3 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Your Hair

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Stretching far beyond the kitchen, coconut oil has become a popular beauty solution in its smooth transition out of drinks, dinners, desserts and into hair.

The coconut itself is more than just a tasty tropical drupe. The oil of the palm’s giant ball of yum also acts as a natural repair (or maintenance) kit to many manes. The nutrients in coconut oil help promote shine and prevent hair loss through styling. That in part is due to its vitamin E and lauric acid components that penetrate deep into the hair shaft, making hair strong and healthy. Fuller hair growth, radiance and softness can be facilitated by the use of the oil as it nourishes, moisturizes and protects the scalp and hair.

Best part? Because it’s also used for cooking, you can easily find it in your local food market.

Between the purchasing convenience, inexpensive cost and alluring, yet playful scent, coconut oil is a winner. Check out three ways to incorporate it into your routine hair regimen below!

1. Deep condition

Deep conditioning at least once a month helps restore nutrients that slip away during heat styling, some washing and different product use. Coconut oil as a conditioner is different from your typical post-shampoo conditioner, but essentially follows the same steps. After spooning out coconut oil in a bowl and heating it up in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds (or, stick jar in bowl of warm water until melted), massage the coconut oil into your scalp. If the coconut oil is hot, wait until it’s warm to proceed. Work your way downward from your scalp, rubbing the coconut oil into your hair and all the way to your ends. Place hair in a plastic cap and let sit for about a hour to let the oil soak in. Proceed to wash your hair as normal, 2-3 times or until hair no longer feels oily. During your last wash, rinse with cool water to lock in moisture, make silky and help eliminate frizz.

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Breaking Down the Best Hair Moments at the 2018 Emmys

We are all about that hair — and makeup too! Here at Stylish, we’ve never seen a hairstyle or makeup trend we couldn’t talk about for days on end, so we started a podcast to dish on all the latest beauty news — from hits and misses on the red carpet to celebrity hair and makeup gurus’ dos and don’ts. Each week, Us Weekly beauty director Gwen Flamberg talks with some of the best in the biz about what’s new in hair, makeup and style in our Get Tressed With Us podcast. Listen above!

This week, Gwen, Us Weekly deputy beauty and style director Beth Shapouri and senior reporter Travis Cronin welcomed celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett (i.e. Elisabeth Moss’ mane man) to talk about all the best beauty looks from the 2018 Emmys red carpet.

Earlier this month, Buckett called into the podcast to offer his Emmys predictions and tease the fact that Moss would debut a hot new ‘do at the awards ceremony. As it turns out, the Handmaid’s Tale producer and actor bumped up her blonde locks just before the ceremony to a color Buckett describes as “lighter and brighter,” and her whole Emmys vibe was a lesson in Old Hollywood glamour.

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Rocking a curve-hugging black Vera Wang mididress, Buckett explained that he was inspired by the “vampy,” “La Dolce Vita meets bad Sandy” feel of the frock and opted to create bombshell waves.

Instead of using a curling iron to sculpt the glossy bends, he set the hair with bobby pins and a round brush before adding heat with his Dyson dryer (we’ve got a step-by-step guide to recreating the look!). Paired with a glowing skin and a vibrant red-orange lip, Moss’ sultry glam would have made silver screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Mansfield proud.

For more of the week’s hair and makeup news — including the Stylish team’s favorite hair moments from the 2018 Emmys — make sure to listen to the full podcast above and subscribe!


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Black women in America have been braiding their hair since there…

Black women in America have been braiding their hair since there have been Black women in America. And during most of that time, the look was derided or ignored by mainstream culture. Watch our documentary, “Braided: An American Hair Story”

Lupita Nyong’o, Young M.A, Ayana Bird, Lacy Redway, Vernon François and more talk about braids and black hair culture in America.

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Lena Waithe Says Cutting Her Hair Allowed Her to Let Go of a ‘Piece of Femininity’

After shaving off her signature locs in July, Lena Waithe has revealed how she arrived at the decision to cut her hair.

While speaking to Variety on the red carpet of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet on Thursday, The Chi creator explained that she had been wanting a change for a while, but felt apprehensive over how others would react. However, she was eventually able to overcome her doubts and go through with the haircut.

“I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am,” Waithe said. “I think I thought for a long time, ‘Oh, if I cut my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be—in the gay world, there’s a lot of categories—I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve always thought, ‘Well, no, I’m not that, I’m still soft.’ And I said, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’cause that’s something that’s outside of me.’”

Fellow celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Laverne Cox were quick to praise Waithe’s honesty. “Good morning, , you always have the best answers,” Kaling tweeted.


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Baywatch actress Charlotte McKinney casts her net in a mesh top as she changes hair colour to brunette

CHARLOTTE McKinney proves blondes have more fun – as she goes braless for a racy new shoot.

The Florida-born model and Baywatch actress, 25, looked to dye for as she wore nothing but bikini bottoms and a see-through mesh top.

Charlotte McKinney wears a mesh top in one of her latest photo shoots
Charlotte McKinney wears a mesh top in one of her latest photoshoots
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It comes after Charlotte ditched her blonde locks on Sunday for a cropped brunette hair do.

However, she quickly returned to her roots as she wrote alongside a snap on Instagram: “Went brunette today for three minutes…it didn’t last so long.”

The Baywatch actress at the ME Cabo resort grand re-opening party with Blue Marlin Ibiza
The Baywatch actress at the ME Cabo resort grand re-opening party with Blue Marlin Ibiza
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The 25-year-old changed her hairstyle when she posted a snap of herself with a dark-hair bob
The 25-year-old changed her hairstyle when she posted a snap of herself with a dark bob
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The Florida-born model went back to her blonde locks and admitted the short haircut didn't last long
The Florida-born model went back to her blonde locks and admitted the short haircut didn’t last long
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Charlotte has recently admitted to wanting to reduce her 32F breasts
Charlotte has recently admitted to wanting to reduce her 32F breasts
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Charlotte at the red carpet arrivals for the Baywatch world premiere in Florida
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Charlotte has said she can see herself getting a reduction in the future
Charlotte has said she can see herself getting a breast reduction in the future
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Charlotte at the 15th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala this year
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And it’s not just her locks she is considering changing, as Charlotte recently admitted she is thinking about reducing her 32F breasts.

She said: “I can see myself getting a reduction or a lift in the future.”



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5 Tips For Healthily Detangling Your Hair

Detangling is the foundation on which all natural styles are built, but there is a right way to do it and a, well, more difficult way. You can’t just start tear into your locks hoping for the best or you will literally tear your hair up.

Check out these five quick tips to detangle your hair with the least amount of damage.

Slippery When Wet

The first thing you need to avoid snags while detangling is moisture. According to Curly Nikki, you should drench your hair with water and liberally apply a conditioner. This will give your hair lots of slip, making it easier to smoothly separate your curls.

leave-in conditioner may be best for this step, but you can also use a regular conditioner if you don’t mind a little extra work. There are also a handful of new detanglers on the market that will coat your hair nicely so you can comb through as needed. For some it’s best to detangle before washing, others may prefer after. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could also use this step to do a quick co-wash. YouTuber Naptural 85 has co-wash and detangle routine that should save you tons of time!

Divide & Conquer

Getting organized makes for easier work when detangling your hair. Separating your hair into sections helps you to focus your attention and be deliberate on combing through your hair.

Most of us will part our hair into two or four sections, but YouTube Vlogger Chizi Duru suggests parting your hair into five sections. Instead of splitting the hair at the center of your scalp into different sections, it would become its own section. This helps to reduce the tension on hair in that area.

Work Your Way Up

Never, ever, start detangling from the root of your hair. That will lead to nothing but breakage, damage, and heartache. If you love your strands, begin combing or brushing from the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up the shaft to the root. This method will also prevent you from creating new knots to detangle.

Have The Right Tools On Hand

From what I’ve observed, many people start detangling their hair by using their fingers first and then incorporate a wide-tooth com later into the process for more detailed detangling. However, according to Natural Hair Queen, your hair porosity determines when you should begin detangling. For example, the blogger suggests that people with 4C hair wait until their hair is at least halfway dry before they detangle to avoid further damage to their hair.

Repeat

Be prepared to detangle more than once in a day. If you’re doing a full-on wash routine, then detangling will need to happen before and after you actually wash your hair.

 

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Porsha Williams attended one of her BFF’s baby shower and congratulated the future mom. She also documented the party on her social media account, and she let her fans know she was with her boo at the party.

Porsha wore an all-black outfit, and we have to admit that there’s no sign of a baby bump.

She became surrounded with all these pregnancy rumors after she posted on Instagram that she’s got baby fever and her fans went crazy with excitement saying that she is definitely pregnant.

They have been searching for all kinds of signs that would point out the fact that she’s expecting a child, but it may not be the case.

‘#SWIPE💙👶🏽Congratulations baby cuz @ladytford I can’t wait to meet your prince!! 🎉💙 #BabySeason #Blessings #BabyShower fam,’ Porsha captioned her post which includes lots of pics from the baby shower.

‘HEY PORSHA! Huge fan of yours and I would love to be of service to you when you come to my hometown, Jackson, MS.. please check out my work and hopefully we will be in touch. ❤’ one of her fans said in the comments section.

‘Needless to say, we are competitive af! 😂 I & bae refuse to lose… BUT we lost that day lol #CoupleBabyShowerGames @ladytford 👶🏽💙 #ImSoAggressive’ – this is how Porsha captioned another post in which she’s playing a game at the baby shower with her BF.

Fans were desperately trying to find out who he is: ‘Who else reading the comments tryna figure out who Porsha bae is 😂🤔👀

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Wedding hair: how to avoid looking like a basic bride

You won’t find a chignon here, friends

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I’m getting married in September and whilst there are some traditions that I’m sticking to – white dress, dad giving me away, throwing the bouquet – there are some things that I just don’t want. I don’t want a cake – no one really likes it and nobody looks back on a wedding and thinks, ‘my favourite part was when they cut a cake with a random sword.’ I don’t want to pose like a prat with my bridesmaids for clichéd wedding pictures. And I really, really don’t want basic bitch wedding hair.

Stay with me.

Every wedding magazine I pick up has image after image of women with the most boring, unimaginative hairstyles I’ve ever clapped eyes on. I’ve been scrolling through Instagram and groaning at the lack of really chic ‘dos’. And Pinterest isn’t any better.

Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware that not every hair stylist in the land does these boring half-up-half-down-lets-shove-in-some-diamante wedding hair looks. But I am amazed at the seemingly utter lack of alternative choices. It’s as if people get engaged, start planning a wedding and all sense of style goes out the window.

When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle (or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as we now know them), she had two looks on the day. The simple low bun, with a few rouge tendrils by Serge Normant, followed by a fun, loose up-do by George Northwood. Northwood’s more relaxed and – let’s be frank – cooler option was the one people got more excited about. He is the king of cool girl hair after all. That’s what I want. I want my wedding hair to look modern, yet smart and I’d really like to avoid looking basic.

So with less than two months to go, I decided that I needed to take things into my own hands. If I was going to segue past the traditional wedding hair, I needed to approach it in a different way.

I thought to myself, which hair salon is the antithesis of wedding hair? There was only one salon that came to mind: Bleach London.

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If you don’t know Bleach London – it’s a salon that specialises in colour. But bold colour. Co-founded by Alex Brownsell, who counts Harry Styles, Georgia May Jagger, Pixie Geldof and Cara Delevingne as clients, and Sam Teasdale, the salon has become the go-to spot in London for hair that’s a little bit different. What better place to visit when looking for alternative wedding hair do for your big day?!

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So off I went. I met Emma, the senior stylist, at their Dalston salon (they also have outposts in Soho and Brixton) and we started chatting about different looks. I explained that whilst I didn’t want to look boring, I also didn’t want to look back at pictures and think I’d taken a temporary leave of my senses with anything too wild. I’d chosen early on against wearing a veil, as I thought it made me look too angelic (a look that I very rarely associate with myself), and was considering a headpiece – as long as there was no sign of diamante detailing. I was pretty much open to trying a few different options and after showing her my dress (which I won’t post on here, obvs) we came up with three possible looks. In order not to go too left-field, we decided to take what’s mostly requested by bridal clients and update them. So in keeping with that, we went with the following: an updo, a headpiece and flowers.

Wedding hair piece

Ask anyone to describe ‘cool girl hair’ and chances are they’ll describe a mash-up of Kate Moss’ infamous second-day, blonde mop with sea-salty surfer hair. It’s hair that look effortless and is always worn down. So this was a pretty good place for us to start. I’m pretty lucky in the fact that I have a natural wave to my hair that looks quite beachy already – I actually really like the way that my ends gather to form slight rat tails. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I’ll admit. But we wanted to elevate it with a headpiece. You really have to trawl through page after page on Google until you get to a headpiece that doesn’t look like all the others you’ve just seen on Etsy. When I found Alexandra Harper’s bridal collection I knew that we had found a winner. The geometric flowers couldn’t be more different to the dainty, little diamonds headbands that I keep seeing everywhere.

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Wedding hair updo

When you search for wedding hair, the majority of results include either an updo or a braid – neither particularly inspiring. So we decided to combine the two, with a modern twist. We went for a half up, half down, plait extravaganza. If you’re going to go with a braid – make it a different one. Emma plaited along my parting and then tied it off using my own hair. She then popped a few more smaller ones around the head.

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Wedding hair with flowers

I had toyed with the idea of wearing a flower crown, but as much as I love them, even I can admit that they have been so overdone. And the basic bitches have taken them for their own. As we started to discuss how we could interpret this look, the image that kept popping into my mind was the beauty look from Rodarte’s SS18 couture show.

wedding hairAnd because we were at Bleach, we couldn’t not do a bit of colour. Emma used one of their new Watercolours, which are made from beetroot, to give me a hint of pink. They come out in one wash – so there’s no long-standing commitment needed.

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I personally think we nailed the non-basic-bride wedding hair. Don’t you?

If you want to book in to see Emma, or any of the Bleach London stylists, for your wedding call 020 7275 9500.

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Get Well Wednesday: What You Need To Know About Hair Loss And How To Stop It

Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed she was having trouble with unexpected hair loss, the cause of which has not been determined. Many Black women are challenged by thinning and bare edges and sometimes balding and permanent hair loss. Leading dermatologist Dr. Karen Heidleberg-Barnwell says there are some measures you can take to combat hair loss.

 WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF HAIR LOSS?

There are 2 main types of hair loss; scarring (cicatricial) and non-scarring  (non cicatricial). Scarring hair loss causes damage to the follicular epithelium, causing permanent hair loss.  Non-scarring hair loss is not permanent. There are also abnormalities that can occur with the hair shaft which can be congenital or acquired. These abnormalities can cause hair breakage.

 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS?

 Male-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in men, and female-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in women. There is an epidemic of avoidable hair loss that we are seeing in young African\-American women based primarily on styling practices.

DOES YOUR HEALTH AND/OR DIET AFFECT HAIR LOSS?

Yes, your physical health and diet can affect hair loss. Calorie and protein malnutrition is associated with hair loss. In addition, hair loss is often associated with chronic diseases, post-surgery, and with medications.

IS ALOPECIA HEREDITY?

Yes, there are studies that demonstrate that the predisposition to male balding is predominantly due to genetic factors. Women with androgenic alopecia often have a family history of pattern alopecia in both male and female family members.

DOES STRESS AFFECT HAIR LOSS?

Yes, stress can affect the hair. Telogen effluvium has been associated with severe prolonged psychological stress. Although Alopecia Areata (AA) is an immune mediated form of hair loss, a link between stress and the development of AA has been described.

CAN CERTAIN MEDICATIONS CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

Yes, medications can cause hair loss.  There are numerous medications where hair loss is a side effect.

 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAIR LOSS AND YOUR HAIR SHEDDING?

We have normal  hair shedding where we  lose about 100-200 hairs per day. The amount of hair we shed each day varies between individuals and there are seasonal variations.  This hair shedding does not lead to thinning.

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD WE BE GOING TO CONCERNING HAIR LOSS?

The specialty of dermatology addresses all medical issues concerning the skin, hair and nails. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation from a dermatologist.

WHAT IS TRACTION ALOPECIA?

Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by too much tension being placed on the hair with styling. It is most often seen around the hairline.  Some of the common hairstyles which cause this type of hair loss include  braids, pony tails, and hair weaves.

HOW CAN HAIR LOSS BE PREVENTED?

The most important  way to avoid hair loss is to understand the causes. Understand the preventable causes of hair loss and avoid those practices.  We know that chronic tension on hair can cause permanent hair loss, so it is best to avoid those styles.  It is also important to seek treatment as early as possible if you are losing hair. The sooner the problem is identified and treated, the better the response you will have .

IS THERE A CERTAIN TYPE OF SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER I SHOULD USE TO HELP STRENGTHEN AND GROW MY HAIR?

 It is important to determine the cause of your hair loss and address that issue specifically. A good shampoo and conditioner may not solve your problem. In general, I recommend a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in addition to any medications needed.

DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY SPECIFIC VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS?

My recommendations for supplements depend on the needs of the individual patient.  In general, topical minoxidil is helpful for hair loss and I often incorporate that into my treatment. 

WHAT WOULD YOU NEED TO SEE ON MY SCALP THAT WOULD PROMPT A SCALP BIOPSY?

A  scalp biopsy is often used in the evaluation of a patient with hair loss.  If you have hair loss, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends a biopsy, which is very helpful in the overall evaluation.

DO I NEED TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE?

There are some types of hair loss where blood work is necessary, but it is not always required.

Dr. Heidleberg-Barnwell answers your ‘Text Tom’ questions on the next page.  

Can anything be done about thinning hair from dialysis? Been on it 4 years and hair has thinned.

Hair loss associated with dialysis is a common problem and can be treated. I would suggest that you see a board-certified dermatologist in your area.

 My hair has not come back from chemo 7 years ago. Any hope that I can regrow hair?

In general, hair loss associated with chemotherapy is usually non – scarring and doesn’t cause permanent hair loss. However, more recently there has been permanent hair loss associated with some chemotherapeutic medications. I would suggest that you see a board certified dermatologist for an evaluation and discuss your previous treatments.

What can be done for women with alopecia? My daughter in law is looking for option.

There are many treatment options for hair loss.  Your daughter in law needs to be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to identify the cause of her hair loss and based on that, she can receive appropriate treatment.

Is wearing natural hair healthier or better for us, even if we are just braiding it and wearing wigs, weave, etc.?

Wearing tension-causing hair styles, which include braids and hair weaves, can cause permanent hair loss.

How does hair dye effect hair, especially bleaching?

Permanent hair dye penetrates the hair shaft.  As a result, sometimes the hair becomes dry, brittle and breaks more easily.

I have shallow roots. When my hair comes out it, comes out at the roots. Is there anything I can do to stimulate root growth?

It is normal to have hair shedding.  We may lose 100-200 hairs per day, but this varies between individuals.Your hair loss  should  be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to determine if your hair loss is normal or requires treatment.

How do I find a good dermatologist in South Florida? I have been to dermatologist that were not that good. My son has growth on the tip of his finger under the finger nail. The dermatologist froze it, then burned it but it has come back.

I recommend contacting the American Academy of Dermatology.  It is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the U.S. You can find a listing of dermatologists in your area.

 Does being diabetic cause hair loss?

Hair loss is sometimes seen with chronic diseases. You should have your hair loss evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to receive appropriate treatment.

My wife loses hair whenever she combs it. She told me that it’s normal. What do you think is happening here?

Your wife is probably correct.  It is normal to lose hair daily with hair combing.  Some people can lose 100-200 hairs daily!  However, if there is a concern, she should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to see if her hair loss is normal.

I have a 2-year old granddaughter and her hair has patches. What can we do now to restore her hair?

There are many causes of patchy  hair loss in children. I suggest you take her to a board-certified dermatologist for evaluation.  Most causes of hair loss in children can be treated.

 I have had universal alopecia for over ten years. I’m still hoping for a cure.

Alopecia universalis is a difficult type of hair loss to treat. The good news is that there are new medications that are being tested. Keep in contact with your dermatologist regarding JAK inhibitors.

I am 31 years old. Within the last 2 years, my hair has thinned out a lot & will not grow anymore. My hairdresser has even commented on the thickness and my length. Is there anything I can do to increase the thickness and get my hair to start growing again? I don’t wear braids or hair extensions.

Sometimes we can damage our hair with heat and styling practices. These practices can make our hair break and become shorter and thinner and it seems that the hair isn’t growing.  Of course, there are other things that can make your hair thinner.

I would suggest that you see a board-certified dermatologist to evaluate your hair.  The dermatologist can help to identify the cause of the hair loss and make appropriate recommendations.  It doesn’t sound like permanent hair loss which is great!

 Dr. Karen, how do I find a qualified Black dermatologist in my area?

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the leading organization of African0-American physicians. The NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States.

Is a visit for hair lost diagnosis and treatment covered by insurance or is it considered cosmetic and you have to pay out of pocket? And if that is the case, about how much would this cost run you?

The coverage for a  hair loss evaluation by a dermatologist depends on your insurance.  Check with your policy and they can estimate your out of pocket expenses.

I’m a 70 years. young woman  with thinning around my hairline. I prefer wearing my hair away from my face. I have thick head of hair, thank God, however does thinning hairline come with age?

Thank God for thick hair! What a blessing!  Make sure that your hair styles are not putting tension on your hairline because this styling practice can cause thinning.

I’m 48 and have what I think is the typical male-pattern baldness…I call a sunroof….is there any treatment for someone my age?

As I mentioned in my interview, male-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in men. You should be evaluated for your hair loss. Depending on the extent of your hair loss, you may respond to therapy.  Therapy my include topical medications, oral medications, injections, laser, or a combination of these treatments. If all else fails, there is always hair transplants!

What can I use for eczema and flakes on my 9-year-old daughter’s scalp? Is there any oil that is safe to use on the scalp for adults or children?

The treatment of a flaky scalp often requires medical treatment if it doesn’t respond to over the counter remedies such as tar shampoos.

 

Dr. Karen Heidleberg-Barnwell, best known as  “Dr. Karen” is a board-certified dermatologist, with a successful practice in Detroit, Michigan.  She received her medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine and completed her internship in internal medicine at George Washington University Hospital. She did her dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic. At Heidelberg Dermatology, Dr. Karen is the managing partner and chief physician. 

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This is why you should never spray perfume in your hair

NEVER. EVER.

If there’s one thing that’s true about hair, it’s that it’s great at holding on to scent.

But although we all like our hair to smell great, you should never spray regular perfume directly on your hair.

This is because perfume contains alcohol, which is incredibly drying for hair and can leave it brittle, haystack-like and more likely to suffer breakage.

Hair mists on the other hand are still perfumed, but with a much lower concentration of alcohol, so you can spritz away to your heart’s content. Plus they last ages, due to your hair’s ability to trap the smell, so no need for top-ups throughout the day.

With this in mind, we’ve picked some of our favourite hair mists from the perfumery world we’re obsessed with (and you will be too).

Balmain Hair Silk Perfume, £9.95, Lookfantastic

A designer favourite, the dreamy scent of pine, peach blossom, woods and raspberry is enriched with argain oil and silk protein to treat your hair while you wear it. Win-win.

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Byredo La Tulipe Hair Perfume, £48, Space NK

Tulips are actually scentless, so this gorgeous floral scent is founder Ben Gorham’s imagination of what it would smell like. It’s the perfect balance of sweet florals without being too sickly, combining freesia, rhubarb and blonde woods.

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Maison Francois Kirkdijan Baccarat Rouge 540 Hair Mist, £65, Selfridges

Baccarat Rouge 540 is a delicious combination of cedar, saffron and amber gris, combining for a rich, slightly fruity overall scent – so you can imagine our delight when it was turned into a scented hair mist. It’s the perfect fragrance to wear all year-round.

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Coco Madameoiselle Fresh Hair Mist, £34.20, House of Fraser

Recently revealed as the most popular perfume of 2018 so far, it’s only fair that we give a shout out to Chanel’s fresh hair scent. A timeless classic, this is the perfect buy if Coco Madameoiselle is already your signature scent.

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Apologies in advance for starting your new hair perfume addiction.

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Heads Up: Hair Oil Is Stopping Your Hair From Growing

Dandruff. It’s a word that many people get uncomfortable associating with. You hear words like: dry scalp, flaky scalp, or even ‘product buildup.’ As Black women, the industry and thus, in turn, us as a people, tend to focus solely on hair care. The desire for most: what can I do to make my hair grow? Unfortunately, the focus on hair care and lack of education on scalp care is leading us to more breakage, more dryness, more itching, and overall unhealthy hair. Scalp health and hair health are entirely different and have different needs.

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body. You wouldn’t ignore it by not cleaning it, moisturizing it, and protecting it from the elements of nature. However, we tend to do this with our scalp. Some of our haircare methods are actually more conducive to doing a disservice to our hair and scalp vs. helping it. According to a study conducted by Head And Shoulders, 71% of Black women have experienced or were concerned about itch, dryness, and flaking in the last month and 73% of us are using an oil to soothe, moisturize, and relieve the scalp, without knowing it can actually make scalp and hair issues worse.

Yes, you read that right: you should not be using oil to soothe or grow your scalp. It’s actually clogging the pores that your hair follicles grow out of and provide a breeding ground for scalp fungus (I know, ewww) called Malassezia. Malassezia is a yeast-like fungus that can irritate your scalp and cause more skin cells to grow. When they die, they flake off, which explains dandruff or as some of us like to call it “product build up.”

Before I scare you or make you freak out (is your scalp itching yet?), let’s learn some more about this scalp fungus. According to a Proctor and Gamble Commissioned North America study, 40% of the US population has dandruff, 77% of Black women suffer from it. Why is it higher for Black women? Our hair care methods. Let’s break it down by how we wear our hair. For natural women or women with relaxers, we’ve been taught to oil our scalp to help grow our hair as well as nourish and improve it. No matter what your favorite YouTuber is telling you, unfortunately, it’s not. Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, who works for Head And Shoulders explained,

“She’s having damage to the hair, even before it grows out of the scalp, if her scalp is unhealthy.”

What’s making it so unhealthy? Well, for women who wear protective styles like weaves, the heat, moisture, mixed with oil provide a breeding grown for the fungus (find out the name). When you wear braids for long periods of time and go without washing, by adding oil and not giving your scalp the care it actually needs, Dr. Wilkerson revealed, ““Pre-emerging hair as it comes out of the scalp will look a little bit dryer and duller because of scalp issues.”

Damn.

Oil is for your hair, not your scalp. Think of your hair follicle (hair strands) like an egg. Due to the oval shape of Black women’s hair, fatigue and tensile tests show that African hair is significantly weaker than Caucasian or Asian hair. Add our chemical treatments and repeated heating, it significantly increases damage in the already fragile strands. Same as when we are wearing hair in protective styles like braids. The weight of braids (hello high bun) also weakens our hair and can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.

Still think none of this applies to you (or that you really just have product build up?) Dr. Wilkerson explains that you can have dandruff without flakes. While visiting P&G, she told me, “There can be itch that may not show up in the form of dandruff (flaking). There can be scalp tightness, there can be dryness.

Only about 10% of the US population actually flakes.” So yes, ladies, if you are patting your weave to avoid itching your scalp, chances are there is some flaking too. Dr. Rukeyser Thompson, Section Head Global Hair Care Research and Development at P&G explained, “Culturally, to say, ‘She has dandruff,’ she feels somehow she’s less clean. It’s been a huge insight we’ve shared with the Head And Shoulders team. This is a global phenomenon and even more so in sub-Sahara Africa.”

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Whoa. So what can you do to help your hair? Use an anti-dandruff shampoo, EVEN if you think your scalp does not suffer from it. Not just any AD shampoo, you need one with zinc pyrithione also called, ZPT. ZPT helps protect your scalp from dandruff causing fungus, Malassezia, which causes scalp irritants. If you’re looking for one, definitely try out Head And Shoulders Classic Clean 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner ($ 7.82, Walmart.com). Think of adding AD shampoo and conditioner into your routine like washing your hands. If you had dirt and germs on your hands, you’d want it off, right? Same for your scalp, sis.

Beauties, have you used an anti-dandruff shampoo? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments.

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Gorgeous hair is forever the goal, right? We think so. And with all the time and money spent perfecting our hair color, it only makes sense to want to make the most of it. While we could go to the salon every four weeks for a touch-up, we prefer to focus on making our hair color last as long as possible and one of our favorite tricks is using a color-depositing product.

Color-depositing hair care products can do everything from conceal roots and boost color between salon visits to create custom tinted looks on your natural hue that will only last a few shampoos. While some neutralize brassiness, others add a dose of vibrant color for a unique new look. So, whether you have natural or color-treated blonde, brown, red (or rainbow!) hair, there’s a color-depositing hair care product for you. Read on for 10 of our favorites.

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ABIDJAN, June 6 (Reuters) – – There’s almost no image Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky can’t sculpt from her own hair. Depending on her mood, she can shape her thick black tresses into light bulbs, trees, trumpets, bicycles or cupcakes.


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See Jim Carrey (with Long Hair!) as He Prepares His Return to TV

Before he was an A-list movie star, Canadian comedian Jim Carrey, 56, starred in the sketch comedy series In Living Color from 1990-1994. (Anyone remember his beloved Fire Marshall Bill character?)

This fall, the actor, painter and screenwriter will make his first return to the small screen in Showtime’s Kidding, portraying a lovable and kind Mr. Rogers-like television character called Mr. Pickles who uses puppets to teach wisdom and lessons to impressionable young minds.

When Mr. Pickles goes through a personal crisis, he’s starts slowly breaking down, and his producers start worrying that his precarious mental state will destroy Mr. Pickles’ image.

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Carrey, who at the height of his fame won a Golden Globe for The Truman Show, has recently taken a turn behind the scenes, as the executive producer of I’m Dying Up Here.

He’s also taken to showing off his impressive talents as an artist — with his cartoons and paintings most often lampooning and critiquing the presidency.

Kidding will come out this fall on Showtime.


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Watch: Willow Smith Shocks Jada By Revealing She Used to Cut Herself After the Success of ‘Whip My Hair’ [Video]

Willow Smith says she lost her sanity during the peak of her childhood fame.

On the second episode of “Red Table Talk,” Willow, her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones openly discussed loss. When asked about her biggest loss, Willow disclosed something that she had never told her family about.

“I would have to say … honestly I feel like I lost my sanity at one point,” the 17-year-old singer and model said. “It was after that whole ‘Whip My Hair’ thing and I just had stopped doing singing lessons and I was kind of like, just in this gray area of, ‘Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything, like, I can do besides this?’”

Willow released “Whip My Hair” in 2010 and it skyrocketed Willow to make — she was just 9-years-old.

She continued:

“After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album,” Willow added. “And I was like — I’m not gonna do that. And after all of that kinda settled down and it was like a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music, and it was just so crazy and I was just like plunged into this black hole, and I was, like, cutting myself.”

Jada and Adrienne couldn’t believe what they were hearing.

Willow said she had never told anyone except for one friend and even showed her mom an old scar on her wrist.

“I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird point in my life, but you have to pull yourself … out of it,” she said. “I honestly felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances weren’t reflecting that.”

We have to commend Jada for her compassionate reaction to Willow’s revelation. We can’t imagine that, as a mother, hearing your daughter say she used to cut herself is easy.

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8 shaggy pixie cuts that’ll convince you to chop off your hair this spring

8 shaggy pixie cuts that’ll convince you to chop off your hair this spring


8 shaggy pixie cuts that’ll convince you to chop off your hair this spring

Every time I get a trim, I shudder at the thought of losing more than two inches. Whether I like it or not, long hair is my security blanket. Despite that, I still feel total envy for anyone with a pixie. There’s no denying the power of a short haircut—it brings attention to your facial features better than any variation of the lob or bob. It’s a statement in and of itself. Kate Hudson, a new adopter of the look, has said that chopping off all her hair was freeing. The added bonus is that the pixie is one of the most versatile, flattering, and classic haircuts of all time.

“A shaggy pixie cut is one of the most popular styles for spring, if you are willing to give it a go,” explains celebrity hairstylist Arsen Gurgov, founder of the Arsen Gurgov Salon in New York City. “What I like best about this haircut is how it frames the face and enhances the cheekbones.”

While it works for most (if not all) face shapes, Gurgov says it’s a particularly great fit for anyone with thin or fine hair. And aside from regular salon visits every few weeks to keep the shape of the haircut, it’s pretty low-maintenance. “A shaggy pixie is a wash-and-go style,” notes Gurgov. “For everyday styling, you can add some texture with a styling cream or pomade, but avoid using too much. It will weigh the hair down and make it look greasy. Less really is more in this case.”

Keep scrolling to see eight celebrities who have worn it best.

Jennifer Lawrence

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J.Law’s choppy haircut features more length on the top and in the front, mimicking the appearance of side-swept bangs.

Katie Holmes

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The soft, zigzag part makes this pixie all the more modern.

Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco’s haircut features a significant amount of length on top. The tousled, wind-blown texture brings out the variations of length within the cut and even makes the hair look thicker.

Kris Jenner

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This is Kris Jenner’s signature haircut, and she stuck with it for years. The momager’s shaggy pixie cut always consists of volume on top and longer layers framing her face.

Janelle Monáe

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Uneven strands around the forehead—some longer, some shorter and choppier—give this haircut an edgier vibe.

Greta Gerwig

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If the idea of chopping all your hair off is still too jarring, try a haircut that falls between a bob and pixie, like Greta Gerwig. You can wear it wavy with a center part and forward-facing, or push it to the back to get an idea of what a true choppy pixie would look like.

Viola Davis

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While Kris Jenner prefers a tousled, spiky texture, Viola Davis is known for wearing her cut sleek, emphasizing the length on top.

Kate Hudson

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Take the full plunge like Hudson and ask for less length on top, but still enough for texturizing paste to add movement to your hair. This picture is your best example.

This article originally appeared on InStyle.com.

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Your Hair Grooming Regimen

Hair grooming regimens differ based on the texture of your hair, the way it’s styled, how long it takes to style, the time you have available to style it, your workout routine, and whether your hair is a statement component of your look. 

I view my “pixie and specs” combination as an important part of my style. So I have it cut and highlighted every six weeks, and invest time in styling it every day. When my hair feels off, my outfit feels off, so it’s worth the investment to me. 

My hair is fine, wispy, soft and wavy. It looks best when it’s very clean. It is easiest to style when it’s just been washed, so I shampoo and condition my hair daily. It’s especially necessary because I do hot yoga regularly. There’s no way my hair could look fab unwashed on the morning after an evening yoga class. Another reason to wash daily is that I use styling products, and I don’t like the look or feel of day-old-product in my hair. It’s also harder to style.

My hair is in good condition because it’s cut regularly, and I use salon shampoo and conditioner that is gentle and moisturizing. 

I wear my pixie straight, wavy, or slicked back. I blow and straighten my hair for the straight and slicked-back looks, but leave it to dry naturally with product for the wavy look. Although I wash and style my hair every day, this is quick thanks to a good cut, and willing hair that is easy to style and quick to dry.

Greg has gorgeous salt and pepper hair that’s very different to mine. It’s also an integral part of his look with a pair of statement specs. His hair is extremely thick and quite curly. It’s coarser and drier than my hair, and absorbs product much better. It grows fast and he has it cut every four to five weeks. It works well for him to shampoo his hair twice a week and use conditioner one of those times. He does wet and style it with product daily to keep it looking neat and polished. Greg’s hair air dries, never looks dirty, and is always in place. The curls work beautifully with the cut and moisturizing product, and he never has a bad hair day. When his hair gets wet in the Seattle rain, it flounces perfectly back into place as it dries. I want to patent Greg’s hair.

Greg and I both have very short statement hair, but our hair washing frequency and grooming regimens are different. Over to you. What’s your hair washing frequency and is your hairstyle an integral part of your look? Do you put in the time to style it every day?


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Curly hair types – the definitive guide to textured hair

It’s time to get a good understanding of your curls, once and for all

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If you were blessed with curls atop your head, styling your hair can feel like a constant game of trial and error. Not anymore: enter our guide to all of the the different curly hair types out there.

Broadly speaking, curls may be wavy, curly or coily, each broken down into three sub types. We spoke to Lizzie (?), founder of Only Curls, for a more comprehensive break down of the different types of curly hair.

Armed with this guide to curly hair types and the right curly hair products, you’ll be the master of your hair’s texture in no time. Because who said straight-haired people should have it so easy?

Curly hair type 2: Wavy

‘Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly in loose S shapes,’ explains Lizzie. ‘It has less sheen than straight hair and is more prone to frizz.

‘It needs some extra hydration, but not too much as it’ll quickly weigh the hair down – avoid heavy leave-in conditioners and creams; a styling gel or mousse works well for enhancing and holding gorgeous waves.’

(You guessed it – we’ve jumped straight in with type 2 because type 1 is reserved for straight hair.)

Type 2A

Curly hair types 2A Sienna Miller

‘These are tousled, beachy waves that sit close to the head, with little volume.’

Type 2B

Curly Hair Types 2B Salma Hayek

‘These waves are more defined, but begin a few inches down from the root with slight volume.’

Type 2C

Curly Hair Types 2C Shakira

‘Waves begin at the root with a much more defined “S” shape throughout the hair, with more body and volume. Hair texture is usually varied, with some true curls in the mix.’

Curly hair type 3: Curly

‘Curly hair strands clump together and wind around in a spiral shape, forming ringlets,’ says Lizzie. ‘This hair type can be dry, as the natural oil from the root struggles to make its way down the spiral strands; I recommend using one of the best sulphate free shampoos to avoid stripping the hair of its natural moisture.

‘Curly hair should be brushed when wet, as combing or brushing dry curls will break them up and cause frizz. Curl creme and gel can be used to enhance and maintain curl definition.’

Type 3A

Curly Hair Types 3A Jess Glynne

‘These are defined loops about the size and width of the cork from a wine bottle.’

Type 3B

Curly hair types 3B Ella Eyre

‘Springy ringlets about the size of your index finger, but with more volume than 3a curls.’

Type 3C

Curly Hair Types 3C Fleur East

‘These are tight, corkscrew curls about the circumference of a straw with lots of volume.’

Curly hair type 4: Coily

‘Coily or kinky curls range from a very tightly coiled S-shape to a Z-shape kinky pattern. The hair an appear shorter than it actually is due to the tightness of the curl, known as shrinkage, and can feel soft and fine or coarse and wiry depending on the hair thickness.

Type 4 curls are prone to breakage, dryness and tangles – lots of hydrating products, oils and deep conditioning treatments are required to avoid this.

Type 4A

Curly Hair Types 4A Amandla Stenberg

‘Tightly coiled, S-shaped corkscrews about the size of a crochet needle, the coils are compact and dense but a visible curl pattern.’

Type 4B

Curly hair types 4B Solange

‘Bends in angles into a Z-shaped, less defined pattern. 4B curls are very tightly coiled, a bit like the spring in a pen.’

Type 4C

curly hair types 4C Lupita Nyongo

‘The tightest of the curly hair types, these are shaped like 4B curls, but are tighter and denser due to shrinkage.’

Consider yourself now an expert in curls…

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Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty


Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

When you’re going through puberty, a lot is happening with your body. Your hormones throw off your emotional mojo, your breasts are growing, and all of the sudden, hair is everywhere. And thanks to mom, sex ed, or your doctor, you may be well-informed about the basics of hair growth during puberty.

But what if you notice something seemingly uncommon — like hair growth around nipples. Is this normal? Or what if your hair down there begins creeping up your navel? You might still have a lot of questions that you find too embarrassing to bring up with an adult. So, to help, we did the asking for you.

We talked to board certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Felice Gersh about the unfamiliar world of hair growth during puberty and compiled a list of hairy facts that every teen girl should know to ease puberty jitters.

Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about, it’s really important that you ask your doctor puberty-related questions. That’s what they’re there for, after all! And besides, puberty is something we all go through, so chances are, you’re not the first person to ask.

But, for now, let’s dive into some of the basic questions you may have about hair popping up all over.

1. A small amount of breast hair is completely normal.

Just like our arms, legs, and pretty much our entire body, our breasts and nipples have hair follicles within the skin. Dr. Gersh told HelloGiggles,

“There can normally be a few scattered hairs around the nipples, which some don’t recognize as within normal limits. Concern over excessive hair should always be checked out.”

According to Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice! forum, excess female nipple or breast hair can be a symptom of hormonal fluctuation or even an overproduction of male-linked hormones. Excess hair growth can also be a warning sign of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushing’s Syndrome, or a thyroid problem. So, as Dr. Gersh noted, if you’re concerned about the amount of breast hair around your nipples, make an appointment with your doctor to get things checked out.

But, if there are just a few hairs here and there around your nipples, Dr. Gersh says plucking them or trimming them short is perfectly fine.

2. Hello, armpit and leg hair.

“Adults’ sexual hair in females is also axillary (under the arms), and of course there is darker and thicker hair growth on the legs,” Dr. Gersh told us, but you may have already found that out for yourself.

Armpit and leg hair may be the most embarrassing hair to emerge from puberty solely because it’s the only hair growth that gets exposed to the public, and your peers. But armpit and leg hair isn’t something you should ever be ashamed of. Some women even flaunt it by growing their armpit hair long and dying it funky colors:

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If you wish to remove your armpit or leg hair, shaving is probably the best option. Dr. Gersh recommends to “generously moisturize the skin before and after shaving and use a high quality razor.”

3. And hello to you too, pubic hair.

At the beginning of puberty, you’ll notice that hair will start to grow around your genital region. This is pubic hair and it will turn into a full bush soon enough.

Dr. Gersh said that pubic hair usually covers, “all of the labia majora to the inner surface of the thighs and up to the pubic bone-roughly shaped like a triangle.”

If you begin to notice that your pubic hair is growing upwards towards the navel and/or further downwards, reaching the front of the thighs, you should call your doctor. Too much pubic hair could be a sign that your body is producing too much of the male sex hormone Androgen. An influx of pubic hair can also be a symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), so it’s important to recognize the warning signs and get checked out to make sure everything is copasetic.

4. Some hair growth is not normal for puberty.

Don’t be so quick to use puberty as an excuse for all the hair growth you begin to notice. Dr. Gersh told us that there shouldn’t be any hair growth going on on the face, back, or chest, “though some ethnic groups do have some mild facial hair on women.”

If hair pops up where it shouldn’t, get to your doctor’s office to see what’s going on. It could be nothing, or it could be a sign that your hormones aren’t doing what they should be doing. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Armpit, leg, and pubic hair is natural and totally normal. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it around if you aren’t keen with a razor, or if you just want be au naturale. And remember, don’t hesitate to approach your doctor with any questions you may have about things going on with your body.

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What started off as a category solely devoted to the face has expanded to almost every part of the body including the neck, hands, feet, breasts and elbows. Now, there’s actually a whole segment devoted to our hair. Basically, we’ve reached peak sheet mask.

While facial sheet masks actually look like paper-thin sheets, their hair cousins more closely resemble shower caps or headwraps and usually rely on the steam from your shower to work their magic. But the benefits are just as impressive. Whether your locks are suffering from post-heat styling damage, a lack of moisture or overprocessing, these hair masks can help.

Here are nine hair sheet masks that will transform your strands.

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Question: Is there, currently walking among us on this earth, anyone who can make a single fashion item look cool as easily as Alexa Chung does? Answer: No. That’s why I’m currently contemplating dropping a few hundred bucks on a series of faux pearl embellished hair clips from Simone Rocha’s …

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