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Myths about growing your hair Locks Hair

Myths of hair growth

In a recent article VOGUE looked at common myths about making your hair grow faster.

VOGUE reluctantly admitted that getting a regular trim will not make your hair grow faster but it will make your hair healthier.  The rate at which our hair grows is genetically determined. Hair grows from the follicle so cutting the ends off does nothing to stimulate or encourage growth. So more regular visits to Locks Hair will not get you hair to grow faster.

However, if you are aiming to grow your hair long  cancelling your standing appointment with Locks Hair will be detrimental. If you don’t manage split ends and they are left to decimate your hair, the breakage they cause will travel up the hair leaving it weak all the way along.

VOGUE suggests that when you are trying to grow your hair you should visit your hairdresser (us?) every six to eight weeks because regular trims promote healthier hair. Healthier hair is the basis of getting longer hair and maintaining it.

Will pixelated hair go viral?

Cosmopolitan UK has reported on a fashionable new style for those sick of the natural look. It is called the pixelated dye job.

It creates a look than makes sections of hair appear like a pixelated computer screen using contrasting colours. Some have bright neon colours while others use their dark root shade.

Buzzfeed explains that the technique is officially known as ‘xpresionpixel’.  They report it was created by hair colorists Jose Luis Almendral, Marco Antonio Restrepo, and Jorge Cancer at X-presion Creativos, and is catching on in London and New York.

The reports are lifting many of the their images from Instagram. We have reposted this one from Laia Lae ().

So if you are sick of high resolution hair maybe you should try the pixelated look. Do you think it will go viral?

Cleopatra with red lipstick

The history of red lipstick

Marie Claire magazine has run a great story on the history of red lipstick. Beautiful women all through the ages from Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe have used red lipstick for romance and appeal.

Cleopatra VII would crush ants and carmine in a base of beeswax to color her lips a red shade.  However, we have been spoilt by the major beauty companies including Chanel, Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, and Estée Lauder that started to manufacture and sell lipstick in the 20th century.

Many celebrities have adopted red lipstick as their signature look, including Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift and Emma Stone.