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Understanding hair color levels

What are hair color levels?? Basically, hair color level refers to how light or dark the hair color is. Standard hair color levels are defined on a scale of 1 ( the darkest black) to 10 (the lightest blonde) The level of color has nothing to do with the tone of the hair.  You can have a medium golden brown…

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Blonde bonus for fine hair

From Sharon Dorram of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger in New York: How color and highlights can help to thicken fine hair- Highlights – Bleach increases the diameter of the hair shaft by ruffling the cuticle just enough to create body.  “Every strand of the hair that’s lightened puffs up to twice its size.” Says Dorram, who suggests…

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Alopecia Areata (Pattern Baldness)

Alopecia Areata (pattern baldness) is an autoimmune skin disorder where the white blood cells attack the hair follicle causing hair loss.  The women I have known who have suffered from this disorder say it is one of the most emotionally destructive thing they have ever gone through.  I can only imagine – I’d be in the fetal position crying in…

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Why do I care about Parabens and Sulfates?

Parabens are used in cosmetics as a preservative for their antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Parabens are becoming increasingly controversial because of their ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer). To date, NO direct links between parabens and cancer have been established. Sulfates (sodium lauryl sulfate) is an inexpensive detergent…

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