Category: Conditions

Dealing with Hair Loss During and After Chemotherapy

Donna Kim-Brand In the last blog post in the “Hair Loss and Chemotherapy” series in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s explore together the scenarios of hair loss during and after chemo: During Chemo- Make sure you have a home environment where you are comfortable being uncomfortable, with locations to be on your own […]

Dealing with Hair Loss Before Chemotherapy

Donna Kim-Brand In the last post we looked at general hair loss issues and psychology when faced with the prospect of chemotherapy treatment. As mentioned, in most cases your hair will grow back within about three to six months after stopping treatment. So what we want to look at today is how you can set […]

Hair Loss and Chemotherapy

Donna Kim-Brand Have you ever realized that we often don’t notice things until we are at risk of losing them? In this case, I’m referring to our hair, that mass of protein perched atop our heads that we naturally maintain as part of our self-care and self-image. A cancer diagnosis throws most people into a tailspin, […]

Life as a Hair-Raising Experience

Donna Kim-Brand Priming for autumn, in many regions October air takes on a definite chill, causing shivers in the more delicate of our species. (I am one of those). In addition, by the end of the month we host Halloween, which causes shivers of the scary sort. And as we discuss all things hair here […]

October 12 / 2015

Ways to Ease into Gray

Donna Kim-Brand Going gray is usually a natural process that comes along with healthy aging coupled with a genetic predisposition towards gray. Other factors that can lead to someone going gray early or going gray even if they weren’t otherwise likely to are certain types of trauma, illness or a vitamin deficiency. Whatever the reason, […]

Travel Hair Care I

Donna Kim-Brand Travel Hair Care Summer time is travel time, which can turn into a very hectic time.  To ease the burden in regards to travel hair care, at least, let’s do a little inventory. Of course, what you need to pack will depend on where you are headed in terms of weather, expected temperatures […]

Preventing ‘Wicked Witch of the Summer’ Head and Hair

Preventing ‘Wicked Witch of the Summer’ Head and Hair Anyone living through hot summers with high sun is at risk. You know what I mean; parched, limp, flyaway, straw-like hair from too much exposure to sun, sand, salt water, sweat and swimming pool chlorine. Or nasty sunburn on scalps with little or no hair. Either […]

Parting is such sweet… Hair Psychology?

Donna Kim-Brand Parting Is Such Sweet…Hair Psychology? Have you lain on a couch in your hair salon dealing with deep rooted issues of your Hair Psychology? What?? I didn’t think so!! I almost always part my hair on one side – the left- which some psychologists would say indicates a dominance of my left brain; […]

Brow Loss Broohaha (part II)

Brow Loss Broohaha (part II)  Donna Kim Brand Enjoy part II of our blog post “Brow Loss Broohaha”: ·        Trichtomillomania– this is a self-induced, recurrent loss of hair whereby an afflicted person, often depressed, stressed or on the OCD spectrum, anticipates the tension of pulling their hair out strand by strand, then the sense of […]

June 16 / 2015

Brow Loss Broohaha

Donna Kim-Brand Brow Loss  Broohaha One day, an artist friend offered to permanently dye my eyebrows to gain more definition (of my face, not just my brows).  I was flabbergasted…and resitent. After a lifetime of minimal make-up use or personal primping, I finally took the time to actually look in the mirror at myself and […]