Category: Hair Loss

Consider Cold Caps to Save Hair During Chemo (Part 2)

Donna Kim-Brand Once you and your medical advisors have determined chemo will be part of your treatment plan, there are several simple actions you can take immediately to minimize hair loss, even before (or without ) Cold Cap sessions. · Avoid pulling your hair back tightly in ponytails or buns, as these styles yank at […]

April 28 / 2015

Consider Cold Caps to Save Hair During Chemo

Donna Kim-Brand National Public Radio (NPR) had a feature recently on an approach to minimizing hair loss during chemotherapy that has been available in Europe for over 20 years but is still relatively rare in the United States. It is Cold Cap Therapy, which has been successful for over 80% of users and would be […]

April 21 / 2015

Hippity Hop Hats

Donna Kim-Brand We finally escaped Groundhog Day and are well on our way into the full bloom of springtime. Along with garden flowers and cherry blossoms that burst onto the scene, so also do ladies’ hats. There are hat etiquette pointers, traditions and protocols to get aligned with, and special events to which wearing a […]

April 07 / 2015
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Seasonal Hair Loss

Donna Kim-Brand Seasonal Hair Loss Did you know that humans have around 100,000 hair follicles and tend to shed approximately 60-100 hairs every day due to the normal hair loss cycle that allots each strand a 4 year life span? (Don’t you wonder who sits around and counts these hairs?!) About 10 % of hair […]

A Feast of Essential Hair Oils

A Feast of Essential Hair Oils (part 3) Donna Kim Brand I introduced you to a variety of hair oils which could address a range of issues you may be facing with your hair, from split ends to frizz, to fungal issues on your scalp to reviving damaged tresses. Or, you may simply want silky […]

Love is in the H-Air

Donna Kim-Brand Statistics show that in countries where Valentine’s Day is celebrated, the custom is to demonstrate your love (or else 53 % of women would end the relationship…) by sending cards- a female thing, buying flowers- a guy thing, and by-the-way red roses, please, chocolates, or romantic dinner outings. The average spend is nearly […]

A Feast of Hair Oils (Part II)

Donna Kim-Brand The feast continues! Last post we explored a few of the popular hair oils on the market for restoring damaged hair or scalp and supporting hair growth. Treatments range from intensive and perhaps expensive to relatively inexpensive and maintenance mode by inclusion with other hair products. I’ll start with some everyday oils you […]

February 03 / 2015

50 shades of premature gray

50 Shades of Premature Gray Donna Kim-Brand November 2014 I’m sure you know the phrase ‘the autumn of your years’ and just maybe you’ve heard of the lyrical piano piece ‘Autumn Leaves’ with rills which capture the feel of swirling fall foliage. They evoke a scent of maturation and a sense of ‘winding down’ perhaps, […]

Gluten as a Cause of Hair Loss

Donna Kim-Brand September 2014 We are more influenced by the memes- key ideas- of our age- that are introduced through regular media bombardment than we like to admit. One of the biggies on the scene for the past few years which is now picking up steam is a ‘gluten-free’ diet. Cutting out gluten was originally […]

Hair Restoration and Transplant Options

Donna Kim-Brand Hair loss is caused by several factors, among them physical and emotional stress, aging, reaction to medications, hormonal fluctuations, thyroid deficiencies and skin infections.  And then there’s Androgenic Alopecia (male pattern baldness) which accounts for 95% of thinning hair in men due to follicular sensitivity to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). While baldness tends to be […]