Archive for December, 2015

Proper Hair Education



Knowledge is power! Learning is an important part of our evolution; we are able to grow as a species and become better people who are able to then educate the next generation, which will then be improved even further. No matter the career path you choose, a traditional education taught in a scholastic environment is important and can be quite beneficial.


In addition to formal education from school, having knowledge of self is essential. Knowing what makes your body tick and run at an optimal level will help you live your best and healthiest life. Knowing the things that aren’t good for your body is just as important. The consistent growth of healthy, thick, lustrous hair is dependent on a few factors such as your own DNA, your diet and your particular hair maintenance regimen.


If you aren’t aware of the specific intricacies and complexities of your hair, you should have it analyzed and assessed. Once you have that information you’ll be able to have the healthiest head of hair possible. Knowing the right products to use and possibly avoid is also very important.


Make sure to consult with your Ottawa hair stylist in order to find out exactly what is best for your particular hair type. An Ottawa hair stylist will be able to give you the best advice and guide you on the path toward optimal hair health and strength.

Embracing Your Greys



There’s a quote which states ‘It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand’. This statement is truly applicable in many situations throughout life; there are times when we may feel that something we are going through is very difficult or that nothing good can come from it, when a lot of the time the opposite is true. Everyone has their own individual challenges that they must face and overcome.


The hair on top of our heads is something that people can sometimes take for granted. As children, hair seems to grow and flow with ease, but the older we get the more that changes. Not only may it start thinning for some people as they get older, but there may also be a noticeable change in colour. The greying of hair is normal and usually happens to those who are over a certain age. “Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50,” says Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University. And like skin, hair changes its texture with age, says Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami School of Medicine.”


Scientists are hard at work on reversing the effects of grey hair, but it’s important to embrace the way your hair is naturally. If your hair is thinning, there are wonderful steps you can take to promote healthy new hair growth, but the greying of your hair is something that should be worn like a badge of honour. For those who don’t agree with that statement, there are many options to choose from.


It’s important to know that your hair doesn’t turn grey but actually will start growing that way, which means that naturally it’s supposed to happen. Whether you decide to embrace your greys or alter them, make sure you consult with your Ottawa hair stylist first. They will be able to help your hair look it’s best regardless of the colour.

The Power of Hair



The hair that we have on our head is a very powerful thing. Traditionally those who had long, thick tresses were seen as more strong and assertive. Obviously a notion like this couldn’t be further from the truth, but having long, thick, healthy hair is still something that everyone wants to achieve. Whether it be because of self-confidence, or being the first of your friends/family to start having thinning hair, wanting to improve the look of your locks is something that many people do. Regardless of your reason for wanting to improve the look of your hair, always make the decision on your own and don’t let someone else’s words or their perception of your look push you into making that decision.


When it comes to the actual power that hair has over ourselves and others, it is a real thing. “Depending upon the time and place on earth in which one lives, the hair on one’s head (or the lack thereof) has had intense significance. Belief systems and folklore have long dictated how hair was to be handled and worn: tied up, covered up, grown long, cut short, shaved off, crimped, colored and curled, decorated, twisted, braided, and more. But for many societies, the longer the hair, the better.Some skeptics challenge the claims, noting that no evidence has been found as yet to show that hair is anything more than dead cells (keratin proteins) and as such transmits nothing. However, strands stem out from our skin, and the follicle at the base is actually an organ that produces hair. Hair is connected to tactile receptors in the skin that tell us that it’s cold or hot out, let us feel the slightest breeze, or the annoying bug that is about to bite us, serving as a protective warning device.”


From biblical interpretations of the power of hair (ie: Samson), to the more fantastical fictitious (ie: Rupunzel) hair is important and has power over how we view ourselves. Regardless of the type of hair (and amount of it) you have, the best thing to do is nurture and take care of it in the best way possible. When you go to an Ottawa hair salon your stylist will be able to not only help you maintain the hair you have, but use techniques to promote new hair growth.