Monthly Archives: August 2015

Can Losing Sleep Make You Loose Your Hair?

woman in bed awakening  a bad mood

Are those sleepless nights giving you more than bags under you eyes, and boosting your caffeine consumption?  There are some new studies that are connecting sleep apnea with hair loss… Apnea batters blood capillaries that supply nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles. If scalp capillaries become damaged, then so do you chances of healthy hair growth. If you are living with apnea then your scalp isn’t only suffering indirect oxygen starvation through damaged capillaries but also directly – apnea breathlessness can last anywhere from a few seconds to over a minute, and remember this can happen hundreds of times through course of a nights sleep. The climb in blood pressure also has a knock on effect which can be equally as damaging to hair and health.

R U A Ponytail Junky?!?

Funny girl with ponytails

Face it; you are an addict, a junky.  You are hooked and it isn’t anonymous. Everyone sees it, every day.  Your ponytail is your smack; your headband, your crack.  You are under the influence of your hairclip.  I understand how; it’s morning, and you’re just trying to get out the door, and your jones-ing for a hairband… anything… just make the hair go away.

But it’s time to intervene. Today you take your first step: admit it; you are helpless against the hairband.  It takes a little more effort to have that “runway ponytail” that you see in the magazines, and you can no longer sport the “20-something-sloppy-bun-on-the-top-of-your-head.” DAMN!

KNOW THIS, if your find yourself putting your hair in a ponytail all the time, then your haircut is NOT working for you. Book your appointment and work with your stylist to create a flattering and low maintenance style.  You CAN look beautiful, sassy, coiffed. You just need some intention, direction (and a little intervention — come let Natural Elements give you a make over.)