Thriving 13 Step System Developed by Killer Chemist for the entire Female SectorEvery year I revise - change - add- subtract - in my never-ending quest to have the most precise & easy Steps for you to follow. So here is the current 0-9 version.
10,000 HEADS remains as successful as ever, now that the system is basically being used all over the world, I am secure in the fact that its success has nothing to do with a particular type of person, as I feared in the beginning. Its in England, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and right back to Hawaii where we just started shipment to. And, that is just the countries I can remember off the top of my head, pretty cool - - huh? I think so.When clients would come in for a 10,000HEADS Consultation, I could tell, by touch - that they smoked. It takes away shine and it takes away elasticity. . . there is a very simple elasticity test I run. Smokers fail it every single time.
I set out to help the women of Malibu, moved up to the women of America and ended up helping the women of the World. That is cool . . . . . . . VERY Cool !
From now on, anyone that asks for shipment of THRIVEN to another country I'm going to ask they send a photo showing them holding THRIVEN in their country. If they do they will get a small discount on their next order . Hopefully we have some adventurer/photographers out there. Your photo will be posted right here on the front pages of the Blog!
I haven't talked about 10.000 HEADS in a very long time, I get so wrapped up in hair color, I dislike when I do that - I will look to some of you for reminders.
10,000 HEADS - 2009
Step 1 -Smoking
I would hope most of you understand this step, although the young need to be told & reminded constantly. . . . Remember that . . .when you think you know everything and you are positive cancer will n-n-n-n-never hit you.
I wonder what the Europeans think of this step when they see it. They are quite passionate smokers it seems which is just not conducive to having healthy hair. I have quite a few women write me about their hair loss (from all over Europe) and they all end up ordering THRIVEN and following 10,000 HEADS.Almost all of them will write frantic with suggestions on how to get the secret supplement in their country, if you have hospitals you can get the secret supplement, its sold world wide as an OTC pharmaceutical.
There was a great article in the New York Times last month that pretty much sums it up for me. Long ago when I began my research and tests for 10,000HEADS - when I discovered how smoking both Weed and Cigarettes absolutely trashed your hair, I wrote a note to Allure magazine and asked them to print the smoking <> hair loss link. I got no response. So with the NY Times finally doing it I can now rest in peace!
I love the NY Times . . . the article was from May 2009 written by Anahad O'Conner :
SMOKING CAN CAUSE THE LOSS OF HAIR
If an increased risk of respiratory illness, cancer and heart disease are not reason enough for many smokers to consider quitting, than perhaps a message focused on hair instead of health may do the trick.
Scientists have long speculated cigarette smoke may accelerate haIr loss. The association was largely attributed to toxins in smoke that can harm hair follicles and damage hormones. According to epidemiological studies, that appears to be the case. A report in the journal BMJ looked at more than 600 men and women, half of them smokers. After controlling for variables, the researchers found a “significant” and “consistent” link between smoking and early graying.
Last year, another team studied the link in a group of 740 men in Taiwan, aged 40 to 91 years, notable because Asian men generally have low rates of hereditary baldness. After controlling for age and family histories, the researchers found a greater rate of hair loss among the smokers, a risk that grew with increasing smoking.
One question is whether the link is a result of tobacco toxins directly affecting the scalp, or of smoking’s causing severe disease that speeds aging.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Several studies suggest smoking can lead to hair loss and hair thinning.
STEP 2 -NUTRITION
I go over this in depth in a couple Posts so please see the Table of Contents I made (go ahead laugh) for 10,000HEADS. Remember Hi-Protein, tons of fresh vegetables & fruit . . .dieting itself is prohibited. Eating properly is imperative. I don't support Vegans or Vegetarianism if you have hair thinning....that's a tough one because I was a vegetarian for 15 years and a Vegan for 1....so I love that way of life, minimum of 50 grams of protein per day. . . closer to 70. Protein is the trick. Use protein bars if you have to there is a lot of great ones out there. I believe in oils for your "insides" as well as the outside. . .Lipids are just the key to strong shiny hair.
STEP 3 - NO FIA (FLAT IRON ADDICTION)
Flat Irons have been one of the worst hot hair tools ever invented. There are a lot of girls out there with Flat Iron Addictions, its quite sad to me. They just cannot stop flat ironing their hair. I've busted over 100 girls and at least sparked up the conversation with them about the problem. If there are any of you out there that need an ear and someone who understands send me an email Killerstrands@gmail.com. That is only one extreme. Just remember that the single most harmful thing to your hair is HEAT. With a flat iron you are taking the heat times one hundred putting it in 2 metal plates and SLAMMING it against your fragile hair strands. For the life of me I cannot understand the thinking behind this hair tool. If you have one, use it very very sparingly. The way to go is a round brush and a blow dryer. . . period.
STEP 4 - EXERCISE - YOGA
I just had a client of 10 years (a 27 year old buyer) who over the years ended up trying all the steps in her never ending goal to have her hair to grow longer. Her hair just stopped at this certain point - she tried all of the 13 steps - or so I thought, was religious about both Thriven & the SS secret supplement and was one of the founders (as I call them) > she is one of the "10,000" heads. She showed up with awesome hair - last time out of the blue - I was blown away to put it mildly - she had cracked the barrier and it was 2 inches longer than it had ever grown. She didn't want to tell me, but . . .she started YOGA and had been going 3-4 times a week for several months now. I didn't notice the last time she came, but this time with it being a 2 FULL inches longer, I was needless to say - startled and thrilled for her. I had asked her if she tried YOGA years ago, I guess people think I just make this crap up and do no research . . . maybe its what you think. I would hope from 2 years of posts that I have pretty much laid my life out for those of you that are KILLER STRANDS followers and fans of my hair knowledge and work and research in the betterment of hair health. I hope you can see that I mean what I say and say what I mean. I'm a no bullshit kind of girl I truly am.
The yoga trick I learned from 3 years of practice I trained as a teacher and interacted with hundreds of women in the process when I was living in Santa Barbara . I would say 80-90% of the women I spoke to attested to the fact that YOGA was beneficial for their hair . . . it was so in a number of ways. My hair grew longer and finally recovered from all the damage from treatment so I ever knew if it was just because mine was so traumatized or what until I started asking the women in all my classes. I very much recommend giving Yoga a try - besides the hair you will never find anything that calms the nerves and relaxes your heart as a 3-4 day a week routine.
Step 5 - ALCOHOL - LIMIT IT
We are talking excessive alcohol, social alcohol use seems to be fine, alcohol in excess is bad for the body and so it follows, bad for your hair
Step 6 - SHOWER WATER FILTER
I've written about this extensively on the blog and found it cool that Dr. Oz from the Oprah show was a big fan of Shower Filters for hair health and to prevent hair loss.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” recently talked about the importance of shower filters on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Dr. Oz asserts that 50 percent of women suffer from hair loss. “You’ve got to treat [your hair] like a fine silk blouse that got wet,” Dr. Oz said on the show. “If you’re blow-drying your blouse that got a little wet or if you’re combing it backward over and over again, or if you’re too rough with it, it begins to fray. Your hair has to be dealt with extraordinarily gently.” Wow, I couldn't agree more with this guy.
And when it comes to treating your hair gently, Dr. Oz argues, a charcoal filter in your showerhead is the best thing you can do. A filter can help eliminate chlorine and many other metals and particles in the water, which can dry up your hair.
Here is one post on Shower Filters http://http://killerstrands.blogspot.com/search/label/Shower%20Water%20Filter and another http://killerstrands.blogspot.com/2007/05/step-2-shower-water-filters.html
Step 7 - PROFESSIONAL HAIR COLOR
Well, this entire Blog is pretty much devoted to teaching and telling you to never ever use boxed hair color and after 6 months of testing at the beginning of writing this Blog - I began testing on the hair colors that can be purchased at Sally's. I found every single one of those hair colors to fall VERY short of the results you can get from Professional Hair Color. In my right mind I just could not promote selling or buying such inferior color - so I began selling professional Hair Color online as a result of that finding. The hairs integrity was compromised
You know what's funny, in the entire rest of the world they don't distinguish between hair color for professionals and hair color for the public, which should tell you something. Mainly that we are very behind the times and need to get with the program. No sooner had I said that ... did I read an article in our trade magazines that Wella and many of the professional lines of color were in talks to sell to the public. So. there you have it, I'm hoping Killer Strands was instrumental in that .
I believe that after the age of about 30 Pro Hair Color actually makes the hair stronger and in better condition than without it.
Step 8 - WATER - DRINKING
The beauty and health benefits of drinking water are many. Water flushes out toxins from our body, this in turn gives healthy skin and hair. Summer is a time when the intake of water should be increased since our body loses most of its water in the form of sweat. Hair too like our body needs water to maintain its moisture levels. It is even better to drink warm water, since it has a cleansing effect on the system.
One should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday, this quantity is required to keep the body hydrated. Water is the carrier of nutrients, so it carriers nutrients to every cell of your body including the cells where your hair re-grows.
Having 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday is a must, it should be at regular intervals to keep your body hydrated and your tresses moist. Water therapy helps in curing various diseases like acidity, diabetes, constipation, and so on. Use it to promote a healthy shine in hair, indulge in a simple remedy and enjoy the benefits of nature.
Step 9 - OVERLAPPING (W/ LIGHTENERS)
This refers to the process of getting the hair re-lightened and instead of applying the lightener just up to the line of demarcation, it is applied on top of the line and past it so you are overlapping on top of previously applied lighteners - one of the top 3 most damaging techniques for blonds.
Step 10 - SLS-Free Shampoo
No where is this subject covered more than here at Killer Strands. I have been working on this subject for 12 years, running tests with my clients in Malibu trying to figure out why all the hair loss and why it was affecting 18- 20 - 25 year olds along with women in their 30's, 40's and 50's. There are 16 Posts on this subject it would almost be silly to repeat myself on the subject. Look in the "Labels & Tags" on the sidebar about 1/2 down on the right side.
Step 11 - No Crash Dieting/ Anorexia
I just noticed that I have never written about this. I'm kind of blown away that I haven't . . . I have a lot to say about this, so watch for this post in the next 30 days.
Step 12 - Thriven
This Step is mandatory if you choose to follow 10,000HEADS, This product was made to repair hair not just coat it.
Step 13 - Secret Supplement
It says its a SECRET and so far all of you have done a great job at keeping it that way............THANK YOU. With the purchase of Thriven you get everything you need to know about. They work together 1 or the other will NEVER work alone, how I describe without the other - period.