April 26, 2007

10,000HEADS: Step- 5/Nutrition & Step- 7/Smoking

Nutrition - Step 5 - Good Nutrition
 single best food for the body & hair? broccoli!

The food you eat and what goes in your body is simply the most important factor in changing the health and thickness of your hair.

It is important to understand 10,000 HEADS works its wonders synergistically, practicing all the steps in unison, will give you optimum results, we have had some absolutely amazing stories come back to us. We cannot stress it enough; Nutrition & step1 will always be the most important step and is the backbone of the program.

This is also the single most difficult step to get women to follow through on. When changing food intake, it can take weeks or months for results to be apparent, many give up feeling as though the change didn’t help. Hang in there, the change will come I have seen it over and over. As scientists, we surveyed over 10,000 heads of hair, paying attention to patterns and forming hypothesis on ‘why’ a particular person had a good head of hair and how it got to be that way, we came up with 3 common denominators of every person with enviable hair: excellent nutrition/eating habits no smoking, no drinking/drugs no weight issues This step does not restrict you from any foods; on the contrary, we ask that you follow a well balanced sensible diet that will contribute to the growth and health of the hair. Of course we do not encourage eating a lot of sugary, gooey, junk either. Be sensible. Try remembering this, “what goes in your mouth, shows up on your head” a terrific rule of thumb. Forensics can use a one strand hair analysis to disclose just about everything on a person and it is extremely accurate - your hair is a reflection of your health – period.

All foods you eat eventually are converted to simple compounds the body is able to utilize, glucose being the one that supplies the energy for all cellular reproduction – including the cells in the hair follicles (remember, follicle cell reproduction is one of the quickest in the body). So keeping the body nourished is imperative for healthy hair and for hair re-growth.

                                                                                                 photo by: elephant journal.com
The number 1 mistake that just about every person with hair problems makes is; lack of protein. Hair is made up protein and thrives on protein, listening to women over the years recite their diet choices, leaves me stunned with the same conclusion, their diets are what started their problems. Vegetarians have a very hard time having luxurious hair, they must put protein back in their daily diet, making sure to have it at breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day for your hair; do not skip it. Lunch is next in importance, again making sure that you include as much protein as you possibly can, strive for 50 grams of protein a day minimum. We have found a terrific protein supplement online, it is the Lindora Clinic’s Protein bar, the taste earns the “delicious’ award, if you can believe that – and you can get a whopping 15 grams of protein out of some of the flavors Lindora medical clinic . The energy to your hair follicles gets depleted when you have gone for more than 4 hours without eating or snacking, the ideal snacks for your hair health are fresh fruit, raw vegetables, nuts, there is nothing better (or more convenient) than a handful of almonds for the shine in your hair.

Colourful fruits and vegetables added to the daily diet are a necessity as well. The best way to summarize it is to say; reach for the most colourful veges, picking some in each colour category. No one eats sufficiently in this category and the only reason I can pinpoint is; they take too long to prepare. Which is a weak answer, in my book. But, it is what it is. The solution? Hit the Farmers market every week, it takes an hour-go immediately home: wash and prepare all the veges for the week. Carrot sticks, Celery & p-nut butter, sliced cucumbers, lettuce for salads. Most everyone now-a-days is in a rush...this facilitates grabbing something good for your hair when there is no time.
Step 3 Stop Smoking

If you smoke - QUIT- if for no other reason than you are killing your hair. . . that sounds harsh, but in essence – you are. Smoking robs your body of oxygen which in turn robs your hair of oxygen filled blood. . .whose job it is to nourish the hair follicle. Check out the photo at the top, it shows you a "slice" of the human skin and how a hair and hair follicle gets its nourishment.See the red blood vessels and how they go to the base of the one hair follicle, that is the bulb inside, where the cell regeneration happens and the new hair grows. You don’t need to be a chemist to see the blood feeds the follicle <> therefore what is IN the blood effects the hair. Likewise, for alcohol and drugs, if you drink too much – cut back or quit if it is a problem in your life – social drinking is fine. If you smoke too much dope, just remember why they call it dope, Pot is bad for hair, skin and nails, the sooner you quit... the higher the likelihood you will have of the good qualities returning. When you get older ( 50’s-60’s) you start to notice the people that took care of their hair and skin look about 10-15 years younger. It is very apparent what works and what doesn't now.

Be smart, quit now, while you’re ahead! If you crash diet or have any of the disruptive habits of an eating disorder, your hair unfortunately, will be the first casualty. I spent 4 years volunteering at an Anorexia/ Bulimia live-in center, when the girls had a good week, they were allowed to get their hair coloured. The hair on some of those girls was irreparable; they had robbed their bodies of nutrients for so long that many of them could not recover the health of their hair, once cured . . .it was terribly sad to watch as many were very young. The cure came too late and no one had told them anorexia/bulimia was hell on hair. We feel that one fact alone would help prevent some of this disease . . . girls love their hair and hate to lose it.Starving yourself, eliminating protein and certain food groups is not the way to a healthy head of hair. Plug protein into your diet, starting immediately if your hair is thinning or alopecia is your diagnosis. The change will not be apparent for a while but we assure you… it will come.

April 25, 2007

10,000 HEADS - 13 Step Hair Loss Regimen for Women

The beginning. . . .

About 6 years ago, I made a turn off the path I was on working in a extremely busy Salon, with an overloaded book of clients, there was just not enough of 'me' to go around. The turn initially was not taken voluntarily ... I came down with a rare cancer pushing me into a year worth of treatments, I wouldn't wish on anyone. In the course of that year, I too lost 1/2 of my hair. Which was a 'sign' to me that I was supposed to be working on hair loss, I became driven to solving the subject of women's hair loss. ("womens hair loss" is entirely different, than men's).

There is plenty of research and clinical trials concentrating on the male world of hair loss, very little was being done to help women. I knew from my own clientele the problem was bad and getting worse. That is when I began my journey into Cosmetic Chemistry and Trichology. I spent the next 2 years in classes, studying and apprenticing under one of the top cosmetic chemists in the country. That was the start of my goal in solving the problem of temporary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in women. I wanted to understand what every single facet was, what its chemical make-up is and how it works on the body. The idea of chemistry frightened me in high school but when I realized that cosmetic chemistry was simply organic chemistry ... I was disappointed in myself for not taking it, a way back when.

10,000HEADS  got is name from the well over 10,000 heads of hair I colored in my 'cut-to-short' career. It began with 20 steps. Over time I added, refined, subtracted, altered and finally... perfected... the individual steps. With the final critical discovery: the protocol works its best {with the highest success rate} when it is worked together . In other words; each step depends on the other for the most startling results. In order for all to work to their potential, choose 2 that go together, or 2 opposing Steps. Skipping steps is not allowed by anyone committing to the protocol, for the first 90 days. It depends where your results are at, that 90 day test period, as to what you can let up on and what you can't, so it is not a lifetime of commitments. There is an end!

Fully aware that everyone wants a 'quick-fix' pill to solve this problem, I'm here to tell you...that simply does not exist in todays world. All the hair loss kits and pills and lotions and potions that you see are out there PLAIN and simply: DO NOT WORK. If they did, they would be approved by the FDA ( Federal Drug Administration) and the news would be all over the papers, news and TV. 

What does exist now (2015) are lasers that apparently work OK, I have never used one nor known anyone to use one, so honestly I cannot review it at this time. I never trust the reports given by the company and they say it can be used on both men and women which makes ZERO sense to me, the way hair is lost and the way it regrows is completely different on men than on women. Have you seen many women with a receding hair line?  We don't lose hair that way we lose it ALL OVER, so the hair denseness goes down. Our ponytail goes from being 2 inches thick to 1 inch thick ! 
Its pretty expensive and if you choose this route I would not purchase anything under $500. and would first get a dermatologists advice or his (sales) pitch anyway.

I promise you, solving hairloss and obesity are 2 of the top researched areas in every Lab of both the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries. Solving hair loss is more important than solving cancer. Many cancer patients die, ending the need for their product, if they could get America a drug,cream or pill that solved hair loss they potentially would be a client for 50 years. Those industries are big business and any good business looks at the "bottom line" and profits.

I have absolutely no intention of badmouthing companies for their efforts to solve the female hairLOSS4 (hair loss, hair thinning, hair fall & hair damage) that is not my goal here. The more people that work on it, the higher percentage rate we have in solving the problem. My concern is with the false advertising, its just not fair to the consumer . . they simply have not cured anything. I have heard the same from hundreds of clients, but more importantly I have tested all the weird products myself, in my own personal quest to improve my hair. Hey, I am no different than anyone I want the quick fix pill as well.

There are hundreds of companies that exist on a one time sale of a product to a consumer..in other words - no repeat business. I experienced this at a Salon I worked in. The owners daughter was the single worst hair stylist I had ever seen touch a head of hair. She would burn hair, send clients out crying, colour hair gold when it was supposed to be red.
It just blew me away.
Yet, she had been working there for 3 years prior to me coming and still works there today.
Why, is what I asked over and over and over.
It took a full year to figure out.
She did only "one-time clients" they never came back for repeat business. The following appointment was either with someone else or they never stepped in the Salon again, they ran for the hills!
Same theory for hair loss products on the market. These companies survive on the millions of 'one time buyers' out there. The 10,000HEADS Protocol was developed when everything else failed. Its not easy, it takes commitment BUT > it has a 85-90% success rate (on androgenetic alopecia or temporary hair loss). That is a fairly high number, to most.


April 20, 2007

Color Photo Idea's for 2007 for Contemplation !

Long hair styling - Chignon & Twist

Dressing long hair has always been surrounded by mystique. Our aim is to dispel the mystery and show how anyone can create a galaxy of beautiful upswept hairstyles by following a few simple rules working methodically and neatly. These styles are ideal used as wedding styles and once you have mastered the basic techniques it is so simple to build upon your knowledge and personalize the looks to suit your hair type, texture and most importantly occasion. Adding a curl hear, a tease these, tong hair into tendrils, you will be amazed at what you can do and how you can make different styles compliment different occasions. Select styles are featured; all are simple, quick and very effective. Remember the simple philosophy that less is more, and the simpler your styling the more beautiful the result, allowing any style to compliment the simplest to the most intricate of wedding dresses, hair accessories or flowers.


This style is simple but effective, twisted in a figure eight is the simplest way to describe the style.

Step 1. Straighten
dry hair, a section at a time, using flat iron only if needed.

Step 2. Reduce any hint of static by using a pure bristle brush
& static guard to smooth hair.

Step 3. Mist with hair spray (Shaper) and static guard if needed.

Step 4. Secure hair in a low ponytail.

Step 5. Twist hair round forefinger, holding ends of ponytail in other hand and taking tails over; not under.

Step 6. Secure from top using a large bobby pin.

Step 7. Repeat at base of pony tail.

Step 8. Mist tail with

Step 9. Twist tail round forefinger, curling in ends to form a figure of eight.

Step 10. Secure with clips /bobby pins and fresh flowers if needed.

TOP TIP: To make ponytail easier to handle, mist with
hairspray and mold with hands before twisting hair. 

by: hairstyles-tutorial.blogspot.com


This is an elegant style that compliments the most traditional of dresses, this style may be dressed with the flowers of the season to finish or left plain, the simplicity adding to the sheer elegance.

Step 1.
Brush hair up to crown.

Step 2. Clasp hair between thumb and fingers, holding ends with other hand.

Step 3. Pull hair ends taut over thumb.

Step 4. Twist hair under thumb and bring to other side, keeping the tension.

Step 5. Place thumb on crown at a 90 degree angle and push roll of hair slightly forward.

Step 6. Push a hairgrip directly up seam of roll catching a little hair from underneath and from roll to ensure a firm hold.

Step 7. Repeat from top end of roll. You will only need three or four hair clips or pins.

Step 8. Shows first section completed.

Step 9. Smooth tail of hair round to front.

Step 10. Secure at front with bobby pin.

Step 11. Use end of comb tail
to form hair into a curl and secure with a fine bobby pin.

Step 12. Mist with hair spray.

April 16, 2007

The Hair Follicle


Hair is far more complex than it appears on the surface.We all know that it not only plays a vital role in the appearance of both men and women, but it also helps to transmit sensory information as well as create gender identification. I do not know a man or woman alive who isn't self conscience about their hair. When you get about 80-85 is about the first time you start losing interest in it.

A hair follicle is
The hair follicle is a structure of the skin from which hair grows and they are all over the body. By week 22 a developing fetus has all of its hair follicles formed. An adult has 5 million hair follicles on the body. There are a total of one million on the head with one hundred thousand on the scalp. The goal is to have a hair grow out of every single hair follicle on your head. I hope that if I explain a little bit about how the hair actually/scientifically grows that you will take care of it better and in the proper manner.

Here is a diagram of 1 strand of hair in the head. and just think there are 100,000 of them.

As you turn 20 the decrease in hair follicles on the head begins to decline, IN BOTH SEXES  ! ! !   
I urge all women to begin the 10,000HEADS - 13 Step Protocol to healthy Hair ASAP.... to keep all of those follicles working and pumping out new hair bulbs, so that in a few weeks you will have NEW HAIR growing on that head of yours. If you can only get 1 item use the THRIVEN and get the Secret Supplement at your local pharmacy - the 2 together perform miracles.

No one expects you to do all of these, if I had to pick my Top 5 (for effectiveness) I would tell you to do Steps:
  • 13
  • 14
  • 11
  • 2
  • 5

The sooner you begin the more hair follicles you will not LOSE ! 



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