Make a statement with colour

Cuts for Him

Colours! What is it about coloured garments (suits to be precise) that make most men panic? Is it the fact that we are never too sure how to pair colours when we choose to mix them, or is it the prospect of standing out in the crowd? Ok before I go any further, let me just qualify the word colour just in case some of you are wondering what I’m on about. My use of the term colour refers to anything outside of the neutral range such as black, white, grey, and sometimes brown and beige. These colours are neutral as they do not show or appear on the colour wheel. In essence they are “safe” hues. Fully saturated bold hues such as red or burgundy, green, aqua, pink, royal purple and more to the point, yellow are my idea of colours.

These colours are far less likely to be…

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Understanding Your Hair and How To Keep It Healthy

Head2Toe Magazine

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What is hair?

Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. Most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care, but hair is also an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably keratin. Attitudes towards hair, such as hairstyles and hair removal, vary widely across different cultures and historical periods, but it is often used to indicate a person’s personal beliefs or social position, such as their age, gender, or religion.  Each strand of hair is made up of the medulla, cortex, and cuticle.The innermost region, the medulla, is not always present and is an open…

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Why Did Black Women Start Wearing Their Hair Straight

Since the natural hair trend (yes we said trend) started their has been a lot of controversy behind it and we feel as though it is causing a division among African-American women. How you chose to wear your hair is your choice whether it's natural, relaxed, jerry curl, braided, weaved, short or long it's your … Continue reading Why Did Black Women Start Wearing Their Hair Straight

Study: Women with Natural Hair Have Low Self-Esteem

We found this article here http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/study-women-with-natural-hair-have-low-self-esteem/ and this is a very controversial topic! According to research by cosmetic company Bountiful Hair, women with natural hair have lower self-esteem than women with treated hair. According to BlackHair.com, natural hair is “hair whose texture hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.” The most common natural … Continue reading Study: Women with Natural Hair Have Low Self-Esteem

Hair loss isn’t just a problem for men

Baptist Health For You

Hair loss in womenIf you recall your mother crying that your antics were causing her to pull her hair out, she may have not been far from the truth. Traditionally considered a man’s disease, thinning hair and hair loss can also become a problem for women. Fortunately, in many cases, it’s temporary or treatable.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, women make up 40 percent of Americans suffering from hair loss. It’s normal to lose 100 hairs a day, but significant hair loss is a symptom of something else going on in the body, and you should see your doctor to find the root cause.

While factors such as normal aging or chemotherapy cancer treatment are commonly known to cause hair loss, many causes are harder to pinpoint. These include:

Female pattern baldness: More than half of all women with hair loss suffer from female pattern baldness, which runs in families, and…

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