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Alicia Goh
I spend most of my time playing touch rugby, catching up on the latest kdramas and searching for the latest beauty and hair trends. Following some of the quite chemically damaging hair trends such as hair rebonding and colouring over the years, I've started to keep up to those trends that'll help me get that smooth and shiny hair that many always wanted.

Split Ends Even After Haircut

Visiting the hairdresser would be the best option to get rid of these unwanted split ends.  But what if you’re still facing them even after making the trip to the hair salon to supposedly bid farewell to them? Regardless of our hair condition, everybody gets split ends and nobody ever wants them. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, daily heat styling, and chemical hair products are some of the most common reasons why split ends are unavoidable. Source: Try Cutting Using Hot Scissors  Source:  It might be the first time that you’re hearing something like this (it is mine) — Arsen Gurgov, professional hairstylist and founder of Arsen Gurgov Salon, revealed that having your hair cut with hot scissors might actually...

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Does Excessive Exercise Cause Hair Loss?

A 2012 study by medical professionals found that high-level exercise training may cause hair loss. Dr. Manoj Khanna, a cosmetic and hair transplant surgeon at Enhance Aesthetic and Cosmetic Studio, reiterated this point by stating how “too much exercise and over-training disturbs the hair growth pattern and lead to hair fall” (source: Sandhya Pandey, the chief dietitian at Columbia Asia Hospital, suggests regular exercise can be defined as exercising five days each week for approximately 45 minutes. She states that conducting any form of exercise for more than an hour every single day would be termed as ‘excessive exercise’ (source: Source: Excessive Sweating   Source:  Sweating excessively causes sweat to build on your scalp and this...

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14 Common Hair Care Mistakes You Might Be Guilty Of

Do you feel like you’re spending a considerable amount of time and effort caring for your hair but still dealing with issues such as dry hair, split ends, frizz, and hair loss? You might unknowingly be making certain hair care mistakes that actually cause harm to your hair instead of help. Maybe its time you take a good look at your hair care routine and see if you’re making any of the 14 common hair care mistakes I’ve listed below! Brushing your wet hair  Source: Our hair gets tangled after every hair wash so I’m sure most of us have the tendency to comb our hair the moment we step out of the shower. However, you should really avoid...

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Does Excessive Alcohol Consumption Lead To Hair Loss?

Enjoy those weekend nights having drinks with your friends? Robert Dorin — MD, hair specialist, and medical director of True & Dorin Medical Group — warned that excessive alcohol consumption can negatively affect our hair in multiple ways, leaving it prone to more loss and breakage (source:  Source: Excessive drinking can be defined as consuming more than 6 drinks per week for women and more than 14 drinks per week for men (source: Although alcohol itself does not cause hair loss, drinking it excessively greatly contributes to some factors that affect hair growth. Nutritional Deficiency  Source:  HUM nutritionist Alex Caspero, MA, RD, RYT confirmed that excessive alcohol intake can lead to deficiencies or mal-absorption of certain nutrients — in...

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Should Aloe Vera Be Used On Hair Daily

A 2013 study with 50 participants found that people who used aloe vera gel to treat superficial and partial thickness burns showed better results than the group that used a 1 percent silver sulfadiazine cream. ( Based on Dr. Greenfield, a dermatologist of Schweiger Dermatology Group, you can use aloe vera up to twice daily. There are few risks of using aloe vera daily except for allergies so a patch test or usage in low concentration is recommended first.  Source: Aloe vera has been widely crowned by many people as a ‘wonder plant’ for at least the past 6000 decades because of its vast healing properties. Most people know aloe vera for its benefits to skincare and digestive system but not...

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