Category: Products

A Feast of Hair Oils (part I)

Donna Kim-Brand Life is full of choices, and one I seem to make more often these days is “which hair oil should I buy and why?” Lined up on store shelves, and now on my shower ledge, are product assortments of Argan oil, Morrocan oil of various varieties, Keratin oil, Marula oil, Ayurvedic Kesh King […]

January 27 / 2015

Chic Chicks 2015

Donna Kim-Brand Fashions are unveiled seasons ahead, and pick up steam to become a current trend. Here’s the scoop on Spring trends. After a year of detail and fussiness, the look is decidedly simple and made-to-look-natural. Go for lightly flushed skin tones, as if right out of yoga class, not a rigorous P90X workout. Top […]

January 20 / 2015

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 […]

A Girl’s Best Friends – Brushes and Combs

Donna Kim-Brand   Growing up, I only ever had one neon plastic brush, shared with my sister and mother…and I only used a comb to get a clean part. Nowadays, there are brushes of all shapes and sizes of handles and heads, made out of any number of materials, natural and synthetic. And then there […]

Heavenly Head Massage!

Donna Kim-Brand We tend to be very selective about who we allow to touch our head and hair. Of course, different cultures have different notions of what constitutes personal space – how close is too close, and what degree of stroking our hair or head is allowable or appropriate unless you are a hair stylist, […]

August 19 / 2014

Everyone into the pool – Avoiding Pool Water Hair Disasters

Donna Kim-Brand Everyone into the pool – Avoiding Pool Water Hair Disasters We know we should be careful to protect our hair, scalp and skin from sun damage in the height of summer. So we use hats, sunscreen and moisturizers. That’s all good. But we can undermine all this effort if we fail to take […]

July 29 / 2014

Hairy Issues in Men’s Hair Care

Donna Kim-Brand Hairy Issues in Men’s Haircare We often speak of ‘healthy hair’, which actually refers to the body’s general state of health that shows up in one’s hair, for better or worse. For men (and women alike), good hair care starts with both a healthy body and a good haircut, with a style that […]