Hair Loss: Causes, Prevention and TreatmentsMany women and men deal with hair loss. Is there a way to reduce and stop hair loss? Read these tips for healthy hair.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Do you notice your hair thinning? Or how about rapid hair shedding? Hair loss is all too common. Women and men suffer from hair loss for a variety of reasons: medical, lifestyle, or diet-related. No one wants to suffer from hair loss. What if there was a way to reduce and stop hair loss in its tracks? Luckily, we have a few tips to help you reduce the amount of hair loss and (hopefully) stop hair loss altogether. Let’s go over some of the tips to help you so you can get started right away. Hair Loss CausesThere are plenty of reasons why you could be losing hair. You could be going through a super stressful period in your life. Maybe the doctor has you on some medications that cause hair loss. Perhaps you’re pregnant, and your hormones are changing. Do know that there are a variety of reasons why you could be suffering from hair loss, and you are not alone. Here some of the reasons why hair loss can be an issue.Hormones, Age, & PregnancyWomen who are pregnant or women going through hormonal changes often see hair loss as a result. Women are likely to see thinning of their hair between the ages of 50 to 60 years. Age is right on track with menopause in women. Women who’ve seen their mothers lose hair will most likely experience the same thing for hereditary reasons. Also, women who suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are likely to experience hair loss as a result. Diet & MedicationsMake sure you are getting the proper vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Rapid weight loss, high vitamin A, vitamin B deficiency, and not getting enough protein are culprits for hair loss. Those who are anemic should watch out for hair loss as well. Talk to your doctor about any vitamin deficiencies and how to stabilize them. We will go over what the proper diet for reducing hair loss looks like a little bit later on. Those on certain medications can experience hair loss as a result. Anabolic steroids are also known to impact hair loss. It’s best to consult your doctor or pharmacy to see if your medications could be causing hair loss. Stress & Other CulpritsBeing super stressed-out is not ideal, but neither is losing your hair. Stress is a big issue with those suffering from hair loss. It’s best to work on reducing stress to reduce hair loss in return. Those who experience female or male pattern baldness can mitigate hair loss by keeping a balanced diet and consulting with a physician. There are also other culprits to hair loss such as chemotherapy, Alopecia Areata, Lupus, hypothyroidism, and compulsively pulling hair out (Trichotillomania, classified as an “impulse control disorder.”)Tips To Reduce And Stop Hair LossThough there is an assortment of ways to reduce and stop hair loss, make sure you speak with your physician before ruling anything out. Here are some tips to reduce and stop hair loss after you’ve ruled any hereditary or health issues out: 1. Diet & NutritionFill your diet with plenty of raw vegetables, herbs, and proteins. Diets such as the Mediterranian Diet are known to help reduce the risk of female or male pattern baldness. Those who are plenty of salad greens and herbs more than a few days a week have seen improvements. 2. Plenty of ProteinDid you know that hair follicles consist of a protein called keratin? If you have a protein deficiency or if your body blocks amino acids, including nuts, eggs, poultry (chicken and turkey), and fish in your diet can increase the amount of protein aka keratin your body produces. 3. Vitamin AVitamin A is full of retinoids. Retinoids increase the rate of hair growth. Ensuring that you are getting enough vitamin A, your body will then produce more sebum, which is essential for keeping a healthy scalp. Get more vitamin A by eating plenty of sweet potatoes and sweet peppers, which are rich with the vitamin. 4. MultivitaminsDid you know that vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc all help hair growth and retention processes? These vitamins and nutrients specifically help with cell turnover. 5. BiotinBiotin (vitamin H or B7) is involved with the fatty acid synthesis in the body, essential to your hair lifecycle. Your doctor should tell you if you should be taking three to five milligrams daily. 6. Vitamin DVitamin D is also associated with nonscarring alopecia. Most doctors will recommend you taking vitamin D 800 to 1,000 IU daily to stop vitamin D deficiency. Ask your doctor or pharmacist what the best multivitamin is for you so you can reduce the risk of hair loss. 7. Stress ManagementYoga and therapy are both very successful ways to mitigate hair loss, as is frequent massage therapy. If you are losing hair due to stress, these avenues are optimal for relieving stress. An at-home or professional scalp massage can also help stimulate the scalp and hair follicles, creating that healthy hair feeling that goes with reducing stress. 8. Hair HygieneWash your hair regularly to avoid build-up of the scalp. Avoid harsh shampoos. Milder shampoos are much more gentle on the scalp and do the job just right to keep your scalp clean. 9. Massage TreatmentsCoconut oil is effective at preventing UV damage of the scalp and protects against styling products. The lauric acid assists in binding protein to hair, which then protects hair from breakage. Coconut oil is also helpful in massaging into the scalp, helping blood flow and your hair grow. Olive oil is also useful at conditioning the hair and preventing dryness and breakage. 10. Hair StylingWhen styling your hair, avoid tight up-dos, ponytails, and braids. Tight hair-dos lead to damage and breakage of hair. Also, avoid heat stylers like hair dryers and curling irons to prevent weakening and breakage of your hair. Letting your hair go natural will encourage natural hair growth and keep it healthier. Avoid coloring your hair, which dyes contain ammonia and other chemicals that can lead to hair damage and breakage. Consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues before starting your hair regimen. Maintain a healthy diet, get proper nutrients, practice stress management, and treat your hair correctly to reduce and stop hair loss. Reducing and stopping hair loss starts with you.
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What is a hair toner? A toner is a semi or demi permanent hair color that either adds or neutralizes tone in your hair- that’s where the word toner comes from. As a colorist, I use a toner on 99% of my blondes. A problem I’ve run into in the past is a new client telling me they do NOT want a toner or that they’ve been told they’re only for fixing mistakes! Let’s pause here. Without a toner your hair color will be what I call “raw blonde” aka whatever your color wants to lift to on its own. This can include uneven color from previous touch ups, or yellow or orange undertones that our hair naturally has. A toner is my weapon to help combat these uneven tones and leave your hair as our desired result. So- next time your stylist uses a toner you can ask, what color are we enhancing today?! The answer might surprise you! Xo
Kylie x Grinch - Worth the Hype?
Review time!!! I just received the entire Kylie Cosmetics Grinch Collection in the mail this week & I want to break down each product and tell you what I loved and didn’t love. Palette: I’m not one that reaches for tons of colour usually but all the greens in this palette are gorgeous! There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and as usual, the shadows blend like a dream! The good thing about this palette is that there are still some neutral shades rather than just greens. I definitely appreciate the mixture of shades. Shadow Sticks: The Kylie shadow sticks are probably one of my favourite products they have ever released. They are so extremely pigmented, and so easy to apply. They’re basically fool proof, and they set as a shadow. If you haven’t tried them out, I highly suggest you do! In this collection we have a super pretty light shimmery green, light gold, and two rosy toned shadow sticks. Shimmer Eye Glazes: This product is insane. They are a super intensely pigmented eyeshadow that leaves the lids looking wet & dripping in glitter! One swipe of these on the lid is literally all you need for that intense shimmer. If you’re someone who loves super shimmery eyeshadow, I recommend giving the Kylie Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Glazes a try. This collection came with 2 shades: a minty turquoise green and a gold - & I’m obsessed and so happy to be adding these to my collection!! Olive Kyliner: My go to liquid liner is the black Kyliner, so i wasn’t surprised when i loved the easy application and long wearing quality of this olive Kyliner! The liner applies a lighter olive green and dries down to a deeper olive shade. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for everyday, although it’s definitely cute for the holidays or even for a pop of colour to a neutral eye! Blush: I am a huge fan of the Kylie Cosmetics Blushes as opposed to the other blushes I’ve tried from the brand this one had some shimmer in it! It’s quite similar to the NARS “orgasm” blush but with a stronger pink hue. I love the shimmer in it, it adds a pretty glow to the cheeks, perfect for the holidays.. or any day really :P Highlight: Def on theme, but probably my least favourite product in of the collection :( Don’t get me wrong, it’s super blinding and glowy. Although, once I applied to my face it showed off as very green. Personally I don’t want a green glow on my face! But hey, if that’s your vibe that’s cool! Definitely not a highlight I’d reach for everyday. Lip Kit: Obsessed. This red is EVERYTHING! This Lip Kit is one of the best reds I have ever tried. It has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing. I know it’s sold out but a similar shade would be “BOSS” by Kylie. Lipsticks: These shades are gorg for the holidays and I love the shade range! Long wearing & comfortable on the lips. High Glosses: Kylies high glosses are high shine, but very sticky! So if you’re not a fan of sticky glosses you won’t love these. These shades are perf for the holidays and everyday!
Full Face Using Products from Nov Boxy Premium✨
Hey Cherie Fam! 🍒 I finally received and unboxed my November BoxyCharm premium. For those unfamiliar with Boxycharm, it is a subscription service that gives you 5 full size make up products monthly. The base box comes with 5 items for 25 a month. If you want premium, it is 35. You get 2-3 more items than the base box. I used the star ⭐️ of the show (or rather star of the box) which is Illamasqua artistry palette. This retails for $47 USD. This palette performs well. The mattes were not patchy and the shimmers were impactful. There’s quite a fall out so I recommend doing your eye first before complexion. Then I used DoC single block eyeshadow in the shade Night Sky. This is perfect for a cool toned Smokey eye look. I used this for a pop of blue on my lower lash. #Dose of Colors - Block Party[products]# The realher lip liners come in a duo. I love the packaging because it doesn’t require sharpening. The formula was so pigmented and creamy. I was pretty impressed to be honest. I received a pencil eyeliner from the same brand on my last box and I didn’t like it at all. The Too Faced canary diamond highlighter, Lilly Lashes triple x mascara and Alamar’s gloss are from the pop up. I got them 80% off retail price! I wasn’t a fan of the mascara at first, but after applying it with a lash primer, it was amazing. It lengthened, darkened, and gave me volume. The highlighter was okay. It’s pretty but it’s quite chunky. I’m more of a subtle, glow-from-within type of highlighter. If you’re a fan of blinding highlighters, this is for you. I am a huge fan of the packaging. The lip gloss is ok. I wouldn’t pay full price for it however. Too Faced - Diamond Light Highlighter Lilly LASHES - Triple X Mascara HOURGLASS - Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil aLamar COSMETICS - Desnudeas Lip Gloss Coqueta So far I am pretty satisfied with my box this month. If you are subscribed, what is your favorite product from your box? Xoxo, Francesca 💋
🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
In our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin, ingrown hairs are an annoyance at best and cause for concern at worst (trust me- you don't want to see what they look like when they get infected)🤐 The cause of ingrown hairs isn't complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inward and gets trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but ingrowns also exist just because of your hair's natural growth pattern—so, unfortunately, those with curly hair may suffer the most! ￼Aspirin-Honey Treatment This recipe is a double whammy. Not only does aspirin naturally contain salicylic acid, but honey also has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce the possibility of inflammation and infection. 🔎Ingredients: 3 uncoated aspirin tablets 1 tsp. honey 1/2 to 1 tsp. water or oil Directions: Add warm water or oil to a bowl Add honey Crush aspirin tablets Mix together Leave mask on for 10 minutes Wipe off entirely with warm water ￼Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Coconut oil, for example, is hydrating, keeps skin moisturized, and reduces inflammation.4 It's basically our winter skin savior. Mix it with raw sugar and you've got a winner. You can use this scrub daily until you see an improvement, and then you can switch to two to three times a week. Just be careful that the scrub isn't too abrasive. 🔎Ingredients: 1 cup of raw sugar 1/2 cup of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, or your preferred essential oil Directions: Combine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl Add in essential oil Mix together Apply and then rinse using warm water Dry with a clean towel ￼Baking Soda and Oatmeal Treatment I am huge fan of baking soda and how amazing this ingredient is! And rediciliously cheap. Baking soda, which is a great exfoliator, helps reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Oatmeal has a soothing effect, reducing redness and irritation caused by exfoliation. 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 cup of water 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal Directions: Mix baking soda and oatmeal together Add water to the bowl Stir until it has a paste-like texture Using a cotton pad, scoop up the mixture Apply to the affected area and let sit for 10 minutes Rinse with warm water ￼Oil-Based Serum if you're particularly sensitive, it's best to avoid overly harsh scrubs. Abrasive scrubs like sugar and salt scrubs do exfoliate the skin but often at the expense of causing excess skin irritation 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. castor oil 1 tbsp. hemp oil (optional) 10 drops tea tree oil Directions: Find a reusable glass bottle Combine castor oil and hemp oil Add tea tree oil to mix Apply combination after shaving to prevent irritation alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free CeraVe - SA Moisturizing Cream For Rough & Bumpy Skin GLYTONE - KP Kit Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
Update regarding November 23rd posting bug
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