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How Often Should You Have A Trim?

To Trim or Not To Trim

Having a hair trim does not usually make it to the top of to-do list for most women. Sometimes it’s just a dread to have this done. But later, you wonder why you keep putting it off because you simply feel amazing after. Hair trimming is an important part of self-care and can even be considered therapeutic.

You will know it’s time for a trim when you see split ends start to show up, when your hair feels bulky, dry and drab, and when you couldn’t handle those tangles any more. As everyone is different, so is one’s hair texture which may require different frequencies as far as trimming time is concerned.

For the buzzcut, women will need to schedule regular upkeep. Though it takes hair a full month to grow half-an-inch, people are better able to see the growth on a buzzcut because it’s so short. Then you’ll require touch-ups every three weeks.

The pixie is a short cut with a shape that needs to be maintained. It’s really important to get frequent cuts every six weeks. Hence, it doesn’t mean that short hair styles, such as a pixie, will need less taking care of. To maintain its shape and still look good, it takes that frequent a cut.

Shoulder-length hair is easier to manage. A mid-length cut can hang on longer than a short one.If yours is something slightly above the shoulders, by the time the ends brush your shoulders again, you’ll know it’s time for a trim. It should be around every eight weeks.

Long hair requires the least visits to the salon. If you have a one-length cut and your hair is of fine texture, every 2-3 months visit to your stylist is fine. If the hair is thicker, curly, or heavily layered, trimming time may be shorter than 3 months. Now when you notice layers seem to disappear or when you find that the middle of your hair is fuller than usual, it’s time for a snip.

How about if you are growing your hair out and you’re needing a trim?

Give your hair a chance to grow, but not too long before that length needs to be cut off. If you get your haircut too often during the grow out process, you’re just cutting off the new length. You can have a trim every 12-16 weeks if you’re trying to grow your hair out. However, the less stress you’re putting your hair through on a daily basis, the longer you can go between trims. For example, the more you bleach, color, or utilize styling tools like blow dryers, the more frequent your trims should be.

The Best Times To Trim in Bellevue

Do you think it’s time to have a trim or are you needing a new haircut? Come by Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue, have the cut of your dreams and know when to re-trim.

Amazing Pixie Hairstyles for Ladies

Short Cuts and Pixie Cuts

Women above 50 do know how to look beautiful. From their choice of clothes, accessories, to their makeup, these women know that very little can make astounding changes in their looks. One way to get great compliments is a change to the right hairstyle. For older women today, simple yet elegant short hairstyles are very popular. They don’t blindly pursue hair trends, but are inspired by the best tendencies.

Flatter your heart-shaped face with a short or very short hair cut. You can consider a cut just below the chin for a fun, youthful appearance and great body around the ears. Or a shorter one works with more volume on top, plus layers which elongate the face. Side-swept bangs in both add a youthful appearance.

Remember that bangs can liven up any haircut, even one that you’ve had for a few years. Bangs main benefit is that they can take years off your face. They cover up a hairline that begins farther back on the head. They draw attention to the eyes, and can help add volume to flat, lifeless hair.

Pixie hairstyles are classics for women over 50. They frame your face, showing off and highlighting the best features. You can wash this hairstyle, add some pomade for texture, and go. They are also somewhat low-maintenance. Also have the versatile pixie via getting layers cut in and adding a few highlights to freshen up the average pixie. A super-edgy pixie simply is keeping your gray hair and wearing it bravely in a pixie. The elegant pixie is soft and sensual with more layers and great volume, with the help of a styling product. It works best on thick hair with a little natural wave. It’s also perfect for making a rounder face look a little longer.

A stylish pixie is a super short pixie, best on petite, thin women, and anyone with a long, elegant neck, and thicker hair. It can also look great on tall and curvy women. However, you might have to go for a little longer pixie if you’re tall with a smaller bust or are full-figured. The modern pixie tends stay ultra close to the scalp and works best on women with oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. For round faces, add some longer bangs and style them forward or up to create the illusion of length. If you have thinner hair and tend to fall flat, keep the layers longer to add volume. Add highlights to create the illusion of more body, the color itself will actually plump up your hair follicles.

Hairstyles for older women can and should be interesting, modern and, certainly, flattering.

Looking Years Younger in Bellevue

The pixie cut is an amazing and versatile hairstyle not just for the modern, mature woman of today, but this short rendition looks great in most other ladies, young and old. Come see Geena at your hair salon in Bellevue.

Child’s Hair and Adult’s Hair

Understanding Your Child’s Hair

You probably know that a child’s hair is a lot softer than your own. Run your fingers through you little one’s hair and see and feel the fine and soft strands. Childhood hair is rounder versus your own flatter strands. This is because the medulla, which is the core of the hair, is absent in young hair, and as it develops with age the hair becomes coarser. It also becomes more difficult to work with.

Did you know that babies have more hair follicles than adults?

In the 22nd week of pregnancy, a fetus will have one million hair follicles. It is actually the largest number that a person will ever have, and new follicles will not appear or grow anymore in their lifetime. As the body grows, hair density decreases, hence the lack of hair in the elderly, and the existence of the receding hairline in others.

Due to hormonal levels, which is low in infants, scalp skin of babies is characterized by subdued sebaceous gland production. The sebaceous gland secretes sebum, a wax which maintains the acidity of the scalp and provides a coating that keeps skin supple and moist. In adults, it builds up every 2 to 3 days, so daily washing is needed. Children’s sebum do not build up so soon, experiencing longer intervals. For babies, the sebaceous gland production is not at peak, thus daily washing is not typically needed.

Children tend to have lighter hair, somewhat darkening when coming into adulthood. For example, a child who has blond hair may grow to have brown hair later in life. Younger hair have less melanin, the dark pigment in hair, skin and iris of the eye, and hair is also more transparent. As transparency decreases, hair becomes darker.

When it comes to children’s hair care products, like shampoos, because of children’s hair being more sensitive than that of adults, more abrasive products probably shouldn’t be used. Baby shampoos are formulated to ensure that hair is preserved and the child does not experience irritation, stinging or burning sensations. Shampoos are not also supposed to hurt their eyes.

Hence, it would be in the interest of young children that the parents first consult their stylist or a physician before choosing any hair care products for children’s use, or going for any professional treatment.

Caring for Young Locks in Bellevue

Know more about your child’s delicate hair and scalp at Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue. We understand just how intricate hair care can be for children. We can also say the same thing for yours.

Catching Up with The Best Bridal Hairstyles in 2018

Most Popular Hairstyles for the Bride

Planning your wedding to happen this year? You might have already a dress designed or might have chosen one already. Have you any idea which hairstyle goes well with it? No worries. Let’s walk you through some of the most popular dos that complements the dress choice and give you lots of beauty mileage.

Wedding hair in 2018 is no-fuss, laid-back, but absolutely gorgeous. To start off what’s out this year are the styles of a bygone era – top knots, intricate updos, and hairspray-stiff dos. 2018 wedding hairstyles are all about showing off your natural beauty. Be the best version of yourself on your wedding day.

Low messy buns are everywhere in bridal fashion week runways. Tie the hair back loosely and frame the hair with just a few strands left out. This makes for a really relaxed look, enough for a beach wedding. It can also be dressed up with delicate flowers or sparkly pins.

Half-up styles are also the most popular for 2018 bridal shows. The style is half up and half down, providing a lot of versatility. Sleek low buns with big accessories are big this year. Tie the hair smoothly back and put on large flowers, pins, and other adornments. This is a fun update on a classic ’do.

No-heat, no-fuss hairstyles lets you look absolutely stunning on your wedding day. Looking yourself, you don’t feel obligated to wear an intricate updo. Just wear your hair down like you used to. If you like, you can add flowers, a veil, or a little sparkle to dress up an everyday look.

Birdcage veils are a timeless classic. Veil your hair to half down your face for that mysterious, “something old” look. It’s vintage glamour, beautiful for daytime or outdoor weddings.

Beachy waves are laidback and tousled, so naturally wavy that can be worn as soft waves down, half-up, with a braid, or with a veil.

Long side braids are a natural for 2018. Long and messy braids are in. A side-swept fishtail braid or loose Dutch braid would look ethereal if studded with cascading delicate flowers like baby’s breath.

Hairstyles Fit For A Bride in Bellevue

To make your special day really hassle-free, talk to Geena Moon, stylist extraordinaire at her Bellevue hair salon. Take it from her to give you any of 2018’s trending bridal hairstyles for your very special day.

You May Be Blow Drying Your Hair Wrong

Most Common Blow Drying Mistakes

Don’t you just love you hair after a blow dry? It’s smooth, so shiny. For short or long hair, you get to style it the way you want, have straight today and wavy tomorrow. Thank goodness for the blow dryer. It’s one of modern time’s great inventions. Some get it right. Some do not. There are common mistakes we can make with the blow dryer and suffer from its consequences. This excellent tool must be used with care and some degree of skills.

What sort of mistakes do we do while blow drying?

The most common is turning it to highest setting. We believe we speed up the drying and that hair responds faster. Too hot will only burn and damage hair leaving it dry, dull and frizzy. Medium heat is more like it for styling. It may take longer but you’ll avoid frying your hair. Using cold blow drying will only dry hair without the styling. Do use the cold setting after medium heat drying to set that style in place for longer.

Don’t dry too close either. It can result in hair frizzing and breakage and cause burns to the scalp. Too far may not get the maximum style result. We recommend at least a hand’s width from your head for applying heat, unless it is cold drying. Do not rush blow drying, it does take time. Take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours depending on length and thickness of hair. Set aside time and don’t be tempted to use high heat to rush things. Sometimes, you also tend to blow dry large sections of hair in one go. Too much hair may not style well. Try small sections at a time, using clips , and start from nape to the top of the head.

Don’t be too hard on your hair by pulling hair taut, or brushing harshly or too quickly. It can break and damage hair and even pull hair out at the follicle. Notice if you get some hair fall during your blow drying.
Use long, slow strokes with your brush instead with every section. Also, be sure to keep your dryer moving and never stationary in the same position for long periods. Keep it as parallel to the floor as you move it around your head. Besides, it can fatigued you as well.

Be careful about using too much product on your hair, before or during blow dry. However, a heat protective product applied before drying your hair is ideal. But if you’re thinking of gels, sprays, or other hair products it is better to use them to keep the style in place after drying. Chemicals in these products may not favorably react with heat and just cause hair damage.

Take It From the Expert at our Bellevue Hair Salon

As you get along with these tips, the better you are at becoming a pro in blow drying hair. But for a real professional blow dry, see how the experts do it at Geena Moon’s hair salon. In Bellevue, it’s one of our top services to love.

The Chemistry of Hair Color Explained

Understanding How Hair Color Change Happens

Did you know that thousands of years back people already are into hair coloring? Perhaps to enhance beauty of hair, they learned to use ingredients from plants and minerals that contain pigments to improve or change hair color. You wonder how safe they were? Maybe safe enough to still be popular down the ages. The first safe commercial hair coloring came out only in 1909 formulated by a French chemist.

We know that hair is mainly keratin, a protein, found in skin and nails also. Hair has two other proteins, eumelanin, and phaeomelanin, the quantity and ratio of which determine the natural color of one’s hair. The former is responsible for brown to black hair shades while the latter for golden blond, ginger, and red.

Natural pigments generally work by coating the hair shaft with color. Applying temporary or semi- permanent colors can deposit acidic dyes on the outside of the hair or maybe its minute pigments can sip inside the hair shaft, using a small amount of peroxide or no peroxide at all. Sometimes, a collection of several colorant molecules enters the hair to form a larger complex inside the hair shaft. However, this is only temporary, and shampooing can wash it off. These colorants don’t have ammonia so the shafts don’t open up during the application. Your hair’s natural color comes back after a shampoo.

Permanent hair color application is a two-step process -removing the original color of the hair and then depositing a new color. The colorant contains alkaline ammonia that opens the cuticle and allows the hair color to penetrate the cortex of the hair. Then the developer is applied, which is peroxide that reacts with the permanent hair color when they come together, the ammonia being the catalyst. Peroxide is used as the oxidizing agent, it removes pre-existing color, breaking the chemical bonds in hair, releasing sulfur, which accounts for the characteristic odor of hair color.

The reaction will decolorized hair melanin, a new permanent color is bonded to the hair cortex. In most commercial hair dyes, these two components – ammonia and peroxide – are already combined. Applying conditioner will close the cuticle to seal and protect the new color.

On the other hand, to bleach hair is to lighten it. Bleach reacts with the melanin removing or oxidizing the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. The melanin is now colorless. However, bleached hair tends to have a pale yellow tint which is the natural color of keratin, the structural protein in hair. Bleach reacts more readily with the dark eumelanin pigment, so some gold or red residual color may remain after lightening. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common lightening agents.

We Know Hair Color at our Bellevue Hair Salon

We don’t only know the chemistry behind hair coloring, but we’ve also got a myriad of colors to choose from. So come for a consultation at our Bellevue salon and see for yourself!

Foods That Can Help Hair Loss and Hair Thinning

Eat These and Potentially Save Your Hair

Hair products and hair treatments are great helps to make your hair beautiful, full and shiny. But you know that these aids, essential though to your beauty routine, can be useless if you lack the proper nutrition to keep hair and scalp healthy, especially if you are suffering from hair loss.

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning

Hair loss is common and have a variant of causes. Genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, medications, and autoimmunity can all lead to thinning and loss of hair. If you’re experiencing this lately, take a look at what your eating. Changing your diet can, in many cases, be helpful.

You’ll need spinach. Spinach is iron rich and contains sebum, acting as a natural conditioner for hair. It provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. All help keep hair lustrous, shiny and keep it from falling off. Salmon’s omega 3 fatty acids enable hair to grow, keep it shiny and full. It’s anti-inflammatory that can help prevent hair shedding.

One cup of roasted chicken contains 154 milligrams of arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found to stimulate hair growth, making it thick and healthy. Beets are rich in natural chemicals called nitrates, contributing to improved circulation, which may bring oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. Eggs are packed with biotin, which help hair grow. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Other good sources of biotin: almonds, avocados, and salmon.

Oysters are rich in zinc, and not having enough of zinc can lead to hair loss, even the eyelashes. It helps the cells responsible for building hair. Other rich stores of zinc are beef, crab and lobster. Nuts and seeds like pistachios, walnuts and other nuts are a good food source for beta-sitosterol, oils that add to the amount of elastin in your hair. Elastin keeps hair supple and stops it from breaking.

Hair needs protein most especially. No matter your diet, meet your daily recommended protein intake by eating healthy foods- including plant-based choices like legumes, nuts, tofu, quinoa, and chia seeds. Get protein from meat, pick lean options like chicken, fish, or lean pork loin.

Recommending Proper Hair Diet

Your Bellevue hair salon says that proper diet and supplements can slow or reverse hair loss, and make the hair thicker and healthier. Consult with your doctor to see possible options and treatments.

Having A Haircut Change? When To Know It’s Time

Signs That You Need A Hair Change

Should I have that haircut now? I think I need a haircut. You ask or tell yourself this and you’re both excited and anxious. It can be a big or small change, but you struggle and are emotional. The thing is, you know it’s going to be your decision alone. Are you really ready? How do you know you’re ready?

Experts say that there are signs that it’s time for a change. They say that you should ask yourself three questions: 1. Do you always wear your hair up? 2. Does it take a really long time for your hair to dry? 3. Is the hairstyle you sport the one you’ve had since high school? If you answered Yes to one or more of them, then it’s time for a chang!.

If you think that only the one and same hairstyle suits you, think again. Get that change. There must be something else out there for you. Ask your friends, ask a hairstylist. A hair change can also change your whole attitude.

Have you noticed that after a new hairstyle, you get loads of compliments? Family and close friends remarked how good you look and that your new do fits you. After a time, the compliments will trickle to a stop. It’s also a time to rethink your style. Experts also say that it need not be a major change, especially if you are not so sure what you want or that you are not too brave to try something way different. It still is a change. And that’s another sign that it’s time.

Ask yourself a few honest questions first before you hit the salon. Does the new cut and style you’re looking at require more upkeep? Are you ready to make salon trips more often? Will your new style complement your lifestyle? Is the style you’re considering compatible with your hair texture and face shape? Or is your decision to change comes in the heels of an emotional event in your life?

Again, experts say that if you don’t have any strong answers to these questions, don’t make that change yet.
New hairstyles can breathe new life into your world, but just make sure you’re ready before taking the plunge!

Making The Change in Bellevue

Ready or not ready, seek expert advice from professionals. Set up a consultation at Geena Moon’s hair salon. You don’t have to make the decision yet, but we can surely give you a lot of tips. We’ve got a variety of cuts and styles that will suit you. Let’s talk new beginnings in Bellevue.

Different Ways to Sun-Protect Your Hair

Products Your Hair Can’t Do Without in the Sun

Have dry, dull and brittle hair? Have your colors faded, too?

Surely you know you’ve been staying under the sun too long. You might have protected your skin and your face, but what about the hair? Don’t think that a shampoo and conditioner routine will be enough to put this issue aside. Experts say exposure to UV rays damages the hair just as much as it does our skin.

High Humidity and Heat

The high humidity from the summer sun can settle in your hair and weigh it down; limp hair is what you’ll get. The heat can increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends, frizziness and hair fall. Summers can be harsh on the scalp too, causing dryness and sunburn, which can damage hair roots. Hair tends to get burnt in the hot sun and can turn brownish. Colored hair too tends to fade if you stay outdoors too long.

Over conditioning and over treating is a big mistake. Washing your hair every day is not an option. Similarly, not washing hair which is sweaty for so long is a sure way to increased hair fall. So, what can you do?

Know that there are formulated products specifically designed to care for your hair in the sun. For example, choose a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. These formulas don’t contain harsh color-stripping detergents that are often used in other shampoos.

Frizz is in during humid summer weather, so you might be using your straightening iron or blow dryer to tame your hair. And since heat damage can cause color to dull, it’s a good idea to enlist a heat-styling spray to protect your strands.

Wear SPF for your hair. The sun can also damage your dye job, so remember to spritz your hair with a UV protectant spray, whether you’re going to the beach, work, or just running errands. And after a long day at the beach, coat your hair with a deep-conditioning mask that helps nourish sun-parched hair. Add another layer of protection to your tresses by using a double-duty hairspray that locks in your style and preserves your dyed hair color up to 75 percent longer.

Washing Your Hair Everyday?

What’s detrimental to your overall hair health is over washing. Instead of washing your hair everyday, which can dry out your strands, skip a shampoo every other day and use a dry shampoo. Once a week, take the time on a hydrating hair treatment. You can find hair treatment services at our hair salon in Bellevue.

Hairstyles Trending in 2018 to Try

Trending Hair: From Subtle to Bold

See the hair trends that will define 2018. Some you will find bold, some are experimental, some are even super subtle. But you’ll definitely fall in love with some of them, you’d be giving one a try this year.

One of the trendiest for the year will be a mix of ‘70s and ‘90s-inspired look. The Retro Real is back – those healthy, fluffy tresses obtained by just using roller sets. No heat needed and easy as pie. Just set it, let it sit, brush it out, and let it do what it does.

The Rounded Understyles are in this year. No more angular looks that used to prevail in 2017. Hair ends are a little more curvaceous, letting hair be more messy.

The Long Pixie is hot in Hollywood. It makes sense as women went for cuts and chops last year. This time, they are growing their ends longer.

Buzz Cuts are becoming the rage as more guys and gals are looking for all kinds of ways to spice up their crops. We’ll be seeing a lot of haircuts with lines etched in them – taking undercuts to a whole new level. Some stars have already embraced the look.

The Classic Bob is here to stay. The style is so versatile, it can be worn straight, curly, or wavy. There are even shagged-out bobs and bobs with bangs.

Structured Updos are always red carpet-showstoppers. Sleek and structured updos are beautiful ways of showing off a woman’s features and her dress while giving an artful approach to her hair.

The Pixie is loved by stylists and is a hot item. Many sport that very low, as low as a woman’s facial structure will allow, close-to-the-face style. It can be a super short pixie or a shaggier pixie. It’s simply letting it go, cutting it off, being free and starting fresh.

Then there’s The No-haircut Haircut. It’s just to look like having gotten a super clean, fresh cut – just soft, healthy ends. That’s all.

Going for a New Hairstyle in Bellevue

Ready to rock a new hairstyle? Go bold and experiment? Then look no further than Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue.

Best Hairstyles for Prom Night

Matching the Hair With the Dress Tips

It’s Prom Season again and don’t say you don’t want to stand out. You’re making every effort to make this event memorable even if you don’t think you’ll make Prom Queen. You might have gotten the dress and you wonder what hairstyle should best complement it. Maybe you’re dying to sport a particular hairdo your friends will envy, but, will the dress shine as well? A few things to consider first.

What’s the neckline of your dress?

Halter tops show a lot of shoulder. Piling all your hair on top of your head can leave your shoulder area looking a little bare, while wearing it all down will cover up that pretty neckline. A good compromise is having a loose fishtail braid thrown over your shoulder. You can wear it up high or start it down at the nape of your neck for a more beachy look. This style is super easy to do as well.

If the dress has delicate elements on top, like spaghetti straps, you want to play off of it with a delicate hairstyle. A tousled side-chignon is the perfect way to create a look that’s feminine and romantic.Subtle jewelry, like long earrings and a small bracelet, can really bring it all together.

A one-shoulder neckline is a show stopper, so you don’t want to cover it up. Asymmetrical necklines are best accentuated by keeping your hair up and away. A sleek ballerina bun with this neckline is an elegant and classic hairstyle for a dress that has an edge. Natural eye makeup, a shimmery highlight, and a bold lip can make a statement with this style.

Are you going strapless?

Strapless dresses are favorite prom styles, and they leave a lot of room to play around with hairstyles. Let some loose waves fall over one shoulder when wearing a dress like this. It’s slightly retro and very glamorous.

High necklines look sleek and maybe a little bit mysterious when paired with a clean, simple ponytail. It accentuates your neck and your face at the same time. Pair that with a great makeup, like a very red lip.

More importantly, whatever hairstyle you decide to rock, remember to do it with confidence.

Let Geena Moon style you on Prom Night

Still not sure about the best hairstyles for the Prom? Come have a consult, or better still let Geena Moon do your hair for Prom. Have expert hands do your hair in Bellevue and feel more confident on the big day!

Natural Hair Colors You’ve Got To Have in 2018

Making Subtle Statements

Hair color trends don’t really change. They just shift. There is a breakout of colors we see everywhere this year that are different from 2017’s full year of cozy and charming (or hygge-inspired) hues. While there are rainbow colors, there are still the popular ’90s-inspired gold and caramel highlights that will both brighten and warm up dark hair.

A lot more women are going for Shades of Gold this year. There will be bright blonds but will have a soft, golden hue to them and brunettes will have subtle, golden flecks weaved in for dimension and shine. This warmth will be huge in 2018 and a ’90s, soft gold, almost buttery hue will be a most requested color. Having gold in your hair is very flattering to almost every skin tone and it is so much shinier than ashy colors.

Caramel Rosé

Caramel Rosé is the perfect marriage of cool pink and warm caramel. It is not too daring. Your hair has that natural-looking color that blends in easily and adds texture and dimension. Your stylist can add a gloss over old highlights or ask for sombré done with ribbons of caramel and pink. Even blonds can try the look opting for orangey tones to bridge the gap between blond and caramel. If you want a deeper take, ask for rich, warm caramel woven into dark hair with a touch of pink. The end result is almost burgundy – but with more dimension.

There are other trending not-so-loud colors this year. If you are blond, the Golden Ombré look can work. Just make sure you have a very subtle, gradual change of color from the crown to the extra-blonde ends. Tiger Eye is a stunning look that features shades like honey, amber, and soft brown painted with a balayage technique. It’s ever so subtle when it grows out. No worry about harsh roots and high maintenance.

The Nude Hair

The Nude Hair is a soft and all natural look designed to complement your skin tone, and perfect to make a subtle statement. Strawberry Rose is when you want to experiment with red but don’t like to commit to maintenance. Dark brunettes can play with some lightness if they opt for Driftwood Lights – just a touch of golden color. Then, there’s Bronde, a fusion of two colors – brown and blonde – that creates a flattering sun kissed end result.

Going for Natural in Bellevue

Add a change to your look and start now by dropping by Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue! Make subtle statements with a new hair color from an array of 2018 hues that speak glow and natural.

Medications May Be Causing Hair Loss

Understanding Medication Effects on Hair

While medications are designed to treat health conditions, there will be instances of side-effects, either expected or adverse. Certain medications can contribute to altered hair states, such as excess hair growth, changes in hair color or texture, or hair loss. Where medication-induced hair loss is concerned, any type of hair loss can be devastating to one’s self-esteem.

How do medications cause hair loss?

Certain medications can interfere with the normal cycle of scalp hair growth. During the anagen phase, the hair grows. During the telogen phase, the hair rests. At the end of the telogen phase, the hair falls out and is replaced by new hair.

Many different types of medications are thought to cause hair loss. The type of medication, the dosage and one’s own reaction to the medication will determine the level of hair loss. The ones most commonly associated with the condition are anticoagulants or blood thinners, gout medications as allopurinol, certain anti hypertensive drugs as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, anticonvulsants, or anti-seizure meds, birth control pills and male hormones, as well as antidepressants. Most chemotherapeutic drugs also cause hair loss.

How is medication-induced hair loss treated anyway?
Firstly, discuss with your doctor and pharmacist about possible hair damage with the medications prescribed. There’s usually a good chance that hair will grow back after the treatment.

Some of my clients have told me about their issue and thought I would do some research on it. There are other factors that may cause hair loss like stress. Again, please consult with your doctor if you’re seeing hair loss or hair-thinning to see what may be causing it.

Great Hairstyles for Rocking Curly Hair

Hairstyle Tips To Live By Even if Hair Is Curly

Curly hair can be challenging to manage, yet there are some easy and still stunning hairstyles for those with curly locks, either natural or otherwise.

Hairstyles for Curly Hair

The romantic updo. Just air dry freshly shampooed hair, apply a curl-defining cream and gather hair into a ponytail halfway between the nape and crown of the head. Wind the ponytail around the base of the hair tie to form the bun. Three to four bobby pins should secure it into place, then mist with hairspray to lock everything in. Flyaways around the hairline is ok for an added relaxed look.

The sky-high ponytail. Gather hair into an ultra-high ponytail at the crown and secure with an elastic. To keep the elastic lifted, just stick two or three vertical bobby pins on the underside of the ponytail. Use a curl-defining cream to enhance the ends of the curls and keep them bouncy..

The one-minute side braid. Use a curl-enhancing wave spray through damp hair, and then let air-dry. Part hair naturally, then grab a small section of hair on one side of your head and braid back toward the crown. Pin that section of hair to secure the style, then pull the top layers of hair over it to hide the pins. This is a pretty half-back hairstyle.

The sleek updo. Brush up your hair to ensure super-smooth texture until that point of a high ponytail and secure with elastic. Divide the ponytail in half and twist into a thick, messy twist. Use bobby pins to secure the bun, adjusting the shape and size. Add the scrunchie and wrap it around the bun. Smooth down any flyaways with styling gel and mist all over with a spray hair oil.

There are other styles. The messy half-bun. Gather the hair above your ears into a high ponytail at the crown of your head then twist the ponytail around itself, coiling it toward the base. Secure your bun with bobby pins. Another style is the low bun with braids. Braid your entire hair section by section. Pull braids into a low ponytail or bun, leaving a few out before securing but wrap the left-out braids around the base of the bun. Lock in with a couple of bobby pins. Or grab the hairband and put it on your just prepped air-dry hair with curl-defining cream applied.

The French Twist. Just rake strands back into a mid-height ponytail, stuffing it into a French twist. Secure with three large hair pins at the top, middle, and base of the twist.Deconstruct a bit by touseling some flyaways and tendrils at the nape of the neck and around the hairline. Leave as is or finish with a spritz of flexible hold hair spray. The Classic Slick-Back uses a a high-quality boar bristle brush on air dry hair, then a styling gel is applied through the strands and simply brush back to smooth and slick back curly hair.

Visit Geena in Bellevue

Have questions about how to style your hair? How to take care of your curly hair? Give Geena a call today and make an appointment! Her salon is conveniently located in Bellevue right on Main Street.