I started to feel ill on January 30th. My throat was sore and inflamed. After conducting a morning meeting and walking back to my desk, the symptoms began to overwhelm me suddenly. First, the hot flashes and cold chills came. Despite setting my space heater to the highest setting, I could not feel the heat. Then the dizziness came. I could barely walk down the hall to use the restroom. I am sure many of you can relate to my experience. However, no matter what is going with your life, please don’t neglect your tresses while sick. Continue reading Don’t Neglect Your Tresses While Sick
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Hair Tip: Hair and Cold Weather
The cold is here. The fall season began on September 22, 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere and winter is fast-approaching. Usually we remember to add more layers to our body to keep warm, but we often forget how our hair and cold weather don’t mix. Our hair needs extra pampering in the colder months.
It is best to avoid allowing your hair to sweep around on fabrics such as wool and cotton. These fabrics keep us cozy when the temperature drops, but they can be harsh on our hair. They can strip the natural oils in our hair and dry out it out, especially on the ends and nape. Also breakage is likely to occur when these fabrics pull at individual strands.
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Hair Pins Can Be Your Friend
Many people have heard of bobby pins. Bobby pins are tight and double-pronged pins. They are wonderful if you need your hairstyle to be tout and stay in place. However, the construction and material used to make a bobby pin practical can also cause damage. When the outer coating starts to strip away the metal and double-pronged design of the bobby pin can cause damage to your hair by snagging it.
A safer pin to use for hair styling is the simple hair pin or what can be referred to as open-mouth pin (see above picture). Continue reading Hair Pins Can Be Your Friend