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Carly Severn lost her hair at age 19 to alopecia.
September 11, 2015 Carly Severn lost her hair at age 19 to alopecia, an autoimmune disorder. She's heard every well-meaning comment in the book. She's here to help us do better than "It will come back, right?"
It's the heat that straightens the hair. But too much, and hair can be permanently limp, or burned.
August 4, 2015 Heat can turn curly locks into a sleek 'do — and can also damage hair permanently. Engineers at Purdue are figuring out how hot is just hot enough when it comes to wielding that flat iron.
Hair stylists are making house calls. All you have to do is supply a power outlet.
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September 10, 2014 Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.
November 22, 2013 Hair can be great or gross. It goes way back in human history. Sleek and shiny.
Maybe someday Jerry won't be laughing at George's follicularly challenged scalp. But despite scientific advances there's still no cure for baldness.
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October 21, 2013 The new method might allow doctors to increase the quantity of hair on your head, instead of just moving it around. But don't get too excited. A cure for baldness is not around the corner. The method has been tested only in mice and can produce only a small amount of strange-looking hair.
Some treatments to straighten hair rely on formaldehyde, which can irritate the skin and lungs. It's also carcinogenic.
November 11, 2011 While some brands of hair straightener bill themselves as free of formaldehyde, some may contain significant concentrations of the chemical, an irritant and a cancer risk. An independent study confirms previous government reports that some hair products are mislabeled.
September 8, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration is taking issue with the claim that "Brazilian Blowout" hair straightener is formaldehyde free. But the maker of the popular product says it is still safe and meets government standards.
July 6, 2010 A caterer in the United Kingdom bought locks of Princess Di's hair, and made it into jam. Yes, the spread you put on toast and scones.
August 7, 2009 ... And I couldn't help crying, thinking how lucky I was to have a mother who told me I was pretty, even when everyone on the playground said I wasn't ... a mother who didn't condemn me for being ungrateful, even when I was ... and how lucky I am ...
June 2, 2008 Boomer nostalgia takes over 2008...
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