Category: Training and Education

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, […]

Rich Colors lead the Charge!

Donna Kim-Brand Rich Colors lead the Charge! It’s just around the corner- colorful autumn leaves, low lying sunlight and brisk evening breezes. Add in the nip of fresh, chilly air that prompts us to yank out our snuggy warm sweaters and fuzzy textured scarves. And with it comes a new crop of rich, warm, fall […]

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 […]

Your Hair Style and Anti-Aging

Your Hair Style and Anti-Aging We’ve considered various ways to treat your hair to promote anti-aging. Now let’s look at styles (mostly for women here) you can either take on or leave behind in your attempt to look younger, or at least not look old! We all know that ultimately, the state of health and […]

How to tame your mane

Top 7 Hair Frizz Factors and How to Tame Your Mane Donna Kim-Brand We say April showers bring May flowers, but what they could also bring is relief from dry, static-y, fly-away, frizzy hair. Frizzy hair is the bane of those who seek naturally cooperative hair that looks like you actually made effort to style […]

Spotlight on Roughty-Tufty Nose and Ear Hair

Spotlight on Roughty-Tufty Nose and Ear Hair Donna Kim-Brandt We take hidden hairs, like those inhabiting our nose and ears, mostly for granted. They are out of sight and out of mind, until they become either inflamed or overgrown. Nose and ear hair actually both serve the same purpose, that of filtering out dust, pathogens, […]

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 […]

Graying at the Temples of Wisdom

Donna Kim-Brand Have you noticed? There’s an emerging trend towards ‘Gray-pride’- leaving the hair color of old behind and allowing one’s natural gray to come out of the closet. The jury is still out, but as the age-wave ripples forward, there has been a tipping toward embracing going gray over the hassles, expense and unnatural […]