Category: Hair Science

Hair History
HISTORY REWRITTEN BECAUSE OF A SINGLE STRAND OF HAIR

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

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

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

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

Hats can cause or exacerbate hair loss. MYTH! This myth concerning hat wearing about during the First and Second World Wars when, after returning home from wearing helmets for months or years, it was noticed that many of the soldiers’ hair had thinned considerably. However, this hair loss was due to stress and also to […]

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

If you are in shock or frightened, your hair can turn white. FACT! It is possible for your hair to turn white from shock… but not overnight! Hair pigment is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin, so it would take about 13 days for any white hair to show.

Beauty News
R.S.I. COULD END YOUR CAREER

R.S.I. COULD END YOUR CAREER…AND YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF IT. R.S.I., or Repetitive Strain Injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers every year, one type of which you probably have heard of, or worse experienced…carpal tunnel syndrome. Here’s some sobering stats we discovered: The average hairdresser makes 5,000 wrist rotations per day. There […]

Hair Science
The Top 5 Culprits of Dry Hair

During the winter months, not only do we have to deal with the elements robbing our hair of its essential moisture, but we also are damaging with any of the other root causes of excessively dry hair. Over-washing or using a harsh shampoo strips away your hair’s natural oils Blow drying your hair too often […]

Hair Science
Blondes Have More Fun (And More Hair Follicles)!

DID YOU KNOW? Most people have around 100,000 hair follicles in their heads? You cannot increase them. You are born with them and no product can make you grow more follicles than what you are born with, however some people might have more due to genetic reasons. Some examples: Red heads – 90,000 hair follicles […]