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Posted by 05.28.16

So you love the feeling of freshly washed hair, but what about those nasty knots? You feel like pulling your hair out until you realize that all that tugging and combing may actually be pulling your hair out.

According to Teresa Probst, Master Colorist at Varin Salon on New York’s Madison Avenue, “Always comb hair gently without pulling or tugging that can lead to damage. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top of your head, using a wide toothed comb, especially when combing wet hair. Conditioners that contain silicone are also good because they make it easier to slide a comb through your stands.”

It’s not only what you use, but how you use it. Sam Villa, founder of Sam Vill

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FLAKE OFF

Posted by 02.27.16

What is the most common scalp problem? You guessed it – flakes and dandruff.  In fact, it affects 1 out of 5 – or more than 50 million – people in United States alone and we are spending billions to get relief.

According to Chevy Chase, MD Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin,”Dandruff is a chronic problem and can be a source of great embarrassment for a lot of people, especially women. Many shampoos and conditioners available to target flaky, itchy scalp and excess sebum buildup tend to be harsh and can leave the hair and scalp dry and unmanageable.”

Fortunately, there are some good over-the-counter solutions that won’t leave your hair dry, dull and lifeless.

Kamedis Bio-Herbal Dandruf

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EFFORTLESS HAIR FOR SPRING

Photo Credit: redken.com

Posted by 04.07.15

Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show helped raise awareness for Ebola during New York’s Fashion Week. Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist (yes her name really is Balding) showcased her ideal spring hairstyle – flattering and outfit-appropriate on all 63 models who strutted their stuff in their bohemian, glam or rock ‘n roll attire.

Balding specifically created a look that would work with all these different fashions – a center part, pulled back behind ears and the back section straight with slight movement. She says this style is “versatile for any occasion and you’ll look immediately pulled together with an effortless feel.” Though this simplicity-at-its-best style may look eff

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GRAY HAIR SURVIVAL PLAN

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Posted by 01.15.15

If you have found a telltale gray hair (or two), it is not necessarily an indicator that lines and wrinkles and sagging are coming soon. Some women get gray early or during perimenopause that can start at age 35.

Why does our hair turn gray? According to Washington DC dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, “Gray hair has lost all of its melanin so the color appears washed out. Genetics and stress can be contributing factors, along with aging. Hydrogen peroxide, which is produced naturally in the body, interferes with melanin. The body also produces catalase, an enzyme which breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. When catalase production slows down, hydrogen peroxide can build up, and

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