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Get Ready for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2015!

Every year during the month of October, people nation-wide come together to support and promote awareness for breast cancer.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will be posting weekly facts on breast cancer prevention and early detection, healthy habits to reduce your risk factors and information on hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments. Stay tuned and support the cause!

 

For more information on chemotherapy related hair loss – visit www.tmhair.com or call 713-838-1880 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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HAIR CARE TIPS FOR AUTUMN

Don’t forget to add these tips to your hair care regime this fall…

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1. Go Warmer in Color

Typically hair is lighter in the summer months and slightly darker during the cold months, which means your dyed tresses could probably use a touch up… as long as the touch up doesn’t include bleach. If you’re blonde, experiment with caramel and golden hues as these will give your, by now probably slightly paler, complexion a fresh glow. If you’re brunette, opt for natural-looking high and low-lights. While coloring isn’t the best thing for the overall health of your hair, we know most women do it. So going a little darker is not only a popular fall trend, but the safest since it’s bleach-free!

2. Try a Clarifying Shampoo


Summer can leave a lot of build-up at your roots – styling products, salt sprays, sunscreens, and sand can all cause greasy, limp roots. Start the new season off right by giving your scalp a good detox by using a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks. Disclaimer: If you color your hair, use a clarifying shampoo for color treated hair. Ask your hair care professional.

3. Deep Condition

We can’t forget to do this once the hot days of summer are gone. Use safe oil treatments and natural oils to restore moisture and elasticity to your sun dried tresses and follow up with a deep conditioning treatment based on your scalp and hair type. A deep conditioning treatment is best done after clarifying and will result in restored, soft and supple hair. Talk to your hair care professional on what treatments would be best for you.

4. Trim the Ends

Split ends are definitely not something you should take with you into next season, so book an appointment with your stylist and have those dead ends taken care of. You can opt for a full haircut in case you’ve been skipping your appointments all summer, or just have the ends dusted. This is an easy tip, giving you that fresh look without significantly affecting your length.

5. Massage

If you happen to notice more shedding around this time, pay attention to this tip… A relaxing 10 to 15 minute massage will increase the blood circulation in your scalp, speeding up new growth and will help give you a healthier head of hair in the long run! Do not be alarmed if your shedding increases initially; these hairs are, in fact, “ready to go” and the sooner they do, the better. Talk to a hair care professional or call to schedule a free scalp analysis at our clinic if you are dealing with abnormal or increased shedding or hair loss.

Visit our website at www.tmhair.com to find out more information on how to get healthier and more beautiful looking hair today!

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5 Ways To Repair Post-Summer Damage

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Chlorine is known for leaving hair dry and dull. A swim cap can help significantly in protecting your hair from chlorine, but let’s face it, most of us aren’t willing to go to that length-at least not in public.

The alternative solution? After being in the pool, make a pit stop to the shower and wash your hair immediately, or at the very least rinse your hair thoroughly with tap water. Follow up with a good leave-in conditioner. I recommend our energize leave-in conditioner; it is our most popular product that you can buy from our online store at www.welkerrephreshed.com

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True to its name, saltwater contains salt along with other minerals, like chloride and magnesium, which can rough up the cuticle layer and cause the hair shaft to swell and feel dry.

To minimize the damage from exposure to saltwater, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo as soon as you get home. Try one with a cushiony lather.

It’s important to avoid letting saltwater-drenched hair dry naturally in sunlight because it puts the already weakened hair at risk for a double dose of damage. Speaking of sunlight..

Sun-Bleached Tresses

Too much sun exposure can be nearly as bad for hair as it is for skin. When sunlight hits hair, it immediately begins breaking down your hairs protective cuticle layer. As the sun exposure breaks down hair’s cuticle layer, it exposes the delicate inner portion of the hair, which is even more vulnerable to damage, including color loss. Such damage is especially noticeable in the case of dyed hair.

Time to go shopping for some cute summer hats! Wearing a hat to protect your hair from sunlight is certainly a smart option for days when you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time; however we realize that not everyone is a hat person, and it is not always convenient for all situations. Thankfully, research has shown that using leave-on products with silicones can help limit the fading of hair dye due to sun exposure. So, slick a silicone serum or spray through your hair before hitting the beach.

SPF-Enhanced Hair Care

Ongoing sun exposure will gradually weaken your hair, allowing it to break more easily and leading to a change in texture from silky-smooth to dry and rough. Overall, hair becomes dry, frizzy, and generally a lot less manageable from the cascade of damage.

To combat this damage, try misting your hair with an alcohol-based spray-on sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater. Although it’s true that alcohol isn’t the best for hair, it evaporates quickly and keeps the active sunscreen ingredients from weighing hair down. Do this as the last step once your hair is styled, just like applying hairspray, and reapply throughout the day when you know you’ll be in the sun for long periods.

DIY Hair Rehab Treatments: DO or DON’T?

If you’ve dropped by Pinterest lately or skimmed through a beauty magazine, you’ve likely seen your fair share of DIY hair tips telling you to drench your locks in all kinds of food ingredients, including mayo, avocado, eggs, yogurt, and honey. While some of these can help moisturize hair to a minor degree, they don’t amount to the types of ingredients that are used in even the most basic haircare formulas today in terms of softening and smoothing dry/damaged hair. Factor in the unpleasant aroma + messy application and it’s easy to see why you’re better off sticking to your common conditioning treatments.

That said, we understand that sometimes you feel the need to try something different and change it up a bit so if you are adamant on trying a DIY hair treatment, opt for coconut oil. Not only is it rich in fatty acids to moisturize and help smooth damaged hair, it’s also less difficult to work with than other food-related hair treatments—plus it smells a whole lot better!

Apply the coconut oil to dry hair, but only to the ends. Avoid getting it any closer to your scalp or on the roots, because it will look really greasy. Leave it on overnight and put a towel over your pillow to avoid staining. In the morning, wash with your normal shampoo and conditioner, and you’re on your way to softer, smoother, shinier hair!

 

Shop our online store at www.welkerrephreshed.com to check out our awesome products that will help restore that damaged summer hair!!!

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20 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Your Hair

If you think you know all there is to know about hair; think again! After 40+ years in the hair restoration industry even I didn’t know some of these weird and fun facts! These 20 weird hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge..

 

1. Hair is made up mostly of keratin, the same protein animals’ horns, hooves, claws, feathers, and beaks are made of.

2. When wet, a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length.

3. Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth.

4. All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp.

5. Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.

6. The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure.

7. Black is the most common hair color. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent.

8. As soon as a hair is plucked from its follicle, a new one begins to grow.

9. Hair is 50 percent carbon, 21 percent oxygen, 17 percent nitrogen, 6 percent hydrogen, and 5 percent sulphur.

10. Hair can grow anywhere on the human body with the exception of the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.

11. Goosebumps from cold or fear are the result of hair follicles contracting, causing the hair and surrounding skin to bunch up.

12. The average number of hair strands varies by natural color, with blondes having the most and redheads having the fewest.

13. The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.”

14. Aside from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.

15. Balding only begins to become visible once you’ve lost over 50 percent of the hairs from your scalp.

16. At any given time, 90 percent of the hairs in your scalp are growing, while the other 10 percent are resting.

17. A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.

18. Hair acts as a layer of thermally insulating protection for our heads, which lack the insulation that fat provides for the rest of our bodies.

19. Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day.

20. Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Multiply that by the average 100,000 to 150,000 strands on each head, and your entire head of hair could support the weight equivalent to two elephants.

 

For more interesting and fun information about your hair, visit our website at www.tmhair.com.

 

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