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NOTHING like the SUN

Now and especially in the time of Covid, there seems to be a consensus emerging that not only do we need the sun and Vitamin D, it is in fact essential for our very  survival.  It acts as a pain killer, mood enhancer, circadian rhythm setter, appetite regulator and even impacts our skin and hair health. And yet we are almost all deficient in this critical, live-giving hormone. You can take it in pill form but when it comes down to it, there is nothing like the sun.

DOES Your Hair NEED PROTEIN?

Fact: human hair is 91% protein.   So exactly why is everyone (for the most part) always going on about how to deliver more moisture to our strands? Shouldn’t we be also talking about protein?   Yes, yes we should. Here’s the thing about moisturizing hair treatments- we do occasionally need the...

SUBLIME SILICA

If you are looking for an all-star supplement to truly kick start your skin, nail and hair growth and health- look no further.  In the human body, silicon is the third most abundant trace mineral after iron and zinc. So suffice it say, if the body is always rebuilding itself, then shouldn't we be thinking about whether or not we are getting sufficient silica?  

WHAT'S in a SCENT?

The obsession with scent began with some of the earliest civilizations and today is a billion dollar industry.  Fruity, floral, musky – from candles and cleaning products to lotions, shampoo, and cologne, we live in a scented world. But with chronic disease on the rise more people are beginning to question what exactly is lurking in the air.  What is 'fragrance' and how does it differ from essential oils? 

INTERVIEW with MICHELLE ROGERS

Thyroid issues.  Chronic insomnia.  Food sensitivities.  Skin flare ups.  Hair loss and thinning.  With a growing number of us dissatisfied with the solutions being offered by western medicine for these and other chronic conditions, it seems we are en masse turning to more traditional modalitie...

INTERVIEW with ALI PIRZADEH

The world of hair styling sometimes seems to be rigidly divided into two broad groups: those stylists that simply ‘do’ hair and those that create it. London-based editorial hair artist and wig maker, Ali Pirzadeh, falls firmly in the latter category. One glance at his work and it is clear that wh...

The REAL REASON Your Hair WON'T GROW

It’s not just about biotin.   Maybe you first heard chatter about it in a change room at the gym. Or maybe you saw evidence of it in a comment thread on Sephora. Or maybe- just maybe- it’s something that is happening to you or someone you know right now and you don’t know why.   Your hair simpl...

HOW do I STYLE my CURLY HAIR?

No trickery required.   Those of you blessed with natural curls - we totally feel you! One day you resent your locks for being so stubborn and unruly - and the next, you find the perfect up-do and you make peace again. Dry hair and porosity concerns aside, we attempt to address the age old quest...

INTERVIEW with KYLEE HEATH

  If you for some reason happen to find yourself at the next movie premiere, award event or international film festival and you happen to catch a glimpse of either Nicole Kidman, Sophia Vergara, Kristin Stewart or Lucy Boynton, then you very likely will have seen the work of Kylee Heath, in deman...