As we mentioned in our February newsletter, we’re celebrating the pregnancy of one of our stylists, Clair. She and her fiancé are expecting a baby boy in the coming months. This got us talking about pregnancy and its effects on hair and the scalp.
Many women look forward to the “glow” of pregnancy. During this exciting time, higher levels of hormones can cause many physiological changes – bright, shiny skin and fast growing, fuller hair. Increased estrogen in the body extends the growth phase of hair, resulting in reduced shedding and changes in texture which can make for seemingly fuller locks.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner or staying in for the evening, we all want to look and feel good.
In preparation for your night, I have a recipe to make homemade shaving cream.
- 1 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 10 drops essential oil (of your choice)
- Glass container of your choice
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or stir really well with a fork and place the mixture in your glass container. Make sure to shake well before each use.
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Remember…Beauty Begins Within
– Jeffrey Paul
Thinning tresses and hair loss can be difficult for men and women of any age. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, hereditary, the result of illness or disease, or a side effect of medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Any hair loss can be traumatic and impart serious damage to one’s self-esteem.
We’ve heard it from many of our guests – their stress levels may have initially caused their hair loss, which resulted in additional strain. It’s a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break. In dealing with all this added pressure, people turn to different coping mechanisms, such as overeating, staying within the confines of their home or overspending. These methods bring about their own problems and can result in even more concern for the person and their loved ones.
We all have a favorite shampoo. You know, the one that makes your hair smell like vanilla and promises shinier, thicker and healthier tresses. Maybe you chose that shampoo based on the recommendation of a hairstylist. Or, maybe you began using it because your best friend swears by it or you read that it’s your favorite celebrity’s secret to her gorgeous locks. But have you ever really read the ingredients of your shampoo and considered how they interact with your hair and your scalp?
The recent buzz around claims that certain conditioning cleansers and dry shampoos cause hair loss has many wondering if their favorite shampoo could be causing damage that can lead to hair loss, too. While those products may not be causing direct hair loss, the wrong product on the wrong hair type can certainly cause hair and scalp issues, including dreaded hair loss.
Take a look at this video of Cindy and find out why she says, “I finally feel good about myself and how I look. That makes me happy. I want to share that.”
Cindy was a former hospital employee and always in the public eye, and like most of us, her hair had always been a big part of her appearance. As Cindy began to lose her hair, she was able to determine that her hair loss was not only hereditary, but was also being caused by a medication she was required to take after surgery. Cindy told me that her hair loss started slowly, but as any of us who have experienced loss know, a little is enough to throw us into that private panic, and search for a solution. Cindy came to me at my salon, and we were able to walk her through her thinning and loss, and find a solution that met her needs and made her feel good!
For more information on Cindy’s story, read here.
If you would like to learn more about setting up a private and personal consultation to help you find the right solution for your individual hair loss please feel free to reach out to us by calling (440) 333-8939 or
Remember…Beauty Begins Within
– Jeffrey Paul
Whether you’re looking for a special holiday gift for someone special or just looking to pamper yourself with a present, we have some ideas to make that holiday search a little easier.
Below are five suggestions that our team has compiled to help you look better, style easier or add health to your scalp and hair.
GHD Styler Flat Iron – If you have been using the same flat iron for longer than three years, it may be time get a new one. Over time the temperature control can go bad and create “hot spots,” which can damage your hair. The GHD Styler has a one-of-a-kind thermostat inside constantly keeps the gold plates at the proper temperature to allow straightening on all hair types and lengths. The best part is you can use it to style your hair in a flat sleek look or with the perfect curl. We love that in just 20 seconds the iron is at full heat and ready for styling. A protective plate guard allows you to pack up after use. The GHD Styler also comes with a two-year warranty.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –Henry David Thoreau
Many around the Thanksgiving table will barely take the time to enjoy the traditions of the holiday before rushing out to score the best shopping deals. Recently, we even came across a website that defines Thanksgiving as “a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November that precedes Black Friday.” Thanksgiving is about so much more than turkey and sales. It’s about thankfulness and the recognition that we are all blessed with positive things that come our way in life.
Every Thanksgiving as our family gathers to eat more than any human should in one day, we always take the time to reflect on the past year and say thanks for all the blessings in our lives. With that in mind, we give you the five things we’re most grateful for this Thanksgiving.
We are very excited to introduce Aquage Volumizing Mist. This versatile styling spray can weightlessly create smooth waves and curls, random texture and strand definition. Unlike other styling sprays, Volumizing Mist always leaves hair feeling soft and pliable never sticky or stiff. It contains sea botanicals that nourishes your hair and results in prolonged color vibrancy and brilliant shine
This product features Thermal-V Technology, which means it is designed to withstand the heat of a blow dryer. Styling products that do not contain this technology will still act as a light barrier to heat but cannot fully protect your hair against harmful heat rays.
At Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, we know it’s been an incredibly stressful time. The time leading up to the election, and the event itself, has left a lot of people distressed and uncertain. Couple those feelings with the hustle and bustle that arrives during the upcoming holidays, and you have the potential for a lot of stressed out Americans. How is all this stress affecting your hair, and are there things that can be done to prevent hair loss?
Stress, anxiety and depression are never good for your body especially when combined with the medications that can be associated with them. When dealing with factors that contribute to hair loss, one of the biggest internal components is the medications used to treat those conditions. Drugs dealing with high blood pressure, cholesterol, mood enhancing (anti-depressants) and hormones (hormone enhancement, menopause, birth control and testosterone) can all lead or contribute to hair thinning problems.
In last week’s blog post, I talked about how you can start to tackle your hair loss right now. If you have begun to collect the hairs that fall out each day, then I want to discuss the next steps.
We want to evaluate various factors or your lifestyle at different times to see how problems might be progressing. You should note that hair loss is related to what happened yesterday – not today. We will likely have forgotten what might have caused it, because the loss becomes noticeable only after the events that triggered it. I encourage my clients to keep a diary or a journal of their hair loss over a ninety-day period – which represents the cycle of hair. I encourage you to do the same before you begin addressing your hair loss concerns constructively, and continue to alter.