Monthly Archives: March 2014

Jell Salon Blog

Sink the Bismarck…Into my Locks

A few weeks ago, my girlfriends and I were gabbing about unconventional hair treatments. Today’s case in point is the rather odd beer wash.

Through the hair grapevine, we’d heard that a beer wash could make your hair stronger. The idea here is that the yeast and protein from the malt and hops can enhance and invigorate hair if you use it as a topical rinse.

“Overall, the alcohol will dry hair more than the proteins repairing it. Be cautious,” urges Rahua Beauty stylist Fabian Lliguin.

So bottom line? Stick with the conventional, darlings. Sometimes being conformist isn’t such a bad idea.

The Braid Effect

We post frequently on braids and ponytails. We do this because, well, they’re gorgeous but also because it’s a really hot trend right now.

But recently the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) released a public service announcement warning of the effects wearing these styles too frequently can cause. “Do not continuously wear braids, cornrows, ponytails, and hair extensions. These styles pull on the hair and can cause tension that leads to breakage. If the tensions continues, permanent hair loss can develop,” says the AAD.

In the words of every mother under the sun, ‘everything in moderation’, right? Limiting ourselves not only keeps the trend fresh but also keeps the hair in our head. It’s no coincidence that keeping our hair healthy also keeps it stunning.

Grey is the New Stress

Can stress turn your hair grey?
This age-old question has recently been given a second look as of late. While many assumptions have been made of this myth, there has never been a true study done. Until now, that is.

Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine have lately published studies that give confirmation that stress hormones can cause grey hair. Although it was a study done on mice, there were many correlations providing sufficient evidence. The study did suggest that other contributing factors seemed to be bigger influences on our hair greying, though, such as genetics and poor health.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty, this myth wasn’t debunked so keep it zen, ladies. Your hair will thank you for it.