged tissue. On average, humans shed daily 500 million cells and a quantity of hairs weighing a total of 1.5 grams.

The dead material is replaced by specialized stem cells that promote tissue growth. Tissue function is dependent on the activity and health of these stem cells, as impaired activity results in the ageing of the tissues.


Reduced metabolic flexibility in stem cells underlying hair loss

At the end of hair follicles' regenerative cycle, the moment a new hair is created, stem cells return to their specific location and resume a quiescent state. The key finding in the new study is that this return to the stem cell state requires a change in the cells' metabolic state. They switch from glutamine-based metabolism and cellular respiration to glycolysis, a shift triggered by signaling induced by a protein called Rictor, in response to the low oxygen concentration in the tissue. Correspondingly, the present study demonstrated that the absence of the Rictor protein impaired the reversibility of the stem cells, initiating a slow exhaustion of the stem cells and hair loss caused by ageing.

The research group created a genetic mouse model to study the function of the Rictor protein, observing that hair follicle regeneration and cycle were significantly delayed in mice lacking the protein. Ageing mice suffering from Rictor deficiency showed a gradual decrease in their stem cell, resulting in loss of hair.

Precursors for developing hair loss drug therapies

Further research will now be conducted to investigate how these preclinical findings could be utilized in human stem cell biology and potentially also in drug therapies that would protect hair follicles from ageing. In other words, the mechanisms identified in the study could possibly be utilized in preventing hair loss.

"We are particularly excited about the observation that the application of a glutaminase inhibitor was able to restore stem cell function in the Rictor-deficient mice, proving the principle that modifying metabolic pathways could be a powerful way to boost the regenerative capacity of our tissues," Wickström explains.
 

Source:
Journal reference:

Kim, C. S.,  et al. (2020) Glutamine Metabolism Controls Stem Cell Fate Reversibility and Long-Term Maintenance in the Hair Follicle. Cell Metabolism. doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2020.08.011.

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I didn't want to roast a bird for the Holidays so I looked around for different recipes.  I'm a huge fan of one dish cooking and I wanted the flavors of the Holiday but not the mess.  I stumbled across this Eating Well article for Rachael Ray's Sheet-Pan Thanksgiving Meal is Perfect for Smaller Celebrations (that would be me).  It looked pretty simple and fit the criteria of one dish (pan) cooking.

I made this dish over the Holidays (minus the stuffing balls) and it did not disappoint.  

This recipe references Thanksgiving, but it is definitely a dish you could make any time of the year.  

Chicken, Potatoes and Apples Tray Bake With Stuffing Balls


Rachael makes an easy tray bake dinner of chicken, potatoes, apples and stuffing balls to kick off our "12 Days Of Thanksgiving." Thanksgiving won't necessarily look like years past, so we're coming up with delicious new ways to celebrate.
Ingredients
For the Stuffing Balls:
  • 5 to 6 cups stale white bread, cubed ½-inch
  • 2 tablespoons ground poultry seasoning (Rach like's Bell's Seasoning)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ribs celery with leafy tops, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¾ to 1 cup combined fresh parsley, sage, thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • About ½ cup chicken broth 
For the Tray Bake:
  • 10 to 12 pieces bone-in, skin-on chicken
  • 4 to 5 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons grainy Dijon
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for apples and onions
  • 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 apples, sliced into ½-inch wedges or chopped into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 red onion or 3 large shallots, thin wedges or chopped
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg, about ⅛ teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoons Acacia honey
  • Juice of ½ lemon
Preparation

For the stuffing balls, preheat oven to 325˚F. 

Toss bread with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and toast to dry out bread until lightly golden. Cool and place in bowl. (Also toast nuts, if using, and brown sausage, if using, about 12 ounces.)

Raise heat of oven to 425˚F, 2 racks, one above and one below center oven. 

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat, add celery, onion, and apple, soften 6 to 7 minutes, and let cool. Add chopped herbs, egg, chicken broth and cooled cooked celery, onion and apples to bowl with cubed bread. Mix together, breaking up bread cubes as you mix, and roll into 10 to 12 balls. Arrange on parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and reserve.
 

For the tray bake, in a large bowl, toss chicken and potatoes with balsamic, Dijon, EVOO, rosemary and salt and pepper, arrange on large parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and roast 30 to 45 minutes. Then toss apples and onions or shallots with nutmeg, honey, a drizzle of oil, salt, pepper and lemon, add to the sheet pan and roast about 20 minutes more, adding stuffing balls to the oven as well. 

Serve chicken, potatoes, and apples and onions with stuffing balls.

How To Make a Chicken Tray Bake With Potatoes, Apples + Stuffing Balls | Rachael Ray

Hair Through History:
9 Memorable Hairstyles of the 1950s


It's clear that hair plays an important role in popular culture. Hair trends help to define each new generation and separate it from the one that came before. The 1950s saw drastic changes in hair styles as teenagers and young adults strove to break free of the previous, more conservative World War II era. Everything from rebelliousness to full-on glamour was embraced by movie stars and singers, and was reflected in new fashion and hair trends seen across the country.

Scroll down to see our list of 9 of the most iconic hairstyles of the 1950s!

The Poodle Cut. Made popular by actresses like Peggy Garner, Faye Emerson and Lucille Ball, the poodle cut was given its name due to the fact that the permed, tight curls closely resembled the curly hair of a poodle.

 
The Bouffant: Perhaps one of the most prevalent styles of the 1950s, the bouffant, which would later give way to the amped-up, towering "beehive" style, involved dramatic volume, backcombing and ample use of hairspray. Stars like Connie Francis and Sophia Loren, who brought the "European bouffant" to the United States, were fans of the look.

The Pompadour: Rebelliousness was celebrated by the younger generation of the 1950s, and nowhere was this so greatly reflected than in the widely-popular pompadour hairstyle. Stars like Elvis Presley, James Dean and Sal Mineo adopted the look - longer hair that was greased up on top and slicked down on the sides, earning wearers of the trend the fitting nickname, "Greasers."

The Pixie: Though the pixie gained even greater momentum during the 1960s, Audrey Hepburn's closely-cropped hair in the popular film Roman Holiday began a trend of super short hair coupled with soft, wispy bangs that remains popular today.

Thick Fringe: Short, full fringe began to grow in popularity during the 1950s, especially when paired with long, curly locks made to look natural. Pin-up model Bettie Page popularized the sultry look in her signature dark shade.

The Duck Tail: Also known as the "DA," this popular 1950s men's hairstyle was named for its resemblance to the rear view of a duck, and is often considered a variation of the pompadour. Though the look was developed in 1940 by Joe Cerello, actor Tony Curtis is widely credited for reviving the style, which involved slicking the hair back, and then parting down the center from the crown to the nape of the neck. The top was then purposefully disarrayed, with long, untidy strands hanging down over the forehead.

 
Short & Curly: Many actresses and female singers of the 1950s, including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt, favored this shorter, slightly less voluminous version of the classic bouffant. Perfectly curled and coiffed hair was the signature of this look, though great care was taken to make hair appear to be naturally curly.

Ponytails: Though the look was often seen on young girls and teenagers and commonly paired with poodle skirts, the ponytail began to become popular for women of all ages during the 1950s, as evidenced by singer Billie Holiday.

Sideburns: Another men's hair trend that went hand in hand with the pompadour and a sense of rebelliousness was the sideburn. The look was seen on actor Marlon Brando in the film The Wild One, as well as on actor James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, and soon made its way into mainstream culture.

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