Do I have Covid Hair Loss?

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Do I have Covid hair loss? Have you had Covid-19 and are now experiencing hair loss? There are 30% more clicks on websites about hair loss and a 120% increase in searches for hair loss after illness.  An increasing amount of people who have been ill from the Covid virus are sharing that they have more hair in their brushes.

Normal hair loss is about 80-100 hairs a day.  Being sick and/or stressed the body becomes more sensitive to inflammation which can causes hair loss. This can accelerate hair loss-sometimes up to several hundred hairs per day.
Hair loss can be a common side effect of drugs that are used to treat Covid-19, like steroids and Remdeivir.

Check out more info on Healthline story about Covid-19 hair loss! https://www.healthline.com/health-news/covid-19-survivors-are-losing-their-hair-heres-why

Treatment for Hair Loss

The good news is that this hair loss is temporary and will resolve within 6 to 9 months.

Here are some tips for treating hair loss resulting from stress or covid:

  1. Treat your hair and scalp gently. You should avoid harsh products and scalp scrubs. Nioxin shampoo and conditioning products are great for keeping your scalp clean and healthy.
  2. Try to spend 10-30 minutes in the sun a day. The sunshine keeps our vitamin D levels normal that prevent hair loss. A blood test will let you know if you may need to use a supplement.
  3. Use blow-dryers and thermal tools sparingly and on low heat settings. Start with the lowest settings and increase if need be.
  4. Avoid wearing tight hair clips that can put extra stress on hair and scalp.
  5. Eat good healthy foods, exercise, get enough sleep and do your best to manage stress.  Isn’t this what we hear for all total well being!

Stayed tuned to future blogs on treatments for hair loss. https://www.brookerockwellhair.com/

Where are your Bobby Pins!

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Where are your Bobby pins! I’m sure you have more than you know!  They are everywhere if you look.  They are in bathroom drawers, night stands, car consuls, in the cup holder, in your purse, in your makeup bag, in the couch. 😊 These little unassuming pieces of metal help hold us to together.  When a piece of hair wants to go rogue, pin the strand in place with a bobby pin.

Anyone who has grown out their bangs can’t live without a bobby pin or two.

History

Bobby pins were created by Luis Marcus, a San Francisco-based cosmetic manufacturer after World War 1. The bobby pin was named after the 1020’s Bob Haircut.  The hair was cut around chin length and the bangs were kept in place with a bobby pin.

In the Salon

In the salon we buy them by the pound! I am picky about the kind I buy.  I’ve tried many brands and it’s worth buying the best.  Bobby pins should not crisscross over themselves or open up and stay that way.  They should stay closed and be strong.

My favorite are from Sally’s Beauty Supply.  There are 300 bobby pins in a container and can cost about $4 (on sale)-$7.  One container would probably be great for a lifetime.  For the salon I buy about 30 containers for our wedding season! http://www.brookerockwellhair/weddings.com That’s about 9,000 bobby pins!

I like to buy the brown ones but they come in black, blonde, gold and white. https://sallybeautysupply/bobbypins.com

Bobby Pins Tips

Spray hairspray on them to give them a little more grip and staying power.  Don’t expect them to hold too much hair.  It’s better to use a small section of hair and pins more pieces, your style will hold up better.  It’s best to not open the pin too wide, just slide it into place, it should grab the hair you need.  One side is smooth and the other has ridges. The ridges are the part that should be closest to your scalp.  I don’t always do it that way, but that’s the proper way!

UberFacts on Twitter reports that women lose approximately 1.73 billion bobby pins in one year! Hopefully you know where your bobby pins are when you need them!

The latest hair trend for 2021.

What’s the latest hair trend for 2021? What’s new this year? Is there a cut that’s in or a color that everyone is doing? I get asked these questions a lot! I say, “Be You, Be Unique!” There will always be some kind of direction that hair styles go in so let’s take those looks and make them individual! Put your own spin on something new or classic!

Be Unique!

This year, I say, “Be unique!” Embrace who you are! We are unique like snowflakes (real snowflakes not the politized insult version :)) and fingerprints!  It’s amazing to me how every snowflake and fingerprint is different! This year let’s focus on being ourselves. You can never go wrong with being the best version of you.

Who have you spent the most time with this year? Yourself! Hopefully now you know yourself pretty well! Be you!

Let’s focus on your hair!   If you want bangs, curls, straight, short or long hair…. Cool, let’s do it!

Many people say, “I wish perms were back in style! or I wish bangs were back in! If you want curls or bangs, let’s do it! Be yourself, be happy! Who cares what everybody else is doing!

Colors are unlimited… styles are unlimited!  Want to be blue? Let’s do it! Want a Pixie? Let’s do it!  It’s hair! Hair grows, that means we can always change and adjust it!

I’ll never tell you we can’t do something with your hair. If it seems like an idea that’s not so great, we can modify or search for a better version for you.  We do have a gravity and chemical limits unfortunately.  Nothing that time and patience can’t work through!

Go to https://BrookeRockwellHair.com to schedule your appointment! Let’s get together and find your perfect You! Let’s make YOU the latest hair trend for 2021!

Tame frizzy, unruly hair with Progressively Smooth!

Tame frizzy, unruly hair with Progressively Smooth! This is the time of the year when your Brazilian Blowout needs refreshed!  The humidity is rising and no one wants to spend more time than necessary using a blow dryer. Brazilian Blowouts can take about 3 hours and cost up to $400.  Framesi is the premiere color company that we use in the salon. They have created a new smoothing product!  Color Lover Progressively Smooth! This is a product that you use at home and costs a fraction of the blowout cost.

Frizzy hair smoothed

This product is amazing!!!!  Used over time it will smooth your frizzy curls and make your hair more manageable! This product works from inside the hair shaft to strengthen your strands as well as protect your hair color. Progressively Smooth used as little as 3 times will show you incredible improvement. You’ll see less frizz, more smooth ends and quicker styling time.  It helps tame those stubborn grays too!

It is used on freshly shampooed and conditioned hair.  Just a few sprays, work it in and then blow-dry. A flat iron is not necessary. It can feel a bit heavy if you use too much!

Progressively Smooth can also be sprayed on dry hair to tame frizzy flyways.

Progression

Once your hair reaches an optimal amount of smoothness you can use Progressively Smooth just once a month.   This will depend on how often you shampoo your hair. One bottle should last almost a year! The suggested price is $40.  Mention this blog and receive $10 off!

Check out www.Framesiprofessional.com for more info!

Covit-19 Reopening Plans

The opening date keeps moving, but we are ready as soon as we get the ok!

As a licensed cosmetology salon in Pennsylvania since 1993, we have always upheld high sanitation standards. Each hairstylist has been certified by Barbacide in the best practices of sterilization. Barbacide has been in the business of protecting consumers in the beauty industry since 1947. You may have noticed the bright blue liquid, Barbacide, that we keep our combs in. Barbacide will be used to sterilize everything in the salon. It can be used as a soak, spray or wipe.  You will see it in the salon: at the front desk, stylist stations, shampoo sinks, and bathroom.

We understand your concerns, so we have outdone ourselves in preparing our salon for you! The safety of our staff and our clients is essential to us, so we have and will continue to:

  • Clean and/or disinfect all surfaces and implements
  • Launder and/or disinfect all capes, and towels
  • We have removed any non-essential items from the salon
  • Initiated contactless methods of scheduling and payment
  • Acquired appropriate personal protective equipment to be used when necessary. We will wear masks and have extras if you need one!
  • Discontinued the practice of hand shaking, hugging and other non-essential contact
  • Re-trained our staff on essential infection control and hand hygiene practices

Feel free to ask any of us at any time about all that we do to provide for your safety.

Here are some more ways our salon, with your help, will be protecting you:

As always if you are not feeling well… please reschedule your appt.

During this time of social distancing we will be spacing appointment times so that there are no more than 6 people in the salon one at time. Our stations are always more than 6 feet apart.

We will only take appts, no walk-in appts will be honored.

We would like to keep the sitting area free of clients waiting to be helped. Please arrive on time for your appt and please don’t bring anyone with you.

Please bring your own beverages and reading material.

We will encourage you to wash your hands when you arrive and wash your hands before you leave.

There is not much need for you to touch anything in the salon.

Our credit card payment center will be wiped down after each use. If you can tap your card on our reader and not sign that would be most helpful. If you can pay from your phone, you don’t even need to touch anything.

Hopefully our Covit -19 Reopening will be soon!