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    Healthy Hair Tips from a Trichologist

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    Healthy Hair Treatment Tips for Winter From Trichologist

    Dropping temperatures and shifting weather conditions can really mess up your healthy hair strategies! Luckily, Philip Kingsley, trichologist and owner of the Philip Kingsley Clinic in NYC, is here to help with these pro tips
    Health Hair Tips #1 ~~ Shampoo daily and condition afterwards as a hair treatment routine.

    Health Hair Tips #2 ~~ Use a scalp mask every one to two weeks—a healthy scalp leads to healthy hair.

    Health Hair Tips #3 ~~Opt for a pre-shampoo deep re-moisturizing hair mask as a hair treatment.

    Health Hair Tips #4 ~~Flaky scalps are at their worst during winter, so the occasional use of Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp shampoo can be an extra beneficial hair treatment.

    Health Hair Tips #5~~Do not brush hard. Use a gentle brush, preferably one with air vents and rubberized bristles that have balled ends, to style only, to maintain healthy hair.

    Health Hair Tips #6 ~~If you’re using a hair dryer, do not over-dry. Stop as soon as hair is dried; it’s the extra few seconds after the hair is dry that can cause damage, that would require additional hair treatment.

    Health Hair Tips #7 ~~Apply a moisturizing and protective styling aid for wind and cold protection, concentrating on the ends to maintain healthy hair during the winter season.

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    10 Tips for Healthy Hair Growth

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    What Everybody Ought to Know About Hair Growth

    Looking to grow thicker, healthier, fasting growing hair this year?  Recently we spoke with Paulina Nelega, RH, a certified Clinical Herbalist of over 15 years, who has studied both herbal and conventional medicines and has been featured in numerous publications. She has a long list of happy customers, who have found relief from hair loss due to autoimmune disorders, thyroid conditions, alopecia areata, hormonal imbalances and more. We asked, and she shared with us these tips for achieving healthier hair!

    • Get fresh! (With your food.) We all know that good nutrition is the foundation for radiant health, including lustrous hair. Eating a balanced diet that focuses on fresh, whole foods will keep your follicles nourished with the hair-healthy nutrients they need.
    • Stay hydrated! Keeping your body hydrated helps ensure optimal exchange of nutrients and proper elimination of wastes, including in your hair follicles. Lots of pure water, herbal teas, green tea, or fresh-pressed juices. Aim for at least one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight (more if you are very active).
    • Run a humidifier in your bedroom at night. This will help counter the drying effect of central heating and colder weather temperatures that can leave your skin drier and your hair more brittle.
    • Tame frizz and flyaways, naturally. Put a few drops of jojoba oil in your palm, rub your palms together and smooth them lightly over your hair for instantly sleeker locks – plus all-day conditioning.
    • Get regular trims. Split ends give an overall dried-out appearance to hair, and can also weaken the hair as the split travels up the shaft.
    • Avoid overwashing your hair. Try washing your hair every-other-day, and use a natural ‘dry shampoo’ on the in-between days. Also be sure your shampoo doesn’t contain harsh detergents that can strip the hair of its natural oils.
    • Natural or nylon? Paddle or round? Choose the right brush for the job! Ask your hairstylist what would be best for your hair type and style.
    • Massage your scalp before shampooing. Invigorates your scalp with fresh, nutrient-rich blood, and gets waste products out to the surface where they can be rinsed away.
    • Exotic hot oil treatments. Experience deep-conditioning and moisturizing with Moroccan argan oil, shea butter from the savannah of Africa, tropical coconut oil, or jojoba oil. Apply a few tablespoons to damp hair and work throughout from roots to ends, massaging your scalp as well. Wrap with a hot towel and leave on for at least 30 minutes, once a week.
    • Perfume the ends of your hair. Not technically a ‘healthy hair’ tip, but a little pleasure can make you smile, and that’s healthy for your soul! Rub a little of your favorite perfume or naturally scented oil on just the tips of your hair – it’s a great trick for longer lasting fragrance!

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    Paulina Nelega
    Contributing author Paulina Nelega is a registered clinical herbalist for Hair Essentials and has been assisting individuals facing hair loss for almost two decades. Paulina is available to answer questions you may have related to hair loss. You may contact her directly with questions. Hair Essentials is a breakthrough proprietary blend of more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients. Hair Essentials can only be purchased online at or by calling 800-536-9353.

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    Healthier Hair, Healthier Hair Color Alternatives

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    Healthier Hair with Alternative Products

    My clients are often torn between choosing to have healthier hair by leaving it natural  and using harsh chemicals to color their hair. Chemicals used in hair coloring products and the fumes produced are just plain yucky to both the client and hairdresser. There are now healthier hair coloring products on the market for those who are fed up with fumes, chemicals and un-healthy hair.

    “Healthier Hair Products don’t Cost any More”Organic Color Systems is just one of the brands that offer a healthier hair alternative to traditional hair coloring products. L’Oreal INOA Hair Color is another as of January 2010.

    Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia and no parabens as well as other chemicals that can cause negative reactions for both the client and hairdresser. This particular brand also offers a perm that has organic ingredients and is ammonia and thioglycolate (a common ingredient in many hair color products) free. I spoke to Matthew, from Organic Color Systems who answered a few of my questions regarding their hair colors.


    Kristle: Will Organic Color Systems cover resistant gray hair?

    Matthew: Organic Color Systems is used in 30 countries, has been around 12 years and has been covering gray for all that time and for all those hairdressers. Organic Color Systems uses a moisturizing oil base in their hair color which helps to soften resistant grays so that the color can penetrate.

    Kristle: Is Organic Color Systems  a better choice than other hair color lines for someone sick from cancer or other illnesses?

    Matthew: Although Organic Color Systems cannot recommend a hair care product for any particular person, they did say that their product is a less toxic hair coloring product than others. They also will supply an ingredient list by request so that anyone suffering from an illness can check with their doctor.

    Kristle: Does Organic Color Systems offer the same amount of lift and deposit as traditional hair color systems such as Redken or L’OREAL Professional?

    Matthew: You will  get the same lift or deposit as traditional hair color systems with a few adjustments.

    Matthew also told me they market their hair colors to professionals at a comparable price to other leading hair color product manufacturers. He says they are priced right in the middle, which is good news as it shouldn’t cost any more to get this color service compared to any other!We should be seeing more and more of these healthier hair alternatives that offer less toxic chemicals in products available soon.  Maybe your hair salon already has a healthier hair care product offer for you . . . be sure to ask the question!!


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